Hey, first time posting in this sub-forum. I wanted to let you know that I’ve really been enjoying the work of the mod team. I did however have a problem that I was hoping that someone might know how to solve.
Started as England in the 1356 scenario with the Breton war already active. The war was “won” within about three years and France and all of the various French vassals were occupied. Since this was my first MEIOU play through the “Surrender of the Valois” event took me by surprise. The northern French territory was transferred to me and the southern territory became Dauphine (which was immediately reoccupied). The only problem is that its 1420 now and I’m still occupying the French vassals & Dauphine and unable to end the war either by myself or by tag switching to Brittany/Montfort. None of the French minors can peace out because they’re vassals of Dauphine…yet Dauphine can’t peace out because it thinks it’s a vassal of itself (Dauphine).
At first I didn’t mind all that much because I was getting a steady stream of province defections but those dried up after about 10-15 years despite there still being several provinces with ENG cores in and around Vendee. I was also a bit preoccupied from 1360-1400 trying to digest the large influx of uncored land (wound up overextended at one point). By now though its getting to be a problem as I could have finished consolidating France some time ago. Dealing with revolts is also getting to be a headache and is tying up a majority of my army. The French lands I got as part of the Valois Surrender have all reached 0 nationalism by now but the occupied Vassals all have minimum revolt risks north of 30% a month after having been occupied for 60 years. Given that there are about 12 or so occupied provinces I’m getting tired playing whackamole even though its done wonders for my army tradition. The unending war is also limiting in that its locking out any action that requires me to be at peace.
So my question is this…what is the best way (the least likely to break something) to end the war via a manual change in the save file (and what would I need to change). As I noted it can’t be resolved in game due to all the remaining defenders thinking that they’re vassals of each other. While I’ve messed around in EU3 save files before its mostly been to alter province ownerships to something saner after the AI concludes a war with a baffling peace treaty. I haven’t ever save file modded an active war so instructions would be appreciated.