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Change in the Weather, A (A_Change_In_The_Weather.txt)

"A Change in the Weather" step-by-step solution by pjg
For game release 6 / Serial number 960613
Winner in the Inform category of
the 1995 usenet worldwide interactive fiction contest
Congratulations to Andrew Plotkin

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E,S
Get all
N
Fill bucket
NE
Pour water on mud
Get spade
Drop bucket
E
X rock
Move rock with spade
Wait
Again
(wait for the fox to appear)

Throw shaft
Again
Look
Get key

(you have time to go and explore if you want)
E
Wait
Again
(until the rainy night comes)
save game

(the rest of the game is very tightly timed
 so we will not do any RESTORE's after we wake up)

Sleep
Drop blanket
(this will cost you 1 move)
(you don't really have to drop the blanket now,
 but it is nice to have a dry blanket later)
W, NW, SE, S
Unlock door with key
Drop key
(this will cost you 1 move)
(you could drop the key inside the shack if you wanted,
 but then you could never get it back later if you wanted it)
E
(wait for lighting)
(if the lightning doesn't come now,
 then you have taken too many turns
 and must start over)

Get torn
W, N, SW, N
Drop torn
NE, E
Push rock south
(other directions will also work)
Get blade
NW, SE
Wedge blade in crack
S, E
(wait for lighting)
Get dirty
W
Throw dirty across gap
N
Get dirty, branch
SW, N
Drop dirty
save game

Examine bridge
(wait for the fox to yip)
Dig spot
Again
(until the beam erodes)
Wedge branch under bridge
Dig spot
Again
(until morning)

I
(told you it would be nice to have a dry blanket)
W, NW, SW, W, W
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