Test Drive Unlimited 2 Discussion
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By MadManCK
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#5501
These concept graphics are very well possible with todays graphical hardware.
Think Skyrim + Tomb Raider + TDU2 and you are almost there. :geek:
Only limitations so far were the "old" consoles. If TDU was developed with DX11 in mind it could already have some nice features like running water, better textures or more destructible objects. And even nicer weather.

Good news is that the TDU franchise is still very much alive. There are some high rollers investing in it, so maybe something good will come out of that.

In the mean time i look forward to the Ivory Tower project and before that Grid2.

:character-blues:

PS If any of you know some TDU2 artwork pics or renders that are not here, feel free to post them
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By grooks10
Rank: Pit Crew
#5510
Where did all of that info about Dubai go? I would have loved to see a whole new map make it into the game! :(
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By MadManCK
Rank: Site Admin
#5511
grooks10 wrote:Where did all of that info about Dubai go? I would have loved to see a whole new map make it into the game! :(
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie= ... 6&t=h&z=15

Yes, Dubai was one of the original locations considered for TDU2, but they had to cancel one and went for Ibiza. I think they were working on Dubai before Ibiza. But it was axed in an early stage of development. Maybe i can retrace the work of the former Eden dev who worked on that project and had some cool insights on his website and portfolio.

Edit: found it :ugeek:

Former Eden Dev Thibaut Trampont worked on Dubai, before Atari/Eden axed the project.

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During the preproduction of the game, i was in charge of the entire Level Design of a second island : Dubaï. The project was designed to take the hight level player from Hawaii to Dubaï.

With that in mind, we made a huge research on every element of the Dubaï environment :

Roads and marking
Buildings and monuments
Vegetation and disctricts
Topography and landscape
Street elements

I personaly made the research about Roads and marking, because i was the one to create the road network using the Worlbuilder tool wich is a internal Tool of Eden Games's Twilight engine.

Before Eden Games and Atari decided to throw it all to trash, i had build the entire network, and specificaly the Jabel Hafeet road, wich has a world renown among drivers.
He was obviously not too happy with the decision to axe his work. :angry-banghead:

:link:
http://book.ttrampont.fr/my-work/TDU2



From the decrypted gamefiles:
WRECKS_Dubai_1
WRECKS_Dubai_2
RACING_CUP_Dubai1
CRUISING_WRECK_PART_Dubai_AREA1
RS_CLASSIC_Dubai RS_DIRT_Dubai RS_ASPHALT_Dubai RACING_CUP_Dubai1
CUP_Dubai_1 CRUISING_Dubai_ROADS_AREA1_10
CRUISING_Dubai_ROADS_AREA1_25
CRUISING_Dubai_ROADS_AREA1_50
CRUISING_Dubai_ROADS_AREA1_75
CRUISING_Dubai_ROADS_AREA1_100
CRUISING_Dubai_EVENT_AREA2
CRUISING_PHOTOS_Dubai PHOTO_Dubai
CRUISING_Dubai_EVENT_AREA1
CRUISING_WRECK_PART_Dubai_AREA2
CRUISING_Dubai_ROADS_AREA2_10
CRUISING_Dubai_ROADS_AREA2_25
CRUISING_Dubai_ROADS_AREA2_50
CRUISING_Dubai_ROADS_AREA2_75
CRUISING_Dubai_ROADS_AREA2_100
m_gotoDubai (casino)
m_gotohawai (casino)
m_FlyToDubai (aéroport)
SRT10 Police Dubai (la viper quoi)
SRT8 Police Dubai (la charger)
By DDastardly00
Rank: Apprentice
#5513
Thanks Madman,

Wow there was way more concept art than I thought! I lol'd at the bathroom pic, I always wondered were all the toilets went in TDU2 :lol: Especially after having that many drinks in the Casino!
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By Miao
Rank: Champion
#5514
I wonder why Eden Games and Atari decided to throw it all to trash.

Dubai,Oahu and Ibiza what an amazing game that would be :(
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By MadManCK
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#5517
DDastardly00 wrote:Thanks Madman,

Wow there was way more concept art than I thought! I lol'd at the bathroom pic, I always wondered were all the toilets went in TDU2 :lol: Especially after having that many drinks in the Casino!
Try the Shack. You will have to drive from South Coast to North Coast every time after leaving the Casino :eeek:
Kamikaze wrote:Dubai,Oahu and Ibiza what an amazing game that would be :(
Indeed it would have been awesome. And not even considering finishing it as DLC...
If they had spent as much energy in developing the game as in squabbling and striking .....

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In the last image you can see the fuel meter, also a feature that got axed later.

During summer 2007, I was asked to do research on the new video bumper of the game.

Dirt races were one of the new gameplay feature of TDU2, that is why we decided to show a lambo wich slowly transform into a buggy.

Unfortunately there was a massive change of direction at the head of the project, so we never had the chance to finalize the video and it wasn't used in the release version of the game.

Buggy modeling by Francois Beudin.
Lamborghini modeling by Luccas Miragoli Gianluca.
More ideas were axed, like the transformer Lambo to Buggy

IMO a more logical project to axe, even if it could have been fun.

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Non released cars from the carlist
Alfa Romeo
'67 33 Stradale

Audi
'85 Sport Quattro S1 Evo 2
'09 S5 Convertible

BMW
'04 M6 Convertible
'08 M3 E92


Bristol
'06 Fighter T

Cadillac
'05 XLR-V
'07 Escalade

Chevrolet
'68 Camaro Z-28
'05 Corvette C6-R
'09 Corvette ZR1

Chrysler
'07 300C SRT-8

Dodge
'70 Challenger R/T
'08 Viper SRT-10 Convertible
'08 Challenger SRT-8
'09 Viper SRT-10 ACR

Ducati
'07 Desmosedici RR

Ferrari
'62 250 GTO
'68 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Coupé
'69 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Competizione
'84 288 GTO
'84 512 Testarossa
'87 F40
'89 F40 LM
'97 F50
'03 Challenge Stradale
'04 575 GTC
'09 599XX
'04 F2004

Fiat
'08 Grande Punto Abarth S2000

Ford
'67 Mustang Shelby GT500
'92 Escort RS Cosworth
'08 Mustang Shelby GT500KR
'09 Interceptor Concept

Hummer
'02 H2
'06 H1 Alpha

Jaguar
'92 XJ220

Jeep
'05 Grand Cherokee SRT-8

Kawasaki
'XX -?-

KTM
'07 X-Bow

Koenigsegg
'04 CCR
'06 CCX
'10 Agera

Lancia
'75 Beta Monte Carlo (037)
'84 Delta S4

Lotus
'04 Esprit V8
'08 Exige 240R
'08 Exige Cup 260

Maserati
'06 MC12 Corsa
'07 GranTurismo

Mazda
'XX -?-

McLaren
'95 F1 GT
'96 F1 GTR

Mercedes-Benz
'71 300 SEL 6.8 AMG
'97 CLK GTR
'09 SL65 AMG Black Series

Nissan
'02 Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (R34)
'05 350Z
'09 370Z Nismo

Saleen
'05 S7 Twin Turbo
'10 S5S Raptor

Shelby
'08 Series II

TVR
'05 Tuscan S

Volkswagen
'07 Touareg Race 2

Eden
'XX Dragster
'XX HotRod
'XX Default Car
'XX Default Bike
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By MadManCK
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#5519
Bezrider wrote::text-+1: for that MadMan lots of stuff I haven't seen before, now if you can just post a few photos of TDU 3 ............ :handgestures-thumbup:
Haha, maybe we have to look at Ivory Tower for that one... :woot:

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By MadManCK
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At least in Dubaï they have proper Police Cars...
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