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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Thursday again! This week in TSR news: the Mobile EMP tank, weapon updates, and bot support!

The Mobile EMP
As many may have guessed from last week's footage shown on our website, the Nod strike team was in fact ambushed by GDI's newest weapon: the Mobile EMP.

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Highly effective in disabling Nod vehicles and Cyborgs, the Mobile EMP will be a valuable asset for GDI forces on the battlefield. As it is unarmed, it will require support from other GDI units so it may play its role in the field. Mind the recharge time of the EMP blast, as once Nod forces have discovered the Mobile EMP in the field, they will waste no time in seeking out and destroying it.

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Mobile EMP in-game


It should be noted that while ingame, the Mobile EMP is not yet final as we dabble around in emitters and textures. Otherwise, our testers have made effective use of the tank and we are drawing positive feedback of its inclusion and capabilities. We hope you will enjoy using this unit as much as our testers have.

Weapon Updates: Part One
Through cunning ingenuity, we have modified some models to experiment with pistol variants!

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Currently only the engineers and technicians have pistols, though the concept on the table is expanding this and providing sidearms to various other characters. As Nod will have three pistol variants, so will GDI. However, it is still a concept and may not see final release.

As part of our updating process, the Burazu-zu Plasma Rifle wielded by the Nod Confessor has been cleaned up and given more style. The Brotherhood's finest warriors deserve the best equipment, after all!

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More weapon updates to come!

Bot Support
While I posted around TS:R news on ModDB and elsewhere, the question of bot support came up a couple of times. In response to that, please take a look at this image.

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Advanced bot support will be included in TS:R 2.0 in both offensive and defensive capability! While this image features only repair bots at work, notice the various characters responding in chat. I will provide more visuals of bot support and bots in action in a later update.

That about wraps it up for this Thursday! The Reborn team thanks you for your continued patience and promise you will not be disappointed by the release!

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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.

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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...

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WartotalXD
WartotalXD

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

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

Wery good mod ;)

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jordanrw8
jordanrw8

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

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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??

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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.

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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

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TPA-Desolate
TPA-Desolate

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

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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

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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

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