I do infact have a saved game that will bypass this horrible error. Its right after said loading screen. My friend supplied me with this one. She said she loaded the Hacked english language version (basically the german version with english subs) and it worked for the official english version. I know, I'm playing it currently!
Try not to complain so bad about the name and appearance as you can go to the illusionist and change said things in the tutorial area.
My only complaint about this, is that it may
lock up when using the waypoints later in the game. So please; try to save your games as much as possible! I lost over 3 hours of work due to that! I am not sure if this waypoint loading freeze is similar in nature to this one or entirely random in nature, but I can say that this saved game does indeed work for me. I hope it does work for you all as well! http://www.mediafire.com/?jgq2tnzyyjo
Saved Game from the very beginning. This file should be 1.38mb in size. Lets just hope I upped the correct save file! ^^;
Tested and works. (For me at least) Thanks a bunch for the upload.
For anyone trying to get it to work, download the file provided by mehale above this post.
Copy the downloaded file to C:/Documents and Settings/*(username/ Local Settings / Application data/ Divinity 2/ Savegames
Start the game and load the file. You can change your appearance and name in game.
*edit* I may have spoken too soon. Upon finishing the tutorial and finishing the broken valley quests...I go into the once blocked path only to hit another never ending loading screen.
Shame..The game is really fun too. Did you have this problem mehale? If so, is there any way around it?
Any special settings or differences in your game files?