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.

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
OmegaCam For C&C Red Alert 3 C&C4 March 2010 RA3 Uprising March 2009
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: The Ridder Clan Mod V3.00 Release

28 comments by Ridder-Geel on Apr 24th, 2015

We have come to it at last, the great release of our mod!

4 years have passed since the last battle was upon them. In those 4 years the Elves secretly prepared for the war that was to come, training their best units, bolstering their defenses and calling upon the Valar to withstand the incoming onslaught. Now, as the drums of war sound in the distance, the Elves must bolster their resolve once again, for they must not let for they must not let the enemy break through, they must defend... The Last Haven, or all shall be lost.

After 4 years of absence, the Ridder Clan Mod team (which has since the last release been reduced to two actual team members, hence the lack of updates and all that) proudly presents The Last Haven, a mod which will expand Battle for Middle Earth 2 unlike any other mods before it. This release will specifically concentrate on the Elven faction whilst keeping most of the things the official game added.

Mod Highlights :

- The High-Elves have risen to defend Middle Earth!
The Elven faction has been completely overhauled, featuring new units, new building, new heroes and even a new Fortress , you'll have to see it for yourself.

- What shall we choose?
The Last Haven introduces a new system, called the Vote System which at the beginning of any battle allows you to choose between your gameplay style, the starting resources or the unit and building production rate. Do note that once you've chosen and committed your options you cannot change them.

- History repeats itself : Battle For Middle Earth Mode
As part of that voting system there is an option which allows you to choose between Battle For Middle Earth I or II play style. Choosing Battle For Middle Earth I allows you to play it exactly as in the original Battle For Middle Earth game.

- Rise against the enemy with your own Hero!

With the new and improved Create-A-Character System you can create your own Elven hero. Use your imagination to create not only a Hero for the Elves or Men, but a Champion for the Free Peoples of Middle Earth.

Elven faction rooster:

RivendellWarrior.png
RivendellLancer.png
LoreMaster.png
LindonWarrior.png
ImladrisArcher.png
MithlondSentry.png
NoldorsWarrior.png
GreyHavenArcher.png

FAQ:
-Do I need a previous release to update this release?
*No, this release contains an updater which updates the mod without needing to patch the mod manually.

-Do I install the mod over the original BFME2 files?
*The game launches as a separate expansion, similar to how ROTWK launches so you can install the mod anywhere you want. (But really, please don't install it in the same folder as either game... or anywhere else that has important data. Because that data gets deleted upon the start of the setup.)

-My game crashes on startup?
*Make sure you have deleted the old Create-a-Hero data from in your rc mod files in your application data (%appdata%). They are located in the save folder.

-Where is the voting system?
*The voting system is currently only implemented on the maps with (VS) in front of them, we are working on also putting it into the rest of the maps.

-This mod contains elements/units/powers from the Hobbit movies?
*In the current release there is no content from The Hobbit movies, but we plan on doing that in the future.

-Does this release contain changes to the original factions?
*No this mod does not change the vanilla factions yet. We will, however, do that in the future.

-Does this mod run on BFME2?
*Yes

-What factions will this release contain?
*The release contains High-Elves, Gondor, Mordor, Isengard.

-What races and classes will you have for the new CaC?
*Female Human and High-Elf Warrior as races. The classes depends on the races.

-Are the factions in this mod balanced?
*We have not fully balanced the factions in the mod. We will in upcoming updates.

We urge you to follow us on our Facebook page for more social events made specially for fans!

Known Installation issues:
*Please make sure your launcher is CLOSED when updating, otherwise this can prevent it from being updated!!!
*If the launcher did not update to a version with a button on it, download it from 'https://www.dropbox.com/s/baokmvx0065srla/RC Mod Launcher.exe?dl=0 ' and copy it to where the launcher is.
*You may need to copy Game2.dat from your BFME 2 installation place to the game folder in the RC Mod installation directory! (if you download the patch/mod after this is posted it should not be a problem)
*If you wish to run the singleplayer (without needing to mount the RC Mod cd, or use the RotWK cd) please download the singleplayer files from here: 'https://www.dropbox.com/s/1d5fi6dzabfu1rf/RCMod - Singleplayer.zip?dl=0' These can be put into the game folder in the installation directory, and run manually to play singleplayer.

Known issues:
*No BFME1 AI
*Elrohir,Elladan,Cirdan,Galdor were removed due to some bugs
*No Lore-master powers

*Some High-Fortress upgrades do nothing
*High-Elven Heroes kept their original portraits
*BFME1 mode does not contain camps

Expect these bugs to be resolved in the following days/weeks. We advise not saving games during this period otherwise they might not work afterwards.

As this our release for almost 4 years and many things have changed so we encourage people to re-rate our mod after they tried it!

There are still many things to do so we appreciate any feedback from you guys! Here, on Revora, or even personal PM, we are looking forward to making this mod even better.

Happy Playing!

P.S: Today (the 24th) is also Valaquenta10’s birthday!
-The Ridder Clan Mod Team (Ridder Geel & Valaquenta10)

Games
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

Updated 3 days ago Released Nov 27, 2006 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

This is an expansion pack for Battle for Middle Earth II. It adds new armies such as Arnor & Angmar and has many new expanded heroes and units. The game...

Battle for Middle-earth

Battle for Middle-earth Battle for Middle-earth

Updated 1 week ago Released Dec 4, 2004 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

Using the Lord Of The Rings movie license, The Battle for Middle-earth is a Real-Time Strategy game based upon both the renown literary works of J.R.R...

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...

Renegade Imperial Age

Renegade Imperial Age Renegade Imperial Age

Updated 1 week 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 2 weeks 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...

Post comment Comments  (10 - 20 of 35)
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

+1 vote     reply to comment
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

+1 vote     reply to comment
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 ;)

0 votes     reply to comment
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...

+1 vote     reply to comment
CL4ymOr3
CL4ymOr3 Apr 25 2011, 12:07am replied:

Do you even know programming or 3D modeling?

+10 votes     reply to comment
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?

+11 votes     reply to comment
Eagle19
Eagle19 Dec 21 2009, 4:27pm says:

nice work guys

+3 votes     reply to comment
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!

-3 votes     reply to comment
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

0 votes     reply to comment
synysterkha18
synysterkha18 Jan 7 2009, 12:11pm says:

is SAGA can be downloaded from westwood sources??

0 votes     reply to comment
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

-2 votes     reply to comment
TheLP
TheLP Jan 27 2010, 6:00am replied:

/facepalm

+7 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Platforms
Windows, Mac, X360
Company
Electronic Arts
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Ea.com
Licence
Proprietary
Release Date
Released Jun 14, 2001
Engine Watch
Track this engine
Share
Community Rating

Average

9

113 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

one of the best RTS engines out there.

Feb 7 2010, 7:21pm by Maxen1416

Embed Buttons

Promote SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine) on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine) SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine)
SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine)
Statistics
Rank
14 of 704
Last Update
11 months ago
Watchers
232 members
Games
23
Files
5
News
296
Features
8
Tutorials
2
Reviews
8