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).
LennySUFC
10 years ago
4 months ago
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By mons 06 January 2022 - 18:21 PM UTC 

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

 

You did that reading thing… very clever.

 

Thanks!!

Qvordrup
14 years ago
4 hours ago
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By Footygamer 06 January 2022 - 07:11 AM UTC 

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?

 

the attached image is with indexed color and as expected it looks like this:

 

 

Footygamer
16 years ago
11 hours ago
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Sorry @Qvordrup  I messed up and somehow uploaded the Rashford image when I was meant to attach the one that was in the post, I just assigned it to Rashford's ID so it would appear for sure in FM16.

 

Can you try this attached image.

 

This image is significant because it's exactly as it was uploaded by @P-Jo and nothing to do with our compression. It may be that the way some users are saving the image initially is causing this.

 

 

Qvordrup
14 years ago
4 hours ago
135,267
By Footygamer 09 January 2022 - 02:25 AM UTC 

Sorry @Qvordrup  I messed up and somehow uploaded the Rashford image when I was meant to attach the one that was in the post, I just assigned it to Rashford's ID so it would appear for sure in FM16.

 

Can you try this attached image.

 

This image is significant because it's exactly as it was uploaded by @P-Jo and nothing to do with our compression. It may be that the way some users are saving the image initially is causing this.

This picture is RGB color and as excepted it works just fine

 I think you are right in assuming that it (for normal faces) has noting to do with the compression of the pack and that people for some reason just upload pictures in indexed color 👍

 

Footygamer
16 years ago
11 hours ago
15,097

Sorry again, i've got confused and thought you said in this comment that 2001040995 (that image) was indexed colour and had the issue but you seem to be saying it's RGB now.

 

I still don't really understand the problem to be honest so i'm having a hard time trying to figure out how to resolve it, if at all.

Qvordrup
14 years ago
4 hours ago
135,267
By Footygamer 09 January 2022 - 06:28 AM UTC 

Sorry again, i've got confused and thought you said in this comment that 2001040995 (that image) was indexed colour and had the issue but you seem to be saying it's RGB now.

 

I still don't really understand the problem to be honest so i'm having a hard time trying to figure out how to resolve it, if at all.

Sorry for the confusion, but this is what it is in the comment:

 

"I've come across another problem: some of the iconfaces that are indexed color have also lost there transparency.

some examples:  2002040995,  2001040995, 2000147332 (I've no idea of how big this problem is, as I have only done a small sample)"

 

So the problem with “2002040995” is NOT the normal face that is RGB color, but the iconface that is indexed color and have lost its transparency.

 

So a lot has got RGB color for normal face, and indexed color for iconface.

 

This is the comment where I've looked after indexed color for normal faces : https://sortitoutsi.net/comments/get/665656

 

 

Qvordrup
14 years ago
4 hours ago
135,267

@Footygamer just to let you know how I look and see if a picture is indexed color or RGB color :

 

bakizp
15 years ago
10 hours ago
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@Qvordrup  you don't even need to browse the menus,if image is with indexed color, layer will be named Index.

DexyT_3
2 years ago
1 month ago
11

I'm on Mac i've done the rar they're now files (ive downloaded the latest update file and the big file) i just need help with putting them into the right place, i've tried putting them into the graphics folder but it didn't work for some reason. I also did the Badges and Real names downloads and they worked fine. i just cant get the cut out faces to work. any help would be appreciated.

Cheers

mons
16 years ago
5 minutes ago
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By DexyT_3 11 January 2022 - 21:18 PM UTC 

I'm on Mac i've done the rar they're now files (ive downloaded the latest update file and the big file) i just need help with putting them into the right place, i've tried putting them into the graphics folder but it didn't work for some reason. I also did the Badges and Real names downloads and they worked fine. i just cant get the cut out faces to work. any help would be appreciated.

Cheers

 

I'd missed this earlier, being as it was posted in a new thread, so I've moved it here.

 

Have a look at the FAQs in the first post. If they don't help, upload screenshots of the location you placed the downloaded files, showing clearly (a) the full path and (b) the amount of images included in the faces folder 👍

hulken
5 years ago
14 hours ago
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Premium

Whats happening with the search function? For example if I search up “Bayer Leverkusen”, the Reading FC manager pops up instead of the team. It´s like that with a lot of other teams awell, Lazio, Sevilla etc. 

mons
16 years ago
5 minutes ago
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By hulken 16 January 2022 - 13:18 PM UTC 

Whats happening with the search function? For example if I search up “Bayer Leverkusen”, the Reading FC manager pops up instead of the team. It´s like that with a lot of other teams awell, Lazio, Sevilla etc. 

 

 

 

Everything's working perfectly fine at my end. Can you take a screenshot of what you mean? What pages/sections are you seeing this one?

hulken
5 years ago
14 hours ago
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Premium

Bayer Leverkusen comes up, but ones I click in the Reading manager is the one that pops up. 

See pics

mons
16 years ago
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By hulken 16 January 2022 - 13:56 PM UTC 

Bayer Leverkusen comes up, but ones I click in the Reading manager is the one that pops up. 

See pics

 

Ah I see now.

 

Both entries have the same UID in the FM database, albeit for different categories. In cases like this, the forum search defaults to displaying the timeline of the player with that UID. In instances like this, if you want to see the team's cut-outs, use the site's search tool and click on cut-outs.

hulken
5 years ago
14 hours ago
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Premium

That makes sense. Thanks for the help 

dispatch
3 years ago
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GarviLoken
9 years ago
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Ignore this post. 

mons
16 years ago
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By GarviLoken 18 January 2022 - 17:17 PM UTC 

Ignore this post. 

 

I'd actually seen it before you edited it, but didn't get the time to actually reply! I'm assuming you sorted it out then 🙂

willyfk
7 years ago
3 months ago
7

Hi!

 

I wanted to add Angelo's face, so I did the same I had been doing in every FM before.

 

I saved the sortitoutsi file with his id number (2000055284) in the pictures folder and edited the config file to match.

 

In blue the change I made, as usual.

 

 

Problem is in the config file the numbers don't match and I ended up with Angelo being 70.

 

 

Does anyone know what to do?

 

Thanks!

mons
16 years ago
5 minutes ago
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@willyfk Remove what you added to the config file, it's not correct.

 

The code starts with <record from=, not finishes with it

weeniehutjr
4 years ago
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By willyfk 21 January 2022 - 14:35 PM UTC 

Hi!

 

I wanted to add Angelo's face, so I did the same I had been doing in every FM before.

 

I saved the sortitoutsi file with his id number (2000055284) in the pictures folder and edited the config file to match.

 

In blue the change I made, as usual.

 

 

Problem is in the config file the numbers don't match and I ended up with Angelo being 70.

 

 

 

 

Does anyone know what to do?

 

Thanks!

 

You've pasted the code for Angelo's config in the middle of the config for whoever has the UID 0, and the game reads the red block and the blue block as separate config entries. 

 

Replace those two parts with the following:

<record from="0" to="graphics/pictures/person/0/portrait"/>

<record from="2000055284" to="graphics/pictures/person/2000055284/portrait"/>

Joshua Brick
1 year ago
14 hours ago
2

i have all the faces downloaded for a while now and notice hansi flick face image doesnt work on either my laptop or pc, i was wondering if there is a fix for it?

mons
16 years ago
5 minutes ago
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By Joshua Brick 22 January 2022 - 08:58 AM UTC 

i have all the faces downloaded for a while now and notice hansi flick face image doesnt work on either my laptop or pc, i was wondering if there is a fix for it?

 

It's not actually an issue with the megapack but a licensing issue. Read point 3 of the FAQ on the licensing fix file for more info and a potential solution.

Joshua Brick
1 year ago
14 hours ago
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By mons 22 January 2022 - 09:14 AM UTC 

It's not actually an issue with the megapack but a licensing issue. Read point 3 of the FAQ on the licensing fix file for more info and a potential solution.

Much appreciated 

 

KeremAli62
4 years ago
3 days ago
41

Despite being in the Megapack, photos of a few players such as Zalazar and Reus are not visible. What is this due to?

mons
16 years ago
5 minutes ago
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By KeremAli62 24 January 2022 - 07:30 AM UTC 

Despite being in the Megapack, photos of a few players such as Zalazar and Reus are not visible. What is this due to?

 

I'll have a look, but it would help if you gave me the UIDs of the players. There are many Zalazars and Reuses in the database after all 😉

KeremAli62
4 years ago
3 days ago
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By mons 24 January 2022 - 08:35 AM UTC 

I'll have a look, but it would help if you gave me the UIDs of the players. There are many Zalazars and Reuses in the database after all 😉

67271371 and 91013383

 

mons
16 years ago
5 minutes ago
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By KeremAli62 24 January 2022 - 11:15 AM UTC 

67271371 and 91013383

 

Both are in the config file for 2022.05 and look perfectly fine in my game 😕

DarthNecris
8 years ago
3 months ago
1

Hello I seem to have an issue with hansi flick only his face dosent show up in game after installing the cut out megapack but everyone else has a face is there any solution for that? 

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