FM 2014 Real Names Fix

FM 2014 Downloads

written by Johnny Karp


Get real names in Football Manager 2014, replacing “Premier Division” with “Premier League“, “Champions Cup” with “UEFA Champions League” and so on. Several real competition names are included in this fix, along with real award names, real names for Japanese teams and real players in the Germany national team.

After you install this fix you have to restart FM 2014 and your game should change to something similar to the following screen shots:

FM 2014 real competition names FM 2014 Premier League name FM 2014 Europa League name FM 2014 Champions League name FM 2014 real Germany team

Please note that the Germany national team will feature real players only after a squad is selected for an international match.

Here’s a quick glimpse of the most important things that are included in this download:

FM 2014 Real Competition Names

  • UEFA Champions League
  • UEFA Europa League
  • UEFA Super Cup
  • UEFA Youth League
  • Barclays Premier League
  • FA Cup Budweiser
  • Capital One Cup
  • Serie A TIM
  • Serie B Eurobet
  • Liga Zon Sagres
  • Liga Revoluçao by Cabovisao
  • Bundesliga
  • Raiffeisen Super League

FM 2014 Real Club Names

  • FC Porto
  • Benfica
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • Real names for Japanese clubs

FM 2014 Real Award Names

  • FIFA Ballon d’Or
  • Several nation-specific awards

If you want to download the FM 2014 real names fix, please click the button below:

FM 2014 Download

How to install FM 2014 real names fix

1. After downloading the file, which is a zip archive, you will have to extract it to this folder: Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>Football Manager 2014>data>db>1400>lnc

(basically you replace the “all” folder with the new one, along with all the files in it)

After patch 14.3 you also have to replace the “all” folder in Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>Football Manager 2014>data>db>1430>lnc

2. If asked whether you want to overwrite any existing files in that folder, select “yes”.

3. That’s it, start or re-start your game and enjoy!

If you found this useful please share it with your friends! Also, if you spot any teams or competitions in FM 2014 that need name changing, please let me know and I will work on a new version of this download to fix them.





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  • comment avatar Valdemar October 16, 2013

    Sporting Lisbon is in fact Sporting Clube de Portugal.

    Or Sporting CP, in short.

    Sporting Lisbon doesn’t exist.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 16, 2013

      It does in English. Same as FC Koln is Colonia in Italian.

      • comment avatar bigtukker October 16, 2013

        I don’t know how it’s done in English or Italian, but in Dutch we use Keulen for the city and the original name for the club. We also use Sporting Portugal, Sporting Lisbon, PSV Eindhoven etc. is like calling Arsenal “Arsenal London”.

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 16, 2013

          You are comparing two different things. Bottom line is the fix replaces SCP with Sporting Lisbon, which is the name most English-speaking football fans know.

          • comment avatar Pedro October 19, 2013

            FC Koln is german and its real name is FC Koln, so I can’t get where you were going with that example. In Portugal we call the city Colónia, but I prefer to use the team real name.

            I am a Sporting supporter and I hate that Sporting Lisbon thing. As said, the real name is Sporting Clube de Portugal; Sporting CP or even SCP would be more correct.

          • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 19, 2013

            Just delete the portugal.lnc file from the download and let’s get on with our lives. Or open it with Notepad and modify the Sporting name to whatever your preference is.
            The example was quite simple: have you ever heard Sporting Clube de Portugal in a BBC report, SkySports, CNN? I guess not. Just like I never heard FC Koln in Italian broadcasts or newspapers, every time it was FC Colonia. Sporting Lisbon is the name that is the most known and recognizable by the international English-speaking audience, that is my point.

          • comment avatar Pedro October 19, 2013

            Johny fisrt thing, thank you for having this file for us.

            Second, thank you for the tip about editing with note pad. I will do it.

            Third, Sporting supporters, generally speaking, hate when its team is refered as Sporting Lisbon. We know that Sporting Lisbon is commonly used by english speakers, but if we don’t try to correct it, the error will persist.

            Cheers.

          • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 19, 2013

            I know and I fully understand. It’s just a matter of “clash of cultures” if you want, it’s a lot easier for non-Portuguese people to refer to SCP as Sporting Lisbon. Just as it’s easier to say Benfica instead of Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

          • comment avatar Valdemar October 22, 2013

            1- thank you, Johhny Karp for the creation of these files.
            2- I think we go back to the FML beta, am I right?
            3- Yes, the file is easy to edit, so Sporting Lisbon, becomes Sporting CP, as I myself have done in previous Football Manager games.
            4- I only pointed out that the sporting fans don’t like the club being called Sporting Lisbon. We prefer only Sporting, Sporting CP, or Sporting Portugal, to differenciate from the Sporting Gijón, of the Spanish second league.
            5- as any Benfica fan wouldn’t like to have the club called Benfica Lisbon. It sounds just as ridiculous.
            6- or Chelsea London/Arsenal London/Aston Villa Birmingham/Juventus Turim/Lazio Roma/etc.
            7- but of course you can edit the name of any team on the game. You could easly call them “The dirty dozen” if you fancied it.
            8- having each one of us pointed out our point ov view, I think we can call the discussion ended.

            :)

          • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 22, 2013

            Don’t know what FML beta is but I know you’ve been around this site for a while know. As for Sporting, I have explained my point of you, you have stated yours, I have indicated an easy way to modify that file so I agree, that discussion is pretty much over. But I have to say that nobody in the English-speaking world ever says Benfica Lisbon, they do say Sporting Lisbon quite a lot though. No need to be ironic with “the dirty dozen” or the like, I can do irony too but I don’t see the point in this case.

          • comment avatar Darren Smith October 22, 2013

            Valdemar your point is taken, accepted and even agreed with. That has been done a few comments ago. Having said that it is impossible for it to change the download, unfortunately that is life, not exactly fair considering your views but there is no way, categorically, that any point you re-write will change that. So this exchange can now end there, as any other comments won’t be relevant to other readers looking for help with how to download etc, I would rather they didn’t have to read through loads of irrelevant comments to the subject they are looking for. Thanks

    • comment avatar Alex May 4, 2014

      I’m sorry, but nobody cares if ‘Sporting Lisbon’ is factually incorrect. For anyone who isn’t based in Portugal, that name is what gives them the most information. Bayern München will be continued to be referred to as ‘Bayern Munich’, even though it’s obviously ‘incorrect’. Nobody would know what the heck is HJK (Helsinki Football Club) unless it was referred to internationally as ‘HJK Helsinki’, which is obviously both redundant and incorrect.

      Furthermore, Sporting needs to be distinguished from the other clubs with the same name, for example Sporting Gijon. ‘Sporting CP’ or ‘SCP’ tells a wide audience absolutely nothing at all. And for obvious reasons, ‘Sporting Clube de Portugal’ does not work as a common name for the club any more than ‘Sport Lisboa e Benfica’, or ‘Braunschweiger Turn- und Sportverein Eintracht von 1895′ does.

      • comment avatar Valdemar May 4, 2014

        Your name is Alex. Everybody in your house knows you as Alex. You like being called Alex and feel some pride in your name.

        Now imagine you have another Alex in your work or class. Imagine they would start calling you Alex the fat because the other guy is very thin compaired to you.

        The fact that you choose to raise que point again, 7 months after it’s closed, is what puzzles me.

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp May 4, 2014

          Oh nooo, not this endless discussion again! For FM 15 I might consider doing two versions of the real names fix, one for Portugal and another for the rest of the world.

          • comment avatar Valdemar May 4, 2014

            Nah. No need. I think Alex was just taunting one of the 3 big clubs in Portugal.

  • comment avatar Bruno Jacinto October 16, 2013

    This doesnt count as an editor change, so you still keep all the leaderboards, or not?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 16, 2013

      It has nothing to do with the Editor.

      • comment avatar Bruno Jacinto October 16, 2013

        Thanks a lot then!

        On the other hand…. Sporting is Sporting Clube de Portugal, and its pretty dear to the portuguese supporters that name…

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 16, 2013

          I know but this is an international and mostly English-speaking community. You can edit that name out if you want or delete the portugal.lnc file from the downloaded folder.

  • comment avatar Atrick October 16, 2013

    Is there a link available not on mediafire? Can’t access mediafire at all.

  • comment avatar JackHayes89 October 16, 2013

    Can’t find the folder to extract this to, any help?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 17, 2013

      If you’re on Windows just open your C drive in Windows Explorer and follow the path that is listed in the post.

      • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 17, 2013

        There’s also a video that might help you: http://youtu.be/JBjrtA2r6Vc

      • comment avatar milos.radenkovic9 March 13, 2014

        I also coudln’t find the folder, then I did what you said here, went in windows explorer, in C drive, but i can’t find it. It’s not there. Do you know maybe how to find it or is it there another way?

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 13, 2014

          I’m sorry but I can’t know where a program is on your computer. Try to search the other drives, I don’t know.

          • comment avatar milos.radenkovic9 March 13, 2014

            Ok. I found it, but now, when i get in steam/steamapps- there is no common folder, just sourcemods folder which is empty. Do you maybe know something about that? Thanks

          • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 13, 2014

            Maybe you haven’t installed the game through Steam?

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  • comment avatar JackHayes89 October 17, 2013

    Thanks for the help. :)

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 17, 2013

      No problem at all, enjoy the game!

  • comment avatar k9 October 18, 2013

    help for a mac user?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 18, 2013

      Folder location is a bit different on macs, should be somewhere in Macintosh HD > Users > YOURACCOUNTNAME > Library > Application Support > Steam. Or something similar, I guess you could also use search to find the folder?

      • comment avatar k9 October 18, 2013

        yeah after the users bit i have no “library”

        and if i got to the “library” after macintosh HD and go into the application support there’s no steam

        • comment avatar k9 October 18, 2013

          found it, you have to hit the option key when on “go” in finder to get the library you’re looking for

          • comment avatar deksaint1 October 21, 2013

            how do you get the option key ;(

          • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 21, 2013

            What option key?

  • comment avatar Niels October 19, 2013

    Thank you so much for this.

    Although the Japanese national team still have fake players in the national team. How can I change that?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 19, 2013

      There should be real players in there but only after they pick a squad for a match.

      • comment avatar Niels October 19, 2013

        Im at the World Championship 2014, Germany is fine, Japan isn’t.

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 19, 2013

          Strange, I will look into that in a few minutes and see what can be done.

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 19, 2013

          There are real players for Japan in my game. Moreover, it has nothing to do with the real name fix as far as I can tell. Maybe you have loaded a small database and those players are just not in there?

          • comment avatar Niels October 19, 2013

            Thanks for the effort.
            I don’t know what is wrong here. It behaves like the german team because it finds the players under top players and they are present in teams like Man Utd, Schalke etc.

          • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 19, 2013

            Quite strange indeed. But again, it has nothing to do with this fix simply because there’s nothing to be fixed, there is no Germany-like restriction for the Japan team as far as I can tell.

  • comment avatar Yohan Cabbage October 21, 2013

    does this change the awards to their native language? Last year i downloaded one and then I managed in Ligue 1, all the awards were in french and i didn’t understand what the awards were for

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 21, 2013

      No, it doesn’t. There are some changes to awards names but none for France.

      • comment avatar Yohan Cabbage October 21, 2013

        all in english?

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 21, 2013

          They are in whatever way the game has them, I repeat that this download doesn’t change any names for French awards.

  • comment avatar Sam October 31, 2013

    Hi

    New to Mac and don’t have a clue how to go about this.

    Help would be appreciated?

    Cheers

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 31, 2013

      I have already replied to a similar question:
      “Folder location is a bit different on macs, should be somewhere in Macintosh HD > Users > YOURACCOUNTNAME > Library > Application Support > Steam.”
      Let me know if you need further help but keep in mind I don’t have a Mac so my knowledge of that Operating System is fairly limited.

  • comment avatar Pedro Fontan October 31, 2013

    Top work again Johnny thanks for the tip on how to change the name in the notepad i;m sure you understand the point of view as it is true that when i got to England and heard them calling it Sporting Lisbon i though ” what the hell??” xD
    But let’s not get into that again xD

  • comment avatar Franas November 1, 2013

    Is it fully working with the full game ? :)

  • comment avatar Strangelet November 1, 2013

    I think you forgot to comment out line “”FAKE_NATIONAL_TEAM” 116 1″ in nleague.lnc, which makes Japan team fake.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 1, 2013

      I will look into that. But the Japan national team was showing just fine in my game with the fix installed as it is now.

  • comment avatar w00ties November 6, 2013

    Can you upload this to the Steam Workshop?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 6, 2013

      If that would help you I would. But since you can easily download it from here, I don’t see why I would upload it there.

  • comment avatar PredOborG November 11, 2013

    This screwed up every name in the game for me… I tried preinstalling it couple times, deleted the main folder and the Sports Interactive folder in C:/Users and still it gives me random names for players, stuff and even my couch name now !!! Is there something to fix your fix ?!

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 12, 2013

      It deleted? Maybe you deleted. If you can follow the instructions on how to install it then it will work, if not I’m not responsible for what you delete in your computer.

      • comment avatar PredOborG November 12, 2013

        After I tried the fix it randomized every name in the game, even my profile name. Tried to reroll the changes with placing the original files back in the folder- didn’t work. Then uninstalled the game and installed it again- still same. 3rd thing I did was to completely remove every trace of the game and the fix from my PC (deleted all folders with Sports Interactive and registries containing Football Manager) and the random names are still occuring. For example Brendan Rodgers from Liverpool is now named Yusuf Ali Delgado…. The fake players option in preferences is ticked off.
        I know I made mistake when I put the files in the db folder without renaming the leagues but somehow the Editor is not working for me , it just stays on black screen and nothing happens even when I wait for 1 hour….
        Is there something I miss? Maybe the game sends all options to a cloud?

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 12, 2013

          Again, installing this fix according to the instructions can never ever cause what you describe is happening there. I’m not sure what you did there to be honest but I repeat for one last time: this fix does not and will not change the names of real players and staff like Brendan Rodgers. For all other problems you have with the Editor and so on, please ask SI tech for help, that also has absolutely nothing to do with our fix.

  • comment avatar HZ November 12, 2013

    Works like a charm.

    Thank you very much! :Þ

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 12, 2013

      No problem at all, enjoy the game!

  • comment avatar shizzle November 12, 2013

    Where can i find the real names of the players ?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 12, 2013

      Which players?

      • comment avatar shizzle November 12, 2013

        All the players… I have fake names

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 12, 2013

          That has nothing to do with this fix, maybe you have the wrong setting in game preferences or you opted against having real players when you started your save.

          • comment avatar shizzle November 12, 2013

            I know that has nothing to do with this fix, i just want to know how i can fix that

          • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 12, 2013

            When you set up the leagues and database size you want in your save there are some check boxes on the bottom side of the screen. One is “Use Fake Players” and I presume that is checked in your game. Try to start a new save and pay attention to that check box.

  • comment avatar shizzle November 12, 2013

    I installed the game and I saw fake names… I did nothing

  • comment avatar FatalDream November 12, 2013

    Hi, I downloaded the game but ; ALL players and personals names are diffirent ( I don’t select the fake names on the start ) How can ı fix this , also names are changing everytime …

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 12, 2013

      If you haven’t selected that option then I think there might be an issue with the game, best thing to do is to contact support on the official forum: community.sigames.com

  • comment avatar omar bassiony November 13, 2013

    i replaced the files but nothing

    names of players are not right

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 13, 2013

      Please read the comments above, this doesn’t fix the player names, the problem lies elsewhere.

      • comment avatar omar bassiony November 15, 2013

        okay thnx

  • comment avatar croc November 16, 2013

    does this resolve japanese national team players call up?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 16, 2013

      In my game there are real players in the Japan team once a squad is selected.

  • comment avatar Maulana Izzul Haq November 18, 2013

    its not work

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 18, 2013

      Yes it does, but only if you follow the instructions and only for what’s advertised to modify.

  • comment avatar Azrul November 25, 2013

    why my player names in my squads such as manchester united is not a real name….how to fix it ?????

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 25, 2013

      Please read the previous comments, some people have already asked that question.

      • comment avatar Azrul November 25, 2013

        i dont select the fake name…but all players names are wrong …..can you help me to fix it…

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 25, 2013

          Unfortunately I can’t help you with that, you should as on the official SI forum (community.sigames.com)

          • comment avatar Darren Smith November 25, 2013

            I have recently read that SI have made all names in the game fake if the game is a downloaded illegally. That would certainly explain a lot of these comments, buy the game and you’ll have the real game.

          • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 26, 2013

            Oh, that explains it! I suspected that but didn’t have any solid info about it.

  • comment avatar Dody November 26, 2013

    In my program files I can’t find “Steam” , what should I do ?

  • comment avatar aphexboro November 26, 2013

    Hi Johnny, wanted to say thanks a lot for a great download, but one thing I found wrong is that in the English leagues some of the awards are wrong. For example in the championship an award is listed as a Powerade award, and the Championship manager of the month is actually listed as League 1 manager of the season. Also in League 1 and 2 some awards are still listed as Coca Cola awards.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 27, 2013

      Yes, you are right, I forgot to change those. Until I manage to release a new version of this fix you can open the awards.lnc file with Notepad and edit those names.
      Not sure that the error of listing the Championship manager of the month as League 1 manager of the season is due to this fix though, that might be a game bug.

      • comment avatar aphexboro November 27, 2013

        I wasn’t able to edit files because it said it was an LNC file I think, and it wouldn’t let me open them

        • comment avatar aphexboro November 28, 2013

          Got it open and edited the wrong awards, barring them few awards it’s a great download so thanks a lot

          • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 28, 2013

            Excellent, glad we could help you enjoy the game better.

  • comment avatar Shawn November 29, 2013

    Hi bro, I started my game and I have all fake players. I’ve unticked the ‘use fake player’ box before starting the game. Does this patch solve that problem or it just helps renaming the leagues and awards only?
    Please help me :((

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp November 29, 2013

      Do you have a legal version of the game or a pirated one?

      • comment avatar Shawn December 1, 2013

        Pirated one. Hard to get legal ones here coz they don’t sell and no one buys. Getting the legal one this week through courier. Hope this problem is not in the original one.

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp December 1, 2013

          The legal game won’t have this problem.

          • comment avatar Albo January 21, 2014

            Nonsense.

  • comment avatar James L December 1, 2013

    You’ve named the FA Cup the FA Trophy. Deary me….

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp December 1, 2013

      You are mistaken James, the FA Cup is renamed FA Cup Budweiser. The FA Trophy is a totally different competition.

  • comment avatar Ievan December 6, 2013

    i don’t find the “steam” folder.. where can i find it? i have searched it in program files and other files.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp December 6, 2013

      Try using the search feature on your computer. It should be in Program Files though, that is if you haven’t set a custom location for it when you installed Steam.

      • comment avatar Romaro Murray March 5, 2014

        after i find the steam folder what should i do??

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 6, 2014

          Just follow the instructions in the post, nothing else.

  • comment avatar Gabriel James December 8, 2013

    Please answer me if you can: I have a huge, huge problem with my Football Manager 2014.I tried shifting it to my D drive since my C drive was getting full and that was where the problem started. When it couldn’t work on the D drive, I installed back on the C drive after deleting some files on it.

    Now, the “Sports Interactive” folder just won’t come up any more under “Documents.” I created another one and can now save my game but I can’t install logo and face packs. How can I make the game generate this folder instead of me creating it? Please help, I will appreciate it.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp December 8, 2013

      You can put the user data folder anywhere you want from game preferences, I suggest keeping it on D if you don’t have much space on C, the logos and all that can take up lots of space.

      • comment avatar Gabriel James December 8, 2013

        I emailed SEGA. They helped me with it. Let me paste what they said in case someone facing the same problem googles it:

        Please first delete the game. In the steam library right-click on ‘Football Manager 2014′ and selecte ‘delete local content’. Next, please do the following:
        Windows Vista and Windows 7:
        - Click “Start”
        - Within the “Search Programs and Files” box, paste the following then press “Enter”: %localappdata%/ (Make sure you press Enter, it may otherwise say ‘No items match your search’)
        - Delete the ‘Sports Interactive’ folder if present.
        Windows 8
        - Click “Desktop.”
        - Launch a file explorer window (a folder for example or just press the windows key + the letter “E” at the same time)
        - In the address bar at the top copy and paste the following then press “Enter”: %localappdata%/ (Make sure you press Enter, it may otherwise say ‘No items match your search’)
        - Delete the ‘Sports Interactive’ folder if present.
        Also delete this folder if it exists:
        MyDocuments\Sports Interactive
        Finally, please search you computer for other ‘Sports Interactive’ folders and delete them if they exist:
        Windowskey+F and enter ‘Sports Interactive’

  • comment avatar Luuk December 9, 2013

    It still says ECC when a team places for the Champions League?????

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp December 9, 2013

      And?????

    • comment avatar Gabriel James December 9, 2013

      You didn’t do it right then. Everything has the correct name in mine.

  • comment avatar Roy December 10, 2013

    I applied this fix, but it didn’t make the Japanese team appear, same with the J-League team names. I noticed there was no nleague.inc file in the download. The German & Korean names all were right once they their squads were called up, but not for Japan.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp December 10, 2013

      Japan was OK in my game once a squad was called up so I’m not sure what the problem was there.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp December 12, 2013

      I have checked again and the fix doesn’t seem to be working for the Japanese team any more, should be because of the latest patch but I don’t have a solution yet.

  • comment avatar ibrazkov December 10, 2013

    bonsoir. j’ai telecharger fm 2014 mais les noms des joueurs sont en russe, korean…… comment dois je faire pour retablir

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp December 11, 2013

      Tu l’as telecharge d’ou?

  • comment avatar Jimmy Wong December 11, 2013

    I applied the fix. But after I restart the game, delete the initial save, and create a new game, the problem is still there

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp December 12, 2013

      I don’t understand exactly which is the “problem” you are referring to.

      • comment avatar Jimmy Wong December 13, 2013

        After applying the fix, the competition name problem is fixed. However, the problem of the player’s name is still there.

        And I am not so sure that I apply the fix correctly, because there are 10 files in ‘Football Manager 2014\data\db\1400\lnc\all’. They are:
        awards.lnc
        competitions.lnc
        fake.lnc
        greek name change.lnc
        italian awards.lnc
        korean name change.lnc
        lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
        portugal.lnc
        turkish name change.lnc

        Also, I don’t know if there is a problem of my download source. I download from LINK REMOVED

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp December 13, 2013

          Jimmy, the problem is that you have a pirated copy, if you buy the game you wouldn’t have that problem. This real name fix refers only to competition names, award names and everything else that is listed in the post, it doesn’t fix the player names in illegal copies of the game.

          • comment avatar Albo January 21, 2014

            No it is not – i have a legal game and everything is the same… so please stop saying ‘problem is in pirated version blah, blah’… just say ‘i don’t know’ because you don’t.

          • comment avatar Johnny Karp January 21, 2014

            Fake player names in pirated copies is a well-known problem, so I guess you don’t know what you are talking about. If you can try to explain what your problem is I might try to help you.

  • comment avatar Bo January 4, 2014

    Why is there a fake.Inc file in there? Isn’t that the file that keeps the german national team fake? In my game I have just deleted all the files in the ‘all’ folder, but I am afraid of that not holding up once the next patch is released?

    Thanks in advance.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp January 4, 2014

      I have modified the fake.lnc file to show the real German national team, that’s why it’s still there.

  • comment avatar Sean Rainey (@sean_rainey) January 5, 2014

    Since adding this ‘Fix’ I have been unable to click on many of the award links i.e. the underline won’t appear when hovering over the award title/name meaning it won’t allow me to see past winners. I also can’t access the past winner list through the awards section under each competition.

    Any suggestions?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp January 5, 2014

      I have the fix installed too and I can see awards history just fine, checked FIFA Ballon d’Or and Premier League awards as well. Not sure about the hyperlinked names, I assume the problem is in news, I was unable to verify that. However, since both you and me have the same fix installed and only you have those problems I can suppose that there’s something else to blame.

      • comment avatar Sean Rainey (@sean_rainey) January 5, 2014

        Thanks for your reply. I’ve attached two images to show you my issue:

        http://imageshack.com/a/img812/5822/k7m8.png – This one shows you a hyperlink which is working

        http://imageshack.com/a/img703/5672/r0e2.png – Then in this one you can see that there is no hyperlink option on the Ballon d’Or.

        I’ll maybe just redownload and replace.

        • comment avatar Sean Rainey (@sean_rainey) January 5, 2014

          I’ve attached another image to help show my issue

          http://imageshack.com/a/img835/2363/elzs.png

          UPDATE: I’ve redownloaed the fix and it didn’t seem to do anything……

          • comment avatar Johnny Karp January 5, 2014

            I checked and there’s no problem with the Ballon d’Or hyperlink in the search screen in my game. Also, the fix has nothing to do with those Portuguese awards. That said, I believe that re-downloading and re-installing this fix won’t do anything to solve your problem simply because it has nothing to do with the fix. I’m sorry but I don’t know how to solve your issue. Maybe re-install FM 2014 or verify game files on Steam?

          • comment avatar Sean Rainey (@sean_rainey) January 5, 2014

            Thanks Johnny. Currently verifying the game cache on Steam so hoping that will do the trick!

  • comment avatar noob January 8, 2014

    I haven’t install steam. so i can’t use this in my game? is that it?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp January 8, 2014

      If you haven’t installed Steam then you must have a pirated copy of the game. And that means the conversation ends here, we don’t support piracy.

  • comment avatar Matt Blakemore January 18, 2014

    Hi mate, after I downloaded it, I clicked to load my most recent saved game and it wouldn’t load, so I tried to go on ‘Load Game’ and load the game I selected but it wouldn’t load. I was wondering whether you knew anything I could do to get my game back?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 18, 2014

      Sorry faults like that aren’t as a result of this download, so not sure what the problem is. I guess the first question is have you bought the game legally or downloaded a pirated copy?

      • comment avatar Matt Blakemore January 18, 2014

        I’ve had it since it came out as a BETA version, so yeah, as legally as is possible! It must be something else, I’ve had a few problems with it lately.Do you know any way in which I can get back a game that’s no longer able to load? Thank you for any help you can give.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith January 18, 2014

          Sorry mate, that is an issue for SI to solve. You should visit the SI forum and report your problem there, they will be able to offer technical help we can’t.

  • comment avatar kemey January 19, 2014

    HOW THE FUCK CAN I FIND THE STEAM FOLDER???

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 19, 2014

      I think the instructions are very simple but to clarify it should be in your program files or program files (X86) unless you have illegally downloaded the game of course.

      • comment avatar Hady Elleik January 29, 2014

        but if you bought a cd you can install it in any place you want

        • comment avatar Darren Smith January 30, 2014

          I don’t think that is correct actually. You still have to activate through Steam and setup the game through steam regardless and to change these files it can be done through steam, which is very simple to do, hence the instructions, hence the comment. When you say any place you want, exactly what place are you talking about?

  • comment avatar Aaaargh January 28, 2014

    I have a pirated version and everything works just fine! Thank you.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp January 28, 2014

      Then I guess you got lucky.

    • comment avatar joe August 11, 2014

      how did u get the player names sorted?

  • comment avatar themuzzkat January 30, 2014

    Did everything correct, but it still shows the fake names. Did it twice, actually. This is frustrating! Can someone, anyone, help me, please?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp January 30, 2014

      If you have followed the instructions then all the names that are supposed to be fixed are fixed. If it’s yet another comment about fake player names, then please read some of the comments above.

  • comment avatar SDASDA January 30, 2014

    LINK ROTO !@

  • comment avatar João Reis February 28, 2014

    Hello mate!

    After the 14.3 update the names went back to the old and wrong ones and i can’t find a way to put them back to the real ones. Any idea on this one?

    Best wishes
    João Reis
    Portugal

  • comment avatar João Reis March 1, 2014

    Just figured it out. I was updating the 1400 folder instead of the 1430 one. Feeling quite stupid right now -_-’

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 1, 2014

      No problem, glad you sorted it out without my help :)

  • comment avatar beyram chommakh April 19, 2014

    Doesn’t work, no changes after patch :(

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp April 20, 2014

      It does work, you just have to pay attention at the instructions:
      “After patch 14.3 you also have to replace the “all” folder in Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>Football Manager 2014>data>db>1430>lnc”

  • comment avatar Jankat April 26, 2014

    Hey man it’s not working and I don’t have 1430 folder on db. I have 1400.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp April 28, 2014

      It is working for thousands of people. If you don’t have that folder then I guess you haven’t installed the patch for some reason.

  • comment avatar kc April 30, 2014

    Does this fix the names of players in the premier league?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp April 30, 2014

      No, only a legal copy of the game would fix that.

  • comment avatar Abex Umar June 29, 2014

    my football manager 2014 reloaded have wrong player names and d “use fake player” box is unticked i need help please

  • comment avatar Cameron Brown July 30, 2014

    Does this work on mac? It works with .dbc files but your download is .inc? Thanks.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp July 30, 2014

      I think you are looking in the wrong folder, you have to find the lnc folder and not the dbc one. As far as I know they are the same on both Mac and Windows.

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