Test Drive Unlimited 2 (PC)
Force Feedback: Full
Pedals: Separate
Shift Lights: No
Released: Feb 08, 2011

This article is part of our series: The Logitech G27 Racing Wheel for Casual Racing Gamers. Here, I cover setting up your G27 racing wheel to play Test Drive Unlimited 2. TDU2 was developed by Eden Games and published by Atari. TDU2 continues the tropical island open-world theme from the original Test Drive Unlimited.

This article will also apply to G25 owners. Of course, they will have to sacrifice a few extra button mappings in the control options.

Solid Tip: Looking for G27 drivers or Logitech Profiler software? Get it here.

Logitech G27 Solid Series Articles
1. Casual Gamer vs Simulation Gamer 11. Test Drive Unlimited
2. Setting Up Your G27, Made Easy 12. Test Drive Unlimited 2
3. Need For Speed: Carbon 13. Burnout Paradise
4. Need For Speed: Pro Street 14. Race Driver: GRID
5. Need For Speed: Undercover 15. Split Second
6. Need For Speed: Shift 16. GTR Evolution
7. Need For Speed: Shift 2 17. DiRT 2
8. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 18. DiRT 3
9. Need For Speed: The Run 19. Blur
10. Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Before you begin

Unlike any of the previous 12 games detailed in this series, you cannot start this game directly from the Logitech Profiler. The game runs on TestDrive2.exe, so this is the file that the Profile must be created under. However, you must launch the game using UpLauncher.exe.

Attempting to setup the Profile with UpLauncher.exe won’t work with the game and it will ignore any settings you change.

Also, the wheel buttons get pre-mapped nicely. Steering, pedals, and shifter are already set correctly so don’t bother with those in the options.

TDU2 G27 Simple Setup

  • Open the Logitech Profiler
  • Select New > Profile
  • Add TestDrive2.exe as a new game
  • Open Specific Game Settings
  • Check ‘Use Special Steering Wheel Settings’
  • Set ‘Degrees of Rotation’ to your preference
  • Leave ‘Report Combined Pedals’ UNchecked
  • You must start the game with UpLauncher.exe
  • In game, go to Options > Controls
  • Select ‘Detect Device’
  • Switch Keyboard to Logitech G27
  • Select Yes to default controls
  • Major controls are already mapped
  • Change any additional buttons you like
  • In game, go to Options > Game Settings
  • Select your gearbox (auto/manual/paddles)
TDU2 Controls detect device

Select 'Detect Device'

TDU2 Controls select wheel

Select The G27

Additional Wheel Settings

You will also find “Controller Configuration” under the control options. For the purposes of simply getting your G27 setup and enjoying the drive, you actually should not mess with these. There are some basic tips below or you can refer to my advanced options article for full details.

The steering rotation is handled by the Logitech Profiler. This is not a simulation game, so I set mine to 200°, which matches the cars in-game. You can select up to the full 900° steering, but it will take you all day to turn a corner!

The Vibration feature may sound corny, but it actually allows you to feel the rumble of the road itself. With this slider all the way down, you won’t feel anything in the wheel when going in a straight line on asphalt. I suggest you leave it.

Also avoid adjusting Steering Sensitivity. Moving this slider up actually decreases steering to the point where your car will drive straight no matter what. Whatever this button is meant for, it sure doesn’t do it with the G27.

The other settings would make sense if this were a simulation. I recommend leaving them at the default, which is actually preset specifically for the Logitech wheel.

TDU2 Controls gearbox settings

Select your transmission

Don’t Neglect the Transmission

Even though you map keys for paddles and H-shifter, your car is set by default to automatic.

Don’t forget to go to Options > Game Settings to set your gearbox. You have the choice of Automatic, Sequential (paddles), H-Shifter, or H-Shifter with Clutch.

TDU2 Ferarri for Daddys Girl

Look at her! She looks great in red.