just installed sharp develop 4.2 on my home machine, followed the sdk instructions, set the active build configuration to x86 (in SD this is done via Build -> Set platform -> x86) and despite lots of warnings it built just fine. i do have the windows sdk 7.1 installed though. that’s why the assimp nodes compile. if you don’t want to install the win sdk, remove the assimp projects (Solution explorer: nodes -> Mesh -> VVVV.Assimp.*) from the solution. true, we could upload a second solution where the c++ nodes are excluded but mainaining different solution files wasn’t our top priority.
do not set the active build platform to AnyCPU. when i set up the solution to handle both platforms (x86 and x64) i tried to get rid of the AnyCPU platform, but for some reason the IDEs move it back in after some time. so i left it there and added a comment to our build instructions.
i feel truly sorry for what you experienced. we really try to get the build process simple … :/