Static Props show up black
After the Operation Wildfire update, many people have run into issues with static props not receiving lighting.
To solve this issue, go to the expert compile window, and select the $light_exe command. Then, in the 'Parameters' textbox, prepend
For the default compilation settings, your parameters should be
-StaticPropLighting -game $gamedir $path\$file.
This will fix your static props, and allow them to receive lighting correctly again.