Making scrollable backgrounds

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Scrolling backgrounds are formed using a set of sprites positioned directly next to each other. A sprite is only 16 pixels wide, so many are needed to fill the screen horizontally. The Sticky bit is often used to make this simpler. A set of 21 chained sprites can be used to make a single full-screen scrolling background layer.

Updating VRAM



Interactive demos with source can be found here.

(todo: clean it up, make scroll3, finish documenting it here)