Download Real Names Fix for Football Manager 2012

FM 2012 Downloads

written by Johnny Karp

Due to licensing restrictions some competition, awards and team names in Football Manager 2012 are not the real ones. Sports Interactive can’t do much about that but we can ;) What I am offering you today is a way to see the real competition names, real award names and real team names in FM 2012 through a very small download and a very simple procedure. Once you install the fix you will be able to see glorious real names in your game, like this:

So, instead of Premier Division or Champions Cup you will see the real names that you are used to but this fix offers a lot more: real names for Japanese Clubs, real names for International Awards and quite a few more.

Now let’s get to it. First download the file by clicking the picture below:

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How to install

The file is a zip archive so you will have to extract it to a location of your choice using an archive utility program like WinZip, 7-zip or others. Once you extract the files you will have a folder containing four files as shown in the screen shot below:

Now you will have to copy those four files to the following location and overwrite any old files if asked:

Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>football manager 2012>data>db>1200>lnc>all

Once there will be patches released by SI you will also have to copy those files to the update locations, those will be like this (XXXX replaces the update number, those will probably be 1210, 1220 and so on):

Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>football manager 2012>data>updates>update-XXXX>db>XXXX>lnc>all

AND

Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>football manager 2012>data>db>XXXX>lnc>all

Please note that you will have to copy the files to both locations listed once you install an official patch.

It’s quite simple but if you have any trouble you can always ask me for help. If you like this download please show your support by tweeting this post, liking it on Facebook or sharing it via Google +1, all these links are just below the post title. Thanks and enjoy the game!

The founder and co-owner of the website, a Romanian Football Manager addict. He’s been playing the game since CM ’97-’98, never missed any of the versions since then. His footballing career stopped before it began, he liked playing the game but disliked having to run around like crazy during the pretty harsh training sessions. He’s a supporter of the Romanian national team, Universitatea Craiova, Arsenal, Barcelona and… the Blyth Spartans! You can contact him at johnny[at]footballmanagerstory[dot]com

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plobdork
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plobdork

very helpful johnny thank you :P

Marklar
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Marklar

I’ve deleted the original files in the “all” folder to get real players in the German national team.
Will these files undo that?

Laxeyman
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I’ve done all that, but for some reason the names haven’t changed. Do you have to restart the game to see the changes Johnny?

TheZiggy
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That’s great stuff. It’s only names, but it’s always nicer to see the real ones.

Nicholas Phipps
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Nicholas Phipps

Working well for me, thanks :)

vaibhavc
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vaibhavc

It will be helpful for me, thanks!

huckleberrypie
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huckleberrypie

does this work for mac???

Adam Pemberton
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Adam Pemberton

how do i download this lol

Matthew Webb
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Matthew Webb

It won’t let me download, when I try and click on the pic all i get is a page loading up with an error message. Anyone else got this problem??

Sears
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Thanks a mil Johnny! I couldn’t get these onto the game last year, so I’m hoping for a better result this yr ;) Cheers pal!

Graeme Faz
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Graeme Faz

hello mate, whats the crack with the german national team?? how do get the real players in it??

Mick
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Mick

This fix doesn’t fix the Portugal league. team like Sporting Lisbon etc? kindly update it?

Peter
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Peter

One question on the update 1202 folder i cant find a db folder. Can you help me on that?

Peter
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Peter

And by the way, as a Portuguese person and a true lover of Sporting I feel the need to inform you guys that the name is not Sporting Lisbon but Sporting Clube de Portugal or Sporting CP. It’s just the lack of recent european history that makes it show like that on Champions League games

lol
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lol

hey when i go to the folder updates/updateXXXX/ the db folder does not exist :( what can i do?

Ivo
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Ivo

Thanks for the fix,but i cant find the directory :Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>football manager 2012>data>db>1200>lnc>all

I have only this: Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>football manager 2012 demo>

Andrew Taylor
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Andrew Taylor

Can you please change the FA Cup sponsor from eon to budweiser?

Sears
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Yes!! Finally, these showed up properly in my game :) Was chatting to guys on steam, and they told me how to install them properly as I couldn’t, AGAIN :D Least I’ll know how to install them prop in the future… :)

jumpsker arsenal
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jumpsker arsenal

i dont file the ‘steam’ file….so,what i have to do?

Sunny Nayak
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Sunny Nayak

Hello there Johnny, I would like to mention that the real names of cup competitions in Spain still are the same, Copa del Rey is still spanish cup and Supercopa de España is still showing as spanish super cup… Could you please show me the way how to change it into these real names..!

Sam Horsley
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Sam Horsley

What does these files consist of?
So the Awards – Sorts the awards out.
Competitions sorts the competition names out.
But what does the, ”Fake” and ”nleague” do?

Bence Répási
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Hi Johnny and thank you for this cool download! It’s a lot more realistic and with the logo pack they are great addition to the game.

Conor Donovan
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Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>football manager 2012>data>db>1200>lnc>all

How do you find that location?

Muhammad Azli Rusli
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you suppose to find in SEGA>FOOTBALL MANAGER 2012>DATA>DB>1200>INC>ALL

harden
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harden

hey

can I get some help here. I’m doing work all of the updates in the form of a classic game.
but not football manager version.