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Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring

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Sherlock Holmes:
Secret of the Silver Earring
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring cover
Developers
Frogwares
Publishers
Ubisoft
Digital Jesters
Release dates
Windows September 28, 2004
Reception
Metacritic 68
Taxonomy
Series Sherlock Holmes
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General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v3.0 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
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GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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GamersGate (unavailable)
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Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
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Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\movies\
  2. Delete or rename logo_bink.bik and logo_frog.bik

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\setup.ini[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11150/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\game.log[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11150/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Only on/off. Default is 4x. See Anti-aliasing (AA) to increase to 8x.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cutscenes are locked at 25 fps.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Modify setup.ini[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\.
  2. Open the setup.ini file with Notepad or other text editor.
  3. Change Antialiasing(4) to Antialiasing(8).
  4. Save the changes.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, music, dialog
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Bulgarian
Czech
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.5t

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] 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.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/11150/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (11150) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References