ClubFloyd Transcript:
The Best Man by Rob Menke

As played on ifMUD on April 30, 2011

The idea behind ClubFloyd is that each week at a pre-arranged time, a group of people meet online to cooperatively play a game of interactive fiction.

Below is a transcript of The Best Man, written by Rob Menke. The Best Man was released as part of the 2000 Interactive Fiction Competition, where it took fifteenth place. You can learn more about the game, including how to download it, by visiting the ifWiki.

WARNING! Below you will find a transcript of people playing this game, and it goes without saying that the transcript is full of spoilers. So, if you've never played this game, and think you might like to at some point, I do not recommend reading any further. Instead, you might want to return to the interactive fiction page.


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EmacsUser pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |                    [Please press SPACE to continue]
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Floyd | Amazing! After all these years some girl finally got Jack to propose.
Floyd | All you need to do is hop on a commuter plane, get the big lug to the
Floyd | church on time, and zip back. Piece of cake...
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Floyd | Well, almost.  Blasted El Ni?o has air traffic in an uproar. This
Floyd | daily commuter flight out of San Francisco was delayed three times,
Floyd | which will make life fun when you finally make it down to San Diego...
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Floyd | Airplane (on Seat 4B)
Floyd | The airlines claim that planes are getting bigger, but you don't
Floyd | believe a word of it. This cramped cabin feels about as roomy as a
Floyd | culvert, and has approximately the same decor.
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Floyd | There is a door south and a small kitchenette north.
Floyd |
Floyd | (First time players should type INFO for game-playing details.)
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Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | I beg your pardon?
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Tale says (to Floyd), "info"
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Floyd |              Instructions and Hints for "The Best Man"
Floyd |  N = next subject                                        P = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                Q = resume game
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Floyd |    > How to play
Floyd |      Credits
Floyd |      Hints
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
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Floyd |              Instructions and Hints for "The Best Man"
Floyd |  N = next subject                                        P = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                Q = resume game
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Floyd |      How to play
Floyd |    > Credits
Floyd |      Hints
Tale presses the yellow enter button.
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Floyd | Rob Menke (author) -- Rob has been interested in adventure games ever
Floyd | since he played "Zork I" on an old Apple ][ back in the early '80s. He
Floyd | is often tempted to add "Finished 'Stationfall' in a four-day marathon
Floyd | session" to his resume. "The Best Man" is his first interactive
Floyd | fiction game for use by the general public. Please direct all bug
Floyd | reports to his interim mailing address robmenke@mac.com (Rob is in the
Floyd | process of changing ISPs so response may be delayed.)
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Floyd | Christopher Livingston (playability, details) -- That you can use
Floyd | "lube" as a verb and propose to the conductor are both thanks to
Floyd | Chris. All IF authors should be as lucky to have a tester as disturbed
Floyd | as he is. You are encouraged to visit his web site:
Floyd | [LINK]
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Floyd | Mark Rosenfelder (continuity, structure) -- The closing sequence was
Floyd | completely rewritten at the request of Mark, who felt its silly tone
Floyd | conflicted with the rather graphic endgame. The task-oriented nature
Floyd | of the hints are his brainchild; they assume less and provide more.
Floyd | More info about Mark can be found at:
Floyd | [LINK]
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Floyd | Other testing performed by: Greg Galcik, Heather Garvey.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Please press SPACE.]
gjnave asks, "didinr you play this not long ago?"
Jacqueline asks (of gjn), "Hm?"
gjnave says (to floyd), "x"
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Floyd |              Instructions and Hints for "The Best Man"
Floyd |  N = next subject                                        P = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                Q = resume game
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Floyd |      How to play
Floyd |    > Credits
Floyd |      Hints
smartgenes arrives, full of funk, but no fun.
Tale says (to Floyd), "q"
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Floyd | Airplane (on Seat 4B)
Floyd | The airlines claim that planes are getting bigger, but you don't
Floyd | believe a word of it. This cramped cabin feels about as roomy as a
Floyd | culvert, and has approximately the same decor.
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Floyd | There is a door south and a small kitchenette north.
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Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "n"
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Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You'll have to get off Seat 4B first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | As good-looking as ever.
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Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
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Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain arrives, full of fun, but no funk. smartgenes says, "oops had we already started"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You open the small velvet box, revealing a diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | The plane shudders slightly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "eat ring"
Floyd | (first taking the diamond ring)
Floyd | That's plainly inedible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "We're not far in---a few minutes."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x ring"
Floyd | What a rock!  How did Jack ever afford such a thing?
Floyd |
Floyd | *** PING ***
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ladies and gentlemen, we are experiencing some minor turbulence.
Floyd | Please return to your seat and fasten your seat belts."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "scream"
Floyd | Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
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Floyd | Feel better now? Good.
Floyd |
Floyd | The passenger next to you awakes with a start.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "wear ring"
Floyd | You put on the diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I hate flying," your seat-mate bemoans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes asks, "um restart please?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "talk to mate"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
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Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "what is happening?" Nitku says, "You can @recap #toyshop"
Tale says (to Floyd), "ask mate about flying"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x passenger"
Floyd | He's wide awake, gripping the armrests with white-knuckled fear. You
Floyd | find his fixed-forward stare somewhat disturbing.
Floyd |
Floyd | The plane lurches hard to the left. Your stomach churns.
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Floyd | "I always wonder if I'll ever see my daughter again."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We should get back in our seat and buckle up."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "kill me"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | "What would my wife do if I were to die?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "ask passenger about flying"
Floyd | He's too busy babbling to pay any attention to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bright blue flash illuminates the entire west side of the airplane,
Floyd | followed by the noise of a tremendous explosion. The wing is on fire!
Floyd |
Floyd | For a brief moment, everything is silent as the situation slowly sinks
Floyd | into the minds of the passengers. Then pandemonium breaks out in the
Floyd | cabin as the plane goes into a near-vertical dive.
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Floyd | "It's all your fault, you know."
Floyd |
Floyd | Your traveling companion turns to face you, and you recoil in horror.
Floyd | The left side of his face is horribly mutilated, the skin torn and
Floyd | burnt. The empty eye socket stares at you accusingly.
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Floyd | "Why did you have to survive? I had a family, a child... they depended
Floyd | on me! You had nothing! You were nothing, and you still are nothing!"
Floyd |
Floyd | He leans forward, and you can smell the horrid odor of burnt flesh.
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Floyd | "Nothing..."
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Floyd | Crash positions be damned! You struggle at your seat belt, but the
Floyd | mechanism is jammed.
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Floyd | He's moving closer... reaching out... reaching toward you... the
Floyd | stumps of his fingers... twitching... touching you... shaking you...
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inuredbyheavyrain says, "I like finding death scenes in adventures" DavidW asks, "oh, we auto-belted ourselves?"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "give ring to man" Tale says, "Yay dream sequence"
Nitku pushes the green 'space' button.
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Floyd | ...and you find yourself wrestling the station attendant.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Sorry about that! Didn't mean to startle you, but by the sound of it
Floyd | you were having a dilly of a nightmare!
Floyd |
Floyd | "Anyway, you best be going. I've written a note explaining the
Floyd | situation to the conductor; it's on the back of your ticket. Better
Floyd | hurry."
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Floyd | You take the ticket and a copy of the schedule and make your way out
Floyd | to the platform.
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gjnave says, "didnt see that coming"
genericgeekgirl says, "huh"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x ticket"
Nitku pushes the green 'space' button.
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Floyd | Sole survivor syndrome.
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Floyd | That's what they call it. Psychological trauma after surviving an
Floyd | accident that killed so many others.
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Floyd | You still can't look at a plane without hearing the screaming or
Floyd | smelling the blood. The last time you tried to visit an airport-- just
Floyd | to pick up someone-- you left in an ambulance, catatonic.
Floyd |
Floyd | Things were looking bad when the old rust bucket died this morning.
Floyd | The mechanic said that the earliest he could get to it was first thing
Floyd | Monday morning, and the rental agency just laughed when you asked if
Floyd | you could get a car on short notice for the weekend. Flight was out of
Floyd | the question for obvious reasons, but rail had existed far earlier
Floyd | than planes. So you found yourself pleading your case to a sympathetic
Floyd | station manager, who managed to squeeze you onto a special charter
Floyd | train direct to San Diego.
Floyd |
Floyd | Two years ago, the wedding was postponed indefinitely by your
Floyd | accident. You are determined that that will not happen again. The sun
Floyd | is shining, the tracks are clear, and in a few hours you'll be the
Floyd | star of the show. Come Hell or high water, nothing is going to stop
Floyd | you from being...
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Floyd | THE BEST MAN
Floyd | An Interactive Action-Adventure
Floyd | by Rob Menke
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 000930 / Inform v6.21 Library 6/10
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3 (on seat 4B)
Floyd | Trains haven't changed much in the last 40 years. You could just
Floyd | imagine a furtive Cary Grant slipping from car to car or a diabolic
Floyd | Robert Walker plotting fiendishly in some corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see the conductor here.
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Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "hit conductor"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ticket, please."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "kiss conductor"
Floyd | The conductor is on duty and cannot fraternize with the passengers.
Floyd |
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inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "refuse to give ticket"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Idd says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |     a ticket
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Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Wow. Crazy back story."
* inuredbyheavyrain has joined the channel.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read ticket"
Floyd | It's a hastily scrawled message:
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Floyd | John,
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Floyd | The kid needs a ride down to San Diego. There should be a seat open on
Floyd | the Special. Just keep quiet about it and no one will be the wiser.
Floyd |
Floyd | The conductor is getting impatient.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "x"
Floyd | (the conductor)
Floyd | He's a handsome man, about 50, with an immaculate uniform. He stands
Floyd | straight and proud, driven by the conviction that he has an important
Floyd | job and that he does it very well.
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Floyd | A small twitch near the side of his mouth hints at impatience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, ""tear up ticket" :P"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "sorry, This is my first time at IFMUD." Jacqueline says, "Yeah the backstory... yeah. Wow."
Tale says (to Floyd), "propose to conductor"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "show ring to him"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Idd says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You open the small velvet box, revealing a diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | The conductor is getting very impatient.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "give ring to conductor"
Floyd | (first taking the diamond ring)
Floyd | The conductor politely refuses your offer of marriage. Besides, it's
Floyd | not your ring to give.
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Floyd | "Very well, you leave me no choice."
Floyd |
Floyd | He blows his whistle three times. Suddenly you are surrounded by burly
Floyd | security guards, who escort you unceremoniously off the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | All for the best, it turns out. Only a few hours later, all of
Floyd | southern California is irradiated in a nuclear accident.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have survived yet again ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 0 out of a possible 100, in 8 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "show ring to him"
Floyd | Please give one of the answers above.
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Shouldn't we give the ticket to him?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd |
Tale asks, "ha ha ha, what?"
gjnave says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't understand this style of play."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "give ticket to conductor"
Floyd | (first taking the ticket)
Floyd | The conductor reads the back of the ticket quickly. "Ah, that explains
Floyd | why you're not on my list."
Floyd |
Floyd | CLUNK. The conductor punches the ticket and returns it you.
Floyd |
Floyd | He walks north to the next car.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "Is this a Fallout prequel?"
gjnave says (to floyd), "give ticket to conductor"
Floyd | You can only do that to something animate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "read ticket"
Floyd | It's a hastily scrawled message:
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Floyd | John,
Floyd |
Floyd | The kid needs a ride down to San Diego. There should be a seat open on
Floyd | the Special. Just keep quiet about it and no one will be the wiser.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Cool, I love a game with an awesome death scene so quickly." smartgenes says, "huh let me catch up"
EmacsUser says (to inuredbyheavyrain), "No worries. Say ``#club Hello.'' to speak on-channel. ``; Hello.'' can be used thereafter to speak on the most recent channel."
Tale says (to Floyd), "enter cart"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
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Jacqueline says (to inured), "So, talk here on the channel by typing #CLUBFLOYD HELLO the first time, then once you have a channel set, you can use ;HELLO AGANI"
Tale says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd | You'll have to get off seat 4B first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Er, ;HELLO AGAIN"
Tale says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3 (on seat 4B)
Floyd | Trains haven't changed much in the last 40 years. You could just
Floyd | imagine a furtive Cary Grant slipping from car to car or a diabolic
Floyd | Robert Walker plotting fiendishly in some corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Also, what emacs said."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "abuse child"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Jacqueline), "Thanks. My description wasn't so good."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x schedule"
Floyd | It's a hastily-printed train schedule, a photocopy smudged to near
Floyd | illegibility by your sweaty hands.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Whoops!"
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Floyd | One of the reporters was walking down the aisle with a large cup of
Floyd | coffee when the train jerked. Guess who was unlucky enough to be in
Floyd | front of him when that happened?
Floyd |
Floyd | You better do something about this stain. While your jacket isn't
Floyd | especially stylish, it would look bad to show up dressed like a bum.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "We play in the room, but talk about it here on the channel, for ease of reading the transcript later."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "hello"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "smack reporter"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Yay"
gjnave says (to floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3 (on seat 4B)
Floyd | Trains haven't changed much in the last 40 years. You could just
Floyd | imagine a furtive Cary Grant slipping from car to car or a diabolic
Floyd | Robert Walker plotting fiendishly in some corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x stain"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "exits"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x jacket"
Floyd | Threadbare, but serviceable.  Better clothes await you in San Diego,
Floyd | which is good as these have a nasty stain. Inside the pocket you see a
Floyd | small velvet box (in which is a diamond ring) and a train schedule.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "stand up"
Floyd | You get off seat 4B.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "open door"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There might be a sink in a bathroom."
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
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Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closed door says "Unoccupied."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "give ring to child"
Floyd | You can only do that to something animate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't, since the lavatory door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "open door then w"
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "do the macarena"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "cut window with ring"
Floyd | (first taking the diamond ring)
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "wash suit"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x sink"
Floyd | A small stainless-steel sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "turn on sink"
Floyd | You turn on the faucet, allowing water to flow into the sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Which Comp year is this?"
gjnave says (to floyd), "wash suit"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wash jacket"
Floyd | You need more light to do a proper cleanup.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "turn on light"
Floyd | A cursory glance around the room fails to reveal a visible switch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Huh."
Idd says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | It's a lavatory door, with a sliding bolt that changes the indicator
Floyd | on the outside from "Unoccupied" to "Occupied." High-tech stuff.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "lock door"
Floyd | You click the door lock, and watch the little window change from
Floyd | "Unoccupied" to "Occupied" momentarily. Some spring mechanism in the
Floyd | door prevents you from keeping it locked while the door is open,
Floyd | however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "lock dorr"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "drink me to death"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to drink yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "ligh"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "light"
Floyd | What do you want to light?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says, "ggg beat me to it :)"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x light"
Floyd | The light fixture is dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | The flow from the faucet stops suddenly. (It must have one of those
Floyd | spring valves to prevent waste.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "09"
Idd says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, a group of armed terrorists takes over the train. In the
Floyd | resulting confusion, you are "accidentally" shot, adding a rather
Floyd | nasty bloodstain to the coffee stain already on your old jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 5 out of a possible 100, in 28 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "oh. I thought it would turn on once the door was locked."
genericgeekgirl says, "gah"
gjnave asks, "wtf?"
EmacsUser asks, "?"
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says, "best random event ever"
gjnave exclaims, "hahah!"
DavidW says, "This is why I never finished the game. I stopped here."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "This game is fun" smartgenes says, "ok so i finally caught up and already we died 3 times"
Tale says, "We need to close the door, then lock the bolt"
Tale asks, "How did this place?"
EmacsUser says, "Yeah, I have very little idea what is going on."
gjnave says, "wonder if that was a .. took to long .. death"
Tale says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | [Can't "undo" twice in succession. Sorry!]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "(to smartgenes)"
smartgenes says, "we have a trauma about planes"
Ellison says, "when I was the best man for my brother's wedding, beating this game was on my joke list of preparation. never did, though."
Tale says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, a group of armed terrorists takes over the train. In the
Floyd | resulting confusion, you are "accidentally" shot, adding a rather
Floyd | nasty bloodstain to the coffee stain already on your old jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 5 out of a possible 100, in 28 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
Idd asks, "Do we have to restart?"
Tale asks, "How do I undo twice in a row? Wasn't there a secret trick?"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "restart"
Floyd |
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Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |                              THE BEST MAN
Floyd |
smartgenes says (to emacsuser), "we have to get to a wedding by train and there is a stain on suit"
EmacsUser asks, "Is it timed? Do we need a driver?"
DavidW says, "It took 15th place in IF Comp 2000."
genericgeekgirl says (to Ellison), "I'm getting married in three weeks. So this amuses me :)"
EmacsUser pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |                    [Please press SPACE to continue]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Amazing! After all these years some girl finally got Jack to propose.
Floyd | All you need to do is hop on a commuter plane, get the big lug to the
Floyd | church on time, and zip back. Piece of cake...
Floyd |
Floyd | Well, almost.  Blasted El Ni?o has air traffic in an uproar. This
Floyd | daily commuter flight out of San Francisco was delayed three times,
Floyd | which will make life fun when you finally make it down to San Diego...
Floyd |
Floyd | Airplane (on Seat 4B)
Floyd | The airlines claim that planes are getting bigger, but you don't
Floyd | believe a word of it. This cramped cabin feels about as roomy as a
Floyd | culvert, and has approximately the same decor.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a door south and a small kitchenette north.
Floyd |
Floyd | (First time players should type INFO for game-playing details.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "we need to convince the terrorists that we are busy!"
gjnave says, "i think timing may be an issue.. lets rock through it up to the lavatory"
Jacqueline says, "Oh, I read the serial number wrong. 2000, then."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "we got nowehere and scored no point, no point to undoing."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "nowhere" Tale says (to inuredbyheavyrain), "We can undo twice in a row"
Tale says, "With some secret floyd magic"
EmacsUser says, "/undo"
Tale says, "And it is more polite to wait for people to agree before making a game changing decison ;-)"
Tale says (to Floyd), "l?"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Airplane (on Seat 4B)
Floyd | The airlines claim that planes are getting bigger, but you don't
Floyd | believe a word of it. This cramped cabin feels about as roomy as a
Floyd | culvert, and has approximately the same decor.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a door south and a small kitchenette north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You'll have to get off Seat 4B first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "stand"
Floyd | You'll need to undo your belt first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "undo belt"
Floyd | You open the seat belt.
Floyd |
Floyd | The plane shudders slightly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You'll have to get off Seat 4B first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "stand"
Floyd | You get off Seat 4B.
Floyd |
Floyd | Airplane
Floyd |
Floyd | *** PING ***
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ladies and gentlemen, we are experiencing some minor turbulence.
Floyd | Please return to your seat and fasten your seat belts."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You wander towards the back. After hovering around the galley for a
Floyd | bit, you return to the cabin.
Floyd |
Floyd | A flight attendant rushes up, escorts you back to your seat, clips you
Floyd | in, then disappears.
Floyd |
Floyd | Airplane (on Seat 4B)
Floyd | The airlines claim that planes are getting bigger, but you don't
Floyd | believe a word of it. This cramped cabin feels about as roomy as a
Floyd | culvert, and has approximately the same decor.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a door south and a small kitchenette north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The passenger next to you awakes with a start.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "kiss passenger"
Floyd | He's too busy babbling to pay any attention to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I hate flying," your seat-mate bemoans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The plane lurches hard to the left. Your stomach churns.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I always wonder if I'll ever see my daughter again."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "What would my wife do if I were to die?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bright blue flash illuminates the entire west side of the airplane,
Floyd | followed by the noise of a tremendous explosion. The wing is on fire!
Floyd |
Floyd | For a brief moment, everything is silent as the situation slowly sinks
Floyd | into the minds of the passengers. Then pandemonium breaks out in the
Floyd | cabin as the plane goes into a near-vertical dive.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's all your fault, you know."
Floyd |
Floyd | Your traveling companion turns to face you, and you recoil in horror.
Floyd | The left side of his face is horribly mutilated, the skin torn and
Floyd | burnt. The empty eye socket stares at you accusingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why did you have to survive? I had a family, a child... they depended
Floyd | on me! You had nothing! You were nothing, and you still are nothing!"
Floyd |
Floyd | He leans forward, and you can smell the horrid odor of burnt flesh.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Nothing..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Crash positions be damned! You struggle at your seat belt, but the
Floyd | mechanism is jammed.
Floyd |
Floyd | He's moving closer... reaching out... reaching toward you... the
Floyd | stumps of his fingers... twitching... touching you... shaking you...
Floyd |
gjnave says (to floyd), "have horrible nightmare about survival guilt"
Tale says (to Floyd), "z" Ellison says, "wait, we're on a plane? I thought this game started on a train. oh yeah."
EmacsUser pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |                    [Please press SPACE to continue]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ...and you find yourself wrestling the station attendant.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Sorry about that! Didn't mean to startle you, but by the sound of it
Floyd | you were having a dilly of a nightmare!
Floyd |
Floyd | "Anyway, you best be going. I've written a note explaining the
Floyd | situation to the conductor; it's on the back of your ticket. Better
Floyd | hurry."
Floyd |
Floyd | You take the ticket and a copy of the schedule and make your way out
Floyd | to the platform.
Floyd |
Tale says (to Floyd), "show ticket to conductor"
Tale pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |                    [Please press SPACE to continue]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sole survivor syndrome.
Floyd |
Floyd | That's what they call it. Psychological trauma after surviving an
Floyd | accident that killed so many others.
Floyd |
Floyd | You still can't look at a plane without hearing the screaming or
Floyd | smelling the blood. The last time you tried to visit an airport-- just
Floyd | to pick up someone-- you left in an ambulance, catatonic.
Floyd |
Floyd | Things were looking bad when the old rust bucket died this morning.
Floyd | The mechanic said that the earliest he could get to it was first thing
Floyd | Monday morning, and the rental agency just laughed when you asked if
Floyd | you could get a car on short notice for the weekend. Flight was out of
Floyd | the question for obvious reasons, but rail had existed far earlier
Floyd | than planes. So you found yourself pleading your case to a sympathetic
Floyd | station manager, who managed to squeeze you onto a special charter
Floyd | train direct to San Diego.
Floyd |
Floyd | Two years ago, the wedding was postponed indefinitely by your
Floyd | accident. You are determined that that will not happen again. The sun
Floyd | is shining, the tracks are clear, and in a few hours you'll be the
Floyd | star of the show. Come Hell or high water, nothing is going to stop
Floyd | you from being...
Floyd |
Floyd | THE BEST MAN
Floyd | An Interactive Action-Adventure
Floyd | by Rob Menke
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 000930 / Inform v6.21 Library 6/10
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3 (on seat 4B)
Floyd | Trains haven't changed much in the last 40 years. You could just
Floyd | imagine a furtive Cary Grant slipping from car to car or a diabolic
Floyd | Robert Walker plotting fiendishly in some corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see the conductor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "show ticket to conductor"
Floyd | (first taking the ticket)
Floyd | "That's the one."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ticket, please."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "show ticket to conductor"
Floyd | "That's the one."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "give ticket"
Floyd | (to the conductor)
Floyd | The conductor reads the back of the ticket quickly. "Ah, that explains
Floyd | why you're not on my list."
Floyd |
Floyd | CLUNK. The conductor punches the ticket and returns it you.
Floyd |
Floyd | He walks north to the next car.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf14"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "Okay, how do we clear the save counter?"
DavidW says, "clear save"
Jacqueline clears the save counter.
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "cf1"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "Anyone mind if we try my theory?"
EmacsUser says (to Tale), "You drive."
Ellison says, "I mind but I won't object"
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, go."
Tale says (to Ellison), "I love you too, sugar bunny"
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You'll have to get off seat 4B first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "ha"
Tale says (to Floyd), "stand"
Floyd | You get off seat 4B.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | "Whoops!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh dear, it seems that you bumped into a young man carrying an open
Floyd | container of coffee, most of which is now decorating the front of your
Floyd | jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closed door says "Unoccupied."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't, since the lavatory door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "open door then w"
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "lock bolt"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "I've never met a lavatory door that Tale wouldn't walk into"
Tale says (to Floyd), "door"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | It's a lavatory door, with a sliding bolt that changes the indicator
Floyd | on the outside from "Unoccupied" to "Occupied." High-tech stuff.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "lock door"
Floyd | The light above the sink flickers, then glows.
Floyd |
Floyd | There seems to be a commotion outside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "wash jacket"
Floyd | Alas, all you do is spread the stain slightly. This job requires
Floyd | water.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wait... was that gunfire...?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes asks, "are we just randomly killed by terrorists after number of turns?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh. I bet we're safe in here."
EmacsUser asks, "Duck?"
Tale says, "Only if the door is unlocked"
DavidW says, "'safe' is probably relative"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "turn on sink"
Floyd | You turn on the faucet, allowing water to flow into the sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your Russian may be rusty, but a voice definitely said, "Sergei, check
Floyd | the toilets."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to smartgenes), "the trick is to die with a clean suit"
gjnave asks, "can we break the mirror and get a weapon?"
smartgenes says, "lol time is not on our side"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Oh come on. Why does it have to be Russians?"
canadianpuzzler asks, "open window?"
smartgenes asks, "cos Russians are sexy gangsters?"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Idd says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd | It's a small window, but if you were feeling suicidal, you could
Floyd | probably squeeze through it. That's a pretty big if...
Floyd |
Floyd | The door rattles for a second as the gunman tries to get in.
Floyd | Frustrated, he fires off a dozen bullets which pass easily through the
Floyd | door and you.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 5 out of a possible 100, in 16 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "darn"
EmacsUser says, "Duck."
gjnave says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "duck"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "get on floor"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door rattles for a second as the gunman tries to get in.
Floyd | Frustrated, he fires off a dozen bullets which pass easily through the
Floyd | door and you.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 5 out of a possible 100, in 16 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Aw."
Jacqueline says, "We're cursed."
Ellison says, "plus, in Southern California, Russians are the most populous immigrant"
Tale says (to Floyd), "squeeze through window"
Floyd | Please give one of the answers above.
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd |
DavidW says, "Didn't even get the jacket clean."
Tale says (to Floyd), "squeeze through window"
Floyd | Please give one of the answers above.
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd |
Tale says (to Floyd), "/undo"
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "squeeze through window"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "You guys wasted too much time."
inky says (to Floyd), "stand on toilet"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "enter window"
Floyd | You can't, since the lavatory window is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door rattles for a second as the gunman tries to get in.
Floyd | Frustrated, he fires off a dozen bullets which pass easily through the
Floyd | door and you.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 5 out of a possible 100, in 16 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "hide"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "Shall we restore?"
smartgenes asks, "smash it?"
DavidW asks, "Did you try opening it?"
smartgenes says, "i thought i saw an open but maybe it was "open door""
Tale says, "we only have one turn, so nothing will work"
EmacsUser asks, "So, restore for more time and then try opening the window?"
DavidW says, "You wasted too many turns in the washroom. You have to optimize."
smartgenes says, "enter the toilet then save"
Tale says (to Floyd), "restore cf2"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to restore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "first moisturize, then optimize"
Tale says (to Floyd), "restore"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "cf2 is too late"
Tale says (to Floyd), "restore"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf1"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3 (on seat 4B)
Floyd | Trains haven't changed much in the last 40 years. You could just
Floyd | imagine a furtive Cary Grant slipping from car to car or a diabolic
Floyd | Robert Walker plotting fiendishly in some corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "unlock door"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "may I drive?"
DavidW says, "ok. Restore"
genericgeekgirl says (to Tale), "Go for it."
DavidW says, "I really think a driver is mandatory if you want to survive."
gjnave says, "ill follow"
Tale says (to Floyd), "stand"
Floyd | You get off seat 4B.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | "Whoops!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh dear, it seems that you bumped into a young man carrying an open
Floyd | container of coffee, most of which is now decorating the front of your
Floyd | jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closed door says "Unoccupied."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave chases Tale
Tale says (to Floyd), "open door then w"
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "save" genericgeekgirl calls shotgun and sticks her head out the window like a puppy
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "I hope coffeebutterfingers is the first to die"
Tale says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "lock door"
Floyd | The light above the sink flickers, then glows.
Floyd |
Floyd | There seems to be a commotion outside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "open window"
Floyd | You open the lavatory window.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wait... was that gunfire...?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "enter window"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | It's quite breathtaking out here, and you'd probably enjoy the scenery
Floyd | if it weren't for the annoying fact that you're clinging to a flimsy
Floyd | metal ladder while being buffeted by sixty mile-per-hour winds. Safety
Floyd | lies inside, east.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your Russian may be rusty, but a voice definitely said, "Sergei, check
Floyd | the toilets."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd | You jump on the spot, fruitlessly.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door rattles for a second as the gunman tries to get in.
Floyd | Frustrated, he fires off a dozen bullets which pass easily through the
Floyd | door, the thin metal wall of the car, and you.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 5 out of a possible 100, in 14 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | [Can't "undo" twice in succession. Sorry!]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | Unfortunately, there are more than a few missing rungs in this ladder,
Floyd | making the roof of the car inaccessible.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door rattles for a second as the gunman tries to get in.
Floyd | Frustrated, he fires off a dozen bullets which pass easily through the
Floyd | door, the thin metal wall of the car, and you.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 5 out of a possible 100, in 14 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
gjnave says, "climb ladder"
smartgenes says, "good skills to jump on the ladder"
Tale says, "Man, this game has taken cruel on the zarf scale and beat it to death with a baseball bat"
EmacsUser asks, "Do we need to buy more turns from cf1?"
EmacsUser says, "We used two more, I think, than necessary."
smartgenes asks, "i don't think it's so cruel.. maybe just jump off train?"
Jacqueline says (to Tale), "haha - well put."
gjnave exclaims (at Tale), "hahah!"
Tale asks (of EmacsUser), "Really, how?"
Nitku says, "It's not even cruel"
EmacsUser says, "A look and an unlock door right after the restore."
Tale says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | It's quite breathtaking out here, and you'd probably enjoy the scenery
Floyd | if it weren't for the annoying fact that you're clinging to a flimsy
Floyd | metal ladder while being buffeted by sixty mile-per-hour winds. Safety
Floyd | lies inside, east.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door rattles for a second as the gunman tries to get in.
Floyd | Frustrated, he fires off a dozen bullets which pass easily through the
Floyd | door, the thin metal wall of the car, and you.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 5 out of a possible 100, in 14 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Maybe those don't count though; the unlock failed."
Ellison says, "I guess, go out the window without locking the door so he doesn't know there's somebody in the bathroom"
gjnave says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "climb ladder"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "You guys could've had a dinner with Andre, but oh no, we must play a game DavidW hasn't finished."
Tale says (to Ellison), "good thinking"
Tale says (to Floyd), "restore"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "open window"
Floyd | You open the lavatory window.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door rattles for a second as the gunman tries to get in.
Floyd | Frustrated, he fires off a dozen bullets which pass easily through the
Floyd | door and you.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 5 out of a possible 100, in 16 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
gjnave says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "restore cf1"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to restore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "restore"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf1"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Okay, someone else try it"
gjnave asks, "wait.. where is this restore bringing us to?"
EmacsUser says, "Now I wonder what game has amassed the most CF deaths."
Tale says, "Back in the train seat"
smartgenes says, "i'm glad i'm not driving.. it's just as fun watchiing the multiple deaths"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "plug toilet"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "overflow toilet"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "I think it's bringing us to not far in and maybe we should restart, get to that first move, then save?"
Ellison says (to J), "sounds good"
DavidW says, "You aren't at the lavatory now."
EmacsUser says, "K."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "AI was hoping to create a distraction, but no." EmacsUser says (to inuredbyheavyrain), "Also, remember to speak on-channel; that will help with the transcript."
Tale says (to Floyd), "stand"
Floyd | You get off seat 4B.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks, "May I try from a restart?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | "Whoops!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh dear, it seems that you bumped into a young man carrying an open
Floyd | container of coffee, most of which is now decorating the front of your
Floyd | jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closed door says "Unoccupied."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "open door then w"
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf4"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "How do I get to the channel?" EmacsUser says, "Oh, nevermind. Tale's up to something."
Tale says (to Floyd), "open window"
Floyd | You open the lavatory window.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | It's quite breathtaking out here, and you'd probably enjoy the scenery
Floyd | if it weren't for the annoying fact that you're clinging to a flimsy
Floyd | metal ladder while being buffeted by sixty mile-per-hour winds. Safety
Floyd | lies inside, east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to inuredbyheavyrain), "With #club or ; before what you want to say, rather than "."
Tale says, "That was Ellisons idea"
Ellison asks, "close window?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "close window"
Floyd | Better not, you might not be able to get it open again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "say thanks"
EmacsUser says, "Sorry, I probably messed up Jacqueline's good explanation with my poor one."
smartgenes says, "remember you can do multiple-undo"
canadianpuzzler asks, "down?"
Ellison says, "if we had only thought to dab our suit with water, we could be air-drying right now"
gjnave says (to floyd), "u"
Floyd | Unfortunately, there are more than a few missing rungs in this ladder,
Floyd | making the roof of the car inaccessible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to sg), "True"
smartgenes says, "maybe we needed the soap from underneath the toilet"
Ellison says, "maybe this will let us survive the train-check anyhow"
gjnave says (to floyd), "d"
Floyd | It isn't that hopeless yet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Huh."
DavidW says, "North or south, perhaps."
Tale asks, "maybe just wait?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | The nearest ladder is too far north for you to reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | That looks like a particularly unsafe direction to go.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Idd asks, "What if the russians don't come till we lock the door?"
Tale says, "oops"
Tale says, "looks like they don't"
gjnave asks, "is there somewhere else to go besides te lavatory?"
DavidW says, "Upstairs"
DavidW says, "There's stairs that go up from outside the lav."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | All the seats in the upper deck are filled.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh well"
DavidW asks, "Maybe there's a fore lavatory too?"
smartgenes asks, "upper deck on a train?"
gjnave says, "trying going up"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a punched ticket
Floyd |   a stained sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Just did."
DavidW says, "Trains can have upper decks, sure."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "search coat"
Floyd | In the stained sport coat are a small velvet box and a train schedule.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "no the wonder the Russians like it"
Ellison asks, "we're sure we can unlock the door after locking it?"
Nitku says, "How about waiting for the terrorist and leaving the door open while we're hanging on the ladder? They shoot through the door only because they can't get in."
Ellison says, "can't"
DavidW says (to Nitku), "Sounds good"
smartgenes asks, "have we searched our coat to see if we have a machete?"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "maybe we should go up while on the ladder"
Ellison says (to inured), "it's missing some rungs"
Ellison says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "lock door"
Floyd | You click the door lock, and watch the little window change from
Floyd | "Unoccupied" to "Occupied" momentarily. Some spring mechanism in the
Floyd | door prevents you from keeping it locked while the door is open,
Floyd | however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "lock door"
Floyd | The light above the sink flickers, then glows.
Floyd |
Floyd | There seems to be a commotion outside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "unlock door"
Floyd | The fluorescent light goes off.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wait... was that gunfire...?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Hmm."
Ellison says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd |
Floyd | Your Russian may be rusty, but a voice definitely said, "Sergei, check
Floyd | the toilets."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "argh"
Ellison says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | A voice outside the door says, "Empty."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser exclaims, "!"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Uh. What?"
EmacsUser says, "Unoccupied."
gjnave asks, "why did we not get shot this time?"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "I unlocked the door again"
EmacsUser says (to Ellison), "Bravo."
smartgenes says, "maybe they don't want to shut some random dude"
gjnave says, "ah..."
smartgenes says, "shoot"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "save"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Paul O'brian gave this 9.3"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "huh"
Tale says, "Some guy called Shiovitz hated it"
DavidW says, "oh geez. Now the autosave will be fouled up."
EmacsUser says, "It was already."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I like it so far"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Really? All we had to do was stand right there in plain sight, and they'll leave us alone?"
Ellison says, "we're hanging outside of the train right now"
DavidW says, "We weren't in plain sight."
Ellison says, "in train sight"
genericgeekgirl says, "I thought 'out' took us into the hallway, not out the window."
EmacsUser says (to inuredbyheavyrain), "You can normally just ``press save'' without anything before, f, ", ;, or otherwise."
inky says (to Ellison), "ha ha"
smartgenes asks, "can we set to verbose?"
EmacsUser says, "But yeah, the counter is off, so that will clobber files now."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "verbose"
Floyd | THE BEST MAN is now in its "verbose" mode, which always gives long
Floyd | descriptions of locations (even if you've been there before).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "these are incompetent terrorist, especially cnsidering that managed to nuke California."
Ellison says, "we could just clear and start from cf1. we're not that far in."
DavidW says, "I second Ellison."
Jacqueline says, "sure"
EmacsUser asks, "Ok, who is the driver?"
DavidW says, "All the save files are pretty useless so far."
Nitku asks, "What's the next save in the counter?"
Ellison says, "that coffee stain might come back to haunt us, though."
Tale says, "O'Brian"
smartgenes says, "it reminds me of point-and-click.. and in point-and-click there would probably be two essential objects to pick up from the toilet too"
EmacsUser says (to Nitku), "cf6"
Tale says, "O'Brian'S review makes this sound like a far better game"
Nitku asks, "So what's the problem then?"
Ellison says (to smartgenes), "or possibly one number two"
Limax asks, "What game did people choose?"
gjnave says, "lets get on with the game"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "We have scored a mere five points; we have seen virtually none of the game."
gjnave says, "we got some terrorists to spank down with just a velvet box and a ring"
Jacqueline says (to Limax), "It does not involve pie."
Jacqueline says, "Not so far, anyway."
DavidW says (to Limax), "The Best Man"
smartgenes says, "game seems perfectly ok to me so far"
DavidW says, "There was probably pie in the dinner with Andre."
Jacqueline says (to Limax), "The Best Man Has: No Pie"
Tale says, "Kids, these terrorists won't defeat themselves"
smartgenes says, "expect multiple deaths in fighting terror"
Ellison says, "my driving days are over"
Tale says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | It's quite breathtaking out here, and you'd probably enjoy the scenery
Floyd | if it weren't for the annoying fact that you're clinging to a flimsy
Floyd | metal ladder while being buffeted by sixty mile-per-hour winds. Safety
Floyd | lies inside, east.
Floyd |
Floyd | The screams have died down, so the gunmen have decided to start the
Floyd | usual diatribe. "We now control this train... if you cooperate, you
Floyd | will be spared... attempt tricks and you will die..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks (of Tale), "Are you saying that if we're not with you we're against you and the terrarists win?"
Jacqueline asks, "Or is it spelled terrarrists?"
Ellison says, ">JUGGLE"
Tale says (to Jacqueline), "No time for that, you hippie"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | It isn't that hopeless yet.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Is everyone here?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Everyone was here or in the press car," the conductor replies,
Floyd | strangely calm. "As you can see, everyone in this car is also on this
Floyd | list."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Da..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "That's convenient."
genericgeekgirl says, "Ooh. Foreshadowing."
DavidW says, "ah. We're not on the list."
Ellison says, "right on"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "enter"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Sergei, did you check the toilets?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Da, I checked the toilets."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Did you check inside the toilets?
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a momentary pause, followed by a low curse.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "oh yeah bcos of the back of the form thing"
Tale says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | It's quite breathtaking out here, and you'd probably enjoy the scenery
Floyd | if it weren't for the annoying fact that you're clinging to a flimsy
Floyd | metal ladder while being buffeted by sixty mile-per-hour winds. Safety
Floyd | lies inside, east.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ready?" asks a voice outside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "Do we close the window?"
Ellison says, "we can't"
Tale says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | It isn't that hopeless yet.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door explodes inward.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Good, nobody here."
Floyd |
Floyd | The door is closed again.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Phew."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "throw ring at terrorist"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "that's 1/10 of the gmae"
Tale asks, "Can we use the save counter again?"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, phew."
DavidW says, "You can possibly go inside now."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "cf6"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "cf7"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "we could have used all of those extra turns cleaning our pants"
Tale says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Take everyone to the last car."
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the sound of marching outside the door, then silence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Whoops - oh well."
EmacsUser says, "Man, sorry."
Tale says (to Floyd), "wash jacket"
Floyd | Alas, all you do is spread the stain slightly. This job requires
Floyd | water.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "The English needs to be more broken ;) It's ruining the illusion for me."
Tale says (to Floyd), "wash jacket"
Floyd | Alas, all you do is spread the stain slightly. This job requires
Floyd | water.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "You need light and wash."
Tale says (to Floyd), "open sink"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Assuming this jacket is a priority."
Ellison says (to Floyd), "turn on faucet"
Floyd | You turn on the faucet, allowing water to flow into the sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "wash jacket"
Floyd | You need more light to do a proper cleanup.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to genericgeekgirl), "maybe we understand Russian.. therefore illusion can be maintained"
Ellison says, "ah, sorry, yeah"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I doubt the stain is significant"
Tale says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | It's quite breathtaking out here, and you'd probably enjoy the scenery
Floyd | if it weren't for the annoying fact that you're clinging to a flimsy
Floyd | metal ladder while being buffeted by sixty mile-per-hour winds. Safety
Floyd | lies inside, east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | Water is flowing into the sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "What are you doing?"
Tale says, "looking around outside"
Ellison says, "we probably can go into the train now"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd | Without any passengers, this car takes on a definite tomb-like
Floyd | atmosphere. A sealed passageway leads south, while the junction to the
Floyd | next car leads north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says, "E. GET LIGHT. W. DROP LIGHT."
Tale says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The metal plate sealing the door prevents movement south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I noticed you still didn't get the jacket clean."
canadianpuzzler says, "The people are gone. And we can probably go upstairs now too."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The metal plate sealing the door prevents movement south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x plate"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | Better not. It would be very easy to be trapped up there.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "that's cos they didn't use soap, dirty beasts, when they had their number 2"
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed past the Salinas station.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 3 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "x schedule"
Floyd | It's a hastily-printed train schedule, a photocopy smudged to near
Floyd | illegibility by your sweaty hands.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "read schedule"
Floyd |   City                          Time
Floyd | Salinas                        1:11 pm
Floyd | Paso Robles                    2:48 pm
Floyd | San Luis Obispo                3:27 pm
Floyd | Santa Barbara                  5:24 pm
Floyd | Oxnard                         6:01 pm
Floyd | Simi Valley                    6:31 pm
Floyd | Glendale                       7:02 pm
Floyd | Los Angeles                    7:08 pm
Floyd | Fullerton                      7:34 pm
Floyd | Anaheim                        7:40 pm
Floyd | Santa Ana                      7:44 pm
Floyd | Irvine                         7:54 pm
Floyd | San Juan Capistrano            8:06 pm
Floyd | Escondido                      8:20 pm
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "time"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf8"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The time is probably in the status bar."
EmacsUser says, "About 1:11 it seems."
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "if we get to Anaheim, we can use the time machine from Lost Anaheim Hills"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "we must have until 7:08: The terrorists nuked Los Angeles"
Tale says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave asks, "? how do we know they nuked LA?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "x computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "switch on terminal"
Floyd | The computer comes to life, goes through its complex bootstrap
Floyd | procedure, then asks you for a user name and password. You turn the
Floyd | machine off in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "look watch"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "wow. Old computer."
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, a quiet hum emanating from its
Floyd | fan.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "x computer"
Floyd | You start to approach the computer when suddenly a huge spider on the
Floyd | keyboard attacks you!
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies east.
Floyd |
Floyd | After you've gathered your wits together, you notice that the "spider"
Floyd | is actually a piece of black paper folded into the shape of a spider.
Floyd | Obviously one of the reporters was bored and decided to play a little
Floyd | prank.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, a quiet hum emanating from its
Floyd | fan.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "x spider"
Floyd | (A description of Wolfie is included in your game package.)
Floyd |
Floyd | It's an origami wolf spider.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
gjnave says, "a computer huh? wow.."
gjnave says, "i mean a spider"
EmacsUser asks, "Oh, there are feelies?"
smartgenes asks, "examine desk?"
Ellison says, "cool, now we can give the terrorists paper cuts"
Tale says (to Floyd), "get spider"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open spider"
Floyd | You'd never get him back together again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "unfold spider"
Floyd | You'd never get him back together again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes asks, "dismantle computer?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | A completely incomprehensible text editing program dominates the
Floyd | screen.
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "hack computer"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Hmm, the feelies have oragami instructions for a spider."
Jacqueline says, "Nice"
genericgeekgirl says, "Aww."
smartgenes asks, "how is there a text-editing program if we arent logged on?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "edit text"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "use computer"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "you can look at the feelies at [LINK]"
Tale says (to Floyd), "x computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "switch it on"
Floyd | The computer comes to life, goes through its complex bootstrap
Floyd | procedure, then asks you for a user name and password. You turn the
Floyd | machine off in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "x computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Is anyone checking the desks for drawers?"
smartgenes says, "only me in my mind"
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "Why do so many text adventures ignore the use command?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "switch it on"
Floyd | The computer comes to life, goes through its complex bootstrap
Floyd | procedure, then asks you for a user name and password. You turn the
Floyd | machine off in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "(no one remembers the desk drawers. no one.)"
Tale says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "x drawer"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open drawer"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ok fine"
smartgenes says, "there is no desk, keanu"
Tale says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
canadianpuzzler says, "Desks do not actually exist until 2001 and do not have drawers until 2003."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Every game with a desk hides stuff in drawers. Except this one."
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Tale says (to Floyd), "switch on computer"
Floyd | The computer comes to life, goes through its complex bootstrap
Floyd | procedure, then asks you for a user name and password. You turn the
Floyd | machine off in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't, since the lavatory door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | (the lavatory door)
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Darkroom
Floyd | This lavatory has been converted into a makeshift darkroom. (I guess
Floyd | some photographers haven't joined the "digital revolution.") All the
Floyd | windows have been painted black, a loose conglomeration of items rest
Floyd | on a crude shelf, while a workbench sits under a naked electrical
Floyd | fixture.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door allows exit east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "according to the readme file, one of the feelies is "required reading" to solve a puzzle"
Tale says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | darkroom door: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | faucet: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | sink: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | light bulb socket: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | shelf: That's hardly portable.
Floyd | workbench: That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "get all from shelf"
Floyd | As far as you can tell, it's just junk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to ggg), "Oh man"
Tale says (to Floyd), "x bencg"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search junk"
Floyd | On the shelf are a bottle of hydroxide, a bottle of acid and a bottle
Floyd | of developing fluid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "x bench"
Floyd | A makeshift wooden table, stained with chemicals.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks (of genericgeekgirl), "The one that Ellison linked to?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "remove bulb"
Floyd | (first taking the strange red bulb)
Floyd | (putting the punched ticket into the stained sport coat to make room)
Floyd | You unscrew the strange red bulb from the light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah"
smartgenes says, "now we're cookin'"
Tale says (to davidw), "Good thinking"
DavidW says, "Take the acid. Could be useful."
Trumgottist asks, "How about reading the text on the running computer?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "get all from shelf"
Floyd | bottle of hydroxide: (putting Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of
Floyd | computers) into the stained sport coat to make room)
Floyd | Removed.
Floyd | bottle of acid: (putting the strange red bulb into the stained sport
Floyd | coat to make room)
Floyd | Removed.
Floyd | bottle of developing fluid: (putting the bottle of hydroxide into the
Floyd | stained sport coat to make room)
Floyd | Removed.
Floyd | miscellaneous junk: The rest of the stuff is just junk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "there's something about acids and bases"
Idd says, "the feelies say hydrochloric acid mixed with sodium hydroxide form sea water."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under bench"
Floyd | A glass tube rolls out from under the workbench.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes exclaims, "hey, i'm on fire!"
Jacqueline says, "huh"
Tale says (to Floyd), "get tube"
Floyd | (putting the bottle of acid into the stained sport coat to make room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the stained sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Idd says, "sodium hydroxide is used to unclog drains."
Ellison says, "huh, LOOK UNDER and LOOK BEHIND are two of my least favorite commands"
Tale says (to Floyd), "GAME, SERIOSULY?"
Floyd | You seem to want to talk to someone, but I can't see whom.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look behind desk"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look behind bench"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yes, you have an inventory limit"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x tube"
Floyd | A small glass tube used for protecting dry chemicals. There's a label
Floyd | on the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read label"
Floyd | The label reads LITMUS.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Ah."
Jacqueline says, "While it's reasonable that we wouldn't have bottomless booty stained sport coat, it *is* annoying."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "drink acid"
Floyd | It might not be potable, so you decide against it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "disappointing"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bulb"
Floyd | It's a light bulb that has been painted with a clear red enamel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "put litmus in acid"
Floyd | The bottle of acid isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We probably don't want to carry everything anyway."
Tale asks, "My thinking is, we put the acid in the bulb, the install it somewhere it will explode?"
DavidW says, "good grief."
EmacsUser says, "Oh, if my speed reading of the feelies is right, the US president is on this train."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search coat"
Floyd | In the stained sport coat are a bottle of hydroxide, a strange red
Floyd | bulb, Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers), a punched
Floyd | ticket, a small velvet box and a train schedule.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Emacs), "That sounds like a spoiler."
Jacqueline asks, "Hence the terrarrists?"
smartgenes exclaims, "he's called Wolfie!"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "litmus paper is used to determined the PH of corrosive substances. I am afraid that if I open the bottle, however, the acid might dissolve."
gjnave says, "gotta run.. awesome fun guys/gals (thanks)"
EmacsUser says (to DavidW), "It wasn't meant to be."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "talk to wolfie"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "Wolfie would know what to do"
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Well, not if the only way to know is to read the feelie that they wanted us to read in order to solve a puzzle. It's the old skool thing that Infocom used to do."
gjnave waves his arms, rolls a poor lore check, and then disappears - 'oh cra..' EmacsUser says (to gjnave), "Adios."
Tale says, "Puzzles about chemicals tend to increase my boredomometer significantly"
smartgenes says, "i find science problems tricky"
smartgenes says, "i would call it my alarmomometer"
Ellison says, "judging by the feelie, I'd guess we need to keep an eye out for a base that we can neutralize with our acid"
DavidW says, "We haven't seen a science puzzle yet. Only a few chemicals."
Tale asks, "So, more exploring?"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I have an idea: Maybe we have to fill the bulb to the concentration which is most corrosive, as determined by the litmus paper"
Tale says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf9"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Ellison), "That sounds like another spoiler."
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You start to open the door, but an ominous shadow across the window
Floyd | convinces you otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to DavidW), "dude, it's part of the feelies"
Tale says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "x shadow"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x floor"
Floyd | Something felt wobbly when you stepped into this area, and a quick
Floyd | investigation reveals the answer. It's a metal access panel embedded
Floyd | in the floor of the train, with a sawtooth-edge that makes it almost
Floyd | invisible against the pattern of the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Yeah, David, I've gotten the sense that the author crafted feelies intentionally required to complete the game."
Tale says, "O'Brian praises the implementation in his review. I wonder if he did that one mockingly."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Fill the bulb with water, then dissolve acid in the water until the litmus paper indicates the mixture is as corrosive as possible."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "x panel"
Floyd | It's a metal access panel embedded in the floor of the train, with a
Floyd | sawtooth-edge that makes it almost invisible against the pattern of
Floyd | the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "So, not spoiler, but rather things the author chose to give the player external to the game to make them look at his stuff the old skool way."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Maybe we can trickthe terrorists into drinking shitwater."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open panel"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "inuredbyheavyrain lol"
EmacsUser asks, "In?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x hatch"
Floyd | It's a metal access panel embedded in the floor of the train, with a
Floyd | sawtooth-edge that makes it almost invisible against the pattern of
Floyd | the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x panel"
Floyd | It's a metal access panel embedded in the floor of the train, with a
Floyd | sawtooth-edge that makes it almost invisible against the pattern of
Floyd | the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Oh. Be careful."
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes asks, "will this split the 2 trains?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | It's stuck tight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "push lever"
Floyd | That's already closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "pour the acid on it?"
EmacsUser says, "I don't think so. It doesn't immediately suggest acid."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour acid on lever"
Floyd | The bottle of acid is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "No harm in trying"
Trumgottist goes home.
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "True."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "cf8"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Yeah, use the ``press save'' command or the counter will get off."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour acid on lever"
Floyd | The bottle of acid is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "cf10"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of developing fluid, the bottle of acid
Floyd | or the bottle of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Yeah, like that."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of developing fluid, the bottle of acid
Floyd | or the bottle of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "acid"
Floyd | You open the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x acid"
Floyd | A dark glass bottle with a screw cap. The label on the outside has a
Floyd | stylized hand being dissolved away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour acid on lever"
Floyd | The release lever can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "heh"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid on hand"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "cf10"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "x lever"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the release lever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "you can't dissolve your hand"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "dissolve face"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of developing fluid, the bottle of acid
Floyd | or the bottle of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "acid"
Floyd | That's already closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks, "Shall we drop some inventory and go n/s?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale drops Random Matter Transporter remote control.
Tale drops ifMud white pages.
Tale drops Name one, and only one FPS you like.
Tale drops Star Trek episode titles as porn.
Tale drops location list.
Tale drops The increasingly misnomed Newer New Year's Speed IF.
Tale drops Movies that would be better with a mecha fight.
Tale drops Movies that woul be better without a mecha fight.
Tale drops Romance Speed-IF.
Tale drops Even Newer New Year's Speed IF.
Tale drops Even Newer New Year's Speed IF (abbreviated version).
Tale drops muffled groan.
Tale drops an official apology.
Tale says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | darkroom door: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | door to the car junction: That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale is a newbie. EmacsUser says, "It's okay."
Tale says (to Floyd), "OOps"
Floyd | Sorry, that can't be corrected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Tale), "heh. Don't worry. I've done the same thing."
Tale says, "oops"
smartgenes says, "lol at tale's inventory"
Tale says, "That woman ain't mine"
Tale gets Random Matter Transporter remote control.
Tale gets ifMud white pages. Jacqueline says, "I type directions all the time without the F in front. Fortunately, there aren't many exits to the Toyshop so you guys don't usually see me accidently leave the room."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Doom is a consistently excellent series. Most of today's generic FPSes are boring, which is why I like the variety in Japanese game a lot more than American ones."
Tale gets Name one, and only one FPS you like.
Tale gets Star Trek episode titles as porn.
Tale gets location list.
Tale gets The increasingly misnomed Newer New Year's Speed IF. Ellison asks, "wow, no 'get all' protection in the Toyshop. who would have thought?"
inky has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
Tale gets Movies that would be better with a mecha fight.
Tale gets Movies that woul be better without a mecha fight.
Tale gets Romance Speed-IF.
Tale gets Even Newer New Year's Speed IF. smartgenes says, "lol at Jacqueline"
Tale gets Even Newer New Year's Speed IF (abbreviated version). Jacqueline says (to Tale), "Dude, you need to drop some of this stuff in the Library."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x railing"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "Why was I carrying a muffled groan?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale gets an official apology. inuredbyheavyrain says, "Matrix: Revolutions would have been a lot more exciting if the final battle had involved mobile planes, rather than immobile robots."
DavidW says, "gjnave created it"
Binder goes home. smartgenes asks, "what is east? the first room?"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Everything by M. Night Shyamalan would be interesting if anything, including a robot fight, happened."
Jacqueline asks (of inured), "I maybe missed it in all the DROP ALL/TAKE ALL business, but why are you talking about Doom and the Matrix and stuff... are you on the wrong channel, or did I miss something?"
smartgenes says, "he's just not used to the etiquette yet"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x wall"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the north wall, the south wall, the east wall or
Floyd | the west wall?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd | Sorry, you can only have one item here. Which exactly?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to sg), "I just have a lot of stuff muted, so it's hard for me to know. I often mute most other channels during CF."
Tale has gathered up all his stuff while turning bright red, occasionally bumping into people.
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Someone asked us to name good FPSes, and movies that would be improved if robot were added or removed."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the west wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Those, I think, were old signable objects. They would sit in the lounge and people could write their responses. I think."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "dismantle computer"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open computer"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look behind computer"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under computer"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Okay, now I'm seeing where the confusion came from. Quite the tangent. Back to the game. : )"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Darkroom
Floyd | This lavatory has been converted into a makeshift darkroom. (I guess
Floyd | some photographers haven't joined the "digital revolution.") All the
Floyd | windows have been painted black, a loose conglomeration of items rest
Floyd | on a crude shelf, while a workbench sits under a naked electrical
Floyd | fixture.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door allows exit east.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a small plastic tube (which is closed) (in which is
Floyd | some litmus powder) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Is there an upstairs to Car 4?"
Ellison goes back to Squeamhurst..
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "look at items"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get shelf"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 10 out of a possible 100, in 121 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Litmus powder? I've only ever seen strips. huh"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x fixture"
Floyd | The light bulb socket is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "i dunno what litmus powder is either"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "put bulb in socket"
Floyd | You need to be holding the strange red bulb before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "we got the bulb from the socket"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | But you aren't in anything at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "turn on computer"
Floyd | The computer comes to life, goes through its complex bootstrap
Floyd | procedure, then asks you for a user name and password. You turn the
Floyd | machine off in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, a quiet hum emanating from its
Floyd | fan.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take fan"
Floyd | That's fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "turn on computer"
Floyd | That's already on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, a quiet hum emanating from its
Floyd | fan.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "look at computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | A completely incomprehensible text editing program dominates the
Floyd | screen.
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'm a bit lost. We haven't been systematic."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "turn off computer"
Floyd | Better not, you might not get it alive again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "sorry, I lost track - did we try the maintenance tunnel after >DROP ALL?"
Nitku says (to Floyd), "read computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | A completely incomprehensible text editing program dominates the
Floyd | screen.
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | A completely incomprehensible text editing program dominates the
Floyd | screen.
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "x text"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "x screen"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | A completely incomprehensible text editing program dominates the
Floyd | screen.
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks, "I was just going to ask. There was a sealed passage to the south. Did we try to get past it by crawling under the train?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x program"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "not yet.."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "all right, someone who kept track of our movements please go back and try to do that."
Tale says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled past the Paso Robles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd | bottle of developing fluid: Dropped.
Floyd | bottle of acid: Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You are unable to descend by the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "open hatcj"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "there seem to be a few self-closing things"
Tale says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 3 and 4
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 2 and 3
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 2, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't move further south without getting sucked into the movement
Floyd | of the engine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 2 and 3
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled through the San Luis Obispo station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 3 and 4
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Hm, not sure what to do here"
EmacsUser asks, "What junction were we trying to get to?"
Jacqueline asks, "I was away making second breffest. What did I miss?"
EmacsUser says, "I don't remember the number."
smartgenes asks, "go up a hatch maybe?"
smartgenes says, "jacq missed zero"
Jacqueline says (to sg), "cool, thanks"
EmacsUser says (to Jacqueline), "We're just crawing under a 60mph train. Nothing exciting."
Tale says, "pass the closed door is my guess. or go as far as possible="
smartgenes says, "do a save before going through a random hatch"
Tale says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf11"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Tale), "Go for it."
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the nervous shuffling of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "i wouldn't suggest opening the hatch where there is a movement of feet"
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | This is the last car of the train. (It's a special, remember?)
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the nervous shuffling of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "I though we would push whoever was standing on it off"
Tale says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks, "These feet are hostages?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "might as well try.. the nervous 1s are prob hostages"
Tale says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf12"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see all of the passengers and a tool chest (which is closed)
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "They were all supposed to be in the last car."
EmacsUser says, "Timing."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "talk to passengers"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "ha ha ha, "All of the passengers" is my favorite object"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open chest"
Floyd | You open the tool chest, revealing a squirt bottle and a can of
Floyd | lubricant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "scream to passengers"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to scream.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "open chest"
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "For the lever."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "scream"
Floyd | Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
Floyd |
Floyd | Screaming is a good way to attract the unwanted attention of
Floyd | terrorists, you quickly find out.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 15 out of a possible 100, in 173 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Man, this is so not my sort of game, though I see how it would be other people's sort of game."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Death scenes are fun"
DavidW says, "I'd play it differently."
Tale says (to inuredbyheavyrain), "YMMV"
smartgenes says, "i quite like it"
Jacqueline exclaims (at SG), "See? Point!"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "say hello"
Floyd | (to the passengers)
Floyd | The passengers are too scared to respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "And I am glad. Different strokes for different folks, and all that."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "It is interesting. Certainly much better than that generic disaster Winter Wonderland."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i don't like "different strokes""
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to inventory.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks, "Shall we separate the passenger car?"
genericgeekgirl says, "It looks like something I might like, but I got distracted (fiance is out trying to buy a tie for the wedding and kept texting/calling me about it) and gave up trying to follow along :("
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "tell passenger to get a grip"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "tell passengers acid is water"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a stained sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is closed)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers)
Floyd |     a punched ticket
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "give acid to passengers"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x passengers"
Floyd | They look scared, and with good reason. Reporters report news; they
Floyd | aren't part of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to genericgeekgirl), "We've not done much except collect inventory and reach the car of passengers."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open wolfie"
Floyd | You'd never get him back together again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read wolfie"
Floyd | (A description of Wolfie is included in your game package.)
Floyd |
Floyd | It's an origami wolf spider.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "show wolfie to passengers"
Floyd | (first taking Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers))
Floyd | They mumble amongst themselves, but the consensus is that they have no
Floyd | comment to make on Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "lol"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "show acid to passengers"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour hydroxide on wolfie"
Floyd | The bottle of hydroxide is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the squirt bottle or the bottle of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour it on wolfie"
Floyd | The bottle of hydroxide is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks, "Permission to drive?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x squirt"
Floyd | It's a squirt bottle. The label is so faded as to make it practically
Floyd | illegible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open hydroxide"
Floyd | You open the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour it on wolfie"
Floyd | Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers) can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "close hydroxide"
Floyd | You close the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "(To try detaching the passenger car?)"
smartgenes says, "i was wondering if wolfie could be opened and had the password written on to the computer"
EmacsUser | You'd never get him back together again.
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take lubricant"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "take squirt"
Floyd | (putting Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers) into the
Floyd | stained sport coat to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Oh, we have a rucksack."
DavidW says, "I'm thinking the spider will be used to frighten someone, and *then* you can unfold it."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Pour the lubricant on the lever so we can pull the lever."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see all of the passengers and a tool chest (which is empty)
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "spray stain with spray"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You are unable to descend by the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "where do I go to find the lever? I want to try to lubricate it."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a stained sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is closed)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a punched ticket
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "x pale blue"
Floyd | It's a squirt bottle. The label is so faded as to make it practically
Floyd | illegible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "squirt lever"
Floyd | What do you want to squirt the release lever on?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "squirt bottle"
Floyd | What do you want to squirt the squirt bottle on?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "lever"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "squirt lubricant on lever"
Floyd | You apply a liberal amount of lubricant to the release lever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "cf13"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | Releasing the car is certainly an irreversible action, and could
Floyd | result in an unpredictable chain of events. Are you sure you want to
Floyd | do that?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks, "Folks?"
smartgenes says, "no"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Well, we saved, so might as well take the risk."
DavidW says, "You saved, so try it."
smartgenes says, "not much point though"
DavidW says, "(probably no lube left anyway)"
EmacsUser says, "Hmm, okay, here goes."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "y"
Floyd | The connector opens with a loud clank.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly the cars begin to separate. The cables and hoses surrounding
Floyd | you complain loudly as they struggle to hold the cars together.
Floyd |
Floyd | The junction shudders, creeks and groans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "(since you saved after using the lube, rather than before)"
smartgenes says, "the hostages and terrorists will disappear"
EmacsUser says, "Not the terrorists, I think."
smartgenes says, "i imagine we only need to lube up once"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | The junction shudders, creeks and groans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | The metal plates shift unpleasantly underfoot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You start to open the door, but an ominous shadow across the window
Floyd | convinces you otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | With a groan that shudders through the entire train, the cars
Floyd | separate.
Floyd |
Floyd | This results in the floor beneath you opening up and dropping you
Floyd | unceremoniously onto the tracks. Not pleasant.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 15 out of a possible 100, in 201 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "lube body"
Floyd | Please give one of the answers above.
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Okay, I did that wrong."
DavidW says, "Try north."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "cf13"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | Releasing the car is certainly an irreversible action, and could
Floyd | result in an unpredictable chain of events. Are you sure you want to
Floyd | do that?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "y"
Floyd | The connector opens with a loud clank.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly the cars begin to separate. The cables and hoses surrounding
Floyd | you complain loudly as they struggle to hold the cars together.
Floyd |
Floyd | The junction shudders, creeks and groans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "maybe we have to wait under the train until after the separation"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | The metal plates shift unpleasantly underfoot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see all of the passengers and a tool chest (which is empty)
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | With a groan that shudders through the entire train, the cars
Floyd | separate.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly the entire world is flame and noise as an explosion rips
Floyd | through the car. Your pain is, thankfully, brief.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 15 out of a possible 100, in 201 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks, "Uh, why?"
EmacsUser asks, "Bomb?"
DavidW says, "Possibly"
Tale says, "Bomb yeah."
smartgenes says, "think we should deal with terrorists first"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I guess the terrorists have a bomb that must be defused before separating the train."
Tale says, "I see how this placed so low."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Finding all the possible results of crazy actions and deaths is the best part of adventure games, though, so that is OK."
smartgenes says, "i don't see any reason for low place yet.. after all, why would you separate the 2 trains before working out what's going on"
EmacsUser says (to Tale), "I don't know. I think it depends on the style of IF one prefers."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I love to die a lot unless there are a lot of dead ends."
smartgenes asks, "restore to the tool-chest bit?"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Remember the part in Space Quest where you could shove your face and hands in acid? I wish today's American companies produced games with the care of Sierra, rather than generic shooters and casual games."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore" inuredbyheavyrain says, "Let us go back to the game, we are only 15% done."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf13"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a stained sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is closed)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a punched ticket
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x blue liquid"
Floyd | It's a squirt bottle. The label is so faded as to make it practically
Floyd | illegible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "clean stain with liquid"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read label"
Floyd | What do you want to read in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read squirt bottle"
Floyd | STRFAK-FRFE WIN OW C EANEP
Floyd |
Floyd | WARNINC: Con ains ammo a. Do not m x wit oth r hfv sd d sb vcio
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour acid in bulb"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "squirt lubricant in bulb"
Floyd | That can't contain things, so there's no reason to squeeze the can of
Floyd | lubricant into it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Okay, it's ammonia window cleaner."
smartgenes says, "the acid is up top"
EmacsUser says, "Ammonia is basic."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put ammonia in bulb"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There's a poisonous gas that can be made by mixing ammonia with something."
Ellison says, "bleach"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Ammonia+Bleach=Mustard gas. We need to find some sodium and poison the terrorists."
DavidW says, "(We saw that in another game, actually)"
smartgenes says, "i had the same problem in the game Fascination a couple of days ago"
smartgenes says, "it was to make a chloroform"
smartgenes says, "well a deathly chloroform"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Sodium is used in darkrooms, right? maybe we should check there."
DavidW says, "Possibly there's a way to knock out the terrorists with gas."
smartgenes says, "the blue liquid may be bleach"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "smell blue liquid"
Floyd | You smell nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Allen says, "wait, Mustard gas is not ammonia and bleach"
DavidW says, "That's the ammonia, hon"
DavidW says, "The squirt bottle is Windex, more or less."
smartgenes says, "thanks babe"
smartgenes says, "what is windex"
Allen says, "ammonia and bleach generates a toxic gas, but it's nothing like mustard gas"
Allen says, "I think you're confusing mustard gas with chlorine gas"
smartgenes says, "it was definitely ammonia & bleach wih something else in fascination"
DavidW says, "Windex is the brand name of a window and mirror glass cleaner. It's a blue liquid."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I thought Chloramine was mustard gas, sorry."
Allen says, "chlorine gas was used earlier on in WWI, but its effectiveness was so-so. For one thing, you could urinate on cloth, and then breathe through that, and avoid most of the effects of chlorine gas"
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "Does litmus contain sodium?"
Allen says, "a gas mask won't help against mustard gas. It enters through the skin"
EmacsUser says (to inuredbyheavyrain), "Nope."
smartgenes says, "fascination (coktel vision): "this gets through the nose, the eyes, the skin.. aaaarggh!" or something like that" DavidW asks, "Didn't we see sodium hydroxide?"
smartgenes asks, "sodium hydrixide is ammonia right?"
EmacsUser says, "Lye."
smartgenes exclaims, "lye.. yes! that was the other ingredient in Fascination!"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "look at bottle"
Floyd | (the squirt bottle)
Floyd | It's a squirt bottle. The label is so faded as to make it practically
Floyd | illegible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Let's check the acid, again: Maybe it is Sodium Hydroxide, rather than simply Hydroxide."
smartgenes says, "i'm pretty sure it said sodium hydroxide"
DavidW says, "Sodium hydroxide is a base, according to Wikipedia."
smartgenes says, "[LINK]"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Take it and combine it with the Ammonia, then gas the terrorists."
EmacsUser says, "I think we should probably try to decide our current goal. When we get to needing acids/bases, I think it will be obvious."
EmacsUser says, "Right now we have only the hammer, but not the nail."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You start to open the door, but an ominous shadow across the window
Floyd | convinces you otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd | It's a squirt bottle. The label is so faded as to make it practically
Floyd | illegible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "That's an odd error."
smartgenes asks, "short for windex as you pointed out i guess?"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "x windex cleaner"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "x window cleaner"
Floyd | It's a squirt bottle. The label is so faded as to make it practically
Floyd | illegible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "That's what I meant."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take acid"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks, "Have we tried car 2 yet?"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "we know how to use it; the question is where to use it."
DavidW says, "It wouldn't confuse windex with window. Zcode games recognize input words to 9 characters."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take hydroxide."
Floyd | (putting the can of lubricant into the stained sport coat to make
Floyd | room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the stained sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "We know about cars 3, 4, 5, and 6. Car 2 seems like the next place to go."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a stained sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is closed)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a punched ticket
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "drop schedule"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "This may be a stupid idea, but try cleaning the jacket. It might be a plot point."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take hydroxide"
Floyd | (putting the can of lubricant into the stained sport coat to make
Floyd | room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the stained sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Oh yeah."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take schedule"
Floyd | (putting the can of lubricant into the stained sport coat to make
Floyd | room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the stained sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "clean jacket"
Floyd | Alas, all you do is spread the stain slightly. This job requires
Floyd | water.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a stained sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is closed)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a punched ticket
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "no, you need water and light, remember."
EmacsUser asks, "Right. To car 3?"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "look liquid"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yes, car 3"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You are unable to descend by the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a stained sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is closed)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a punched ticket
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "drop bulb and wolfie"
Floyd | strange red bulb: You haven't got that.
Floyd | Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers): You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "drop bottle and lubricant"
Floyd | squirt bottle: You carefully set the squirt bottle in the
Floyd | undercarriage.
Floyd | can of lubricant: You carefully set the can of lubricant in the
Floyd | undercarriage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "drop lubricant"
Floyd | The can of lubricant is already here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take hydroxide"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "take bulb and wolfie"
Floyd | strange red bulb: Taken.
Floyd | Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers): (putting the bottle
Floyd | of hydroxide into the stained sport coat to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "drop bulb and wolfie"
Floyd | strange red bulb: You carefully set the strange red bulb in the
Floyd | undercarriage.
Floyd | Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers): You carefully set
Floyd | Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers) in the undercarriage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "take bottle and lubricant"
Floyd | squirt bottle: Taken.
Floyd | can of lubricant: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |   a stained sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is closed)
Floyd |     a punched ticket
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Now, we have what we need; the question is where to use it."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |   a stained sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is closed)
Floyd |     a punched ticket
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "drop ticket"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "take ticket"
Floyd | (putting the squirt bottle into the stained sport coat to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "drop ticket"
Floyd | You carefully set the punched ticket in the undercarriage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "put bottle in coat"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the squirt bottle or the bottle of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "squirt"
Floyd | What do you want to squirt?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "This isn't a weight thing; this is a have both hands free thing."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "put squirt bottle in coat"
Floyd | You need to be holding the squirt bottle before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Oh, okay."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a stained sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is closed)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "put lubricant in coat"
Floyd | You put the can of lubricant into the stained sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Sorry."
smartgenes asks, "get into the other cabin, go to the toilet, mix it there and run?"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed by the Santa Barbara station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 3 and 4
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 3.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I wish the inventory system was more convenient: This is approaching the absurdity of a 1980s R.P.G."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "enter lavatory"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "turn on light"
Floyd | A cursory glance around the room fails to reveal a visible switch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "lock door"
Floyd | You click the door lock, and watch the little window change from
Floyd | "Unoccupied" to "Occupied" momentarily. Some spring mechanism in the
Floyd | door prevents you from keeping it locked while the door is open,
Floyd | however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "lock door"
Floyd | The light above the sink flickers, then glows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "turn on sink"
Floyd | You turn on the faucet, allowing water to flow into the sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "wash jacket"
Floyd | A quick wipe and the stain disappears.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hooray"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "cf14"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 16 out of a possible 100, in 250 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks, "Okay, what next?"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Note to self: If I ever make a text adventure, make sure that the inventory is unlimited and easy to manipulate."
smartgenes says, "there's a few hatches under the train"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "unlock door"
Floyd | The fluorescent light goes off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think we need to find a way to, say, put something in car 5."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | It's quite breathtaking out here, and you'd probably enjoy the scenery
Floyd | if it weren't for the annoying fact that you're clinging to a flimsy
Floyd | metal ladder while being buffeted by sixty mile-per-hour winds. Safety
Floyd | lies inside, east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | Water is flowing into the sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | The flow from the faucet stops suddenly. (It must have one of those
Floyd | spring valves to prevent waste.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "i would guess in the lavatory in that cabin"
DavidW says, "If the idea is to attack car 5 with gas, we'll need an open window or air vent or something."
Nitku has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. EmacsUser asks (of DavidW), "Care to drive?"
DavidW asks, "Perhaps there's a window in the car 4 darkroom, and its ladder might not be broken and we can get onto the top of the train?"
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "Any idea of where we could find a vantage point to dump Chloramine on the terrorists?"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 3 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think we need to get on top of the train. Which means finding a good window. Or maybe go up from between cars."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "stand on railing"
Floyd | Even though every ounce of sanity left in your body tells you not to,
Floyd | you hop up on the railing. Your reward is the discovery of a
Floyd | well-concealed maintenance ladder climbing up the side of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oho"
EmacsUser exclaims, "There we go!"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "hmm it said couldn't examine railing earlier"
EmacsUser says, "Right, we had entered the car by the time Floyd got that command, though."
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "which direction leads to the terrorists?"
DavidW says, "North"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed through the Oxnard station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Car 5"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x vents"
Floyd | This is one of a number of screened portals, designed to allow fresh
Floyd | air to be drawn into the car as it moves.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 6
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | That's definitely English from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "look below"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "save" DavidW says, "sigh"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "cancel"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "cf15"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl wanders off for a bit.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "listen to noises"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "listen to car"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "listen to vents"
Floyd | That's definitely English from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open vent"
Floyd | The metal screen is firmly attached to the portal.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | Descending by the ladder here would drop you off the end of the train.
Floyd | Not a good idea.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Car 6 is the passengers, though."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open portal"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x vents"
Floyd | This is one of a number of screened portals, designed to allow fresh
Floyd | air to be drawn into the car as it moves.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "whisper to voices"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x lights"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a can of lubricant
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open vents"
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is closed)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd | The metal screen is firmly attached to the portal.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "remove screen"
Floyd | (first taking the air vent)
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "put lubricant on vent"
Floyd | You need to be holding the can of lubricant before you can put it on
Floyd | top of something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "I think we need to work south of here."
DavidW says, "I'm pretty sure this is the wrong vent to mess with."
smartgenes says, "yeah so do i"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "x vent"
Floyd | This is one of a number of screened portals, designed to allow fresh
Floyd | air to be drawn into the car as it moves.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 6
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed past the Simi Valley station.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | This is the last car of the train. (It's a special, remember?)
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch arrives, full of fun, but no funk. EmacsUser asks, "Wait, can we work on car 5?"
smartgenes says, "inured is getting ready to jump off"
DavidW asks, "HOW should I know?"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "look car"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
DavidW says, "We can never carry out a plan!"
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "it's a real struggle"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "open vent"
Floyd | The metal screen is firmly attached to the portal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x screen"
Floyd | This is one of a number of screened portals, designed to allow fresh
Floyd | air to be drawn into the car as it moves.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser asks, "Ok. Okay to explore other cars?"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "squirt lubricant on screen"
Floyd | You apply a liberal amount of lubricant to the air vent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "open vent"
Floyd | The metal screen is firmly attached to the portal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Why?"
DavidW asks, "Why lubricate a screen?"
DavidW asks, "How could that possibly help?"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I was trying to make it easier to open."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "squirt lubricant on me"
Floyd | You'll have to remove the can of lubricant from yourself first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Did not think that would work."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "restore" smartgenes says, "we don't need to restore"
EmacsUser says, "Wait."
EmacsUser presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Restore failed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Okay."
smartgenes says, "is there a basin we can mix the ingredients in"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I was afraidI might have used up the lubricant"
smartgenes says, "if it's just to send it through the vent then we only need to hear the russians below"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | That's definitely Russian from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "bob's yer uncle"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "cf16"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a can of lubricant
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is closed)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put hydroxide in box"
Floyd | You need to be holding the bottle of hydroxide before you can put it
Floyd | into something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hydroxide"
Floyd | You open the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "mix liquid and hydroxide in bbulb"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "It's possible you can pour the liquids one at a time into the vent, but it's chancy."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour hydroxide in box"
Floyd | The small velvet box is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You open the small velvet box, revealing a diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "oepn box"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "oh yeah the ring"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take ring"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd | What a rock!  How did Jack ever afford such a thing?
Floyd |
Floyd | The oil on the air vent evaporates away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The diamond might cut something, yeah."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "wear it"
Floyd | You put on the diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "cut screen with ring"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour hydroxide in box"
Floyd | The bottle of hydroxide is empty already.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes asks, "it is?"
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "Wait, was it always empty, or did it dissipate over time?"
DavidW says, "No idea."
DavidW says, "You guys aren't systematic."
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "Is Sodium Hydroxide used in darkrooms?"
djfletch asks, "what game is this?"
DavidW says, "The Best Man"
smartgenes says, "it wasn't empty at start i don't think"
djfletch says, "hmm, don't think I ever played it. I'll leave you to it."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "We might be fucked. This might be restart time."
EmacsUser says, "I don't think we ever checked."
djfletch has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. EmacsUser says, "I think we ought to continue, at least until we certain that we've hit a dead end."
smartgenes says, "i don't"
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "What are the specific chemicals used in a darkroom? What happens if you mix silver iodide with ammonia?"
smartgenes says, "the idea's just to give us the chemicals to maxe the toxic gas i think"
EmacsUser asks, "Ah, well I have to leave in 15 minutes, so perhaps my vote doesn't count much. But I would at least encourage trying the open routes for exploration before we restart/restore: What happens if we pour the acid in car 5? And can we reach cars 1 and 2 from above?"
DavidW says, "That's a good point. There might be snips that can open the screen."
smartgenes says, "the acid won't so anything on it's own though.."
DavidW says, "Unless the acid melts the screen open."
smartgenes asks, "was there a tray in the darkroom?"
DavidW says, "I don't remember a tray"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid in box"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "pour acid on screen"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "whoever dropped it wherever"
DavidW says, "Lots of stuff was dropped under the train"
EmacsUser says, "Car 4, Aft."
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a bottle of acid (which is closed) (in which is a
Floyd | quantity of acid) and a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed)
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled through the Glendale station.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "take acid"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a can of lubricant
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled past the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "put acid in coat"
Floyd | You put the bottle of acid into the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "wear ring"
Floyd | You're already wearing that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "pour acid on screen"
Floyd | The bottle of acid is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "open acid"
Floyd | You open the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "pour acid on screen"
Floyd | acid: The air vent is not designed to hold liquids.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "close acid"
Floyd | You close the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says, "Okay."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of acid, the squirt bottle or the bottle
Floyd | of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "acid"
Floyd | You open the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid in box"
Floyd | acid: The small velvet box is not designed to hold liquids.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "THose terrorists nuked California when we failed to show the ticket, right? I think we need to work fast."
smartgenes says, "need a containing object then"
EmacsUser asks, "May we try for cars 1 and 2 before I disappear?"
* jenrexrode has left the channel.
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Someone suggested using the acid on the screen: Maybe that will work."
DavidW says, "EmacsUser just tried that."
EmacsUser says, "No luck."
smartgenes says, "i vote for a restart with David W driving"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Sorry, I was a bit distracted."
DavidW says, "Emacs asked if we can try cars 1 and 2 by over-car."
DavidW says, "If the prez is on this train, Car 2 is probably where he is."
Binder arrives, full of neither funk nor fun. smartgenes says, "go go ex-plore"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the Fullerton station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser says (to Floyd), "x hatch"
Floyd | It's one of those industrial ventilation hatches. Obviously the car
Floyd | below isn't a passenger car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed through the Anaheim station.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x crate"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the wooden crate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open it"
Floyd | You pull off the front of the wooden crate. Horror grips your stomach
Floyd | as you survey the infernal contraption inside. It could be only one
Floyd | thing: a bomb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
EmacsUser exclaims, "Okay, I must be off. Good luck to you!"
EmacsUser departs. DavidW says, "hm. I'm not understanding the description."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get beaker"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left beaker or the right beaker?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "both"
Floyd | left beaker: The left beaker is firmly attached to the pair of scales.
Floyd | right beaker: The right beaker is firmly attached to the pair of
Floyd | scales.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed through the Santa Ana station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
canadianpuzzler asks, "examine them?"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "detonae bomb"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "oops detonate"
Floyd | Sorry, that can't be corrected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "detonate bomb"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a can of lubricant
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Idd goes home.
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "remove dish from coil"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take coil"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "I don't even want to try to mess with the bomb yet. I don't think we have enough time anyway. What's east?"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I want to find the command that will give us a death scene us for stupidity."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x sphere"
Floyd | It's black and seamless.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "chiding us for stupidity."
DavidW says, "hit bomb, or put anything in a beaker, I suppose."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "hit bomb"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour ammonia in left beaker"
Floyd | The squirt bottle is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x glass box"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open ammonia"
Floyd | You open the squirt bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x swirling gas"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour it in left beaker"
Floyd | liquid: The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
canadianpuzzler says, "Search the internet for a fumblethrough then. This game is on a timer, as evidenced by the train stations rushing by."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | Try as you might, the glass is securely affixed to the front of the
Floyd | box by some thick, gooey sealant. The sealant itself seems to be
Floyd | invulnerable to all of your attacks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "no, thanks"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "close ammonia"
Floyd | You close the squirt bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
canadianpuzzler says, "(that was to inured, who keeps wanting to spend turns on things which are off-mission. At this point, we probably don't have the luxury to waste too many more turns."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "There must be a way to kill us here, but I cannot find it."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
DavidW says, "If we actually want to try winning, I think we pretty much need to restart."
canadianpuzzler says, "That may be possible."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I think we lost well before we found the bomb."
DavidW says, "But we don't seem to be acting very cohesively today."
DavidW says, "I dislike this suicidal gestalt."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "This is my first time here, and I have limited experience with text adventures, so that is probably my fault."
canadianpuzzler says, "Over the past couple weeks, we've had people actively contributing commands specifically to explore the depth of implememntation, something we haven'thad here previously."
smartgenes says, "just need 1 person to drive the movements and main decisions really"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I play adventure games like a schizophrenic with suicidal ideations."
DavidW says, "sigh. We may be able to pour something on the sealant to dissolve it, then open the metal box."
smartgenes says, "well i always explore implementation depth whenever i've bene on club floyd"
canadianpuzzler says, "That is a great attribute in a tester, but it makes it significantly more difficulty to try to finish the game in a single sitting, as ClubFloyd tries to to do, esepcially if the game is lengthy or has other factors requiring focus (like the time limit here)."
smartgenes says, "it doesn't make a difference if it is inocuous"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Sorry, somtimes I get too caught up in trying to find all the potential actions and lose sight of my goal."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x mail"
Floyd | Please answer yes or no.>
DavidW says (to Floyd), "no"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x mail"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "no"
Floyd | That was a rhetorical question.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pour acid on sealant"
Floyd | It's doubtful that the contents of the bottle of acid could damage the
Floyd | silicone caulking.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed through the Irvine station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "mmm caulking, don't know that word"
DavidW says, "grouting"
DavidW says, "Caulking is like a mortar between tiles or floor runner and floor or whatever."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "cut caulk with ring"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the Irvine station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There's all sorts of varieties of goop."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x developer"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I've totally lost track of what we have had available and where anything is."
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "A Google search indicates that bathroom cleaner can dissolve caulk; I wonder if Ammonia has the same effect?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "spray bottle on sealant"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left beaker, the right beaker, the bottle of
Floyd | acid, the squirt bottle or the bottle of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x breadboard"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "looks like i have aswell"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "spray squirt bottle on sealant"
Floyd | You squirt some liquid on the silicone caulking, but nothing happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pour hydroxide on sealant"
Floyd | It's doubtful that the contents of the bottle of hydroxide could
Floyd | damage the silicone caulking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "cut plexiglass with ring"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I have an idea."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take tube"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas or the can of lubricant?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "east?"
smartgenes says, "it would seem that something has to be poured into the scale beakers, but i don't see why or how.. i've never done much bomb disposal"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take gas tube"
Floyd | The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't think we can reach any part of the bomb until the sealant is dealt with."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Idea thwarted"
smartgenes says, "let's see all the locations"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't, since the large metal door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | It looks very strong.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | Try as you might, you cannot open the door. It must be locked from the
Floyd | other side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "knock on door"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "author"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I guess there's car 1 still."
DavidW asks, "shall we visit car 1 or try to?"
smartgenes says, "yep"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | Some of the acid sloshes out of the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a can of lubricant
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled by the San Juan Capistrano station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop schedule"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put blue liquid in squirt"
Floyd | You need to be holding the squirt bottle before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop liquid"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of acid or the squirt bottle?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop quantity"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "okay, this looks like a bug."
DavidW drops magic pocket.
DavidW drops object editor.
DavidW drops transporting crystal.
DavidW drops gift tree.
DavidW drops a small golden bell.
a small golden bell fades out as soon as it touches the ground.
DavidW drops master ifMud white pages.
DavidW drops My ClubFloyd Suggestions.
DavidW drops notebook.
DavidW drops Certificate of Appreciation.
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop coat"
Floyd | (first taking the sport coat off)
Floyd | You take off the sport coat.
Floyd | The sport coat falls off the train and hits the ground. Within moments
Floyd | it is out of sight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "argh"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW gets magic pocket.
DavidW gets object editor.
DavidW gets transporting crystal.
DavidW gets gift tree.
DavidW gets master ifMud white pages.
DavidW gets My ClubFloyd Suggestions.
DavidW gets notebook.
DavidW gets Certificate of Appreciation.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd | liquid: The liquid falls off the train and hits the ground. Within
Floyd | moments it is out of sight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't figure out how to get to the engine from here just yet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x roof"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x vents"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x car 1"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x engine"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I guess we can't get to car 1 this way"
smartgenes says, "so the only way appears to be through the metal door"
DavidW says, "uh, no"
DavidW says, "My guess is that the prez is behind the metal door."
smartgenes says, "seems likely"
DavidW says, "the door is east; the engine is south"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I will love this game forever if we get to defect and fight the president."
DavidW says, "hm. We can't get between cars 2 and 3, I guess."
smartgenes asks, "can't we enter more of the cars from below though?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You are unable to descend by the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bomb detonates, vaporizing you instantly.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 21 out of a possible 100, in 357 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ah. Out of time."
smartgenes says, "possibly triggered by discovery of the bomb..."
DavidW says, "We really need to restart and not waste time."
DavidW says, "no, it's very likely a turn count."
DavidW says, "We pass stations named on the schedule."
smartgenes says, "either way a restart gets my vote"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Something that bothers me about the timeframe is that this is probably around 8:00 in the morning, and if we assume that every turn is one minute, we were awoken at 4:00 in the morning, which seems like the perfect way for a train company tolose all of its customers."
smartgenes says, "many trains go overnight"
smartgenes says, "especially ones that are controlled by Russian terrorists"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Going overnight is not the problem; having the employees wake up the paying customers at 4:00 a.m. is the problem."
DavidW says, "hm. We never used any of the litmus."
DavidW says, "Although maybe the litmus helps us defuse the bomb."
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "Does litmus form a compound with Ammonia or Sodium Hydroxide?"
smartgenes says, "test the acidity.."
smartgenes says, "i think we haven't discovered some locations and objects yet"
smartgenes waits patiently for davidw to drive the train to conclusion.
DavidW says, "I'm not very enthused in continuing right now. I'd hate to play at my usual pace and have the wheel yanked from me at a critical point."
DavidW says, "But I agree we probably missed several items."
DavidW says, "Personally, I've had enough for now. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow."
DavidW has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. smartgenes says, "sounds a good idea"
smartgenes disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again. DavidW says, "I'd want at least one playthough in a game like that where I'd basically do a careful inventory of what's what and where."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I will ry to conrol my playful urge if we restart."
smartgenes says, "i'm pretty tired actually anyway"
DavidW says, "me too"
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "Are we going to quit and try again tomorrow?"
DavidW says, "I'm quitting for now. I don't know what the rest of you are doing."
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "I see there are still six of you here. Want to restart, or come back tomorrow?"
DavidW says, "Some of them might be idle."
DavidW says, "Perry isn't an actual person; he's an account used to record the session."
canadianpuzzler says, "I expect to no lnger be in the same location as my computer within the next couple hours."
canadianpuzzler says, "And there are a handful of things I should at least consider doing before I leave."
inuredbyheavyrain Forget it then, I quit.
inuredbyheavyrain goes home. canadianpuzzler says, "well then. I expect it to be tricky for me to be around tomorow afternoon also, so if people play again tomorrow, perhaps I just wait for the transcript."
Jacqueline says, "I'm more or less idle. This just wasn't my sort of game."
Jacqueline says, "Though I was happy to see others enjoying it."
Roger asks, "Which game was this again?"
DavidW says, "The Best Man"
Jacqueline says, "And I really need to work on some other stuff. (My Speed IF, for instance.)"
Jacqueline says, "Next week we'll be playing the speeds. So if you want to finish, it'd be nice if you tried to work on it tomorrow."
DavidW says, "I think I could play it if the randomness of other players could be restrained."
DavidW says, "I don't deal with that too well."
DavidW says, "And it's not right for me to take it out on new players."
Jacqueline says, "Well, you need not necessarily finish the game via ClubFloyd."
Jacqueline says, "You could always just call it here and have people take it up from here on their own."
canadianpuzzler says, "I was a touch grouchy myself back there, though I hope not enough so to hurt feelings and such."
DavidW says, "I'm grouchy far too often. It's not good that I'm like that."
canadianpuzzler says, "and maybe we should try to go with different styles for different games. This game is too puzzly (not to mention too hard) and not deep enough to really work well with a poke-at-the-implementation-depth style. Last week's, on the other hand was deep enough, and thoughtful/narrative enough, that it worked much better with that style."
canadianpuzzler says, "though it made for a long session and transcript even longer, of course."
DavidW says, "Well, I'm not suggesting this next game."
canadianpuzzler says, "of course, it's hard to find an appropriate style for group play if we try to avoid games one or more people have already played. *ponders*"
DavidW says, "well, perhaps it would be useful if I was absent."
DavidW says, "That way people can ignore whether or not I've played a game or step on my toes or whatever."
DavidW says, "Tale kinda did some of the speedifs just so there'd be completely new IF that no one had played before."
inuredbyheavyrain arrives, ready to play with the toys.
smartgenes arrives, full of neither funk nor fun.
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restart"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |                              THE BEST MAN
Floyd |
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
canadianpuzzler inserts an extra S into the 'exits' sign, then changes his mind and removes it. He disappears. smartgenes says, "seemed an ok game just needed a comptroller"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Glad I came back to check if this would be continued. I promise to control myself better if you restart the game."
smartgenes says, "i dunno how to enforce a space though"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "[space]" DavidW says, "There's 'push space' and 'push enter' buttons in the toyshop."
smartgenes pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |                    [Please press SPACE to continue]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Amazing! After all these years some girl finally got Jack to propose.
Floyd | All you need to do is hop on a commuter plane, get the big lug to the
Floyd | church on time, and zip back. Piece of cake...
Floyd |
Floyd | Well, almost.  Blasted El Ni?o has air traffic in an uproar. This
Floyd | daily commuter flight out of San Francisco was delayed three times,
Floyd | which will make life fun when you finally make it down to San Diego...
Floyd |
Floyd | Airplane (on Seat 4B)
Floyd | The airlines claim that planes are getting bigger, but you don't
Floyd | believe a word of it. This cramped cabin feels about as roomy as a
Floyd | culvert, and has approximately the same decor.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a door south and a small kitchenette north.
Floyd |
Floyd | (First time players should type INFO for game-playing details.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "a-ha"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "wake up"
Floyd | This nightmare is all too familiar...
Floyd |
Floyd | A bright blue flash illuminates the entire west side of the airplane,
Floyd | followed by the noise of a tremendous explosion. The wing is on fire!
Floyd |
Floyd | For a brief moment, everything is silent as the situation slowly sinks
Floyd | into the minds of the passengers. Then pandemonium breaks out in the
Floyd | cabin as the plane goes into a near-vertical dive.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's all your fault, you know."
Floyd |
Floyd | Your traveling companion turns to face you, and you recoil in horror.
Floyd | The left side of his face is horribly mutilated, the skin torn and
Floyd | burnt. The empty eye socket stares at you accusingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why did you have to survive? I had a family, a child... they depended
Floyd | on me! You had nothing! You were nothing, and you still are nothing!"
Floyd |
Floyd | He leans forward, and you can smell the horrid odor of burnt flesh.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Nothing..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Crash positions be damned! You struggle at your seat belt, but the
Floyd | mechanism is jammed.
Floyd |
Floyd | He's moving closer... reaching out... reaching toward you... the
Floyd | stumps of his fingers... twitching... touching you... shaking you...
Floyd |
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under seat"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "fly plane" smartgenes asks, "has it broke?"
DavidW says (to inured), "It's more a problem with me than anyone else. I just lose patience too easily."
Jacqueline says, "Oh, huh."
Jacqueline asks, "Did Floyd go poof?"
smartgenes says, "you seemed pretty patient to me"
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |                    [Please press SPACE to continue]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ...and you find yourself wrestling the station attendant.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Sorry about that! Didn't mean to startle you, but by the sound of it
Floyd | you were having a dilly of a nightmare!
Floyd |
Floyd | "Anyway, you best be going. I've written a note explaining the
Floyd | situation to the conductor; it's on the back of your ticket. Better
Floyd | hurry."
Floyd |
Floyd | You take the ticket and a copy of the schedule and make your way out
Floyd | to the platform.
Floyd |
Jacqueline says, "He didn't go poof."
smartgenes pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |                    [Please press SPACE to continue]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sole survivor syndrome.
Floyd |
Floyd | That's what they call it. Psychological trauma after surviving an
Floyd | accident that killed so many others.
Floyd |
Floyd | You still can't look at a plane without hearing the screaming or
Floyd | smelling the blood. The last time you tried to visit an airport-- just
Floyd | to pick up someone-- you left in an ambulance, catatonic.
Floyd |
Floyd | Things were looking bad when the old rust bucket died this morning.
Floyd | The mechanic said that the earliest he could get to it was first thing
Floyd | Monday morning, and the rental agency just laughed when you asked if
Floyd | you could get a car on short notice for the weekend. Flight was out of
Floyd | the question for obvious reasons, but rail had existed far earlier
Floyd | than planes. So you found yourself pleading your case to a sympathetic
Floyd | station manager, who managed to squeeze you onto a special charter
Floyd | train direct to San Diego.
Floyd |
Floyd | Two years ago, the wedding was postponed indefinitely by your
Floyd | accident. You are determined that that will not happen again. The sun
Floyd | is shining, the tracks are clear, and in a few hours you'll be the
Floyd | star of the show. Come Hell or high water, nothing is going to stop
Floyd | you from being...
Floyd |
Floyd | THE BEST MAN
Floyd | An Interactive Action-Adventure
Floyd | by Rob Menke
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 000930 / Inform v6.21 Library 6/10
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3 (on seat 4B)
Floyd | Trains haven't changed much in the last 40 years. You could just
Floyd | imagine a furtive Cary Grant slipping from car to car or a diabolic
Floyd | Robert Walker plotting fiendishly in some corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see the conductor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "When in doubt >PRESS GREEN"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |     a ticket
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ticket, please."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "give ticket"
Floyd | (to the conductor)
Floyd | (first taking the ticket)
Floyd | The conductor reads the back of the ticket quickly. "Ah, that explains
Floyd | why you're not on my list."
Floyd |
Floyd | CLUNK. The conductor punches the ticket and returns it you.
Floyd |
Floyd | He walks north to the next car.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You'll have to get off seat 4B first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get up"
Floyd | You get off seat 4B.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd | Trains haven't changed much in the last 40 years. You could just
Floyd | imagine a furtive Cary Grant slipping from car to car or a diabolic
Floyd | Robert Walker plotting fiendishly in some corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under seat"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the other seat or seat 4B?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "ask child about train"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "seat 4b"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under other seat"
Floyd | (the other seat)
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | [Can't "undo" twice in succession. Sorry!]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | "Whoops!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh dear, it seems that you bumped into a young man carrying an open
Floyd | container of coffee, most of which is now decorating the front of your
Floyd | jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closed door says "Unoccupied."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't, since the lavatory door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf1"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look mirror"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get mirror"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "remove mirror"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "go window"
Floyd | You can't, since the lavatory window is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You can't, since the lavatory door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "what was the command to get out again"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "exit wondow"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open window"
Floyd | You open the lavatory window.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "go window"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | It's quite breathtaking out here, and you'd probably enjoy the scenery
Floyd | if it weren't for the annoying fact that you're clinging to a flimsy
Floyd | metal ladder while being buffeted by sixty mile-per-hour winds. Safety
Floyd | lies inside, east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "exit window"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a punched ticket
Floyd |   a stained sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x ticket"
Floyd | It's a strip of paper. Something has been written on the back. A round
Floyd | hole has been punched in it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x pockets"
Floyd | Threadbare, but serviceable.  Better clothes await you in San Diego,
Floyd | which is good as these have a nasty stain. Inside the pocket you see a
Floyd | small velvet box and a train schedule.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You open the small velvet box, revealing a diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get ring"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "wear ring"
Floyd | You put on the diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read schedule"
Floyd |   City                          Time
Floyd | Salinas                        1:11 pm
Floyd | Paso Robles                    2:48 pm
Floyd | San Luis Obispo                3:27 pm
Floyd | Santa Barbara                  5:24 pm
Floyd | Oxnard                         6:01 pm
Floyd | Simi Valley                    6:31 pm
Floyd | Glendale                       7:02 pm
Floyd | Los Angeles                    7:08 pm
Floyd | Fullerton                      7:34 pm
Floyd | Anaheim                        7:40 pm
Floyd | Santa Ana                      7:44 pm
Floyd | Irvine                         7:54 pm
Floyd | San Juan Capistrano            8:06 pm
Floyd | Escondido                      8:20 pm
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "shouldn't we be being searched for by now"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf1"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, a group of armed terrorists takes over the train. In the
Floyd | resulting confusion, you are "accidentally" shot, adding a rather
Floyd | nasty bloodstain to the coffee stain already on your old jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 5 out of a possible 100, in 28 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | [Can't "undo" twice in succession. Sorry!]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd |
Floyd | The door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, a group of armed terrorists takes over the train. In the
Floyd | resulting confusion, you are "accidentally" shot, adding a rather
Floyd | nasty bloodstain to the coffee stain already on your old jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 5 out of a possible 100, in 28 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restart"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |                              THE BEST MAN
Floyd |
smartgenes pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |                    [Please press SPACE to continue]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Amazing! After all these years some girl finally got Jack to propose.
Floyd | All you need to do is hop on a commuter plane, get the big lug to the
Floyd | church on time, and zip back. Piece of cake...
Floyd |
Floyd | Well, almost.  Blasted El Ni?o has air traffic in an uproar. This
Floyd | daily commuter flight out of San Francisco was delayed three times,
Floyd | which will make life fun when you finally make it down to San Diego...
Floyd |
Floyd | Airplane (on Seat 4B)
Floyd | The airlines claim that planes are getting bigger, but you don't
Floyd | believe a word of it. This cramped cabin feels about as roomy as a
Floyd | culvert, and has approximately the same decor.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a door south and a small kitchenette north.
Floyd |
Floyd | (First time players should type INFO for game-playing details.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get up"
Floyd | You'll need to undo your belt first.
Floyd |
Floyd | The plane shudders slightly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo belt"
Floyd | You open the seat belt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |
Floyd | *** PING ***
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ladies and gentlemen, we are experiencing some minor turbulence.
Floyd | Please return to your seat and fasten your seat belts."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You open the small velvet box, revealing a diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | A breathless flight attendant rushes up and clips your belt closed for
Floyd | you, then disappears.
Floyd |
Floyd | The passenger next to you awakes with a start.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "wear ring"
Floyd | (first taking the diamond ring)
Floyd | You put on the diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I hate flying," your seat-mate bemoans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "run"
Floyd | You'll have to say which compass direction to go in.
Floyd |
Floyd | The plane lurches hard to the left. Your stomach churns.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I always wonder if I'll ever see my daughter again."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "run north"
Floyd | You'll have to get off Seat 4B first.
Floyd |
Floyd | "What would my wife do if I were to die?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get up again"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to get the ceiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand up"
Floyd | You'll need to undo your belt first.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bright blue flash illuminates the entire west side of the airplane,
Floyd | followed by the noise of a tremendous explosion. The wing is on fire!
Floyd |
Floyd | For a brief moment, everything is silent as the situation slowly sinks
Floyd | into the minds of the passengers. Then pandemonium breaks out in the
Floyd | cabin as the plane goes into a near-vertical dive.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's all your fault, you know."
Floyd |
Floyd | Your traveling companion turns to face you, and you recoil in horror.
Floyd | The left side of his face is horribly mutilated, the skin torn and
Floyd | burnt. The empty eye socket stares at you accusingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why did you have to survive? I had a family, a child... they depended
Floyd | on me! You had nothing! You were nothing, and you still are nothing!"
Floyd |
Floyd | He leans forward, and you can smell the horrid odor of burnt flesh.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Nothing..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Crash positions be damned! You struggle at your seat belt, but the
Floyd | mechanism is jammed.
Floyd |
Floyd | He's moving closer... reaching out... reaching toward you... the
Floyd | stumps of his fingers... twitching... touching you... shaking you...
Floyd |
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "z"
smartgenes pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |                    [Please press SPACE to continue]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ...and you find yourself wrestling the station attendant.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Sorry about that! Didn't mean to startle you, but by the sound of it
Floyd | you were having a dilly of a nightmare!
Floyd |
Floyd | "Anyway, you best be going. I've written a note explaining the
Floyd | situation to the conductor; it's on the back of your ticket. Better
Floyd | hurry."
Floyd |
Floyd | You take the ticket and a copy of the schedule and make your way out
Floyd | to the platform.
Floyd |
smartgenes pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |                    [Please press SPACE to continue]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sole survivor syndrome.
Floyd |
Floyd | That's what they call it. Psychological trauma after surviving an
Floyd | accident that killed so many others.
Floyd |
Floyd | You still can't look at a plane without hearing the screaming or
Floyd | smelling the blood. The last time you tried to visit an airport-- just
Floyd | to pick up someone-- you left in an ambulance, catatonic.
Floyd |
Floyd | Things were looking bad when the old rust bucket died this morning.
Floyd | The mechanic said that the earliest he could get to it was first thing
Floyd | Monday morning, and the rental agency just laughed when you asked if
Floyd | you could get a car on short notice for the weekend. Flight was out of
Floyd | the question for obvious reasons, but rail had existed far earlier
Floyd | than planes. So you found yourself pleading your case to a sympathetic
Floyd | station manager, who managed to squeeze you onto a special charter
Floyd | train direct to San Diego.
Floyd |
Floyd | Two years ago, the wedding was postponed indefinitely by your
Floyd | accident. You are determined that that will not happen again. The sun
Floyd | is shining, the tracks are clear, and in a few hours you'll be the
Floyd | star of the show. Come Hell or high water, nothing is going to stop
Floyd | you from being...
Floyd |
Floyd | THE BEST MAN
Floyd | An Interactive Action-Adventure
Floyd | by Rob Menke
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 000930 / Inform v6.21 Library 6/10
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3 (on seat 4B)
Floyd | Trains haven't changed much in the last 40 years. You could just
Floyd | imagine a furtive Cary Grant slipping from car to car or a diabolic
Floyd | Robert Walker plotting fiendishly in some corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see the conductor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "read note"
Floyd | (in the conductor)
Floyd | You discover nothing of interest in the conductor.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ticket, please."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "give ticket"
Floyd | (to the conductor)
Floyd | (first taking the ticket)
Floyd | The conductor reads the back of the ticket quickly. "Ah, that explains
Floyd | why you're not on my list."
Floyd |
Floyd | CLUNK. The conductor punches the ticket and returns it you.
Floyd |
Floyd | He walks north to the next car.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf1"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You'll have to get off seat 4B first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You'll have to get off seat 4B first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get up"
Floyd | You get off seat 4B.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | "Whoops!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh dear, it seems that you bumped into a young man carrying an open
Floyd | container of coffee, most of which is now decorating the front of your
Floyd | jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closed door says "Unoccupied."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't, since the lavatory door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "lock door"
Floyd | The light above the sink flickers, then glows.
Floyd |
Floyd | There seems to be a commotion outside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open window"
Floyd | You open the lavatory window.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wait... was that gunfire...?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "unlock door"
Floyd | The fluorescent light goes off.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your Russian may be rusty, but a voice definitely said, "Sergei, check
Floyd | the toilets."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "go window"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | It's quite breathtaking out here, and you'd probably enjoy the scenery
Floyd | if it weren't for the annoying fact that you're clinging to a flimsy
Floyd | metal ladder while being buffeted by sixty mile-per-hour winds. Safety
Floyd | lies inside, east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A voice outside the door says, "Empty."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd |
Floyd | The door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The screams have died down, so the gunmen have decided to start the
Floyd | usual diatribe. "We now control this train... if you cooperate, you
Floyd | will be spared... attempt tricks and you will die..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Is everyone here?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Everyone was here or in the press car," the conductor replies,
Floyd | strangely calm. "As you can see, everyone in this car is also on this
Floyd | list."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Da..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "lock the door and wash the suit for an extra point."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "wash suit"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "clean suit"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "that can be done later anyway"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Sergei, did you check the toilets?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Da, I checked the toilets."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Did you check inside the toilets?
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a momentary pause, followed by a low curse.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "go window"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ready?" asks a voice outside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close window"
Floyd | Better not, you might not be able to get it open again.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door explodes inward.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Good, nobody here."
Floyd |
Floyd | The door is closed again.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd |
Floyd | The door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Take everyone to the last car."
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the sound of marching outside the door, then silence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "wash stain"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x coat"
Floyd | Threadbare, but serviceable.  Better clothes await you in San Diego,
Floyd | which is good as these have a nasty stain. Inside the pocket you see a
Floyd | small velvet box and a train schedule.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "clean coat"
Floyd | Alas, all you do is spread the stain slightly. This job requires
Floyd | water.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn tap"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on tap"
Floyd | You turn on the faucet, allowing water to flow into the sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "clean coat"
Floyd | You need more light to do a proper cleanup.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I am imagining a scene where we defect to the terrorists' side and have a swordfight with the president on top of the train, but I doubt the game is that cool."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on light"
Floyd | A cursory glance around the room fails to reveal a visible switch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "lock door"
Floyd | The light above the sink flickers, then glows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "clean coat"
Floyd | A quick wipe and the stain disappears.
Floyd |
Floyd | The flow from the faucet stops suddenly. (It must have one of those
Floyd | spring valves to prevent waste.)
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "plug sink"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "unlock door"
Floyd | The fluorescent light goes off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x sink"
Floyd | A small stainless-steel sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "fill sink with water"
Floyd | But there's no water here to carry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on tap"
Floyd | You turn on the faucet, allowing water to flow into the sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "fill fink"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "fill sink"
Floyd | That can't hold water.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes s
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd | Without any passengers, this car takes on a definite tomb-like
Floyd | atmosphere. A sealed passageway leads south, while the junction to the
Floyd | next car leads north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The metal plate sealing the door prevents movement south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x plate"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 3 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x floor"
Floyd | Something felt wobbly when you stepped into this area, and a quick
Floyd | investigation reveals the answer. It's a metal access panel embedded
Floyd | in the floor of the train, with a sawtooth-edge that makes it almost
Floyd | invisible against the pattern of the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed by the Salinas station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open panel"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "f w"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x beds"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on computer"
Floyd | The computer comes to life, goes through its complex bootstrap
Floyd | procedure, then asks you for a user name and password. You turn the
Floyd | machine off in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "write program"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under desk"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on computer"
Floyd | The computer comes to life, goes through its complex bootstrap
Floyd | procedure, then asks you for a user name and password. You turn the
Floyd | machine off in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes asks, "are these 2 locations meant to be different?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, a quiet hum emanating from its
Floyd | fan.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on computer"
Floyd | You start to approach the computer when suddenly a huge spider on the
Floyd | keyboard attacks you!
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | After you've gathered your wits together, you notice that the "spider"
Floyd | is actually a piece of black paper folded into the shape of a spider.
Floyd | Obviously one of the reporters was bored and decided to play a little
Floyd | prank.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, a quiet hum emanating from its
Floyd | fan.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get computer"
Floyd | That's fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x hum"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn off computer"
Floyd | Better not, you might not get it alive again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | A completely incomprehensible text editing program dominates the
Floyd | screen.
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x program"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "type"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "use program"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | After you've gathered your wits together, you notice that the "spider"
Floyd | is actually a piece of black paper folded into the shape of a spider.
Floyd | Obviously one of the reporters was bored and decided to play a little
Floyd | prank.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, a quiet hum emanating from its
Floyd | fan.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x outlines"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under desk"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | (the lavatory door)
Floyd | You open the lavatory door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Darkroom
Floyd | This lavatory has been converted into a makeshift darkroom. (I guess
Floyd | some photographers haven't joined the "digital revolution.") All the
Floyd | windows have been painted black, a loose conglomeration of items rest
Floyd | on a crude shelf, while a workbench sits under a naked electrical
Floyd | fixture.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door allows exit east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under bench"
Floyd | A glass tube rolls out from under the workbench.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get tube"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x shelf"
Floyd | There are a lot of things stored on the shelf. You could search
Floyd | through them if you want.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x things"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I never thought about the implications of an imaginary black spider in front of a computer: Maybe that is an indication that things are going to get weird later in the game."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x items"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "it's not imaginary"
smartgenes says, "how come davidw examined junk.. i never saw junk in the text"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bench"
Floyd | A makeshift wooden table, stained with chemicals.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under bench"
Floyd | There's nothing else under the workbench.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "fixtures"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x conglomeration"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | darkroom door: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | faucet: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | sink: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | light bulb socket: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | shelf: That's hardly portable.
Floyd | workbench: That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Do you mean the shelves?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x shelf"
Floyd | There are a lot of things stored on the shelf. You could search
Floyd | through them if you want.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "it actually lists it as "things""
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x sink"
Floyd | A small stainless-steel sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "remove bulb"
Floyd | (first taking the strange red bulb)
Floyd | (putting the punched ticket into the sport coat to make room)
Floyd | You unscrew the strange red bulb from the light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW arrives, full of neither funk nor fun.
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x junk"
Floyd | It's just junk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x shelves"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Darkroom
Floyd | This lavatory has been converted into a makeshift darkroom. (I guess
Floyd | some photographers haven't joined the "digital revolution.") All the
Floyd | windows have been painted black, a loose conglomeration of items rest
Floyd | on a crude shelf, while a workbench sits under a naked electrical
Floyd | fixture.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door allows exit east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "must've been another location then"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x shelf"
Floyd | There are a lot of things stored on the shelf. You could search
Floyd | through them if you want.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search things"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search shelves"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search shelf"
Floyd | On the shelf are a bottle of hydroxide, a bottle of acid and a bottle
Floyd | of developing fluid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | darkroom door: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | faucet: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | sink: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | light bulb socket: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | shelf: That's hardly portable.
Floyd | workbench: That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get hydroxide, acid and fluid"
Floyd | bottle of hydroxide: (putting the small plastic tube into the sport
Floyd | coat to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | bottle of acid: (putting the strange red bulb into the sport coat to
Floyd | make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | bottle of developing fluid: (putting the bottle of hydroxide into the
Floyd | sport coat to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save" inuredbyheavyrain says, "check if the hydroxide is full or empty."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf4"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hydroxide bottle"
Floyd | You open the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of developing fluid, the bottle of acid
Floyd | or the bottle of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "hydroxide"
Floyd | A clear bottle with a glass stopper. The label on the outside has a
Floyd | stylized hand being dissolved away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "empty bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of developing fluid, the bottle of acid
Floyd | or the bottle of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "hydroxide"
Floyd | The bottle of hydroxide is empty already.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "empty bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of developing fluid, the bottle of acid
Floyd | or the bottle of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "fluide"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "fluid"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "unfo"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "for goodness' sake, steve"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf4"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "empty bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of developing fluid, the bottle of acid
Floyd | or the bottle of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "fluid"
Floyd | The bottle of developing fluid is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open fluid bottle"
Floyd | You open the bottle of developing fluid, revealing a quantity of
Floyd | liquid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Developing fluid contains acetains acetone, which is C3H6O. Might be important to note that for later."
smartgenes says, "well, it clearly says liquid in this case"
smartgenes says, "is that from the feelies or just google"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Darkroom
Floyd | This lavatory has been converted into a makeshift darkroom. (I guess
Floyd | some photographers haven't joined the "digital revolution.") All the
Floyd | windows have been painted black, a loose conglomeration of items rest
Floyd | on a crude shelf, while a workbench sits under a naked electrical
Floyd | fixture.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door allows exit east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close fluid bottle"
Floyd | You close the bottle of developing fluid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You start to open the door, but an ominous shadow across the window
Floyd | convinces you otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "clean window"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I Googled it, and I know because my father is a scientist it means 3 atoms of Carbon to every 6 atoms of Hydrogen and one of Oxygen."
smartgenes says, "don't assume that the author of the game is that well clued-up though"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed)
Floyd |   a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some red powder
Floyd |     a punched ticket
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x powder"
Floyd | A small quantity of red crystals, ground into a fine powder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x crystals"
Floyd | A small quantity of red crystals, ground into a fine powder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x tube"
Floyd | A small glass tube used for protecting dry chemicals. There's a label
Floyd | on the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read label"
Floyd | The label reads LITMUS.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x ticket"
Floyd | It's a strip of paper. Something has been written on the back. A round
Floyd | hole has been punched in it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read ticket"
Floyd | It's a hastily scrawled message:
Floyd |
Floyd | John,
Floyd |
Floyd | The kid needs a ride down to San Diego. There should be a seat open on
Floyd | the Special. Just keep quiet about it and no one will be the wiser.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop it"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop ticket"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "i'm confused about the constant you haven't got thats"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd | bottle of developing fluid: Dropped.
Floyd | bottle of acid: Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |     a punched ticket
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop coat"
Floyd | (first taking the sport coat off)
Floyd | You take off the sport coat.
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x brakes"
Floyd | Almost anything could be hidden in that mess.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | The voices are too muffled to understand.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the nervous shuffling of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | This is the last car of the train. (It's a special, remember?)
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the nervous shuffling of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x car"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed by the Paso Robles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x train"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5, underside
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 3 and 4
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "verbose"
Floyd | THE BEST MAN is now in its "verbose" mode, which always gives long
Floyd | descriptions of locations (even if you've been there before).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You are unable to descend by the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "opn hatch"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 3.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "ndo"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | [Can't "undo" twice in succession. Sorry!]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 3 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 3 and 4
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed past the San Luis Obispo station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 2 and 3
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 2, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x mechanisms"
Floyd | Almost anything could be hidden in that mess.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't move further south without getting sucked into the movement
Floyd | of the engine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x engine"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 2 and 3
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 3 and 4
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x mechanisms"
Floyd | Almost anything could be hidden in that mess.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes asks, "isn't the way in from below?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x railing"
Floyd | The metal railing is the only thing that keeps one from falling off
Floyd | the car to your death. That, and the common sense not to go too near
Floyd | the edge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf6"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see all of the passengers and a tool chest (which is closed)
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open chest"
Floyd | You open the tool chest, revealing a squirt bottle and a can of
Floyd | lubricant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bottle and lubricant"
Floyd | squirt bottle: Taken.
Floyd | can of lubricant: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x squirt bottle"
Floyd | It's a squirt bottle. The label is so faded as to make it practically
Floyd | illegible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open squirt bottle"
Floyd | You open the squirt bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x squirt bottle"
Floyd | It's a squirt bottle. The label is so faded as to make it practically
Floyd | illegible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "smell squirt bottle"
Floyd | The scent of ammonia assaults your nostrils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close squirt bottle"
Floyd | You close the squirt bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x chest"
Floyd | It's long, heavy, made of metal, paint flaking off here and there. A
Floyd | tool chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "move chest"
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "push chest"
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pull chest"
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see all of the passengers and a tool chest (which is empty)
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I did some Google searches, and if I understood the articles correctly, acetone and ammonia combine to form an unstable compound that rapidly decompose, and Chlororm, which is ChCl3, mixes with acetone to form an explosive."
smartgenes asks, "chloroform?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "ask passengers about ammonia"
Floyd | They mumble amongst themselves, but do not reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "show ammonia to passengers"
Floyd | They mumble amongst themselves, but the consensus is that they have no
Floyd | comment to make on the squirt bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "show ring to passengers"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "oh yeah left all upstairs"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "reassure passengers"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You start to open the door, but an ominous shadow across the window
Floyd | convinces you otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You start to open the door, but an ominous shadow across the window
Floyd | convinces you otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You are unable to descend by the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "oil lever"
Floyd | You apply a liberal amount of lubricant to the release lever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "A sedative made CHCl3--one atom each of Carbon and Hydrogen to three of Chlorine-that apparently reacts explosively with acetone. I wonder if we can mix the Ammonia with Chlorine to produce chloroform."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop squirt bottle"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop blue liquid"
Floyd | The squirt bottle is already here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "eh"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x can"
Floyd | It's a very large can of a popular brand of all-purpose lubricant,
Floyd | complete with the long pointy tube that allows delivery of chemicals
Floyd | into tight spaces.
Floyd |
Floyd | The oil on the release lever evaporates away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a squirt bottle (which is closed) (in which is a
Floyd | quantity of pale blue liquid) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop can"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bottle"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a can of lubricant here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop lubricant"
Floyd | The can of lubricant is already here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd | (the squirt bottle)
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 3 and 4
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "go railing"
Floyd | Even though every ounce of sanity left in your body tells you not to,
Floyd | you hop up on the railing. Your reward is the discovery of a
Floyd | well-concealed maintenance ladder climbing up the side of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "go ladder"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed by the Santa Barbara station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "go hatch"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search bags"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x shelves"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x fixture"
Floyd | In the light bulb socket is a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light
Floyd | bulb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take mail"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bulb"
Floyd | You unscrew the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb from the
Floyd | light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bulb"
Floyd | It's your average 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb, good for
Floyd | general purpose work in the home or office.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf7"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "smash bulb"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "break bulb"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open crate"
Floyd | You pull off the front of the wooden crate. Horror grips your stomach
Floyd | as you survey the infernal contraption inside. It could be only one
Floyd | thing: a bomb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "move box"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I wonder if we could do Macguyver work on the bomb using the wires from the lightbulb."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "doesn't seem to allow opening of the lightbulb"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open bulb"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen at wall"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "Did we drop our whole inventory?"
smartgenes says, "yes"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop bulb"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x vents"
Floyd | This is one of a number of screened portals, designed to allow fresh
Floyd | air to be drawn into the car as it moves.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed by the Oxnard station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | That's definitely Russian from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x vents"
Floyd | This is one of a number of screened portals, designed to allow fresh
Floyd | air to be drawn into the car as it moves.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 6
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | That's definitely English from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "talk to vents"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "speak through vents"
Floyd | (to yourself)
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | That's definitely English from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen to english"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed through the Simi Valley station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "where's the ladder"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a sport coat (in which are a
Floyd | bottle of hydroxide (which is empty), a strange red bulb, a small
Floyd | plastic tube (which is closed) (in which is some litmus powder), a
Floyd | punched ticket, a small velvet box (which is closed) and a train
Floyd | schedule), a bottle of acid (which is closed) (in which is a quantity
Floyd | of acid) and a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get coat"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get ticket"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop it"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You open the small velvet box, revealing a diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "wear ring"
Floyd | (first taking the diamond ring)
Floyd | You're already wearing that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "look at acid"
Floyd | A dark glass bottle with a screw cap. The label on the outside has a
Floyd | stylized hand being dissolved away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop box"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get box"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop box"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "read label"
Floyd | The label reads LITMUS.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "eh"
DavidW says, "You have to stand on the railing."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on railing"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a small velvet box (which is
Floyd | empty), a punched ticket, a bottle of acid (which is closed) (in which
Floyd | is a quantity of acid) and a bottle of developing fluid (which is
Floyd | closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop coat"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled through the Glendale station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled through the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd | (in which is a quantity of pale blue liquid) and a can of lubricant
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get squirt"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder and a can of lubricant here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get can"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on railing"
Floyd | Not again! It was nerve-wracking enough the first time!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You start to open the door, but an ominous shadow across the window
Floyd | convinces you otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on railing"
Floyd | Not again! It was nerve-wracking enough the first time!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You start to open the door, but an ominous shadow across the window
Floyd | convinces you otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see all of the passengers and a tool chest (which is empty)
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), ";how the"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "Litmus acid is made of Nitrogen, which is highly unstable, and hydroxide. I wonder what would happen if we mixed it with Ammonia or Acetone and dropped it on the terrorists?"
smartgenes says, "first things first how to get the objects togethr"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see all of the passengers and a tool chest (which is empty)
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | The door is locked, and even if you could open it, you'd step out to
Floyd | empty space.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | That's definitely Russian from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd | can of lubricant: The can of lubricant falls off the train and hits
Floyd | the ground. Within moments it is out of sight.
Floyd | squirt bottle: The squirt bottle falls off the train and hits the
Floyd | ground. Within moments it is out of sight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "shit"
Floyd | Real adventurers do not use such language.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled through the Fullerton station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf7"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "i thought we had all the objects together b4"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't, since the large metal door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | Try as you might, you cannot open the door. It must be locked from the
Floyd | other side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "slide metal door"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "knock knock knock on wood"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop bulb"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't figure out how to get to the engine from here just yet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the Oxnard station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 6
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | That's definitely English from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x vents"
Floyd | This is one of a number of screened portals, designed to allow fresh
Floyd | air to be drawn into the car as it moves.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled through the Simi Valley station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on railing"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on railing"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes gets a nasty shock from the cork nut dispenser.
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't figure out how to get to the engine from here just yet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 6
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | Descending by the ladder here would drop you off the end of the train.
Floyd | Not a good idea.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the Glendale station.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd | (in which is a quantity of pale blue liquid) and a can of lubricant
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed by the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | maintenance access hatch: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | external ladder: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | squirt bottle: Taken.
Floyd | can of lubricant: Taken.
Floyd | metal railing: That's hardly portable.
Floyd | door to car 5: That's hardly portable.
Floyd | door to car 6: That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Do we have the litmus acid? Try mixing that with Ammonia."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "walk on railing"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stanf on railing"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on railing"
Floyd | Not again! It was nerve-wracking enough the first time!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "does this mean game is unwinnable situation"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a sport coat (in which are a bottle of hydroxide
Floyd | (which is empty), a strange red bulb, a small plastic tube (which is
Floyd | closed) (in which is some litmus powder), a punched ticket, a small
Floyd | velvet box (which is closed) and a train schedule), a bottle of acid
Floyd | (which is closed) (in which is a quantity of acid) and a bottle of
Floyd | developing fluid (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | maintenance access hatch: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | sport coat: Taken.
Floyd | bottle of acid: Taken.
Floyd | bottle of developing fluid: (putting the bottle of acid into the sport
Floyd | coat to make room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd | metal railing: That's hardly portable.
Floyd | door to car 5: That's hardly portable.
Floyd | door to car 4: That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get ticket"
Floyd | (putting the bottle of acid into the sport coat to make room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop ticket"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get ticket"
Floyd | (putting the bottle of acid into the sport coat to make room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a sport coat
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |     a punched ticket
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop bulb"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Mix the acid with the acetone. I think that might create a bomb of our own."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop acid"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop ticket"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get ticket"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop ticket"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a punched ticket, a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd | (in which is a quantity of acid) and a bottle of developing fluid
Floyd | (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sport coat
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |     a small velvet box (which is closed)
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get box"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop box"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get fluid"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get acid"
Floyd | (putting the bottle of developing fluid into the sport coat to make
Floyd | room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a small velvet box (which is closed) and a punched
Floyd | ticket here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take acid open bottle open fluid put fluid in bottle"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to take the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd | (the bottle of acid)
Floyd | You open the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed by the Paso Robles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open fluid"
Floyd | You open the bottle of developing fluid, revealing a quantity of
Floyd | liquid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "put fluid n acid"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "put fluid in acid"
Floyd | You need to be holding the bottle of developing fluid before you can
Floyd | put it into something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take fluid"
Floyd | (putting the bottle of acid into the sport coat to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "put fluid in acid"
Floyd | (I assume you mean to pour the bottle of developing fluid into the
Floyd | bottle of acid.)
Floyd |
Floyd | liquid: (putting the bottle of developing fluid into the sport coat to
Floyd | make room)
Floyd | You pour some liquid into the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "let's get all the objects together if we can b4 mixing the liquids"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "look at acid"
Floyd | A dark glass bottle with a screw cap. The label on the outside has a
Floyd | stylized hand being dissolved away.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vapors coming out of the bottle of acid are swept away by the
Floyd | wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a small velvet box (which is closed) and a punched
Floyd | ticket here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed past the Paso Robles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "walk on railing"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain asks, "was it producing vapors before I mixed in developing fluid?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on railing"
Floyd | Even though every ounce of sanity left in your body tells you not to,
Floyd | you hop up on the railing. Your reward is the discovery of a
Floyd | well-concealed maintenance ladder climbing up the side of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "climb laddder"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "go ladder"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "i cant make sense of this"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a small velvet box (which is
Floyd | closed) and a punched ticket here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled through the Paso Robles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a small velvet box (which is closed) and a punched
Floyd | ticket here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You start to open the door, but an ominous shadow across the window
Floyd | convinces you otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a sport coat
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop bottle"
Floyd | (the bottle of acid)
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get ticket"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop ticket"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bottle"
Floyd | (the bottle of acid)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "i would've assumed if objects were in the coat that would be ok"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I doubt we need the schedule as anything other than a reminder, so if we need to make room, it would logically be the first one to remove."
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a punched ticket and a small velvet box (which is
Floyd | closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You start to open the door, but an ominous shadow across the window
Floyd | convinces you otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a punched ticket and a small velvet box (which is
Floyd | closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on railing"
Floyd | Even though every ounce of sanity left in your body tells you not to,
Floyd | you hop up on the railing. Your reward is the discovery of a
Floyd | well-concealed maintenance ladder climbing up the side of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a punched ticket and a small
Floyd | velvet box (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a sport coat
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop bottle"
Floyd | (the bottle of acid)
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bulb"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop bulb"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bottle"
Floyd | (the bottle of acid)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes asks, "how did we do it last time.. or did we not do it?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "zip up coat"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close pockets"
Floyd | That's not something you can close.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "jump north"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to jump.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "try dropping the schedule, which seems like the most useless item."
smartgenes says, "the schedule is dropped. plus it won't let me take any items at all"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a sport coat
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a strange red bulb, a punched
Floyd | ticket and a small velvet box (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop schedule"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get schedule"
Floyd | (putting the bottle of acid into the sport coat to make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop schedule"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "no you're right"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sport coat
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop coat"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get coat"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed past the San Luis Obispo station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a train schedule, a strange red
Floyd | bulb, a punched ticket and a small velvet box (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop coat"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a sport coat (in which are a bottle of acid (which is
Floyd | closed) (in which is a quantity of acid), a bottle of developing fluid
Floyd | (which is closed), a bottle of hydroxide (which is empty) and a small
Floyd | plastic tube (which is closed) (in which is some litmus powder)), an
Floyd | external ladder, a train schedule, a strange red bulb, a punched
Floyd | ticket and a small velvet box (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes asks, "maybe this is bugged?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | sport coat: Taken.
Floyd | maintenance access hatch: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | external ladder: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | train schedule: Taken.
Floyd | strange red bulb: (putting the train schedule into the sport coat to
Floyd | make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | punched ticket: (putting the strange red bulb into the sport coat to
Floyd | make room)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd | small velvet box: (putting the punched ticket into the sport coat to
Floyd | make room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd | metal railing: That's hardly portable.
Floyd | door to car 5: That's hardly portable.
Floyd | door to car 4: That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on railing"
Floyd | Not again! It was nerve-wracking enough the first time!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "i give up"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "hintss"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "hints"
Floyd | [HINTS: It is strongly suggested that you experiment with the puzzles
Floyd | before resorting to hints. If the temptation to read the hints is too
Floyd | great, you can also disable the hints permanently with the HINTS OFF
Floyd | command. Note that you will always have the option of reading hints
Floyd | after you die.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Hints
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject  Q = resume game
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |    > The Plane
Floyd |      The Train
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hints
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject  Q = resume game
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The Plane
Floyd |    > The Train
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "press enter"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hints
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject  Q = resume game
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |    > The Plane
Floyd |      The Train
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hints
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject  Q = resume game
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The Plane
Floyd |    > The Train
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "return"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hints
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject  Q = resume game
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The Plane
Floyd |    > The Train
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "select"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hints
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject  Q = resume game
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The Plane
Floyd |    > The Train
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I see people are getting frusrated, and I wnat us to finish this, but I cannot figure out how to make Floyd press enter."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "frustrated"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "[enter]"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hints
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject  Q = resume game
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The Plane
Floyd |    > The Train
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder and a small velvet box (which is
Floyd | closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "push button"
smartgenes says, "without the F"
smartgenes says, "i am sleeping now"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "hints"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Hints
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject  Q = resume game
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |    > The Plane
Floyd |      The Train
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hints
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject  Q = resume game
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The Plane
Floyd |    > The Train
inuredbyheavyrain presses the large red button on the FREE DONUTS machine. Within seconds, the room is flooded with a thousand tiny, happy donuts, running about your feet in an exuberant dance of freedom. They then disappear as quickly as they had arrived.
inuredbyheavyrain presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The Train
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |    > The Prologue
Floyd |      After the Attack
Floyd |      Under the Train
Floyd |      On Top of The Train
inuredbyheavyrain presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The Prologue
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |    > I got kicked off the train!
Floyd |      What a mess! How do I clean my jacket?
Floyd |      What's going on in the corridor?
Floyd |      How can I avoid being shot?
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | The Prologue
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      I got kicked off the train!
Floyd |    > What a mess! How do I clean my jacket?
Floyd |      What's going on in the corridor?
Floyd |      How can I avoid being shot?
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The Train
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |    > The Prologue
Floyd |      After the Attack
Floyd |      Under the Train
Floyd |      On Top of The Train
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | The Train
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The Prologue
Floyd |    > After the Attack
Floyd |      Under the Train
Floyd |      On Top of The Train
inuredbyheavyrain presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | After the Attack
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |    > The ominous shadows... should I be worried?
Floyd |      What can I do in the junction?
Floyd |      What can I do in the darkroom?
Floyd |      What can I do with the chemicals?
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | After the Attack
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The ominous shadows... should I be worried?
Floyd |    > What can I do in the junction?
Floyd |      What can I do in the darkroom?
Floyd |      What can I do with the chemicals?
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | After the Attack
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The ominous shadows... should I be worried?
Floyd |      What can I do in the junction?
Floyd |    > What can I do in the darkroom?
Floyd |      What can I do with the chemicals?
inuredbyheavyrain presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press H for another hint, any other key to exit]
Floyd |
Floyd | (1/8) It has a sink, if you need water.
Floyd |
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "h"
Floyd | (2/8) It has a shelf of stuff.
Floyd |
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "h"
Floyd | (3/8) SEARCH SHELF.
Floyd |
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "h"
Floyd | (4/8) The large bench is interesting too.
Floyd |
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "h"
Floyd | (5/8) LOOK UNDER BENCH.
Floyd |
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | After the Attack
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The ominous shadows... should I be worried?
Floyd |      What can I do in the junction?
Floyd |    > What can I do in the darkroom?
Floyd |      What can I do with the chemicals?
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | After the Attack
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The ominous shadows... should I be worried?
Floyd |      What can I do in the junction?
Floyd |      What can I do in the darkroom?
Floyd |    > What can I do with the chemicals?
inuredbyheavyrain presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press H for another hint, any other key to exit]
Floyd |
Floyd | (1/5) The acid and developer bottles are quite useful.
Floyd |
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "h"
Floyd | (2/5) When the chemicals are mixed, they produce deadly vapors.
Floyd |
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "h"
Floyd | (3/5) So be sure to mix them where there is a lot of ventilation.
Floyd |
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "h"
Floyd | (4/5) Speaking of ventilation, have you found the air vents yet?
Floyd |
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "h"
Floyd | (5/5) You might want to delay mixing the acid and developer until you
Floyd | have found where else you may need the acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | [No more hints.]
Floyd |
Floyd | [Please press SPACE.]
inuredbyheavyrain pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | After the Attack
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The ominous shadows... should I be worried?
Floyd |      What can I do in the junction?
Floyd |      What can I do in the darkroom?
Floyd |    > What can I do with the chemicals?
Floyd |
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The Train
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The Prologue
Floyd |    > After the Attack
Floyd |      Under the Train
Floyd |      On Top of The Train
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I know what to do, guys: Search the shelf and under the bench in the darkroom."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I was right about combining the fluid and the acid, but we had to do it at the air vents so that vapors would be spread."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Have we found the air vents"
smartgenes goes home.
smartgenes has disconnected.
inuredbyheavyrain goes home.
Jacqueline waves and makes an isquiesque departure for home.
inuredbyheavyrain arrives, ready to play with the toys.
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd |
Floyd | The Train
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The Prologue
Floyd |    > After the Attack
Floyd |      Under the Train
Floyd |      On Top of The Train
inuredbyheavyrain goes home.
smartgenes arrives, full of funk, but no fun.
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | The Train
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subjectQ = previous menu
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The Prologue
Floyd |    > After the Attack
Floyd |      Under the Train
Floyd |      On Top of The Train
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Hints
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject  Q = resume game
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |      The Plane
Floyd |    > The Train
Floyd |
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder and a small velvet box (which is
Floyd | closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a punched ticket
Floyd |   a sport coat
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop ticket"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "wear coat"
Floyd | You put on the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "i woke up this morning and realised my error"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a punched ticket and a small
Floyd | velvet box (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the movement of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the nervous shuffling of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the nervous shuffling of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see all of the passengers and a tool chest (which is closed)
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open chest"
Floyd | You open the tool chest, revealing a squirt bottle and a can of
Floyd | lubricant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get squirt"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put squirt in coat"
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |     a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a train schedule
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get schedule"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop schedule"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get squirt"
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put squirt in coat"
Floyd | You put the squirt bottle into the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "passengers, follow me"
Floyd | The passengers are too scared to respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "verbose"
Floyd | THE BEST MAN is now in its "verbose" mode, which always gives long
Floyd | descriptions of locations (even if you've been there before).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | That's definitely Russian from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf8"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open acid bottle"
Floyd | You open the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid into hydroxide bottle"
Floyd | acid: You pour some liquid into the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x fluid"
Floyd | A tall metal flask, with a screw cap. The label on the outside has a
Floyd | skull-and-crossbones on it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x squirt bottle"
Floyd | It's a squirt bottle. The label is so faded as to make it practically
Floyd | illegible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "which is ammonia"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open squirt bottle"
Floyd | You open the squirt bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "smell squirt bottle"
Floyd | The scent of ammonia assaults your nostrils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x acid"
Floyd | A dark glass bottle with a screw cap. The label on the outside has a
Floyd | stylized hand being dissolved away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read label"
Floyd | The label reads LITMUS.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour blue liquid into hydroxide bottle"
Floyd | liquid: You pour some liquid into the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | The liquid in the bottle of hydroxide turns pale blue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "smell blue liquid"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the squirt bottle or the bottle of hydroxide?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "hydroxide"
Floyd | You smell nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open developing fluid bottle"
Floyd | You open the bottle of developing fluid, revealing a quantity of
Floyd | liquid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "f pour developing fluid into hyrdroxide bottle"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "f pour fluid into hydroxide"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour developing fluid into hydroxide bottle"
Floyd | liquid: The bottle of hydroxide is already as full as possible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open tube"
Floyd | You open the small plastic tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x tube"
Floyd | A small glass tube used for protecting dry chemicals. There's a label
Floyd | on the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read label"
Floyd | The label reads LITMUS.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x red bulb"
Floyd | It's a light bulb that has been painted with a clear red enamel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf8"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour developing fluid into hydroxide"
Floyd | The bottle of developing fluid is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open bottle of developing"
Floyd | You open the bottle of developing fluid, revealing a quantity of
Floyd | liquid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour developing fluid into hydroxide"
Floyd | liquid: You pour some liquid into the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid into hydroxide"
Floyd | The bottle of acid is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open bottle of acid"
Floyd | You open the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid into hydroxide"
Floyd | acid: You pour some liquid into the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "smell hydroxide"
Floyd | You smell nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vapors coming out of the bottle of hydroxide are swept away by the
Floyd | wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour hydroxide into vents"
Floyd | liquid: The air vent is not designed to hold liquids.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vapors coming out of the bottle of hydroxide are swept away by the
Floyd | wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x vent"
Floyd | This is one of a number of screened portals, designed to allow fresh
Floyd | air to be drawn into the car as it moves.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vapors coming out of the bottle of hydroxide are swept away by the
Floyd | wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put hydroxide against vent"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put hydroxide in vent"
Floyd | You need to be holding the bottle of hydroxide before you can put it
Floyd | on top of something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vapors coming out of the bottle of hydroxide are swept away by the
Floyd | wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get hydroxide"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vapors coming out of the bottle of hydroxide are swept away by the
Floyd | wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put hydroxide in vent"
Floyd | The bottle of hydroxide is easily wedged into the air vent so that it
Floyd | doesn't get blown off the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vapors pouring out of the bottle of hydroxide are drawn into the
Floyd | air vent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | That's definitely Russian from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vapors pouring out of the bottle of hydroxide are drawn into the
Floyd | air vent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look inside bulb"
Floyd | (the light)
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vapors pouring out of the bottle of hydroxide are drawn into the
Floyd | air vent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "wear ring"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x vent"
Floyd | This is one of a number of screened portals, designed to allow fresh
Floyd | air to be drawn into the car as it moves.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vapors pouring out of the bottle of hydroxide are drawn into the
Floyd | air vent.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sound of multiple bodies falling to the floor comes from somewhere
Floyd | within the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "take bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of hydroxide, the squirt bottle, the
Floyd | bottle of acid or the bottle of developing fluid?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "hydroxide"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vapors coming out of the bottle of hydroxide are swept away by the
Floyd | wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf9"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "empty bottle"
Floyd | (the bottle of hydroxide)
Floyd | liquid: Liquid splashes all over the place, seeping through unseen
Floyd | cracks until it is gone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put bottle in coat"
Floyd | (the bottle of hydroxide in the sport coat)
Floyd | You put the bottle of hydroxide into the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Some of the acid sloshes out of the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a punched ticket and a small
Floyd | velvet box (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You open the small velvet box, revealing a diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get ring"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "wesr ring"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "wear ring"
Floyd | You're already wearing that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You are unable to descend by the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd | Some of the acid sloshes out of the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Some of the acid sloshes out of the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 5.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bodies"
Floyd | They're draped over their weapons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search bodies"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed through the Santa Barbara station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get weapon"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x weapons"
Floyd | They're draped over their weapons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get weapons"
Floyd | You'd rather not touch the bodies.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open chest"
Floyd | You open the ice chest, revealing some cans of soda.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get cans"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x cans"
Floyd | Cheap bastards only sprang for generic cola.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x cola"
Floyd | Cheap bastards only sprang for generic cola.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf9"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a punched ticket and a small
Floyd | velvet box (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 5.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a train schedule, all of the passengers and a tool chest
Floyd | (in which is a can of lubricant) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "tell passengers terrorists are dead"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "talk to passengers"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "passengers, terrorists are dead"
Floyd | The passengers are too scared to respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search passengers"
Floyd | The passengers object to being frisked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "passengers, south"
Floyd | The passengers are too scared to respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "show bodies to terrorists"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pull bodies north"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to car 5.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pull bodies north"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to pull the terrorist corpses.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pull bodies"
Floyd | You'd rather not touch the bodies.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a train schedule, all of the passengers and a tool chest
Floyd | (in which is a can of lubricant) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get schedule"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see all of the passengers and a tool chest (in which is a can
Floyd | of lubricant) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get lubricant"
Floyd | (putting the cans of soda into the sport coat to make room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get chest"
Floyd | It's too bulky for you to lug around, so you leave it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to car 5.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a punched ticket and a small
Floyd | velvet box (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop lubricant and schedule"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop schedule"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some cans of soda
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop bottle of developing fluid"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bottle of developing fluid"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop bottle of developing fluid"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a punched ticket and a small
Floyd | velvet box (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 5.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put lubricant in coat"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some cans of soda
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see all of the passengers and a tool chest (in which is a can
Floyd | of lubricant) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed by the Oxnard station.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get lubricant"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put lubricant in coat"
Floyd | You put the can of lubricant into the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "passengers, go south"
Floyd | The passengers are too scared to respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You are unable to descend by the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "oil lever"
Floyd | You apply a liberal amount of lubricant to the release lever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | Releasing the car is certainly an irreversible action, and could
Floyd | result in an unpredictable chain of events. Are you sure you want to
Floyd | do that?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "y"
Floyd | The connector opens with a loud clank.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly the cars begin to separate. The cables and hoses surrounding
Floyd | you complain loudly as they struggle to hold the cars together.
Floyd |
Floyd | The junction shudders, creeks and groans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and crawl around
Floyd | underneath the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | The junction shudders, creeks and groans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put lubricant in coat"
Floyd | You need to be holding the can of lubricant before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | The junction shudders, creeks and groans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some cans of soda
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a can of lubricant
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | With a groan that shudders through the entire train, the cars
Floyd | separate.
Floyd |
Floyd | This results in the floor beneath you opening up and dropping you
Floyd | unceremoniously onto the tracks. Not pleasant.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 21 out of a possible 100, in 308 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf9"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open chest"
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a punched ticket and a small
Floyd | velvet box (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop cans"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 5.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd | Some of the acid sloshes out of the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close acid bottle"
Floyd | You close the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | Death. Nasty, oily, ground-to-a-pulp-under-the-wheels death. Best not
Floyd | to even consider it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 4 and 5
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 3 and 4
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed past the Oxnard station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 2 and 3
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The maintenance access hatch seems to be blocked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You can't. There's something on the other side preventing you from
Floyd | opening it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 2, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't move further south without getting sucked into the movement
Floyd | of the engine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x engine"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 2 and 3
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x hatch"
Floyd | It's a metal panel that provides access to the upper portion of the
Floyd | train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 3 and 4
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled through the Simi Valley station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 3.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd | Without any passengers, this car takes on a definite tomb-like
Floyd | atmosphere. A sealed passageway leads south, while the junction to the
Floyd | next car leads north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The metal plate sealing the door prevents movement south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x plate"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 3 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open crate"
Floyd | You pull off the front of the wooden crate. Horror grips your stomach
Floyd | as you survey the infernal contraption inside. It could be only one
Floyd | thing: a bomb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 26 out of a possible 100, in 301 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "help"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Hints
Floyd |  N = next subjectP = previous
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject  Q = resume game
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |    > The Plane
Floyd |      The Train
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "break glass"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas, the glass dish or the
Floyd | rose-colored glass pane?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "rose"
Floyd | Try as you might, you can't break the glass.  It's too thick.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut glass with diamond"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas, the glass dish or the
Floyd | rose-colored glass pane?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "rose"
Floyd | As you cut the glass, you hear a gentle hiss, as if gas is escaping.
Floyd |
Floyd | Whumpf! The white powder suddenly bursts into flame!
Floyd |
Floyd | The resulting fire must have set off some sensor in the bomb. The
Floyd | subsequent explosion vaporizes you, the train, and a large portion of
Floyd | California instantaneously.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 26 out of a possible 100, in 302 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x beakers"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left beaker or the right beaker?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "right"
Floyd | A glass Pyrex beaker, maximum capacity 500ml, with something scrawled
Floyd | on the side in grease pencil. There's a glass probe fused to the
Floyd | bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't get close enough to see the contents, however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read scrawl"
Floyd | What do you want to read in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "english preferably"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read pencil"
Floyd | What do you want to read in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pencil"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x grease pencil"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read scrawl"
Floyd | What do you want to read in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "english"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x probe"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on bag"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on shelf"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on box"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | That's not something you can stand on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on bomb"
Floyd | That's not something you can stand on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look down"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled through the Glendale station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x right beaker"
Floyd | A glass Pyrex beaker, maximum capacity 500ml, with something scrawled
Floyd | on the side in grease pencil. There's a glass probe fused to the
Floyd | bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't get close enough to see the contents, however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x left beaker"
Floyd | A glass Pyrex beaker, maximum capacity 500ml, with something scrawled
Floyd | on the side in grease pencil. There's a glass probe fused to the
Floyd | bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't get close enough to see the contents, however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x scrawl"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf10"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour blue liquid in left beaker"
Floyd | The squirt bottle is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open squirt bottle"
Floyd | You open the squirt bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour blue liquid in left beaker"
Floyd | liquid: The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled past the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | Try as you might, the glass is securely affixed to the front of the
Floyd | box by some thick, gooey sealant. The sealant itself seems to be
Floyd | invulnerable to all of your attacks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid in hydroxide bottle"
Floyd | The bottle of acid is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd | (the bottle of acid)
Floyd | You open the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid in hydroxide bottle"
Floyd | acid: You pour some liquid into the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put coat over head"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour blue liquid in hydroxide bottle"
Floyd | liquid: You pour some liquid into the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | The liquid in the bottle of hydroxide turns pale blue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x liquid"
Floyd | (the bottle of hydroxide)
Floyd | A clear bottle with a glass stopper. The label on the outside has a
Floyd | stylized hand being dissolved away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x hydroxide"
Floyd | A clear bottle with a glass stopper. The label on the outside has a
Floyd | stylized hand being dissolved away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "smell hydroxide"
Floyd | You smell nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour hydroxide on sealant"
Floyd | It's doubtful that the contents of the bottle of hydroxide could
Floyd | damage the silicone caulking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf10"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get get bulb"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bulb"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb or
Floyd | the strange red bulb?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "incandescent"
Floyd | You unscrew the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb from the
Floyd | light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x socket"
Floyd | The light bulb socket is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed by the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put bulb in coat"
Floyd | (the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb in the sport coat)
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop bulb"
Floyd | (the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb)
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 6
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed past the Fullerton station.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | Descending by the ladder here would drop you off the end of the train.
Floyd | Not a good idea.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the car below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled past the Anaheim station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to car 5.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "move chest"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled through the Santa Ana station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "push chest"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look behing chest"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look behind chest"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under chest"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a train schedule, all of the passengers and a tool chest
Floyd | (in which is a can of lubricant) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x passengers"
Floyd | They look scared, and with good reason. Reporters report news; they
Floyd | aren't part of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read schedule"
Floyd |   City                          Time
Floyd | Salinas                        1:11 pm
Floyd | Paso Robles                    2:48 pm
Floyd | San Luis Obispo                3:27 pm
Floyd | Santa Barbara                  5:24 pm
Floyd | Oxnard                         6:01 pm
Floyd | Simi Valley                    6:31 pm
Floyd | Glendale                       7:02 pm
Floyd | Los Angeles                    7:08 pm
Floyd | Fullerton                      7:34 pm
Floyd | Anaheim                        7:40 pm
Floyd | Santa Ana                      7:44 pm
Floyd | Irvine                         7:54 pm
Floyd | San Juan Capistrano            8:06 pm
Floyd | Escondido                      8:20 pm
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says, "we were woken up at 2pm not 2am"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled by the Irvine station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the San Juan Capistrano station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop litmus"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get litmus"
Floyd | The small plastic tube isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop it"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get tube"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas or the small plastic tube?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "plastic"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop it"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf11"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bomb detonates, vaporizing you instantly.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 26 out of a possible 100, in 354 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
smartgenes goes home.
smartgenes has disconnected.
smartgenes arrives, full of funk, but no fun.
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf10"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open acid bottle"
Floyd | You open the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed through the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x wire"
Floyd | Fluorescent gas swirls around the inside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x electronics"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x coil"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x orb"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x plexiglas box"
Floyd | It's made a transparent plastic.
Floyd |
Floyd | The thick plastic walls distort the box's contents.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x left beaker"
Floyd | A glass Pyrex beaker, maximum capacity 500ml, with something scrawled
Floyd | on the side in grease pencil. There's a glass probe fused to the
Floyd | bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't get close enough to see the contents, however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read grease pencil"
Floyd | What do you want to read in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "blue liquid"
Floyd | You discover nothing of interest in the squirt bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x black sphere"
Floyd | It's black and seamless.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open acid bottle"
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | Try as you might, the glass is securely affixed to the front of the
Floyd | box by some thick, gooey sealant. The sealant itself seems to be
Floyd | invulnerable to all of your attacks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid on sealant"
Floyd | It's doubtful that the contents of the bottle of acid could damage the
Floyd | silicone caulking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid in left beaker"
Floyd | acid: The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "attach bulb to box"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb or
Floyd | the strange red bulb?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "white"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | You would achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open tube"
Floyd | (the small plastic tube)
Floyd | You open the small plastic tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x powder"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the white powder or the litmus powder?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "white"
Floyd | It's a white powder that sticks to itself in clumps, like flour that
Floyd | has been allowed to get damp.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "litmus powder"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x litmus powder"
Floyd | A small quantity of red crystals, ground into a fine powder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x curious tube"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x curious glass tube"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x glass tube"
Floyd | Fluorescent gas swirls around the inside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid in glass tube"
Floyd | The tube filled with gas can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut sealant with diamond"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x back of box"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under box"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look inside beakers"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left beaker or the right beaker?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "left"
Floyd | The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "break box"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut metal box with diamond"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x metal box"
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "squirt glass with blue"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas, the glass dish or the
Floyd | rose-colored glass pane?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "glass pane"
Floyd | You squirt some liquid on the rose-colored glass pane, but nothing
Floyd | happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "clean glass"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas, the glass dish or the
Floyd | rose-colored glass pane?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "glass pane"
Floyd | You achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x glass dish"
Floyd | The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled by the Fullerton station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read labels"
Floyd | What do you want to read in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "left beaker"
Floyd | You discover nothing of interest in the left beaker.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read label on left beaker"
Floyd | What do you want to read in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "label"
Floyd | You discover nothing of interest in the small plastic tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x left beaker"
Floyd | A glass Pyrex beaker, maximum capacity 500ml, with something scrawled
Floyd | on the side in grease pencil. There's a glass probe fused to the
Floyd | bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't get close enough to see the contents, however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read side of beaker"
Floyd | What do you want to read in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pencil"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut box with diamond"
Floyd | (the metal box with the diamond ring)
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut glass with diamond"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas, the glass dish or the
Floyd | rose-colored glass pane?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pane"
Floyd | As you cut the glass, you hear a gentle hiss, as if gas is escaping.
Floyd |
Floyd | Whumpf! The white powder suddenly bursts into flame!
Floyd |
Floyd | The resulting fire must have set off some sensor in the bomb. The
Floyd | subsequent explosion vaporizes you, the train, and a large portion of
Floyd | California instantaneously.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 26 out of a possible 100, in 347 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut dish with diamond"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut tube with diamond"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas or the small plastic tube?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "tube"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas or the small plastic tube?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "tube filled with glass"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas or the small plastic tube?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "gas"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut tube with diamond"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas or the small plastic tube?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "tube filled with gas"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas or the small plastic tube?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "gas"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "feel box"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | You feel nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed past the Anaheim station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search box"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is open)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed past the Santa Ana station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put acid in jacket"
Floyd | You need to be holding the bottle of acid before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes asks, "where am i carrying the quantity of acid.. in my hand?"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop acid"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is open)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left beaker, the right beaker, the bottle of
Floyd | hydroxide, the squirt bottle, the bottle of acid or the bottle of
Floyd | developing fluid?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "acid"
Floyd | You close the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put acid bottle in coat"
Floyd | You need to be holding the bottle of acid before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is open)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of hydroxide, the squirt bottle, the
Floyd | bottle of acid or the bottle of developing fluid?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put acid in coat"
Floyd | You need to be holding the bottle of acid before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled past the Irvine station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put acid in bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bottle of hydroxide, the squirt bottle, the
Floyd | bottle of acid or the bottle of developing fluid?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "bottle of acid"
Floyd | You need to be holding the bottle of acid before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get acid bottle"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put acid in bottle"
Floyd | (the bottle of acid)
Floyd | You can't put something inside itself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close bottle"
Floyd | (the bottle of acid)
Floyd | That's already closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |   a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is open)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put bottle in coat"
Floyd | (the bottle of acid in the sport coat)
Floyd | You put the bottle of acid into the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a quantity of acid
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is open)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd | acid: Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a quantity of acid here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the San Juan Capistrano station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bomb detonates, vaporizing you instantly.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 26 out of a possible 100, in 379 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf10"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed past the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, some cans of soda, a punched
Floyd | ticket and a small velvet box (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get soda"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put soda in coat"
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf10"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop red bulb"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get red bulb"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop red bulb"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled through the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, some cans of soda, a punched
Floyd | ticket and a small velvet box (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get soda"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a punched ticket and a small
Floyd | velvet box (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put soda in coat"
Floyd | You put the cans of soda into the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed past the Fullerton station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled through the Anaheim station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a strange red bulb here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf11"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x soda"
Floyd | Cheap bastards only sprang for generic cola.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open soda"
Floyd | If you want to drink it, just say so.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed through the Santa Ana station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink soda"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. And you still have 5 cans left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink soda"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. And you still have 4 cans left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink soda"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. And you still have 3 cans left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink soda"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. And you still have 2 cans left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink soda"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. And you still have 1 can left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink soda"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. But that was the last can.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "urinate on bomb"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "piss on bomb"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf11"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour soda on sealant"
Floyd | Try as you might, you cannot puncture the silicone caulking with the
Floyd | cans of soda.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "puncture caulking with ring"
Floyd | Try as you might, you cannot puncture the silicone caulking with the
Floyd | diamond ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the Santa Ana station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "puncture caulking with acid"
Floyd | You need to be holding the bottle of acid before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some cans of soda
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get acid bottle"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "puncture caulking with acid"
Floyd | Try as you might, you cannot puncture the silicone caulking with the
Floyd | bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x caulking"
Floyd | The centimeter-wide gap between the edge of the metal box and the
Floyd | glass pane has been filled with a rubbery sealant, probably silicone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd | (the bottle of acid)
Floyd | You open the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "squirt caulking with blue"
Floyd | You squirt some liquid on the silicone caulking, but nothing happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid on caulking"
Floyd | It's doubtful that the contents of the bottle of acid could damage the
Floyd | silicone caulking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put acid in hydroxide bottle"
Floyd | (I assume you mean to pour the bottle of acid into the bottle of
Floyd | hydroxide.)
Floyd |
Floyd | acid: (putting the cans of soda into the sport coat to make room)
Floyd | You pour some liquid into the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour soda in hydroxide"
Floyd | The bottle of hydroxide is designed to hold liquids.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled past the Irvine station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour blue in hydroxide"
Floyd | The squirt bottle is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open squirt bottle"
Floyd | You open the squirt bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour blue in hydroxide"
Floyd | liquid: (putting the bottle of acid into the sport coat to make room)
Floyd | You pour some liquid into the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | The liquid in the bottle of hydroxide turns pale blue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x liquid"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left beaker, the right beaker, the bottle of
Floyd | hydroxide or the squirt bottle?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "squirt bottle"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left beaker, the right beaker, the bottle of
Floyd | acid, the bottle of hydroxide, the squirt bottle or the bottle of
Floyd | developing fluid?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "bottle of hydroxide"
Floyd | What do you want to squirt the bottle of hydroxide on?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x liquid"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left beaker, the right beaker, the bottle of
Floyd | hydroxide or the squirt bottle?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "left beaker"
Floyd | A glass Pyrex beaker, maximum capacity 500ml, with something scrawled
Floyd | on the side in grease pencil. There's a glass probe fused to the
Floyd | bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't get close enough to see the contents, however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour hydroxide on caulking"
Floyd | It's doubtful that the contents of the bottle of hydroxide could
Floyd | damage the silicone caulking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get white powder"
Floyd | The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd | cans of soda: Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | Some of the liquid sloshes out of the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some of the liquid sloshes out of the squirt bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed past the San Juan Capistrano station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Some of the liquid sloshes out of the bottle of hydroxide.
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 6
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bomb detonates, vaporizing you instantly.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 26 out of a possible 100, in 363 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf11"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd | What do you want to drop those things in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | There are none at all available!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed past the Santa Ana station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled past the Irvine station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You are unable to descend by the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd | You open the maintenance access hatch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut after you pass through.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl northwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, underside
Floyd | From here, you can make out the complex speed regulators, air brakes,
Floyd | and other mechanisms you take for granted whenever you travel by rail.
Floyd | You can crawl south or north along the length of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed by the San Juan Capistrano station.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the nervous shuffling of feet above you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Slowly you crawl southwards along the length of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the junction between cars 5 and 6
Floyd | You're in a small gap between the cars. Small maintenance tunnels lead
Floyd | south and north, although they are rather small and probably not safe
Floyd | when the train is in motion. A maintenance hatch above you offers more
Floyd | traditional passage on the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | A prominent lever is attached to the car junction. The lever has been
Floyd | pushed into the "closed" position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | (You pop open the maintenance access hatch as you go topside.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A maintenance access hatch is open, leading downwards to darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (The maintenance access hatch slams shut when you release it to move.)
Floyd | You open the door to car 5.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a train schedule, all of the passengers and a tool chest
Floyd | (in which is a can of lubricant) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get lubricant"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bomb detonates, vaporizing you instantly.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 26 out of a possible 100, in 357 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf11"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a strange red bulb here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "break bulb"
Floyd | (the strange red bulb)
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed by the Santa Ana station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "hit caulking with bulb"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to hit the silicone caulking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x caulking"
Floyd | The centimeter-wide gap between the edge of the metal box and the
Floyd | glass pane has been filled with a rubbery sealant, probably silicone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf9"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open chest"
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x chest"
Floyd | It's an insulated carrying case for sodas and the like. Numerous
Floyd | battle scars tell of a long history of withstanding abuse. The brand
Floyd | name "Tuff-Stuf" is emblazoned on the side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search chest"
Floyd | The ice chest is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a train schedule, all of the passengers and a tool chest
Floyd | (in which is a can of lubricant) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get lubricant"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 6 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   some cans of soda
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop red bulb"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get red bulb"
Floyd | (putting the cans of soda into the sport coat to make room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop lubricant"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get developing fluid"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop developing fluif"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to drop the bottle of
Floyd | developing fluid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "oops fluid"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to drop the bottle of
Floyd | developing fluid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop developing fluid"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put cans in coat"
Floyd | You put the cans of soda into the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a bottle of developing fluid (which is empty), a can
Floyd | of lubricant and an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get lubricant"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put lubricant in coat"
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf14"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop hydroxide bottle"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get hydroxide bottle"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop it"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put lubricant in coat"
Floyd | You put the can of lubricant into the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled past the Oxnard station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf16"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open crate"
Floyd | You pull off the front of the wooden crate. Horror grips your stomach
Floyd | as you survey the infernal contraption inside. It could be only one
Floyd | thing: a bomb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bomb"
Floyd | That's fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "grease caulking"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "lubricate caulking"
Floyd | You apply a liberal amount of lubricant to the silicone caulking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut caulking with diamond"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid on caulking"
Floyd | It's doubtful that the contents of the bottle of acid could damage the
Floyd | silicone caulking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x caulking"
Floyd | The centimeter-wide gap between the edge of the metal box and the
Floyd | glass pane has been filled with a rubbery sealant, probably silicone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut silicone with diamond"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "unfo"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf16"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop lubricant"
Floyd | You haven't got that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get lubricant"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop it"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the Simi Valley station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a bottle of hydroxide (which is
Floyd | empty) and a bottle of developing fluid (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get hydroxide"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put hydroxide in coat"
Floyd | You put the bottle of hydroxide into the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 5
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a can of lubricant here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf17"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get can"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour lubricant in hydroxide bottle"
Floyd | The bottle of hydroxide is designed to hold liquids.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "push bags"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't, since the large metal door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | Try as you might, you cannot open the door. It must be locked from the
Floyd | other side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "knock on door"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "kick door"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search door"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut door with diamond"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "bang on door"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "feel door"
Floyd | You feel nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed past the Glendale station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour acid on door"
Floyd | The large metal door can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x crate"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the wooden crate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the wooden crate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open crate"
Floyd | You pull off the front of the wooden crate. Horror grips your stomach
Floyd | as you survey the infernal contraption inside. It could be only one
Floyd | thing: a bomb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x glue"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "shake bomb"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "push bomb"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed past the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn off bomb"
Floyd | That's not something you can switch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a can of lubricant
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bulb"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb or
Floyd | the strange red bulb?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "light"
Floyd | What do you want to light?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bulb"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb or
Floyd | the strange red bulb?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "incandescent"
Floyd | You unscrew the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb from the
Floyd | light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open incandescent"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "smash light bulb"
Floyd | (the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb)
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x soda"
Floyd | Cheap bastards only sprang for generic cola.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour soda on sealant"
Floyd | (putting the can of lubricant into the sport coat to make room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop lubricant"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pour soda on sealant"
Floyd | Try as you might, you cannot puncture the silicone caulking with the
Floyd | cans of soda.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink soda"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. And you still have 5 cans left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink soda"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. And you still have 4 cans left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink soda"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. And you still have 3 cans left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink soda"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. And you still have 2 cans left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink sod"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink soda"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. And you still have 1 can left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open can"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "throw can"
Floyd | The can of lubricant is already here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open soda"
Floyd | If you want to drink it, just say so.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "throw soda"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get it"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drink it"
Floyd | Aaah! Quite refreshing, thank you. But that was the last can.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a can of lubricant here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bulb"
Floyd | (the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb)
Floyd | It's your average 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb, good for
Floyd | general purpose work in the home or office.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look inside left beaker"
Floyd | The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't hold onto all the things you are carrying and move around
Floyd | the top of the train.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled by the Fullerton station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf9"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a punched ticket and a small
Floyd | velvet box (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd | Some of the acid sloshes out of the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Darkroom
Floyd | This lavatory has been converted into a makeshift darkroom. (I guess
Floyd | some photographers haven't joined the "digital revolution.") All the
Floyd | windows have been painted black, a loose conglomeration of items rest
Floyd | on a crude shelf, while a workbench sits under a naked electrical
Floyd | fixture.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door allows exit east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some cans of soda
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a bottle of developing fluid (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf17"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move southwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled by the Glendale station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled through the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf17"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bulb"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb or
Floyd | the strange red bulb?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "incandescent"
Floyd | You unscrew the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb from the
Floyd | light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put bulb in coat"
Floyd | (the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb in the sport coat)
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop lubricant"
Floyd | The can of lubricant is already here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get red bulb"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop red bulb"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put white bulb in coat"
Floyd | You put the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb into the sport
Floyd | coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled by the Glendale station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled past the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Darkroom
Floyd | This lavatory has been converted into a makeshift darkroom. (I guess
Floyd | some photographers haven't joined the "digital revolution.") All the
Floyd | windows have been painted black, a loose conglomeration of items rest
Floyd | on a crude shelf, while a workbench sits under a naked electrical
Floyd | fixture.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door allows exit east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put white bulb in socket"
Floyd | You need to be holding the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd | before you can put it into something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get white bulb"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put white bulb in socket"
Floyd | You screw the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb into the
Floyd | light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the darkroom door.
Floyd |
Floyd | It is now pitch dark in here!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "lock door"
Floyd | You lock the darkroom door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | Darkness
Floyd | It is pitch dark, and you can't see a thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on light"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "unlock door"
Floyd | You unlock the darkroom door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the darkroom door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Darkroom
Floyd | This lavatory has been converted into a makeshift darkroom. (I guess
Floyd | some photographers haven't joined the "digital revolution.") All the
Floyd | windows have been painted black, a loose conglomeration of items rest
Floyd | on a crude shelf, while a workbench sits under a naked electrical
Floyd | fixture.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door allows exit east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x socket"
Floyd | In the light bulb socket is a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light
Floyd | bulb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on light"
Floyd | (the light bulb socket)
Floyd | The 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb begins to glow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | Darkroom
Floyd | This lavatory has been converted into a makeshift darkroom. (I guess
Floyd | some photographers haven't joined the "digital revolution.") All the
Floyd | windows have been painted black, a loose conglomeration of items rest
Floyd | on a crude shelf, while a workbench sits under a naked electrical
Floyd | fixture.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door allows exit east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x shelf"
Floyd | There are a lot of things stored on the shelf. You could search
Floyd | through them if you want.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search shelf"
Floyd | There is nothing on the shelf.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search things"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under workbench"
Floyd | There's nothing else under the workbench.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf17"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get red bulb"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put red bulb in socket"
Floyd | There is no more room in the light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "remove white bulb"
Floyd | (first taking the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb)
Floyd | You unscrew the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb from the
Floyd | light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put red bulb in socket"
Floyd | You screw the strange red bulb into the light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on light"
Floyd | (the light bulb socket)
Floyd | The strange red bulb begins to glow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes goes home.
smartgenes has disconnected.
smartgenes arrives, full of fun and funk.
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a can of lubricant here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "save"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf18"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the wooden crate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You pull off the front of the wooden crate. Horror grips your stomach
Floyd | as you survey the infernal contraption inside. It could be only one
Floyd | thing: a bomb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x beakers"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left beaker or the right beaker?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "both"
Floyd | Sorry, you can only have one item here. Which exactly?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "left"
Floyd | A glass Pyrex beaker, maximum capacity 500ml, with something scrawled
Floyd | on the side in grease pencil. There's a glass probe fused to the
Floyd | bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't get close enough to see the contents, however.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the Glendale station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x light"
Floyd | (the light bulb socket)
Floyd | In the light bulb socket is a strange red bulb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on light"
Floyd | (the light bulb socket)
Floyd | The strange red bulb begins to glow.
Floyd | That's already on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "climb onto box"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "stand on crate"
Floyd | That's not something you can stand on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "touch bulb"
Floyd | (the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb)
Floyd | You feel nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x beaker"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left beaker or the right beaker?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "right"
Floyd | A glass Pyrex beaker, maximum capacity 500ml, with something scrawled
Floyd | on the side in grease pencil. There's a glass probe fused to the
Floyd | bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't get close enough to see the contents, however.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed through the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "read side"
Floyd | What do you want to read in?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "grease pencil"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "point bulb at grease pencil"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "pull bomb"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x glass probe"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bottom"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x glass tube"
Floyd | Fluorescent gas swirls around the inside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x dish"
Floyd | The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x glass box"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x black sphere"
Floyd | It's black and seamless.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open plastic tube"
Floyd | You open the small plastic tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is open)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put powder in soda"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the white powder or the litmus powder?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "litmus"
Floyd | You need to be holding the litmus powder before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get litmus powder"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put litmus powder in soda"
Floyd | Those can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a can of lubricant here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "move parcels"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "search shelves"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "slide door"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x front"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x pane"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the rose-colored glass pane.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "smash pane"
Floyd | Try as you might, you can't break the glass.  It's too thick.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | (the metal box)
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "remove bulb"
Floyd | (the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb)
Floyd | You're not wearing that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bulb"
Floyd | (the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb)
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get red bulb"
Floyd | The bulb is too hot to handle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some litmus powder
Floyd |   a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is open but empty)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore cf17"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to restore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf17"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 2
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large metal hatch is embedded in the roof of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 3
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It's a real struggle, but eventually you move northwards along the top
Floyd | of the train...
Floyd |
Floyd | On top of car 4
Floyd | Handholds in the top of the car allow one to move carefully across the
Floyd | surface, but make no mistake about it: one slip means a short but
Floyd | unpleasant trip over the side. The handholds travel south or north
Floyd | along the length of the train, provided one does not get snagged on
Floyd | the numerous air vents and lights protruding from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the Glendale station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder, a punched ticket and a small
Floyd | velvet box (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get box"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut box"
Floyd | What do you want to cut the small velvet box with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "diamond"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut velvet"
Floyd | What do you want to cut the small velvet box with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "with diamond"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | After you've gathered your wits together, you notice that the "spider"
Floyd | is actually a piece of black paper folded into the shape of a spider.
Floyd | Obviously one of the reporters was bored and decided to play a little
Floyd | prank.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, a quiet hum emanating from its
Floyd | fan.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed by the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get spider"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x spider"
Floyd | (A description of Wolfie is included in your game package.)
Floyd |
Floyd | It's an origami wolf spider.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open spider"
Floyd | You'd never get him back together again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x outlines"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | A completely incomprehensible text editing program dominates the
Floyd | screen.
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | Some of the acid sloshes out of the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x computer"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x screen"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on computer"
Floyd | The computer comes to life, goes through its complex bootstrap
Floyd | procedure, then asks you for a user name and password. You turn the
Floyd | machine off in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on computer"
Floyd | The computer comes to life, goes through its complex bootstrap
Floyd | procedure, then asks you for a user name and password. You turn the
Floyd | machine off in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on computer"
Floyd | The computer comes to life, goes through its complex bootstrap
Floyd | procedure, then asks you for a user name and password. You turn the
Floyd | machine off in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, completely quiet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on computer"
Floyd | The computer comes to life, goes through its complex bootstrap
Floyd | procedure, then asks you for a user name and password. You turn the
Floyd | machine off in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You open the door to car 3.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | Some of the acid sloshes out of the bottle of acid.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed past the Fullerton station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x sink"
Floyd | A small stainless-steel sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look under sink"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x fixture"
Floyd | The light fixture is dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open fixture"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look behind lavatory"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x lavatory"
Floyd | (the lavatory door)
Floyd | It's a lavatory door, with a sliding bolt that changes the indicator
Floyd | on the outside from "Unoccupied" to "Occupied." High-tech stuff.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "shit"
Floyd | Real adventurers do not use such language.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the Anaheim station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get bolt"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the lavatory
Floyd | It's quite breathtaking out here, and you'd probably enjoy the scenery
Floyd | if it weren't for the annoying fact that you're clinging to a flimsy
Floyd | metal ladder while being buffeted by sixty mile-per-hour winds. Safety
Floyd | lies inside, east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd |
Floyd | Lavatory
Floyd | This compartment leaves very little room for movement, but you're not
Floyd | here to do the macarena. A stainless-steel lavatory sits next to a
Floyd | tiny sink. A window west provides some light, which is nice as the
Floyd | fluorescent fixture above the mirror is not on.
Floyd |
Floyd | The exit is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), " e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | Better not. It would be very easy to be trapped up there.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled past the Santa Ana station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x stairway"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3
Floyd | Without any passengers, this car takes on a definite tomb-like
Floyd | atmosphere. A sealed passageway leads south, while the junction to the
Floyd | next car leads north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The metal plate sealing the door prevents movement south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x plate"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cut plate with diamond"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 3, Aft
Floyd | This tiny space near the junction to the next car is unremarkable,
Floyd | save the cramped stairway to the upper level and the door to the tiny
Floyd | lavatory west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lavatory door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x stairway"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | Better not. It would be very easy to be trapped up there.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 3 and 4
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 3 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x floor"
Floyd | There's nothing else hidden on the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Fore
Floyd | So this is the press car. Big deal. It's just a modified sleeper, with
Floyd | the compartments converted into miniature offices for the reporters.
Floyd | Compartments lie east and west, while the rest of the car lies north
Floyd | and the exit from this car is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x floor"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled by the Irvine station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Mid
Floyd | The middle of the press car is even less interesting than the rest.
Floyd | Compartments are to either side of you, and the rest of the car lies
Floyd | south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Office
Floyd | This is a tiny nondescript office, a hasty conversion from the
Floyd | original cabin that it was: the outlines of the bed and furnishings
Floyd | are still visible on the wall. A relief from claustrophobia lies west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A computer sits on a makeshift desk, a quiet hum emanating from its
Floyd | fan.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn off computer"
Floyd | Better not, you might not get it alive again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "use computer"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x fan"
Floyd | It's an ancient VT100 terminal, which belongs more in a museum than in
Floyd | an office. These things haven't been used for, what, 50 years?
Floyd |
Floyd | A completely incomprehensible text editing program dominates the
Floyd | screen.
Floyd | The computer terminal is currently switched on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "use terminal"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "play games"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers)
Floyd |   a small velvet box (which is open but empty)
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 4, Aft
Floyd | The north section of the car is a tight squeeze. Another compartment
Floyd | lies east, while the exit from the car lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The darkroom door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 4 and 5
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder and a punched ticket here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 4 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the door to car 5 or the door to car 4?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "door 4"
Floyd | It's a sliding door, spring-loaded. The kind you have to hold open as
Floyd | you pass through.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get spring"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 5.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x refrigerator"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get red bulb"
Floyd | (putting the small velvet box into the sport coat to make room)
Floyd | There is no more room in the sport coat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "drop velvet box"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just zoomed past the San Juan Capistrano station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put red bulb in chest"
Floyd | You need to be holding the strange red bulb before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "get it"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "put red bulb in chest"
Floyd | The strange red bulb fits snugly in the ice chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "close chest"
Floyd | You close the ice chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 5
Floyd | This car may have been a kitchen car, or perhaps it was temporarily
Floyd | converted into one for the purposes of this trip. In either case, the
Floyd | recent occupation by the terrorists has left it in shambles. Exits
Floyd | lead south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lifeless bodies of the terrorists lie scattered around the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The refrigerator must have been broken, as a heavy-duty ice chest sits
Floyd | in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a small velvet box (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to the car junction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Junction Between Car 5 and 6
Floyd | Between each pair of cars is an area which has always frightened you.
Floyd | Maybe it's the fact that the area is open save for a flimsy metal
Floyd | railing across the gaps; maybe it's the constant shifting of the floor
Floyd | beneath your feet. Safer areas lie south and north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a concealed maintenance access hatch in the floor here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an external ladder and a bottle of developing fluid
Floyd | (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to car 5 slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You open the door to car 6.
Floyd |
Floyd | Car 6, the last car
Floyd | This is a tiny car-- a classic caboose, except it isn't red, and it
Floyd | doesn't have a potbelly stove. It's pretty much a lounge for the
Floyd | conductor and his assistants, except the conductor is conspicuously
Floyd | missing.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a train schedule, all of the passengers and a tool chest
Floyd | (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the car junction slides shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "ask passengers about president"
Floyd | They mumble amongst themselves, but do not reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "ask passengers about terrorists"
Floyd | One woman speaks up. "We haven't seen them since George stupidly went
Floyd | over to ask them for some water. Once they heard his knock, they made
Floyd | a big deal about marching up and down the train to make their point
Floyd | about who's in charge."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "ask passengers about computers"
Floyd | They mumble amongst themselves, but do not reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "ask passengers for login"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers)
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "ask passengers about wolfie"
Floyd | They mumble amongst themselves, but do not reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "show wolfie to passengers"
Floyd | They mumble amongst themselves, but the consensus is that they have no
Floyd | comment to make on Wolfie (the paper spider guardian of computers).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "show cans to passengerd"
Floyd | (first taking the cans of soda)
Floyd | They mumble amongst themselves, but the consensus is that they have no
Floyd | comment to make on the cans of soda.
Floyd |
Floyd | Something just happened, because you were just vaporized by a nuclear
Floyd | explosion.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 26 out of a possible 100, in 389 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "restore"
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "cf17"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | The beam of sunlight from the open metal hatch draws your eyes to a
Floyd | large wooden crate sitting at the north end of the car.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a can of lubricant here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "turn on light"
Floyd | (the light bulb socket)
Floyd | The 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb begins to glow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the wooden crate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "open crate"
Floyd | You pull off the front of the wooden crate. Horror grips your stomach
Floyd | as you survey the infernal contraption inside. It could be only one
Floyd | thing: a bomb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "x beakers"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left beaker or the right beaker?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes says (to Floyd), "left"
Floyd | A glass Pyrex beaker, maximum capacity 500ml, with something scrawled
Floyd | on the side in grease pencil. There's a glass probe fused to the
Floyd | bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't get close enough to see the contents, however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
smartgenes goes home.
smartgenes has disconnected.
smartgenes arrives, full of fun, but no funk.
smartgenes goes home.
smartgenes has disconnected.
inuredbyheavyrain arrives, ready to play with the toys. Jacqueline asks (of inured), "Did you guys plan to work on the game more today, or is that a done deal?"
inuredbyheavyrain goes home. DavidW says, "I'd actually forgotten that we might play again today."
Jacqueline says, "Well, he just logged back off. Maybe he just bounced and is coming back."
inky arrives, full of fun, but no funk. DavidW says, "Extreme rage with my roommate had blotted everything else from my mind."
inky presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd | I beg your pardon?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oh oops"
inky has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. Jacqueline says, "Oh dear."
DavidW says, "There are times when I wished I had a room of pottery I could just go to and smash smash SMASH things until I got it out of my system."
DavidW says, "If the Romans could have a vomitorium, I don't see why I can't have a smashatorium."
Jacqueline says, "I saw the division symbol, fwiw."
Jacqueline says, "ILAC"
DavidW says, "Anyway. I suppose I can resume play in an hour. I hope."
DavidW arrives, full of fun, but no funk.
inuredbyheavyrain arrives, ready to play with the toys.
DavidW says, "oh hi" inuredbyheavyrain says, "Hi, are we going to continue the game? I thought that was fun, and I would like to finish it. I checked the hints when I saw people were getting frustrated, so I know what to do."
DavidW says, "We can continue, yes."
DavidW says, "I walked into the toyshop two hours ago and waited to see if anyone would show up."
Jacqueline says, "I didn't shut off Perry, so have at it. I thought you guys might pick it back up, and I'm busy trying to get my speed finished."
inky arrives, full of funk, but no fun. Binder sneezes.
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I was right about comibining the developing fluid and the acid, but we have to do it near the air vents so the vapors will spread. Did we find the air vents? Also, search the shelf and under the bench in the darkroom."
DavidW says, "Looks like the game is still running, but I have no idea where others left off."
Binder says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a can of lubricant here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "No offense, but I'm going to mute so I can concentrate on my other stuff. If you need me for some reason, speak on #isqui or on #cfspoilers, please. : )"
DavidW says, "As far as I know, the only vents I saw where at the top of the cars."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 26 out of a possible 100, in 316 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "er were"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "maybe those are the vents, but we should look around, just in case."
DavidW says, "But that vent was screened closed, so I assume -- and maybe I'm wrong -- that the screen has to come off first."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Maybe we will find something to remove the screen if we search the darkroom."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x light"
Floyd | (the light bulb socket)
Floyd | In the light bulb socket is a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light
Floyd | bulb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x red bulb"
Floyd | It's a light bulb that has been painted with a clear red enamel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take white bulb"
Floyd | The bulb is too hot to handle.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rushed by the Glendale station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a strange red bulb
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. No gloves."
Lionheart says, "Aw, I'm missind CF"
Lionheart arrives, full of funk, but no fun. DavidW says, "I don't know what good it would do to put the red bulb here or this white bulb in the darkroom, but I'm suspicious."
Binder says, "it does seem enticing"
Binder says, "can we turn off the bulb? I missed much of yesterday's session because of work"
DavidW says, "But -- wasn't the glass box of the bomb rose coloured? Perhaps the bomb is colour sensitive in some weird way, if non-red light hits it."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn off light"
Floyd | (the light bulb socket)
Floyd | The 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb goes dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take white bulb"
Floyd | You unscrew the 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb from the
Floyd | light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put red bulb in socket"
Floyd | You need to be holding the strange red bulb before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take red bulb"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put red bulb in socket"
Floyd | You screw the strange red bulb into the light bulb socket.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled through the Los Angeles station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn on light"
Floyd | (the light bulb socket)
Floyd | The strange red bulb begins to glow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | Once inside, you realize why this car wasn't accessible from the rest
Floyd | of the train:  it's a mail transport car. Bags of letters and parcels
Floyd | fill the shelves around you, almost completely obscuring the one light
Floyd | fixture in the car. The sliding metal door east offers a possible
Floyd | exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | In front of you stands a large metal box, closed on all sides save the
Floyd | front, which is protected by a pane of glass. The rose-tinting of the
Floyd | glass hints at rather than exposes the complicated machinery held
Floyd | within.
Floyd |
Floyd | An open metal hatch reveals the sun and sky above.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a can of lubricant here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "'rose-tinting of the glass', yeah."
Binder says (to Floyd), "x glass"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the tube filled with gas, the glass dish or the
Floyd | rose-colored glass pane?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Binder says (to Floyd), "rose-colored"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the rose-colored glass pane.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I guess we didn't need gloves after all."
Binder says, "hm"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "break pane"
Floyd | Try as you might, you can't break the glass.  It's too thick.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open pane"
Floyd | Try as you might, the glass is securely affixed to the front of the
Floyd | box by some thick, gooey sealant. The sealant itself seems to be
Floyd | invulnerable to all of your attacks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "okay, we still have this sealant to deal with."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x sealant"
Floyd | The centimeter-wide gap between the edge of the metal box and the
Floyd | glass pane has been filled with a rubbery sealant, probably silicone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour acid on sealant"
Floyd | It's doubtful that the contents of the bottle of acid could damage the
Floyd | silicone caulking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "What happened to the hydroxide?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cut sealant with diamond"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "lookat soda"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "And where'd the cans of soda come from?"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I think the hydroxide was always empty"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "look at soda"
Floyd | Cheap bastards only sprang for generic cola.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open soda"
Floyd | If you want to drink it, just say so.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour it on sealant"
Floyd | That would scarcely empty anything.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "hm. Perhaps shaking the cans might distract someone who finds and opens them?"
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I tried cutting both the sealant and the glass wih the ring; both failed."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cut pane with diamond"
Floyd | As you cut the glass, you hear a gentle hiss, as if gas is escaping.
Floyd |
Floyd | Whumpf! The white powder suddenly bursts into flame!
Floyd |
Floyd | The resulting fire must have set off some sensor in the bomb. The
Floyd | subsequent explosion vaporizes you, the train, and a large portion of
Floyd | California instantaneously.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 26 out of a possible 100, in 337 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move,
Floyd | give the FULL score for that game, get a HINT on playing the game, or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
Binder says, "wow"
DavidW asks, "Failed like that?"
Lionheart says, "Dynamite."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "Probably a chemical that reacts explosively with the air, like White Phosphorous or Sodium."
DavidW says, "So the diamond *does* cut the pane."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Is the white powder inside the bomb, then?"
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "cut sealant wih diamond"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x white powder"
Floyd | It's a white powder that sticks to itself in clumps, like flour that
Floyd | has been allowed to get damp.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I think diamond and ring are treated as two different verbs, but the game does not always accept diamond, whereas it always seems to accept ring."
inuredbyheavyrain says, "I mean nouns."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bomb"
Floyd | The rose-colored glass hampers your ability to make out details...
Floyd |
Floyd | A curious glass tube sticks out of a mass of electronics glued to the
Floyd | back of the box. Inside the tube you see a swirling gas. A thin gold
Floyd | wire spirals its way around the outside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glass dish sits under a thick metal coil, which dangles from another
Floyd | breadboard packed with electronics.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the center of the bomb is a Plexiglas box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a nest of electronics within the glass box is an ominous
Floyd | black sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the glass box is an antique pair of brass scales, curiously out
Floyd | of place when compared to the high-tech components around them. The
Floyd | metal dishes normally associated with such scales have been replaced
Floyd | by two labeled Pyrex beakers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't see where the 'white powder' is."
Binder says (to Floyd), "x dish"
Floyd | The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x glass dish"
Floyd | The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "look in dish"
Floyd | The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read left beaker"
Floyd | Written on the side are the letters "NaOH."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read right beaker"
Floyd | Written on the side are the letters "HCl."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take left beaker"
Floyd | The left beaker is firmly attached to the pair of scales.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in left beaker"
Floyd | The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x left beaker"
Floyd | A glass Pyrex beaker, maximum capacity 500ml, with something scrawled
Floyd | on the side in grease pencil. There's a glass probe fused to the
Floyd | bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't get close enough to see the contents, however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour NAOH in hydroxide"
Floyd | That would scarcely empty anything.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour left beaker in hydroxide"
Floyd | The metal box isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x right beaker"
Floyd | A glass Pyrex beaker, maximum capacity 500ml, with something scrawled
Floyd | on the side in grease pencil. There's a glass probe fused to the
Floyd | bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't get close enough to see the contents, however.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x gold wire"
Floyd | Fluorescent gas swirls around the inside of the tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tube"
Floyd | (the can of lubricant)
Floyd | It's a very large can of a popular brand of all-purpose lubricant,
Floyd | complete with the long pointy tube that allows delivery of chemicals
Floyd | into tight spaces.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled past the Fullerton station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Mail Car
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "squirt lubricant on sealant"
Floyd | You apply a liberal amount of lubricant to the silicone caulking.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled by the Fullerton station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "take sealant"
Floyd | Try as you might, the glass is securely affixed to the front of the
Floyd | box by some thick, gooey sealant. The sealant itself seems to be
Floyd | invulnerable to all of your attacks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is closed)
Floyd |       some litmus powder
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x litmus powder"
Floyd | A small quantity of red crystals, ground into a fine powder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pur it on sealant"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "ops pour"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour it on sealant"
Floyd | The small plastic tube isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open tube"
Floyd | (the small plastic tube)
Floyd | You open the small plastic tube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour litmus on sealant"
Floyd | Try as you might, you cannot puncture the silicone caulking with the
Floyd | litmus powder.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just barreled past the Anaheim station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some litmus powder
Floyd |   a 60-watt soft-white incandescent light bulb
Floyd |   a diamond ring (being worn)
Floyd |   a sport coat (being worn)
Floyd |     a bottle of hydroxide (which is open but empty)
Floyd |     some cans of soda
Floyd |     a squirt bottle (which is closed)
Floyd |       a quantity of pale blue liquid
Floyd |     a bottle of acid (which is open)
Floyd |       a quantity of acid
Floyd |     a small plastic tube (which is open but empty)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour ammonia on litmus"
Floyd | The squirt bottle is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "open squirt"
Floyd | You open the squirt bottle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "pour ammonia on litmus"
Floyd | The litmus powder can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | The train just rumbled past the Santa Ana station.
Floyd |
Floyd | The oil on the silicone caulking evaporates away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "squirt ammonia on litmus"
Floyd | You squirt some liquid on the litmus powder, but nothing happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I wish I had a better visualization of what we're looking at. I still don't quite get it."
inuredbyheavyrain says (to Floyd), "put litmus in soda"
Floyd | Those can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd |