News: Lunar Magic 3.20 Released + 20th Anniversary!
It's the 20th anniversary of Lunar Magic this year, and FuSoYa released Lunar Magic 3.20 to coincide with it! This release offers new zoom and filtering options, a button in the Level Editor to go directly to the Layer 3 Overworld editor, an external sprite display system, changes to the Sprite 19 fix, and a variety of other quality-of-life additions for Overworld and Text editing. You can download it from either our Tools section or from FuSoYa's website.
On a personal note, it's incredible to me that we're all still here, 30 years after SMW released, 20 years after the first versions of Lunar Magic, and 15 years after SMW Central was founded. We're still creating, still making levels and pushing the boundaries of what it means to hack Super Mario World. Where we are today all began because 20 years ago, THE tool to make all this possible came out. I've spent many years and countless hours involved in this community and SMW hacking, and we all have Lunar Magic to thank for it. Congratulations on 20 years of Lunar Magic, FuSoYa, and thank you for continuing to keep it updated and ever evolving. Here's to LM's next milestone anniversary. 🍸
You've heard of 24hoSMW? Well, meet it's new cousin, 72hoKaizo.
Participants had 72 hours to make a Kaizo: Light level using, essentially, VLDC rules. 3 days later, 56 levels were entered into this first contest of hopefully many to come in the future. The rest now lies in the hands of our judges.
Thank you to all for participating, and check back for results!
We're kick-starting a big project to make sure our Tutorials forum is brought up to date! And we need your help identifying what needs updating right now, because you guys are smart and staff aren't smart.
If you've been following this year's VLDC, you'll notice we've introduced a shiny and new participant trophy for everyone taking part this year (just like we have for most of our contests now). But for all of you who've entered any of the previous VLDCs (from 1 - 11), it wouldn't be fair on you guys if you missed out! So, introducing...
We refreshed the VLDC trophy design back in 2017 for VLDCX, so we created two special ones to fit right in with the old set from VLDC 1 - 9 for participants/judges too (hover over them for info). If you have ever entered (and didn't place), or judged any previous VLDCs, from 1 to 11: you should probably check out your profile!
2 days, roughly 15 hours of streaming, a lot of Marios, several jokes and one edited overworld mid-run later, the first-ever charity marathon on SMWCentral's Twitch account, Streaming Mario World for Charity has come to a bittersweet close.
Through your generous donations, we were able to raise $3,320 for The Bail Project.
A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all the runners, commentators, volunteers, donators, viewers and supporters of the marathon - thanks to you, this event was a success and hopefully the first of future charity events to come.