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FM17 Unlock Germany & Japan national teams

How to make the German and Japanese national teams playable in Football Manager 2017.

By Updated on Mar 01, 2017   112888 views   6 comments
FM Tutorials - FM17 Unlock Germany & Japan national teams
The national teams of Germany and Japan have fake players in Football Manager 2017 due to licensing issues that Sports Interactive and SEGA have been unable to resolve through the years.

As a result there are certain files within the FM17 installation folders that prevent you from managing the aforementioned national teams and also exclude real players showing up in their rosters.

Fixing this problem is as simple as deleting these files, but you will have to start a new save-game for the fix to take effect.


Go to:

Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ football manager 2017 \ data \ db \ 1710 \ lnc \ all

[username] > library > Application Support > Steam > steamapps > common > football manager 2017 > data > db > 1710 > lnc > all

Here you will find 5 files:
  • fake.lnc
  • greek name change.lnc
  • korean name change.lnc
  • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
  • nleague.lnc
Delete the 3 in bold.

Update March 1st: New patch 17.3.0 added a new folder "1730". You need to follow the same steps for this folder as well.

Once you're done deleting the license files, start a new save game.

List of Corrections

Here is the complete list of what gets unlocked:
  • National teams of Germany 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.

Enjoy :)

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