I am referring, of course, to this: http://ifwiki.org/index.php/PAX_USB_Drive
My hat is off to all the people involved who cracked as much of the puzzle as they have. Naturally enough, I did not shy from using their knowledge to extract the “Zork 1 - The Musical demo” and that weird clone of Seastalker called “Top Gun”.
I was not, however, able to use the parity files to reconstruct a RAR file. This is because it’s just outside of my abilities, apparently. Using QuickPar to process those files I end up with two new files: level3.par2 and level3.rar.par2. I just really have no idea how to proceed.
I would ask of any kind soul to please either enlighten me on how to proceed, or, I don’t know, do you happen to have the abyss.z6 file lying around? That’s what’s in that .rar, and that’s what I’d love to get my hands on. As a completionist and a collector of IF; whatever it is, whether it really is an early draft of Bob Bates’ last Infocom game or another joke, I would very much like to have it.
Any and all help appreciated!
BTW, I would also dearly love a copy of “message.z5”, from the 2011 addition.