Crazy Taxi (Apr 20, 2001 prototype)

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Crazy Taxi (Apr 20, 2001 prototype)
Build date Apr 20, 2001 00:04:56
Build name 4.30.01 ver 20
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date March 20, 2021
Origin CD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Crazy Taxi 4.30.01 ver 20
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (CloneCD)
Game Crazy Taxi
System PlayStation 2
Genre Arcade Action
Final build JP Oct 5, 2001
EU May 10, 2001
US Apr 27, 2001
Release date JP Nov 22, 2001
EU May 10, 2001
US May 17, 2001
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A prototype of Crazy Taxi for the PlayStation 2.

Notes

  • This is an NTSC-U review build from about a week before the final game.
  • The most noticeable difference is that some of the menu sprites were tweaked slightly before the final release.
    • For example, the kerning on "CABBIE" in the Crazy Box menu is slightly less even than in the final.
  • Most files are marked with timestamps from about a week earlier than final - it seems most of these files were not modified though
  • A few files are present that are not present in the final game:
    • In the root directory: USBD.IRX
    • In /RES/SPRITES/: SPRTIT~1.ALL, SPRTIT~2.ALL, SPRTIT~3.ALL
    • In /RES/MAIN/, both MPEGNTSC.ALL and MPEGPAL.ALL are present rather than only whichever corresponds to the game's region.
  • A number of files changed filesize somewhat indicating minor tweaks:
    • In /RES/ADS/: MUSIC.STR, VOICE.STR
    • In /RES/POL/: POLDC3.ALL
    • In /RES/SPRITES/: SPRCOMM.ALL, SPRMENG.ALL, SPRMENU.ALL, SPRMFRE.ALL, SPRMSPA.ALL
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable (in PCSX2): Yes (as of March 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.

Screenshots

Origin

Files

File Type Date Size SHA-1
PS2 - Crazy Taxi 4.30.01 ver 20.img File 2020-05-11 12:06:13 715.15 MB 8ba409eb4e729c460519680aa95dd8ac9830ea06
PS2 - Crazy Taxi 4.30.01 ver 20.cue File 2020-05-11 11:51:03 95 bytes 344d5fd20d2babaf1656f21e6d6ef3728b96d0cd
PS2 - Crazy Taxi 4.30.01 ver 20.ccd File 2020-05-11 11:51:02 772 bytes ce635a80c51e43d8ac0d458da634ebd07b25937b
PS2 - Crazy Taxi 4.30.01 ver 20.sub File 2020-05-11 17:44:40 29.19 MB 3c6a4a939b77a35784401bfec6e82d6df3d04e62
PS2 - Crazy Taxi 4.30.01 ver 20.jpeg File 2020-05-21 15:38:20 1.16 MB bc56948de28cbaf347eb8cea6867c11d481c649f

Acknowledgments

A huge thanks to Hwd45 for doing the initial research on this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also