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Crazy Taxi (2011)

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This page is for 2011 version. For the current Steam version, see Crazy Taxi (Steam). For the original 2002 port, see Crazy Taxi.

Crazy Taxi (2011)
Crazy Taxi (2011) cover
Release dates
Windows March 4, 2011
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade, Driving
Vehicles Automobile, Transport
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Contemporary
Series Crazy Taxi, Dreamcast Collection
Crazy Taxi (2011) guide on StrategyWiki
Crazy Taxi (2011) on MobyGames
Crazy Taxi (2011) on Wikipedia
Crazy Taxi
Crazy Taxi 2002
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller 2004
Crazy Taxi (2011) 2011
Crazy Taxi (Steam) 2014

Key points

Lacks the classic soundtrack by The Offspring and Bad Religion from the arcade and Dreamcast versions.
Limited to only 720p.
Suffers from poor performance. Use DXVK to fix the performance issues.
Configuration launcher does not save settings properly. See here for a solution.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Part of Dreamcast Collection. StarForce DRM.[1]
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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Steam (unavailable)
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This re-release was replaced by the 2014 version.

Essential improvements


A Vulkan-based translation layer for Direct3D 9/10/11 intended for allowing 3D applications to run on Linux.
Compatible on all operating systems as long as the GPU supports Vulkan.
Fixes all performance problems with Crazy Taxi, maintaining a consistent frame-rate throughout.[3]
  1. Download DXVK here.
  2. Extract the contents of the dxvk-*.tar.gz file with 7zip or WinRAR.
  3. Copy d3d9.dll from the x32 folder and paste it in the game's installation folder.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA\Crazy Taxi\config.ini
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA\Dreamcast Collection\Crazy Taxi\config.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/71230/pfx/[Note 1]
The 2011 version's configuration tool has problems with saving settings. See here for details.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA\Crazy Taxi\CRAZYTAXI_DC
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA\Dreamcast Collection\Crazy Taxi\CRAZYTAXI_DC
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/71230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


External configuration launcher.
External configuration launcher.
In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The in-game Fullscreen Screen Mode stretches the game screen to 16:9 while Wallpaper pillarboxes the game to 4:3.
4K Ultra HD
The 2011 version is only limited to 720p.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
No option in the 2011 version, but is always on by default.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Gameplay is capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse is not use at all in-game.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
The hidden Camera and Speedometer buttons cannot be remapped.[4]
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Although the game recognizes DualShock 4 controllers as a generic DirectInput controller, the game has an issue with the camera changes sporadically every time the Accelerate and Brake buttons are pressed together.[5]
Generic/other controllers
Some DirectInput-based controllers may not work properly with this game.
Button prompts
The game uses keyboard prompts only.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SE
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Configuration tool does not save settings

The Steam version's configuration tool does not save settings properly, and the Dreamcast Collection version's configuration tool does not write a new configuration file if one is missing without re-installing the game.
Steam version: Add key through Registry Editor[6]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  2. Check if you have a folder named SEGA on it. If you don't, right click on Uninstall, click New, then Key and name it SEGA.
  3. Right-click SEGA, click New, then Key and name it Crazy Taxi.
  4. Right-click the newly created Crazy Taxi and click New, then String Value, and name it Crazy Taxi.
  5. Double-click the Crazy Taxi string and change the value to 1.
Dreamcast Collection version: create the configuration file manually[6]
  1. Check if you have a series of folders from %USERPROFILE%\Documents that goes up to SEGA\Dreamcast Collection\Crazy Taxi. If not, create a new folder in %USERPROFILE%\Documents and name it SEGA.
  2. Go into the SEGA, right-click and select New → Folder, and name it Dreamcast Collection.
  3. Go into the Dreamcast Collection folder, right-click and select New → Folder, and name it Crazy Taxi.
  4. Go into the Crazy Taxi folder, create a new text file and name it config.ini.
  5. Open the config.ini file you created with a text editor, and then paste the following into this file:
    [Crazy Taxi]
  6. Save the file (File → Save or Ctrl+S) in this location. The Dreamcast Collection version's configuration tool should be able to read and write the configuration files again.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Criware ADX format audio files.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 240 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7300
ATI Radeon X1600
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/71230/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (71230) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Dreamcast Collection PC...? - SEGA Forums, page 2, post 18 (Archived) - last accessed on 2021-02-03
    "All games use Starforce protection (at least on my UK DVD copy). There are hacks out there that get round that though, if it puts you off. At least the newest Starforce you don't have to reboot to install the protection driver..."
  2. Welcome to Games for Windows Marketplace - Games for Windows - last accessed on 19 August 2022
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-02-03
    Tested this fix on the 2011 version after retrieving it via Steam Depot Download.
  4. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-02-03
    Encountered this issue with a DualShock 4 controller on the 2011 version.
  5. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-02-03
  6. 6.0 6.1 Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-01-28