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If you have any issues, first read the FAQ.

 

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 2023 to the proper, real life names for awards, cities, stadiums and competitions, in cases where the actual name is not licensed, such as  Premier League displaying instead of Premier Division. 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 Napoli) 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

 

STEP 1.
OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2023\data\database\db\2300


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

PC players on Gamepass

 

I am led to understand that mods are enabled by default this year, so nothing needs to be done other than the below

 

OPEN 

Xboxgames\Football Manager 2023\data\database\db\2300
 

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\FootballManager2023\data\database\db\2300


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 installation

 

OPEN 

/ Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2023 / data / database / db / 2300 
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

The easiest way to get to these folders is by going to Finder > Go > Go to Folder and copy and paste this exact path and you will be taken to the right place  ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2023/data/database/db/2300/

 

Alternatively 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.

 

Equivalent folders for Xbox players on Gamepass

Xbox on Gamepass installation

 

OPEN 

navigate to drive it was installed in (C: or D🙂

Xboxgames>Football manager 2023>content>data>database>db>2300

 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

If you can't find where your Xboxgames folder is, you can find it by clicking on “More actions” button (three dots that appears when you move your mouse cursor over Football Manager 2023 on Xbox app), then “Manage” → “Files” tab → “Browse…” button.

 

Equivalent folders for FM TOUCH 23 on Mac users

FM TOUCH 23 Mac Os installation

 

OPEN 

/ Applications / fm.app / Contents / Resources / data / database / db / 2300
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

Equivalent folders for Steam Deck users

Steam Deck installation

 

if game is store on external micro SD card

OPEN 

devices / rootfs / run / media / mmcblk0p1 / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2023 / data / database / db / 2300 
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

 

if game is stored on internal storage

OPEN 

devices  / home  / deck  / .local  / share  / Steam  / steamapps  / common  / Football Manager 2023  / data  / database  / db  / 2300


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc 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 2300 folder:

 

dbc: 

dbc/permanent: 

edt/permanent: 

lnc: 

 

STEP 4:
COPY the 9 files located in the EDITOR DATA FILES folder in the downloaded pack

 

STEP 5
PASTE to \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2023\editor data

 

This is also the same folder to be used for Gamepass.

 

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 2023’

 

Equivalent folder for Steam Deck

devices / home / deck / .local / share / Steam / steamapps / compatdata / 1904540 / pfx / drive_c / users / steamuser / My Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2023 / editor data

 

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 English Premier Division in your saved game, and it should be renamed to Premier League. If you are in the middle of a save-game when you install this download, 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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pereiraagb
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I guys I added many real name fix for international competitions in FRENCH so here is my contribution, where can i send it ?

fmgallienne
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HI mons,

When there will be an update of FM23, what will be the lost elements? Just the names of Brazilian clubs and juventus next gen? Thanks

mons
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By Thewes 11 November 2022 - 07:08 AM UTC 

For now not no. I will work on the 9 state leagues, i.e. the 4th league, in the coming weeks, but this can take time because it is a bigger task.

 

That's fair enough 👍

 

 

 

By rafney87 11 November 2022 - 11:31 AM UTC 

hi @mons , the following competitions require updates

 

#Malaysia

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 5624972 "Piala Malaysia" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 5624972 "TM Piala Malaysia" ""

 

# AFF Championship

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 5626560 "AFF Suzuki Cup" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 5626560 "AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup" ""

 

I've also attached a file to correct the names of Malaysian stadiums, example as follows:

Nasional Bukit JalilStadium Nasional Bukit Jalil

Mini TampinStadium Mini Tampin

Tuanku Abdul RahmanStadium Tuanku Abdul Rahman

 

All incorporated into v1.3

 

 

 

By pereiraagb 11 November 2022 - 18:03 PM UTC 

I guys I added many real name fix for international competitions in FRENCH so here is my contribution, where can i send it ?

 

Much appreciated, but there are over 9,000 lines in the lnc file. If you want to submit something else, it would be very helpful and time-saving for me if you could provide just the new changes, for me to copy-paste just them. I can't just copy and paste everything because I've made some changes to the base file. As it is, I have to see which of the 177 references to “French” in your file need to be added into my lnc file. I'll take care of it myself, don't worry 😉 But please keep it in mind for future stuff you might need to send 🙂

 

 

By fmgallienne 11 November 2022 - 18:07 PM UTC 

HI mons,

When there will be an update of FM23, what will be the lost elements? Just the names of Brazilian clubs and juventus next gen? Thanks

 

I don't know what the impact will be of any future patches on this file. Just download the eventual update of this file, and you'll be sorted, and you won't have to worry about what gets fixed and what doesn't.

Zangor
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- correct names of Polish stadiums (two entries that are currently in lnc file can be deleted)
- Polish comps sorted + some missing/new entries added
- in fmf file with club names changes, entries with these id's can be deleted:
717678
722089
722134
54003058
54003061
96023090
96057483

mons
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By Zangor 11 November 2022 - 19:54 PM UTC 

- correct names of Polish stadiums (two entries that are currently in lnc file can be deleted)
- Polish comps sorted + some missing/new entries added
- in fmf file with club names changes, entries with these id's can be deleted:
717678
722089
722134
54003058
54003061
96023090
96057483

 

All done 🍻

pereiraagb
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By mons 11 November 2022 - 19:13 PM UTC 

That's fair enough 👍

 

 

 

 

All incorporated into v1.3

 

 

 

 

Much appreciated, but there are over 9,000 lines in the lnc file. If you want to submit something else, it would be very helpful and time-saving for me if you could provide just the new changes, for me to copy-paste just them. I can't just copy and paste everything because I've made some changes to the base file. As it is, I have to see which of the 177 references to “French” in your file need to be added into my lnc file. I'll take care of it myself, don't worry 😉 But please keep it in mind for future stuff you might need to send 🙂

 

 

 

I don't know what the impact will be of any future patches on this file. Just download the eventual update of this file, and you'll be sorted, and you won't have to worry about what gets fixed and what doesn't.

 

Ok but no worries I have this file I will send it to you ASAP

mons
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By pereiraagb 11 November 2022 - 20:52 PM UTC 

Ok but no worries I have this file I will send it to you ASAP

 

No need. I've edited everything already into my files 😉

pereiraagb
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By pereiraagb 11 November 2022 - 20:52 PM UTC 

Ok but no worries I have this file I will send it to you ASAP

 

Here it is, thats all I made

pereiraagb
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By mons 11 November 2022 - 20:57 PM UTC 

No need. I've edited everything already into my files 😉

 

Oh i didnt saw this message before I send, but i recommand to use the last file i send because i did some updates 🙂

mons
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By pereiraagb 11 November 2022 - 21:09 PM UTC 

Oh i didnt saw this message before I send, but i recommand to use the last file i send because i did some updates 🙂

 

I mentioned it in my initial post too in order to avoid precisely this scenario 😕

 

Which updates did you do between the two? I don't have the time to check them all again.

Jordan Osborne
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Wonder if anyone can help me, I watched the video showing how to appl the licensing and real name fix and followed it to the point. Everything has worked, but the manchester united badge is wrong, how do i fix this ? 

RoMbA
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By Jordan Osborne 11 November 2022 - 21:26 PM UTC 

Wonder if anyone can help me, I watched the video showing how to appl the licensing and real name fix and followed it to the point. Everything has worked, but the manchester united badge is wrong, how do i fix this ? 

 

Badge = logo? Due legal rights

Jordan Osborne
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By RoMbA 11 November 2022 - 21:32 PM UTC 

Badge = logo? Due legal rights

 

So is there no way I can get the United badge because I have seen screenshots of people with it 

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By Jordan Osborne 11 November 2022 - 21:35 PM UTC 

So is there no way I can get the United badge because I have seen screenshots of people with it 

 

This is in the FAQ: 

RoMbA
9 years ago
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@mons for a long save, i can start with 1.2 or is better wait for 1.3?

 

The changes makes a big difference?

Jordan Osborne
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By BramNUFC 11 November 2022 - 21:37 PM UTC 

This is in the FAQ: 

 

Do you know a logo pack which has them in it ? Cheers

RoMbA
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By Jordan Osborne 11 November 2022 - 21:38 PM UTC 

Do you know a logo pack which does have the logo in it ?  Cheers

 

I think that due the legal rights, no one made them

Jordan Osborne
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By RoMbA 11 November 2022 - 21:40 PM UTC 

I think that due the legal rights, no one made them

 

If you watch the youtube tutorial, the person has the badge there on his ! 

mons
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By RoMbA 11 November 2022 - 21:37 PM UTC 

@mons for a long save, i can start with 1.2 or is better wait for 1.3?

 

The changes makes a big difference?

 

Unless you just can't play without the right Austrian and Italian lower league club names, you should just get started. It's going to be mostly obscure stuff from here on out.

RoMbA
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By Jordan Osborne 11 November 2022 - 21:41 PM UTC 

If you watch the youtube tutorial, the person has the badge there on his ! 

 

Perhaps, he got an old pack. I don't know any recently logopack with MUFC logo. Sorry

RoMbA
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By mons 11 November 2022 - 21:44 PM UTC 

Unless you just can't play without the right Austrian and Italian lower league club names, you should just get started. It's going to be mostly obscure stuff from here on out.

 

Thanks mate 🙂

pereiraagb
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By mons 11 November 2022 - 21:15 PM UTC 

I mentioned it in my initial post too in order to avoid precisely this scenario 😕

 

Which updates did you do between the two? I don't have the time to check them all again.

So in the FRENCH.Inc file that I posted you can find nearly every International Competitions in French, in the first one that I posted I forgot to add “french” at the end of some lines, and also corrected some typing errors that I made.

 

mons
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By pereiraagb 11 November 2022 - 22:33 PM UTC 

So in the FRENCH.Inc file that I posted you can find nearly every International Competitions in French, in the first one that I posted I forgot to add “french” at the end of some lines, and also corrected some typing errors that I made.

 

I added the missing French in some lines. Which typing errors were they? I can't be bothered to go through the whole file just to find 1 or 2 typos now.

pfalcon
2 years ago
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thank you so much @mons. I have a question. do you think i can start the new game or should i wait for the new version 1.3 ?

myfunnygame
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Hey mons,

if i change in Steam my data file to another folder this files should be paste into this 😉 

pereiraagb
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By mons 11 November 2022 - 22:36 PM UTC 

I added the missing French in some lines. Which typing errors were they? I can't be bothered to go through the whole file just to find 1 or 2 typos now.

Ok it doesn't matter then, it wasn't important

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Bondinii
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i did the change on my existing save game but it doesn't change Napoli for example. WHY ?? 

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By Bondinii 12 November 2022 - 01:46 AM UTC 

i did the change on my existing save game but it doesn't change Napoli for example. WHY ?? 

 

For these changes to take effect you need to start a new save as it states on the OP 🙂

Bondinii
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oh okay ! i thought it was possible in a save game.. 

 

thanks for the feedback !! appreciate!

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