Crazy Taxi (Dec 3, 1999 prototype)

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Crazy Taxi (Dec 3, 1999 prototype)
Build date Dec 3, 1999 00:00:00
Build name Preview
Dump status Released
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date September 18, 2021
Origin GD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Crazy Taxi preview
Dump method Dreamcast (Dreamcast SD Rip v1.1)
Game Crazy Taxi
System Dreamcast
Genre Arcade
Final build JP Dec 19, 1999
EU Jan 5, 2000
US Dec 19, 1999
Release date JP Jan 27, 2000
EU Feb 25, 2000
US Jan 24, 2000
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A prototype of Crazy Taxi for the Dreamcast.


  • An American / Japanese preview build dated just over two weeks before the US final build, and just over a month before the European final build.
  • The internal serial matches that of the Japanese final, HDR-0053.
  • The internal version number is 0.220 - by contrast, the final NTSC-U and NTSC-J builds are versioned as 1.004, and the final European release was versioned 1.000.
  • The header refers to the game as "CRAZY TAXI DC B" and the primary volume identifier refers to the game as "SAMPLE_GAME_TITLE".
  • When entering the pause menu, the music does not change volume, and instead continues on playing as usual.
  • There are some loading errors during the autodemo, with some areas not being properly visible when they should be. There appears to be some different cinematography in the autodemo, too.
  • Slight emulation errors with some of the sound effects in redream.
  • Executable information:
    • Executable Name: /1ST_READ.BIN
    • Executable checksum (MD5): d9137b4d53ce479e575330848c95ea3a
    • Executable timestamp: 1999-11-14 05:49:29
  • Header Information (IP.BIN):
    • Header - Title: CRAZY TAXI DC B
    • Header - Release Date: 19991203
    • Header - Region: JU
    • Header - Device Info: A400 GD-ROM1/1
    • Header - Product Version: V0.220
    • Header - Maker ID: SEGA ENTERPRISES
    • Header - Product Number: HDR-0053
  • Volume Information:
    • Volume Identifier: SAMPLE_GAME_TITLE
    • Volume Set Identifier: SAMPLE_GAME_TITLE
    • Volume Creation Date: 1999-11-14 05:49:29
    • Volume Modification Date: 1999-11-14 05:49:29
    • Last Modified File (if not available, then executable was the last modified file):
    • Last Modified File Checksum (MD5):
    • Last Modified File Time Stamp:
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: Yes (as of September 12, 2021).




File Type Date Size SHA-1
ip.bin File 2021-01-12 06:30:31 32 KB 95b9556b7850bf6565ca6ddbb1265b691bd8a3d1
track01.bin File 2021-01-12 06:30:33 1.01 MB 6e0ee8cfedb50cb4cd2ca1cd9e3e574d3d4c7a3f
track03.bin File 2021-01-12 07:13:21 1.1 GB b6feba842b3c1ac90ba4962e9373af9863f1b22f
Crazy Taxi preview.jpeg File 2021-03-27 13:17:50 2 MB d95618ef1eec6205f3047eed273037f805a42905
disc.gdi File 2021-01-12 06:30:30 87 bytes 980036e44ad9d694ea1699cd05c86ccd0c894c47
track02.raw File 2021-01-12 06:30:35 1.66 MB e12b9ae5ebc79b7da5271bce29df450671ce5d93
info.txt File 2021-01-12 06:30:30 161 bytes a0733ede02295e3e850a88cf52c9db479cfa6f87
track.txt File 2021-01-12 06:30:31 238 bytes 5a2d70e717c5452c013c4781ca66336df40fc359


A huge thanks to Hwd45 for researching this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also