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Unlock Germany, China, South Korea and Japan National Teams in FM13

How to make the German, Chinese, South Korean and Japanese national teams playable in Football Manager 2013.
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Stam's avatar Administrators Stam 2012-12-01 03:07
gr 2208 posts 746 likes joined Oct 03, 2006
As with previously installments of Football Manager, FM13 has certain files that prevent you from managing certain national teams and from current real players showing up in their rosters due to licensing issues.

The national teams with the problem:
  • Germany
  • China
  • South Korea
  • Japan

How to fix

Fixing this is relatively simple, but the effects will only apply to games you have created after fixing it.

Go to:

Windows
Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ football manager 2013 \ data \ db \ 1300 \ lnc \ all

Mac
[username] > library > Application support > Steam > steamapps >common > football manager 2013 > data > db > 1300 > lnc > all

Here you will find 3 or more files:
  • fake.lnc
  • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
  • nleague.lnc.
Simply delete these files before you create a new game.

Here is the complete list of what is unlocked by deleting them:
  • National teams of Germany, China, South Korea and Japan become playable.
  • Enable player pics for national teams of The Netherlands and France.
  • Fix real name of Oliver Kahn (he's with nickname Jens Mustermann).
  • Fix names for various Danish, Swedish and French competitions.
  • Restore real players for the team Albirex Niigata (Singapore).
  • Fix colors and names for various clubs, stadiums, cities in Asian countries.

Remove the files from patches with data updates as well


Official data updates (patches with data updates, not all patches) contain these files too, so if your game has been patched then you will have to delete the files again in the relevant update folder.

For example if your FM13 gets updated with a patch that includes data update (usually happens for January transfer update only) go to:

Windows
Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ football manager 2013 \ data \ updates \ update-13XX \ db \ 13XX \ lnc \ all

Mac
[username] > library > Application support > Steam > steamapps > common > football manager 2013 > data > updates > update-13XX > db > 13XX > lnc > all

And again, delete all files inside.
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d1nn3r's avatar Group d1nn3r 2013-03-10 20:59
00 1 posts joined Mar 10, 2013
hi I don't have a file called update-13xx ??????? help please
costinhaScout's avatar Group costinhaScout 2013-03-11 10:40
es 3 posts joined Nov 30, 2012
......nice post... d1nn3r did you buy the game?
squart's avatar Group squart 2013-03-24 16:01
00 1 posts joined Mar 24, 2013
only
fake.lnc
lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
nleague.lnc.

or all of them ?
ke_gabriel's avatar Group ke_gabriel 2013-03-28 10:31
tr 1 posts joined Mar 28, 2013
Hi, d1nn3r! , i also cant see the same file and deleted the files in 1330 and its done. And squart! , i deleted them all and its ok , delete them.
7danupong's avatar Group 7danupong 2013-04-24 12:16
00 1 posts joined Apr 24, 2013
Thank you
haruno's avatar Group haruno 2013-04-25 05:10
00 1 posts joined Apr 25, 2013
thkkkkkk
Blue's avatar Group Blue 2013-05-01 21:19
gb 2310 posts 305 likes joined Jun 30, 2012
Really nice guide Stam :) helped a lot of people, including me!
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k1rups's avatar Group k1rups 2013-05-02 01:15
gb 1719 posts 311 likes joined Jun 03, 2012
2013-05-01 21:19#96951 Blue : Really nice guide Stam :) helped a lot of people, including me!

Agreed, definitely makes the game a lot better with this fix! thanks for making this guide
TheEmptySeat's avatar Group TheEmptySeat 2013-05-28 18:50
gb 2 posts joined May 28, 2013
Thanks for the help! But I was wondering if this affects the clubs? The bayern munich team on my save is all greyed out apart from a few none germ players. I've checked a few of the other clubs and they are perfectly fine! I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else
[img]http://http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8488298293_1737bd82fb_z.jpg[/img]
Louis O.'s avatar Group Louis O. 2013-05-28 18:55
gb 3246 posts 459 likes joined Oct 05, 2012
2013-05-28 18:50#106021 TheEmptySeat : Thanks for the help! But I was wondering if this affects the clubs? The bayern munich team on my save is all greyed out apart from a few none germ players. I've checked a few of the other clubs and they are perfectly fine! I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else

That depends if you have loaded the Bundesliga.
#SantaBanta
TheEmptySeat's avatar Group TheEmptySeat 2013-05-28 18:58
gb 2 posts joined May 28, 2013
I have the bundesliga loaded, it's one of the nations I always have loaded and I've never encountered this with any other save
[img]http://http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8488298293_1737bd82fb_z.jpg[/img]
iamaman85's avatar Group iamaman85 2013-05-30 06:47
00 1 posts joined May 30, 2013
thanks man!!!
CHEERS
kamotero's avatar Group kamotero 2013-07-09 19:56
mx 29 posts joined Jun 30, 2013
i need to start new save to see the teams, or just with my old save?
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Louis O.'s avatar Group Louis O. 2013-07-10 18:02
gb 3246 posts 459 likes joined Oct 05, 2012
2013-07-09 19:56#119022 kamotero : I need to start new save to see the teams, or just with my old save?

No, you have to start a new save.
#SantaBanta

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