I have played tdu2 every day since Feb 11th 2011 and 4,000 hours play done in Steam tdu2. So I know most things about Tdu2. If you need any helps post with plenty detail info to the Tdu2 Forum.
I am here every day I help when I can, just ask. --- May 12th 2014, update of my Tdu2 review..
Tdu2 is not easy... not easy to install either, in fact it can be very difficult.
But when [if] you do get in then Hurray! Welcome, be nice have fun. Tdu2 'a world in a game', a game that many people have called terrible, (maybe they need to try a bit more with happy face).
maybe try more, persist, and learn it) Or they say (terrible handling), it's not, it's excellent physics and handling, you gotta tweak your settings til it fits your liking, it takes some time, a week or 2, ok a month or 3, "The Struggle Is the Fun" and you get more achievement buzz. If u get it all easily you appreciate it less, (and that's where cheats lose out cos they are diluting their game, poor things..(lol xD meh).
It's best to be in no hurry to get there because you are already here, doing it. Have fun.
O.K. you got in!.. Meet Tess Wintory, your host, at The Party, dancing and Intro music; My Girl by Paul Oakenfold, DJ, Pacha Night Club Ibiza. see Jude at Used Cars, Buy a car. Drive Learn to 'Frim'. Buy a house, buy some clothes, pimp your avatar, meet Driving School trainers; Jane, Todd, Marco, meet Miami Harris, and her dog Michail. Drive fast, race other players, drive slow, explore all you see. Like the amazing graphic environment and cool graphic objects, bridges tunnels windmills, planes flying, and you go in the airport buy ticket, to get to other island. Take photos anywhere with Pause menu. Enjoy Sunny weather, or maybe cloudy, or rain storm thunder lightning, night and day, dance in the moonlight with your new friend. Find more graphic objects on Oahu island, gunships at Pearl harbour, Pagodas at Japanese war cemetery, exotic canyon bridge, pets in houses There's 3,000 miles of road to explore, environment not too repetitive and changes as u go other areas town county east west. You can drive really fast in Supercars, zonda, ferrari, bugatti, ariel atom. Fast is fun, and more fun in cruise drive with others. You gotta do the licence schools though, [they help you handle your ride better]. 100 single play challenges and solar crown campaign, and Copchase feature, win a copviper police car with sirens. Buy clothes, walk around in shops and car dealers, in houses etc, More rides.. vw beetle, citroen 2cv, motorbikes, Audi, Ruf, Merc. Classic, Muscle; Dodge Viper [my fav a2]. Do car art in StickerShop. Go offroad in Suv, Spyker D8 is a good one, there's dirt tracks, or.. i do this,, travel a-to-b overland, dodge trees and rocks drive to ocean onto beach and onto cliff tops, drive all the way round Ibiza like that, avoiding roads and dont Splosh or Fall off cliff, and that takes about 8 hours. You have also in Tdu2, stuff to find, requested photo locations and the hidden car wrecks x60, get 10 the same win a reward car. Go to your house, change clothes, put your photos in the frames. Go Freeride persistent multiplay, up to 8 players in your session, Friend other players, most are nice people, you may even become rare gold friends true. Make a club together and grow its respect and Xp by racing other clubs, Lose some, learn some, Win some, learn more Win more, learn the tracks, learn the ways of each car.. it's a long game, become expert. Invite friend to your house. Chat. Win races get cash, virtual dollars, no real cash needed in Tdu2, unless you decide to buy dlc cars. Tdu2 economy is very tight. Get extra cash with Community Races, Use the easy learn Challenge Editor, Create your own routes and tracks and post them with game cash reward to the Server for others to try. And if you are a goldfish, [like me] you can get round all of Tdu2 in about 6 months, then save your profile folder, make new one, and do it all again. Level 1 to level 60 (Legend).
Make new friends, keep the old. Much to discover on two islands. A very replayable game.
Casino dlc pretty cool too. I do hope you will get into Tdu2 and I am here every day Steam forum so all is not lost if you are stuck, post to forum ask for helps, and i will try not to shout if I can't see your prob till u state it clear accurate details cos i can't see in til u describe it, goodluck, enjoy, call me :)
The Tdu2 Creed. Learn it, sing it, share it. Write on your car.
[adapted from Max Ehrmann's original Desiderata.]
Go Rapidly amid the roads and rain
And remember what thrill there may be in driving.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all players
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans and listen to others,
even the noobs and the wannabes; they too have their story.
Despite all its hackers and cheats it is still a beautiful place.
Strive to be happy.
You are a child of the TDUniverse,
No less than the trees and the cars
You have a right to be here
And whether or not it is clear to you,
No Doubt the TDUniverse is unfolding as it should.
Feb 2014 TDU2 Three years young! Hurray!
Atari broke my Steam Tdu2 last July 23rd 2013. no support atari said tell Steam, Steam said go tell Atari. So I had to buy it again, I now play in retail Tdu2, same game but play hours are not recorded.
Tdu2 single player is [imho] 95% at super excellent; more after my word on multiplayer.
TDU2 had its multiplayer peak in 2011 [2,000 average number of players online each day] and was excellent and seamless join from singleplay and support was good. Since then Atari went broke, sacked its Eden devs and try to maintain and code and 'update' it by themselves and they have failed breaking much of the multi and have even broken some of the login process and Uplauncher. Support is not much after 3 years. Many forum posts complain about not being able to get past the uplauncher into the multi game. If you do manage to set router firewall exceptions for port 8889 and 3478 [not so simple] then you will mostly get into multi ok and all will be good.
Thanks for reading. Have fun! Thanks Atari Eden for creating Tdu2.
Backup your Savegame every day.. that's Documents\Eden Games. Copy the whole folder, find a safe place on other drive, create a new folder, name it as e.g. 'May12-ellie-lev22' Open it, and Paste in there. Ok. Do that every day, make new folder each time with new name, e.g. 'May13-ellie....etc. after a week you have 7 backups of your Eden Games, you can delete the oldest one, you still got 6. My backup folder, if it gets more than 50 in it I delete a few, but I always keep the most recent 5. If your Tdu2 gives error or crashes, go Documents, Cut the Eden Games folder, Paste it to Desktop, Open the recent backup folder you made, Copy (not Cut) that Eden Games folder and Paste it in Documents. Run Uplauncher all good say Hurray for backup, delete that bad Eden from Desktop, go Play. If still fail ask for helps.