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).
mick1
10 years ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 21 October 2021 - 21:09 PM UTC 

Read the second paragraph of this post for the answer to your first question and the second paragraph of this post for the answer to your second one.

 

Thanks and sorry something …

DimiZag
10 years ago
1 hour ago
240

Hey there Mons! First of all, I'd like to thank all the contributors for their amazing work again! Soooo just to clarify this: This is the latest pack we have to download, right? >> sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_2022.00.rar.torrent Isn't it a little bit small file for so many faces?

 

(Sorry if it seems a dumb question!!)


 

Mancia
11 years ago
1 week ago
9

Can't we download 22.00 only as an upgrade pack? I've been downloading all updates when you upload it and I have all packs downloaded. Do I have to download 22.00 as a whole 15gb pack?

mons
16 years ago
44 minutes ago
73,717
By Mancia 22 October 2021 - 05:49 AM UTC 

Can't we download 22.00 only as an upgrade pack? I've been downloading all updates when you upload it and I have all packs downloaded. Do I have to download 22.00 as a whole 15gb pack?

 

The filesize of the pack has been reduced. As a result, the file had to be recreated from scratch and the mirrors as well, which takes a wee while to do. Bear with us while they are generated. Read the second paragraph of this post and the second paragraph of this post for more info.

 

If you can't bear to wait until the mirrors are created, you can always download the torrent file and remove your existing files.

Kalou
16 years ago
2 days ago
10
By Mancia 22 October 2021 - 05:49 AM UTC 

Can't we download 22.00 only as an upgrade pack? I've been downloading all updates when you upload it and I have all packs downloaded. Do I have to download 22.00 as a whole 15gb pack?

 

Then you just need the 2022.00 which is only 214mb. The 15gb pack is only for those that want to download the entire collection of faces if they've not been keeping up with the individual updates.

 

AFAIK.

Cierna
2 years ago
2 months ago
3

I'm trying to download all files from torrent but it says low seeds what should i do with that?

mons
16 years ago
44 minutes ago
73,717
By Kalou 22 October 2021 - 06:08 AM UTC 

Then you just need the 2022.00 which is only 214mb. The 15gb pack is only for those that want to download the entire collection of faces if they've not been keeping up with the individual updates.

 

AFAIK.

 

Remember that downloading directly from the site isn't possible for users who aren't premium members like you 😉 

 

This means that they have to download files from mirror sites, which are currently unavailable due to the file being in the process of being generated on the mirror's servers.

mons
16 years ago
44 minutes ago
73,717
By Cierna 22 October 2021 - 06:57 AM UTC 

I'm trying to download all files from torrent but it says low seeds what should i do with that?

 

Pray for more seeds - not much more we can do from our end in that regard, unfortunately…

DimiZag
10 years ago
1 hour ago
240
By mons 22 October 2021 - 05:28 AM UTC 

Read this.

 

 

We always aim to have the base pack out before the beta drops. This year, we did so on the same day but it's pure coincidence. We aim to have an update pack out including cuts for players newly-added to FM22 before the full game is released on 9 November.

 

So, I guess we extract the torrent file to our ‘’faces'' folder and then ovewright the already existing faces with the new ones, Am I right? Thanks again!

mons
16 years ago
44 minutes ago
73,717
By DimiZag 22 October 2021 - 13:12 PM UTC 

So, I guess we extract the torrent file to our ‘’faces'' folder and then ovewright the already existing faces with the new ones, Am I right? Thanks again!

 

If you have downloaded the torrent, then you have the full file. You can safely completely delete your existing faces and install only the contents of the torrent 😉

Darthcore
2 years ago
1 day ago
1

I´m trying to download the last update. But there is no download button (dfiles.eu or ul.to ). 😢

mons
16 years ago
44 minutes ago
73,717
By Darthcore 22 October 2021 - 13:56 PM UTC 

I´m trying to download the last update. But there is no download button (dfiles.eu or ul.to ). 😢

 

Read the rest of this page.

Hadley
10 years ago
2 months ago
1

Whats the best way to unzip it? 7zip tells me it would take 32hrs :x

mons
16 years ago
44 minutes ago
73,717
By Hadley 22 October 2021 - 14:06 PM UTC 

Whats the best way to unzip it? 7zip tells me it would take 32hrs :x

 

I personally recommend winrar but 7zip is just fine.

 

Extracting the filewill take a while, but it shouldn't take that long. 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 👍

HarryMahon26
8 years ago
6 days ago
4
Premium

What are the iconfaces for? Are they needed or can I just use the faces files? 

mons
16 years ago
44 minutes ago
73,717
By HarryMahon26 22 October 2021 - 17:42 PM UTC 

What are the iconfaces for? Are they needed or can I just use the faces files? 

 

They display this when you right-click on a player. Without them, you'd get just the default black silhouette.

 

JamieTC
8 years ago
20 hours ago
33

There is no link to download the FM22 update 

gaz_25798
5 years ago
1 day ago
35
Premium
By mons 22 October 2021 - 05:28 AM UTC 

Read this.

 

 

We always aim to have the base pack out before the beta drops. This year, we did so on the same day but it's pure coincidence. We aim to have an update pack out including cuts for players newly-added to FM22 before the full game is released on 9 November.

 

AWESOME LADS THANKS AGAIN

 

playboy77
14 years ago
23 hours ago
124

No mirrors to just download the 2022.00 pack?

Marko12101983
5 years ago
1 day ago
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By J_Zeena 22 October 2021 - 23:46 PM UTC 

There is no link to download the FM22 update 

 

Same here. And I have read what @mons wrote to you and I still don't understand what is going on…

 

Where can I find the torrent file?

JamieTC
8 years ago
20 hours ago
33
By Marko12101983 23 October 2021 - 09:43 AM UTC 

Same here. And I have read what @mons wrote to you and I still don't understand what is going on…

 

That's all they ever say to me is read above, the admins are not helpful at all, i have no idea what's happening i have tried to read above but absolutely did not help, i thought the admins would of been much more helpful than that.

Marko12101983
5 years ago
1 day ago
264
By J_Zeena 23 October 2021 - 09:49 AM UTC 

That's all they ever say to me is read above, the admins are not helpful at all, i have no idea what's happening i have tried to read above but absolutely did not help, i thought the admins would of been much more helpful than that.

 

@mons is a great guy. He will explain what is going on.

mons
16 years ago
44 minutes ago
73,717
By J_Zeena 23 October 2021 - 09:49 AM UTC 

That's all they ever say to me is read above, the admins are not helpful at all, i have no idea what's happening i have tried to read above but absolutely did not help, i thought the admins would of been much more helpful than that.

 

The files are still being generated, please be patient until they finish, as has been outlined above. In the meantime, you can download the torrent.

 

 

By Marko12101983 23 October 2021 - 09:43 AM UTC 

Same here. And I have read what @mons wrote to you and I still don't understand what is going on…

 

Where can I find the torrent file?

 

Does the torrent not appear here for you?

Marko12101983
5 years ago
1 day ago
264
By mons 23 October 2021 - 10:02 AM UTC 

The files are still being generated, please be patient until they finish, as has been outlined above. In the meantime, you can download the torrent.

 

 

 

Does the torrent not appear here for you?

 

Yes, it does now. Thanks for the help. Tried to downloaded just the changes mirror file as I don't think I need the complete facepack. However, I will download the torrent file in the meantime.

Youri Fred
6 years ago
1 day ago
4

Where is the file though? i cant seem to download anything. the torrent file does not download for me

Marko12101983
5 years ago
1 day ago
264
By Youri Fred 23 October 2021 - 10:05 AM UTC 

Where is the file though? i cant seem to download anything. the torrent file does not download for me

 

@mons  posted the link 2 posts above you. https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download/torrent

Youri Fred
6 years ago
1 day ago
4

yeah just saw it, thanks. Are normal downloads like per normal coming out for this pack or do we need to download the torrent file.

mons
16 years ago
44 minutes ago
73,717
By Youri Fred 23 October 2021 - 10:16 AM UTC 

yeah just saw it, thanks. Are normal downloads like per normal coming out for this pack or do we need to download the torrent file.

 

Read the above posts, I've said the same things ample time already.

Youri Fred
6 years ago
1 day ago
4
By mons 23 October 2021 - 10:22 AM UTC 

Read the above posts, I've said the same things ample time already.

sorry and thanks!

 

Youri Fred
6 years ago
1 day ago
4
By Youri Fred 23 October 2021 - 10:25 AM UTC 

sorry and thanks!

 

link just dropped so all good haha

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