The first version of the engine was known as W3D ("Westwood 3D") was highly modified version of SurRender 3D engine, developed by Hybrid Graphics Ltd. Westwood used W3D for Emperor: Battle for Dune and updated for Command & Conquer: Renegade.

After Westwood was bought by Electronic Arts the engine was further updated for Command & Conquer: Generals, and renamed to SAGE. The rendering part remains nearly identical to the W3D engine, but most other elements have been redesigned from the ground up.

The SAGE engine allows for dynamic lighting that casts realistic shadows and realistic reflections on most objects. High quality visual effects are now possible with the SAGE engine powering games. One example of a unique effect is the stop-motion camera. Blow up a gas station, for example, and the action will freeze in mid-explosion, and the camera will quickly pan around the environment, revealing pieces of debris and shrapnel suspended in the air, before the action promptly resumes. The SAGE engine also allows games to take place during different times of the day, with realistic lighting and shadow changes, etc.

A new, highly modified version is now used to power Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars.

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About Battle for Middle-earth II with 10 comments by MathijsRevora on Apr 4th, 2014

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THE RETURN OF BFME2 ONLINE MULTIPLAYER IS NOW!

 Hello everyone! Today is a big day for the BFME2 community.

Ever since the EA's BFME2 servers were taken offline, we and many other BFME2 fans have been waiting and wishing for the servers to return.

Wait no more! As promised, we are releasing BFME2 server support! 

Ever since we released T3A:Online for BFME1, we have been bombarded by people asking us if and when we would release it for BFME2.All you need to do is download and install the client, create an online account over at our forums, and you'll be all set to log into the servers.

 GO HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REQUIRED FILES 

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WHAT 
DOES T3A:Online for BFME2 DO?

  • It restores BFME2's online functionality
  • It eliminates the need for third party software (such as Hamachi or GameRanger)
  • It is compatible with all mods and game patches (provided the person you're playing is using the same game version)
  • It features a working buddy system

WHAT DOES T3A:Online for BFME2 NOT DO?

  • It does not have the quickmatch system (yet).
  • It does not support stats or ladders (yet).

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO USE T3A:Online?

  • A clean version of BFME2, preferably patched to 1.06 (the last official patch EA released). 
  • A Revora forum account (the name you choose becomes your T3A:Online account name)
  • A special password set in your Revora account settings (the password you choose will become your T3A:Online password. It should be unique and not used anywhere else)

WHAT ABOUT RISE OF THE WITCH-KING?

  • We are working on RotWK, no release date yet.

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For our official T3A:Online BFME2 forums, go here. 

For a complete guide on installation, please refer to the website:

T3aonline.net

If you are experiencing difficulties, please refer to our support forums:
T3aonline.net 

Have fun playing!

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Apr 3 2012, 3:35am says:

Wery good mod ;)

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jordanrw8
jordanrw8 Oct 6 2013, 8:25pm buried:

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Norwegian piece of ******* ****.

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JMEK96
JMEK96 Feb 3 2012, 7:27am says:

i probably sound like a complete retard here guys but im new to this sorta thing so could anyone give me advice to how to get these engines??

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FILM_Smartson
FILM_Smartson Feb 23 2013, 1:23am replied:

1. buy a game that uses SAGE engine.
Examples: C&C3, RA3, C&C Generals
2. learn how to code with the .INI files
3. if you are going to make a game with this engine, make sure that the textures, models, gameplay, is completely different
4. if you have a copyright problem with the engine,
just make a total conversion mod

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet Oct 18 2011, 1:35pm says:

Hello! I need to learn how I can open up the official SP missions from TW in world builder. So that I can look at the scripting and stuff. Please let me know!

//Apornas

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01kadir01
01kadir01 Oct 1 2010, 1:18pm says:

i want to this program normal,premium or full edition where i can get this if i can get that i will make a most perfect strategy game ;)

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renzjericho
renzjericho May 27 2013, 12:54am replied:

1.Buy a Game that uses the ENGINE..
2.LEARN TO MOD
3.Create your Mod or Indie Game
4.Create a ModDB page if its done
5.Lets see...

+1 vote     reply to comment
CL4ymOr3
CL4ymOr3 Apr 25 2011, 12:07am replied:

Do you even know programming or 3D modeling?

+10 votes     reply to comment
roadking
roadking Apr 19 2010, 10:25am says:

right now, they mostly use the RNA engine. Why wouldn't they just make the SAGE engine free?

+11 votes     reply to comment
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