Subscribe to this thread (by following these steps) so you get notifications whenever a new version is released. 

 

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

 


OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2023\data\database\db\2330

 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 


OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2023\data\database\db\2340

 

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

 

OPEN 

Xboxgames\Football Manager 2023\data\database\db\2330
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

Xboxgames\Football Manager 2023\data\database\db\2340
 

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
 

OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2023\data\database\db\2330


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2023\data\database\db\2340


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

 

OPEN 

/ Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2023 / data / database / db / 2330 
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

/ Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2023 / data / database / db / 2340 
 

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 these exact paths and you will be taken to the right places  ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2023/data/database/db/2300/

AND

 ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2023/data/database/db/2330/

AND

 ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2023/data/database/db/2340/

 

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

 

OPEN 

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

Xboxgames>Football manager 2023>content>data>database>db>2330

 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

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

Xboxgames>Football manager 2023>content>data>database>db>2340

 

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

 

OPEN 

/ Applications / fm.app / Contents / Resources / data / database / db / 2330
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

/ Applications / fm.app / Contents / Resources / data / database / db / 2340
 

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

 

OPEN 

devices / rootfs / run / media / mmcblk0p1 / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2023 / data / database / db / 2330 
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

devices / rootfs / run / media / mmcblk0p1 / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2023 / data / database / db / 2340 
 

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

 

OPEN 

devices  / home  / deck  / .local  / share  / Steam  / steamapps  / common  / Football Manager 2023  / data  / database  / db  / 2330


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

devices  / home  / deck  / .local  / share  / Steam  / steamapps  / common  / Football Manager 2023  / data  / database  / db  / 2340


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 2340 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
18 years ago
20 minutes ago
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By Salvatore Ruggero 22 January 2023 - 08:03 AM UTC 

So I had a saved game with Monza, and I did all the steps correctly that were shown (replacing all #"club with "club), but the names still haven't changed in my save. Any advice?

 

 

Can I see the file you've changed and its location? If done correctly, they work, so it looks like you've either placed the file in the wrong place or not done the changes correctly.

Salvatore Ruggero
4 years ago
2 days ago
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I went to football manager folder > database > db > 2300 > inc > City, Club and Stadium Names > text editor(on Mac) > and here is the screenshot of what I did.

 

File 1 is the screenshot of me replacing. File 2 is the final product

 

 

mons
18 years ago
20 minutes ago
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By Salvatore Ruggero 22 January 2023 - 15:46 PM UTC 

I went to football manager folder > database > db > 2300 > inc > City, Club and Stadium Names > text editor(on Mac) > and here is the screenshot of what I did.

 

File 1 is the screenshot of me replacing. File 2 is the final product

 

You've made a right mess of that, I'm afraid.

 

Download the file again, and redo the steps in the first post, following the instructions carefully this time 👍

Salvatore Ruggero
4 years ago
2 days ago
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By mons 22 January 2023 - 15:48 PM UTC 

You've made a right mess of that, I'm afraid.

 

Download the file again, and redo the steps in the first post, following the instructions carefully this time 👍

 

I did the exact steps mate. All files are replaced with "club, I've tripled checked. Doesn't work.

mons
18 years ago
20 minutes ago
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By Salvatore Ruggero 22 January 2023 - 16:00 PM UTC 

I did the exact steps mate. All files are replaced with "club, I've tripled checked. Doesn't work.

 

No, you most definitely haven't done the exact steps.

 

This is what I say in the first post:

 

Select the edit menu, click the replace option, type #"CLUB in the first field and "CLUB in the second and click replace all. Then save and close. Shouldn't take more than 3 seconds if you do it right 🙂

 

Going by the below screenshot, you did not type 

 

#"CLUB

 

as I specifically asked

 

If done correctly, this should remove the hashtag from in front of all the fields starting like the ones below.

 

Salvatore Ruggero
4 years ago
2 days ago
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By mons 22 January 2023 - 16:13 PM UTC 

No, you most definitely haven't done the exact steps.

 

This is what I say in the first post:

 

Select the edit menu, click the replace option, type #"CLUB in the first field and "CLUB in the second and click replace all. Then save and close. Shouldn't take more than 3 seconds if you do it right 🙂

 

Going by the below screenshot, you did not type 

 

#"CLUB

 

as I specifically asked

 

If done correctly, this should remove the hashtag from in front of all the fields starting like the ones below.

 

 

 

This was the second screenshot. That was to show you how the file names have all been replaced. In the first screenshot, the image shows I am replacing #"CLUB with "CLUB

 

mons
18 years ago
20 minutes ago
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By Salvatore Ruggero 22 January 2023 - 16:16 PM UTC 

This was the second screenshot. That was to show you how the file names have all been replaced. In the first screenshot, the image shows I am replacing #"CLUB with "CLUB

 

In the first screenshot, you seem to be replacing just the hashtag in front of the quotation marks, i.e.

 

#"

 

In fact, the entry you've selected is the first one in the file which has that text string combination.

 

Salvatore Ruggero
4 years ago
2 days ago
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Here is the original screenshot once again. There are no longer any files with #"club…I'm so confused.

mons
18 years ago
20 minutes ago
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By Salvatore Ruggero 22 January 2023 - 16:32 PM UTC 

Here is the original screenshot once again. There are no longer any files with #"club…I'm so confused.

 

Did you download the file again and replace City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file you've edited with the one that you'll have downloaded, as I told you to earlier? You've messed your file up now, so you need to start from scratch.

 

Once you do, take screenshots of:

a) the Macaroni field you took earlier, and

b) any part of the Italian club name list.

 

I have no idea what tool it is that you're using (as I'm not on a Mac). See if you can find some other app to do this, maybe the app is the issue.

Thewes
11 years ago
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By mons 21 January 2023 - 15:06 PM UTC 

Perhaps it's something which was changed in a different editor data file then.

 

Of course it could be, I haven't checked that. sorry 😅

Colonel440
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By Drafter 07 January 2023 - 17:47 PM UTC 

Might be best to discuss this on the official forum as it's probably done intentionally https://community.sigames.com/bugtracker/football-manager-2023-bugs-tracker/database-and-research/

The reply here says that some club names in India face licencing issues. Would it be possible, in that case, to request a ‘Real Name Fix’ for ATK to be renamed to ATK Mohun Bagan FC?

mons
18 years ago
20 minutes ago
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By Colonel440 23 January 2023 - 13:57 PM UTC 

The reply here says that some club names in India face licencing issues. Would it be possible, in that case, to request a ‘Real Name Fix’ for ATK to be renamed to ATK Mohun Bagan FC?

 

It's actually already included in the fix, as suggested here, though I'm now tweaking the short name to ATK Mohun Bagan for the next update.

 

Do let me know if there are any more clubs whose name needs to be changed and which aren't in the file already :thup

majaman
13 years ago
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"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 1300300 "Epet ARENA" ""  Sparta Praha stadium new name , Czech 1. division

Globglobgabgalab
4 years ago
3 weeks ago
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Hello! Sorry for the noobish question, but will we need an update on the files since the game itself got an update?

mons
18 years ago
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By Globglobgabgalab 25 January 2023 - 19:16 PM UTC 

Hello! Sorry for the noobish question, but will we need an update on the files since the game itself got an update?

 

I'm not home right now, but I'll release a fix later on 👍

rootcoors
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By mons 25 January 2023 - 19:43 PM UTC 

I'm not home right now, but I'll release a fix later on 👍

 

Thanks as always.

mons
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By Globglobgabgalab 25 January 2023 - 19:16 PM UTC 

Hello! Sorry for the noobish question, but will we need an update on the files since the game itself got an update?

 

By rootcoors 26 January 2023 - 10:42 AM UTC 

Thanks as always.

 

It's only a minor update, and there's no real need for a new version of this file.

 

SI usually release a major update in mid-February once the January transfer window is over. It's my intention to release a new version at that point 👍

rootcoors
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By mons 26 January 2023 - 16:50 PM UTC 

It's only a minor update, and there's no real need for a new version of this file.

 

SI usually release a major update in mid-February once the January transfer window is over. It's my intention to release a new version at that point 👍

 

Makes sense to be fair mate - thanks for the update.

bubbe
12 years ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 26 January 2023 - 16:50 PM UTC 

It's only a minor update, and there's no real need for a new version of this file.

 

SI usually release a major update in mid-February once the January transfer window is over. It's my intention to release a new version at that point 👍

 

So should we apply the current names fix to the new update folders and files?

 

Have a great weekend / Anders

mons
18 years ago
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By bubbe 26 January 2023 - 19:03 PM UTC 

So should we apply the current names fix to the new update folders and files?

 

Have a great weekend / Anders

 

No need to do anything at all at this point, no.

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Vassilis_3
8 years ago
1 month ago
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Hey guys 

Officialy Greek Super League 1 (id:129650) has now sponsorship name

now It is Stoiximan Super League

here is the article that confirms it

 

https://www.slgr.gr/el/article/stoiximan-super-league/

mons
18 years ago
20 minutes ago
87,857
By Vassilis_3 28 January 2023 - 08:58 AM UTC 

Hey guys 

Officialy Greek Super League 1 (id:129650) has now sponsorship name

now It is Stoiximan Super League

here is the article that confirms it

 

https://www.slgr.gr/el/article/stoiximan-super-league/

 

You've already pointed this out before, and it'll be added to the next release of the pack 👍

 

If you can't wait till then, open the Competitions and other Fixes.lnc file with Notepad, search for that UID and change the entry 😉

yosefelsawy
1 year ago
1 year ago
4

why after I make a new career it will say premier league but after I close the game and open it again it will say premier division this only happens after I close the game and open it

andrea lo burgio
3 years ago
1 month ago
14

Comunque a me nella carriera in corso mi da di nuovo le. Nazionali fake di germania e Giappone non sarebbe meglio fare un no fake perche questo aggiornamento è andato a eliminare quello precedente 

mons
18 years ago
20 minutes ago
87,857
By yosefelsawy 28 January 2023 - 23:37 PM UTC 

why after I make a new career it will say premier league but after I close the game and open it again it will say premier division this only happens after I close the game and open it

 

Can you take an in-game screenshot of this issue as well as of your lnc folder and your editor data folder?

 

 

 

By andrea lo burgio 29 January 2023 - 01:17 AM UTC 

Comunque a me nella carriera in corso mi da di nuovo le. Nazionali fake di germania e Giappone non sarebbe meglio fare un no fake perche questo aggiornamento è andato a eliminare quello precedente 

 

This is an English-language forum, so please post in English.

 

I'm not aware this is the case. Can you take a screenshot of your lnc folder, your edt/permanent folder and the editor data folder?

enziocosta
5 years ago
10 hours ago
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Real Betis
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1733 "Betis" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1733 "Real Betis" ""

 

Real Betis C
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 67142513 "Real Betis Balompié C" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 67142513 "Real Betis C" ""

andrea lo burgio
3 years ago
1 month ago
14

However to me in the current career it gives me again the. Germany and Japan fake national teams it wouldn't be better to do a no fake because this update eliminated the previous one later I'll send you photos of the Inc edt and permanent folders

andrea lo burgio
3 years ago
1 month ago
14

The. Problem is that after the. Update le. National teams of germany japan are not real and players of the dutch national team can't see the facepacks i am attaching you in the various folders what is it if you can help me

mons
18 years ago
20 minutes ago
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By andrea lo burgio 29 January 2023 - 14:48 PM UTC 

The. Problem is that after the. Update le. National teams of germany japan are not real and players of the dutch national team can't see the facepacks i am attaching you in the various folders what is it if you can help me

 

You haven't given me the screenshots I asked you to. Please make sure the path is clearly visible when you do so, as I can't help you otherwise.

 

I'm not even sure the files are from this download tbh.

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