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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   1072676 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.

  • noobdrow's avatar
    @justice, i didnt notice that, thanks a lot. cheers.
  • Justice's avatar
    @noobdrow, that's because there wasn't an award given for this during those years. It was merged with Ballon d'Or to make FIFA Ballon d'Or at the time, so those year's awards would be under the Ballon d'Or title (see here for 2010-2015).
  • noobdrow's avatar
    hi @stam i noticed that under fifa best mens player awards, from 2010 to 2015 it says that no awards have been given, but every other award the list is full. can u fix this please?
  • ~Adma~'s avatar
    Has anyone found a solution to the Germany/Japan squad issues? As with @bogasneverwasfmed says, they've all become ghost players again.
  • Justice's avatar
    Make sure you are looking in your C drive folder rather than in the documents folder, for Windows.
  • kilicarslan's avatar
    I'm on Windows and I don't have the "data" folder.
    should I reinstall the game ?
  • Matt_Lester's avatar
    I downloaded this before the transfer window update, but it hasn't worked since. Do I need to reinstall it? @Stam
  • bogasneverwasfmed's avatar
    any major problem if we did the name fix with the game opened?
  • bogasneverwasfmed's avatar
    germany national team are not avaiable again in newest version, any solution already? because doing what u are telling here is not solving.
  • hideakiart's avatar
    The Germany and Japan squads doesn't have the real players again.
  • Julmath's avatar
    Hi @Stam, some issues with names in Italy. Lega Pro is now Serie C, Serie B is now Serie BKT for sponsorship reasons (not Serie B Eurobet), Tim Cup is now Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Tim is now Supercoppa di Lega, and you forgot to rename Supercup C to Supercoppa di Serie C.
  • gatitoSpain's avatar
    Hi Stam, there is an error in spanish game, the European Super Cup is badly named, it appears as a world cup.
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick Update: Edited instructions to reflect the 19.3 patch changes. I intend to release a new version by tomorrow in order to address all suggestions/reports in the comments. Thanks everyone!
  • Justice's avatar
    @Pavlos, just apply the same instructions to the 19.3 folder.
  • Pavlos's avatar
    Hi. Are the files compatible with 19.3 or should we wait for an updated version for 19.3 db??
  • IsthmianCorinthian14's avatar
    Use the few money the game costs, and your 'problem' will go away!

    The other thing is just disrespectful to Sports Interactive and the community as a whole!
  • neto4_'s avatar
    Hello, I have got a cracked version and this did not work, Real Betis keeps showing like Real Hispalis (for example). Anyone know if having a cracked version is the problem? Also, I runned the algoritm in the 1910, 1900, and 1901 folders.
  • Cappah's avatar
    Any reason why it wipes nicknames?
  • Keyrol's avatar
    I want to buy for example Alberth Elis, but isn't him in game(with real name)
  • Keyrol's avatar
    I have problem with this file. Only few players in MLS have real names. Is it bug or I didn't see anything?
  • eliasojohansen's avatar
    Why is the Bundesliga named Fußball-Bundesliga instead of the Bundesliga? And any way to remove/fix this?
  • MancAtheist's avatar
    Thank you for this, worked a treat as always. One pointer: this states a new save will need to be initiated for the Brazilian portion of this fix to take effect. As you will see from the image url provided, i am in 2021 and the Brazil section is fixed also (I have the league active and the image shows the table)
  • Angelovski's avatar
    I add the fix, like in instructions, but players names are still fake.. Poland players are with different names. :(

    I play with latest db
  • askerbalo's avatar
    Let me correct my previous comment I found the library folder by simply just going for /Library/ without the /users/ 'n stuff, but there is no Steam folder in there.
  • askerbalo's avatar
    I'm using Mac and I don't have the specified folder. In fact it stops already at /Users/[username] since I don't have any /Library/ in there. I've looked around elsewhere for the Application Support folder and I cant find it.

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