Modders are not responsible for the game not loading or taking a long time to load. There's nothing at all that we can do is fix loading issues, and as far as I know, there's nothing we can do to cause them.
There isn't a "stop loading," "slow loading," or "break saves" setting. There also isn't a "disable achievements" setting...
And if adding content to the game caused the game to stop loading, the game wouldn't run at all. Mods don't do anything "weird." There are no DLL hacks or anything like that. Mods use the same file types and the same kind of content used in the rest of the game, and they are packaged and distributed on the Workshop with the same editor used by Larian.
All scripts in mods are event-driven; they only run when those events occur. They do not run on loading screens. Furthermore, scripts that fail to run due to errors in those scripts fail silently and gracefully; the game continues to run, oblivious
to those errors. In fact, the game is so oblivious to those errors, those errors aren't even logged, which makes debugging kind of difficult for us.
I don't know much about adventure mods that add whole new campaigns and levels, but I am 99.999% certain that add-on mods that deal only in data cannot cause
loading issues. If you're experiencing loading issues, please stop blaming modders.
Just because uninstalling a mod may
yield better performance does not indicate that the mod is at fault. Rooster Syndrome
And for every players who says uninstalling mods allowed the game to load all the way, I've seen 10 more players say that uninstalling mods had no effect.
There may be a problem with an underlying system that causes loading to stop or slow down when ANY mod is installed, but it is not a problem created by modders or one that can be resolved by us. Guys, we have access to the same tools that you
If you're experiencing loading issues, your only options are to:
- be patient on the loading screen - and vocal about loading issues here in this forum; or
- don't use mods at all.
Finally, voting down Workshop mods, or calling modders out, because of loading issues is just a terrible thing to do. Please stop.