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FM2020 Licensing and Real Name Fix File v2.3 for FM20.4.1 [released on 28/04/2020]
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 FM Touch 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 2020 to the proper, real life names for awards, cities, stadiums and competitions, in cases where the actual name is not licensed, such as Champions League, Europa League and Premier League displaying instead of EURO Cup, EURO Vase and Premier Division respectively. It will also fix the fact that the German and Japanese National teams don't call up real players and that the Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach managers have fake names. These are all 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 Brazilian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian (including Juventus) and French clubs 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. 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 2020\data\database\db\2000
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\database\db\2001
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\database\db\2010
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\database\db\2030
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\database\db\2040
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc 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 2020 / data / database / db / 2000 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2020 / data / database / db / 2001 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2020 / data / database / db / 2010 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2020 / data / database / db / 2030 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
 / Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / SteamApps / common / Football Manager 2020 / data / database / db / 2040 
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc 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.

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.

Slightly more detail in this post



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 2040 folder:

dbc: https://i.imgur.com/je40Ajx.png
dbc/permanent: https://i.imgur.com/1FH8ABp.png
edt/permanent: https://i.imgur.com/aat5BqX.png
lnc: https://i.imgur.com/a87Z77C.png

STEP 4:
COPY the 8 files located in the EDITOR DATA FILES folder in the downloaded pack

STEP 5
PASTE to
\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\editor data

\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\\GAMEPASS\editor data



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 2020’


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.

https://i.imgur.com/u8XTmoc.png



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, Japanese national teams will be populated in the next instance that players are called up, and not immediately. Do keep in mind that this file does not add Japan-based players, who are not in the official database and will need a third-party add-on to be created and added.

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.
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Can I see screenshots of the respective sections of your modified fmf and lnc files? You can attach them as well if you want, but I won't see them till I get home from work later this evening so screenshots may help me get there quicker


I'm at work myself , I'll send you all this stuff when I get home. Thanks for your time and have a nice day.
Can I see screenshots of the respective sections of your modified fmf and lnc files? You can attach them as well if you want, but I won't see them till I get home from work later this evening so screenshots may help me get there quicker


Here are just about all the relevant screenshots I could make. I also attach my lnc file.

https://imgur.com/a/RnGjKuF

Honestly, it's probably pretty dumb.

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Here are just about all the relevant screenshots I could make. I also attach my .fmf and lnc files.

Honestly, it's probably pretty dumb.

Looks like we finish work around the same time as I've just got home too

Unfortunately, it looks like you haven't attached anything nor provided any links at all
Looks like we finish work around the same time as I've just got home too

Unfortunately, it looks like you haven't attached anything nor provided any links at all


I missclicked
Here are just about all the relevant screenshots I could make. I also attach my lnc file.

https://imgur.com/a/RnGjKuF

Honestly, it's probably pretty dumb.

I see them now

A tremendously niche issue this. The fact you're playing in the French language means you have to change a different set of text than the one in your screenshot because there's a French-language specific list of French club name changes. If you scroll down the lnc file to the section in the below screenshot, you can find it and see this list. I believe any changes you make to this list will display in the French language.

https://i.imgur.com/iP3jQQM.png

Which club name changes were you trying to do? I've no way of telling from the info you gave me.
I see them now

A tremendously niche issue this. The fact you're playing in the French language means you have to change a different set of text than the one in your screenshot because there's a French-language specific list of French club name changes. If you scroll down the lnc file to the section in the below screenshot, you can find it and see this list. I believe any changes you make to this list will display in the French language.

https://i.imgur.com/iP3jQQM.png

Which club name changes were you trying to do? I've no way of telling from the info you gave me.


Thank you! I tested this yesterday by removing the French section and everything worked fine. A niche problem indeed!

Thanks for taking the time to help me. Have a good day and see you next time on the forum.
By using this will can I still unlock the steam achivements? I've read that using this kind of stuff blocks you from getting achievements
By using this will can I still unlock the steam achivements? I've read that using this kind of stuff blocks you from getting achievements

Steam achievements work just fine for me. I think it's the hall of fame which is potentially affected by these files.
Steam achievements work just fine for me. I think it's the hall of fame which is potentially affected by these files.


If it's just the hall of fame, then I don't care ahahah
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Hi, can i ask if it's possible to fix the names on Football Manager 2020 Touch on iOS (iPad)? if someone already did it, can teach me how? will help me a lot, thanks.
Will this version still work if I install now (after todays update) or do I need to wait for an updated version of this file?
When are you releasing the update to be applied after the 20.2.4 game update has been live?
Will this version still work if I install now (after todays update) or do I need to wait for an updated version of this file?


When are you releasing the update to be applied after the 20.2.4 game update has been live?

There were no changes to the database with the 20.2.4 update, so the fix does not need updating - and I have no plans to release a new version of this file until after the official transfer update is released in a few weeks
Hey Mons you're a great help man!
Hey Mons you're a great help man!


That he is
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Hey

Can I talk with someone about the changes made to Argentine names?

In Argentina we don't have any problem with rights or licenses, so in the official database we can assign names without any problem. But, with their patches, most of the names are completely ruined. I think this is because you don't speak our language. So, many Argentinean users who download their patch, come to us with complaints about how bad some names are or how ugly they are.

Please, if you can avoid editing the Argentina names because they are really good in the official base of the game, or if you want help to improve them, you can contact me.

I work on editing the official FM database for Football Manager.
Hey

Can I talk with someone about the changes made to Argentine names?

In Argentina we don't have any problem with rights or licenses, so in the official database we can assign names without any problem. But, with their patches, most of the names are completely ruined. I think this is because you don't speak our language. So, many Argentinean users who download their patch, come to us with complaints about how bad some names are or how ugly they are.

Please, if you can avoid editing the Argentina names because they are really good in the official base of the game, or if you want help to improve them, you can contact me.

I work on editing the official FM database for Football Manager.


Just request the changes that you like to be implemented like everybody else

This is the list of changes made to Argentine leagues:

#Argentina
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 74 "Primera División de Argentina Torneo Inicial" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 74 "Primera División Torneo Inicial" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 75 "Primera División de Argentina Torneo Final" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 75 "Primera División Torneo Final" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 102421 "Superliga Quilmes Clásica" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 102421 "Superliga Argentina" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 102422 "Primera B Nacional" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 102422 "Nacional B" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 14043892 "Copa TOTAL Argentina" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 14043892 "Copa Argentina" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 14063636 "Supercopa Argentina" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 14063636 "Supercopa Argentina" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 216346 "Liguilla Pre-Libertadores" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 216346 "Liguilla Pre-Libertadores" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 216347 "Liguilla Pre-Sudamericana" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 216347 "Liguilla Pre-Sudamericana" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 108573 "Tercera División" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 108573 "Tercera División" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 108508 "Primera B" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 108508 "Primera B" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 108509 "Torneo Federal A" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 108509 "Federal A" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 14028753 "Cuarta División" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 14028753 "Cuarta División" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 14037258 "Primera C" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 14037258 "Primera C" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 14037261 "Torneo Federal B" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 14037261 "Federal B" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 14028754 "Quinta División" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 14028754 "Quinta División" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 14037262 "Primera D" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 14037262 "Primera D" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 14037263 "Torneo Federal C" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 14037263 "Federal C" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 223470 "Copa Superliga Argentina" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 223470 "Copa Superliga" ""

All comps have long and short names, just change the names to the right ones in your request. And remember that if you don't like this addon, you don't have to use it

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Hey

Can I talk with someone about the changes made to Argentine names?

In Argentina we don't have any problem with rights or licenses, so in the official database we can assign names without any problem. But, with their patches, most of the names are completely ruined. I think this is because you don't speak our language. So, many Argentinean users who download their patch, come to us with complaints about how bad some names are or how ugly they are.

Please, if you can avoid editing the Argentina names because they are really good in the official base of the game, or if you want help to improve them, you can contact me.

I work on editing the official FM database for Football Manager.

In addition to what @Qvordrup said, which ones are wrong? I can change whichever ones you propose alternatives for

I speak a bit of Spanish and I can't see much wrong in the list of competition name changes tbh. Also iirc the initial set of changes were proposed (a looooooooong time ago) by someone local.
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Is anyone else getting this with Juventus items coming to inbox? There's just this little line instead of club name in the message title, but message itself is normal. Maybe it's my skin?
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Is anyone else getting this with Juventus items coming to inbox? There's just this little line instead of club name in the message title, but message itself is normal. Maybe it's my skin?

It could be a skin issue, but I don't think it's related to these files. I can't find an empty field in Juventus' entries in this download which could be causing that
Minor issue with Portuguese names. SLB and FCP instead of Benfica and FC Porto?
Minor issue with Portuguese names. SLB and FCP instead of Benfica and FC Porto?

If you have the files from this download in place before starting a new game, then this issue is resolved.

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If you have the files from this download in place before starting a new game, then this issue is resolved.


Thanks for your reply. The issue may have been that I deleted the files before adding the new files from the most recent update. Everything was perfect until I realised I had Bochumm instead of Bochum in the German league and tried to correct it with the updated files. Any idea what to do?
It's a current save, I should have mentioned.
It's a current save, I should have mentioned.

There's a workaround for this issue in the first post. Just change the Portuguese names accordingly.

In past FM versions, for licensing reasons, changes to Portuguese clubs could not be done via lnc files but only through editor data files, so they may not work in your particular case. But I haven't checked this for FM20; still worth trying
There's a workaround for this issue in the first post. Just change the Portuguese names accordingly.

In past FM versions, for licensing reasons, changes to Portuguese clubs could not be done via lnc files but only through editor data files, so they may not work in your particular case. But I haven't checked this for FM20; still worth trying


Just had a look and I now have the dreaded Zebre, Real Hispalis nonsense again too... workaround should fix that? When I open the City, Club and Stadium Name lnc file in all three folders (db 2000, 2001, 2010) using TextEdit on Mac, I can't find any mention of the fake names... only the correct ones ie. Juventus rather than Zebre.... no idea what to do next.

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Just had a look and I now have the dreaded Zebre, Real Hispalis nonsense again too... workaround should fix that? When I open the City, Club and Stadium Name lnc file in all three folders (db 2000, 2001, 2010) using TextEdit on Mac, I can't find any mention of the fake names... only the correct ones ie. Juventus rather than Zebre.... no idea what to do next.

Check your dbc/permanent and edt/permanent folders to make sure they look exactly like the ones in the screenshots in the main post. There are a number of files removed by this download which may have been re-created by an official SI update released since you applied the download.
Just manually removed the hashtag on a few obvious ones to see if it worked and it did! Nice one. Thanks for your help
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