Amazon ECS (Elastic Compute Cloud) Instance
This is a server running another free year of Amazon EC2 cloud computing, where cloud just means virtual machine on some amazon server farm

I know what you are thinking... this webpage looks horrible, but that's okay, pretty ones usually dont validate ;o) Dedicated host - Amazon ECS Spectrum Cable 400mbps down 20mbps or so up - pointing at a Dell PowerEdge R210 II running gentoo 4.19.27-gentoo-r1
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Normal mapping, had this working a long time ago along with displacement mapping, but never left it permanently enabled, now it's easily toggleable from the console. My non-lightmap per pixel lighting is still a bit odd though, (changes a bit when rotating the camera about) I'll probably re-add displacement mapping again too, but need to go through all the normal maps and add height info to the alpha channel again. Note: I've extremely exaggerated the normal mapping effect here, I've always felt like it makes things look too 'plastic' but with a good artist I think it can be a great visual improvement while still being subtle. -- Brief explanation is that instead of using a single normal for the entire triangle, you encode the normal in a texture and perform the lighting per pixel using the texture's normal which approximates the true surface normals (normal means direction away from the surface)