Test Drive Unlimited - xbox 360

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Mark Vergeer
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Well I acquired this game quite a little while ago, but wasn't able to connect to the TDU servers through my wireless connection despite the fact that the 360 reported every network setting to be working fine. Anyways, I have switched to a wired network connection on the 360 and now I suddenly am able to connect to the TDU servers and which made the game more worthwhile to check out. The promise of a MMORPG-like racing game experience was something I just had to see for myself.
Well I can tell you it is far less of a MMORPG than I thought it would be but a fun experience nevertheless. Driving around the Hawaiian Island sure brought back memories of the TV Series Magnum P.I. that I was watching in the 80's.
I wondered if the estate - used in the series as Robin Master's estate - would be in the TDU-game. And yes it turns out to be there albeit a little hard to recognize. Here take a look-see at these French screenshots:
Test Drive Unlimited - Thomas Magnum PI / Robin Master EstateTest Drive Unlimited - Thomas Magnum PI / Robin Master Estate

Here is a map showing the location of Robin Master's Estate:
TDU Map showing location of Robin Master's EstateTDU Map showing location of Robin Master's Estate

For you people who don't know what I am talking about, perhaps you recognize this Guy driving around a red Ferrari:
Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum in Magnum P.I.Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum in Magnum P.I.

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Works Now...
Bill Loguidice wrote:

I just did it for you in your profile. See if it works now...

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Hi Bill: Yep, works now. Tks for the help...

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< / a > - Without spaces

I just did it for you in your profile. See if it works now...

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forcefield58 wrote:
forcefield58 wrote:

I've played a number of the Test Drive series games, but wondering when this one came out. Don't remember seeing any pub on it, not even in Xbox magazine that I get. Cheers


Hi Bill: I'm quoting myself to see if the addition of the characters at the end of the sig block worked. Hope so. Cheers


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Guess it didn't work....I'm so bad at this stuff....should have paid attention to my C64 programming magazines.


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Sig Block Addition Test
forcefield58 wrote:

I've played a number of the Test Drive series games, but wondering when this one came out. Don't remember seeing any pub on it, not even in Xbox magazine that I get. Cheers


Hi Bill: I'm quoting myself to see if the addition of the characters at the end of the sig block worked. Hope so. Cheers


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Bill Loguidice
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Xbox 360 Signatures

By the way, for those with Xbox 360 signature blocks like mine, add the "< /a>" command at the end of it in your signature edit mode in your profile with no spaces so it doesn't cause issues when someone is quoting. Thanks!

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Test Drive Release Date
forcefield58 wrote:

I've played a number of the Test Drive series games, but wondering when this one came out. Don't remember seeing any pub on it, not even in Xbox magazine that I get. Cheers


I don't have the exact date in front of me, but it had to have been at least a full year or so ago. They had two different demos up prior to that.

Actually, according to Xbox.com, it was released September 2006: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/t/testdriveunlimited/

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I've played a number of the Test Drive series games, but wondering when this one came out. Don't remember seeing any pub on it, not even in Xbox magazine that I get. Cheers


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Mark Vergeer
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Controls take practice

The controls do take practice and vary between cars. I found the Audi TT pretty well to handle.



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TDU

I was tracking this game from the beginning and played the series of demos that were released, but I never got into it like I hoped. I found the control lacking. Glad you're enjoying it...

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