This file will need to be re-applied if/when patches/updates are released to ensure full compatibility. This is due to the fact that some files which are removed when installing this file are automatically re-installed by Steam when official patches come out.

The sortitoutsi real names fix changes the instances of fake names in Football Manager 15 to the proper, real life names for awards, cities, stadiums and competitions, in cases where the actual name is not licensed. It will also fix the fact that the German National team doesn't call up real players. These are fully save-game compatible.

There is also a club name changes file, which changes the names of clubs in a way which ensures that any nicknames entered in the default database are retained. This file includes the proper names for German, Italian and French clubs to circumvent licensing restrictions. It also adds real-life media and journalists, with 26 media files added to encompass all major footballing nations and continents. Finally, it includes a small file which corrects the 3-Letter competition names to correspond with any changes made in the lnc files. For all these files to work, however, you will need to start a new game.

Magrippinho very helpfully created a YouTube video on how this file should be installed. Some of the contents are different - but the procedure is identical, although of course you use the equivalent folder for FM15.

Or, you can follow the below instructions to install v2.0 of this file (if you are installing a previous version please use the 1500 folder instead of the 1530 folder:

Step 1: Go to

PC
 Program Files \ Steam \ SteamApps \ common \ football manager 2015 \ data \ db \ 1530 
Mac
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2015 / data / db / 1530 
You can find this folder by clicking, in the Finder, the Go menu in the menu bar, then choose Go to Folder and type the folder path name (obviously inserting your username), then click Go.

Slightly more detail in this post

Linux
/home/user/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Football Manager 2015/data/db/1530/

Please note that the Local folder is hidden. Press (ctrl + h)
Android:
sdcard\Android\data\sportsinteractive.fm15\files\installed\data\db\1530
For Mac Lion users, the Library folder will be hidden. Use this link to find out how to show it.

Step 2: Delete the edt and lnc folders from the folder above

Step 3: Copy the edt and lnc folder from this download into the folder mentioned in step 1.

Step 4: Go to:

Documents \ Sports Interactive \ Football Manager 2015
Step 5: Open the folder named "editor data" contained therein. If it does not exist, then create it.

Step 6: Keeping the folder in step 5 open, go back to the file you downloaded and select the folder named "FM15 Real Names Fix Files from sortitoutsi.net v2.0".

Step 7: Paste the circled folder directly into the folder mentioned in step 5.
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u344/maltamons/real-names-fix-2.png~original

Step 8: This should be what your editor data folder looks like. There may also be a config.xml file in this folder and can be safely retained; it is generated by FM every time the game starts.
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u344/maltamons/real-names-fix.png~original



To make sure the files have been applied correctly, go to the Champions Cup and EURO Vase in your saved game, and they should be renamed to Champions League and Europa League respectively. If you are in the middle of a save-game, German national teams will be populated in the next instance that players are called up, and not instantly. Club names (including the German ones) are only changed if you apply the editor data files before starting a new game. For a workaround if you've already started a new save-game, then please read the opening post of this thread.

Some of these changes may not apply in FMC...
Comments
Phil1994_2014
6 years ago
4 years ago
1
Hey,

I have bought the game over steam. Installed it. And installed the skins package as well as the real name ... package. Nothing of it works.
->I cannot select the skin of scorpio
->The Names of the competitions are correct for example: Champions League
->The Logos of Clubs are incorrect: For example Premier League and Bundesliga
->The Names of the Clubs are wrong: For example HSV and not Hamburger SV

Is there any point I am missing? I startet a new game, I bought the game, ... I have no idea what to do. Please help .)
mons
15 years ago
18 minutes ago
58,282
Please upload your screenshots to an image-hosting site, as they cannot be currently displayed.

It would also help if you could take a screenshot of what you think is wrong in your game so it is clear what I have to look for.

Please note that this file does not include club or competition logos; these can be downloaded elsewhere on this site.
Kasjan
10 years ago
6 years ago
19
hello , i would ask about name fix ..
when i copy all folder and when i would start new game i see this ;
http://iv.pl/images/43289429012667089902.png
version 15.0.0 ; |
when i accept i will use during the game patch 15.2.1 or no ?
thanks for help and sorry for my english
Evil-Muffin7
13 years ago
2 months ago
712
Database is 15.0.0
Patch is the game version 15.2.1 which fixes bugs from various sections of the game and nothing to do with the database.
Kasjan
10 years ago
6 years ago
19
Deleted Account #215144
Guys, the media files won't load in the editor, apparantly they are DBC instead of FMF.
NEVER MIND, I found the import button
Joe Pyne
8 years ago
3 years ago
1
I've got a strange problem, the whole thing worked perfectly for the german teams etc.

BUT it has somehow deleted the french leagues. Anyone got any ideas how to fix that?
mons
15 years ago
18 minutes ago
58,282
I've got a strange problem, the whole thing worked perfectly for the german teams etc.

BUT it has somehow deleted the french leagues. Anyone got any ideas how to fix that?

You have deleted the dbc folder from within the installation folder. Although this folder was deleted in previous versions of this file, closer attention to the installation instructions would have brought to your attention that this is not the case this year

You can either restore it from your Recycle Bin or, if it isn't still there, you can verify the integrity of the game cache. If you follow the latter course of action, you will need to re-delete and re-replace the edt and lnc folders from this download, since this process recreates the files which this download removes.

Hope this helps


Edit: Actually, having seen the screenshots, it seems to me that you've somehow managed to download and install the FM14 version of this file by mistake, rather than this year's.

Please delete the editor data files related to this download, verify the integrity of the game cache and re-download and re-apply the files from THIS download...
Skrub
6 years ago
6 years ago
2
Does anyone else's FM15 keep crashing after applying this fix?
mons
15 years ago
18 minutes ago
58,282
Does anyone else's FM15 keep crashing after applying this fix?

I haven't had a single report of this file causing a crash, so I doubt it's this file's fault. How are you so sure it's this file to blame?

Can you please upload screenshots of the folders in which you've installed these files pls so I can see if there's anything wrong there?
Evil-Muffin7
13 years ago
2 months ago
712
Also have you got anything else that has been added to the game?

What type of crash is it sometimes the game can crash at a certain date and a holiday mode for the day can fix the error as long as you change nothing. but most crashes can be from other files or corrupt games.
Skrub
6 years ago
6 years ago
2
I'm sure I replaced all folders correctly. Unfortunately for pirates, like me, this fix collides with 3dm_ceg.dll (which is a crack file!). Don't ban me please, I might get FM15 in the future. I just can't afford 50 euros for software atm
mons
15 years ago
18 minutes ago
58,282
Thanks for letting me know that you're pirating this file and for letting me know that this file thankfully clashes with pirate versions of FM. Goodbye now
JG Lim
7 years ago
5 years ago
1
Ive did everything but the game crash when i was about to start the season.
Janos Horvath
8 years ago
5 years ago
5
I have a problem after the fix properly installed as per the instructions. Created new game everything seemed perfect but the game always crashes in the first couple of days. Steam verify integrity of game cache has been processed but doesn't help eigther. Does anyone has any recommendation what to do? I don't want to play without the name fix and don't want to lose my Milan save.

The error message is attached.
I really appreciate any advice or support. Thanks!
Evil-Muffin7
13 years ago
2 months ago
712
Tried holiday mode around the time it crashed?
mons
15 years ago
18 minutes ago
58,282
Ive did everything but the game crash when i was about to start the season.

Apologies, but I somehow missed this post. If you've not solved it yet, what version of the game are you running and do you have any other editor data files please?




I have a problem after the fix properly installed as per the instructions. Created new game everything seemed perfect but the game always crashes in the first couple of days. Steam verify integrity of game cache has been processed but doesn't help eigther. Does anyone has any recommendation what to do? I don't want to play without the name fix and don't want to lose my Milan save.

The error message is attached.
I really appreciate any advice or support. Thanks!

Apart from what Evil-Muffin suggested, again are you running any other editor data files? And at what exact stage is it crashing?
Janos Horvath
8 years ago
5 years ago
5
Apologies, but I somehow missed this post. If you've not solved it yet, what version of the game are you running and do you have any other editor data files please?

Apart from what Evil-Muffin suggested, again are you running any other editor data files? And at what exact stage is it crashing?


thank you for your quick response! unfortunately this has not been solved yet. I reset the skin to the official one but didnt helped.

I hope you mean the extra files options under the preference menu. please find the screenshot on the following link:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=371732945

game version 15.2.1.
Janos Horvath
8 years ago
5 years ago
5
Tried holiday mode around the time it crashed?


thanks for the response. the game is set to first season started on the 30th of June (Holland). game tends to crash between the 2nd and 5th of June.

hope this is an answer to your question. if not please advise.

thank you!
Janos Horvath
8 years ago
5 years ago
5
Apologies, but I somehow missed this post. If you've not solved it yet, what version of the game are you running and do you have any other editor data files please?

Apart from what Evil-Muffin suggested, again are you running any other editor data files? And at what exact stage is it crashing?


the game crashes once hitting the continue button and calculating in the background the computer related activities.
mons
15 years ago
18 minutes ago
58,282
Janos, can you upload a screenshot of any editor data files you have in place in Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2015 > editor data?
Evil-Muffin7
13 years ago
2 months ago
712
I had a look at the save and stuff its seems to be something to do with the manager or something as it crashed on the 2nd July all the time, but if i resigned from Milan i got to the 3rd July without issues :/ best advice is to start a new game as it wasn't too far in the game.

So the problem wasn't anything to do with the real name fixes
TipNinja
7 years ago
3 years ago
2
not working for me. I updated my mac for Yosemite and it seems that I can't really fix this... can anyone help?


What bit you struggling with? Im running Yosemite and have this installed and working properly

Im gonna take the liberty in saying you can't find the edt and inc files?

Open Terminal found in Finder > Applications > Utilities.
In Terminal, paste the following: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES.
Press return.
Hold 'alt' on your keyboard, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch.

This will show you the folders you need to delete, once you have done this and pasted in the replacement, go back to terminal, enter the same line of code again, with NO at the end of it.

That is the only step that i can see is an issue but if it is something else you are welcome to pick my brain and ill do what i can for you
Janos Horvath
8 years ago
5 years ago
5
I had a look at the save and stuff its seems to be something to do with the manager or something as it crashed on the 2nd July all the time, but if i resigned from Milan i got to the 3rd July without issues :/ best advice is to start a new game as it wasn't too far in the game.

So the problem wasn't anything to do with the real name fixes


Thank you for your efforts and time! I have received much more support from you guys than from the official sega team. Great effort!
mons
15 years ago
18 minutes ago
58,282
Given that Sega/SI don't have anything to do with this file, in fact we're not even allowed to post about it there due to licensing restrictions, then I'm not that surprised

Happy to see your issue is thus solved
HarryL6
6 years ago
6 years ago
4
I don't have a steam folder in program files?
HarryL6
6 years ago
6 years ago
4
I don't have a steam folder in program files?

There were two files called program files
bernxe
8 years ago
5 years ago
4
Hi guys.

I have a problem. I'm s NEW user for Mac and get further then "step 3" my new file doesn't seem right?!? can anybody help???

It looks like this on my Mac..

arrrrhhh.. can't find out to post the image....... Look at my profile picture.

Hope someone will help..

thanks.
mons
15 years ago
18 minutes ago
58,282
I'm really sorry but your profile picture is simply too small to see clearly what's being displayed. Can you upload the image to tinypic, imghost or any other image hosting site please?
Mark Cawthorn
7 years ago
3 months ago
145
Hi mons

is there going to be an update to update cardiffs colour change?

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