Tip: Layer 3 backgrounds and tides disappear when you hit a message box, so plan your level around that. For example, you can add a sublevel without layer 3 at the start/midpoint, and include your message there.
Back in 2007, I finally got my own laptop and a decent internet speed (used to be stuck with 56k modems :p). I finally discovered Wikipedia (yeah, in 2007), and started looking up stuff. I looked up Ocarina of Time, and in the Links section, there was a link for a site called "Zelda's Secret Ocarina". It said it had beta info for games and such, so I clicked. And that's where my adventures in video game hacking started.
Around May 2007, I started looking up stuff for a game I recently got called Super Mario World. I saw stuff about SMW Hacking, so I started to watch some tutorials on how to do certain things. In one video, the description had a link to a place called SMW Central. I clicked on it, and was blown away by the amount of content there was. Needless to say, I joined the site that day.