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Tony Hawk's Underground 2

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Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 cover
Windows Beenox Shift
Release dates
Windows October 4, 2004
Metacritic 85
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Tricks
Sports Skateboarding
Themes Contemporary
Series Tony Hawk's
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 on HowLongToBeat
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 on IGDB
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 guide on StrategyWiki
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Tony Hawk's Underground 2 on Wikipedia
Tony Hawk's
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 2000
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 2002
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2003
Tony Hawk's Underground 2004
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 2004
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland 2006
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD 2012
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 2020


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person tricks game in the Tony Hawk's series.

The PC port is based on the Xbox version, and is missing the PSP version's exclusive content.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc V3 DRM[Note 1].
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use ClownJob'd
Modify .bik files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\Data\movies\bik.
  2. Delete, rename, or move: ATVI.bik, Beenox_Shift.bik, Dolby_Digital.bik, Intel_intro.bik, intro.bik, introf.bik, and NSlogo.bik.


The purpose of this mod is to add some bug fixes and features asked about in the community, all while being self-contained and not making changes to any loose files.
Adds support for modern Windows, more resolutions and borderless windowed mode, and multiplayer support via OpenSpy.
Allows the use of PS2-style controls and XInput controllers.
  1. Download archive from link above.
  2. Extract THUGTWO.exe, ClownJob'd.dll and ClownJob'd.ini into <path-to-game>\Game.
  3. Run game using THUGTWO.exe.

Tony Hawk's Underground: Pro (THUG Pro)

Ported levels from the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater through Tony Hawk's Project 8.
More customization options in the Create-A-Skater creator.
XInput support, multiplayer support via OpenSpy (without split-screen support).
Singleplayer can be added with this mod.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Game\Save\[Note 2]


Launcher - Video Settings
Launcher - Video Settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use ClownJob'd or ThirteenAG's fix.
Use ClownJob'd or ThirteenAG's fix.
Use ClownJob'd or ThirteenAG's fix.
4K Ultra HD
Use ClownJob'd.
Field of view (FOV)
Use ClownJob'd.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use ClownJob'd.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA toggle. Force MSAA in the graphics card control panel.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Capped 60fps
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Launcher - Keyboard Settings
Launcher - Keyboard Settings
Launcher - Controller Settings
Launcher - Controller Settings


Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound can be adjusted separately. Special sounds and music zones can either be enabled or disabled.
Surround sound
Uses center channel for sounds and front channels for music and cutscenes, other channels are barely used if at all.[3]
Cutscenes only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
The game uses licensed songs with no option to change to other songs


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail only. For other regional releases use this.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Can only be selected in the main menu if a second controller is connected. Split-screen can be changed to horizontal or vertical.
LAN play
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed

Buggy blur effect on Windows Vista and higher

When using Windows Vista or higher, you will notice that if you use focus, use a teleporter, or be in the main menu, a weird blur bug will occur.[5]
Replace script files with patched ones
  1. Download this archive.
  2. Replace qb_scripts.prd, qb_scripts.prf and qb_scripts.prx in <path-to-game>\Game\Data\pre with dummy files from the archive's Data\pre folder.
  3. Replace skutils.qb in <path-to-game>\Game\Data\scripts\game with dummy files from the archive's Data\scripts\game folder.

Random soundtrack setting playing the same order by default

Use Clownjob'd or ThirteenAG's Widescreen Fix.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
AMD Athlon 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).