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 390,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2023.05 - Released on 16 Jan 2023
Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

Installation Instructions

Video Tutorial

An easy to follow video installation tutorial is available on our Youtube Channel

 

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).
esca
11 years ago
1 hour ago
238

Hi Mons, I just noticed this cut from March is missing from the pack.

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/1/481676/timeline

 

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By esca 22 July 2021 - 05:04 AM UTC 

Hi Mons, I just noticed this cut from March is missing from the pack.

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/1/481676/timeline

 

Good spot, thanks for pointing it out 👍

 

Edit: I think the issue might be because it's saved in .PNG rather than .png, actually. For some reason, FM doesn't process the former, only the latter. I'll be sure to fix it for the next update pack anyway 🙂

DimiZag
10 years ago
8 hours ago
240

Soooo I decided to make my own changes in some players' faces in my cut-out megapack (following the instructions about FMXML) and unfortunately everything gone utterly wrong. To be more specific, every single face does not appear and I have the classic black face for every player! Of course I did the usual steps (Click the "Clear Cache" button. Enable "Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences". Click the "Reload Skin" button. etc etc)

 

Any ideas how to fix it?? 

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By DimiZag 24 July 2021 - 16:00 PM UTC 

Soooo I decided to make my own changes in some players' faces in my cut-out megapack (following the instructions about FMXML) and unfortunately everything gone utterly wrong. To be more specific, every single face does not appear and I have the classic black face for every player! Of course I did the usual steps (Click the "Clear Cache" button. Enable "Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences". Click the "Reload Skin" button. etc etc)

 

Any ideas how to fix it?? 

 

If you replaced an existing megapack cut with a new one, then you didn't need to edit the config file. If you added a new image, it is recommended that you do so in a new sub-folder with a new config file in order to avoid the situation you've described.

 

What changes did you do and what did you amend in the config file? Can we have a screenshot of your megapack folder? Perhaps I can see what's wrong there.

malcano
1 year ago
11 months ago
4

sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_13.11_changes.rar (complete file)

i need to download this one right? and which one is the fastest downloader available?

i have never downloaded a face pack before so i want to make sure that i downloaded the latest and working one

thanks 

DimiZag
10 years ago
8 hours ago
240
By mons 24 July 2021 - 16:54 PM UTC 

If you replaced an existing megapack cut with a new one, then you didn't need to edit the config file. If you added a new image, it is recommended that you do so in a new sub-folder with a new config file in order to avoid the situation you've described.

 

What changes did you do and what did you amend in the config file? Can we have a screenshot of your megapack folder? Perhaps I can see what's wrong there.

Well, I made a facepack for AFC Wimbledon (as you may see in the attachments), in order to overwrite the existing faces from Cut-Out Megapack. So I selected ALL the files in the folder, including the config file and placed them into the Cut-Out folder as you can see in the pic below.

 

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By malcano 24 July 2021 - 17:11 PM UTC 

sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_13.11_changes.rar (complete file)

i need to download this one right? and which one is the fastest downloader available?

i have never downloaded a face pack before so i want to make sure that i downloaded the latest and working one

thanks 

 

If you don't have any part of the megapack yet, you first have to download the torrent file for the 13.0 base pack, then download and install the 11 update packs released to date chronologically.

 

 

By DimiZag 24 July 2021 - 17:12 PM UTC 

Well, I made a facepack for AFC Wimbledon (as you may see in the attachments), in order to overwrite the existing faces from Cut-Out Megapack. So I selected ALL the files in the folder, including the config file and placed them into the Cut-Out folder as you can see in the pic below.

 

You have two config files in there, so I suspect that is the issue. Which is the last megapack update you downloaded? Download that update pack, and use the config file from it, while deleting the other one.

DimiZag
10 years ago
8 hours ago
240
By mons 24 July 2021 - 17:41 PM UTC 

If you don't have any part of the megapack yet, you first have to download the torrent file for the 13.0 base pack, then download and install the 11 update packs released to date chronologically.

 

 

 

You have two config files in there, so I suspect that is the issue. Which is the last megapack update you downloaded? Download that update pack, and use the config file from it, while deleting the other one.

 

The config (2) file is in this folder since 2016 (!!!) and I never had any issue before. I update my Cut-Out Megapack folder always with the latest update, so yes, I have the last megapack update. So if I put the last megapack update AGAIN in my Cut-Out Megapack folder, the problem will be solved?

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By DimiZag 24 July 2021 - 17:53 PM UTC 

The config (2) file is in this folder since 2016 (!!!) and I never had any issue before. I update my Cut-Out Megapack folder always with the latest update, so yes, I have the last megapack update. So if I put the last megapack update AGAIN in my Cut-Out Megapack folder, the problem will be solved?

 

Delete it then, you clearly don't need it. I don't know if it'll work because I don't know exactly what you've done. Is there a sub-folder in the faces folder? What about the images from your pack, where have you put them?

 

You don't need to put the images from the last megapack update, just the config file.

DimiZag
10 years ago
8 hours ago
240
By mons 24 July 2021 - 18:21 PM UTC 

Delete it then, you clearly don't need it. I don't know if it'll work because I don't know exactly what you've done. Is there a sub-folder in the faces folder? What about the images from your pack, where have you put them?

 

You don't need to put the images from the last megapack update, just the config file.

No, there's no sub-folder in the faces folder and the images from my pack were putted in the faces folder with their config, as I said in a previous message. I just overwritten every file I was asked to do so from my computer.

 

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By DimiZag 24 July 2021 - 18:34 PM UTC 

No, there's no sub-folder in the faces folder and the images from my pack were putted in the faces folder with their config, as I said in a previous message. I just overwritten every file I was asked to do so from my computer.

 

If that's the case, then replacing the config file should theoretically work 👍

DimiZag
10 years ago
8 hours ago
240
By mons 24 July 2021 - 18:37 PM UTC 

If that's the case, then replacing the config file should theoretically work 👍

It actually worked!! Thank you again for everything!!

 

malcano
1 year ago
11 months ago
4

the current torrent file am downloading is 17.3 gb is everything ok?

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By malcano 25 July 2021 - 14:10 PM UTC 

the current torrent file am downloading is 17.3 gb is everything ok?

 

To be fully up-to-date, after that you then need to download and install the 11 update packs released to date chronologically

malcano
1 year ago
11 months ago
4
By mons 25 July 2021 - 14:56 PM UTC 

To be fully up-to-date, after that you then need to download and install the 11 update packs released to date chronologically

 

i have downloaded the torrent file now 

sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_13.11_changes.rar (complete file) is this the update that i need to download and install or?

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By malcano 26 July 2021 - 12:57 PM UTC 

i have downloaded the torrent file now 

sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_13.11_changes.rar (complete file) is this the update that i need to download and install or?

 

No, you need to download all the individual update packs, i.e. update pack 13.01, 13.02 and so on until 13.11.

malcano
1 year ago
11 months ago
4
By mons 26 July 2021 - 13:03 PM UTC 

No, you need to download all the individual update packs, i.e. update pack 13.01, 13.02 and so on until 13.11.

 

thanks though that's kinda sucks to much work for me 

isn't there a easier way?

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By malcano 27 July 2021 - 14:35 PM UTC 

thanks though that's kinda sucks to much work for me 

isn't there a easier way?

 

Not really, I'm afraid. You should be able to get by with just the 13.0 files tbh though.

brookie14022
7 years ago
7 hours ago
428

Is the 13.10 link broken? I can't download it - I click on the download button and it takes a while and then sends me to a blank webpage.

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By brookie14022 27 July 2021 - 19:48 PM UTC 

Is the 13.10 link broken? I can't download it - I click on the download button and it takes a while and then sends me to a blank webpage.

 

Same here, perhaps @Footygamer can have a look at it when he has time.

Footygamer
16 years ago
8 hours ago
29,567
By brookie14022 27 July 2021 - 19:48 PM UTC 

Is the 13.10 link broken? I can't download it - I click on the download button and it takes a while and then sends me to a blank webpage.

 

It seems to work for me, are you sure it's not downloading in the background or anything?

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By Footygamer 29 July 2021 - 00:08 AM UTC 

It seems to work for me, are you sure it's not downloading in the background or anything?

 

Working fine now here too. @brookie14022, give it another go, maybe whatever the issue was has sorted itself out in the interim.

brookie14022
7 years ago
7 hours ago
428

Now working fine for me too. Thanks guys.

Gabriel Fontes
1 year ago
7 months ago
2

Started to play FM2015 for nostalgia but can't actually download the facepack for the FM2015, anyone help?!

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By Gabriel Fontes 29 July 2021 - 20:54 PM UTC 

Started to play FM2015 for nostalgia but can't actually download the facepack for the FM2015, anyone help?!

 

You can use the 13.0 base megapack torrent and it'll work without any problems.

MT55
11 years ago
3 months ago
163

I'm thinking of playing FM11 again and was wondering will the latest megapack work on such an old FM game? I'm guessing it would if I put the megapack in the correct folders.

 

Tagging you @mons as you may know.

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By MT55 31 July 2021 - 11:00 AM UTC 

I'm thinking of playing FM11 again and was wondering will the latest megapack work on such an old FM game? I'm guessing it would if I put the megapack in the correct folders.

 

Tagging you @mons as you may know.

 

As it happens, the same reply I made to the post above you applies in your case too. You'll have an absolute shedload of extra images (10 versions' worth), but it should otherwise work perfectly fine.

MT55
11 years ago
3 months ago
163
By mons 31 July 2021 - 11:02 AM UTC 

As it happens, the same reply I made to the post above you applies in your case too. You'll have an absolute shedload of extra images (10 versions' worth), but it should otherwise work perfectly fine.

 

Oh dear. I probably should of read the comments first haha! Awesome to hear though. Going to start playing tonight!

JTF1987
16 years ago
2 months ago
3
Premium

Hi there, I usually face network issue when downloading the megapack (some even happened when attempting to 80-90%) and unable to resume the download. Is there any alternative for downloading smaller portions of the megapack files (as 20Gig is too large), or individual competitions would be also fine.

 

Thank you

mons
16 years ago
6 hours ago
73,752
By JTF1987 02 August 2021 - 08:55 AM UTC 

Hi there, I usually face network issue when downloading the megapack (some even happened when attempting to 80-90%) and unable to resume the download. Is there any alternative for downloading smaller portions of the megapack files (as 20Gig is too large), or individual competitions would be also fine.

 

Thank you

 

It's not possible to split up the megapack by nation, competition etc., I'm afraid. The only way to do it would be manually, and you'd need an army of people to be able to do that.

 

If you use Google Chrome, you should be able to resume any interrupted download from the point it stopped. Alternatively, you can download the 13.0 torrent file, then download the 11 (soon to be 12) subsequent update packs individually.

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