We have received a lot of questions about the state of TDU World, is it still alive, when will it be released etc.? We understand the questions since we have not posted an update since December last year. To update you on the current situation of the project, we will go through the events of the last few months to give you a general impression of the things that happened. Let's start with the bad news, and go through the good news after that!
The reason for the lack of updates is that during the last few months, most of the members have been very busy in their own lifes and didn't have spare time to help with TDU World development. This also lead to some members having to leave the project. As a result of this, development has been on a halt because we were stuck. As of now, we do not know if these members are still interested in coming back, but they are welcome to return. We will also not contact the members ourselves to respect their choice and...
As you may or may not know, we have started a project on making a custom TDU2 server called TDU2MP. As you might expect, this is a very big project. Therefore, we are looking for members who are willing to contribute to the progress. This project is at a very early stage, so all help is welcome.
Knowledge and/or experience of (one of) the following: coding, networking, reverse engineering and decompiling files.
Owner of a valid copy of TDU2 (preferably on Steam).
Discord account, since our TDU2MP server is on this platform.
Ability to talk English fluently.
If you wish to participate in this project and feel like you are a worthy asset to our team, please visit this Steam discussion and follow the instructions.
Time for another big update. Thanks to the work of Kuxii and the other devs: it is now possible to stay ingame in online mode, without timing out! Previously, the game would recognize there was no available server and the game would kick you out the lobby. This is now fixed, so it is possible to drive and walk around freely in online mode, including the casino. Next on the list is the functionality of the casino, after that the CRC and Clubs.
We are one step closer to the finished product!
Stay tuned for more updates around TDU World, thanks for all the support guys!
Thanks to the awesome work of @Kuxii and the rest of the dev team we have made some excellent progress with the servers and have working authentication using our packet logs. Now we just need to figure out how to modify the data and start working on player communication.
Today we are announcing that a massive update of the website will be happening over the course of a few weeks. We will be changing our name from TDU2MP to TDU World, this means that we will be changing our domain to tduworld.com. Our Twitter account will also be changed from @TDU2MP to @TDU_World (Please note that @tduworld is not our Twitter account). Our current domains 'tdu2.online' and 'testdriveunlimited2.online' will become obsolete and will be no longer be getting used by us officially, but it will still redirect to this website as normal. We will also be no longer using the name "TDU2MP".
We have just hit 50 members on the forum! Thank you all for your support and apologies for the inactivity, we are trying as hard as possible to bring the multiplayer mod out to you all. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We have been contacted by a Test Drive Unlimited 2 community and they mentioned that they were also creating a multiplayer mod for TDU2, so what we have done is merged our projects and now we are going to work together to bring multiplayer back to everyone. In other news, we are also going to create a forum in the near future where everyone can stay up to date with news about TDU2MP and where players can also socialize too!
Again, if you would like to help contribute to TDU2MP then please do feel free to contact us without hesitation via Twitter or by email.
Atari has finally thrown the towel as they have now announced the closure of the Test Drive Unlimited 2 servers. Luckily, we have a plan. We are planning on making a mod for TDU2 that supports multiplayer on private servers. This however is still in it's planning stages and it is currently unknown how long it will take for this to be completed as there are very little people who are helping us with our project.
If you would like to contribute to TDU2MP, you may contact us via Twitter and also by email.