Tip: Take advantage of easy to install Patches in your hack. The No More Sprite Tile Limits or SA-1 patches should be considered if you're encountering glitches where Mario and/or sprites are turning invisible.
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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 3.31, released on September 24th, 2021. You can download it here.
Latest News: HackJam Begins!!!!!!!!
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!!!!!
Ahoy. Resident "trophy nerd" here. You're probably well aware that in the past year or so, as contests have come around we have ensured that we have added participant and judge trophies to the trophy sets awarded - and then gone back and retrospectively awarded all the old contests these trophies too! Well, we decided it was high-time we filled in the last few gaps, giving all of our level design / resource contests full sets of 1st - 3rd, participant, and judge trophies! Here are the new trophies we designed to fit into the old sets - with thanks to a bit of help from AmperSam and Deeke to fill in a few gaps! Hover over them for more info.
So if you ever entered, judged, or hosted one of these contests - check your profiles! Additionally, if you're really eagle-eyed, you may have noticed that we used to have two very similar sets of Overworld Design Contest trophies (the new set was an update of the old one we rolled out for OWDC #3 / 2019). We've decided to make the old set obsolete, which means we've now added participant/judge trophies to the really old OWDCs (#1 + #2 / 2009 + 2012). And of course, we have updated the big trophy list page with these new trophies too. (What!? There's a Trophy List page?)
Remember - if you don't like that we've added into your profile the fact that you came 92nd place in 2009's OWDC, or whichever contest really, you can ask a one of the Trophy Moderators to hide the trophy (or any trophy, really - no questions asked!).