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FM2020 Licensing and Real Name Fix File v2.2 for FM20.4.1 [released on 26/03/2020]
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 Japanese National teams don't call up real players and that the Borussia Mönchengladbach manager has a fake name. 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




OPEN
sdcard\Android\data\com.sega.soccer.champions\files\installed\data\database\db\2000
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
sdcard\Android\data\com.sega.soccer.champions\files\installed\data\database\db\2001
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
sdcard\Android\data\com.sega.soccer.champions\files\installed\data\database\db\2010
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
sdcard\Android\data\com.sega.soccer.champions\files\installed\data\database\db\2030
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
sdcard\Android\data\com.sega.soccer.champions\files\installed\data\database\db\2040
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders

Club names are only changed on Android if you effect the workaround in this post.




OPEN
appdata-local-packages-SportsInteractive(with a lot of random numbers)-Localcache-Local-Microsoft-WriteablePackageRoot-data\database\db\2000
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
appdata-local-packages-SportsInteractive(with a lot of random numbers)-Localcache-Local-Microsoft-WriteablePackageRoot-data\database\db\2001
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
appdata-local-packages-SportsInteractive(with a lot of random numbers)-Localcache-Local-Microsoft-WriteablePackageRoot-data\database\db\2010
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
appdata-local-packages-SportsInteractive(with a lot of random numbers)-Localcache-Local-Microsoft-WriteablePackageRoot-data\database\db\2030
DELETE the dbc , edt and lnc folders
OPEN
appdata-local-packages-SportsInteractive(with a lot of random numbers)-Localcache-Local-Microsoft-WriteablePackageRoot-data\database\db\2040
DELETE 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 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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Just manually removed the hashtag on a few obvious ones to see if it worked and it did! Nice one. Thanks for your help

Excellent - you can remove the hashtag wholesale by using the replace all function in Notepad. That way you'll be sure that the changes have been effected for all the clubs affected
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

#Argentina

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 108508 "Primera B Metropolitana" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 108508 "Primera B" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 14037258 "Primera C Metropolitana" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 14037258 "Primera C" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 14037262 "Primera D Metropolitana" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 14037262 "Primera D" ""

I've gone through the argentine leagues and this is the only small changes I could find

Is this patch now live or we got wait? Not sure when to download it to apply to the new actual FM update that was just shortly released???
Is this patch now live or we got wait? Not sure when to download it to apply to the new actual FM update that was just shortly released???

When I get home after work in a couple of hours or so, I'll test and release the files for this download If you subscribe to this thread, you should get a notification when it gets updated
Updates to Korean lower leagues due to re-branding/restructuring

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 66010517 "K3 League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 66010517 "K3 League" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 66040773 "K4 League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 66040773 "K4 League" ""
When I get home after work in a couple of hours or so, I'll test and release the files for this download If you subscribe to this thread, you should get a notification when it gets updated


I was literally just about to start a new game, is a real name fix update going to happen then?
The latest version of this file is now available for download, including all the valid suggestions posted in this thread and a number of others picked up along the way. As always, if there's something which you (yes, you reading this!) think needs to be changed, please do not hesitate to get in touch - I can't know all the necessary changes from all over the world without the community's feedback



I was literally just about to start a new game, is a real name fix update going to happen then?

Yes it just has and it's now available for download

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You, Sir, are a legend.

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With the editor files applied, is it possible to start a game unemployed?
With the editor files applied, is it possible to start a game unemployed?


yes as usual

these files are just updating the game to have correct names etc
Good Moaning

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/TemptingInsistentCranefly-max-1mb.gif
#South Korea

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 136407 "Hana 1Q K League 1" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 136407 "K League 1" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 66029602 "Hana 1Q K League 2" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 66029602 "K League 2" ""
Hi,
I´m wondering if there is a way to use this fix in spanish, for example the UEFA Champions League translated to spanish is Liga de Campeones de la UEFA, and if there isn´t any translation, i can help you to translate it to spanish if you are interested (im from Argentina).

Thank you.
Hi,
I´m wondering if there is a way to use this fix in spanish, for example the UEFA Champions League translated to spanish is Liga de Campeones de la UEFA, and if there isn´t any translation, i can help you to translate it to spanish if you are interested (im from Argentina).

Thank you.

If you want to submit Spanish language changes for future inclusion in the file, I'd add them gladly If you do, send them via PM in the code that they're in within the file and please send only the changes - don't edit the file itself as I'd have no way of finding them that way
#South Korea

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 136413 " K5 League" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 136413 "K5 League" ""
#Japan
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 102428 "Meiji-Yasuda J.League Division One" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 102428 "J1 League" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 115424 "Meiji-Yasuda J.League Division Two" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 115424 "J2 League" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 791180 "Meiji-Yasuda J.League Division Three" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 791180 "J3 League" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 792200 "Meiji-Yasuda J.League Division Three Eastern Block" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 792200 "J3 League East" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 792312 "Meiji-Yasuda J.League Division Three Western Block" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 792312 "J3 League West" ""

Just added "League" to all the short names
For some reason the name change for Juventus does not work after the update from FM, even tried a fresh install and then making the changes, did not work.
For some reason the name change for Juventus does not work after the update from FM, even tried a fresh install and then making the changes, did not work.

Is this in an existing save game or a new career? Can I have a screenshot of your editor data folder?
After the update and new download of the files the German national Team has no real players in the squad? This is within a saved game. Do I just need to wait for the next International call ups as per the Japan team. Japan team has same issue?

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After the update and new download of the files the German national Team has no real players in the squad? This is within a saved game. Do I just need to wait for the next International call ups as per the Japan team. Japan team has same issue?

Re-apply the fix to the existing folders and wait for the next call-up
Re-apply the fix to the existing folders and wait for the next call-up


Thank You. Have already re applied the fix just need to await a call up then.

Thanks Again
I'm not sure if it is this fix that's causing the problem or whether it is, somehow, clashing with an editor data file I'm using, but, after installing this fix, my new save has Inter Miami playing in '4.DEILD' which is a league in Iceland.

They are not physically playing in Iceland, obviously, but the league name shows as the one from Iceland.
I'm not sure if it is this fix that's causing the problem or whether it is, somehow, clashing with an editor data file I'm using, but, after installing this fix, my new save has Inter Miami playing in '4.DEILD' which is a league in Iceland.

They are not physically playing in Iceland, obviously, but the league name shows as the one from Iceland.

I've started a new game using these files and checked with the editor and it doesn't seem like the issue you're facing is connecting with this file.

Are there any other teams in this division? Could be an error in competition renaming or team assigning in another file, particularly a Faroe Islands playable league one. "4. Deild" (not in Caps) is a Faroe competition in my files, and the Icelandic pyramid only goes down to the 3. Deild, in fact.
I've started a new game using these files and checked with the editor and it doesn't seem like the issue you're facing is connecting with this file.

Are there any other teams in this division? Could be an error in competition renaming or team assigning in another file, particularly a Faroe Islands playable league one. "4. Deild" (not in Caps) is a Faroe competition in my files, and the Icelandic pyramid only goes down to the 3. Deild, in fact.


Yeah, there are other teams in the division. It is that whole level of the American pyramid. I will open the expansion file in the editor and have a look.

I did see in a separate thread on the si forum that someone else was having a problem with the file and the creator said it may just need verifying again.

I will let you know if that is the case.
For some reason the name change for Juventus does not work after the update from FM, even tried a fresh install and then making the changes, did not work.


Same for me, on my existing save game.

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Same for me, on my existing save game.

Make sure you download and re-apply the fix correctly. If you think they're fine, can I have screenshots of your dbc/permanent, edt/permanent and lnc folders?
Make sure you download and re-apply the fix correctly. If you think they're fine, can I have screenshots of your dbc/permanent, edt/permanent and lnc folders?


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That was quick! Everything looks in order there

And your editor data folder is fine too?
@sabahudin, everything looks perfectly in order there, I have no idea why it's not showing properly for you
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