17 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
Please disable all mods while we work on this.

Please do a full **clean** re-install:

- move any valued save games elsewhere
- "uninstall" in Steam-CK3
- manually delete both the Steam/SteamApps/common/CK3 AND Documents/Paradox Interactive/CK3 folders
- re-install game in Steam, run a Steam Verify when done.
- add CK3.exe to the exceptions list of your antivirus app; ESPECIALLY if you have Windows Defender, add it to the Ransomware "Apps Allowed Through" list.
- start the game with no mods active and test

In particular make sure there are no files or folders left under either the Steam CK3 or Documents CK3 locations, before installing again.

If those don't help:
DXDIAG is a program you run from the Windows search box on the task bar. After running it will open a window and start collecting info with a progress bar in the lower-left corner. When it completes click the 'save all information' button and save it to a file then attach that file here.

Please attach here your Documents/Paradox Interactive/CK3/pdx_settings.txt .
From your Documents/Paradox Interactive/CK3/logs/ folder, attach here system.log , error.log  
17 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
This game does take a long time to load normally. How long is it for you? Has it always been like that for you with this game?

Did you try the clean reinstall of the game?  
17 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
From hitting PLAY in our launcher to the main game menu took 2'50" on my iMac, 3'30" on my PC. So I'd say you're not doing too badly!  
16 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
Yes, but in all honesty I lost track of which one. If you are really interested you could revert game versions in the Steam Betas tab.