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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.
Discussion
I downloaded the "xbox game pass pc" version, and I'm not able to find the folders to put the fix files, someone could help me to fix it?! Thank you
I downloaded the "xbox game pass pc" version, and I'm not able to find the folders to put the fix files, someone could help me to fix it?! Thank you

Use this version of this file
Is there a way to force FM to use the long name of a club rather than the short name? So instead of Man Utd it would say Manchester United etc?

I don't know which file to edit to force FM to do this, if it is possible at all.
Is there a way to force FM to use the long name of a club rather than the short name? So instead of Man Utd it would say Manchester United etc?

I don't know which file to edit to force FM to do this, if it is possible at all.

No, for the simple reason that the area for the text string to appear is smaller one some pages, which is why there are two separate kind of names.

If you really wanted to, you could use the club name change method illustrated in the first post to manually change them all yourself, which would be save-game compatible, but as you can imagine, it's a hell of a lot of work for only cosmetic benefit.
No, for the simple reason that the area for the text string to appear is smaller one some pages, which is why there are two separate kind of names.

If you really wanted to, you could use the club name change method illustrated in the first post to manually change them all yourself, which would be save-game compatible, but as you can imagine, it's a hell of a lot of work for only cosmetic benefit.
Hi Mons. Thanks. I could just do this for Premier League clubs.
Hi Mons. Thanks. I could just do this for Premier League clubs.

It's your game and your career, so knock yourself out
Hey, sorry for the stupid question. Is the newest version of this fix could also be used for 20.1 database? thanks
Hey, sorry for the stupid question. Is the newest version of this fix could also be used for 20.1 database? thanks

I believe so, yes.
I have this entry in my file. Perhaps I haven't updated right, But it is wrong and can be deleted if it still in the file.

#Germany
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 35024473 "Oberliga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 35024473 "Oberliga" ""
I have this entry in my file. Perhaps I haven't updated right, But it is wrong and can be deleted if it still in the file.

#Germany
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 35024473 "Oberliga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 35024473 "Oberliga" ""

Should it be removed outright, or should it be replaced by something else?
Should it be removed outright, or should it be replaced by something else?

It should just be removed. It is an old extinct competition and its sister competition don't have an entry either.

German Div. Lower Saxony West (35024473)

German Div. Lower Saxony East (35024474)

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It should just be removed. It is an old extinct competition and its sister competition don't have an entry either.

German Div. Lower Saxony West (35024473)

German Div. Lower Saxony East (35024474)

If it's an extinct competition and it has a history and a list of winners, it'll still appear in the respective teams' competitions history, which is why even extinct competition names are edited. I'm at work and can't check right now if that's the case tbh
Bosnia and Herzegovina

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 8401074 "Bosanska niža liga" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 8401074 "Niža Liga" ""

Kazakhstan

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59007527 "Qazaqstan Premer Lïgası" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59007527 "Premer Lïgası" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59010820 "Qazaqstan Birinşi Lïgası" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59010820 "Birinşi Lïgası" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59007572 "Qazaqstan Birinşi Lïgası Severo-Vostok" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59007572 "Birinşi Lïgası Severo-Vostok" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59007546 "Qazaqstan Birinşi Lïgası Yugo-Zapad" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59007546 "Birinşi Lïgası Yugo-Zapad" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59107181 "Qazaqstan Ekinşi Lïgası" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59107181 "Ekinşi Lïgası" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59107182 "Qazaqstan Ekinşi Lïgası Şığıs Aymağ" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59107182 "Ekinşi Lïgası Şığıs Aymağı" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59107183 "Qazaqstan Ekinşi Lïgası Batıs Aymaq" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59107183 "Ekinşi Lïgası Batıs Aymaq" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59107184 "Qazaqstan Ekinşi Lïgası Ortalıq Aymaq" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59107184 "Ekinşi Lïgası Ortalıq aymaq" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59107185 "Qazaqstan Ekinşi Lïgası Soltüstik Aymaq" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59107185 "Ekinşi Lïgası Soltüstik Aymaq" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59107186 "Qazaqstan Ekinşi Lïgası Oñtüstik Aymaq" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59107186 "Ekinşi Lïgası Oñtüstik Aymaq" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59007597 "Qazaqstan Tömengi Lïgası" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59007597 "Tömengi Lïgası" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59007598 "Qazaqstan Kwbogı" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59007598 "Qazaqstan Kwbogı" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59035829 "Qazaqstan Swperkwbogı" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59035829 "Qazaqstan Swperkwbogı" ""

Kosovo

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 89056582 "Liga e Dytë" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 89056582 "Liga e Dytë" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 30054859 "Liga e Tretë - Prishtina" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 30054859 "Liga e Tretë - Prishtina" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 30054860 "Liga e Tretë - Gjakova" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 30054860 "Liga e Tretë - Gjakova" ""

Russia

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 58135049 "Rossíi Tretiy Divizion" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 58135049 "Tretiy Divizion" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 145435 "Rossíi Chetvortyy Divizion - Podmoskovje" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 145435 "Chetvortyy Divizion - Podmoskovje" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 8074978 "Rossíi Chetvortyy Divizion - Siberia" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 8074978 "Chetvortyy Divizion - Siberia" ""
https://i.imgur.com/bqHlkpt.png
It should just be removed. It is an old extinct competition and its sister competition don't have an entry either.

German Div. Lower Saxony West (35024473)

German Div. Lower Saxony East (35024474)

Got it now. I've removed the current 35024473 Oberliga entry and entered the above UIDs in the placeholder items immediately beneath it in the lnc file which I never got around to editing after I inserted them a while back.

Thanks for those too @MMXX
@mons

#Bosnia-Herzegovina
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 8401073 "m:tel Premijer Liga Bosne i Hercegovine" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 8401073 "Premijer Liga BiH" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 95003534 "Kup Bosne i Hercegovine" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 95003534 "Kup BiH" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 8407360 "Prva Liga Republike Srpske Bosne i Hercegovine" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 8407360 "Prva Liga Republike Srpske BiH" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 8407370 "Prva Liga Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 8407370 "Prva Liga Federacije BiH" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 95010081 "Prva Liga Bosne i Hercegovine" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 95010081 "Prva Liga BiH" ""
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 8401074 "Niža Liga Bosne i Hercegovine" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 8401074 "Niža Liga BiH" ""

https://i.imgur.com/cB4BHMH.png
https://i.imgur.com/bqHlkpt.png
#Albania
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 8350942 "Superiore" ""


#Andorra
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 95080132 "Copa Federació Andorrana" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 95080132 "Copa Federació Andorrana" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 47000008 "Divisió Baixa d'Andorra" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 47000008 "Divisió Baixa d'Andorra" ""


#Armenia
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59006196 "Hayastani Bardzraguyn Khumb" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59006199 "Hayastani Ankakhut’yan Gavat’" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59006197 "Hayastani Arrajin Khumb" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59006198 "Hayastani Storin Khumb" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59006198 "Storin Khumb" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59128820 "Hayastani Arrajin Khumb 1-in" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59128820 "Arrajin Khumb 1-in" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59128824 "Hayastani Arrajin Khumb 2-rd" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59128824 "Arrajin Khumb 2-rd" ""


#Azerbaijan
"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59006943 "Azərbaycan Premyer Liqası" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59006943 "Premyer Liqası" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59007606 "Azərbaycan Kuboku" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59007606 "Azərbaycan Kuboku" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59077020 "Azərbaycan Superkuboku" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59077020 "Azərbaycan Superkuboku" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59008101 "Azərbaycan Birinci Divizionu" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59008101 "I Divizionu" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59006948 "Azərbaycan Birinci Divizionu B Qrupu" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59006948 "I Divizionu B Qrupu" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59128103 "Azərbaycan Birinci Divizionu C Qrupu" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59128103 "I Divizionu C Qrupu" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59006944 "Azərbaycan Birinci Divizionu A Qrupu" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59008101 "I Divizionu A Qrupu" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59131728 "Azərbaycan Region Liqası Kapital və Şimal" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59131728 "Region Liqası Kapital və Şimal" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59131729 "Azərbaycan Region Liqası Cənubi və Mərkəzi" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59131729 "Region Liqası Cənubi və Mərkəzi" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59131727 "Azərbaycan Region Liqası" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59131727 "Region Liqası" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59131730 "Azərbaycan Region Liqası Şimal-Qərb və Qərb" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59131730 "Region Liqası Şimal-Qərb və Qərb" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59008328 "Azərbaycan İkinci Liqası" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59008328 "İkinci Liqası" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59006945 "Azərbaycan Aşağı Liqası" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59006945 "Aşağı Liqası" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59134916 "Azərbaycan Region Liqası Şimal" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59134916 "Region Liqası Şimal" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59134919 "Azərbaycan Region Liqası Cənub" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59134919 "Region Liqası Cənub" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59134917 "Azərbaycan Region Liqası Şimal-Qərb" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59134917 "Region Liqası Şimal-Qərb" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59134920 "Azərbaycan Region Liqası Mərkəzi" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59134920 "Region Liqası Mərkəzi" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59134915 "Azərbaycan Region Liqası Kapital" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59134915 "Region Liqası Kapital" ""

"COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 59134918 "Azərbaycan Region Liqası Qərb" ""
"COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 59134918 "Region Liqası Qərb" ""
https://i.imgur.com/pAIeUIS.png
https://i.imgur.com/bqHlkpt.png
Just noticed in my first MLS game that for some reason half of the cup stagesi n Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup are in French now? Fourth Round is called Quatrieme tour and the Quarter/Semi finals are called 1/4 de finale etc. Not sure if anyone has noticed this but it wasn't present before the fix.
Just noticed in my first MLS game that for some reason half of the cup stagesi n Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup are in French now? Fourth Round is called Quatrieme tour and the Quarter/Semi finals are called 1/4 de finale etc. Not sure if anyone has noticed this but it wasn't present before the fix.

That has got nothing to do with this download. One of the files created by tim0, if I'm not mistaken the French league file, edited a couple of stage names into French. However, this meant that particular stage name for all competitions is thus renamed when using that file. Unfortunately, there's nothing to be done once you've started your save game.

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Updated Stadium Names for Ireland and Northern Ireland

#Ireland stadium
#Derry City F.C. & Institute FC
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 1300908 "Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium" ""

#Northern Ireland stadium
# Carrick Rangers F.C.
"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 116321 "Belfast Loughshore Hotel Arena" ""
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