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0015635AI War[All Projects] Bug - OtherAug 9, 2014 4:12 pm
ReporterAdamMilAssigned Tokeith.lamothe 
Severityminor 
Status consideringResolutionopen 
Product Version7.055 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0015635: shift(?)-click to select a subset of the currently selected units no longer works
DescriptionWhen I played AI War back in January, I remember that I could hold shift (?) to select a subset of the currently selected units. For example, if I select a bunch of units, the box on the right side might show:

Bomber I x3
Bulletproof I x1
Fighter I x9
Star:Flag x1
Missile Frigate I x7

Say I want to select the first three. I used to be able to hold shift and click on their names, which would highlight them in the list. Upon releasing shift, the highlighted items would become the new selection. Now it behaves as though shift wasn't held, so if I shift-click "Bomber I x3", that immediately becomes the new selection. Why? It was really useful as it was before. Please fix it.
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keith.lamothe

Aug 7, 2014 11:55 am

administrator   ~0038901

I don't think the behavior was as you described, but perhaps I misremember. Anyway, you can alt-left-click the parts of the selection you don't want, though currently there's a conflict on linux with that combination.

AdamMil

Aug 7, 2014 1:15 pm

reporter   ~0038907

I distinctly remember being able to select multiple ship types at once back in January, although I'm only 90% sure of the exact details.

Alt-clicking to remove types I don't want isn't very helpful since if I select my blob it's usually got about 25 ship types in it, and clicking 20 times to get just the ones I want is a pain...

malkiel

Aug 7, 2014 4:48 pm

reporter   ~0038910

the icons for ship types along the side bar. using shift click on that adds it to the current selection.
that is the only form of this that has ever been implemented to the best of my knowledge (well.. and shift drag box..)
not a bad suggestion tho.

AdamMil

Aug 7, 2014 7:02 pm

reporter   ~0038916

Last edited: Aug 7, 2014 7:04 pm

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Using the side bar adds all ships of a given type (i.e. all the different tiers), though. I know you can theoretically use the filters, but it's quite tricky to hold down Shift, N, 4, and click at the same time, depending on your keyboard.

Anyway, I accept that I may be misremembering, but I really don't think so... But I leave it as a suggestion.

AdamMil

Aug 9, 2014 4:12 pm

reporter   ~0038932

I've implemented an experimental version of this in a mod: http://www.arcengames.com/forums/index.php/topic,16085.0.html

Hopefully the devs will eventually include it in the base game.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
Aug 7, 2014 12:17 am AdamMil New Issue
Aug 7, 2014 12:19 am AdamMil Description Updated View Revisions
Aug 7, 2014 12:19 am AdamMil Summary shift(?)-select to select a subset of the currently selected units no longer works => shift(?)-click to select a subset of the currently selected units no longer works
Aug 7, 2014 11:55 am keith.lamothe Note Added: 0038901
Aug 7, 2014 11:55 am keith.lamothe Assigned To => keith.lamothe
Aug 7, 2014 11:55 am keith.lamothe Status new => considering
Aug 7, 2014 1:15 pm AdamMil Note Added: 0038907
Aug 7, 2014 4:48 pm malkiel Note Added: 0038910
Aug 7, 2014 7:02 pm AdamMil Note Added: 0038916
Aug 7, 2014 7:03 pm AdamMil Note Edited: 0038916 View Revisions
Aug 7, 2014 7:04 pm AdamMil Note Edited: 0038916 View Revisions
Aug 9, 2014 4:12 pm AdamMil Note Added: 0038932