I just updated from the cvs and I still can not see the cloth! 8-O (See my post in the cloth code review).
No idea. Others seem to have no such issues and what you described is a data issue, not something that would be related to your card or something else that might change from user to user. perhaps you have some local changes or conflicted cvs files that are affecting things.
No. I did a fresh download of the cvs and made no modification. Perhaps there is something that the recreate method calls that your constructor dose not that is needed in low end p.c.