Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter cover
Bigben Interactive
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows June 10, 2016
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter at Wikipedia
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Mystery of the Mummy 2002
Secret of the Silver Earring 2004
The Awakened 2006
Nemesis 2007
The Mystery of the Persian Carpet 2008
The Awakened - Remastered 2009
Versus Jack the Ripper 2009
Nemesis - Remastered 2010
The Hound of the Baskervilles 2011
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes 2012
Crimes & Punishments 2014
The Devil's Daughter 2016

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Uses Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Set launch options[2]

Use the -nostartupmovies command line argument.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sherlock Holmes - The Devil's Daughter\SH8GAME\Config\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sherlock Holmes - The Devil's Daughter\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

High frame rate[edit]

Arrange frame rate smoothing[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open SH8Engine.ini.
  3. Change SmoothFrameRate under Engine.Engine section to False in order to completely disable frame rate smoothing.
  4. Change MaxSmoothedFrameRate under Engine.Engine section to to the value that is desired to cap the frame rate (e.g. 122, 146 etc.)
  5. Save changes.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate volume sliders for everything.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Added with December 22, 2016 patch.[5]

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

FPS drops due to Depth of Field effect[edit]

This will give you better FPS during scenes with heavy usage of the Depth of Field effect, but at the cost of making the DoF effect slightly uglier.
After applying this fix, you will not be able to modify the audio or video settings without having to reapply the fix.
Change DoF Mode[citation needed]
  1. Run the game and ensure the audio and video settings are set to your preference. Then exit the game.
  2. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sherlock Holmes - The Devil's Daughter\SH8Game\Config\
  3. Open SH8SystemSettings.ini.
  4. Change DoFMode=1 to DoFMode=0.
  5. Set the file to "Read-only" mode by right clicking it and selecting "Properties".
  6. You can launch the game and the framerate should improve.
If you want to change the audio or video settings later, you will need uncheck "Read-only" on the above file, change the settings in-game, exit the game, and reapply this fix.

Heavy stuttering in Windows 8 and above[edit]

Setting the game to Windows 7 compatibility mode may alleviate some of the stuttering issues.[citation needed]
Set Windows 7 Compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Binaries\Win64\
  2. To set the compatibility mode, right click Sherlock.exe, select properties.
  3. Go to the compatibility tab, select "Windows 7" from the drop down list.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 3.6 GHz
AMD FX Series 4.2 GHz Quad-Core
Intel Core i5 2100 3.1 GHz
AMD A8-7600 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 460 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 7790
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
AMD Radeon R9 270X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
2 GB of VRAM


  1. Support Page for Denuvo Anti-Tamper offline activation
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:JPulowski on 2016-12-26
  3. Known issues :: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter General Discussions
  4. Sherlock Holmes: The Devils Daughter 21:9 Support Review (3440x1440) (60fps) (Ultrawide) - YouTube
  5. Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter