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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
mons
17 years ago
19 minutes ago
86,057
By Ruok 29 January 2024 - 12:02 PM UTC 

Only the 2400 folder. Do I need to do it for the 2300s as well?

 

Near the top of the installation instructions in this very thread:

 

Ruok
12 years ago
1 month ago
4

I think you misunderstand; I did install the fix (i.e. Step 1, 2 and 3) to those 2300s folders and it still didn't work. 

Are you saying the   #"CLUB  to "CLUB  replacement in the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file as per the FAQ should also be done to the 2300s folders as well?

 

 

mons
17 years ago
19 minutes ago
86,057
By Ruok 29 January 2024 - 15:28 PM UTC 

I think you misunderstand; I did install the fix (i.e. Step 1, 2 and 3) to those 2300s folders and it still didn't work. 

Are you saying the   #"CLUB  to "CLUB  replacement in the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file as per the FAQ should also be done to the 2300s folders as well?

 

Yes.

Ruok
12 years ago
1 month ago
4

Thanks for clearing that up! It's working now.

Alexandru Drînd
2 months ago
2 months ago
1

After doing all the steps, Napoli badge doesn't appear for example.

I play PC with Xbox Game Pass

mons
17 years ago
19 minutes ago
86,057
By Alexandru Drînd 04 February 2024 - 11:21 AM UTC 

After doing all the steps, Napoli badge doesn't appear for example.

I play PC with Xbox Game Pass

 

Logos have got nothing to do with this file. It's a question of installing the logopack properly.

giggsxbr
12 years ago
8 minutes ago
522

Hi @mons Thanks for your great work.

I see there is a support_staff.edt file in the folder with some PLAYER_LIAISON_OFFICER settings. But when I started a new save, everything works except this one. The liaison officers in those clubs is not the name in that .edt file. Did I miss something?

mons
17 years ago
19 minutes ago
86,057
By giggsxbr 06 February 2024 - 15:14 PM UTC 

Hi @mons Thanks for your great work.

I see there is a support_staff.edt file in the folder with some PLAYER_LIAISON_OFFICER settings. But when I started a new save, everything works except this one. The liaison officers in those clubs is not the name in that .edt file. Did I miss something?

 

That's a file from SI and I'm not sure how it works tbh - so not sure what wouldn't be working in it.

enziocosta
5 years ago
1 week ago
4,679

#Brazil

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 102423 "Campeonato Brasileiro Assaí Série A" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 102423 "Brasileirão Assaí" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 102423 "Brasileiro Assaí" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 102423 "Série A" ""


"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 107191 "Brasileirão SportingBet Série B" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 107191 "Série B" ""


"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 107192 "Brasileirão 1xBet - Série C" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 107192 "Brasileirão Série C" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 107192 "Brasileirão Série C" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 107192 "Série C" ""


"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 19127222 "Campeonato Brasileiro Série D" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 19127222 "Brasileirão Série D" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 19127222 "Brasileiro Série D" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 19127222 "Série D" ""

enziocosta
5 years ago
1 week ago
4,679

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 219424 "The Football League Youth Alliance North" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 219424 "EFL Youth Alliance North" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 219424 "The Football League Youth Alliance" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 219424 "EFL Youth Alliance " ""

enziocosta
5 years ago
1 week ago
4,679

The Lega Serie A signed a new sponsorship deal and from next season will be known as the Serie A Enilive, ending a 25-year partnership with TIM.

 

Football Manager 2025

#Italy
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 32 "Serie A TIM" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 32 "Serie A Enilive" ""

 

Could you kindly update my new username, please? 🍻

dispatch to enziocosta

mons
17 years ago
19 minutes ago
86,057
By enziocosta 07 February 2024 - 21:15 PM UTC 

The Lega Serie A signed a new sponsorship deal and from next season will be known as the Serie A Enilive, ending a 25-year partnership with TIM.

 

Football Manager 2025

#Italy
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 32 "Serie A TIM" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 32 "Serie A Enilive" ""

 

Could you kindly update my new username, please? 🍻

dispatch to enziocosta

 

Done for future releases.

 

I won't change the Serie A name until FM25 comes round, however…

Jhon AF
4 years ago
1 day ago
115

For the January transfer data update of FM 2024, the names of the competitions for this current season are changed

 

#Perú

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 5290551 "Liga 1 Betsson" "" 
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 5290551 "Liga 1" ""

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 5290551 "Liga 1 Te Apuesto" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 5290551 "Liga 1" ""

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 77055538 "Torneo Centenario Gloria" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 77055538 "Torneo Centenario" ""

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 77055538 "Torneo Élite Federación Copa Oro " ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 77055538 "Torneo Élite" ""

SMITH ANDERLON
1 year ago
2 months ago
2
Banned

Alguém a achou a versão pirata do FM 24? Posta aí please!!

Sven043
10 years ago
2 months ago
1

Hello, I'm trying to edit some names using the .lnc file but for some reason when I change FC Bayern to Bayern München it will show the ü as a M so it ends up being Bayern MMnchen and the same happens with the ö in Borussia Mönchengladbach, it looks like Borussia MMnchengladbach. Why does this happen? Thanks for the great work on this btw,

 

Another question I have is why I can change some clubs making a seperate .lnc file but some just don't seem to work? Why is this? I can't change AFC Bournemouth to Bournemouth for example

mons
17 years ago
19 minutes ago
86,057
By Sven043 14 February 2024 - 21:56 PM UTC 

Hello, I'm trying to edit some names using the .lnc file but for some reason when I change FC Bayern to Bayern München it will show the ü as a M so it ends up being Bayern MMnchen and the same happens with the ö in Borussia Mönchengladbach, it looks like Borussia MMnchengladbach. Why does this happen? Thanks for the great work on this btw,

 

Another question I have is why I can change some clubs making a seperate .lnc file but some just don't seem to work? Why is this? I can't change AFC Bournemouth to Bournemouth for example

 

What program are you using to edit the lnc file? I've not had any issues with umlauts in characters, in fact there are several like that in the file 😕

 

 

As for the second question, I refer you to point 8 of the FAQ:

 

8. I want to make my own changes to data already edited in this file. How can I do this?

Solution: 

  • If you want to edit club names before starting a career, then use the pre-game editor and load FM24 Sortitoutsi Licenses Fix - Club Name Changes.fmf, then change whatever you feel needs to be changed. Be warned that you may need to redo these steps for every re-release of this file, but once you've started a save game, it'll be immaterial anyway. This change will only work if done before starting a save game. Please remember that this data will be overwritten when a new version of this download is released and applied
  • 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 FM24 Sortitoutsi Licenses Fix - Club Name Changes.fmf. If yes, then the only way to do is via an in-game editor. If no, then you can open the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file with Notepad and make the required changes. Make sure there isn't a # in front of the code in the lnc file because this means that the line is not to be considered by the game.
TheRealLOL
2 months ago
1 week ago
2

I have a question and I could do with some help. I'm playing save, so it's already going-- I know changes in the pre-game editor have to be done before a save is started to take effect. I'm also aware I can use a .lnc file to make a change instead for a running save. However my question is, what if I loaded .fmf editor files before I started my save where club names have been altered and I wanted to change this in a save that is going with a .lnc file-- is there any way to undo a change made in the pregame editor and overwrite it so to speak? I'm unable to alter some club names because they've probably been altered using the pre-game editor. Thanks in advance!

mons
17 years ago
19 minutes ago
86,057
By TheRealLOL 19 February 2024 - 21:42 PM UTC 

I have a question and I could do with some help. I'm playing save, so it's already going-- I know changes in the pre-game editor have to be done before a save is started to take effect. I'm also aware I can use a .lnc file to make a change instead for a running save. However my question is, what if I loaded .fmf editor files before I started my save where club names have been altered and I wanted to change this in a save that is going with a .lnc file-- is there any way to undo a change made in the pregame editor and overwrite it so to speak? I'm unable to alter some club names because they've probably been altered using the pre-game editor. Thanks in advance!

 

This is specifically addressed in point 8 of the FAQ: the only way to do is via an in-game editor

d.c.clinton
1 month ago
1 month ago
1

Hi, I might be being really dense.  Having downloaded the real name fix, how do I get it onto Football Manager?  I unzipped the file, and saved it into my FM folder.  What am I missing?  Is there a step-by-step idiot-proof instruction manual for folk like me?

Thanks!

bigpole
12 years ago
11 minutes ago
9,336
By d.c.clinton 24 February 2024 - 12:25 PM UTC 

Hi, I might be being really dense.  Having downloaded the real name fix, how do I get it onto Football Manager?  I unzipped the file, and saved it into my FM folder.  What am I missing?  Is there a step-by-step idiot-proof instruction manual for folk like me?

Thanks!

 

Have you read 1st post?

giggsxbr
12 years ago
8 minutes ago
522

FM24 Sortitoutsi Licenses Fix - Club Name Changes.fmf

There are some unrelated changes for Juventus in this file and they actually fail to take effect.

 

mons
17 years ago
19 minutes ago
86,057
By giggsxbr 25 February 2024 - 04:30 AM UTC 

FM24 Sortitoutsi Licenses Fix - Club Name Changes.fmf

There are some unrelated changes for Juventus in this file and they actually fail to take effect.

 

Then there isn't actually any issue at all 🙂

 

I'll remove the failed changes by the next release 👍

Leandro Miranda Ferreira
6 years ago
16 hours ago
1

In the next update of the FM24 Real Name Fix, in the Competitions and other Fixes.lnc file, fix the name of the Brazil competition, in the file is as follows: 
the tag "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" is 107191 "Brasileirão Série Betano"
the tag "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" is 107191 "Brasileirão Sportingbet Série B"
Like the screenshot below:

The correct one would be as follows:
the tag "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" is 107191 "Brasileirão Série Betano Série B"
the tag "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" is 107191 "Brasileirão Série B"
Like the screenshot below:

pereiraagb
3 years ago
1 week ago
59
Premium

To correct

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1301385 "Coupe du monde de la FIFA" "French"

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1301385 "Coupe du Monde de la FIFA" "French"

 

To delete (because there is this fix twice

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 121092 "Coupe du monde des clubs de la FIFA" "French"
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 121092 "Coupe du monde des clubs" "French"

 

Grant MacDonald
11 years ago
3 days ago
45
Premium

Hello, guys!

 

Can someone remind me, now that a new update has been released, do i need to install the editor data files again or just the base files?

 

Kind regards.

 

Grant

Levo
10 years ago
1 month ago
5
Premium
By Grant MacDonald 29 February 2024 - 16:18 PM UTC 

Hello, guys!

 

Can someone remind me, now that a new update has been released, do i need to install the editor data files again or just the base files?

 

Kind regards.

 

Grant

 

I believe it is only the files that go into the update folder, but someone else should correct me if I am wrong.

 

Sort of piggybacking off of this, if we are starting a new long save, should we wait for the new fix file or can we still apply everything after the updated save has started?

stevendean1986
4 years ago
6 days ago
6
Premium

im certain Mons will update the file once he gets time 🙂

mons
17 years ago
19 minutes ago
86,057

I'll release a new version of the fix for the most recent update later this evening guys 👍

fmilln7
13 years ago
18 hours ago
796

 

does this mean all the changes ive made in the editor will be overwritten by the new update? 

Socute
11 years ago
1 month ago
2

Hi,

 

do we need to change files in E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2430  or just 2400 as before ?

 

Thanks

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