I fiddled with the lighting, making the scene darker or brighter wont change it.
About the textures, i ripped and extracted them using noesis and then applied them in blender. Could it be that something went wrong while ripping, or does it need any further tweaking?
I can only assume your using Internal and not Cycles, so i cant really help there. But for anyone who is using Cycles with Lilacs material groups, dark colors are derped and there is a way to fix it, which is illustrated in the video i just made 10 minutes ago, get that uploaded tonight.
Issue lies in the material groups, and a certain value.
Anyways, something i made while making said video:
I need to go play APB, my mental state is starting to fail.
This is what I was about to say when Skitty said you had to read a guide. If we were learning everything that you needed to know about blender then, yes, we would need to read up on the guide. But for doing a specific thing you wanna learn the specific thing. Specially when you're making a tutorial, you make the tutorial with the thought that the viewer is doing this for the first time. You get them the yielded results and then from there the user should feel confident enough to take on newer tasks with what they've learned. Or at the very most ask more educated guesses/questions with what they've learned. Granted, it's not an instant process but it should help.
I learned off of Jenz first video, I didn't even touch the guide.
About your shoes/ bright texture, it could be a lighting situation or it could be your diffuse map's alpha not being used.
My point wasn't "read the entire book", you only need to read the first Unit, and you'll know about basic controls/buttons. Its not hard and its not even a long read ether, just skim through it if you want to even, or look up videos on how to use blender. The only thing these videos really need to teach you, is how to get your character out of APB and into a 3d modeling program so you can do whatever your heart desires with them.
I myself learned off of Jenz's videos in combination with googling the issue, asking about it, and reading/watching videos. The video i just made should get you as far as This, Something like this or above WILL require you to go learn that in some way as its something more advanced.
The old videos i made were a jumbled mess, no doubt, but if there's something you dont understand, ASK.