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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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Public Testing
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 the forums and all.
So we figured it would be nice to just make it a public thing. You can now download the client through SVN and join the testserver.
We hope you like trying it out, but keep in mind that the game is not finished at all and you may of course give suggestions.
I encourage everyone who decides to download it to register on our forums and report any issues or questions.

What you will need
TortoiseSVN program - Tortoisesvn.net
You will need the program called Tortoise SVN to download (or Checkout/Update) the game test client.

To install (aka "Checkout") the "Tiberium Crystal War 2.0 Test Client" you need a username and password listed below:
Username: tcwtester
Password: testersonly15

Create a new folder in any location of your choice, for example: C:\MPF Games\Tiberium Crystal War 2 Test\ or even your desktop will do but NOT your Program Files or Program Files (x86) folder.

Right click the folder you created and you will see an option named "SVN Checkout" select this and a popup window will be opened.

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Enter into the URL portion, this address: Svn.multiplayerforums.com (right click on the link and copy it)

The screen should look like this and press OK:

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Next you will be presented with a login screen where you enter the username "tcwtester" and password "testersonly15" (no quotes).

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No further changes are required, press OK and it will begin to download the latest updates (about 2 GB) from the SVN Repository which may take a while depending on your internet speed.

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Once done downloading, you have the latest files from SVN.

Updates to the game will be posted in the forum update log. Once a new version has been submitted, simply right click the folder and click on "SVN Update" and it will download the posted update, and keep you up to date.

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Keeping the Client Up2Date
Everytime we update the server and client you will need to SVN Update on your end.

If you get "Version Mismatch" or "You need Tiberium Crystal War to play here" messages when trying to join, it means your Test client is out of date. Simply right click on the folder and choose "SVN Update" and wait for it to download the new and modified files:

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Now you should be able to join the server again. If not: Please post on the forums.

Play & Test
Run the TCW2Launcher.exe file in your folder. Goto the Direct Connect tab. Enter your player name and connect to play/test.


IRC Channel
The irc channel is on irc.cncirc.net in #TCW and #TCW2

Discord Area
Visit Multiplayerforums.com to join our Discord Area for text and voice chatting.

Thank you

Thanks for testing the client and please provide us with your thoughts and concerns if any.

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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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