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thpsX: THUGPro Best of Custom Content 2019

Welcome to the 2019 THUGPro Best of Custom Content as voted by the thpsX Community!

We have witnessed another amazing year of quality content submitted by YOU the THPS Community! Please take a moment to fill out this short questionnaire for your favorite Custom Content of 2019! This year we will be accepting votes on content ONLY submitted in the 2019 calendar year. You can check those submissions here.

Voting will be open until 11:59 PST on Tuesday, December 31st. The top picks will be announced via Livestream at on Sunday, January 5, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00 p.m. Eastern.


The fine print:

  1. Only content hosted in the thpsX Upload Vault and submitted in 2019 will qualify:
  2. Only one vote will be allowed per person. You will have to login to a Google account before you can participate in the survey.
  3. All answers will be entered through Google and kept anonymous to us and the THPS community. Your identity will only be known by Google to prevent ballot-stuffing.

THUGPro Update

The latest update for THUGPro has been released! Huge thanks to the entire development team for their continued hard work on this amazing mod. Visit the THUGPro Website.


  • Fixed rail stall observer bug.
  • Fixed natas spin sound loop bug, when entering observe mode.
  • Fixed stall button menu text updating issues.
  • Fixed OpenSpy connection error dialog / menu overlap bug.
  • Fixed incorrect level preview image for THPS2 Philly.
  • Fixed issue where the edit theme preveiw sprites would linger on screen if you entered the theme options menu right before a game was starting or ending.
  • Fixed Window 10 startup crash.
  • Fixed a few helper text elements.
  • Fixed billboard materials in the Park Editor.
  • Fixed issue where the wrong message would be shown when failing to join to a server.
  • Fixed Neuro Plant getup animation bug.
  • Fixed Warehouse window light rays.
  • Fixed Enviroment Map material bug.


  • Reordered control / physics menus.
  • Added orange to the font color options.
  • Combined base score and multiplied score into a single menu item. (off, normal, multiplied).
  • Added Boned Ollie.
  • Added THUG1 Vert BHRA.
  • Added Off Rail Wallplant.
  • Wallie Plant now uses the THUG1 trigger. (Up + Up + Jump).
  • Wallride Plant now uses the TapTwiceRelease trigger. (Left + Left + Jump) and (Right + Right + Jump).
  • Boostplant limit has been removed, since the new trigger requires faster input to execute.
  • Air Shuffle now decreases jump height instead of input window.
  • Added option to change Revert button controls.
  • Added option to disable focus mode.
  • Made Tokyo jets collideable.
  • Added a quick menu option to reload custom levels in freeskate, useful for testing level exports.
  • Added new level ‘The Mall’ from THPS1. (THAW classic version).
  • Added support for levels that go beyond the regular ‘position broadcast limit’.
    Use FLAG_IS_BIG_LEVEL in your custom level manifest to extend the horizontal limits.
    Use FLAG_IS_TALL_LEVEL in your custom level manifest to extend the vertical limits.
    NOTE: This will reduce the skater position accuracy, so only use it if you really have to!
  • Restored Face Mapping CAS options.
  • Added THP8 level select tab.
  • Added new tab title sprites for Create-A-Park and imported levels.
  • Level select tabs are now sorted in chronological order.
  • Added ‘Hang Ten Manual’.
  • Various collison object changes in Suburbia.
  • Updated falling animations when jumping out of bounds in the following levels; Cruise Ship, Oil Rig and Alcatraz.
  • Improved Dropdown detection code. Should be more predictable now.
  • Added more Dropdown button options.
    You can use a two button setup or one button setup. With any of the triggers.
    If you use a two button setup, the left and right triggers will decide which side to drop in to. Although it can be overridden with directional input.
    NOTE: Previous Dropdown button settings have been reset!
  • Password strings are now obfuscated in the host options menu.
  • Added game server status icons in the lobby menu:
    Server has a password.
    Game in progress.


  • Now using .NET framework version 4.6
  • Added Face Mapping controls.
  • Fixed a bug where the Visual C++ 2013 x86 Redistributable Package check wasn’t being reached.
  • Fixed an issue where the main form retained focus when accessing change log viewer and taunt options.
  • Removed the dependency on Managed DirectX this also removes the dependency on .NET 2.0.
  • Changed hard-coded paths to build themselves using Path.DirectorySeparatorChar for better support on Linux and Mac.
  • Changed hard-coded file names to match the downloaded file case for better support on Linux and Mac.
  • Removed the check for Managed DirectX and the dependency on DllImport of fusion.dll and GAC imported structures.
  • Added in support for a device information dump.
    Place the launcher in debug mode by pressing ctrl + alt + D from the game pad binding tab,
    select device none, then select the device you want information on.
    A file will be created named DeviceInfo.log in the THUGPro directory.

Content manager:

  • Now using .NET framework version 4.6
  • Fixed hardcoded paths to fix potential compatibility issues.
  • Packaged dependencies.


  • Added support for backing up files if uninstalling.
  • Added support for uninstalling THUG Pro.
  • New shortcut creation method and removed the need for IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll
  • Now using .NET framework version 4.6
  • Removed CombinePaths extension method, .NET 4.6 already has a Path.Combine overloaded method for combining an array of names.
  • Removed email support messages.
  • Removed the check for Managed DirectX and the dependency on DllImport of fusion.dll and GAC imported structures.
  • Updated THUG Pro logo.

    Backup data includes Saves, Faces, User directory, registry.If any backup option is selected but the content is empty it will not be backed up.
    You can perform a full uninstall, too, which will delete the backup data.Control flow of the application has changed to ask fewer questions e.g.
    import saves / create shortcuts / restore backup data.

    If backup data exists you’ll have an option to restore during install or
    repair. The control for restore happens after installation and will
    supply more options for allowing the user to select what gets restored.
    These options are based on what content exists in the backup directory.

thpsX: THUGPro Best of Custom Content 2018

Winning content Livestream Replay can be viewed here: THPSX YouTube Channel.

View the survey results: Here.

Presenting the first annual THUGPro Best of Custom Content 2018 as voted by the thpsX Community!

There have been some fantastic creations this year. It’s amazing for a gaming series that will celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary in 2019 to have over 1,036 custom items shared (and counting) just on thpsX! To help celebrate these amazing projects we’ve started an online ballot so that you can vote on your favorite Custom Content. Please take a moment to fill out this short questionnaire for your favorite Custom Content of 2018!

Survey submissions are now closed.

The fine print:

  • Only content hosted within the thpsX Upload Vault will qualify:
  • Only one vote will be allowed per person, you will have to login to a Google account before you can participate in the survey.
  • All answers will be entered through Google and kept anonymous to us and the THPS community. Your identity will only be known by Google to prevent ballot-stuffing.

THUGPro Update

Thanks to the hard work and dedication put in by the entire development team, the long-awaited THUGPro update is ready to be released. Listed below are all of the changes and additions coming your way:

Beta Version
Change Log

Custom Content Support:
· Added custom soundtrack and custom level support!
· In the THUG Pro directory,
· you must create a directory with the name “User’
· .level.json and .sound.json files can be placed here.

· Level and Soundtrack file locations:
· Soundtracks:
· /user/data/music/soundtrack/*.bik
· Levels:
· /user/data/pre/*.prx

New Levels:
· Santa Monica (THAW)
· Marsielle (THAW, from THPS2)
· Minneapolis (THAW, from THPS)

Updated Skater Select:
· Updated U.I.
· Added 100+ new playable characters.
· Added option to use other characters as CAS.
· Added new skater anims.

[bg_collapse view=”button-blue” color=”#ffffff” inline_css=”font-size: 18px; ” icon=”arrow” expand_text=”Show Added Skaters:” collapse_text=”Show Less” ] · Aborigine
· Alien, Alien Doctor, Alien Leader
· Andrew Reynolds
· Arto Saari
· Australian Cop
· Bam Margera (Masked), Bam Margera (THUG)
· Beach Goer
· Ben Franklin
· Bigfoot, Bigfoot One
· Boat Captain
· Bob Burnquist (THUG)
· Bodyguard
· Boston Guy
· Boxer
· Bratwurst Vendor
· Bucky Lasek
· Bull Fighter
· Bullfighter
· Camera Man
· Chad Muska (THUG)
· Chainsaw Skater
· Construction Worker
· Corn Vendor
· Cut Chemist
· Daisy
· Darth Maul
· Demoness
· Doom Guy
· Eddie
· Elissa Steamer
· Eric Koston (THUG)
· Eric Sparrow, Eric Sparrow (THUG)
· Flute Player
· Geeky Kid
· Gene Simmons
· Geoff Rowley
· German Cop
· German Drunk 1, German Drunk 2, German Drunk 3
· Graffiti Punk
· Graffiti Tagger
· Guitar Player
· Horn Player
· Hospital Attendant
· Imp
· Inline Skater
· Iron Man
· Jamie Thomas
· Jango
· Jesse James
· Jester
· Johnny Turbo
· Judge
· Kareem Campbell
· Kelly Slater
· Lifeguard
· Lost Soul 1, Lost Soul 2, Lost Soul 3
· Lounge Singer
· Mayan
· Mayan Tiki Mask
· Metal Detector Guy
· Mike Vallely (THUG)
· Mime
· Minikart Driver
· Natas Kaupas
· Neversoft Eyeball
· Nick
· Nigel Beaverhausen
· Nurse
· Officer Dick
· Ollie The Magic Bum
· Paramedic
· Paul Rodriguez
· Paulie Ryan
· Phil Margera
· Pirate
· Price
· Private Carrera
· Ramp Kid
· Rastapopolous
· Revolutionary Soldier
· Rodney Mullen (Cutscene), Rodney Mullen (THUG)
· Rune Glifberg
· Ryan Sheckler
· Security Guard
· Shrimp Vendor
· Skaboto
· Skatopia Punk
· Space Monkey (Blue), Space Monkey (Green), Space Monkey (Pink)
· Stacy Peralta
· Steve Caballero
· Steve-O
· T.H.U.D.
· Todd
· Tony Hawk (THPS), Tony Hawk (THUG)
· Trooper
· VooDoo, Voodoo Doctor
· Wiener Vendor
· Wolverine
· X Ray
· Zombie 1, Zombie 2, Zombie Female


Updated User Interface (U.I.):
· Higher quality sprites.
· Improved screen element scaling.
· Updated net lobby menu screen.
· Updated pause menu screen.
· Restored THUG1 pause menu deck.

Updated Themes:
· Higher quality sprites.
· Added THUG1 secret skater themes.
· Added THUG1 retro hawk theme.
· Added create-a-theme mode.

Sound Options:
· Added music options sub menu.
· Added custom soundtrack support.
· Added soundtrack menu.
· Added tracklist menu.
· Added option to toggle between music and ambient track.
· Added option to skip music track at run start.
· Added skater voice toggle.
· Fixed Shrek voice bug…

Edit Tricks Menu:
· Added option to unassign tricks.
· Added option to swap / replace tricks.
· Fixed edit tricks bug where some tricks wouldnt save correctly.
· Fixed edit tricks bug where in some cases the same key combo
could be assigned to multiple tricks.

Added Classic Cheats:
· Cool Specials
· Kid Mode
· Invisible
· Hoverboard

[bg_collapse view=”button-blue” color=”#ffffff” inline_css=”font-size: 18px; ” icon=”arrow” expand_text=”Show Added Tricks:” collapse_text=”Show Less” ] · 1990 Invert
· 540 Board Varial
· American Tribute
· Assume The Position II
· Boot Burst
· Chomp On This
· Daffy Grind
· Falcon Guitar Slide
· Fire Blaster
· Fire Fire Fire
· Flip Kick Dad
· Flying Squirrel
· Ghetto Tag Grind
· Handstand 50-50
· Layback Sparks
· Layout Flip
· Lick It Up
· Muska Manual
· No Handed Madonna
· Nollie Flip Underflip
· Pogo Handstand
· Reemo Slide
· Rodeo Wrap
· Scary Grind
· Swimmer
· Roastbeef
· The Jackass
· The Scanner
· Varial
· Yeah Right Slide
· Primo Slide

Camera Options Menu:
· Added aspect ratio option
· Added fov option
· Added “Quick menu”, hold down select / tab to open.

Updated Observe Mode:
· Added the option to Observe the next and previous skater.
· Added the option to Observe your own skater.
· Added the option to detach the camera (Freecam).
· Added level overview camera angle.

Updated GameModes:
· Added ammo type alternatives for FireFight.
· Added pickup type alternatives for Scavenger Hunt.

· AirShuffle trigger input window is now decreased for each shuffle. Max is ~5
· BoostPlant is now limited to 4 WalliePlants.
· Buttslaps are now limited to 5.

· Added bloom post fx. Can be disabled in the launcher.
· Added multiple resolution / quality options for skater shadows.

· Restored console skater light effect.
Skaters and other dynamic objects
will now be affected by lights.

· Enabled previously unused water material effect.
· Disabled “dynamic” billboards.
· Added option to disable particles.

· Restored the Freecam. Available in FreeSkate and in Observe mode.

· Restored Freecam teleport function in FreeSkate.
Select “Viewer” for the
Select button option in General Options.
Select Teleport to Camera is bound to X / Ollie.

· Fixed memory leak when reloading assets.
Caused random crashing when loading levels and joining network games.

· Fixed obscure connection issue that occured when having too much stuff on your CAS!

· Fixed dark trick string color bug.
· Fixed color code issues when using the trick font as the chat font.

· Fixed special trick string color bug
Where doing a spine transfer and a special trick would sometimes highlight the wrong trick.

· Fixed window mode display artifacts.
The image will look good with the initial window size/resolution.

· Added warning messages for irreversible CAS options.
· Added wheel scaling option.
· Added griptape color option.
· Added default (none) deck graphic option.
· Fixed scaling issues with some of the board models.
· Fixed color options for some board models.
· Fixed griptape / graphic options for some board models.
· Added Jango Fett hoverboard.
· Added Jole’s HD board model and companion deck / griptape textures.

· Reconverted some level scene files. Fixed material issues.
· Reconverted some level collision files. Fixes wallride issues.

· Added skater “BoardOnFire” triggers to Manhattan, City Center and Training.
· Restored level event cutscene triggers for THUG2 levels.
· Added Level Option for the Berlin thunderstorm.
· Added random level shortcut in Level Select.
· Remember last selected level in Level Select.
· Fixed bug where the Skateshop menu would randomly disappear.
· Fixed bug where the skater would randomly freeze in the Skateshop.
· Fixed anim changing stuff and skater moving bugs in Skateshop.
· Now using option arrows for host options.
· Added new natas spin nodes to some levels.
· Removed a couple of unintentional natas spin nodes.
· Fixed Park Editor ped animation bugs.
· Added Custom Park Editor gap score option
· Fixed weather bounding box position update bug.

· Fixed crashing when choosing goals for Goal Attack in some levels.

· Updated cruise ship cutscene particles.
· Replaced the “water splash” level object with a particle effect.

· Differentiate between “Pivot” and “Bunny Hop Revert” .
· Don’t show buttslap couter for Neuro Plant.

· Added L1&L2 and R1&R2 spin key options.
· Added option to change Natas Spin key bindings.
· Added option to change Rail Stall key bindings.
· Added new gap tool options.
· Fixed bug where late ollies would not work when buttslaps were disabled.
· The total number of graffiti objects is now displayed in the rankings screen.
· Enabled vibration for xinput devices.
· Auto disable desktop composition in fullscreen mode.
· Fixed Shipyard restart orientation.
· Fixed School II yellow CTF team restart position.
· Removed random floating restart node in Slam City Jam.
· Added Level Option for Half Pipe Edge object in Training.

· Added name check option for peds
so if a ped is the same as the skater
being played it will use
a random skater ped model.

· Added Rowley pro goal rollin ramp Level Option in London.
· Added gap goal kicker Level Option in Hawaii.

· Updated script printf cfunc to format text correctly.
· Fixed Warehouse light flicker effect
· Fixed Skater Select stats menu bug.
· Updated net game mode description font and position.

· Fixed gap menu black screen bug.
· Fixed gap menu helper text bug.

· Fixed bug where the skater would get stuck:
When triggering the “FlailingFall” script when off-board. (Alcatraz and Cruise Ship)

· Fixed updater infinite loop bug.

· Opening the pause menu while in focus mode,
will now temporarily turn off slomo
until the game is resumed.

Game Launcher:

· Fixed a bug where the GUID of a controller
could be saved for player 1 and player 2 simultaneously.

· Enabled Debug mode by pressing Ctrl + Alt + D from the gamepad binding tab.
· Clear all binding controls by pressing Ctrl + 0 (zero) from the gamepad binding tab.
· Set default gamepad bindings for PS2 by pressing Ctrl + 1 from the gamepad binding tab.
· Set default gamepad bindings for XBOX by pressing Ctrl + 2 from the gamepad binding tab.

· Added skater light toggle.
· Added skater shadow toggle.
· Added screen effects toggle.
· Working on removing DllImport function:
· New methods for dragging the window around.
· Changed the background.
· Added in some controls to reduce the flicker of the tab control.
· Changing the Layout in the Gamepad Binding section
of the launcher will update in-game labels
to Playstation or Xbox buttons.


· Thanks to AxlRocks for the new high-res sprites.
· Thanks to Ksk for the work on the new Blender plugin,
and intergrating the new rendering and material effects
with THUG Pro. And for providing the hd skateboard model.
· Thanks to Demo for providing the new high-res fonts.
· Thanks to letmynutzgo and Splinks for the new skater models.
· And finally a special thanks to everyone for your patience and support.

Thank you to Chase Sechrist for all you’ve done.
Your contributions for THUG Pro and thps as a whole has been greatly appreciated..
It is a great feeling, knowing that you helped re-ignite others interest in THPS modding.
“THUG Pro is the dream project”