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FM19 Real Names Fix

FM19 Real Names FixYou'll need to apply the FM19 Real Names Fix to have real competition, club, nation and player names in Football Manager 2019.

Fake competition and player names that you see in FM 2019 is due to legal rights.

Sports Interactive are doing their best to secure as many licenses possible for each Football Manager edition, but some FA’s just don’t provide them with the legal rights and this is where the fix for fake names kicks in.

In just a few easy steps, you’ll have all the real competition and player names showing in your game.

Follow the steps provided below, start a new game and see the difference.

I'll try to walk you through this as painless as possible.

How to install FM19 Real Names Fix

First, you must exit your FM 2019 (yes I know it's hard) and also exit Steam before proceeding any further.

1) Delete the files fake.lnc & nleague.lnc in the 'all' FM19 folder

Windows users go to:
Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ football manager 2019 \ data \ database \ db \ 19xx \ lnc \ all

Mac users go to:
[username] > library > Application support > Steam > steamapps >common > football manager 2019 > data > database > db > 19xx > lnc > all

FM19 Real Names Fix German National Team

2) Enable real Brazilian team names

Again you'll have to delete files to unlock the real Brazilian team names and real kits.

Windows users go to:
Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ football manager 2019 \ data \ database \ db \ 19xx \ > dbc > permanent

Mac users go to:
[username] > library > Application support > Steam > steamapps >common > football manager 2019 > data > database > db > 19xx > dbc > permanent

Once your at this folder delete the following files;

  • brazil_kits.dbc
  • forbidden names.dbc
  • Licensing2.dbc

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3) Download and paste FM19 Real Names Fix files

7-zip or WinRar are needed to extract the file on the Windows machine.

However, Mac users will need The Unarchiver for extraction.

4) Apply FM 2019 Real Names Fix

Now COPY the two files from where you extracted them to this path:

Windows users move the files to:
Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ football manager 2019 \ data \ database \ db \ 19xx \

Mac users move the files to:
[username] > library > Application support > Steam > steamapps >common > football manager 2019 > data > database > db > 19xx >

5) Start Football Manager 2019

Start your Football Manager 2019 save or start a new game and check if your fake player, competition and club names have changed.

Also, do not worry if you don't see national team player names changed straight away, it can take for it to work and will be usually visible when the national team is selected for a match.

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      • Every time new update comes out for FM19 there will be a new database folder such as; 1900, 1901, 1902 etc. You will need to repeat all the steps from this guide when that happens in order to have real names in your game.

FAQ about the FM 2019 Real Names Fix

Do I have to start my game all over again?

No, Football Manager 2018 real names fix will work with your current save game, although Brazilian clubs will still, unfortunately, have only three letters. To have real club names in Brazil, you will have to start a new career game.

What names are corrected?

Club names, major and minor league competitions, cup competition names. German national team will also have real player names.

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FM19 Real Names Fix
Quickly and easily fix the problem with fake names appearing in the game and apply this easy step-by-step guide on how to enable real names in FM19.
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