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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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I heard the Game Award Show of 2018 that is running live as of this moment , and that it's full of teases and what not, especially about upcoming features and content, so here is our contribution!

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House Atreides and Harkonnen, in their natural habitat, I think.


Arsenal of an Assassin

After some hard work by your lovely Producer TeamWolf, and past work from former Team Member Venom775. We finally get to show you guys some of the weapons (and with that I really mean just some) and tools you guys will get, while you try to be that One Man Army that never manages to get a kill...oh wait. That is my life story in every FPS... Ever Play Despa... Regardless, check them out!

First on the list is the Slaughterer Mark I, a reliable and semi accurate Sub Machine Gun of the Harkonnen. You guys remember that Assault the Harkonnen did on a Heighliner during the Spice War? No? Just me? Hmm, no wonder this gun is known for leaving no enemies alive.

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Something small to kill?


Next up is the Scorcher Firefly, you know when that Atreides date of yours wasn't hot enough, this is how you fix it.

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Maybe you can make her as hot as the dune it self


I never understood the Harkonnen and their love for Pump-Action SHOTGUNS, must be a Giedi Prime thing.

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If your fire enough projectiles at them, how can you miss?


Then you find out your Atreides date was a face dancer so now you are forced to take things up close and personal, with a trusty Machine Pistol. Hey, I don't blame you, priorities did come into play when I chose for House Atreides!

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You always need your trusty sidearm!


Did I ever tell you guys, that the Harkonnen really know how to make sure things go BOOM. Something has to be heard over the roar Chain Gun fire! (Chain Gun is a placeholder at the moment)

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(House Harkonnen Bazooka and Chain Gun)


Which only helps my House, because they usually also break things as those brainless zealots are used to do. Because of that, they have a lot of things to repair quickly with their Lasher Repair Tool before the Baron visits to inspect their base. (The Repair Tool model is a placeholder model for the moment)

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Vlad, quickly with those repairs, the Baron's Ornihopter has been spotted!


We wanted to make sure the weapons feel authentic, look 'beefy' in a way, while staying original and paying homage to the RTS games. But most importantly, that they feel just right. It's also vital that they play accordingly to how you would expect and giving you that edge in battle when used right. Also, asking of you that extra bit of skill when you push it to its limit. To know you mastered it when you know all it's aspects.

(YES USING A REPAIR TOOL IS ALSO A SKILL!)

With that in mind, we are pushing forward to much more and better things. We hope that you will like them because *SPOILER ALERT* more are coming soon.

Check out the rest of DEV BLOG #131 at: W3dhub.com


Don't forget to vote for us in IndieDB Indie of the Year!


That's all for today. thanks for reading and till the next one o/

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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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