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Tutorials on how to setup TDU 1 multiplayer on various operating systems (W7,W10,Linux)


TDU1 fan & racer
Test Drive Unlimited 1 (TDU1) tutorials for Windows 7 & Windows 10 + online multiplayer

The tutorial on how i installed the Test Drive Unlimited 1 (TDU1) online gaming on Windows 7 64bit and it WORKED

I have stock DVD, but there are also .iso etc. images that can be mounted using Alcohol 52 software.

- I have installed SDIO and updated all drivers, especialy graphic adapter (which should support Windows 7 64bit and DirectX 9 in order to install drivers and run TDU).
- Installed Net Framework 4 (unsure if necessary) and restarted computer.
- Installed game launched OK. So i quit it and continue:
- After adding Paradise launcher .exe and d3d9.dll into game directory (per the instructions in tdu_client.zip), game not started, nothing appeared but process was running so i had to kill it via Windows Task manager.
- I launched "TDU_PC_Patch_166A - Test Drive Unlimited Patch 1.66A.exe". Then game (launched via "TDU - Project Paradise Launcher.exe") saying: "A required security module cannot be activated. This program cannot be executed (5024). Please have a look at ... securom ...".
- That error is related to some protection in regards to CD/DVD rom so i coppied the cracked .exe to my game directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\Atari\Test Drive Unlimited). Crack is from the Hatred crack team, archive: htd-tdu6.zip (VirusTotal clean, unmodified, see alternative DLs) and launched "TDU - Project Paradise Launcher.exe" and it launched immediately (i selected Big bnk during launch).
- I created new offline profile and i am driving successfuly. Now how to use my already built profile from the past times. I quit the game. Go to C:\Users\MyUserName\Documents\Test Drive Unlimited, rename savegame to savegame_ and paste savegame with my own old profile. Note that there are savegames to DL on the net possibly, but you can also start a new profile from the game.
- I can now use my offline profile, but when i switch to online one, it seems to connect the server and when i click to Continue game, the game stop working and i can only close the program:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: TestDriveUnlimited.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 468e36be
Fault Module Name: TestDriveUnlimited.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 468e36be
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000030b9
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: e8d1
Additional Information 2: e8d12bc3e466e5faf4a65ce822b1b3d3
Additional Information 3: 39fd
Additional Information 4: 39fd4700f3fe1865282b529ccf3b2201

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- i have found that my savegame (C:\Users\MyUserName\Documents\Test Drive Unlimited) was possibly somehow badly modified by my previous attempts to make the game working, so i renamed the savegame folder and copied over my fresh savegame backup, that did it and all working.

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TDU1 Project paradise group on FB: TDU Project Paradise Group


It can be tricky to run Test Drive Unlimited 1 on the Windows 10 OS because TDU1 DVD is claimed to use SecuROM v7 kind of protection.
And Windows 10 do not support SecuROM if i am correct.
As my laptop do not have DVD ROM, i tried many CD grabbers/image creators to create image that i will mount as virtual DVD ROM and play the game. But no luck, it always failed thanks to SecuROM.


a) install lower version of the Windows (Maybe W8) and run TDU on lower version of the Windows
b) apply the no CD cr*ack into the TDU directory (mentioned below on how to do it)
c) do not play TDU1

Play TDU1 on Windows 10:

1) Install game thru physical DVD or .iso image mounted as virtual DVD ROM & install mega pack, serials (mirror).

2) Install Test Drive Unlimited Patch 1.66A (see alternative DLs)

3) apply no-CD crack that is made for v. 1.66A: (see alternative DLs)
replacing original TDU1 .exe file located in Program Files / Atari / Test Drive Unlimited

4) copy your TDU1 online profile folder into C:\Users\YOURUSERAMEHERE\Documents\Test Drive Unlimited\savegame\YOYURNICKNAME
In the savegame folder have to be also file ProfileList.dat . If you don't have profile, you will create new in game.

5) download Project Paradise Mod (if you want to play online multiplayer): http://forum.turboduck.net/threads/29561-test-drive-unlimited-project-paradise-v003a-public-beta-available

6) launch "TDU - Project Paradise Launcher" exe file, because stock exe file will fail to connect new TDU1 multiplayer server/s!

7) select your existing online profile in the game (if not have one, create new). Confirm that the nickname is valid. Tick the tickbox of GameSpy. Do NOT touch/modify your email and password. And execute. Profile should be loaded and you be on the Hawai along with other players all around the world ).

Facebook group: TDU Project Paradise Group


it may work on Linux too: How to run Test Drive Unlimited 1 (TDU1) on Linux


TDU1 fan & racer
Online game play of TDU1 depends on a one or a few persons behind the Project Paradise (linked above). Check that linked discussion thread recent posts for possible updates. As of writing the online game play with other players works good.


Iam Only ah Bot
Server Developer
Stop, TDU PP Will not work Online with Linux and Wine has ah Problem with the dx, Works only after Edit the files.
And after this have the water Bugs xD (I have all tested)


Stop, TDU PP Will not work Online with Linux and Wine has ah Problem with the dx, Works only after Edit the files.
And after this have the water Bugs xD (I have all tested)
We all hope that will be able to play soon in online on PC, I am so excited.


TDU1 fan & racer
On Linux i was able to play (but not online).
On Windows 7 and 10 i was able to play online as per the tutorials.