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
Cube
13 years ago
5 days ago
70
There is also a folder named - Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\2110

I deleted the original dbc , edt and lnc folders in there and replaced them too, is that okay or not?

By the way, good work.
mons
14 years ago
2 minutes ago
32,943
There is also a folder named - Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\2110

I deleted the original dbc , edt and lnc folders in there and replaced them too, is that okay or not?

By the way, good work.

You can put them there to set your mind at ease, but they won't make any difference whatsoever 🙂
Cube
13 years ago
5 days ago
70
I thought it might of messed things up, good to hear i am in the clear!
wesfm18
2 years ago
23 minutes ago
263
Some competition name changes, some club name changes and other similar very minor changes. You should really carry on with the existing save 👍


Does it include this?

https://www.footyheadlines.com/2020/11/all-new-copa-diego-maradona-logo.html
vanh
14 years ago
2 weeks ago
178
very good...
only a fix
in "media" there are many items ("record not found"😉
mons
14 years ago
2 minutes ago
32,943

I haven't found which is the respective competition in the FM database. As far as I can tell, it's an ad hoc replacement for the league interrupted due to COVID.
mons
14 years ago
2 minutes ago
32,943
very good...
only a fix
in "media" there are many items ("record not found"😉

Is this in the editor or in-game?
wesfm18
2 years ago
23 minutes ago
263
Btw I discovered that also media such as Barca TV are added. In the Netherlands you could add Ajax TV, PSV TV, Feyenoord TV and AZ TV that report about their clubs (on tv and website). Basically all teams in the Eredivisie have such a channel, but these are the most important ones especially since you could face them when playing CL/EL when for example playing with a PL club
mons
14 years ago
2 minutes ago
32,943
Btw I discovered that also media such as Barca TV are added. In the Netherlands you could add Ajax TV, PSV TV, Feyenoord TV and AZ TV that report about their clubs (on tv and website). Basically all teams in the Eredivisie have such a channel, but these are the most important ones especially since you could face them when playing CL/EL when for example playing with a PL club

I'll see what I can do.

Do you have an answer to my earlier question about the Maradona competition?
wesfm18
2 years ago
23 minutes ago
263
I'll see what I can do.

Do you have an answer to my earlier question about the Maradona competition?


https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-2021/competition/14043892/copa-argentina

It's probably this one, regarding the structure I found here: https://www.flashscore.com/football/argentina/copa-diego-maradona/

I'm not that much into Argentinian football haha!
Brian Burke
9 years ago
1 month ago
1
Premium
When I try to open FMF files it just displays non sensical characters....
ottooo
14 years ago
18 hours ago
50
Premium
In Spain there is a new third level starting in the 2021/22 season, I believe the names should be as follows (but please correct me if I'm wrong, I used Google translate on the Spanish Wikipedia page ;-) ):

Spanish Second Division Pro (ID: 2000048840) --> Primera División RFEF

Spanish Second Division Pro A (ID: 2000048844) --> Primera División RFEF A

Spanish Second Division Pro B (ID: 2000048846) --> Primera División RFEF B
batiron
6 years ago
1 week ago
252
Thank you for the fix.
Everything changed lovely, except Juventus can not be found in Choose Team to Manage`s screen.
I am playing 21 Demo. (still considering buying it..) Hope this is not the reason Juventus is gone.
mons
14 years ago
2 minutes ago
32,943
When I try to open FMF files it just displays non sensical characters....

fmf editors can only be opened with the editor. If you want to make the workaround described in the first post, it's the lnc files which are to be opened with Notepad.

Thanks for that @ottooo, I wasn't aware of that and I'll see what the right name is. Any input by any Spaniards around who can clarify this would be gratefully received.
mons
14 years ago
2 minutes ago
32,943
Thank you for the fix.
Everything changed lovely, except Juventus can not be found in Choose Team to Manage`s screen.
I am playing 21 Demo. (still considering buying it..) Hope this is not the reason Juventus is gone.

The 21 Demo is effectively a save game, so the editor data files in this fix don't work, so you'll need to use the workaround in the opening post to get the correct name.
kingjericho
12 years ago
1 week ago
75
Does this work in FMT?
batiron
6 years ago
1 week ago
252
Thx, just tried but got 2 further questions.
1. The name of Juventus F.C is already shown as default in 2100>Inc>Ciy, Club and Stadium Names as CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1139 "Juventus F.C." ""
CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1139 "Juventus" ""

already there.. But it is shown as Zebre in the game.

2.Beside`2100, should I ALSO delete the `#` in `2111`and `2111` of CLUB since there are 2 more`Ciy, Club and Stadium Names` files?

Thank you.

The 21 Demo is effectively a save game, so the editor data files in this fix don't work, so you'll need to use the workaround in the opening post to get the correct name.
mons
14 years ago
2 minutes ago
32,943

Partially, but that's reminded me to prepare a new file for the release of FMT.
mons
14 years ago
2 minutes ago
32,943
Thx, just tried but got 2 further questions.
1. The name of Juventus F.C is already shown as default in 2100>Inc>Ciy, Club and Stadium Names as CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1139 "Juventus F.C." ""
CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1139 "Juventus" ""

already.. But it is shown as Zebre in the game.

2.Beside`2100, should I ALSO delete the `#` in `2111`and `2111` of CLUB since there are 2 more`Ciy, Club and Stadium Names` files?

Thank you.

Yes to point 2.

Not sure if 1 is a question 😕
batiron
6 years ago
1 week ago
252
problem fixed! MILLION THX bro!!!
Cheers!
Yes to point 2.

Not sure if 1 is a question 😕
DocteurZaius
6 years ago
1 month ago
13
J'ai télécharger les 7 fichiers du mégapack mais j'ai l'impression que c'est tous les mêmes. Je dois tous les décompresser?

Pardon de ne répondre que maintenant. Oui il faut tous les décompresser. Non ce ne sont pas les mêmes (normalement)
ss03
11 years ago
2 weeks ago
1
Great work on this thank you. Can anyone give me the Unique ID for Viktoria Koln in 3.Liga? Their short name is Koln which is too similar to FC Koln, so just want to add in the Viktoria bit. Playing on Touch so not got the editor!
ottooo
14 years ago
18 hours ago
50
Premium
Great work on this thank you. Can anyone give me the Unique ID for Viktoria Koln in 3.Liga? Their short name is Koln which is too similar to FC Koln, so just want to add in the Viktoria bit. Playing on Touch so not got the editor!


It's 879643
kingjericho
12 years ago
1 week ago
75
Partially, but that's reminded me to prepare a new file for the release of FMT.
FMT is available now, do you have any plans to release the files for it?
mons
14 years ago
2 minutes ago
32,943
FMT is available now, do you have any plans to release the files for it?

Thanks for the heads-up, file is now available.
wesfm18
2 years ago
23 minutes ago
263
Hi mons, other media fixes I found:

- Vi.nl should be capitalized to VI.nl > This stands for 'Voetbal International' so it can be attached to that magazine/removed and only keep Voetbal International (biggest football magazine in the Netherlands, containing both Dutch as international football > meaning Eredivisie, KKD and CL and EL should be added to what they write about)
- Sport1 has been 'Ziggo Sport' for years, so that should be updated
- 'EredivisieLive' has been taken over by 'FOX Sports' for over 5 years now. There are other FOX Sports entries in the editor data file, in which FOX should always be capitalized > they do both website and broadcast on tv > in the Netherlands they broadcast Eredivisie, KKD and Europa League (Bundesliga as well, but in this case not interesting I guess).
- Nrc.next is duplicated
- 'Veronica' should be added, which consists of a national TV show in the Netherlands (famous for laughing about Manolev) and also broadcast Champions League in the Netherlands (together with Ziggo Sport)
- L'Équipe is three times in the DB, delete two I guess (2 times and 1 called magazine, only keep 'L'Équipe'😉


I marked this one bold, since this one will have a name change again: FOX Sports (previously EredivisieLive) will be called ESPN in the Netherlands starting the 1st of January

https://www.foxsports.nl/nieuws/artikel/3296392/fox-sports-heet-vanaf-januari-espn
b13v3r
9 years ago
2 days ago
75
Sup Mons. for future update:

bolton wanderers stadium changed of name in 2018: University of Bolton Stadium (and not Reebok Stadium anymore). (https://www.bwfc.co.uk/club/stadium-history/)
vbt3239
14 years ago
1 month ago
3
I play FMT and i have all changes behalve stadium name of Juventus who stay "Zebre stadum"

Could u help me ?
mons
14 years ago
2 minutes ago
32,943
Thanks for those @wesfm18 and @b13v3r 👍


I play FMT and i have all changes behalve stadium name of Juventus who stay "Zebre stadum"

Could u help me ?

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

It's the very first line in the main post 😕
Thoeger
11 years ago
1 month ago
2
Premium
I'm really sorry if it's been answered already, or if I'm being incredibly silly!
Here's my issue:
The path - [Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\xxxx] - simply will not create itself. I've reinstalled FM, I've restarted my pc, I've fully closed steam, I've tried to manually create the folders, but it will not work.

What am I doing wrong?
I'm on pc using steam.

Thank you!

edit: I've tried making a new save, and I've had this fix working for previous FM's

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