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).
Ugo Ibeabuchi
11 years ago
2 months ago
10
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 😕


Yeah didn't realise I downloaded both and mistakenly installed the Scope one. Cut Out pack now installing so fingers crossed. Licensing works perfectly as it has done for previous iterations so anticipating no problems
Krafturinn
18 years ago
2 months ago
48
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.


this is strange i downloaded the torrent file it is 17.3 gb can you check whats wrong ?
mons
18 years ago
1 minute ago
87,857
this is strange i downloaded the torrent file it is 17.3 gb can you check whats wrong ?

I can't for the simple reason that it's on your computer 😕 I can help you try and find out what the matter could be 🙂

If the file downloaded fully, then perhaps it's just a question that it didn't extract fully - perhaps you stopped the extraction before it completed. Please try extracting it again 👍
AndyR
6 years ago
1 month ago
3
Im struggling to download the full pack or any of the updates... get to 40mb and then the downloading stops each time... using google chrome.
mons
18 years ago
1 minute ago
87,857
Im struggling to download the full pack or any of the updates... get to 40mb and then the downloading stops each time... using google chrome.

You should be able to resume downloads with Google Chrome. Also, try downloading it in Incognito mode.
AndyR
6 years ago
1 month ago
3
You should be able to resume downloads with Google Chrome. Also, try downloading it in Incognito mode.
thanks got it going again!!
Krafturinn
18 years ago
2 months ago
48
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.


hi there again and thanks for your comment. I noticed it also that it was 524.000 after I saw your reply so I downloaded the torrent again and extracted it and then it came at 559.000 and the lost images are now in their correct places. I would like to thank you for your help 🙂
Lars van Kooten
4 years ago
3 months ago
34
Hey. Can this megapack be used for FM21 Mobile as well or just the PC version..? Lars
mons
18 years ago
1 minute ago
87,857
Hey. Can this megapack be used for FM21 Mobile as well or just the PC version..? Lars

If you have enough space, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work for FM mobile too.
Lars van Kooten
4 years ago
3 months ago
34
If you have enough space, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work for FM mobile too.


Okay okay.. Interesting.. Just one more week haha, can't wait! Thanks for your very quick reply!

By the way, do you maybe also know if this pack contains staff pictures as well and if these are shown in FM21 Mobile..? In the last version staff members didn't have pictures in their profiles for some reason, but their picture would come up in small in your inbox if they would be mentioned..
mons
18 years ago
1 minute ago
87,857
Okay okay.. Interesting.. Just one more week haha, can't wait! Thanks for your very quick reply!

By the way, do you maybe also know if this pack contains staff pictures as well and if these are shown in FM21 Mobile..? In the last version staff members didn't have pictures in their profiles for some reason, but their picture would come up in small in your inbox if they would be mentioned..

I don't play FM mobile so I cannot really tell you 😢
Lars van Kooten
4 years ago
3 months ago
34
I don't play FM mobile so I cannot really tell you 😢


Okay, thanks for your reply. Maybe someone else will know! 🙂
Aljo24
11 years ago
1 week ago
1,090
What is the path for iconfaces?
mons
18 years ago
1 minute ago
87,857
What is the path for iconfaces?

The same for faces - anywhere within Documents \ Sports Interactive \ Football Manager 2020 \ graphics
rbcuk
17 years ago
16 hours ago
50
Always have these facepacks on my game, thanks for doing them, just wondering any chance you can re-upload 12.6 onwards onto that deposit file link, as the current ones on there its not working, as the uploaded link its taking ages to download it through that one
JamesDavies10
4 years ago
1 month ago
24
Hi guys, bit of an odd one but for one reason or another I'm actually going back from FM20 to FM18. I currently have all of the faces, kits, badges etc that I want on FM20. My question is, can I simply copy and paste everything from the FM20 folder to the FM18 folder?

I don't mind if a handful of players won't have faces in FM18, but just wanted to check if it'd work in general? The downloads for the FM20 pack took ages and I don't want to go through downloading everything again if I can help it!
mons
18 years ago
1 minute ago
87,857
Hi guys, bit of an odd one but for one reason or another I'm actually going back from FM20 to FM18. I currently have all of the faces, kits, badges etc that I want on FM20. My question is, can I simply copy and paste everything from the FM20 folder to the FM18 folder?

I don't mind if a handful of players won't have faces in FM18, but just wanted to check if it'd work in general? The downloads for the FM20 pack took ages and I don't want to go through downloading everything again if I can help it!

It'll certainly work and you should have all the faces you need. If anything, you will have a fair few thousand images extra from players added in FM18-FM21, but that really shouldn't interrupt your enjoyment of this pack and the game 😉
JamesDavies10
4 years ago
1 month ago
24
It'll certainly work and you should have all the faces you need. If anything, you will have a fair few thousand images extra from players added in FM18-FM21, but that really shouldn't interrupt your enjoyment of this pack and the game 😉


That's great, will give it a go. Cheers!
JamesDavies10
4 years ago
1 month ago
24
It'll certainly work and you should have all the faces you need. If anything, you will have a fair few thousand images extra from players added in FM18-FM21, but that really shouldn't interrupt your enjoyment of this pack and the game 😉


Ah. I've just tried and all of the badges and kits work, but the faces aren't showing. My files are set up as shown below, I copied the whole folder over from FM20 to make sure everything is the exact same so not sure why they'd work on FM20 but not FM18, any ideas?

https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/mirrored_images/26G89H8gLWaoyVdRqHDAl3UTyr6q19eY7NnYdM3l.png

Then...
https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/mirrored_images/duv0C9ISjXdnTxgafEEeHgIOsriAtdh9ZhcFBe1P.png

And finally...
https://i.imgur.com/aRJWblJ.png
mons
18 years ago
1 minute ago
87,857
Ah. I've just tried and all of the badges and kits work, but the faces aren't showing. My files are set up as shown below, I copied the whole folder over from FM20 to make sure everything is the exact same so not sure why they'd work on FM20 but not FM18, any ideas?

No attachments included 😕
JamesDavies10
4 years ago
1 month ago
24
No attachments included 😕


Sorry mate. Deleted them as I meant to post as screenshots (which still haven't worked), but they should show from the link above I think.
mons
18 years ago
1 minute ago
87,857
Ah. I've just tried and all of the badges and kits work, but the faces aren't showing. My files are set up as shown below, I copied the whole folder over from FM20 to make sure everything is the exact same so not sure why they'd work on FM20 but not FM18, any ideas?

https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/mirrored_images/26G89H8gLWaoyVdRqHDAl3UTyr6q19eY7NnYdM3l.png

Then...
https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/mirrored_images/duv0C9ISjXdnTxgafEEeHgIOsriAtdh9ZhcFBe1P.png

And finally...
https://i.imgur.com/aRJWblJ.png

In the first screenshot, there is no need to keep the split files you downloaded. In the third screenshot, it's not clear how many images you have in there. If you only have up till update pack 12.09, you should have in the region of 257,500 cut-outs in there. Do you have a file titled config.xml in there too?
JamesDavies10
4 years ago
1 month ago
24
In the first screenshot, there is no need to keep the split files you downloaded. In the third screenshot, it's not clear how many file you have in there. Do you have a file titled config.xml in there too?


I thought that but didn't want to delete just in case! Will get rid of them now.

There are 257k files in the folder. And yeah, the config file is also there...

https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/mirrored_images/wNwb4lcRkesSrHyG5fwQzzeg8v0O5isGO3MKMYeu.png
mons
18 years ago
1 minute ago
87,857
I thought that but didn't want to delete just in case! Will get rid of them now.

There are 257k files in the folder. And yeah, the config file is also there...

https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/mirrored_images/wNwb4lcRkesSrHyG5fwQzzeg8v0O5isGO3MKMYeu.png

And you have changed the preferences as per the first post? If yes, you may have another faces file somewhere in your graphics folder which may be stopping the main file from working. For instance, one user I helped earlier this month actually had a secondary faces folder in his kits folder 😀 So do check in your files just in case 😉
JamesDavies10
4 years ago
1 month ago
24
And you have changed the preferences as per the first post? If yes, you may have another faces file somewhere in your graphics folder which may be stopping the main file from working. For instance, one user I helped earlier this month actually had a secondary faces folder in his kits folder 😀 So do check in your files just in case 😉


Oh wow. It was as simple as unticking 'use caching to decrease page loading times' when I reloaded the skin. Now I feel stupid haha. Thanks for the help mate!
axristeas
9 years ago
1 year ago
4
I had downloaded the full megapack and installed it around a week ago,installation was fine,the faces showed up without problems.
The issues came when I tried to install an individual face on my own.I found the player ID,the photo itself,I added the column in the config file,and the face was properly shown up.
The case is,that EACH AND EVERY other face of the facepack wasn't appearing.
I tried cleaning cache,reloading skin,and restarting the game multiple times,until I decide to just remove the face I added(deleting the picture and re-installing the old config I had backup),yet no faces were showing up.
I even attempted a re-install(via overwriting) of the megapack,without any success.
The number of files inside the faces folder is 279547,I think it's good
mons
18 years ago
1 minute ago
87,857
I had downloaded the full megapack and installed it around a week ago,installation was fine,the faces showed up without problems.
The issues came when I tried to install an individual face on my own.I found the player ID,the photo itself,I added the column in the config file,and the face was properly shown up.
The case is,that EACH AND EVERY other face of the facepack wasn't appearing.
I tried cleaning cache,reloading skin,and restarting the game multiple times,until I decide to just remove the face I added(deleting the picture and re-installing the old config I had backup),yet no faces were showing up.
I even attempted a re-install(via overwriting) of the megapack,without any success.
The number of files inside the faces folder is 279547,I think it's good

Looks like you may not have edited the config file in the right manner. Did you follow the steps outlined in this thread?

Can you upload the image you've added and the config file as well so I can maybe have a look?
axristeas
9 years ago
1 year ago
4
Looks like you may not have edited the config file in the right manner. Did you follow the steps outlined in this thread?

Can you upload the image you've added and the config file as well so I can maybe have a look?


Here is my edit on the config,I did the process twice,first without the guide you posted and the second with it,I even used different pictures as well,but all I managed to do was to show up only the specific picture I added.
I have overwritten the config so it is not available anymore.
I don't want to add the picture I wanted anymore,I just want the facepack to work as before
mons
18 years ago
1 minute ago
87,857
Here is my edit on the config,I did the process twice,first without the guide you posted and the second with it,I even used different pictures as well,but all I managed to do was to show up only the specific picture I added.
I have overwritten the config so it is not available anymore.
I don't want to add the picture I wanted anymore,I just want the facepack to work as before

Best thing to do is to download the latest update pack and take just the config file from it, because that is guaranteed to work. If you want to add another cut-out, I would strongly suggest you do it in a separate sub-folder, creating a config file just for that one image.
axristeas
9 years ago
1 year ago
4
Best thing to do is to download the latest update pack and take just the config file from it, because that is guaranteed to work. If you want to add another cut-out, I would strongly suggest you do it in a separate sub-folder, creating a config file just for that one image.

It still doesn't work for me,I even tried to completely delete and re-install the files but to no avail.
I am frustrated that I cannot get it to work,while every file is in its place.
Here is the current config I have

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