Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Jul 10, 1999 prototype)

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Jul 10, 1999 prototype)
Build date Jul 10, 1999 18:04:48
Dump status Released, redump needed
Dumped by Icehau5
File release date October 22, 2012
Origin CD-R
Game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
System PlayStation
Genre Sports - Skateboarding
Final build US Aug 20, 1999
EU Aug 20, 1999
JP Feb 15, 2000
Release date US Sep 29, 1999
EU Oct 28, 1999
JP Mar 30, 2000
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A prototype of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater for the Sony PlayStation, dated 41 days before the final build.

An NTSC-J licensed build, whose origins are unknown. Around the time of the final game's release, it had already been speculated that this build has slipped in with a few retail discs but no evidence supporting this claim have been found.


General Differences

  • Aside from the Activision and Neversoft intro videos, there are no FMV's in this build.
    • An earlier, unused version of the Neversoft intro is used, using the first eight seconds of "Inflated Head" from Earthworm Jim 2 (1995).
  • The main menu music is missing.
  • "Free Skate" is called "Practice".
  • An additional multiplayer game called "Hoops" was cut from the final.
  • The options menu as well as the in-game "Sound Levels" menu hasn't been implemented, meaning there is no way to adjust audio levels or change the music.
  • Some skaters wear different clothes.
  • Though every board in the Equipment Select menu is accessible, most decks will just have a placeholder image in-game.
  • The Level Select menu uses mostly different preview images.
  • Instead of a static level loading screen, you can scroll between tape challenges.
  • Many goal items have different placements and are much harder to obtain.
  • The skater glows when you fill up the special bar.
  • The trick string has no fail animation and blends in with the score display if a third line appears.
  • While some special tricks are implemented, they're not registered as such.
  • The run ends whether a combo is finished or not.
  • Instead of the Vandals' song "Euro-Barge", a track from their latest album at that time, this build uses an older song of theirs called "Change My Pants (I Don't Wanna)".
  • A crash handler is active by default.
    • The game will crash if you try to load into a memory card containing a save game from the final build.
    • The final build locks the trick multiplier at x19. This build is missing that cap, so attempting to go over x20 will glitch out and crash the game on hardware. This does not affected multipliers gained from gaps and spins.

Level Differences

School, Miami
  • The skybox has a lot more red tones, presumably to depict a later time of day.
  • At the start of the level, seen on the right is a passage that holds a few point pick-ups. Unlike the final game, it can be accessed from the inside of the gym.
  • The billboards that normally show the "Freedumb" album cover by Suicidal Tendencies in the final, instead inform the player this game will be released in the fall.
Skatepark, Chicago
  • This level has an actual skybox visible through the windows, whereas the final game for some reason is a grey void.
Downtown, Minneapolis
  • This level seems to be untouched from the April 9, 1999 build.
  • There is a parking garage section connecting the streets from around the park area and near the movie theater.
  • The tunnel leading to the rooftops has very basic texturing.
Downhill Jam, Phoenix
  • A very orange, cheap-looking skybox, likely depicting sunset is used.
  • Falling into the water ends the run.
Streets, San Francisco
  • There is no music playing in this level.
  • It seems the object goal has not been implemented and therefore is not completable.
  • A few sections of this level are still unfinished. There are a lot of holes and untextured walls.
  • There is an entirely cut section around the Hubba area, with a grass hill and a big fence.
  • There is no cable car or rails in this level. Instead a police car is driving on the streets.
  • There is a small floor-area passage going through the building you're starting the "Pagoda gap" jump from. While it's removed in the final, it is visible in the level select menu.
Roswell, New Mexico
  • There is no music playing in this level.

Cheat codes

A total of 17 cheat codes can be found in the game's executable. To enter these codes, navigate to the in-game pause menu, hold down L1 and enter the code. A shaking pause screen will confirm a successful entry.

Always full special bar X, Triangle, Circle XTC
Autotest Triangle, Up, Square, Triangle, Up, Right TUSTUR Once activated, the test cycle cannot be interrupted.
Big head Left, Up, X, Down, Up, X LUXDUX Level must be loaded again for the change to take effect.

Works with all skaters except Elissa Steamer. She gets a big left arm instead.

Debug panel Down, Down, Triangle DDT
End run Circle, Up, Triangle CUT
FPS counter Down, Up, Left, Left DULL
Hide HUD Square, Left, Up SLU Ending a run in ether a timed mode or while a combo is ongoing, can cause the game to softlock.
Perfect balance Right, Up, Left, Square RULS
Score times 10 Triangle, X, Triangle TXT
Screenshots Square, Circle, Right, X SCRX The camera configuration seems to work in 2-Player mode only and can be activated in-game by pressing SELECT.

The game will freeze and the camera can be moved with the following inputs using the Controller in Port 2:

Horizontal Sphere Left / Right Square / Circle
Vertical Sphere Up / Down D-Pad Up / Down
Zoom In / Out D-Pad Left / Right
Rise / Lower L1 / L2
Lock input R2
Skip to Restart Square, Circle, X SCX
Slow Motion Square, Left, Square, Left SLSL
Stats at 3 Down, Up, Down DUD Replaces the score string with a "3".
Stats at 10 Square, Triangle, Up, Down STUD Replaces the score string with a "10".
Stats at 13 X, Square, X, Square XSXS Replaces the score string with a "13".
Toggle blood Right, Up, Square, Triangle RUST
Unlock all levels Square, Up, Left, Up, Circle, Triangle SULUCT Doesn't do anything, since in this particular build, all levels are unlocked from the start.



Special thanks to Icehau5 for finding and dumping this prototype!

See also

Original release thread over at thps-mods.