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Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 3 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 27, 2015.

  • by booman, Mar 27, 2015 at 12:45 PM
  • booman

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    Tony Hawk Pro Skater is an extreme sports game where you can customize your character, pull flips, grabs, grinds and spins in a variety of locations. Execute your own combos by switching between grinds, board flips and grabs to achieve higher points. Skate in L.A. Tokyo, on a cruise ship, Burnside park and more...

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 3 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 3. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.6
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: proskater3
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop Size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    Installing PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)

    Check the following packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install.

    Installing Pro Skater 3

    Select "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your Tony Hawk Pro Skate 3 CD ROM
    Select "setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Next

    Click Yes

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    After completing installation...
    Desktop shortcut
    Click "No"
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    Check "Register Later"
    Click Next
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    Check "Install later"
    Click Next
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    Check "do not install DirectX 8.1"
    Click Finish
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    Click finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Skate3.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 3
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 3"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.6.2
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video Memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 3

    Select Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 3
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Setup

    Options Tab
    Adjust Quality, Resolution and Performance
    Click OK
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    Note: Pro Skater 3 does not support widescreen resolutions. You will need to ajust your Linux desktop resolution to 2048x1024 first, then launch Pro Skater 3 to simulate full-screen.

    Conclusion:
    Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 3 ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti. No bugs, graphical artifacts or anything else. I was not able to configure my controller in the setup, but the keyboard works well with WSAD and Num pad. I also did not test the network game because I only have one copy.
    Creating a custom skater worked perfectly as well.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Excelent game very replayable and good guide as always
  2. booman
    I remember playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 on the Playstation and I made a lot of skateparks. That was one of my favorite things to do is make parks.

    Awesome game! I've never played the newer ones like Underground.
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