Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper

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Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper
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Release dates
Windows December 23, 2009
Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper on MobyGames
Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper on Wikipedia
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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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Solidshield DRM and TAGES v5.5.7.2 DRM
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Green Man Gaming
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Essential improvements[edit]

Skip splash screens[edit]

Edit user.ini[1]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\user.ini.
  2. Delete the following lines:
    • splash_screen_start_01_bg = external_logo_frogwares_bg
    • splash_screen_start_02_bg = external_logo_frogwares_bg
    • splash_screen_start_03_bg = logo_ageia
  3. Save your changes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Games\sherlock holmes versus jack the ripper\setup.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11190/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Games\sherlock holmes versus jack the ripper\save\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11190/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Native aspect ratio is 5:4 (1280x1024). Otherwise image is stretched or pillarboxed, see Scaling.
4K Ultra HD
Resolution can be set, but image will be stretched or pillarboxed.
Field of view (FOV)
Wide Screen option in game settings switches between 60 and 70.
For other values see Field of view (FOV).
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
None, 4x, 8x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
None, 2x, 4x, 8x
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Only in Borderless fullscreen windowed mode.


Configure scaling[2]
  1. Go to the <path-to-game>\.
  2. Open game.ini with any text editor.
  3. Change fixed_aspect_ratio to true for pillarboxed mode or false for stretched.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Configure FOV[2]
  1. Go to the %APPDATA%\Games\sherlock holmes versus jack the ripper\.
  2. Open setup.ini with any text editor.
  3. Change fov to the desired value.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Configure borderless/exclusive mode[2]
  1. Go to the %APPDATA%\Games\sherlock holmes versus jack the ripper\.
  2. Open setup.ini with any text editor.
  3. Change windowMode to YES for borderless mode or NO for exclusive.

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

Issues fixed[edit]

Game not starting[edit]

Fix PhysX installation problems[3]
  1. Uninstall all versions of PhysX on PC.
  2. Remove file PhysXLoader.dll from <path-to-game>\ if you have copied it there previously.
  3. Reboot.
  4. Download and install latest NVIDIA PhysX.
  5. Download and install NVIDIA PhysX Legacy System Software.
  6. Reboot.
Copy PhysXLoader.dll into game folder[4]
  1. Make sure PhysX is installed.
  2. Locate file PhysXLoader.dll. It should be present in %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common\ in 64-bit Windows and %PROGRAMFILES%\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common\ in 32-bit Windows.
  3. Copy it to <path-to-game>\.
Fix display refresh rate related problem[2]
  1. Switch game to borderless fullscreen windowed mode.

Second murder inspection problem[edit]

Increase FOV[5]
  1. Change FOV value to 100, see Field of view (FOV).

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Celeron 2 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1900+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 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>/11190/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (11190) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.