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: G10.4 Update

About Renegade Imperial Age with 0 comments by zunnie on Sep 3rd, 2014

I am pleased to announce that the map version G10.4 has been released today with a lot of issue solve.
The server is running G10 maps which they are all actually G10.4 maps.
Your client if you have it installed will download a few minor files when joining the server.

Changes have been made are
Overall Changes:

  • Refillpad/V-Tol, Service Depot, Helipad and Silo that require to capture cannot place a beacon at its location.
  • Added buildings power restore back to the spawn goodies that is missing since official G10 release.
  • Added new defense called Coastal Guns for GDI and Nod
  • Remodel and retexture the Advanced Guard Tower and the Laser Turret
  • Fixex Laser Turred and Advanced Guard Tower horming target.
  • Slightly improve Hawkeye Ramjet to deal more damage to infantry and light armored vehicle.
  • Reduce the damage of ballistic rifles by half due to changes made to Templar/Marauder.
  • Heavy Tank double barrel and single barrel speed buff slightly.
  • Destroyer Range reduce from 200 to 185 to balance out with the shore gun range which is 180.
  • Added Purchase Terminals on 2nd floor of the Naval yard on maps WITHOUT aircraft like Lake_Garden and Cold_Waters.
  • M15 Anti Tank Mines and Centipede Anti Tank mines now have limit up to 44 mines limit per team. Does not affect count on proximity mines.
  • Tesla Tank splash damage reduce from 3 to 1.
  • Fixed a major issue when stealth tank rush cannot kill AGT.

Map Changes:

  • Added 2 missing mammoth tank wreck.
  • Relocate sentry gun behind GDI barracks to prevent walking collision issue.
  • Added 4 more random power-ups in the middle of the square.


  • Replace Nod Laser Turret at the refinery by replacing with a DHsK sentry gun similar to GDI refinery where there is a sentry gun.
  • Added 10 more tree's in the midfield.
  • Readjust the GDI AGT location a bit.


  • Rotate 90 degree angle for the PT in the building on the hill.
  • Fix some VIS issue.

Picture below are the new or updated model

Join and play 2DAY! Thanks

Battle for Dune: War of Assassins

Battle for Dune: War of Assassins Battle for Dune: War of Assassins Indie

Updated 4 months ago TBD Multiplayer Tactical Shooter

Battle for Dune: War of Assassins brings you the experience of the 3 great houses, Atreides, Harkonnen and the Ordos first hand in this Dune First Person...

Battle for Middle-earth

Battle for Middle-earth Battle for Middle-earth

Updated 4 months 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...

Battle for Middle-earth II

Battle for Middle-earth II Battle for Middle-earth II

Updated 5 months ago Released Feb 28, 2006 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

Wage war in the North and assume command of the most storied civilizations in all of Middle-earth history - the Elven and Dwarven armies - or fight on...

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 1 month 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...

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...

Post comment Comments  (20 - 30 of 33)
synysterkha18 Jan 7 2009, 12:11pm says:

is SAGA can be downloaded from westwood sources??

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

soo were can i find the downdlode???

+3 votes     reply to comment
morphfox May 6 2009, 6:50pm replied:

i hope lol

+2 votes     reply to comment
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
rodrodenas Oct 8 2008, 11:35am says:

on zero hour, a mod with a 3rd or 4rth faction about post nazi germany,what if hitler escaped?can you imagine a scenario like in yuri's revenge? i can give suggestions on what troops, hardwares to use...ideas of what could have idea is probably better on rotr mod or it could be a new mod. picture a third reich faction using nazi super weapons...

+1 vote     reply to comment
willyTHERAVEGER Nov 21 2009, 4:38am replied:


+1 vote     reply to comment
icebladefox Jun 24 2008, 12:08am says:

well then whats the next best engine to make mods for on kanes wrath?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Handgun_Hero Jun 6 2009, 10:52pm replied:

You can get SDK's for it that work with Generals, Generals Zero Hour, Battle of Middle Earth 1 and Battle of Middle Earth 2, I have one.

+2 votes     reply to comment
iambryan1234 Jun 28 2008, 7:34am replied:

Pah. Electronic Arts sucks big. But i must admit i liked C&C3 but the storyline is f**ked up. Heaps of gaps in there.

+3 votes     reply to comment
feillyne Aug 1 2009, 6:35am replied:

Only a game... it's only a game. Should issue a book with the complete storyline, fill up the gaps somehow.

+2 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

Windows, Mac, X360
Electronic Arts
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Jun 14, 2001
Engine Watch
Track this engine
Community Rating



112 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 HTML code provided (more).

SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine) SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine)
SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine)
34 of 654
Last Update
3 months ago
224 members