I recently (4.1.2014) bought Test Drive Unlimited 2 from Steam, and I've been playing it quite much. TDU2 servers were down for a while and they got back up yesterday evening. (Note that I played the game in offline for 3 days because the servers were down.)
Yesterday evening I saw that the PC-servers were up again and decided to go play with a few friends of mine. I started the game normally and didnt see anything weird, the profile menu popped up and I clicked on my profile.
After a few seconds a message came to my screen saying that my name was incorrect. I googled it and saw instruction that instructed to go to "My Documents, Eden Games, TDU2, Savegame, profile.dat", then I was supposed to just simply take the 2 first letters away and it should work then.
I took backups from the "savegame" folder just to be sure if something goes wrong. Well I opened the game and saw clear lag in the starting atari video (frames in still loading screens were solid 60 but in videos 10-20!!). Also the settings were set to default. I clicked to the profile menu and saw that my name was erased from there and I was not able to click on my profile. I decided to shut the game down and return the savegame folder from the backup. After that I opened the game and clicked on my profile, and it gave me the "incorrect name" message. Again.
I decided to make a completely new profile, I made sure it had the right information and I was able to click on it without any messages popping up. The game started normally, but it was extremely laggy, frames were 15-19 ( I had fraps running just so I could see the framerate). Before I was able to play online, or offline free roam I had to complete the first mission, of course.
I "arrived" to the pool area where the game begins and began to make my settings back to normal, (which is all maxed for me, games like Black Ops 2, BO2 Zombies, Multi, MW2, DiRt3, Saints Row, GTA work with all maxed and no lag without any problem.) but the lag did not dissappear, it didnt chance at all. I tried with low, medium and very high settings and saw no chance in frames and thats why I dont think the problem is in my computer. This all above was done with my internet cable connected. I decided to just leave the lag there and tried to play it. I was able to see everyone else in the server and they saw me. My friends said that my car or driving was not laggy at all!!.
After exiting the online server I decided to try play the game offline. I took my internet cable out and started the game in offline mode, and it was solid 60 frames in every place!! No lag, no problems what so ever! So, my problem in one sentence is major lagging in online servers and game!
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 6.1
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs) 3.4GHz
8 Gigabytes of RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 4Gb of RAM
1920 x 1080 (32 Bit) (60Hz)
DirectDraw Acceleration is on
Direct3D Acceleration is on
AGP Acceleration is on
So far I have tried:
Reinstall the game,
Repaired the game through steam
Shutted down the computer twice
Tried to google my problem 100 times.
Deleted the savegame folder and began a new game
Thank you for your time and if you have ANY idea that could help me through this annoying problem, it would mean the world to me and I will be thankful forever for your help!
Heikki Salonen from Finland.