And i've also already edited my 'settings.lua' and changed the useSoftwareRenderer = false, to 'true'
Obviously, i did something wrong cuz i don't see anyone else have this exact issue that i'm having (at least, not in the other EMU thread --- tbh i haven't read thru this entire modthegalaxy thread yet ) . So i might need a bit of IRC troubleshooting-for-dummies style chat, if possible.
p.s. I also already did the right-click Properties---> unblock thing for the .dll's too
when i extract the templates they all come out as .txt files, is that normal? I didn't see anything on how to important the templates i assumed they would all be in .iff, .cdf, .psh format or their respectable format