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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
mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Tolky 03 December 2022 - 17:20 PM UTC 

Do you mean a screenshot of my lnc folder like this :

 

That looks fine. Which in-game page are you having the name not showing correctly then? Screenshots please

Tolky
2 months ago
4 days ago
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I am not even sure there is a problem with the files. Maybe you just decided to change the short names of Ligue 1 teams from city names like “Lyon”, “Montpellier” and “Toulouse” to full names like “Olympique Lyonnais”, “Montpellier HSC” and “TFC”. It just appears that in the skin that I use the names are too long for the standings tile and some team names are truncated.

Old save from before the update (with editor files selected)
New save (with editor files selected)
mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Tolky 03 December 2022 - 17:39 PM UTC 

I am not even sure there is a problem with the files. Maybe you just decided to change the short names of Ligue 1 teams from city names like “Lyon”, “Montpellier” and “Toulouse” to full names like “Olympique Lyonnais”, “Montpellier HSC” and “TFC”. It just appears that in the skin that I use the names are too long for the standings tile and some team names are truncated.

Old save from before the update (with editor files selected)
New save (with editor files selected)

 

I didn't edit any French names for v2.0 🤷🏻‍♂️

 

How about if you change the language to English in the newly-started career? Do the names still appear the same then?

Tolky
2 months ago
4 days ago
5

I can't explain this but I took the screenshot from the old save in last and when I loaded the new save to try to change the language the names were back to normal before I even changed the language. I still took those 2 screenshot :

Before changing language to english
After changing to english

I guess the problem is fixed but I don't really understand why I had to quit and reload the game for it to be normal.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Tolky 03 December 2022 - 17:54 PM UTC 

I can't explain this but I took the screenshot from the old save in last and when I loaded the new save to try to change the language the names were back to normal before I even changed the language. I still took those 2 screenshot :

Before changing language to english
After changing to english

I guess the problem is fixed but I don't really understand why I had to quit and reload the game for it to be normal.

 

I have no idea too 😕

Tolky
2 months ago
4 days ago
5

Also I was sure that when I tried to understand why I had the wrong names yesterday night I had to change between multiple saves and reload them quite a few times and never did it come back to normal. I just did some tests again but everytime I reload the game, either by changing save, going back to the menu or quitting the game it still come back to normal. Weird but ok. 

 

Thank you either way and great job for the project in general 🙂

unbroken
1 year ago
1 week ago
20

I downloaded the last update, the german national team players in my saved game are gone and also hansi flick gone 

 

 

i had germany in my save game and it went away after i put the new patch in the files

 

If I start the new game with the new patch, there are germany national team players, but in my old game, the german national team was real, why did it break when i threw the patch?

 

I can add 23 people in the real squad to the German national team, but there are also 23 players without names, there are 46 players in total, I can play them as well.

How can ı fix this ?? 
It pisses me off so much I even thought of quitting my 5 year career and starting a new game just so please help

There are 23 fake players, they do not take up space while the squad is registered, but the permanent ones do not go away I can put 23 real players like musiala muller What should I do to make 23 fake players go I have installed the latest update
mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
73,390
By unbroken 03 December 2022 - 23:56 PM UTC 

I downloaded the last update, the german national team players in my saved game are gone and also hansi flick gone 

 

 

i had germany in my save game and it went away after i put the new patch in the files

 

If I start the new game with the new patch, there are germany national team players, but in my old game, the german national team was real, why did it break when i threw the patch?

 

I can add 23 people in the real squad to the German national team, but there are also 23 players without names, there are 46 players in total, I can play them as well.

How can ı fix this ?? 
It pisses me off so much I even thought of quitting my 5 year career and starting a new game just so please help

There are 23 fake players, they do not take up space while the squad is registered, but the permanent ones do not go away I can put 23 real players like musiala muller What should I do to make 23 fake players go I have installed the latest update

 

From the main post:

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.

Did you re-install this fix when 23.2 came out a few days back?

 

Also from the main post:

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. 

If you're the German manager, and you're trying to add/change players, you won't be able to do so until the next period for calling up players comes around.

rick Drijsen
4 months ago
1 week ago
1
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Can someone help me please? I'm on mac and I followed all of the instructions, I'm sure. But I can't touch the ‘database’ function (see image). For me it is grey. What can I do? 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
73,390
By rick Drijsen 04 December 2022 - 22:38 PM UTC 

Can someone help me please? I'm on mac and I followed all of the instructions, I'm sure. But I can't touch the ‘database’ function (see image). For me it is grey. What can I do? 

 

You haven't placed the editor data folders in the correct place. Can I see a screenshot of your editor data folder, showing clearly the full path?

Crispypaul
12 years ago
6 hours ago
1

Thank you for a great file - one small issue in England is that there is an “U21 Division 4” but this appears to be “The Central League”

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000217682 "U21 Division 4" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000217682 "U21 D4" ""

 

this should probably be deleted unless its for honours (there are also multiple divisions after this that are defunct)

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 95041301 "EFL Central League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 95041301 "U23 Central League" ""

 

should be

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000217682 "EFL Central League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000217682 "U21 Central League" ""

 

There is IRL a Central League Cup although that's missing from the latest update 

 

 

Minipx11
3 years ago
5 hours ago
2

Pardon my ignorance, but is it normal for the Colombian and Brazilian leagues to look like this (with so many “irregularities”)? Some with abbreviatons, some not, etc…
 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
73,390
By Minipx11 05 December 2022 - 15:18 PM UTC 

Pardon my ignorance, but is it normal for the Colombian and Brazilian leagues to look like this (with so many “irregularities”)? Some with abbreviatons, some not, etc…
 

 

I believe that, due to size restrictions, the 6-letter name is displayed in some screens when the short name is too long, as the above.

 

In fact, I think if you look at the competition pages, the “normal” short name are actually displayed.

Minipx11
3 years ago
5 hours ago
2
By mons 05 December 2022 - 16:54 PM UTC 

I believe that, due to size restrictions, the 6-letter name is displayed in some screens when the short name is too long, as the above.

 

In fact, I think if you look at the competition pages, the “normal” short name are actually displayed.

 

You're right, thank you.

I play in 1080p at 95% zoom, but if I put it in 85%, some of the names show up as normal.

 

I might edit the “City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc” file because it triggers my OCD a lot. For example, I'd like to change “Club Athletico Paranaense” to simply “Paranaense” in the league table. Is that something you'd recommend? I might error-and-trial messing with the files to work out how and what they change.

But thanks, once again. <3

Nicolai Wrige
9 years ago
3 days ago
1
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So i started a new save after the patch, but didn't realise the previous fix file didn't work normally before today when seeing the Germany national team. But now i have downloaded it, and can manage the likes of them and Japan. I guess the normal squad will be back to normal for the next matches? 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Minipx11 05 December 2022 - 17:04 PM UTC 

You're right, thank you.

I play in 1080p at 95% zoom, but if I put it in 85%, some of the names show up as normal.

 

I might edit the “City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc” file because it triggers my OCD a lot. For example, I'd like to change “Club Athletico Paranaense” to simply “Paranaense” in the league table. Is that something you'd recommend? I might error-and-trial messing with the files to work out how and what they change.

But thanks, once again. <3

 

My recommendations are included in this file already. If you want to change something, it's up to you 🙂

 

It might be too short anyway, and you may need to edit them in the editor data file instead of the lnc file.

 

 

 

By Nicolai Wrige 05 December 2022 - 18:37 PM UTC 

So i started a new save after the patch, but didn't realise the previous fix file didn't work normally before today when seeing the Germany national team. But now i have downloaded it, and can manage the likes of them and Japan. I guess the normal squad will be back to normal for the next matches? 

 

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.

Cengo
14 years ago
1 week ago
18

Hello everyone. I'm back. I will check. If there is new content that lacks Turkish translation, I can translate it again. Until then, you can consider that haven't seen what I have written. 🙂

Binabul_
9 months ago
20 hours ago
7
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hello guys

I follow every steps in YT and here in main page but still MAN UTD still not shown also the logo is not shown 😢

 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Binabul_ 06 December 2022 - 06:08 AM UTC 

hello guys

I follow every steps in YT and here in main page but still MAN UTD still not shown also the logo is not shown 😢

 

 

It's a logopack issue, and has got nothing to do with this file.

Binabul_
9 months ago
20 hours ago
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By mons 06 December 2022 - 06:29 AM UTC 

It's a logopack issue, and has got nothing to do with this file.

 

yes, you are right, but I post it here because of the name still Man UTD  

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Binabul_ 06 December 2022 - 07:53 AM UTC 

yes, you are right, but I post it here because of the name still Man UTD  

 

Nothing wrong with that; it's been their short name in the game ever since I started playing CM3 in 1999.

p_baines1
2 months ago
1 hour ago
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Hi mons I downloaded fm23 update and in my size of text only have one I.e.85%?? Can you help cheers

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By p_baines1 06 December 2022 - 15:56 PM UTC 

Hi mons I downloaded fm23 update and in my size of text only have one I.e.85%?? Can you help cheers

 

Like I told you when you posted this last week, this has nothing to do with this download, so why are you posting this here?

p_baines1
2 months ago
1 hour ago
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Mons fm23 screenshot

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By p_baines1 06 December 2022 - 15:58 PM UTC 

Mons fm23 screenshot

 

Please don't post in here again unless it is something directly related to this download.

p_baines1
2 months ago
1 hour ago
25
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By mons 06 December 2022 - 15:57 PM UTC 

Like I told you when you posted this last week, this has nothing to do with this download, so why are you posting this here?

 

Obviously because I'm a new premium subscriber and unsure where to post, so I've got it in the wrong section!

fmilln7
12 years ago
42 minutes ago
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@mons please can you let me know what has been updated for this new patch? many thanks for all your work

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By fmilln7 06 December 2022 - 16:21 PM UTC 

@mons please can you let me know what has been updated for this new patch? many thanks for all your work

 

This is what I posted when I released the file.

Rhys
16 years ago
19 hours ago
9
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# Atlético Madrid (Metropolitano)
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 67089815 "Cívitas Metropolitano" ""

 

Source

 

# RCD Mallorca (Estadi de Son Moix)
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 6700010 "Estadi Mallorca Son Moix" ""

 

Source

Jesse Brown
3 years ago
6 days ago
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By mons 08 November 2022 - 20:30 PM UTC 

This file only edits clubs, competitions and awards from the default database.

 

Good to know, thanks. For some reason the new FM update changed all my award names to their native language and I have no idea what half of the awards are for anymore haha. I'll learn Portugese/Spanish/French/Italian/German/Dutch etc etc soon.

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