Cough Cough is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2003 by Jennifer Maddox. It was a participant in the Speed-IF 5th Anniversary Special event.
In this tiny game, you play as some guy dragged to Vegas for Travis's bachelor party, but you're broke and you're not having any fun. All the second-hand smoke in the casino isn't any fun either. Perhaps you should just leave?
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
CAUTION: If you wait too long in the Casino, you will be automatically moved to the alley, but in such a way so you can never leave it. This is a bug. Very likely, the author coded this as
move player to Alley instead of
PlayerTo(Alley). You can get around this bug by using the debugging command gonear crates which will move you to the alley properly.
> x mates. x door. x table. x people. x hat. sw.
Alley behind Casino
> x rain. x door. x boxes. x knife. take it.
> x lump. take cloak. x body. open door. xyzzy. n.
*** You have won ***
This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!
I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.