Key & Compass presents:
Pick Up the IF-Archive and Pi
by Jake Wildstrom

Pick Up the IF-Archive and Pi is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Jake Wildstrom. This was an entry in the Speed-IF Pi-Theta-Aleph-Parallax event.

You play as the last of the IF executioners, traversing the inside of a computer. Your mission is to pay back Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for the death of GMD.

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


● ● ● Blinkenlights An unfamiliarmotherboard In a hugegas pipe Among thePCI cards Oubliette Fraunhofer-GesellschaftWelcome Chamber break X s ● ● ●

An unfamiliar motherboard

> n.


> x lights. x ball. take ball. s. s.

Among the PCI cards

> x amoeba. give ball to amoeba. s.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Welcome Chamber

> x Asterix. x chair. z.


> x skeleton. search it. x spike.

> push skeleton. x X. break X.

In a huge gas pipe

> hit floororlight spike.

*** You have been spectacularly martyred ***





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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!

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