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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
mons
17 years ago
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By Filippo Garrone 11 December 2023 - 16:58 PM UTC 

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

 

There's really no need to re-download it, because the changes since v2.1 of this file are extremely minor, but I've released a new version anyway to take into consideration all those suggestions since then.

gggfunk
9 years ago
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Hi @mons , thanks for another update.
One question - is it normal that my database says 24.0.0 when starting a new save? I thought it should be 24.2 or something like that.

dantares
9 years ago
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Is this name fix update due to the game update that was released today? 

Arthur50
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By dantares 11 December 2023 - 19:33 PM UTC 

Is this name fix update due to the game update that was released today? 

 

update was released on Thursday 

 

DazS8
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By Arthur50 11 December 2023 - 20:11 PM UTC 

update was released on Thursday 

 

Also one today

Arthur50
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By DazS8 11 December 2023 - 20:20 PM UTC 

Also one today

 

only seen it say Thursday mate 

DazS8
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By Arthur50 11 December 2023 - 20:21 PM UTC 

only seen it say Thursday mate 

 

Just put game on and it updated, so that means there was one today 24.2.1 from 24.2

 

 

dantares
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By Arthur50 11 December 2023 - 20:11 PM UTC 

update was released on Thursday 

 

There was a minor update released a few hours ago. Contains some licensing changes, as well as fixing some bugs introduced by the previous update: https://community.sigames.com/forums/topic/580882-football-manager-2024-minor-update-2421-out-now/

mons
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By gggfunk 11 December 2023 - 19:22 PM UTC 

Hi @mons , thanks for another update.
One question - is it normal that my database says 24.0.0 when starting a new save? I thought it should be 24.2 or something like that.

 

There is a difference between the game version (24.2.1) and the database version (24.0.0). All is in order there 👍

loomie
14 years ago
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Did someone know if this Fix can be use with the FM2024 Console Version ?

 

greetings 

fmilln7
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By mons 11 December 2023 - 21:15 PM UTC 

There is a difference between the game version (24.2.1) and the database version (24.0.0). All is in order there 👍

 

With the new update today, do we need to download the new names fix? Thanks for all your hard work. 

Beanybaby01
10 years ago
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Hi Mons again, so I've tried fixing a bug regarding the awards in LaLiga for the manager of the year Xavi and player of the year Antoine Griezmann for the 2022/23 season missing on the editor and every time i go to add the 2023 winner the editor just copies the first ever winner and I cant change it? 

mons
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By loomie 11 December 2023 - 22:11 PM UTC 

Did someone know if this Fix can be use with the FM2024 Console Version ?

 

greetings 

 

No idea, sorry 😢

 

 

 

By fmilln7 11 December 2023 - 22:21 PM UTC 

With the new update today, do we need to download the new names fix? Thanks for all your hard work. 

 

By mons 11 December 2023 - 17:14 PM UTC 

There's really no need to re-download it, because the changes since v2.1 of this file are extremely minor, but I've released a new version anyway to take into consideration all those suggestions since then.

 

 

 

 

By Beanybaby01 12 December 2023 - 01:14 AM UTC 

Hi Mons again, so I've tried fixing a bug regarding the awards in LaLiga for the manager of the year Xavi and player of the year Antoine Griezmann for the 2022/23 season missing on the editor and every time i go to add the 2023 winner the editor just copies the first ever winner and I cant change it? 

 

And what does that have to do with this download?

RosaNero81
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tedi500
14 years ago
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have the Brazilian club name fixes been removed? after the recent update i applied the fix the same way i have been for years and yet the club names arent there, playing on game pass

 

 

mons
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By tedi500 13 December 2023 - 08:48 AM UTC 

have the Brazilian club name fixes been removed? after the recent update i applied the fix the same way i have been for years and yet the club names arent there, playing on game pass

 

Can you post screenshots of your editor data folder and your dbc/permanent folder?

Lenzar
16 years ago
4 weeks ago
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Who thought it was a good idea to change 3 letter names of English competitions? ‘L1’ and ‘L2’ make more sense and look better than the ‘LO’ and ‘LT’ that this file uses. There's also a lot of unnecessary changes, for example changing the name of the EFL competitions, which are already correct in game.

mons
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By Lenzar 14 December 2023 - 13:31 PM UTC 

Who thought it was a good idea to change 3 letter names of English competitions? ‘L1’ and ‘L2’ make more sense and look better than the ‘LO’ and ‘LT’ that this file uses. There's also a lot of unnecessary changes, for example changing the name of the EFL competitions, which are already correct in game.

 

Don't use the file then, or change the entries which you don't like yourself 😕

Lenzar
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By mons 14 December 2023 - 13:40 PM UTC 

Don't use the file then, or change the entries which you don't like yourself 😕

 

I've done so but I was just offering a little feedback.

mons
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By Lenzar 14 December 2023 - 14:16 PM UTC 

I've done so but I was just offering a little feedback.

 

Given this is done on a purely voluntary basis, it'd be nice if feedback isn't offered with rude “Who thought it was a good idea” staements or with blanket statements such as “a lot of unnecessary changes”.

Lenzar
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By mons 14 December 2023 - 14:21 PM UTC 

Given this is done on a purely voluntary basis, it'd be nice if feedback isn't offered with rude “Who thought it was a good idea” staements or with blanket statements such as “a lot of unnecessary changes”.

 

I am actually genuinely curious why there's lines to change the names of competitions that already have the correct name. 

mons
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By Lenzar 14 December 2023 - 14:29 PM UTC 

I am actually genuinely curious why there's lines to change the names of competitions that already have the correct name. 

 

I am too, because I don't recall doing so myself tbh, and the 3 letter competition name files hasn't had any major changes for a long while now, and certainly not for English competitions.

Kalou
17 years ago
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Lenzar is right;

 

#three letter names thanks to pereiraagb

 

Not a big deal regardless.

mons
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By Kalou 15 December 2023 - 07:05 AM UTC 

Lenzar is right;

 

#three letter names thanks to pereiraagb

 

Not a big deal regardless.

 

If they're in the lnc file, they can be easily removed within the existing save game 🙂

Kalou
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By mons 15 December 2023 - 07:50 AM UTC 

If they're in the lnc file, they can be easily removed within the existing save game 🙂

 

Aye, as I said it's not a big deal for me just confirming the issue so it can be fixed to prevent other people having a wee moan about it 😀

Brunoamado
10 years ago
2 months ago
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Hi! I've made the last download, but Napoli still remains Parthenope and Monza still remains Brianza… can anyone help…? Thank u for all work 

mons
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By Brunoamado 15 December 2023 - 15:59 PM UTC 

Hi! I've made the last download, but Napoli still remains Parthenope and Monza still remains Brianza… can anyone help…? Thank u for all work 

 

Read the FAQ in the second post of this thread 👍

nasco36
12 years ago
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Why i have wrong names on arsenal stadium, manchester city stadium, Brighton stadium and Napoli stadium?

 

and thats is really strange: every new save game, bayern munchen stadium change name: one time is ‘’allianz'' and next time is ‘’fussball arena''

 

whats going wrong?

kobe8291
6 months ago
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will we lose the changes in our current save when a new update is installed if we dont do this again? or the update only affects new saves? thanks 

mons
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By nasco36 19 December 2023 - 08:46 AM UTC 

Why i have wrong names on arsenal stadium, manchester city stadium, Brighton stadium and Napoli stadium?

 

and thats is really strange: every new save game, bayern munchen stadium change name: one time is ‘’allianz'' and next time is ‘’fussball arena''

 

whats going wrong?

 

I suspect you're only seeing the sponsor-free names in European competitions, which is part of the licensing agreement SI have with UEFA, I believe.

 

 

 

By kobe8291 19 December 2023 - 16:48 PM UTC 

will we lose the changes in our current save when a new update is installed if we dont do this again? or the update only affects new saves? thanks 

 

Changes in the dbc, edt and lnc files should work in an existing save game. Those in the editor data files will require a new game to be started.

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