humble minion wrote:Edit: got it working, never mind!
Any chance you'll share with us that which you yourself were once inquiring about?
Apologies, I haven't looked in this forum for a long time and I didn't see this post!
Basically my problem was that (only being able to see the Portuguese button labels) I didn't realise that once you had selected the element slot, you then had to go down to the next button panel and use the forward/back buttons to scroll through available items. I'd wrongly assumed a 'default' body shape would appear like it did in hero machine.
But to be honest I mostly use the old fabricia these days - fabricia_x, the one that generates animation-style pictures. It's a lot less flexible, but it's so much easier to get faces looking decent and I hugely prefer the 3/4 angle view rather than the front-on view that fabricia de herois and the new hero machine use. And the final result just seems to have so much more character. Main problem is that there's so many fewer element options for each slot in the old version. So far I've been making do by just pinching bits (weapons in particular) from hero machine and pasting them into the fabricia_x pic in image editing software, but I can see a time in the future somewhere where I might be tempted to try to bust open the swf file and see if I can work out how to add my own components, just for personal use, assuming such a thing isn't too horribly illegal...