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
Girito
8 years ago
1 month ago
9
You're probably looking for this file then 😉


Excuse me, Gamepass = Epic Games? Do I have to reinstall the game because of the already edited folders?
mons
14 years ago
23 minutes ago
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Excuse me, Gamepass = Epic Games? Do I have to reinstall the game because of the already edited folders?

You don't need to reinstall the game, just download the files in that other thread and they should resolve the issue of the deleted files related to this patch being regenerated.

Just download it and use it and you'll see what I mean.
Girito
8 years ago
1 month ago
9
You don't need to reinstall the game, just download the files in that other thread and they should resolve the issue of the deleted files related to this patch being regenerated.

Just download it and use it and you'll see what I mean.


Thanks a lot, man!
dannb
8 months ago
2 months ago
1
Can I use that Fix for Epic Games version of FM 2020?
mons
14 years ago
23 minutes ago
33,625
Can I use that Fix for Epic Games version of FM 2020?

Probably yes.
pratnala
6 years ago
5 days ago
6
Premium
Brazilian clubs only have 3 letter names after copying these files. Anyone know how to fix this?
mons
14 years ago
23 minutes ago
33,625
Brazilian clubs only have 3 letter names after copying these files. Anyone know how to fix this?

This is the FM20 version of this file - are you sure you're not looking for the FM21 version?

Irrespective of which it is, the dbc/permanent folder needs to look exactly as the screenshot in the main post, and they will not change if the file is applied after having started a save game.
pratnala
6 years ago
5 days ago
6
Premium
This is the FM20 version of this file - are you sure you're not looking for the FM21 version?

Irrespective of which it is, the dbc/permanent folder needs to look exactly as the screenshot in the main post, and they will not change if the file is applied after having started a save game.


I am playing FM20 so yes I am looking for the FM20 version. The other changes in the files have applied (check attachment) so not sure what's going wrong.
mons
14 years ago
23 minutes ago
33,625
I am playing FM20 so yes I am looking for the FM20 version. The other changes in the files have applied (check attachment) so not sure what's going wrong.

What's the screenshot you posted of?

Can I have a screenshot of your 2040/dbc/permanent folder? I'm assuming you've started with the 20.4 database.
pratnala
6 years ago
5 days ago
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Premium
Screenshot in the previous post is from game status. What you asked is attached here.
mons
14 years ago
23 minutes ago
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Screenshot in the previous post is from game status. What you asked is attached here.

It looks like you didn't install the file properly. Compare your screenshot with the ones in the main post. There are a handful of files which shouldn't be there if you'd followed the installation instructions. Unfortunately, these particular changes need to be applied before starting a new game to take effect.

As an aside, what version of the game are you running? Epic? Gamepass?
pratnala
6 years ago
5 days ago
6
Premium
I am on Gamepass. I set these up in the beginning of the year. Did anything change after that? I just need the Brazilian club names changed. Any way to do that?
mons
14 years ago
23 minutes ago
33,625
I am on Gamepass. I set these up in the beginning of the year. Did anything change after that? I just need the Brazilian club names changed. Any way to do that?

The Gamepass version of this file can be downloaded from here, which is slightly different in how it works to this one.

As explained already, these particular changes need to be applied before starting a new game to take effect due to the nature of the file structure.
pratnala
6 years ago
5 days ago
6
Premium
I see, so there's nothing I can do now to change those club names? My save is many seasons ahead so don't want to lose it.
mons
14 years ago
23 minutes ago
33,625
I see, so there's nothing I can do now to change those club names? My save is many seasons ahead so don't want to lose it.

Nothing I know of, I'm afraid. Try applying the files in the download from the other thread in case they somehow work differently when playing via Gamepass; what have you got to lose?
Football Manager PRO
8 years ago
9 hours ago
12
I have correctly followed the procedure but when I go to remove # by changing the name of a team I do not see the change. if instead I add a team that is not included in the list "City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc" I see the change. can someone help me?

(FM20 Steam)
mons
14 years ago
23 minutes ago
33,625
I have correctly followed the procedure but when I go to remove # by changing the name of a team I do not see the change. if instead I add a team that is not included in the list "City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc" I see the change. can someone help me?

(FM20 Steam)

I have no idea why you thought posting this in the FM19 thread would be the right way to go about it 😕

If you have the editor data file in place before starting a new game, a club who has had a name change within it cannot be edited afterwards via lnc. It's just the way it works.
Football Manager PRO
8 years ago
9 hours ago
12
By mons 31 January 2021 - 11:08 AM UTC 

I have no idea why you thought posting this in the FM19 thread would be the right way to go about it 😕

If you have the editor data file in place before starting a new game, a club who has had a name change within it cannot be edited afterwards via lnc. It's just the way it works. 

 

I'm sorry for having the wrong section, but on FM20 I can change the names of the minor teams that are not included even during my save on the lnc file, except those already listed. It is not necessary to start a new game.

mons
14 years ago
23 minutes ago
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By Football Manager PRO 19 February 2021 - 09:06 AM UTC 

I'm sorry for having the wrong section, but on FM20 I can change the names of the minor teams that are not included even during my save on the lnc file, except those already listed. It is not necessary to start a new game.

 

There are already entries with those UIDs further down the list of Italian club name changes. If there are multiple entries for the same UID, the game will read the one furthest down the list.

 

What you need to do is find the respective original entries for all those clubs in the file and delete them individually.

 

As an aside, if the changes in the above screenshot reflect those made in real life, I would appreciate if you could paste the above text in here so that I can make the necessary changes in the FM21 file for any forthcoming updates 👍

Football Manager PRO
8 years ago
9 hours ago
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# Italy
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7983762 "A.S.D. Partinicaudace" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7983762 "Partinicaudace" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43607807 "A.S.D. Sporting Vallone" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43157305 "A.S.D. Real Aci" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 834852 "S.S.D. Pro Favara 1984" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 834852 "Pro Favara" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43066189 "A.S.D. Parmonval" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 829178 "A.S.D. Igea 1946" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 829178 "Igea 1946" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 830978 "A.S.D. Cephaledium Calcio" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 830978 "Cephaledium" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43040943 "A.S.D. Canicattì Calcio" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43058684 "Mazara Calcio" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43058684 "Mazara" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43473775 "A.S.D. Dolce Onorio Folgore" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43156833 "A.S.D. Gangi" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43156833 "Gangi" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43460321 "A.S.D. Akragas 2018" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43460321 "Akragas" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43126749 "S.S.D. Dattilo Calcio 1980" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43126749 "Dattilo 1980" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43457016 "Juventus F.C. U23" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43457016 "Juventus U23" ""

 

I have changed a few names for teams that are in my career in the Italian 5th level. I checked that there are no duplicates but in game I see some teams changed but others not. This fact is really a mystery.

mons
14 years ago
23 minutes ago
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By Football Manager PRO 19 February 2021 - 20:15 PM UTC 

# Italy
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7983762 "A.S.D. Partinicaudace" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7983762 "Partinicaudace" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43607807 "A.S.D. Sporting Vallone" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43157305 "A.S.D. Real Aci" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 834852 "S.S.D. Pro Favara 1984" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 834852 "Pro Favara" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43066189 "A.S.D. Parmonval" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 829178 "A.S.D. Igea 1946" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 829178 "Igea 1946" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 830978 "A.S.D. Cephaledium Calcio" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 830978 "Cephaledium" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43040943 "A.S.D. Canicattì Calcio" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43058684 "Mazara Calcio" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43058684 "Mazara" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43473775 "A.S.D. Dolce Onorio Folgore" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43156833 "A.S.D. Gangi" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43156833 "Gangi" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43460321 "A.S.D. Akragas 2018" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43460321 "Akragas" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43126749 "S.S.D. Dattilo Calcio 1980" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43126749 "Dattilo 1980" ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43457016 "Juventus F.C. U23" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43457016 "Juventus U23" ""

 

I have changed a few names for teams that are in my career in the Italian 5th level. I checked that there are no duplicates but in game I see some teams changed but others not. This fact is really a mystery.

 

Thanks for these.

 

Which folder are you placing the file in? Can I have a screenshot of it and perhaps you could upload the lnc file itself?

Football Manager PRO
8 years ago
9 hours ago
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@mons 

I have inserted the LNC file in all folders (2000> 2040).

My ideas lab on Facebook (Italian): Football Manager LAB

My Video Edits: Football Manager PRO

mons
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By Football Manager PRO 26 February 2021 - 11:26 AM UTC 

@mons 

I have inserted the LNC file in all folders (2000> 2040).

My ideas lab on Facebook (Italian): Football Manager LAB

My Video Edits: Football Manager PRO

 

I can't see any reason why it should not work 😢

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