I'm pretty open about most things. SMW hacking is no exception. I don't shove it in people's faces in a "LOOKIE WHAT I MADE" kind of way, but if someone sees me hacking I don't try and hide it.
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It's not really that I'm secretive about it; it's just I don't bring it up or advertise about it. Though a few of my friends know I hack SMW in think it's cool but other then that I won't mention it unless I know someone who absolutely loves SMW; which isn't that many.
Moved to hack discussion, because it's a more fitting place for this.
I don't really hide SMW hacking from other people, since I always leave the door open when I use Lunar Magic, so anybody who comes by my room can see what I'm doing.
One day, my mother saw me hacking and she asked me if I was making a game, and I said I was. I've told my younger brother about SMW hacking the day I've discovered it, and we often talk about it, even if he doesn't hack at all. I've also told a couple of friends about it, but they don't really care.
The only people I've talked to about SMW hacking, in real life, are my brother and my grandparents. They enjoy hearing about the hack I'm working on at the time, especially my brother. Other than them, I don't really talk about SMW hacking to anyone else in real life, especially since I'm a very shy person in real life.
I'm pretty open about it. It's not something I feel the need to do in private. I like to show my sister some of the hilariously insane things I have come up with (she's one of those people who would much rather watch insane than play.) A few people outside my family know that I hack. And since the computer I use is in the living room, there's no point in trying to hide it.
I'm in the "if they ask, I'll tell them, otherwise I won't bother bringing it up" boat. It's not that I really give a shit what people think, but rather, most of my friends don't even know what an emulator is, let alone a Super Mario World ROM hack.