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I've been playing Starcraft again, and have found the most annoying thing about it is that I can only select a max of 12 units at a time. This is most annoying when playing as Zerg, as I often want to select all my drones, but often end up selecting my larvae as well.

Is there a way of increasing the max number of units you can have selected at a time in single player, either in game, by mod, tweaking a settings file, or another way?

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as an option you could assign the packs of 12 units to a number. Like that you can quickly switch between the packs of 12 – Novarg Jun 21 '12 at 22:11
I agree with @Novarg that's the standard way control huge armies. here's a vod of Boxer's keyboard (Brood War) and a vod of DongRaeGu's keyboard (SC2). But I wouldn't do it for larvae or drones (unless you know reavers are coming) – Atav32 Jun 22 '12 at 15:22
@BBz just a comment on the edit, i was meaning i often end up selecting my larvae by mistake when wanting to select all my drones to make them burrow – Gareth Jones Jun 22 '12 at 20:42
I forget, can you double-click or control-click a unit to select all units of that type in SC1? Might help with selecting drones without including larvae. – Steven Jun 22 '12 at 21:55
@GarethJones hahaha that's pretty ingenious. practice ctrl-clicking; it does the same things as double-clicking but it's a faster way to select 12 of the same unit. it's true that the mechanics of BW are challenging, but improving at the game is part of the reward. i can only recommend steady practice. and maybe watch some first person vods of progamers, such as Jaedong – Atav32 Jun 24 '12 at 7:45
up vote 3 down vote accepted


There is no legitimate (ethically acceptable) way of changing the game to select more than 12 units.

Mainly because mods in Brood War aren't like Minecraft mods, it doesn't just make the game more fun, it potentially (in this case, definitely) gives you an unfair advantage over your opponent.

As a long time Brood War player, I entreat you to avoid using these methods and enjoy the game's imperfect beauty.

But this may quench your thirst if you're not picky about experiencing the pure, true Brood War.

Starcraft 2 - Brood War Remake

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While i understand the ethically acceptable for multiplier, i only want to do this for Singleplayer. From your answer i would guess that it can be done, just thats its disproved of. Would you be able to point me in the direction for finding "the way". Also I dont have SC2 – Gareth Jones Jun 21 '12 at 22:50
@GarethJones I'm sorry, but I can't do that on Arqade. Although I can't stop people from seeking out hacks, I don't want to promote them as a solution either. I understand that people will have objections to my answer even alluding to unethical methods; but I don't think it's respectful to outright deceive people either. If you choose to change the basic mechanics of Brood War, I'm afraid you're missing out on the experience. – Atav32 Jun 22 '12 at 15:14
ok fair enough. Thanks anyway – Gareth Jones Jun 22 '12 at 20:41

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