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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
Bojan Cifrić
4 years ago
1 week ago
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By mons 18 November 2021 - 16:45 PM UTC 

When a new version of FM is released, I tend to release a new version of this download. To avoid confusion like that demonstrated here, I recommend it is installed in all folders outlined in the installation instructions.

 

 

 

There is a file with Hansi Flick in the filename, which I would have thought was a good indication which one it's in 😉 You need to have it in place before starting a career, yes.

 

I'm copying a file here to have it licensed Hansi Flick? 

mons
16 years ago
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By Bojan Cifrić 18 November 2021 - 17:43 PM UTC 

Where should I insert a new fix, when a new update for the game comes out? In the old update or just in the latest update
What is the name of the file I need to insert in order to be licensed Hansi Flick? 

 

For the first part, read the installation instructions. They clearly state which folders this download is to be installed in.

 

As for the second question, there are 5 screenshots of folders in the main post. Is it that really that hard to have a look at them?

 

I'll give you a hint. Which of these do you think it is?

 

Bojan Cifrić
4 years ago
1 week ago
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By mons 18 November 2021 - 17:54 PM UTC 

For the first part, read the installation instructions. They clearly state which folders this download is to be installed in.

 

As for the second question, there are 5 screenshots of folders in the main post. Is it that really that hard to have a look at them?

 

I'll give you a hint. Which of these do you think it is?

 

 

Is a license for Hansi Flick goes to the editor data or here, since I saw that you wrote that it goes here as well, so I don't understand

mons
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By Bojan Cifrić 18 November 2021 - 17:56 PM UTC 

Is a license for Hansi Flick goes to the editor data or here

 

Again, read the installation instructions. They explain where the files from the download should be placed. Use Google Translate or a similar tool if you can't understand English.

Bojan Cifrić
4 years ago
1 week ago
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By mons 18 November 2021 - 17:59 PM UTC 

Again, read the installation instructions. They explain where the files from the download should be placed. Use Google Translate or a similar tool if you can't understand English.

 

In some of the past issues where one member could not license Hansi Flick you wrote that it should go football manager → local files → browse so then copy the license for Hansi Flick or it should be copied to the editor data 

mons
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By Bojan Cifrić 18 November 2021 - 18:04 PM UTC 

In some of the past issues where one member could not license Hansi Flick you wrote that it should go football manager → local files → browse so then copy the license for Hansi Flick or it should be copied to the editor data 

 

I have no idea what you're trying to say here and I'm tired of repeating myself, in addition to having taken the time to write the installation instructions to avoid these kind of questions in the first place 😕 

 

The installation instructions are pretty clear; please follow them. If you're on a PC, once you follow steps 1-3, your folders should look like the screenshots in step 3 of the main post3. Once you follow steps 4-5, your folder should look like the screenshot in step 5.

 

If you're not on a PC, the equivalent folder paths for different OSs (such as Apple devices) are also listed, but the contents of each folder should be identical to the screenshots anyway.

 

If they don't, then you haven't put them in the right place and should start all over again.

Bojan Cifrić
4 years ago
1 week ago
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By mons 18 November 2021 - 18:10 PM UTC 

I have no idea what you're trying to say here and I'm tired of repeating myself, in addition to having taken the time to write the installation instructions to avoid these kind of questions in the first place 😕 

 

The installation instructions are pretty clear; please follow them. If you're on a PC, once you follow steps 1-3, your folders should look like the screenshots in step 3 of the main post3. Once you follow steps 4-5, your folder should look like the screenshot in step 5.

 

If you're not on a PC, the equivalent folder paths for different OSs (such as Apple devices) are also listed, but the contents of each folder should be identical to the screenshots anyway.

 

If they don't, then you haven't put them in the right place and should start all over again.

 

Here's a look at what I'm talking about I sent a picture

mons
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By Bojan Cifrić 18 November 2021 - 18:13 PM UTC 

Here's a look at what I'm talking about I sent a picture

 

That is how you find your Steam folder, yes. It's part of steps 1-3 of the installation.

 

Steps 4 and 5 are related to a different part of this file which is installed in completely different area on your system.

zippygeorgeandben
12 years ago
6 months ago
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Hi - the latest patch is a .rar - I'm not sure how I open this to be able to use it within a new game.

Thanks

 

Update: Ignore this - I needed to download winrar - I just left this up for people who may need to do the same.

lucash
7 years ago
4 months ago
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So I am wondering if I did something wrong I followed the steps exact - deleting the respective files, adding where needed, and so on. Yet, when I get into a game (not the part where you choose a team) I still see Man Utd and the logo as generic. Is this hard coded into the game now because of the legal spat? I thought, given what was stated above, that there was a way around it (in this fix)? I went through and double checked my steps and still nothing?

 

lucash
7 years ago
4 months ago
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Never mind. I figured out what I did wrong. I had gone and copy/pasted the wrong set of files into a folder, thinking that I was doing so with the correct set. 

Now I just have to fix the logo. 

ViciadoConsoler
5 years ago
6 months ago
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By Nazareno Cabrera 10 November 2021 - 17:07 PM UTC 

Yes, sorry but not even microsoft support could help, so I thought maybe someone had the same. I guess ill play without the fix.

 

The same thing happens to me, I cannot access to enable the mods. Could you solve it? Thanks

mons
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By ViciadoConsoler 19 November 2021 - 06:46 AM UTC 

The same thing happens to me, I cannot access to enable the mods. Could you solve it? Thanks

 

That's a Gamepass issue and it's got nothing to do with this file…

SHKepes
6 months ago
10 hours ago
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Hi Mons,

 

Just purchased the game today, but I noticed that the Red Star Belgrade team name has been replaced with Crvena Zvezda. Any plans to revert to the English name in future update?

mons
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By SHKepes 19 November 2021 - 09:36 AM UTC 

Hi Mons,

 

Just purchased the game today, but I noticed that the Red Star Belgrade team name has been replaced with Crvena Zvezda. Any plans to revert to the English name in future update?

 

This has been the case for a number of years now, and there are no plans to change it. If you feel so strongly about it, all you need to do is use the pre-game editor to clear the changes for the club and save. Once you start a new game, the original name will then be displayed.

kingrobbo
12 years ago
2 minutes ago
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By Emanuel Neto 19 November 2021 - 18:54 PM UTC 

nice??????????

 

why all the question marks

debeli24
3 years ago
10 hours ago
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By SHKepes 19 November 2021 - 09:36 AM UTC 

Hi Mons,

 

Just purchased the game today, but I noticed that the Red Star Belgrade team name has been replaced with Crvena Zvezda. Any plans to revert to the English name in future update?

 

Crvena zvezda is the real name, not Red Star as it is in the game. Red Star is just an English translation of the real name of a football club. It is the only Serbian club whose name is written in another language and no one knows why.

Lewar
9 years ago
6 months ago
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Hi guys. MU badge is still wrong? What I must do to be ok?

mons
16 years ago
9 hours ago
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By Lewar 20 November 2021 - 14:21 PM UTC 

Hi guys. MU badge is still wrong? What I must do to be ok?

 

Download a logopack which contains it. Has got nothing to do with this download.

Georgios Pesios
1 year ago
1 month ago
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Is there a changes log or something showing what has been updated since the last version? Just trying to figure out if I should bother with v1.3 since I have v1.2 and have already started a save. 

mons
16 years ago
9 hours ago
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By Georgios Pesios 20 November 2021 - 20:42 PM UTC 

Is there a changes log or something showing what has been updated since the last version? Just trying to figure out if I should bother with v1.3 since I have v1.2 and have already started a save. 

 

This is as good as you're going to get 👍

 

Unless you're extremely pedantic, there's no real reason to start a completely new career, really.

Georgios Pesios
1 year ago
1 month ago
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By mons 20 November 2021 - 20:50 PM UTC 

This is as good as you're going to get 👍

 

Unless you're extremely pedantic, there's no real reason to start a completely new career, really.

 

Not quite lol . I'm not planning on going anywhere near Segunda B on this save anyway. Thanks!

Davke1904
8 years ago
3 days ago
181

Hi everybody,

 

i installed all my graphics and this one…..

now that i was checking all the names if they were correct

i noticed that in germany dortmund is called BVB and Leverkusen is B04 and 

Gladbach is called BMG.

 

when i start a new game for choosing a team it is the right name but when i check in your

new save game those 3 teams are called like i said above

 

could it be possible that it is a problem within the file 1.2 because that one is installed ..

should i install file 1.3 for those to be correct?  All the other names in the pictures above are correct……

mons
16 years ago
9 hours ago
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By Davke1904 20 November 2021 - 21:46 PM UTC 

Hi everybody,

 

i installed all my graphics and this one…..

now that i was checking all the names if they were correct

i noticed that in germany dortmund is called BVB and Leverkusen is B04 and 

Gladbach is called BMG.

 

when i start a new game for choosing a team it is the right name but when i check in your

new save game those 3 teams are called like i said above

 

could it be possible that it is a problem within the file 1.2 because that one is installed ..

should i install file 1.3 for those to be correct?  All the other names in the pictures above are correct……

 

I'm not aware there's any issues with those clubs. Which screen do these names appear in?

Davke1904
8 years ago
3 days ago
181

When u click add or remove leagues and that way go to 1. bundesliga and then when u see the standings of the bundesliga ( then u have BVB B04 and BMG)

Davke1904
8 years ago
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mons
16 years ago
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By Davke1904 20 November 2021 - 21:52 PM UTC 

When u click add or remove leagues and that way go to 1. bundesliga and then when u see the standings of the bundesliga ( then u have BVB B04 and BMG)

 

Read this.

 

In fact, you can see the correct short name in the stats section on the right for Leverkusen and Dortmund.

Davke1904
8 years ago
3 days ago
181

Mons,

 

just read it , very much thanks in so fast answers thank you!

 

Is it something u could resolve in the future? or is it impossible

 

BY the way excellent work in all youre doing here (thumbs up)

mons
16 years ago
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By Davke1904 20 November 2021 - 22:04 PM UTC 

Mons,

 

just read it , very much thanks in so fast answers thank you!

 

Is it something u could resolve in the future? or is it impossible

 

BY the way excellent work in all youre doing here (thumbs up)

 

I'd have to manually edit ALL the club name changes which have this issue, which is frankly not an appealing scenario. Not really on my to-do list tbh.

JBoyd33641
11 years ago
2 months ago
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When I start the game, all of the staff for Ajax is doubled.  Each staff member appears twice on the staff list for Ajax.  Am I doing something wrong?  I unchecked the editor data for Ajax, then they only have like 2 staff members.  

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