The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Morpheus506 said:Well... there are a couple possible things, I guess--and that's because I can't remember if trying to change the major status will actually work or not. It may not--in which case, when you want to annex a country for role-playing reasons or because you want their capital or whatever else, you can edit the savefiles and give yourself their capital, but give them like a 50 person colony landlocked in Siberia or the Americas where they should hopefully not cause any trouble.
Anyway, when you go to try to annex, make sure of a few things--one, that you were the one declared war upon or who declared war. You may be the leader of an alliance, but if one of your allies was the one attacked then you can't annex the enemy. Two, be sure they don't have any of your own provinces under control hiding somewhere around. Three, reject any outstanding peace offers that they've sent you--if you control the whole country, but they've got a peace-offer notifier sitting up in the corner, you can't annex until you close that box out.
Hope that helps.