Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill

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Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill
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First release 1998
Also known as Nancy Drew 1
Developed by HeR Interactive
Published by DreamCatcher Games
Distributed by DreamCatcher Games
Platforms Windows
Resolution (unknown)
Engine Nancy
Support Since ScummVM 2.8.0
Available for

Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill is the first point-and-click graphic adventure game in the Nancy Drew series. Nancy investigates the murder of a student named Jake Rogers.

Note: This article refers to the original title; the 2010 remaster uses a much later version of the engine and is not supported by ScummVM yet.


Required data files

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

English CD

The English release comes on two CDs, both of which need to be extracted to the same location. Specifically, the files required are:

  • CDSound folder (CD 1 & 2)
  • CDVideo folder (CD 1 & 2)
  • HDVideo folder (CD 1)
  • ciftree.dat (CD 1, located inside the Game folder)

Russian CD

The Russian translation comes on a single CD, the data on which is compressed inside InstallShield cabinet files. The required files are:

  • data1.hdr

Alternatively, the cabinet files can be extracted with a third-party utility like unshield, or by installing the game on a Windows machine. The files required from the extracted cabinets are the same as the English release.


The game is controlled with the mouse, with optional keyboard movement using the arrow keys. Clicking with the right mouse button or holding Ctrl/Cmd allows for faster movement.

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