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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
 

OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2430


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

 

OPEN 

Xboxgames\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2430
 

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


OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2024\data\database\db\2440


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

 

OPEN 

/ Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2024 / data / database / db / 2430 
 

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

 

OPEN 

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

Xboxgames>Football manager 2024>content>data>database>db>2430

 

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

 

OPEN 

/ Applications / fm.app / Contents / Resources / data / database / db / 2430
 

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

 

OPEN 

devices / rootfs / run / media / mmcblk0p1 / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2024 / data / database / db / 2430 
 

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

 

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 2430 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.

 

The final version of this download for the default database can be downloaded from here.

Comments
aird
17 years ago
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Thomas Tuchel still has an incorrect name.

 

I tried to do it myself within the files but tbh I don't have a clue where to start .

Gerrardfan1
6 years ago
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@mons Noticed the german national team isn't playable still. 

Fifabing
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By Gerrardfan1 19 October 2023 - 22:00 PM UTC 

@mons Noticed the german national team isn't playable still. 

 

Don't you have to wait a certain amount of time before it shows playable and has real players? Usually it won't show real players until the next national team call up. 

Gerrardfan1
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By Fifabing 19 October 2023 - 22:07 PM UTC 

Don't you have to wait a certain amount of time before it shows playable and has real players? Usually it won't show real players until the next national team call up. 

 

Nah you can manage them from start of the game with the fix usually. 

Carsie
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By mons 19 October 2023 - 21:23 PM UTC 

@Carsie, the first few competitions I checked seem exactly the same as what's in the file. Can you tell me only those which need to be changed? Makes it easier for me than going through them all…

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 130026 "Clearer Water Irish Cup" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 130026 "Irish Cup" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52001471 "BetMcLean Craig Memorial Cup" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52001471 "William Craig Memorial Cup" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 419047 "Ballymena & Provincial League Intermediate Division A" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 419047 "B&P Intermediate Division A" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52034091 "Ballymena & Provincial League Junior Division 1" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52034091 "B&P Junior Divisions 1" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 418021 "Mid-Ulster Intermediate A" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 418021 "MUFL Intermediate A" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52005285 "Mid-Ulster Intermediate B" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52005285 "MUFL Intermediate B" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52033665 "Mid-Ulster League Division One" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52033665 "MUFL Division One" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52033668 "Mid-Ulster League Division Two" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52033668 "MUFL Division Two" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000005353 "Mid-Ulster League Division Three" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000005353 "MUFL Division Three" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52033674 "Fermanagh & Western Division One" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52033674 "F & W Division 1" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52033675 "Fermanagh & Western Division Two" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52033675 "F & W Division 2" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 52033676 "Fermanagh & Western Division Three" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 52033676 "F & W Division 3" ""
 

michael25
12 years ago
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I don't see staff at Ajax?

Qvordrup
16 years ago
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Found the smallest of errors 🙂

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000032590 "U-19 Europameisterschaft Eliterunde" "" "German"
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000032590 "U-19 EM Eliterunde" "" "German"

 

If it is not obvious then remove what is marked in red 👍 

phd_angel
9 years ago
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Thanks so much but it's not working. I downloaded v,0.1 beta, deleted the three folders, pasted the new ones, but English Premier Division and three-letter Brazilian clubs still stand. I reloaded skin and un-ticked cache. Any tips?

 

PS: I'm playing a carry-on of FM23 save into FM24.

Cizzu
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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@mons  fix Arezzo! 😅

"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2185 "S.S. Arezzo" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2185 "Arezzo" ""

MrGizMo
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By phd_angel 20 October 2023 - 03:10 AM UTC 

Thanks so much but it's not working. I downloaded v,0.1 beta, deleted the three folders, pasted the new ones, but English Premier Division and three-letter Brazilian clubs still stand. I reloaded skin and un-ticked cache. Any tips?

 

PS: I'm playing a carry-on of FM23 save into FM24.

 

Did you read the OP?
 

If you are playing an FM23 save in FM24, then this fix also needs to be installed in ALL the folders indicated in this thread which apply to your installation.


Now you know 😉 


Btw. Mons, thanks again for giving us this option so early on! Dont got FM24 yet but i know what i download first 😉 

fnk46tiago
5 years ago
2 days ago
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hi mons, i placed the files in all the pastes “2300” “2330” “2340” and “2400” 

its fine or i gonna have problems? im not playing fm2023 save

 

ajax staff is not working

mons
17 years ago
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v0.2beta is now out, fixing some very minor issues and making sure all club names display correctly.

 

By aird 19 October 2023 - 21:33 PM UTC 

Thomas Tuchel still has an incorrect name.

 

I tried to do it myself within the files but tbh I don't have a clue where to start .

 

Should be fixed now. Same for what @Qvordrup and @Cizzu pointed out.

 

By Gerrardfan1 19 October 2023 - 22:00 PM UTC 

@mons Noticed the german national team isn't playable still. 

 

Works fine at my end. Try installing it again and starting a new save.

 

 

Thanks for those @Carsie, all added

 

 

By michael25 19 October 2023 - 22:58 PM UTC 

I don't see staff at Ajax?

 

I can't add those until the full game is out and the editor is released with it.

Fire86Tiger
14 years ago
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Apologies if I'm overlooking something here, I have downloaded this for FM24. However, my dbc folder only containts the permanent folder, it doesn't have the 3 other files.

 

Should everything be ok or do I need to retry the download?

 

Thanks

mons
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By Fire86Tiger 20 October 2023 - 06:44 AM UTC 

Apologies if I'm overlooking something here, I have downloaded this for FM24. However, my dbc folder only containts the permanent folder, it doesn't have the 3 other files.

 

Should everything be ok or do I need to retry the download?

 

Thanks

 

What 3 other files?

 

Edit: I still need to update the screenshots in the OP, actually…

Fire86Tiger
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By mons 20 October 2023 - 07:48 AM UTC 

What 3 other files?

 

Edit: I still need to update the screenshots in the OP, actually…

Ah, that might be all it is, its the england, china and greece files, in the screenshot.

 

I wouldn't worry about changing them, I seem to be the only one thats moaned haha.

 

Thanks as always for the work put into this mons!

 

mons
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By Fire86Tiger 20 October 2023 - 08:22 AM UTC 

Ah, that might be all it is, its the england, china and greece files, in the screenshot.

 

I wouldn't worry about changing them, I seem to be the only one thats moaned haha.

 

Thanks as always for the work put into this mons!

 

Nah, it's best to remove them until I can have the right images, to avoid others being potentially confused - thanks for the heads-up 👍

Bhavek Mahtani
8 years ago
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Hi, I checked the game files to add the name fixes and there is no data folder. The only ones it created were editor data, games, and skins. Should I create a data folder and manually create all the other folders inside of it? 

Bielsa is a Legend
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By Bhavek Mahtani 20 October 2023 - 08:34 AM UTC 

Hi, I checked the game files to add the name fixes and there is no data folder. The only ones it created were editor data, games, and skins. Should I create a data folder and manually create all the other folders inside of it? 

 

it goes in the steam files, as per the instructions

Johno77
8 years ago
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Hi guys, not sure if anyone else is getting this but on the inset screen I'm getting the original name of the division even though it's got the fixed name at the top:

Am I doing something wrong?

Fidney
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Fantastic work @mons , thank you so much for pulling this together over the years and sharing. One of the essential downloads every year.

Fidney
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By Johno77 20 October 2023 - 10:27 AM UTC 

Hi guys, not sure if anyone else is getting this but on the inset screen I'm getting the original name of the division even though it's got the fixed name at the top:

Am I doing something wrong?

 

No, nothing is wrong here. Competitions have both a long and a short name. The long name is the full blown sponsored name - in this case Sports Direct Premiership. The short name, as it suggests, is a shorter version of the name. In this case NIFL Premiership (which makes more sense than putting it as something like SD Premiership).

 

The game uses the long name in some places and the short name in others which tends to reflect real-life usage where the terms Sports Direct Premiership and NIFL Premiership are used interchangeably depending on where and how they are being used.

 

If you open the file Competitions and other Fixes.lnc which is one of the files included in the download in Notepad (or any text editor) and scroll aaaaaalllllll the way down to Northern Ireland you will see the lines:

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 130023 "Sports Direct Premiership" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 130023 "NIFL Premiership" ""

 

If you wish, you can overtype either of those names with anything you want then save it and whatever you have decided for the new names will appear in-game, but if you do this, just remember that you'll have to do it every time you download a new version of the Real Name fix (and there are generally a number of new versions released for each iteration of the game).

squad
15 years ago
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turkish league name is  trendyol super league  will u change it?

mons
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By squad 20 October 2023 - 11:50 AM UTC 

turkish league name is  trendyol super league  will u change it?

 

Wasn't aware of that, and I'll change it for the next release of the file.

 

Anyone else spot a missing/wrong competition name, let me know and I'll change it. The earlier the better, so that it gets fixed by v1.0 of this download on release date…

Bulkieri
9 years ago
19 hours ago
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Likely to be any more updates today @mons or tomorrow now?

 

Going to start a new game shortly, wondering whether to hold off or not.

 

Thanks as ever for the stellar work.

pereiraagb
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Changes regarding Spain 1st and 2nd divisions :

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 67 "LaLiga Santander" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 68 "LaLiga SmartBank" ""

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 67 "LaLiga EA Sports" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 67 "LaLiga" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 68 "LaLiga 2 Hypermotion" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 68 "LaLiga 2" ""

mons
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By Bulkieri 20 October 2023 - 12:07 PM UTC 

Likely to be any more updates today @mons or tomorrow now?

 

Going to start a new game shortly, wondering whether to hold off or not.

 

Thanks as ever for the stellar work.

 

Not unless something major is spotted tbh.

Stato_M
6 years ago
1 day ago
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Smashed it out the park as normal @mons 

 

A massive thanks from me for all your hard work year in and year out, can't play the game without this fix…..

 

Thanks again 

Fifabing
14 years ago
1 month ago
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Thanks again for this @mons. There are other realname fix files out there, but I always come back to yours every year. This should hold me over until full release! 

jaseng
12 years ago
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Thanks! Great work as always.

enziocosta
5 years ago
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@mons  Found a huge number of errors.

 

There is a space between club names and the end quote, 61 in total. (60 Spanish clubs and 1 Austrian club)

"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1759 "Sevilla F.C. " ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1775 "Valencia C.F. " ""
"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1724 "R.C. Celta de Vigo " ""

 

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