I'd like to congratulate a current staff member, Roy, who has recently been promoted from a Local to Global Moderator, and Maxx, who has just joined the staff team. Both have done a great job at contributing to the site, and I'm sure they'll do well in the times to come. Cheers!
It has been a week since the first new Lunar Magic version in forever, and it's already time for another version: 1.65. This version fixes some bugs related to saving to MWL files (as well as emulating the midway point bar splitting up at screen boundaries). Download it at FuSoYa's site.
Also, it's now just a little over a month until the third biannual C3. If you're new to the site, Super Mario World Central Creativity Convention, also known as C3, is a forum event where a lot of people release their latest work: hacks, demos, trailers, graphics, sprites, ASM hacks, you name it. If you have anything to show, show it at C3. Like always, there will be trophies to win for the best entries in various categories. So, if you don't have anything to show off, get to work already. If you don't post anything at C3, Smallhacker will personally find you and glue a "kick me" sign to the back of your head. All those flight tickets will be expensive as heck, so please think of Smallhacker's economy and prepare something for C3.
Oh yeah, the date. C3 of fall 2009 starts on November 7 and goes on for 48 hours. As usual, we don't want everything posted on the first day, so we urge you to flip a coin or something to decide what day to post your entry on.
Let's make sure this C3 becomes even more awesome than the previous two!
What better moderator to deliver this news than me, a YI hacker. >.>
Anyway, for all you SMW hackers, this is the news for you. For all you users that don't give a crap about SMW, this probably won't interest you at all.
FuSoYa, today, has released Lunar Magic 1.64. Although the new build mostly contains bug fixes, it also has some added features, such as (in FuSoYa's words) "support for customizing the display of custom sprites in the editor". That's probably the only update most of you will care about though.