This file will need to be re-applied if/when official 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.

Some of these changes, ESPECIALLY THE CLUB NAMES, do NOT apply in FM Touch or in existing save-games. There's a workaround for that in the first post.


The sortitoutsi real names fix changes the instances of fake names in Football Manager 2020 to the proper, real life names for awards, cities, stadiums and competitions, in cases where the actual name is not licensed, such as Champions League, Europa League and Premier League displaying instead of EURO Cup, EURO Vase and Premier Division respectively. It will also fix the fact that the German and Japanese National teams don't call up real players and that the Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach managers have fake names. These are all 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 Brazilian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian (including Juventus) and French clubs to circumvent licensing restrictions. It also adds real-life media and journalists, encompassing most major footballing nations and continents. Brazilian clubs' text colours are also changed through an editor data file. 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 the files in this paragraph to work, however, you will need to start a new game.


Follow the below instructions to install this version of this file

STEP 1.
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\database\db\2000
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\database\db\2001
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\database\db\2010
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\database\db\2030
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\database\db\2040
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

Notes:
\Program Files (x86)\
could be
\Program Files\
depending on your set up.

Mac
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2020 / data / database / db / 2000 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2020 / data / database / db / 2001 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2020 / data / database / db / 2010 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2020 / data / database / db / 2030 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2020 / data / database / db / 2040 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

You can find these folders 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.

You can get to the Library folder by simply selecting Go from the top bar and holding "alt" key - The Library folder suddenly appears on the drop down

For Mac Lion users, the Library folder will be hidden. Use this link to find out how to show it.

For those struggling to find the Steam and Steam Apps folder etc using Mac with the new OS High Sierra, this link below shows how you can unhide your Library folder which will then let you find the other folders.

Slightly more detail in this post



STEP 2:
COPY the dbc, edt and lnc folders from the downloaded pack

STEP 3:
PASTE them into each of your respective folders mentioned in step 1.

These are what the respective folder structures should look like in the 2040 folder:

dbc: https://i.imgur.com/je40Ajx.png
dbc/permanent: https://i.imgur.com/1FH8ABp.png
edt/permanent: https://i.imgur.com/aat5BqX.png
lnc: https://i.imgur.com/a87Z77C.png

STEP 4:
COPY the 8 files located in the EDITOR DATA FILES folder in the downloaded pack

STEP 5
PASTE to
\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\editor data

\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\\GAMEPASS\editor data



Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive
By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 2020’


This should be what your editor data folder looks like now. There may initially be a config.xml file in this folder and it can be safely overwritten; it is generated by FM every time the game starts.

https://i.imgur.com/u8XTmoc.png



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, Japanese national teams will be populated in the next instance that players are called up, and not immediately. Do keep in mind that this file does not add Japan-based players, who are not in the official database and will need a third-party add-on to be created and added.

Club names 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.
Comments
mattafc1234
14 years ago
3 weeks ago
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Thanks for this. All looks in order so far. Can I see inside the dbc/permanent folders in 2000 and 2001? You're uploading a screenshot of the edt folder, which doesn't tackle any of the Juventus licensing issues


Here you go mate - both for 200 and 201. Thanks
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
48,577
Here you go mate - both for 200 and 201. Thanks

I'm baffled - everything looks in order

I'm sending you a PM.
pezzahawkins
14 years ago
1 week ago
179
Hi, I\m using a Mac and when I try and open a file all of the code is not in English, it's just a mess and I'm not able to edit.... strange
SirTAVARES
8 years ago
2 weeks ago
23,854
Club ID: 83255937

is called Belenenses SAD

Full Name: Os Belenenses Futebol, SAD
(https://www.zerozero.pt/equipa.php?id=229965)

then i can start my save

pezzahawkins
14 years ago
1 week ago
179
Screenshot 2019-11-02 at 13.13.00
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
48,577
Hi, I\m using a Mac and when I try and open a file all of the code is not in English, it's just a mess and I'm not able to edit.... strange

Which file are you trying to open and what program are you trying to use to open it? You didn't attach the screenshot in your other post. Put it on imgur so I can see it.




Club ID: 83255937

is called Belenenses SAD

Full Name: Os Belenenses Futebol, SAD
(https://www.zerozero.pt/equipa.php?id=229965)

then i can start my save

Added into the file for the next release
pezzahawkins
14 years ago
1 week ago
179
https://imgur.com/vaPHY52

I\me trying to edit club names and using TextEdit
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
48,577
https://imgur.com/vaPHY52

I\me trying to edit club names and using TextEdit

FMF files can only be edited with the FM editor, not with TextEdit, Notepad or equivalents. You can edit them with the FM19 editor, unless the entry you want to edit is new to the FM20 database, in which case you'd have to wait for FM20 to be released, together with the FM20 editor.
Thewes
7 years ago
6 hours ago
98
belongs deleted
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 137976 "Fussballclub Red Bull Salzburg Juniors" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 137976 "FC Red Bull Salzburg Juniors" ""

and added
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 137976 "Fussball Akademie Red Bull Salzburg" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 137976 "AKA Red Bull Salzburg" ""

# St. Pölten
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 16066768 "NV Arena" ""
pezzahawkins
14 years ago
1 week ago
179
FMF files can only be edited with the FM editor, not with TextEdit, Notepad or equivalents. You can edit them with the FM19 editor, unless the entry you want to edit is new to the FM20 database, in which case you'd have to wait for FM20 to be released, together with the FM20 editor.

Ok... is this something that has since changed? I could always edit these type of files before....
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
48,577
belongs deleted
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 137976 "Fussballclub Red Bull Salzburg Juniors" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 137976 "FC Red Bull Salzburg Juniors" ""

and added
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 137976 "Fussball Akademie Red Bull Salzburg" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 137976 "AKA Red Bull Salzburg" ""

# St. Pölten
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 16066768 "NV Arena" ""

Thanks for these

A word of advice. It's better to make a new post if you're editing a post, otherwise there's a risk I only see the original post and not the subsequent edit. I'd've missed the St. Pölten stadium if I didn't happen to refresh the page



Ok... is this something that has since changed? I could always edit these type of files before....

No, it's been like that for ages now. fmf files can only be opened with the editor. It's dbc, edt and lnc files which can be opened with TextEdit/Notepad.
Thewes
7 years ago
6 hours ago
98
Ok I can do.
In other forums, this is not welcome, so I edited the old post.
pezzahawkins
14 years ago
1 week ago
179
Thanks for these

A word of advice. It's better to make a new post if you're editing a post, otherwise there's a risk I only see the original post and not the subsequent edit. I'd've missed the St. Pölten stadium if I didn't happen to refresh the page

No, it's been like that for ages now. fmf files can only be opened with the editor. It's dbc, edt and lnc files which can be opened with TextEdit/Notepad.

Ok thanks, perhaps it was a different type if file that I had before for the name fixes because I definitely edited it using TextEdit. Thats cool though, just as easy to edit using the editor.

Just so I'm not going mad... There are other real name fix files that CAN be edited using TextEdit etc aren't there?
Thewes
7 years ago
6 hours ago
98
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 89066985 "Kopa-Trophäe" "" "German"
"AWARD_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 89066985 "Kopa-Trophäe" "" "German"
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
48,577
Ok I can do.
In other forums, this is not welcome, so I edited the old post.

Ideally, of course, you combine a number of changes into a single post, rather than having multiple posts with just one entry each




Ok thanks, perhaps it was a different type if file that I had before for the name fixes because I definitely edited it using TextEdit. Thats cool though, just as easy to edit using the editor.

Just so I'm not going mad... There are other real name fix files that CAN be edited using TextEdit etc aren't there?

I'm not sure what you mean Like I said, dbc, edt and lnc files can all be edited with TextEdit. It's just dbc and fmf files which can't.
Bearded Shrimper
10 years ago
10 months ago
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Does this remove transfer embargo of Chelsea? I have been trying to remove it but the edt files don't seem to do anything and i can't remove it.


That's the whole reason I'm doing my BETA as Chelsea!!
Bearded Shrimper
10 years ago
10 months ago
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@Mons, you are a star! A legend in your own lifetime and a saviour to us all
Bearded Shrimper
10 years ago
10 months ago
58
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I've made the changes you said but the logos and that only work for non-premier league teams in England. Is that a Beta thing?
Bearded Shrimper
10 years ago
10 months ago
58
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https://i.imgur.com/3YgHO1e.png

If you click on the green rectangle in the top right, you will see a list of the files from this download that you've added to your game. As the text then says, you'll pick your team later. Click on advanced setup in the green rectangle in the bottom right to continue to the page where you can select what nations and divisions you want to load.

https://i.imgur.com/FOYfDlr.png

When here, click on the red rectangle to add which nations you want to load in your save game, then click "start game" in the bottom right for the game to create your game. At that point, you will be able to select the team you want to manage.

Hope this helps



I'm not getting the option to do this, the database box is greyed out. Is that a Beta thing?
gil monteiro
4 years ago
7 months ago
3
portuguese league with club name problems
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
48,577
I've made the changes you said but the logos and that only work for non-premier league teams in England. Is that a Beta thing?

What do you mean by the logos not working? This file doesn't add any logos

Added to your problem with the database box not showing, it indicates you haven't installed the file correctly. Are you on a Mac?

@gil monteiro, they're fine if you install the editor data files correctly before starting a new game. Check they're in the same place as in the screenshot in the main post.
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
48,577

Just because you posted this didn't help indicate what the issue is

Thanks to SirTAVARES earlier on, who gave me a bit more detail than that, I'll make the necessary fix in the next version of this patch
gil monteiro
4 years ago
7 months ago
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shadowrun
2 years ago
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S.D. Huesca B (Change ID #)
OLD ID 67128091
NEW ID 67260611

C.D. Praviano (The second reserve team of Real Oviedo)
ID 819243
LONG C.D. Praviano
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
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shadowrun
2 years ago
2 weeks ago
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Girona F.C. B (Change Girona C to B)
ID - 67148325
LONG Girona F.C. C
LONG Girona F.C. B
SHORT Girona B
[email protected]uk
11 years ago
3 weeks ago
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I have downloaded and the majority of the files work. I can't seem to get the club name change part to work though even after starting a new game. The competition have changed names fine. Any tips please?
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
48,577
I have downloaded and the majority of the files work. I can't seem to get the club name change part to work though even after starting a new game. The competition have changed names fine. Any tips please?

Can I have a screenshot of where you've placed it please?
[email protected]
11 years ago
3 weeks ago
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How is the best way to send a screenshot on here? Sorry. New to it.

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