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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Good day dear fans and welcome to the latest AR update!

This is a combined update made up of both the October and November updates that were posted on our forums. Now let's see what we got packed up for you!

Airforce Command HQ

Updated Airforce HQ Exterior

Building exterior (WIP)

Communications Console (Minor Weakpoint)

Communications Console (Minor Weakpoint, WIP)

Harrier Missile Racks (Major Weakpoint)

Harrier Missile Racks (Major Weakpoint, WIP)

The lift control room

The lift control room in the internals (WIP)

G.I. model update

G.I. model

Latest render of the G.I. by OWA (WIP)

RA2 Powerup Crate

Powerup Crate

Powerup crates, modelled by Romanov (WIP)

Defenses that search for targets

Danpaul88's new turret rotator script in action

This is just a taste of the two updates.
To read the full October update, head here.
To read the full November update, head here.

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synysterkha18 Jan 7 2009 says:

is SAGA can be downloaded from westwood sources??

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willyTHERAVEGER Nov 21 2009 replied:

don't think'so

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nukeu Aug 11 2009 replied:

soo were can i find the downdlode???

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nukeu Sep 3 2009 replied:

so i cant rely cant get it ???

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Lt_Albrecht Oct 14 2009 replied:

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

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nukeu Oct 17 2009 replied:

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

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TheLP Jan 27 2010 replied:


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rodrodenas Oct 8 2008 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...

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willyTHERAVEGER Nov 21 2009 replied:


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icebladefox Jun 24 2008 says:

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

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Karner Jan 14 2008 says:

where can i get this engine and how much does it cost?

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kra2us Feb 3 2008 replied:

don't think you can buy it, if you could it would cost heaps :(

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Duuude007 Feb 28 2008 replied:

Presently it is owned by Electronic Arts, and they are still spitting out new games on it. I wouldn't expect its source to be available for a good long time, given their proprietary tendencies.

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Handgun_Hero Jun 6 2009 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.

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iambryan1234 Jun 28 2008 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.

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feillyne Aug 1 2009 replied:

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

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