Hmmm… I’m all alone in the Clean Room. My co-workers must have left while I was engrossed in my research. Also, the airlock door seems to be malfunctioning. I can’t get out.
I think I Xed everything there is to X in the room. Many things have negative responses (genre “best not to mess with that”).
The only thing I found is a fume extractor, which I can’t turn on because there are no fumes to suck up. I thought breaking the light tubes might release gases that would have to be vacuumed up, or might set off an alarm. Nope. I have a cart I can push, but nothing to do with it unless putting the extractor on it. I can also STAND ON CART, but this gives the weird Inform default response “You enter the cart,” so I don’t think standing on the cart to get a higher vantage point is intended. The fans are fanning but otherwise non-interactive.
By the way, STAND ON CART and CLIMB CART give different responses. The message next to the room name indicates that you are on the cart in both cases though. I think that means that the game state has changed under the hood too for both commands? Anyway, I tried both and yes, I’m pretty sure I’m on it.
Is this an unusual kind of file? It’s called walkthrough.rec, and when I try to open it it launches my VLC media player which then keeps trying to load indefinitely. (I did have VLC interfere with zipped files before. Maybe that’s the case here too?)