Warcraft 1.33 is unplayably laggy

Recently returned from long break. When I open warcraft and click on anything in any menu, fps is fine but it can take up to 30 seconds before responding to my input. Another issue: after I start a game, even a small old custom map, my fps is extremely low like 0.3 fps. I had a discussion about this in the warcraft united discord and we think 1.33 is no longer compatible with my specs (I use Intel 4000) however 1.32 was running really well, I had more than 60 fps most of the time. So please fix this.

No one from Activision will fix it. So, get creative and find a way to fix it on your own. Good luck!

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Great response, super classy.

Try reinstalling, otherwise provide a dxdiag and your full specs, what gateway you’re using to connect, internet connection and speed, etc.

Uninstall Refudged and pretend like it never existed. The game is dead.

I assume that DirectPlay is turned off, the .NET 3.5 Framework ( which includes the .NET 1.x-2.x Framework ) is not installed, VC++ / DirectX 9 Redistributables are not up to date, etc.

NOTE: On Windows 10 / 11: Right-click on the following batch file after saving it, and click “Run as administrator”.

(1.) Use Notepad to create this file on your desktop or another folder: Dependency_Auto_Updater.bat
@ECHO OFF
SETLOCAL
sc config BITS start= delayed-auto
sc config EventLog start= auto
sc config UsoSvc start= auto
sc config wuauserv start= auto
net start BITS
net start EventLog
net start UsoSvc
net start wuauserv
powershell -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope CurrentUser -Force}"
powershell -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope LocalMachine -Force}"
powershell -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {Set-PSReadLineOption -HistorySaveStyle SaveNothing -MaximumHistoryCount 1}"
powershell -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {Write-Output 'Remove-Module PSReadline' | New-Item -Path $PROFILE -Type File -Force}"
powershell -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls13}"
powershell -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {Install-PackageProvider -Name PowerShellGet -Scope AllUsers -Force}"
powershell -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -Scope AllUsers -Force}"
powershell -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {Install-PackageProvider -Name WinGet -Scope AllUsers -Force}"
powershell -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {Register-PackageSource -Name 'Nuget Gallery' -Location https://api.nuget.org/v3/index.json -Trusted -Force -ProviderName NuGet}"
DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:LegacyComponents
DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:DirectPlay
DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3
powershell -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {Install-Package Microsoft.XAudio2.Redist -Scope AllUsers -Force}"
powershell -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {Install-Package Microsoft.Direct3D.D3D12 -Scope AllUsers -Force}"
winget install 9NBLGGH4NNS1 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2005.x86 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2005.x64 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2008.x86 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2008.x64 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2010.x86 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2010.x64 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2012.x86 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2012.x64 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2013.x86 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2013.x64 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2015+.x86 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.VCRedist.2015+.x64 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.DotNet.Runtime.3_1 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.DotNet.Runtime.5 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.DotNet.Runtime.6 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
winget install Microsoft.DotNet.Runtime.7 --silent --accept-package-agreements --accept-source-agreements
ECHO Creating Offline Installers on the Desktop... ( Press CTRL+C to End ) && PAUSE
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Vulkan_RT"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\VB6_Common_Controls"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\DirectX_End_User_Runtimes"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2008_(VC++_9.0)_SP1"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2010_(VC++_10.0)_SP1"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2012_(VC++_11.0)_Update_4"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2013_(VC++_12.0)"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Vulkan_RT"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\VB6_Common_Controls"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\DirectX_End_User_Runtimes"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2008_(VC++_9.0)_SP1"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2010_(VC++_10.0)_SP1"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2012_(VC++_11.0)_Update_4"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2013_(VC++_12.0)"
MKDIR "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022"
curl --parallel-immediate --parallel-max 100 --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.arm64.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.arm64.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.arm64.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.arm64.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x86.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.x86.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.x86.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.x86.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x64.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.x64.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.x64.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.x64.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://aka.ms/highdpimfc2013x86enu" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2013_(VC++_12.0)\vcredist_x86.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2013_(VC++_12.0)\vcredist_x86.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2013_(VC++_12.0)\vcredist_x86.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://aka.ms/highdpimfc2013x64enu" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2013_(VC++_12.0)\vcredist_x64.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2013_(VC++_12.0)\vcredist_x64.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2013_(VC++_12.0)\vcredist_x64.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/B/16B06F60-3B20-4FF2-B699-5E9B7962F9AE/VSU_4/vcredist_x86.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2012_(VC++_11.0)_Update_4\vcredist_x86.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2012_(VC++_11.0)_Update_4\vcredist_x86.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2012_(VC++_11.0)_Update_4\vcredist_x86.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/B/16B06F60-3B20-4FF2-B699-5E9B7962F9AE/VSU_4/vcredist_x64.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2012_(VC++_11.0)_Update_4\vcredist_x64.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2012_(VC++_11.0)_Update_4\vcredist_x64.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2012_(VC++_11.0)_Update_4\vcredist_x64.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/5/165255E7-1014-4D0A-B094-B6A430A6BFFC/vcredist_x86.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2010_(VC++_10.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2010_(VC++_10.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2010_(VC++_10.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/5/165255E7-1014-4D0A-B094-B6A430A6BFFC/vcredist_x64.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2010_(VC++_10.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2010_(VC++_10.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2010_(VC++_10.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2008_(VC++_9.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2008_(VC++_9.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2008_(VC++_9.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x64.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2008_(VC++_9.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2008_(VC++_9.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2008_(VC++_9.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://download.microsoft.com/download/8/B/4/8B42259F-5D70-43F4-AC2E-4B208FD8D66A/vcredist_IA64.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_IA64.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_IA64.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_IA64.EXE" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://download.microsoft.com/download/8/B/4/8B42259F-5D70-43F4-AC2E-4B208FD8D66A/vcredist_x64.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.EXE" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://download.microsoft.com/download/8/B/4/8B42259F-5D70-43F4-AC2E-4B208FD8D66A/vcredist_x86.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.EXE"
curl --parallel-immediate --parallel-max 100 --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://download.microsoft.com/download/8/4/A/84A35BF1-DAFE-4AE8-82AF-AD2AE20B6B14/directx_Jun2010_redist.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\DirectX_End_User_Runtimes\directx_Jun2010_redist.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\DirectX_End_User_Runtimes\directx_Jun2010_redist.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\DirectX_End_User_Runtimes\directx_Jun2010_redist.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://download.microsoft.com/download/3/a/5/3a5925ac-e779-4b1c-bb01-af67dc2f96fc/VisualBasic6-KB896559-v1-ENU.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\VB6_Common_Controls\VisualBasic6-KB896559-v1-ENU.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\VB6_Common_Controls\VisualBasic6-KB896559-v1-ENU.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\VB6_Common_Controls\VisualBasic6-KB896559-v1-ENU.exe" --next ^
--parallel-immediate --progress-bar --ssl-no-revoke --ssl-reqd --tlsv1.3 -LZRA "" "https://sdk.lunarg.com/sdk/download/latest/windows/vulkan-runtime.exe" --etag-compare "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Vulkan_RT\VulkanRT_Installer.txt" --etag-save "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\ETag_Cache\Vulkan_RT\VulkanRT_Installer.txt" -o "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Vulkan_RT\VulkanRT_Installer.exe"
ECHO Installing DirectX 9 Redistributable / Vulkan Runtime... ( Press CTRL+C to End ) && PAUSE
MKDIR "%Temp%\WinGet\Microsoft.DirectX.9.29.1974.1"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\DirectX_End_User_Runtimes\directx_Jun2010_redist.exe" /Q /T:"%Temp%\WinGet\Microsoft.DirectX.9.29.1974.1"
"%Temp%\WinGet\Microsoft.DirectX.9.29.1974.1\DXSETUP.exe" /silent
RMDIR /S /Q "%Temp%\WinGet\Microsoft.DirectX.9.29.1974.1"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Vulkan_RT\VulkanRT_Installer.exe" /S

REM Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable latest supported downloads ->
REM Notes: Windows XP Support: ->
REM https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/windows/latest-supported-vc-redist?#notes
REM Reset / Repair Apps:
REM Settings -> System -> Other troubleshooters -> Windows Store Apps (Run)
REM Settings -> System -> Other troubleshooters -> Windows Update (Run)
(2.) Use Notepad to create this file on your desktop or another folder: Install_VC_DirectX_Vulkan_Offline.bat
@ECHO OFF
SETLOCAL
REM MKDIR "%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_8_2005_IA64"
MKDIR "%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VB_6_Controls"
MKDIR "%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_8_2005_64"
MKDIR "%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_8_2005_86"
MKDIR "%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_9_2008_64"
MKDIR "%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_9_2008_86"
MKDIR "%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_10_2010_64"
MKDIR "%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_10_2010_86"
REM "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_IA64.EXE" /Q /T:"%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_8_2005_IA64"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\VB6_Common_Controls\VisualBasic6-KB896559-v1-ENU.exe" /Q /T:"%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VB_6_Controls"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.EXE" /Q /T:"%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_8_2005_64"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2005_(VC++_8.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.EXE" /Q /T:"%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_8_2005_86"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2008_(VC++_9.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.exe" /Q /T:"%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_9_2008_64"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2008_(VC++_9.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.exe" /Q /T:"%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_9_2008_86"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2010_(VC++_10.0)_SP1\vcredist_x64.exe" /Q /T:"%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_10_2010_64"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2010_(VC++_10.0)_SP1\vcredist_x86.exe" /Q /T:"%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes\VC_10_2010_86"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2012_(VC++_11.0)_Update_4\vcredist_x64.exe" /install /quiet /norestart
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2012_(VC++_11.0)_Update_4\vcredist_x86.exe" /install /quiet /norestart
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2013_(VC++_12.0)\vcredist_x64.exe" /install /quiet /norestart
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2013_(VC++_12.0)\vcredist_x86.exe" /install /quiet /norestart
REM "%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.arm64.exe" /install /quiet /norestart
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.x64.exe" /install /quiet /norestart
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Visual_Studio_2015_2017_2019_2022\vc_redist.x86.exe" /install /quiet /norestart
RMDIR /S /Q "%Temp%\VC++_NET_Runtimes"
MKDIR "%Temp%\WinGet\Microsoft.DirectX.9.29.1974.1"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\DirectX_End_User_Runtimes\directx_Jun2010_redist.exe" /Q /T:"%Temp%\WinGet\Microsoft.DirectX.9.29.1974.1"
"%Temp%\WinGet\Microsoft.DirectX.9.29.1974.1\DXSETUP.exe" /silent
RMDIR /S /Q "%Temp%\WinGet\Microsoft.DirectX.9.29.1974.1"
"%UserProfile%\Desktop\VC++_NET_Runtimes\Downloads\Vulkan_RT\VulkanRT_Installer.exe" /S

EDIT: Fixed an obvious typo and added a batch file for offline installation of the VC++ Redist + VB6 Common Controls + DX 9 + Vulkan Runtime. Also replaced dotnet “preview” tag with version 7 standard ( stable version of the runtime installer that provides access to the latest dotnet artifacts via software interface / API handles. )

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If using integrated graphics, then make sure classic graphics are being used.

If using Intel integrated graphics, make sure to update your driver. Especially if it is still supported by Intel as they are rolling out a lot of updates at the moment.

Make sure that Warcraft III is running in fullscreen mode and not a windowed mode as sometimes the desktop composer can interfere with it.

Turn off various overlays and pop-up notifications. Some people have reported that anything that overlays or generates a pop up can largely degrade performance even if it is not visible to the user.

Does not matter as modern Warcraft III uses D3D11 and is bundled with all dependencies.

That “runtime” was for DirectX extensions. Direct3D itself is part of Windows so updates automatically with windows updates. In recent years the DirectX extensions have been provided by the Micorosft DirectX Agility SDK and other such projects which are embedded directly into applications at compile time.

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Click to Expand: This is the actual redistributable I posted in the automated installer above. It does in fact have D3DX11, but colloquially speaking, it is refered to as the DirectX 9.0 Redistributable, though it has been updated quite a bit since 2009/2010. It's a version of the same thing everyone used back when WC3 was new. Now we can ALL learn about how it works:
"The Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime installs a number of runtime libraries from the legacy DirectX SDK for some games that use D3DX9, D3DX10, D3DX11, XAudio 2.7, XInput 1.3, XACT, and/or Managed DirectX 1.1." -> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109

As games get older, they sometimes fail to include the latest redistributables with the installers:

DirectX Installation for Game Developers -> https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/dxtecharts/directx-setup-for-game-developers
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And to quote microsoft…
https://walbourn.github.io/not-so-direct-setup/

The only time running the DirectSetup package will help is if you are getting a message about missing D3DX*.DLL , D3DCompiler*.DLL (#43 or earlier), XAUDIO2*.DLL (2.7 or earlier), XINPUT*.DLL (1.1, 1.2, & 1.3), X3DAUDIO*.DLL , or XACTENGINE*.DLL (or the deprecated Managed DirectX 1.1 assemblies). That’s it.

As the topic creator is not getting such a message, it logically will not help.

This was an auto-updater for every game made in the past 20 years for Windows (not just Blizzard games.) Your concern with this is irrelevant.

NOTE: This is a public forum, everyone can see this. I didn’t make this for you, but you can use this if you want. Nobody is stopping you. This script eliminates a few troubleshooting steps, has the potential to reduce support fees, but it doesn’t fix configuration issues. That was self-evident from the beginning.

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