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Football Manager 2019 Real Names Licence Fix

FM19 real names fix. Fix fake name of competitions, clubs and awards with their real names in Football Manager 2019. Fix works with your current saves.

By Updated on Mar 02, 2019   1246689 views   161 comments
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Football Manager 2019 Data Updates - Football Manager 2019 Real Names Licence Fix
Welcome to Real Names License Fix for Football Manager 2019 by FM Scout.
You don't have to start a new save for this to work, except for Brazilian clubs.

This is an essential add-on for FM 2019. Due to licensing issues, FM19 contains fake names for a number of competitions, clubs and awards. With this add-on, you can fix that and enjoy FM 19 with real names.

FM19 Real Names Corrected

  • All playable clubs names from all continents
  • All major leagues names
  • All non-playable Europe Top Leagues club names
  • Almost all minor leagues names
  • All Continental, National and National Cups names

FM 2019 Name Fix Preview

If you find errors in translation / names or need a fix for other club / league / competition names, please post a comment below and I'll try my best to update these files.

Real Names Fix Instructions

How to fix fake competition and club names in FM 2019

  1. Quit the game (if it's open).

  2. Extract the contents of the pack you downloaded from here to a temporary location. You'll need them for step 6.

  3. Find the 1930 folder.
    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2019\data\database\db\1930\
    /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2019/database/data/db/1930/

  4. Open the lnc folder and then enter the all sub-folder.

  5. Delete the following 3 files:
    • fake.lnc
    • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
    • nleague.lnc

  6. Move Daniel-Stam FM19 Fix.lnc and Daniel-Stam FM19 Club Names.lnc inside this all folder.

  7. Go 2 folders back to find the edt folder.
    Open it and then enter the permanent sub-folder.

  8. Delete the file "fake.edt".
    This will fix Danny Blind from getting renamed to Jan Jansen.

  9. Again go 2 folders back, this time to find the dbc folder.
    Open it and then enter the permanent sub-folder.

  10. Delete the following 3 files:
    • brazil_kits.dbc
    • forbidden names.dbc
    • Licensing2.dbc
    This will prevent Brazilian clubs from reverting to 3-letter names and will allow certain kits to be visible again.

  11. Open the game and enjoy Football Manager 2019 with real names.

IMPORTANT: If your saved game was started before the 19.3.0 patch, you need to apply this fix to the 1910 folder as well! In similar fashion, if your saved game was started before the 19.1.0 patch, you need to apply this fix to the 1901 folder too!

For reference, the folder structure of the path you need to apply the fix is as follows:
  • 1930
    • 1930_fm
    • dbc
      • permanent
        • brazil_kits.dbc
        • forbidden names.dbc
        • Licensing2.dbc
        • ...
      • temp league fixes
    • edt
      • permanent
        • fake.edt
        • ...
    • lnc
      • all
        • fake.lnc
        • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
        • nleague.lnc
        • ...
      • greek

Brazilian clubs have three-letter names in my game. How to fix?
Even though Brazilian club names are fixed in our files, the game will continue to show the 3-letter name instead of the full name. That is due to certain dbc files that affect them when you save your game for the first time. You need to start a new save AFTER applying this fix (in full), for Brazilian team names to be correct.

I applied the fix, but I'm still seeing some wrong club names.
During career game set up, you will still see incorrect names for three Spanish clubs, but once you select your club and start playing, the names will be correct.

Don't like a name? Change it!
Open the fix file in a text editor such as Notepad, search for the name you want to change, change it, and save. It's really that simple. The fix will apply the next time you start FM19.

Where is Application Support folder on Mac OS X
Mac users who have trouble locating their Application Support folder, please follow these steps:
  1. Open the "Go to Folder" menu
  2. Enter the path of the Application Support folder
  3. Copy the following path and paste it into the "Go to Folder" input field.
    ~/Library/Application Support
  4. Finally click "Go" to go to the folder.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2019 Real Names Licence Fix

161 comments have been posted so far.

  • KingsYavuz's avatar
    i dont have 1930, i have max 1910 what can i do?
  • scaletta50's avatar
    no me funcionó, quizás haya que iniciar una partida nueva para que te lo tome! muchas gracias de todas maneras, voy a probar iniciar una partida nueva.
  • malquirious's avatar
    download link is broken for me
  • richbell82's avatar
    Great fix thank you!!
    can I ask has anyone got a real life agents file? I don’t want to start a game without it. So pleeeeeease because the pne for fm19 was awesome
  • FM Stag's avatar
    Juventus are correctly renamed for the A team, u20s and u18s. The u23s are still called 'Zebre u23s' however. I tried to edit the .lnc file, but Juventus only appear in the code once, and "zebre" isn't in there at all. Any ideas?
  • panzerM's avatar
    Is there a way to add club nickname via .LNC file?
  • Nerzy's avatar
    Where is my english spanish and japanese team ? i can't add them after putting your fix...
  • Cro-Manager's avatar
    The club with ID 106749 - short name should be "Slaven Belupo", not "Slaven Belupo Koprivnica". In some cases they are called "Slaven" only

    The club with ID 447 - full name is "Nogometni Klub Varaždin" and short name is "NK Varaždin". Not VARTEKS Varaždin anymore, they changed the name back in 2012. There is another club from the same town named Varteks.

    The club with ID 129859 - short name should be "NK Lokomotiva" instead of "Lokomotiva Zagreb"
  • Stam's avatar
    @Trav23: Yes you can. Simply verify integrity of game cache via Steam and all original game files will be restored.
  • Trav23's avatar
    If have deleted the dbc, edt and inc folders can I get them back?
  • Salvatic's avatar
    For Gamepass users, you need to have administration rights to do this.
  • unitedarestillthebest's avatar
    Ruud Van Nistelrooy is still wrong in the game
  • Beanie's avatar
    For anyone trying to figure out how to do this on the Gamespass version you need to go here --- appdata-local-packages-SportsInteractive(with a lot of random numbers)-Localcache-Local-Microsoft-WriteablePackageRoot-data

    And that is where the files that need to be modified will be located
  • Loliveira103's avatar
    I recently signed Xbox Game Pass for PC to play FM, but I can't modify the files in the installation folder. Any solution?
  • PatitoColombiano's avatar
    Hey Stam. the Liga Postobon league has changed his sponsor to Aguila
  • umutgumustepe's avatar
    link crash
  • Lacazetteqq's avatar
    Why can't I find the steam folder on application support on mac?whats go wrong?
  • Parapo's avatar
    Hi, my FM19 is black market....not through steam and there are some differences. Like this 1930 folder doesnt exist. Only 1900, 1901 and 1910.
    I managed to download face, symbols and tophies, but stadiums and new skins dont seem to work...any suggestion please?
  • Rivanov's avatar
    Real Madrid is still called R. Madrid, and Atletico Madrid is called A. Madrid. Can I change this during my save?
  • owaind17's avatar
    Team names aren't changing even though it says it's save game compatable, Real Betis is still Real Hispalis etc!!!
  • Kanwulf's avatar
    Please update the Belarussian league. you have renamed Slutsk to Slavia Mozyr so there are two Slavia Mozyr's now.
  • Thewes's avatar
    In general, some things still have to be translated into German.
  • Thewes's avatar
    In the German version the Europa League and the Youth League are not right. Request for correction.
  • DRMoreira04's avatar
    I am not able to enable the Japanese (Japanese league) players, why will it be?
  • DRMoreira04's avatar
    do you know what is this "Licensing2_chn" new archive?

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