Runtime problem updating from IDE 1.0.6

I'm working on Arduino Mega 2560 and I get the following problem trying to update IDE 1.0.6 to newer:

-The sketch is old and surely correct (working with 1.0.6 since many years)
-I've tried many new IDE (from 1.6.x to 1.8.x) with the same result
-The compilation phase gives no errors
-The sketch is loaded correctly
-But I get random runtime errors (very difficult to debug due to sketch complexity)

Any idea about (runtime) problems updating from version 1.0.6?
Many thanks to everybody!

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You possibly have a bug in your code :wink:

New compiler/linker might place stuff differently and now the bug shows. Similar to adding e.g. a serial print and a bug shows or disappears.

Double check boundaries of arrays.
Get rid of String (capital S) objects.
Set warning level to all and check the warnings.

Update the libraries; I would normally not do that but with this big step it might be advisable; make sure to have backups.

Post your code for others to look at.

Many thanks. I'll try your suggestion...