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.
An unfamiliar motherboard
> 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 floor —or— light spike.
*** You have been spectacularly martyred ***
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.