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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 2022 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. 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, as well as Manchester Utd, 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. Another editor data file creates the Ajax non-playing staff and the German national team manager missing from the database due to licensing restrictions. 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

 

You may find this (windows) Video Tutorial useful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHrhgEG2YbM 

 

STEP 1.
OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2022\data\database\db\2200


DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders


OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2022\data\database\db\2201


DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2022\data\database\db\2210


DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

Notes: \Program Files (x86)\ could be \Program Files\ depending on your set up.

 

Equivalent folders for PC players on Gamepass

Before being able to operate these files, you need to get Gamepass to enable mods - thanks to @MrGizMo for help on the below guide on how to do so

 

Click on the game in Gamepass and enable mods as per the below:

 

When you click “Enable Mods”, this is what comes up: 

 

When you click “Enable Mods”, you'll be notified that mods are now enabled: 

 

And when you click “Open Mods Folder", it'll take you to the location where the game is installed: 

 

 

OPEN 

Program Files\ModifiableWindowsApps\Football Manager 2022\data\database\db\2200
 

DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

Program Files\ModifiableWindowsApps\Football Manager 2022\data\database\db\2201
 

DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

Program Files\ModifiableWindowsApps\Football Manager 2022\data\databasee\db\2210
 

DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

Equivalent folders for PC players on Epic Games

Epic Games Installation


OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2022\data\database\db\2200


DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2022\data\database\db\2201


DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2022\data\database\db\2210

 

DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

Notes: \Program Files (x86)\ could be \Program Files\ depending on your set up.

 

Equivalent folders for Mac users

Mac

 

OPEN 

/ Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2022 / data / database / db / 2200 
 

DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

/ Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2022 / data / database / db / 2201 
 

DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

/ Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2022 / data / database / db / 2210 
 

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.

 


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 2210 folder:

 

dbc: 

 

dbc/permanent: 

 

edt/permanent: 


lnc: 

 


STEP 4:
COPY the 11 files located in the EDITOR DATA FILES folder in the downloaded pack

 

STEP 5
PASTE to \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2022\editor data

 

This is also the same folder to be used for Gamepass.

 

As stated by SI themselves

 

You are not able to change the user data location as such but you can use the user data folder in Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2022 to store facepacks and graphics.

 

Equivalent folder for Mac

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 2022’[/spoiler]

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.


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.

 

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 and German 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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mons
15 years ago
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If you have already started a save-game and wish to change German, Spanish, Italian and French club names to the correct ones, there is a workaround. However, you will lose the club nicknames.

 

Open the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file with Notepad (on Windows) and TextEdit (on Mac). All the changes I've made in the editor data file are included in this file, however they are preceded by a hashtag (#) which makes the lnc file ignore any text following it.

 

You can remove the hashtags from in front of any of the "CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" and "CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" codes which you wish to change, and this will ensure these changes are displayed in your save game.

 

For Notepad, all you need to do is: Select the edit menu, click the replace option, type #"CLUB in the first field and "CLUB in the second and click replace all. Then save and close. Shouldn't take more than 3 seconds if you do it right 🙂

 


Instead of


#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern München" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern" ""

 

you should have


"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern München" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern" ""


Basically:
Using an lnc
Pro: Can be used (and disabled) after a save game has been started
Con: Removes club nicknames for those teams whose name has been edited


Using the editor data file
Pro: Retains club nicknames
Con: Needs to be applied before starting a new game

mons
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29 minutes ago
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FAQ

 

 

I've started a career already and haven't applied the file, but want to add the missing Ajax non-playing staff/Hans-Dieter Flick/the correct Brazilian kit colours.

Reason: The way those changes work means the files need to be in place before starting a new game.

Solution: Can't be done, unfortunately.

 

I've started a career already and have applied the file but the German/Dutch/Japanese national team isn't populated with real players. What's wrong?

Reason: If you are in the middle of a save-game, national teams will only be populated in the next instance that players are called up, and not immediately.

Solution: Just wait till the next call-up window.

 

The Ajax non-playing staff and Hans-Dieter Flick appear in my game but my facepack doesn't display an image for them. What's wrong?

Reason: These persons do not appear in the default database for licensing reasons. This means that this file was forced to add them manually. However, this means that their UID (which is what is used to map a person's image to the right individual) is different, and so the game cannot assign the image to them from your existing facepack.

Solution: Individually download the cut-out faces that you want from here (or use the UID to find them in your existing facepack if you don't use the cut-out megapack), put them in a separate folder to your existing facepack and create a config file just for them using the method outlined in here (which works for all facepack styles, not just the cut-out megapack).

 

Club name changes were working fine in the beta but now I've download the new version of the fix, they don't work anymore. What's happened?

Reason: When club name changes are done via lnc files, this removes the clubs' nickname, which is not the case if editor data files are used, which is why these are preferred. Since editor data files didn't work with the FM22 beta, club name changes were done via lnc files during the beta version. Once the full game was released, club name changes were switched back to the intended delivery method, i.e. via editor data files.

Solution: Use this workaround to solve the issue in your existing save game.

 

Why does Manchester United's logo not appear?

Reason: Due to possible licensing issues, some logopacks do not include this. This has nothing at all to do with this download, which includes no graphics at all.

Solution: Speak with the creator(s) of the logopack that you're using.

 

I want to make my own changes to the data edited in this file. How can I do this?

Solution: 

  • If you want to edit club names before starting a career, then use the pre-game editor and load FM22 Sortitoutsi Licenses Fix - Club Name Changes.fmf, then change whatever you feel needs to be changed. Be warned that you may need to redo these steps for every re-release of this file, but once you've started a save game, it'll be immaterial anyway. This change will only work if done before starting a save game. Please remember that this data will be overwritten when a new version of this download is released and applied
  • If you want to edit club names after starting a career, then it depends if the club already has a club name change input in FM22 Sortitoutsi Licenses Fix - Club Name Changes.fmf. If yes, then the only way to do is via an in-game editor. If no, then you can open the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file with Notepad and make the required changes. Make sure there isn't a # in front of the code in the lnc file because this means that the line is not to be considered.

 

Why isn't the file working properly?

Reason: You haven't installed it correctly.

Solution: Read the installation instruction carefully, and follow them. Make sure the folders on your system match what's in the screenshots in the main post.

 

I've noticed a mistake. How can it be fixed?

Reason: We're only human 😉

Solution: Point out which are the bits which need changing and/or removing, and propose an alternative or correction accordingly.

zachalxnder
4 years ago
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Cannot wait for the annual stream of posts asking for answers you've have already given : )

 

Thank you for doing this by the way! 

mons
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By zachalxnder 21 October 2021 - 16:11 PM UTC 

Cannot wait for the annual stream of posts asking for answers you've have already given : )

 

Thank you for doing this by the way! 

 

I could've sworn I've spoken to you elsewhere on the matter already *chinstrokingemoji

zachalxnder
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By mons 21 October 2021 - 16:46 PM UTC 

I could've sworn I've spoken to you elsewhere on the matter already *chinstrokingemoji

 

That was my corporate twin.

shadow²
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By zachalxnder 21 October 2021 - 16:11 PM UTC 

Cannot wait for the annual stream of posts asking for answers you've have already given : )

 

Thank you for doing this by the way! 

 

mons
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Let's not get all meta on this 😉

wfm18
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By mons 21 October 2021 - 17:04 PM UTC 

Let's not get all meta on this 😉

 

They should call you the GOAT instead of ‘the guy’ 😉

shadow²
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"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Manchester UFC" ""

"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Manchester United" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Man UFC" ""

"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Man Utd" ""

R Charlston
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"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Manchester UFC" ""

"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Superleagueshysters" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Man UFC" ""

"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Scum" ""

 

 

 

mons
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By shadowrun 21 October 2021 - 17:16 PM UTC 

"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Manchester UFC" ""

"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Manchester United" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Man UFC" ""

"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Man Utd" ""

 

Do you genuinely think I hadn't added this already? 😉

R Charlston
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By mons 21 October 2021 - 17:28 PM UTC 

Do you genuinely think I hadn't added this already? 😉

 

Prefer my version Mons

shadow²
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By mons 21 October 2021 - 17:28 PM UTC 

Do you genuinely think I hadn't added this already? 😉

 

mons
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shadow²
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Why is the forum so quiet?

 

Who remembers the hype from last year?

mons
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By shadowrun 21 October 2021 - 17:57 PM UTC 

Why is the forum so quiet?

 

Who remembers the hype from last year?

 

The beta's not actually been released yet. Be patient, the baying hordes will be here soon enough 😉

mons
15 years ago
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And just after I post that:

 

shadow²
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Does anyone know when this is likely to be released? I can't play without it as I'm a pedant! Will it be after the full release or is some absolute legend working on it right now?

Thanks in advance!

Some of these people, man

whine less or just dont answer, not everybody is sitting here in front of these posts and presses f 5 for days

Ahh, the memories.

kingrobbo
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By R Charlston 21 October 2021 - 17:27 PM UTC 

"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Manchester UFC" ""

"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Superleagueshysters" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Man UFC" ""

"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 680 "Scum" ""

 

lol let them stay with their silly name I say 

 

in the UCL    Zebre v Giraffe perhaps 

mons
15 years ago
29 minutes ago
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I've pre-empted all the usual ‘when’s the file going to come out' posts and released it already 😉

 

Please read the installation instruction and remember to subscribe to this thread so that you get a notification when a new version is released!

 

Same as the game is a beta version, so is this file - there might be issues which neede resolving.

 

There are a number of fixes which cannot be resolved until I get my hands on the editor, such as the Ajax staff issue, amongst others. They will all have to wait until November 9 when the full game and the pre-game editor are released.

 

In the meantime, enjoy FM22 and do let me know of any further fixes you deem necessary!

Bard
13 years ago
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Should we leave Newcastle.dbc and Norway.dbc in 2201 folder? I presume so, as Norway is licensed and Newcastle is the finances…

CDarling
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Hi Mons, sorry to trouble you but I'm getting an error message when trying to download your file.  Error message is below.  Do you have any suggestions.   Thanks in advance

 

Error

  • Url: https://sortitoutsi.net/media/1667080/download
  • UTC Date: 2021-10-21 19:36:49
  • User ID: 1008932

We are so sorry but it seems our website encountered an error. Please visit the feedback and support forum to report what happened and we'll look to get it fixed straightaway.

 

Never mind its working now, Thanks for the great work as always

 

mons
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By Bard 21 October 2021 - 19:36 PM UTC 

Should we leave Newcastle.dbc and Norway.dbc in 2201 folder? I presume so, as Norway is licensed and Newcastle is the finances…

 

New version of the file has just been released to sort this out 😉

 

Thanks to @axelkinge and @tommy121083 for reaching out so promptly to help me sort this out 😉

mons
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By CDarling 21 October 2021 - 19:38 PM UTC 

Hi Mons, sorry to trouble you but I'm getting an error message when trying to download your file.  Error message is below.  Do you have any suggestions.   Thanks in advance

 

Error

  • Url: https://sortitoutsi.net/media/1667080/download
  • UTC Date: 2021-10-21 19:36:49
  • User ID: 1008932

We are so sorry but it seems our website encountered an error. Please visit the feedback and support forum to report what happened and we'll look to get it fixed straightaway.

 

You seem to have clicked the link just when I was uploading a new version - can you try again now?

CDarling
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By mons 21 October 2021 - 19:39 PM UTC 

You seem to have clicked the link just when I was uploading a new version - can you try again now?

 

All sorted, thanks again, you are a god amongst men

MircoAlghi
3 years ago
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The link doesn't works….

mons
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By MircoAlghi 21 October 2021 - 19:53 PM UTC 

The link doesn't works….

 

 

Seems to be an issue your end, I'm afraid. What error message are you getting?

MircoAlghi
3 years ago
12 hours ago
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  • Url: https://sortitoutsi.net/media/1667103/download
  • UTC Date: 2021-10-21 19:56:42
  • User ID: 1098818

We are so sorry but it seems our website encountered an error. Please visit the feedback and support forum to report what happened and we'll look to get it fixed straightaway.

kizawski
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By mons 21 October 2021 - 19:54 PM UTC 

 

Seems to be an issue your end, I'm afraid. What error message are you getting?

 

I'm getting an error as well, but it seems a web error

 

Error

  • Url: https://sortitoutsi.net/media/1667103/download
  • UTC Date: 2021-10-21 19:55:17
  • User ID: 512488

We are so sorry but it seems our website encountered an error. Please visit the feedback and support forum to report what happened and we'll look to get it fixed straightaway.

Edit: NVM, just 5 seconds after posting this started to work again, thanks

kingrobbo
12 years ago
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By mons 21 October 2021 - 19:54 PM UTC 

 

Seems to be an issue your end, I'm afraid. What error message are you getting?

 

just tried and IMO it is the demand to download that is the issue dont think the server can handle it 😉

 

users may have to be patient

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