Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Release dates
October 31, 2000
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Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Retail Retail

Essential improvements[edit]


OS X patch[edit]

A patch (1.0.2) was released for the OS X version. It fixes the following issues:

  • Fixed a crash when game is installed on non-main volume.
  • Fixed shadow problems with fog and shadows are enabled.
  • Fixed an unsupported resolution crash on Panther (OS X 10.3).
  • Added verification of available VRAM for anti-aliasing use.
  • Added a warning for unsupported resolutions.
  • Fixed detection of supported resolution/anti-aliasing combinations.

The patch is available at MacGameFiles.

Note that the patch only applies to the retail OS X version and the OS X demo, not the Windows or OEM version. If your Mac came bundled with THPS4, do not install this patch.

Skipping the configuration window[edit]

To skip the configuration window, launch the game using Skate4.exe, located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Aspyr\Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4\Game\ folder in your THPS4 install folder.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]


Save game data location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\Game\Save

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable Stretches from 4:3; see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor Unknown
Field of view (FOV) Unknown
Windowed Unknown
Borderless fullscreen windowed Unknown
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Unknown
Anti-aliasing (AA) Unknown
Vertical sync (Vsync) Unknown
High frame rate Unknown

Widescreen resolution[edit]

The PC version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 only officially supports 4:3 fullscreen mode; the console versions, however, had 16:9 support. This was an in-game menu option in the PlayStation 2 and GameCube versions, but on the Xbox version, it was a system-level setting. Since the PC version was ported from the Xbox versions, the menu option is not there; however, with some hex editing, it is possible to access it.

Note that this does not change the resolution of the game; the game will still only run in a resolution of 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, or 1280x1024. To run the game in widescreen mode, you will need a 16:9 monitor that can stretch an image from one of those resolutions to 16:9.

Also note that this only changes the horizontal FOV. On-screen text, HUD elements, menus and FMVs will appear stretched. This is also the case in the PlayStation 2 and GameCube versions.

Finally, note that this will result in you being unable to access the "Adjust Gamma" menu.

  1. Open the C:\Program Files (x86)\Aspyr\Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4\Game\data\scripts\ folder in your THPS4 install folder.
  2. There should be a gamemenu.qb file in this folder. WARNING: Back this file up before making any changes.
  3. Open the file up in a hex editor such as XVI32.
  4. Find the hex string 41646A7573742047616D6D61 ("Adjust Gamma")
  5. Shortly before that, there should be an occurrence of the hex string 8A83D786. Replace it with 4901414C.
  6. Find the first of two occurrences of the hex string 5374616E6461726420343A33 ("Standard 4:3").
  7. Shortly before that, there should be an occurrence of the hex string 4901414C. Replace it with 8A83D786.
  8. Launch THPS4 and enter any level (except practice mode).
  9. Pause the game and select "Options", then "Screen Mode", then "Widescreen 16:9".
  10. You will need to repeat the last two steps every time you launch the game.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Unknown
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Unknown
Surround sound Unknown
Subtitles Unknown
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Unknown


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play Unknown
LAN play Native
Online play Native
Hot-seat Unknown

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Pentium III 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) NVidia GeForce2 or similar
DirectX 8
Operating system (OS) 10.1.2 (10.7 and later not supported)
Processor (CPU) G4 733 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) NVidia GeForce2 or ATI Radeon
32 MB of VRAM