I am using Direct3D with the D3DXSPRITE wrapper to draw the tiles to the screen. I have a tile class which contains members such as collision and tile type, then i have an array of tiles e.g.
Which would be a better method?
-Draw the player in the center of the screen and offset where the map draws.
-Move the player with the camera following.
I was using the first method, but its getting really complicated when you get to the top left edge of the map, and when other players/enemies are on the map and moving at the same time
if i make the camera follow the player, would i have to call spriteBatch->Draw(...) for every single grid tile even though only a few can fit on the screen?