loading 3dsmax meshes in VC++6 or VB6

anyone got some code i could use? i have no idea how to open 3dsmax files for reading let alone read coords from them, i have been told that VB sucks for doing OpenGL stuff but i can understand VB code but C++ i know very little of.

http://p-squared.com/SpaceTime.asp#Mesh3DS should be of some use.

Also provided is a sample MFC application that demonstrates the Mesh3DS loader class.