Did you forget to copy certain vital files?
i did what i usually do. i highlight from actors down, copied, pasted, did the herostat thing, and the ui number to the character_head pcgk, and so on. and that's what i got :o/
also, i just noticed something. i was reading through the tutorial and it said that in each actor folder there is an xx_character file, and that those first numbers are its base number. in polaris' new updated file, she has 103 as her base number, with a bunch of 103xxx files, but one of those files is 1901.igb. none of the other character actor files has a drastically different number than the base number...so could that have something to do with it?
ok ok forget that. SORRY
...so i made a lot of copies of the original game files on my external hard drive to test out characters, and i did a fresh drag and drop of polaris in there. so now i find that she works GREAT! except for oooone little thing...her electomagnetic blast, which is like storm's chain lightning, is big, white, yellow, and pink.