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).
Godlike87
12 years ago
2 weeks ago
65

@up

 

I use FMXML to create config file, and also i clear cache but still my facepack doesnt work's.

mons
16 years ago
8 hours ago
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By Godlike87 18 May 2022 - 18:41 PM UTC 

@up

 

I use FMXML to create config file, and also i clear cache but still my facepack doesnt work's.

 

Can I have a copy of the config file and the image itself?

zahogo
1 year ago
2 months ago
1

I installed the face pack months ago, just like I did for many years. But in this year's game, icon faces in the right-click menu when you right-click on player name can be seen, but there is nothing seen in the player profile. I did all the instructions, and re-installed it maybe 3 times. I play the game via xbox game-pass, and I have my Documents on the D drive, not the Windows-installed  C one. It got kind of complicated, but I have the FM file in both drives' documents file somehow, so I uploaded the pack into both of them. But nothing changed. Can anyone PLEASE help me? It is such a dissatisfaction…

mons
16 years ago
8 hours ago
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By zahogo 20 May 2022 - 20:55 PM UTC 

I installed the face pack months ago, just like I did for many years. But in this year's game, icon faces in the right-click menu when you right-click on player name can be seen, but there is nothing seen in the player profile. I did all the instructions, and re-installed it maybe 3 times. I play the game via xbox game-pass, and I have my Documents on the D drive, not the Windows-installed  C one. It got kind of complicated, but I have the FM file in both drives' documents file somehow, so I uploaded the pack into both of them. But nothing changed. Can anyone PLEASE help me? It is such a dissatisfaction…

 

I've moved your post to here.

 

For Gamepass, you need to install files in the default user data folder. Anywhere else and the game won't pick them up.

Gabriel Fontes
1 year ago
2 months ago
2

Im trying to download the  Cut Out Player Faces archive to my computer but i have a shit one, so i was wondering if theres a way to reduce the amount of archives of the pack, like reducing the faces of the most of the leagues (i would be happy having the ones from the major european leagues).

mons
16 years ago
8 hours ago
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By Gabriel Fontes 21 May 2022 - 12:19 PM UTC 

Im trying to download the  Cut Out Player Faces archive to my computer but i have a shit one, so i was wondering if theres a way to reduce the amount of archives of the pack, like reducing the faces of the most of the leagues (i would be happy having the ones from the major european leagues).

 

I'm afraid that's not possible yet.

mons
16 years ago
8 hours ago
67,591
By Godlike87 24 May 2022 - 20:29 PM UTC 

I send you a PM with xml and image.

 

Edit: Contents of PM moved to here

 

There was no need to create a private message, so I'm continuing the conversation here.

 

I'm sending a cut-out of him as the other one you were using is much too small to see in-game.

 

Can I have a screenshot of the person in-game, showing his UID? And also of your preferences - does it look like the below?

 

https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png
Godlike87
12 years ago
2 weeks ago
65

I use Flut Skin 5.0, I use your cut out file but still doesn't work. I send screenshots:

 

 

mons
16 years ago
8 hours ago
67,591
By Godlike87 27 May 2022 - 20:06 PM UTC 

I use Flut Skin 5.0, I use your cut out file but still doesn't work. I send screenshots:

 

 

 

The UID in your config file is different to what is in the game, so the one in the config file should be changed to 2002042696.

Godlike87
12 years ago
2 weeks ago
65

In fact, thanks a lot for your help, I don't know how it happened that I made a mistake in the ID.

carlhelms
9 years ago
2 months ago
3

Hello - Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

 

I've used this site for years with 100% success but this time i'm struggling 😢

 

by default the gamepass version has installed on my pc to : C:\XboxGames\Football Manager 2022

 

Ive downloaded some megapacks of kits/logos/faces and placed them in a created folder as per = C:\XboxGames\Football Manager 2022/Graphics

 

I'm having no joy at all - where am i going wrong? i feel its something very obvious - im just at a loss! ps ive ticked the options in the interface settings, i feel this is more of an issue with where to place the files?

mons
16 years ago
8 hours ago
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By carlhelms 29 May 2022 - 18:01 PM UTC 

Hello - Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

 

I've used this site for years with 100% success but this time i'm struggling 😢

 

by default the gamepass version has installed on my pc to : C:\XboxGames\Football Manager 2022

 

Ive downloaded some megapacks of kits/logos/faces and placed them in a created folder as per = C:\XboxGames\Football Manager 2022/Graphics

 

I'm having no joy at all - where am i going wrong? i feel its something very obvious - im just at a loss! ps ive ticked the options in the interface settings, i feel this is more of an issue with where to place the files?

 

As per the FAQ, 

 

If you're using Gamepass, then you have to use the default user data folder (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)

The folder you mention seems to be the game installation folder, which is different to the user data folder.

 

Move the megapack from the folder you've mentioned into the folder I've mentioned, and you should be fine.

Lucas Chambers
1 year ago
2 months ago
15
Premium

@Footygamer Hello, I have bought premium and I have installed face pack. Is there a guide to download with premium as when I watch YouTube videos it seems that they have to use uTorrent, something I believe I dont? I then think I have to use WinRAR but not sure at the moment  

Footygamer
16 years ago
12 hours ago
24,263

Just click “download complete” on this page: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download 

 

No need for uTorrent 😀

Lucas Chambers
1 year ago
2 months ago
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By Footygamer 29 May 2022 - 20:41 PM UTC 

Just click “download complete” on this page: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download 

 

No need for uTorrent 😀

 

Ok thanks! Do I need to use WinRAR after it installs? Also one thing, I am a graphic designer and was wondering wether I could help with the face pack or anything next year?

BramNUFC
3 years ago
6 hours ago
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By Lucas Chambers 29 May 2022 - 20:48 PM UTC 

Ok thanks! Do I need to use WinRAR after it installs? Also one thing, I am a graphic designer and was wondering wether I could help with the face pack or anything next year?

 

You need to extract it after installing yes, can be with WinRAR or something else. The help with installing and FAQ are on this page: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/style/1/cut-out-player-faces

 

And of course we can always use help with the facepack, we have a submission system where everyone can request sources and/or produce cuts. https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/submissions/1

Take a look if you want, and if you need any help just ask on the forum 👍

 

Lucas Chambers
1 year ago
2 months ago
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Hello! Do you know how large the folder is after you extract the file? Thanks!

mons
16 years ago
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By Lucas Chambers 30 May 2022 - 16:18 PM UTC 

Hello! Do you know how large the folder is after you extract the file? Thanks!

 

I've merged your thread with this one, so there's no need to create a new thread every time you want to post 😉

 

It's in the region of 25-30GB, last time I checked 👍

Lucas Chambers
1 year ago
2 months ago
15
Premium

Thanks, new to the site so dont know all the know-hows haha. So in theory, you need to have about 50GB for the pack as you need to keep the extractor file for the files to extract out of if you understand me?

mons
16 years ago
8 hours ago
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By Lucas Chambers 30 May 2022 - 16:50 PM UTC 

Thanks, new to the site so dont know all the know-hows haha. So in theory, you need to have about 50GB for the pack as you need to keep the extractor file for the files to extract out of if you understand me?

 

Sounds about right I guess, yeah 👍

Lucas Chambers
1 year ago
2 months ago
15
Premium

Thanks, is there a way for me to add my own faces, for example if I only downloaded a league face pack, could I add my own random players that I would want and if so, how could I do that?

mons
16 years ago
8 hours ago
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By Lucas Chambers 30 May 2022 - 17:09 PM UTC 

Thanks, is there a way for me to add my own faces, for example if I only downloaded a league face pack, could I add my own random players that I would want and if so, how could I do that?

 

I can't link you to it right now cos I'm on my mobile and it's too fiddly to do so, but there's a pinned thread in this forum on how to add images which shows you how to do just that 👍

Lucas Chambers
1 year ago
2 months ago
15
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Ok thanks. Unable to find it at the moment but I will look again!

BramNUFC
3 years ago
6 hours ago
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By Lucas Chambers 30 May 2022 - 17:14 PM UTC 

Ok thanks. Unable to find it at the moment but I will look again!

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/content/356/installing-your-new-cut-out-how-to-install-packs-individual-images it's here for if you haven't found it yet

Adam Bowller
1 month ago
2 weeks ago
3
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Hi, 

 

I have downloaded the complete megapack & I'm trying to extract it (using Breezip), it's been running for some time now & has made zero progress, i appreciate it's a very large file so might take a while but I'm unsure its working. Wondering id the file is simply too large? Any way to download in smaller chunks bearing in mind I'm starting from scratch.

 

Thanks

mons
16 years ago
8 hours ago
67,591
By Adam Bowller 22 June 2022 - 11:34 AM UTC 

Hi, 

 

I have downloaded the complete megapack & I'm trying to extract it (using Breezip), it's been running for some time now & has made zero progress, i appreciate it's a very large file so might take a while but I'm unsure its working. Wondering id the file is simply too large? Any way to download in smaller chunks bearing in mind I'm starting from scratch.

 

Thanks

 

I've never heard of Breezip so I'm unsure how it deals with file this large, but I'm sure it'll be fine.

 

I can refer you to this entry from the FAQ at the top of the page:

 

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.

Adam Bowller
1 month ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 22 June 2022 - 16:52 PM UTC 

I've never heard of Breezip so I'm unsure how it deals with file this large, but I'm sure it'll be fine.

 

I can refer you to this entry from the FAQ at the top of the page:

 

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.

 

Thanks, I had checked that before posting. It's been going fo  several hours now & no progress so I suspect the app can't handle the file size. Any apps you would recommend? I'll try again.

 

Thanks

mons
16 years ago
8 hours ago
67,591
By Adam Bowller 22 June 2022 - 16:56 PM UTC 

Thanks, I had checked that before posting. It's been going fo  several hours now & no progress so I suspect the app can't handle the file size. Any apps you would recommend? I'll try again.

 

Thanks

 

I would recommend Winrar. If you're going to restart the process, my suggestion would be to delete any files extracted so far and then restart your laptop/PC before going to bed and leaving the extraction process overnight immediately after it 👍

MackemSLAM
3 years ago
1 month ago
1
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I'm having a problem installing the facepack.  I've done it in previous years with no problem.

 

When I download the file, it starts off with an expected download time of several hours, but the donwload then completes in a couple of minutes, which is strange in itself.

 

Nonetheless it seems to be successful, and I can extract the file and copy the contents into my graphics folder.  It then just doesn't work though.

 

I've installed trophies, kits and badges with no problem but this just isn't happening - I've tried deleting and re-downloading and the sane thing happens.

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