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 370,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2022.13 - Released on 09 Aug 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).
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By Littlebird31 27 February 2022 - 17:07 PM UTC 

Yeah i think so… I should keep the megapack.rar on an usb key… I was keeping the torrent file during theses all years for nothing 😢 

Apparently, the "connecting to peers" isn't working (because no peers… too old file).

 

Maybe we can try with a second attachment… Can you give me the megapack 9.00 rar.torrent (from an attachment like you did with the 10.00) ? 

If it doesn't work, well… fu** it.

 

Can you not download it yourself from this link?

 

I'd be surprised if the older file is available when the newer one isn't tbh, but you never know…

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By mons 27 February 2022 - 17:12 PM UTC 

Can you not download it yourself from this link?

 

I'd be surprised if the older file is available when the newer one isn't tbh, but you never know…

If it's the 9.00 file with “download complete torrent” button ("FM17 start here"), yes i tried to download this on Utorrent already… So i have no more options 😢

 

QWERTYOP80
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Apologies if this is posted in the incorrect place. Please move if needed. I've just paid for premium membership to download Facepacks for FM22 for the first time, and I've made a complete pigs ear of things clearly and seemingly need walking through this like I'm 5. I waited for it to download (which took about half an hour?!) and clicked on it. I don't know where I went wrong here because Instead of extracting into another FM folder like the instructional video said, it asked me which programme I wanted to use to open it, so I clicked on the first one available and seemingly this is around about the point where things have gone completely wrong and deviate totally from the instructional video. I've since downloaded a free rar opener from windows to try and successfully complete this (not that there was any mention of needing this in the video) but that just seems to get stuck halfway. I am completely at my wits end here with something which is supposed to seemingly be very straightforward. Somebody please help?

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By QWERTYOP80 28 February 2022 - 17:11 PM UTC 

Apologies if this is posted in the incorrect place. Please move if needed. I've just paid for premium membership to download Facepacks for FM22 for the first time, and I've made a complete pigs ear of things clearly and seemingly need walking through this like I'm 5. I waited for it to download (which took about half an hour?!) and clicked on it. I don't know where I went wrong here because Instead of extracting into another FM folder like the instructional video said, it asked me which programme I wanted to use to open it, so I clicked on the first one available and seemingly this is around about the point where things have gone completely wrong and deviate totally from the instructional video. I've since downloaded a free rar opener from windows to try and successfully complete this (not that there was any mention of needing this in the video) but that just seems to get stuck halfway. I am completely at my wits end here with something which is supposed to seemingly be very straightforward. Somebody please help?

 

Download winrar to extract the file, using the extract to function. Take it from there. It'll take a fair while to extract, but you should be able to follow the video once it's extracted 👍

 

If you still have issues, post some screenshots of what stage you're at, and we'll see how to assist.

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By mons 28 February 2022 - 17:14 PM UTC 

Download winrar to extract the file, using the extract to function. Take it from there. It'll take a fair while to extract, but you should be able to follow the video once it's extracted 👍

 

If you still have issues, post some screenshots of what stage you're at, and we'll see how to assist.

 

It's quoting me 30 notes to download winrar. Is that right?!

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By QWERTYOP80 28 February 2022 - 17:29 PM UTC 

It's quoting me 30 notes to download winrar. Is that right?!

 

You can if you want, but you can use the trial version just fine.

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By mons 28 February 2022 - 17:38 PM UTC 

You can if you want, but you can use the trial version just fine.

 

Thankfully saw the trial version after my post. Extraction in to the “sort it out SI” folder underway. Presumably this part takes a while! 

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By QWERTYOP80 28 February 2022 - 17:42 PM UTC 

Thankfully saw the trial version after my post. Extraction in to the “sort it out SI” folder underway. Presumably this part takes a while! 

 

Right, so I waited for Winrar to do its thing & then moved the file into a newly created graphics folder like the video said, and then my laptop froze up, so I was forced to reboot, and now my laptop won’t boot up. Brilliant. I’ve been stuck at the following screen for over 10 minutes now. Never ever happened before. Starting to sincerely regret attempting this. Somebody help?

 

—— Good news - Laptop finally sprang into life at 1am

 

—— Bad news - no facepack in the game still! 🤦🏻‍♂️

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By QWERTYOP80 28 February 2022 - 22:29 PM UTC 

Right, so I waited for Winrar to do its thing & then moved the file into a newly created graphics folder like the video said, and then my laptop froze up, so I was forced to reboot, and now my laptop won’t boot up. Brilliant. I’ve been stuck at the following screen for over 10 minutes now. Never ever happened before. Starting to sincerely regret attempting this. Somebody help?

 

—— Good news - Laptop finally sprang into life at 1am

 

—— Bad news - no facepack in the game still! 🤦🏻‍♂️

 

You really need to start reading the installation instructions and the FAQs, my friend 😉 Have you changed the preferences?

 

As requested earlier, if you still have issues, post some screenshots of what stage you're at, and we'll see how to assist. In this case, I'd like to see screenshots of your faces folder showing clearly the full path and the amount of images included within it.

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By mons 01 March 2022 - 05:07 AM UTC 

You really need to start reading the installation instructions and the FAQs, my friend 😉 Have you changed the preferences?

 

As requested earlier, if you still have issues, post some screenshots of what stage you're at, and we'll see how to assist. In this case, I'd like to see screenshots of your faces folder showing clearly the full path and the amount of images included within it.

 

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By QWERTYOP80 01 March 2022 - 11:39 AM UTC 

 

 

 

a) The preferences as shown are not the same as they are shown in the second FAQ at the top of this thread. There's a screenshot there for your ease of reference; make sure to follow it.

b) Please take another screenshot. This time please give some time for the folder to open fully, the files to be listed in alphabetical order and the preview thumbnail to be shown for all images. I also would like to see the whole screen, including the amount of files contained within the folder as displayed in the bottom left corner.

QWERTYOP80
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By mons 01 March 2022 - 13:20 PM UTC 

a) The preferences as shown are not the same as they are shown in the second FAQ at the top of this thread. There's a screenshot there for your ease of reference; make sure to follow it.

b) Please take another screenshot. This time please give some time for the folder to open fully, the files to be listed in alphabetical order and the preview thumbnail to be shown for all images. I also would like to see the whole screen, including the amount of files contained within the folder as displayed in the bottom left corner.

 

 

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By QWERTYOP80 02 March 2022 - 13:55 PM UTC 

 

 

I can't tell what's inside the second faces folder. Whatever it is, it's not necessary and needs to be removed.

 

Moreover, the correct location is not the desktop (unless you've changed your user data folder to there, which is most definitely NOT recommended). It should be in Docs / SI / FM 2022 / graphics

 

I urge you again to follow the installation instruction steps outlined in the FAQs at the top of this thread and in the readme - your queries are all already addressed within 😉

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By mons 02 March 2022 - 14:05 PM UTC 

I can't tell what's inside the second faces folder. Whatever it is, it's not necessary and needs to be removed.

 

Moreover, the correct location is not the desktop (unless you've changed your user data folder to there, which is most definitely NOT recommended). It should be in Docs / SI / FM 2022 / graphics

 

I urge you again to follow the installation instruction steps outlined in the FAQs at the top of this thread and in the readme - your queries are all already addressed within 😉

 

That solves everything then. 😉

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By QWERTYOP80 02 March 2022 - 15:14 PM UTC 

That solves everything then. 😉

 

Excellent - glad to hear that 👍

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By mons 02 March 2022 - 15:18 PM UTC 

Excellent - glad to hear that 👍

 

How do I cancel my ”premium“ membership? I don’t want another penny going to this. 😉

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By QWERTYOP80 02 March 2022 - 15:23 PM UTC 

How do I cancel my ”premium“ membership? I don’t want another penny going to this. 😉

 

Why?

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By mons 02 March 2022 - 15:31 PM UTC 

Why?

 

I’ll try again - how do I cancel my premium membership? 😉

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By QWERTYOP80 02 March 2022 - 15:32 PM UTC 

I’ll try again - how do I cancel my premium membership? 😉

 

I'll try again too - why? 😉

QWERTYOP80
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By mons 02 March 2022 - 15:35 PM UTC 

I'll try again too - why? 😉

 

How do I cancel my premium membership?

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By QWERTYOP80 02 March 2022 - 15:36 PM UTC 

How do I cancel my premium membership?

 

You want your money back for a service which was provided in full, including repeated guidance and assistance on how to use said service. It's not unreasonable to ask why.

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By mons 02 March 2022 - 15:40 PM UTC 

You want your money back for a service which was provided in full, including repeated guidance and assistance on how to use said service. It's not unreasonable to ask why.

How do I cancel my premium membership?

 

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By QWERTYOP80 02 March 2022 - 15:41 PM UTC 

How do I cancel my premium membership?

 

You're not getting an answer, at least not from me, until you reply 😉

 

Do you find that this approach serves you well in real-life? 

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By mons 02 March 2022 - 15:46 PM UTC 

You're not getting an answer, at least not from me, until you reply 😉

 

Do you find that this approach serves you well in real-life? 

 

F* you. 

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By QWERTYOP80 02 March 2022 - 15:47 PM UTC 

F* you. 

 

What a well-mannered chap 😂

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By QWERTYOP80 02 March 2022 - 16:00 PM UTC 

 

Give your head a wobble, son, and come back tomorrow if you find your manners. No more posts for you today 👎

mikeowl
12 years ago
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Hi,

 

I'm a Mac book user on OS Big Sur

 

I've copied my previous graphics folder, including facepacks from last years FM - all installed in the correct drives.

 

The only graphics not working are Facepacks - everything else is fine

 

I've tried everything, has anyone got any ideas as to why it's only facepacks not working and how to fix??

mons
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By mikeowl 03 March 2022 - 21:12 PM UTC 

Hi,

 

I'm a Mac book user on OS Big Sur

 

I've copied my previous graphics folder, including facepacks from last years FM - all installed in the correct drives.

 

The only graphics not working are Facepacks - everything else is fine

 

I've tried everything, has anyone got any ideas as to why it's only facepacks not working and how to fix??

 

Can I have screenshots of your faces folder and one of your preferences?

mikeowl
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No problem, thank you!

 

 

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