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5 hours ago, curtis_187 said:

Hey guys, I'm having a little issue with the 4GB patch, I patched the Testdriverunlimited.exe and after opening Project Paradise and clicking start  the game is giving me a SecuROM™ error, (A required security module cannot be activated.
This program cannot be executed (13000).) Mind you, I'm using my original TDU disc.  

 

Hey mate.  Microsoft removed support for SecuROM in Windows 10 a few years ago.  We normally wouldn't recommend this, but it seems that there is no choice but to use a NoDVD patch in this instance.  You will need to find one yourself as we won't link to that here.

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11 hours ago, curtis_187 said:

Hey guys, I'm having a little issue with the 4GB patch, I patched the Testdriverunlimited.exe and after opening Project Paradise and clicking start  the game is giving me a SecuROM™ error, (A required security module cannot be activated.
This program cannot be executed (13000).) Mind you, I'm using my original TDU disc.  

 

There are cracked executables with the 4GB patch applied included in update 1.04 of Platinum.

Edited by umisery

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11 hours ago, curtis_187 said:

Hey guys, I'm having a little issue with the 4GB patch, I patched the Testdriverunlimited.exe and after opening Project Paradise and clicking start  the game is giving me a SecuROM™ error, (A required security module cannot be activated.
This program cannot be executed (13000).) Mind you, I'm using my original TDU disc.  

 

As someone else said, SECUROM is no more supported (and always had problems). If you use the original .exe, you can get it to work with compatibility mode. But, in order to use the modded original .exe without compatibility mode, you have to use a fixed disc image of the game. Then, you mount it on a IDE unit with the PRO or ULTRA version of Daemon Tools, making sure to enable (if available) the securom emulation within DT.

 

I used this method for years, because I didn't want to worn out too much my only copy of the game (and my BR drive died a few months ago, LOL), so that I had to pull out the original DVD only for installation. And I wasn't able to find a flawlessy working fixed .exe.

 

The fixed .exe in this mod works flawlessy, even with 4GB path installed, so now I'm using it, and keeping my original DVD in a safe place.

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19 minutes ago, umisery said:

Daemon Tools is malware, use a FOSS alternative like WinCDEmu.

WinCDEmu doen't support advance mount option like SECUROM emulation, SCSI and IDE virtual drives. All things that are essential to use the TDU fixed image.

 

Where did you hear this lie about malware? Only the Lite version has optional adware in the installation process (you just need to untick them). And the Lite version does't have too the advanced mount option necessary for TDU fixed image, so it's totally useless. That's why I suggested the PRO or the ULTRA edition.

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Really impressive mod from what i've play so far, i am having a few issues i cant seem to solve though:

The main issue is the Peugeot 308 always crashes my game in the dealership. I've been trying running the game in compatability modes, reinstalling both the game and mod but that issue still persists. Platinum is so easy to install im not sure what/how i messed something up. Haven't played enough to see if other cars do this, so at this point im not sure if this is an isolated issue.

Other issue is that modifying a cars stats with TDUPE results in a crash on startup. Usually id assume that i just couldn't modify stuff with the mod but having that TDUPE is included with Platinum i imagine it should work?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated, i'm probably just being a bit of a moron. Cheers!

Edit: I've also just found that the Halawai Boulevard race is incompletable for me. I cross the finish line and the win screen appears, however i cannot proceed through it, and am force to close the game

Edited by lamborghini 2

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18 minutes ago, Mondodimotori said:

WinCDEmu doen't support advance mount option like SECUROM emulation, SCSI and IDE virtual drives. All things that are essential to use the TDU fixed image.

 

Where did you hear this lie about malware? Only the Lite version has optional adware in the installation process (you just need to untick them). And the Lite version does't have too the advanced mount option necessary for TDU fixed image, so it's totally useless. That's why I suggested the PRO or the ULTRA edition.

Please don't spread misinformation, especially in this case where it can be harmful. Daemon Tools Is malware, whether you untick the options in the installation or not. 

Evidence:

Spoiler

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/2yt9gb/be_aware_daemon_tools_lite_installs_malware_adware/
https://www.reddit.com/r/software/comments/3zveee/stay_away_from_daemon_tools/
https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/7zq2od/daemon_tools_lite_installed_a_bunch_of_weird/
https://www.reddit.com/r/software/comments/2a59dp/daemon_tools_lite_now_installs_trolatunt_malware/
https://www.reddit.com/r/YouShouldKnow/comments/2a82sm/ysk_daemon_tools_lite_the_popular_image_mounting/
https://www.reddit.com/r/software/comments/17rcl5/what_the_heck_happened_to_daemon_tools_its_full/
https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/pnsef/daemon_tools_sends_your_usage_data_aka_the_names/
https://www.reddit.com/r/visualnovels/comments/2a8d09/the_popular_image_mounting_software_daemon_tools/
https://www.reddit.com/r/computerviruses/comments/31xhy1/virus_from_daemon_tools/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/644907/chrome-browser-hijack-leading-to-adware-trojan-and-other-malware/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/575722/downloaded-daemontools-lite-and-got-nasty-malware-dragon-branch-ads/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/572079/2-mals-included-with-daemon-tools-install-file-from-disc-soft-website/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/645959/help-me-chrome-browser-hijackadware-and-malware-keeps-coming-back/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/575738/daemon-tools-possible-virus/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/117908/daemon-tool-madness/
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=30115
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=34461
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=29962
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=36590
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=36641
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=34795
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=36664

 

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32 minutes ago, umisery said:

Please don't spread misinformation, especially in this case where it can be harmful. Daemon Tools Is malware, whether you untick the options in the installation or not. 

Evidence:

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https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/2yt9gb/be_aware_daemon_tools_lite_installs_malware_adware/
https://www.reddit.com/r/software/comments/3zveee/stay_away_from_daemon_tools/
https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/7zq2od/daemon_tools_lite_installed_a_bunch_of_weird/
https://www.reddit.com/r/software/comments/2a59dp/daemon_tools_lite_now_installs_trolatunt_malware/
https://www.reddit.com/r/YouShouldKnow/comments/2a82sm/ysk_daemon_tools_lite_the_popular_image_mounting/
https://www.reddit.com/r/software/comments/17rcl5/what_the_heck_happened_to_daemon_tools_its_full/
https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/pnsef/daemon_tools_sends_your_usage_data_aka_the_names/
https://www.reddit.com/r/visualnovels/comments/2a8d09/the_popular_image_mounting_software_daemon_tools/
https://www.reddit.com/r/computerviruses/comments/31xhy1/virus_from_daemon_tools/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/644907/chrome-browser-hijack-leading-to-adware-trojan-and-other-malware/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/575722/downloaded-daemontools-lite-and-got-nasty-malware-dragon-branch-ads/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/572079/2-mals-included-with-daemon-tools-install-file-from-disc-soft-website/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/645959/help-me-chrome-browser-hijackadware-and-malware-keeps-coming-back/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/575738/daemon-tools-possible-virus/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/117908/daemon-tool-madness/
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=30115
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=34461
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=29962
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=36590
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=36641
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=34795
https://forum.daemon-tools.cc/showthread.php?t=36664

 

Those are pretty old evidence. And the same I found before, when I checked before replying. 

 

All those evidences where adressed by the devs back in 2015, when it started to popping up reports about an adware that installed itself regardless of users preferences. But now, DT Lite doesn't install anything harmfull if you untick everithing. Tryed it myself a few months ago, just when I wanted to play again TDU, and needed an software for mounting disc images, possibly for free.

 

Bust, as I said earlyer, DT Lite is not usefull with the fixed Image of TDU, since doesn't support any kind of advanced mount options, so I uninstalled it. That options are only available in the PRO and the ULTRA version, that comes without any kind of adware. And none other software gives you these kind of advance options, because I tryed every single one of them, before going on DT Ultra. That is not a free software.

 

In the end, if you want to play TDU with a fixed images, you must use DT Pro or DT Ultra. I've tryed everything, and every one of them failed.

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45 minutes ago, lamborghini 2 said:

Really impressive mod from what i've play so far, i am having a few issues i cant seem to solve though:

The main issue is the Peugeot 308 always crashes my game in the dealership. I've been trying running the game in compatability modes, reinstalling both the game and mod but that issue still persists. Platinum is so easy to install im not sure what/how i messed something up. Haven't played enough to see if other cars do this, so at this point im not sure if this is an isolated issue.

Other issue is that modifying a cars stats with TDUPE results in a crash on startup. Usually id assume that i just couldn't modify stuff with the mod but having that TDUPE is included with Platinum i imagine it should work?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated, i'm probably just being a bit of a moron. Cheers!

In what dealership is located the 308? I'll check if it works for me later in the evening.

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27 minutes ago, Mondodimotori said:

Those are pretty old evidence. And the same I found before, when I checked before replying. 

 

All those evidences where adressed by the devs back in 2015, when it started to popping up reports about an adware that installed itself regardless of users preferences. But now, DT Lite doesn't install anything harmfull if you untick everithing. Tryed it myself a few months ago, just when I wanted to play again TDU, and needed an software for mounting disc images, possibly for free.

 

Bust, as I said earlyer, DT Lite is not usefull with the fixed Image of TDU, since doesn't support any kind of advanced mount options, so I uninstalled it. That options are only available in the PRO and the ULTRA version, that comes without any kind of adware. And none other software gives you these kind of advance options, because I tryed every single one of them, before going on DT Ultra. That is not a free software.

 

In the end, if you want to play TDU with a fixed images, you must use DT Pro or DT Ultra. I've tryed everything, and every one of them failed.

Except for multiple of the links which are from 2017 and 2018. Also, the devs addressing the concerns means absolutely nothing. The fact is that Daemon Tools contained/contains malware, what the devs have to say about has no relevance because there's no reasonable explanation for it.

I don't want to start a debate, but are you seriously suggesting that a company that has been spreading malware for years and lying about it (which are both very illegal), can be trusted to have their software on your personal computer? Please be joking. 

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12 hours ago, Diablo/Eudemon said:

wiki guide is live now https://turboduck.net/guide/

feel free to start adding question and answers

layout and style are still work in progress

use the test template for messing around with the wiki markups, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext

if you're interested adding other guide / Q&A feel free to start new record

if you truely fucked up a record, use restore button to revert back to previous version

 

I can't handle overwork anymore, too tired from work, gonna pass out

Great job. I'm going to put together a basic list of things, but it might take me awhile.

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1 hour ago, umisery said:

Except for multiple of the links which are from 2017 and 2018. Also, the devs addressing the concerns means absolutely nothing. The fact is that Daemon Tools contained/contains malware, what the devs have to say about has no relevance because there's no reasonable explanation for it.

I don't want to start a debate, but are you seriously suggesting that a company that has been spreading malware for years and lying about it (which are both very illegal), can be trusted to have their software on your personal computer? Please be joking. 

Been using Daemn Tools since 2009, and never got a single malaware on my PC. If in their installer of the free version there was a malaware years ago, that I didn't know, since I used an old Lite version for more than 6 years, and stopped using it when it became not compatible with Windows 10.

But the latest free version is clean. And isn't even usefull, since I didn't suggest to use it, but to use the PRO (or ULTRA) version that comes with a clean installer, being a paid software.

 

So, I don't know what misinformation I'm making: The only way to use the fixed TDU image is to use DT Pro or Ultra. Both paid softwares with clean installers. 

But then, if someone downloads the wrong software that I didn't reccomend (Lite, that is useless), from a third party website, I cannot be held responsible.

 

It's not a debate. If I say "You must use the PRO or ULTRA version of this software", and you tell me that "The LITE version used to come with a malware", we are talking of totally different things.

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1 hour ago, Mondodimotori said:

In what dealership is located the 308? I'll check if it works for me later in the evening.

It's in the old Chevy/Saturn Dealer, possibly the exact spot the Saturn Sky was in, not that that matters. Its one of the 3 dealerships you buy your first car from. Whatever my issue is does seem to be specific to the 308 though, i've been playing since i commented eariler and i've had no issues with other cars, in fact it's been working pretty flawlessly besides the 308 and the one race that i cant do.

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Just want to hop into the conversation that I also use paid version daemon with no issue

They did get hacked some time ago and their official download was infected by malware but that has been taken care of 

Not defending them but this can happen to any company 

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1 minute ago, lamborghini 2 said:

It's in the old Chevy/Saturn Dealer, possibly the exact spot the Saturn Sky was in, not that that matters. Its one of the 3 dealerships you buy your first car from. Whatever my issue is does seem to be specific to the 308 though, i've been playing since i commented eariler and i've had no issues with other cars, in fact it's been working pretty flawlessly besides the 308 and the one race that i cant do.

Ok, when I go back home, I'll try to do a test drive with the 308 from the dealership.

 

But first, did you install the mod on a clean version of TDU with both patch 1.66A and Megapack?

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1 minute ago, Mondodimotori said:

Ok, when I go back home, I'll try to do a test drive with the 308 from the dealership.

 

But first, did you install the mod on a clean version of TDU with both patch 1.66A and Megapack?

Fresh Install yes, patch and Megapack no. Been years since i modded TDU and i totally forgot about that stuff. I'll reinstall everything with the patch and megapack, hopefully that'll fix the issue

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22 minutes ago, lamborghini 2 said:

Fresh Install yes, patch and Megapack no. Been years since i modded TDU and i totally forgot about that stuff. I'll reinstall everything with the patch and megapack, hopefully that'll fix the issue

In theory, you should have both patch 1.66A and megapack to install this mod. At least, to me the first delership it worked flawlessy.

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17 minutes ago, Mondodimotori said:

In theory, you should have both patch 1.66A and megapack to install this mod. At least, to me the first delership it worked flawlessy.

Just reinstalled everything with 1.66A and megapack this time and the 308 still crashes my game. Nevermind, it was a good idea. I'm just worried its gonna be something on my end but i cant think what

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15 hours ago, BloodyThunderX said:

Cheers for the 1.04 update, this should hopefully now fix my issue of the game tanking in performance than eventually crashing after playing it for a while.

Now if only I could figure out how to get that stupid CH trainer to work again with this! 

Just wanted to update on this.

 

The executable patch has greatly helped in keeping the game running smoothly for longer, however it doesn't seem to completely fix the issue as after a few hours of playtime the issue presented itself once again. Its still there, but took longer for it to occur.

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47 minutes ago, BloodyThunderX said:

Just wanted to update on this.

 

The executable patch has greatly helped in keeping the game running smoothly for longer, however it doesn't seem to completely fix the issue as after a few hours of playtime the issue presented itself once again. Its still there, but took longer for it to occur.

If you're on 1920x1080, try lowering your resolution to 1280x720, and use Borderless Gaming app to make it borderless fullscreen. I did this to get a stable 60fps on a potato awhile back. It's not the same situation as having a higher spec pc, but lowering the resources may get things running smooth and stable.

But in all honesty, the frames dropping over time issue sounds like a memory leak, or bloat. Like what Firefox used to do. It would run fine for a time, but eventually it would eat up so much ram that the app would grind to a slide show. I'm aware there are methods to diagnose memory leaks and flush Window's memory cache without having to reboot or close the program, but thats beyond my knowledge.

What I do know is that Platinum runs fine on my machine and others with different systems and setups. So, the good news is that something probably just needs to be enabled or disabled on your machine for everything to work fine.

I would start with closing all nonessential apps and testing stability. Then closing/disabling all overlays, or nonessential graphics driver settings. Then testing WinXP SP3 compatibility in the properties of the .exe. Maybe also trying different graphics cards if any spares are on hand. Or try a registry repair app, etc.

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10 hours ago, BloodyThunderX said:

Just wanted to update on this.

 

The executable patch has greatly helped in keeping the game running smoothly for longer, however it doesn't seem to completely fix the issue as after a few hours of playtime the issue presented itself once again. Its still there, but took longer for it to occur.

welp, i was in the same situation as you
playing the game for some minutes, winning some races, and then the game suddenly starts to drop to 2-8fps, after some time it just crashes

I solved this by lowering the ammount of cpus wich the game can run with

its pretty simple, open your game, minimize it
open task manager, right click the game .exe
click in "go to details"
set affinity
unmark every cpu except CPU 0

well, this will help you if you are using a multi-core CPU
this game was made for way slower cpus, so it can get confused and frustrated when you use multi-core cpus

also, make sure to create a new game after you reinstalled the mod with the Megapack and the Patch
this definetely fixed the thing for me
i'm having many hours of joy playing this game now

Edited by 009SOUNDSYSTEM

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1 hour ago, BloodyThunderX said:

Just wanted to update on this.

 

The executable patch has greatly helped in keeping the game running smoothly for longer, however it doesn't seem to completely fix the issue as after a few hours of playtime the issue presented itself once again. Its still there, but took longer for it to occur.

Yup, today I had the opportunity to play for more than 1 and a half hour. Happened again after more than 3 hours of gameplay. I don't know if the .exe saturated the 4 GB limit that the patch included, because I wasn't monitoring it...

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46 minutes ago, 009SOUNDSYSTEM said:

welp, i was in the same situation as you
playing the game for some minutes, winning some races, and then the game suddenly starts to drop to 2-8fps, after some time it just crashes

I solved this by lowering the ammount of cpus wich the game can run with

This sounds like a good idea.. I'd have recommended it too if I remembered, lol.

I can't test it myself, but if this actually solves the problem for everyone, then I think it would also be a good idea to create a simple script that automates this process when TDU is run. Then upload it as a mod or post it in the faq. But first lets see if it works for everyone.

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25 minutes ago, TDU Iceman said:

This sounds like a good idea.. I'd have recommended it too if I remembered, lol.

I can't test it myself, but if this actually solves the problem for everyone, then I think it would also be a good idea to create a simple script that automates this process when TDU is run. Then upload it as a mod or post it in the faq. But first lets see if it works for everyone.

I believe you should edit the .exe in a similar manner the 4GB patch does. Now I want to do some test to see when the drop happens with the 4GB patch (not even sure  I will encounter it, since I won all the race I could with the R32, a car that crashed the game). 


I want to make sure that the .exe goes all the way up to 4GB before droping frames.

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