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FM2017 Real Names and German National Team Fix File v2.1 for FM17.3.0 [03/03/2017]
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 and when the full game comes out 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, may not apply in FMT or 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 2017 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 and Japanese National teams don'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, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French clubs to circumvent licensing restrictions. It also adds real-life media and journalists, encompassing most 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 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.
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2017\data\db\1700
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2017\data\db\1701
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2017\data\db\1710
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2017\data\db\1712
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2017\data\db\1730
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders

Notes:
\Program Files (x86)\
could be
\Program Files\
depending on your set up.

Mac
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2017 / data / db / 1700 
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2017 / data / db / 1701 
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2017 / data / db / 1710 
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2017 / data / db / 1712 
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2017 / data / db / 1730 
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders

You can find these folders 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.

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

For Mac Lion users, the Library folder will be hidden. Use this link to find out how to show it.

Slightly more detail in this post



OPEN
/home/user/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Football Manager 2017/data/db/1700/
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
/home/user/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Football Manager 2017/data/db/1701/
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
/home/user/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Football Manager 2017/data/db/1710/
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
/home/user/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Football Manager 2017/data/db/1712/
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
/home/user/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Football Manager 2017/data/db/1730/
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders

Please note that the Local folder is hidden. Press (ctrl + h)



[b]OPEN
sdcard\Android\data\sportsinteractive.fm17\files\installed\data\db\1700
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
sdcard\Android\data\sportsinteractive.fm17\files\installed\data\db\1701
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
sdcard\Android\data\sportsinteractive.fm17\files\installed\data\db\1710
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders
OPEN
sdcard\Android\data\sportsinteractive.fm17\files\installed\data\db\1712
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders

OPEN
sdcard\Android\data\sportsinteractive.fm17\files\installed\data\db\1730
DELETE the dbc , edt and Inc folders[/spoiler]


STEP 2:
COPY the dbc, edt and Inc folders from the downloaded pack

STEP 3:
PASTE them into each of your respective folders mentioned in step 1.

These are what the folder structure should look like in all 5 of the 1700, 1701. 1710, 1712 and 1730 folders:

http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u344/maltamons/dbc%20permanent%20folder%20fm17.png~original
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u344/maltamons/edt%20permanent%20folder%20fm17.png~original
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u344/maltamons/lnc%20folder%20fm17.png~original

STEP 4:
COPY the 4 files located in the EDITOR DATA folder in the downloaded pack

STEP 5
PASTE to
\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2017\editor data
This should be what your editor data folder looks like now (with 5 files rather than 4 as in this screenshot. 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.
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u344/maltamons/real%20name%20fix%20fm17.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 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.
Discussion
I have done exactly what it said to do and have gone to start new game and I cannot even select a team when each of the editor data files are ticked. Is there a reason why it is doing this?
I have done exactly what it said to do and have gone to start new game and I cannot even select a team when each of the editor data files are ticked. Is there a reason why it is doing this?

You will have somehow installed some files correctly. Please make sure that in the installation folder, you only delete the dbc, edt and lnc folders, and not everything in there - otherwise you're deleting the whole database.

If you think this is not the case, can I have screenshots of (a) your editor data folder and (b) ALL 5 of your db folders?
You will have somehow installed some files correctly. Please make sure that in the installation folder, you only delete the dbc, edt and lnc folders, and not everything in there - otherwise you're deleting the whole database.

If you think this is not the case, can I have screenshots of (a) your editor data folder and (b) ALL 5 of your db folders?


http://prntscr.com/fy9rmj (Editor data folder)

http://prntscr.com/fy9wf1 (1730 Folder)

http://prntscr.com/fy9x4g (1712 Folder)

http://prntscr.com/fy9xjo (1710 Folder)

http://prntscr.com/fy9y5g (1701 Folder)

http://prntscr.com/fy9yiy (1700 Folder)


All looks good but, my bad, I meant to ask for the 5 dbC folders, to see whether you have the database files there.

Also, when you say you "cannot even select a team when each of the editor data files are ticked", can you give me a screenshot of what happens in-game? Do you see an error message, is the start game button greyed out or is it something else entirely?
All looks good but, my bad, I meant to ask for the 5 dbC folders, to see whether you have the database files there.

Also, when you say you "cannot even select a team when each of the editor data files are ticked", can you give me a screenshot of what happens in-game? Do you see an error message, is the start game button greyed out or is it something else entirely?


I can play the game normally without ticking the new editor data files but when I do have them ticked every team just vanishes and I cannot select a team.
I have worked out how to make it work now. I need to go through advanced setup and set up the database I want to use first before I select which team I wish to manage. First time I tried to do it didn't work but just tried again now and it did work this time. Sorry to waste your time mate. I feel rather stupid now
I can play the game normally without ticking the new editor data files but when I do have them ticked every team just vanishes and I cannot select a team.
I have worked out how to make it work now. I need to go through advanced setup and set up the database I want to use first before I select which team I wish to manage. First time I tried to do it didn't work but just tried again now and it did work this time. Sorry to waste your time mate. I feel rather stupid now

No worries - all's well that ends well.
Cleared my computer and forgot to backup these folders when putting everything back for FM17. Since then the national teams are greyed out again but when I try and do this, it no longer works. Not even at the next squad selection. Any ideas?
Cleared my computer and forgot to backup these folders when putting everything back for FM17. Since then the national teams are greyed out again but when I try and do this, it no longer works. Not even at the next squad selection. Any ideas?

Please make sure that the lnc files are inserted in all 5 lnc folders and that only the files from this download are included in the respective folders.
Please make sure that the lnc files are inserted in all 5 lnc folders and that only the files from this download are included in the respective folders.


Done. That fixed competition names, however international call ups are taking place again and no Germans appear to be being selected, from my team anyway. Will give it another international break after this one to see if it's working.


It worked, thank you very much

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Done. That fixed competition names, however international call ups are taking place again and no Germans appear to be being selected, from my team anyway. Will give it another international break after this one to see if it's working.


It worked, thank you very much

The file regulating competition names is the same as the one in which the German national team is toggled on and off, so I'm sure it is now in place. However, if the all and greek folders are still present, then there will be some other files in place overriding this toggling on/off. Please make sure they are not still there. You'd be surprised how many people leave them there without even realizing

Edit: Just saw your edit - all's well that ends well

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hi, so i'm about 2 seasons into a game and have installed the relevant files etc as instructed in the main post.

however, when you talk about editing the file to have the name changes take effect in a save, do i have to edit the text file in each of the db folders? or just once?
hi, so i'm about 2 seasons into a game and have installed the relevant files etc as instructed in the main post.

however, when you talk about editing the file to have the name changes take effect in a save, do i have to edit the text file in each of the db folders? or just once?

It really depends on which patch version you started the game with. To be safe, you should edit the City, Club and Stadium Names.lnc file in the 1730/lnc folder and do the necessary changes as indicated in the first post, save the file, then copy it in the other 4 folders. Should do the trick
Thank you so much!! I'm right at the end of my 6th season, it's 1 month before the World Cup, my FM17 crashed, and some of the files corrupted, I had to re-verify the integrity of the game files on steam which removed all the german/japanese team fixes I did right at the start of my save. I came to World Cup squad announcements and they'd all dissapeared

Your fix has saved my game save, as the fake German names ruins it for me, and yours is the first fix that I've found to work mid-save!!

Thank you again
Thank you so much!! I'm right at the end of my 6th season, it's 1 month before the World Cup, my FM17 crashed, and some of the files corrupted, I had to re-verify the integrity of the game files on steam which removed all the german/japanese team fixes I did right at the start of my save. I came to World Cup squad announcements and they'd all dissapeared

Your fix has saved my game save, as the fake German names ruins it for me, and yours is the first fix that I've found to work mid-save!!

Thank you again

You're welcome. Whenever a new official patch/update is released and especially when you verify the game cache, you will need to reapply this download's files to be sure it works
You're welcome. Whenever a new official patch/update is released and especially when you verify the game cache, you will need to reapply this download's files to be sure it works


One quick question, any way of getting the Japan national team records to appear? When I click on the 'History drop down there's nothing there.

Thanks
One quick question, any way of getting the Japan national team records to appear? When I click on the 'History drop down there's nothing there.

Thanks

It's hard coded not to appear for licensing reasons. Nothing anybody can do about it.
It's hard coded not to appear for licensing reasons. Nothing anybody can do about it.


Ahh okay thanks anyway

Do you know how to change the Brazil team names? I've tried already and failed miserably lol
Never mind just read your OP and I'd need to start a new game, such a shame as I have no clue who each Brazil team are going by their 3 letter codes
Never mind just read your OP and I'd need to start a new game, such a shame as I have no clue who each Brazil team are going by their 3 letter codes

Some people have reported that changing the dbc files also affects names in your save-game, but it's not been my experience so far.

If you want to change them in the middle of a saved game, you could change the name in the club name changes lnc file (open it with Notepad and use the same name change convention). If you're not sure which club is which, just have a look at the stadium name and check on Wikipedia what club is based in it
@mons Hello Sr. Une thing. Will it be possible to change the name of the club to the official name?
In the game is called "Sporting (POR)", but in fact the name is "Sporting CP" (For being Sporting Clube de Portugal, is "Sporting CP".
If you can tell me something!
Hug, SrWer.

Sources: https://www.transfermarkt.pt/sporting-lissabon/startseite/verein/336

http://www.sporting.pt/
Official SirWerGaming ©

Fm 2020 - Saves

@mons Hello Sr. Une thing. Will it be possible to change the name of the club to the official name?
In the game is called "Sporting (POR)", but in fact the name is "Sporting CP" (For being Sporting Clube de Portugal, is "Sporting CP".
If you can tell me something!
Hug, SrWer.

Sources: https://www.transfermarkt.pt/sporting-lissabon/startseite/verein/336

http://www.sporting.pt/

I'll keep it in mind for the next version
I'll keep it in mind for the next version


Thank you so much.
Official SirWerGaming ©

Fm 2020 - Saves

Martin Demichelis is not a coach at Malaga now he has retired? He is not on the game at all actually....?!
Martin Demichelis is not a coach at Malaga now he has retired? He is not on the game at all actually....?!

Eh? What's that got to do with this file?
Lekhwiya (23111043) took over El Jaish (23046685) and is now named "Al-Duhail Sports Club".

Also Al Ahli (7880000) took over Al Shabab (135443) and Dubai CSC (7880134) became "Shabab Al Ahli"
For FM 2018

NIFL Championship (ID 130024) - Bluefin Sport Championship

NIFL Premier Intermediate League (147023) - Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League

https://www.bluefinsport.co.uk/home/news/2017/bluefin-sport-sponsorship-announcement-northern-ireland-football-league#.WdKulCirSUk
@KonyasporSK Official Researcher for @FootballManager, Freelancer Soccer Scout, Talent Specialist
OFFICIAL PLAYERS AGENT LICENSED BY THE TURKISH FOOTBALL FEDERATION (No: 0334)
For FM 2018

NIFL Championship (ID 130024) - Bluefin Sport Championship

NIFL Premier Intermediate League (147023) - Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League

https://www.bluefinsport.co.uk/home/news/2017/bluefin-sport-sponsorship-announcement-northern-ireland-football-league#.WdKulCirSUk

Would you say the below is good?

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 130024 " Bluefin Sport Championship" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 130024 "NIFL Championship" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 147023 "Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 147023 "Premier Intermediate League" ""

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Would you say the below is good?

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 130024 " Bluefin Sport Championship" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 130024 "NIFL Championship" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 147023 "Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 147023 "Premier Intermediate League" ""


I think thats OK mate.
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Hi all. How to make update in non official release (without steam)?
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