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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.

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How to install (V1.01):

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

Unfortunately for now this does mean that players cannot use any mod packs or custom mods, however Unofficial Patch is supported and can be downloaded here

Step 1: Installing TDU2

  1. 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

  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 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

  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, click the Download button on this page to download TDU World.
  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, click "Yes".
    If your game is installed via the original 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
  • Friends (Search by player name and adding people you meet)
  • Invites/Joining players (partial, may occasionally fail)
  • 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))
  • In Game Report System
  • GPS player count
  • Joining players via the Map
  • DLC is currently unlocked for everyone!

Features coming soon:

  • Further Lobbying Updates
  • Multiplayer Races/Matchmaking
  • Better DLC Support: Emulates the experience of buying the DLC
  • MyTDULife Statistics
  • Clubs
  • Official Race Center (With weekly challenges!)
  • Community Race Center (With anti-cheat and moderation)
  • TDU2: Casino DLC
  • TDU World Mod Pack (Featuring bug fixes, a curation of the best vehicles, graphics mods, and much more!)

Known issues

  • Weather/Time may intermittently cause issues and does not work as expected.
  • Map may occasionally cause hard crashes. This is an issue both with the server and with new Direct X 12 GPUs.
  • Lobbying: You may not see anyone when the player count is low.
  • Racing: Players may be disconnected from a race when first joined. Host must start the race as soon as players join to avoid this issue.

This version does not include the TDU World Mod Pack. This is due to be released soon.

 

Credits
Founder
xXBeefyDjXx

Project Managers
Xarlith
xXBeefyDjXx

Server Developers
xXBeefyDjXx
and formerly
MeFisto94
Redd
Kuxii

Website Developer
Redd

Design
Aquarious

Special thanks to
Atari
Eden Games
TurboDuck.net
TDU2 fans all over the world!

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Hipvic

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

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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mrtaufner

· 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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themaskedwander

· 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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kenny9749

  

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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jow774567

   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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Kini

· 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

2021-05-31-20-36-09-Test-Drive-Unlimited

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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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F12Berlinetta

· 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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rendlt

· 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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