Crazy Taxi (Steam)

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This page is for the Steam version. For other versions, see Crazy Taxi.

Crazy Taxi
Crazy Taxi cover
Windows Strangelite
Release dates
Windows September 16, 2014
Crazy Taxi (Steam) guide on StrategyWiki
Crazy Taxi (Steam) on MobyGames
Crazy Taxi (Steam) on Wikipedia
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Key points

Updated version of PC re-release of game with more graphical options and fixed issues.
Lacks the classic soundtrack by The Offspring and Bad Religion. See Crazy Taxi Audio Overhaul to restore the original soundtrack.
Lacks proper Analog control support. While you can use the stick, it's interpreted digitally. See Crazy Taxi Analog Controller Unofficial Fix to add analog control support.
Sound effects and voice acting are too quiet and can't be turned up.
Suffers from poor performance.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Create a steam_appid.txt file in <path-to-game> containing 71230 to run without Steam.[1]
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Crazy Taxi Analog Controller Unofficial Fix[edit]

Adds proper analog input for the Left Stick and triggers.

Crazy Taxi Audio Overhaul[edit]

Adds the following changes:
  • High quality versions of the original soundtrack by The Offspring and Bad Religion.
  • Higher quality versions of the included soundtrack in addition to the tracks above.
  • Higher quality sound effects.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA\Dreamcast Collection\Crazy Taxi\
Linux (Proton) <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]

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.
In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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).

Input settings[edit]

Launcher keyboard key map settings.
Launcher keyboard key map settings.
Launcher gamepad button map settings.
Launcher gamepad button map settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Launcher audio settings.
Launcher audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

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. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (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. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2019-12-11
    Creating a new steam_appid.txt file for the game with its Steam App ID number when it didn't initially had this file upon installation allowed the game to legitimately launch without Steam.