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 350,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2022.05 - Released on 03 Jan 2022
Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

mons
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By ArtOfDivine 04 November 2021 - 10:38 AM UTC 

I am a premium member and downloading is 20 kb speed for the 2022.01 face changes. That is even slower than the free one.

2022.01

 

It's working fine at my end, and I have a terrible internet connection, so it seems the issue is at your end.

 

 

Some users have reported this issue is resolved if using a different internet browser or using Incognito/InPrivate mode, since the browser you use may have some extensions installed which are unknowingly throttling your download speeds from our servers. It's been known to happen tbf.

oconnellda
4 years ago
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There seems to be an issues on Macs recently. This may not be just related to the Cut-Out packs. There is a post here in SI Forums:

 

FM21, my facepack isnt working (macbook) - Skinning Hideout - Sports Interactive Community (sigames.com)

 

I recently upgraded to a new MacBook (M1 Pro). For some reason, some faces are loading and others are not. All the facepack files are in the correct location. For example, Mo Salah will have an image, while James Milner will not.  However, the James Milner png file is in the folder and matches the unique id in game. On Milner's profile, there will just be an invisible or blank image. Not even a blacked out player face. 

 

Are others encountering this issue? Thanks

mons
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By oconnellda 04 November 2021 - 18:52 PM UTC 

There seems to be an issues on Macs recently. This may not be just related to the Cut-Out packs. There is a post here in SI Forums:

 

FM21, my facepack isnt working (macbook) - Skinning Hideout - Sports Interactive Community (sigames.com)

 

I recently upgraded to a new MacBook (M1 Pro). For some reason, some faces are loading and others are not. All the facepack files are in the correct location. For example, Mo Salah will have an image, while James Milner will not.  However, the James Milner png file is in the folder and matches the unique id in game. On Milner's profile, there will just be an invisible or blank image. Not even a blacked out player face. 

 

Are others encountering this issue? Thanks

 

If it is an issue with FM not displaying images correctly in some cases for technical reasons, then there's not much which we can do unfortunately. Personally, I'd be quite surprised if that's the case - in my experience, these kind of issues are almost always down to the files that the user has installed or in the way that they've installed them.

 

I don't play on a Mac, so my practical advice is somewhat limited, but a person having a blank space where their pic should be is usually a config issue. It means the game is finding a config with that UID but not the pic assigned to it. It could be there's a config file somewhere from a previous (or different) facepack installation which was only partly deleted.

oconnellda
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By mons 04 November 2021 - 18:58 PM UTC 

If it is an issue with FM not displaying images correctly in some cases for technical reasons, then there's not much which we can do unfortunately. Personally, I'd be quite surprised if that's the case - in my experience, these kind of issues are almost always down to the files that the user has installed or in the way that they've installed them.

 

I don't play on a Mac, so my practical advice is somewhat limited, but a person having a blank space where their pic should be is usually a config issue. It means the game is finding a config with that UID but not the pic assigned to it. It could be there's a config file somewhere from a previous (or different) facepack installation which was only partly deleted.

 

This is a fresh install from Steam and vanilla megapack download from Sortioutsi so unfortunately that's not the case. It must be a MacOS issue. I have reviewed the config file again in Xcode and everything lines up. I did verify files through Steam and that did not solve the problem either. I will investigate further. 

TimTomTimTom
2 months ago
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Hello everyone, thanks a lot for your commitment to make the FM even better, it's really appreciated! 

 

I am playing on FM 2016. I have downloaded the up-to-date Cut-Out Megapack via Torrent and followed the instructions carefully step by step. When the skin is reloaded, some faces are there, some are missing, and clicking around on player/club profiles quickly leads to crashing (pictures attached). Removing the FacePack from the graphics folder seems to remove these issues.

 

I have tried a few things including a new download + unpacking (with WinRar - btw I also get the messages that some file names are double in the rar), deleting the Cache folder by hand, and creating a new config file. Nothing has helped so far. Any ideas? 

 

Thank you in advance! 

 

 

mons
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By TimTomTimTom 05 November 2021 - 12:36 PM UTC 

Hello everyone, thanks a lot for your commitment to make the FM even better, it's really appreciated! 

 

I am playing on FM 2016. I have downloaded the up-to-date Cut-Out Megapack via Torrent and followed the instructions carefully step by step. When the skin is reloaded, some faces are there, some are missing, and clicking around on player/club profiles quickly leads to crashing (pictures attached). Removing the FacePack from the graphics folder seems to remove these issues.

 

I have tried a few things including a new download + unpacking (with WinRar - btw I also get the messages that some file names are double in the rar), deleting the Cache folder by hand, and creating a new config file. Nothing has helped so far. Any ideas? 

 

Thank you in advance! 

 

 

 

 

 

How many images are there in the faces and iconfaces folder respectively?

TimTomTimTom
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By mons 05 November 2021 - 12:43 PM UTC 

How many images are there in the faces and iconfaces folder respectively?

 

faces: 331.552 files

iconfaces: 331.544 files

mons
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By TimTomTimTom 05 November 2021 - 12:49 PM UTC 

faces: 331.552 files

iconfaces: 331.544 files

 

And how large is the faces folder in terms of size? It could be that the files weren't extracted properly.

 

Also, for players who you get those weird images of, like Hinterreger, if you search for the image by UID in the faces folder, does the preview image display?

TimTomTimTom
2 months ago
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the faces folder has 14.9 GB (15.5 on disk). Haven't downloaded the editor yet so give me a few moments before I can check the UIDs.

 

It's also noteworthy that it seems like precisely the same players are problematic as in my previous attempt (with different torrent client & different unpacker). 

TimTomTimTom
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The relevant pictures are in good order in the faces folder. Can this somehow be related to the database chosen for the saved game? 

mons
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By TimTomTimTom 05 November 2021 - 12:58 PM UTC 

the faces folder has 14.9 GB (15.5 on disk). Haven't downloaded the editor yet so give me a few moments before I can check the UIDs.

 

It's also noteworthy that it seems like precisely the same players are problematic as in my previous attempt (with different torrent client & different unpacker). 

 

Can you give me the filesize of Hinterreger's cut-out in your folder? Can you then replace it with an image downloaded from this site?

 

You can find a player's UID using the database search tool on this site without downloading the editor 😉

 

By TimTomTimTom 05 November 2021 - 13:04 PM UTC 

The relevant pictures are in good order in the faces folder. Can this somehow be related to the database chosen for the saved game? 

 

I don't believe that should be the issue at all.

TimTomTimTom
2 months ago
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Can you give me the filesize of Hinterreger's cut-out in your folder? Can you then replace it with an image downloaded from this site?

 

You can find a player's UID using the database search tool on this site without downloading the editor 😉

Ah, thank you! I didn't know that. 

The file was 55,8 kB. After replacing with the file on this website (~100 kB), Hinteregger's face does indeed show up in the game. 

 

So, there seems to be an issue either with the torrent download or the extraction. Is there any way to avoid/fix this? Checking 330,000 picture files by hand doesn't seem all that attractive an option. 

mons
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By TimTomTimTom 05 November 2021 - 13:46 PM UTC 

Can you give me the filesize of Hinterreger's cut-out in your folder? Can you then replace it with an image downloaded from this site?

 

You can find a player's UID using the database search tool on this site without downloading the editor 😉

Ah, thank you! I didn't know that. 

The file was 55,8 kB. After replacing with the file on this website (~100 kB), Hinteregger's face does indeed show up in the game. 

 

So, there seems to be an issue either with the torrent download or the extraction. Is there any way to avoid/fix this? Checking 330,000 picture files by hand doesn't seem all that attractive an option. 

 

That would certainly not be the recommended course of action 😀

 

However, I'm not exactly sure how to recommend you should proceed. How long does it take you to extract the download when using winrar?

TimTomTimTom
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By mons 05 November 2021 - 14:28 PM UTC 

That would certainly not be the recommended course of action 😀

 

However, I'm not exactly sure how to recommend you should proceed. How long does it take you to extract the download when using winrar?

 

I'm glad to hear that. ;-) 

 

I think it was roughly an hour, which seemed appropriate as measured by statements in this forum.

I really have a continuum of file sizes in the folder, and only 15,500 are bigger than 100kb. 

 

/edit. It also seems peculiar to me that 7Zip seemed to get precisely the same files wrong in the previous attempt.

mons
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By TimTomTimTom 05 November 2021 - 14:34 PM UTC 

I'm glad to hear that. ;-) 

 

I think it was roughly an hour, which seemed appropriate as measured by statements in this forum.

I really have a continuum of file sizes in the folder, and only 15,500 are bigger than 100kb. 

 

/edit. It also seems peculiar to me that 7Zip seemed to get precisely the same files wrong in the previous attempt.

 

That timeframe seems fine tbh.

 

I wouldn't think it's that peculiar tbh. If the file is generated ‘badly’, it'll be extracted ‘badly’ irrespective of the method or program used to extract it.

 

You wouldn't happen to have a more recent FM version to try using the same files with it? This hasn't been flagged as an issue with FM22 yet, so I'm wondering if the issue is related to FM16.

 

The most recent torrent file contain a different compression technique to reduce the file size. I'm wondering if this technique produces cut-out file which are displayed normally in FM22 but which FM16 doesn't support, somehow.

TimTomTimTom
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By mons 05 November 2021 - 14:42 PM UTC 

That timeframe seems fine tbh.

 

I wouldn't think it's that peculiar tbh. If the file is generated ‘badly’, it'll be extracted ‘badly’ irrespective of the method or program used to extract it.

 

You wouldn't happen to have a more recent FM version to try using the same files with it? This hasn't been flagged as an issue with FM22 yet, so I'm wondering if the issue is related to FM16.

 

The most recent torrent file contain a different compression technique to reduce the file size. I'm wondering if this technique produces cut-out file which are displayed normally in FM22 but which FM16 doesn't support, somehow.

 

I don't own a more recent FM, unfortunately. And I suppose there is no way to get a torrent for one of the previous megapacks? (Tbh I'd even be happy with the facepack of 2016). 

mons
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By TimTomTimTom 05 November 2021 - 14:46 PM UTC 

I don't own a more recent FM, unfortunately. And I suppose there is no way to get a torrent for one of the previous megapacks? (Tbh I'd even be happy with the facepack of 2016). 

 

You'd have to rely on somebody in the community still having it…

TimTomTimTom
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By mons 05 November 2021 - 14:47 PM UTC 

You'd have to rely on somebody in the community still having it…

 

Yeah, I guess that's not to be expected. Maybe the best thing I can do is download the original pack plus all the updates up to 2016 by hand, although that's gonna take a long time. 

Thank you for your help! I'm ofc happy if you can think of sth else. 🙂 

lfc1892jh
3 years ago
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I've tried downloading the pack and that worked fine but I tried to extract it using WinRar but it says it was going to take upwards of 10 hours. Is this normal?

mons
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By lfc1892jh 05 November 2021 - 20:36 PM UTC 

I've tried downloading the pack and that worked fine but I tried to extract it using WinRar but it says it was going to take upwards of 10 hours. Is this normal?

 

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

lfc1892jh
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By mons 05 November 2021 - 20:46 PM UTC 

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

I'll give that a go, ive got it extracting with no other programs open. I'll just have to let it run for a while and see what happens. Currently it is telling me I have 25 hours left and has just been going up for the past few minutes which isnt great. Thanks for the quick response

 

mons
15 years ago
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By lfc1892jh 05 November 2021 - 21:08 PM UTC 

I'll give that a go, ive got it extracting with no other programs open. I'll just have to let it run for a while and see what happens. Currently it is telling me I have 25 hours left and has just been going up for the past few minutes which isnt great. Thanks for the quick response

 

Like I said, it'll settle down eventually and then extract everything quite quickly 👍

Alexander Zachary
7 years ago
2 months ago
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Hello,

 

Just downloaded the face pack and followed instructions to put into the Sports Interactive and Football Manager 2022 folder, but when I clicked on preferences to reload the skin, it didn't work! Mine is on a MacBook Pro 2016. Anyone else have this same problem?

mons
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By Alexander Zachary 06 November 2021 - 14:59 PM UTC 

Hello,

 

Just downloaded the face pack and followed instructions to put into the Sports Interactive and Football Manager 2022 folder, but when I clicked on preferences to reload the skin, it didn't work! Mine is on a MacBook Pro 2016. Anyone else have this same problem?

 

What is the folder you've placed it in, and how many images do you have in the faces folder?

 

Can we have screenshots of the path it's been placed in?

Chevalier
14 years ago
2 months ago
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I installed FM 22 in D:\Steam Library\steamapps\common (an option provided by the Steam installer). I then downloaded the megapack and installed it in D:\Steam Library\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2022.  I then opened FM22 game options and made the adjustments recommended on this site and restarted the game.  Regrettably, the player photos did not appear in the game.  Can anyone please tell me what I have done wrong?

 

mons
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By Chevalier 06 November 2021 - 21:54 PM UTC 

I installed FM 22 in D:\Steam Library\steamapps\common (an option provided by the Steam installer). I then downloaded the megapack and installed it in D:\Steam Library\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2022.  I then opened FM22 game options and made the adjustments recommended on this site and restarted the game.  Regrettably, the player photos did not appear in the game.  Can anyone please tell me what I have done wrong?

 

That is not the right place to install the megapack; read the installation instructions carefully for any file you download if you want it to work as intended. They should go in Documents \ Sports Interactive \ Football Manager 2022 \ graphics.

Chevalier
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By mons 06 November 2021 - 22:10 PM UTC 

That is not the right place to install the megapack; read the installation instructions carefully for any file you download if you want it to work as intended. They should go in Documents \ Sports Interactive \ Football Manager 2022 \ graphics.

 

Many thanks for your preompt response.  Since “Documents” exist in several places on the C drive and the D drive then exactly where should I place the graphics?  I chose the D drive because that is where Steam has installed the game. 

mons
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By Chevalier 06 November 2021 - 22:17 PM UTC 

Many thanks for your preompt response.  Since “Documents” exist in several places on the C drive and the D drive then exactly where should I place the graphics?  I chose the D drive because that is where Steam has installed the game. 

 

Irrespective of the drive in which Steam is installed, the default location for all user data files (including graphics) is Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 22. 

 

The Documents folder is usually located in C. If that's the case, you should already have a folder titled Sports Interactive in there. You can have them elsewhere, but then you just need to tell FM where to look for them by changing the user data location from the in-game preferences.

 

I do not recommend having the graphics in the same place that the game itself is installed in, as you seem to have done. Have it in a separate folder outside the Steam path.

Chevalier
14 years ago
2 months ago
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Many thanks mons.  Unfortunately your response does not solve the problem.  In Windows 11, there are three locations on the C drive that contain folders called “Documents”: -

 

  1. C:\Users\Public\ Public Documents\
  2. C:\Users\stank\Documents\
  3. C:\Users\Default\Documents\

In addition to these, there are several locations on the C drive with folders called “My Documents”.  Moreover, none of the above locations contains a file called Sports Interactive to help me find the correct place.  Of course, I could try each location in turn but the process takes many hours so it would be helpful if you were able to tell me where to install the players images?

Chevalier
14 years ago
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I decided to solve the problem by testing with only one player image that was not present in the game.  This will be much faster.  I placed the image in all potential locations in turn until I found the location where the image appeared in the game.  I then loaded all images into that location and the problem is now solved.  Using Windows 11, the correct location is C:\Users\Public\Documents\Sports Interactive.

 

I hope this is helpful.

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