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Unlock Germany and Japan national teams in FM20

How to make the German and Japanese national teams playable in Football Manager 2020.
Started on 28 October 2019 by Stam
Latest Reply on 14 August 2020 by coppicat
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As with previously installments of Football Manager, FM20 should have certain files that will 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
  • Japan

How to fix

Fixing this is relatively simple.

Go to:

Windows
Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ Football Manager 2020 \ data \ database \ db \ 20XX \ lnc \ all

Mac
[username] > library > Application support > Steam > steamapps >common > Football Manager 2020 > data > database > db > 20XX > lnc > all

Here you will find a few files. Look for 2 files in particular:
  • fake.lnc
  • nleague.lnc.
Simply delete those 2 files and create a new savegame, or wait until the next time international squads are announced on your current savegame.

Here is the complete list of what is unlocked by deleting them:
  • National teams of Germany and Japan become playable.
  • Enable player pics for national teams of The Netherlands and France.
  • Restore real players for the team Albirex Niigata (Singapore).
  • Fix colors and names for various clubs, stadiums, cities in Japan.

Enjoy :)

Note: We will update these instructions if needed when the FM20 Beta drops.

Football Manager 2020 Real Names Licence Fix

Our exclusive FM 2020 Real Names License Fix updates competitions, clubs and awards with their real names, but also fixes the problems with the aforementioned national teams.
New patch 20.1.0 is out now, so if you start a new save after updating, you need to go through the instructions for the new folder 2010 as well.
2000
2001
2010

wich one should i change?
All of them
1
The international squads were announced on my current saved game but I still cant use them.
It works if I start a new game only.
Any solution to get Germany on a current game?
Thanks
2019-10-28 09:49#262195 Stam : As with previously installments of Football Manager, FM20 should have certain files that will 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
  • Japan

How to fix

Fixing this is relatively simple.

Go to:

Windows
Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ Football Manager 2020 \ data \ database \ db \ 20XX \ lnc \ all

Mac
[username] > library > Application support > Steam > steamapps >common > Football Manager 2020 > data > database > db > 20XX > lnc > all

Here you will find a few files. Look for 2 files in particular:
  • fake.lnc
  • nleague.lnc.
Simply delete those 2 files and create a new savegame, or wait until the next time international squads are announced on your current savegame.

Here is the complete list of what is unlocked by deleting them:
  • National teams of Germany and Japan become playable.
  • Enable player pics for national teams of The Netherlands and France.
  • Restore real players for the team Albirex Niigata (Singapore).
  • Fix colors and names for various clubs, stadiums, cities in Japan.

Enjoy :)

Note: We will update these instructions if needed when the FM20 Beta drops.

Football Manager 2020 Real Names Licence Fix

Our exclusive FM 2020 Real Names License Fix updates competitions, clubs and awards with their real names, but also fixes the problems with the aforementioned national teams.

Hi

This is my first time trying to fix the license issues but I cant seem to unlock the German National team which is still full of fake players despite having been called up several times. Everything else seems to be fine now.

Is this not how the folders should look? The folders 2000, 2001, 2010 and 2013 are all empty.

https://imgur.com/a/5uqgnh6
coppicat, if all steps are followed it should work. Did you wait until the next international window? The squad will only fill with real players at the first international window of the save.
2020-08-12 10:43#277074 Justice : coppicat, if all steps are followed it should work. Did you wait until the next international window? The squad will only fill with real players at the first international window of the save.

Hi there and thanks for answering. Yes the folders have looked like that for a season now and its really frustrating. Did you take a look?

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