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
Mateee
6 years ago
3 days ago
63,323


Looks like Argentine Superleague Cup no longer exist and is replaced by Copa Diego Maradona... Same teams are playing in Copa Diego Maradona that have played in Argentine Superleague Cup. Only structure is little bit diffrent.

https://www.flashscore.pl/pilka-nozna/argentyna/copa-diego-maradona/

https://www.flashscore.pl/pilka-nozna/argentyna/copa-de-la-superliga/

I think we should rename this cup.
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
32,849
Looks like Argentine Superleague Cup no longer exist and is replaced by Copa Diego Maradona... Same teams are playing in Copa Diego Maradona that have played in Argentine Superleague Cup. Only structure is little bit diffrent.

https://www.flashscore.pl/pilka-nozna/argentyna/copa-diego-maradona/

https://www.flashscore.pl/pilka-nozna/argentyna/copa-de-la-superliga/

I think we should rename this cup.

I need to see in-game confirmation that the competitions in the FM are the same as irl, and then I'll change it willingly.
PequenoGenio
9 years ago
2 hours ago
53
This is official..

https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/status/1334919738779119618

maybe only with the DB update in march this are in teh game
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
32,849
This is official..

https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/status/1334919738779119618

maybe only with the DB update in march this are in teh game

That's a relatively easy and save game compatible fix 😉
PequenoGenio
9 years ago
2 hours ago
53
That's a relatively easy and save game compatible fix 😉

DB fixes don't need new saves to be actives?
kingrobbo
11 years ago
39 minutes ago
7,681
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 😉


cant you download/and update the persons files for them as well😉

its not as if you do much for the community here😁

some people aye😠
Tommy Hughes
8 years ago
27 minutes ago
477
This is official..

https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/status/1334919738779119618

maybe only with the DB update in march this are in teh game



If you want to add it yourself (works mid-save as well, but you'll lose the Napoli club nickname, though), simply add this line into the City, Club and Stadium Names.xml in ...\Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\2100\lnc\ + 2101\lnc\ + 2110\lnc\ + 2111\lnc\ using Notepad:

# Napoli
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 1150 "Stadio Diego Armando Maradona" ""
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
32,849
DB fixes don't need new saves to be actives?

You can change stadium names simply through an lnc file, hence part of the name of one of the lnc files included in this download 😉



If you want to add it yourself (works mid-save as well, but you'll lose the Napoli club nickname, though), simply add this line into the City, Club and Stadium Names.xml in ...\Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\2100\lnc\ + 2101\lnc\ + 2110\lnc\ + 2111\lnc\ using Notepad:

# Napoli
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 1150 "Stadio Diego Armando Maradona" ""

That's not quite correct.
a) Changing the stadium name doesn't affect the club nickname, which is only removed if you change the club name
b) That UID you used is the club's. It's the stadium's which you want to use 😉


# Napoli
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 1229 "Stadio Diego Armando Maradona" ""

is what you want to add.
Tommy Hughes
8 years ago
27 minutes ago
477
You can change stadium names simply through an lnc file, hence part of the name of one of the lnc files included in this download 😉

That's not quite correct.
a) Changing the stadium name doesn't affect the club nickname, which is only removed if you change the club name
b) That UID you used is the club's. It's the stadium's which you want to use 😉


# Napoli
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 1229 "Stadio Diego Armando Maradona" ""

is what you want to add.


Oh, whoops. 🙂 Thanks for the corrections!
Jay Gale
11 years ago
4 weeks ago
26
Premium
What is the "york.dbc" file, out of curiosity?
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
32,849
What is the "york.dbc" file, out of curiosity?

One of the files that comes with the game and I have no idea 😀
R Charlston
7 years ago
1 hour ago
302
Premium
One of the files that comes with the game and I have no idea 😀


It’s when the Leeds fan pop to York for a game, as York is in tier 2, it expands the stadium to 50,000 capacity to fit the Leeds fans in 😉
Nero_4_ever
7 years ago
1 month ago
9
There is a difference between what I see in my dbc and dbc/permanent folders, than what I see in the screenshots in the main post. Is that because of an updated version or did I mess up something?
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
32,849
There is a difference between what I see in my dbc and dbc/permanent folders, than what I see in the screenshots in the main post. Is that because of an updated version or did I mess up something?

I had to change the screenshot since the most recent FM patch (and consequently the most recent version of this file) had some files added to them.

What's in your dbc/permanent folder then?
Nero_4_ever
7 years ago
1 month ago
9
I had to change the screenshot since the most recent FM patch (and consequently the most recent version of this file) had some files added to them.

What's in your dbc/permanent folder then?


Thank you for asking :face_with_tongue: I've download the game and the file today.
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
32,849
Thank you for asking :face_with_tongue: I've download the game and the file today.

I had updated the wrong screenshot :doh:

Here's what the screenshot for the dbc/permanent folder should look like: https://i.imgur.com/NKXR4P0.png

Both look fine at your end, crack on 👍
Razoor1860
2 years ago
2 days ago
21
did you update the file as well? or only your start post. the page says there is an new update 😀
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
32,849
did you update the file as well? or only your start post. the page says there is an new update 😀

I just changed a screenshot in the main post this time.
Nero_4_ever
7 years ago
1 month ago
9
Thank you Mons!!! <3
irontusk
8 years ago
2 weeks ago
13
Premium
This is a very bizarre knock-on which was discovered a few days ago. This issue is being investigated and I suspect it is a bug within the game itself since this download does not in any way edit any competition rules or eligibility at all.

A workaround we have discovered is to remove the entry in the Juventus fixes editor file changing the Zebre U23 club name to Juventus U23 before starting a new game. Just changing it won't work, it requires the entry to be removed outright.

Once the save game is started, you are then to use the workaround in the first post to change the Zebre U23 name to Juventus U23 in the lnc file.

Essentially, it is the fact that the name is Juventus U23 instead of Zebre U23 at game start that triggers the U23 team to be added into the Coppa Italia.

As it is such an obscure bug, and the nature of the solution is far from straight-forward, I decided to avoid mentioning it to avoid confusing users.


Hi,

Can I ask how I remove the entry in the Juventus fixes editor data file? I tried opening it with notepad and it was unreadable.

Also when you say edit the data in the .inc folder does that need to be done for all three locations 2100, 2101 and 2111.

Thanks
_ErHaN_
12 years ago
7 hours ago
18
You can change stadium names simply through an lnc file, hence part of the name of one of the lnc files included in this download 😉

That's not quite correct.
a) Changing the stadium name doesn't affect the club nickname, which is only removed if you change the club name
b) That UID you used is the club's. It's the stadium's which you want to use 😉


# Napoli
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 1229 "Stadio Diego Armando Maradona" ""

is what you want to add.


I tried this many times but it doesn't work same as Juventus.
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
32,849
Hi,

Can I ask how I remove the entry in the Juventus fixes editor data file? I tried opening it with notepad and it was unreadable.

Also when you say edit the data in the .inc folder does that need to be done for all three locations 2100, 2101 and 2111.

Thanks

Editor data files can only be opened with the editor. If you don't want that file, you can easily remove it from the editor data folder - that's why I have the changes in separate files so that users can pick and choose if they so wish.

Yes, change the lnc files in all 3 folders to be safe.



I tried this many times but it doesn't work same as Juventus.

You're right - very strange! Seems like there's an issue with all Italian stadium name changes not working. I'll have to include an editor data file specifically for that next time round.
irontusk
8 years ago
2 weeks ago
13
Premium
Editor data files can only be opened with the editor. If you don't want that file, you can easily remove it from the editor data folder - that's why I have the changes in separate files so that users can pick and choose if they so wish.

Yes, change the lnc files in all 3 folders to be safe.


Sorry I haven`t used the editor before. I have just opened the file using the editor but I can`t see where/how to remove the zebra u23 name.

Basically I just want to play a save as Juventus and the only thing not working is that the U23 squad is in the Italian cup.
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
32,849
Sorry I haven`t used the editor before. I have just opened the file using the editor but I can`t see where/how to remove the zebra u23 name.

Basically I just want to play a save as Juventus and the only thing not working is that the U23 squad is in the Italian cup.

Top left > File > load editor data. Choose the Juventus fixes file.

Go to the club tab on the left. From the top click add condition and choose name. Type in Juventus and click on the team in the list presented.

In the menu on the left, navigate down till near the bottom there is an entry for the U23 team. Click on it, and change the entries to Zebre U23 or whatever it is you want them as.
irontusk
8 years ago
2 weeks ago
13
Premium
How odd- I have just removed all the editor data and fix files completely and it seems to be a bug with the actual game like you said as with all names as Zebra it still starts Zebra u23`s in the italian cup.

I will report this to Sports Interactive not sure it it fixes itself over time but it basically means starting a save as Juventus is pointless
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
32,849
How odd- I have just removed all the editor data and fix files completely and it seems to be a bug with the actual game like you said as with all names as Zebra it still starts Zebra u23`s in the italian cup.

I will report this to Sports Interactive not sure it it fixes itself over time but it basically means starting a save as Juventus is pointless

It's an irritating little bug, granted, but it's not the end of the world if the U23 team enters the Coppa Italia imo. Far from ideal, but it's not game-breaking really.
DanieleDeRossi16
7 years ago
2 weeks ago
3
The problem with Juventus/Zebre U23 is that the "city, club and stadium names" file got the name change. If you start a game with that then the bug will appear. But if you "comment" (#) these lines before and "uncomment" after then it should be fine..
mons
14 years ago
1 hour ago
32,849
The problem with Juventus/Zebre U23 is that the "city, club and stadium names" file got the name change. If you start a game with that then the bug will appear. But if you "comment" (#) these lines before and "uncomment" after then it should be fine..

Yes, that's what I said a few pages back in fact 😕
DanieleDeRossi16
7 years ago
2 weeks ago
3
Yes, that's what I said a few pages back in fact 😕

Yes I remember reading that, the difference between version 1.3 and 1.4 is that the U23 name change takes place in the editor file in 1.3 and in the LNC file in 1.4.

However, thanks for these files! 🙂
irontusk
8 years ago
2 weeks ago
13
Premium
I appreciate the files have used them for a few years now they are great! Never had problems before.
Just seem to be struggling with this for some reason. Have tried a few things and even if I start a new game and the U23 team is called Zebra U23 they are still in the coppa italia for some reason!

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