It’s the Little Things: The Drag-Select-Attack Command in Homeworld: Cataclysm

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  1. Darren says:

    Yep its the CTRL key for attack i believe. Also it works for guard and view as well, ALT and G from memory, it’s been a while…

  2. metalfusion says:

    I wonder in what order the selected enemies will be attacked. Are they done in parallel or sequentially?

  3. Ken says:

    Worth noting that, at least in Homeworld 2, it would also properly prioritize targets in the “attack Box”. Fighters would prioritize Bombers, Bombers would target Capships, Frigates would do whatever they were designed for, Capships would focus Frigates with their smaller guns and Capships with their larger guns. It was stupidly intelligent, and it made combat so much more manageable.

  4. A very similar feature exists in Spring games under the name of “area commands”:
    https://forums.uberent.com/threads/ideas-from-zero-k.34222/
    They have been partially implemented in Planetary Annihilation.
    (and they exsted since before 2005, I wonder if it wasn’t HW:C that gave someone this idea?)
    https://springrts.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2200&p=28962&hilit=area+command#p28962

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