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Crazy Taxi

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

Crazy Taxi
Crazy Taxi cover
Windows Strangelite
North America Activision Value
Europe Empire Interactive
Japan Sega
Release dates
Windows June 28, 2002
Monetization One-time game purchase, Sponsored
Microtransactions None
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
Crazy Taxi guide on StrategyWiki
Crazy Taxi on MobyGames
Crazy Taxi 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.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)


Type Notes
One-time game purchase Crazy Taxi requires an upfront purchase to access.
Sponsored Several prominent real world establishments, such as Pizza Hut, FILA, and Tower Records, are featured as destinations to drive customers to.


Type Notes
No microtransactions Crazy Taxi has no microtransactions.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\taxi.cfg[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\CRAZYTAXI_DC[Note 1]


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution and force resolution with dgVoodoo2
Field of view (FOV)
See step 12 of Widescreen resolution
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Use dgVoodoo2
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use dgVoodoo2
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 50 FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Widescreen resolution

Widescreen fix[1]
  1. Open Crazy_Taxi_PC.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F and search for the hex value 8002.
  3. Replace 8002 and E001 with:
    • 0005 and D002 for 1280x720
    • 0005 and 0003 for 1280x768
    • 0005 and 2003 for 1280x800
    • 0005 and 0004 for 1280x1024
    • 5605 and 0003 for 1366x768
    • A005 and 8403 for 1440x900
    • 4006 and 8403 for 1600x900
    • 4006 and 0004 for 1600x1024
    • 4006 and B004 for 1600x1200
    • 9006 and 1A04 for 1680x1050
    • 8007 and 3804 for 1920x1080
    • 8007 and B004 for 1920x1200
    • More values available here
  4. If you can't edit the file because of no permissions, right-click the file, click on Properties and uncheck "Read only".
  5. Press Ctrl+F and search for ABAAAA3F.
  6. Press F3, replace the ABAAAA3F value with:
    • 0000A03F for 5:4 screens
    • CDCCCC3F for 16:10 screens
    • 5555D53F for 15:9 screens
    • 398EE33F for 16:9 screens
    • 54551540 for 21:9 screens
  7. Press F3 three times.
  8. Do the same replacement as before.
  9. Press Ctrl+F and search for 400000003F.
  10. Click after the 40 value.
  11. Press Ctrl+R and select "Floating point number".
  12. Search for 0.5 and replace with one of the following values which represents FOV. However, the higher FOV value you set, the more objects on both sides of the screen will disappear.
    • 0.46875 for 5:4 screens
    • 0.6 for 16:10 screens
    • 0.625 for 15:9 screens
    • 0.666666 for 16:9 screens
    • 0.875 for 21:9 screens
  13. Save the changes.
  14. Run CTConfig.exe and set the resolution to 640x480.
  15. Widescreen resolutions cause cropping on bottom parts of the menu and HUD. To fix this issue, open the GPU Control Panel and set scaling to fullscreen.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
The game uses licensed songs with no option to change to other songs


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese release

Issues fixed

Crash when loading into the city

Set compatibility mode for Crazy_Taxi_PC.exe to Windows XP (Service Pack 3)[2]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Crazy Taxi (non-Steam) - Widescreen Tutorial - YouTube - last accessed on 2017-02-14
  2. Verified by User:Silent on 2021-09-27
    I hate compatibility modes with passion but this really helps.