Crazy Taxi

Crazy Taxi

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Crazy Taxi (Steam) - Original Audio / Locations / Fixes
By Air Chomp
Ready to do some Crazy Taxi Drivin', but wanna do it with the sights and sounds of the Dreamcast original?
Here you go!
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Hey hey! (Introduction)
Welcome to the guide, let's go make some Crazy Money!

... Or at least we should, but first, you gotta know where you came from.

Crazy Taxi Origin and Impact

Crazy Taxi was originally released in arcades back in late 1990's, and found it's way into all sorts of other places too.

Not only did the Crazy Drivin' and other fun gameplay mechanics make it a fan-favorite, but the Soundtrack also made it AMAZING, right?

It featured The Offspring and Bad Religion, two well-known punk / rock bands, as the main focus of the soundtrack, and man what a great fit! It's almost synonomous with the Crazy Taxi series!

Steam Version and the Badvibes

Alas, licensed musics (and voices) only last so long, and they replaced most of the music in the Steam version with some stuff that sounds just plain blah and unfitting.

Sure, it's some kind of rock, but it doesn't sound right. My personal opinion is that it's more garbage than substance.

The voices are also patched up and such, being the voice actors from Crazy Taxi 2's cast.
Yes, you can play as Crazy Taxi 1's cabbies in Crazy Taxi 2 on the Dreamcast and possibly the PSP version.

Beat the Crazy Pyramid completely to unlock them.

Let's Give it Another Go!

How about we at least fix that lousy soundtrack they've dubbed in, and put the original voices back? Maybe even get the game sounding even more authentic with the original sounds?

I got you covered on that, soooo..

HERE WE GO!
Ready!? (Download and Extract)
You'll be needing some files, which are below.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You have to remove the space between the "google" and ".com" or "1drv" and ".ms" to access the links. Steam is picky about things sometimes, especially links.

As an added precaution, I've created a few mirrors and a MEGAPACK option. Follow the same instructions as above to access them.

The All-In-One MEGAPACK is a pre-made compilation of mods from the older MEGAPACKs, set up to be the easiest way to plug-and-play. It also includes both the ALL and CT1 music packs, no worries there.

If you want to install each part separately, I've left the old MEGAPACK link and file up, and have updated their files to include the new version of CT-DC Restoration.

Download Files!

All-In-One MEGAPACKs

Crazy Taxi (Steam Version) - All-In-One MEGAPACK (gDrive, 116mb, 7zip file)

https://drive.google .com/file/d/1ccLjMo4xZKGtiecm7aO9yczcE0Ytz5Lp

Crazy Taxi (Steam Version) - All-In-One MEGAPACK (oDrive, 116mb, 7zip file)

https://1drv .ms/u/s!AvZWT9ZlmsC4k2HNe8ESV7Z1Ba-W


Old-Style MEGAPACKS

Crazy Taxi (Steam Version) - MEGAPACK (gDrive, 111mb, 7zip file)

https://drive.google .com/file/d/1aU0EvK-XQh74UhL-XMLeHfR0U25fmNux

Crazy Taxi (Steam Version) - MEGAPACK (oDrive, 111mb, 7zip file)

https://1drv .ms/u/s!AvZWT9ZlmsC4ki3SlZgWcOL62AvG


BONUS Force FeedBack Plugin!

Looking to add some more good vibration to the game?

This package includes almost everything needed to make it work!

The rest of the pre-requisites / requirements are detailed in the ReadMe files and a quick and easy tutorial .gif.

Many thanks to Boomslangnz. Additional testing done by AirChomp and Alexvgz!

Download is below...

CrazyTaxi_Steam_-_FFB_Plugin.7z (oDrive, 905 kb)
https://1drv .ms/u/s!AvZWT9ZlmsC4k2IO4UAjh5MdteW6?e=JaCSA3

CrazyTaxi_Steam_-_FFB_Plugin.7z (gDrive, 905 kb)
https://drive.google .com/file/d/1epdgbj9NKdi83Of-OY2te077ydqVd2vf


Extract the Files!

In order to extract these, use 7zip, it's a near essential program by now.

If you use 7zip, right click the file and extract them to a folder of the same name, as in,

"Extract to "...\"

You should end up with the files in subdirectories that match up with the "Crazy Taxi" Steam directory.

Now they're ready for placement! Let's roll!
Let's GO!! (Installation)
Alright, what do you do with these files, you ask?

Browse to Crazy Taxi's Local Files!

Right click Crazy Taxi in your Steam Library, click Properties, then click the tab called Local Files. Under that you'll find Browse Local Files, which when clicked will open up the game's file directory in your file browser.

Replace the Files!

Using the overall structure of the extracted files / folders as a guide, you can figure out where the files go, but to be specific...

Crazy Taxi is where VOICE01.AFS goes.

This contains all the original voice clips, and of course, the original voice acting too.

music_adx should be where the .ADX files go.

The Music (.ADX) files are named exactly like the stock stuff, but contain the original good stuff!

Crazy Taxi is where everything related to sound effects goes.

The Sound Effects are in .AFS files, and are labeled as BINC1/2/3.AFS and LANDDC1/2.AFS .

All-In-One MEGAPACK Users:

Just copy the contents of the AIO MEGAPACK's "Crazy Taxi" folder and paste them into your Steam "Crazy Taxi" folder, overwriting everything when asked.

Depending on if you wanna be all safe and such, you could make backups.
Not sure why you would want to though, the stuff included is much better quality!


Now we're ready to make some CRAZY Money! (In-Game, that is!)
Crazy Cool Music and MORE! (What's Included)
Since the soundtrack for the Steam release has several extra tracks to fill compared to the original game's lineup, I decided to look to later Crazy Taxi games for music to fill the gaps.

There is also a Crazy Taxi 1 only version included in an alternate folder, which tries harder to stay faithful to the original soundtrack. Thanks to BorbingoBoy for suggesting it being a thing!

All music, sounds, and more were mixed and properly compiled using adxencd.exe, a much more useful tool than some soccer game's sound file converter tool. I'll be detailing how to use my tool of choice later on.

Here's a listing of music used in this, in chronological order of appearance in the series.

Crazy Taxi - The Original!

The Offspring - Change the World
Bad Religion - Hear It
Bad Religion - Inner Logic
Bad Religion - Ten in 2010
Bad Religion - Them and Us
The Offspring - Way Down the Line
The Offspring - All I Want


Crazy Taxi 2 - The Apple!

The Offspring - No Brakes
The Offspring - Walla Walla
The Offspring - Come Out Swinging
The Offspring - One Fine Day


Crazy Taxi 3 - High Rollin'!

The Offspring - Want You Bad
Bad Religion - Empty Causes
Bad Religion - Punk Rock Song


Also includes...!

Original Voices, Sounds, Textures, Locations, and some bugfixes!


More goods, courtesy of CookiePLMonster / Silent!

CT-DC Restoration Mod 2.0 - Restores the original licensed locations, textures, fare lines, and more, all via code!
SilentPatch for Crazy Taxi - Fixes many bugs, including Wheel and Input-related quirks, also via code!
AWESOME! (Conclusion and BONUS!)
I've put a lot of work into this, originally was gonna release this kind of thing ages ago, but hard drive failures aplenty set it back quite often.

Well, it's out there now, and I'm hoping you can enjoy it!

Got the Old PC Version?
After doing some research on the original PC port of Crazy Taxi, I decided to put together a quick compilation of tracks that should work with it. Same quality tracks, same rockin' tunes, easy to install!

Download is below..

Crazy_Taxi_OldPC_Original_Music.7z (7 .mp3 files, 1 .wav file, 9.55 mb)
https://drive.google .com/file/d/1GePPJIGlkswkXqv8DotFcUaH4Q3YokGr/

A CRAZY Challenger Approaches!

Do you happen to know of Crazy Taxi 2 on the Dreamcast? Around Apple is my jam!

It had DLC long before it was a laughable thing, and this was actually cool.

I'll boast for a bit, I have one of the highest scores for Crazy Taxi 2's Another Day mode.




No, I didn't edit the files. While it's possible, I don't mess around when it comes to setting records.

Yes, I have access to the files, and I'm hoping someone out there will step up to the challenge of beating that score.

If you've got a Dreamcast and Crazy Taxi 2, you're welcome to use the this custom DreamExplorer image you can burn to a CD-R, get the DLC for Crazy Taxi 2, and challenge my score!

I don't expect you to show any proof of accomplishment, but hey, at least you get some game-time with your Dreamcast!

I reccomend using IMGBurn, which should be available out there somewhere.
If you need help setting it up, just send me a shout, I'll help out!


DreamExplorer - Crazy Taxi 2 DLC (DropBox, 2.77mb, 7zip file, 1 .cdi file)

https://www.dropbox .com/s/vpnsdsm0mkwekfs/DreamExplorer_-_CT2_DLC.7z?dl=0


CRAZY BALL!

Nothing beats a game of Crazy Taxi, whether it's the classic original, the Dreamcast sequel, or the high roller of the trilogy, Crazy Taxi 3!

Here's a little video I whipped up about one of Crazy Taxi 3's "CRAZY X!" minigames. Enjoy!

Crazy Taxi 3 - CRAZY BALL! - Gameplay Video



Original Locations! CT-DC / Dreamcast Restoration out now!

Alexvgz and CookiePLMonster have been working on a project that restores the majority of content from the original game via code rather than .exe edits.

Go check it out on CookiePLMonster 's GitHub page or blog (preferably the blog), and grab the latest build from there!

https://github.com/CookiePLMonster/CT-DC

https://cookieplmonster.github.io/mods/crazy-taxi/

You can see some of it in action in this video by Alexvgz.


There's also a link in the ReadMe in my MEGAPACK that should take you right to it. Well done, guys!


Thanks!

Thank you for reading, if you have any questions, leave a comment!

Special thanks to BorbingoBoy for the idea to make a "Original Music Only" package!
See the Downloads section above for it, below the normal download link.

Extra special thanks to Alexvgz and CookiePLMonster/Silent for the CT-DC Restoration project for this game. Go check 'em out!

Alright, get out there, have fun, and enjoy some Crazy Taxi!
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156 Comments
kantos22 [FZGXM] May 15 @ 1:47pm 
Dude, you're a legend
goldcd May 7 @ 1:49pm 
Was browsing my Steam library and spotted Crazy Taxi today - but wasn't quite 'right'

Installed your 'fix' and my beloved game is back and I've just wasted most of an evening I was supposed to be tidying up. Oh well..
RhythmRev May 5 @ 10:08pm 
Crazy Taxi just ain't the same without Pizza Hut.:mafia:
Awesome, thank you for that.
Air Chomp  [author] Apr 16 @ 8:15am 
Sure. Just reinstall the game, and then when installing the modpack, include everything BUT "voice01.afs" from the modpack when overwriting. That is to say, leave the original "Voice01.afs" intact when installing everything else. Hope that helps. Have fun!
Is there any way to remove the original voices and reset that to defaults? They honestly sound worse.
Air Chomp  [author] Mar 20 @ 10:26am 
You're welcome! Also got another update for ya'll today.

Updated the guide some more, added links to a really cool mod package that you can install to add force feedback to the game!

It includes almost everything, just make sure to read the ReadMe's and get all the pre-requisites (mainly the Visual C++ Runtime files listed) installed before trying it out!
Myth[Alex] Mar 19 @ 3:11pm 
:aviciithumbsup: The experience just got better. The original voice lines are now working too !

@author: Thank you for letting us know about the news / changelog as well as for updating your mod-pack. I appreciate it :)
Air Chomp  [author] Mar 19 @ 2:22pm 
Updated the guide text, rebuilt the MEGAPACK into an All-In-One package, and updated the old-style MEGAPACKs with the latest version of the CT-DC Restoration files.

The All-In-One MEGAPACK has all the old-style, separated modules compiled into one folder, and the CT1 soundtrack option is a simple folder rename away if you want that. It's built with plug-and-play in mind, so please give it a try sometime!

The Old-Style MEGAPACKs are still up, so if you're looking to pick and choose what to install, that's your pack!

And by the way... Thank you all so much! I'm glad to help out where I can!
⭕⃤ BIPPO Mar 18 @ 5:28am 
got it working, thx. amazing guide