Tip: Keep track of ALL patches and hex edits in case you need to transfer your data to a new ROM. It's definitely worth the trouble.
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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: Requests Forum!
We've overhauled our requesting resources "system" we've had in place up until now. Instead of having a few dedicated threads across the forum, we've decided to enhance it all with an entirely dedicated forum and requesting fulfilment incentive trophies! With thanks to our helpful site robot, ModBot (who you may recognise from the Discord online users list!) - a lot of the processes are automated too.
By fulfilling requests, you can earn yourself some Mario Maker coin-styled trophies (Mario "Maker" because you're "making" requests - get it?)
You can find the forum in the SMW Hacking category on the forum index, just below Resources & Tool Releases. If you're lazy, just click here. Please make sure you read the stickied information threads on how the forum works, what you need to do, and how to fulfil requests and get trophies.
If you have any questions or feedback on the system, please direct it to this thread in the forum. Big thank you to Atari2.0 for coding in the required ModBot features, Telinc1 for making SMWC function with ModBot, bebn legg for drawing the trophies, and the rest of the forum mods for helping to pull this new feature/forum together!
A brand new 120hoSPC contest will kick off on Thursday, March 11, at 12 PM EST through to Tuesday, March 16th! Once the contest starts, participants will have five whole days to create a brand new port or original composition based on the contest's theme (Which will be posted at the time beforehand). Find your creative spark, stay tuned here for the announcement of the theme and rules, and join the musical fun!
Hey, space cowboys, aliens and earthlings! I've come from a far far distant galaxy just to announce the results of the EXGFX Contest. Sorry to keep you waiting for so long. Check it here in this thread: