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 Red Alert: A Path Beyond with 1 comment by Xyrom on Feb 13th, 2015

Release 2.1.4.4

First up we have a new patch released for A Path Beyond including a small number of changes including updates to the games scripts from branch 4.0 to 4.2!

Here's a small list of changes made in version 2.1.4.4:

  • Defenses properly handled stealth (e.g. Phase Tanks)
  • Updated vehicle sounds
  • Updated purchase icons
  • Updated vehicle physics/driving
  • Performance improvements
  • Captains unavailable without Barracks
  • Medium Tank damage increased
  • Volkov/Flamethrower tougher vs. bullets
  • Hind rebalanced yet again

For a full list of changes visit here! Download the Launcher here!

Next a treat! A new render of the new Medium tank!


An Unfortunate Split...

Lastly I'd like to unfortunately announce that RA2: Apocalypse Rising and Tiberian Sun have left Bluehell Production and formed a new name to produce under. You can find more information about this split on the full news post HERE!
This means there are some changes that have and are happening including a new temporary version of the launcher for APB that can be downloaded here!

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Updated 1 week 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...

Tiberian Sun Reborn

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Updated 1 week ago Released May 30, 2013 Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Tiberian Sun Reborn is a standalone game recreating the universe of Tiberian Sun in a FPS. The project first started in 2004 with a first release in 2008...

Red Alert 2: Apocalypse Rising

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Updated 1 week ago TBD Multiplayer Tactical Shooter

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

Battle for Dune: War of Assassins

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Updated 1 week 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...

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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

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nukeu
nukeu Aug 11 2009, 3:22am replied:

soo were can i find the downdlode???

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nukeu
nukeu Sep 3 2009, 10:20pm replied:

so i cant rely cant get it ???

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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.

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nukeu
nukeu Oct 17 2009, 11:48pm replied:

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

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TheLP
TheLP Jan 27 2010, 6:00am replied:

/facepalm

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morphfox
morphfox May 6 2009, 6:50pm replied:

i hope lol

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feillyne Staff Subscriber
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.

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rodrodenas
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 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 Nov 21 2009, 4:38am replied:

WOW.. SCARY
GOOD IDEA

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icebladefox
icebladefox Jun 24 2008, 12:08am says:

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

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