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Map loader in opengl

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Hey guys, I am trying to make a map loader in opengl, using glut. I was wondering if there are any tutorials, or articles out there that can help me with this. I of course, am planning on making it that it can have a simple 3d world, but what kind of features should I have it include? Thanks for any help, Joe

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Well what you need to implement depends on what maps you plan on loading. The feature set that the map format you use will give you an initial feature set to aim for. Often your first loaders are ill thought out and don't gel well into a larger program. I suggest you treat it as a simple learning exercise... then when you are comfortable, you can fit it into a large program what does more than just load maps. Remember that some engine types suit some map formats better than others (BSP etc?). Decide what you want, then you can figure out what you need to do more precisely.
Hope this helps,

Dan

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