Root nodelist and plugins nodes are dummys

When loading up the alpha root to set the default paths, the spreadoperations and nodecollector nodes are both red dummys and I can’t seem to figure out why. making it very difficult for me to re-open my saved patches im working on.

i suppose crack.exe reports that all dependencies are installed and you don’t get any error message at startup?
you also didn’t modify the vvvv folder in any way, you downloaded latest alpha, extracted it, started crack.exe, installed necessary dependencies and started vvvv.exe?
does it help if you delete the file lib/nodes/nodelist.xml?