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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.

Comments
RoCCo_42
16 years ago
42 minutes ago
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By GingaMilla.FM 25 November 2022 - 10:33 AM UTC 
Is this the real name for the team? Can't find anything online.

 

Real name. This is the team I support in real life and research on FM. At first, I don't give wrong information anyway.

 

https://www.tff.org/default.aspx?pageID=198

https://www.konyaspor.org.tr/

 

Cloudwolfe
2 years ago
1 month ago
1

Small correction, the game pass version is installed in C:/XboxGames, not C:/Program Files/ModifiableWindowsApps. For me at least.

Lawrorocks
10 years ago
6 days ago
2

all the leagues are correct except the english premier league which is still called premier division? have I installed incorrectly?

edam22
11 years ago
1 day ago
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By Lawrorocks 26 November 2022 - 12:43 PM UTC 

all the leagues are correct except the english premier league which is still called premier division? have I installed incorrectly?

 

Also having this issue. Am using a lower league database, wondering if that will have an affect?

nicholas30
1 year ago
1 week ago
9

Some minor changes for Peru league for which Movistar is no longer the sponsor. The new sponsor is betsson.

 

https://liga1.pe/

 

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 5290551 "Liga 1 Betsson" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 215852 "Primera División de Fútbol Profesional Torneo Apertura" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 215852 "Liga 1 Apertura" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 215853 "Primera División de Fútbol Profesional Torneo Clausura" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 215853 "Liga 1 Clausura" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 215854 "Primera División de Fútbol Profesional Tabla acumulada" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 215854 "Liga 1 acumulada" ""

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
73,385
By Cloudwolfe 26 November 2022 - 12:24 PM UTC 

Small correction, the game pass version is installed in C:/XboxGames, not C:/Program Files/ModifiableWindowsApps. For me at least.

 

I've amended the installation instructions accordingly 🍻

 

 

 

By Lawrorocks 26 November 2022 - 12:43 PM UTC 

all the leagues are correct except the english premier league which is still called premier division? have I installed incorrectly?

 

By edam22 26 November 2022 - 13:44 PM UTC 

Also having this issue. Am using a lower league database, wondering if that will have an affect?

 

Could be that you've not installed the fix correctly and also that the lower league database file is affecting this change. Can I have screenshots of your lnc folder?

 

 

 

Thanks for those @nicholas30 🍻

STD
7 years ago
4 days ago
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Just downloaded the latest update and Hansi Flick isnt in the game, let alone Germany manager?

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
73,385
By STD 26 November 2022 - 16:56 PM UTC 

Just downloaded the latest update and Hansi Flick isnt in the game, let alone Germany manager?

 

If you applied the download before starting a career, and Hansi Flick doesn't appear, then you haven't installed the files correctly.

 

If you started a career then downloaded this file, Hansi Flick will not magically appear mid-save game.

_ErHaN_
14 years ago
4 days ago
26

Hi!

There are two names on stadium name although I used a licensing pack.  How can I fix it?

 

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
73,385
By _ErHaN_ 27 November 2022 - 11:50 AM UTC 

Hi!

There are two names on stadium name although I used a licensing pack.  How can I fix it?

 

 

Neither of those is the name in use in this file 😕

_ErHaN_
14 years ago
4 days ago
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By mons 27 November 2022 - 11:56 AM UTC 

Neither of those is the name in use in this file 😕

 

Because of I edited my own for this stadium and it is using just one time in file.

_ErHaN_
14 years ago
4 days ago
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By _ErHaN_ 27 November 2022 - 12:19 PM UTC 

Because of I edited my own for this stadium and it is using just one time in file.

 

Here is the result on original file.

 

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
73,385
By _ErHaN_ 27 November 2022 - 12:19 PM UTC 

Because of I edited my own for this stadium and it is using just one time in file.

 

I have no idea what this means and, more importantly, what it has to do with this download.

 

I also have no idea what the second image is from, and where you're seeing it.

_ErHaN_
14 years ago
4 days ago
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By mons 27 November 2022 - 12:40 PM UTC 

I have no idea what this means and, more importantly, what it has to do with this download.

 

I also have no idea what the second image is from, and where you're seeing it.

 

It is showing on fixture. I do not understand too where is wrong.  I shared it, maybe someone has faced with this issue.

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
73,385
By _ErHaN_ 27 November 2022 - 12:51 PM UTC 

It is showing on fixture. I do not understand too where is wrong.  I shared it, maybe someone has faced with this issue.

 

Is the second screenshot from a European competition fixture list? Sponsor names do not appear there for licensing reasons which cannot be edited, e.g. it's the Arsenal Stadium, not the Emirates stadium.

_ErHaN_
14 years ago
4 days ago
26
By mons 27 November 2022 - 12:57 PM UTC 

Is the second screenshot from a European competition fixture list? Sponsor names do not appear there for licensing reasons which cannot be edited, e.g. it's the Arsenal Stadium, not the Emirates stadium.

 

That is the answer for my question I think. Thank you.

 

mark.brown1982
4 years ago
2 months ago
1
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Hi downloaded and did as specified but some of the features are not working? man utd and italian names stay same but brazil and the rest are ok? any ideas please

 

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
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By mark.brown1982 28 November 2022 - 11:38 AM UTC 

Hi downloaded and did as specified but some of the features are not working? man utd and italian names stay same but brazil and the rest are ok? any ideas please

 

From the main post: 

 

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.

nicholas30
1 year ago
1 week ago
9

When do you plan for the next release?

 

Two Japan stadium name changes.

 

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 102564 "Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 3901573 "JIT Recycle Ink Stadium" ""

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_Gas_Stadium_Hiratsuka

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JIT_Recycle_Ink_Stadium

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
73,385
By nicholas30 29 November 2022 - 10:17 AM UTC 

When do you plan for the next release?

 

Two Japan stadium name changes.

 

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 102564 "Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 3901573 "JIT Recycle Ink Stadium" ""

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_Gas_Stadium_Hiratsuka

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JIT_Recycle_Ink_Stadium

 

Thanks for these 🍻

 

As for your other query, I don't aim to release v1.3 (or v2.0) until the next official update is released. Hardly seems worth the extra effort…

nicholas30
1 year ago
1 week ago
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By mons 29 November 2022 - 10:31 AM UTC 

Thanks for these 🍻

 

As for your other query, I don't aim to release v1.3 (or v2.0) until the next official update is released. Hardly seems worth the extra effort…

 

That's fine.

Then I will update the file myself first.

If I find any other new changes, I will try to compile all together and send to you later.

RoMbA
9 years ago
15 hours ago
159
By mons 29 November 2022 - 10:31 AM UTC 

Thanks for these 🍻

 

As for your other query, I don't aim to release v1.3 (or v2.0) until the next official update is released. Hardly seems worth the extra effort…

 

Do you know when SI gonna launch the new update? 

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
73,385
By nicholas30 29 November 2022 - 11:19 AM UTC 

That's fine.

Then I will update the file myself first.

If I find any other new changes, I will try to compile all together and send to you later.

 

The earlier, the more likely I'll manage to fit it in before the next official update 😉

 

 

 

By RoMbA 29 November 2022 - 11:28 AM UTC 

Do you know when SI gonna launch the new update? 

 

SI never announce it publicly, and I have as much info as you do on which to base a guesstimate…

ChelseaFan257
9 years ago
1 month ago
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By mons 14 November 2022 - 22:16 PM UTC 

Yes, I suspect that's it.

 

Took a while to test that, but yes! Apparently those folders (and their contents) do need to be completely removed. Cheers! Maybe it'll help someone else with this issue if you put it in the instructions, too. 🙂

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
73,385
By Unni Narayan Ashwini Kumar 29 November 2022 - 20:20 PM UTC 

Took a while to test that, but yes! Apparently those folders (and their contents) do need to be completely removed. Cheers! Maybe it'll help someone else with this issue if you put it in the instructions, too. 🙂

 

At no stage do the installation instructions mention, let alone suggest or recommend, moving into a separate subfolder the folders that are actually explicitly mentioned as needing to be deleted 🤷🏻‍♂️

 

That was your decision, and nothing to do with the installation instructions at all.

robmoore_396 2
16 years ago
1 day ago
135

Recommendation for when Crimea is activated through the Editor - 

#Crimea
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 71093597 "KFS Premier-Liga" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 71093597 "Premier-Liga" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 71088573 "KFS Nizhniy-Liga" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 71088573 "Nizhniy-Liga" ""

nicholas30
1 year ago
1 week ago
9

A few more Japanese stadium changes.

 

Update to existing entries

 

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 107310 "Ekimae Real Estate Stadium" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 776295 "Axis Bird Stadium" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 783310 "City Light Stadium" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 783311 "Balcom BMW Stadium" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 45033487 "Onosan Soccer Park" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 45052676 "Yodoko Sakura Stadium" ""

 

New entries to be added

 

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 107300 "Takebishi Stadium Kyoto" ""
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 783287 "Daiichi Cutter Field" ""
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 783316 "Best Denki Stadium" ""
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 783318 "Transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki" ""
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 783324 "Shiranami Stadium" ""
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 45052679 "Earth Care Shikishima Soccer/Rugby Stadium" ""

MIKEM991
12 years ago
2 weeks ago
2
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Just freshly downloaded FM23 and wanted to make these changes before starting a new save. I've followed the steps along with watching the video. I am unable to select the dropdown where the databases are on mine. Any ideas? 

 

Man UFC remains, but the competition is now showing “Premier League” so something is working and something isn't, could anybody help? 

 

I haven't done this for a while. I'm familiar with some of this but not all. Thanks!

mons
16 years ago
9 minutes ago
73,385
By MIKEM991 01 December 2022 - 14:57 PM UTC 

Just freshly downloaded FM23 and wanted to make these changes before starting a new save. I've followed the steps along with watching the video. I am unable to select the dropdown where the databases are on mine. Any ideas? 

 

Man UFC remains, but the competition is now showing “Premier League” so something is working and something isn't, could anybody help? 

 

I haven't done this for a while. I'm familiar with some of this but not all. Thanks!

 

You most likely haven't installed the editor data files in the right place.

 

Can you give me a screenshot of your editor data folder, showing clearly the full path?

MIKEM991
12 years ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 01 December 2022 - 15:51 PM UTC 

You most likely haven't installed the editor data files in the right place.

 

Can you give me a screenshot of your editor data folder, showing clearly the full path?

 

I've fixed it! Work's perfectly now. Thank you for the quick response!

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