Tip: Keep track of ALL patches and hex edits in case you need to transfer your data to a new ROM. It's definitely worth the trouble.
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Welcome to SMW Central!
Welcome! SMW Central aims to be the Super Mario World hacking site, hosting everything you will ever need in order to create your own hack. We have sections with tons of content including graphics, music, sprites and more - ready to use in your own projects! We also host a big selection of completed hacks, so if you need some inspiration or simply just came here to find something to play, you will surely be satisfied, as well. Over the years, we have built up quite a large community, so if you need help with anything or feel the need to chat with other Super Mario World enthusiasts, be sure to check out our forums where you can join hundreds of friendly users in the discussion of a big variety of topics. Enjoy your stay!
Help getting started
The Getting Started section of our F.A.Q. contains general information about SMW hacking, ROMs and emulation. In order to play a hack from our hacks section, you will need to know how to use BPS patches. If you ever want to create your own hack, be sure to read all the F.A.Q. sections. They contain lots of helpful information! You should also check out our tutorials section where you will find tutorials to help you with many different aspects of SMW hacking.
The latest version of Lunar Magic is 3.11, released on February 9th, 2020. You can download it here.
Latest News: BLDC - Results!
It's been a long time coming, but the results for the Base Rom Level Design Contest are here! How did you do? Come check out the Results thread and see for yourself!
The Kaizo Level Design Contest 2020 starts now! This year's contest is a collaboration between SMW Central and Romhack Races. Check out the Rules thread to learn how to compete! Let's make the best Kaizo: Light levels we can!
Latest News: The closure of the Media subforum and the opening of new media-focused threads in General Discussion!
The Media subforum has been closed after nearly 12 years, as voted on by the community. Thank you to everyone who participated in this poll, and helped inform a big decision on the site!
New threads that would normally be posted in that subforum should now be posted directly in General Discussion. We have also created new stickied threads in General Discussion for certain media topics. You can use The Library to chat about books and audiobooks, and The Cinema & TV Studio to chat about movies, television, and anime. And don't forget, last month we also created The Jukebox for general purpose music discussion.
We hope you'll enjoy talking about media-related topics in General Discussion once more!
Latest News: Should we merge Media into General Discussion?
We're considering closing the Media subforum and merging it back into General Discussion due to its relative lack of use these days. This would mean topics you'd normally post in the Media subforum would be fine to post in GD once again. But we want to hear your opinions, so we made a quick poll for you to vote in: https://www.smwcentral.net/?p=viewthread&t=100577
Poll's open until 2/14. Let us know what you think, and then we'll make a decision about the subforum's future afterwards.
Edit: Poll's closed now, thanks for all your votes!