That worked. I switched to red and then back to classic and it works now. I didn't have that file. i have commonelements.dds but not specialelements.dds.
By the way - the default still looks messed up for me whether I try the red or the blue. The stat bars, bottom bar, compass, target bars are white and I can't see any stats. The classic one works perfectly.
Thank you for the tip Darqwood.