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EPILEPSY WARNING

I – Precautions to take at all times when playing computer games


• Do not play if you are tired or lacking sleep.
i SUMMARY

• Always play in a well lit room, and ensure that the screen brightness level is not too high.
• If you are playing a game on a screen, play at a reasonable distance from the screen and as far 1 - INSTALL AND START THE GAME
back from it as the connector cable will reach.
1.1 Game installation................................................................................5
• While you are playing, ensure you take a 10-15 minute break every hour.
1.2 Start the game.....................................................................................6
1.3 Recommendations...............................................................................6
II – Epilepsy warning
Certain individuals have a condition which may cause them to experience epileptic fits and which 2 - START A NEW GAME
could also include loss of consciousness, particularly when exposed to certain types of strong light
2.1 Main menu..........................................................................................7
stimuli, such as a rapid succession of images, repetition of simple geometrical shapes, flashes or
explosions. These individuals may experience fits while playing computer games containing such 2.2 Options menu......................................................................................8
visual stimuli even though they may have no previous medical history of such a condition or may 2.3 Save and load a game...........................................................................9
never have suffered an epileptic fit. If you or a member of your family have ever experienced symp-
toms linked to epilepsy (fits or loss of consciousness) in situations of strong light stimuli, please 3 - CONTROLS
consult your doctor before playing any computer games. Parents should also monitor their child- 3.1 1st person and 3rd person modes.......................................................10
ren closely when they are playing computer games. If you or your child show any symptoms of the
3.2 Game controls...................................................................................11
following: dizziness, disturbed vision, eye or muscle twitching, disorientation, involuntary move-
ment, convulsions or blackouts, you should stop playing immediately and seek medical advice. 3.3 Game icons........................................................................................12
3.4 Help system.......................................................................................13

4 - INVESTIGATION MENUS
TECHNICAL SUPPORT 4.1 Dialogue............................................................................................14
4.2 Documents........................................................................................15
If you experience any problems when installing or running Sherlock Holmes 4.3 Inventory...........................................................................................15
versus Jack the Ripper, please contact our technical support desk by email
or telephone: 5 - MURDER INVESTIGATION..........................................................16

Y TECHNICAL PROBLEMS? 6 - CREDITS.........................................................................................18


Email: support@sherlockholmes-thegame.com
Before contacting our technical support desk, please have the following
things readily available:
- your PC configuration (RAM, MHz, graphic and sound cards)
- a detailed description of the problem that has occurred (i.e. error messa-
ge, the relevant area of the game, etc.) IMPORTANT NOTICE
- pen and paper to take notes The characters and events in this game are based on one of many
immediate access to your PC (our technical support desk may have to guide theories of who "Jack the Ripper" really was. This game is based on
you through your investigation step by step). theory rather than fact. The views expressed in this game are not those
of its developer, publisher, manufacturer, any licensee or licensor or any
person involved with the game. No representation or warranty is given
Y ARE YOU STUCK?
concerning the accuracy of any information in this game. All reference to
For everything relating to your game progress, solving puzzles or if you need
persons living or dead and their acts and related events is theoretical or
a little help, please visit the site:
co-incidental and should not be taken as fact. This game is not endorsed
WWW.SHERLOCKHOLMES-THEGAME.COM for (almost!) all by or associated with any third party, author, character, company, film,
the answers to any questions you may have. game, book or other work. All trade marks are the property of their
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INSTALL AND START THE GAME
Y CONFIGURATION REQUIRED
To run Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper correctly on your PC, you will
require the following minimum configuration:
OS: Windows XP SP2/VISTA
IT ALL STARTED… Processor: Celeron 2.0GHZ or AthlonXP 1900+
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Saturday, 1st September, 1888: the papers are full of headlines concerning Graphics card: 128 MB 100% DirectX9 compatible
an appalling news item. Last night, in the district of Whitechapel, the horribly DVD-ROM drive: 4X
mutilated body of a woman was found lying in the gutter in Buck’s Row. The Disk space: 3 GB free space
newspapers contain reports of murdered women every day, but this killer's Sound: DirectX 9 compatible sound card
methods are very different from the usual accounts. The throat has been slit,
the tongue lacerated, the abdomen and the genitals have been slashed. The You can derive optimum enjoyment from the adventure by playing the game
woman we are calling “Polly”, a lady of the night, appears to have suffered in an extremely high graphic quality with the minimum configuration as fol-
the full onslaught of a maniac's frenzied attack. lows:
OS: Windows XP SP2/VISTA
This matter has not gone unnoticed at 221b Baker Street and, indeed, has Processor: Pentium IV 2.4GHZ or AthlonXP 2400+
broken a certain monotony, as no case has aroused the interest of Sherlock
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Holmes for some time. On reading the article, the famous detective decides to
go to Whitechapel police station to obtain the reports of the preliminary inves-
Graphics card: 256 MB 100% DirectX9 compatible
tigations by the police and the coroner. This is the starting point of an inves- DVD-ROM drive: 4X
tigation which promises to be particularly sinister, because further and even Disk space: 3 GB free space
more grisly crimes will soon be committed. Accompanied by his faithful friend Sound: DirectX 9 compatible sound card
Watson as always, Sherlock Holmes will have to be at the height of his
powers, demonstrating ingenuity, cunning and an icy calm to find out who is Y GAME INSTALLATION
responsible for these horrific crimes. 1. Place the game DVD in your DVD-ROM drive.
2. An installation window will then appear to enable you to install
the game. Click on “Install” to start the process. If the window does
not appear, go to “Computer”, and click on the DVD drive in which
you have inserted the game. Double-click on the "Setup.exe" file in
the DVD root menu to start the installation.
3. The licence agreement summarises all the rights granted to you
to use the game. If you agree, click to continue to the installation
process.
4. You can select the installation path. On most PCs the default
path displayed will be suitable:
C:\Program Files\Focus\Frogwares\Sherlock Holmes versus Jack
the Ripper.
To change the path, click "Browse" and specify the path you require.
5. During the installation, please do not run any other task on your
computer. A short-cut icon will appear on your desktop when the
game installation is complete.

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Y START THE GAME
To run the game, use the short-cut icon on your desktop or go to the menu
START A NEW GAME
“Start -> All programs -> Focus -> Frogwares -> Sherlock Holmes versus
Jack the Ripper”. Here, you will also find the short-cut to uninstall the game Click “New game” in the main menu to start a new game.
if you so wish. To facilitate gameplay, you can view and modify the options in Sherlock
Holmes versus Jack the Ripper in the Options menu.

Instructions will appear at the start of the game to help you get to grips with
the adventure.
Y RECOMMENDATIONS
To start the game, the Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper DVD must be We recommend that you save your game progress both during the adventu-
inserted into your DVD drive. If the game does not detect the DVD in the re or before you quit the game.
drive, please re-boot the computer and try again. If this does not work, try
placing the DVD in a different drive on your PC.

Should you experience problems in starting the game, we recommend that


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you first install the latest version of DirectX indicated on the game DVD and
re-boot the computer before trying to re-start the game.
To avoid any potential problems, please visit the web page below which lists
the most common problems and provides practical solutions. This page will
also enable you to update your video drivers:
http://www.focus-home.com/support/sh5

To generate particular in-game effects, Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the


Ripper uses Nvidia PhysX. The relevant drivers are normally installed at the
same time as the game, but they will also be available on the game DVD if
it was not possible to install them on your PC for any reason.

If the game is running correctly but the cut-scenes are slow or jerky, we
recommend that you go to the Options menu to reduce the in-game graphic
settings to adapt them to your PC configuration. In particular, we
recommend that you use the same screen resolution for the game as you
use for your desktop.

New game: Start the adventure from the beginning.


Load: Use this button to load a previously saved game.
Controls: View or change the controls used to play the game.
Quit the game: If you want to stop playing the game for a while.
Return: Resume the current game (when you access this menu
during the game).
Save: Save your progress in the adventure.

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Options: View or change the game settings and graphic and sound
settings to optimise the game performance in accordance with your Sound settings
preferences and your PC computing power. Main volume Adjust the main volume
Credits: View the list of people who helped create the game. Speech volume Adjust the speech volume
Music volume Adjust the music volume
SFX volume Adjust the SFX volume
Ambient volume Adjust the ambient sound volume
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Preferences
The Options menu enables you to view or change the game settings: Subtitles Display/remove the subtitles for the
dialogue exchanges and comments
Mouse sensitivity Increase or decrease the mouse
sensitivity
Video settings
Camera sensitivity Vary the camera speed
Resolution The on-screen game resolution
Invert the camera Invert the camera direction when you
Colour quality The definition of your colour quality
move the mouse
(select 32 bits to obtain optimum
Viewfinder Change the viewfinder view
quality)
Vertical synchronisation Increase the screen image update
Once you have chosen your settings, validate the changes by clicking the
frequency on your screen
“Confirm” button.
Anti-aliasing Adjust the anti-aliasing for smoother
contours of characters and
backgrounds. Note: the higher the
Note: Some options cannot be changed during the game. We recommend
game resolution, the more computing that you save your game progress before making any changes.
power will be required for this
Anisotropy Adjust the level of the anisotropic
filtering
Wide screen Set the screen display at 4:3 or 16:9
Brightness Adjust the screen brightness
Y SAVE AND LOAD A GAME

Graphic settings You can save your game progress at any time during the game.
Graphic details Adjust game graphic quality Press “Esc” to display the main menu, and then “Save” to access the save
Texture quality Adjust game texture quality menu.
Normal mapping quality Adjust the texture effects and details
Water quality Adjust the water quality Double-click on the save area to save your game progress. You can select an
Water reflections Adjust the water reflection effects existing saved game slot to replace the game in the slot with the new game.
Shadow quality The quality of the shadows on the Click the “Return” button or press the “Esc” key to return to the main menu
characters and click on “Return” again to return to the game.
Bloom Display/remove the light around
bright objects in the image Go to the “Load” menu in the main menu to continue a previously saved
DoF Display/remove the depth of field game and simply double-click on the saved game you wish to resume.
effects

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CONTROLS 3rd person perspective

Y 1ST PERSON AND 3RD PERSON MODES


There are two game modes in Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper: 1st
person view, in which you play the character from their point of view and
see what your character sees. In 3rd person perspective in the classic Point
and Click adventure game style, your characters move around the game
scene following your mouse-clicks.

Press the “Ctrl” key on your keyboard to switch modes at any time in the
game.

1st person perspective

In 3rd person perspective, use the mouse to click in the game screen to
move your character to where you want them to go, or to carry out actions
on screen.

Y GAME CONTROLS

Action Left mouse button. The action that can be carried out
will automatically be triggered using this command: talk
to a character, pick up, move or position an object,
examine a location more closely (zoom view). The icon
that appears will indicate the action you can carry out.

Run Shift
Keep running Caps Lock
In 1st person perspective, use the W, A, S, D (or the keyboard keys) to move
Quick selection of inventory objects:
around. The mouse controls your field of vision and the direction in which
your character will move.
Previous object [ or mouse wheel down
To run, move forwards while holding down the “Shift” key; you can also Next object ] or mouse wheel up
press “Caps Lock” to keep running. Open/close the Inventory menu I
You can also move using the mouse in 1st person mode. To do this, point Open/close the Dialogue menu E
the camera in the direction required and double-click with the mouse to Open/close the Reports menu N
move in that direction. Open/close the Documents menu T
Open/close the Map C

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Y THE GAME ICONS Only in 3rd person perspective
An icon will appear when you point at any object, character or element in
the scene you want to interact with. The icons displayed on screen indicate
the type of action you can carry out.

These icons are identical in both 1st and 3rd person perspective.

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7. Footprints Move in another game screen (change camera)


8. Knife Move the character in the game screen

Y HELP SYSTEM
1. White magnifying glass Item to be examined You can press the “spacebar” at any time in the game to display all the items
2. Green magnifying glass Clue already noted/gathered of interest to check that you have gathered all the available clues at your
current investigation scene. This may prove a very useful tool, but we would
3. Speech bubble Talk to the character
of course advise you to use this game help sparingly to maintain the thrill
4. Hand Pick up/interact with an object of discovery and detection in the adventure!
5. Object Object selected in the inventory
6. Portrait banner New clue gathered

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INVESTIGATION MENUS Y DOCUMENTS
Documents are collected throughout the adventure, and these will not only
enable you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the game, but also to
Right-click in the game to take you direct to Sherlock Holmes's case form an idea of the profile of the murderer and the circumstances that
notebook which contains the following files: provoked his actions.

Y INVENTORY
The game inventory stores the objects you collect throughout your peregri-
nations and which could be useful for solving particular puzzles. When you
pass the mouse over an object, a brief description will appear in the relevant
area. To pick an object up, go to the inventory and select the object requi-
red, which will then be framed in a white square. Right-click to return to the
game. You can also use the mouse wheel in the game; the object will then
appear in the top right of the screen.

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1. Objects
2. Dialogue
3. Documents
4. Reports
5. Map

Y DIALOGUE
Sherlock Holmes conducts his enquiries by finding clues, but part of his You can combine certain objects to use them in a different way to help you
investigation is based on conversations with a variety of characters. He also progress in the adventure.
knows how to prompt the necessary exchanges with his interlocutors to
piece together all the information he requires.
All the dialogue is subtitled in the game and these exchanges will be
available in the dialogue file for you to consult at a later date.

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THE MURDER INVESTIGATION Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper offers you an innovative system in
which you must arrive at the likely conclusions using your own deductions
based on the clues you have gathered. You should first collect all the clues
at the scene of the crime, either from the body itself or from the area around
In this gruesome murder investigation, the only way of conducting a suc- the crime scene. Once you have collected all the clues, the deduction board
cessful enquiry is to collect clues, witness reports and documents and then will appear on screen and you can access the deduction board at any time
to analyse them. using the deduction tab in the investigation menu.

A crime scene

Click on the image on the ground


to obtain more detailed clues.

The clues are displayed in the deduction board and you will be asked to
arrange them in a logical order to establish a link between them. You must
then choose between the various propositions to lead you to the final
conclusion.
If your logical deduction is correct, a green frame will appear around it.
To help you to solve these puzzles, you will be required to re-read some of
Sherlock Holmes's dialogue exchanges, reports and documents filed in the
investigation menus. These will prove invaluable in your quest to piece toge-
ther the details drawn from logical and accurate deductions relating to each
murder.

The adventure is just beginning… over to you, my dear player!

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CREDITS Technical database
Jean-Michel Hellendorff
Beta testers, without them
we won't be here today
Stéphan Le Gac US :
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper Jean-Joseph Garcia Marita Robinson
Damien Duca Christina Burns
André Dupuis
FROGWARES Snitches Maxndano
John Bert Ben Ketteridge
Alexander Masliukivskyi Maksym Komisarenko Robin Nachbronn Carl Ellis
Alexander Stroynuk Marina Orlova Aline Janzekovic Dadguy
AlexandreNovak Masha Komisarenko Linda
Alexey Shevchenko Maxim Scherbakov Detectives’ relations Ana Sprague
Alexey Tsoy Natalia Moroz Jessica Benoist Tabatha
Alexey Zaryuta Pascal Ensenat Dennis Lepine
Andrey Merzlikin Pavel Buyevich International Customs Len Green
Artyom Kravchenko Pavel Kostyuchenko Service
Aurelie Ludot Platon Butko Damien Mauric FR :
Bogdan Morguniuk Raphael Goujet Aurélie Rodrigues Xavier Bargue
Denis Ischenko Sergey Chervonniy Isabelle Demeurant
DmitriyYeremenko Sergey Karchavets francoise.le-tang
Suspects database
Elena Koretskaya-Ensenat Sergiy Goshko Frédéric Ampère
Franck Tonnerre
Ephraim Liechtenstein Sveta Gunchenko
Estelle Labastide
FELix Borikhin Vadim Kosmin
Igor Salnitskiy Valeria Sheveliova We would like to thank:
Jalil Amr Valeriy Drobyazhenko
Commissioner Bourdon
Katerina Isayeva Victor Mikhno Jean-Pierre Bourdon
Gary G. who missed his saving
Kateryna Kovalchuk Vladimir Titarchuk throw, RIP
Kateryna Kozemirova Volodymyr Yezhov The first DM,He taught us to roll the
Konstantin Fedchenko Volodymyr Gorodnychyi dice.
Konstantin Yakushenko Wael Amr He opened the door to new worlds.
Lesia Khvorostina Yuri Sholudchenko Freddie Mercury who was conscient
that too much love will kill him.
FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE The SSHF, Thierry and Alexis that
have been constantly helping us in
Head of the investigation Scientific investigations
our work
unit Luc Heninger
Marita Robinson, Becky Waxman,
Cédric Lagarrigue Benjamin Tardif
and all the Gameboomers
Mohad Semlali
Our fans and players wherever
Investigation agency Jean-Michel Poireau
there are
Alexis Fischer The Focus team always supporting
Axel Delafon Offender profiling us, in all situations.
Xavier Assemat François Weytens Florent from Nadeo
Clement Coutel Benjamin Papeau Patrick from Cyanide
Thomas Barrau Hugo David Nate, Jessica, Jeffry, Jolene, Julia
and Paul from BigFishGames
Coroner Yann from Kyivgames
Marie-Caroline Le Vacon Benoit from Kheops studio

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©Copyright 2009 Frogwares and Focus Home Interactive. Published under license and authorization of
Frogwares. All rights reserved. Copyright 2000-2009 “Sherlock Holmes” and Frogwares and their
respective logos are trade marks of Frogwares. Focus, Focus Home Interactive and its logos are trade
marks or registred trade marks of Focus Home Interactive. All rights reserved. All other company names,
brand names and logos are property of their respective owners. “Sherlock Holmes”, inspired by the
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo and the PhysX by NVIDIA logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of NVIDIA Corporation in the United States and other countries. All rights reserved. 2009 NVIDIA
Corporation

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