We have fixed this problem in a patch for Steam and GOG. If you own a retail version and are experiencing this bug, you can contact us via support form.

*** This problem has been fixed on Steam. *** Background: This is a problem which was caused by several of the latest Java versions. "The Breakout" was created with Java back in 2007 and lived through a lot of Java updates and changes. It suffered especially under the Java 8 update.
This problem is related to Java incompatibility, too. Since we know that there are several Java 7 versions which work for the game, you can try to downgrade and try to find a version which works.
With some Java 8 versions the window mode of the game should work, though. You can go down with the resolution of your monitor, which will make the window of the game bigger.

Please go to the main installation folder of the game (usually here: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Edna & Harvey The Breakout) and try to start the game by launching the java.jar.

Open the Windows Tast Manager (CTRL + ALT + DEL) and delete the process "javaw.exe".

Please load a savegame from this area in the game with which you can avoid this crash.

This crash only occurs when you are playing the game in English. In this case, please switch the language to German for this puzzle and change back afterwards.
Kartoffeln = potatoes
Getreideschrot Klöße = wheat bran dumplings
Brei = mash
Hähnchen = chicken
Mokkapudding = mocha pudding
Bienenmann = Bee Man

We admit, this part is very tricky since the wrench's position is not very ideal on the small iPad screen. However, we can assure that it is possible to pick it up; this is no bug. Just keep trying and you can do it! We apologize that the game gets a little bit frustrating at this point.

Yes, unfortunately there is a reproducible crash in this area of the game's menu, which is why we recommend not browsing this area until we have fixed this issue.

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