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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  • 2022.10 - Released on 17 May 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 DarthNecris 25 January 2022 - 13:40 PM UTC 

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? 

 

Read point 18 of the FAQ of this same thread 👍

Jon Burnett
2 years ago
2 months ago
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Hello.

I just migrated from a PC win10 to a Laptop win11 and took the cut-out face pack with me, the config file was missing so I grabbed it from the PC and put it in the faces file, now all the faces are blank, even the ones that came default with the game. I have tried everything I can think of so if there is any advice it would be great to hear. Does the config file need a tweak for win11, seems unlikely to me. The game feels empty without this great body of work.

 

Cheers.

mons
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By Jon Burnett 25 January 2022 - 16:02 PM UTC 

Hello.

I just migrated from a PC win10 to a Laptop win11 and took the cut-out face pack with me, the config file was missing so I grabbed it from the PC and put it in the faces file, now all the faces are blank, even the ones that came default with the game. I have tried everything I can think of so if there is any advice it would be great to hear. Does the config file need a tweak for win11, seems unlikely to me. The game feels empty without this great body of work.

 

Cheers.

 

Where have you placed the config file? What is its date last modified and what is the version of the megapack that you're using? I'm not sure how you could have copied over the megapack folder during the migration of data, but not the config file.

 

My recommendation would be to either generate a config file yourself using fmXML, or to download the update pack for the version you're using and grab just the config file from there 👍

Jon Burnett
2 years ago
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By mons 25 January 2022 - 16:24 PM UTC 

Where have you placed the config file? What is its date last modified and what is the version of the megapack that you're using? I'm not sure how you could have copied over the megapack folder during the migration of data, but not the config file.

 

My recommendation would be to either generate a config file yourself using fmXML, or to download the update pack for the version you're using and grab just the config file from there 👍

Hey,

I put it in the same place as the one on my PC and I have no idea why it did not copy over. The pack is the very first one as I have not got around to updating but your idea is a pretty smart one so I will go down that route, cheers fella…

 

mons
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By Jon Burnett 25 January 2022 - 16:46 PM UTC 

Hey,

I put it in the same place as the one on my PC and I have no idea why it did not copy over. The pack is the very first one as I have not got around to updating but your idea is a pretty smart one so I will go down that route, cheers fella…

 

While you're downloading stuff, you might as well download the update packs released since then tbh, to fill in some of the blanks and improve some of the existing images 😉

Jon Burnett
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By mons 25 January 2022 - 16:47 PM UTC 

While you're downloading stuff, you might as well download the update packs released since then tbh, to fill in some of the blanks and improve some of the existing images 😉

 

Yeah, I am gonna start doing that tomorrow I think. The Mega packs are so good and this edition of FM is brilliant so I will get as much out of it as possible it.

Got the logos already and a new skin, all is good.

Florian94
3 years ago
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Hello, I've downloaded all packs and included them correctly into my graphics folder, but some faces are missing. What can I do by now?

Thank you for your help.

mons
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By Florian94 03 February 2022 - 20:03 PM UTC 

Hello, I've downloaded all packs and included them correctly into my graphics folder, but some faces are missing. What can I do by now?

Thank you for your help.

 

Which faces are missing and how can you tell? How many images do you have in your faces folder?

Florian94
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Many faces are missing in game for example the player faces of the french national team and the face of their head coach. I'll show you a screenshot of this view and of the folder structure. Maybe I've done something wrong with the structure of my graphics folder? The faces folder has 22,7 GB. And the icon faces folder has 1,3 Gb. The faces are not shown into the national teams, but if they are shown by picking up their club, then the faces ar shown correctly.

mons
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By Florian94 03 February 2022 - 21:58 PM UTC 

Many faces are missing in game for example the player faces of the french national team and the face of their head coach. I'll show you a screenshot of this view and of the folder structure. Maybe I've done something wrong with the structure of my graphics folder? The faces folder has 22,7 GB. And the icon faces folder has 1,3 Gb. The faces are not shown into the national teams, but if they are shown by picking up their club, then the faces ar shown correctly.

 

It's a licensing issue. Download this file to resolve it 👍

Florian94
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By mons 03 February 2022 - 22:33 PM UTC 

It's a licensing issue. Download this file to resolve it 👍

 

It's installed. 

mons
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By Florian94 03 February 2022 - 22:41 PM UTC 

It's installed. 

 

If it's installed but Mbappe's face still isn't showing when viewed through the French national team, then you either haven't installed the fix properly, or you need to redownload it and reinstall it. Compare your folders to the ones in the other thread to make sure they're identical, and that the game hasn't recreated when an official update was installed.

Stu Dav
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Hello there, do the megapacks need to installed in order to work? As in the order they were released?

 

I have not installed any of the FM21 updates (13.0 onwards) but have installed all the 2022.00 onwards.

 

Just wondering if the older updates overwrite the newer ones once applied?

 

Cheers 

mons
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By Stu Dav 12 February 2022 - 05:20 AM UTC 

Hello there, do the megapacks need to installed in order to work? As in the order they were released?

 

I have not installed any of the FM21 updates (13.0 onwards) but have installed all the 2022.00 onwards.

 

Just wondering if the older updates overwrite the newer ones once applied?

 

Cheers 

 

Apply update packs in chronological order, accepting overwrite prompts in every instance 👍

 

Check the FAQs at the top of this thread 👍

Lorenz75
4 years ago
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Hi everyone! I have a problem with cut out faces megapack 2022 part 16. I have downloaded every other part (16 .rar files on 17) but for some reason I cannot download the part16 that is the only one I miss at the moment.
The download just does not start, tried multiple times, can anyone fix it please?
Does anyone know if the megapack works without part16? Can I use the megapack without downloding that part?
Thanks

mons
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By Lorenz75 12 February 2022 - 22:26 PM UTC 

Hi everyone! I have a problem with cut out faces megapack 2022 part 16. I have downloaded every other part (16 .rar files on 17) but for some reason I cannot download the part16 that is the only one I miss at the moment.
The download just does not start, tried multiple times, can anyone fix it please?
Does anyone know if the megapack works without part16? Can I use the megapack without downloding that part?
Thanks

 

Read point 10 of the FAQ in this post 👍

Lorenz75
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By mons 12 February 2022 - 22:28 PM UTC 

Read point 10 of the FAQ in this post 👍

 

thanks for the prompt reply, what if I extract without part 16? do you think it will work anyway?

mons
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By Lorenz75 12 February 2022 - 22:36 PM UTC 

thanks for the prompt reply, what if I extract without part 16? do you think it will work anyway?

 

I never tried, but I suspect not. Get the torrent, it's quicker, easier and more practical that way…

Florian94
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Hello everybody, I've got a problem, since i've been downloading the latest update of the megapack. Some of my iconfaces aren't shown ingame anymore. Can someone tell me how I can solve my problem and show my how the order structure should look correctly?

 

Thank you.

mons
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By Florian94 18 February 2022 - 13:53 PM UTC 

Hello everybody, I've got a problem, since i've been downloading the latest update of the megapack. Some of my iconfaces aren't shown ingame anymore. Can someone tell me how I can solve my problem and show my how the order structure should look correctly?

 

Thank you.

 

Screenshots of what you mean would help. Including of your iconfaces folder, and what they look like in-game.

Florian94
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By mons 18 February 2022 - 14:06 PM UTC 

Screenshots of what you mean would help. Including of your iconfaces folder, and what they look like in-game.

 

 

 

Florian94
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By Florian94 18 February 2022 - 14:24 PM UTC 

 

The majority of the faces are shown, but after downloading the latest update, some faces which are shown before are missing and the players faces are missing.

mons
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By Florian94 18 February 2022 - 14:26 PM UTC 

The majority of the faces are shown, but after downloading the latest update, some faces which are shown before are missing and the players faces are missing.

 

The iconfaces folder should not be within the faces folder. Have a look at the second FAQ to see how it should look like.

Florian94
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By mons 18 February 2022 - 14:29 PM UTC 

The iconfaces folder should not be within the faces folder. Have a look at the second FAQ to see how it should look like.

 

I've corrected it but the iconface is still missing like seen in the screenshot. 

mons
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By Florian94 18 February 2022 - 14:54 PM UTC 

I've corrected it but the iconface is still missing like seen in the screenshot. 

 

That's not the iconface, that's the face 😶

 

Within the graphics folder, make a search for the person's UID and post the results, showing clearly the location these files are in.

 

You seem to have the full megapack, but you must either have another facepack installed elsewhere, or an update pack placed elsewhere.

 

P.S. when uploading a screenshot, providing an image with half the canvas in white dilutes the quality of the image 😉

Florian94
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By mons 18 February 2022 - 15:14 PM UTC 

That's not the iconface, that's the face 😶

 

Within the graphics folder, make a search for the person's UID and post the results, showing clearly the location these files are in.

 

You seem to have the full megapack, but you must either have another facepack installed elsewhere, or an update pack placed elsewhere.

 

P.S. when uploading a screenshot, providing an image with half the canvas in white dilutes the quality of the image 😉

 

Thank you for you help. After searching for the ID it can be seen that the image exists in the correct folder wirh the same ID but still isn't shown in game. 

mons
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By Florian94 18 February 2022 - 15:30 PM UTC 

Thank you for you help. After searching for the ID it can be seen that the image exists in the correct folder wirh the same ID but still isn't shown in game. 

 

I do wish you'd pay attention to what I ask. The search should be done in graphics not faces, and change the view so that the path of the results is visible.

Florian94
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By mons 18 February 2022 - 15:33 PM UTC 

I do wish you'd pay attention to what I ask. The search should be done in graphics not faces, and change the view so that the path of the results is visible.

 

sorry for missunderstanding. 

mons
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By Florian94 18 February 2022 - 15:44 PM UTC 

sorry for missunderstanding. 

 

 

That's confirmed everything is in the right place. Last thing, are the preferences as displayed in the installation instructions and the second FAQ?

Florian94
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By mons 18 February 2022 - 16:41 PM UTC 

That's confirmed everything is in the right place. Last thing, are the preferences as displayed in the installation instructions and the second FAQ?

 

yes that's all correct :/

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