This is a new script updated by Willian. IS the only one I knwo off that will keep the textures!!!
Sorry for my mistake. I should have posted it in response to the 3ds question about importers.
This 3ds importer works very well importing textures and UV mapping.
So give it a try.
incase of any confusion, Willian didnt do any major edits (he just released it) - so mine and willains are the same.
There is a few more edits to be done but as far as I know this is all good.
Sombody gave me some files that didnt load- but nmax didnt load the images or materials either. - Feel free to email me bugs.