Key & Compass presents:
The Computer Lady
by Daniel Gunnell

The Computer Lady is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2019 by Daniel Gunnell. A sequel game, The Fifth Continent, was published later the same year.

In this small very easy game, you play as a novice writer of interactive fiction. You've brought your old and broken Apple II computer downtown to The Computer Lady hoping they can fix it.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.

SPOILERS AHEAD. Reading a walkthrough prematurely can sometimes diminish one's enjoyment of an interactive fiction game. Please make an honest effort to play the game before reading this walkthrough.


Toilet ConferenceRoom Entrance MainOffice Alison'sWritingRoom PicnicBench Church Approach


Church Approach

> verbose. x me. i. x Apple.

> ne.

Picnic Bench

> x Only. take it.

> sw. n.


> x sign.

Let's look around a bit first before doing what the sign suggests.

> w.

Conference Room

> x table. x leaflet.

> e. n.


Nothing here but the door.

> s. e.

Main Office

> x beam. x Rocomputer.

> s.

Alison's Writing Room

Nothing's actually implemented here.

> n.

Main Office

> drop Apple.

Your computer doesn't get repaired, but nevertheless...

*** You have won ***






Read the leaflet in the Conference Room for the credits:

The Computer Lady is a work of interactive fiction that was written in Inform 7 using If you have never in your life played a work of IF before, I recommend you play The Dreamhold by Mr Andrew Plotkin, ( a wonderful tutorial that many newcomers play. I've tried to avoid coding really hard puzzles, partly because The Inform Recipe Book takes ages to read in one go and partly because I don't want you to quit halfway through. Remember what happened to your Apple II? I'll leave you to explore your surroundings now. Bye-bye.


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