Tip: A common level trope to avoid is "item babysitting". This involves forcing the player to carry P-Switches, springboards, or other items all around the level. Usually, this doesn't end up being very fun or engaging, so use another level gimmick if you can.
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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!
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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 3.31, released on September 24th, 2021. You can download it here.
Latest News: Updates to Hack Difficulty labels
After years of talking about it, months of planning, and thanks to the hard work and dedication of the admins and Hack section staff, it's finally happened: we are rolling out a new approach to hack difficulty for Kaizo Hacks, as well as a way for creators to pick multiple difficulty tags for their submissions
Ugh, all I see around here is nothing but candy wrappers. People gotta learn to clean their mess up!
...Anyway, the HackJam deadline is now extended to Saturday, December 11th, 12:00 PM EST! This will be our only extension for this event, so don't dilly-dally!
Want some music while you work? you've still got time to listen to all the Super Famicompo tracks! (Remember, votes are due December 5th!) And while you're at it, the music tourney is still going on two months later! Even if you didn't submit anything, you can still vote for your favorite music here.
You've made it: Jam Central Station, the central depository for all things Space HackJam. From the best seats in the house, you can peruse the production notes, find out about the filmmakers, check out the theatrical trailer, and look at a bunch of photos from the film.
Alternatively, you can read the HackJam rules over here. Remember, the deadline is Friday, November 27, 12:00 PM EST. Start spreadin that jam around!!!!!