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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
zachalxnder
6 years ago
3 days ago
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By mons 15 April 2024 - 20:11 PM UTC 

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 👍

EDIT: IGNORE

 

andrea lo burgio
3 years ago
1 month ago
14

hi, I installed the last no fake, it always remains in the database 24.30 but in Germany there are no original players in the national team, will it be filled at the first call-up?

mons
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By andrea lo burgio 16 April 2024 - 09:15 AM UTC 

hi, I installed the last no fake, it always remains in the database 24.30 but in Germany there are no original players in the national team, will it be filled at the first call-up?

 

From the main post:

 

andrea lo burgio
3 years ago
1 month ago
14

yes the premier is correctly renamed premier league so I will have to wait for the first call-ups for both Germany and Japan

nightowl2007
13 years ago
2 months ago
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By mons 15 April 2024 - 20:11 PM UTC 

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 👍

 

I seem to have figured it out.

 

The folders were correct the only difference was the Letter of the drive I was using C: on laptop and D: on the PC.

 

I had copied and pasted the new files into each of the update DB folders and overwrite them when prompted but to no joy so I tried one more time and deleted the 3 files inside them and then copied the name fix files over for each folder. Booted the game updated reloaded the skin checked my league and the Brazilian league shows with full names now. Which is great as I'm currently managing in Brazil.

 

Thanks for the reply, help and the file to begin with its muchly appreciated!

Patrytk
2 months ago
1 month ago
1

not working :/

 

mons
18 years ago
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By Patrytk 19 April 2024 - 16:44 PM UTC 

not working :/

 

For you, because you didn't install it correctly.

 

I'd love to help you, but the more info you give me, the more likely I am to help you. Screenshots of your folder or a brief description of what's wrong would help. You don't go to the doctor, tell him you've got pain and stay on the chair looking at him, do you?

Skyblue101
6 months ago
1 month ago
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 I bought the game through the microsoft store. Noticing that the explanation to install the real team names involves accessing steam folders in the Program Files X86 folder. I don't have the steam or steamapps folders. Do you know what the equivalent folder would be when bought through the microsoft store?

chrisacky
1 year ago
1 month ago
1

I am trying to install the file for FM Touch on a Mac, I have got as far as step 5 but I don't see a ‘Sports Interactive’ folder in the Library, any ideas?

 

Thanks.

mons
18 years ago
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By Skyblue101 20 April 2024 - 20:17 PM UTC 

 I bought the game through the microsoft store. Noticing that the explanation to install the real team names involves accessing steam folders in the Program Files X86 folder. I don't have the steam or steamapps folders. Do you know what the equivalent folder would be when bought through the microsoft store?

 

I've no idea why you decided that creating a new post was preferable to posting in the file's thread 😕

 

I don't have the game installed via Microsoft Store, so can't help, but this link gives instructions on how to find Microsoft Store game files; hopefully it'll help.

 

 

 

 

By chrisacky 21 April 2024 - 00:09 AM UTC 

I am trying to install the file for FM Touch on a Mac, I have got as far as step 5 but I don't see a ‘Sports Interactive’ folder in the Library, any ideas?

 

Thanks.

 

I don't believe the second part of the fix can work for FM Touch.

OzzyTheOzzy
2 years ago
3 weeks ago
1

hey guys thank you for the amazing content. got a strange question. I seem to have 2 versions of the the fm24/data/database/db folder. I have one on my D drive where FM is installed with just the 2400 folder. and then another version in my C drive steam library which has nothing else but fm24 and that db folder has 2400 and 2430. In my new save premier league name is there so im assuming its worked as ive only copied in the download on the d drive folder. thanks 

sergio bordonaro
2 years ago
1 month ago
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ciao ragazzi aprendo il file mi ritrovo tutti i file in documento adobe e non file come posso risolvere 

mons
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By OzzyTheOzzy 24 April 2024 - 18:44 PM UTC 

hey guys thank you for the amazing content. got a strange question. I seem to have 2 versions of the the fm24/data/database/db folder. I have one on my D drive where FM is installed with just the 2400 folder. and then another version in my C drive steam library which has nothing else but fm24 and that db folder has 2400 and 2430. In my new save premier league name is there so im assuming its worked as ive only copied in the download on the d drive folder. thanks 

 

I must have missed this, but I'm not exactly sure what the question actually is here 😕

 

 

 

By sergio bordonaro 29 April 2024 - 12:23 PM UTC 

ciao ragazzi aprendo il file mi ritrovo tutti i file in documento adobe e non file come posso risolvere 

 

You need to re-assign the remove fmf files from being opened with Adobe. Shouldn't make any difference with how the game reads them anyway.

Harrysmith.x
4 years ago
1 month ago
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Went to do the notepad change to update a current save but the text inside is a bunch of hieroglyphic looking stuff. Is there an updated way to get the name changes in a new save?

mons
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By Harrysmith.x 29 April 2024 - 23:20 PM UTC 

Went to do the notepad change to update a current save but the text inside is a bunch of hieroglyphic looking stuff. Is there an updated way to get the name changes in a new save?

 

What file have you tried to open with Notepad? Is it the lnc file? Seems like you actually tried to open the fmf file with Notepad instead.

Cizzu
16 years ago
21 hours ago
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@mons  

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43386055 "San Marzano Calcio" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43386055 "San Marzano" ""

pereiraagb
3 years ago
3 weeks ago
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Awards corrections :

#Spain
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 106956 "La Liga Portero del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1502584 "Equipo de la temporada de La Liga" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 115116 "Equipo de la semana de La Liga" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 106958 "La Liga Máximo goleador del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 115672 "LaLiga Hypermotion Portero del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 115117 "Equipo de la semana de la 2ª división" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 115672 "LaLiga Hypermotion Máximo goleador del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 67008458 "Máximo goleador español de La Liga" "" 
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1502583 "Gol del mes de La Liga" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1502582 "Gol de la semana de La Liga" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 106957 "Premio Don Balón Jugador del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 67248566 "La Liga Jugador del mes" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 107407 "Premio Don Balón Mejor entrenador del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 67248563 "La Liga Mánager del mes" ""

(…)

"AWARD_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 115672 "Trofeo Zamora de 2ª división" ""

 

#Spain
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 106956 "LaLiga Portero del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1502584 "Equipo de la temporada de LaLiga" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 115116 "Equipo de la semana de LaLiga" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 106958 "LaLiga Máximo goleador del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 115672 "LaLiga 2 Portero del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 115117 "Equipo de la semana de LaLiga 2" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 115672 "LaLiga 2 Máximo goleador del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 67008458 "Máximo goleador español de LaLiga" "" 
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1502583 "Gol del mes de LaLiga" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1502582 "Gol de la semana de LaLiga" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 106957 "Premio Don Balón Jugador del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 67248566 "LaLiga Jugador del mes" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 107407 "Premio Don Balón Mejor entrenador del año" ""
"AWARD_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 67248563 "LaLiga Mánager del mes" ""

(…)

"AWARD_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 115672 "Trofeo Zamora de LaLiga 2" ""

Vangelis Kastanas
7 years ago
1 month ago
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Everything works but Premier League is not renamed! It remains Premier Division in my save

mons
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By Vangelis Kastanas 02 May 2024 - 09:55 AM UTC 

Everything works but Premier League is not renamed! It remains Premier Division in my save

 

Then you haven't installed the file properly. Can you upload a screenshot of your lnc folders?

mons
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By Cizzu 01 May 2024 - 11:40 AM UTC 

@mons  

#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 43386055 "San Marzano Calcio" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 43386055 "San Marzano" ""

 

Erm, they're named like that already, no?

Chrissy10970
11 years ago
1 hour ago
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Hi,

It's impossible for me to apply real colour to Brazilian kits. The name are good. Also the competition, national team,… But not the colour. Have you an idea why ?

Thanks.

mons
18 years ago
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By Chrissy10970 05 May 2024 - 10:17 AM UTC 

Hi,

It's impossible for me to apply real colour to Brazilian kits. The name are good. Also the competition, national team,… But not the colour. Have you an idea why ?

Thanks.

 

Have you installed this fix? If you think you have, can I have screenshots of all the folders listed in the main post?

Chrissy10970
11 years ago
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mons
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By Chrissy10970 05 May 2024 - 10:37 AM UTC 

I apply the fix only in 2400 and 2430.

 

Not entirely sure why you posted this in the thread for the FM23 of this fix then, so I've moved this here 😉

 

Was the fix installed before the save game was started? Also, can I see the screenshots for the 2430 folder, as well as the editor data folder?

Cizzu
16 years ago
21 hours ago
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By mons 05 May 2024 - 09:50 AM UTC 

Erm, they're named like that already, no?

 

Chrissy10970
11 years ago
1 hour ago
113
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Sorry to have post in FM23. The fix was installed before the save game was started. Also the editor data.

mons
18 years ago
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By Cizzu 05 May 2024 - 10:50 AM UTC 

 

How strange - it looks like this on the English version:

 

Are you running an editor data file which edited that particular name perchance?

 

 

 

By Chrissy10970 05 May 2024 - 10:53 AM UTC 

Sorry to have post in FM23. The fix was installed before the save game was started. Also the editor data.

 

All looks fine 😕 What exactly is wrong then? Screenshots would help.

 

Also, is the issue solved if you started a new career?

Chrissy10970
11 years ago
1 hour ago
113
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I'll try a new career later this day and tell you. 

Vangelis Kastanas
7 years ago
1 month ago
11
By mons 05 May 2024 - 09:49 AM UTC 

Then you haven't installed the file properly. Can you upload a screenshot of your lnc folders?

 

Every .Inc file is like that

mons
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By Vangelis Kastanas 05 May 2024 - 15:38 PM UTC 

Every .Inc file is like that

 

What editor data files do you have?

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