I've tried everything. I bought RAGE platform engine and studied it. I've studied this: http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/ItayK...eScrollers.php I've used a great smooth camera from an old game engine, but nothing is perfect. I want to be able to have the camera lerp ahead/behind the player if the player either gets too close to the screen or even if they change their X velocity, just to have some element of lookahead! That's the biggest problem I'm having, getting a decent lookahead AND a smooth camera that doesn't try to cook my brain cells with each attempt!
If ANYONE has a really good example of a platformer camera that's smooth, and doesn't have any blind spots when falling and jumping, please. I'm desperate. I've spent several weekends on this with my painfully bad coding skills and I'm getting nowhere.