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Fake Teams Fix

Lazy Oct 22, 2021 Last modified: 6 Nov 93,185 views

Due to licencing the national of Germany and Japan aren't playable in the standard edition of Football Manager. This guide will help you fix that!

This fix will apply on ALL versions of Football Manager. Just replace the xx in the folders with the version you are using and you will find the same folder structure.

What will this fix correct?

  • National teams of Japan & Germany become playable
  • It will enable real player faces for certain national teams
  • Fix real names of certain people
  • Fix names for several Scandinavian competitions
  • Restore real players from several clubs
  • Fix club, league and stadium colors for Asian clubs

What will this not fix?

  • Correct team names for Portuguese, Brazilian and other clubs
  • Correct Team colors for Brazilian and other clubs
  • Correct league and club names for competitions all over the world

To use real club and competition names, please download The Football Manager Update.

How to fix fake German & Netherlands national teams?

In FM24 the national teams of both Germany and the Netherlands are fake due to licencing issues. This is easy to fix though.

1. Locate the following folder; 
Windows: \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400\lnc\all

Mac: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2024/database/data/db/2400/lnc/all

2. delete the file: fake.lnc

By deleting the fake.lnc file you will be able to manage both the German and Dutch national team in Football Manager. This will also enable the player faces and pictures of the players in the national team for German, Dutch and also the French national team.

How to remove fake Brazilian club names

Due to licensing issues the names of the Brazilian clubs are changed in Football Manager to three lettre abbreviations. By applying this fix you will easily enable the real names.

1. Locate the following folder: 
Windows: \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400\dbc\permanent

Mac: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2024/database/data/db/2400/dbc/permanent

1.1. delete the files: brazil_kits.dbc and forbidden names.dbc 

2. Locate the following folder: 
Windows: \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400\dbc\permanent\language

Mac: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2024/database/data/db/2400/dbc/permanent\language

2.2. Delete the file Licensing2.dbc

It is important to follow these steps before starting a new save or even before using the FMInside Real Names Fix files.

How to fix fake national teams of China and Korea

The national teams of China and Korea are also fake in the standard database of FM24. Follow these steps to fix this:

1. Locate the following folder; 
Windows: \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400\lnc\all

Mac: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2024/database/data/db/2400/lnc/all

2. delete the file: nleague.lnc

How to fix the fake name of German & Dutch managers

By applying this fix you will enable the real names of several German staff members in FM24, including Germany's national team manager Julian Nagelsmann and Bayern Munich's Thomas Tuchel.

1. Locate the following folder: 
Windows: \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2300\edt\permanent

Mac: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2024/database/data/db/2400/edt/permanent

2. delete the file: fake.lnc

How to fix the fake name of AS Roma (FM23)

The AS Roma was taken out of Football Manager 2023 after the winter update. This fix will bring back the name to it's original. This fix is not needed for FM24. Other Italian club names can't be fixed by removing a file from the FM24 database. For this you will need to download our FM24 real name fix.

1. Locate the following folder: 
Windows: \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2023\data\database\db\2330\lnc\all

Mac: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2023/database/data/db/2330/lnc/all

2. delete the files:  roma.lnc

Important!

With every new database SI launch (after the winter patch), you will have to follow the steps above again to make sure all of the above fixes keep on working.

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