PS Vita Release: Crazy Taxi (port) by TheFloW and Rinnegatamante
The stream of incredible homebrew releases continue! Developers TheFloW and Rinnegatamante have released yet another port for the PS Vita: Crazy Taxi. This release comes after other great Android-based ports by these two scene powerhouses, such as Rockstar’s Bully and GTA San Andreas, as well as Final Fantasy ports by Rinnegatamante and Frangar.
What’s Crazy Taxi Classic for PS Vita
Crazy Taxi Vita is a “port” of the android version of the popular Sega Racing game. From the port’s readme:
This is a wrapper/port of Craxy Taxi Classic Android for the PS Vita. The port works by loading the official Android ARMv6 executable in memory, resolving its imports with native functions and patching it in order to properly run.
In Crazy Taxi, the player assumes the role of a taxi driver who must accumulate money by delivering passengers to their destinations in the fastest time possible, earning tips by performing “crazy stunts” before the time runs out. The franchise has been recognized for its innovative gameplay design which is easy to learn but difficult to master.
Setup Instructions (For End Users)
(From the Readme)
In order to properly install the game, you’ll have to follow these steps precisely:
- Install kubridge and FdFix by copying
fd_fix.skprxto your taiHEN plugins folder (usually
ux0:tai) and adding two entries to your
*KERNEL ux0:tai/kubridge.skprx ux0:tai/fd_fix.skprx
Note Don’t install fd_fix.skprx if you’re using repatch plugin
- Optional: Install PSVshell to overclock your device to 500Mhz.
libshacccg.suprx, if you don’t have it already, by following this guide.
- Obtain your copy of Crazy Taxi Classic legally from the Google Play store in form of an
.apkfile and one or more
.obbfiles (usually located inside the
/sdcard/android/obb/com.sega.CrazyTaxi/) folder. You can get all the required files directly from your phone or by using an apk extractor you can find in the play store. The apk can be extracted with whatever Zip extractor you prefer (eg: WinZip, WinRar, etc…) since apk is basically a zip file. You can rename
.zipto open them with your default zip extractor.
- Copy the
ux0:data/crazytaxiand rename it to
- Open the apk and extract
- Install CRAZYTAXI.vpk on your PS Vita.
Download Crazy Taxi for PS Vita
Disclaimer: it goes without saying, but you will need a hacked PS Vita in order to run this game.
You can download Crazy Taxi PS Vita from VitaDB here. Check the section above for setup instructions.
The source code is available on the developer’s github.