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 Football Manager Facepack, you'll receive over 370,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2022.12 - Released on 14 Jul 2022
Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

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.
Since the files are hosted outside our pages, there isn't much we can do about this unfortunately. You could try downloading the pack via torrent and get it this way.
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.
The 22.0 torrent file was compressed in a way which has this effect on some images. It is suggested that you download an older torrent file which should not have this issue. Download links for older torrent versions is being made available below. It is recommended that you download the torrent file for the version after the one you’re playing since this will include all the update packs released for that iteration 😉

sortitoutsi_megapack_4.00 - uploaded before the release of FM12
sortitoutsi_megapack_5.00 - uploaded before the release of FM13
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_6.00 - uploaded before the release of FM14
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_7.00 - uploaded before the release of FM15
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_8.00 - uploaded before the release of FM16
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_9.00 - uploaded before the release of FM17
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_10.00 - uploaded before the release of FM18
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_11.00 - uploaded before the release of FM19
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_12.00 - uploaded before the release of FM20
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_13.00 - uploaded before the release of FM21
The older the torrent version you’ll download, the less likely it’ll be there’ll be any seeds for it, naturally.
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.
It's impossible to cater for these kind of requests since different people will want different combination of leagues, nations and divisions, plus people move around and get transferred or sacked or retire etc. and the only way to do so is to update and download them manually. 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).
mons
16 years ago
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mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
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Same thing - Can't Create File.

Can you try using Google Chrome or in the equivalent of what Incognito mode is on your browser?
Fábio LK Simoes
6 years ago
4 months ago
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I have done all the steps, but i have the game in a external disc because my pc doesnt have more memory, does this have any influence ?
mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
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I have done all the steps, but i have the game in a external disc because my pc doesnt have more memory, does this have any influence ?

There are steps in the first post on how to change the user data folder read by the game if you're not using the default path, you may need to do these steps in order to see these and any other graphics you add. Also remember to change the preferences as per the screenshot in the first post.
Fábio LK Simoes
6 years ago
4 months ago
8
Premium
There are steps in the first post on how to change the user data folder read by the game if you're not using the default path, you may need to do these steps in order to see these and any other graphics you add. Also remember to change the preferences as per the screenshot in the first post.


Its Working! Thanks !
BLAH000
8 years ago
3 weeks ago
1
So I downloaded the torrent file and when I extract it I get a pop up that says: "destination folder already contains processed file. Would you like to replace the existing file" so I clicked yes to all.

But the problem is that I'm on a new PC and I don't have any other folders. I've downloaded this face pack before on other PC's and have never gotten this pop up when I first download them. Is this normal? Want to make sure I'm not doing something wrong.
mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
67,040
So I downloaded the torrent file and when I extract it I get a pop up that says: "destination folder already contains processed file. Would you like to replace the existing file" so I clicked yes to all.

But the problem is that I'm on a new PC and I don't have any other folders. I've downloaded this face pack before on other PC's and have never gotten this pop up when I first download them. Is this normal? Want to make sure I'm not doing something wrong.

Use Winrar to extract the torrent instead of 7-Zip
MarcMCFC1986
10 years ago
8 months ago
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Can you try using Google Chrome or in the equivalent of what Incognito mode is on your browser?


Managed to get it downloaded with Chrome, but now it's not working to unpack it.
Stuart Bouglas
6 years ago
9 months ago
4
Premium
Hi folks,

Sorry, I'm sure this has already been asked and answered.

I've downloaded the full face pack (yes, premium member), created graphics folders and faces folder and unzipped the file in to there. It's 17gb so looks right. I then go to preferences and tick/untick the boxes I'm shown in the instructions, but no faces appear. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.
mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
67,040
Managed to get it downloaded with Chrome, but now it's not working to unpack it.

You'll have to be more specific. What does "not working to unpack it" mean? Are you using Winrar? Are you getting an error message?
egesagin
10 years ago
1 month ago
19
Premium
Hi everyone. I just can't donwload the pack. It gives network interrupt error and won't download. Never had a problem with the old site for many years. I don't see the torrent file in the specified pages either. What do you suggest I do? I really want to be able to download these. Tried Chrome, Opera and Chrome in incognito mode.
mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
67,040
Hi everyone. I just can't donwload the pack. It gives network interrupt error and won't download. Never had a problem with the old site for many years. I don't see the torrent file in the specified pages either. What do you suggest I do? I really want to be able to download these. Tried Chrome, Opera and Chrome in incognito mode.

Can you not start the download at all? Which page are you trying to download it from?
egesagin
10 years ago
1 month ago
19
Premium
From this page: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/style/1/cut-out-player-faces

It starts but immediately fails in like 20 seconds. I'm downloading metallic logos without a problem now. I also see torrent for metallic logos on its own page but can't see the torrent for cutout faces :/
mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
67,040
From this page: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/style/1/cut-out-player-faces

It starts but immediately fails in like 20 seconds. I'm downloading metallic logos without a problem now. I also see torrent for metallic logos on its own page but can't see the torrent for cutout faces :/

It was working fine yesterday but I seem to having trouble downloading it myself too today. Downloads 40MB and the download speed just goes down to 0.

Could be related to the release of the update pack somehow so I'm tagging @Footygamer so he can investigate, as well as to maybe make the torrent file (more) visible.
egesagin
10 years ago
1 month ago
19
Premium
Exactly, it stops after 40mb. I'm totally fine with downloading via torrent. Thanks for looking into it!
steveh07
1 year ago
1 year ago
1
Hi folks,

Sorry, I'm sure this has already been asked and answered.

I've downloaded the full face pack (yes, premium member), created graphics folders and faces folder and unzipped the file in to there. It's 17gb so looks right. I then go to preferences and tick/untick the boxes I'm shown in the instructions, but no faces appear. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.



Hi

I am having the exact same problem. I have downloaded and followed instructions as given (ticking/unticking boxes etc), have re-loaded skin but no faces. The files are in in the graphics folder and looks to all be there as it should. Im sure I am doing something wrong! But not sure what it is. Any advice greatly appreciated!

Thanks
MarcMCFC1986
10 years ago
8 months ago
19
You'll have to be more specific. What does "not working to unpack it" mean? Are you using Winrar? Are you getting an error message?


This is the error message...
mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
67,040
Hi folks,

Sorry, I'm sure this has already been asked and answered.

I've downloaded the full face pack (yes, premium member), created graphics folders and faces folder and unzipped the file in to there. It's 17gb so looks right. I then go to preferences and tick/untick the boxes I'm shown in the instructions, but no faces appear. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.


Hi

I am having the exact same problem. I have downloaded and followed instructions as given (ticking/unticking boxes etc), have re-loaded skin but no faces. The files are in in the graphics folder and looks to all be there as it should. Im sure I am doing something wrong! But not sure what it is. Any advice greatly appreciated!

Thanks

Missed the first one as I'd posted just after it and didn't see it.

In both your cases, can I see screenshots of your megapack folder and your in-game preferences?
mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
67,040
This is the error message...

Can I see the file size of the downloaded file? I suspect it didn't fully download. Also, try using Winrar to extract it if at all possible.
MarcMCFC1986
10 years ago
8 months ago
19
The file size is 18.6gb.
mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
67,040

Can I see a screenshot of it please?

That looks much too large to be this file tbh
MarcMCFC1986
10 years ago
8 months ago
19
Can I see a screenshot of it please?

That looks much too large to be this file tbh
mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
67,040

I'm a bit confused. The file size yesterday was 17.32GB. Now that the 13.01 update was released overnight, it's 17.7GB. How you've got that filesize I have no idea, and I'm afraid it looks like the download might have done some mischief to itself.
Qvordrup
14 years ago
6 hours ago
135,361
I have submitted a face for "Orri Steinn Óskarsson" UID=39062838 on 22/11 and it's status is completed.

I would just like to be sure that nothing is wrong and it just didn't make to this update and will be part of next update 🙂

I'm only doing this to catch any potential errors in this early stage of the launch of the new site 🙂
MarcMCFC1986
10 years ago
8 months ago
19
I'm a bit confused. The file size yesterday was 17.32GB. Now that the 13.01 update was released overnight, it's 17.7GB. How you've got that filesize I have no idea, and I'm afraid it looks like the download might have done some mischief to itself.


So, what do I do?

Can I just have my tenner back if it isn't going to work?
mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
67,040
I have submitted a face for "Orri Steinn Óskarsson" UID=39062838 on 22/11 and it's status is completed.

I would just like to be sure that nothing is wrong and it just didn't make to this update and will be part of next update 🙂

I'm only doing this to catch any potential errors in this early stage of the launch of the new site 🙂

https://i.imgur.com/4bZWdXi.png

:face_with_tongue:




So, what do I do?

Can I just have my tenner back if it isn't going to work?

I would certainly not give up and try to download it again (once the current downloading issues are resolved). If you want to ask for a refund, that's up to you. You can post in here for that.
Stuart Bouglas
6 years ago
9 months ago
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Premium
Missed the first one as I'd posted just after it and didn't see it.

In both your cases, can I see screenshots of your megapack folder and your in-game preferences?


How's this?
mons
16 years ago
8 minutes ago
67,040

Can I see inside the faces folder?

Also, can I see your preferences in-game?
Stuart Bouglas
6 years ago
9 months ago
4
Premium
Can I see inside the faces folder?

Also, can I see your preferences in-game?


Here you go.

Very strange, I've cheked and most players do have faces, but Messi doesn't... is that a thing?

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