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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

 


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
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By rq7 22 March 2023 - 11:41 AM UTC 

Guys can I start new game on the previous version of DB with this new fix? Or do I need to apply older files? 

 

I don't think there should be any issue using this version of the fix with an older version of the DB.

FMMark89
10 months ago
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Getting errors regarding all bar “bookmakers” file in the editor data. It tells me the path is too long?

mons
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By FMMark89 24 March 2023 - 02:28 AM UTC 

Getting errors regarding all bar “bookmakers” file in the editor data. It tells me the path is too long?

 

And what is the exact full path you're putting the files in?

nido
12 years ago
1 week ago
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Hi Mons,

In your initial post (called FAQ - 20 octo 2022 - question 7), it is written that:

If you want to edit club names after starting a career, then it depends if the club already has a club name change input in FM23 Sortitoutsi Licenses Fix - Club Name Changes.fmf. If yes, then the only way to do is via an in-game editor”.

How can you do that with the in-game editor ?

According to me, you cannot change club names with the in-game editor… or I've missed something…

mons
17 years ago
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By nido 29 March 2023 - 09:03 AM UTC 

Hi Mons,

In your initial post (called FAQ - 20 octo 2022 - question 7), it is written that:

If you want to edit club names after starting a career, then it depends if the club already has a club name change input in FM23 Sortitoutsi Licenses Fix - Club Name Changes.fmf. If yes, then the only way to do is via an in-game editor”.

How can you do that with the in-game editor ?

According to me, you cannot change club names with the in-game editor… or I've missed something…

 

I haven't used the in-game editor for ages, so I'm afraid I can't really help. I'd be very surprised if that was the case though, to be honest.

nido
12 years ago
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Ok, thanks for the answer  

zeus1976
14 years ago
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hello my friend´s

 

some portuguese clubes have 3 letters name

menz
13 years ago
1 week ago
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I've just reinstalled the fix due to todays update but now all Brazilian names have reverted back to their 3 letter names.

Fix is installed and working on other teams but not Brazilian - any idea on this?

Thanks

rootcoors
16 years ago
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Give @mons a chance to update the files, the update dropped less than an hour ago. The man has a life.

Vincenzo Marino
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Di menz 29 marzo 2023 - 15:33 PM UTC 

Ho appena reinstallato la correzione a causa dell'aggiornamento di oggi, ma ora tutti i nomi brasiliani sono tornati ai loro nomi di 3 lettere.

Fix è installato e funziona su altri team ma non brasiliano - qualche idea su questo?

Grazie

I changed the 3 folders 2300,2330 and 2340 again and it works fine for me. Have you tried starting a new game?

mons
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New version released for 23.4 🍻

rootcoors
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 16:55 PM UTC 

New version released for 23.4 🍻

Lovely mate. Crazy quick. Thank-you. 

 

ElQuapo
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 16:55 PM UTC 

New version released for 23.4 🍻

 

Great. Thanks a lot. Got the day off tomorrow and was looking forward to continuing my game :-)

GrumpyGrey
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 16:55 PM UTC 

New version released for 23.4 🍻

 

Legend. Do you not have a Patreon? BuyMeACoffee account? Or a Paypal donation page? Game would be unplayable without you.

DeeJayDoug
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 16:55 PM UTC 

New version released for 23.4 🍻

 

Legend

Drafter
4 years ago
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@mons For the Ajax staff:

 

  • First team manager John Heitinga is not set as nfe anymore for some reason, so he has to be removed from this file as now he is duplicated in-game
  • First team assistant manager Dwight Lodeweges is set as nfe, so needs to be recreated
mons
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By Drafter 29 March 2023 - 18:16 PM UTC 

@mons For the Ajax staff:

 

  • First team manager John Heitinga is not set as nfe anymore for some reason, so he has to be removed from this file as now he is duplicated in-game
  • First team assistant manager Dwight Lodeweges is set as nfe, so needs to be recreated

 

Ah, for crying out loud! Thanks for the heads-up - 4.1 will be uploaded shortly!

mons
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v4.1 of this fix released to fix the above-mentioned Ajax manager and assistant issue.

 

 

 

By zeus1976 29 March 2023 - 14:23 PM UTC 

hello my friend´s

 

some portuguese clubes have 3 letters name

 

I'm not sure how it's displaying like that for you, but it's fine at my end, as per the screenshot in the main post.

 

 

 

By GrumpyGrey 29 March 2023 - 17:39 PM UTC 

Legend. Do you not have a Patreon? BuyMeACoffee account? Or a Paypal donation page? Game would be unplayable without you.

 

Thanks for your kind words. I'm happiest if you keep your premium membership to support the site and give us a platform to share this and all the other great files to make FM a better experience 🙂

menz
13 years ago
1 week ago
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Hey Mons, Thanks for all your hard work on this!

I've just reinstalled the latest fix but all Brazilian names have reverted back to their 3 letter names.

Fix is installed and working on other teams but not Brazilian - any idea on this?

Thanks

mons
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By menz 29 March 2023 - 19:10 PM UTC 

Hey Mons, Thanks for all your hard work on this!

I've just reinstalled the latest fix but all Brazilian names have reverted back to their 3 letter names.

Fix is installed and working on other teams but not Brazilian - any idea on this?

Thanks

 

Can I see your 2300, 2330 and 2340 dbc/permanent folders?

mick1
10 years ago
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Will there be any more updates? If so, do we have to start saving again? Thank you for your work, grateful

 

menz
13 years ago
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 19:11 PM UTC 

Can I see your 2300, 2330 and 2340 dbc/permanent folders?

 

They are exactly as shown in the first post mate. This is on an existing save btw.

mons
17 years ago
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By mick1 29 March 2023 - 19:11 PM UTC 

Will there be any more updates? If so, do we have to start saving again? Thank you for your work, grateful

 

I have no plans for further update. You should be safe to start a new save now.

 

 

By menz 29 March 2023 - 19:21 PM UTC 

They are exactly as shown in the first post mate. This is on an existing save btw.

 

Nonetheless, can I please have the screenshots?

gggfunk
8 years ago
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 21:05 PM UTC 

I have no plans for further update. You should be safe to start a new save now.

 

 

 

Nonetheless, can I please have the screenshots?

 

There will be one more data update from SI once the Chinese transfer window is closed, so within a month I think. Are you sure no further update from your side will be needed then?

mons
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By gggfunk 29 March 2023 - 21:18 PM UTC 

There will be one more data update from SI once the Chinese transfer window is closed, so within a month I think. Are you sure no further update from your side will be needed then?

 

We'll see in a month. If there's a new update, then I'll release a new update, most probably with very few, very minor changes, most of which will most likely be save game compatible, as with most of the changes in this version.

 

In short, start your save and any future updates to this file (should they occur) should not worry you 👍

gggfunk
8 years ago
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 21:21 PM UTC 

We'll see in a month. If there's a new update, then I'll release a new update, most probably with very few, very minor changes, most of which will most likely be save game compatible, as with most of the changes in this version.

 

In short, start your save and any future updates to this file (should they occur) should not worry you 👍

 

That's great to hear, really, as I was planning to wait (again) for the last version of your file before starting my save!

Just from curiosity - why sometimes it's better to start a new save after updating your files and sometimes it's not really needed? Is it because the last minor update is going to include only small data changes for China in which case the files are not overwritten?

mons
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By gggfunk 29 March 2023 - 21:33 PM UTC 

That's great to hear, really, as I was planning to wait (again) for the last version of your file before starting my save!

Just from curiosity - why sometimes it's better to start a new save after updating your files and sometimes it's not really needed? Is it because the last minor update is going to include only small data changes for China in which case the files are not overwritten?

 

I've never said it's better to start a new save once you download this file tbh, I'm not sure why people seem to think it's needed. Most of the changes in this fix will be save-game compatible, after all…

gggfunk
8 years ago
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By mons 30 March 2023 - 05:41 AM UTC 

I've never said it's better to start a new save once you download this file tbh, I'm not sure why people seem to think it's needed. Most of the changes in this fix will be save-game compatible, after all…

 

that must've been my misunderstanding then, sorry. Thanks again for explaining and for your hard work!

Have a good day!

menz
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 21:05 PM UTC 

I have no plans for further update. You should be safe to start a new save now.

 

 

 

Nonetheless, can I please have the screenshots?

 

I’ve worked it out. Even though I’d installed the fix, in one of the files, the Brazilian names/forbidden names files was still there. I’ve deleted these now and the Brazilian club names are back!

mons
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By menz 30 March 2023 - 06:58 AM UTC 

I’ve worked it out. Even though I’d installed the fix, in one of the files, the Brazilian names/forbidden names files was still there. I’ve deleted these now and the Brazilian club names are back!

 

That's why I asked for screenshots because I know that official updates sometimes recreate these files, which is why I recommend the fix is installed for each folder every time an official update is released, just in case.

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