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

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

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

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 2111 folder:

dbc: https://i.imgur.com/kKqRRen.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 9 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
6 hours ago
32,866
Yes and transfer the new folders from the .rar archive that Mons made for us.

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
johnlennon696
8 months ago
7 hours ago
10
Yes and transfer the new folders from the .rar archive that Mons made for us.


Thank you.
johnlennon696
8 months ago
7 hours ago
10
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


Oh not started any saves yet. Only loaded the game up to create the folders.
mons
14 years ago
6 hours ago
32,866
Oh not started any saves yet. Only loaded the game up to create the folders.

Even so, the folder the game looks for by default to load games is in the same path as the editor data folder. Find the path of the former and you should have the latter there too 👍
glennix
11 years ago
6 hours ago
22
Is the name for Real Betis been fixed? In my current save from the Beta it's still Real Hispanis.
johnlennon696
8 months ago
7 hours ago
10
Even so, the folder the game looks for by default to load games is in the same path as the editor data folder. Find the path of the former and you should have the latter there too 👍


The editor data folder is in the FM21 main folder. But i have to transfer the name fixes into the steam folders, don't i?

EDIT: Wait, did you quote me by mistake?
neguetomo
8 years ago
2 weeks ago
20
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


For me is working perfectely.
mons
14 years ago
6 hours ago
32,866
Is the name for Real Betis been fixed? In my current save from the Beta it's still Real Hispanis.

Club name changes in this file are only effected if the file is in place before starting a new game. Use the workaround in the first post if you want to have it in your existing save game.



The editor data folder is in the FM21 main folder. But i have to transfer the name fixes into the steam folders, don't i?

EDIT: Wait, did you quote me by mistake?

Looks like it :doh:

What's your issue then because I'm losing track now haha?
johnlennon696
8 months ago
7 hours ago
10
Club name changes in this file are only effected if the file is in place before starting a new game. Use the workaround in the first post if you want to have it in your existing save game.

Looks like it :doh:

What's your issue then because I'm losing track now haha?


Oh think ive seen what to do now. I was curious if i should replace files in all the folders:

https://gyazo.com/0c48b549bc8018102db3980a11546a18
JSFM98
4 years ago
3 weeks ago
17
Premium
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 👍



Great, thank worked!! I was thinking that but didnt know what affect it would have on the rest

Thank you!
mons
14 years ago
6 hours ago
32,866
Oh think ive seen what to do now. I was curious if i should replace files in all the folders:

https://gyazo.com/0c48b549bc8018102db3980a11546a18

No need to do it all of them, but might as well.
wesfm18
2 years ago
5 hours ago
244
I've found an inconsistency with the short names: PSG and PSG 2 are called PSG (looks to be changed in the fix) and 'Paris SG 2', I'd suggest to rename PSG to 'Paris SG' as short name. Line 2202:

"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 868 "Paris SG" "French"
mons
14 years ago
6 hours ago
32,866
I've found an inconsistency with the short names: PSG and PSG 2 are called PSG (looks to be changed in the fix) and 'Paris SG 2', I'd suggest to rename PSG to 'Paris SG' as short name. Line 2202:

"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 868 "Paris SG" "French"

That's the kind of attention to detail I cherish 🙂

The second team's short name will be changed to PSG 2 in the next version of the file 👍
johnlennon696
8 months ago
7 hours ago
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The Marinho
7 years ago
6 hours ago
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I'm not sure if the Media File work for me.
While it says in the Editor: "Entery not found"
I still got the database changes but when I go looking for them in the Editor, they are not in there.

So I'm kinda confused xD
deXXXa
7 years ago
3 weeks ago
1
Do we really need to skip the "2110" folder in \data\database\db?
David Tomlinson
2 years ago
1 week ago
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Hey mons, thanks for all you do every year. I downloaded your 1.0 when the beta launched, but now all I have to do is replace the now new files that weren't included in 1.0 correct?

EDIT: Nvm, just saw that you can't edit names in started saves.... what a bummer. I guess it's a new save time for me then. Damn.
mmanolis
14 years ago
6 days ago
23
Shall I go to bed or we still have a chance for the release? 🙂
mons
14 years ago
6 hours ago
32,866

No idea how that can have happened 😕 Try again. Are you downloading it from here or from a mirror site?




I'm not sure if the Media File work for me.
While it says in the Editor: "Entery not found"
I still got the database changes but when I go looking for them in the Editor, they are not in there.

So I'm kinda confused xD

I'll have a new version of that file out soon 👍




Do we really need to skip the "2110" folder in \data\database\db?

No need to have it in there and no harm in putting the files from this download in there, either.



Hey mons, thanks for all you do every year. I downloaded your 1.0 when the beta launched, but now all I have to do is replace the now new files that weren't included in 1.0 correct?

EDIT: Nvm, just saw that you can't edit names in started saves.... what a bummer. I guess it's a new save time for me then. Damn.

You'd have to download the files again and install them again to get the full benefit of the file.

If you don't want to start a new game, all you'd need to do is effect the workaround in the first post and you'll change club names in this way.
mons
14 years ago
6 hours ago
32,866
Shall I go to bed or we still have a chance for the release? 🙂

Looking unlikely for tonight, but you never know.
mmanolis
14 years ago
6 days ago
23
Looking unlikely for tonight, but you never know.


Hahahhaha Jesus! Seems like you are trying to keep me up as long as possible!! I will wait. I have faith in you.
David Tomlinson
2 years ago
1 week ago
2
Premium
No idea how that can have happened 😕 Try again. Are you downloading it from here or from a mirror site?

I'll have a new version of that file out soon 👍

No need to have it in there and no harm in putting the files from this download in there, either.

You'd have to download the files again and install them again to get the full benefit of the file.

If you don't want to start a new game, all you'd need to do is effect the workaround in the first post and you'll change club names in this way.


All good. I'll just start a new unemployed save. Canadian Premier League was a little too easy anyways. Thanks again!
johnlennon696
8 months ago
7 hours ago
10
No idea how that can have happened 😕 Try again. Are you downloading it from here or from a mirror site?


It was from the mega mirror.
mons
14 years ago
6 hours ago
32,866
johnlennon696
8 months ago
7 hours ago
10


Ah I just downloaded it again from that link and the editor folder is there now! Weird.

Thank you.
mmanolis
14 years ago
6 days ago
23
Bed time for me. I hope tomorrow will be the D-Day for my game start. (I think it will be) Goodnight falks!
mons
14 years ago
6 hours ago
32,866
v1.2 of this file is now out - including the various suggested changes received over the last day.

It also contains:
- the much-awaited Ajax staff fix (screenshot in the main post). This file was built upon the similar file created by @Llew for the FM18 version of this download, to which substantial additions were also done by @jkadms and @ottooo to bring it up-to-date
- the addition of favourite and disliked personnel for Juventus. I am indebted to @Cizzu and his friends at Fusion DB, and also @wicksyFM for their help on this file
- a now fully-functioning media sources file
- a tweaked Brazilian kits changes file

I encourage you to subscribe to this file so that you can receive a notification when it is updated 😉
Zebramanii
10 years ago
2 days ago
39
Beijing Sinbo Guo'an should be Beijing Sinobo Guo'an I believe, though I'm no expert on Chinese football, if someone in the know could confirm and maybe update if it is indeed wrong.
mons
14 years ago
6 hours ago
32,866
Beijing Sinbo Guo'an should be Beijing Sinobo Guo'an I believe, though I'm no expert on Chinese football, if someone in the know could confirm and maybe update if it is indeed wrong.

You're right. Fixed now.
Shaka_Zulu
8 years ago
2 weeks ago
5
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I would just like to say, THANKS ALOT for this 🙂

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