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    How to run TDU1 on Windows 10



    This tutorial is for Windows 10, if you have Windows 7, check: How to run TDU1 online on Windows 7

    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.

    Workarounds:

    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 TDU_PC_Patch_166A.zip (unmodified, see alternative DLs)

    3) apply no-CD crack that is made for v. 1.66A: htd-tdu6.zip (VirusTotal clean, unmodified, 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 ).

    8) Platinum pack - if game works and you have some backup space, maybe quit the game and backup whole C:\Program Files (x86)\Atari\Test Drive Unlimited and then apply the Platinum pack over mentioned directory:
    download 1 or download 2 . The downloaded files should have some kind of readme/installation text file so follow it. Subscribe to the discussion topic under link "download 1" and ask there if you have any issue.

    issues and possible solutions:
    - connecting to testdrive server - unable to connect - try to delete TDU from Windows firewall and any other firewall. If that does not help, try to add it again among allowed firewall apps, try temporarily disabling firewall.
    - game works on one computer and not on another - in my case both computers was Windows and both 64 bit, so i copied following 3 directories from working computer to non working (first renaming all old directories on destination computer): Program Files (x86)/Atari (for 32bit Windows folder may be "Program Files"?), ProgramData/Test Drive Unlimited , Users/MyUsername/My Documents/Test Drive Unlimited
    - game does not show menu/connecting to TestDrive server - what worked was to check firewalls of my computer. One may try to disable these temporarily and if start working, then add/allow TDU - Project Paradise Launcher.exe in firewall. Else, try second attempt to connect server once first timeout.
    - TDU1 Euro Bnk Vehicules files and car names (Platinum pack): https://pastebin.com/s17SPEtu
    - how to quickly switch between keyboard/wheel/gamepad controller profile in TDU1 - these settings are saved in file C:\Users\YOU\Documents\Test Drive Unlimited\savegame\YOURNICKNAME\playersave\commond t.sav
    - money hack/cheat: https://internetlifeforum.com/computers-technology/15210-how-money-hack-cheat-test-drive-unlimited-1-a/

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    Logitech G27 wheel fix: tdu-pp-g27 (TDU1 Project Paradise G27 fix).zip
    Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TDUPPGroup/

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    Thanks for the info m8t, got TDU to work on 10, tried PP but it crashes right afther start, msi aftherburner is not running. Any ideas?

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    What means "not running", what are symptoms (error message with details) and what exactly happening. Try with and without afterburner.

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    Thanks for this!

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