Gruepal – Lurking Horror Bug Fix

Just a quick update for those following along – I had a bug when running The Lurking Horror that would put the game into an endless loop upon pressing one of the buttons on the microwave.

The issue was an honest problem with one of my algorithms. Objects in z-machine games can have properties that tell the game things about them (things like descriptions and exits). Well, I wrote my code to assume that all objects have at least 1 property, when it truth they don’t necessarily, and it bit me in this case. The loop ran past where the object ended (since it was looking for properties where none existed), and general mayhem ensued. Fixed now. I can now cook things in the microwave.

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