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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
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By RaulReal 19 September 2022 - 20:21 PM UTC 

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

 

Here you go 👍

genXrld
2 years ago
2 months ago
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I didn´t have the Documents \ Sports Interactive \ Football Manager 2022 folder on my pc. I use Windows 11, so I can´t find the editor data. And I´m using the Epic Games Version of this game. Please help. 🙂

mons
16 years ago
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By genXrld 20 September 2022 - 09:16 AM UTC 

I didn´t have the Documents \ Sports Interactive \ Football Manager 2022 folder on my pc. I use Windows 11, so I can´t find the editor data. And I´m using the Epic Games Version of this game. Please help. 🙂

 

Here is how to locate your user data folder in FM22.

genXrld
2 years ago
2 months ago
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By mons 20 September 2022 - 09:56 AM UTC 

Here is how to locate your user data folder in FM22.


Thanks a lot. 🙂

 

cabos
10 years ago
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Is there a guide to apply this with FM22 on Steam Deck?  Thanks!

mons
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By cabos 21 September 2022 - 01:50 AM UTC 

Is there a guide to apply this with FM22 on Steam Deck?  Thanks!

 

I'm afraid not. I don't have it, and I have no idea how it works 😢  If anybody who does can figure it out and let us know, I'd be grateful.

Bielsa is a Legend
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First of all, you will need to go on the desktop mode of your steamdeck. You then need to install a Keyboard app from Discover > Applications (I used CoreKeyboard), or you can use a bluetooth physical keyboard.

Then, you will look for an other application called Warpinator and install it. Then on your PC, you will install Winpinator (it's the same thing but for PC). Warpinator/Winpinator will allow you to send all your graphics files, but also skins, views, saves.... (basically any file you want, even movies, etc) from your PC to your deck. For that you need to be connected on the same WIFI on your PC and on your Steam Deck.

Now that you sended all your graphics files, you need to put them into the right folders. Launch Dophin (the app that allows you to navigate into your files) and on the left side, scroll down to "Devices" and click on "home", go into the "deck" folder, then on the address bar you need to add .local and follow that path :

home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/1569040/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2022

 

When you're there, you can create your graphics and skins folders. It work the same than on PC from there.

If you want the real names, the path is :

home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2022/data/database/db/2230

You then can do exactly like you have to on PC. 

Do not forget to clear the cache and reload the skin after that.

Now you can have the same experience on the Steam Deck than on your PC! 

 

credit:nelendirekt

 

 

mons
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By R Charlston 21 September 2022 - 08:03 AM UTC 

First of all, you will need to go on the desktop mode of your steamdeck. You then need to install a Keyboard app from Discover > Applications (I used CoreKeyboard), or you can use a bluetooth physical keyboard.

Then, you will look for an other application called Warpinator and install it. Then on your PC, you will install Winpinator (it's the same thing but for PC). Warpinator/Winpinator will allow you to send all your graphics files, but also skins, views, saves.... (basically any file you want, even movies, etc) from your PC to your deck. For that you need to be connected on the same WIFI on your PC and on your Steam Deck.

Now that you sended all your graphics files, you need to put them into the right folders. Launch Dophin (the app that allows you to navigate into your files) and on the left side, scroll down to "Devices" and click on "home", go into the "deck" folder, then on the address bar you need to add .local and follow that path :

home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/1569040/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2022

 

When you're there, you can create your graphics and skins folders. It work the same than on PC from there.

If you want the real names, the path is :

home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2022/data/database/db/2230

You then can do exactly like you have to on PC. 

Do not forget to clear the cache and reload the skin after that.

Now you can have the same experience on the Steam Deck than on your PC! 

 

credit:nelendirekt

 

Thanks 🍻

 

@cabos 

cabos
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By R Charlston 21 September 2022 - 08:03 AM UTC 

First of all, you will need to go on the desktop mode of your steamdeck. You then need to install a Keyboard app from Discover > Applications (I used CoreKeyboard), or you can use a bluetooth physical keyboard.

Then, you will look for an other application called Warpinator and install it. Then on your PC, you will install Winpinator (it's the same thing but for PC). Warpinator/Winpinator will allow you to send all your graphics files, but also skins, views, saves.... (basically any file you want, even movies, etc) from your PC to your deck. For that you need to be connected on the same WIFI on your PC and on your Steam Deck.

Now that you sended all your graphics files, you need to put them into the right folders. Launch Dophin (the app that allows you to navigate into your files) and on the left side, scroll down to "Devices" and click on "home", go into the "deck" folder, then on the address bar you need to add .local and follow that path :

home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/1569040/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2022

 

When you're there, you can create your graphics and skins folders. It work the same than on PC from there.

If you want the real names, the path is :

home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2022/data/database/db/2230

You then can do exactly like you have to on PC. 

Do not forget to clear the cache and reload the skin after that.

Now you can have the same experience on the Steam Deck than on your PC! 

 

credit:nelendirekt

 

Thanks a lot!

Bielsa is a Legend
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By cabos 21 September 2022 - 10:15 AM UTC 

Thanks a lot!

no problem, but credit to nelendirekt

 

i dont have steamdeck, just PC and ipad, took me ages to replicate the files into IoS

 

cabos
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By R Charlston 21 September 2022 - 12:35 PM UTC 

no problem, but credit to nelendirekt

 

i dont have steamdeck, just PC and ipad, took me ages to replicate the files into IoS

 

Don't want to do the process again with FM22 on Steam Deck but will try with FM23!

majaman
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By majaman 15 July 2022 - 15:15 PM UTC 

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 467 "FC Trinity Zlín" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 467 "Zlín" ""

 

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 136237 "FC SILON Táborsko" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 136237 "Táborsko" ""

 

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 1300294 "Fortuna Arena" ""

 

Czech first league

 

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 136192 "ADAX INVEST Arena" ""    new name of Brno stadium, Czech first league

Nicoclos
4 years ago
3 weeks ago
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Hi everyone, 

I have a weird issue at the moment : so yesterday I stopped my save to go to sleep, everything was working well.

Today I go back on FM22, and when booting up, the game crashes. Several times. So I tested many things (removed graphics, editor data, clean reinstall, …) and surprisingly the editor files from this licensing and real name pack seem to be responsible for the crashes :s can't figure why so I temporarily removed them from my editor data file, though I was using them even yesterday, and past months ! 

I'm quite confused but fortunately my save isn't corrupted or anything so I guess it's not a big deal, and I don't plan to start a new save anyway, I'm only saying all this for information purpose.

 

Cheers !

Jorgen
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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Edit: solved. Combination with TMC's 2 nationality update changed 6 nation names.

Qrul17
3 years ago
6 hours ago
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hi, wta why is my ajax staff bit different then shown in above pic in the post, missing some of the staff like owner dof

https://imgur.com/a/8vbqUDO 

mons
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By Qrul17 01 October 2022 - 18:39 PM UTC 

hi, wta why is my ajax staff bit different then shown in above pic in the post, missing some of the staff like owner dof

https://imgur.com/a/8vbqUDO 

 

Can I have a screenshot of your editor data folder?

mons
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By Qrul17 01 October 2022 - 19:00 PM UTC 

https://imgur.com/a/3htVZy0

 

And can I see screenshots of the part either in the game properties on Steam or in the in-game preferences where you've changed your user data folder to the one in that screenshot?

Qrul17
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mons
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By Qrul17 01 October 2022 - 19:21 PM UTC 

https://imgur.com/a/MVrBo6b

you mean this one right

 

Yep, all is fine.

 

I just checked the editor data file itself and it seems that the chairman was removed at some point between the screenshot being taken and the latest version of the file, for reasons I can't remember nor fathom.

 

Here's a version of the file with him included 👍

unbroken
1 year ago
8 hours ago
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the game will come on November 8th, my curiosity is to fix the teams without a subject license, how many days will the patch arrive? Does it take 1 month for non-existent teams to be detected and the patch itself to arrive?  ım askıng for next game

mons
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By unbroken 06 October 2022 - 22:54 PM UTC 

the game will come on November 8th, my curiosity is to fix the teams without a subject license, how many days will the patch arrive? Does it take 1 month for non-existent teams to be detected and the patch itself to arrive?  ım askıng for next game

 

For the past versions of this file, I've had a download ready a few hours after release of the beta and v1.0 out on the day of release of the full game itself. Until such time I get my hands on the game, I naturally can't be sure what needs to be done etc., but that's the aim again for FM23 👍

nufcpagey
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By Nicoclos 30 September 2022 - 05:17 AM UTC 

Hi everyone, 

I have a weird issue at the moment : so yesterday I stopped my save to go to sleep, everything was working well.

Today I go back on FM22, and when booting up, the game crashes. Several times. So I tested many things (removed graphics, editor data, clean reinstall, …) and surprisingly the editor files from this licensing and real name pack seem to be responsible for the crashes :s can't figure why so I temporarily removed them from my editor data file, though I was using them even yesterday, and past months ! 

I'm quite confused but fortunately my save isn't corrupted or anything so I guess it's not a big deal, and I don't plan to start a new save anyway, I'm only saying all this for information purpose.

 

Cheers !

 

yeah, i seem to be getting a similar error at the moment that won't let me past matchday 1st Jan 2023 

Ryocx
1 year ago
1 month ago
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Can I use in FM22 an older Database (standard database)if I ve updated real name fix v4.1 ? or dosen´t work this

 

cct75
11 years ago
1 day ago
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Hi,

 

Quick advice what if my installation seems missing the 2230 & 2240 folders? I recalled before that, this Real Name fixed used to work and I see that if no longer work (on my game) now on version 22.4.1. I thought if I just copied 2210 and renamed to 2230 and 2240 inclusive of the sub folder 22X0_fm and the 22X0.html might work but it is not working.

 

Perhaps I might need to wait for FM2023 to get this back working?

 

 

Many Thanks & Warmest Regards,

CCT75 =D

mons
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By nufcpagey 11 October 2022 - 10:56 AM UTC 

yeah, i seem to be getting a similar error at the moment that won't let me past matchday 1st Jan 2023 

 

It might be a conflict in some of your other files perhaps. 11 months following the release of this file, I don't recall any such issues related directly to the download itself, and I doubt they've only been spotted now.

 

 

 

By Ryocx 12 October 2022 - 17:00 PM UTC 

Can I use in FM22 an older Database (standard database)if I ve updated real name fix v4.1 ? or dosen´t work this

 

Make sure the dbc/permanent, edt/permanent and lnc folders are the same as in the screenshots in the main post, and you should be good to go 👍

 

 

 

By cct75 13 October 2022 - 01:57 AM UTC 

Hi,

 

Quick advice what if my installation seems missing the 2230 & 2240 folders? I recalled before that, this Real Name fixed used to work and I see that if no longer work (on my game) now on version 22.4.1. I thought if I just copied 2210 and renamed to 2230 and 2240 inclusive of the sub folder 22X0_fm and the 22X0.html might work but it is not working.

 

Perhaps I might need to wait for FM2023 to get this back working?

 

 

Many Thanks & Warmest Regards,

CCT75 =D

 

I'd need screenshots to understand what you mean. The only reasons you wouldn't have the 2230 and 2240 folders would be if you didn't install those official updates or you're running a pirate version of the game, generally.

cct75
11 years ago
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Thanks for replying. I have owned Football Managers on Steams since 2011 and already purchased 2023. Please see if these were the screenshots you might need or any other screenshots, do advise.

mons
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By cct75 13 October 2022 - 22:04 PM UTC 

Thanks for replying. I have owned Football Managers on Steams since 2011 and already purchased 2023. Please see if these were the screenshots you might need or any other screenshots, do advise.

 

With those databases in place, you cannot not have the 2230 and 2240 folders in your Steam installation folder. They must be there. 

 

Can I have a screenshot of your Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2022\data\database\db folder (or equivalent?)

cct75
11 years ago
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Please see latest screenshot. Note that the 2230 and 2240 folders were duplicated from the 2210 folder where I renamed, inclusive of the sub-folder 22X0_fm and the 22X0.html file.

mons
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By cct75 14 October 2022 - 06:10 AM UTC 

Please see latest screenshot. Note that the 2230 and 2240 folders were duplicated from the 2210 folder where I renamed, inclusive of the sub-folder 22X0_fm and the 22X0.html file.

 

Why would you do that? 😕

 

Read this, and follow the steps outlined therein to make sure the files are created by Steam as intended.

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