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 360,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2022.11 - Released on 14 Jun 2022
Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

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 Umar9000 05 December 2021 - 18:38 PM UTC 

It's weird because obviously if very very few faces are loading in it is working but not completely

 

You've clearly not installed it correctly, or only partly so, but we've hit a brick wall on how I can spot whatever it is that's stopping you from getting the pack to work. 

 

I sent you a private message about this a couple of hours ago, proposing a way forward - would help if you read it 😉

Umar9000
7 months ago
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Ah nevermind my previous two comments what you said was right, launched the game a few moments ago and I the cut outs have all loaded in. Thank you so much for your help.

lutfi alwan
5 years ago
1 month ago
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Hi, It keeps telling me that it is unable to download the cut out megaface pack. ik my network is fine because I tried downloading a game on steam and it works fine.

I tries downloading a file from another site and it works fine.

its just the cut out face pack and the standard logo pack.

mons
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By lutfi alwan 05 December 2021 - 21:13 PM UTC 

Hi, It keeps telling me that it is unable to download the cut out megaface pack. ik my network is fine because I tried downloading a game on steam and it works fine.

I tries downloading a file from another site and it works fine.

its just the cut out face pack and the standard logo pack.

 

What is the error message displayed?

lutfi alwan
5 years ago
1 month ago
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Download Failed due to network issues.

Again, im only running into this issue when I download this pack all other downloads are working normally.

mons
16 years ago
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By lutfi alwan 05 December 2021 - 22:16 PM UTC 

Download Failed due to network issues.

Again, im only running into this issue when I download this pack all other downloads are working normally.

 

Follow the advice in point 13 of the main post 👍

lutfi alwan
5 years ago
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By mons 05 December 2021 - 22:17 PM UTC 

Follow the advice in point 13 of the main post 👍

 

looks like it solved it thanks.

Hugo McGuire
2 years ago
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Hi! I downloaded the complete file (all 15GB) but sadly I am missing some key players. It's quite random, in the PSG squad, Messi has a face, but Mbappe doesn't. Looked at Arsenal out of interest and most of their squad is missing. But then in my current save with Bastia-Borgo, I have quite a lot of my team, despite a lot of the players being relatively unknown.

 

Do I need to download the changes? I sort of assumed the complete file would have all of those in it.


Thanks a lot!

mons
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By Hugo McGuire 08 December 2021 - 15:28 PM UTC 

Hi! I downloaded the complete file (all 15GB) but sadly I am missing some key players. It's quite random, in the PSG squad, Messi has a face, but Mbappe doesn't. Looked at Arsenal out of interest and most of their squad is missing. But then in my current save with Bastia-Borgo, I have quite a lot of my team, despite a lot of the players being relatively unknown.

 

Do I need to download the changes? I sort of assumed the complete file would have all of those in it.


Thanks a lot!

 

I've moved this to here - I'd have thought the technical support in capitals in the title would have given a clue 😛

Have a look at the first post of this thread and, if that doesn't help, upload a screenshot of your faces folder and your in-game preferences 👍

J.Watson#2546
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By mons 04 December 2021 - 19:57 PM UTC 

Can you please post screenshots of where you've placed them, showing clearly the full path, as well as of the amount of images contained within that folder?

J.Watson#2546
7 months ago
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Retrodoge
3 years ago
6 months ago
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Hi,

 

Is it just for me or is the link to part 13 of 17 broken. I Can't download this part. All others were no problem.

 

Cheers

mons
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By J.Watson#2546 09 December 2021 - 16:09 PM UTC 

 

 

 

It mentions you have two folders. What are they - and what's included in the one with the least amount of images?

 

By Retrodoge 09 December 2021 - 16:41 PM UTC 

Hi,

 

Is it just for me or is the link to part 13 of 17 broken. I Can't download this part. All others were no problem.

 

Cheers

 

Look at point 10 of the first post 👍

J.Watson#2546
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mons
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By J.Watson#2546 09 December 2021 - 16:55 PM UTC 

i

 

And how many images in total do you have in each of your faces folder and in your iconfaces folder?

J.Watson#2546
7 months ago
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in total '338,625 files

mons
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By J.Watson#2546 09 December 2021 - 17:05 PM UTC 

in total '338,625 files

 

Again, I ask:

 

How many images in total do you have in each of your faces folder and in your iconfaces folder?

 

Not in total, how many are in each folder?

J.Watson#2546
7 months ago
2 weeks ago
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oh ok, sorry about that

iconfaces- 331,544 Files

faces- 7,081 Files

mons
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By J.Watson#2546 09 December 2021 - 17:17 PM UTC 

oh ok, sorry about that

iconfaces- 331,544 Files

faces- 7,081 Files

 

Not sure how that happened but you have nowhere near the correct amount of images in your faces folder. It should be 330k+. Either the download didn't fully extract or it didn't fully complete.

J.Watson#2546
7 months ago
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By mons 09 December 2021 - 17:30 PM UTC 

Not sure how that happened but you have nowhere near the correct amount of images in your faces folder. It should be 330k+. Either the download didn't fully extract or it didn't fully complete.

 

ok thanks for your help ill redownload it now!
 

Hoàng Thọ
6 months ago
3 days ago
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Hi guys. I'm just downloading Megapack 20.00 ( the torrent one with 15.62GB). I'm curious, do i need to download 20.03 changes again?

 

mons
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By Hoàng Thọ 11 December 2021 - 09:17 AM UTC 

Hi guys. I'm just downloading Megapack 20.00 ( the torrent one with 15.62GB). I'm curious, do i need to download 20.03 changes again?

 

Look at points 1 and 7 of the FAQ in the first post 👍

 

P.S. It's 22.00 not 20.00 😉

Hoàng Thọ
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By mons 11 December 2021 - 09:18 AM UTC 

Look at points 1 and 7 of the FAQ in the first post 👍

 

P.S. It's 22.00 not 20.00 😉

 

Sorry just one more question. Well i have FM2021, can use the Mega pack + 22.03 on Fm21? Is back compatibility ?

mons
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By Hoàng Thọ 11 December 2021 - 10:25 AM UTC 

Sorry just one more question. Well i have FM2021, can use the Mega pack + 22.03 on Fm21? Is back compatibility ?

 

You should be able to use it without any problems at all 👍

Hoàng Thọ
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By mons 11 December 2021 - 10:26 AM UTC 

You should be able to use it without any problems at all 👍

 

Thanks you so much. I love you and this community xD. It work indee. 😀 

 

Papillon422
9 months ago
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The file 13,16 and 17  for FM22 on uploaded is corrupted

mons
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By Papillon422 11 December 2021 - 11:51 AM UTC 

The file 13,16 and 17  for FM22 on uploaded is corrupted

 

Read point 10 of the FAQ in the first post.

Papillon422
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By mons 11 December 2021 - 12:04 PM UTC 

Read point 10 of the FAQ in the first post.

 

I take that back it is not corrupted is just bad download, try with another premium get link download the file have to be exact  976,563 MB

 

can i ask is this face repack work with saves? or should i play from beginning?

mons
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By Papillon422 11 December 2021 - 12:21 PM UTC 

I take that back it is not corrupted is just bad download, try with another premium get link download the file have to be exact  976,563 MB

 

can i ask is this face repack work with saves? or should i play from beginning?

 

This file is save-game compatible, as are all graphics.

owusu26
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
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Hi, can't seem to get my facepacks to work. I moved my original facepack file across and downloaded the latest changes. Everything is in the correct place, but it's not working. This is the first time it has not worked. 

 

Can someone please help me? I just got FM today.

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