Guide to Remixing

To remix is to open a project by clicking 'See Inside' on the project you want to remix, edit it as one wishes, and reshare it.

Warning Note: When remixing, you should always give credit to the creator of the original project and follow the Community Guidelines.

Scratch 1.x

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These instructions are for the Scratch 1.x series.

Downloading

Main article: Project Downloading
Click the word "Space Flight" in this case.
To download a project, find its page on the Scratch Website and look in the upper-right corner. There will be a link next to the words "Download this project!" Click that, do what it says if necessary, and wait while it is being downloaded. This can take a while. The larger the project (up to a size of 10MB), the longer it will take.

Editing

Once your project is downloaded, go and open it. Edit anything you wish (sprites, costumes, scripts and so on). Never re-upload a project without editing it; it is termed as Project Copying and is looked down upon. Copying can even result in a ban if repeated.

Re-Uploading

Credit is automatically given, though it is common for users to mention it anyway in the project's notes.
Share the project as if you would any other. Once the upload is done, you can view it online. Credit will automatically be given to the user who shared the project you remixed. However, you should give additional credit in the Project Notes as a kind gesture. A simple text like "Based on [...] by [...]" is enough.

Scratch 2.0

Scratch 2.0 features a different way to remix. The user simply clicks the "See inside" button on the project page to open the project.

Seeing the code

Click on the button on the project page labeled "See inside". You should be brought to the project editor and the code the program contains.

The project editor after the "See Inside" button is clicked. Please note that this may look different depending on which project you opened.

Editing

Change the project as desired, such as changing costumes, or fixing bugs caused by errors in scripting. Modifications must be done to the projects before uploading. A remix without any modifications done is called Project Copying, and is not allowed on Scratch.

Re-Uploading

Save the remix by clicking on the yellow "remix" button on the top bar. Then, it should be replaced by the "Share" and "See Project Page" buttons. Press the "Share" button, and the project will be shared.

While credit will be automatically given, you can add additional credit in the Project Notes such as "By Username's Project 'Project name'"as a kind gesture, as noted above.

  • This page was last modified on 15 February 2016, at 14:52.