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 380,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2023.03 - Released on 30 Nov 2022
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).
quecks
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By mons 18 August 2021 - 14:04 PM UTC 

You're getting a file for free, and you're complaining because it'll take a while to download? How self-entitled are you?

 

You have 3 options:

a) Become a premium member and download it for free directly from the website at a quicker speed

b) Download it from a mirror site for free, which will take a little longer to download.

c) Throw a hissy fit and flounce elsewhere

 

If you've chosen option c, it's your loss frankly 😕

 

Bielsa is a Legend
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By quecks 18 August 2021 - 16:02 PM UTC 

A.  Premium member for 5 euro ?! . .. I only download one time this files. . it's to expensive.. . I wait 1 month longer and take the other facepack 

 

B.  A little longer ?! I have to wait 2 -  3 hours for this 500 mb. . This is not a little longer. 

 

C. I don't care 

 

Save us all and choose option C

mons
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By R Charlston 18 August 2021 - 18:24 PM UTC 

Save us all and choose option C

 

It's always the cheapskates who complain about free stuff, isn't it 😕

Bielsa is a Legend
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By mons 18 August 2021 - 18:35 PM UTC 

It's always the cheapskates who complain about free stuff, isn't it 😕

 

Indeed. Can’t please all the people all of the time. The premium membership is worth every penny.

quecks
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By R Charlston 18 August 2021 - 18:36 PM UTC 

Indeed. Can’t please all the people all of the time. The premium membership is worth every penny.

 

mons
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By quecks 18 August 2021 - 20:02 PM UTC 

Nope.. Only pictures. . . I dont buy a premium membership by a “upload service” …wait a half month and take the other facepack. . It's 4 free and the creater it's friendly 

 

I'm not sure you've understood the whole concept.

 

You can buy premium membership to this website and download everything from here without needing to visit mirror sites. We're not talking about premium membership for external sites. If you aren't ready to do so, you can still get it for free from external mirror sites, but download speeds may not be as fast as they would be when downloading directly from our site. Hosting isn't cheap and bandwidth needs to be paid for, so making downloads available for everybody directly from the site simply isn't viable. That said, because we recognise some people aren't prepared to pay to get content, we offer the possibility to download files from mirror sites at no extra cost. If that's not good enough for you, so be it.

 

And as for friendliness, if you come in here, don't understand how the system works and start insulting us, it's hardly a mystery that we don't react too well, is it?

Bielsa is a Legend
9 years ago
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By quecks 18 August 2021 - 20:02 PM UTC 

Nope.. Only pictures. . . I dont buy a premium membership by a “upload service” …wait a half month and take the other facepack. . It's 4 free and the creater it's friendly 

 

give me a few minutes to translate to English….

kingrobbo
13 years ago
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By quecks 18 August 2021 - 16:02 PM UTC 

A.  Premium member for 5 euro ?! . .. I only download one time this files. . it's to expensive.. . I wait 1 month longer and take the other facepack 

 

B.  A little longer ?! I have to wait 2 -  3 hours for this 500 mb. . This is not a little longer. 

 

C. I don't care 

 

its been explained now this is taking over the thread if you are not happy then move on the system is this what it is

cheers

Latrell yard man
4 years ago
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I do not have the memory or storage space on my pc so i have a question if i download the entire facepack to usb memory stick how would i go about sinking this with fm so it shows up in my graphics folder.

mons
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By Latrell yard man 19 August 2021 - 10:31 AM UTC 

I do not have the memory or storage space on my pc so i have a question if i download the entire facepack to usb memory stick how would i go about sinking this with fm so it shows up in my graphics folder.

 

You can have your user data files, e.g. editor data files, save games and graphics, in any folder you want, not necessarily in the Documents path.

 

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

zbidram
9 years ago
4 days ago
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Hi guys,

 

Moukoko face has disappeared after installing Version 13.12.

 

Any clue about it?

Thanks

 

kingskaro1
1 year ago
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Hi all, I'm new to fm and recently installed the cutout pack and noticed that some of the spurs youth players weren't appearing, they are in the folder of the faces with the correct number for the player but for some reason wouldn't load in game, I have set my preferences to the ones shown in the thread, but to no luck, does anybody have an idea of what might be the problem?

Thanks.

mons
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By zbidram 19 August 2021 - 20:16 PM UTC 

Hi guys,

 

Moukoko face has disappeared after installing Version 13.12.

 

Any clue about it?

Thanks

 

What is his UID in your save? And can you post a screenshot of that UID in your megapack folder?

 

 

 

 

By kingskaro1 20 August 2021 - 15:12 PM UTC 

Hi all, I'm new to fm and recently installed the cutout pack and noticed that some of the spurs youth players weren't appearing, they are in the folder of the faces with the correct number for the player but for some reason wouldn't load in game, I have set my preferences to the ones shown in the thread, but to no luck, does anybody have an idea of what might be the problem?

Thanks.

 

How many images do you have in your megapack folder? Looks to me like you might not have downloaded the whole megapack, or you've added some cuts from the site without updating the config file accordingly.

kingskaro1
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By mons 20 August 2021 - 15:40 PM UTC 

What is his UID in your save? And can you post a screenshot of that UID in your megapack folder?

 

 

 

 

 

How many images do you have in your megapack folder? Looks to me like you might not have downloaded the whole megapack, or you've added some cuts from the site without updating the config file accordingly.

 

I have 279555 faces in the face folder, i did add a spurs youth pack to the folder but there was no cofig file with it, how would i update it to work?

mons
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By kingskaro1 20 August 2021 - 17:57 PM UTC 

I have 279555 faces in the face folder, i did add a spurs youth pack to the folder but there was no cofig file with it, how would i update it to work?

 

You need to edit the config file yourself, using the methods outlined here. Adding images in the folder is not enough, you need to edit the config file too, which tells the game what image to assign to which people.

 

I recommend downloading the update packs and installing them chronologically and you'll get all the images added without needing to mess about with edit the config file yourself.

MT55
11 years ago
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Hey @mons is there an older megapack available anywhere? I've downloaded the latest megapack and it works on FM11, but for some reason it takes forever for the game to load (on the loading screen) I've never had that problem before so I was wondering if it's because it's an older version of FM with faces from 12 onwards…

 

 

mons
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By MT55 21 August 2021 - 17:48 PM UTC 

Hey @mons is there an older megapack available anywhere? I've downloaded the latest megapack and it works on FM11, but for some reason it takes forever for the game to load (on the loading screen) I've never had that problem before so I was wondering if it's because it's an older version of FM with faces from 12 onwards…

 

Not that I'm aware, no. If, after loading the game the first time, you retick the use skin cache button, it might well take less time the next instance you load the game.

MT55
11 years ago
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By mons 21 August 2021 - 18:15 PM UTC 

Not that I'm aware, no. If, after loading the game the first time, you retick the use skin cache button, it might well take less time the next instance you load the game.

 

I'll try, thanks! 

Alex Bright
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I've downloaded the files and tried to save the files on the correct drives and nothing is on the file….

mons
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By Alex Bright 25 August 2021 - 02:18 AM UTC 

I've downloaded the files and tried to save the files on the correct drives and nothing is on the file….

 

What file is this and how big was it? Screenshots would help…

Muhammad Mauraga
7 years ago
1 month ago
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Could anyone send me the latest config.xml file please??, I already tried the fmxml and the graphic configuration program, but it doesn't seems to work

mons
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By Muhammad Mauraga 26 August 2021 - 18:35 PM UTC 

Could anyone send me the latest config.xml file please??, I already tried the fmxml and the graphic configuration program, but it doesn't seems to work

 

If you download the most recent update pack, you can use the config file from there 👍

Shinji Ono
9 years ago
2 months ago
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folks, pardon for my ignorance but can I have 3 faces subfolders under …..\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\ ?

 

for example:

  • ….Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\wonderkids face\
  • ….Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\Agents facepack\
  • ….Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\sortitoutsi\faces\

 

each folder has its own config.xml

 

Will the game able to read from all 3?

mons
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By Shinji Ono 27 August 2021 - 03:08 AM UTC 

folks, pardon for my ignorance but can I have 3 faces subfolders under …..\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\ ?

 

for example:

  • ….Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\wonderkids face\
  • ….Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\Agents facepack\
  • ….Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\sortitoutsi\faces\

 

each folder has its own config.xml

 

Will the game able to read from all 3?

 

Shouldn't be a problem. 

 

However, the config files in the first two folders may not point to the correct people, since the people in question will not have fixed UIDs since they will have been added via editor data files. This means that the UIDs will vary depending on the combination of editor data files you have in place, which is why cuts for people not in the default database are not added to this megapack.

Muhammad Mauraga
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By mons 26 August 2021 - 20:56 PM UTC 

If you download the most recent update pack, you can use the config file from there 👍

I already download it, and overwrite the old one but it still doesn't work, could you help me please?

 

mons
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By Muhammad Mauraga 27 August 2021 - 06:18 AM UTC 

I already download it, and overwrite the old one but it still doesn't work, could you help me please?

 

What exactly is the issue though? What exactly is not working, or at least not working as intended? Have you changed you preferences to look like they are displayed in the first post? 

 

A few screenshots of what you think is not working in-game and of your megapack folder would help us understand what the issue might potentially be.

Muhammad Mauraga
7 years ago
1 month ago
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By mons 27 August 2021 - 07:33 AM UTC 

What exactly is the issue though? What exactly is not working, or at least not working as intended? Have you changed you preferences to look like they are displayed in the first post? 

 

A few screenshots of what you think is not working in-game and of your megapack folder would help us understand what the issue might potentially be.

So few days ago I add some picture for the youngster that not available in my current megapack individually, then I do the usual thing, clear the cache and reloading the skin, but the player faces doesn't showed up on the game. So, I tried to download the megapack latest update and overwrite everything, it work for the newly added face but all the other faces suddenly disappeared. So, now I tried the fmxml and the graphics configuration program, I made my own config file but all the face is gone now, It doesn't show any player or staff face. (I got like 20k+ pic if I'm not mistaken)

 

mons
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@Muhammad Mauraga, graphics is not spelt correctly in the file path. Could it be that?

Muhammad Mauraga
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By mons 27 August 2021 - 12:07 PM UTC 

@Muhammad Mauraga, graphics is not spelt correctly in the file path. Could it be that?

 

Still doesn't work, I don't really know what is the problem, everything else like logo and kits work perfectly fine.

mons
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By Muhammad Mauraga 27 August 2021 - 12:33 PM UTC 

Still doesn't work, I don't really know what is the problem, everything else like logo and kits work perfectly fine.

Do you have a subfolder in the faces folder containing a config file perchance? Remove it if that's the case.

 

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