TDU2: How to Switch Between Online and Offline Modes with One Click
How to Play Test Drive Unlimited 2 Offline with Mods
Test Drive Unlimited 2 is a racing game that lets you explore two islands, Ibiza and Oahu, with a variety of cars and bikes. You can customize your avatar, buy properties, join clubs, and compete in various events. The game also has an online mode where you can interact with other players and join challenges.
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However, if you want to play the game offline, or if you want to use mods that enhance the game's graphics, physics, and content, you will need a special tool called TDU2 Universal Launcher. This tool allows you to start TDU2 in either online or offline mode without checking the game files and updates. It also supports the Steam version of the game and works with Texmod, a utility that lets you apply texture mods.
How to Install TDU2 Universal Launcher
To install TDU2 Universal Launcher, you will need to follow these steps:
Download the latest version of TDU2 Universal Launcher from here.
Unpack the TDU2_Universal_Launcher.exe file in any folder.
Run the TDU2_Universal_Launcher.exe file.
Go to "Tool" -> "Settings", then select the TDU2 game folder and click "Save" button.
Select the game mode: Online or Offline.
Click on "Run Game!". The game will launch in a few seconds.
If you want to run the game from Texmod, select the "Texmod" option before clicking on "Run Game!". You can download Texmod from here.
How to Use Mods with TDU2 Universal Launcher
If you want to use mods with TDU2 Universal Launcher, you will need to unpack the game files first. This will allow you to access and modify the game's data. To unpack the game files, you will need to follow these steps:
Download the Unofficial Patch (UP) from here.
Extract the UP files into a new folder.
Copy all the files from the UP folder into your TDU2 game folder.
Run the UP launcher and click on "Unpack" button.
Wait for the process to finish. It may take several minutes.
Close the UP launcher.
Now you have an unpacked version of the game that you can use with mods. You can download various mods from sites like Nexus Mods or TurboDuck. To install mods, you will need to copy or replace the modded files into your TDU2 game folder. Make sure to backup your original files before installing any mod.
One of the most popular mods for TDU2 is AutoPack, which adds 47 new cars and more features to the game. You can download AutoPack from here. To install AutoPack, you will need to follow these steps:
Download Archive downloader TDU2 AUtoPack ver.1.73 "Serenity Pack" (includes all 47 cars from ver.1.71).
Extract the Archive downloader file into your TDU2 game folder.
Run Archive downloader.exe file and wait for it to download all the necessary files.
Close Archive downloader.exe file.
Run AutoPack_1.73.exe file and follow the instructions.
Close AutoPack_1.73.exe file.
Now you have AutoPack installed and ready to use. You can access the new cars from various dealerships in the game.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 is a fun and immersive racing game that offers a lot of content and features. However, if you want to play it offline or use mods that improve it even more, you will need TDU2 Universal Launcher and some other tools. With these tools, you can enjoy TDU2 offline with mods without any hassle or problem.