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Unlock Germany, China, South Korea and Japan national teams in FM14

How to make the German, Chinese, South Korean and Japanese national teams playable in Football Manager 2014.
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Stam's avatar Administrators Stam 2013-10-17 12:50
gr 2497 posts 916 likes joined Oct 03, 2006

As with previously installments of Football Manager, FM14 has certain files that prevent you from managing certain national teams and from current real players showing up in their rosters due to licensing issues.

The national teams with the problem:
  • Germany
  • China
  • South Korea
  • Japan

How to fix

Fixing this is relatively simple, but the effects will only apply to games you have created after fixing it.

Go to:

Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ football manager 2014 \ data \ db \ 1400 \ lnc \ all

[username] > library > Application support > Steam > steamapps >common > football manager 2014 > data > db > 1400 > lnc > all

Here you will find 3 or more files:
  • fake.lnc
  • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
  • nleague.lnc.
Simply delete these 3 files and create a new savegame or wait until the next time international squads are announced on your current savegame. (thanks Smexter)

You need to repeat this process with the 1430 folder as well.

Here is the complete list of what is unlocked by deleting them:
  • National teams of Germany, China, South Korea 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 :)
This post was edited by Stam (2014-08-15 13:24, 4 years ago)
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Rafe83's avatar Group Rafe83 2013-10-31 13:53
sg 2 posts 3 likes joined Oct 23, 2011
Hey Stam,

Do we need to delete the rest of the files in the 'all' folder too?

And should we? What are the possible implications?
Many thanks for your advice!

mxl's avatar Group mxl 2013-11-01 09:25
00 2 posts joined Oct 29, 2012
Does this work in savegames also ?
levato's avatar Group levato 2013-11-04 19:27
br 2 posts joined Sep 14, 2011
So there's no way it can work on saved games then?
jobflores24's avatar Group jobflores24 2013-11-20 01:31
00 1 posts joined Nov 20, 2013
i did your instructions but i can't see Japan. What league should i load? Thanks
marceloOrigoni's avatar Group marceloOrigoni 2013-11-23 00:04
00 1 posts joined Nov 23, 2013
for anyone interested to find it under linux, this is the location

~/.steam/steam/SteamApps/common/Football Manager 2014/data/db/1400/lnc/all
ghostlymop13's avatar Group ghostlymop13 2013-11-28 13:45
00 1 posts joined Nov 28, 2013
Hey, I am having some trouble with this. First of all, I am on a mac. When I get onto the Application Support, there is no file called steam. I have searched for the file but there is no result. If anyone could help that would be great. Thanks.
Smexter's avatar Group Smexter 2013-12-10 21:02
00 1 posts joined Dec 04, 2011
This DOES change things in games you've already created, it just doesn't happen instantly. All you have to do is wait until the next international squads are announced and these nations will have proper squads.

Literally just happened in my save, and has happened for me in every football manager that has had this problem. I have no idea why more people don't know that it changes saved games too.
gursoyklr's avatar Group gursoyklr 2013-12-17 12:21
00 1 posts joined Nov 20, 2013
nice work cant change sameway on REAL TIME EDITOR SAVED GAME>?
roronoarh's avatar Group roronoarh 2014-01-15 12:51
00 1 posts joined Jan 15, 2014
how to load
thank you very much
This post was edited by roronoarh (2014-01-15 12:57, 4 years ago)
peepiew's avatar Group peepiew 2014-01-25 16:00
00 1 posts joined Jan 25, 2014
thank you very much
Tonna Emenuga's avatar Group Tonna Emenuga 2014-02-06 22:25
00 1 posts joined Feb 06, 2014
howardsheng1999's avatar Group howardsheng1999 2014-02-09 13:46
00 2 posts joined Feb 09, 2014
sun_1983's avatar Group sun_1983 2014-02-18 13:33
00 1 posts joined Feb 17, 2014
great job man...
The 510 Series's avatar Group The 510 Series 2014-03-09 18:26
am 631 posts 49 likes joined Aug 06, 2013
How do you unlock club teams in Japan & Korea? Cheers.
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