Test Drive Unlimited 2

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Test Drive Unlimited 2
Test Drive Unlimited 2 cover
Developers
Eden Games
Publishers
Atari
Europe Bandai Namco Entertainment
Engines
Twilight 2
Release dates
Windows February 8, 2011
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Open world, Racing
Vehicles Automobile, Motorcycle, Street racing, Off-roading
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, Oceania, Contemporary
Series Test Drive Unlimited
Test Drive Unlimited 2 on Wikipedia
Test Drive Unlimited
Subseries of Test Drive
Test Drive Unlimited 2006
Test Drive Unlimited 2 2011
Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown TBA

Test Drive Unlimited 2 is an open world racing game in the Test Drive series, and the second entry in the Test Drive Unlimited sub-series. The game allows players to drive a variety of cars and motorcycles around recreations of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, which returns from the first game in a refreshed form, and the Balearic island of Ibiza, which is new to the series.

Key points

Online services were shut down in November 2018.[1]

General information

Official Website
Test Drive Unlimited mod database
TurboDuck modding community
TurboDuck Support forum
Steam Community Discussions
A guide about setting up the unofficial patch.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires online activation
SecuROM 8 DRM.
Some copies might require activation.
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Purchasing DLC is no longer possible.
Name Notes
TDU2 Casino
Windows
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano China Edition
Windows
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Sang Bleu
Windows
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Centenaire
Windows
Nissan 370Z Optional Parts
Windows
Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro – TDU2 Inuit Edition
Windows
Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black Edition
Windows
Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition
Windows
Audi RS 5 Coupe
Windows
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
Windows
Caterham R500
Windows
Camaro Synergy Special Edition
Windows
Ferrari 612 Sessanta
Windows
Ford Shelby GT500
Windows
Jaguar XKR Speed Pack and Black Pack
Windows
Pagani Zonda Tricolore
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Unofficial Launcher[edit]

An unofficial launcher that allows the game to boot post server shutdown.

Unofficial Patch[edit]

A community patch has been made to fix some of the game issues which left out in the latest patch.

Unpacker[edit]

In order to install mods as well as the patch, the game must be unpacked first. Download available on 15/07/2020

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Euro\Video\
  2. Delete or rename Bumper_ATARI.mkv and Bumper_EDEN_TDU.mkv.

Playing offline with online profile after official servers were shut down[edit]

The game launcher doesn't allow you to start the game in offline mode until you either disable your network connection, you have to do it each time you launch the game, or block the launcher using your firewall, which is quite difficult to achieve using default Windows firewall. Here is a workaround:

Instructions
  1. Go to c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\
  2. Open hosts file using Notepad with administrative privileges
  3. Add these strings to the bottom of it and save changes:
    # Test Drive Unlimited 2 servers
    127.0.0.1 clientstats.testdriveunlimited2.com
    127.0.0.1 patchserver.testdriveunlimited2.com
    127.0.0.1 www.testdriveunlimited2.com
  4. Launch the game, get Error #01, press Cancel, Play, then Yes to confirm offline play.

Game data[edit]

External Lanucher.
External Lanucher.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9930/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Eden Games\Test Drive Unlimited 2\savegame\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9930/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Cut-scenes cause the game to crash in multi-monitor mode.
Ultra-widescreen
HUD is streched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.[2]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced to 16x in the GPU control panel. Game's default setting is 4x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Mouse is needed to start the game from the launcher.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Xbox 360 button prompts when using a controller, Keyboard button prompts when using keyboard and mouse.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1 but barely noticeable, rear speakers only react to an impact on the rear of the vehicle or while passing near objects at decent speed.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
No longer available since November 2018.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 8889
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on modern Nvidia and AMD GPUs[edit]

Use a Vulkan wrapper.[3]
  1. Download DXVK Wrapper
  2. Copy D3D9.dll from the \x32\ folder to the game install directory.
Will cause micro-stutter regardless of computer performance.

Missing Text[edit]

Instructions

Switch to a language other than desired, then switch back.

Error #03[edit]

UAC preventing the game from installing in the default location.

Run Steam as Administrator
OR
Disable UAC.

Error #04[edit]

Windows preventing the game from accessing the default install location
  1. Navigate to the install folder's Properties
  2. Under the Security tab, click on Advanced
  3. Change the owner to either your current logged in Windows account or Everyone.
  4. Tick Replace owner on subcontainers and objects
  5. Go to the Permissions tab.
  6. Give yourself full control of the object.

Error #05[edit]

Outdated launcher database.
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Delete or rename UpLauncher.localdb.
Missing CD Key.
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open TestDrive2.exe.
  3. Enter CD key when prompted.
RivaTuner Statistics Server causing a conflict with the launcher.

Create an exception in RivaTuner Statistics Server for TestDrive2.exe and UpLauncher.exe.
OR
Uninstall RivaTuner Statistics Server.

VR support[edit]

In-game 3D settings.
In-game 3D settings.
3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Inria Audile

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista SP2, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 4400+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 14 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 3870
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/9930/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (9930) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References