Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX PC

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is a video game released in 2000 featuring Dave Mirra and other professional BMX riders. It was developed by Z-Axis Ltd. and published by Acclaim, and was released on the PlayStation, Dreamcast, Game Boy Color and the Windows PC. The player's main objective in the game is to choose one of the riders and work their way through a total of 12 different levels, completing objectives to unlock new equipment.


Following in the footsteps of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series, the player holds the assigned Jump button in preparation of performing a trick, and releases it to jump. When in the air, 'Big Air' tricks can be performed that can also be 'modified' with the aid of the modifier button, or the Big Air button again (modifiers themselves can also be modified). For example, the player jumps from a ramp, and performs a Superman (Big Air trick). The game also features ragdoll physics that are primarily for use in the 'Wipeout' multiplayer game mode.

There are a total of four game modes. The first six levels are all 'challenge-based'. The player must complete specific goals in order to advance to the next. The six, and final levels are 'competition-based' levels, where the player is judged on their performance in a number of timed runs.

Proquest is the main mode of the game, and could also be called 'Career mode'. The player chooses one of the riders and seeks to progress through all the levels of the game, in a series of two minute runs. The first six levels are completed by finishing all the set challenges within them, and the competition levels can only be cleared when the player finishes a run worthy of winning the contest. Once the player finishes each successive level, they will receive new bikes (a total of four to buy) and clothing, and eventually upon completion of the game, videos of Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist and special cheat codes (depending on the character chosen).

Any unlocked levels can be played here. The player has the same timed runs as in the Proquest mode, but there are no goals to complete, judges to impress or new items to gain. The only real 'objective' of this mode is to improve upon the player's own high score.

A mode where the player can freely ride any level that has been unlocked in the Proquest mode. There is no time limit, so the real aim of the mode is to allow full and unrestricted exploration of the level to find the best spots to score and to practice performing tricks.

Support summary
Static Aspect
  • Hack
  • Stretched
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Rendered Cut-Scene:
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FMV Cut-Scene:
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Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Friday, 22 December, 2000

Tested Version: 
Retail US v1.0

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Comparison Screenshots
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    Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX PC
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    Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX PC
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    Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX PC
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

When you lunch a game a windows will pop up asking you to select a video card and desired resolution. This game does support high resolutions like 1920x1080 but does not detect it on my video card and only goes up to 1280x1024. You will need to install Cheat Engine from http://cheatengine.org.

Launch the game so the window with the resolution selection is running. Using the Cheat Engine open the running process: XXXXXXXX-NgBMX.exe. The memory address is: 00672758, Type 4 Bytes, Value: 36. Make it active and this should force the game in to 1920x1080 32-bit resolution. Changing the value to a higher number may possibly force the game to a 4K but I do not have the display to test it myself.

The saved Cheat Engine Table file is available from the PC Gaming Wiki Community Files (search there) so you don't have to search for the memory address.

Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues
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Submitted by Anonymous on 15 March, 2014 - 17:57
Updated by skipclarke on 24 March, 2022 - 18:35