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TDU World: Test Drive Unlimited 2 Multiplayer Mod V1.01

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TDU World is finally here! On the 10th anniversary of Test Drive Unlimited 2, we are releasing the first version of our multiplayer mod.

In the future, we will expand on the features of our mod. But for now, the gamemode most valuable to players - freeroam - is fully working after extensive testing by our beta tester team.


How to install (V1.01):

Step 1: Installing TDU2

  1. Perform a clean install of Test Drive Unlimited 2
  2. Go here and download Update DLC2 v034 (Warning: Russian versions of the game may crash when using this version of the updates. You may need the RU Pack!)
  3. Once downloaded, install the patch by copying all files to your Test Drive Unlimited 2 directory

Step 2: Unpacking TDU2

  1. Go here and download the TDU2 Unpacker GUI
  2. Rename your current Test Drive Unlimited 2 directory to TDU2 Stock
  3. Create a new folder in the folder where the TDU2 Stock directory is located, called Test Drive Unlimited 2
  4. Run the Unpacker and let it unpack the TDU2 Stock folder to the new Test Drive Unlimited 2 folder. This will create a full new copy of the game, using the original directory path.
  5. Copy the key.txt from the original directory over to the new directory.
    If the key.txt file does not exist in your directory, create the text file yourself and paste your game key inside.

    To get the Steam overlay to work, copy steam_api.dll from the old directory over to the new one manually.

Step 3: Installing TDU World

  1. Go to TDUWorld.com & register an account
  2. After registering is completed, head to the Download tab and download the installer.
  3. Run the installer and install it to the unpacked Test Drive Unlimited 2 directory.
  4. Remove any existing save files in Documents\Eden Games\Test Drive Unlimited 2
  5. Open the game and register a new account using your TDU World credentials.
  6. Congratulations, you can now play online!


Current features

  • Player logins & lobbying
  • Free roam, including:
    • Car functionality (i.e. lights, horn, windows, exhaust sounds)
    • Chat (including profanity filter)
    • Co-op driving
    • Instant Challenges (PvP Races)
    • Online police chases
    • Voice chatting
    • Vehicle Liveries (car colour, stickers, etc.)
  • Dealerships & other player rooms (excluding houses)
  • Both islands (Ibiza & O'ahu (Hawaii))
  • Report/Banning system (All User Offenses)
  • Traffic (AI)
  • GPS player count
  • Joining players via the Map
  • All single player content like races and the timed events still works as normal

Known issues

  • There is extensive rain on Ibiza
  • Clock does work, but can glitch from time to time
  • DLC cannot be unlocked yet
  • After closing the launcher, the process keeps running in the background
  • Cars on the map show up as "Car Not Downloaded"
  • Game not launching after pressing "Play" in the launcher
  • Lobbying issues, you might not see anyone at the moment!
  • The map hotkey seems to be bound to a different key than M for some people.

This version does not include any mods yet! Those will be released later.



Project Managers

Server Developers

Website Developer


Special thanks to
Eden Games
TDU2 fans all over the world!

What's New in Version V1.01


The first patch for TDU World, with the main focus being more lobby stability.

  • Lobbying issue hopefully fixed, currently investigating
  • Launcher improvements

User Feedback



· Edited by Shrek

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Just a question.. I need to do all c4 races driving school etc? I do all exact steps and when i enter in the game it show in the corner map a green think but i can 't see another players, chat, online people in menu or map. How can i know when i am online? What did i do wrong?


Edit: Also in launcher i have server status: online and NAT Type: Unchecked this is the problem? If it is how to solve it?

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Can't get it to work, it crashes at launch 😕

Also, i don't understand why it needs to be unpacked after installing the mod, the unpack proccess only unpacks the original files, so it disregards the new launcher.

Oh well, i guess it'll work eventually.

Response from the author:

The crashing on launch is a known issue, many people get it and we're looking into it!

The game needs to be unpacked since we made some changes to internal files. These changes are minor for now, but this will be expanded upon once the modpack launches.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

"Test Drive Unlimited 2 has to be launched by Steam" I get this issue, what do i do?


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· Edited by F12Berlinetta

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I installed this just a few days ago. I love this. Thank you!

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

xD i wrote a report...

anyways, so i have a problem xD As you said to another post theres an installer bug where tdu world launcher is not downloaded to run it. I didnt understand much with your explaination to delete directories manually. What do I do? 🙂



Response from the author:

This issue has been fixed with the newer installer. It now installs the launcher as UpLauncher.exe

There's however another bug now: installer creates a shortcut to TDU World Launcher.exe, but that file doesn't exist anymore, since the launcher installs as UpLauncher.exe. So if you want to use the shortcut, you need to redirect it or make a new shortcut

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Love playing TDU2 all over again ❤️ 


Can't wait for Casino to be added!

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

A thank you from me that comes from the heart! You have breathed life back into TDU2. It's been a long road and a lot of work - you can be very proud of yourself!

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Nice! Works great. Please add support for other languages (polish,russian etc.). Thanks! 

Response from the author:

Hi Darkboy,

This is on the to-do list. 🙂

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

10/10 Really awesome work guys !!!
Can't wait to hear more updates about this revival !!!

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· Edited by psp

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Y'all have done a phenomenal work!!! One thing though:

 I'm trying to register for my TDU world account, but I don't receive the activation email. I'm trying to get it to resend numerous times now but still nothing. Should I just keep waiting? 

My bad if this is not the place to ask questions

Response from the author:

Hi psp,

We have heard several people are having this issue. It seems that it does not send the email to some email domains. If it is possible for you, can you use a different email address and see if that works?

We will resolve this issue ASAP.

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· Edited by DonnieBrasco

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I installed it but it doesn't install the TDU World Launcher.exe (?)

Edit: Since i can't answer to the response somehow, i edit my post. I deleted the "Select TDU2 directory" while installing, but i don't have the TDU World Launcher.exe. I repeated that already 3 times.

Edit2: I had to rename the uplauncher.exe into tdu world launcher.exe. Game starts so far. I will see how it works.

Edit3: Looks like it works now.

Response from the author:

There's currently a bug in the installer: when selecting a directory, the "Select TDU2 directory" prompt will stay in the directory field. Remove this manually.

Then it will install in the TDU2 directory correctly.

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· Edited by Gonzal0ox

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Thank you and all the people involved

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   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Thank you for making this game back to life!

Currently having an issue to launch the game: after following all the steps, when clicking on "Play" in the launcher, the screens flickers then back to desktop. Any idea about how to fix this?

Response from the author:

Hi, this is a widely known issue. Some people got around this by fully reinstalling their game and TDU World. This might work for you too!

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· Edited by Andrew

   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

My game is loaded online only if the multiplayer mod is put on an packed game of version 034. If I put mod on unpacked game, it shows a crash. Dear developers, please let me know if the fact that I installed the multiplayer mod on a packaged game, and not on an unpacked game, can hinder me in the future ? 



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   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

Getting Win32/Wacapew.C!ml warning from this and an instant delete of files from this installation.

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