Game takes about 10 minutes to start

Do you have any add-ons in your Community folder? If yes, please remove and retest before posting.
Happens with or without add-ons

Are you using Developer Mode or made changes in it?
Not at that time

Brief description of the issue:
When starting the game, it “Checks for update” for more than 5 minutes every time, then loads for several minutes.

Provide Screenshot(s)/video(s) of the issue encountered:

Detail steps to reproduce the issue encountered:
Start Game

PC specs for those who want to assist (if not entered in your profile)
Ryzen 5800x, 32 GB RAM, SSD, RTX 2070S

Build Version # when you first started experiencing this issue:

Are you on the Steam or Microsoft Store version?

Did you submit this to Zendesk? If so, what is your ticket #?

What speeds does your internet give? is there plenty of space free on the storage drive it’s installed on?

Internet test (limited to 100Mbps) gave 100 down and 100 up. About 40 gigs free on the SSD (non-system drive).

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They say you should keep between 10 to 25% of your storage space free for best performance obviously don’t know what size your ssd is.

Might take a gander here, maybe it might help!

After the sim eventually starts is the menu system also abnormally slow (e.g. slow mouse clicks for selections etc)?

Can you try to turn off menu animations in the game settings?