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 with 2 comments by kingfudgington on Nov 9th, 2014

This is the first of my campaign remake maps that requires a mod to work, I believe that without the extra heroes, buildings and units added in TEA:CE the map is far less enjoyable. Therefore I must credit both Celegin and the TEA:CE team for an excellent mod. If you wish to activate and thereby add Gandalf to the map please read the notes at the bottom. The download is located in the addons section.

Map Description

This map follows the same format as the original with the exception of extra objectives during the journey to Caras Galadhorn & a much larger goblin army. In terms of differences that's as much as I'm willing to divulge.

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C&C3: Tiberium Wars

C&C3: Tiberium Wars C&C3: Tiberium Wars

Updated 5 days ago Released Mar 27, 2007 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

March, 2047. A massive nuclear fireball explodes high in the night sky, marking the dramatic beginning to the Third Tiberium War. The infamous Kane has...

Red Alert: A Path Beyond

Red Alert: A Path Beyond Red Alert: A Path Beyond

Updated 1 week ago Released Apr 6, 2011 Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Red Alert: A Path Beyond brings the exciting storyline and epic clashes from the classic Westwood Studios game, Command & Conquer: Red Alert to realm...

Tiberian Sun Reborn

Tiberian Sun Reborn Tiberian Sun Reborn

Updated 1 week ago Released May 31, 2013 Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Tiberian Sun Reborn is a standalone game recreating the universe of Tiberian Sun in a FPS. The project first started in 2004 with a first release in 2008...

Red Alert 2: Apocalypse Rising

Red Alert 2: Apocalypse Rising Red Alert 2: Apocalypse Rising

Updated 1 week ago TBD Multiplayer Tactical Shooter

Command & Conquer Red Alert 2: Apocalypse Rising, brings Westwood Studios' popular real time strategy game, C&C: Red Alert 2 into the FPS pespective...

C&C Generals: Zero Hour

C&C Generals: Zero Hour C&C Generals: Zero Hour

Updated 1 week ago Released Sep 25, 2003 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

Prepare to unleash the absolute latest in modern weapons technology against the world's most powerful Generals in Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour...

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Mohammed111
Mohammed111 Oct 29 2014, 8:33am says:

This Engine has lags and so BAD! .CC Generals uses SAGE engine and it has performance problems on Modern OS like;Win8.1 x64...

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WartotalXD
WartotalXD Jun 14 2014, 11:32am says:

where can i get Sage engine pls help??? I need it for a Mod

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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...

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CL4ymOr3
CL4ymOr3 Apr 25 2011, 12:07am replied:

Do you even know programming or 3D modeling?

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