Cut-Out Player Faces Megapack

Our Cut-Out Faces Megapack is the biggest collection of Football Manager Player Faces available. All players are available in the default cut-out style. When you download our Cut-Out Faces Megapack, you'll receive over 470,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2024.10 - Released on 07 Jul 2024
Cut-Out Player Faces Megapack

Installation Instructions

1. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using Steam on Windows?

Watch this YouTube tutorial video, which should you guide you on the steps you need to follow to install it. Although it is for an older version of FM, the steps are still the same.  You need to use Winrar (or a similar program) to extract the downloaded file.

 

This is what the MP folder should look like for the respective version of FM you're using:


Anything beyond the blue line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders. 

 

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

 

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

 

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

 

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

 

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

 

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.

 


2. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using a Mac OS?

From FM20 onwards, there's been a substantial change to how Mac FM documents are stored. Previously the files would automatically go in the Documents folder here:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

 

Now the files will instead appear in the following location:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

 

By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 202x -> graphics’ (create the last folder if necessary

 

Anything beyond this path line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders.

 

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

 

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

 

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

 

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

 

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

 

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.

 


3. I don’t want to have the megapack in the default user data folder – can I place it elsewhere and how would I do so?

You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here.

The above step does not apply if you’re playing on Gamepass, in which case the user data location has to be the default one (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)

It is recommended that the user data location is not placed within the Steam installation folder as this may cause issues.

 


4. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using Gamepass?

If you're using Gamepass, then you have to use the default user data folder - point 4 above does not and can not apply to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you've never downloaded the pack before, you should just download the larger "complete pack".

If you're not a premium member, it is recommended that you download the base megapack via torrent by going to our cut-out megapack download page. After which, you should then download all the update packs released to date and apply them chronologically.

If you're a premium member, just download the most recent complete pack.

If you already have a version of our Cut-Out Faces Megapack installed, then click "Download Latest Changes" and you'll be presented with a list of all the updates we've released since you've last downloaded a file. Simply download any you might have missed, starting with the oldest.
Watch this YouTube tutorial video, which should you guide you on the steps you need to follow to install it. Although it is for an older version of FM, the steps are still the same. You need to use Winrar (or a similar program) to extract the downloaded file.

This is what the MP folder should look like:
https://i.imgur.com/85lGeDc.png

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.
From FM20 onwards, there's been a substantial change to how Mac FM documents are stored. Previously the files would automatically go in the Documents folder here:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

Now the files will instead appear in the following location:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 202x’

Anything beyond the blue line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders.

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:
https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.
You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here.

The above step does not apply if you’re playing on Gamepass, in which case the user data location has to be the default one (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)

It is recommended that the user data location is not placed within the Steam installation folder as this may cause issues.
If you're using Gamepass, then you have to use the default user data folder (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)
The torrent file includes the base megapack uploaded just before that year’s FM version is released. Any and all subsequent update packs are to be downloaded separately.
For those who have never used torrents, in the vast majority of cases, it's just a question of downloading the client program (a small file, less than 1MB) and then downloading the megapack torrent file (a tiny file, around 20k) and then letting the program do the job.

Torrent files need a torrent client to be downloaded. I personally use µTorrent but other common clients are BitTorrent, Vuze and Deluge. For those using torrents for the first time, here is a general walk-through on how to download torrents and a specific guide for µTorrent.

Be aware that it will take a substantial amount of time to download the file due to its sheer size and that other people depend on you hosting the file to get it so please leave your torrent client on after you have fully downloaded it. The etiquette is generally accepted to be to upload as much as you download, although this might not always be possible. The older the torrent file, the less likely it is that there will still be users seeding it.
You need to copy and overwrite the faces and the new config file from the update pack into the faces folder and follow the same procedure for the iconfaces folder.

If done correctly, you should be asked if you want to overwrite files – accept. You should have one folder for faces and another folder for iconfaces, and no sub-folder whatsoever in them.

These steps are to be repeated for every update pack downloaded, and they are to be installed chronologically.
Please report this so that they can be reuploaded.
Extracting the file will take a while, but it shouldn't take the hours and hours that the program extracting will sometimes say it will. To speed it up, it is recommended that you have as few programs running as possible so that the system can dedicate as many resources to the extraction as it possibly can.

Secondly, for files as large as this, the calculation of the extraction time will be wildly incorrect at the start. After a while, it'll show a more realistic timeframe, which shouldn't be more than an hour or two if you have a good setup and few programs running at the same time.
You might have a poor internet connection or your browser might have some extensions which interrupt this download. Having loads of downloads ongoing and/or streaming may also de-prioritise this download.

Try using Google Chrome in incognito mode (or the equivalent mode for other browsers) and you should be able to resume the download from the point it was interrupted, if that happens.
This download has two folders: one is the faces folder which contains the cut-outs which should be displayed on this screen. There is also a file titled config.xml which tells the game which images to assign to which person. The other folder is the iconfaces folder which contains the smaller images displayed near a person's name on the menu which comes up when you right-click on them, and also includes a different config file for this folder.

The likelihood is that you've put the iconfaces in the faces folder, or used the wrong config file for each folder. As a result, the smaller images (in 25x18) are being upscaled to be displayed in the person's profile, hence the blurring. Re-install the update pack again, making sure you put the contents of each folder in the right place.
The most recent update pack will include the most recent config file, so you can choose to download it and use it from there.

Alternatively, you can download fmXML and generate a config yourself. There's a video on YouTube on how to use it but it's really easy and the instructions are quite straight-forward.
Down the years, after an update pack was released, it was noted that some images included therein where of the wrong person, with a wrong extension or duplicated. Due to the way the download system is structured, these cannot be removed from the download, so there may well be a couple of hundred images’ worth of difference, depending on the version you download.
Our megapack covers 25,000 teams and it's impossible to cater for these kind of requests since players and staff get transferred or sacked or retire etc and recreating and reuploading 25,000 different smaller packs would be an impossible task. That's why we have all the images in a megapack so that everything is captured therein.
These persons do not appear in the default database for licensing reasons. This means that they only appear in your save-game because they were added via a custom file, generally the real name fix file. However, this means that their UID (which is what is used to map a person's image to the right individual) is different, and so the game cannot assign the image to them from your existing facepack.

To get them to show, you should individually download the cut-out faces that you want from here (or use the UID to find them in your existing facepack if you don't use the cut-out megapack), put them in a separate folder to your existing facepack and create a config file just for them using the method outlined in here (which works for all facepack styles, not just the cut-out megapack).
L A
4 years ago
11 months ago
16
when i want to move the downloaded faces and icon faces from downloads to graphics-sortitoutsi, this pops up:
An object with the name "faces" already exists at this location. Do you want to replace it with the object you are moving?
then it gives me the option to skip, stop or replace.

im scared to click on replace cause i don't want the 15gb worth of cutouts to disappear
mons
18 years ago
2 hours ago
88,055
the update pack is already somewhere else! its in my downloads! okay so you want me to paste the downloaded faces and icon faces folders into sortitoutsi. that's where my worry was, thinking it will replace the old faces rather than adding to it! because then something pops up saying should we replace this?

thanks for the advice anyway

Yes, that's exactly what I've been trying to tell you. Some of the update pack will add new images and another part of the update pack will replace old faces. That's exactly why I've tried to explain, more than once, that you should accept overwrite prompts because that's a good sign you're installing it in the right place.

And remember to remove the graphics > faces folder as indicated in my above post. Leaving it there will mean it supersedes the graphics > sortitoutsi-1 folder and anything in the latter folder will be ignored by FM, which defeats the whole purpose of what we've talked about.

To clarify, you should only have ONE faces folder. In your folder structure, it should be in graphics > sortitoutsi-1.
mons
18 years ago
2 hours ago
88,055
when i want to move the downloaded faces and icon faces from downloads to graphics-sortitoutsi, this pops up:
An object with the name "faces" already exists at this location. Do you want to replace it with the object you are moving?
then it gives me the option to skip, stop or replace.

im scared to click on replace cause i don't want the 15gb worth of cutouts to disappear

I don't know how many times I can say this. Click replace and get on with it.

If you're still not comfortable with doing so, open the faces folder from the update pack, copy its contents and paste them into the graphics > sortitoutsi-1 > faces folder, replacing files when prompted. Same for the iconfaces folder.

Update packs are not intended to be in sub-folders within your graphics folder, and you should have one faces folder, and one faces folder only.
Qvordrup
16 years ago
1 day ago
137,444
going into the downloaded 'faces' and 'icon faces' folders and going 'mark all' and trying to move them to the graphics folder is a shitshow, my computer (newly acquired) can't do it

I'm not really sure I understand your problem.

Have you download the full pack at some point or only the update?
L A
4 years ago
11 months ago
16
Yes, that's exactly what I've been trying to tell you. Some of the update pack will add new images and another part of the update pack will replace old faces. That's exactly why I've tried to explain, more than once, that you should accept overwrite prompts because that's a good sign you're installing it in the right place.

And remember to remove the graphics > faces folder as indicated in my above post. Leaving it there will mean it supersedes the graphics > sortitoutsi-1 folder and anything in the latter folder will be ignored by FM, which defeats the whole purpose of what we've talked about.

To clarify, you should only have ONE faces folder. In your folder structure, it should be in graphics > sortitoutsi-1.


okay i now did what you told me to but the faces are not loading 😭
L A
4 years ago
11 months ago
16
I'm not really sure I understand your problem.

Have you download the full pack at some point or only the update?


I have downloaded the full pack previously. Up until yesterday, when I downloaded the update, the full pack was running smoothly
mons
18 years ago
2 hours ago
88,055
okay i now did what you told me to but the faces are not loading 😭

Then, bluntly speaking, you haven't done exactly what I told you to do 😕



from the first picture on i went on reload skin and nothing changed

Let's have another screenshot of your graphics > sortitoutsi-1 folder, then, so perhaps we can see what needs to be fixed.



I have downloaded the full pack previously. Up until yesterday, when I downloaded the update, the full pack was running smoothly

Then it's even more clearly established that you haven't installed the update pack properly 😉
L A
4 years ago
11 months ago
16
Then, bluntly speaking, you haven't done exactly what I told you to do 😕

Let's have another screenshot of your graphics > sortitoutsi-1 folder, then, so perhaps we can see what needs to be fixed.

Then it's even more clearly established that you haven't installed the update pack properly 😉



Okay lets try this again. Sorry for the inconvenience guys 😂
mons
18 years ago
2 hours ago
88,055
Okay lets try this again. Sorry for the inconvenience guys 😂

Looks fine so far. Can I see a screenshot of your faces folder? Do you have a sub-folder in there? How many images in total do you have in your faces folder? You should have 279,000+
Qvordrup
16 years ago
1 day ago
137,444
Okay lets try this again. Sorry for the inconvenience guys 😂

That looks as it is suppose to.

Do you have any folders inside your faces and iconfaces folders?
L A
4 years ago
11 months ago
16
That looks as it is suppose to.

Do you have any folders inside your faces and iconfaces folders?


WTF. the faces and icon faces folders now contain ridiculously small amounts of data. 😭
so the thing you guys told me to do did what i was worried would happen
L A
4 years ago
11 months ago
16
icon faces contains 25mb
faces 300 mb
mons
18 years ago
2 hours ago
88,055
WTF. the faces and icon faces folders now contain ridiculously small amounts of data. 😭
so the thing you guys told me to do did what i was worried would happen

I don't know what to tell you but it seems clear that you misapplied the steps we outlined somehow 😕 If you've removed the main megapack, you should be able to get it back from the Recycle Bin, I would think.

The update packs have been released for over 10 years with the exact same installation method, and have been applied successfully by thousands of people through all these years. I find it unlikely to believe that the whole process isn't working correctly only now, so it'll be something you haven't applied properly, unfortunately 😢
Qvordrup
16 years ago
1 day ago
137,444
icon faces contains 25mb
faces 300 mb

I would recommend you to delete what you have and download the full pack again.

Then you need to figure out what you have done when applying the update.

When unpacking and applying a update just unpack the faces and iconfaces folder to your sortitoutsi-1 folder and say yes to all overwrites. That means that your computer replaces the old pictures with the new ones and more importantly updates your configs. This process should not remove any files from your folders.

You don't replace the folders you merge them together 🙂
L A
4 years ago
11 months ago
16
I don't know what to tell you but it seems clear that you misapplied the steps we outlined somehow 😕 If you've removed the main megapack, you should be able to get it back from the Recycle Bin, I would think.

The update packs have been released for over 10 years with the exact same installation method, and have been applied successfully by thousands of people through all these years. I find it unlikely to believe that the whole process isn't working correctly only now, so it'll be something you haven't applied properly, unfortunately 😢


you keep saying that but I've sent the screenshots and you said there's nothing wrong so how did i mess up? 🤔
i appreciate your efforts but continually blaming me is odd to me.

i guess im gonna be stuck downloading the whole thing now 😕
L A
4 years ago
11 months ago
16
I would recommend you to delete what you have and download the full pack again.

Then you need to figure out what you have done when applying the update.

When unpacking and applying a update just unpack the faces and iconfaces folder to your sortitoutsi-1 folder and say yes to all overwrites. That means that your computer replaces the old pictures with the new ones and more importantly updates your configs. This process should not remove any files from your folders.


thank you. currently in the process of redownloading the whole pack. hopefully the process you've outlined will work when i try to download an update.
mons
18 years ago
2 hours ago
88,055
you keep saying that but I've sent the screenshots and you said there's nothing wrong so how did i mess up? 🤔
i appreciate your efforts but continually blaming me is odd to me.

i guess im gonna be stuck downloading the whole thing now 😕

Perhaps you haven't understood me. The folder structure in the latest screenshot is indeed correct, but not its contents, which is what matters.

What Qvordrup said could work for you, or you could open the faces folder from the update pack, copy its contents and paste them into the graphics > sortitoutsi-1 > faces folder, replacing files when prompted. Same for the iconfaces folder.
L A
4 years ago
11 months ago
16
Perhaps you haven't understood me. The folder structure in the latest screenshot is indeed correct, but not its contents, which is what matters.

What Qvordrup said could work for you, or you could open the faces folder from the update pack, copy its contents and paste them into the graphics > sortitoutsi-1 > faces folder, replacing files when prompted. Same for the iconfaces folder.


Oh alright. Thanks mate, will try the redownload of the whole pack and will let you know whether it worked afterwards.
L A
4 years ago
11 months ago
16
the redownload worked. 🥳 thanks for the effort guys!
mons
18 years ago
2 hours ago
88,055
the redownload worked. 🥳 thanks for the effort guys!

Excellent news - enjoy!
Aaron Osborn
3 years ago
4 months ago
2
Premium
The file didn't download fully, so it's to be expected that there are to be errors when extracting it. Best to wait until sufficient seeds are online so you can get the remaining tiny bit downloaded, then hopefully extract the full pack without any issues.


turnt it on today and its 100% downloaded, just installed it in my game. LOVE IT!!!!
Ugo Ibeabuchi
11 years ago
2 months ago
10
Probably been mentioned already and yes probably something to do with contracts etc but is there any way to get Manchester Unitd player fcaes. Downloaded the pack successfully and as usual no Manchetser United player faces included
mons
18 years ago
2 hours ago
88,055
Probably been mentioned already and yes probably something to do with contracts etc but is there any way to get Manchester Unitd player fcaes. Downloaded the pack successfully and as usual no Manchetser United player faces included

All working fine at my end. Perhaps you need to download and apply this file.
Ugo Ibeabuchi
11 years ago
2 months ago
10
All working fine at my end. Perhaps you need to download and apply this file.


Thanks mate. Downloaded and applied the real name fix file and working as it should but still no Manchester United player faces. Same thing as last year. Anything else you can suggest I do or is it just a case of another year of United being different?
mons
18 years ago
2 hours ago
88,055
Thanks mate. Downloaded and applied the real name fix file and working as it should but still no Manchester United player faces. Same thing as last year. Anything else you can suggest I do or is it just a case of another year of United being different?

I'm using the real name fix and this pack and I don't have any issues, so the problem must be at your end, possibly an installation issue.

Can I have screenshots of your megapack folder and of where you've installed the licences fix?
mons
18 years ago
2 hours ago
88,055
The photo of Alexander Arnold doesn't come in after I put the pack in, can anyone help me ?

You haven't installed the pack correctly then.

Can I have screenshots of your in-game preferences and of your faces folder, in the latter case showing clearly the path it's installed in and the amount of images contained within it.
Ugo Ibeabuchi
11 years ago
2 months ago
10
I'm using the real name fix and this pack and I don't have any issues, so the problem must be at your end, possibly an installation issue.

Can I have screenshots of your megapack folder and of where you've installed the licences fix?


Licences fix - this works fine for everything else - https://imgur.com/a/iVktPaC
Megapack - Ive got a screenshot showing the pathway used for the faces megapack. Hpefully this is what you were after https://imgur.com/a/WVqXp64
Krafturinn
18 years ago
2 months ago
48
You haven't installed the pack correctly then.

Can I have screenshots of your in-game preferences and of your faces folder, in the latter case showing clearly the path it's installed in and the amount of images contained within it.
mons
18 years ago
2 hours ago
88,055
Licences fix - this works fine for everything else - https://imgur.com/a/iVktPaC
Megapack - Ive got a screenshot showing the pathway used for the faces megapack. Hpefully this is what you were after https://imgur.com/a/WVqXp64

Why are you asking for help in the cut-out faces megapack forum when you have the Scope Facepack? Can't help you much there 😕



Preferences seem fine but you don't seem to have the right number of images in your megapack folder. The megapack contains 279,000+ cut-outs and the same amount of iconfaces, so the total should be in the region of 559,000 not 524,000. Looks to me like you didn't extract the full megapack.

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