With my total conversion (dino sound overhaul), the game takes like 10 minutes to load, but when I don’t use it it’s alot faster. Others are having that problem aswell, so I’m asking why this could possibly happen? My mod only contains sound files, the sound cues and corresponding animations. The sound files are around the same size as the original ones, if that matters.
I’m betting it’s just because there are so many things in ARK that use sounds. There may be a way to compress some of the files to a smaller size, but otherwise, I think you’ll have to deal with the load time.