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.

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Related Articles

Allied Chronosphere

In the Second World War against Stalin's war machine, the Chronosphere was an invaluable asset for the Allied Forces. Following the war's conclusion Albert Einstein continued to improve upon the Chronosphere from his Black Forest laboratory, effectively removing the drawbacks the previous iteration had. Chrono vortexes would no longer appear, nor would personnel inside vehicles become lost in the teleportation. Additionally, more units can now be teleported at once.

The new and improved Chronosphere would not be ready for use until late in the Third World War, but once deployed it turned the tide in the Allies' favour, much as it did in the Second World War.


Video by @FRAYDO


jQcf6zz.png
Model by @Romanov


"You are aware, ja, of my Chronosphere, a device which is capable of moving matter through time und through space!"
- Professor Einstein

Recruitment

ATTENTION all fans! We are looking for new staff members:

  • LEVEL DESIGNERS! (if you can create terrain like this, or can complete the tutorial, please apply!)
  • 2D/3D Artists for modelling/texturing civilian buildings and small props (Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, AutoCad, Blender or Photoshop/Gimp)
  • Character Artists (feel like modeling some simple soldiers, or maybe Premier Romanov? :) )
  • A person with free time who wants to get into modeling/map-making (we will help you)
  • An enthusiastic person who has a lot of free time, wants to help in development, can use a computer and speaks english (no skills needed!!!)

To apply, just send @moonsense715 or @One Winged Angel a PM (Private Message) via the forums and let us know which position you wish to apply for.
Note that you can include working here in your CV when applying for a job. A lot of W3D Hub Staff members got their current real jobs thanks to the experience gained here.

No skills? Need a lesson/tutorial on something W3D? Ask! We can provide a lesson or create a written/video tutorial on how to model, texture, etc. You can find out current roster of tutorials here.

Additionally, if there is a group of at least 3 people who want to get into modeling, map-making or learn about the W3D engine, we will launch an online training course. Any volunteers?

W3D Hub 2018 Roadmap

W3D Hub 2018 Roadmap

News 10 comments

We've just announced our ambitious community plans for 2018! New tools, new infrastructure initiatives, new updates to all of our games and more! Read...

Play Test Client via SVN
Tiberium Crystal War

Play Test Client via SVN

Tiberium Crystal War

We've decided to make the Tiberium Crystal War 2.0 testing public. It is very timeconsuming to find people willing to test and get them to be active on...

March Update (Blog #128)
Battle for Dune: War of Assassins

March Update (Blog #128)

Battle for Dune: War of Assassins 4 comments

Hey everyone, it's that time once again for a Battle for Dune update, fresh from Arrakis! As always, we've waited too long to push another one out but...

New Version 1.8 Released
Renegade Imperial Age

New Version 1.8 Released

Renegade Imperial Age

Fight as the Global Defense Initiative or The Brotherhood of Nod in a fictionary C&C World. Attack the enemy base buildings to win while protecting your...

Add game Games
Red Alert: A Path Beyond

Red Alert: A Path Beyond

First Person Shooter

Red Alert: A Path Beyond brings the exciting storyline and epic clashes from the classic Westwood Studios game, Command & Conquer: Red Alert to realm...

Tiberium Crystal War

Tiberium Crystal War

First Person Shooter

A 100% free multiplayer and single player strategic first person shooter with Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars elements created in the Renegade Engine...

Renegade Imperial Age

Renegade Imperial Age

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...

Expansive Civilian Warfare

Expansive Civilian Warfare

First Person Shooter

Expansive Civilian Warfare (ECW) is a standalone game that is built off the W3D engine (specifically the version that C&C Renegade used). Based off of...

Red Alert 2: Apocalypse Rising

Red Alert 2: Apocalypse Rising

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...

C&C4: Tiberian Twilight

C&C4: Tiberian Twilight

Real Time Tactics

In the year 2062, humanity found itself on the brink of extinction. Tiberium, the mysterious, alien crystalline structure that infested Earth for decades...

C&C: Generals Zero Hour

C&C: Generals Zero Hour

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...

Tiberian Sun Reborn

Tiberian Sun Reborn

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...

Battle for Dune: War of Assassins

Battle for Dune: War of Assassins

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...

C&C3: Tiberium Wars

C&C3: Tiberium Wars

Real Time Strategy

March, 2047. A massive nuclear fireball explodes high in the night sky, marking the dramatic beginning to the Third Tiberium War. The infamous Kane has...

Comments  (0 - 10 of 35)
zunnie
zunnie

It's funny how some trolls are going after our standalone mod ( Indiedb.com ) saying it is a pirated version.
Although it is true we use some assets from the original game most of the content we added is created by our developers. The no-cd thing is required for ANY standalone mod based on the SAGE engine to be able to run. This includes the releases of them guys that are now bashing this release @ TSR and AR. Even APB and TCW use it.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
moddb_dev
moddb_dev

This Engine has lags and so BAD! .CC Generals uses SAGE engine and it has performance problems on Modern OS like;Win8.1 x64...

Reply Good karma Bad karma-4 votes
WartotalXD
WartotalXD

where can i get Sage engine pls help??? I need it for a Mod

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

Wery good mod ;)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
jordanrw8
jordanrw8

(buried)

Norwegian piece of ******* ****.

Reply Good karma Bad karma-20 votes
JMEK96
JMEK96

i probably sound like a complete retard here guys but im new to this sorta thing so could anyone give me advice to how to get these engines??

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
Guest
Guest

You have to buy a game that has this engine. After that, you decompile it and use it. You have to get permission from EA though, otherwise you could run into some legal issues, however.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
FILM_Smartson
FILM_Smartson

1. buy a game that uses SAGE engine.
Examples: C&C3, RA3, C&C Generals
2. learn how to code with the .INI files
3. if you are going to make a game with this engine, make sure that the textures, models, gameplay, is completely different
4. if you have a copyright problem with the engine,
just make a total conversion mod

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
TPA-Desolate
TPA-Desolate

I think EA should give up their SAGE because it sucks and they don't have originality

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

Hello! I need to learn how I can open up the official SP missions from TW in world builder. So that I can look at the scripting and stuff. Please let me know!

//Apornas

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
TAK02
TAK02

There should be a file with the name Maps or something. Open it with XCC Mixer, extract and open using world builder. You may need to go inside every directory inside the game's folder before you find it. In C&C4; it's in Data

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Platforms
Windows, Mac, X360
Company
Electronic Arts
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Ea.com
Licence
Proprietary
Release date
Engine watch
Follow
Share
Community Rating

Average

9

115 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

one of the best RTS engines out there.

Feb 7 2010 by Maxen1416

Embed Buttons
Link to SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine) by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine)
Statistics
Rank
25 of 930
Last Update
Watchers
256 members
Games
26
Files
355
Articles
386
Reviews
8
You may also like
GEM 2
GEM 2 Commercial
Doom Engine
Doom Engine GPL
DarkPlaces engine
DarkPlaces engine GPL
Unreal Engine 4
Unreal Engine 4 Commercial
WOLF RPG Editor
WOLF RPG Editor GPL
Unity
Unity Commercial