My game plan has changed. I started out with just a static background, but now I would like to have the background wide enough to allow the player to move to the right to finish the level (i guess like a platformer).
Is there a max width for scrollers? I've seen there is a max width of 800 for the arcade but is that just for static backgrounds?
Also, I would like the player to be able to move freely around the screen without the camera being centered on him so if he decides to reverse direction the background doesn't move until he gets close to screen edge (say X amount of pixels away) and then the background will scroll into view?
Is that possible?
Thanks for any help.