I'm not sure if anyone has posted anything about this yet, but I found an awesome way to kill loading times using pete's plugins. First enable the "pc fps calculation" fix in the special game fixes menu. Then manually set the fps to either 60(ntsc) or 50(pal). This will kill loading times! However, one side effect is that mdecs will play too fast, but I believe this is a small price too pay for no loading times.