a few years back i had a go at completing the pre-production version with all but one of the official pokes and left the Attic bug in place just to see if it could be done, it does seem possible but you have to 'cheat' a bit by using one of Matthew's unintended easter eggs
I'd suggest that Writetyper was very much an intended Easter Egg though - he can't have written it into the code by accident!!
I think Andy might be right though, that if you leave climbing the East Wall until last (that being the only route which requires you to pass through The Attic - if you use the shortcut from Esmeralda to the Ballroom), then you can complete the game without using Writetyper.
Edited by IRF, 11 June 2016 - 07:00 PM.