How do I tell if the game failed to load or not

OS X.

About a month ago, the game froze on “loading trees” but now I’ve gotten into the game.

I have the HUD and the ambient soundtrack but it’s all black and it sounds like night but it’s evident the world won’t load

is the OS X version known to be particularly broken right now or should I wait more than 5 minutes for the world to load? getting spinning rainbow beachball of cancer

the render quality slider is also really edgy so I don’t know if I should turn it down from max

[editline]15th December 2013[/editline]

rust alpha in all its glory

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