Tony Hawk's Project 8

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Tony Hawk's Project 8
Cover Tony Hawk s Project 8.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Blood, Crude Humor, Language, Mild Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+
OFLC rating: M
Widescreen supported natively
Progressive scan supported
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-54389 & SLUS-21444 & SLUS-21444GH
German: SLES-54390
French: SLES-54390
Spanish: SLES-54390
Italian: SLES-54390
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21444
SLUS-21444GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: November 7, 2006
January 8, 2008 (Greatest Hits)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-54389
SLES-54390
Release date: November 15, 2006 (Australia)
November 17, 2006
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Shaba Games
Publisher(s): Activision
Genre: Sports
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic69/100
Game description: Reengineered from the ground up, Tony Hawk's Project 8 immerses players in the definitive skateboarding experience using ultra-realistic graphics, enhanced physics and responsive controls that simulate the feeling of skating with every trick and bail. The game challenges players to experience the intensity and pressure of skating against some of the world's top pros in true to life competitions as they aim to become the #1 skater.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
1.1.0 (r5517) GSdx SSE41 (r5464)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
In-game is a mess. Using GSdx in Software mode cleans it up, but still has many missing environment graphics.
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
1.3.? (git 28-May-?) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), EE/VU Rounding: Negatives*, Missing somethings and minor issues in hardware mode,Software mode fixes practilly all.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
1.3.? (git 05-Jun-?) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), EE/VU Clamp: Extra+Preserve Sign ,Completed.*, EE/VU Rounding: More nearbie+More nearbie*, Hardware and software looks fine,mainly hardware., Status


Known Issues

Missing Textures

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Certain textures would not load correctly under regular gameplay.
  • Workaround: This should be automatically fixed as long as Automatic Gamefixes is enabled on the System tab. You can manually enable the fix by going to Config > Emulation Settings > VUs tab, and setting "Round Mode" to "Nearest".

Black screen on boot

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: Game freezes on the first loading screen.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Emulation Settings > Speedhacks tab, and disable the "MTVU (Multi-Threaded microVU1)" speedhack.

Flag Texture

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Translucent flag like texture covers the whole screen in game.
  • Workaround: Enable HW Hacks then go into the configure and set the "Skipdraw" to 15. Also using "Nearest" round mode VU setting as suggested by others above.


Public compatibility forum links