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Football Manager 2020 Real Names Licence Fix

FM20 real names fix. Fix fake name of competitions, clubs and awards with their real names in Football Manager 2020. Fix works with your current FM 2020 saves. Updated on March 1st.

By Updated on Mar 06, 2020   1501845 views   207 comments
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Football Manager 2020 Data Updates - Football Manager 2020 Real Names Licence Fix
Welcome to Real Names License Fix for Football Manager 2020 by FM Scout. This is an extremely comprehensive name fix that first appeared here since 2013.

You don't need to start a new save for this to take effect.
With the exception of Brazilian clubs and Juventus.

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This is an essential add-on for FM 2020. Due to licensing issues, FM20 contains fake names for a number of competitions, clubs and awards. With this add-on, you can fix that and enjoy FM 20 with real names.

Updated on March 1st, 2020.

FM20 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
  • Continental awards
  • Some stadium names

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Feedback
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 2020

  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 2040 folder.
    Windows:
    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\database\db\2040\
    Mac:
    /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2020/database/data/db/2040/

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

  5. Delete all files you can find in there, particularly the following 3 files:
    • fake.lnc
    • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
    • nleague.lnc

  6. Move FM20 Fix by FMScout.lnc and FM20 Club Names by FMScout.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 Niko Kovač from getting renamed to Max Freund, and Oliver Kahn from getting renamed to Jens Freund.

  9. Again go 2 folders back, this time to find the dbc folder.
    Delete the following 3 files:
    • zebra award.dbc
    • zebra turin fake staff.dbc
    • zebra turin new.dbc
    This will fix Juventus from getting renamed to Zebre and prevent fake staff for them.

  10. Now enter the permanent sub-folder.
    Delete the following 4 files:
    • brazil_kits.dbc
    • forbidden names.dbc
    • Licensing2.dbc
    • Licensing2_chn.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 2020 with real names.

IMPORTANT: The fix for Juventus and Brazilian clubs can only take effect with a new save because dbc files affect the saved game when it's first created.
IMPORTANT: If your saved game was started before the 20.4.0 patch, you need to apply this fix to the 2030 folder as well! Likewise, if your save was started before the 20.3.0 patch, do this to the 2010 folder too. And if it was before 20.1.0, do it to the 2001 folder.

For reference, the folder structure of the path you need to apply the fix is as follows:
  • 2040
    • 2040_fm
    • dbc
      • zebra award.dbc
      • zebra turin fake staff.dbc
      • zebra turin new.dbc
      • ...
      • permanent
        • brazil_kits.dbc
        • forbidden names.dbc
        • Licensing2.dbc
        • Licensing2_chn.dbc
        • ...
      • temp league fixes
    • edt
      • permanent
        • fake.edt
        • ...
    • lnc
      • all
        • fake.lnc
        • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
        • nleague.lnc
        • ...



I want to help with proper real names for my country.
We welcome everyone to suggest and contribute changes to this name fix. Feel free to send a PM to Stam or to pr0.

Brazilian clubs have three-letter names and Juventus is called Zebre 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. The same applies to Juventus. 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.

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 a Finder window
  2. Press CMD + Shift + G on your keyboard to open the “Go to folder” window
  3. Type: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 20xx and press “Go” or hit enter

Don't agree with a name? You can change it.
If your opinion for a name change isn't widely accepted, it's advised to change the name yourself.
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 FM20.

FM20 Real Names Fix - Video Tutorial




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Discussion: Football Manager 2020 Real Names Licence Fix

207 comments have been posted so far.

  • gntkak's avatar
    20.4 After Patch. Juventus' name comes out normal, and the stadium's name comes out as zebra Stadium. You can modify it. I'm waiting for you.
  • gatitoSpain's avatar
    Hello, There is an error in the name of the UEFA Super Cup in Spanish.This error takes all editions of this patch, please fix it.
    #Super Cup
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "Copa Mundial de la FIFA" "spanish"
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "Copa Mundial" "spanish"

    It's wrong, it's named as the FIFA World Cup. This error leads from all versions of this patch, I hope that solutions, thanks.

    Fix:
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "UEFA Super Cup" "spanish"
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "UEFA Super Cup" "spanish"
  • id777's avatar
    Please! Update it to 20.4
  • luki999's avatar
    Hello,
    I have some small issue to Polish leagues - new names of leagues and cup because of sponsorship.

    #Poland:
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 129558 "PKO Ekstraklasa"
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 129559 "Fortuna I Liga"
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 129562 "Totolotek Puchar Polski"
  • GeorgeNPE's avatar
    Please update with fix for Europa Conference League, I can provide changes.
  • monforte76's avatar
    Hi everyone. i just tried to update my fm 2020 but still shows Zebra and other stuff. I did all the steps but still got the problem. anyone can help? thanks
    1
  • Joe.Bry's avatar
    Got an error with the Japan league? Any suggestions "require maximum of 18 teams for J3 league, found 19"
  • SirBaatz's avatar
    You have to do the same in the 2030 aswell :) Works for me now! Thx :)
  • Jamie__Hancock's avatar
    Any idea when this will get updated for the new patch because it doesnt work for me
  • nikoilonen's avatar
    not working for me. done it multiple times but juve is still zebre
    1
  • Davybhoy87's avatar
    Hi guys, I have followed all the steps in 2010 and 2001 folder and it still wont show real names. Any ideas? its for windows
  • weerd1989's avatar
    Link is broken
  • baek's avatar
    Is this fix applies to other languages?
  • Fran's avatar
    link is broken
    1
  • judgejim16's avatar
    link broken
  • urbanloveulcer's avatar
    i cant find the folder on mac - its says its in /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2020/database/data/db/2010/ but no such structure exists?
  • RonaldoR9's avatar
    I mean, he showed steps how to do from 1 to 11 to make it work. Then further down he wrote "For reference, the folder structure of the path you need to apply the fix is as follows: "
    1
  • RonaldoR9's avatar
    Hey, I have followed all the steps, but still i cannot use these files. I put them in "all" folder. When the owner of this thread ended his directions how to do in a certain way, i did not follow that.. My english is bad. But as i said, real names on competionions and so on doesnt work
  • DimLou's avatar
    Hello everyone,
    I want to fix the brazilian names but the latest folder I see is the 2010 one. Shouldn't there be a 2020 or something cause I have the latest version of the game but right now I can't fix the names
  • negruxxl's avatar
    if i delete the uk work permit dates.dbc what will happen???
  • gatitoSpain's avatar
    Hello, There is an error in the name of the UEFA Super Cup in Spanish.
    #Super Cup
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "Copa Mundial de la FIFA" "spanish"
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "Copa Mundial" "spanish"

    It's wrong, it's named as the FIFA World Cup. This error leads from all versions of this patch, I hope that solutions, thanks.

    Fix:
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "UEFA Super Cup" "spanish"
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "UEFA Super Cup" "spanish"
  • llainen's avatar
    I did this during the beta and now alle the "fake/stupid names are back. But in all my folders everything is deleted!
    1
  • luki999's avatar
    Hello,
    I have some small issue to Polish leagues - new names of leagues and cup because of sponsorship.

    #Poland:
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 129558 "PKO Ekstraklasa"
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 129559 "Fortuna I Liga"
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 129562 "Totolotek Puchar Polski"
  • RotDob's avatar
    Hey! I've spotted this:

    Real Murcia (id:1741) B team appears in the database as "Murcia B". It should be like this:

    "CLUB_NAME_CHANGE" 4212412 "Real Murcia Imperial" ""
    "CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 4212412 "Murcia Imperial" ""

    Also, UCAM Murcia (id:67152828) B team appears as "U. Murcia B". It is as follows:

    "CLUB_NAME_CHANGE" 67243518 "Universidad Católica de Murcia Club de Fútbol B" ""
    "CLUB_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 67243518 "UCAM Murcia B" ""

    Thanks!
  • TheNotoriousPr0's avatar
    @JT81, the stadium names from both Juventus & Bayern Munchen are corrected in my personal pack (here, FM20 Transfers & Data Update Packs by pr0 + FMTU. There is no possible way to fix them via the Real Names pack.

    @Insurgent, if you make a new game does it work for you?

    @Cuske, globally the team is known as "Red Star". I am pretty sure that most people (including me), can't even spell "Crvena Zvezda".

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