Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller

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Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller cover
Developers
Hitmaker
Publishers
Sega
Release dates
Windows February 26, 2004
Taxonomy
Vehicles Transport
Series Crazy Taxi
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Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
Key points
Lacks the Xbox soundtrack that included Offspring and Bad Religion tracks from across the series among others. See Original Xbox Music to restore the original soundtrack.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS. Use CT3Tweaks to adjust the cap.
Does not support analog brakes or acceleration on controller.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v3 DRM[Note 1] The game works on Windows 10 x64, but doesn't work with Matroska Splitter or LAV Filters. Unninstall all. The version FX start with "inicio del jogo.exe"
Windows
Retail
DRM-free
Xplosiv re-release is DRM-free and can be run without the disc after installation.
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

CT3Tweaks[edit]

Adds custom resolutions, an FOV slider, and 60 FPS support.
FOV slider and widescreen fix only affect the default camera.
Increasing the framerate cap beyond 30fps results in a visual glitch when driving on certain kinds of dust where all shadows and visual effects will briefly fly away from the camera and reset multiple times per second depending on your speed. This goes away as soon as you're off the dust.

Xinput Plus[edit]

Fixes the trigger problem on most Xinput controllers like the Xbox one controller for when using the config application. Using the trigger will crash the config. This XInput Plus file swaps the axis on your triggers to buttons which stops the config from crashing and allows use for XInput controllers.
Extract the file in where the game is installed. Then go into CT3Config.exe and setup your controller and you're good to go. Recommend you do this before using CT3tweaks.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\TAXI3.CFG[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\game[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Does not support mapping to analog triggers.
Controller remapping
Does not support remapping movement from analog stick or assigning multiple buttons to a single input.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SE, Voice
Surround sound
7.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Original Xbox Music[edit]

Extract the music files into <path-to-game>\Media\Music to restore the Xbox soundtrack.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
FX Interactive release
Japanese
Japanese release

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game Stutters on switching music files during gameplay[edit]

Since the same tracks play in the same looping order every time and the game has no problem playing long music files, the initial tracks can be appended with the others until they are longer than a play session to ensure the stutter doesn't happen. The tracks that play (looping) ingame are:
  • m03.ogg to m04.ogg to m05.ogg for West Coast
  • m08.ogg to m09.ogg to m10.ogg for Glitter Oasis
  • m13.ogg to m14.ogg to m15.ogg for Small Apple

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).

References