Nope, it has been paused for some time but i don't remember being it being cancelled. They are still looking for someone who programs bosses. carol doesn't join the project and probably focusses on his own hack, but there hasn't been any new information for i think almost a year now. (Maybe he recently posted on the 2ch threads, but i don't know.)
Source? :o I don't know where these things are announced ^^
For the carol and VIP 6 thing, I can't remember where I heard it. But I can definitely confirm it's true. He's not working on VIP 6, unless his plans have changed in the last few months. I've asked him again regardless.
The still looking for a programmer isn't confirmed, but there's been a lot of talk about the final level on 2ch. They're possibly thinking of not having a boss, or just having a default Bowser type battle.
I just wonder if japanese hackers don't used the newest version of lunar magic?
Carol refused to use the newest Lunar Magic because provides more VRAM for GFX data for priority, but also reduces VRAM amount for tile alignment.
C'mon, many SMW hackers have done better than Carol, anonimzwx, by example, revolutionized the SMW hacking with Dynamic Z and Dyzen and Kipernal make AddmusicK.
SMW hackers don't use XKAS anymore and there are a Romi's spritetool with ASAR support. Did the japanese hackers used ASAR?
Please, don't BAN me for this post, i'm not insulting the SMW japanese hackers, i just want to make their hacks better.
So good news guys. Sometime in the near future, I'm gonna start doing walkthroughs of Japanese hacks like Super Mario LD, ASPE Mario, Scarlet Devil Mario, etc, in 60FPS. I think I'm gonna do Super Mario LD first.
I'm pretty sure Super Mario LD is incomplete. I got multiple demo's though.
I might also do the same thing as you, for hacks like Last World, Lost Water and some others.
Lost World is complete?
I have that hack but only finish in the 3Third Castle