Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter cover
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows June 10, 2016
Metacritic 65
OpenCritic 65
Themes Industrial Age, Victorian
Series Sherlock Holmes
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General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Steam version uses 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\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/350640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sherlock Holmes - The Devil's Daughter\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/350640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Officially not supported, may cause issues.[3]
Cursor issues when reading a person, pillarboxed cutscenes.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

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.


Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.

Disable mouse smoothing[edit]

Disable mouse smoothing
  1. Close the game.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open SH8Game.ini.
  4. Find the section FDK.FDK_GamePlayerController.
  5. Set RotationSmoothingFactor_ThirdPerson and RotationSmoothingFactor_FirstPerson to a high value (e.g. 1000).
  6. Save changes.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Voice, Music, Effects, Ambient
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


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

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
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 3.6 GHz
AMD FX Series 4.2 GHz Quad-Core
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
AMD Radeon HD 7790
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 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>/350640/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (350640) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.