I am about to purchase quite a few model packs from a website for prototyping my game. In the contract it states that I must protect them as to prevent the public from gaining access to them.
I remember working with the Valve games, they used .gcf (game content file) that basically was an archive of all the content for each game. They packed in sound/materials/models/maps/etc. I figured it might not be a bad idea to develop something similar to this, and just write a small tool to let me add/remove files from it.
Problem is I really have no idea how to go about starting on something like this. I tried Google but I didn't even know what to search for. If anyone has any ideas, links that might be of use, or anything else I would greatly appreciate it.