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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
bigpole
10 years ago
2 hours ago
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By KaSsi90 04 June 2022 - 12:58 PM UTC 

im do it like in the instruction and still doesnt work

 

this file is shitty and it havent got brazilian names 

 

Seems like you haven't installed this correctly, because I have brazilian names and they are in editor data file not in lnc.

Tone down this attitude, and treat this like my last warning.

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
67,040
By dispatch 04 June 2022 - 14:44 PM UTC 

Belgium 🇧🇪

 

"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1 "Eerste klasse A" ""

"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1 "Profvoetbal 1A" ""

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2 "Eerste klasse B Pro League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2 "Eerste klasse B" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2 "1B Pro League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2 "Profvoetbal 1B" ""

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 8154824 "Eerste nationale" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 8154824 "Eerste nationale" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 8154824 "eerste nationale" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 8154824 "eerste klasse amateurs" ""

 

👍

 

Thanks for this.

 

@Davke1904, perhaps this is what you were looking for. Open the Competitions and other Fixes.lnc file in Notepad, remove the lines in red and replace them with the lines in green, and the fix is save-game compatible too 👍

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
67,040
By KaSsi90 04 June 2022 - 12:58 PM UTC 

im do it like in the instruction and still doesnt work

 

this file is shitty and it havent got brazilian names 

 

That screenshot is not how Brazilian club names are fixed, which is why they aren't there. 

 

As you can see from the screenshots, the file does work, but you just don't seem to have installed it properly given that nothing seems to be working for you. Gamepass has a very specific installation process, are you sure you've followed it all?

 

There are a number of screenshots in the main post - can you give us screenshots of your equivalent folders?

Doddo04
10 years ago
17 hours ago
1,111
Premium

Hi

Eintracht Frankfurt Stadium  Name has changed the name is now Deutsche Bank Park

https://www.kicker.de/eintracht-frankfurt/team-stadion/bundesliga/2022-23

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
67,040
By Doddo04 19 June 2022 - 16:38 PM UTC 

Hi

Eintracht Frankfurt Stadium  Name has changed the name is now Deutsche Bank Park

https://www.kicker.de/eintracht-frankfurt/team-stadion/bundesliga/2022-23

 

It's actually already with the correct name in the default data. All you need to do is open the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file with Notepad and remove the line with the 1299 UID, and it'll be save-game compatible 👍

spolis
5 months ago
2 weeks ago
2

 

Hey guys, the fix worked but for me the awards have changed to italian. ( I play in Serie A )

 

Any way to fix it and keep the official FIFA names, such as UCL and UEL?

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
67,040
By spolis 21 June 2022 - 12:52 PM UTC 

 

Hey guys, the fix worked but for me the awards have changed to italian. ( I play in Serie A )

 

Any way to fix it and keep the official FIFA names, such as UCL and UEL?

 

That's the way this download is intended to work. 

 

If you don't want award names to look like that either delete the file titled Awards.lnc in the lnc folder or open it with Notepad and delete the lines you don't want 👍

spolis
5 months ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 21 June 2022 - 12:56 PM UTC 

That's the way this download is intended to work. 

 

If you don't want award names to look like that either delete the file titled Awards.lnc in the lnc folder or open it with Notepad and delete the lines you don't want 👍

 

Oh so it was the awards file i should've looked at, it didn't dawn upon me for some reason. Thanks for the swift reply!

GigaChad772
11 years ago
2 weeks ago
4

Following the steps in the OP seems to have broken my game. I can't start a new save now, when I click start new game everything is blank and I can't click anything. I followed the steps exactly. What could be the issue?

 

EDIT - Looks like it was the skin. Changed to the default and everything seems fine and works how it's supposed to. How weird. 

Filip11keekekek
2 years ago
1 month ago
3

Hey Mons, I’ve downloaded the license fix and it works but now when starting a new save, the clubs and leagues don’t show up anymore - it’s just a blank screen.

 

Also changed back to the default skin but it didn’t help.

 

Any advice?

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
67,040
By Filip11keekekek 29 June 2022 - 08:24 AM UTC 

Hey Mons, I’ve downloaded the license fix and it works but now when starting a new save, the clubs and leagues don’t show up anymore - it’s just a blank screen.

 

Also changed back to the default skin but it didn’t help.

 

Any advice?

 

That's the normal procedure when you use custom editor data files. What you need to do is to click advanced setup at the bottom right of the page when starting a new game and, instead of picking a team before loading the save game, you then pick it after it is created.

Filip11keekekek
2 years ago
1 month ago
3

Cheers, mate. Just one more thing then, is it possible to change the competition color for the Champions League from silver into blue?

 

I have tried to change the color fix file in the editor data but it seems impossible.

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
67,040
By Filip11keekekek 29 June 2022 - 12:13 PM UTC 

Cheers, mate. Just one more thing then, is it possible to change the competition color for the Champions League from silver into blue?

 

I have tried to change the color fix file in the editor data but it seems impossible.

 

Should be possible for the very simple reason that I managed to edit the competition colours without any difficulty at all, so I don't understand why it seems impossible for you. How are you attempting to change them?

 

Keep in mind that changes to editor data files will only take effect if they have taken place before a save game has been started.

Filip11keekekek
2 years ago
1 month ago
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By mons 29 June 2022 - 12:37 PM UTC 

Should be possible for the very simple reason that I managed to edit the competition colours without any difficulty at all, so I don't understand why it seems impossible for you. How are you attempting to change them?

 

Keep in mind that changes to editor data files will only take effect if they have taken place before a save game has been started.

 

Kindly let me know how, since I’m on Mac. 

 

What I’ve tried is to open the “European Competition Color Changes” file with TextEdit which usually does the trick, here’s a screenshot of what I’m seeing!

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
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By Filip11keekekek 29 June 2022 - 13:03 PM UTC 

Kindly let me know how, since I’m on Mac. 

 

What I’ve tried is to open the “European Competition Color Changes” file with TextEdit which usually does the trick, here’s a screenshot of what I’m seeing!

 

edt and lnc files can be opened with TextEdit. On the other hand, fmf files need to be opened with the free FM pre-game editor, available for download on Steam.

Adriano Adi
5 years ago
3 weeks ago
6

hello , after uploading the current database I noticed a few players ( Mane , Haaland ,Nunez ,Rudiger , Gabriel Jesus , Vieira …) they haven't played a game for several months even in 2022 … I checked several times and the same

 

 

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
67,040
By Adriano Adi 29 June 2022 - 18:05 PM UTC 

hello , after uploading the current database I noticed a few players ( Mane , Haaland ,Nunez ,Rudiger , Gabriel Jesus , Vieira …) they haven't played a game for several months even in 2022 … I checked several times and the same

 

I don't see what that's got to do with this file, though 😕

Adriano Adi
5 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By mons 29 June 2022 - 18:15 PM UTC 

I don't see what that's got to do with this file, though 😕

 

examples there are more Neuer 0 games in march 2022, bruno fernandes etc, no injuries so there is a mistake somewhere

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
67,040
By Adriano Adi 29 June 2022 - 19:41 PM UTC 

examples there are more Neuer 0 games in march 2022, bruno fernandes etc, no injuries so there is a mistake somewhere

 

Again, why are you posting about this issue, in this thread? Does it have anything at all to do with this file? Not as far as I can see, and you've provided nothing to show that it does, so please desist 😕

Adriano Adi
5 years ago
3 weeks ago
6
By mons 29 June 2022 - 19:53 PM UTC 

Again, why are you posting about this issue, in this thread? Does it have anything at all to do with this file? Not as far as I can see, and you've provided nothing to show that it does, so please desist 😕

 

 

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
67,040
By Adriano Adi 29 June 2022 - 20:05 PM UTC 
 

 

Please stop posting about this issue in this thread, with which it has nothing to do whatsoever, so stop derailing it with this irrelevant nonsense. Post in this thread again, and you're getting a warning. Can't be clearer than that.

Adriano Adi
5 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By mons 29 June 2022 - 20:12 PM UTC 

Please stop posting about this issue in this thread, with which it has nothing to do whatsoever, so stop derailing it with this irrelevant nonsense. Post in this thread again, and you're getting a warning. Can't be clearer than that.

 

thanks for your help and for solving the problem , the thread is most important in all of this.

 

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
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By Adriano Adi 29 June 2022 - 20:16 PM UTC 

thanks for your help and for solving the problem , the thread is most important in all of this.

 

Last time I checked, this thread isn't for general FM troubleshooting, nor am I your personal FM helpdesk 👎

FatherTed
1 year ago
1 week ago
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By Adriano Adi 29 June 2022 - 19:41 PM UTC 

examples there are more Neuer 0 games in march 2022, bruno fernandes etc, no injuries so there is a mistake somewhere

 

are you just trying to be obtuse?

 

this thread is solely about the great work @mons  does regarding the real name changes and has nothing whatsoever to do with your issue

 

having a stab at the crumbs of info given you are trying to state you are using the live data update from here[again nothing to do with this thread/file] and seeing teams not pick players recently transferred?

 

so either post about it on the forum that deals with the update [certainly not this thread] or take it up with SI games as things like this are not uncommon it is a very buggy game

OMRebels13#1639
1 month ago
1 month ago
2

Hey guys, I tried to update the names and it's taken the changes for the leagues and cups but not the team names. Here's my Football Manager 2022 folder along with the actual editor data folder's photo. I feel pretty confident that I did the first few steps correctly. but I obviously went wrong somewhere.

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
67,040
By OMRebels13#1639 30 June 2022 - 18:31 PM UTC 

Hey guys, I tried to update the names and it's taken the changes for the leagues and cups but not the team names. Here's my Football Manager 2022 folder along with the actual editor data folder's photo. I feel pretty confident that I did the first few steps correctly. but I obviously went wrong somewhere.

 

Club name changes will only take place if the files are in place before starting a save game. Was this the case?

Bumpy666
1 month ago
1 month ago
2
Premium

Hi,ive just tried doing all the updates/databases for the first time. everything seems to have worked out fine apart from now when i load Football manager my cursor is offset and i have to press above the icon i try to press on. have you any idea what it is ive done wrong?
Cheers

mons
16 years ago
35 minutes ago
67,040
By Bumpy666 02 July 2022 - 18:29 PM UTC 

Hi,ive just tried doing all the updates/databases for the first time. everything seems to have worked out fine apart from now when i load Football manager my cursor is offset and i have to press above the icon i try to press on. have you any idea what it is ive done wrong?
Cheers

 

I'm not sure that's got anything to do with this file, mate 😕

Bumpy666
1 month ago
1 month ago
2
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yeah i didnt think so but thought worth an ask not sure how ive managed it, cheers for the reply though

 

OMRebels13#1639
1 month ago
1 month ago
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By mons 01 July 2022 - 05:28 AM UTC 

Club name changes will only take place if the files are in place before starting a save game. Was this the case?

 

It was the case. I'm not sure exactly what I did to fix it, but it's working now. Thanks!

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