A Freak Accident Leaves Seattle Pantsless is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2000 by Christopher Huang. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 8 event.
You play as a student taking a class in existential physics. You need to do this experiment you invented, what you privately call "smoke and nonsense with missing sock and wire hanger", but you don't have a wire hanger.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
The End Of Days
> x rack. search rack. x tailcoat. search tailcoat. x stake.
> search rack. x virex. search virex. x thermometer.
> search rack. x dress. search dress. x hanger. take it. s.
23rd and Lincoln
> x machine. x ear. x thread. x kite.
> put hanger in machine. close machine.
Decades of lost socks appear and everyone's pants disappear.
*** You have won ***
No non-player characters are in the game proper, but mentioned:
This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!
I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.