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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 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, 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 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.

Comments
Bard
13 years ago
3 days ago
8

Ajax doesn't have any staff besides DoF, Overmars. I know the names are fake by default, but the file shouldn't delete them fully, right?

wfm18
3 years ago
8 hours ago
1,025

We're again missing Ajax' staff members this year. Including Erik ten Hag. I really hate those licensing issues…

 

For French clubs in the Dutch language, there is an inconsistency in naming their first and secondary squads. Like PSG and Paris SG 2 (preview Xavi Simons):

kizawski
8 years ago
19 hours ago
33
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By mons 21 October 2021 - 21:04 PM UTC 

All fixed 👍

 

Cool!

 

Also, I noticed 3°RFEF is wrong named as well but as it's not playable I don't know how to get the league ID. If you tell me how can I do it, I can provide you the fixed lines.

NewBloodster
9 years ago
1 day ago
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By mons 21 October 2021 - 21:04 PM UTC 

All fixed 👍

 

Fantastic. Thank you! 🙂.

joshpriestley
11 years ago
1 month ago
1

Any idea why Juventus' stadium is still called Zebre Stadium? Their club name and staff names have changed but this hasnt? Also is there anyway round the missing Ajax Staff?

Nicolas Achabal
7 years ago
3 days ago
3

Brazilian club colors are wrong. How can I fix this?

bigfoothazza
10 years ago
1 week ago
1

any idea why everything has changed but still have the wrong manchester united logo, when all the other logos show fine

lashley
14 years ago
5 days ago
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bigpole
9 years ago
9 hours ago
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By wfm18 21 October 2021 - 21:19 PM UTC 

We're again missing Ajax' staff members this year. Including Erik ten Hag. I really hate those licensing issues…

 

For French clubs in the Dutch language, there is an inconsistency in naming their first and secondary squads. Like PSG and Paris SG 2 (preview Xavi Simons):

 

I believe it has to do with french teams having their reserves named like that. Some clubs have xxx B, some clubs have xxx reserves and french clubs has xxx 2.

zachalxnder
4 years ago
13 hours ago
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Is anyone getting some changes and not others? Like Juve fixed, but “Premier Division” instead of Premier League" still showing up?

 

EDIT: Solved - ignore! Thanks!

CoffeeFueledCurmudgeon
15 years ago
19 hours ago
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Popped in to kneel and give thanks. Legend.

loopybee
9 years ago
5 days ago
15
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Just a quick thanks to all those who contribute to this file.  Makes the game so much more immersive & believable.

 

Cheers all.

kingrobbo
12 years ago
22 minutes ago
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By mons 21 October 2021 - 20:00 PM UTC 

If that's the case, does that mean I'm crashing the site? 😀

 

think you did mate😁

JordanMilly
5 years ago
16 hours ago
14
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Just an FYI @mons - not sure yet if your files would include it, but the Dutch national league is now also restricted due to licensing, just like Germany and Japan, in case you have to do something else to fix them.

KrvakForLife
6 months ago
1 week ago
53

Dutch players are fake, and Ajax staff too.

mons
15 years ago
3 minutes ago
58,281
By Bard 21 October 2021 - 21:17 PM UTC 

Ajax doesn't have any staff besides DoF, Overmars. I know the names are fake by default, but the file shouldn't delete them fully, right?

 

This is not a case where the names are fake, but where the staff are not visible at all. As outlined in my earlier post announcing the release of the file, for these, we'll have to wait until the full game and the pre-game editor become available.

 

 

By wfm18 21 October 2021 - 21:19 PM UTC 

We're again missing Ajax' staff members this year. Including Erik ten Hag. I really hate those licensing issues…

 

For French clubs in the Dutch language, there is an inconsistency in naming their first and secondary squads. Like PSG and Paris SG 2 (preview Xavi Simons):

 

I'll check over the weekend to see which French clubs' reserve teams' short names need renaming to be in line with the first team's names 👍

 

 

By kizawski 21 October 2021 - 21:45 PM UTC 

Cool!

 

Also, I noticed 3°RFEF is wrong named as well but as it's not playable I don't know how to get the league ID. If you tell me how can I do it, I can provide you the fixed lines.

 

I'll have a look at these as well. If I get stuck, I'll drop you a PM, if you don't mind 👍

 

 

By joshpriestley 21 October 2021 - 22:20 PM UTC 

Any idea why Juventus' stadium is still called Zebre Stadium? Their club name and staff names have changed but this hasnt? Also is there anyway round the missing Ajax Staff?

 

This change can only be done via an editor data file, i.e. once the full game is out. Read above for the Ajax question.

 

 

By Nicolas Achabal 21 October 2021 - 22:26 PM UTC 

Brazilian club colors are wrong. How can I fix this?

 

This change can only be done via an editor data file, i.e. once the full game is out.

 

 

By bigfoothazza 21 October 2021 - 22:31 PM UTC 

any idea why everything has changed but still have the wrong manchester united logo, when all the other logos show fine

 

That's got nothing to do with this file but with whichever logopack you're using, so speak to its creator(s) about it.

 

 

By JordanMillward_1 22 October 2021 - 00:09 AM UTC 

Just an FYI @mons - not sure yet if your files would include it, but the Dutch national league is now also restricted due to licensing, just like Germany and Japan, in case you have to do something else to fix them.

 

I wasn't aware of this, so I'll have to investigate. I'm at work so can't check, but can you provide more details please? Germany and Japan have their national team players hidden by default, not the national league - is the issue the same or does it have anything to do with the Dutch league's divisions?

 

 

By KrvakForLife 22 October 2021 - 00:59 AM UTC 

Dutch players are fake, and Ajax staff too.

 

I'll check to see what needs doing for the Dutch national team. For the Ajax staff, read above.

kizawski
8 years ago
19 hours ago
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By mons 22 October 2021 - 06:04 AM UTC 

I'll have a look at these as well. If I get stuck, I'll drop you a PM, if you don't mind 👍

 

Sure, if you need any help (with this or anything else) I'm a nooby noob but I'll help as much as I can 🙂

Pucek
10 years ago
2 weeks ago
1

Hi,

Should it be like this? Inactive files?

mons
15 years ago
3 minutes ago
58,281
By Pucek 22 October 2021 - 07:45 AM UTC 

Hi,

Should it be like this? Inactive files?

 

No, you've installed it wrongly. Remove those files from the editor data folder and read the installation instructions carefully.

JordanMilly
5 years ago
16 hours ago
14
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By mons 22 October 2021 - 06:04 AM UTC 

 

I wasn't aware of this, so I'll have to investigate. I'm at work so can't check, but can you provide more details please? Germany and Japan have their national team players hidden by default, not the national league - is the issue the same or does it have anything to do with the Dutch league's divisions?

 

 

Sorry, I meant national team. That'll teach me for posting late at night when I should be in bed.

timeodanaos
10 years ago
4 days ago
15
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The stadium names change in the lnc file does not seem to work (Juventus and Udinese stadium names are unchanged for me).

 

EDIT: OK, it seems stadiums have to wait for editor data files.

 

A question-request: What do you think of keeping names of fully licensed leagues as they are now in the editor data files? I sort of like OM, OL, LOSC as common names for french teams. Otherwise, will it be possible to easily edit those changes in the editor data files? 

Carsie
11 years ago
3 days ago
199

Northern Ireland edits 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 130024 "Lough 41 Championship" "" Included new logo
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 130024 "NIFL Championship" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 147023 "Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League" ""  Included new logo
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 147023 "NIFL Premier Intermediate League" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 417859 "Eventec North West Senior Cup" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 417859 "Eventec North West Cup" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52033677 "Coleraine & District Football League Premier League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52033677 "Eventec Premier League" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52033678 "Coleraine & District Football League Division One" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52033678 "Eventec Division One" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 418017 "McComb's Coach Travel Intermediate Cup" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 418017 "McComb's Coach Travel Intermediate Cup" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52031875 "Firmus Energy BSML Division One" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52031875 "Ballymena SM D1" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52033669 "Firmus Energy BSML Division Two" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52033669 "Ballymena SM D2" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52034092 "Firmus Energy BSML Division Three" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52034092 "Ballymena SM D3" ""

 

mons
15 years ago
3 minutes ago
58,281
By JordanMillward_1 22 October 2021 - 09:31 AM UTC 

Sorry, I meant national team. That'll teach me for posting late at night when I should be in bed.

 

No worries, I just wanted to be sure 🙂

 

 

By timeodanaos 22 October 2021 - 09:50 AM UTC 

The stadium names change in the lnc file does not seem to work (Juventus and Udinese stadium names are unchanged for me).

 

EDIT: OK, it seems stadiums have to wait for editor data files.

 

A question-request: What do you think of keeping names of fully licensed leagues as they are now in the editor data files? I sort of like OM, OL, LOSC as common names for french teams. Otherwise, will it be possible to easily edit those changes in the editor data files? 

 

I can see what you mean, but they are definitely not how those teams are referred to in sports media etc., which is what the short name convention is supposed to simulate, so I won't be changing them myself. What you can do in the editor data file once released is navigate to the respective teams' changes tab and clear all changes for that team, and you'll need to repeat the step for each club you want the default name to appear for. I manually input each change in the editor data file and you'll have to manually clear those changes.

 

 

 

Thanks for those @Carsie, much appreciated and they'll definitely be added in the next version of this pack. If you want those logos to be added into logopacks, please request them in the right thread for the right pack because they won't be seen in here.

Lucas P
4 years ago
2 weeks ago
5

Great job as usual, thanks!!!

Lucas P
4 years ago
2 weeks ago
5

How can I correct Ajax staff situation?

mons
15 years ago
3 minutes ago
58,281
By Lucas P 22 October 2021 - 14:03 PM UTC 

How can I correct Ajax staff situation?

 

You can't, not until the full game and the editor come out on November 9.

Lucas P
4 years ago
2 weeks ago
5
By mons 22 October 2021 - 14:22 PM UTC 

You can't, not until the full game and the editor come out on November 9.

 

Oh, I get it, thanks mate.

Koetzer
10 years ago
21 hours ago
58

Some additions for Russia:

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 8051008 "OLIMP Football National League 2" "" - changed name
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 8051008 "FNL-2" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000023601 "OLIMP Football National League 2 - Group 1" "" - new subdivisions
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000023601 "FNL-2 Group 1" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000023602 "OLIMP Football National League 2 - Group 2" "" 
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000023602 "FNL-2 Group 2" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000023603 "OLIMP Football National League 2 - Group 3" "" 
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000023603 "FNL-2 Group 3" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000023604 "OLIMP Football National League 2 - Group 4" "" 
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000023604 "FNL-2 Group 4" ""

 

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 58058603 "Ak Bars Arena" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 58066609 "Solidarnost Samara Arena" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 8055722 "BetBoom Arena" ""

ianvou
1 year ago
6 hours ago
61

Haven't played fm22 beta yet, but from fm21 version 320015 french team Athletic Club Arlesien doesn't have to go by the name AC ARLES-AVIGNON this team ceased to exist some years now. I think AC Arles or AC Arlesien would be fine instead, if any french mate can confirm that

gai jin
11 years ago
4 days ago
39

Thanks for the work, i will wait for the resolution of the stadiums problem.

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