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TDU World: Test Drive Unlimited 2 Multiplayer Mod v1.0.1.0

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Introducing the first Community Multiplayer Server for Test Drive Unlimited 2!

Important Notice

Important!: TDU World DOES NOT support unpacked or otherwise cracked or modified editions of Test Drive Unlimited 2! 

NO mods other than the ones provided via our Launcher are supported.
Let us know if you'd like to see a mod come to TDU World and we'll see about making it happen!

We are aware there are no longer CD Keys for TDU2 at a reasonable price given the "abandonware" situation.
A clean copy of the original DVD installation can be found on Internet Archives here:


If you do not have a CD Key, or can't find a working one online, you can use 80_PA to "fake activate" TDU2.
The latest download can be found here, you need the 7Z release.

In order to use 80_PA, simply open TDU2, when asked for activation enter "1234-1234-1234-1234" then when prompted for invalid key, use offline activation.
Launch 80_PA.exe in the zip and paste the "Unlock Request Code" into 80_PA.
Click Generate Unlock Code. Copy/Paste the Unlock Code into the TDU Activation Window, then play as normal.


We're expanding!

Team TDU World are looking to expand their team.
If you are experienced in reverse engineering, C++, C#/.NET, please get in touch via Discord.


Current features

TDU World Mod Pack (Featuring bug fixes, a curation of the best vehicles, graphics mods, and much more!)

Free Roam across Ibiza + Hawaii
Includes Instant Challenges, Online Police Chases, Vehicle Livery Syncing + In Game Chat (Text + Voice)

Public and Private Multiplayer Racing (including Matchmaking)

Friends (Search by player name and adding recent players)

Invites/Joining players (partial, may occasionally fail)

Moderation: Reporting Players In Game

DLC Support: Emulates the experience of buying the DLC In Game using Tokens
Unlocks exclusive avatar clothing for some vehicles

TDU2: Casino DLC:
Slot Machines and Time Attack are open to all players.

Club Houses:
Create + Join Clubs

Leaderboards enabled for Single, Multiplayer and other special events.

Features coming soon:

MyTDULife (Profile Statistics)

Official Race Center (With weekly challenges!)

Community Race Center (With anti-cheat and moderation)


Known issues

Map may occasionally cause hard crashes.
This is an issue with new DirectX 12 GPUs and can be resolved by installing DGVoodoo.

Lobbying: You may not see anyone when the player count is low.


How to install

Step 1: Installing TDU2

Perform a clean, standard install of Test Drive Unlimited 2 either from Steam or DVD/Digital Download
You must use a completely clean download if you do not have the Steam or DVD Edition. Repacked/Cracked editions are NOT supported!

Step 2: Preparing TDU2

Before you install TDU World, please run the original UpLauncher.exe at least once.
You do not need to start the game with the original launcher unless you want to make sure your game is installed properly.
Failure to do so will result in TDU World failing to find your game!

Make sure you have a text file named "key" 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 your Steam Key! Steam will give you a separate CD Key. Right click the game in your Library, select Manage, then CD Keys.


Step 3: Installing TDU World

If you haven't already, go to TDUWorld.com & register an account by clicking "Register" and activating your account.
You must use a legitimate E-mail address!
Inactivated accounts are not allowed online.

Once you've registered and activated your TDU World Account, click the Download button on this page to download TDU World.

Run the installer, It will automatically find TDU2 as long as you have a supported version installed.

Optional: Tick the Shortcut box to put a cool TDU World Shortcut on your Desktop or in your Start Menu to easily play TDU World.

The Installer will then ask you if you wish to proceed installing TDU World. Press "Yes" to proceed.

When you first load TDU World you will be required to download and install the TDU World Base Pack,
as well as the latest version of the game if you haven't already got an up to date version of TDU2.
You can also find other mods available using the Mod Manager.

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)

Congratulations, you can now play online! Have fun!



Project Managers

Server Developers
and formerly

Website Developers

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

What's New in Version v1.0.1.0



Fixed a few logic bugs which caused UI display issues and lack of shortcut prompt if offline
Removed update prompt, online users will always install the latest version from the server



Resolved timing issues with Launcher loading itself and game (Common on AMD Systems)
Improved logic for pop ups to ensure users will always see update/install prompts
Improved UI for Settings, Status bar and more to avoid confusion
Improved Install status detection to avoid broken game installs
Multiple crash fixes


User Feedback



   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 Kini


Hi, i did everything exactly as stated in the guidelines.

Sadly I do not get the TDU World Login Screen ingame, whitch makes it impossible to login with the credentials from tdu world. 

I downloaded my original TDU2 files with steam and the german language. Might there be some problems there?

When starting, it still statens that i start the TDU World Lauchner v0.061R with TDU2 DLC2 v034


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hi all, i need precision please. i have a DVD from Atari with my key, this is not install for  steam, it work? or no.
If i again the words, in the installation explanations: Perform a clean install and 
Update DLC2 v034, Russian versions crash, Copy the key.txt, copy steam_api.dll

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Fantastic, amazing! 

Now, I can back to play my favorite game. 

Does Any chance to make Casino Server on too? 

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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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· Edited by rendlt


Thanks so much for the mod, I have played this game a lot in 2011-12. However, I have issues with other players. I have green icon, that I am online, but no players are around. Its new save, with credentials from TDUWorld. Is there any NAT port which I should allow? My launcher is saying "Unchecked". Thanks for reply 🙂


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I've already shared my thoughts early in but it works fantastic, been enjoying driving around with other players a bit too much 😄 The virus issue is also resolved, bit annoying, but I trust the fact that TDUW is not a virus.


Now, little niggle I ran into tonight. I got an old friend to try TDUW as well and we both got it running. However, when I tried adding him as a friend (fill out his name) it didn't work. I also couldn't find him in recent players or anything else. Is this a known issue and is there a fix/workaround? Driving around with others is fun and all but reviving some of the old memories with some old friends is obviously even better 😉

Response from the author:

Thanks for the review! 

Friends functionality does not work yet. For now it's only freeroam. Though it will be the first feature to be added!

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will this work with copy from steamunlocked? coz tdu 2 isnt available on steam in my area

Response from the author:

Pirated copies will not work. You can still buy keys on third party websites, like Amazon.

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

I had to fight Windows 10 to the death to allow this through its built in POS antivirus, but alas, it works, and I can finally play TDU2 online again.  It's been 8 years...

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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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· 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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   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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excuse me, does this mod work with unofficial patch 0.4 ?

Response from the author:


Yes, it does. But in the future it will be replaced (or be part) of our modpack. So cars might be replaced in the future!

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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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