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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Hello! In this update, we bring it you in the form of a vlog. Hence, APB Dev. Vlog :)

To begin with, the infantry-only map RA_RockTrap. Testers from the pre-Gamma era may remember this actually. It is more than a deathmatch map now, as the game mode is now danpaul88's Domination mode!

We also cover the new and improved Ridge War, as well as noting the differences between the public version and the test version.

There is a bit of a buzz over on the Bluehell forums, with talks of the possibility of Soviet fixed-wing aircraft and a "Combat AI".

Lastly, APB Game Nights! There have been some recent organised games with good turnouts; you should join us! A date and time is set, and we jump into the server for a good time. We'll announce these over on the forums and our social media, or just keep your eye on the BHP Launcher!

All that in our video. We hope you enjoy!

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zunnie
zunnie Apr 17 2015 says:

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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Mohammed111
Mohammed111 Oct 29 2014 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 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 says:

Wery good mod ;)

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jordanrw8
jordanrw8 Oct 6 2013 buried:

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

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JMEK96
JMEK96 Feb 3 2012 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 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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Tepelort
Tepelort Jan 27 2015 replied:

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

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet Oct 18 2011 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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TAK02
TAK02 Jan 3 2015 replied:

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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