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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
SolC
11 years ago
1 week ago
51
By mons 29 February 2024 - 17:24 PM UTC 

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

 

Thanks for your great work! Really appreciate it

Greentrunk
18 years ago
5 days ago
174
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By mons 29 February 2024 - 17:24 PM UTC 

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

 

Thanks for this! Appreciate the work you put into this year after year! 

Ron Williams
5 years ago
3 days ago
4

Any Idea when The New Fix Will Be Live And whether there are new files that need to be removed ie licensing Club name change_fm24.Lnc

digimagpie88
10 years ago
16 hours ago
11
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By Ron Williams 29 February 2024 - 19:39 PM UTC 

Any Idea when The New Fix Will Be Live And whether there are new files that need to be removed ie licensing Club name change_fm24.Lnc

Mons said he'd have it up later this evening

 

Ron Williams
5 years ago
3 days ago
4

brilliant thankyou

Levo
11 years ago
1 month ago
5
Premium

looks like it is up, amazing work as always!

mons
18 years ago
3 hours ago
88,028

File is out. It should include all the changes proposed since the last release back in December, as well as enabling the editor data files to be used in this version.

 

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. This also applies not just to the 2430 folders but also to the 2400 folders because files have been recreated which will affect your save game.

Jorgen
18 years ago
4 days ago
119

Thanks @mons! I changed the files in all 5 folders (23xx and 24xx)

Emanueleeeee
4 years ago
1 month ago
1

Thanks for all, i changed the files in all 5 folders and editor data too with .fmf files. But no coach in Ajax Team. It's normal? 

(I had Huntelaar, Bakkati, Maduro and all but not the manager)

fostberg
1 year ago
3 months ago
4

thanks @mons - you are a legend! … but i can confirm: no ajax manager loaded into a new savegame. the staff is there, though!

 

did the usual:

deleted/added dbc, edt, lnc in 2400 and 2430 and added 9 files into the editor data folder. 

started new game(s) with the 9 editor data files selected.

b13v3r
12 years ago
3 weeks ago
83
By fostberg 29 February 2024 - 22:30 PM UTC 

thanks @mons - you are a legend! … but i can confirm: no ajax manager loaded into a new savegame. the staff is there, though!

 

did the usual:

deleted/added dbc, edt, lnc in 2400 and 2430 and added 9 files into the editor data folder. 

started new game(s) with the 9 editor data files selected.

John van ‘t Schip isn’t there in new update due licencing issues. Also his assistent Michael Valkanis is missing, already in previous update.

 

mons
18 years ago
3 hours ago
88,028

I'll have to check the Ajax file and make the necessary changes then, but I won't be able to do so until later tonight, at the earliest.

RedSawn
9 months ago
1 week ago
4

Hmm, seems like the licensing based removal of existing loans in Japan is contained within the fix? Considering I'm completely upending the 2400/2430 folders with yours I'm not sure if it's a me issue or what to actually do about it. Fiddling with the current extractions (as the last thing that references Japan) did nothing.

mons
18 years ago
3 hours ago
88,028
By RedSawn 01 March 2024 - 11:21 AM UTC 

Hmm, seems like the licensing based removal of existing loans in Japan is contained within the fix? Considering I'm completely upending the 2400/2430 folders with yours I'm not sure if it's a me issue or what to actually do about it. Fiddling with the current extractions (as the last thing that references Japan) did nothing.

 

Can you give a bit more detail as to what you mean?

RedSawn
9 months ago
1 week ago
4
By mons 01 March 2024 - 14:37 PM UTC 

Can you give a bit more detail as to what you mean?

 

Ah, sorry. So after early access all of the Japanese clubs had their loans in/out turned into permanent contracts because of licensing. There's a file in /2400/dbc/permanent/ called japan_loans.dbc that handled that at the time, but that file is not in the 2430 database. When I use your fix to replace 2430 and 2400 as the instructions say, the loans still haven't been restored. Since your fix has me completely overwrite 95% of files in both databases and it doesn't contain the loans file, I have no clue where to begin.

 

 

mons
18 years ago
3 hours ago
88,028
By RedSawn 01 March 2024 - 16:30 PM UTC 

Ah, sorry. So after early access all of the Japanese clubs had their loans in/out turned into permanent contracts because of licensing. There's a file in /2400/dbc/permanent/ called japan_loans.dbc that handled that at the time, but that file is not in the 2430 database. When I use your fix to replace 2430 and 2400 as the instructions say, the loans still haven't been restored. Since your fix has me completely overwrite 95% of files in both databases and it doesn't contain the loans file, I have no clue where to begin.

 

Verify the integrity of Steam's cache and the files which were deleted when installing this fix will automatically recreate themselves, and you can fiddle around with the files to your heart's content.

pereiraagb
3 years ago
1 month ago
61
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"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2427 "Sport Benfica e Castelo Branco" ""
to add :

"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2427 "Benfica Castelo Branco" ""
 

mons
18 years ago
3 hours ago
88,028
By RedSawn 01 March 2024 - 16:30 PM UTC 

Ah, sorry. So after early access all of the Japanese clubs had their loans in/out turned into permanent contracts because of licensing. There's a file in /2400/dbc/permanent/ called japan_loans.dbc that handled that at the time, but that file is not in the 2430 database. When I use your fix to replace 2430 and 2400 as the instructions say, the loans still haven't been restored. Since your fix has me completely overwrite 95% of files in both databases and it doesn't contain the loans file, I have no clue where to begin.

 

I think this is the file you're looking for, right?

 

It's not in the 2430 folder, however, so it can't be part of v3.0 of this download. Let me know of the best way forward to resolve this issue you've identified 👍

MrTPo
9 years ago
4 days ago
3

Hi @mons 

 

first of all thanks for the work! 

 

Can i ask you if this will be the final version of the “real name fix” or it will need any changes in the folowing days?

Those who have put the pass files in 2400 folder, have to delete those and put the new ones in and in 2430 to right?

 

Thanks!

 

mons
18 years ago
3 hours ago
88,028
By MrTPo 02 March 2024 - 13:13 PM UTC 

Hi @mons 

 

first of all thanks for the work! 

 

Can i ask you if this will be the final version of the “real name fix” or it will need any changes in the folowing days?

There will be a fix shortly for the Ajax staff.

 

Those who have put the pass files in 2400 folder, have to delete those and put the new ones in and in 2430 to right?

Yes, as explained clearly in the installation instructions.

 

Thanks!

 

Answers in bold.

The Mellortron
4 years ago
4 months ago
8

Not sure if this is normal but I had the full Brazil team names as per the name fix download prior to the new FM update, since the update they have reverted back to the 3 characters again. I've done the changes to the edt, dbc folders etc on all of the folders (2300 up to 2430) but the Brazil team names are now stuck on the 3 character abbreviations rather than the full name. Any fix / help please? Cheers guys

The Mellortron
4 years ago
4 months ago
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By The Mellortron 02 March 2024 - 15:18 PM UTC 

Not sure if this is normal but I had the full Brazil team names as per the name fix download prior to the new FM update, since the update they have reverted back to the 3 characters again. I've done the changes to the edt, dbc folders etc on all of the folders (2300 up to 2430) but the Brazil team names are now stuck on the 3 character abbreviations rather than the full name. Any fix / help please? Cheers guys

 

IGNORE THIS, i've literally just sorted it in the last 90 seconds haha oooops

TheRealLOL
5 months ago
3 months ago
2

For some reason I lost the faces in the Dutch national team after the update and seem unable to fix this by re-applying the fix. It was working before but not anymorre now. Anybody know how to fix? I've done all the steps 100%

Veltins1
9 months ago
7 hours ago
2
Premium

Gehen Sie zu: Windows-Programme
(x86) \ Steam \ Steamapps \ Common \ Football Manager 2024 \ data \ db \ 2400 \ lnc \ allHier finden Sie 10 Dateien:


 

  • carpi.lnc
  • Chinesisch comps.lnc
  • Chinesische Teamnamen.lnc
  • Euro- und Vanarama-Namen.lnc
  • fake.lnc
  • Griechische Namensänderung.lnc
  • Griechische Mannschaftsnamen.lnc
  • Koreanische Namensänderung.lnc
  • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
  • Künstlernamen.lnc

Es ist sicher, sie alle zu löschen, aber insbesondere die 2 in Fettdruck.

Wenn du mit dem Löschen der Lizenzdateien fertig bist, starte einen neuen Spielstand.

RedSawn
9 months ago
1 week ago
4
By mons 02 March 2024 - 11:30 AM UTC 

I think this is the file you're looking for, right?

 

It's not in the 2430 folder, however, so it can't be part of v3.0 of this download. Let me know of the best way forward to resolve this issue you've identified 👍

 

Ah yeah, I wondered if you got it the wrong way around.

Japan_loans.dbc is the thing that turns all of the real life loans into permanent contracts, so I/we don't actually want it. But 2430 doesn't have it like you say, so it now seems to be embedded deeper into the database itself or something, I haven't used the editor since CM2001 so I'm not capable of saying where or how or what. Guess now's the year to buy it

 

EDIT: So the actual database still has the loans correctly filled in, so that's good. The fact I saw the 2024 squad of my team and only 2024 loans threw me for a 2 hour loop though so I'll try making an actual effort to find the culprit file tomorrow

TomTB1995
10 years ago
2 weeks ago
1
Premium
By The Mellortron 02 March 2024 - 15:20 PM UTC 

IGNORE THIS, i've literally just sorted it in the last 90 seconds haha oooops

 

Having the same issue. How did you fix it?

Bandalovsky
11 years ago
3 months ago
1
By The Mellortron 02 March 2024 - 15:20 PM UTC 

IGNORE THIS, i've literally just sorted it in the last 90 seconds haha oooops

 

Same issue for me…

I really want to keep my save alive… Do we need to start a new save for the Brazilian club names or there is a solution ? like for the italian, spanish, french club names ?

 

Don't know if this is relevant but : I see that in the City, Club, Stadium file there is only like 6 brazilian club changes

 

mons
18 years ago
3 hours ago
88,028
By TheRealLOL 02 March 2024 - 16:56 PM UTC 

For some reason I lost the faces in the Dutch national team after the update and seem unable to fix this by re-applying the fix. It was working before but not anymorre now. Anybody know how to fix? I've done all the steps 100%

 

You need to apply the fix not in just the 2430 folder but also the 2400 folder. If you believe you've done this, please provide screenshots of all the folders outlined in the main post for both the 2400 and 2430 folders.

 

 

 

By Veltins1 02 March 2024 - 21:49 PM UTC 

Gehen Sie zu: Windows-Programme
(x86) \ Steam \ Steamapps \ Common \ Football Manager 2024 \ data \ db \ 2400 \ lnc \ allHier finden Sie 10 Dateien:


 

  • carpi.lnc
  • Chinesisch comps.lnc
  • Chinesische Teamnamen.lnc
  • Euro- und Vanarama-Namen.lnc
  • fake.lnc
  • Griechische Namensänderung.lnc
  • Griechische Mannschaftsnamen.lnc
  • Koreanische Namensänderung.lnc
  • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
  • Künstlernamen.lnc

Es ist sicher, sie alle zu löschen, aber insbesondere die 2 in Fettdruck.

Wenn du mit dem Löschen der Lizenzdateien fertig bist, starte einen neuen Spielstand.

 

This is an English language forum. If you want help, please post in English 👍

 

 

 

By RedSawn 02 March 2024 - 22:25 PM UTC 

Ah yeah, I wondered if you got it the wrong way around.

Japan_loans.dbc is the thing that turns all of the real life loans into permanent contracts, so I/we don't actually want it. But 2430 doesn't have it like you say, so it now seems to be embedded deeper into the database itself or something, I haven't used the editor since CM2001 so I'm not capable of saying where or how or what. Guess now's the year to buy it

 

EDIT: So the actual database still has the loans correctly filled in, so that's good. The fact I saw the 2024 squad of my team and only 2024 loans threw me for a 2 hour loop though so I'll try making an actual effort to find the culprit file tomorrow

 

The pre-game editor is free - no need to buy it, just download it from Steam.

 

It's still no clearer to be if there is anything I need to do with regards to this fix, buddy - let me know if there is anything which needs to be added or removed, and what it is 🙂

 

 

 

By TomTB1995 02 March 2024 - 23:33 PM UTC 

Having the same issue. How did you fix it?

 

By Bandalovsky 03 March 2024 - 07:56 AM UTC 

Same issue for me…

I really want to keep my save alive… Do we need to start a new save for the Brazilian club names or there is a solution ? like for the italian, spanish, french club names ?

 

Don't know if this is relevant but : I see that in the City, Club, Stadium file there is only like 6 brazilian club changes

 

Download the fix and make sure to apply it not in just the 2430 folder but also the 2400 folder. If you believe you've done this, please provide screenshots of all the folders outlined in the main post for both the 2400 and 2430 folders.

Bydesouza
11 years ago
6 days ago
17

I don't understand what's happening right now. Are you going to release a new update in bulk or are we going to make some corrections with your guidance?

mons
18 years ago
3 hours ago
88,028
By Bydesouza 03 March 2024 - 11:49 AM UTC 

I don't understand what's happening right now. Are you going to release a new update in bulk or are we going to make some corrections with your guidance?

 

I'm waiting to see if there's anything which needs to be done with the Japanese loan players before releasing v3.1 of this fix, hopefully in the next day or so. There will then be a v4.0 when SI release the final data update containing the transfers from the Chinese league, whose transfer window ended on 29 Feb iirc.

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