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 NOT apply in existing save-games. 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

OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\2140
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

OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2021\data\database\db\2140
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

OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2021 / data / database / db / 2140 
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 2140 folder:

dbc: https://i.imgur.com/fOxUv7W.png
dbc/permanent: https://i.imgur.com/tr2z5Jb.png
edt/permanent: https://i.imgur.com/VDaXvQ4.png
lnc: https://i.imgur.com/i6z1QCO.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.
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PopeGareth
5 years ago
3 months ago
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Anyone know how to fix this on fm mobile i have managed to change names of teams and competitions but Germany and japan still dont call up players
hullcityboy
13 years ago
1 day ago
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hi does anybody know if there is a colour fix for the nations brazil holland and a few others are the wrong colours
mons
14 years ago
4 hours ago
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Anyone know how to fix this on fm mobile i have managed to change names of teams and competitions but Germany and japan still dont call up players

The fix for the national teams isn't instant, but it takes place whenever nations call up players. Make sure that edt/permanent and lnc folders on your system look the same as the ones in the screenshots in the main post.




hi does anybody know if there is a colour fix for the nations brazil holland and a few others are the wrong colours

Can you explain what you mean, ideally with screenshots?
mons
14 years ago
4 hours ago
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It's @hammer9's nations SSKCC file causing this. Not really his fault tbh. There's a bug in the editor whereby changes made in editor data files carried over from FM20 invert the blue and red colour palettes.
Beanybaby01
7 years ago
1 day ago
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Hi, thanks for all the great work you guys do, really should make profits off SI for you guys!

When I'm playing in serie A the rivals and derbies for Inter, Milan, Lazio and Napoli aren't correct for instance when you look at Inter's profile no rivals or derbies come up? I've tried going on all the databases and seeing if they're all changed correctly but still doesn't come up in game? Just a small hitch I know.

Thanks again!
Beanybaby01
7 years ago
1 day ago
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Oh and Juventus doesn't come up on Torino's page as a fierce rival
mons
14 years ago
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@Beanybaby01, I was made aware a few days back that there are some teams in Serie A whose rivalries and/or derbies were removed in FM21 due to licensing reasons. I haven't had time yet to check which these are and release a file to sort this out. Whenever that may be, it won't be save-game compatible.
Beanybaby01
7 years ago
1 day ago
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@mons thanks mate just thought I would say something, thanks again! keep up the great work and Merry Christmas!
Tommy Hughes
8 years ago
1 hour ago
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Oh and Juventus doesn't come up on Torino's page as a fierce rival



I use this great file to get realistic derbies and rivalries in the game:
https://sortitoutsi.net/content/57052/fm21-derbies-overhaul-v10#comment_576847
mons
14 years ago
4 hours ago
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It's a great little file, but it's not really a licensing fix in itself.
Ben Ford
4 years ago
4 weeks ago
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Hi community!
Apologies if this has already been answered (a point in the right direction may help fix that!). I've downloaded the kits, logos, license fix, player faces and background packs, followed the install instructions and created/deleted folders where appropriate, but when I create a game (my first FM for a couple of years - heathen!) the player faces, kits and logos are not updating. I have got the proper names for Champions League and Europa League though, so that's positive!

Many thanks in advance for your help!
mons
14 years ago
4 hours ago
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Hi community!
Apologies if this has already been answered (a point in the right direction may help fix that!). I've downloaded the kits, logos, license fix, player faces and background packs, followed the install instructions and created/deleted folders where appropriate, but when I create a game (my first FM for a couple of years - heathen!) the player faces, kits and logos are not updating. I have got the proper names for Champions League and Europa League though, so that's positive!

Many thanks in advance for your help!

I'm not sure what that's got to do with this particular file 🙂

You probably just need to change the preferences in this way:

https://i.imgur.com/KvtIAWq.jpg
Ben Ford
4 years ago
4 weeks ago
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Thanks for the reply mons - I put it in this thread as one of the things is the licensing - Juve stil show as zebre!

I have the setting as you showed.
mons
14 years ago
4 hours ago
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Thanks for the reply mons - I put it in this thread as one of the things is the licensing - Juve stil show as zebre!

I have the setting as you showed.

You never mentioned that in your original post. The preferences look fine. Best to post in the respective megapacks' technical support thread with screenshots of your folder structure so that we can see if the correct files are installed and or in the right places.

Same goes for your editor data files and your dbc/permanent folder for the Juve issue, actually. Was the download in place before your started your save game?
Ben Ford
4 years ago
4 weeks ago
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You never mentioned that in your original post. The preferences look fine. Best to post in the respective megapacks' technical support thread with screenshots of your folder structure so that we can see if the correct files are installed and or in the right places.

Same goes for your editor data files and your dbc/permanent folder for the Juve issue, actually. Was the download in place before your started your save game?


My mistake! Apologies!

I've included a screenshot of the respective data files etc. for the Juve issue. I haven't started a save game properly yet (only for checking the updates worked) so they will be in place before the save game starts. I remember doing it for FM19 and having no problems.

The 2100, 2101 and 2111 structures appear to be the same. I have uploaded screenshots of each of the 2100 and the editor data folder.

Thanks for your help!
Ben Ford
4 years ago
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Could it be the issue that I have data from 2018 and 2019 still hanging around? I have just found them on the C drive.
mons
14 years ago
4 hours ago
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Could it be the issue that I have data from 2018 and 2019 still hanging around? I have just found them on the C drive.

Nothing to do with that and more with the fact that you've put the editor data folder in completely the wrong place. Have another look at the installation instructions 👍
Ben Ford
4 years ago
4 weeks ago
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Nothing to do with that and more with the fact that you've put the editor data folder in completely the wrong place. Have another look at the installation instructions 👍


Uh oh - I think I see my mistake! I am transferring them to my documents folder - fingers crossed that works!

Thanks again mons!
D-U-B
2 years ago
4 days ago
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From Bulgarian to English.

# Bulgaria
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7500000 "Efbet League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7500000 "Prva liga" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7500118 "Vtora Profesionalna Liga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7500118 "Vtora liga" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7509144 "Iztochna B Profesionalna Futbolna Grupa" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7509144 "Iztochna B PFG" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7509145 "Zapadna B Profesionalna Futbolna Grupa" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7509145 "Zapadna B PFG" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 150912 "Treta Amatorska Futbolna Liga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 150912 "Treta liga" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7500138 "Jugoiztochna Treta liga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7500138 "Jugoiztochna grupa" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7500139 "Jugozapadna Treta liga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7500139 "Jugozapadna grupa" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7500140 "Severoiztochna Treta liga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7500140 "Severoiztochna grupa" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7500141 "Severozapadna Treta liga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7500141 "Severozapadna grupa" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 22014984 "Oblastni Amatorski Futbolni Grupi" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 22014984 "Oblastni grupi" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7500078 "Kupa na Bulgariya" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7500078 "Kupa Bulgariya" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7504886 "Superkupa na Bulgariya" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7504886 "Superkupa Bulgariya" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7502598 "Kup na Suvetskata Armiya" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7502598 "Kup Suvetskata Armiya" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 22073058 "Kupa na BFS" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 22073058 "Kupa na BFS" ""
mons
14 years ago
4 hours ago
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Minor update is now available for download including mostly minor changes, as suggested by yourselves 🙂
Extrovert Tom
1 year ago
1 month ago
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Are there any editor data (like League Megapack, Germany Lower League, etc) that clashed with this name fix?
mons
14 years ago
4 hours ago
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Are there any editor data (like League Megapack, Germany Lower League, etc) that clashed with this name fix?

Not as far as I'm aware, no.
jambo4life1874
7 years ago
1 week ago
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Not sure if this has already been mentioned but the EFL Trophy is now Papa John's Trophy.
wfm18
2 years ago
4 hours ago
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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


Hi @mons, this change is not applied yet. FOX Sports will be renamed to ESPN starting next week (January 1st).
Ivs
9 years ago
16 minutes ago
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Quick question: any chance to use lnc files to translate stage names? Is it possible?
mons
14 years ago
4 hours ago
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Quick question: any chance to use lnc files to translate stage names? Is it possible?

Not as far as I'm aware. Might be worth putting it forward as a feature request with SI.
Ivs
9 years ago
16 minutes ago
1,248
Thank you for the quick reply.
I tried both "STAGE_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" and "STAGE_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" lines for a newly created competition stage, but I didn't see any change. So apparently it's not possible.
You're right, it would be useful to edit these lines through lnc files in future.
Werner Vatland
7 years ago
3 months ago
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I have an issue. Zebre, Real Hispalis etc is still not changed. But all tournements like Champions League, Europa League etc seems to be fixed. Could anyone help?

Great, great work. Makes the whole gaming feeling thousand times better!
mons
14 years ago
4 hours ago
48,683
I have an issue. Zebre, Real Hispalis etc is still not changed. But all tournements like Champions League, Europa League etc seems to be fixed. Could anyone help?

Great, great work. Makes the whole gaming feeling thousand times better!

As explained in the main post, if you install this file after starting a new game, club name changes will not work. There is a workaround to this in the first post.

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