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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 3.21, released on October 24th, 2020. You can download it here.
Latest News: Old-School Level Design Contest 2021
After four long years, OLDC has returned! Test your design skills when all the fancy aesthetics are stripped out! Click the banner (made by Klug) to head straight to the rules and submissions thread!
Latest News: The Equinox VGM Guessing Contest is now live!
March 20th is/was (depending on your time zone) the spring/autumn (depending on your hemisphere) equinox, so happy equinox! To celebrate, the latest iteration of the VGM Guessing Contest has started. Check out all the details here.
Read the rules, prepare your musical submissions and discuss the event with others in the community on the thread located below! Don't forget that submitting music will earn you site trophies and even possibly a video game goodie!