Your not alone with that issue MrBig. I'm also stuck at the loading screen when entering the Inn.
This is what I tried so far:
Reduced my mods to just the minimum required ones for DCL
Rechecked all the dependencies for all mods and read all install instructions in case I missed anything
Switched from UUNP to CBBE (Note: I realized during the switch, that the Bodyslide groups of DCL are much better grouped for CBBE, only one group for DCL)
Teleport directly to the Inn cell
Start the quest for the Inn first before going in
Installed DCL with reduced texture sizes
Started with and without an ENB
Redownloaded and reinstalled DCL and most of the dependencies
Teleport to the DCC Test Cell to see if the devices are a problem -> Everything works fine there
Check every log file for some hint. But there are no special messages anywhere near that moment I enter the Inn.
My current setup is:
Latest MO2 version
Mods sorted using LOOT -> No Loot Warnings
Base game esm files cleaned with TES5Edit (Also tried without doing this)
FNIS installed and executed with skeleton arm fix -> No Warnings
CBBE Body and Bodyslide installed and used Batch Build for DD and DCL Equipment with Morphs. Used the HDT variant whenever possible
HDT PE installed with no special configuration
All mods are up-to-date
Everytime I change something with the mods I start a new game and go with Patron in the Riverwood Inn LAL start.
My testing sequence looks like this
Start new Game
Create a female character
Wait a few seconds
Check for the DCL MCM entry (Go back to the main menu and start with step 1 if it doesn't appear)
Wait until the message appears "Devious Cursed Loot initialized"
Save and Load the Game
Go with the Patron in Riverwood Inn start in LAL
Use the Bed
Place a white college dress in my inventory
Try to enter the whip and chain inn
Get stuck during the load screen. Either endless white smoke screen visible or game freezes.
My minimal load order looks like this
I also tried without SOS.
My game runs very smooth so far for everything except the Inn. Also the other content of DCL like the traps and quests work very fine. I guess there must be some special NPC, device or clothing or anything in that cell that I haven't encountered elsewhere yet what's crashing my game.
Does anyone have another hint for me what I might have missed?