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 2 comments by kingfudgington on Nov 9th, 2014

This is the first of my campaign remake maps that requires a mod to work, I believe that without the extra heroes, buildings and units added in TEA:CE the map is far less enjoyable. Therefore I must credit both Celegin and the TEA:CE team for an excellent mod. If you wish to activate and thereby add Gandalf to the map please read the notes at the bottom. The download is located in the addons section.

Map Description

This map follows the same format as the original with the exception of extra objectives during the journey to Caras Galadhorn & a much larger goblin army. In terms of differences that's as much as I'm willing to divulge.

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C&C Generals: Zero Hour

C&C Generals: Zero Hour C&C Generals: Zero Hour

Updated 1 day 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...

Expansive Civilian Warfare

Expansive Civilian Warfare Expansive Civilian Warfare

Updated 2 days ago TBD Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Expansive Civilian Warfare (ECW) is a standalone game that is built off the W3D engine (specifically the version that C&C Renegade used). Based off of...

C&C3: Tiberium Wars

C&C3: Tiberium Wars C&C3: Tiberium Wars

Updated 4 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: Red Alert 3

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

Updated 1 week 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...

Battle for Middle-earth

Battle for Middle-earth Battle for Middle-earth

Updated 2 weeks 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...

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

don't think'so

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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

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