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is it a good or bad idea to design an entire level in 3dsmax in 1 file? or should, lets say, the buildings be seperate files? my level will be a city with streets,buildings etc.

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Well, map based games such as Counter Strike are all one file. They are created in map editors, though, not 3d software like 3dsmax. I think (though I''m not sure) a map editor such as this would result in much lower file sizes and therefore quicker load times. Models such as people and maybe animals should be loaded into the map and not actually be a part of the map. It''s also a good idea *sometimes* to have objects that are found in mulitiple maps or are interactive be loaded into the map at runtime.

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