sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

The Backgrounds Megapack was originally made up of aerial shots of stadiums taken from Google Maps and Google Earth, but is now also containing Competitions and Player Backgrounds, as well as beautiful City Images.

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  • 2022.09 - Released on 22 Jul 2022
sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

Footygamer
16 years ago
47 minutes ago
24,239

Hey guys FM22 update has been released and the images have been compressed to massively reduce the size of the update from 23.59 GB to 7.79 GB, which I think you'll agree is a massive improvement!

 

On top of this, now whenever you view submissions you can compare the compressed versions to the non compressed versions to check for any loss of quality (it's possible, although we haven't found any issues yet!)

 

e.g. if you look at the Active Old Trafford Background you'll have a new option to “Compare Compression”

 

 

This will take you to a page where you can compare the two images by sliding an icon in the centre of the image left or right.

 

Sometimes the icon will appear in the top left instead of the centre and won't work. If this happens simply refresh the page and it should be fine.

I don't plan on spending any more time improving this feature as I don't expect it to be used very often, but if you do have any feedback or ideas please let me know 🙂

 

This will only work on active images in the pack that say “In Megapack” in blue.

 

Here is Old Trafford Comparison as an example: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/submissions/compare/1100975

 

Hopefully you can't see any difference 🙂

Footygamer
16 years ago
47 minutes ago
24,239

I can't find who requested it, but it's in the backlog.

 

Now when you view the Backgrounds Submission Queue you can filter by “Game Item”, which will filter in the following ways:

 

  • If you search for a person it will find submissions for just that person
  • If you search for a club it fill will find submissions for any person contracted to that team or that team itself
  • If you search for a competition it fill will find submissions for any person contracted to a team in that competition, teams in that competition, stadiums in that competition or the competition itself.

 

 

Qvordrup
14 years ago
5 hours ago
135,370

Update 2022.01 is now live and available to download 😀

Qvordrup
14 years ago
5 hours ago
135,370

Update 2022.02 is now live and available to download 😀

BramNUFC
3 years ago
3 minutes ago
21,791

@Footygamer Can this logo be updated maybe? I reckon it's a pretty old picture of Camp Nou

Qvordrup
14 years ago
5 hours ago
135,370

Update 2022.03 is now live and available to download 😀

mons
16 years ago
1 hour ago
67,407

Lovely work yet again 👏

dispatch
3 years ago
3 days ago
4,323
By Qvordrup 27 January 2022 - 15:40 PM UTC 

Update 2022.04 is now live and available to download 😀

 

Awesome work. 

Qvordrup
14 years ago
5 hours ago
135,370

Update 2022.04 is now live and available to download 😀

Qvordrup
14 years ago
5 hours ago
135,370

Update 2022.05 is now live and available to download 😀

BramNUFC
3 years ago
3 minutes ago
21,791

We're on course for the biggest update pack of the year (almost 2400 updates already with 11 days to go), great work guys 🙂

Qvordrup
14 years ago
5 hours ago
135,370

Update 2022.06 is now live and available to download 😀

kfnielsen
16 years ago
2 hours ago
1,454
Premium

Thanks to everybody involved

dispatch
3 years ago
3 days ago
4,323
By Qvordrup 29 May 2022 - 13:50 PM UTC 

New resolution for “inside stadiums” = 1200x720

 

This is now in place for the submission system.

 

So hope you all enjoy the quality improvements this change brings in the future 😀  

 

geordie1981
13 years ago
1 hour ago
18,618

Just thought I'd clarify what I'm doing with my City pic contributions ie using the same pic for 10, 20 or even 100 odd teams for Rome, these are essentially placeholders just to cover as much ground as possible. If you have a landscape picture for a specific suburb/borough/area of a particular city that geographically better suits a particular team then go for it.

BramNUFC
3 years ago
3 minutes ago
21,791

Maybe I'm blind, but has this link always been in the guidelines section? Maybe it can be placed somewhere more prominently, as it gives a lot more options for person backgrounds if the watermarks from getty can be removed this easily. http://getty.beatsnoop.com

 

Qvordrup
14 years ago
5 hours ago
135,370

Update 2022.07 is now live and available to download 😀

mons
16 years ago
1 hour ago
67,407

Great work as always 👏

BramNUFC
3 years ago
3 minutes ago
21,791

Over 2300 updates already since the last release, only 3 days ago 👏

Qvordrup
14 years ago
5 hours ago
135,370

New (multible) resolutions:

 

Persons: 1920x1080 or 1600x900

 

Stadiums backgrounds (outside): 1920x1080 or 1600x900

 

Stadiums inside: 1200x720 or 800x480

 

Competitions: 1920x1080 or 1600x900

 

Nations: 1920x1080 or 1600x900

 

Nation Team Fans: 1920x1080 or 1600x900

 

Continents: 1920x1080 or 1600x900

 

Team City: 1600x900 or 1200x675

Qvordrup
14 years ago
5 hours ago
135,370

Update 2022.08 is now live and available to download 😀

White Flag
14 years ago
19 hours ago
31
By Qvordrup 04 July 2022 - 11:23 AM UTC 

Update 2022.08 is now live and available to download 😀

Thank you. The 7.34gb download size for 22.08 is huge and just about doubles the total size of this Megapack. Is this definitely correct? If so are there fundamental changes over what has come before?

 

BramNUFC
3 years ago
3 minutes ago
21,791
By White Flag 04 July 2022 - 12:14 PM UTC 

Thank you. The 7.34gb download size for 22.08 is huge and just about doubles the total size of this Megapack. Is this definitely correct? If so are there fundamental changes over what has come before?

 

We upgraded the resolutions, so obviously the size of the files will be bigger then as well. Some of the city images for example are almost 4 MB in size, so if you have a lot of those it will add up quickly. Maybe have a look at this @Footygamer ? If every update pack from now on is this big, it might become a bit problematic

BramNUFC
3 years ago
3 minutes ago
21,791

It seems most of the 1600x900 city images are around 2 MB, but that's still pretty big if you have thousands of them

White Flag
14 years ago
19 hours ago
31

Yes, the size is definitely problematical. Mega seeem to cut off at 5gb's unless you start paying, so I suspect most folk (including me) won't be able to download this.

 

Perhaps splitting 2022.08 into three or even four parts might be a good idea?

 

Thanks.

Qvordrup
14 years ago
5 hours ago
135,370
By BramNUFC 04 July 2022 - 13:41 PM UTC 

We upgraded the resolutions, so obviously the size of the files will be bigger then as well. Some of the city images for example are almost 4 MB in size, so if you have a lot of those it will add up quickly. Maybe have a look at this @Footygamer ? If every update pack from now on is this big, it might become a bit problematic

@Footygamer This raises the question if the on server compression still is active?

 

Footygamer
16 years ago
47 minutes ago
24,239

Ah whoops, image optimisation stopped working when we moved database on June 24th.

 

Fixing it now.

Footygamer
16 years ago
47 minutes ago
24,239

A new version is live but it's still 12GB rather than 16GB, i'm not sure about the 5 GB restriction @White Flag mentions, can you point to some info on this?

 

The change file for 2022.08 is 7GB when it shouldn't be, which it shouldn't be, so i'm going to have to do more work to reset that, I might delete 2022.08 and 2022.09 and regenerate 2022.08.

 

Here's a reminder of the previous sizes of the pack, you can see where compression was implemented for 2022:

 

2022.09  - 12.57 GB
2022.08  - 18.01 GB
2022.07  - 10.83 GB
2022.06  - 9.95 GB
2022.05  - 9.20 GB
2022.04  - 9.06 GB
2022.03  - 8.93 GB
2022.02  - 8.67 GB
2022.01  - 8.52 GB
2022.00  - 8.36 GB
2021.09  - 25.33 GB
2021.08  - 25.10 GB
2021.07  - 24.93 GB
2021.06  - 24.69 GB
2021.05  - 24.35 GB
2021.04  - 24.02 GB
2021.03  - 23.67 GB
2021.02  - 23.55 GB
2021.01  - 39.19 GB
2021.00  - 38.55 GB

bartdude
13 years ago
1 day ago
458
Premium

Excellent update Footygamer. Loving the increased resolutions.

Qvordrup
14 years ago
5 hours ago
135,370

@Footygamer There are no 5gb limit on mega. Instead there are a limit on how much you can download with a free account at one time depending on different things like bandwidth available etc., and all you have to do if you exceeds this is to wait and resume the download at a later point (usually a couple of hours) 👍

 


 

  

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