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
mons
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
49,689
If I download new version I'll have to start new game for the name change, right? Thanks for the work by the way mate.

Nope, should be save-game compatible πŸ˜‰
Bulkieri
6 years ago
1 day ago
6
These files essentially:

https://i.imgur.com/u8XTmoc.png

Club name changes are (partially) working, and there needs to be a new file this year, adding Ajax non-playing staff, all of which will be missing in the full release due to licensing reasons.

I see you have managed to fix Juve, is there anything absolutely critical/essential for realism in those files you have listed?
Eastwood
7 years ago
2 days ago
5
Premium
Nope, should be save-game compatible πŸ˜‰


It certainly is, thanks again sir
Girafi
8 years ago
2 weeks ago
9
Thank you for your great work as always Mons!

Just have one minor change:
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7 "1. Division" ""

There is no longer a sponsor for the league
aerashop
1 year ago
3 weeks ago
3
Premium
I can´t download it...
kingrobbo
11 years ago
5 hours ago
8,634


just tried its working fine for me
aerashop
1 year ago
3 weeks ago
3
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I have click on the bar on top to download 20 times, nothing is happen. Is there an error or something ? 😒
kingrobbo
11 years ago
5 hours ago
8,634
nope working fine for me mate what bar? show me a screenshot of what you are clicking
kingrobbo
11 years ago
5 hours ago
8,634
I have click on the bar on top to download 20 times, nothing is happen. Is there an error or something ? 😒


nope working fine for me mate what bar? show me a screenshot of what you are clicking
aerashop
1 year ago
3 weeks ago
3
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It worked thank you, have a good playing day from here. πŸ™‚
kingrobbo
11 years ago
5 hours ago
8,634
It worked thank you, have a good playing day from here. πŸ™‚


glad its sorted I wont be playing for a bit just running a few tests at this stage
cheers
Royjanssen12344
6 months ago
4 months ago
3
I will look if possible, have never done it but should be a good fix. Thanks anyway.
shibdib
11 years ago
5 months ago
4
Thanks for the hard work!

But just throwing this out to the staff people that browse this thread, that download link is hard to find with the default website style. For some reason the default is white, then the mouseover is green which seems backwards as far as usability.
MarcusSkulason
1 year ago
2 days ago
1
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I have click on the bar on top to download 20 times, nothing is happen. Is there an error or something ? 😒


Do not click on the top bar, but on the download bar on the right πŸ˜‰
eddlad
9 years ago
1 month ago
2
Premium
I mean it can't really be that hard to find seeing as it already has over 1300 downloads!

Thanks for file Mons
mons
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
49,689
I see you have managed to fix Juve, is there anything absolutely critical/essential for realism in those files you have listed?

I don't have the time to go into the specific of exactly what each file does, but the names should be a pretty good indicator. They're all nice-to-haves rather than must-haves imo. You can get by just fine without them, but the game world is that little bit more realistic with them πŸ™‚



Thank you for your great work as always Mons!

Just have one minor change:
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7 "1. Division" ""

There is no longer a sponsor for the league

Thanks for this. Any of you find any more, keep them coming πŸ‘
GiorgosAth
9 years ago
1 week ago
24
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Good morning. FM2021 Licensing and Real Name Fix File v0.2 beta for FM21 beta [released on 10/11/2020] :
https://sortitoutsi.net/content/56768/fm2021-licensing-and-real-name-fix-file-v01-beta-for-fm21-beta-not-released-yet
cannot be downloaded. There is no download button.
Thank you.
mons
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
49,689
Good morning. FM2021 Licensing and Real Name Fix File v0.2 beta for FM21 beta [released on 10/11/2020] :
https://sortitoutsi.net/content/56768/fm2021-licensing-and-real-name-fix-file-v01-beta-for-fm21-beta-not-released-yet
cannot be downloaded. There is no download button.
Thank you.

This is what I see. Is this not the case for you?

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

Best to post follow-up correspondence in the thread itself to keep a bit of order in the forums, so I'm locking this.
irontusk
9 years ago
1 month ago
13
Great work as usual, this file is fantastic!
jarel cheah
4 years ago
4 months ago
3
Premium
hi there,
anyones downloaded the game from Epic Games? what is the alternate file paths/ directory to delete those data?
Cheers
tyrionn
10 years ago
1 month ago
5
Has anybody been able to fix the Brazilian team colors?
jebus4life
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
1
Premium
Hey Mons,

Thanks for the great work.
As a FYI; there seems to be an additional league in Spain (extra division of the Segunda B)

I appended your file with the following after rule 7162
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000032789 "Segunda División B Grupo V" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000032789 "2ªB Grupo V" ""

Naturally, review it as you wish, but it works for me πŸ™‚
loopybee
8 years ago
3 days ago
12
Premium
Superb work, thanks.
shadowrun
2 years ago
3 hours ago
451
Canada

"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE"	20502998	"CanPL" ""
Mexico

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE"		2000017067	"Liga BBVA Expansión MX" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE"	2000017067	"Liga de Expansión MX" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE"		2000026060	"Guard1anes BBVA MX" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE"	2000026060	"Torneo Apertura" ""
VP.
10 years ago
6 hours ago
25,232
hi there,
anyones downloaded the game from Epic Games? what is the alternate file paths/ directory to delete those data?
Cheers


Found this https://youtu.be/U2MD7aLVNRk
Shaka_Zulu
9 years ago
2 months ago
5
Premium
Hello, thanks for this file, its been a life saver πŸ™‚ Just one question, I have Juve, and the file fixed everything as advertised, except one thing I noticed so far. The Juve U23 is still called Zebre/Zebrette U23 it seems.
Bulkieri
6 years ago
1 day ago
6
Hello, thanks for this file, its been a life saver πŸ™‚ Just one question, I have Juve, and the file fixed everything as advertised, except one thing I noticed so far. The Juve U23 is still called Zebre/Zebrette U23 it seems.

Not for me...all the Juve youth teams are showing correctly with the right name i.e. Juventus FC U-20s, Juventus FC U-18s etc.

Maybe try re-installing?
StaffMan
4 years ago
45 minutes ago
1,754
Premium
why is Juventus called Zebra in my FM21 game?
CoffeeFueledCurmudgeon
15 years ago
1 week ago
47
Premium
My hero. Thank you @mons
bozo13
9 years ago
3 months ago
3
Premium
Whenever I start a new game I see that Brazilian kits are working nicely. However, if I close the game, kits will be messed up when I reload.

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