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: Chocolate Contest 2020 Results are out!
After a long wait, the results for the 2020 Chocolate Contest are out! You can see them here.
Happy Leap Year! 24hoSMW #12 is here! You have 24 hours to create a level related to this contest's theme! The theme this time is the number 4 to go along with the Leap Year. How you choose to interpret "4" in your level design and ideas is up to you!
The 12th 24hoSMW contest starts on February 29th, 2020, at 12:00pm EST/17:00pm UTC! For those of you who don't know what 24hoSMW is, it's a contest where you have 24 hours to create a level while following a specific theme. Show off your creativity and design skills while under a very small time limit!
The theme will not be revealed until the contest begins. I hope you'll all look forward to it!