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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):

Important!: TDU World no longer supports unpacked editions of Test Drive Unlimited 2! 

Unfortunately for now this does mean that players cannot use any mod packs or custom mods, however support for Unofficial Patch and the new TDU World Mod Pack are coming very soon! Stay tuned...

Step 1: Installing TDU2

  1. Perform a clean, standard install of Test Drive Unlimited 2 either from Steam or DVD/Digital Download

Step 2: Preparing TDU2

  1. Before you install TDU World, please run the game at least once to ensure that the game works and is registered correctly.
  2. Make sure you have a file named "key.txt" in the game directory. Without this, you will not be able to access TDU World!
    If the key.txt file does not exist in your directory, create the text file yourself and paste your CD key inside.
    Note: The CD Key is NOT the Steam Key! Steam will give you a separate CD Key!

Step 3: Installing TDU World

  1. Go to TDUWorld.com & register an account by clicking the orange "Sign Up" button and activating your account.
    You must use a legitimate E-mail address! Unactivated accounts are not allowed online.
  2. Once you've registered and activated your TDU World Account, go to "Downloads" then follow the TurboDuck link to download TDU World.
    (Alternatively, you can just hit the download button here)
  3. Run the installer.
  4. When the Installer asks you to select the folder, select the "Test Drive Unlimited 2"  folder your game is installed in.
  5. Optional: Tick the Shortcut box to put a cool TDU World Shortcut on your Desktop to easily play TDU World.
  6. The installer will then ask you if your game is up to date:
    If you know your game has DLC2 V034 installed, you can click "Yes" here
    If your game is a stock DVD or Steam installation, press "No" and the installer will download the latest Official Patches for the game!
    (Note: Russian Versions of the game are currently not supported by TDU World's Updater, sorry!)
  7. The Installer will then ask you if you wish to proceed installing TDU World. Press "Yes" to proceed.
  8. Once the installer is finished, remove any existing save files in "Documents\Eden Games\Test Drive Unlimited 2"
  9. Open the game and register a new account using your TDU World credentials.
    (Nickname = Profile Name, TDU World Account = TDU World Username, Password = TDU World Account Password)
  10. Congratulations, you can now play online! Have fun!


Current features

  • Player logins + Basic Online Functionality
  • Free roam, including:
    • Car functionality (i.e. lights, horn, windows, exhaust sounds)
    • Chat (including profanity filter)
    • Co-op driving (May have bugs)
    • Instant Challenges (PvP Races, working but occasionally glitches out)
    • Online police chases (Working but may glitch out)
    • 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
  • DLC is currently unlocked for everyone!

Features coming soon:

  • Improved Lobbying (Free Roam Fixes)
  • Multiplayer Races/Matchmaking
  • Friends
  • Stats (both in game profiles and synced to TDU World Website)
  • Clubs
  • Official Race Center (With weekly challenges!)
  • Community Race Center
  • Casino
  • TDU World Mod Pack (Featuring a curation of the best vehicles, graphics mods, game fixes and much more!)

Known issues

  • There is extensive rain on Ibiza, and timing may not be appropriate for some Photo Shoots.
  • Clock does work, but can glitch from time to time
  • Cars on the map show up as "Car Not Downloaded"
  • Lobbying issues, you might not see anyone when the player count is low.
  • 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!


User Feedback



· Edited by Shrek

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 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

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

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

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

installed fresh 3 times now and just keeps error message must be started through steam any1 else had this problem


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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

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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· 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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Ma5inys LT

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

hello. really sad to me.  the game is unplayible. when it starts its all okay, but if i go to map, the game crashes in black screen and even task manager cant shutdown the game. (it still is on on main screen). so to use pc normally , the only way is to restart pc, and after restart if i try again tdu world, the same problem comes again. :( any thoughs? P.S. sorry for bad english, not my first language.

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

Game does not work for me i keep getting this error with or without the launcher. Running Windows 10.



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