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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New Map Desert Siege
We're adding one new D3 type map called Desert_Siege which is a large scaled map set in a desert with bases enclosed by huge walls you can get on top of, of course.


Chinook Vehicle Transporting
We've finally finished the transporting of vehicles on the battlefield by using a Chinook, much thanks goes out to sla_ro|master and ImperialKaskins(retired) for their work on the model.
Players can press the "i" key while inside a vehicle to attach to a nearby friendly Chinook and can press "i" again to drop off, in addition to this the pilot of the Chinook can also press "i" to drop the vehicle at the designated location. It took a while but it works very great.
Only downside to it is that we cannot enable it on the Naval water maps that D3-Series have to offer because of some glitches we are unable to fix at this point. Watch Youtube Video 1m16s


New PowerUp
There is now a Grenade Vest powerup which will turn your character into a Suicide Bombinb Fanatic. You can press "Q" to trigger the detonation mechanism which will make your character run a bit faster for 3.5 seconds after which it blows up destroying and damaging all nearby units and buildings.


FFA - Free For All
Also implemented is a new type of game mode in which the purpose is to kill anyone in the area, there are no teams in this game mode, it's everyone for him/herself!
Currently 2 maps are in rotation for this game mode called DMCenterTS(aircraftkiller) and Antarctica(AllGusto).


Veterancy by sla_ro|master
A whole new veterancy plugin is active in the game now which enables all sorts of extra's such as buying weapons, support ai-bots, ammo refills, vehicles, killingspree notifications, mindcontrolling ai-bots and much more! Go check it out!

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Thank you all for downloading and playing our C&C Renegade: Imperial Age
Cya on the battlefield!


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zunnie
zunnie

It's funny how some trolls are going after our standalone mod ( Indiedb.com ) saying it is a pirated version.
Although it is true we use some assets from the original game most of the content we added is created by our developers. The no-cd thing is required for ANY standalone mod based on the SAGE engine to be able to run. This includes the releases of them guys that are now bashing this release @ TSR and AR. Even APB and TCW use it.

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moddb_dev
moddb_dev

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

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

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

Wery good mod ;)

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jordanrw8
jordanrw8

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

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JMEK96
JMEK96

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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Guest
Guest

You have to buy a game that has this engine. After that, you decompile it and use it. You have to get permission from EA though, otherwise you could run into some legal issues, however.

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FILM_Smartson
FILM_Smartson

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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Four_Hammers
Four_Hammers

I think EA should give up their SAGE because it sucks and they don't have originality

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

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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TAK02
TAK02

There should be a file with the name Maps or something. Open it with XCC Mixer, extract and open using world builder. You may need to go inside every directory inside the game's folder before you find it. In C&C4; it's in Data

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