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FM2016 Real Names and German National Team Fix File v3.2 for FM16.3.1 [07/04/2016]
I suggest everybody clicks the "Notify me when updated" button to receive an email when the file is updated/amended in the future.

This file will need to be re-applied if/when 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.

The sortitoutsi real names fix changes the instances of fake names in Football Manager 2016 to the proper, real life names for awards, cities, stadiums and competitions, in cases where the actual name is not licensed. It will also fix the fact that the German National team doesn't call up real players. These are fully save-game compatible.

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 German, Italian and French clubs to circumvent licensing restrictions. It also adds real-life media and journalists, with 26 media files added to encompass all major footballing nations and continents. 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 these files to work, however, you will need to start a new game.

Magrippinho very helpfully created a YouTube video on how this file should be installed. Some of the contents are different - but the procedure is identical, although of course you use the equivalent folder for FM16.

Or, you can follow the below instructions to install this version of this file

Step 1: Go to

PC
 Program Files \ Steam \ SteamApps \ common \ football manager 2016 \ data \ db \ 1630 
Mac
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2016 / data / db / 1630 
You can find this folder by clicking, in the Finder, the Go menu in the menu bar, then choose Go to Folder and type the folder path name (obviously inserting your username), then click Go.

Slightly more detail in this post

Linux
/home/user/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Football Manager 2016/data/db/1630/
Please note that the Local folder is hidden. Press (ctrl + h)

Android:
sdcard\Android\data\sportsinteractive.fm16\files\installed\data\db\1630
For Mac Lion users, the Library folder will be hidden. Use this link to find out how to show it.

Step 2: Delete the dbc, edt and lnc folders from the path above

Step 3: Copy the dbc, edt and lnc folder from this download into the folders mentioned in step 1.

Step 4: Go to:

Documents \ Sports Interactive \ Football Manager 2016
Step 5: Open the folder named "editor data" contained therein. If it does not exist, then create it.

Step 6: Keeping the folder in step 5 open, go back to the file you downloaded and select the folder named "FM16 Real Names Fix Files from sortitoutsi.net v2.1".

Step 7: Paste the circled folder directly into the folder mentioned in step 5.
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u344/maltamons/real%20names%20fix%20fm16.png~original
Take care to remove any previous versions of this file

Step 8: This should be what your editor data folder looks like. There may also be a config.xml file in this folder and can be safely retained; it is generated by FM every time the game starts.
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u344/maltamons/real%20names%20fix%20fm16%202.png~original



To make sure the files have been applied correctly, go to the Champions Cup and EURO Vase in your saved game, and they should be renamed to Champions League and Europa League respectively. If you are in the middle of a save-game, German national teams will be populated in the next instance that players are called up, and not instantly. Club names (including the German ones) 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.

Some of these changes, ESPECIALLY THE CLUB NAMES, may not apply in FMC. There's a workaround for that in the first post.
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Ok no problem Mons, if Germany(and others) keep calling real players it not a big deal.
Thanks for all ur quick responses
Yes, you should. To be honest, I don't think it will, but I'm not 100%.

That's why I specify that the original edt and lnc folders are to be deleted outright and replaced by the folders in the download...


I did exactly that!

Anyway deleting both of those files has done the trick, save game compatible too.

Thanks for your help.

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I did exactly that!

Anyway deleting both of those files has done the trick, save game compatible too.

Thanks for your help.

I wasn't sure deleting those files would mean the changes are save-game compatible; good to know it is!

Happy to hear your issue is solved too
Hihi,

Say i only want to make Germany call up her players, what are the files tat i need to copy, delete?

Please help! Thanks a lot!

Edit: Gonna play on latest patch(16.3) using originl db(16.01?).

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This is weird! my German team is blanked out again after the patch DURING a saved game I had previously! look-

before patch on my saved game-

http://i.imgur.com/jsnPk6M.png

after patch on my saved game-

http://i.imgur.com/uJkkWG0.png

is this normal? and has anyone else experienced this? and yes I have re-downloaded the new files and replaced them since 16.3 as I've started a new game without any issues.
Hihi,

Say i only want to make Germany call up her players, what are the files tat i need to copy, delete?

Please help! Thanks a lot!

Edit: Gonna play on latest patch(16.3) using originl db(16.01?).

You can delete all the lnc files in the 1600 and 1601 folders and just have one lnc file with the below lines included:


#Germany
"FAKE_NATIONAL_TEAM"	771	0
This is weird! my German team is blanked out again after the patch DURING a saved game I had previously! look-

before patch on my saved game-

http://i.imgur.com/jsnPk6M.png


after patch on my saved game-

http://i.imgur.com/uJkkWG0.png


is this normal? and has anyone else experienced this? and yes I have re-downloaded the new files and replaced them since 16.3 as I've started a new game without any issues.

Did you verify the integrity of the game cache at some point? This would have seen the default edt and lnc files being generated, which would mean that the file removing the

Can you upload screenshots of the lnc and the edt/permanent folders in the 1600, 1601 and 1630 folders? I'm willing to bet that there is a fake.edt folder in either of them.
Oohh..

Thanks a lot! Great Stuff!
You can delete all the lnc files in the 1600 and 1601 folders and just have one lnc file with the below lines included:


#Germany
"FAKE_NATIONAL_TEAM"	771	0
Did you verify the integrity of the game cache at some point? This would have seen the default edt and lnc files being generated, which would mean that the file removing the

Can you upload screenshots of the lnc and the edt/permanent folders in the 1600, 1601 and 1630 folders? I'm willing to bet that there is a fake.edt folder in either of them.



yes mons. thanks I think that's it! I had to do that to run network games after the update. ive reinstalled it but the german team is still greyed out on my old saved game
what can I do?

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yes mons. thanks I think that's it! I had to do that to run network games after the update. ive reinstalled it but the german team is still greyed out on my old saved game
what can I do?

The German national team won't appear immediately, but the real players will appear in the next instance that national teams are called up. So, wait till then and the issue should solve itself.
Correct long name of Norwegian cup: Norgesmesterskapet i fotball.

Correct long name of the club HamKam: Hamarkameratene, as in the original version of the game. Whoever gave you "Hamarkameratene 1918" is wrong.

I've managed to correct the cup name by editing the lnc-file, but I can't seem to make it work for the club name. Any advice?

Correct long name of Norwegian cup: Norgesmesterskapet i fotball.

Correct long name of the club HamKam: Hamarkameratene, as in the original version of the game. Whoever gave you "Hamarkameratene 1918" is wrong.

I've managed to correct the cup name by editing the lnc-file, but I can't seem to make it work for the club name. Any advice?

Thanks for the first one.

As for the second one, it's contained within the dbc file and so it supersedes any changes you may make to lnc files. You'll have to bear with it, but I'll make a note to change it for the next version of this file, for FM17 at this point probably...
Thanks for the first one.

As for the second one, it's contained within the dbc file and so it supersedes any changes you may make to lnc files. You'll have to bear with it, but I'll make a note to change it for the next version of this file, for FM17 at this point probably...


No problem - keep up the good work.
Just to let you know the Color League South West is now Evo-stik
Downloaded and started new game. Names of German teams appear to have changed (such as Gelsenkirchen to Schalke), but default competition names (such as European Champions Cup) and German national selection remain same as before. Any idea what might be causing this?
Thanks for that zeppi7


Downloaded and started new game. Names of German teams appear to have changed (such as Gelsenkirchen to Schalke), but default competition names (such as European Champions Cup) and German national selection remain same as before. Any idea what might be causing this?

You have installed the editor data files correctly, but not the lnc files.

The lnc files should be installed in the 1630 folder if you are using the official winter transfer database and in the 1600 and 1601 folders if you are using the default database. If you think you have installed the files correctly, perhaps you can upload screenshots of your respective lnc folders so I can see if there's something wrong in there.
Thanks for that zeppi7

You have installed the editor data files correctly, but not the lnc files.

The lnc files should be installed in the 1630 folder if you are using the official winter transfer database and in the 1600 and 1601 folders if you are using the default database. If you think you have installed the files correctly, perhaps you can upload screenshots of your respective lnc folders so I can see if there's something wrong in there.


My apologies -- new to Football Manager. Needed to replace existing lnc files in 1600 and 1601 with downloaded lnc since using default database -- runs perfectly now. Thanks for advice.
i have no problem with german players after i deleted the inc folder (as i always do)
however in my game japan doesn't pick real players and i could not manage the national side. I'm using a japanese league patch so i can manage their club sides but somehow i couldn't manage the national side.
any chance i could get that to work?
i have no problem with german players after i deleted the inc folder (as i always do)
however in my game japan doesn't pick real players and i could not manage the national side. I'm using a japanese league patch so i can manage their club sides but somehow i couldn't manage the national side.
any chance i could get that to work?

As said before, if it's the lack of players, then there's nothing much which can be done other than downloading a Japanese editor data file which populates Japanese teams. As it stands, Japanese players are not in the database due to licensing issues; I can't just create them out of thin air
Hi! Thanks for the good work. I have a question though... I did everything written in instructions and it works perfectly but now I'd like to change a few competition names in the FM 2016 Editor. Will it work without changing the rest I got from this site?

Thanks in advance for answering!
As said before, if it's the lack of players, then there's nothing much which can be done other than downloading a Japanese editor data file which populates Japanese teams. As it stands, Japanese players are not in the database due to licensing issues; I can't just create them out of thin air


i do have japanese players though, the league patch has players and plus there are overseas japanese players in the original game as well
so just wondering what the problem might be
ok problem solved it's not save compatable, need to start a new game. guess i need to start over again. thx
Hi! Thanks for the good work. I have a question though... I did everything written in instructions and it works perfectly but now I'd like to change a few competition names in the FM 2016 Editor. Will it work without changing the rest I got from this site?

Thanks in advance for answering!

If you want the changes to take effect in your current save game, then you can edit the lnc files and make the required changes using the same method as used for other competitions.

You can change the competition names via the editor, and this will work alongside all the other changes in the lnc file. The only difference is that it won't be save-game compatible.



ok problem solved it's not save compatable, need to start a new game. guess i need to start over again. thx

It's not clear from your initial post that you have applied the files from this download. If you haven't, the file does contain a fix enabling real players to be called up for the Japanese national team (similar to that for Germany). However, if the file is applied in the middle of a save-game, then the Japanese national team will only be populated by real players in the next instance that players are called up, and not immediately after the file is applied. Hope this helps.

As an aside, can you please let me know where you got the Japanese player database file; I haven't found one yet for FM16...
If you want the changes to take effect in your current save game, then you can edit the lnc files and make the required changes using the same method as used for other competitions.

You can change the competition names via the editor, and this will work alongside all the other changes in the lnc file. The only difference is that it won't be save-game compatible.

It's not clear from your initial post that you have applied the files from this download. If you haven't, the file does contain a fix enabling real players to be called up for the Japanese national team (similar to that for Germany). However, if the file is applied in the middle of a save-game, then the Japanese national team will only be populated by real players in the next instance that players are called up, and not immediately after the file is applied. Hope this helps.

As an aside, can you please let me know where you got the Japanese player database file; I haven't found one yet for FM16...


i'm using the one from fm15, so it's not that perfect but beats not having anything
i'm using the one from fm15, so it's not that perfect but beats not having anything

I see. I thought widehawk or somebody else released a new one for FM16 and I'd missed it...
I'm at work and can't see imgur images - will have to get back to you later tonight on this.

The 1601 edt and lnc folders are not correct. Delete them and install the edt and lnc folders from this download instead - and let me know how it goes

I made no player changes through the editor with this file. Either you have installed the files incorrectly, or you are running other editor data files which make the changes which you are mentioning.


Yeah there was some file that didnt agree with yours. Works fine now
How can I have original name for swiss teams? It's in italian in my game. Yes, I'm italian, but I prefer original name.

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I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean. Can you post a screenshot of a name in the game which you think should be displayed differently, and give reasons for it?
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I managed to see that before you removed it I was actually going to propose some solutions

How did you manage to solve them, if I may ask, and what was the reason they occurred? I only ask so that I can keep it in mind if other users suffer similar problems...
I managed to see that before you removed it I was actually going to propose some solutions

How did you manage to solve them, if I may ask, and what was the reason they occurred? I only ask so that I can keep it in mind if other users suffer similar problems...


For Malta?

Seems to be the file, Claasen has 2 files for Malta 1 file from the Steam workshop containing the 3rd tier & a separate one posted on the si forums containing the 4th tier

Choose the Steam workshop file & you get this

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12321368_503877956463716_2341011210374660378_n.jpg?oh=bdbc2a4225142722d4ea97d48fe53902&oe=5788062B

Choose the one with the 4th tier & you get this

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/407_503877943130384_5151506449389301101_n.jpg?oh=e859f4716b18ad52a5270f943a51b19a&oe=5772B1F4&__gda__=1469522905_3ee87d2183a12c8d975e70c04024f205


If you're the same Mons from the si forums I'd use your file instead but I get an error when trying to load it up on either database "MFA Youth Knock-Out Too many teams requested from Youth League Section A (3 teams)"

What were solutions you were going to propose?

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