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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.

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mons
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By majaman 11 May 2024 - 18:37 PM UTC 

Ok. but in my game i have named The Manchester Stadium

 

Can I have a screenshot of that? If it's in the Champions League, it's intentional, because you can't have sponsored stadium names in European competitions and that's what it's like in game due to SI's licensing deal with UEFA.

majaman
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It was in english league too. yet a have renamed it in Inc.

majaman
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majaman
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Yet i try to start a new game, only on default DB 24.0.0 and on default skin without custom Db a there is not Etihad Stadium. 

mons
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By majaman 11 May 2024 - 19:17 PM UTC 

Yet i try to start a new game, only on default DB 24.0.0 and on default skin without custom Db a there is not Etihad Stadium. 

 

How strange. What if you change the language to English?

 

Footygamer
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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?

 

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.

 

@mons I think 1_japan_removed_clubs.dbc needs to be removed to be compatible with any Japan database. It removes clubs that are owned by companies I think which is a fair few.

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By mons 11 May 2024 - 20:29 PM UTC 

How strange. What if you change the language to English?

 

 

In english language is name of stadium Ok. Thx. I am one of the team translators to czech language. I will try to deal it with our team. Thx for help.

Alejandro Martin Megias
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Hi, I have the following doubt, when I finish doing all the steps and return to the game, everything goes well, even if I add some changes, but when I exit and re-enter, the names change, why is this?

mons
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By Alejandro Martin Megias 12 May 2024 - 16:27 PM UTC 

Hi, I have the following doubt, when I finish doing all the steps and return to the game, everything goes well, even if I add some changes, but when I exit and re-enter, the names change, why is this?

 

You haven't installed it correctly then, somehow, because that's not how this fix is supposed to work.

 

Can I have screenshots of all the folders mentioned in the main post? i.e the dbc, dbc/permanent, edt/permanent and lnc folders in the 2400 and 2430 paths.

No Totti No Party
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Australia needs to be changed.

 

It hasn't been called the “PS4 National Premier Leagues” for years

 

There's no sponsor, it's just the National Premier League/s

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Small errors on the file :

 

# Japan
#"LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 788848 "Matsue City Football Club" ""
#"SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 788848 "M.C.F.C" ""

 

This club already exist with an other ID : 788871 => Matsue City Football Club

The true name of this team : 788848 => Volador Matsue

 

Volador Matsue was the old name of Matsue City FC.

 

_____________

 

#"LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 45016194 "Saga LIXIL FC" ""
#"SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 45016194 "Saga LIXIL FC" ""

 

This club already exist with an other ID : 788872 => Saga LIXIL FC

The true name of this team : 45016194  => Kyushu Inax Soccer Club

 

Same here, Kyushu Inax was the old name of Saga LIXIL FC.

 

_____________

 

#"LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 45025619 "Football Club Hokuriku" ""
#"SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 45025619 "FC Hokuriku" ""

 

This club already exist with an other ID : 788894 => Football Club Hokuriku

The true name of this team : 45025619 => Goals Football Club

 

Goals FC merged with FC Hokuriku.

 

____________

 

# Japanese stadiums
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 102568 "Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium" ""  

=> NHK Spring Mitsuzawa Football Stadium
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 102574 "Edion Stadium Hiroshima" ""  

=> Hot Staff Field Hiroshima
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 107292 "Honda Miyakoda Soocer Ground" ""  

=> Honda Miyakoda Soccer Stadium
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 107304 "Oita Bank Dome" ""  

=> Resonac Dome Ōita
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 776294 "Umakana Yokana Stadium" ""  

=> Egao Kenko Stadium
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 776296 "Ninjinieer Stadium" "" 

 => Ningineer Stadium

 

Duplicate (Best Denki Stadium real name)
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 107282 "LEVEL5 Stadium" ""     

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 107282 "Best Denki Stadium" ""

No Totti No Party
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Monza & Roma have their real names but Napoli is still showing as “Neapol” for me :\ 

 

mons
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Thanks for the Australian and Japanese fixes @No Totti No Party and @Skywalker 

 

No idea what's wrong with the Napoli screenshot. In this fix it's S.S.C. Napoli , do you have another editor data file in place? That, or it's because it's in German and not English.

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By mons 19 May 2024 - 09:44 AM UTC 

Thanks for the Australian and Japanese fixes @No Totti No Party and @Skywalker 

 

No idea what's wrong with the Napoli screenshot. In this fix it's S.S.C. Napoli , do you have another editor data file in place? That, or it's because it's in German and not English.

 

Hmm possibly.. I noticed it will change to Napoli with 24.3 but will stay as Neapol with the original DB 

 

mons
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By No Totti No Party 19 May 2024 - 12:22 PM UTC 

Hmm possibly.. I noticed it will change to Napoli with 24.3 but will stay as Neapol with the original DB 

 

 

You need to install the fix in the 2400 folder too, not the 2430 one only.

docdaddy
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FM24, I also have Premier League showing up as Premier League, I deleted and replaced the files in all of the locations mentioned above, but Man United are still showing up as Man UFC. Help please!

mons
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By docdaddy 19 May 2024 - 15:41 PM UTC 

FM24, I also have Premier League showing up as Premier League, I deleted and replaced the files in all of the locations mentioned above, but Man United are still showing up as Man UFC. Help please!

 

Did you install the fix before or after starting the save game?

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By mons 19 May 2024 - 15:43 PM UTC 

Did you install the fix before or after starting the save game?

 

Before.

 

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By docdaddy 19 May 2024 - 16:29 PM UTC 

Before.

 

Can I see a screenshot of your editor data folder? Showing clearly the full path please.

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By mons 19 May 2024 - 16:30 PM UTC 

Can I see a screenshot of your editor data folder? Showing clearly the full path please.

 

docdaddy
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Sorry, that's not what you asked for. Hang on a minute….

mons
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By docdaddy 19 May 2024 - 16:36 PM UTC 

Sorry, that's not what you asked for. Hang on a minute….

 

You haven't installed it right because that's not the right path, check the opening post to see where it should go.

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By mons 19 May 2024 - 16:38 PM UTC 

You haven't installed it right because that's not the right path, check the opening post to see where it should go.

 

It is also here - should I delete the previous one?

 

mons
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By docdaddy 19 May 2024 - 16:44 PM UTC 

It is also here - should I delete the previous one?

 

 

No need to keep the wrong folder, you can delete it. Are you sure that's the correct user data folder? The default folder isn't on OneDrive, but directly within the Documents folder.

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By mons 19 May 2024 - 17:58 PM UTC 

No need to keep the wrong folder, you can delete it. Are you sure that's the correct user data folder? The default folder isn't on OneDrive, but directly within the Documents folder.

 

Yes, that's where all of my mods and graphics etc. are. And I noticed there are fixes, for example the Premier League, Champions League, etc. It seems that the only problem I see is Man United is still Manchester UFC. Odd.

 

Edit: wait - I installed this during a save game. Do I need to start a new game for it to work? Though, as I mentioned, it does make the Premier League the Premier League, the Champions League has the correct name, etc.

 

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By docdaddy 19 May 2024 - 18:11 PM UTC 

Yes, that's where all of my mods and graphics etc. are. And I noticed there are fixes, for example the Premier League, Champions League, etc. It seems that the only problem I see is Man United is still Manchester UFC. Odd.

 

Edit: wait - I installed this during a save game. Do I need to start a new game for it to work? Though, as I mentioned, it does make the Premier League the Premier League, the Champions League has the correct name, etc.

 

As per the main post, there are different parts of the fix which work whether applied before or after a save game. That's precisely why I asked the question earlier 😕

 

There is a workaround in the very first post of this thread on how to get club name changes to show if the fix is applied after the save game is started.

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By mons 19 May 2024 - 18:42 PM UTC 

As per the main post, there are different parts of the fix which work whether applied before or after a save game. That's precisely why I asked the question earlier 😕

 

There is a workaround in the very first post of this thread on how to get club name changes to show if the fix is applied after the save game is started.

 

I saw that, but when I try to open that file in Notepad (Windows 11)  I get this (this is opening the Manchester United fmf file - I get similar when opening the Clubs fmf file:

 

It does not appear to be a text file in Windows 11 - looks the same in any notepad app or Word.

mons
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By docdaddy 19 May 2024 - 22:04 PM UTC 

I saw that, but when I try to open that file in Notepad (Windows 11)  I get this (this is opening the Manchester United fmf file - I get similar when opening the Clubs fmf file:

 

It does not appear to be a text file in Windows 11 - looks the same in any notepad app or Word.

 

You really need to pay a bit more attention to what you're reading buddy 😉

 

From the first post:

 

If you have already started a save-game and wish to change German, Spanish, Italian and French club names to the correct ones, there is a workaround. However, you will lose the club nicknames.

 

Open the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file with Notepad (on Windows) and TextEdit (on Mac). All the changes I've made in the editor data file are included in this file, however they are preceded by a hashtag (#) which makes the lnc file ignore any text following it.

 

You can remove the hashtags from in front of any of the "CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" and "CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" codes which you wish to change, and this will ensure these changes are displayed in your save game.

 

For Notepad, all you need to do is: Select the edit menu, click the replace option, type #"CLUB in the first field and "CLUB in the second and click replace all. Then save and close. Shouldn't take more than 3 seconds if you do it right 🙂

 


Instead of


#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern München" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern" ""

 

you should have


"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern München" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern" ""

docdaddy
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By mons 20 May 2024 - 05:00 AM UTC 

You really need to pay a bit more attention to what you're reading buddy 😉

 

From the first post:

 

If you have already started a save-game and wish to change German, Spanish, Italian and French club names to the correct ones, there is a workaround. However, you will lose the club nicknames.

 

Open the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file with Notepad (on Windows) and TextEdit (on Mac). All the changes I've made in the editor data file are included in this file, however they are preceded by a hashtag (#) which makes the lnc file ignore any text following it.

 

You can remove the hashtags from in front of any of the "CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" and "CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" codes which you wish to change, and this will ensure these changes are displayed in your save game.

 

For Notepad, all you need to do is: Select the edit menu, click the replace option, type #"CLUB in the first field and "CLUB in the second and click replace all. Then save and close. Shouldn't take more than 3 seconds if you do it right 🙂

 


Instead of


#"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern München" ""
#"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern" ""

 

you should have


"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern München" ""
"CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 915 "FC Bayern" ""

 

Yes I am indeed short on reading skills (embarrassing as I am a Ph.D. scientist, but my wife reminds me that only means I know a LOT about a very narrow range of things, LOL!) I changed that in the inc file in the 2430 folder and it seems to have worked (thank you.) Do I need to go in and change it in all of those, e.g. the 2400, 2300, 2330, etc?

 

Thanks very much for hanging in there with me and getting through my dense head, LOL! Oh and thanks VERY much for what must be a LOT of hard work on something that is truly an Essential mod. Cheers.

mons
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By docdaddy 20 May 2024 - 13:33 PM UTC 

Yes I am indeed short on reading skills (embarrassing as I am a Ph.D. scientist, but my wife reminds me that only means I know a LOT about a very narrow range of things, LOL!) I changed that in the inc file in the 2430 folder and it seems to have worked (thank you.) Do I need to go in and change it in all of those, e.g. the 2400, 2300, 2330, etc?

 

Thanks very much for hanging in there with me and getting through my dense head, LOL! Oh and thanks VERY much for what must be a LOT of hard work on something that is truly an Essential mod. Cheers.

 

If it's worked for you already, then you don't need to do so.

 

Thanks for the kind words 🙂

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