about 1 year ago - AndrewT - Direct link
It is normal for the game to take a long time to start up.

We can't help with modded games here. In your vanilla situation, are you testing this with a new campaign? Because loading a campaign that had mods used in it previously is not a good test of the problem!  
almost 1 year ago - AndrewT - Direct link
I'm not aware of this as a reported bug in any game version.

If you start a new unmodded test game under does it still happen?