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).
telu
3 years ago
4 days ago
37
By mons 08 February 2021 - 09:52 AM UTC

You'll have to be a bit more specific. How big is the file you've downloaded and which method did you use? The answer to your question will depend on the file you've downloaded :)


As for the iconfaces, they are included in the base megapack and they are updated within each update pack released.

 

I'm afraid I have no idea what you mean by fake faces, can you explain further?



I only downloaded the 18.87 gb file, another question if it is not too much trouble, the Argentine Super league kits are not yet available, right? thank you very much.
mons
18 years ago
50 minutes ago
87,857
By telu 08 February 2021 - 10:04 AM UTC 

I only downloaded the 18.87 gb file, another question if it is not too much trouble, the Argentine Super league kits are not yet available, right? thank you very much. 

 

That file is enough, then.

 

No idea about kits as this is the cut-out faces forum. Best to check in the respective kit style's folder to see if they've been done in the style you want to :thup:

that1guytim
4 years ago
1 year ago
118
It looks like there's an issue with the links to download the packs. When you go to the facepack megapack link and select which pack you want to download, the download link on the next page simply links you back to the facepack megapack home page. It is essentially taking you in a loop.

Edit: This is not a site issue. Issue was a tempermonkey script. Disregard!
mons
18 years ago
50 minutes ago
87,857
By that1guytim 09 February 2021 - 07:46 AM UTC 

It looks like there's an issue with the links to download the packs. When you go to the facepack megapack link and select which pack you want to download, the download link on the next page simply links you back to the facepack megapack home page. It is essentially taking you in a loop.

Steps:
1. https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download -- Main megapack link
2. From there, select the pack to download by clicking on Download button of the change/update you want. For example I selected the latest pack https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/megapack/390
3. This will now load you into the update (https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/megapack/390). Click on the Download Now button and it links back to the main megapack page (https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download)

I've attached two images (open them in the following order: invalid-link-3 then invalid-link-2). If you look at the bottom left, you'll see the link of the button I've hovered on. 

 

When I click on the download now button on any of the links on this page, the download starts immediately :S I've tried it with the main pack and a handful of update packs just now and that's always the case.

 

Can you try using another browser or using Chrome's incognito mode? And see if the issue persists using these methods.

that1guytim
4 years ago
1 year ago
118
By mons 09 February 2021 - 07:52 AM UTC

When I click on the download now button on any of the links on this page, the download starts immediately :S I've tried it with the main pack and a handful of update packs just now and that's always the case.

 

Can you try using another browser or using Chrome's incognito mode? And see if the issue persists using these methods.


It does work with Incognito mode... Really odd. Let me clear my cookies and try again in normal chrome mode.
that1guytim
4 years ago
1 year ago
118
By mons 09 February 2021 - 07:52 AM UTC

When I click on the download now button on any of the links on this page, the download starts immediately :S I've tried it with the main pack and a handful of update packs just now and that's always the case.

 

Can you try using another browser or using Chrome's incognito mode? And see if the issue persists using these methods.


It does work with Incognito mode... Really odd. Let me clear my cookies and try again in normal chrome mode.

Ok, that's odd. For some reason one of my tampermonkey scripts was preventing the download and just re-directing me back to the previous page. You can disregard what I said was an issue lol.

Thanks Mons.
DoubleR92
10 years ago
6 months ago
23
When I try to unzip the torrent file, I get a message that the file is unpacking something that is already located in the folder.. which is strange because there isnt any megapack there. Could it be there are multiple of the same named files in the rar which try to overlap each other? Never had this error before. I've added a screenshot with the exact error message that appears.

The screenshot is in dutch but as you can see it asks to overwrite 91185039.png even though im unpacking the rar for the first time??? I get it for mulitple images within this pack (13.00) though...
mons
18 years ago
50 minutes ago
87,857
By DoubleR92 09 February 2021 - 20:36 PM UTC 

When I try to unzip the torrent file, I get a message that the file is unpacking something that is already located in the folder.. which is strange because there isnt any megapack there. Could it be there are multiple of the same named files in the rar which try to overlap each other? Never had this error before. I've added a screenshot with the exact error message that appears. 

The screenshot is in dutch but as you can see it asks to overwrite 91185039.png even though im unpacking the rar for the first time??? I get it for mulitple images within this pack (13.00) though... 

 

There is a very small yet important difference there. Although they may seem identical, files with png and PNG extensions are not the same. The game does not read the latter. So in cases where you are asked to overwrite, retain the one with .png extension.

DoubleR92
10 years ago
6 months ago
23
By mons 09 February 2021 - 21:03 PM UTC

There is a very small yet important difference there. Although they may seem identical, files with png and PNG extensions are not the same. The game does not read the latter. So in cases where you are asked to overwrite, retain the one with .png extension.


Ohhhhhhh how can I be so blind!
lucaeggerdinger
3 years ago
3 days ago
1
Premium
Hey there,

I downloaded the megabuck 13.0 and ALOT of faces missing. Im playing on Mac. Reloaded the skin. Downloaded the 13.05 and nothing changed.

For example: When I put 13.0 in my graphics folder Depays Face is not there. When I put both in there, still missing. When I put only the 13.05 in there. Depay is there and the others missing. Help please
mons
18 years ago
50 minutes ago
87,857
By lucaeggerdinger 09 February 2021 - 23:50 PM UTC 

Hey there, 

I downloaded the megabuck 13.0 and ALOT of faces missing. Im playing on Mac. Reloaded the skin. Downloaded the 13.05 and nothing changed.

For example: When I put 13.0 in my graphics folder Depays Face is not there. When I put both in there, still missing. When I put only the 13.05 in there. Depay is there and the others missing. Help please 

 

You have to download the full 13.0 megapack, and not the update pack. Download the torrent file to be sure.

MarketC
3 years ago
2 months ago
2

I'm trying to download the Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

 

When I click on the download button here :
https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/megapack/390

 

It takes me here :

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download

 

And when I click on the Download complete pack, it takes me back to the first place.

I'm trying to download the whole pack.

 

Thanks

Footygamer
18 years ago
1 day ago
91,746

Hey can you please try again?

MarketC
3 years ago
2 months ago
2

It works, thanks!

avematthew
4 years ago
1 year ago
2

The full download doesn't work for me either. It takes me back to the previous page in an endless loop. I tried using chrome incognito or edge as the posters above suggested, but it doesn't fix it. 

mons
18 years ago
50 minutes ago
87,857
By avematthew 12 February 2021 - 00:26 AM UTC 

The full download doesn't work for me either. It takes me back to the previous page in an endless loop. I tried using chrome incognito or edge as the posters above suggested, but it doesn't fix it. 

 

It works fine at my end, using either my regular Chrome browser or in Incognito mode. It might sound ridiculous but can you try again now? Maybe there was something temporary stopping you from downloading it at the time. How about if you click this link?

 

I'm tagging @Footygamer in case he can provide further assistance on this.

Footygamer
18 years ago
1 day ago
91,746

There's a bug sometimes when I deploy updates that causes this. I usually fix it within 5-10 minutes when I realise. That's why it's working for you now but wasn't for him earlier :)

Ibraaa
3 years ago
3 years ago
2

I have downloaded the facepack and followed all the instructions to install it but still isnt working. I've researched all online about how to fix it but nothing seems to apply to me, even tried the clear cache technique but still nothing. I have a feeling it might just be a small detail I may have missed out on

 

I have put where I have placed the file if needed 

 

Could someone help me please 

 

gbpriorg
14 years ago
1 month ago
1
Premium

Hi - I am a bit of a noob when it comes to this sort of stuff, and wondered if someone could please help me.

 

I have downloaded the DF11 Facepack. I then found the SI path under docs and created a graphics folder. Then I unzipped the FP in to this folder. However half way through the unzip the drive run out of memory as Steam had generated the standard path to my smaller C: Drive. So I copied the path and added to my D: Drive (Data) and followed the same process. 

 

However when I follow the standard instructions to load the FP into the game it does not work.

 

Do I need to tell the game somehow to look at my D: Drive? - I did when it came to loading my save but not sure if I need to do something else now?

 

I hope the above makes sense. Any help appreciated.

mons
18 years ago
50 minutes ago
87,857
By Ibraaa 14 February 2021 - 12:29 PM UTC 

I have downloaded the facepack and followed all the instructions to install it but still isnt working. I've researched all online about how to fix it but nothing seems to apply to me, even tried the clear cache technique but still nothing. I have a feeling it might just be a small detail I may have missed out on

 

I have put where I have placed the file if needed 

 

Could someone help me please 

 

 

The location seems to be correct. Can I see inside the faces folder? How many images do you have in there?

mons
18 years ago
50 minutes ago
87,857
By gbpriorg 14 February 2021 - 12:46 PM UTC 

Hi - I am a bit of a noob when it comes to this sort of stuff, and wondered if someone could please help me.

 

I have downloaded the DF11 Facepack. I then found the SI path under docs and created a graphics folder. Then I unzipped the FP in to this folder. However half way through the unzip the drive run out of memory as Steam had generated the standard path to my smaller C: Drive. So I copied the path and added to my D: Drive (Data) and followed the same process. 

 

However when I follow the standard instructions to load the FP into the game it does not work.

 

Do I need to tell the game somehow to look at my D: Drive? - I did when it came to loading my save but not sure if I need to do something else now?

 

I hope the above makes sense. Any help appreciated.

 

If you want help with the DF11 facepack, do you think posting in the cut-out facepack forum is the right place for it?

 

Have a look at the first post of this thread where you have a link to instructions on how to change your user data folder, i.e. where you put your custom files. You need to tell the game where to look for it, if it isn't in the default location.

Ibraaa
3 years ago
3 years ago
2
By mons 14 February 2021 - 12:58 PM UTC 

The location seems to be correct. Can I see inside the faces folder? How many images do you have in there?

About 6000 pictures 

mons
18 years ago
50 minutes ago
87,857
By Ibraaa 14 February 2021 - 13:51 PM UTC 

About 6000 pictures 

 

You've probably downloaded just the latest update pack then, since the full megapack contains just under 300k images.

 

Delete it and make sure you download the full megapack this time.

Norraya
3 years ago
3 weeks ago
81

I can't download the pack. Every few seconds the download stops and says “Network error”

Is there any way to fix this or use a torrent instead?

mons
18 years ago
50 minutes ago
87,857
By Norraya 15 February 2021 - 16:41 PM UTC 

I can't download the pack. Every few seconds the download stops and says “Network error”

Is there any way to fix this or use a torrent instead?

 

This may be related to temporary issues with our servers, but also with one's internet connection.

Try and avoid downloading other files at the same time (even from outside the site) as this sometimes stops the download for some reason. Additionally, I recommend using Google Chrome to download it because it allows the resumption of interrupted downloads, which could be needed if it happens again for you.

 

There is also a torrent file available on the download page, should you wish to use it.

J-orro
3 years ago
3 years ago
2

Hi, i enjoy the facepack and its working mostly fine. But i just bought andres garcia the youngster of valencia unique id: 2000034596. Who wasnt in the original megapack so i downloaded his picture from this site and added him into my sortioutsi folder, reloaded the skin and made sure cache was out. But for some reason his pic wont show up in my game. What am i missing?

mons
18 years ago
50 minutes ago
87,857
By Jorik Arentshorst 16 February 2021 - 12:09 PM UTC 

Hi, i enjoy the facepack and its working mostly fine. But i just bought andres garcia the youngster of valencia unique id: 2000034596. Who wasnt in the original megapack so i downloaded his picture from this site and added him into my sortioutsi folder, reloaded the skin and made sure cache was out. But for some reason his pic wont show up in my game. What am i missing?

 

Adding the image alone isn't enough, you also need to edit the config file. The config file is what ‘tells’ the game to decide which image to display for each person. As it stands, the config file you have doesn't have a line telling the game to display the image you have added. You can either edit the config file using the steps outlined in this thread, or you can download the update packs released since you downloaded the previous version of your pack, to make sure that all players who have had cut-outs added to the megapack are added to your megapack folder.

nightowl2007
13 years ago
2 months ago
12
Premium

Having a problem with downloading the cut out face mega pack.

 

I start the download and it just errors out and comes up network error.

 

I'm using chrome, and don't have any other downloads running in the background/same time

 

Have been trying for a couple of days now, can someone link me with the torrent file as I can only see the update packs

mons
18 years ago
50 minutes ago
87,857
By nightowl2007 16 February 2021 - 18:12 PM UTC 

Having a problem with downloading the cut out face mega pack.

 

I start the download and it just errors out and comes up network error.

 

I'm using chrome, and don't have any other downloads running in the background/same time

 

Have been trying for a couple of days now, can someone link me with the torrent file as I can only see the update packs

 

Can you not resume the download with Chrome? The torrent is available from here.

nightowl2007
13 years ago
2 months ago
12
Premium
By mons 16 February 2021 - 18:32 PM UTC 

Can you not resume the download with Chrome? The torrent is available from here.

 

Not that I can tell, the download just shows up “network error” and unable to click on it again it doesn't start downloading the estimated time just goes up soon as it starts then errors.

 

Clicked on the link and only torrent files I can see are the 400/500mb updates? I'm looking for the 18gb file ideally. Or am I just being blind.

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