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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
mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
71,963
By PrezesWPR 17 August 2022 - 11:37 AM UTC 

Old save and just created 10 minutes ago have the same problem. Did I forget anything?

 

 

db full path(screens inside for example 2240 you got in upper message)

 

Are you starting with the 22.4 database or the default one?

PrezesWPR
2 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By mons 17 August 2022 - 12:48 PM UTC 

Are you starting with the 22.4 database or the default one?

 

Of course 22.4

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
71,963
By PrezesWPR 17 August 2022 - 11:44 AM UTC 

Also gamepass I cant “enable mode”. I can only gift someone, wishlist, share, manage and uninstall. So I guess I can manage folders if facepacks etc works easiely.

 

 

Facepacks go in a different folder to lnc files, however.

 

Do you get the correct names for Manchester United and Juventus?

PrezesWPR
2 years ago
3 weeks ago
13

Yes I have correct names for this teams. Juve looks like that:

 

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
71,963
By PrezesWPR 17 August 2022 - 15:09 PM UTC 

Yes I have correct names for this teams. Juve looks like that:

 

 

The Juve club name change is from the respective file in the editor data folder, so those are working as intended.

 

It is the files in the game installation folder (i.e. in the dbc, edt and lnc folders) which do not appear to work. Having had a look elsewhere online, it seems this is a common issue and there doesn't appear to be a solution 😢

PrezesWPR
2 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By mons 17 August 2022 - 16:09 PM UTC 

The Juve club name change is from the respective file in the editor data folder, so those are working as intended.

 

It is the files in the game installation folder (i.e. in the dbc, edt and lnc folders) which do not appear to work. Having had a look elsewhere online, it seems this is a common issue and there doesn't appear to be a solution 😢

 

If you get any option later for that just let me to know how to fix it. Would be great. The funniest thing is earlier cup names and brazilian teams had good names and later probably with some update this changed. Thanks for the fast answer.

GodAtum
1 year ago
18 hours ago
8

Everything works apart from Man U hasn't changed. This is with a new save and all fmfs selected. Please help?

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
71,963
By GodAtum 19 August 2022 - 17:31 PM UTC 

Everything works apart from Man U hasn't changed. This is with a new save and all fmfs selected. Please help?

 

You haven't installed the file properly. What version of the game are you using and can I have a screenshot of your editor data folder (showing the full patch clearly)?

GodAtum
1 year ago
18 hours ago
8

I'm using 22.4

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
71,963
By GodAtum 19 August 2022 - 22:06 PM UTC 

I'm using 22.4

 

All seems fine there. It could be one of the other editor data files possibly overwriting the changes made from the files in this download.

 

Can you try starting a career with only the files from this download ticked and see if the Man Utd name appears correctly then?

GodAtum
1 year ago
18 hours ago
8

Tried a new save with only your db files selected, still get this

 

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
71,963
By GodAtum 20 August 2022 - 16:04 PM UTC 

Tried a new save with only your db files selected, still get this

 

 

All seems fine there, what's the matter? 😕

GodAtum
1 year ago
18 hours ago
8

The Man U logo is wrong.

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
71,963
By GodAtum 20 August 2022 - 17:03 PM UTC 

The Man U logo is wrong.

 

Read the FAQ, which addresses this point specifically.

camgreen
11 years ago
1 week ago
3

Hey, i have tried to wad through the forum but struggling to solve the issue of German and Netherlands national teams not picking real players (also France national team face pics not showing). I have seen one of the threads and i have started a new game, waited for a few international fixtures but still not worked. All the names fixs have worked.

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
71,963
By camgreen 21 August 2022 - 13:44 PM UTC 

Hey, i have tried to wad through the forum but struggling to solve the issue of German and Netherlands national teams not picking real players (also France national team face pics not showing). I have seen one of the threads and i have started a new game, waited for a few international fixtures but still not worked. All the names fixs have worked.

 

Can you give us screenshots of your edt/permanent and lnc folder?

camgreen
11 years ago
1 week ago
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mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
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By camgreen 21 August 2022 - 14:05 PM UTC 

 

Your screenshots are not the same for the edt/permanent and lnc folder when compared to those in the main post. Try installing the file again. 

 

When installing this download, you need to delete the dbc, edt and lnc and put the ones from this download instead of them, not merge the respective folders.

camgreen
11 years ago
1 week ago
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By mons 21 August 2022 - 14:09 PM UTC 

Your screenshots are not the same for the edt/permanent and lnc folder when compared to those in the main post. Try installing the file again. 

 

When installing this download, you need to delete the dbc, edt and lnc and put the ones from this download instead of them, not merge the respective folders.

 

Ah yes, me being lazy and not following instructions. I pasted and replaced instead of deleted the files first. Thanks Mons.

bernardo616
3 months ago
3 months ago
1

Hi, sorry to be annoying,
This worked for every team but the English teams, is there an extra to fix the English teams and their logos?
Edit: also juventus, is still zebre and without the logo, i followed the instructions, did everything as supposed, I did all the steps as they were told in the txt and in here. So what should i do?

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
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By bernardo616 22 August 2022 - 14:22 PM UTC 

Hi, sorry to be annoying,
This worked for every team but the English teams, is there an extra to fix the English teams and their logos?
Edit: also juventus, is still zebre and without the logo, i followed the instructions, did everything as supposed, I did all the steps as they were told in the txt and in here. So what should i do?

 

This file only fixes names. If you're having difficulty getting logos to appear that's something to do with the respective logopack(s) you're using. Read the FAQ, which addresses this point specifically.

PODI7
4 months ago
1 month ago
7

Hello

everything is ok just no Man Utd logo what went wrong ?

 

ikona Zweryfikowane przez społeczność

 

 

BramNUFC
4 years ago
20 minutes ago
30,401
By PODI7 29 August 2022 - 18:00 PM UTC 

Hello

everything is ok just no Man Utd logo what went wrong ?

 

ikona Zweryfikowane przez społeczność

 

Read the opening post for a topic before asking questions please, it's clearly stated:

Exaile
14 years ago
1 month ago
3

I was using another fix for the names, but decided to install this one. Did all the steps and on new saves it's all good.

 

But my older save had some changes and i know it would happen. My question is, if i place the other fix i had before on the folders it was before (it wasn't on all folders because the save was created on December 2021), would it fix the old save and keep the new one?

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
71,963
By Exaile 04 September 2022 - 15:41 PM UTC 

I was using another fix for the names, but decided to install this one. Did all the steps and on new saves it's all good.

 

But my older save had some changes and i know it would happen. My question is, if i place the other fix i had before on the folders it was before (it wasn't on all folders because the save was created on December 2021), would it fix the old save and keep the new one?

 

I can't answer that question because I have no idea what fix it is you're using, and it's not my file anyway, plus I have no idea what the “some changes” you refer to are.

 

What I can suggest is that you install this fix in full, and remove any files from the other fix. Since club name changes need this download to be in place before starting a new game, I suggest you use the workaround in the first post to get them to appear in your existing save.

Exaile
14 years ago
1 month ago
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By mons 04 September 2022 - 16:06 PM UTC 

I can't answer that question because I have no idea what fix it is you're using, and it's not my file anyway, plus I have no idea what the “some changes” you refer to are.

 

What I can suggest is that you install this fix in full, and remove any files from the other fix. Since club name changes need this download to be in place before starting a new game, I suggest you use the workaround in the first post to get them to appear in your existing save.

 

It was another fix from another website with the same purpose (don't know if i can say from where i downloaded it).

 

And the changes were that some teams had their name reverted to original, like Zebre, Man UFC or something like that, and the Portuguese teams, most of them only have letters, like SLB for Benfica, FCP for Porto.

 

Didn't check competitions or national teams. 

 

It isn't that big of a deal since I'm planning a new save until 2023 comes out, and i will go back to the older save just from time to time.

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
71,963
By Exaile 04 September 2022 - 20:32 PM UTC 

It was another fix from another website with the same purpose (don't know if i can say from where i downloaded it).

 

And the changes were that some teams had their name reverted to original, like Zebre, Man UFC or something like that, and the Portuguese teams, most of them only have letters, like SLB for Benfica, FCP for Porto.

 

Didn't check competitions or national teams. 

 

It isn't that big of a deal since I'm planning a new save until 2023 comes out, and i will go back to the older save just from time to time.

 

Whichever one it was is irrelevant, follow the advice in my previous post and the changes should take effect in your existing save game too.

Lionsault
12 years ago
2 months ago
26

Germany:

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 91168092 "DDR II A" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 91168092 "DDR-Liga Staffel A" ""


 "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 91168092 "DDR 2 A" ""

"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 91168092 "DDR-Liga A" ""
 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 91168198 "DDR II B" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 91168198 "DDR-Liga Staffel B" ""


"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 91168198 "DDR 2 B" ""

"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 91168198 "DDR-Liga B" ""

linwelin
2 months ago
4 weeks ago
2

If you can't find data folder on MacOS with Epic Games.

 

Just go epic games launcher, find FM22 on library, click on “…” then click manage, you'll see “folder icon”, if you click that you'll go directly data folder.


Cheers.

RaulReal
5 years ago
1 week ago
5

Hi, if someone know, how can I change Bayern stadium name (Stadion Munchen)?

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