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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 only the dbc , edt and lnc folders


OPEN 

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


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

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


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders


OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2022\data\database\db\2230


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders


OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2022\data\database\db\2240


DELETE only 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 only the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

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

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

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

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

Program Files\ModifiableWindowsApps\Football Manager 2022\data\databasee\db\2230
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

Program Files\ModifiableWindowsApps\Football Manager 2022\data\databasee\db\2240
 

DELETE only 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 only the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

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


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

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

 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2022\data\database\db\2230

 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2022\data\database\db\2240

 

DELETE only 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 only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

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

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

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

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

/ Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2022 / data / database / db / 2230 
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

OPEN 

/ Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2022 / data / database / db / 2240 
 

DELETE only 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 menu

 

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 2240 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, for Gamepass, however:

 

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.

Comments
sebadioe
7 years ago
8 hours ago
3
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hi,

 

japan and german nationalteam are missing when i start a new game

hansi flick does not appear

 

greetings

dispatch
4 years ago
3 days ago
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#England

The National League Football Academy
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000094524 "The National League Football Academy" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000094524 "NLFA" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000095878 "The National League Football Academy North East" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000095878 "NLFA North East" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000095881 "The National League Football Academy North West" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000095881 "NLFA North West" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000095885 "The National League Football Academy South East" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000095885 "NLFA South East" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000095882 "The National League Football Academy South West" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000095882 "NLFA South West" ""

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By sebadioe 09 November 2021 - 18:52 PM UTC 

hi,

 

japan and german nationalteam are missing when i start a new game

hansi flick does not appear

 

greetings

 

The file hasn't been installed correctly. Read the installation instructions carefully and try to install it again.

Julian138
2 years ago
1 month ago
2
Premium

Everything works apart from names of international legaues- Champions League, Europa League and Conference League. They have no proper logos and names. Can you explain me why?

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Julian138 09 November 2021 - 19:30 PM UTC 

Everything works apart from names of international legaues- Champions League, Europa League and Conference League. They have no proper logos and names. Can you explain me why?

 

Logos aren't part of this download and you have to install them separately. The file changing their names is the same as that used to change the national competitions, so I have no idea how the latter are working and not the former.

 

Can I have screenshots of your lnc folders?

BuurmanDeBuurman
1 year ago
2 months ago
18

IS there a way to get rid of the 3-letter abbreviated team names?

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By BuurmanDeBuurman 09 November 2021 - 19:41 PM UTC 

IS there a way to get rid of the 3-letter abbreviated team names?

 

In which screen? If it's the league focus page, I think it's a game feature…

BuurmanDeBuurman
1 year ago
2 months ago
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By mons 09 November 2021 - 19:46 PM UTC 

In which screen? If it's the league focus page, I think it's a game feature…

 

Yeah, just strange that it's only the Dutch and French teams which do this. Also notice an absence of Dutch names in the Lnc, can give you those if you want. 

Julian138
2 years ago
1 month ago
2
Premium
By mons 09 November 2021 - 19:34 PM UTC 

Logos aren't part of this download and you have to install them separately. The file changing their names is the same as that used to change the national competitions, so I have no idea how the latter are working and not the former.

 

Can I have screenshots of your lnc folders?

Is there any download with logos of european club leagues?

 

barakz13
10 years ago
1 year ago
17

Hi, thank you for that. i followed the instructions completely and it only kinda working. many names aren't really fixed (things i noticed: La Liga and Premier Leauge, Champions League and Europa League, Israeli 1st and 2nd tier leagues, Masimiliano Alegri name, german national team players' names etc). any idea what could be the problem? thank you.

NothingNothing
13 years ago
2 months ago
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Message removed

sebadioe
7 years ago
8 hours ago
3
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By mons 09 November 2021 - 19:15 PM UTC 

The file hasn't been installed correctly. Read the installation instructions carefully and try to install it again.

 

did it. No piture from Hansi Flick.

Japan und german team is not selectable at the beginning 

johnlennon696
2 years ago
2 days ago
34
Premium

I did have the beta name fix, but since installing this new fix, my beta saved game has reverted back to Man UFC.

 

But if i start a new save, the names are proper.

 

This normal?

 

Also; my beta save has the Flick photo but if i start a new game, it doesn't.

wfm18
4 years ago
1 hour ago
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By NothingNothing 09 November 2021 - 20:19 PM UTC 

@mons 

Will there be another update with the Flick amendment, once the above has been sorted? Or are you finished updating for now? 

Just wondering if I should crack on with a save or wait. And if it were to be updated later on, would that be save-game compatible? 
(Guessing not, if it's a different person ID)

Thanks

 

It's sorted 😉 Will be ready in the next update. Give @mons a bit of time to implement all the changes 😉

RoMbA
9 years ago
2 hours ago
160
By johnlennon696 09 November 2021 - 20:54 PM UTC 

I did have the beta name fix, but since installing this new fix, my beta saved game has reverted back to Man UFC.

 

But if i start a new save, the names are proper.

 

This normal?

 

Also; my beta save has the Flick photo but if i start a new game, it doesn't.

 

For all the files in this paragraph to work, however, you will need to start a new game.

_unforgiven
13 years ago
3 days ago
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what goes wrong? 
johnlennon696
2 years ago
2 days ago
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By RoMbA 09 November 2021 - 21:18 PM UTC 

For all the files in this paragraph to work, however, you will need to start a new game.

 

Yeah, just making sure as the Brazilian club names remain corrected, but Juve and Utd have reverted back in the beta save. I guess this new fix just overrides some of the beta fixes.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By BuurmanDeBuurman 09 November 2021 - 19:48 PM UTC 

Yeah, just strange that it's only the Dutch and French teams which do this. Also notice an absence of Dutch names in the Lnc, can give you those if you want. 

 

I'm not aware of any Dutch club names which need to be changed 😕

 

 

By Julian138 09 November 2021 - 19:49 PM UTC 

Is there any download with logos of european club leagues?

 

Any of these will have.

 

 

 

By barakz13 09 November 2021 - 20:10 PM UTC 

Hi, thank you for that. i followed the instructions completely and it only kinda working. many names aren't really fixed (things i noticed: La Liga and Premier Leauge, Champions League and Europa League, Israeli 1st and 2nd tier leagues, Masimiliano Alegri name, german national team players' names etc). any idea what could be the problem? thank you.

By sebadioe 09 November 2021 - 20:20 PM UTC 

did it. No piture from Hansi Flick.

Japan und german team is not selectable at the beginning 

By _unforgiven 09 November 2021 - 21:20 PM UTC 
what goes wrong? 

 

Read point 6 of the FAQ.

 

 

By NothingNothing 09 November 2021 - 20:19 PM UTC 

@mons 

Will there be another update with the Flick amendment, once the above has been sorted? Or are you finished updating for now? 

Just wondering if I should crack on with a save or wait. And if it were to be updated later on, would that be save-game compatible? 
(Guessing not, if it's a different person ID)

Thanks

 

Flick is visible in the download already. The only things which have been changed are him having his playing and non-playing histories added and a few other very minor tweaks. I don't think that warrants a new release and the hassle that goes with it for the time being tbph. Maybe in another couple of days when there's a little bit more changes added. If you feel you need it so badly, send me a private message and I'll forward it, no problem 👍

 

 

 

By johnlennon696 09 November 2021 - 20:54 PM UTC 

I did have the beta name fix, but since installing this new fix, my beta saved game has reverted back to Man UFC.

 

But if i start a new save, the names are proper.

 

This normal?

 

Read point 4 of the FAQ for an explanation and a workaround 👍

myfunnygame
3 years ago
1 month ago
28

hello again, in dbc folder after step 3 i have permanent folder and 3 files: brexit (like on picture of main post, and newcastle and norway .dbc in extension. Should delete?

 

and one more question, if i use your editor file before start game, this does not allow me to do achievements from the SI?

I don't remember the dependency that made it, but it seems to me that tinkering with the editor files did just that

wfm18
4 years ago
1 hour ago
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By mons 09 November 2021 - 21:25 PM UTC 

I'm not aware of any Dutch club names which need to be changed 😕

 

There is no need for Dutch teams to be in the LNC. They all have the correct 3 letter, short and long names in the DB.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By myfunnygame 09 November 2021 - 21:37 PM UTC 

hello again, in dbc folder after step 3 i have permanent folder and 3 files: brexit (like on picture of main post, and newcastle and norway .dbc in extension. Should delete?

 

and one more question, if i use your editor file before start game, this does not allow me to do achievements from the SI?

I don't remember the dependency that made it, but it seems to me that tinkering with the editor files did just that

 

The files in this download are all you need. Norway and Newcastle are for previous beta builds, and they are not needed with the full release.

 

 

You can get achievements in the game with these (and any other) editor data files installed, I think it's just the Hall of Fame which you can't be added on to.

mons
16 years ago
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By wfm18 09 November 2021 - 22:01 PM UTC 

There is no need for Dutch teams to be in the LNC. They all have the correct 3 letter, short and long names in the DB.

 

I thought as much but gave the user the benefit of the doubt in case there was the odd one for which it was necessary.

_unforgiven
13 years ago
3 days ago
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but need i all files from the editor data folder for the Ajax Staff? 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By _unforgiven 09 November 2021 - 22:08 PM UTC 

but need i all files from the editor data folder for the Ajax Staff? 

 

If it's just the Ajax staff you want, you can just use that one. That's why I have them all as separate files - they can be used fully or in part without any issues.

AML
14 years ago
1 month ago
95

Hi @mons 

 

thank you for all the hard work

 

I have now checked 5 times from start to finish and made 100% sure I installed these correctly (been using them for years) and I still don't have Flick in game or the pre game editor. Does not exist at all and Germany post is free in every new game I start.

 

What could be the issue please'

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By AML 09 November 2021 - 23:02 PM UTC 

Hi @mons 

 

thank you for all the hard work

 

I have now checked 5 times from start to finish and made 100% sure I installed these correctly (been using them for years) and I still don't have Flick in game or the pre game editor. Does not exist at all and Germany post is free in every new game I start.

 

What could be the issue please'

 

Can I have screenshots of all those folders who have a screenshot in the main post?

AML
14 years ago
1 month ago
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By mons 09 November 2021 - 23:09 PM UTC 

Can I have screenshots of all those folders who have a screenshot in the main post?

 

Here they are. On the left is your screenshot from this thread, on the right in black is my personal folder location. I took a screenshot of a new save game too and my editor data folder. Fwiw everything worked fine on beta, I only noticed this issue after the full release.

 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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@AML, the path used for the editor data files is not the same as the one in my screenshots. Have you changed the user data location from the preferences so that the game can look for them in your folder rather than the default one (which is the one from my screenshot)?

AML
14 years ago
1 month ago
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By mons 09 November 2021 - 23:34 PM UTC 

@AML, the path used for the editor data files is not the same as the one in my screenshots. Have you changed the user data location from the preferences so that the game can look for them in your folder rather than the default one (which is the one from my screenshot)?

Yes I have, I checked again in Steam now and it is fine. Same location I used in beta and everything worked fine, no issues

 

 

mons
16 years ago
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By AML 09 November 2021 - 23:41 PM UTC 

Yes I have, I checked again in Steam now and it is fine. Same location I used in beta and everything worked fine, no issues

 

 

All seems fine. There will be something not installed correctly, but I can't put my finger on it just through screenshots.

 

Send me a private message, I may have a suggestion to help out…

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