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Test Drive Unlimited 2 'Exploration' DLC arrives, is free

PC version gets goodies first, consoles to follow shortly

Test Drive Unlimited 2 PC players can now download a huge DLC expansion, the 'Exploration' DLC pack, for free.

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Despite being free, this is one hefty update with new cars, events, event types, new levels, added stereoscopic 3D compatibility for PC and Mac and lots more.

Why is all this free? It wasn't going to be originally, but developer Eden Games previously said the move to drop the charge for the DLC was designed as a 'thank you' to fans who put up with the game's buggy launch.

The PC version of the DLC is out now, while the console versions will get their share of the goods "very soon".

Here's the full update content list:

New content

20 new events
2 new events types: Extreme convoy (one mistake and the mission is over), Timed convoy (a convoy mission...but with a timer!)
Each completed event gives access to a new wreck
20 new wrecks give 2 new cars (10 wrecks = 1 car): Lancia Stratos version Rallye, Dodge charger 1969
3 new discovery levels
1 new set of clothes (explorer) Male/Female
2 new MP Races (Specifically for the Lancia Stratos version Rallye)
3D on PC & PS3
TV Media: Help Channel (to explain new features and content)

Gameplay improvements

Players can sell their cars in the used car dealer (including cars won in duels)
Effect of collisions with rocks and trees is now less severe
Instant challenges have been tweaked to exclude very short or very long races
Cruising as a passenger now unlocks roads
Lower car-road impact sounds
New restrictions on MP races (to stop the prevalence of top end cars in all races)
Session lost messages are now more descriptive
Koenigsegg CCXR performance tweaked to be competitive with Bugatti Veyrons
Y axis inversion option added
Additional race restrictions added to avoid Bugattis having complete dominance
Lobby: Club cars are now allowed in multiplayer and solo modes
We scrutinize savegames for specific hacks and take measures when they are detected
Nat info text displayed on the Start screen if a potential network configuration problem is detected
Lobby: With/Without collisions info added
Lobby: Inner club & club vs club info icons added
Players can now cancel on the search games loading screen
[PC] Chat window moved and positioned according to the game mode
[PS3] Mike & Voice IP options added
[X360] It is now impossible to join a ranked match once it has started
[X360] Rich presence is now more descriptive, based upon what players are doing in the game

Bug fixes

Cars can be launched into the air by glitches in the road
Cars can end up in the sky if the player goes to the map while their car is falling
Possible to get through walls/scenery by going in and out of map mode
Unable to enter sessions with a co-driver
Cars sometimes turn invisible
Unable to start a multiplayer race with the Caterham Superlight R500
Unable to play club races with club cars
The Final Cup can be repeated to earn the grand prize an unlimited number of times
Missing car door interior when switching to some low-res models
Stickers not appearing when in a friend's garage
Invisible avatars immediately after a club upgrade
Hawaii - collision problem on the "Hydro House"
Collisions problems in many sectors
Infinite loading in sticker shop when no more storage space is available
Crash when loading a photo in MyTDUHouse
Crash at the end of chase mode online
Crash at end of a duel
Crashes in chase mode & freeride
Crash when exiting a championship challenge
Other random crashes
Sticker shop: Matt paint available twice, replacing metallic as an option
Mylife Info : Incorrect number for clothes (collector box) & road unlocked (cruising box)
Pause menu: MyLife and Player info incorrect for levels higher than 60
Gameplay icons not removed when you press start on the results screen
Wrecks: Instant Challenge invites still active when opening wrecks popup
Map : Players sometimes displayed at the top-west corner of the map, in the sea
News: Not possible to delete news items
Club member list not updated when the president fires someone (members not notified)
Disappearing GPS road sections on Hawaii
Logitech on-wheel LED not accurately representing RPM and engine danger zone
Unable to sell pre order and DLC cars in game
[PS3] Logitech wheel issues
[PS3] Possible to get stuck in an invalid session
[PS3] The Ranked Matches search results not correct
[X360] Problems caused by changing devices
[X360] Players can get kicked out of sessions for no reason
[X360] Crash when selecting a challenge icon very quickly on the map
Casino: Rankings not appearing correctly
Casino: Roulette exploit
Casino: Crash on slot machines when another player wins a jackpot and leaves the room
Casino: Crash at level 10 cut-scene
Casino: Crash when you use back on track at the entrance to the Casino in Hawaii
Casino: Changing profile when you win a car makes it impossible to win or purchase cars

[ SOURCE: Official Forum ]

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