Edit: I actually did get them to work.... it seems whenever I open up the file to look at it in MS3D and then save it, it messes it up somehow. This time I just copied from the .rar and converted it to a mesh right away.
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Any idea why MS3D might be messing everything up when I open the files? Also any ideas as to why my models look obnoxiously bright?