Tip: A power-up is most useful to a player shortly after the midway point.
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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 3.30, released on May 1st, 2021. You can download it here.
Latest News: go and make an overworld map or something
It's time for our Overworld Design Contest! You have six weeks to make a pretty Mario map.
This update adds a very helpful quality-of-life Edit button to the GFX Bypass menus, which directly opens up GFX files in a graphics editing program of your choice, saving you from having to manually scroll through your Graphics and ExGraphics folders! Other changes include being able to type level and event numbers in some of the overworld editor boxes, and other general improvements!
Download the new 3.30 version of Lunar Magic here!