ok, i am hijacking this thread since i have the same problem.
i have tried re-installing the collada plugins from the addon pack, and also re-installing slimdx. renderer (tty) does not show anything when i load the mesh (collada) help file, but the astroboy model does not load. however, i do get “00:08:24 ERR : Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt. while Deleting Node of Type ? (?)” when i close the help patch.
what’s weird is that it used to work just fine, and i can’t think of anything i could’ve done to break it :[