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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
gegen51
6 years ago
20 hours ago
7

Bonsoir,

23.2...

mons
16 years ago
7 hours ago
73,660

I hope to be able to upload a new version this evening.

KingJames84
11 years ago
2 weeks ago
1

Hi mons,

All brazialian teams appear with three letters only. Like Santos is SAN. Any advice? TY

wfm18
4 years ago
17 hours ago
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By KingJames84 01 December 2022 - 19:10 PM UTC 

Hi mons,

All brazialian teams appear with three letters only. Like Santos is SAN. Any advice? TY

 

Football Manager was updated tonight, the fix needs to be reapplied after every FM update. A new update to this file will be uploaded shortly which is compatible with FM23.2

Ferni55
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
5

Author still sleeping about update

gagui
2 years ago
3 weeks ago
5

Misclicked on thanks, that's one i would like to get back. Anyways, don't be ungrateful, be patient. 

kingrobbo
13 years ago
14 minutes ago
10,884
By Ferni55 01 December 2022 - 19:38 PM UTC 

Author still sleeping about update

 

your post is pathetic, grow up

ausername
6 years ago
3 weeks ago
17

South Korea

 

The following entry should be removed as a competition with same name has since been added to the game by SI.
 
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 136413 "K5 League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 136413 "K5 League" ""


Singapore

The second and third divsions have new branding: 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7801114 "Singapore Football League 1" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7801114 "SFL 1"
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 5635469 "Singapore Football League 2" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 5635469 "SFL 2"

Branding for youth competitions:

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 23501268 "Centre Of Excellence Under-21 League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 23501268 "COE U-21 League" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 23501269 "Centre Of Excellence Under-19 League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 23501269 "COE U-19 League" ""




 

zachalxnder
5 years ago
1 day ago
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@mons, not sure, but seems Hansi Flick disappears with the new update … everything else seems to be working fine, Ajax included

wfm18
4 years ago
17 hours ago
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By Ferni55 01 December 2022 - 19:38 PM UTC 

Author still sleeping about update

 

Some people also have a life, jobs, kids, things to do. It's not that SI announces that the update with come Dec 1 and people can plan ahead. Please be kind to the people that make your savegames a lot better.

wfm18
4 years ago
17 hours ago
2,120
By zachalxnder 01 December 2022 - 20:12 PM UTC 

@mons, not sure, but seems Hansi Flick disappears with the new update … everything else seems to be working fine, Ajax included

 

He will be fired in 22 minutes (plus 10 minutes extra time probably) anyway hehe.

zachalxnder
5 years ago
1 day ago
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By wfm18 01 December 2022 - 20:25 PM UTC 

He will be fired in 22 minutes (plus 10 minutes extra time probably) anyway hehe.

 

😂😂😂

kingrobbo
13 years ago
14 minutes ago
10,884
By wfm18 01 December 2022 - 20:25 PM UTC 

He will be fired in 22 minutes (plus 10 minutes extra time probably) anyway hehe.

 

amazing lol

2-2 now

Bielsa is a Legend
9 years ago
10 hours ago
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By Ferni55 01 December 2022 - 19:38 PM UTC 

Author still sleeping about update

 

How are your mods coming on? 
 

thought not!

mons
16 years ago
7 hours ago
73,660
By Ferni55 01 December 2022 - 19:38 PM UTC 

Author still sleeping about update

 

I was actually sleeping with your mother. Took a while because there was quite a long queue to get served, you absolute plonker.

RoMbA
9 years ago
8 hours ago
159

Thanks for 2.0 @mons 😀 

mush7
8 years ago
9 hours ago
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thanks for the update mons really appreciate it 👍

bjoggi33
10 years ago
4 days ago
3
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Thanks for the quick update!

gagui
2 years ago
3 weeks ago
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mons
16 years ago
7 hours ago
73,660

v2.0 is now available for download.

 

Apart from the suggestions proposed in here since the release of the previous version, I have also edited some Italian lower league club names, thanks to @Cizzu. A tiny amount of them I couldn't do, because I'm actually abroad tonight, without access to the editor or the game itself. They'll follow in any further update.

Bielsa is a Legend
9 years ago
10 hours ago
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By mons 01 December 2022 - 20:37 PM UTC 

I was actually sleeping with your mother. Took a while because there was quite a long queue to get served, you absolute plonker.

 

I warmed her and his sister up for you Mons, hope you enjoyed

ChelseaFan257
9 years ago
1 month ago
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By mons 29 November 2022 - 20:32 PM UTC 

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.

 

Ah you may have misunderstood (or, apologies, maybe I wasn't clear enough): I didn't in any way mean to suggest the instructions were the reason I messed up 🙂

 

I kept the original files in place because I wanted to keep a backup just in case. I was merely saying that maybe putting a disclaimer in the instructions might ensure no-else repeats my mistake

 

At any rate, it doesn't matter. Thanks as always for the excellent mod and fast updates!

Taylan#2963
2 years ago
9 hours ago
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By mons 01 December 2022 - 20:57 PM UTC 

v2.0 is now available for download.

 

Apart from the suggestions proposed in here since the release of the previous version, I have also edited some Italian lower league club names, thanks to @Cizzu. A tiny amount of them I couldn't do, because I'm actually abroad tonight, without access to the editor or the game itself. They'll follow in any further update.

 

How will this update work for the ongoing saves?  Do I have to apply this update for the patch? I see the patch added back the ‘fake’ file.

mmanolis
16 years ago
1 day ago
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By Taylan#2963 01 December 2022 - 21:52 PM UTC 

How will this update work for the ongoing saves?  Do I have to apply this update for the patch? I see the patch added back the ‘fake’ file.

Just re-apply the new files like you did with the previous version…

 

Simplemente
3 months ago
1 month ago
2
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Thank you Mons!

 

I have a problem: I've installed Real Name Fix in the previos FM TOUCH version. I find the path, indeed. But with de 1.5 Touch version, real names have disappeared. I can't install Real Name 2.0 in FM Touch (Mac). Please, could you help me?

Jesse Brown
3 years ago
1 week ago
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Thanks for updating this so fast @mons !

Happy Holidays

nicholas30
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
9

Thanks for the update.

Just want to point out that the getfiles mirror link still referrs to the old one.

 

Please ignore. I think it works now.

Beanybaby01
9 years ago
8 hours ago
4
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Hi Mons, so I've bee playing in Spain and in the Copa Del Rey its only allowing 3 subs with 1 extra in extra time, this should be the same as LaLiga which is 5 with 3 stoppage's and 1 in extra time. I've tried to advance rules this issue but it keeps coming up with error and its's doing my head in lol 

Joseph Peters
5 years ago
1 week ago
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Since there was no database update, do we still need to update this?

6scholl6
11 years ago
1 hour ago
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After the update i have the following file. Have i to delete this?

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