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Crazy Taxi Guide

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  • by booman, Nov 2, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    Crazy Taxi used to be an arcade game found in most arcades and restaurants near the racing games. Now you can race around the silly town picking up customers. Smash cars, jump rivers, drive through obects on the sidewalk and find hidden routes to your passengers destination.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Crazy Taxi in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Crazy Taxi. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
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    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: crazytaxi
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 3.0
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam

    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Crazy Taxi
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 3.0
    Arguments: -no-dwrite
    This fixes any missing font problems
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine

    Display Tab
    Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Steam Server Error

    Before launching Steam you will get a Server Error for every game
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    Navigate to your game's wineprefix:
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/alienbreed3/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/config/
    Open config.vdf with a text editor
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    Copy this code below

    Code:
    "CS"        "valve511.steamcontent.com;valve530.steamcontent.com;valve548.steamcontent.com;valve539.steamcontent.com;valve519.steamcontent.com;valve555.steamcontent.com;valve504.steamcontent.com;valve529.steamcontent.com;valve558.steamcontent.com;valve500.steamcontent.com;valve561.steamcontent.com;valve532.steamcontent.com;valve540.steamcontent.com;valve502.steamcontent.com;valve544.steamcontent.com;valve528.steamcontent.com;valve556.steamcontent.com;valve520.steamcontent.com;valve542.steamcontent.com;valve538.steamcontent.com;valve551.steamcontent.com;valve521.steamcontent.com;valve564.steamcontent.com;valve516.steamcontent.com;valve535.steamcontent.com;valve541.steamcontent.com;valve533.steamcontent.com;valve536.steamcontent.com;valve557.steamcontent.com;valve559.steamcontent.com;valve537.steamcontent.com;valve508.steamcontent.com;valve525.steamcontent.com;valve565.steamcontent.com;valve566.steamcontent.com;valve514.steamcontent.com;valve545.steamcontent.com;valve517.steamcontent.com;valve547.steamcontent.com;valve549.steamcontent.com;valve503.steamcontent.com;valve515.steamcontent.com;valve506.steamcontent.com;valve562.steamcontent.com;valve526.steamcontent.com;valve543.steamcontent.com;valve522.steamcontent.com;valve518.steamcontent.com;valve509.steamcontent.com;valve550.steamcontent.com;valve552.steamcontent.com;valve505.steamcontent.com;valve553.steamcontent.com;valve512.steamcontent.com;valve546.steamcontent.com;valve554.steamcontent.com;valve510.steamcontent.com;valve563.steamcontent.com;valve501.steamcontent.com;valve531.steamcontent.com;valve523.steamcontent.com;valve524.steamcontent.com;valve507.steamcontent.com;valve560.steamcontent.com;valve567.steamcontent.com;valve513.steamcontent.com;valve1601.steamcontent.com;valve164.steamcontent.com;valve1615.steamcontent.com;valve1602.steamcontent.com;valve1604.steamcontent.com;valve1608.steamcontent.com;valve1603.steamcontent.com;valve1606.steamcontent.com;valve1609.steamcontent.com;valve1618.steamcontent.com;valve1617.steamcontent.com;valve1613.steamcontent.com;valve1607.steamcontent.com;valve1611.steamcontent.com;valve1614.steamcontent.com;valve1619.steamcontent.com;valve1616.steamcontent.com;valve1612.steamcontent.com;valve1610.steamcontent.com;valve165.steamcontent.com;valve1605.steamcontent.com;valve954.steamcontent.com;valve955.steamcontent.com;valve904.steamcontent.com;valve901.steamcontent.com;valve957.steamcontent.com;valve953.steamcontent.com;valve956.steamcontent.com;valve950.steamcontent.com;valve905.steamcontent.com;valve952.steamcontent.com;valve902.steamcontent.com;valve907.steamcontent.com;valve958.steamcontent.com"
    Go to the line
    "InstallConfigStore"
    {
    "Software"
    {
    "Valve"
    {
    "Steam"
    {
    "CM"

    Paste in a new line under the "CM" line with all the IP Addresses
    Save config.vdf
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    Launching Steam

    Select Crazy Taxi
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Find Crazy Taxi in your Steam Library
    Click Install
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    • Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
    • Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Play
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    Check "Configure Crazy Taxi"
    Click Play
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • V-Sync
    • FXAA
    • Windowed
    Click the Play arrow
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    Conclusion:
    Crazy Taxi ran perfectly on my GeForce GTX 1060 in 1920x1080 resolution. I didn't have any bugs or problems except the Steam server error/hack. I was also able to configure my Xbox controller in the Setup and play the game just fine.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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