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).
Deleted Account #641940

Hi everyone. Since yesterday the iconfaces don't show on my game. All the other graphics (faces, kits, icons or trophies) working great but iconfaces are not working.

mons
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By Xenxogonzalez 18 December 2021 - 00:29 AM UTC 

Hi everyone. Since yesterday the iconfaces don't show on my game. All the other graphics (faces, kits, icons, small icons, trophies) working great. But iconfaces not working. Do you know what's happening?

 

Thank you.

 

Graphics don't just stop working unless something has been changed. Whatever it is that you did to (unintentionally) make them stop working, download the latest update pack(s) and install it. It might be the case that the new update's iconfaces config file would resolve whatever your issue might have been.

 

If not, then please upload a screenshot of your iconfaces folder and whichever folder(s) within the graphics path which you edited yesterday (or the day before as the case may be 😉 )

Deleted Account #641940

Already fixed.

Rus7M
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Why are their faces twisted?

mons
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By Rus7M 18 December 2021 - 22:07 PM UTC 

Why are their faces twisted?

 

What are you talking about? Screenshots would help.

Deleted Account #641940

Everything already fixed. In the xml archive I deleted (without realizing) a sign.

Bùi Nguyễn Hoàng Thọ
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Hi guys. May i ask about update? . Today i'm downloading the mega pack ( 15.8GB) . And i see a lot of changes file 

like sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_2022.0x.rar(1 to 4). Do i need to download of all files change? Or only download the latest change (number 4)?

 

mons
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By Bùi Nguyễn Hoàng Thọ 19 December 2021 - 02:08 AM UTC 

Hi guys. May i ask about update? . Today i'm downloading the mega pack ( 15.8GB) . And i see a lot of changes file 

like sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_2022.0x.rar(1 to 4). Do i need to download of all files change? Or only download the latest change (number 4)?

 

This is dealt with in point 1 of the FAQ in the first post.

Johno
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I am sure there was a request thread? Can anyone point me in the right direction? As I got a photo that needs to update the one that in the megapack.

mons
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By Johno 19 December 2021 - 22:05 PM UTC 

I am sure there was a request thread? Can anyone point me in the right direction? As I got a photo that needs to update the one that in the megapack.

 

You're ever so slightly out-of-date - we've had a request forum for something like 5 or 6 years now, and it's been in the present guise for over a year now 😉

Duracell.88
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There's something confusing me. I downloaded all the complete packs that there is so far since 2011.

 

But I was wondering, are the complete packs a compilation of all the litle changes that were released during the year? I am asking this because the sizes of the small files and the size of the complete pack in the end  doesn't seem to correspond somehow.

 

I am sorry in advance if there is something basic that I am missing, I tried to figure it out before posting.

 

Cheers everyone.

mons
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By Duracell.88 21 December 2021 - 00:13 AM UTC 

There's something confusing me. I downloaded all the complete packs that there is so far since 2011.

 

But I was wondering, are the complete packs a compilation of all the litle changes that were released during the year? I am asking this because the sizes of the small files and the size of the complete pack in the end  doesn't seem to correspond somehow.

 

I am sorry in advance if there is something basic that I am missing, I tried to figure it out before posting.

 

Cheers everyone.

 

The complete pack at any one point in time is the base 202x pack + any update packs released to date.

 

The difference in filesize is easily explained by the fact that (a) there will be some images in multiple update packs (and only one cut can be included in the complete pack) and (b) there will be thousands of images which are improvements, which will overwrite the cut in the base pack.

 

E.g. if 1234.png in the base pack is 100KB, 2022.01 has a cut of 80KB and 2022.04 has a cut of 90KB, the actual filesize in the megapack won't be 100kb+80KB+90KB, but just 90KB 😉

Duracell.88
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By mons 21 December 2021 - 07:12 AM UTC 

The complete pack at any one point in time is the base 202x pack + any update packs released to date.

 

The difference in filesize is easily explained by the fact that (a) there will be some images in multiple update packs (and only one cut can be included in the complete pack) and (b) there will be thousands of images which are improvements, which will overwrite the cut in the base pack.

 

E.g. if 1234.png in the base pack is 100KB, 2022.01 has a cut of 80KB and 2022.04 has a cut of 90KB, the actual filesize in the megapack won't be 100kb+80KB+90KB, but just 90KB 😉

 

Ok, got it, thanks for the explanation.

But, does the last complete pack of 15Gb include all the other complete packs?

I had +30Gb on images last year (an accident with my hard drive deleted +10 years in cut out facepack images) so i am finding it confusing having only 15Gb

mons
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By Duracell.88 21 December 2021 - 11:35 AM UTC 

Ok, got it, thanks for the explanation.

But, does the last complete pack of 15Gb include all the other complete packs?

I had +30Gb on images last year (an accident with my hard drive deleted +10 years in cut out facepack images) so i am finding it confusing having only 15Gb

 

Ah, now I understand your question. Read the first bit of this post 👍

Duracell.88
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By mons 21 December 2021 - 11:49 AM UTC 

Ah, now I understand your question. Read the first bit of this post 👍

 

Wow, I am impressed, you actually managed to make a 10+ years of work into a 15Gb file! Congratulations.

 

I feel a bit silly now, since I've downloaded all the complete packs since the 3.00 untill the 2022 and have been installing them for the last couple of days, one by one…

mons
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By Duracell.88 21 December 2021 - 12:57 PM UTC 

Wow, I am impressed, you actually managed to make a 10+ years of work into a 15Gb file! Congratulations.

 

I feel a bit silly now, since I've downloaded all the complete packs since the 3.00 untill the 2022 and have been installing them for the last couple of days, one by one…

 

Why on earth didn't you ask before?! 😢

Duracell.88
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By mons 21 December 2021 - 13:22 PM UTC 

Why on earth didn't you ask before?! 😢

 

Although I'm a member for more than 10yrs, I don't participate much. And I guess I was afraid of asking something basic and bother everyone, the problem was my understanding of it, so i kept reading the entire page over and over looking for something referring to that complete pack being the entire package since 2011.

Now that I look at it, It's clear it says, “complete pack” but i was skeptical about the size, now that you explained the awesome work you did on compressing the files, I get it.

Thank you for your help, best regards to everyone in Sortitoutsi.

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By mons 19 December 2021 - 22:16 PM UTC 

You're ever so slightly out-of-date - we've had a request forum for something like 5 or 6 years now, and it's been in the present guise for over a year now 😉

 

Oh, bloody hell 😀 Must be years since I went onto cut out threads!

mijobrnjic89
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first question is does cut out faces work on older versions of FM ? for example FM17? 

I only copyed faces, not iconfaces, and this is the result. Some players are fine like firminho, but some like coutinho are just that weird grey image.

In Liverpool squad there is 8 ppl with proper faces, rest have this “bug”.

mons
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By mijobrnjic89 24 December 2021 - 21:37 PM UTC 

first question is does cut out faces work on older versions of FM ? for example FM17? 

I only copyed faces, not iconfaces, and this is the result. Some players are fine like firminho, but some like coutinho are just that weird grey image.

In Liverpool squad there is 8 ppl with proper faces, rest have this “bug”.

 

You may not be aware that when 22.00 was released, the file size was compressed considerably. While the megapack works perfectly well for FM22, there have been some reports that some images display in this manner in older versions of the game. It's not a question that the megapack is not backward-compatible but that some of the images may not display properly.

 

My suggestion would be to download the 10.0 torrent file and use that one instead. It's the megapack for FM18 and so it will include all the images from FM17 😉

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By mons 24 September 2020 - 21:23 PM UTC 

Thanks for that. It's probably a by-product of the fact that the update packs are actually created automatically based on files that I upload on FTP. Looks like the 2 original cuts (768274 and 91185039) where the .PNG files as they're not appearing in the respective cut-out page and that the more recent cut-out is fine. I'll include it in the next update pack to be safe 



P.S. They won't look any different because (a) they're of the same player after all and more importantly (b) FM doesn't read .PNG files but only .png files, for some arcane reason.

P.P.S. Is that Sensi in your avatar? 

 

Worth noting these files are still there in 2022.0. Is it worth removing the old .PNG versions from future complete packs to avoid confusion? Not sure if it's safe to rely on extractors choosing the right one on case-insensitive systems like NTFS (7-zip asked me to choose which one, but I suspect some may choose wrongly).

 

mons
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By Bo98 29 December 2021 - 05:51 AM UTC 

Worth noting these files are still there in 2022.0. Is it worth removing the old .PNG versions from future complete packs to avoid confusion? Not sure if it's safe to rely on extractors choosing the right one on case-insensitive systems like NTFS (7-zip asked me to choose which one, but I suspect some may choose wrongly).

 

Once they've been added to the megapack, they can't be deleted, unfortunately. While in an ideal world the .PNG files are removed from the megapack outright, retaining them doesn't really make any difference at all since the game won't read them anyway. 

 

It's not ideal for case-insensitive systems, I agree, but it's not worth overhauling the whole megapack generation structure for a handful of images.  It's 2 faces and 2 iconfaces from 350,000, after all.

 

Anyway, if it affects someone, it's very easy for them to download the current cut from the site to replace the “bad” image in their files. And if it doesn't affect them, they'll be none the wiser.

ilandar
8 years ago
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Torrent files don't work

 

Failed to load the torrent

Error: expected value (list, dict, int or string) in bencoded string

mons
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By ilandar 31 December 2021 - 14:26 PM UTC 

Torrent files don't work

 

Failed to load the torrent

Error: expected value (list, dict, int or string) in bencoded string

 

Working fine at my end 😕

ilandar
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By mons 31 December 2021 - 14:39 PM UTC 

Working fine at my end 😕

 

Seems to be an issue with the file that Firefox downloads (possibly triggered by extensions though I haven't tested). I used an alternative browser and it downloaded a non-corrupt, working file. 🙂

lfc1892jh
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After downloading the file here when I tried to extract it it told me it would take 9 hours and despite leaving it it wouldn't go down. I don't have that time to leave my laptop on, does anyone know why this is happening or any sort of work around to make this work better or is this just how long it takes?

mons
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By lfc1892jh 04 January 2022 - 04:51 AM UTC 

After downloading the file here when I tried to extract it it told me it would take 9 hours and despite leaving it it wouldn't go down. I don't have that time to leave my laptop on, does anyone know why this is happening or any sort of work around to make this work better or is this just how long it takes?

 

Read point 11 of the FAQ in the first post 👍

Footygamer
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By Qvordrup 03 December 2021 - 22:36 PM UTC 

@Footygamer Faces (full) with indexed color:

Christiano Biraghi (43029905)

Alfred Duncan (43084308)

Jerry St. Juste (37049949)

Gaël Kakuta (34001371)

Kevin Lasagna (43092927)

 

I'm sure @jcwolf also could help, if you need to identify more pictures with indexed color 😀  

 

Still looking into this. But I can't run FM2016 on Mac anymore apparently…

I've attached a file and a zip with this image attached to Marcus Rashford's ID. Can you load it up and tell me if it's an issue?

 

LennySUFC
10 years ago
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My WinRAR is saying it's going to take 9 hours to extract the faces into the FM22 Graphics folder.

 

Is that normal, or is it just that my PC is that old! 

 

Thanks for the pack btw! 

mons
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By LennySUFC 06 January 2022 - 18:04 PM UTC 

My WinRAR is saying it's going to take 9 hours to extract the faces into the FM22 Graphics folder.

 

Is that normal, or is it just that my PC is that old! 

 

Thanks for the pack btw! 

 

Have a look at point 11 of the FAQ in the first post 😉

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