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 Tiberian Sun Reborn with 6 comments by GeneralCamo on Jun 22nd, 2015

Hey everyone. Sorry about the recent silence, we have been busy. One of our Moderators, VERTi60, has recorded some neat footage from a test a bit ago however, and I thought I would share it to you:

Just a few notes:

  • The New HUD was an experimental change in this patch, it isn't finished.
  • The reason for the missing health and ammo displays is because I forgot to include font files...
  • The Enforcer is using placeholder models for the character and weapon. While the character MAY be released with the placeholder, the weapon for sure will not be.
  • You may notice Field_2 is back. It has been renamed to Field, with the original Field being renamed to Desert_River

So what is left you may ask?

  • Add new logic for Jumpjets so they cannot fly inside buildings or tunnels
  • Fix up some maps
  • Add the new Sabotage beacons to Chameleon Spies
  • Finish off the new HUD

These will take a bit, but the wait shouldn't be too long now. This patch pretty much finalized the disk thrower and the enforcer balancing, and really the only tweaking needed is in Jumpjets and some new features.

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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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roadking
roadking Apr 19 2010, 10:25am says:

right now, they mostly use the RNA engine. Why wouldn't they just make the SAGE engine free?

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Eagle19
Eagle19 Dec 21 2009, 4:27pm says:

nice work guys

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reza_the_great
reza_the_great Nov 25 2009, 3:59am says:

guys, where i can get this engine ? i realy need it! even if you know a trial version of it! please give it to me!

+4 votes     reply to comment
renzjericho
renzjericho Oct 9 2011, 8:56am replied:

Buy a Game that uses this engine. Idiot!

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PedobearNED
PedobearNED Sep 18 2009, 2:31pm says:

BRING IT BACK WERE IT BELONGS OR EA WILL FAIL FOREVER oow wait they already do jsut give it back to westwood let westwood alone give alot of money and let them make good games and you people jsut die

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synysterkha18
synysterkha18 Jan 7 2009, 12:11pm says:

is SAGA can be downloaded from westwood sources??

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willyTHERAVEGER
willyTHERAVEGER Nov 21 2009, 4:36am replied:

don't think'so

+2 votes     reply to comment
nukeu
nukeu Aug 11 2009, 3:22am replied:

soo were can i find the downdlode???

+3 votes     reply to comment
nukeu
nukeu Sep 3 2009, 10:20pm replied:

so i cant rely cant get it ???

+2 votes     reply to comment
Lt_Albrecht
Lt_Albrecht Oct 14 2009, 3:30am replied:

>.< you buy a game that uses it, you get the engine... duh.

+4 votes     reply to comment
nukeu
nukeu Oct 17 2009, 11:48pm replied:

ok????? so how do i get it

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TheLP
TheLP Jan 27 2010, 6:00am replied:

/facepalm

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