The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes cover
Developers
Frogwares
Publishers
Frogwares
Focus Home Interactive
Atlus
Hungary PlayON
Release dates
Windows September 20, 2012
Reception
Metacritic 73
IGDB 76
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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes on Wikipedia
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General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires online activation
Can only be used x times
StarForce 5.60 DRM, Only in Hungary.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

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 = logo_frogwares
    • splash_screen_start_02_bg = logo_frogwares
    • splash_screen_start_03_bg = logo_ageia
  3. Save your changes.

4GB patch to prevent crashes during saves[edit]

Download NTCore patch
  1. To prevent crashes to desktop during saves, happening mostly in the Whitechapel area, download NTCore 4Gb patch from here
  2. Launch NTCore, and search for "Game.Exe" in the game folder.
  3. Apply the patch and close the window when "Executable successfully patched" is showed.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Frogwares\The Testament of Sherlock Holmes\setup.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/205650/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Frogwares\The Testament of Sherlock Holmes\save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/205650/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See Field of view (FOV).
Ultra-widescreen
See Field of view (FOV).[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 8x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x, AA can be forced in Nvidia Control Panel
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Having framerate above 60fps introduces issues with controlling characters.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set FOV in setup.ini[4]
  1. Open %APPDATA%\Frogwares\The Testament of Sherlock Holmes\setup.ini
  2. Set fov to the value you want.
  3. Save your changes.

Input[edit]

In-game keyboard mapping menu.
In-game keyboard mapping menu.
In-game Xbox controller scheme.
In-game Xbox controller scheme.

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

Issues fixed[edit]

Characters become unresponsive[edit]

Cap the framerate to 60fps.[3]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel or AMD Dual Core 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 14 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9 compatible

Notes

  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>/205650/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (205650) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References