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.
Comments
Tommy Hughes
8 years ago
7 hours ago
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By Andres Vegas 15 March 2021 - 23:02 PM UTC 

Hey there guys! 

 

After the last update (Final Winter Update) we have a new folder in database 2140. What should we do now? 

 

I want to install this, but I don't know what should I do with the new folder

 

Thanks in advance! 

 

Regards

 

Mons will publish a new patch version tomorrow:

“I'm afraid I'm in bed for the night, so the new release will have to wait till tomorrow morning. For those who can't wait, make sure the dbc/permanent and edt/permanent folders in your 2140 folder look like the ones in the screenshot, and that your lnc folder does too.”

tucco06
2 years ago
2 weeks ago
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Hi guys

 

Do you think it's worth waiting for a new update of this file in order to start a new save or it's fine if we keep using the current one for a long save ?

 

Thanks for your inputs and the great work !

mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
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v 4.0 of this file is now available for download 👍

R Charlston
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bimbo1989
10 years ago
4 months ago
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Am I the only one that sees the wrong spanish teams names even after applying the patch?

I also tried the “remove hashtags” method but doesn't work.

Teams in other nations seem to work fine, Juventus for example is good

mons
15 years ago
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By bimbo1989 17 March 2021 - 09:41 AM UTC 

Am I the only one that sees the wrong spanish teams names even after applying the patch?

I also tried the “remove hashtags” method but doesn't work.

Teams in other nations seem to work fine, Juventus for example is good

 

Very strange. Can I have screenshots of your editor data folder?

 

Did you install the files before starting a save game?

bimbo1989
10 years ago
4 months ago
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By mons 17 March 2021 - 09:46 AM UTC 

Very strange. Can I have screenshots of your editor data folder?

 

Did you install the files before starting a save game?

 

Hi mons! First of all thank you for all your work 🙂

 

Anyway, I did install the files before starting the save game (I did months ago), remember that it seems that this problem only affects spanish teams. Competition names are fine, and even clubs from othern nations (Bundesliga names are good, Juventus is good, etc.).

 

Here are the screenshots!

 

 

mons
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By bimbo1989 17 March 2021 - 10:05 AM UTC 

Hi mons! First of all thank you for all your work 🙂

 

Anyway, I did install the files before starting the save game (I did months ago), remember that it seems that this problem only affects spanish teams. Competition names are fine, and even clubs from othern nations (Bundesliga names are good, Juventus is good, etc.).

 

Here are the screenshots!

 

What happens if you remove the fix no fake file?

bimbo1989
10 years ago
4 months ago
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By mons 17 March 2021 - 10:12 AM UTC 

What happens if you remove the fix no fake file?

 

Nothing changes.

Pardon my ignorance, but aren't .fmf files in the editor data folder only meant to work at the moment of the creation of the savegame? They shouldn't affect existing games, right?

My concern here is that the spanish names are not working properly in an existing savegame, and they used to show correctly before the 21.4 update.

Just to be sure: in the “remove hashtags" method, I'm supposed to edit the file in all of the folders (2100, 2111, 2140, …) or only in the 2140 one?

mons
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By bimbo1989 17 March 2021 - 10:28 AM UTC 

Nothing changes.

Pardon my ignorance, but aren't .fmf files in the editor data folder only meant to work at the moment of the creation of the savegame? They shouldn't affect existing games, right?

My concern here is that the spanish names are not working properly in an existing savegame, and they used to show correctly before the 21.4 update.

Just to be sure: in the “remove hashtags" method, I'm supposed to edit the file in all of the folders (2100, 2111, 2140, …) or only in the 2140 one?

 

Ah, I see where the issue has arisen.

 

The game will ‘read' the lnc files of the database the game was created with. So if you started the game with 21.3, the game will use the files in that folder.

 

So, if you're using the remove hashtags workaround, the file should be primarily placed in the folder of the database in which the save game was started. If you don't know which it was, you might as well edit them all 😉

bimbo1989
10 years ago
4 months ago
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By mons 17 March 2021 - 10:54 AM UTC 

Ah, I see where the issue has arisen.

 

The game will ‘read' the lnc files of the database the game was created with. So if you started the game with 21.3, the game will use the files in that folder.

 

So, if you're using the remove hashtags workaround, the file should be primarily placed in the folder of the database in which the save game was started. If you don't know which it was, you might as well edit them all 😉

 

Ok, it works now!

How they did break in the first place will remain a mystery, I guess 🙂 

Dilling
6 years ago
3 months ago
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For some reason I suddenly can't download this, or anything else, from the site. Does anybody else have this problem?

SolidLiquid
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By Dilling 17 March 2021 - 11:33 AM UTC 

For some reason I suddenly can't download this, or anything else, from the site. Does anybody else have this problem?

 

Same!

mons
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By Dilling 17 March 2021 - 11:33 AM UTC 

For some reason I suddenly can't download this, or anything else, from the site. Does anybody else have this problem?

 

By SolidLiquid 17 March 2021 - 11:42 AM UTC 

Same!

 

 

We're aware of the issue which has cropped up and I'm sure @Footygamer is working to resolve it asap…

msarthou
14 years ago
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Link not working? is it possible or it's my problem? I mean v4.0 for 21.4

mons
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By msarthou 17 March 2021 - 12:29 PM UTC 

Link not working? is it possible or it's my problem? I mean v4.0 for 21.4

 

Read the post above yours. Just bear with us till it's fixed.

 

In the meantime, it can be downloaded from the mirror site: https://mega.nz/file/IMNgFLIa#f5lyVjwBRv-4XHSyrnKQebne1pjqxnHagaw9D97mmbo 

msarthou
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By mons 17 March 2021 - 12:34 PM UTC 

Read the post above yours. Just bear with us till it's fixed.

 

In the meantime, it can be downloaded from the mirror site: https://mega.nz/file/IMNgFLIa#f5lyVjwBRv-4XHSyrnKQebne1pjqxnHagaw9D97mmbo 

 

Sorry. You are absolutely right

kevin innes
2 years ago
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I can't download the files

 

mons
15 years ago
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By kevin innes 17 March 2021 - 15:21 PM UTC 

I can't download the files

 

Read the posts above yours. Just bear with us till it's fixed.

 

In the meantime, it can be downloaded from the mirror site: https://mega.nz/file/IMNgFLIa#f5lyVjwBRv-4XHSyrnKQebne1pjqxnHagaw9D97mmbo 

Aleksandr Orlov
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By mons 17 March 2021 - 16:17 PM UTC 

Read the posts above yours. Just bear with us till it's fixed.

 

In the meantime, it can be downloaded from the mirror site: https://mega.nz/file/IMNgFLIa#f5lyVjwBRv-4XHSyrnKQebne1pjqxnHagaw9D97mmbo 

 

Thank you for the temporary mirror site! New Save here I come!

luisrha
11 years ago
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One fix needed from Mexico

 

Competition 2000026060 (Mexican Expansion League Champions Trophy) is displayed as “Guard1anes BBVA MX” and “Torneo Apertura”, that's incorrect.

 

The proper long name would be “Campeón de Campeones Expansión MX”, with “Campeón de Campeones Expansión” as short name.

Sakumadrops
4 months ago
4 months ago
1

I skimmed through recent posts but currently this fix file can't be applied to the game pass edition (Xbox edition), correct?

EDIT: Actually, forget about this post. I'll try the dump workaround method and if it doesnt work just buy the steam version.

filipppo
9 years ago
4 months ago
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If someone know how can i add new barcelona board Joan Laporta to the game?

mons
15 years ago
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By filipppo 18 March 2021 - 09:29 AM UTC 

If someone know how can i add new barcelona board Joan Laporta to the game?

 

That's got nothing to do with this file 😕

filipppo
9 years ago
4 months ago
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By mons 18 March 2021 - 09:45 AM UTC 

That's got nothing to do with this file 😕

are you sure? I cant edit this in for example future_chairmen.edt?

 

mons
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By filipppo 18 March 2021 - 09:47 AM UTC 

are you sure? I cant edit this in for example future_chairmen.edt?

 

It's not a licensing issue though, is it?

rbcuk
14 years ago
2 days ago
42

Can i download the latest V4.0 as i havent downloaded the update for this since V1.4 as its been working perfectly, but going to start a new saved game, but with the updated database i will need to install this fix to get the real names again

mons
15 years ago
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By rbcuk 20 March 2021 - 10:22 AM UTC 

Can i download the latest V4.0 as i havent downloaded the update for this since V1.4 as its been working perfectly, but going to start a new saved game, but with the updated database i will need to install this fix to get the real names again

 

v4.0 contains everything you need to have, if that's what you're asking.

rbcuk
14 years ago
2 days ago
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By mons 20 March 2021 - 10:37 AM UTC 

v4.0 contains everything you need to have, if that's what you're asking.

 

Hi Mons, yeah as some updates require you to have every update, just wondered if that was the case with the name fix

mons
15 years ago
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By rbcuk 20 March 2021 - 10:40 AM UTC 

Hi Mons, yeah as some updates require you to have every update, just wondered if that was the case with the name fix

 

I understand what you mean, but that's usually the case for larger files, like megapacks. For this file, the download will always include all the files you'll need.

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