Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments cover
Focus Home Interactive
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows September 29, 2014
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments on MobyGames
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments on 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 2010
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes 2012
Crimes & Punishments 2014
The Devil's Daughter 2016

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Set launch options

Use the -nostartupmovies command line argument.

Disable Mouse Smoothing[edit]

Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open SH7Input.ini.
  3. Find bEnableMouseSmoothing
  4. Change value to: bEnableMouseSmoothing=False

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sherlock Holmes - Crimes and Punishments\SH7Game\Config\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/241260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/241260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video Settings.
Video Settings.

High frame rate[edit]

Changing framerate cap[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open SH7Engine.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.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Changing anisotropy amount[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open SH7SystemSettings.ini.
  3. Change MaxAnisotropy under SystemSettings section to desired amount (e.g. 0, 16 etc.)
  4. Save changes.

Input settings[edit]

Gameplay Settings.
Gameplay Settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Can be changed in SH7Input.ini
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration on low sensitivity
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Settings.
Audio Settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) AMD/Intel dual-core 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2048 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 14 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 3850
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS or higher
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/241260/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (241260) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.