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Fix fake Germany and Japan national teams on FM18

How to make the German and Japanese national teams playable in Football Manager 2018. This fix for FM 2018 will unlock Germany and Japan with real players.

By Updated on Mar 21, 2018   104310 views   2 comments
FM Tutorials - Fix fake Germany and Japan national teams on FM18
The national teams of Germany and Japan have fake players in Football Manager 2018 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 FM 2018 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 a few files, but you will have to start a new save-game for the fix to take immediate effect. It may work in games you've already created, it just doesn't happen instantly; you have to wait until the next international squads are announced.


Go to:

Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ football manager 2018 \ data \ database \ db \ 1830 \ lnc \ all

[username] > library > Application Support > Steam > steamapps > common > football manager 2018 > data > database > db > 1830 > 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.

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 :)

Tip: You might need to apply the same process for the 1800 and 1810 folders.

Recommended Download

FM18 Real Names Fix
You might be interested in our exclusive FM 2018 Real Names License Fix[, that will update competitions, clubs and awards with their real names. Applying this license fix will also sort out the German and Japanese national teams.

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