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If you are playing an FM23 save in FM24, then this fix needs to be also installed in the below folders:

 

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 2024 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 National team doesn't call up real players. These fixes are all fully save-game compatible.
 

The following are not included in the beta version of this file. 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 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.

If you are playing an FM23 save in FM24, then this fix needs to be also installed in the folders in the below image IN ADDITION TO THOSE INDICATED BELOW the image:


OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400


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 2024\data\database\db\2400
 

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\FootballManager2024\data\database\db\2400


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 2024 / data / database / db / 2400 
 

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 2024/data/database/db/2400/

 

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 2024>content>data>database>db>2400

 

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 2024 on Xbox app), then “Manage” → “Files” tab → “Browse…” button.

 

Equivalent folders for FM TOUCH 24 on Mac users

FM TOUCH 24 Mac Os installation

 

OPEN 

/ Applications / fm.app / Contents / Resources / data / database / db / 2400
 

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 2024 / data / database / db / 2400 
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

 

if game is stored on internal storage

OPEN 

devices / home / deck / .local / share / Steam / steamapps / compatdata / 2252570 / pfx / drive_c / users / steamuser / My Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2024 / editor data


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 2400 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 2024\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 2024’

 

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 2024 / editor data

 

Equivalent folder for Epic Games

/Users / [your user] / Library / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2024 / 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, German national teams will be populated in the next instance that players are called up, and not immediately. 
 

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
binois
3 years ago
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By bigpole 03 December 2023 - 16:58 PM UTC 

Please read the opening post.

 

Well yes, but last year when there was a new patch the real name fix stopped working and you had to re-apply the updated one and it was all fine. Wondering if that's the case with going from FM23 to FM24

bigpole
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By binois 03 December 2023 - 17:12 PM UTC 

Well yes, but last year when there was a new patch the real name fix stopped working and you had to re-apply the updated one and it was all fine. Wondering if that's the case with going from FM23 to FM24

 

When new patch comes out, you always need to reapply the fix. It always has been this way. 

Please read the opening post, because everything is explained there.

binois
3 years ago
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By bigpole 03 December 2023 - 19:00 PM UTC 

When new patch comes out, you always need to reapply the fix. It always has been this way. 

Please read the opening post, because everything is explained there.

This may very well be the case if I'd already started the save on FM23 before applying the real name fix, but I didn't. Unless of course, porting the save from FM23 to FM24 counts as an already started save, which is not mentioned in the original post that you seem to be referencing. I must add that I'd be much easier for you and me to just explain this and not simply direct me to the original article.

 

bigpole
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By binois 03 December 2023 - 19:43 PM UTC 

This may very well be the case if I'd already started the save on FM23 before applying the real name fix, but I didn't. Unless of course, porting the save from FM23 to FM24 counts as an already started save, which is not mentioned in the original post that you seem to be referencing. I must add that I'd be much easier for you and me to just explain this and not simply direct me to the original article.

Khama-X
2 years ago
2 months ago
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Great work, thank you.

 Anyway, in the version 2.0 and 2.1 there is some mistake in the colours fix of some brazilian team of 3rd division, like Paysandu (that actually has red colour for letters and white for background, instead of white and light blue) and other teams also. The brazilian fix in the version 1.1, instead, had all the team with correct colours, I'm still using that file from 1.1 for brasilian teams. Anyway, thank you, ciao 😉.

binois
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By bigpole 03 December 2023 - 20:03 PM UTC 

 

Obviously I've done all that, I'm not daft I know how to read 😂😂😂 I made my post because I'd done all this and Portugese names and Napoli are still incorrect. That's what I said at the start.

mons
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By Khama-X 04 December 2023 - 03:10 AM UTC 

Great work, thank you.

 Anyway, in the version 2.0 and 2.1 there is some mistake in the colours fix of some brazilian team of 3rd division, like Paysandu (that actually has red colour for letters and white for background, instead of white and light blue) and other teams also. The brazilian fix in the version 1.1, instead, had all the team with correct colours, I'm still using that file from 1.1 for brasilian teams. Anyway, thank you, ciao 😉.

 

@Jamaicaman90, for any future changes you may wish to make 😉

 

 

 

By binois 04 December 2023 - 06:19 AM UTC 

Obviously I've done all that, I'm not daft I know how to read 😂😂😂 I made my post because I'd done all this and Portugese names and Napoli are still incorrect. That's what I said at the start.

 

The more info you provide, the better, because it'll help us get to the root of the problem. This is the first you're mentioning the bit in bold 😉

 

You need to apply the workaround in the first post.

bigpole
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By binois 04 December 2023 - 06:19 AM UTC 

Obviously I've done all that, I'm not daft I know how to read 😂😂😂 I made my post because I'd done all this and Portugese names and Napoli are still incorrect. That's what I said at the start.

 

I think Portuguese and napoli name are in inc files, so you need to reapply this version once again. 

6tonyadams
6 years ago
21 hours ago
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@mons  i love your real name! thank you

south korea d3 k3league name error

mons
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By 6tonyadams 04 December 2023 - 10:15 AM UTC 

@mons  i love your real name! thank you

south korea d3 k3league name error

 

Not sure how that sneaked in, will fix it for the next release.

 

In the meantime, open the Competitions and other Fixes.lnc file with Notepad, and edit that line in the Korea section 🍻

Lemlin
11 years ago
2 months ago
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I noticed in my save that Superettan (Sweden) have “D2” as it´s 3 letter name in the editor data file. This should be changed to “S”.

Greg Brooking
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For some reason, this year, the fix doesn't change Parthenope. In fact, I'm unable to even do so with the Editor.

mons
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By Lemlin 05 December 2023 - 14:13 PM UTC 

I noticed in my save that Superettan (Sweden) have “D2” as it´s 3 letter name in the editor data file. This should be changed to “S”.

 

Changed it to SE 👍

 

 

By Greg Brooking 05 December 2023 - 14:36 PM UTC 

For some reason, this year, the fix doesn't change Parthenope. In fact, I'm unable to even do so with the Editor.

 

There's a screenshot in the main post which demonstrates this is not the case. Without knowing more about what you've installed and where, I can't really tell where you're going wrong.

Greg Brooking
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By mons 05 December 2023 - 15:44 PM UTC 

Changed it to SE 👍

 

 

 

There's a screenshot in the main post which demonstrates this is not the case. Without knowing more about what you've installed and where, I can't really tell where you're going wrong.

 

Hi, thanks for your reply. I've followed the install instructions to a T and the Premier League and, I think, all other changes are correct. Unfortunately, Napoli is still wrong. I even changed Napoli in the editor to make it, well, “Napoli,” and the game still has them as Parthenope. I have installed SIOSI faces, kits, and logos.

 

I changed Parthenope in Editor and click save as and hit enter, but it doesn't save it. I opened it back up and we're back to Parthenope.

 

 

 

mons
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By Greg Brooking 05 December 2023 - 15:53 PM UTC 

Hi, thanks for your reply. I've followed the install instructions to a T and the Premier League and, I think, all other changes are correct. Unfortunately, Napoli is still wrong. I even changed Napoli in the editor to make it, well, “Napoli,” and the game still has them as Parthenope. I have installed SIOSI faces, kits, and logos.

 

I changed Parthenope in Editor and click save as and hit enter, but it doesn't save it. I opened it back up and we're back to Parthenope.

 

 

 

 

You don't have an editor data file loaded and the name isn't saved at all in the first screenshot, so it's no wonder it isn't working. Can I have screenshots of your lnc folder and your editor data folder?

 

I also see you've started a save game already. For club name changes to be effected in an existing save game, you have to do the workaround in the first post.

Greg Brooking
10 years ago
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Thanks for your reply and assistance.

 

 

Here is the FM 24 editor screen

 

 

 

Here is the INC folder

 

Here is the editor data folder

 

 

gwkor
1 year ago
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Competitions and other Fixes.lnc

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 66010517 "K3 League Hwaseong FC" ""

 

→  "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 66010517 "K3 League" ""

 

(K3 League Hwaseong FC is a name of club, not a name of league.)

Alkinho
2 years ago
2 months ago
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installed the latest file but Parthenope is still there 🙂 and i also can't chose the German national team for the start.

Folders of 2400 attached

 

 

mons
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By Greg Brooking 05 December 2023 - 16:46 PM UTC 

Thanks for your reply and assistance.

 

 

Here is the FM 24 editor screen

 

 

 

Here is the INC folder

 

Here is the editor data folder

 

 

Can I see the full path of each of the 2 folders?

 

 

 

By gwkor 07 December 2023 - 17:26 PM UTC 

Competitions and other Fixes.lnc

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 66010517 "K3 League Hwaseong FC" ""

 

→  "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 66010517 "K3 League" ""

 

(K3 League Hwaseong FC is a name of club, not a name of league.)

 

Been pointed out already a few days ago, and will be fixed in the next update 👍

 

 

 

By Alkinho 08 December 2023 - 09:45 AM UTC 

installed the latest file but Parthenope is still there 🙂 and i also can't chose the German national team for the start.

Folders of 2400 attached

 

Can you show the editor data folder too (including the full path)? And did you install the fix after having started a career?

RPPMUFC1878
4 years ago
2 weeks ago
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Hello! I've been using this name fix since the beta, and it works well. However, yesterday I decided to downgrade my FM24 to version 24.0 and when I started a new save, while the award, competition, and Brazilian names still worked well but the Ajax staffs and the names of Italian and Spanish clubs didn't change. Why is that? If the fix is to use v1.0 since I'm using v2.0 of this name fix, could you provide the link to download previous versions of this name fix? Thank you in advance.

mons
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By RPPMUFC1878 09 December 2023 - 17:12 PM UTC 

Hello! I've been using this name fix since the beta, and it works well. However, yesterday I decided to downgrade my FM24 to version 24.0 and when I started a new save, while the award, competition, and Brazilian names still worked well but the Ajax staffs and the names of Italian and Spanish clubs didn't change. Why is that? If the fix is to use v1.0 since I'm using v2.0 of this name fix, could you provide the link to download previous versions of this name fix? Thank you in advance.

 

Do you have the editor data files in place?

RPPMUFC1878
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By mons 09 December 2023 - 17:20 PM UTC 

Do you have the editor data files in place?

Yeah, I followed all the instructions, and as I said before, it worked perfectly before. The issue only occurs when I downgrade my FM24 using these depot and manifest IDs on the Steam console and create a new save. I'm trying to use the previous version of this name fix to see if it can resolve the issue. However, since there is no link to download the older version of the name fix, like how Sortitoutsi provides for facepack and logopack, it would be highly appreciated if you could provide me with one.

mons
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By RPPMUFC1878 10 December 2023 - 07:07 AM UTC 

Yeah, I followed all the instructions, and as I said before, it worked perfectly before. The issue only occurs when I downgrade my FM24 using these depot and manifest IDs on the Steam console and create a new save. I'm trying to use the previous version of this name fix to see if it can resolve the issue. However, since there is no link to download the older version of the name fix, like how Sortitoutsi provides for facepack and logopack, it would be highly appreciated if you could provide me with one.

 

I've never heard of this method, and I'm not sure what it'll achieve tbh.

 

Irrespective of that, using v2.1 of this fix will nonetheless work with previous versions of FM24 no problem. In fact, some of the editor data files haven't been changed since v1.

 

Can I have screenshots of the folders in the main post as they are on your system? Showing clearly the full path.

RPPMUFC1878
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By mons 10 December 2023 - 07:31 AM UTC 

I've never heard of this method, and I'm not sure what it'll achieve tbh.

 

I know this from the other Sortitoutsi thread (https://sortitoutsi.net/content/62758/downgrade-fm23-to-patch-2310), and it works.

 

By mons 10 December 2023 - 07:31 AM UTC 

Irrespective of that, using v2.1 of this fix will nonetheless work with previous versions of FM24 no problem. In fact, some of the editor data files haven't been changed since v1.

 

Yeah, that's why I'm confused as well. But when you downgrade FM version, fmf files that were created by the latest version won't work, like tactic and save files. Maybe that has something to do with why the name fix doesn't work.

 

By mons 10 December 2023 - 07:31 AM UTC 

Can I have screenshots of the folders in the main post as they are on your system? Showing clearly the full path.

 

mons
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By RPPMUFC1878 10 December 2023 - 14:03 PM UTC 

I know this from the other Sortitoutsi thread (https://sortitoutsi.net/content/62758/downgrade-fm23-to-patch-2310), and it works.

 

 

Yeah, that's why I'm confused as well. But when you downgrade FM version, fmf files that were created by the latest version won't work, like tactic and save files. Maybe that has something to do with why the name fix doesn't work.

 

Frankly, I don't think that's my problem or has anything to do with this download tbh 😕

 

 

 

By RPPMUFC1878 10 December 2023 - 14:03 PM UTC 

 

That's not the default folder for editor data files. Have you changed the user data folder?

rafney87
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"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 23482321 "Liga M4 Malaysia" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 23482321 "al-Ikhsan Cup" ""

Alkinho
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By mons 08 December 2023 - 11:31 AM UTC 

Can you show the editor data folder too (including the full path)? And did you install the fix after having started a career?

 

 

 

I started the new career after installing the fix:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\editor data

screenshot attached

 

second attachment are the other folder paths

 

Thanks for the quick reply!

 

 

EDIT: found my fault……. 🙂 wrong path for editor data! Thanks

mons
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By Alkinho 11 December 2023 - 14:38 PM UTC 

I started the new career after installing the fix:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\editor data

screenshot attached

 

second attachment are the other folder paths

 

Thanks for the quick reply!

 

That's not the correct path, which is: \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2024\editor data

Mauricio Alves
6 years ago
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"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 317567 "Copa CONMBEBOL Sul-Americana" "Portuguese"

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 317567 "Copa CONMEBOL Sul-Americana" "Portuguese"

 

Just a typo

Filippo Garrone
1 year ago
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@mons , does the new update affect the patch, will the patch be update too, or just reapply it? Thanks for your amazing work

 

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