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This article or section documents the current version of Scratch (version 3.0). For this article in Scratch 2.0, see Making Scratch Crash (2.0). For this article in Scratch 1.4, see Making Scratch Crash (1.4).

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The crash screen in Scratch 3.0

There are several methods to make Scratch crash. This article is an overview on the different methods that can be used to achieve this.

Script methods

Crashing via an extremely long string

One way of making Scratch crash is making a variable or list that will double itself on every frame, causing the length of the list to grow exponentially. This will eventually lag Scratch very hard before freezing.

Variable Method

when flag clicked
set [variable v] to [a] // "a" can be replaced with anything that is not empty
  set [variable v] to (join (variable) (variable))

List Method

when flag clicked
add [a] to  [list v] // "a" can be replaced with anything that is not empty
  add (list) to [list v]

Crashing via recursion

Another way to crash Scratch is to make the project to loop infinitely. This will cause Scratch to not be able to finish the script, causing the project to freeze.

Clone Method

when gf clicked
create clone of (myself v)

when I start as a clone
create clone of (myself v)
delete this clone


Uploading an image to the Paint Editor that has a large resolution will crash the Paint Editor window[citation needed], but other parts of the editor can still be used.

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