How To Fix Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter Errors, Not Starting, Freezes, FPS


Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter was released this week on Steam and by now a few players complained about errors and issues in the game. Some of this issues are making the game unplayable. We know that you payed a lot of money for this game, it’s pretty expensive, about 45 euros, and we want to help you fix your errors and play the game.

The most encountered Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter errors are Freezes, FPS Issues, Game Not Starting and Crashes, a few people also reported some minor issues regarding sound and screen aspect ratio. To fix the game issues check our solutions and workarounds below.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter is a fantastic adventure with unique gameplay that blends investigation, action and exploration for an extraordinary experience that will test the limits of your nerves and intelligence.

Track down evil in the darkest corners of London and the human soul while playing as the great detective, as you untangle a web of intrigue leading to the final stunning revelation.

To fix the game issues, first make sure that you meet the minimum system requiremets. You can find the below.


    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit / Windows 8.1 64 Bit / Windows 10 64 Bit
    • Processor: INTEL Core i3 3.6GHz / AMD FX Series 4.2GHz Quad-Core
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB 100% DirectX 11 compatible AMD Radeon HD 7790 / NVIDIA GeForce 460 GTX
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible


    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit / Windows 8.1 64 Bit / Windows 10 64 Bit
    • Processor: INTEL Core i5 2100 3.1 GHZ / AMD A8-7600 3.1 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2048MB 100% DirectX 11 compatible ATI R9 270X / NVIDIA GeForce 760 GTX or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter Errors:

#1 Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter Freezes

Sherlock Holmes The Devil's Daughter Freezes

Apparently some players in the game are encountering freezes and other performance issues, but freezes are the main encountered. As you can see in the image above, it is taken from the Steam’s Dashboard, the game keeps freezing during conversations, examination and when changing disguises. The game freezes in these moments for aprox. 15 seconds and then comes back to normal. To fix the freezes follow the solution below.

Solution: You can fix the game freezes with our tutorial at the end of the post.

#2 Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter Crashes

“When I started it, It crashed. Please help. It is stopped working. I just bought this game and I want to play it very very much. Thank for answer.”

A few players are encountering crashes throughout the game or at the startup. To fix these crashes just follow our tutorial below and your game will run fine after you apply it.

#3 Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter FPS Issues

The developers reported on Steam that the game has fps issues with:

  • AMD Crossfire: FPS drops and screen flickering on older graphics cards and out-of-date drivers.
  • Intel integrated graphics: Performance is insufficient to play the game comfortably (7-10 fps).

Solution: The fps issues should be fixed with the latest patch of the game but you can also check our tutorial below if you still encounter them.

#4 Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter Not Starting

“When launching a game, the “Preparing to Launch” message comes up but the game does not launch and the message goes away. I tried most of the solutions online as mentioned here
But it still doesn’t launch. Any solution?”

This error is encountered by a lot of players. They are unable to start the game when they click the Play button in the Steam Library. Nothing happens or the game appears as running in the Steam but it doesn’t launch. You can quickly fix this issue by applying our tutorial below to your game.

Fix Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter Errors Tutorial

Our team of developers managed to release a patch that helps you fix the errors described above. You can see how our patch looks like below, where you can also find a tutorial on how to use it and a download link. Please follow the tutorial step by step before asking any questions regarding your issues. Our patch won’t interfere with your Steam account, it will just change some files and .dll in the game folder for the errors to be fixed.

Follow the tutorial below to apply the patch correctly to your game.

How to apply our patch:

  1. Download the archive of the patch from here: download
  2.  Extract the downloaded archive on your PC, and open the patch from the folder.
  3. Your GPU will be selected automatically, make sure that you use your dedicated GPU if you have a laptop!
  4. Select the game executable from the game folder, if you used the default install folder it should be: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter”.
  5.  Select your issue or issues from the box to the right and click the corresponding “Fix” button.
  6. After your errors are successfully fixed, you can click the “Launch Game” button and play the game.

How to download: Well, you might think that our download service is pretty annoying but is very effective. To download you just need to complete a simple offer, it usually takes a few minutes, and after that, you will be able to download the patch. We use this service because is the only way to support our developers and to keep releasing and updating patches for games. Thank you! We hope you understand us and have fun playing Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter!

We hope that your tutorial helped you fix your Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter errors and bugs, if you encounter any other issues in the game or if you don’t know how to apply the patch to your game, comment below or use our contact page and we will help you fix your game. –GamesErrors Team

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  1. Sean Esplin says

    Its very nice that some one takes there time to help other gamer’s but the real problem i have is cant save the game.

  2. Linda Manuel says

    I recently download Sherlock Holmes Devil’s Daughter to my laptop. I have Windows 10 and have done the patch and downloaded 3 graphic updates to my laptop. but the real problem I have is I can’t save the game. I have requested via email an answer to this problem or a refund via PayPal. Apparently I am to give the gamers until Nov. 14th to reply to my request before I can request a refund of the purchase price. This is a pain in the butt….

  3. Julian Syjud says

    yhy nice bait, stop scamming people

  4. Hasan Tavlı says

    it’s very nice to get help about games from gamers.

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