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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
18 years ago
4 hours ago
88,028

Final version of the file is now available for download, including the changes proposed since the last version was released.

 

Everyone needs to download it so that a number of files recreated in today's official update are removed from your files and therefore cannot affect your existing save game. Same as always 👍

rootcoors
17 years ago
2 weeks ago
23
Premium

Thanks for getting the update out so quickly. It's much appreciated.

eventide
4 years ago
2 weeks ago
3

New fix version includes files like 1_japan_removed_clubs.dbc, SI_team_holland.ddt and maybe other files from default SI database. This files weren't used in previous fix version. Is it on purpose or some mistake?

mons
18 years ago
4 hours ago
88,028
By eventide 09 April 2024 - 17:46 PM UTC 

New fix version includes files like 1_japan_removed_clubs.dbc, SI_team_holland.ddt and maybe other files from default SI database. This files weren't used in previous fix version. Is it on purpose or some mistake?

 

I have no idea what the first one is, so I left it there. I thought I'd deleted the second one, but seems I didn't, so I've released a new version with it removed. I don't believe there are other files which shouldn't be there.

eventide
4 years ago
2 weeks ago
3
By mons 09 April 2024 - 18:08 PM UTC 

I have no idea what the first one is, so I left it there. I thought I'd deleted the second one, but seems I didn't, so I've released a new version with it removed. I don't believe there are other files which shouldn't be there.

I think argentina.dbc from dbc/permanent also wasn't used in previous fix version, but not sure about that. What is this file?

mons
18 years ago
4 hours ago
88,028
By eventide 09 April 2024 - 18:16 PM UTC 

I think argentina.dbc from dbc/permanent also wasn't used in previous fix version, but not sure about that. What is this file?

 

No idea, it was added with this update, so I don't intend to remove it just yet.

eventide
4 years ago
2 weeks ago
3
By mons 09 April 2024 - 18:20 PM UTC 

No idea, it was added with this update, so I don't intend to remove it just yet.

 

Thanks for you fast reply!

No mention of Argentina in SI changelogs. Hope it doesn't cause any problems

Jhon AF
4 years ago
11 hours ago
117
klopet
3 years ago
1 week ago
1
Taylan#2963
3 years ago
13 hours ago
70

Does the new patch has a new DB? Or is it still just 2430?

kingrobbo
14 years ago
10 minutes ago
11,358
By Taylan#2963 09 April 2024 - 22:52 PM UTC 

Does the new patch has a new DB? Or is it still just 2430?

The DB is still 24.3

 

 

6scholl6
12 years ago
25 minutes ago
745
Premium

Did not know, if it´s after the last si update, but the national kit of argentinia isn´t shown up. Could it be because the argentinia.dbc?::

edit: i saw all conmbol aren´t working. I thinks it´s not this file.

6scholl6
12 years ago
25 minutes ago
745
Premium

In 2400 we have a new german.dbc? Anybody know why? Have we to delete this?

fmilln7
13 years ago
12 hours ago
846
By mons 09 April 2024 - 18:08 PM UTC 

I have no idea what the first one is, so I left it there. I thought I'd deleted the second one, but seems I didn't, so I've released a new version with it removed. I don't believe there are other files which shouldn't be there.

 

Is it 100% necessary to use the updated file? Ive just started a new game (with the new update) and everything seems to be working and correct names etc without using your updated file.. please let me know. many thanks

mons
18 years ago
4 hours ago
88,028
By klopet 09 April 2024 - 21:38 PM UTC 

¡WTF!

 

Not caused by this download: 

 

 

 

By 6scholl6 10 April 2024 - 03:45 AM UTC 

Did not know, if it´s after the last si update, but the national kit of argentinia isn´t shown up. Could it be because the argentinia.dbc?::

edit: i saw all conmbol aren´t working. I thinks it´s not this file.

 

Maybe it's an issue with the kitpack you're using 😕

 

 

 

By 6scholl6 10 April 2024 - 03:46 AM UTC 

In 2400 we have a new german.dbc? Anybody know why? Have we to delete this?

 

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

 

 

 

By fmilln7 10 April 2024 - 12:20 PM UTC 

Is it 100% necessary to use the updated file? Ive just started a new game (with the new update) and everything seems to be working and correct names etc without using your updated file.. please let me know. many thanks

 

Just install the fix, it'll take you 2 mins maximum to do, and you'll avoid issues, some minor, some less so. You don't need it before starting a new game, and the majority of the fixes were always save-game compatible…

MrTPo
9 years ago
4 days ago
3

Just a quick question.

 

For the people who are continuing a save it's necessary to update the files to? Or it's just necessary for the people o want to start a new save?

 

THanks

 

 

mons
18 years ago
4 hours ago
88,028
By MrTPo 10 April 2024 - 20:45 PM UTC 

Just a quick question.

 

For the people who are continuing a save it's necessary to update the files to? Or it's just necessary for the people o want to start a new save?

 

THanks

 

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.

 

As said in the post immediately above yours: Just install the fix, it'll take you 2 mins maximum to do, and you'll avoid issues, some minor, some less so. You don't need it before starting a new game, and the majority of the fixes were always save-game compatible…

Vawkes
8 years ago
1 month ago
90

Has there ever been a solution to making Ajax staff face pictures appear in game?

mons
18 years ago
4 hours ago
88,028
By Vawkes 10 April 2024 - 22:14 PM UTC 

Has there ever been a solution to making Ajax staff face pictures appear in game?

 

Read point 5 of the FAQ

Genoxx
6 months ago
3 months ago
2

Hello everyone, I've some troubles modifying some clubs names!

For example i wanted to rename the short name of FC Bayern into Bayern but for some reason it doesn't work. I did the same with Koln but in this case it worked.

Also I tried to rename Austrian clubs (Sturm Graz, Rapid Wien…) but the names won't change.

This save file is with 24.3 patch and i followed the instructions (removing # for the names and adding the files into editor data)

mons
18 years ago
4 hours ago
88,028
By Genoxx 11 April 2024 - 13:19 PM UTC 

Hello everyone, I've some troubles modifying some clubs names!

For example i wanted to rename the short name of FC Bayern into Bayern but for some reason it doesn't work. I did the same with Koln but in this case it worked.

Also I tried to rename Austrian clubs (Sturm Graz, Rapid Wien…) but the names won't change.

This save file is with 24.3 patch and i followed the instructions (removing # for the names and adding the files into editor data)

 

From 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.
Genoxx
6 months ago
3 months ago
2
By mons 11 April 2024 - 13:31 PM UTC 

From 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.

 

So basically i'm screwed since changes for clubs like Bayern and Benfica won't work.

Why the in-game editor won't allow you to modify names?

Oh well, thanks anyway!

fmilln7
13 years ago
12 hours ago
846
By mons 11 April 2024 - 06:52 AM UTC 

Read point 5 of the FAQ

 

Do we need to do the update to the db file 2340, 2400 and 2430 if starting a new game today? Thanks again

mons
18 years ago
4 hours ago
88,028
By fmilln7 11 April 2024 - 15:25 PM UTC 

Do we need to do the update to the db file 2340, 2400 and 2430 if starting a new game today? Thanks again

 

If you are playing an FM23 save in FM24, then this fix needs to be also installed in the below folders:

 

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.

wfm18
6 years ago
11 hours ago
2,946

Alianza Petrolera F.C. S.A. (ID: 309345) dissolved and was re-founded to Alianza Fútbol Club (short name Alianza F.C.) in Jan 2024, taking part in the Copa Sudamericana.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alianza_F.C._(Colombia)

mons
18 years ago
4 hours ago
88,028
By wfm18 12 April 2024 - 09:40 AM UTC 

Alianza Petrolera F.C. S.A. (ID: 309345) dissolved and was re-founded to Alianza Fútbol Club (short name Alianza F.C.) in Jan 2024, taking part in the Copa Sudamericana.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alianza_F.C._(Colombia)

 

It's already named like that in the most recent official database 🙂

kurovski
12 years ago
1 week ago
75

Hey mons, the brazilian first division just got a new sponsor and a new name for that.

Now it's called “Campeonato Brasileiro Betano”

Short name: “Brasileirão Betano”

mons
18 years ago
4 hours ago
88,028

Thanks for the heads-up @kurovski, but I have no plans for further releases to this file.

 

You can very easily edit it yourself in your file by opening the Competitions and other Fixes.lnc file with Notepad, navigating to the section for Brazil, and making the changes that you want, which will be save-game compatible 😉

nightowl2007
13 years ago
2 months ago
12
Premium

I had the real name fix running on my save on my laptop, when the new update came out before i updated it again it changed the Brazilian team names to FLA for example but I managed to get it updated to the latest version and all was fine. Japan/Germany teams were filled with real players etc

 

I have since moved my save from my laptop to my PC, downloaded all the updates put all the same files on to the machine and moved over my save.

 

Brazilian teams are all back to the FLA, COR versions and Germany/Japan national teams are greyed out players. Is there a way to fix this?

mons
18 years ago
4 hours ago
88,028
By nightowl2007 15 April 2024 - 17:23 PM UTC 

I had the real name fix running on my save on my laptop, when the new update came out before i updated it again it changed the Brazilian team names to FLA for example but I managed to get it updated to the latest version and all was fine. Japan/Germany teams were filled with real players etc

 

I have since moved my save from my laptop to my PC, downloaded all the updates put all the same files on to the machine and moved over my save.

 

Brazilian teams are all back to the FLA, COR versions and Germany/Japan national teams are greyed out players. Is there a way to fix this?

 

Looks like you may not have actually installed all the files from this download in all the required folder.

 

Can you first make sure your folders look the same as the ones in the screenshots in the main post? If you think this is the case and it's still not working, drop us screenshots of these folders in here so I can see what might be the matter 👍

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