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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.



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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




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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   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 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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· 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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   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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· Edited by Ogk1990


hi it works wonderfully there are players like before but they take time to appear what is also missing is that the game is updated automatically with tdu world launcher

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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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   0 of 2 members found this review helpful 0 / 2 members

2 stars becouse its just stock tdu2.

Make it work with DLC, UP 0.4 and autopack 0-1,7 serentiy pack then will be great, now on thats mod i can connect and see players(cars not downloaded) on map, but others online things didint work and freezing game.

Response from the author:

DLC is unlocked, and Unofficial Patch & AutoPack work just fine.

We will release our own modpack soon, but that is not ready yet.

If you read the description you will see that only freeroam is implemented for now. The "Car Not Downloaded" is incorrect since the window to show player stats on the map is not implemented yet, so it shows incorrect information.


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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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   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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· 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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   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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