The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo

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The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo cover
Developers
Mythos Software
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Sherlock
Release dates
DOS 1996
Taxonomy
Series The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo on MobyGames
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo on Wikipedia
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes
The Case of the Serrated Scalpel 1992
Case of the Rose Tattoo 1996

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
CD-ROM
DOS
A full installation can be achieved by copying the HOLMES2 folder on the CD to the hard drive.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\MYTHOS.CFG

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\HOLMES2.SAV

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM documentation for details.

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and voice volumes may be adjusted. Sound effects may be muted.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Game won't start[edit]

When run, the game may prompt you to run INSTALL, even though it's already installed.

Run HOLMES2.BAT[1]

Run HOLMES2.BAT (the one in the game folder) to start the game, not HOLMES2.EXE or HOLMES2.

Edit HOLMES2.BAT[2]

Replace the contents of HOLMES2.BAT (the one in the game folder) with the following:

@echo off
Set DOS4GVM=DELETESWAP MAXMEM#8192 SWAPNAME#.\MYTHOS.SWP
HOLMES2 .\MYTHOS.CFG %1 %2 %3
Use ScummVM[3]

Play the game in ScummVM, instead of DOS.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes SVGA 640x480 256 colors

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.3
Processor (CPU) Intel 80486 DX2
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VESA-compatible

References