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Scratch 1.4

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MacScratch1.4.dmg (35.33 MB)
MD5: 8eef526299625bc97c5e6b11702a1d1a
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (30.17 MB)
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For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacScratch1.3.1.dmg (32.53 MB)
MD5: 390f50347a28925abeb99449a5a9a11e
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacScratch1.2.1.dmg (32.07 MB)
MD5: 32b7f0d919fb58fd7cfddf35cc79d872
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacScratch1.1.dmg (37.98 MB)
MD5: 33c0337727a640a1ffde2b39d5e14e9e
For Mac OS X
Guides on emulating older applications

Visual programming language targeted primarily at children. Coding is done by assembling blocks in the editor and each of these blocks represents a keyword of the programming language. End-result could be an animation or a game, for exemple. That first version of Scratch was a desktop-only application, instead of being in the cloud like its sequel. Software is free, open-source, and multilingual (~40 languages).

Top download: Scratch 1.4 (2009). This is the final desktop version.
Beginning with version 2.0 (2013), Scratch has became a web application.
2nd download: Documentation for v1.4
3rd download: Scratch 1.3.1 (2008)
4th download: Scratch 1.2.1 (2007)
5th download: Scratch 1.1 (2007)

Scratch 1.4 is still available for download at the MIT website, in three different flavors: MacOSX, Windows, and Debian/Ubuntu.

Source code is also still available for download:

Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

Minimal requirements:
- MacOSX 10.4 or later
- 800x480 pixels, thousands of colors
- 120 megs of free space on hard drive

Scratch is a universal binary application.
Tested successfully on MacOSX 10.6 Snow Leopard.


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by Katie Cadet - 2018, December 9 - 6:49pm

Yeah, I remember playing around with Scratch 1.4 in around 2010 before joining the community website in August 2011. I miss seeing the old 1.4 website! But anyways, I go by the name of MiaFan2010 on Scratch because that was when my online presence had gone full-force before changing handles a couple of years later!

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by Duality - 2018, December 9 - 5:59am

Oh my, this one has a fair amount of its own history from MIT's Lifelong Kindergarten Project. I think one of our contributors happen to be a fan of the Flash-based online incarnation (Katie Cadet?).

It grew out of Squeak, the Smalltalk birthed from a fork of Apple's Smalltalk 80 which Alan Kay's researchers carried with them to Disney Imagineering. There are many stories that can't be told for a few decades around how THAT happened. Laughing out loud

I believe this version of Scratch was used on the Raspberry Pi for at least some period of time, in the absence of an ARM-ready version of Adobe Flash. I haven't been caught up in recent RasPi developments, not sure if they're still using Scratch 1.4 on the mini computers.