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
Developers
Hitmaker
Windows Strangelite
Publishers
Sega
Release dates
Windows September 16, 2014
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade, Driving
Vehicles Automobile
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 restaurants advertisements 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 Crazy Taxi Analog Controller Unofficial Fix to add proper analog controls.
Suffers from poor performance similarly to the 2011 version.[1][2] See DXVK to fix the performance.
Internal resolution is locked to 720p like in Crazy Taxi (2011). Use Universal Resolution Changer v2 to increase internal resolution.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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]
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Crazy Taxi Analog Controller Unofficial Fix[edit]

Use only if you like Steam release changes. Otherwise use Crazy Taxi Overhaul.
Adds proper analog input for the left stick and triggers.

Crazy Taxi Overhaul[edit]

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.
  • Fixes problems with analog steering.
  • Additionally features restoration of Levi's, Pizza Hut and KFC adverts and location names from original Dreamcast release.

DXVK[edit]

A Vulkan-based translation layer for Direct3D 9/10/11 intended for allowing 3D applications to run on Linux.
Works on all operating systems as long as your GPU supports Vulkan.
Fixes all performance problems with Crazy Taxi, maintaining a consistent frame-rate throughout.[4]
DXVK
  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[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Stretched by default, download this patcher.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Can also be toggled with Alt+ Enter.[6]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Run the game in your display's native resolution and use Borderless Gaming.[7]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA.
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)

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

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
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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

Notes

  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).
  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.

References

  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. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-10-19
  6. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-10-19
  7. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-10-19