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Scratch 14Feb04
Scratch 14Feb04.png
Variants 14Feb04
Release Date 14Feb04 — 2004/02/14
Programming language Squeak
Download 14Feb04
Predecessor 8Dec03
Successor 16Mar04

Scratch 14Feb04, created on February 14, 2004, was the third version of Scratch. It was not released to the public until long after its creation. Scratch 14Feb04 saves file by using the .scratch file extension, as opposed to the .sb file extension used in Scratch 1.x. Scratch 14Feb04 is sometimes also called Scratch 0.1. It had a very different layout, with the script area on the bottom-right, the blocks palette above it, the categories which were selected using buttons similar to LEDs, and the stage on the left side, which could be resized. It did not fill the window.

Added Features

  • wave []:: #63b5ce stack
  • mouse position :: #63b5ce
  • goto [] []:: #63b5ce
  • goto [] [] secs []:: #63b5ce
  • dist to [] []:: #63b5ce
  • heading to [] []:: #63b5ce

Removed Features

  • copy:: #63b5ce
  • save []:: #63b5ce
  • load []:: #63b5ce
  • mouse position:: #63b5ce
  • goto []:: #63b5ce (sprite input)
  • goto []:: #63b5ce (coordinate input)
  • goto [] secs []:: #63b5ce
  • dist to []:: #63b5ce (coordinate input)
  • dist to []:: #63b5ce (sprite input)
  • heading to []:: #63b5ce (coordinate input)
  • heading to []:: #63b5ce (sprite input)

Other Changes

  • The "other" block category has been removed, and all blocks in this category have been moved to the control category in the block palette
  • The wait []:: #63b5ce block has been renamed to wait [] secs:: #63b5ce stack
  • All of the "math2" blocks (apart from point x [] y []:: #63b5ce) have been moved to the "math1" block category
  • The point x [] y []:: #63b5ce block has been renamed to point to [] []:: #63b5ce and was moved to the motion block category
  • The mouse pressed?:: #63b5ce block has been renamed to mouse down?:: #63b5ce stack
  • The mouse touching:: #63b5ce block has been renamed to mouse touch?:: #63b5ce
  • The width [] height [] secs []:: #63b5ce block has been renamed to resize [] [] secs []:: #63b5ce
  • The "penDown" pre-defined variable was removed (along with the set penDown to []:: #63b5ce block)


Scratch 14Feb04 had seven categories: control, math, mouse/keyboard, motion, sensing, variables, and scripts. Scratch 14Feb04 contained a total of 43 blocks, which is small compared to Scratch 3.0 containing over 125 blocks (not including extensions). There were four kinds of objects including the Sprites, Sound, Movie Sensor Board.


Unlike newer versions of Scratch that used reporter Stage Monitors, Scratch 14Feb04 simply provided pre-defined variables. The variables "x", "y", "layer", "heading", "width", "height", "xScale", "yScale", "transparency", and "penSize" were created by default and could not be deleted, holding values defined by the blocks associated with them. Additional variables could still be created and deleted manually.

Procedures in Scratch 14Feb04

Main article: Scripts (category)

Procedures, or "scripts" as they are called in the Scratch 14Feb04 editor, are Scratch 14Feb04's equivalent of "My Blocks" in Scratch 2.0 and 3.0. Procedures in Scratch 14Feb04 can be renamed, input parameters can be added, and buttons can even be created for them. Such procedures also make use of the "answer []" block, which returns the value specified in the input. These procedures can be used as reporters or be run independently, and they can even check if other procedures are running. Procedures can also be started and stopped individually. To access these options in Scratch 14Feb04, one must right-click a hat block.

Note Note: "Scripts" in this section are not the same as the collections of attached blocks called scripts. For information about those, see Scripts.


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