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
Developers
Hitmaker
Windows Strangelite
Publishers
Sega
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 from the arcade and Dreamcast versions. See Crazy Taxi Audio Overhaul to restore the original soundtrack.
Lacks proper analog controls. While you can use the stick, it's interpreted digitally. See Crazy Taxi Analog Controller Unofficial Fix to add proper analog controls.
Sound effects and voice-overs are too quiet and can't be turned up.[citation needed]
Suffers from poor performance.[1] See DXVK to fix performance.

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 (see notes)
DRM-free if Steam is not installed or by creating a steam_appid.txt file containing its Steam ID number 71230 in <path-to-game>.[2]
Windows
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]

Improves the overall audio quality of the game in the following ways:
  • 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 and voice-overs.

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.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.xml[Note 1]
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\
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
In-game Fullscreen Screen Mode settings stretch the game screen to the aspect-ratio and Wallpaper uses Pixel-perfect scaling.[4]
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.[5]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Run the game in your display's native resolution and use Borderless Gaming.[6]
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
Shader Model support 3
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 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.
  3. Garbage Performance Answer - Steam Community Discussions - last accessed on 2020-10-24
  4. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-10-19
  5. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-10-19
  6. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-10-19