It’s been a long time since I bought a PES game but this year’s demo, for all its faults, was enough to convince me . In true PES fashion my first few hours with the game weren’t spent playing football, oh no, instead I spent the first couple of hours editing team names and kits. Now if you are on PlayStation 4 then you are in luck as we have a quick way to sort the issue, but for Xbox One users it’s going to take you a bit longer to sort out those team names I’m afraid.
The main reason I hear for people not buying PES is the lack of licences and that’s understandable given that we just want to play as our favourite team and thrash our rivals. PES gets many things right but unfortunately the game still lacks many licences and you’ll probably want to do a bit of editing.
If you are playing PES on PS4 and PC, which I’m told this works on too, then you are in luck as there is an option file that you can download for PES that will give you real team names, kits and club badges plus a few other bits and bobs.
Simply follow the steps below if you want to miss out on all that editing fun.
- Format a USB drive to FAT32
- Create a folder on the USB called WEPES
- Find yourself the desired option files with a spot of internet sleuthing – popular ones include the this one linked by YouTuber Mad Gamer BD
- If they come in the form of a zipped folder, unzip that folder into your WEPES folder on the USB. If not, simply make sure all contents of the download are in the WEPES folder either way.
- Plug the USB drive into your PS4 or PC and open up the PES 2017 menu.
- Head to the Edit option, then Data Management, then Import/Export.
- Then, select Import Team, tick all of the boxes on the following, ‘Select File’ page, and on the ‘Detailed Settings’ page after that, leave both boxes unticked.
- The files will then automatically be added, taking a few minutes to process.
- Be sure to select the ‘Save’ option on the ‘Data Management’ page which pops up at the end of the process, and you’re all set for most of the details.
- The tournament logos still need to be added manually however, so head back to ‘Data Management’, then ‘Import/Export’, and select ‘Import Images’.
- Next, select the ‘Competition Emblems’ option in the ‘Import Images’ screen.
- Tick all of the individual images (not the folders), and press OK.
- Finally, you need to edit each competition manually with their newly imported logos, by burrowing down through the ‘Competition Category’ pages which will follow the logo import.
- With those steps followed, you should now have a complete set of teams with official names, logos, tournaments, kits and badges, just as if you were playing a fully licensed version of the game.
This video by YouTuber Mad Gamer BD shows the process well should you get stuck.
Now for those who are playing PES on Xbox One, I’m really sorry but for some ludicrous and no doubt political reason the option file download doesn’t work for you so it’s back to manually editing team names and kits etc. Fortunately we have the list here and I’ve added in some more information to the Premiere league that you may wish to include for that more authentic feel.
PES 2017 Teams – Real Names
English League – Premier League
East Dorsetshire – Bournemouth (BOU) Manager: Eddie Howe.
Stadium: Dean Court
Lancashire Claret – Burnley (BUR) Manager: Sam Dyche.
Stadium: Turf Moor
London FC – Chelsea (CHE) Manager: Antonio Conte.
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
South Norwood – Crystal Palace (CRY) Manager: Alan Pardew.
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Merseyside Blue – Everton (EVE) Manager: Ronald Koeman.
Stadium: Goodison Park
Yorkshire Orange – Hull (HUL) Manager: Mike Phelan (caretaker). Stadium: KCOM Stadium
East Midlands – Leicester (LEI) Manager: Claudio Ranieri.
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Liverpool FC (LIV) – Licenced
Man Blue – Manchester City (MCI) Manager: Pep Guardiola.
Stadium: The Etihad Stadium
Man Red – Manchester United (MUN) Manager: Jose Mourinho. Stadium: Old Trafford
Teesside – Middlesbrough (MID) Manager: Aitor Karanka. Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Hampshire Red – Southampton (SOU) Manager: Claude Puel.
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
St Red – Stoke (STK) Manager: Mark Hughes.
Stadium: Bet365 Stadium
Wearside – Sunderland (SUN) Manager: David Moyes.
Stadium: Stadium of Light
West Glamorgan City – Swansea (SWA) Manager: Francesco Guidolin.
Stadium: Liberty Stadium
North East London – Tottenham (TOT) Manager: Mauricio Pochettino.
Stadium: White Heart Lane
Hertfordshire – Watford (WAT) Manager: Walter Mazzarri.
Stadium: Vicarage Road
West Midlands Stripes – West Bromwich Albion (WBA) Manager: Tony Pulis.
Stadium: The Hawthorns
East London – West Ham (WHU) Manager: Slaven Bilic.
Stadium: Olympic Stadium
English 2nd Division – The Championship
West Midlands Village – Aston Villa
SY Red – Barnsley
West Midlands City – Birmingham
Lancashire Blue – Blackburn Rovers
Hounslow – Brentford
East Sussex – Brighton and Hove Albion
SW Red – Bristol City
ST Yellow – Burton Albion
South Wales – Cardiff City
Derbyshire – Derby County
West London White – Fulham
West Yorkshire Town – Huddersfield
East Anglia Town – Ipswich Town
Yorkshire Whites – Leeds
Tyneside – Newcastle
Norfolk City – Norwich City
Notts Reds – Nottingham Forest
LN White – Preston North End
North West London – QPR
Berkshire Blues – Reading
Yorkshire Reds – Rotherham United
South Yorkshire Blues – Sheffield Wednesday
LN Azure Blue White – Wigan Athletic
WM Gold – Wolverhampton
Italian League – Serie A
PM Black White – Juventus
Sansagiulo – Sassuolo
Italian 2nd Division – Serie B
MA Zebra – Ascoli
BAGNARONI – Bari
CM Yellow Red – Benevento
ER White Red – Carpi
ER Black White – Cesena
DL Crimson – Cittadella
TI Yellow Blue – Frosinone
Litolizano – Latina
PM Blue White – Novara
Prastogna – Perugia
TO Blue Black – Pisa
Pailamudoveli – Pro Vercelli
CM Bergundy – Salernitana
ER Sky Bly – SPAL
Spremonese – Spezia
Teccarina – Ternana
Drepanumese – Trapani
DL Blue – Verona
Vocchaioni – Vicenza
LR Blue White – Virtus Entella
Spanish League – La Liga
PV Sky Blue White – Alaves
PV White Red – Athletic Bilbao
GA Cyan – Celta Vigo
GA Blue White – Deportivo La Coruna
PV Blue Red – Eibar
CT Blue White – Espanyol
AN Red White – Granada
CN Yellow Blue – Las Palmas
MD Blue White – Leganes
AN Cyan White – Malaga
NC Red – Osasuna
AN Green White – Real Betis
MD White – Real Madrid
PV Blue White – Real Sociedad
AN White Red – Sevilla
AS Red White – Sporting Gijon
ED White Orange – Valencia
ED Yellow – Villareal
Spanish second division – Segunda Division
MD Canary Yellow – Alcorcon
AN Scarlet White – Almeria
AN Yellow Blue – Cadiz
AN Viridian White – Cordoba
ED White Green – Elche
MD Cobalt Blue – Getafe
CT Red – Gimnastic
CT Carmine White – Girona
AR Burgundy Blue – Huesca
ED Blue Burgundy – Levante
GA Red White – Lugo
IB Red Black – Mallorca
CL Red Black – Mirandes
CL Red – Numancia
AS Blue – Oviedo
MD Scarlet White – Rayo Vallecano
CT Red Black – Reus Deportiu
AN White red B – Sevilla Atletico
CN White Blue – Tenerife
MC Navy Blue – UCAM Murcia
CL Purple – Valladolid
AR White Blue – Zaragoza
Portugal League – Primeira Liga
Arimelcao – Arouca
Blemotao – Belenenses
Borfecao – Boavista
Bresigne – Braga
T M Blue Red – Chaves
Estralpao – Estoril
DL Azure Blue – Feirense
Maseadeira – Maritimo
Meraszilho – Moreirense
Nardimcol – Nacional
Podefteza – Pacos de Ferreira
DL Blue White – Porto
Rovaneche – Rio Ave
BA Yellow Green – Tondela
Visicutao – Vitoria de Guimaraes
Verfolcao – Vitoria de Setubal
How’s everyone enjoying PES 2017 so far? Expect our review sometime this week to hear our thoughts.