I looked through the many miles of info on the display, and aparently the .x wasn't specifying a texture (it was using default, black) I was wondering, how do I export a .dds (preferred format) or whats a better way than with pandasoft directx exporter to export .X models with textures..
Here's the troublesome model
http://speedy.sh/VMkc4/tree.zip (or just click the attachment)
I put in there the .max folder and the .x folder
the .max might not even have textures as I had to manually set the path of the textures on my system, if you hit render and it renders grey, you just need to set texture paths