Context: Why can't I make the HRE elective?
Ivan's useful answer suggests creating a minimod to work around the issue:
If you're not playing Ironman, you could edit this file by creating a minimod fixing the issue.
I would quite like to do this to verify the answer is correct - admittedly it looks strongly like this is the case - so that I can both accept it and actually resolve the issue.
However, it seems not to be as simple as just editing the file itself because of how the defines in the files are resolved between core and mods. So I figured I would ask a question which would be useful for future querants.
Before I do so, I wanted to check that such a thing would be on-topic (think so!), and a good fit (???) for Arquade. I do note that mod development is off topic:
Please note, however, that site policies prohibit questions of the following types:
- Game and Mod Development (try the Game Development Stack Exchange instead)
But this isn't really about mod development as such.
Shall I go ahead and ask ask?
A grue ate some of the URLs I had when I was going to ask this before, but I'll see if I can find the meta topic I read.