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How to select all Air units EXCEPT transport units ??

Postby GamerDreams2019ns » 15 Nov 2019, 13:59

Usually my transport units are loaded with Engineers and during chaotic time I will call all Air units to defend a critical area. But I don't want to mess up the transport units which are loaded with Engineers.

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Re: How to select all Air units EXCEPT transport units ??

Postby speed2 » 15 Nov 2019, 17:35

Bind a key to select all air fighters. Or create some custom one. There should be a guide lying around somewhere.
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Re: How to select all Air units EXCEPT transport units ??

Postby armacham01 » 15 Nov 2019, 18:07

I agree with Speed2. I have the "2" key bound to "select all fighters" (interceptors, swift winds, and ASF). I realized at some point that I just wasn't using the 1-10 keys to make custom groups--that just doesn't really happen in FAF. So I replaced them with other shortcuts.

Separately, if you want to select all air but not transports, you could do Ctrl-A (to select all air) and then right-click on the transport icons in the bottom-left of your screen. But "select all fighters" is going to be more useful most of the time. Even if you want to send fighters and bombers to the same place, you probably want to give them different orders.
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Re: How to select all Air units EXCEPT transport units ??

Postby GamerDreams2019ns » 17 Nov 2019, 13:15

armacham01 wrote:I agree with Speed2. I have the "2" key bound to "select all fighters" (interceptors, swift winds, and ASF). I realized at some point that I just wasn't using the 1-10 keys to make custom groups--that just doesn't really happen in FAF. So I replaced them with other shortcuts.

Separately, if you want to select all air but not transports, you could do Ctrl-A (to select all air) and then right-click on the transport icons in the bottom-left of your screen. But "select all fighters" is going to be more useful most of the time. Even if you want to send fighters and bombers to the same place, you probably want to give them different orders.


Thanks. That would be very useful, it will save me the trouble to zoom in to find the transport units, to deselect them.
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Re: How to select all Air units EXCEPT transport units ??

Postby GamerDreams2019ns » 17 Nov 2019, 18:55

armacham01 wrote:I agree with Speed2. I have the "2" key bound to "select all fighters" (interceptors, swift winds, and ASF). I realized at some point that I just wasn't using the 1-10 keys to make custom groups--that just doesn't really happen in FAF. So I replaced them with other shortcuts.

Separately, if you want to select all air but not transports, you could do Ctrl-A (to select all air) and then right-click on the transport icons in the bottom-left of your screen. But "select all fighters" is going to be more useful most of the time. Even if you want to send fighters and bombers to the same place, you probably want to give them different orders.


Ya, you were right and it was something I overlooked. After the Ctrl-A (it will select all Air units), then at the build menu, I could press Alt+Right Mouse Button to deselect the transport units (all at once).

This is really useful rather than I have to search for all transport units on the map. Thanks again.
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Re: How to select all Air units EXCEPT transport units ??

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