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Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller
EuropeEmpire Interactive
Release dates
WindowsFebruary 26, 2004
Monetization One-time game purchase, Sponsored
Controls Direct control
GenresArcade, Driving
VehiclesAutomobile, Transport
Art stylesCartoon
Themes Contemporary, North America
SeriesCrazy Taxi

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Crazy Taxi
Crazy Taxi2002
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller2004
Crazy Taxi (2011)2011
Crazy Taxi (Steam)2014


  • 1 Availability
  • 2 Monetization
    • 2.1 Microtransactions
  • 3 Essential improvements
    • 3.1 CT3Tweaks
    • 3.2 Xinput Fix
  • 4 Game data
    • 4.1 Configuration file(s) location
    • 4.2 Save game data location
  • 5 Video
  • 6 Input
  • 7 Audio
    • 7.1 Original Xbox Music
    • 7.2 Localizations
  • 8 Issues unresolved
    • 8.1 Game stutters on switching music files during gameplay
  • 9 Other information
    • 9.1 API
  • 10 System requirements
  • 11 Notes
  • 12 References


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work 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.



SafeDiscv3 DRM[Note 1].
The game works on Windows 10 x64, but doesn't work with Matroska Splitter or LAV Filters. Uninstall all.
The FX version starts from inicio del jogo.exe.


Xplosiv re-release is DRM-free and can be run without the disc after installation.

SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).


Type Notes
One-time game purchase Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller requires an upfront purchase to access.
Sponsored Several prominent real world establishments, such as Burger King, HMV, and FAO Schwarz, are featured as destinations to drive customers to.


Type Notes
No microtransactions Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller has no microtransactions.

Essential improvements


Adds custom resolutions, a FOV slider, and 60 FPS support.
FOV slider and widescreen fix only affect the default camera.
Increasing the framerate cap beyond 30 FPS 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 the player's speed.
This goes away as soon as the player is off the dust.

Xinput Fix

Fixes the trigger problem on most XInput controllers, like the Xbox One controller, when using the config application.
By default, using the trigger will crash the config. This XInput Plus file swaps the axis on the triggers to buttons, which stops the config from crashing and allows use for XInput controllers.
Extract the file in the directory where the game is installed, then open CT3Config.exe, setup the controller and it should work.
It's recommended to do this before using CT3Tweaks.
If controls doesn't work or aren't recognized in the config, open up XInput Plus, select CT3.exe as the target program, go to the DirectInput tab, select the Advanced sub-tab, click Detect on the controller of choice, and press any button on the controller.
The controller should be recognized by the game now.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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


General settings

Graphics featureStateWSGFNotes
Widescreen resolution
Use CT3Tweaks
Use CT3Tweaks
4K Ultra HD
Use CT3Tweaks
Field of view (FOV)Use CT3Tweaks
WindowedUse dgVoodoo 2 or D3DWindower
Borderless fullscreen windowedSee the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)Use dgVoodoo 2
Anti-aliasing (AA)Use dgVoodoo 2
Vertical sync (Vsync)Use dgVoodoo 2
60 FPS Use CT3Tweaks
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
  • Simple settings (CT3Tweaks)

  • Advanced settings (CT3Tweaks)


External keyboard bindings

External gamepad settings

Keyboard and mouseStateNotes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller supportDoes not support mapping to analog triggers.
Controller remappingDoes not support remapping movement from analog stick or assigning multiple buttons to a single input.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllersWhile the game supports XInput controllers by default, the left and right triggers are not recognized by the external configurator.[4]
To add trigger support, see XInput Plus.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllersGeneric DirectInput controllers are supported.
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Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedbackReferred to as "Enable Force Feedback".
Can be toggled from the external configuration.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Sound settings

Audio featureStateNotes
Separate volume controlsSliders for Music, SE and Voice.
Surround soundPlays up to 7.1.[5]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audioThe game uses licensed songs with no option to change to other songs

Original Xbox Music

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


EnglishUses metric measurements.
ItalianFX Interactive release only.
JapaneseJapanese release only.
RussianOfficial localization by Akella. Local retail only.
SpanishFX Interactive release only.

Issues unresolved

Game stutters on switching music files during gameplay

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 audio tracks that play (looping) 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


Technical specsSupportedNotes

System requirements

Operating system (OS)98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU)Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 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 9.0b compatible
128 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device)DirectX 9.0 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  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).


  1. [1] - last accessed on 2023-02-25
  2. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  3. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  4. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-08-24
  5. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-08-24
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.
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