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
4 minutes ago
32,782
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

That's the installation folder; the game must be installed somewhere, no? 😉

If you can't find this folder, use Steam to help you. Check FM21's properties:

https://i.imgur.com/R9W8X7h.png

Then navigate to the local files tab and click the browse local files button.

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

It'll take you to the FM21 installation folder where you should be able to navigate to the data\database\db path according to the instructions in the main past.
Thoeger
11 years ago
1 month ago
2
Premium
I was indeed being silly. Thank you very, very much mons!
The game was installed on a different drive than previous.
AlexTheTall
8 years ago
14 hours ago
15
Premium
No pressure Mons, I have been loving your work for the past 5 years. I was just wondering if you're planning on doing the change for the new leagues in Spain, Portugal, etc. in 2021 / 2022?

Maybe they were done in the last patch and I didn't saw it.
CJ_Clifford
6 years ago
1 month ago
3
Sorry silly question here, but I want to change the names but I've already started my save. Where can I locate the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file?
CJ_Clifford
6 years ago
1 month ago
3
Sorry silly question here, but I want to change the names but I've already started my save. Where can I locate the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file?


ignore, found it!
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
No pressure Mons, I have been loving your work for the past 5 years. I was just wondering if you're planning on doing the change for the new leagues in Spain, Portugal, etc. in 2021 / 2022?

Maybe they were done in the last patch and I didn't saw it.

Portuguese third divisions is included, but not the Spanish one. I'm not releasing a new update with every fix I do, but you can add the below to the lnc using Notepad if you want to 🙂

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000048840 "Primera División RFEF" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000048840 "Primera División RFEF" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000048844 "Primera División RFEF Grupo I" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000048844 "Primera División RFEF Grupo I" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000048846 "Primera División RFEF Grupo II" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000048846 "Primera División RFEF Grupo II" ""
Latrell yard man
2 years ago
2 hours ago
51
is there a mod that sorts out the names on scoreboard during a match
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
is there a mod that sorts out the names on scoreboard during a match

What's wrong with them?
Tommy Hughes
8 years ago
11 minutes ago
477
I just had Steam install an update to FM 21 and it seems to have added/changed these files in the \database\db\2110\dbc\ and \database\db\2111\dbc\ folders: argentina, canada, portugal, russia, south korea and york.

Should the most recent Real Name Fix be re-applied over the changed folders or does this require a new version of the fix?

Thanks for the great work!
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
I just had Steam install an update to FM 21 and it seems to have added/changed these files in the \database\db\2110\dbc\ and \database\db\2111\dbc\ folders: argentina, canada, portugal, russia, south korea and york.

Should the most recent Real Name Fix be re-applied over the changed folders or does this require a new version of the fix?

Thanks for the great work!

I'll have a look at the files at my end once I get home in the next hour or so and see if there's a need for a new update to this download 😉
Latrell yard man
2 years ago
2 hours ago
51
What's wrong with them?


for instance spartak moscow v arsenal tula on the scoreboard it says spamsk v arstul i would rather it say there full name it looks mad to me on the scoreboard its never been like that in the past
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
for instance spartak moscow v arsenal tula on the scoreboard it says spamsk v arstul i would rather it say there full name it looks mad to me on the scoreboard its never been like that in the past

That looks to me like the scoreboard is using each club's 6 letter name as assigned in the database. That's a skinning issue and can't be solved by this file or any other.

Perhaps some of the skins released thus far may use the short name instead of the 6-letter names, I wouldn't know. Best to check in our skin forum to see if any of them help you in this regard.
Latrell yard man
2 years ago
2 hours ago
51
That looks to me like the scoreboard is using each club's 6 letter name as assigned in the database. That's a skinning issue and can't be solved by this file or any other.

Perhaps some of the skins released thus far may use the short name instead of the 6-letter names, I wouldn't know. Best to check in our skin forum to see if any of them help you in this regard.


Ok thanks for that ill look at trying another skin
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
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/)

I was checking this and I don't know what file you're using, but the Bolton stadium name isn't changed with this download and is already correct in the default database.
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
A new version of this file is now out to bring it into line with today's official update. It includes some mostly minor additions and there is no real need to reinstall if you're in the middle of a save game, unless you're really pedantic 🙂
b13v3r
9 years ago
3 hours ago
75
I was checking this and I don't know what file you're using, but the Bolton stadium name isn't changed with this download and is already correct in the default database.


Only your file + logo's pack + cut out face pack. Kits I wait for the config.
In my game (dutch), it's still called "Reebok Stadium" I just loaded a new game
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
Only your file + logo's pack + cut out face pack. Kits I wait for the config.
In my game (dutch), it's still called "Reebok Stadium" I just loaded a new game

Very strange. There's no entry in this file for the Bolton stadium and it appears as The University of Bolton stadium in the default database. How about if you play in English?
b13v3r
9 years ago
3 hours ago
75
Very strange. There's no entry in this file for the Bolton stadium and it appears as The University of Bolton stadium in the default database. How about if you play in English?


You re right: in English it's ok: The University of Bolton Stadium.
But in Dutch it keep saying Reebok Stadium. When you open Editor it also saying Reebok Stadium without opening any file. So its only in Dutch. I must change it myself in Editor, or its something you can put in your file for future updates?
sorry for the inconvenience
freiburgfan
3 years ago
6 days ago
111
Premium
Why do I have a "2110" folder as well? Can I replace the dbc, edt and inc folders too?
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
You re right: in English it's ok: The University of Bolton Stadium.
But in Dutch it keep saying Reebok Stadium. When you open Editor it also saying Reebok Stadium without opening any file. So its only in Dutch. I must change it myself in Editor, or its something you can put in your file for future updates?
sorry for the inconvenience

I have no idea how to change it in Dutch only 😢



Why do I have a "2110" folder as well? Can I replace the dbc, edt and inc folders too?

You can change the folders, but it won't make any difference at all...
Scream112
10 years ago
1 month ago
5
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Does all these "minor updates" that keep coming to the game, make it so that I have to replace the files all over again each time? Does anyone know? :face_with_tongue:
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
Does all these "minor updates" that keep coming to the game, make it so that I have to replace the files all over again each time? Does anyone know? :face_with_tongue:

You don't need to redownload this file every time, and you would probably not see any of the changes if you do, but why take the risk. It's a small file and takes very little time to install; might as well just in case 🙂
Scream112
10 years ago
1 month ago
5
Premium
You don't need to redownload this file every time, and you would probably not see any of the changes if you do, but why take the risk. It's a small file and takes very little time to install; might as well just in case 🙂


Oh I'm not downloading these files each time, I can obviously only use the same ones I already downloaded 😀 but it's a bit of a hassle to first delete all the folders, then copy paste in the "fix ones" EVERY time they drop a hot-fix. I'm talking about the minor patches. I was curious if anyone knew for a fact these minor patches does replace the folders files or not. (cant look up the names atm)

I have been replacing them with every damn hot fix now, which been like one every other day at this point... :face_with_tongue:
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
Oh I'm not downloading these files each time, I can obviously only use the same ones I already downloaded 😀 but it's a bit of a hassle to first delete all the folders, then copy paste in the "fix ones" EVERY time they drop a hot-fix. I'm talking about the minor patches. I was curious if anyone knew for a fact these minor patches does replace the folders files or not. (cant look up the names atm)

I have been replacing them with every damn hot fix now, which been like one every other day at this point... :face_with_tongue:

It's a minute's work, maximum. Lazy beggar 😀

No need to re-download and re-apply the files from this download unless I explicitly mention its necessity when releasing a new file, so carry on 😉
Scream112
10 years ago
1 month ago
5
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It's a minute's work, maximum. Lazy beggar 😀

No need to re-download and re-apply the files from this download unless I explicitly mention its necessity when releasing a new file, so carry on 😉


😀

Btw something I been looking for as I notice this DL is "updated" every so often atm. Is there a changelog somewhere as to what has been added, or fixed further for each update to the DL here on Sortitoutsi?

Appreciate all the work you put in to give us these amazing fixes!
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
😀

Btw something I been looking for as I notice this DL is "updated" every so often atm. Is there a changelog somewhere as to what has been added, or fixed further for each update to the DL here on Sortitoutsi?

Appreciate all the work you put in to give us these amazing fixes!

Heaven help me if I have to release a changelog to this file. It's just me working on this, really, with the contribution of the community who suggest additions/edits in the posts of this thread. If you want to have a rough idea of what's changed, just read the comments in this thread to see what was suggested 😉
Scream112
10 years ago
1 month ago
5
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Heaven help me if I have to release a changelog to this file. It's just me working on this, really, with the contribution of the community who suggest additions/edits in the posts of this thread. If you want to have a rough idea of what's changed, just read the comments in this thread to see what was suggested.


I'm sorry if my question, on wether there already was a changelog somewhere, which I might not have found, offended you. I'm grateful for the files, always use sortitoutsi to mod my game. Figured I'd ask now that I have taken the time to post a comment for like the first time ever anyways.

Cheers.
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
I'm sorry if my question, on wether there already was a changelog somewhere, which I might not have found, offended you. I'm grateful for the files, always use sortitoutsi to mod my game. Figured I'd ask now that I have taken the time to post a comment for like the first time ever anyways.

Cheers.

Hehehe, no offence taken. My reply was intended as fully tongue-in-cheek, which is why I edited it afterwards to add a smiley face to try and indicate this 🙂
Mateee
6 years ago
1 week ago
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"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 223470 "Copa Superliga Argentina" "" is called now "Copa Diego Maradona"
mons
14 years ago
4 minutes ago
32,782
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 223470 "Copa Superliga Argentina" "" is called now "Copa Diego Maradona"

The competition you mention is different from the competition with Maradona's name. I don't believe the latter is in the game.

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