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).
mons
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By Daniel Knowles 20 September 2021 - 09:39 AM UTC 

Thanks for the prompt response. Yeah I have all othe programs closed, started extraction from a new restart so nothing should be going on in the background. Luckily I'm working in the daytime so I can let it run, just would like it done sooner so I can get it moved into the right folder and check before I sit down for the evening session.

 

Advice noted on the process for next year, so the main file will remain the same and then just follow the updates for new faces? So say I'm December there will maybe only be the 13.01 update file to download? Like old like the torrent file contains the same number of files as the most recent update at the moment

 

I'm not sure I understand what you're saying in the last paragraph, so I'll explain a bit better.

 

Prior to the game being released, we release a base megapack for that version, available via torrent, e.g. 13.0 was released in November 2020. Each base pack contains the base megapack for the previous year (e.g. 12.0 for FM20) plus all the update pack released since then. After each base pack is released, we also release frequent update packs adding new or improved images every 3 or 4 weeks.

 

I'm assuming that the file you've downloaded is the 13.0 megapack - so if that's the case, for you to be fully up-to-date with all the images in the megapack, you would need to download 13.01, 13.02 etc all the way up to the most recent pack 13.14.

 

Look at it as each update pack being a building block on top of the previous update pack 🙂

Daniel Knowles
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By mons 20 September 2021 - 10:06 AM UTC 

I'm not sure I understand what you're saying in the last paragraph, so I'll explain a bit better.

 

Prior to the game being released, we release a base megapack for that version, available via torrent, e.g. 13.0 was released in November 2020. Each base pack contains the base megapack for the previous year (e.g. 12.0 for FM20) plus all the update pack released since then. After each base pack is released, we also release frequent update packs adding new or improved images every 3 or 4 weeks.

 

I'm assuming that the file you've downloaded is the 13.0 megapack - so if that's the case, for you to be fully up-to-date with all the images in the megapack, you would need to download 13.01, 13.02 etc all the way up to the most recent pack 13.14.

 

Look at it as each update pack being a building block on top of the previous update pack 🙂

 

I downloaded using the torrent file, believed this included all of the update files within that one download command?

 

Update on extraction: just went back to check and it's on 78% with 90 mins running and 30 mins left, so yes very inaccurate estimation by WinRar 🤣

mons
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By Daniel Knowles 20 September 2021 - 10:20 AM UTC 

I downloaded using the torrent file, believed this included all of the update files within that one download command?

 

Nope, that's why I recommended you download the 14 subsequent update packs. The torrent only includes what was available when it was released in November 2020; the update packs have to be downloaded separately.

Daniel Knowles
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By mons 20 September 2021 - 10:23 AM UTC 

Nope, that's why I recommended you download the 14 subsequent update packs. The torrent only includes what was available when it was released in November 2020; the update packs have to be downloaded separately.

 

Ah there's my misunderstanding, I thought the torrent was updated alongside each update file, so it started off as just the based and then the torrent file grew, while the static download files remained individual. No probs, will maybe get in and do that later. See above editted post for Extraction update, 78% done after 90 mins so getting there, WinRar estimated badly haha. Thanks for all your help

oJMPx
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Anyone got a torrent or a link to the FM12 Cut out Faces pack?

Daniel Alter
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Hi I wanna download the 3.0 version (individually) but can't, I guess the file doesn't exist. I get some XML error.

If you're asking why, it's because I'm using the 2005-2006 database for FM20 and I wanna have old faces. 

Please assist. I purchased a premium subscription to do just that.

mons
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By oJMPx 22 September 2021 - 17:03 PM UTC 

Anyone got a torrent or a link to the FM12 Cut out Faces pack?

 

By Daniel Alter 24 September 2021 - 17:41 PM UTC 

Hi I wanna download the 3.0 version (individually) but can't, I guess the file doesn't exist. I get some XML error.

If you're asking why, it's because I'm using the 2005-2006 database for FM20 and I wanna have old faces. 

Please assist. I purchased a premium subscription to do just that.

 

These are very old files and I'm not sure if they're still available to be perfectly honest. Let me check with the site owner and administrator and get back to you, but I don't hold out much hope.

Yousef F Awajan
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does any body have the FM 12 face pack ? I've been playing it for 2 weeks and its not as fun without real player faces

Daniel Alter
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Please help me download a face pack that's relevant to 2011.. cut out would be best but other work too

mons
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By Daniel Alter 26 September 2021 - 17:24 PM UTC 

Please help me download a face pack that's relevant to 2011.. cut out would be best but other work too

 

We're in 2021, it'll be a bit hard to find files which are 10 years old at this point.

 

You can use the current cut-out megapack with no problems in FM11, though you will have a hell of a lot of cuts for people who don't exist in the database yet, but it'll still work.

mons
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By Yousef F Awajan 26 September 2021 - 17:14 PM UTC 

does any body have the FM 12 face pack ? I've been playing it for 2 weeks and its not as fun without real player faces

 

As luck would have it, the above post applies to you too.

Footygamer
16 years ago
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3.00 and 4.00 packs are available again for premium members.

 

This was a really confusing bug to try and track down from 10 years ago but I figured it out in the end 😀

mons
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@Daniel Alter and @Yousef F Awajan, the above post should help 🙂

dispatch
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@mons 

 

Update 13.15

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missing in config.xml

ID 43017197

mons
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By shadowrun 08 October 2021 - 20:05 PM UTC 

@mons 

 

Update 13.15

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missing in config.xml

ID 43017197

 

Not sure how that happened. Thanks for the heads-up, will fix it for 22.01 👍

KalebENRH
9 years ago
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Idk what happened, but after installing latest update, all my faces disappeared, only the new faces added on that update works :C


 

mons
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By KalebENRH 10 October 2021 - 23:59 PM UTC 

Idk what happened, but after installing latest update, all my faces disappeared, only the new faces added on that update works :C


 

 

I suspect you've installed the update pack in a separate folder. All the images need to be in just one folder with no sub-folders, overwriting when prompted.

rino94
13 years ago
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Sorry about this question, it has probably been answered before but I cannot find the answer.

 

I've downloaded the megapack, added it to FM21 folder > graphics > players, reloaded the skin… but nothing comes out. Actually, something does, but it's only a couple of faces (Ronaldo among them).

 

I've tried clearing the cache for good measure, no difference.

 

I don't know where I went wrong. Can anyone help? Thanks!

mons
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By rino94 12 October 2021 - 15:53 PM UTC 

Sorry about this question, it has probably been answered before but I cannot find the answer.

 

I've downloaded the megapack, added it to FM21 folder > graphics > players, reloaded the skin… but nothing comes out. Actually, something does, but it's only a couple of faces (Ronaldo among them).

 

I've tried clearing the cache for good measure, no difference.

 

I don't know where I went wrong. Can anyone help? Thanks!

 

I've moved the post to here 😉

 

First of all, make sure your preferences look like this:

 

https://i.imgur.com/KvtIAWq.jpg

 

Secondly, if that doesn't do the trick, can we have screenshots of the location you've installed it in? Ideally displaying (a) the full path and (b) the amount of files and folder in it.

rino94
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By mons 12 October 2021 - 17:33 PM UTC 

I've moved the post to here 😉

 

First of all, make sure your preferences look like this:

 

https://i.imgur.com/KvtIAWq.jpg

 

Secondly, if that doesn't do the trick, can we have screenshots of the location you've installed it in? Ideally displaying (a) the full path and (b) the amount of files and folder in it.

 

Thanks! Sorry I couldn't even find the support thread…

 

Settings:

Path (Mac):

 

 

In addition, I've done Reset > Clear cache (in settings), reloaded the skin multiple times…

 

This is the situation:

 

 

Vast majority of players don't have faces, some do. May be a problem with xml?

mons
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By rino94 13 October 2021 - 05:52 AM UTC 

Thanks! Sorry I couldn't even find the support thread…

 

Settings:

Path (Mac):

 

 

In addition, I've done Reset > Clear cache (in settings), reloaded the skin multiple times…

 

This is the situation:

 

 

Vast majority of players don't have faces, some do. May be a problem with xml?

 

What's in the file titled lists? And can I see the amount of files and folder in the folder titled faces?

 

Both faces displayed are from the 13.01 update pack, and I suspect you've got just that one installed, with 6,754 images, instead of the full megapack, which by now consists of 330k+

rino94
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By mons 13 October 2021 - 06:08 AM UTC 

What's in the file titled lists? And can I see the amount of files and folder in the folder titled faces?

 

Both faces displayed are from the 13.01 update pack, and I suspect you've got just that one installed, with 6,754 images, instead of the full megapack, which by now consists of 330k+

 

I've clicked on the first link thinking it was a mirror for the whole pack, instead it was a mirror for, as you said, 13.01… sorry, thanks!

mons
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By rino94 13 October 2021 - 06:44 AM UTC 

I've clicked on the first link thinking it was a mirror for the whole pack, instead it was a mirror for, as you said, 13.01… sorry, thanks!

 

Tbh, you might as well wait until next week when a torrent file for the FM22 pack is to be released and you can get the whole lot in that way 🙂

rino94
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By mons 13 October 2021 - 06:44 AM UTC 

Tbh, you might as well wait until next week when a torrent file for the FM22 pack is to be released and you can get the whole lot in that way 🙂

 

Argh… well, too late now, I've started! Thanks a lot, I'll know where to go for FM22 🙂

rino94
13 years ago
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Actually, a question… what is the correct process to add the subsequent update packs? I've added the megapack (and of course now everything works), but how do I add each subsequent one without messing with the config.xml? Thanks!

mons
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By rino94 13 October 2021 - 08:56 AM UTC 

Actually, a question… what is the correct process to add the subsequent update packs? I've added the megapack (and of course now everything works), but how do I add each subsequent one without messing with the config.xml? Thanks!

 

You should have one folder, and one folder only, containing all the faces. Same goes for the iconfaces. If an update pack is installed correctly, you should be prompted to overwrite images and the config file.

rino94
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By mons 13 October 2021 - 10:00 AM UTC 

You should have one folder, and one folder only, containing all the faces. Same goes for the iconfaces. If an update pack is installed correctly, you should be prompted to overwrite images and the config file.

 

Thank you so much!

Bielsa is a Legend
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since i added 13.15 all the french players images are blank?

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By R Charlston 15 October 2021 - 08:10 AM UTC 

since i added 13.15 all the french players images are blank?

 

Did you verify the game files at any point perchance? French player faces don't appear when viewed via the national team if the real name fix is not in place, so reinstall and reapply it just in case - should do the trick 👍

Bielsa is a Legend
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hi yes i reverified due to a crash

 

are you saying reload the name fix?

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