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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.

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mons
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By GDragon2306 13 December 2021 - 21:20 PM UTC 

Yes, 6 letter sorry

 

I'm still not seeing an issue. 6 letters is the maximum to be displayed, in some cases a briefer name is better (e.g. Spurs, PSG, Inter, Aue, Roma). I don't see much wrong in the screenshot you posted.

 

In short, I don't think there's anything which needs to be fixed tbph, and certainly nothing which is licensing-related…

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By mons 13 December 2021 - 21:28 PM UTC 

I'm still not seeing an issue. 6 letters is the maximum to be displayed, in some cases a briefer name is better (e.g. Spurs, PSG, Inter, Aue, Roma). I don't see much wrong in the screenshot you posted.

 

In short, I don't think there's anything which needs to be fixed tbph, and certainly nothing which is licensing-related…

 

I think he just wants the scoreboard in-game to always look like ABC-DEF. Makes sense, because if you're watching a game on TV they never show it as Venez-Juv either. Don't know if you can fix that easily?

mons
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By BramNUFC 13 December 2021 - 22:06 PM UTC 

I think he just wants the scoreboard in-game to always look like ABC-DEF. Makes sense, because if you're watching a game on TV they never show it as Venez-Juv either. Don't know if you can fix that easily?

 

I can't see anything wrong in this scoreboard which he posted earlier, though 😕

 

 

It's far from clear to me which screen he is referring to in the subsequent screenshot. While I'm happy to take on board any suggestions which may come in, I don't really have the time, nor frankly the inclination, to check every one of the thousands of teams in this fix to see if their 6 letter name needs to changed.

 

It's really a database issue, if anything, and doesn't seem to have anything to do with the files in this download, which only change the 6 and 3 letter names when the full or short name warrant it, leaving them otherwise untouched.

BramNUFC
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By mons 13 December 2021 - 22:28 PM UTC 

I can't see anything wrong in this scoreboard which he posted earlier, though 😕

 

 

It's far from clear to me which screen he is referring to in the subsequent screenshot. While I'm happy to take on board any suggestions which may come in, I don't really have the time, nor frankly the inclination, to check every one of the thousands of teams in this fix to see if their 6 letter name needs to changed.

 

It's really a database issue, if anything, and doesn't seem to have anything to do with the files in this download, which only change the 6 and 3 letter names when the full or short name warrant it, leaving them otherwise untouched.

 

Yeah I understand, will try to find some examples myself later maybe

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simongustafsson
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I have a save that I have been running for a few weeks, and previous i have had all the right names and licensing in the save. Now i realise that all the club names for the brazilian clubs have disappeared. Everything else seems to be fine, just the clubs in brazil. Is it any way to correct this or is this save screwed in that regard? 

 

EDIT: It actually changed back when i re-applied the latest files. 

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By simongustafsson 14 December 2021 - 21:57 PM UTC 

I have a save that I have been running for a few weeks, and previous i have had all the right names and licensing in the save. Now i realise that all the club names for the brazilian clubs have disappeared. Everything else seems to be fine, just the clubs in brazil. Is it any way to correct this or is this save screwed in that regard? 

 

EDIT: It actually changed back when i re-applied the latest files. 

 

This has happened to me just now, plus the german and dutch national teams have started picking fake players. Can I please confirm what you did to fix this? I have downloaded the new files and no luck 😢

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By mattlockissocool 15 December 2021 - 10:19 AM UTC 

This has happened to me just now, plus the german and dutch national teams have started picking fake players. Can I please confirm what you did to fix this? I have downloaded the new files and no luck 😢

 

Can I have screenshots of the locations on your PC which have a screenshot in the opening post?

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By mons 15 December 2021 - 12:03 PM UTC 

Can I have screenshots of the locations on your PC which have a screenshot in the opening post?

 

Hi there, thanks for the offer of assistance. I've managed to work out the solution in the end… related to Gamepass. I realised I have only had issues with this after FM has had an update: even though I re-install the files, it wasn't working properly.

 

Having looked through the history of comments on this post and elsewhere on the interweb, I worked out the sequence i need to follow to avoid this happening:

  • Re-install all the files as per instructions
  • Open Xbox Beta app
  • Enable mods
  • Run game, enjoy.
  • When time to close game, disable mods in the Xbox app
  • When it's time to play again, enable mods in Xbox app

 

The last 2 steps are important I think, particularly after a update of FM, as the app seems to forget the mods setting perhaps?

 

I'm sure others have worked this out before me (and chances are it is already written somewhere in the 30+ pages of comments, and there's someone reading this now thinking how stupid and ignorant i am for not spotting it earlier) but I couldn't find a clear set of steps for GamePass/Xbox app users.

 

Thanks again 🙂

 

 

JonM89
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Hi, I don't have the ‘Data’ folder or database. I literally have Football Manager 2022 then the only folders I have are crash dumps - editor data - games - languages - matches - skins. Is anyone able to help? I have used packs before on previous versions

mons
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By JonM89 16 December 2021 - 14:49 PM UTC 

Hi, I don't have the ‘Data’ folder or database. I literally have Football Manager 2022 then the only folders I have are crash dumps - editor data - games - languages - matches - skins. Is anyone able to help? I have used packs before on previous versions

 

You're looking in the wrong place for the data folder, have another look at the path indicated in step 1 and you'll see it's different to where you're looking 👍

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By mattlockissocool 15 December 2021 - 21:58 PM UTC 

Hi there, thanks for the offer of assistance. I've managed to work out the solution in the end… related to Gamepass. I realised I have only had issues with this after FM has had an update: even though I re-install the files, it wasn't working properly.

 

Having looked through the history of comments on this post and elsewhere on the interweb, I worked out the sequence i need to follow to avoid this happening:

  • Re-install all the files as per instructions
  • Open Xbox Beta app
  • Enable mods
  • Run game, enjoy.
  • When time to close game, disable mods in the Xbox app
  • When it's time to play again, enable mods in Xbox app

 

The last 2 steps are important I think, particularly after a update of FM, as the app seems to forget the mods setting perhaps?

 

I'm sure others have worked this out before me (and chances are it is already written somewhere in the 30+ pages of comments, and there's someone reading this now thinking how stupid and ignorant i am for not spotting it earlier) but I couldn't find a clear set of steps for GamePass/Xbox app users.

 

Thanks again 🙂

 

For me, the game is updated automatically every few or a dozen launches. I can see it by running FM from the start bar - then such a white bar appears. I just flip the folders over and that's it. 

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By mons 16 December 2021 - 14:55 PM UTC 

You're looking in the wrong place for the data folder, have another look at the path indicated in step 1 and you'll see it's different to where you're looking 👍

 

Ahh! so I am. thanks mate

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By malix 16 December 2021 - 15:04 PM UTC 

For me, the game is updated automatically every few or a dozen launches. I can see it by running FM from the start bar - then such a white bar appears. I just flip the folders over and that's it. 

 

Yep i think you're right. It happened again this morning, even though i enabled mods before starting. I guess i need to get used to deleting, copy, pasting before i get going! The brazil names don't bother me too much…. but i have a few young germans in my team right now, so having them miss international opportunities wrecks the immersion for me!

malix
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By mattlockissocool 16 December 2021 - 23:57 PM UTC 

Yep i think you're right. It happened again this morning, even though i enabled mods before starting. I guess i need to get used to deleting, copy, pasting before i get going! The brazil names don't bother me too much…. but i have a few young germans in my team right now, so having them miss international opportunities wrecks the immersion for me!

 

I think I found other solution, but still to be checked. I turned off automatic updates and turned on off-line permissions in the MS Store settings.

 

Edit: Ok, it works.

jhanca
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When applying the workaround for saved games, do you apply it to each City, Club, Stadium.Inc file in 2200,2201, 2210? I'm sure this has been asked, thanks in advance for any help.

mons
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By jhanca 19 December 2021 - 07:59 AM UTC 

When applying the workaround for saved games, do you apply it to each City, Club, Stadium.Inc file in 2200,2201, 2210? I'm sure this has been asked, thanks in advance for any help.

 

Yes, do it to be certain, although I'm pretty sure it's only the one in 2210 which is read by the game.

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Am I the only one who can't get rid of “Zebre”? all competitions are renamed adequately, but Zebre (instead of Juventus) and BRG (instead of Braga) seem to be impossible to fix… Is there anything I can do to fix this?

mons
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By hveiga 19 December 2021 - 12:40 PM UTC 

Am I the only one who can't get rid of “Zebre”? all competitions are renamed adequately, but Zebre (instead of Juventus) and BRG (instead of Braga) seem to be impossible to fix… Is there anything I can do to fix this?

 

You haven't installed it correctly then 😕

 

Are you doing it before starting a save game? If yes, please upload screenshots of the folders for which there are screenshots in the main post, clearly showing the full path.

hveiga
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Please ignore me and apologies for wasting your time. I'd forgotten about the first post regarding “how to fix issues in saved games already started"… I've now applied the 3 second fix and it's sorted! 🙂

Thanks for doing this!!

Robin Heart
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Hi. in your Files there is for example that File: “FM22 Sortitoutsi Licenses Fix - European Competition Colour Changes.fmf

is that the same like that here (only just another Creator) ? Link: https://www.fmscout.com/a-fm22-realistic-competition-colors.html

i am asking, because i want to find the best realisitc combination to play fm22. Thanks !

mons
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By Mr. old_school 19 December 2021 - 15:01 PM UTC 

Hi. in your Files there is for example that File: “FM22 Sortitoutsi Licenses Fix - European Competition Colour Changes.fmf

is that the same like that here (only just another Creator) ? Link: https://www.fmscout.com/a-fm22-realistic-competition-colors.html

i am asking, because i want to find the best realisitc combination to play fm22. Thanks !

 

No idea, I don't use other files. Why not try each of them and see what's what 😕

Robert Lovell
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Morning, and great job on this database!

Just a quick question. I have tried changing the names of Japanese competitions so that they are in Japanese and these changes go through and work/show up when creating a new game, but when the new game has loaded all of these competition names are defaulting even though club names and every other competition is working as it should be. (Custom made leagues are working though).

Any insight on what I could try to get changes to stick?

mons
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By Robert Lovell 20 December 2021 - 16:42 PM UTC 

Morning, and great job on this database!

Just a quick question. I have tried changing the names of Japanese competitions so that they are in Japanese and these changes go through and work/show up when creating a new game, but when the new game has loaded all of these competition names are defaulting even though club names and every other competition is working as it should be. (Custom made leagues are working though).

Any insight on what I could try to get changes to stick?

 

Are you also running a custom-made Japanese editor data file perchance?

 

Changes made in an editor data file take precedence over any changes to the same fields made in an lnc file, which is what I suspect has happened here.

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By mons 20 December 2021 - 16:59 PM UTC 

Are you also running a custom-made Japanese editor data file perchance?

 

Changes made in an editor data file take precedence over any changes to the same fields made in an lnc file, which is what I suspect has happened here.

 

Its my own database which ive used to change the names. If there were a separate file for the league and another one for the players which file would overwrite the other one?

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By Robert Lovell 20 December 2021 - 17:05 PM UTC 

Its my own database which ive used to change the names. If there were a separate file for the league and another one for the players which file would overwrite the other one?

 

Both can easily work in tandem, as long as the fields edited don't overlap.

 

So you can have a file making Messi an Italian, and a different file entirely making him a goalkeeper. If you load a new game with both files loaded, then he'll be loaded as an Italian goalkeeper.

 

Can I have a screenshot of your editor data folder?

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By mons 20 December 2021 - 17:12 PM UTC 

Both can easily work in tandem, as long as the fields edited don't overlap.

 

So you can have a file making Messi an Italian, and a different file entirely making him a goalkeeper. If you load a new game with both files loaded, then he'll be loaded as an Italian goalkeeper.

 

Can I have a screenshot of your editor data folder?

Thanks mate. So the ADVANCED (JPN) file contains the league structure which ive used to change all the league names into Japanese

mons
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By Robert Lovell 20 December 2021 - 17:16 PM UTC 

Thanks mate. So the ADVANCED (JPN) file contains the league structure which ive used to change all the league names into Japanese

 

This has no longer got anything to do with the files in this download. Best to ask the author of the Japanese file mod for help.

 

All I can tell you is that these 3 files, iirc, do the same job - so you only need to have one of them loaded.

 

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By mons 20 December 2021 - 17:53 PM UTC 

This has no longer got anything to do with the files in this download. Best to ask the author of the Japanese file mod for help.

 

All I can tell you is that these 3 files, iirc, do the same job - so you only need to have one of them loaded.

 

 

I am the Author LOL. I only have the JPN file loaded out of those three

mons
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By Robert Lovell 20 December 2021 - 19:27 PM UTC 

I am the Author LOL. I only have the JPN file loaded out of those three

 

🤦

 

I knew the name was familiar but I couldn't place it, I'm more familiar with the name you use on the official forums.

 

Drop me a PM, I may have a proposal tomorrow on how we can see what's what 👍

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