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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Red Alert 2: Apocalypse Rising

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Command & Conquer Red Alert 2: Apocalypse Rising, brings Westwood Studios' popular real time strategy game, C&C: Red Alert 2 into the FPS pespective...

C&C Generals: Zero Hour

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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...

Renegade Imperial Age

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Updated 3 days 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...

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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

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

/facepalm

+7 votes     reply to comment
morphfox
morphfox May 6 2009, 6:50pm replied:

i hope lol

+2 votes     reply to comment
feillyne Staff
feillyne Aug 1 2009, 6:39am replied:

It can be modded. Greatly! So why do you need to download anything? Suffices to learn how to mod. That's all.

+3 votes   reply to comment
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one of the best RTS engines out there.

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