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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Hello and welcome everyone to the latest Apocalypse Rising update!

New Map: RA2 Frostbite Isle

To begin this update, welcome our newest team member, TotallySnappy! Showing great promise and quite keen to get stuck in, Snappy has provided the game a new map which we hope to include in-game fairly soon!


As you can see, it is based off the classic tight-map design of C&C Renegade, with one or two added paths to prevent the game from becoming a bit of a meat-grinder. Think C&C_Under, but better!

Feel free to let us know what you think of this, and again welcome TotallySnappy!

Mirage Tank

The Mirage Tank is a high tier Allied vehicle that disguises itself into a tree when it's not moving or shooting. Armed with a Heatwave cannon, it does incredible damage against infantry and vehicles. The Mirage Tank is not made for base assault and is therefore ineffective at attacking structures. Ambushing unsuspecting Soviet attack groups is where the Mirage Tank truly shines.

Is that convoy of Apocalypse Tanks protecting some V3's? No problem, just uncloak once they drive by and thwart their assault in one decisive move!



Used carefully, this unit can provide a devastating sneak attack!

This great model and texture done by none other than Romanov! Look out for it in-game soon!


Tesla Tank

Available to Russia only (and sometimes found in crates on the battlefield), the Soviet Tesla Tank is the pinnacle of portable Tesla technology. The Soviet Tesla Tank is a large ground vehicle that fires a Tesla charge instead of a ballistic weapon. This charge is effective against both units and structures.



Capacitor at full charge!

This great model and texture again by Romanov! Top notch work as usual!


One of the unique things about the Tesla Tank in Red Alert 2 was that it could fire over walls. However, due to the way that FPS games work, we're not going to be incorporating some sort of special firing mode that allows you to shoot over walls ala Red Alert 2. If you want to shoot over walls in your Tesla Tank, feel free to move to higher ground or shoot at the top of buildings that you can see.

Recruitment

The door is always open for new team members. Each new member speeds up Apocalypse Rising's release! If you would like to lend a hand and help out, let us know!

We seek the following:

  • 2 Artists for modelling and texturing civilian buildings and props.
  • 1 Artist for making nature assets (trees, bushes, etc.)
  • 1 Character Artist
  • 1 Texture/Photoshop user (optionally unwrapper) to help in texturing building interior objects

Should you wish to contribute, don't hesitate to apply! Whether you have the skills or not, it's in the willingness to learn and apply your knowledge!

If you would like to help out in areas not listed, applications for those positions are just as welcome.

To apply, feel free to send a message to any member of the W3D Hub team here or visit our forums and send a Private Message to either One Winged Angel or moonsense715. Or even post below if you're interested and we can have a chat.

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Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you next time as we reveal more developments and other cool stuff the team has been working on!

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synysterkha18
synysterkha18

is SAGA can be downloaded from westwood sources??

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willyTHERAVEGER
willyTHERAVEGER

don't think'so

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nukeu
nukeu

soo were can i find the downdlode???

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nukeu
nukeu

so i cant rely cant get it ???

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Lt_Albrecht
Lt_Albrecht

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

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nukeu
nukeu

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

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TheLP
TheLP

/facepalm

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rodrodenas
rodrodenas

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 been..my 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
willyTHERAVEGER

WOW.. SCARY
GOOD IDEA

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icebladefox
icebladefox

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

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Karner
Karner

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

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kra2us
kra2us

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

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Duuude007
Duuude007

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
Handgun_Hero

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
iambryan1234

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 StaffSubscriber
feillyne

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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