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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
Lightangelas
6 months ago
2 weeks ago
3
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I have 2 questions:

Firstly, I am not seeing these “Editor Data Files” in the download. Where can I find them

Secondly, for the 2300. 2330, and 2340 files. There is only a dbc and lnc file. Does this mean we only replace these 2, or do we add the edt file in also (when prepping a game for FM23 to FM24)

RandomDave86
10 years ago
1 month ago
1
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Mons, thank you for your work and endless patience dealing with people who haven't read the thread.

Altan Srt
2 years ago
1 month ago
10

Friends, the files are working in the full version. Just put it in the 2400 folder. No editor files only

neguetomo
11 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By Lightangelas 06 November 2023 - 18:42 PM UTC 

I have 2 questions:

Firstly, I am not seeing these “Editor Data Files” in the download. Where can I find them

Secondly, for the 2300. 2330, and 2340 files. There is only a dbc and lnc file. Does this mean we only replace these 2, or do we add the edt file in also (when prepping a game for FM23 to FM24)

 

That's because the files you've downloaded are for the BETA, as it's described on the file. 

Mons HAVEN'T published the files for the full version yet as he stated before.

Just wait a few more hours.

smushpuppy
9 years ago
4 months ago
6

This is my favourite day of the year. It reminds me I'm definitely not the dumbest guy on earth.

 

Thank you mons et al for your infinite patience.

Janiculus
3 years ago
1 week ago
2
By smushpuppy 06 November 2023 - 18:47 PM UTC 

This is my favourite day of the year. It reminds me I'm definitely not the dumbest guy on earth.

 

Thank you mons et al for your infinite patience.

You're not alone in that, amazing how hard reading seems to be for some people.

Thanks again for your work Mons (and the others) <3

 

cfsalan
11 years ago
3 days ago
2

I think it is pointless to even reply to these people who obviously either have not read the thread or don’t understand English fully. Thanks for the work you put in every year, Mons. We will wait patiently for the release while we fiddle with the game, which, by the way, looks awesome this year!

JulianHilb
4 years ago
4 months ago
1

Cant wait for the fix to drop!

Drew1888
3 years ago
2 days ago
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By cfsalan 06 November 2023 - 18:56 PM UTC 

I think it is pointless to even reply to these people who obviously either have not read the thread or don’t understand English fully. Thanks for the work you put in every year, Mons. We will wait patiently for the release while we fiddle with the game, which, by the way, looks awesome this year!

 

Spot on !!!

Afons0_
11 years ago
1 month ago
1

You're a Legend Mons!!

GokhanCalin
7 years ago
5 months ago
1

Thank you bro!

polosuzou
13 years ago
3 weeks ago
5

For sure! Thanks a lot Mons for your tremendous work!

PauloOmena
1 year ago
6 months ago
1
By cfsalan 06 November 2023 - 18:56 PM UTC 

I think it is pointless to even reply to these people who obviously either have not read the thread or don’t understand English fully. Thanks for the work you put in every year, Mons. We will wait patiently for the release while we fiddle with the game, which, by the way, looks awesome this year!

 

Chill my man, people are just on the hype to play the game the proper way, nobody is shitting on Mons

Grant MacDonald
11 years ago
1 day ago
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By Lightangelas 06 November 2023 - 18:42 PM UTC 

I have 2 questions:

Firstly, I am not seeing these “Editor Data Files” in the download. Where can I find them

Secondly, for the 2300. 2330, and 2340 files. There is only a dbc and lnc file. Does this mean we only replace these 2, or do we add the edt file in also (when prepping a game for FM23 to FM24)

 

Hey! Until the full game releaes, Mons is unable to alter the data - no editor until today; you'll have to wait a bit, i'm afraid. Secondly, just hang on for the updated file, then replace the two folders and add the new editor file (not yet relased). But you only need bother with 2400 file unless you're running a career from FM2023.

Roy Janssen213
4 years ago
2 months ago
2

Cant wait to start with Ajax. Always waiting for this file to start it 😀 

AhmedSoufari
2 years ago
1 month ago
1

The screenshots are updated. thus, the data release will be available very soon hopefully!

tucco06
5 years ago
1 month ago
10

As usual, thanks @mons  and all the lads for the amazing work

oi_oi_ginger_roy
12 years ago
1 month ago
26

Are we now good to install for a new Ajax save?

 

Thanks for all the hard work as usual

Jake Wilson
8 years ago
5 months ago
5
By oi_oi_ginger_roy 06 November 2023 - 20:39 PM UTC 

Are we now good to install for a new Ajax save?

 

Thanks for all the hard work as usual

 

The file was last updated in October. He'll post when it's ready.

Zak Hodgkison
6 years ago
5 months ago
1
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Never thought I'd be hitting F5 on a real name fix instead of a transfer thread, but here we are…

Can't wait, much appreciated as always!

oi_oi_ginger_roy
12 years ago
1 month ago
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By Jake Wilson 06 November 2023 - 20:40 PM UTC 

The file was last updated in October. He'll post when it's ready.

 

Yeah soz. I got confused cos I saw this screenshot at the top which made it look like it was updated 

 

Zefph
14 years ago
19 hours ago
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By Zak Hodgkison 06 November 2023 - 20:42 PM UTC 

Never thought I'd be hitting F5 on a real name fix instead of a transfer thread, but here we are…

Can't wait, much appreciated as always!

 

Did the same thing last year. And here we are again. 

fyre
11 years ago
1 month ago
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Mladoliki Majmun
9 years ago
1 month ago
6

Is this means it is ready? OMG thank you so much

Bielsa is a Legend
10 years ago
10 hours ago
1,807
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Great work Mons and team

 

an fm essential 

pezzahawkins
18 years ago
1 month ago
211

Legends, well done guys! 

mons
17 years ago
5 minutes ago
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a) If you are continuing your FM23 save in FM24, make sure to install this fix not just in the folders shown for FM24, but also in these ones:

b) Thanks to @jkadms for his work on the Ajax staff file 👏

c) If you want to continue your FM24 beta game in the full version after reinstalling this fix, you need to apply this workaround to get the club name changes

d) Any issues spotted, send them over, and they'll be dealt with in due course

e) I'll tweak the FAQ, add screenshots etc. later on. They're not why you're here, right?

KayKilGD
10 years ago
2 months ago
1
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Great work thanks 🙂

Thederbyjack
14 years ago
1 month ago
196
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Much love, thanks Mons! 

Roy Janssen213
4 years ago
2 months ago
2

Thanks @mons. Lets start the Ajax career fresh and tasty… 

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