Tony Hawk's Proving Ground

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Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
Cover Tony Hawk s Proving Ground.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Language, Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+
OFLC rating: M
Widescreen supported natively
Progressive scan supported
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-54963 & SLUS-21616
German: SLES-54964
French: SLES-54964
Spanish: SLES-54964
Italian: SLES-54964
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21616
Release date: October 15, 2007
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-54963
Release date: October 17, 2007 (Australia)
November 2, 2007
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Page 44 Studios
Publisher(s): Activision
Genre: Sports
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic65/100
Game description: Tony Hawk's Proving Ground features deeper customization than ever before, including a Video Editor with full-featured editing tools and visual effects for creating epic skate videos, and a fully customizable online Skate Lounge where players can skate with friends in the ultimate pad. In addition, players will have the freedom to skate from single player to online seamlessly, as well as utilize new gameplay mechanics such as skateable terrain altering and building, and Bowl Carving, delivering the most empowered skating experience ever. Tony Hawk-s Proving Ground also features even more Nail the Trick moves such as Nail the Grab and Nail the Manual intensifying the thrill of pulling off big tricks.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.8Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 570 1368MB
1.1.0 r5829 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Europe v01.70(27/02/2003), EE/VU Rounding: Chop/Nearest, None, Playable. Requires VU rounding set to Nearest to fix the major graphical bugs. Stripes persist ingame however, this can be resolved by either using Software Mode or setting Skipdraw to 5, this will however cause other graphical issues like feet disappearing, also removes shadows.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.2.0 r5782 GSdx 5801m SSE41
  • SPU2-X 5801 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 5801 0.11.0
Crashes after skipping intro animation for new game unless using software mode and VU Rounding mode is set to nearest.

Known Issues

Crash in menus

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Description: Crashes in menu after trying to show 3D objects.
  • 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.

The gallery

Public compatibility forum links