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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

and formerly

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


After updating launcher, game not starting.

Response from the author:

We released another patch not long after this release to resolve this issue.

If you are still struggling, join our Discord and the team will help you get going!

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Done all the steps and now saying that the account i created is not found

Response from the author:

You must have a TDU World Account to play TDU World Online, the account must be activated with a valid e-mail address.

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   8 of 9 members found this review helpful 8 / 9 members

so i realize that this mod wont work for non steam version (cracked) and they made it that way on purpose citing that its for "piracy" concern.

here is my issue with that

they say on there website "TDU World allows users to play as long as they can obtain a legitimate CD Key. TDU World does not support piracy, therefore any "Cracked" releases of the game or otherwise counterfeit editions are not supported and NO support will be provided!"

the problem with this is

1 all the keys you can find online is plus 100$ and the game has been delisted EVERYWHERE.

2 the actual cd roms you can buy for US region is also pushing 100$ around 70+

3 the cd rom versions of the game didnt come with steam. if theres a version out there plus show me cause i want to be wrong

all of this because of piracy.

i also dont condone piracy but to an extent. if a game is readily available brand new or is still be supported ie patches then yeah dont freaking pirate. but if a game is delisted and/or nowhere to be bought or the legitamate way is the burn a hole in your pocket. its free realestate

there claim is to essentially trying to keep this game alive but by not allowing users to play because they dont have it on steam. they are inadvertently keeping the game dead.

they could have just easily just say they don't support piracy and still allowed their mod to work without steam.

this is truly frustrating

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after the installation i open tdu world and it asked me to put the serial code so i copied the one from key.txt in my game folder but it says activation failed the serial was not found in the database 

help please

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· Edited by mrtaufner


This may sound dumb but how do I know if my game is the unpacked version? Is the packed version meant to be the one from steam and the unpacked the DVD version?


PS: i bought a copy of this game from gamingdragons and they certainly did not provide me a steam key. They gave me access to a server where I can download the files from, and they indeed say that version does not work with this mod, but I noticed that AFTER i bought it, so I guess I'm fucked?

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 when i wanna start the game with the launcher, windows tell me the .exe is not working and the launcher closes. what can i do? i use the original dvd 

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Absolutely amazing mod!! 5/5 plus my seal of approval!! Three thing I would love to ask, just like this: In the mod pack, will there be re-winnable championships/ is there a current estimate on the amount of cars there could be on the full release of the mod pack?/ would there be championships for B2/B1/C2/C1 at some point?

Thanks so much!! You guys and the modding community all are legends!

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Thanks for the project an to make TDU 2 playable online again.


But the amount of game crashes, black screen while loading the map (it seems opening map while in inside view or front view is the problem, less issue while in behind view) is still too important.  Hope for improvement but 1y without news .....

Playing without other mods installed.


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It works but i encounter one problem. When i open the map ingame then the game crashes, for example the screen turns black and sound still goes on or i got the map view but it's not fully loaded and i'm stuck there with no map-icons or a cursor but sound is still there.

Does someone know a solution for this?


Thanks guys

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Launcher Stürzt immer nach 5 Sekunden ab. Win7 32Bit. Wenn ich aber schnell genug auf Start drücke, kann ich trotzdem spiele. Mein ACC wird auch als Online angezeigt aber sehe keine anderen Spieler. 
Woran kann es liegen dass der Launcher abstürzt? 

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· Edited by themaskedwander


This is a great fix for such a legend in the racing community. Well done to the team that pulled it off and made it easy to get the game up and running and some day back to its former glory!!

I have a few questions, can I run the Unpacked Tool on the TDU2 World game folder or do I have to redownload the game again?

I used to play on PS3 so is there any tools or that I can use to have a save that has the licenses unlocked at least or will I have to start scratch? 

Finally. If I can unpack the TDU2 World version, can I freely install mods like adding cars or new physics? (Even of this stops me being able to play online) 

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Do I think right, that mod is dead? Just buy license, spend money and time, connect to online, but there is no players or available any functions of online type...

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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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