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 3 comments by kingfudgington on Jan 1st, 2015

Buongiorno Edmundos and happy new year! I have been steadily going through one of my old hard drives that I haven't used in an age, during this process I have been periodically saving anything that's not total and utter crap. I recently came across one of my very earliest maps that I presumed I had lost all copies of when my old laptop died. It was a shellmap of Osgiliath with an arseload of camera angles, however the scripting and very map itself were indeed rough, so I've quickly tarted it up and uploaded it to T3A for anybody to have free of permission.

Downloadable in 'Addons' Section or T3A.

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Renegade Imperial Age

Renegade Imperial Age Renegade Imperial Age

Updated 12 hours ago Released Jun 3, 2014 Multiplayer First Person Shooter

100% Free Multiplayer. Built on the SAGE engine from the classic C&C Renegade with a lot of extra Buildings, Vehicles, Characters and Weapons. Even Naval...

C&C3: Kane’s Wrath

C&C3: Kane’s Wrath C&C3: Kane’s Wrath

Updated 22 hours ago Released Mar 23, 2008 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

In the name of Kane! Return to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign spanning 20 years – from the rebirth...

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...

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...

C&C: Red Alert 3

C&C: Red Alert 3 C&C: Red Alert 3

Updated 2 weeks ago Released Oct 27, 2008 Single, Multiplayer & Co-Op Real Time Strategy

After years of conflict, the Allies are finally on the brink of victory. Cowering behind the walls of the Kremlin, the Soviets decide to turn to one last...

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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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TAK02
TAK02 Jan 3 2015, 11:40am 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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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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