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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
RedSawn
9 months ago
2 weeks ago
4
By mons 03 March 2024 - 11:58 AM UTC 

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.

 

Yeah… don't wait for me, I can't help. Can't even import the 2430 DBCs to take a look at them. Completely stumped

mons
18 years ago
8 hours ago
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New version now available, mostly to sort issues related with the Ajax staff.

primavera
13 years ago
3 weeks ago
11

Thanks for the update mons!

gggfunk
10 years ago
1 month ago
17

As always, thanks for the fix @mons !

I'm trying to understand how it really works and it would be great if you could clarify one thing for me:

 

I will apply the fix now, then start a new save and keep playing it. Then, when the next final update arrives, I will install the next version of your fix. Will the save that I started today be still working without any issues then? I ask because when the final update comes I'll start another save, but will still want to be able to come back to the today's save from time to time.

 

Do I understand correctly that the moment a save is created the game doesn't bother about the editor files from your fix as they are already saved within the save?

 

Basically what I'm trying to find out is that if applying the new fix after a game's update causes any issues to the previously started save.

mons
18 years ago
8 hours ago
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By gggfunk 03 March 2024 - 20:32 PM UTC 

As always, thanks for the fix @mons !

I'm trying to understand how it really works and it would be great if you could clarify one thing for me:

 

I will apply the fix now, then start a new save and keep playing it. Then, when the next final update arrives, I will install the next version of your fix. Will the save that I started today be still working without any issues then? I ask because when the final update comes I'll start another save, but will still want to be able to come back to the today's save from time to time.

 

Do I understand correctly that the moment a save is created the game doesn't bother about the editor files from your fix as they are already saved within the save?

 

Basically what I'm trying to find out is that if applying the new fix after a game's update causes any issues to the previously started save.

 

Yes to the bit in bold, and no to the underlined bit.

prtyrckk
11 years ago
1 month ago
16

thanks for the fix! 

Alpine
9 years ago
1 week ago
70
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#SLOVENIA

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 64000752 "NK Bravo Kostel" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7580828 "ND Vitanest Bilje" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7581081 "NK Kety Emmi & Impol Bistrica" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 62126751 "NK Fužinar SIJ Ravne Systems" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 5410640 "ND Dravinja" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 5410639 "NK Krka" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 5410639 "NK Nafta 1903" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1636 "ND Primorje eMundia" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 138169 "NK Tabor Sežana" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 73583590 "NK Eltron Šenčur" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 62179224 "ŠD ZASE Videm" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 64019166 "NK IBLO Podvinci " ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 62142458 "NK Premium Dobrovce " ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1625 "NK Ljubljana Palis" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 64000472 "NK Cockta Kresnice " ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7586985 "NK Zarica Kranj " ""

rootcoors
17 years ago
3 weeks ago
23
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Sorted it - thanks.

gggfunk
10 years ago
1 month ago
17

Do you think your fix could have anything with my game crashing on certain date? I started a Wolfsburg save and it always crashing on June 18th 2024. Going for holiday doesn't help as it crashes anyway. I don't use any custom leagues, just custom graphics and your fix.

mons
18 years ago
8 hours ago
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By gggfunk 05 March 2024 - 10:48 AM UTC 

Do you think your fix could have anything with my game crashing on certain date? I started a Wolfsburg save and it always crashing on June 18th 2024. Going for holiday doesn't help as it crashes anyway. I don't use any custom leagues, just custom graphics and your fix.

 

No idea, mate, sorry.

Johno
18 years ago
1 week ago
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gggfunk
10 years ago
1 month ago
17

If I start my fresh new save now do I still need to do changes in 2400 folder or just in 2430 is enough?

MrTPo
9 years ago
1 week ago
3
By gggfunk 06 March 2024 - 13:40 PM UTC 

If I start my fresh new save now do I still need to do changes in 2400 folder or just in 2430 is enough?

 

in both

mons
18 years ago
8 hours ago
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By Alpine 04 March 2024 - 11:00 AM UTC 

#SLOVENIA

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 64000752 "NK Bravo Kostel" ""

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 73583590 "NK Eltron Šenčur" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 64000472 "NK Cockta Kresnice " ""

 

These 3 UIDs aren't in the database - could you let us know what the right UID is please?

Alpine
9 years ago
1 week ago
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By mons 06 March 2024 - 21:51 PM UTC 

These 3 UIDs aren't in the database - could you let us know what the right UID is please?

 

Sorry for the typos

Here you go

 

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 64000753 "NK Bravo Kostel" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7583590 "NK Eltron Šenčur" ""
#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 64000762 "NK Cockta Kresnice " ""

bartdude
15 years ago
7 hours ago
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By gggfunk 06 March 2024 - 13:40 PM UTC 

If I start my fresh new save now do I still need to do changes in 2400 folder or just in 2430 is enough?

As it CLEARLY says in the instructions.

 

pereiraagb
3 years ago
18 hours ago
61
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"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 167279 "Éliminatoires de la Coupe d'Afrique des Nations U-20" "French"

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 167279 "Éliminatoires de la Coupe d'Afrique des Nations U20" "French"

 

It's very rare to use the “-” in French in this kind of situations

pereiraagb
3 years ago
18 hours ago
61
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To add :

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 215379 "Barrages des Jeux Olympiques" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 215379 "Barrages des Jeux Olympiques" ""

argentino23
3 years ago
2 weeks ago
12

Hi @mons after applying the fixes in an existing save I followed the steps for applying it to an existing save.

 

But now, during a match, the Players names have disappeared… is that a known issue or just happening to me?

 

I appreciate any help.

mons
18 years ago
8 hours ago
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By argentino23 09 March 2024 - 16:08 PM UTC 

Hi @mons after applying the fixes in an existing save I followed the steps for applying it to an existing save.

 

But now, during a match, the Players names have disappeared… is that a known issue or just happening to me?

 

I appreciate any help.

 

Never heard of the issue before, so it's extremely unlikely to be caused by this file, you'd think. Cannot tell if it's caused by installing this fix somehow wrongly or an editor data file.

argentino23
3 years ago
2 weeks ago
12
By mons 09 March 2024 - 16:14 PM UTC 

Never heard of the issue before, so it's extremely unlikely to be caused by this file, you'd think. Cannot tell if it's caused by installing this fix somehow wrongly or an editor data file.

 

Weird one indeed. I reloaded the skin and now it all seems to work as before.

 

Thanks again for this fix!

Btt324
6 years ago
4 months ago
1

I've bought FM24 today and after I apply the real name fix, my game crashes on booting, it never reach the loading screen before the main menu. But If In restore de 2400 and 2430 db it launches without a problem. Anyone has this problem ? How do I solve it ?

enziocosta
5 years ago
4 days ago
4,715

#Slovakia

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7560276 "NIKÉ Liga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7560276 "Super Liga" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7560276 "Niké liga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7560276 "I. liga" ""

 

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7560277 "Druhá Futbalová Liga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7560277 "2. Liga" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7560277 "MONACObet liga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7560277 "II. liga" ""

Tindaro D'Angelo
3 years ago
3 months ago
2

ciao ho un problema con il nuovo aggiornamento 24.3. 

Ho scaricato sia il nofake ultima versione 3.1 che la skin 1.2 ma non funziona nulla. mi potete aiutare per favore?

RoCCo_42
18 years ago
8 hours ago
7,789

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000152403 "The Saudi Scholarship for Developing Football Talent" ""

#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000152403 "The Future Falcons" "" or "Saudi Future Falcons" "" or "S.S.D.F.T." ""

 

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/the-future-falcons-ssdft-/datenfakten/verein/109479

https://thefuturefalcons.com/about/

https://www.instagram.com/ssdft_en/

Cizzu
16 years ago
15 hours ago
12,284

@mons 

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 831352 "A.S. Ostiamare Lido Calcio" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 831352 "Ostiamare" ""

mons
18 years ago
8 hours ago
88,057
By JSFM98 15 March 2024 - 11:30 AM UTC 

Can anyone help with this one? I think i've done it wright as Bayern are showing as FC Bayern Munchen but Man Utd are still showing as Manchester UFC?

 

Can you attach the file you've edited? As well as a screenshot showing where it's located. You should make sure it's in all 5 of the 2200, 2201, 2210, 2230 and 2240 lnc folders.

pereiraagb
3 years ago
18 hours ago
61
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Saudi Arabia
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7920263 "ROSHN Saudi League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7920263 "Saudi Pro League" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7920264 "Yelo League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7920264 "Saudi 1st Division"
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7920294 "Saudi Second Division League" ""

"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7920294 "Saudi 2nd Division" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 2000073725 "Saudi Third Division League" ""

"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 2000073725 "Saudi 3rd Division" ""

JSFM98
7 years ago
6 days ago
27
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By mons 15 March 2024 - 12:50 PM UTC 

Can you attach the file you've edited? As well as a screenshot showing where it's located. You should make sure it's in all 5 of the 2200, 2201, 2210, 2230 and 2240 lnc folders.

Sorry for the delayed reply. Manage to sort it, i just put the previous release back in 2430 folder and it resolved the issue 

 

pereiraagb
3 years ago
18 hours ago
61
Premium

To delete in RED:

# Copa Libertadores
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 102415 "Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 102415 "Copa Libertadores" ""
"COMP_COMP_NAME_CHANGE" 102415 "CONMEBOL Coppa Libertadores" "Italian"
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 102415 "Coppa Libertadores" "Italian"
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 102415 "Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores" "Portuguese"
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 102415 "Copa Libertadores" "Portuguese"
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 102415 "CONMEBOL Libertadores" "French"
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 102415 "Copa Libertadores" "French"

 

To add:

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 102415 "CONMEBOL Libertadores" ""

"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 102415 "Taça Libertadores" "Portuguese"

"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 102415 "Copa Libertadores" "French"

 

The official name of the competition is “CONMEBOL Libertadores”.

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