Game Models?

Is there a way to extract models from 3D PC games by messing with the program files or something? I would assume most models would be in some Milkshape 3D format. I was looking around my BFME program files and found a shaders.big, and textures.big, but I didn’t find anything that was obviously a model. BTW anybody know what .big format is?

Just a note, extracting game content (textures, models, etc…) is legal, but it would be illegal to distribute them (for free or for money).

Of course I wouldn’t distribute anything.:wink: Thanks for the warning though.