Results 1 to 12 of 12

  1. jeff82_nz is offline Lotus driver
    Location: New Zealand
    Posts: 54

    #1

    Thumbs up This is how to change your nickname in TDU!

    Firstly, this is not an easy or non-risky process, only do this if you really, really hate your current nickname and know your way round a Hex-editor...

    So, lets get into it!

    Firstly, the profiles are stored in your My Documents folder in a folder called Test Drive Unlimited. The files in here are encrypted and cant be edited directly (at least I couldnt figure it out). There is also a file called ProfileList.dat which contains the profile names but doesnt seem to be used.

    So how to change the name?

    * Note that this method requires your new name to have exactly the same number of characters as your current name, so you could change your name from 'Jeff' to 'J3ff' but not 'Jeffrey' *


    Start TDU
    Create a new online profile using the name you want to use.
    Logout and swap to your current profile.
    Delete the profile you just created.
    Go to your house view
    Alt-tab back to windows
    Load up a RAM editing program like WinHex, open the TDU process and do a search for your profile name. Change each one you find to your new name.
    Alt-tab back to the game.
    Click on the garage tab then back to the Home tab. This will force the profile to save.
    Exit the game.
    Reload and your new profile name should be in the profile list instead of your old name!

    Yes its a mission and dodgy (do I even need to say backup your savegames folder first?) but does work!

  2. -Dell- is offline Formerly known as MR-E46
    Location: Sydney, AU
    Posts: 256

    #2

    Default

    Right. So um, is there a way to do that all in one sentence?

  3. jeff82_nz is offline Lotus driver
    Location: New Zealand
    Posts: 54

    #3

    Default

    lol dont think so (it would be a huge sentance). And where were you for the cruise tonight, it was awesome!

  4. -Dell- is offline Formerly known as MR-E46
    Location: Sydney, AU
    Posts: 256

    #4

    Default

    My dad's sick man, he's been in bed all day.. was taking care of him. I'll be out tomorrow for sure though

  5. jeff82_nz is offline Lotus driver
    Location: New Zealand
    Posts: 54

    #5

    Default

    sorry to hear that, hope hes ok

  6. neilgt is offline Rusted Banger
    Location: Wales, UK
    Posts: 60

    #6

    Default

    Hope he's better soon.

  7. -Dell- is offline Formerly known as MR-E46
    Location: Sydney, AU
    Posts: 256

    #7

    Default

    Took him to the hospital this morning, turns out his appendix is infected

  8. Forza is offline Diablo Wannabe
    Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    Posts: 98

    #8

    Default

    well.. getting back on topic
    has anyone else successfully attempted this?

    woot woot 100th post
    1 rep ^^

  9. nitrox is offline HC ES ! <3
    Location: Belgium - Houthulst
    Posts: 568

    #9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by -Dell- »
    Took him to the hospital this morning, turns out his appendix is infected
    mm, i wouldn't cruise to though if i would hear that, hope he get's better soon !

    Ford Focus RS
    2.5 litres Inline 5 TurboCharged Engine
    300BHP
    simply said, "A Beast Amongst The Cars"

  10. Enos is offline I spread love via Sigs!!
    Location: York
    Posts: 308

    #10

    Default

    Sounds all too very complicated! lol
    100th Post 4 me!! Whoop Whoop!

  11. McBain is offline Just a Skidmark
    Location: Massachusetts
    Posts: 1

    #11

    Default

    Noob here. I couldn't quickly sort out my Gamespy ID when I bought the game recently, so I created an offline profile to test the game out. Well, now I'm at Champion level, and I want to go online without having to repeat half of the challenges.

    Does the method described in this thread work? Will I lose any possessions or points?

  12. Speed is offline Can You Feel It?
     
    Location: Norfolk, UK
    Posts: 2,724

    #12

    Default

    This thread is over 2 years old, and the original poster hasn't even been online for over a year, so it might be more productive if you made your own thread to find a way. Also to TDUC

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

about us

  • turboduck is a community all about driving and racing games. Whether you love to tick off the miles/kilometres in your favourite open-world driving game, crash and explode everything in your balls to the wall arcade racer or nail down every apex and trim every tenth possible in a racing-sim. We don't care as we are just like you and enjoy our virtual cockpits of the cars, bikes and everything else that these games offer. So sit back, relax and don't think too much about why a 'duck' is our mascot. ;)
turboduck twitter turboduck facebook turboduck youtube turboduck twitter turboduck rss