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 owusu26 11 December 2021 - 19:56 PM UTC 

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.

 

Have you changed your preferences as indicated in points 2 and 3 of the FAQ in the first post?

owusu26
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By mons 11 December 2021 - 20:01 PM UTC 

Have you changed your preferences as indicated in points 2 and 3 of the FAQ in the first post?

I already have the previous packs from pervious years? I have only downloaded the changes. Do have to redownload the full pack?

 

mons
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By owusu26 11 December 2021 - 20:09 PM UTC 

I already have the previous packs from pervious years? I have only downloaded the changes. Do have to redownload the full pack?

 

Did you even read what I typed? Have you changed the preferences as shown in the points of the FAQ I mentioned? That's got nothing to do with the composition of the pack 🤓

 

If you think everything is as should be, then please post the screenshots as requested in the first post 👍

owusu26
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By mons 11 December 2021 - 20:14 PM UTC 

Did you even read what I typed? Have you changed the preferences as shown in the points of the FAQ I mentioned? That's got nothing to do with the composition of the pack 🤓

 

If you think everything is as should be, then please post the screenshots as requested in the first post 👍

 

Yes, I've changed my preferences.

 

Some my kit packs aren't working too….

 

mons
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By owusu26 11 December 2021 - 20:26 PM UTC 

Yes, I've changed my preferences.

 

Some my kit packs aren't working too….

 

 

Try renaming graphics without a capital letter at the start.

 

Can I have screenshots of your preferences and your faces folder? And also of the graphics folder?

owusu26
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By mons 11 December 2021 - 20:31 PM UTC 

Try renaming graphics without a capital letter at the start.

 

Can I have screenshots of your preferences and your faces folder? And also of the graphics folder?

 

I tried remaming still nit working.

 

mons
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By owusu26 11 December 2021 - 20:49 PM UTC 

I tried remaming still nit working.

 

 

Why do you have a folder titled 11.03 in there? Remove it. You should have one folder and one folder only.

 

Do you have a file named config.xml in your faces folder? And how many images in total do you have in there?

owusu26
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By mons 11 December 2021 - 20:54 PM UTC 

Why do you have a folder titled 11.03 in there? Remove it. You should have one folder and one folder only.

 

Do you have a file named config.xml in your faces folder? And how many images in total do you have in there?

 

Removed, and yes i do have a file called config. 336247 in faces & 336237 in iconfaces. Still nothing is working.

mons
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By owusu26 11 December 2021 - 21:00 PM UTC 

Removed, and yes i do have a file called config. 336247 in faces & 336237 in iconfaces. Still nothing is working.

 

That's strange. How large is the config.xml file in your faces folder? And what do you get in-game of a player who should have a cut-out but doesn't? Can I see a screenshot of that?

owusu26
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By mons 11 December 2021 - 21:08 PM UTC 

That's strange. How large is the config.xml file in your faces folder? And what do you get in-game of a player who should have a cut-out but doesn't? Can I see a screenshot of that?

I only see the silhouttes & 24.1MBs so it's not large. As you can see my logo files have been picked up, but nothing else.

mons
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By owusu26 11 December 2021 - 22:02 PM UTC 

I only see the silhouttes & 24.1MBs so it's not large. As you can see my logo files have been picked up, but nothing else.

 

 

 

Config size is the correct size. All very strange, everything appears to be in place. I may have a possible way forward; I've sent you a private message 👍

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By Footygamer 02 December 2021 - 06:05 AM UTC 

Please don't spend the time doing this via photoshop, we need to find a way to fix this on the server so it's part of the automated processes each month 🙂

 

But thankyou for your efforts!

 

The icons may be a different issue, they use a tool for the size conversion than I used for the compression, so lets consider them different for now.

 

It's strange that some are indexes and some are rgb, it may be related to the initial upload rather than the compression which was my first guess.

 

Are you able to provide the IDs of the few that you did identify as indexed (not icons, full faces)

@Footygamer has the problem with indexed color pictures been resolved (both faces ind iconfaces)?

 

Hoàng Thọ
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 I was using V-league database( Vietnamese League) But its seems it doesn't contains not enough  players face. (vietnamese players). Can you keep update it? 

 

mons
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By Hoàng Thọ 12 December 2021 - 07:32 AM UTC 

 I was using V-league database( Vietnamese League) But its seems it doesn't contains not enough  players face. (vietnamese players). Can you keep update it? 

 

We have a request forum here. Find photos of the players that you want and request them 👍

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By mons 11 December 2021 - 12:04 PM UTC 

Read point 10 of the FAQ in the first post.

 

@Yares 

AlexS7777777
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Hi, I have downloaded the full face cut out mega pack (I am a premium member so was able to download in one go) and completed the necessary steps. Some of the faces are coming out blank. Please can you advise why this would be the case? Screenshot attached for reference. Thank you 

mons
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By AlexS7777777 12 December 2021 - 23:52 PM UTC 

Hi, I have downloaded the full face cut out mega pack (I am a premium member so was able to download in one go) and completed the necessary steps. Some of the faces are coming out blank. Please can you advise why this would be the case? Screenshot attached for reference. Thank you 

 

It might be that the pack didn't download or extract fully. How many images in total do you have in your faces folder? You should have in the region of 340,000 images, if all is correct.

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By mons 13 December 2021 - 00:05 AM UTC 

It might be that the pack didn't download or extract fully. How many images in total do you have in your faces folder? You should have in the region of 340,000 images, if all is correct.

 

I think I have all the images. 342,179 as per attached screenshot

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By AlexS7777777 13 December 2021 - 00:10 AM UTC 

I think I have all the images. 342,179 as per attached screenshot

 

All seems fine. However, I'm noticing that there are two images in that screenshot with zero bytes (0.png and 8.png), which means they haven't been fully or properly extracted.

 

Can I have a screenshot for the same location, showing 20178.png, which is Ancelotti's UID?

AlexS7777777
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By mons 13 December 2021 - 10:36 AM UTC 

All seems fine. However, I'm noticing that there are two images in that screenshot with zero bytes (0.png and 8.png), which means they haven't been fully or properly extracted.

 

Can I have a screenshot for the same location, showing 20178.png, which is Ancelotti's UID?

 

I think you may be right and it hasn't extracted properly. There is no Ancelotti UID within the faces folder, however I have found a blurred image (as per attached) which is in a different folder for some reason. Please could you advise what is best going forward? Will I need to re-extract the RAR file? Thank you

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By AlexS7777777 13 December 2021 - 10:43 AM UTC 

I think you may be right and it hasn't extracted properly. There is no Ancelotti UID within the faces folder, however I have found a blurred image (as per attached) which is in a different folder for some reason. Please could you advise what is best going forward? Will I need to re-extract the RAR file? Thank you

 

The download contains a faces folder, and an iconfaces folder. The former displays the full cut-out, while the latter is a smaller version displayed next to a person's name when you right-click on them.

 

 

The image you've uploaded is that of Ancelotti's iconfaces image, so that's not an issue at all.

 

I would recommend removing the folder you've extracted and re-extracting it again 👍

Footygamer
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By Qvordrup 11 December 2021 - 22:52 PM UTC 

@Footygamer has the problem with indexed color pictures been resolved (both faces ind iconfaces)?

 

No, it's not something that will be quick and with Christmas coming up I doubt i'll be able to look into it before January.

 

Anything before version 2022 should be fine.

xriyias23
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I DOWNLOAD AN IMAGE OF A PLAYER AND PUT IT IN THE FOLDER GRAPHICS.


I AM DOING RELAOD LIKE ALL GRAPHICS TIN THE SETTINGS.
AND SHOWS BLACK AGAIN IN THE PICTURE.

(THE OTHERS PICTURES IS OK)

mons
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By xriyias23 14 December 2021 - 07:52 AM UTC 

I DOWNLOAD AN IMAGE OF A PLAYER AND PUT IT IN THE FOLDER GRAPHICS.


I AM DOING RELAOD LIKE ALL GRAPHICS TIN THE SETTINGS.
AND SHOWS BLACK AGAIN IN THE PICTURE.

(THE OTHERS PICTURES IS OK)

 

If you are manually adding images to the megapack, you need to follow the steps outlined in this thread.

 

P.S. We are neither blind nor deaf, so there's no need to post in bold and capital letters.

xriyias23
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  SORRY BUT I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS    Use fmXML (or a similar program) to rebuild the config.xml file to reflect the new changes.  THNKS 🙂

mons
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By xriyias23 14 December 2021 - 09:16 AM UTC 

  SORRY BUT I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS    Use fmXML (or a similar program) to rebuild the config.xml file to reflect the new changes.  THNKS 🙂

 

Getting an Individual picture to appear in game:

1) Save your chosen picture as the correct ID into the following folder:
My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 201x/graphics/anywhere apart from your MP folder
(You may need to create the last 3 folders)

2) Next you need to create a config file, (the file that links the game to the image) and put it in the folder "Individual" with your picture.
You can download fmXML (Instruction Video) which will do it automatically for you. Save it.

3) Go back to your game prefs and untick "Show unique IDs" click confirm and hey presto your picture should be there.

xriyias23
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I download the fmxml program and then I have to put in this program (along with the new photo) all the photos and export and install again in the graphics box?

 the only new photo in the program?

mons
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By xriyias23 14 December 2021 - 09:39 AM UTC 

I download the fmxml program and then I have to put in this program (along with the new photo) all the photos and export and install again in the graphics box?

 the only new photo in the program?

 

I'm sorry but I'm not understanding what you're trying to say. There is a tutorial video - follow it and see if that helps.

Timothy Kenji
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Hey, part 13 from the dfiles web has been unavailable for some time. Hoping for a fix soon as the second website is just really slow and bad. Cheers

mons
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By Timothy Kenji 16 December 2021 - 05:55 AM UTC 

Hey, part 13 from the dfiles web has been unavailable for some time. Hoping for a fix soon as the second website is just really slow and bad. Cheers

 

Can you check again now?

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