If you're playing FM Touch, use this file.

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 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 2021 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 2021\data\database\db\2100
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\2101
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\2111
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\2130
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\2140
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

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

Epic Games Installation
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2021\data\database\db\2100
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2021\data\database\db\2101
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2021\data\database\db\2111
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2021\data\database\db\2130
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2021\data\database\db\2140
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 2021 / data / database / db / 2100 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2021 / data / database / db / 2101 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2021 / data / database / db / 2111 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2021 / data / database / db / 2130 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2021 / data / database / db / 2140 
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 2140 folder:

dbc: https://i.imgur.com/fOxUv7W.png
dbc/permanent: https://i.imgur.com/tr2z5Jb.png
edt/permanent: https://i.imgur.com/VDaXvQ4.png
lnc: https://i.imgur.com/i6z1QCO.png

STEP 4:
COPY the 10 files located in the EDITOR DATA FILES folder in the downloaded pack

STEP 5
PASTE to
\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\editor data

\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\\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 2021’


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/sPpeRLc.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.
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mons
15 years ago
23 minutes ago
55,456
If you have already started a save-game or you are playing FMT or you are playing the beta and wish to change German, Spanish, 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 with Notepad (on Windows) and TextEdit (on Mac). 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 ensure these changes are displayed in your save game.

For Notepad, all you need to do is: Select the edit menu, click the replace option, type #"CLUB in the first field and "CLUB in the second and clicking replace all. Then save and close. Shouldn't take more than 3 seconds if you do it right 🙂

https://i.imgur.com/nF7ZEN8.png


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" ""


Basically:
Using an lnc
Pro: Can be used (and disabled) after a save game has been started
Con: Removes club nicknames for those teams whose name has been edited


Using the editor data file
Pro: Retains club nicknames
Con: Needs to be applied before starting a new game
shadowrun
3 years ago
15 hours ago
2,538
kingrobbo
11 years ago
3 hours ago
9,745
Thanks mons once again

I have pinned the thread
mons
15 years ago
23 minutes ago
55,456

I won't be coming in the air tonight, as Phil Collins sings, but thanks for the offer 😉

Thanks for the heads-up, I'll be sure to check Steam and the official SI media even more frequently.

I just hope we don't get too many of the 'where's the file' posts only seconds after the beta is released 😀
Hulmy
9 years ago
6 days ago
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Does anyone know when this is likely to be released? I can't play without it as I'm a pedant! Will it be after the full release or is some absolute legend working on it right now?

Thanks in advance!
crownejewell11
10 years ago
5 days ago
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I won't be coming in the air tonight, as Phil Collins sings, but thanks for the offer 😉

Thanks for the heads-up, I'll be sure to check Steam and the official SI media even more frequently.

I just hope we don't get too many of the 'where's the file' posts only seconds after the beta is released 😀


Songtext is "I can feel it coming in the air tonight" :-) , and there is a change in the steam database log ht, so my feeling is saying you will be popular tonight ;-) https://steamdb.info/sub/501161/history/
mons
15 years ago
23 minutes ago
55,456
Does anyone know when this is likely to be released? I can't play without it as I'm a pedant! Will it be after the full release or is some absolute legend working on it right now?

Thanks in advance!

https://media.tenor.com/images/f0868be38014452f2dd71559bbecc402/tenor.gif
mons
15 years ago
23 minutes ago
55,456
Songtext is "I can feel it coming in the air tonight" :-) , and there is a change in the steam database log ht, so my feeling is saying you will be popular tonight ;-) https://steamdb.info/sub/501161/history/

I know it is, but there's a double entendre in 'coming in the air tonight' which perhaps you might have not spotted in my post. A shitty pun by me, perhaps...
Hulmy
9 years ago
6 days ago
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I take it you are the absolute legend in question! Good lad!
Hulmy
9 years ago
6 days ago
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"I just hope we don't get too many of the 'where's the file' posts only seconds after the beta is released 😀"

Oh shit I didn't see this, my bad!

And I thought it came out last night too!
Eastwood
7 years ago
1 month ago
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Am I wrong assuming that the 20 file will work on new one yeah?
mons
15 years ago
23 minutes ago
55,456
Am I wrong assuming that the 20 file will work on new one yeah?

Nobody knows. I'll look to release this download asap after the beta is released anyway, so just be patient.
Bulkieri
7 years ago
2 weeks ago
6
Youre a gentleman and a scholar Mons - we all appreciate how quick you get this out every year.
crownejewell11
10 years ago
5 days ago
4
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Beta is there! :-)
shadowrun
3 years ago
15 hours ago
2,538
It's out! Let's go!
zachalxnder
3 years ago
6 days ago
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Remember guys - he's trying; don't rush him
axelkinge
11 years ago
1 month ago
2
Only me who cannot download the file? only showing "placeholder.txt"

update; read up and walked straight into that one Mons haha
mmanolis
14 years ago
4 days ago
23
Only me who cannot download the file? only showing "placeholder.txt"


no relax let mons do his magic
mons
15 years ago
23 minutes ago
55,456
mons
15 years ago
23 minutes ago
55,456
Only me who cannot download the file? only showing "placeholder.txt"

Which part of NOT RELEASED YET in caps lock in the thread title did you not see? 😀
Eastwood
7 years ago
1 month ago
5
Premium
Nobody knows. I'll look to release this download asap after the beta is released anyway, so just be patient.


You're a star pal, drives me mental the fake names.
axelkinge
11 years ago
1 month ago
2
Which part of NOT RELEASED YET in caps lock in the thread title did you not see? 😀


apologies, must be the the lack of oxygen to the brain holding my breath last 4 hours or so
kingrobbo
11 years ago
3 hours ago
9,745
just a polite notice to users Mons is working on this as he always does every year so give him time and peace to get on with it

anyone hassling will not be tolerated
mmanolis
14 years ago
4 days ago
23
besides mons is one of us and he wants to start FM21 as much as we all do. Relax and enjoy the ride.
dfsgasss
5 years ago
1 week ago
2
Beta is out , when will the file be released?
Jeff's72
9 years ago
22 hours ago
819
Beta is out , when will the file be released?


can you read if so shove your nose up in the air and look what as been put
hes working on it
zachalxnder
3 years ago
6 days ago
31
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Some of these people, man
dfsgasss
5 years ago
1 week ago
2
can you read if so shove your nose up in the air and look what as been put
hes working on it


whine less or just dont answer, not everybody is sitting here in front of these posts and presses f 5 for days
freiburgfan
4 years ago
5 months ago
335
whine less or just dont answer, not everybody is sitting here in front of these posts and presses f 5 for days


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