md2 model too dark

this is a weird one. when i use only a few md2 and ms3d models, my md2 weapon is fine. as soon as i add lots of other 3ds & ms3d models (trees, plants) my weapon gets dark. when it should be bright, it's dark, and when it should be dark, it suddenly turns dark green. what could be the cause?

this didn't happen when using 0.11

yes it has.

Ok, then please try with the very latest from cvs.  Changes went in yesterday that affect bleeding of color and other such when using locking.

It sounds like a bleeding problem similar to the lighting issue described in a recent thread.  Does your weapon have normals?