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Vintage Platinum - A sub-mod for TDU Platinum


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Vintage Platinum - A sub-mod for TDU Platinum

This is a personal project I've been working on throughout this year, and although it's not complete yet, it's in a good enough shape that I feel safe enough to share this with other people. Consider this mod to be an open beta - provide feedback if you run into bugs or balance issues, and make backups!

Vintage Platinum is a submod for the 1.21 version of TDU Platinum that rebalances the game to be set around 1986-1987, featuring only classic cars from the era - normally only available in Class G in regular Platinum (as well as a few non-G cars that were in production by '86), now redistributed to various other classes so as to make racing progression feasible in regular gameplay. I created this because I'm personally a big fan of older cars and, after playing games like Driver: Parallel Lines and Motor City Online, had developed an interest on the concept of a racing game set squarely around the 1970s-1980s, centered exclusively around the sports and performance cars of the late 20th century prior to the 1990s. Obviously, creating a racing game from the ground-up is an unrealistic task for a sole person to manage, so I decided to make a submod for Platinum that does it, as it already has a rich enough selection of era-appropriate classic cars to choose from:

  • Class A
    • Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale (Bonus Car)
    • Ferrari 250 GTO
    • Ferrari 288 GTO
    • Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
    • Ferrari Testarossa
    • Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S Quattrovalvole
    • Lamborghini Miura P400SV
    • Porsche 911 Turbo
    • Porsche 959 (Bonus Car)
    • Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    • Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe #CSX2299
  • Class B
    • Audi Quattro Sport
    • AC 289
    • BMW M1
    • BMW M5 E28
    • BMW M635csi
    • Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray 427
    • Dodge Challenger R/T 426 Hemi
    • Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi
    • Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (Bonus Car)
    • Ferrari Dino 246 GT
    • Ford RS200 Evolution
    • Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS
    • Porsche 944 Turbo
  • Class C
    • Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
    • Aston Martin DB5 Vantage
    • BMW 2002 Turbo
    • Chevrolet Chevelle SS-396 Sport Coupe
    • Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray 350
    • Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray 350 LT-1
    • Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe 409 Turbo-Fire SS
    • Chevrolet Nova SS 396
    • Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi TorqueFlite
    • Dodge Charger Super Bee 426 Hemi
    • Dodge Coronet Super Bee 426 Hemi
    • Ferrari 250 GT California Scagletti (SWB)
    • Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole
    • Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
    • Lancia Rally 037 Stradale
    • Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
    • Mazda RX-7 (FC3S) GT-X Savanna
    • Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 4-4-2 Holiday Coupe
    • Plymouth GTX Hemi
    • Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda 426
    • Plymouth Superbird Hemi (Bonus Car)
    • Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
    • Pontiac GTO The Judge
    • Pontiac GTO Tri-Power
    • Porsche 550 A Spyder (Bonus Car)
    • Shelby GT500
    • Toyota Supra Turbo (A70)
  • Class D
    • Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 Zagato (Bonus Car)
    • Alfa Romeo Montreal
    • Alpine A110
    • Chevrolet Corvette C1 283 V8 RamJet
    • Chevrolet Corvette C1 283 V8 RamJet 315hp
    • Ferrari 250 Berlinetta Lusso
    • Ford Mustang GT Hardtop 289
    • Ford Mustang GT Fastback 2+2 390
    • Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe
    • Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
    • Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R
    • Plymouth Barracuda Six-Pack AAR
    • Porsche 911 E
    • Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution
  • Class E
    • Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA
    • Chevrolet Camaro Z-28
    • Ford Escort RS1600
    • Ford Thunderbird 312 Super V8 Ford-o-matic
    • Lamborghini LM002
    • Maserati 3500 GT Touring
    • Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.6 (W201)
    • Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
    • Nissan Fairlady Z 432 (S30)
    • Nissan Skyline Hard Top 2000GT-R (KPGC10)
    • Toyota 2000GT
    • Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex
  • Class F
    • BMW 507 (Bonus Car)
    • Bugatti Type 57 Surbaissé Compresseur Atlantic (Bonus Car)
    • Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
    • Chevrolet Corvette C1 235 Blue-Flame Powerglide
    • Fiat 595 Abarth Esse-Esse
    • Nissan Datsun 1600 (510)
    • Volkswagen 1200 Käfer (Typ 1)
    • Volkswagen Samba Bus Typ 2 (T1)

Unlike in the vanilla game, the player starts out with Class E cars rather than Class F, with the latter class being repurposed for the particularly super-weak vehicles with speeds too low to be competitive; Class G was phased out of the game altogether.

This mod comes with Patch 1975 bundled as a download, so you are able to replace the 1990s-2000s traffic with something more period-appropriate. Patch 1975 was NOT made by me - it is an old mod made by the OAHUCARS team that got nearly lost when their website went down, and all credit goes to them!



You need to also download the Music mod.

Drop the "Bnk" and "Radio" folders in your TDU installation folder. As stated before, make backups, or you will have to reinstall Platinum again when you want to go back to the present day.

Do not put the Documentation folder in your game directory, it only contains details about the inner workings of this mod and the ramblings of a madwoman with a special interest in classic cars.

Patch 1975 has its own instructions. You may need Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 for the installer to work. Linux users don't worry, it worked for me - just install "dotnet20" through Winetricks on Wine or Dependencies on Bottles. Again, make backups!


The mod is not feature-complete yet, and there are multiple drawbacks with this mod - you cannot achieve 100% progression because several Courier, Hitchhiker and Top Model missions still require you to use modern cars and haven't been rebalanced to accomodate for the slower cars, and there is currently no way to edit them. Additionally, not all Vehicle Transport missions were changed to use the older cars yet, and various vehicle dealerships still show modern cars parked in front of them (it's possible to fix both of these, but they're very time-consuming and I haven't had the time or energy to finish the mod). Please keep those factors in mind when playing with this mod.


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Vanilla Platinum's OST has this issue with soundtrack (incorrect naming and individual bad quality tracks). I made a mod for it to fix it (uploaded as TDU Platinum Radio Fix, just compare). But I see that your tracklist has filled info about musicains and names of the tracks (using AIMP I could even tell that they have the album cover) and doesn't sound muffled at all... Except the "A-ha - Take on me" (at least what I tested). I know that it is not a big of a deal, but could you replace it (you can use mine, downloaded from YouTube and filled info by myself using AIMP)? To solidify your amazing work...

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