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Crazy Taxi (Steam)

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

Crazy Taxi
Crazy Taxi cover
Windows Strangelite
Release dates
Windows September 16, 2014
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 (Steam) guide on StrategyWiki
Crazy Taxi (Steam) on MobyGames
Crazy Taxi (Steam) on Wikipedia
Crazy Taxi
Crazy Taxi 2002
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller 2004
Crazy Taxi (2011) 2011
Crazy Taxi (Steam) 2014

Key points

Updated re-release of the PC version with more graphical options and bugfixes.
Lacks the classic soundtrack by The Offspring and Bad Religion and sponsors from the arcade and Dreamcast versions. See Crazy Taxi Overhaul to restore the original advertisments and original soundtrack as well as adding music from other Crazy Taxi games and improving the sound effects and voice-overs.
Lacks proper analog controls. While the sticks can be used, it is interpreted digitally. See SilentPatch to add proper analog controls.
Suffers from poor performance similarly to the 2011 version.[1][2] See DXVK to fix the performance.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when Steam is not installed or by creating a steam_appid.txt file containing its Steam App ID number 71230 in <path-to-game>.[3]
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements


Adds proper analog input for the left stick and triggers.
Fixes windowed mode bugs and crash with steering wheels

Crazy Taxi Overhaul

Improves the overall audio and visual quality of the game in the following ways:
  • High quality versions of the original soundtrack by The Offspring and Bad Religion.
  • High quality versions of Crazy Taxi 2 and 3 soundtracks by The Offspring and Bad Religion.
  • Higher quality versions of the included soundtrack in addition to the tracks above.
  • Higher quality sound effects and voice-overs.
  • Additionally features restoration of Levi's, Pizza Hut, KFC and FILA adverts and location names from original Dreamcast release.


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.[4]
  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 <path-to-game>\input_config.xml[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\keycap_config.xml[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\system_config.xml[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/71230/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA\Dreamcast Collection\Crazy Taxi\CRAZYTAXI_DC
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/71230/pfx/[Note 2]
Old save file is compatible with newer version of the game, but save game data location is changed; simply copy save file from previous location to newer one.

Save game cloud syncing

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


Video settings from external launcher.
Video settings from external launcher.
General settings from in-game Options menu.
General settings from in-game Options menu.

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.[5]
Stretched by default, download this patcher.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can also be toggled with Alt+ Enter.[5]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Run the game in your display's native resolution and use Borderless Gaming.[5]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High refresh rates cut frame rate in half (e.g. 72 FPS on a 144Hz monitor).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Keyboard remapping from external launcher.
Keyboard remapping from external launcher.
Controller remapping from external launcher.
Controller remapping from external launcher.


Audio settings from external launcher.
Audio settings from external launcher.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SE in-game. Sound FX in launcher.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Released with FX Games

Issues fixed

Game crashes on launch when using steering wheel

Use SilentPatch[6]

Other information


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

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 240 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7300 series
ATI Radeon X1600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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. Garbage Performance - Steam Community Discussions - last accessed on 2020-10-19
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-02-04
    Compared both 2011 and current 2014 versions of the game without DXVK and they both ran poorly the longer the play session went, despite my PC exceeding recommended requirements.
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-10-19
    Game prompts a Steam log-in when installed or creating a steam_appid.txt file with anything other than its app ID number in the file.
  4. Garbage Performance Answer - Steam Community Discussions - last accessed on 2020-10-24
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-10-19
  6. Verified by User:Silent on 2021-08-09