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Test Drive Unlimited 2 - PC Patch out, Consoles incoming

Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
edited May 2011 in Games and Technology
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Welcome to the Island of Ibiza!

Test Drive Unlimited 2 (TDU2) is a fantastic racing game developed by Eden Games and published by Atari. It will be the sequel to Test Drive Unlimited and the tenth game in the series. The game is available right now on Steam across the EU and US (possibly RoW too) and should be in the stores within the next few days for EU (consoles). Note that when first starting the game on Steam you must link your acount to the Atari website for scores and such I would think.


Additions
  • Oahu (island of the first game) is unlockable after reaching level 10. Completely redone for the new engine
  • Brand new physics engine , cars affected by rain, it washes off the body too
  • Lambo's are out sadly, something to do with licensing costs
  • SUV's are in as are off road races
  • Full day/night cycle (as oppposed to the weird semi-night of the first game)
  • Dynamic weather
  • Vehicle damage, finally. (first game only allowed regular traffic to be damaged)
  • 60 Levels to achieve in the storyline mode (done by purchasing cars, winning races, buying house and clothes, discovering roads and finding car wrecks)
  • Vinyl editor (similar to Forza apparently)
  • You can now have different headlight modes, turn signals and put your roof down! Loving it.
  • Exclusive club cars any member of c lub can drive
  • unlockable showroom vehicles by findin car wrecks
  • Motorcycles are out sadly, may come back as dlc (they left that open)
  • You can now walk around outside of your vehicle in certain areas (shops, home)

Multiplayer additions
  • 32 players in freeroam
  • 32 players can walk around the shops
  • you can ride as a passenger in your friends car, if he wants to show you a shortcut or something else he's found

Vehicles!

Car List
Spoiler:

Aston Martin, Audi, Dodge, Lotus, Mercedes and more. Yeah there's no official list apparently. Lambo's are definitely out as are motorbikes sadly. The latter has been talked about as being added in later in DLC. SUV's are a new addition too for off road racing and general hijinks.

Vehicles have cosmetic damage, does not affect handling. Rain however does. Its fully dynamic apparently. Its a good thing you can bring the roof back u pthen. Along with the roof up/down feature you can also have various headlight modes and use turn signals.

Media

The Good Life Trailer

Beta footage
MULTIPLAYER MADNESS

PC STEAM GROUP
- [PA]Arcadians Unlimited
(Currently public until Sunday 13th Feb as the game will have released in all regions by then. After that it will be locked to keep it PA-only since it is club based)

Bigisy - Big Isy
Gaslight - Gaslight
Gunwarrior - Gunwarrior
Zerocz - Zerocz
TheMarshall -
randombattle - randombattle
SirCarcass - Sir Carcass
desc - desc
Lunixy
Corky - Corky
Teh Sloth - Teh Sloth


Xbox 360

NeuralFizz - NeuralFizz
HardTrget - HardTarget

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  • WMain00WMain00 Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Well I may as well kick off this thread a bit:

    I quite enjoyed TDU1. My only complaint about it was frankly horrendous handling for damn near all the cars. Apart from that though the idea of a totally explorable island with races in built onto it was great, and the dealerships and the in car view was an added plus.

    So basically, if TDU2 has improved the car handling and tidied up the game in general, it should probably be a hit!

  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 I believe they disproved that on Mythbusters... Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Nice work. Shame about the lack of Exige, but I'll live.

    Not long now!

  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I was hoping for worldwide release on the 8th. A little disappointed admittedly. That said the inclusion of suvs and more interactivity within the cars makes me a happy bunny.

    we should definitely f form a club. Missed out on that last time round.

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 I believe they disproved that on Mythbusters... Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Eh, it's coming out on Thursday in Australia which is the typical release date for 90% of games, so it's not too long to wait.

    And a club is a good idea.

  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Big Isy wrote: »
    • Full day/night cycle (as opposed to the weird semi-night of the first game)
    • Dynamic weather
    • You can now have different headlight modes, turn signals and put your roof down! Loving it.
    • You can now walk around outside of your vehicle in certain areas (shops, home)

    See, this right here, this is the kind of stuff I want from an open world driving game. I don't even care if there are any races, just give me more stuff like this.

    The lack of Lamborghini is a bummer as it's always been my favorite make, but I guess I can make do with Ferrari.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    For me its the lack if motorcycles. I loved the camera view for them.

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  • DelinatorDelinator Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I can hardly wait to play this. I loved to just cruise around Oahu in the first one.

  • stigweardstigweard Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm not going to miss the motorcycles too much as I only really used them for running the loop of Oahu. Having the old island as part of the new game and not dlc is nice as well.

  • JameswaysJamesways Registered User
    edited February 2011
    There's DLC up on live for the states already.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    From Wikipedia:
    Atari will release TDU2 Casino Online on the same day as Test Drive Unlimited 2, which can be downloaded on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace. TDU2 Casino Online includes casino games like poker, roulette, and slots. The player will have a chance to unlock exclusive cars (Audi R8 Spyder and Spyker C8 Aileron) while playing these casino games.

    TDU2 Casino Online will also include a track for player to try out the exclusive cars that were won. All prizes and cars won in the casino can be carried over into Test Drive Unlimited 2.

    TDU2 Casino Online is also available as a Pre-order bonus at select retailers.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Saw that but am on phone so its a bit tricky adding it. Bear with me!

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  • BeltaineBeltaine XB1M13Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm looking forward to this.

    (C'mon Steam, unlock already!)

    I really hope the Driving Force GT wheel is supported as that will make the game even sweeter.

    Who's getting this on PC? Will there be a PA club?


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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Must definitely aPA club. I'll set something up later when I'm in the pc. You guys need to post what format and your id so i can list it in the Op.

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  • NeuralFizzNeuralFizz Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Amazon apparently has delivered my 360 copy today. Do I need to start a 360 club? I suppose I can take on that mantle. What should our name be (if we can name it)?

    Also I had no idea you could ride in the same car as someone else; that's pretty slick.

    My Gamertag for 360 is NeuralFizz

  • gunwarriorgunwarrior Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Hah, I felt like making this thread a few days ago but figured there'd be zero interest. I'm playing on the pc. I'd say we should get a club going, but I dunno how many people we have. I'll at least create a steam group later on today if no one else will.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    oh nice somebody made a new thread for me, that saves me some time at work in a couple hours heh.

    So Neural is gonna make a 360 club for PA/Arcadians, i'm pretty pumped.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Never heard of these guys before but they just gave it a 8.7/10
    http://xbox-360.nowgamer.com/reviews/xbox-360/9652/test-drive-unlimited-2?o=0#listing

    Eurogamer was supposed to have a review up 40 minutes ago as well but so far it's not up

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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So basically we were all debating making a thread but figured no one else cared? Heh.

    Got it on PC too -- what's up with Steam? In theory it unlocks today, right?

  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    desc wrote: »
    So basically we were all debating making a thread but figured no one else cared? Heh.

    Got it on PC too -- what's up with Steam? In theory it unlocks today, right?

    based on previous steam unlock times it will probably unlock at some point in the next 3 hours

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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    But that means I have to start downloading when I get home! >:l

    Nonetheless I hope to go for a cruise with PAers tonight!

  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Another review from a site I've never heard of just hit:
    http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/test-drive-unlimited-2-review/

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Currently downloading, three hours and change to go. :?

    I'm a little leery of this business of linking my Steam copy to an Atari account, which I apparently already had because of the beta I never got to actually participate in.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Gaslight wrote: »
    Currently downloading, three hours and change to go. :?

    I'm a little leery of this business of linking my Steam copy to an Atari account, which I apparently already had because of the beta I never got to actually participate in.

    Its similar to what Rockstar did with the social networking. You can view all the stats on the Atari website basically.

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  • BeltaineBeltaine XB1M13Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Do you have to link it in the game? Because so far I see nowhere to do it on the website. I tried to put in my CD-KEY in my account but it didn't like it. In hindsight, I think I was on the page to put in keys for pre-order bonuses.


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    Steam: beltane77 PSN: Beltaine-77
  • WMain00WMain00 Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Huh, that's weird. The option to pre order on Steam just dissapeared on the UK version.

  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The only review I care about is IGN.

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm still not sure if I've actually "linked" my Steam copy to my Atari account, since I had to recover my Atari password and then SHAZAM I'm logged into the Atari site and there doesn't seem to be any place to specifically do that.

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  • WMain00WMain00 Registered User
    edited February 2011
    The only review I care about is IGN.

    Wh-what?

    :shock:

  • FatsFats Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    WMain00 wrote: »
    The only review I care about is IGN.

    Wh-what?

    :shock:

    He needs to know whether this game will rape you through a mailbox, or merely blow you away.

  • NeuralFizzNeuralFizz Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The only review I care about is IGN.

    Bwahahahha


    Anyway on a non-retarded note: that eurogamer review has practically the first 10-15 minutes of gameplay. Good stuff, seems like the first but better.

  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Alright updated the OP to add multiplayer details for Steam group and the 360 section, need more gamer tags for that one though.

    Also, I'm opening the Steam Group for now so you guys can join and then this sunday I'll lock it up as the game will have been released everywhere.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Games unlocked in the UK too apparently! Whooppee!

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Hardtrget is my Live ID and I believe Neural is gonna make the 360 club when he gets home today

    edit - bigisy, i'm being a bad person and getting this for 360 instead of peecee
    sowie

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  • WMain00WMain00 Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Can't buy this till Thursday. I have no money :(

  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
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    We lost another one to the consoles. You shall be remembered. :(

    Also, I got the weird link account thing too.

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  • gunwarriorgunwarrior Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Alright, so anyone mind shooting me an invite to the group? http://steamcommunity.com/id/gunwarrior/

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    its open, you can join.

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  • gunwarriorgunwarrior Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Ah, op says differently though.

    I'm in now

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Finally finished downloading, fired it up, activated with my Steam CD key, got to the Atari log-in screen, put in my info, have been staring at a black screen with swirly loading dots for the past five minutes.

    I am slightly concerned by what this portends.

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