In short: Geralt freezes for 3 seconds whenever I "loot" any object or enchant weapons or armor at a sharpening wheel/armor rack.
I really want to finish this game. It's my biggest video game shame. And to do this, I'm firing up a save I haven't played since 2017. It has a bunch of mods I last set up to run on v1.31 and miraculously, it still works! But I have this really annoying issue where Geralt now freezes whenever I loot anything.
The game doesn't freeze; Geralt does (you can even see the physics of his clothes flop as it waits for him to react again).
To me, it looks like a missing animation, but it lasts 3 seconds. It also happens when I try to use a sharpening wheel or armor rack to enchant my gear, except in those instances, no animations happens. He freezes for 8-10 seconds.
I made this modlist when NMM was running, so VORTEX doesn't even have the mods loaded. So I'm kinda stumped how to fix it. Also, I haven't used the script merger in YEARS.
Can anyone help me work out how to fix this issue?
The folders in my mods folder are: