Making Football Manager more realistic is possible by installing a number of addons created by the community. And no, this is not about logopacks or facepacks.
Most of the addons featured below are custom data files that either tweak certain aspects of how the game works or add more depth to what's already there.
Certain addons are available as packs which include multiple files. And since these files are created by different people, there are some cases of files that do similar things, so you'd have to choose just one to avoid data conflicts.
Nik33 is yet to release most of his packs, so I'll surely update the list once these become available.
I'll briefly explain what all the different files do, where to find them, and when you need to make a choice to avoid possible conflicts.
So, let's get to it.
DLC for a More Realistic Football Manager 2024
Trophies MegapackAlmost 1200 real trophies to add to all playable nations in the game.
Competitions True Color FixColour fixes for hundreds of competitions. Emphasis on European divisions and cups.
Match Day Experience
Fez's Enhanced Turf TexturesNew enhanced look of grass textures making the turf look more realistic.
Audio Match Commentary PatchComprehensive reworked sound files, taken from multiple sources and also real life action.
Statman skinIf you love looking at stats, you have to try this skin. Focus on statistical analysis.
Mustermann Iconic skinA pseudo-attributeless skin which completely changes the way you interact with FM.
Hide Attributes (on any skin)This tutorial explains how to turn any FM skin into an attribute-less skin without skinning knowledge.
Real Names License FixFix fake name of competitions, clubs and awards with their real names in Football Manager 2024.
Transfers & Finances
FM Transfer UpdateThis is the best Football Manager transfer update and it comes with nearly daily repacks.
Club Transfer PreferencesCertain clubs have a strong affinity for a specific nationality of players in the past and present. This is now a criteria in Visions of each Club.
Club Finances FixCurrently adjusts Chinese Clubs, as their financial representation is still extremely overpowered.
Improved Salaries + Values + SponsorsAdjusted Market values to replicate transfer fees better. Increased potential Salaries for Top-players. Decreased salaries for some Nations.
FM24 Leagues Mega Pack by @Timo@A growing collection of updates for unplayable nations but also expanding the structure of playable ones.
Leagues Megapack by qwert2Unlock more than 200 additional leagues around the world.
Geographics & LanguagesAdded missing info for 5500+ cities and 1800+ Local Regions. Also added 100+ new languages, edited 181 nations and 1,800+ regions.
Nik33's Agents packIncludes about 1,025 real life agents and their connections to 13.000+ players/clients.
Real Life Agents by pr0With specific attributes & clients adding more realism to the game.
Players & Staff
New Players / Staff by SirTAVARESCreated more than 100 new player and staff to add in your game.
New Players & New Staff by pr0 (2 files)New players and new staff created who don't exist in the current database.
Staff Attribute AdjustmentsThis improves the behaviour of AI managers in four areas.
Alternative Youth RatingChanges the National Youth Ratings, Game Importance and state of development for each Nation.
Club Data FixesAdds a lot of missing data for almost 700 1st and 2nd division clubs in 150 nations worldwide.
Other Changes by pr0Changes in general which include second nationalities, affiliations between teams, new stadiums, favourite personnel etc.
Data Tweaks by SirTAVARESThousands of changes to improve the gaming experience. Also created people missing from the game.
Realistic InjuriesThis file increases the probability of injury by approx. 20% and further increases the number of injuries caused by sprints.
Data BundlesMany of the addons listed above are included in the following bundles and you can grab each of them as a single download.
Realism Increase Megapack by Daveincid
Data Update Packs by pr0 & Transfers by FMTU
SirTAVARES' Data Tweaks
I will keep updating this list from time to time to ensure it always reflects all the quality addons that raise the realism in Football Manager 2024.
If you think something's missing and should be added, let me know in the comments.