Let’s talk about the new feature added to the THUGPro 0.6.0 update: Custom Level support!
Yup, Custom Levels have been a thing since back when I put together that other Custom Level video…but this recent update to THUGPro just makes it an absolute SNAP!
No more having to replace files from other levels and constantly having to swap those out and then just have it all be erased the next time you play with the auto-updater. When you add a Custom Level now it’s there for good! It gets added to the menu and you load it and forget having to mess with it again.
OK then, let’s get cooking on how we actually DO this…
First navigate to and check out the Online Vault under Community Creations here on our site. Look through the Custom Levels and be sure to find one that has the blue check box in the upper right-hand corner of the thumbnail. That check means the level will work with the Custom Level support in THUGPro 0.6.0 If a Custom Level doesn’t have that check mark then you will have to play it using the old process found in the video I talked about before.
Once you’ve found a level or six that you’d like to check out click the download button and save it to your local computer.
Next navigate to the folder where you saved the archive and go ahead an extract it. Remember where this extracted folder is and be ready to access it.
Open this directory within the THUGPro folder structure: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\THUG Pro
Once in there go back to the archive you extracted and copy those files into the THUG Pro folder.
You’re done! Go play! What?! That’s it?!?! Yup, it so easy anyone can do it. Open up THUGPro and go play!
- If you are already running THUGPro you’ll need to restart it to have the level show up
- Some Custom Levels are not playable online. Most creators have noted this in the description or ‘Read Me’ file within their archive.
- As has always been the case: if you do want to play the Custom Level online with friends, everyone who wants to play will have to add the level to THBUGPro via the steps I just outlined. There is currently no way around this- but with the process being so easy now it’s really easy for anyone to do!
- Sometimes the archives will have a bit different format and not include a ‘User’ folder or will look a bit different than what was described above, if you find one of those just copy the files in the archive to the same path listed above and then go into the ‘User’ folder and copy in there. Most of this is outlined in the ‘Read Me’ file in the archive, but if it doesn’t seem straight-forward hit us up on Discord or post a question on our forums.
- Any questions? Please post on our forums.
I have to say that these Custom Levels are getting better and better, multiple creators are putting out exceptional quality levels that easily rival the “real” levels. Seriously! They are that good. Why more people aren’t playing these online and just in general is unbelievable to me. This is a great way to extend the life of this series and I would encourage everyone to check it out!!
Thanks to everyone for reading, all comments are appreciated and welcome- hope to see you online enjoying some quality Custom Levels!
So by now everyone knows the latest version of THUGPro has been released and one of the cool new features of it is that you can now add your own Custom Soundtracks!
Want to listen to Beethoven’s 5th while grinding away in Marseilles? Now you can! A little MxPx while doing airs in Santa Monica? It’s now possible!
This has been a highly requested feature since forever and the devs have made it easier than ever to achieve in THUGPro. So how do you do it? Let’s get started on finding out how…
So you may have heard the rumors swirling ’round about a new option for THUGPro: Custom Levels. You mean Create-A-Park levels? Nope! We mean full-blown, legit custom levels. Just like Manhattan in THUG, Alcatraz in THPS4, Cruise Ship in THPS3, and such. Really? Full-blown custom levels are possible? Yes they are, and many already have been created and are ready for you to play!
OK- so how in the heck can we play these?!
Well first you have to have a full version of Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 for PC. Get that installed and running on your computer. After that you must have the THUGPro mod installed and working as well. You can find info and the download link on this here: thpsx.com/thugpro-info. Get THUGPro installed, configured and running properly. Once that happens you can then venture into accessing these Custom Levels.
Here are the steps:
- Download one of the Custom Levels of your choosing over here: thpsx.com/community-uploaded-levels
- Unzip the ZIP file and have the 3 downloaded files easily accessible
- Launch THUGPro and be sure the game is running on your computer
- Open up your file explorer and navigate to:
- Find the files you downloaded
- Copy the new files and replace the files in the path above
Most of the Custom Levels replace the ‘Burnside’ level from THPS1
- Access THUGPro again, and then in Freeskate find the level you just replaced
- Enjoy and have fun with the new Custom Level!
A couple of things to note that are important:
First: if you close THUGPro and re-open it, the THUGPro launcher will detect that you have the wrong files and update back to the original level you replaced. This is good because you won’t lose the original game level, but can be annoying as you have to reload the custom level for each time you play THUGPro fresh.
The THUGPro dev team is aware of this new development within the online community and you can expect some small functionality in an update to help make this process easier before. No firm timelines have been discussed nor established, and no promises can be made whether or not this will ever become a core part of the mod.
Second: if you want to play the custom level online, ALL of the people who want to play the Custom Level- MUST have the level added to their version of THUGPro. If they don’t then you will experience issues. It is STRONGLY recommended that if you plan to host a Custom Level online, name your room whatever the name of the Custom Level is, and then password protect it. The password then can be given to those who you’d like to play the level online with to ensure you all have the level added to THUGPro.
So then, how are people making these levels? We may cover this is a future video and/or training tutorial. Please visit thpsx.com’s forums for info on custom level creation and join the #mapping channel on our Discord as there are multiple pinned links in there as well as people who are great at assisting in this process. Know that it is definitely not an easy task to create a custom level, and it’s not as straight-forward as making a Create-A-Park. The learning curve is steep, and one has to be willing to install and learn how to use very specific tools. We may do some tutorial videos on this in the future depending on interest.
As a final disclaimer: Please note that the custom levels uploaded to thpsx.com have not been created by the THUGPro development team and these levels may have lots of glitches, bugs, and other issues. People are still learning and refining how to make all of this work, so consider everything as a work-in-process. Many level creators are posting specific threads on our site forums for feedback and so forth. ALL Custom Levels should be played at your own risk, they are not supported in any way by the admins at thpsx.com, and anytime core code of an application such as THUGPro is messed with it can potentially cause issues. If your game crashes or breaks based on installing a custom level, it will be up to you to figure out how to restore it back to working condition. So download and install these levels at your own risk!
We hope everyone enjoys this new option for THUGPro. It has added an entire new dynamic to the game and really has made for some interesting and fun times of play! We’ll see you online. Hit us up on our Discord channel for some games… and remember: we out here.