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

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The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes:
The Case of the Serrated Scalpel
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First release 1992
Also known as N/A
Developed by Mythos Software
Published by Electronic Arts
Distributed by Electronic Arts
Platforms DOS, 3DO
Resolution DOS 320x200, 256 colors
3DO 640x480, 256 colors
Engine Sherlock
Support Since ScummVM 1.8.0.
Available for
Purchase
No


The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel was an adventure game that followed Sherlock Holmes, who helps Scotland Yard with the murder investigation of a young actress. The method of her death looks to be another murder committed by Jack the Ripper, however Sherlock Holmes suspects someone else had committed the crime.

The MS-DOS Disk version and CD-Rom version of The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes are exactly the same. Voice-overs are included in the intro, the cut scene at St Pancras Station and the last scene. The 3DO-version is a full talkie, and instead of the painted portraits video-actors are shown. The 3DO-version is also in higher resolution, but it's missing the "Journal" (Watson's Journal notes) option in the verb panel at the bottom of the screen.

Installation

Required data files

For more information on how ScummVM uses game data files, see the user documentation.

  • chess.pth
  • journal.lbv
  • sample.*
  • *.dig
  • *.lib
  • *.mdi
  • *.rlb
  • *.rrm
  • *.snd
  • *.txt
  • *.vgs

TODO

  • Some minor glitches in the EA logo display
  • Right after the dialog between holmes and watson the screen turns to grey. In the demo thats done very slowly and in ScummVM its almost instantly

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