Ok, so my question is: Can I use only one background for all the levels in my app? and I mean only one background period. Let me explain. I have over 20 levels, and each of them have the "supposed same" background. Well at least they have the same name throughout the other levels. Is MMF counting all these 1024 x 768 backgrounds as a separate or is it really using background x for all it's duplicates? I am guessing that I should use one backround at the first level, then create a load code from the other levels so the program loads the original background from the first level but not actually put or duplicate it into them? (I don't know how to do that either) Another thing, If I resize my actives to a smaller size within the frame, will that shrink my mfa down some megs? thanks! there is no audio on it, just pictures (well there's only a 500kb ogg in it to be honest, but that's it) I will not be making an exe. I'm just sticking with the mfa. Thanks! Oh and Sorry but external files won't do, because all content must hide within the mfa. (Yes I keep this mfa with it's contents encrypted and private for a reason) And yes, right now I am experimenting an optimization with a guinea pig copy. Just thought I could get a quick answer!