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 and welcome everyone to the latest Apocalypse Rising update!

New Map: RA2 Frostbite Isle

To begin this update, welcome our newest team member, TotallySnappy! Showing great promise and quite keen to get stuck in, Snappy has provided the game a new map which we hope to include in-game fairly soon!


As you can see, it is based off the classic tight-map design of C&C Renegade, with one or two added paths to prevent the game from becoming a bit of a meat-grinder. Think C&C_Under, but better!

Feel free to let us know what you think of this, and again welcome TotallySnappy!

Mirage Tank

The Mirage Tank is a high tier Allied vehicle that disguises itself into a tree when it's not moving or shooting. Armed with a Heatwave cannon, it does incredible damage against infantry and vehicles. The Mirage Tank is not made for base assault and is therefore ineffective at attacking structures. Ambushing unsuspecting Soviet attack groups is where the Mirage Tank truly shines.

Is that convoy of Apocalypse Tanks protecting some V3's? No problem, just uncloak once they drive by and thwart their assault in one decisive move!



Used carefully, this unit can provide a devastating sneak attack!

This great model and texture done by none other than Romanov! Look out for it in-game soon!


Tesla Tank

Available to Russia only (and sometimes found in crates on the battlefield), the Soviet Tesla Tank is the pinnacle of portable Tesla technology. The Soviet Tesla Tank is a large ground vehicle that fires a Tesla charge instead of a ballistic weapon. This charge is effective against both units and structures.



Capacitor at full charge!

This great model and texture again by Romanov! Top notch work as usual!


One of the unique things about the Tesla Tank in Red Alert 2 was that it could fire over walls. However, due to the way that FPS games work, we're not going to be incorporating some sort of special firing mode that allows you to shoot over walls ala Red Alert 2. If you want to shoot over walls in your Tesla Tank, feel free to move to higher ground or shoot at the top of buildings that you can see.

Recruitment

The door is always open for new team members. Each new member speeds up Apocalypse Rising's release! If you would like to lend a hand and help out, let us know!

We seek the following:

  • 2 Artists for modelling and texturing civilian buildings and props.
  • 1 Artist for making nature assets (trees, bushes, etc.)
  • 1 Character Artist
  • 1 Texture/Photoshop user (optionally unwrapper) to help in texturing building interior objects

Should you wish to contribute, don't hesitate to apply! Whether you have the skills or not, it's in the willingness to learn and apply your knowledge!

If you would like to help out in areas not listed, applications for those positions are just as welcome.

To apply, feel free to send a message to any member of the W3D Hub team here or visit our forums and send a Private Message to either One Winged Angel or moonsense715. Or even post below if you're interested and we can have a chat.

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Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you next time as we reveal more developments and other cool stuff the team has been working on!

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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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turkishwolf
turkishwolf

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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