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 [u]NOT apply in existing save-games[/u]. 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

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

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

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 2130 folder:

dbc: https://i.imgur.com/9MQgkE5.png
dbc/permanent: https://i.imgur.com/NKXR4P0.png
edt/permanent: https://i.imgur.com/gKpY0Vp.png
lnc: https://i.imgur.com/InU648O.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.
Comments
mons
14 years ago
21 minutes ago
33,538
You are amazing mons! Thanks for this hard dedicated work that you put in to let us all enjoy FM even more!

I found one media journal that can be deleted from the game: 'Reformatorisch Dagblad' in the Netherlands. Since they don't write about football. You can add 'NUsport' and 'NU.nl' to the database, both 'website' (casual) and country 'Netherlands'.

I'm also trying to get the Dutch Lower Leagues working, but I keep getting errors in the editor. Would it be possible to convert an older editor file to FM21? I can only say that I admire your work even more right now haha!

Added into the media file for the upcoming release 👍
mons
14 years ago
21 minutes ago
33,538
mons let us do the simple answers (like this) and you work on Ajax..!! I want to start....!!! o.O

I'm not working full-time on the Ajax fix. Besides, if I don't answer, nobody else seems to...
greenboar
13 years ago
1 day ago
7
Premium
Sorted! Brilliant thank you 🙂
mmanolis
14 years ago
2 days ago
23
I'm not working full-time on the Ajax fix. Besides, if I don't answer, nobody else seems to...


I was about to answer to him but you did... So I guess no hope to start the "proper" save tonight...(?). Tomorrow maybe? 😉
mons
14 years ago
21 minutes ago
33,538
I was about to answer to him but you did... So I guess no hope to start the "proper" save tonight...(?). Tomorrow maybe? 😉

Night is still young...
mmanolis
14 years ago
2 days ago
23
Night is still young...


OMG! This is hope!!! Love you bro! (14 years ago we joined here together. I was making facepacks back then... No time anymore... sadly...) TY mate!
Drajen
10 years ago
1 week ago
26
I am sorry' but I have Zebra instead of Juventus in starting the game. It seems to appear even before I choose database
I deleted all and pasted all from the downloaded file..
mmanolis
14 years ago
2 days ago
23
I am sorry' but I have Zebra instead of Juventus in starting the game. It seems to appear even before I choose database
I deleted all and pasted all from the downloaded file..


Try the workaround described on the 1st post
neguetomo
8 years ago
1 day ago
21
I am sorry' but I have Zebra instead of Juventus in starting the game. It seems to appear even before I choose database
I deleted all and pasted all from the downloaded file..


Try the step-by-step on the first page, I did here and everything is working perfectely.
Razoor1860
2 years ago
15 hours ago
21
Is the Club Name of ChievoVerona without space between Chievo and Verona right?
mons
14 years ago
21 minutes ago
33,538
Is the Club Name of ChievoVerona without space between Chievo and Verona right?

Yes
mmanolis
14 years ago
2 days ago
23
Is the Club Name of ChievoVerona without space between Chievo and Verona right?


yep
Drajen
10 years ago
1 week ago
26
Is the Club Name of ChievoVerona without space between Chievo and Verona right?


I have two clubs: Chievo and Verona
mmanolis
14 years ago
2 days ago
23
I have two clubs: Chievo and Verona


There is Hellas Verona and ChievoVerona if that's what you mean
neguetomo
8 years ago
1 day ago
21
I have two clubs: Chievo and Verona


That's right. One is Chievo Verona and the other one is Hellas Verona.
Latrell yard man
2 years ago
1 minute ago
53
Hi mons was just had a question about the upcoming ajax fix will the staff have the same unique id's as fm20
mons
14 years ago
21 minutes ago
33,538
Hi mons was just had a question about the upcoming ajax fix will the staff have the same unique id's as fm20

Nope. New ones and any existing faces won't work with them.
Hans S
7 years ago
3 months ago
1
Hello

I've dowloaded the files. But "step 5" is giving me problems. The path doesn't exist.

I run windows 10, by the way.

What do I do now?
mons
14 years ago
21 minutes ago
33,538
Hello

I've dowloaded the files. But "step 5" is giving me problems. The path doesn't exist.

I run windows 10, by the way.

What do I do now?

Have you loaded the game up once at least? If yes, click the load game button and see where that path is - there should be an editor data folder alongside the games folder in there
neguetomo
8 years ago
1 day ago
21
Hello

I've dowloaded the files. But "step 5" is giving me problems. The path doesn't exist.

I run windows 10, by the way.

What do I do now?


Are you playing the full version? Try to open the game, exit and take a look, if the folder don't show up try to create it.
adesmir
9 years ago
1 week ago
978
Premium
hey mons

swiss club names do not need anymore adjustments as done in the file. we adjusted the clubs during this research season ... so, the file is just breaking default data and making it worse.

long story short statement: you can delete the swiss part from the 'city, club and stadium names.inc':

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1849 "FC Basel" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1849 "Basel" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1847 "BSC Young Boys" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1854 "FC Zürich" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1854 "Zürich" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1855 "Grasshopper-Club Zürich" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1851 "FC Luzern" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1851 "Luzern" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1853 "FC St. Gallen" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1853 "St. Gallen" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1856 "FC Lausanne-Sport" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1856 "Lausanne" ""


leave the italian translation as it is. there i do not have any specific opnion about. should be checked by some italian fm member.
adesmir
9 years ago
1 week ago
978
Premium
and if you have an overview about swiss media / media people ... i would like to double check and contribute to the media file.

don't hesitate to send me some input via PN, if you want. we can extend that, i offer you to do some research.
JSFM98
4 years ago
3 weeks ago
17
Premium
I've carried on my beta save and all the names have worked without me having to do anything except for Juve, they are still in as Zebre. Any idea how to get around changing just their name without loosing nicknames etc for everyone else?

Thanks
mons
14 years ago
21 minutes ago
33,538
hey mons

swiss club names do not need anymore adjustments as done in the file. we adjusted the clubs during this research season ... so, the file is just breaking default data and making it worse.

long story short statement: you can delete the swiss part from the 'city, club and stadium names.inc':

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1849 "FC Basel" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1849 "Basel" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1847 "BSC Young Boys" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1854 "FC Zürich" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1854 "Zürich" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1855 "Grasshopper-Club Zürich" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1851 "FC Luzern" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1851 "Luzern" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1853 "FC St. Gallen" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1853 "St. Gallen" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1856 "FC Lausanne-Sport" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1856 "Lausanne" ""


leave the italian translation as it is. there i do not have any specific opnion about. should be checked by some italian fm member.

I'll remove the above for the next version of this file then 👍



and if you have an overview about swiss media / media people ... i would like to double check and contribute to the media file.

don't hesitate to send me some input via PN, if you want. we can extend that, i offer you to do some research.

Anything you'd like to add please send me in a separate editor data file and I'll merge it to the existing file. If there are any changes or removals from the existing media sources, just let me know and I'll delete them from the file myself 👍
mons
14 years ago
21 minutes ago
33,538
I've carried on my beta save and all the names have worked without me having to do anything except for Juve, they are still in as Zebre. Any idea how to get around changing just their name without loosing nicknames etc for everyone else?

Thanks

Apply the workaround in the first post, and instead of removing the hashtag from in front of all the entries, just do so for the Juventus and Juventus U23 entries 👍
adesmir
9 years ago
1 week ago
978
Premium
@mons

any idea for a way to filter out swiss media data from the existing file? or how can i check (probabyl ingame), what is already in the db?

i don't wanna occure duplicated entries.
mons
14 years ago
21 minutes ago
33,538
@mons

any idea for a way to filter out swiss media data from the existing file? or how can i check (probabyl ingame), what is already in the db?

i don't wanna occure duplicated entries.

One of the quirks of the editor is that you cannot search for media sources by country.
johnlennon696
9 months ago
1 day ago
11
I have these folders:

https://gyazo.com/0df249abceb422c0503821ef5e902569

Do i delete files in them all?
Super Jacky B
3 months ago
2 months ago
1
I've installed the game and am following the instructions to apply the fix, but I don't have an editor data folder. I'm running this on Windows 10 if somebody can help?
neguetomo
8 years ago
1 day ago
21


Yes and transfer the new folders from the .rar archive that Mons made for us.

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