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...
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mons
15 years ago
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I'd say that's something which should be dealt with in the SS kits colour changes file, rather than this one...
carboon
9 years ago
9 months ago
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If you have already started a save-game and wish to change German, Italian and French club names to the correct ones, there is a workaround. However, you will lose the club nicknames.

Open the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file. All the changes I've made in the editor data file are included in this file, however they are preceded by a hashtag (#) which makes the lnc file ignore any text following it.

You can remove the hashtags from in front of any of the "CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" and "CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" codes which you wish to change, and this will display these changes in your save game.

Basically, instead of


#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern München" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern" ""
you should have


"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern München" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern" ""


This may be the most stupid question i have ever asked but I've just read through all 18 pages of comments and i couldn't see a post about how you open the file?
mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
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I really should have included that slightly relevant information! You can use notepad
Cammy Anderson
6 years ago
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so so confused and worried at the same time. I am new to all this editing fm stuff and usually relied on the steam workshop I've been able to download the league pack and facepack no bother but this has me stumped. I've read it so many times.
mons
15 years ago
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Let's try and work it out patiently.

Which step are you having problems with?
Ahmed Refai
7 years ago
1 year ago
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how can i do this if I did not buy the game off steam?
mons
15 years ago
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how can i do this if I did not buy the game off steam?

Even if you don't buy the game off Steam, you still need to install Steam to run the game legally. If you're not running the game legally, then I will not be helping you.
qudtns033
9 years ago
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stevenp85
7 years ago
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Hi I have installed this file,ive followed all the instructions and just loaded it up, every thing looks to have worked apart from the Germany national team its still random players.

any ideas how I can fix this.

cheers.
mons
15 years ago
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If you've applied the file during a save game, the German national team will only be populated with real players in the next call-up period
Lalla
6 years ago
5 years ago
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In my game I se 'Uefa Champions league' changed but player names not. Any help?
stevenp85
7 years ago
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If you've applied the file during a save game, the German national team will only be populated with real players in the next call-up period


hi I started a new game after I added the files and the german team is still the same

cheers
mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
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In my game I se 'Uefa Champions league' changed but player names not. Any help?

I find that purchasing the game legitimately avoids this issue altogether



hi I started a new game after I added the files and the german team is still the same

cheers

Then you've not installed the files correctly, I'm afraid. Can I have a screenshot of your edt and lnc folders please?
stevenp85
7 years ago
10 months ago
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I find that purchasing the game legitimately avoids this issue altogether

Then you've not installed the files correctly, I'm afraid. Can I have a screenshot of your edt and lnc folders please?
mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
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As suspected, you did not install this file correctly.

You need to DELETE both the existing edt and lnc folders and then insert the two from this download. Just changing the contents or merging them isn't enough...
stevenp85
7 years ago
10 months ago
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As suspected, you did not install this file correctly.

You need to DELETE both the existing edt and lnc folders and then insert the two from this download. Just changing the contents or merging them isn't enough...


Are these the right ones mate.
stevenp85
7 years ago
10 months ago
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Are these the right ones mate.


I got it sorted mate thanks for your help
Hopping Witch
10 years ago
4 months ago
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Do I have to copy the "Susie Real Name Fixes - media_germany.xml" into "Documents-FM15-editor data" directly for getting the German Newspaper names?
Or shall I put it there with the folder "media files"?
Do I have to do something else for making it work?
Can someone help me please?
mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
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Do I have to copy the "Susie Real Name Fixes - media_germany.xml" into "Documents-FM15-editor data" directly for getting the German Newspaper names?
Or shall I put it there with the folder "media files"?
Do I have to do something else for making it work?
Can someone help me please?

Keep every XML file, including the German media file, within the media files folder as included in the file download
Hopping Witch
10 years ago
4 months ago
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Thanks, I'll try!
cebul
14 years ago
1 day ago
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Hello, excuse me for my english. I have a mac ox. I don't find the follies for install update ? Thanks
mons
15 years ago
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Hello, excuse me for my english. I have a mac ox. I don't find the follies for install update ? Thanks

Does this post not help?
Kesenturk
8 years ago
1 day ago
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There is a problem with tournament names in Turkish? Can we fix it or how can i fix it? I started new game with these names.

http://i.hizliresim.com/7YXyzv.jpg
http://i.hizliresim.com/Pp6O9Q.jpg
http://i.hizliresim.com/gnV9a2.jpg
http://i.hizliresim.com/9RqDyQ.jpg
mons
15 years ago
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I'm sorry but I can't quite see what's wrong? Is it the Nations League being displayed in English?

If yes, let me know what the equivalent text in Turkish is and I'll make sure it's included in the next version of this file.
DIEGOCUNHA
9 years ago
1 year ago
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Mons,can you make a version of this file with support for Brazilian Portuguese language? Please,because the Football Manager is a big success in Brazil.
Thanks!
mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
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Mons,can you make a version of this file with support for Brazilian Portuguese language? Please,because the Football Manager is a big success in Brazil.
Thanks!

I have no objection to that, and I do believe that some text is already in Portuguese. However, given I don't speak Portuguese, I would need somebody to translate any or all of the text for me. I would gladly add it, if somebody would be so kind as to do so
Filipe Teixeira
9 years ago
6 years ago
12
Mons, Portuguese League change is main sponsor and logo to Liga NOS
http://shifter.pt/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/liganos.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXOpICLuocU
Could you change the competition name soon? Thanks for amazing work
mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
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I've just done a roundup of updated entries, but I'd missed that so thanks

I won't release a full version of this file until the official 15.3 patch is released, since it's not worth it imo...
hammer9
13 years ago
3 hours ago
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i just wonder are they update yet? still v1.1 (08/11/14)
Filipe Teixeira
9 years ago
6 years ago
12
Mons, i just want start playing FM again when 15.3 winter tranfers is released, i wait Don´t forget change name Portuguese League to Liga NOS when you make the new update file ok? Thanks

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