This is the 1998/99 Database for Football Manager 2023.


Everything in this FM23 database has been reverted back to 1998. All the leagues are as they where back in 1998, with all the teams and players from back then. The player attributes is copied manually from the original Championship Manager 3 1998/99. So now you have the chance to manage all the legends from the late 90s, in the modern Football Manager match engine.
To get the full experience please read the instructions below.
Go and Re-live or change football history.

 

PLAYABLE LEAGUES :

ENGLAND - (Premier League + 1. Division + 2. Division)
ITALY - (Serie A + Serie B)
SPAIN (La Liga)
FRANCE (Ligue 1)
GERMANY (Bundesliga)
SCOTLAND (Premiership)
PORTUGAL (Primera)

 

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

 

Save game file
The save game file has everything loaded, every playable league and all created players.
Move the file into the Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/Games folder
Run FM23 and go to Load game then select the 1998/99 DB file and you're good to go.

 

FMF Editor file
The fmf file can be opened with the editor or to setup a custom career.
Move the file into the Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2023 /Editor data folder.
When using the fmf file its important that you select the Football Manager 2023 23.0.0 database as it won't work properly with an updated FM database.
Tick 'The 1998/99 DB' box – Make sure no other editor data files are ticked!
Click Confirm and Choose Advanced Setup
Choose your preferred leagues out of the playable leagues.
Then press Approximate Player Count and choose ‘Advanced’
Select the nations you want to load players from besides the active leagues, to make sure that as many players as possible will be loaded.
tick the boxes saying Players Based in Nation – Even if your computer says that the number of players exeeds the recommended level it will only load the approximately 10.000 players which is created in the DB.
Finally, press Start Game and enjoy the nostalgia trip.


Hope you'll enjoy this classic database!

 

Regen mod made by Warringtini (for this to work you'll need the fmf file)

Download the Regen mod
Install location: steamapps\common\Football Manager 2023\data\database\db\2300\edt\permanent

 

Face pack made by : JoMo https://www.patreon.com/aewjomo

 

Kit and Logo packs made by Marc Biagioni
Download the Retro kit pack

Download the Retro logo pack

 

Watch the 1998/99 DB teaser trailer

 

Watch the Full installation guide video made by Dodgee Gamer

Comments
dantrotter4
15 years ago
3 weeks ago
10

This freezes at the loading database page 

TheMadScientist
14 years ago
1 month ago
52
By dantrotter4 10 February 2023 - 16:35 PM UTC 

This freezes at the loading database page 

 

It can take a while to load the db with the editor, but even though it seems like it freezes it will eventually finish loading. Can take more than 30 mins depending on your computer.

LukeHarper95
5 years ago
5 months ago
1

The wages seem to be an issue, every player wants $70,000 or more when renewing a contract or signing new players which don't correlate with the time or players that are already signed.

TheMadScientist
14 years ago
1 month ago
52
By LukeHarper95 11 February 2023 - 08:05 AM UTC 

The wages seem to be an issue, every player wants $70,000 or more when renewing a contract or signing new players which don't correlate with the time or players that are already signed.

 

Sadly its really difficult to manipulate the game into believing its in 1998. The players will still have modern wage demands and the overall finances will influx back to modern standards within a season or two. I've left some wage budget for all playable clubs and some of their sponsorships, so it still will be possible to compete in the transfer market.

wfm18
5 years ago
10 hours ago
2,937

The mod by Warringtini is really groundbreaking adding up to this amazing database! Thanks a lot!

Jordan Stueness
7 years ago
2 months ago
5
Premium

I started a game with this DB before i realized the regen mod is a separate download. Will the Regen mod work if i add it mid game (still before first intake preview in first season) or do i need to start a new game?

priority76
11 years ago
8 hours ago
1,793
By wfm18 13 February 2023 - 13:29 PM UTC 

The mod by Warringtini is really groundbreaking adding up to this amazing database! Thanks a lot!

What does the mod do?

 

wfm18
5 years ago
10 hours ago
2,937
By priority76 13 February 2023 - 15:05 PM UTC 

What does the mod do?

 

It will basically add all players from later databases as regens. So it will add Messi as a regen for instance (date of birth +24 years = 2011), example of the code below:

 

"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Lionel" "" "Messi" "25/06/2011" "1649" "" "1" "3" "11" "170" "72" "3" "ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_RIGHT_SIDE" "" "Rosario (SF)" "150" "200" "1708"

 

It's crazy work.

priority76
11 years ago
8 hours ago
1,793
By wfm18 13 February 2023 - 15:16 PM UTC 

It will basically add all players from later databases as regens. So it will add Messi as a regen for instance (date of birth +24 years = 2011), example of the code below:

 

"DETAILED_FUTURE_REGEN" "Lionel" "" "Messi" "25/06/2011" "1649" "" "1" "3" "11" "170" "72" "3" "ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER_RIGHT_SIDE" "" "Rosario (SF)" "150" "200" "1708"

 

It's crazy work.

That's pretty nuts, could be a fun file to experiment with.  Do you know what all the numbers stand for?

 

wfm18
5 years ago
10 hours ago
2,937
By priority76 14 February 2023 - 14:51 PM UTC 

That's pretty nuts, could be a fun file to experiment with.  Do you know what all the numbers stand for?

 

No, but my best guess is that these are in there: skintone, hairstyle, haircolor, length, playstyle, range potential ability

HSS2750
11 years ago
3 months ago
19
Premium

How do I install the “regen mod” once I have downloaded it?

 

Do I simply move it into the correct path like the “save game” and “editor” files?

wfm18
5 years ago
10 hours ago
2,937

@TheMadScientist with the regen mod; is it required to always keep that in the edt folder or do we only need that during the creation of the save and can we revert to the old file afterwards?

 

@HSS2750 you need to add this file into here: steamapps\common\Football Manager 2023\data\database\db\2300\edt\permanent (in Program Files/Application Support) and start a new save with the .fmf file selected from the editor files.

giggsxbr
12 years ago
2 hours ago
533

the strength of Aimar and the balance of Figo are unreal…

Ale5728
1 year ago
7 months ago
5

can someone help me How do I do this on fm23 touch on a MacBook

Matt Bird 23
2 years ago
4 months ago
1

having some issues with the finances i think. Corporation tax specifically. The screenshot below is my first season.

HSS2750
11 years ago
3 months ago
19
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By wfm18 16 February 2023 - 11:06 AM UTC 

@TheMadScientist with the regen mod; is it required to always keep that in the edt folder or do we only need that during the creation of the save and can we revert to the old file afterwards?

 

@HSS2750 you need to add this file into here: steamapps\common\Football Manager 2023\data\database\db\2300\edt\permanent (in Program Files/Application Support) and start a new save with the .fmf file selected from the editor files.

 

@wfm18 When I do that the new file replaces the original, right?

But can I start a “normal” save after the replacement, when the original has been replaced with the 98/99 data?

wfm18
5 years ago
10 hours ago
2,937
By HSS2750 17 February 2023 - 13:56 PM UTC 

@wfm18 When I do that the new file replaces the original, right?

But can I start a “normal” save after the replacement, when the original has been replaced with the 98/99 data?

 

Make a backup and restore the files.

HSS2750
11 years ago
3 months ago
19
Premium
By wfm18 17 February 2023 - 16:14 PM UTC 

Make a backup and restore the files.

 

@wfm18  I've made a backup of the Support_staff file.

But where do I put the retro kits, retro logos and 98 99 Full V1 files?

wfm18
5 years ago
10 hours ago
2,937
By HSS2750 19 February 2023 - 01:13 AM UTC 

@wfm18  I've made a backup of the Support_staff file.

But where do I put the retro kits, retro logos and 98 99 Full V1 files?

 

Kits, logos in your graphics folder. the .fmf file in your editor files folder and the .fm in your games folder. Please read the description on top.

HSS2750
11 years ago
3 months ago
19
Premium
By wfm18 19 February 2023 - 09:43 AM UTC 

Kits, logos in your graphics folder. the .fmf file in your editor files folder and the .fm in your games folder. Please read the description on top.

 

But there is no graphics folder. I can make one and put them there, but will the game “look” for them there by itself?

RoMbA
10 years ago
1 year ago
170
By HSS2750 19 February 2023 - 16:05 PM UTC 

But there is no graphics folder. I can make one and put them there, but will the game “look” for them there by itself?

 

Yes

 

Run Football Manager 2023 and go to Preferences > Interface:
Hit the [Clear Cache] button
Enable Reload Skin when confirming changes in preferences
Hit the [Confirm] button

DillengerMav
1 year ago
1 month ago
1

Hi, does this work on Mac?

RoMbA
10 years ago
1 year ago
170
TcNaRkO
1 year ago
2 months ago
1

I wonder if there is one for fm 22, can you help me please?

PtSting
12 years ago
1 month ago
1
By TcNaRkO 24 February 2023 - 07:19 AM UTC 

I wonder if there is one for fm 22, can you help me please?

 

Hi,

There's a retro DB from @TheMadScientist for FM 2022. And, for me, is my favourite one: For the 1992-93 season, to signal the 30th anniversary of the 1st Championship Manager.

Here:
https://themadscientistfm.wixsite.com/website/2001-02-db-for-fm21-copy

Heller
4 years ago
4 days ago
19

Version 2 of the facepack has been released 🙂

 

https://www.patreon.com/aewjomo

KamilBanega
6 years ago
2 months ago
5

Where is Vicente from Levante and Valencia CF, legend spanish football?

memoryman84
3 years ago
3 months ago
15

Hi, great db. Ive got some nice retro 3d kits from kit creator and it look ace! 

Obviously with the editor file the unpatched version of the match engine has all the weird pre-patch bugs like defenders not closing down and midfielders not passing to open players 5 feet away. Also the save file starts the save on a week in to July when my chosen club has already made some weird signings. 

Will there be a save file released from say late June or is there a reason for this date?

 

Cheers.

Don_Biglia
14 years ago
1 month ago
20

Any chance you would add Belgium to the list? 😀 

OutlookGM
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
2

Can you do 2007/08?

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