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: Step right up, everybody!
Winter C3 2021 has officially begun! Find the dedicated forum here to see everything going on, share your latest creations and have some fun as we see how well you remember the past:
This Winter's C3 event is just around the corner! Starting this Friday 8th January Noon EST (5pm UTC/GMT) - if you're unsure, take a look at the giant red counter at the top of each page! We can't wait to see what you've all been working on for this winter's event.
Not sure what a C3 is? It's a SMW Central Creativity Convention! A chance for members of SMW Central to show-off their creativity and showcase their recent projects. Take a look at the C3 Museum archives to get a taste for what's to come!
The unannounced winter contest is going to be 24hoSMW #13, taking place next Sunday, on the 27th, starting at noon EST! The event calendar has been updated to reflect this. The contest's theme and rules will be revealed once it starts, so stay tuned! You can see the event calendar here.