Test Drive Unlimited

This is the first DVD release for the PC.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.testdriveunlimited....
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.21-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • installation
  • gameplay
  • sound

What does not

  • water is rendered on top of everything else, which makes driving near water and over bridges particulary difficult
  • game gradually slows down and crashes after around an hour of playing


What was not tested

  • multiplayer

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Sound works using OSS driver in Wine. When using ALSA driver, only the first intro movie has sound, then it gets quiet. Copy protection works out of the box (game version 1.45a distributed in Poland by CDPROJECT). Patching to 1.66a makes copy protection stop working, and requires a no-CD patch. It is essential to install ISScript.msi (available on the DVD) before starting autorun, otherwise the game fails to install. On Windows the user will get an error message box ("The InstallScript engine is missing from this machine."), while on Wine it fails quietly and the user has no clue why it failed.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Dec 29 20172.21-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumMichael.K 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 30 20131.5.29Yes Yes GoldVanack Sabbadium 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia"Dec 09 20121.5.18Yes Yes SilverCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowMac OS X 10.7 "Lion"Jun 15 20121.5.8Yes Yes SilverMac Porter Joe 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 30 20121.5.7Yes Yes GoldVanack Sabbadium 

Known Bugs

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Project paradise works?
by postcd on Saturday April 28th 2018, 3:31
Anyone tried Project Paradise mod which allows online multiplayer mode?
RE: Project paradise works?
by Vanack Sabbadium on Tuesday May 1st 2018, 7:56
Last test posted says that Project Paradise works well...
Works with Wine 1.7.8
by Carlos Rodriguez on Tuesday December 17th 2013, 14:09
Tested on:

Wine 1.7.8 (compilado)
Nvidia Drivers 331.20 (.run package)
Linux Mint 15 KDE 32Bit - Kernel PAE
CPU: INTEL Pentium G3220 (Nucleo Haswell a 22nm) 3.0Ghz (Dual-Core) Stock Clock
MEM: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)
GPU: Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT630 (GK208 28nm: 384 Shaders / 8 ROPS) Zone Edition Passive Cooling 2GB DDR3 1800Mhz a 64Bit (14.4Gb/s)
by Juan Pablo Bouza on Wednesday March 9th 2011, 14:06
Has anyone tried to configure a joystick in this game?

The joysticks seem to be recognized, but when you press a button the game keeps telling that you have to press one button or axis at a time. Then if you move the analog control, the calibrator says "waiting for neutral position" and the message never goes out.
RE: Joysticks?
by Vanack Sabbadium on Saturday March 12th 2011, 9:36
Yeah, i got the same problem. I should try with the latest wine-git version...
I'll let you know soon :)
RE: Joysticks?
by Vanack Sabbadium on Sunday July 1st 2012, 16:19
Sorry for the loooooooooong delay...

This is the solution i found a long time ago, if you read this comment, please let me know if it can help you!
works on ati HD3200 - wine 1.1.30
by Carlos Rodriguez on Tuesday September 29th 2009, 1:36
in this version works but mouse not work wihthout selected in winecfg version in vista, minor glithes and no sound
Запуск игры с версии wine 1.1.23 и выше
by kiruha398 on Saturday August 29th 2009, 10:08
Чтобы запустить игру в версиях wine старше чем 1.1.22 необходимо:
1) Открыть regedit
2) Открыть в нем HKEY_CURRENT_USER => Software => Wine
3) Создать там ключ под названием Direct3D
4) В этом ключе создать строковое значение [OffscreenRenderingMode = backbuffer]

После этого можно играть
How to get the mouse working
by Ilkan Gurtan on Saturday December 13th 2008, 10:41
First open up winecfg.

Then add TestDriveUnlimited.exe and set it to Windows Vista.

Then test to see if the mouse works. Have fun :)