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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
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SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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Main Menu
Main Menu

Key points

Port of the superior Xbox version


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\Data\movies\bik\
  2. Delete, move or rename ATVI.bik, Beenox_Shift.bik, Dolby_Digital.bik, Intel_intro.bik, intro.bik, introf.bik and NSlogo.bik.

Fix for blur bug[edit]

Replace script files with patched ones[citation needed]
This solution removes glitchy blur from the game.
  1. Download this archive.
  2. Replace qb_scripts.prd, qb_scripts.prf, qb_scripts.prx in <path-to-game>\Game\Data\pre with dummy files from archive's Data\pre folder.
  3. Replace skutils.qb in in <path-to-game>\Game\Data\scripts\game with dummy files from archive's Data\scripts\game folder.

Tony Hawk's Underground PRO (THUGPRO)[edit]

Includes ported levels from THPS3/THPS4/THUG1/THAW, Morning/Day/Evening/Night levels, themes from THPS4/THUG1/THAW, better CAS editor and online play through Openspy.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


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
GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy Since GameSpy servers have been shut down, it is necessary to use OpenSpy.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 800 MHz
Pentium III
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] 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 Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).