Football Manager 21 : How to Have Real Club Names



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We all know what the biggest drawback to Football Manager 2021 is. We have had it for a while now with all FM titles. It’s of course the fake club and player names that they put instead of the real ones.

Football Manager 21 : How to Have Real Club Names

The simple explanation for this is that, licenses to use the real clubs’ logos and names cost a lot. They can’t go around and put any club they see fit. Instead, they create fake ones, but identical copies of the real-life clubs.

But I will show you how you can have real club names in Football Manager 21!

How to Have Real Club Names – Football Manager 21

This process is quite hard and extensive, so I won’t bore you with any details, I will just jump right into how to have real club names in FM 21:

  1. Download the FM Real Names License Fix.
  2. Extract the files from the archive to a temporary spot, most preferably your desktop.
  3. Now, find the 2111 folder for FM21.
    1. PC – Steam: Program Files (x86)SteamsteamappscommonFootball Manager 2021datadatabasedb2111
    2. PC – Epic Games: Program FilesEpic GamesFootballManager2021datadatabasedb2111
    3. Mac – Steam: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2021/database/data/db/2111/
    4. Mac – Steam: /Users/Shared/Epic Games/FootballManager2021/database/data/db/2111/
  4. Go to the “Inc” folder, then the “all” sub-folder.
  5. Delete these three files:
    1. Lic_dan_swe_fra.Inc
    2. Nleague.Inc
    3. Fake.Inc
  6. Take the files “FM21 Fix by FMScout.Inc” and “FM21 Club Names by FMScout.Inc” from desktop, and move them to the “all” sub-folder.
  7. Navigate 2 times outside the current folder to get to the “edt” folder, and enter it. Then, open the “permanent” folder.
  8. You will see a “fake.edt” file, delete it.
  9. Navigate two folders back yet again. Enter the “dbc” folder and then the “permanent” folder. Delete all six of the following files:
    1. Zebra award.dbc
    2. Zebra turin fake staff.dbc
    3. Brazil_kits.dbc
    4. Forbidden names.dbc
    5. Licensing2.dbc
    6. Licensing2_chn.dbc
  10. That’s it! Now you can launch FM21 and enjoy it.

Now, I know that this process might seem overwhelming to most, but once you do it it’s pretty straightforward, just make sure to follow the steps carefully, and not to miss a step.

If by any chance you have started a save game way before 21.1 patch, then you will need to apply this process to that folder as well.

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