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Real Names Fix for Football Manager 2010

You might have noticed that Football Manager 2010 has the same licensing problems as the previous versions, some league names are displayed incorrectly, using fake names instead of the real ones. The best example is “Premier Division” instead of “Barclays Premier League”. Fortunately there is a solution to that, I already installed it in my game.

You might have noticed that Football Manager 2010 has the same licensing problems as the previous versions, some league names are displayed incorrectly, using fake names instead of the real ones. The best example is “Premier Division” instead of “Barclays Premier League“. Fortunately there is a solution to that, I already installed it in my game.


premier league fix

How to install

1. Download this file.

2. Extract to

– if you bought the game through Steam – C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\football manager 2010\data\db\1000

– if you installed the game from a CD/DVD – C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\football manager 2010\data\db\1000

Overwrite any files if asked. And that’s it, you’ll have the shiny real names in your game.

47 Comments

47 Comments

  1. Dave

    November 30, 2009 at 16:52

    Nice one mate, appreciate you sharing all these. The facepacks, ad boards and now this really make the game look alot better

    Havent found any good kit packs have you?

    Cheers

    Dave

    • JohnnyKarp

      November 30, 2009 at 20:22

      I’m happy you find these useful Dave. I found a kits pack for the English leagues, from League Two to EPL, I’ll post it here soon.

  2. Dave

    November 30, 2009 at 20:59

    Nice one mate, cheers

  3. sham

    December 19, 2009 at 22:49

    hi mate,

    thanks for uploading this file, however..
    i have downloaded this and it works for my games prior to updating the game but now the 10.2 update goes back to the ‘fake’ competition names.

    any ideas on how i can resolve this?

    thanks again

    • Johnny Karp

      December 19, 2009 at 22:58

      Sham, please try downloading the file again and repeating the process, installing the patch probably replaced the no-fake files with the fake ones. So if you replace the fake files with the “fixed” ones things should work. In my game things didn’t change after installing the patch, I have it through Steam. You probably installed the game from a CD/DVD.

  4. sham

    December 20, 2009 at 02:40

    fixed it mate. had to find the 1002 folder which is the update folder and put it in there, how a few words can make the game so much more realistic!

    • Johnny Karp

      December 20, 2009 at 12:46

      Good, I’m happy that you found the solution.

  5. Rakim

    December 27, 2009 at 16:01

    Is this file save-game compatible? I’m several seasons in and cannot afford to lose my progress and start all over for the real competition names.

    Also, is there a list of which leagues/competitions it changes? Does it only change league/competition names or does it change club names too? If you can tell me what exactly it changes, I’d appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Johnny Karp

      December 27, 2009 at 16:30

      @Rakim
      It is save game compatible but you can always back up the files before replacing them just to be safe. As far as I know it only changes a few competition names, I don’t have the whole list.

  6. Kevin Y

    December 28, 2009 at 18:39

    I’m getting an error message from WinRAR when I attempt to extract the file saying “Access Denied – There are no files to extract,” What am I doing wrong?

    • Johnny Karp

      December 28, 2009 at 19:12

      The file might not have downloaded correctly or there might be an issue with WinRar. You can try using a different program to extract the thing, Izarc and Peazip are my favorites.

  7. Rian

    January 4, 2010 at 13:05

    i extracted my files using WinRAR to the folders you told me to put it in, but the names won’t appear in my game, please help

    • Johnny Karp

      January 4, 2010 at 13:26

      Rian, if you have installed the latest patch you have to find the 1002 folder which is the update folder and extract the files in there.

  8. Rian

    January 4, 2010 at 15:15

    thanks for the speedy response but i do not have the latest patch, i will tell you exactly what i done – downloaded it into my documents, i didn’t have the folders you were talking about so i created them and extracted the downloaded file to the folder using WinRAR.

    • Johnny Karp

      January 4, 2010 at 15:54

      Rian, what you did is not right, there’s no way it will work. The instructions that I wrote in the post don’t say anything about My Documents or creating folders. Please check again.

      2. Extract to

      – if you bought the game through Steam – C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\football manager 2010\data\db\1000

      – if you installed the game from a CD/DVD – C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\football manager 2010\data\db\1000

      Overwrite any files if asked. And that’s it, you’ll have the shiny real names in your game.

  9. DSMT

    January 9, 2010 at 01:05

    You can open the files in the Zip using Notepad if you want to see the changes they are making.
    A lot of them seem to just add the sponsors name but it also changes Germany, Holland and France to use proper players (I hadn’t even realised they were all fake players until now and people like Ballack didn’t play for them and instead all the players had no club!)

  10. brian

    February 8, 2010 at 17:42

    when i go into the football manager folder there is no folder saying data so i created one. i take it that this is the reason its not workin 4 me wat do i do?

    • Johnny Karp

      February 8, 2010 at 17:47

      @Brian
      Please follow the instructions carefully, you don’t have to create any folders.

  11. brian

    February 8, 2010 at 18:42

    got it tanks jus kept goin to da wrong place

  12. Alex

    February 18, 2010 at 18:55

    downloaded it and extracted to 1002 but there are no fixed names.

    • Johnny Karp

      February 18, 2010 at 20:06

      Alex, the probable cause would be that you are not using the 10.2 database in your game but the old one. Try to extract it to the other folders mentioned in the post too.

  13. Braca

    February 20, 2010 at 14:57

    I click the download ‘this file’ button & it goes to BitComet & when it goes there to download it says “Torrent file decode failed!Please try to re-download the torrent” I have re-downloaded the torrent (Real Names Fix) plenty of times & it still isn’t working, any ideas please?

  14. Johnny Karp

    February 20, 2010 at 15:03

    @Braca
    I’ve tested the download again and it’s working just fine. I don’t know why it opens up BitComet for you, it’s not a torrent file! It’s just a zip file that you can download directly from where I uploaded it.

  15. Braca

    February 20, 2010 at 15:19

    @Johnny Karp
    So what do to recommend I do then?

  16. waugh

    April 11, 2010 at 16:28

    All I have is a db file. Shall I put it in there

    • Johnny Karp

      April 13, 2010 at 13:59

      @Waugh
      If you have a patch database installed then you should put it in another folder. Unfortunately I’m away from home right now and I don’t know the exact locations by heart. I hope you’ll manage to sort it out.

  17. Sears

    May 9, 2010 at 14:13

    Johnny,I’m having trouble Extracting the download on to football manager.I’m doing everything its telling me to but it still won’t come up.But it should work as I got it on the game before.

  18. Johnny Karp

    May 9, 2010 at 14:25

    @Sears
    I don’t understand exactly but I guess it is because if you started a new game it probably uses the 10.3 database. You have to find the folder where the 10.3 database is located. If you are using Steam I can point you to the exact folder, tell me if that’s the case.

  19. Sears

    May 9, 2010 at 19:31

    Johnny,yes I started a game using the 10.3 database.And no,I’m not using stream.

  20. Johnny Karp

    May 10, 2010 at 09:00

    @Sears
    Then you have to locate the folder where the 10.3 database files are located, it should be a folder named “update”. Then you should find something like this in there: data\db\1003 and replace fake the files with the fixed ones.

  21. Sears

    May 11, 2010 at 22:20

    Johnny,the name of the folder I think is ‘db’,but inside it is another folder called ‘inc 10.3 database’,is that it? but I extracted the files here but they didn’t come up on the game…..

  22. Johnny Karp

    May 11, 2010 at 22:29

    Sears, I think that the right path where to extract the files would be …\updates\update-1030\db\1030
    At least that’s how it is in my game but I installed it through Steam. You should try to locate where the “lnc” folder is and replace it with the folder extracted from the downloaded file.

  23. Sears

    May 11, 2010 at 23:44

    Johnny,I located the ‘inc’ folder,rep;aced it with the downloaded file and still no luck.I’v done everything I can think of and the fake names won’t go!

  24. Sears

    May 11, 2010 at 23:45

    Sorry,that should be replaced not ‘rep;aced’!

  25. Johnny Karp

    May 12, 2010 at 00:15

    Sears, I hope you didn’t replace the folder with the .zip file, did you? If you did just extract the file exactly to that location and it should be fine.

  26. Sears

    May 12, 2010 at 19:31

    Johnny,there the files that come up when I doulbe click the folder> C:\Documents and Settings\Brid\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\db\lnc10.3 database

    Is that the file the download goes into?

    • Johnny Karp

      May 12, 2010 at 20:31

      Sears, if you extract the .zip file you will have a folder called “lnc” with a folder called “all” inside of it and with a few files inside of that “all” folder. Just look into that folder that you indicated in the last comment and find if there is a folder named “lnc”. If there is one then you should replace it with the extracted folder.

  27. Sears

    May 12, 2010 at 20:47

    Johnny,there is no folder called ‘inc’.Its called ‘inc10.3database’,and its found within the folder called ‘db’.Is that the folder I extracht the.zip file to?

  28. Johnny Karp

    May 12, 2010 at 21:34

    Sears, as I said I have installed my game through Steam, you probably have it from a CD/DVD. The files and folders might be different because of that so I can’t tell you 100% where you should extract the zip file. I explained you how the mechanism works, try to figure out the rest or if not just keep the old trial and error approach until you succeed. Sorry that I can’t give you more precise instructions.

  29. Sears

    May 12, 2010 at 23:00

    Johnny,Thanks for your help anyway,much appricated!

  30. siperoth

    May 29, 2010 at 21:39

    It actually isn’t completely correct. For exampled the Greek leagues name is changed but the one the game had was the correct. It really is called Superleague.
    Am also a little confused. I have another file for the same thing and it doesn’t have an awards LNC file. What exactly does that file do?

    • Johnny Karp

      June 5, 2010 at 17:00

      @Siperoth
      The awards file has all the names for various awards like Player of the Season and so on. You can always change the names that you find not to be correct by editing the files yourself, I do that using Notepad in Windows.

  31. George

    June 18, 2010 at 04:18

    Hi Johnny:

    I have a MAC. Your file is useful for my game?

    thanks

    • Johnny Karp

      June 18, 2010 at 07:46

      @George
      I never played the game on a MAC so I don’t know for sure. In theory it should work just as fine on Mac OS as it does on Windows.

  32. Iakhovas

    June 20, 2010 at 11:00

    Thanks for this. Works perfectly fine, even on my save game. Nice to have real comp names so I don’t have to think about what it actually is for the cups. For anyone having trouble when patched, just extract all the files to data> updates> update 1030 (or 1020 if your on 10.2)> db > 1030 (or 1020). Don’t need to go into inc folder at all.
    Note that this was installed from DVD.

  33. Shea

    August 23, 2010 at 16:00

    When I click ‘download the file’ it just takes me back to the download page…

    Any suggestions on what to do?

    • Johnny Karp

      August 23, 2010 at 16:18

      You have to click on the part of text that says “this file”. Sorry about that.

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