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
Rosek
1 year ago
2 hours ago
542
Premium

Hello.

I'm not sure if it's this fix that does this, but I prefer to ask.

The nicknames of the French teams do not appear if I put the data language in "French" but they appear when I put it in "English". All others will appear in their respective languages with the 2 configurations…

 


Have a good day

mons
14 years ago
2 hours ago
49,191
By Rosek 20 March 2021 - 11:14 AM UTC 

Hello.

I'm not sure if it's this fix that does this, but I prefer to ask.

The nicknames of the French teams do not appear if I put the data language in "French" but they appear when I put it in "English". All others will appear in their respective languages with the 2 configurations…

 


Have a good day

 

Open the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file with Notepad and navigate to the section where French club names are changed in French, and add a hashtag before every single line there; that should do the trick 👍

Rosek
1 year ago
2 hours ago
542
Premium

Cool, It worked. Thank you.

Reza Rulliana Sandi
3 months ago
1 month ago
2

if i started game with new version come out wich is 21.4, do i need to delete all data folder from first patch till latest like in tutorial, or just implement it on latest update folder ? just to make sure i didnt mess up with the original file data.

mons
14 years ago
2 hours ago
49,191
By Reza Rulliana Sandi 20 March 2021 - 21:00 PM UTC 

if i started game with new version come out wich is 21.4, do i need to delete all data folder from first patch till latest like in tutorial, or just implement it on latest update folder ? just to make sure i didnt mess up with the original file data.

 

In that case, the 2140 folder only should be enough, but be sure to follow the installation instructions.

Davke1904
7 years ago
1 month ago
154

As outlined in the second paragraph of the main post, 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.

 

It's a 20 second job and ensures you avoid any issues.

 

 

How do you re-applied? 

Is there somewhere an explanation???

mons
14 years ago
2 hours ago
49,191
By Davke1904 22 March 2021 - 07:28 AM UTC 

As outlined in the second paragraph of the main post, 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.

 

It's a 20 second job and ensures you avoid any issues.

 

 

How do you re-applied? 

Is there somewhere an explanation???

 

You've been using this file for years, and that line has been included in the main post for a lot of that time, I don't know why you're getting confused about it now 😕

 

All it's saying is that you have to re-install this download every time an official update is released 😉

Davke1904
7 years ago
1 month ago
154

Ah ok, i was confused because of your last post!

 

I thought there was another way to re applie!!

telu
7 months ago
2 days ago
27

Hi, I just saw that there is a new update today, I have the latest update in the game installed, what has been updated?

samski44
1 month ago
2 weeks ago
1

Just finished editing the files in my game
Works fine.
For me even Brazilian club names are save compatible which is great.
Thank you, much appreciated

 

RoCCo_42
15 years ago
12 hours ago
6,890
By RoCCo_42 28 February 2021 - 10:29 AM UTC 

#CLUBS

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 70061806 "Edirne Belediyesi Personel A.Ş. Edirnespor" "" - http://www.trakyasporgazetesi.com/haber-edirnespor-isim-degisikligine-gitti-49122.html

 

It will be better if we restore this. Since the name is too long, there is no change from the game.

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 70061806 "Edirne Belediyesi P.A.Ş. Edirnespor" ""

 

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 130367 "GZT Giresunspor" ""

Source: https://www.tff.org/Default.aspx?pageId=395&kulupID=3629 & https://www.gzt.com/zpor/imzalar-atildi-gzt-giresunsporun-isim-sponsoru-oldu-3579507

 

mons
14 years ago
2 hours ago
49,191
By telu 22 March 2021 - 16:55 PM UTC 

Hi, I just saw that there is a new update today, I have the latest update in the game installed, what has been updated?

 

It's too time-consuming for me to do changelists. It's mostly minor changes across the board as pointed out by other users and making the editor data files compatible with 21.4.

 

 

By RoCCo_42 24 March 2021 - 07:47 AM UTC 

It will be better if we restore this. Since the name is too long, there is no change from the game.

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 70061806 "Edirne Belediyesi P.A.Ş. Edirnespor" ""

 

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 130367 "GZT Giresunspor" ""

Source: https://www.tff.org/Default.aspx?pageId=395&kulupID=3629 & https://www.gzt.com/zpor/imzalar-atildi-gzt-giresunsporun-isim-sponsoru-oldu-3579507

 

Isn't Edirnespor's UID 452949 though?

RoCCo_42
15 years ago
12 hours ago
6,890
By mons 24 March 2021 - 10:05 AM UTC 

It's too time-consuming for me to do changelists. It's mostly minor changes across the board as pointed out by other users and making the editor data files compatible with 21.4.

 

 

 

Isn't Edirnespor's UID 452949 though?

 

😢 😢 I made the same mistake again. Sorry. As you said 452949

Rosek
1 year ago
2 hours ago
542
Premium

Greetings Mons. 

I downloaded the last update that you made available and I noticed that the "#" to French clubs have still not been added ... 

I send you the correct file for the next updates :

 

https://www.mediafire.com/file/6prv6ai71x8x8wz/lnc.rar/file 

 

Cordial greetings.

mons
14 years ago
2 hours ago
49,191
By Rosek 25 March 2021 - 04:55 AM UTC 

Greetings Mons. 

I downloaded the last update that you made available and I noticed that the "#" to French clubs have still not been added ... 

I send you the correct file for the next updates :

 

https://www.mediafire.com/file/6prv6ai71x8x8wz/lnc.rar/file 

 

Cordial greetings.

 

The most recent update of this download (16 March) was released prior to our correspondence (20 March), so I don't see how I could have edited it at that stage 😕

 

I don't have any intention to make a new release for this file at this stage either; but I'll keep it in mind for FM22 👍

Rosek
1 year ago
2 hours ago
542
Premium
By mons 25 March 2021 - 11:29 AM UTC 

The most recent update of this download (16 March) was released prior to our correspondence (20 March), so I don't see how I could have edited it at that stage 😕

 

I don't have any intention to make a new release for this file at this stage either; but I'll keep it in mind for FM22 👍

 

It was nothing mean on my part. But when you see it and the person uses it ... 🤔🤔😉😉

mons
14 years ago
2 hours ago
49,191
By Rosek 25 March 2021 - 14:22 PM UTC 

It was nothing mean on my part. But when you see it and the person uses it ... 🤔🤔😉😉

 

Ah, I see. I think I edited a typo in the main post yesterday, actually, but I didn't edit the file and the day of release is in the thread title…

Rosek
1 year ago
2 hours ago
542
Premium

Sorry. I didn't pay attention to this ... 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

Mr. old_school
1 year ago
1 day ago
198

so, my Test - with the Licensing Files (your newest Download Package), from here and not from the german Thread.

 

the Club Names are not really right

 

Example: Köln

the right Name is 1. FC Köln

 

Mainz

FSV Mainz 05

 

Wolfsburg

VFL Wolfsburg

 

https://www.bilder-upload.eu/bild-03b7ef-1617049527.png.html

 

thanks for Update the German Club Names and maybe other Club Names for right Names

Thank You!

 

mons
14 years ago
2 hours ago
49,191
By Mr. old_school 29 March 2021 - 20:30 PM UTC 

so, my Test - with the Licensing Files (your newest Download Package), from here and not from the german Thread.

 

the Club Names are not really right

 

Example: Köln

the right Name is 1. FC Köln

 

Mainz

FSV Mainz 05

 

Wolfsburg

VFL Wolfsburg

 

https://www.bilder-upload.eu/bild-03b7ef-1617049527.png.html

 

thanks for Update the German Club Names and maybe other Club Names for right Names

Thank You!

 

The first name is your above examples is the short name and the second is the long name, which is exactly as intended.

 

The long names are displayed in the team profile and the short name in the league tables, player histories etc.

 

 

 

Mr. old_school
1 year ago
1 day ago
198

okay, how can i use also in Tables the long name?

because i love the long name Version.

i am from germany and it is little bit confused, to see short name in Tables, because in all normal Tables in TV  (in Germany) they use long name

🙂

so, thanks for tell me, what can i do, to use long name Version for all Tablets in FM21

Thank You!

🙂

mons
14 years ago
2 hours ago
49,191
By Mr. old_school 29 March 2021 - 20:53 PM UTC 

okay, how can i use also in Tables the long name?

because i love the long name Version.

i am from germany and it is little bit confused, to see short name in Tables, because in all normal Tables in TV  (in Germany) they use long name

🙂

so, thanks for tell me, what can i do, to use long name Version for all Tablets in FM21

Thank You!

🙂

 

Open the editor, load the German club name changes editor data file and edit them manually yourself 👍

Mr. old_school
1 year ago
1 day ago
198

i thought it is maybe a setting ingame in the Settings, for showing short names or Long Names, you know.

edit: i do not use Editor, i do not know anything about it)
i thought  a Ingame Setting change in all Countries from short to long Name.

mons
14 years ago
2 hours ago
49,191
By Mr. old_school 29 March 2021 - 21:00 PM UTC 

i thought it is maybe a setting ingame in the Settings, for showing short names or Long Names, you know.

 

It's not that easy, I'm afraid.

 

Try removing that file and see if it suits you better.

Mr. old_school
1 year ago
1 day ago
198

i used in past the German Licensing File, they use long names in Tablets.

today i thought i want to try your File.

Thanks for your work.

Maybe if you can make them working, then i use your file.

🙂

LEXD43B
4 years ago
1 month ago
2

don't know why its not working for me? Did everything stated in the walkthrough. Zebra is still Zebra, Real San Sebastian is still the same. This used to be so easy to fix. Do I need to delete the caches folder or something?

mons
14 years ago
2 hours ago
49,191
By LEXD43B 30 March 2021 - 09:22 AM UTC 

don't know why its not working for me? Did everything stated in the walkthrough. Zebra is still Zebra, Real San Sebastian is still the same. This used to be so easy to fix. Do I need to delete the caches folder or something?

 

Can I see screenshots of the folders you've placed the download in? They should be the same as the screenshots in the main post.

 

I cannot stress enough that this download works fine if installed correctly. As has been the case for many years and as indicated in the main post and the installation instructions, club name changes will not take effect if the file is applied after a save-game is started, but there is a workaround in the first post on how this can be achieved anyway.

LEXD43B
4 years ago
1 month ago
2

the dbc/edt/inc folders are all in Steam apps>common>Football Manager 21>data>databse>db

the editor data is definitely in Sports Interactive>Football Manager 21>editor data

 

Is this because Zebra is part of the editor data and I am in the middle of a game? i.e you can't add editor files to a new game? I thought that just deleting the fake files in the db folder worked.

mons
14 years ago
2 hours ago
49,191
By LEXD43B 30 March 2021 - 09:43 AM UTC 

the dbc/edt/inc folders are all in Steam apps>common>Football Manager 21>data>databse>db

the editor data is definitely in Sports Interactive>Football Manager 21>editor data

 

Is this because Zebra is part of the editor data and I am in the middle of a game? i.e you can't add editor files to a new game? I thought that just deleting the fake files in the db folder worked.

 

The first screenshot didn't indicate that the files were installed correctly. Can you open the dbc, dbc/permanent, edt/permanent and lnc folders so I can confirm that all is as should be?

 

I also edited my earlier post to remind you that, as has been the case for many years and as indicated in the main post and the installation instructions, club name changes will not take effect if the file is applied after a save-game is started, but there is a workaround in the first post on how this can be achieved anyway.

 

Editor data files have always needed to be in place before starting your save for them to work.

Emal Hazeeq
5 years ago
2 weeks ago
7

hi , please help me . right now i useD files from fm inside . and also your files real name fix . but when i start a new game , still have a name zebreu23 . not juventus u23 . WHY ? but when i check file from fm inside to fm editor , they have changed zebreu23 to juventusu23 but in game still zebre u23

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