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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
glimi
9 years ago
1 week ago
4

Hi. I have a problem with this Fix. I follow the instructions, but it doesn't work. I still have Zabre instead of Juventus

bigpole
10 years ago
8 hours ago
9,081
By glimi 07 December 2021 - 20:40 PM UTC 

Hi. I have a problem with this Fix. I follow the instructions, but it doesn't work. I still have Zabre instead of Juventus

 

I don't want to be rude but if you still have Zebre instead of Juventus - you don't follow instructions.

glimi
9 years ago
1 week ago
4

I have tried few times. I have the correct name of Champions League and Europa League, but not the club name.

JS15
9 years ago
1 month ago
13
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In the Ajax staff file could you change Dave Vos from Ajax u18 manager to Rangers assistant manager. Can't do this in the data update as he's not officially in the games database.

wfm18
3 years ago
1 hour ago
1,421
By glimi 07 December 2021 - 21:18 PM UTC 

I have tried few times. I have the correct name of Champions League and Europa League, but not the club name.

 

Please add the editor files to your editor files folder and start a new save.

JS15
9 years ago
1 month ago
13
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What exactly are all the various countries in the dbc folder? Can't find any information on what these files are for?

glimi
9 years ago
1 week ago
4
By wfm18 07 December 2021 - 21:56 PM UTC 

Please add the editor files to your editor files folder and start a new save.

 

When I start a new game i have a correct name, but it dosen't work on my save 😢

bigpole
10 years ago
8 hours ago
9,081
By glimi 07 December 2021 - 22:16 PM UTC 

When I start a new game i have a correct name, but it dosen't work on my save 😢

 

Because it's not possible to add editor files to existing game? And it's always been that. Literally, you have an information in opening post

 

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.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
64,255
By JS15 07 December 2021 - 21:52 PM UTC 

In the Ajax staff file could you change Dave Vos from Ajax u18 manager to Rangers assistant manager. Can't do this in the data update as he's not officially in the games database.

 

I'll keep it in mind for any forthcoming release, thanks.

 

 

 

By JS15 07 December 2021 - 22:11 PM UTC 

What exactly are all the various countries in the dbc folder? Can't find any information on what these files are for?

 

Those were all added with this morning's update. I suspect they're data files on important player and staff movement (e.g. Rangnick to Utd), but I have no way of telling. Leave them there - SI included them for a reason 🙂

knug3
9 years ago
1 day ago
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Hello Is it possible to make two different files of Ajax & Hansi Flink? Thanks for a great job

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By knug3 08 December 2021 - 11:19 AM UTC 

Hello Is it possible to make two different files of Ajax & Hansi Flink? Thanks for a great job

 

That was the original idea - but it was scuppered due to a bug in the editor, preventing more than one of the files being usable.

Indrajeet
4 years ago
5 days ago
1

Hey,
after the new update, will I have to re-apply the patch? Any idea?

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Indrajeet 08 December 2021 - 16:31 PM UTC 

Hey,
after the new update, will I have to re-apply the patch? Any idea?

 

miguelinho2910
11 years ago
1 week ago
601
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Hi @mons, I'm not sure if it has been picked up yet but the North West Counties Premier Division in England still lists Hallmark Security as a sponsor, the league hasn't had any sponsors for a couple of years now 🙂

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By miguelinho2910 08 December 2021 - 18:18 PM UTC 

Hi @mons, I'm not sure if it has been picked up yet but the North West Counties Premier Division in England still lists Hallmark Security as a sponsor, the league hasn't had any sponsors for a couple of years now 🙂

 

Erm, there isn't any competition with Hallmark Security in its name in the most recent version. What's its UID please?

rigoletto#0052
5 months ago
5 months ago
3

@mons  I wrote a small Powershell script to patch these files. https://github.com/alesr/fmpatcher

Let me know if you have any ideas on how to make it more useful. 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By rigoletto#0052 08 December 2021 - 18:44 PM UTC 

@mons  I wrote a small Powershell script to patch these files. https://github.com/alesr/fmpatcher

Let me know if you have any ideas on how to make it more useful. 

 

Hi there. I have no idea what this is, I'm sorry. Can you elaborate? Is it like an auto-installer?

miguelinho2910
11 years ago
1 week ago
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By mons 08 December 2021 - 18:40 PM UTC 

Erm, there isn't any competition with Hallmark Security in its name in the most recent version. What's its UID please?

 

I'll be honest, I maybe using an older version on my save. The league isn't playable in my save, so I'd only noticed it when I played one of the clubs in the division in a friendly. The ID is 30007237 🙂

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By miguelinho2910 08 December 2021 - 19:00 PM UTC 

I'll be honest, I maybe using an older version on my save. The league isn't playable in my save, so I'd only noticed it when I played one of the clubs in the division in a friendly. The ID is 30007237 🙂

 

It's got the correct name in the most recent version:

 

 

There's a reason why it's recommended to subscribe to the thread and download the most recent versions. It takes 5 seconds to download and 20 to install, at most 😉

Slates84
7 years ago
4 months ago
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With SI requesting the Adboard Patch to be removed of the site, i hope to god they don't come after this file. It's always my first thing i download when i get the latest edition of FM

rigoletto#0052
5 months ago
5 months ago
3

@mons, this is a little program one can run in the Windows shell to do all the files replacement automagically.

- The patch_files folder contains your files that I extracted from the `.rar`. 

https://github.com/alesr/fmpatcher/tree/master/patch_files

- The script itself you can see here: https://github.com/alesr/fmpatcher/blob/master/license_names_patch.ps1

It just takes your files and puts them in the right place.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
64,255
By rigoletto#0052 08 December 2021 - 19:32 PM UTC 

@mons, this is a little program one can run in the Windows shell to do all the files replacement automagically.

- The patch_files folder contains your files that I extracted from the `.rar`. 

https://github.com/alesr/fmpatcher/tree/master/patch_files

- The script itself you can see here: https://github.com/alesr/fmpatcher/blob/master/license_names_patch.ps1

It just takes your files and puts them in the right place.

 

Does it cater for people who aren't using Steam on Windows? Or for those using Gamepass and/or Epic installation? Or for those which have their editor data folder not in the default location? 

 

I appreciate the initiative, but before recommending its use, I want to be sure it won't lead to an inevitable deluge of “the files aren't working” 😉

rigoletto#0052
5 months ago
5 months ago
3

@mons , yeah, I did this today because I need it. I'll extend it to support Steam or Epic later this week.
I just wanted to share it =]

 

And thank you for the patch!

aaad
5 months ago
5 months ago
1

Can I use this one for FM21 cause I like the logo here more than the ones from FM21.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By aaad 09 December 2021 - 05:27 AM UTC 

Can I use this one for FM21 cause I like the logo here more than the ones from FM21.

 

This file is for FM22 and includes no logos, so your question doesn't really apply.

SASH07
11 months ago
2 hours ago
7

Hello guys! Just a question: How can I edit a club´s name? The team is “Pumas de la UNAM” (MEX). The official name is: Club Universidad Nacional, A. C.  or just Club Universidad Nacional.

‎"Pumas" it´s the nickname, “UNAM” ‎are the initials of the university represented by the team.

Thanks.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By SASH07 09 December 2021 - 05:40 AM UTC 

Hello guys! Just a question: How can I edit a club´s name? The team is “Pumas de la UNAM” (MEX). The official name is: Club Universidad Nacional, A. C.  or just Club Universidad Nacional.

‎"Pumas" it´s the nickname, “UNAM” ‎are the initials of the university represented by the team.

Thanks.

 

Read the FAQ in the 3rd post 👍

MrMVP91
10 years ago
5 months ago
98

Hey do I need to download the new version after the patch to apply it to my current save? Or is the new version only needed if you start a new save?

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
64,255
By MrMVP91 09 December 2021 - 15:34 PM UTC 

Hey do I need to download the new version after the patch to apply it to my current save? Or is the new version only needed if you start a new save?

 

MrMVP91
10 years ago
5 months ago
98
By mons 09 December 2021 - 16:44 PM UTC 

 

Yeah I saw that, I just wasn't sure if it meant to current saves or just that you shouldn't use the old file if starting a new save. But I assume current saves as well lol

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