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.
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.
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window
Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
Click Install Steam
Do not click "Install Steam Now"
It will automatically install Linux Steam
Select Windows Steam instead
click "Windows" under the green button
Navigate to your desktop
Click "install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: crazytaxi
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.0
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following libraries:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Crazy Taxi
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine Version: 3.0
This fixes any missing font problems
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine
Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
Steam Server Error
Before launching Steam you will get a Server Error for every game
Navigate to your game's wineprefix:
Open config.vdf with a text editorCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/alienbreed3/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/config/
Copy this code below
Paste in a new line under the "CM" line with all the IP Addresses
Select Crazy Taxi
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Crazy Taxi in your Steam Library
- Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
- Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Check "Configure Crazy Taxi"
Click the Play arrow
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.