The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes:
The Case of The Serrated Scalpel


by inferno

Minimum Requirements
CD-ROM version:
OS: MS-DOS 5.0 or higher. 
CPU 486 66+ or 100% compatible PC system.
30 MB free hard drive space. 
8 MB RAM (16 MB w/ Windows 95). 
256-color SVGA or PCI video card,
VESA 1.2 video compliance. 
2x CD-ROM drive or faster. 
Keyboard and Microsoft compatible mouse.
Supported: Sound Cards: Sound Blaster, SB Pro/SB 16/SB AWE 32 or 100% compatible, ProAudio Spectrum, Roland Sound Canvas, Yamaha Waveforce XG or 100% General Midi compatible, Ensoniq Soundscape. Recommended: Pentium 90. 
16 MB RAM. 
Sound Blaster 16 and General Midi sound card.


As I do for all of my setups, whenever I install a program I have a habit of "cleaning house".  It always helps my applications (whatever they might be) run smoother and with less difficulty. I've compiled a few tips and tricks which are common to all the games I run on my system. Those who know me and what I do; know "the drill". In fact, if you are new here, that's exactly what we call it. Ladies and Gentlemen...

I present The General Drill in printable form.  For this game, pay particular attention 
to the following sections:
File Extensions
Increasing Files
The Task Manager Step


I find, Holmes, that's music sometimes calms the savage beast.

Make sure that you have VDMSound downloaded and installed. You'll also need to download a patch for this game. is the name and you'll find it at 
"Hobbes". Yes , I know... it's an unofficial patch for OS2 which is a different Operating System than Windows Xp... but it works ... don't ask me why.  This patch straightens out some sound issues and helps the pointer to work smoothly with the keyboard. Make sure that you download the patch to a folder that you will be able to find easily. 

VDMSound 2.0.4 plus the Update and Launchpad should be installed to your hard drive once they are downloaded and your system should be restarted. Make sure that you follow the tips in the General Drill for the sections that I mentioned , but leave The Task Manager Step until just before you begin to install the game.

You might want to check on your Video and Audio Acceleration at this time, make sure you set the video at the 2nd notch from the right --> and audio should be set to the 2nd notch from the right as well (I find that this is the best setting for this adventure on MY system. Yours may be different, but this is always a good place to start and you can increase or lower them as you see fit after the game is installed.)á

Please make sure that you Display is set to 800X600 16bit Color. 

I know this seems like a bother, but if you take the time to make sure your system is sparkling on the inside, you'll have less headaches later. Remember a healthy XP is a happy one. 

Use The Task Manager Step now.





It's elementary, My Dear Watson.




Run Maximized
  uncheck close on Exit
Memory  Conventional Memory  Total 640 (check protected)
   Initial Environment  4096
  Expanded (EMS) Memory  16384
  Extended (XMS) Memory 16384
  MS-DOS protected mode (DPMI) Memory 16384
Screen Usage  Full Screen
    leave everything else as it is
Misc Foreground uncheck "Allow Screensaver"
  Mouse Exclusive Mode
  Idle Sensitivity Set at 80% to the right.
    leave everything else as it is
Compatibility Compatibility Mode leave blank
  Display Settings check all
  Input Settings check all






Compatibility Compatibility Mode leave blank
  Display Settings check all
  Input Settings check all


On to the Patch!







Shortcut Tab



Options Tab

Display Options

Full Screen






The Game's a foot!


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