Scratch! is made for the web. It is used mainly as an online content authoring system, with easy sharing and collaboration built-in. So we’re trying to get Scratch! to do two unnatural things, run offline and run as a player only, disabling or hiding edit functionality. Step number one was to get Scratch! running offline on our chosen OS, Ubuntu 13.01. The latest version of Scratch! is based on the Adobe AIR framework, which is where things get nasty. Adobe stopped supporting and releasing AIR for linux some time ago and getting Scratch! 2.0 running involved a number of work arounds including using 32bit packages, and messing with the gnome keyring. If this sounds like too much trouble, it was for us. After much tinkering, we ruled Scratch! 2.0 out and we rolled back to Scratch! 1.4 the most recent non-AIR release.