Texture Help

I was watching a video where after importing a model they added a defuse and spectral texture (using 3DS MAX)
(Video Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acpBDo0k8P0)
I am wondering if it is possible to do this in Blender, because i want to make an animation with TF2 (Team Fortress 2) character models and without the textures it doesn’t really work. I am new to blender and any solutions or links to tutorials/videos would be appreciated.

You first need to understand about materials in blender http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:Manual/Materials
Then you need to understand about Textures and how they work as part of materials http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:Manual/Textures
You apply a texture for the diffuse to the colour (Col) channel and the specular map to the Specular (Spec) channel in the Map To panel.
This is all for blender 2.49b as I assume you are using the latest stable version of blender
Just do a search of youtube for Blender texture Tutorial as there are many results to look at such as the Johnny Blender tutorials for both blender 2.49 and 2.5 http://www.youtube.com/user/ward7299

thank you! very helpfull