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).
mons
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By TheLostPickle 30 June 2022 - 16:50 PM UTC 

So I was following a tutorial on how to download the DF11 cut out faces facepack. I had gotten the file, torrented it, and was extracting it with 7zip, when problems began. 7zip was saying it was going to take  70 hours to extract everything. The tutorial recommended I use Winrar. So I downloaded WinRar, and began unzipping it, and it said 40 hours. Is it really going to take this long? And is there anything I can do to speed this up? Thanks!

 

It's either the DF11 megapack or the cut-out faces megapack. It can't be both, they're completely different files, though serving the same function.

 

This forum is for the cut-out faces megapack, hence the name. One of the items on the FAQ addresses this issue 👍

tomazriel
2 years ago
5 days ago
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Hi, I have a problem with some of the faces in the game. they appear to be blurry and i dont know if the problem is the pack or a bug in the game. thanx

BramNUFC
3 years ago
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By tomazriel 02 July 2022 - 10:09 AM UTC 

Hi, I have a problem with some of the faces in the game. they appear to be blurry and i dont know if the problem is the pack or a bug in the game. thanx

 

This question is in the FAQ:

 

After applying an update pack, some of the cut-outs on a player’s profile are blurred and of a very low quality – what happened?

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.

m1 a1
5 years ago
2 days ago
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Hi guys. I have a problem. 

 

I've downloaded all cut-out 2022 packs, extracted sortitoutsi file and paste it into the graphic folder and I've reloaded the skin just before start to game correctly that as you mantioned. I don't know why but some faces appear, some of them didn't. 

 

Could you help ? 

Jerry Balderas
3 years ago
4 days ago
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How do I replace photos that are already in the megapack I tried downloading and replacing in the MP but it still shows the old photo in game and in the folder it shows the new one I tried reloading skin but nothing works

BramNUFC
3 years ago
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By Jerry Balderas 07 July 2022 - 05:03 AM UTC 

How do I replace photos that are already in the megapack I tried downloading and replacing in the MP but it still shows the old photo in game and in the folder it shows the new one I tried reloading skin but nothing works

 

Can you post screenshots of your graphics and faces folder?

 

mons
16 years ago
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By m1 a1 06 July 2022 - 22:40 PM UTC 

Hi guys. I have a problem. 

 

I've downloaded all cut-out 2022 packs, extracted sortitoutsi file and paste it into the graphic folder and I've reloaded the skin just before start to game correctly that as you mantioned. I don't know why but some faces appear, some of them didn't. 

 

Could you help ? 

 

Can you please provide us with screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder? 👍

m1 a1
5 years ago
2 days ago
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By mons 07 July 2022 - 07:53 AM UTC 

Can you please provide us with screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder? 👍

 

Thanks your help mate. Here the screenshots.

 

  • Number 1 ss is extracted mega-pack folder. Rar's and sortitoutsi file.
  • Number 2 ss is FM 22 game graphic folder. You can see the full path above.
  • And number 3 ss is provide folder info like how much GB or how many images are in it. There are two folders (named faces and iconfaces) And there is 131.771 total images in them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BramNUFC
3 years ago
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By Jerry Balderas 07 July 2022 - 23:11 PM UTC 
 

 

That looks good, can you now do one of what's inside the ‘faces’ folder?

mons
16 years ago
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@m1 a1, you don't seem to have downloaded the full megapack, which has just under 370,000 faces and the same amount of iconfaces.

 

I would suggest that you download the torrent file, then top it up with the images contained in the update packs included in screenshot #1.

m1 a1
5 years ago
2 days ago
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By mons 08 July 2022 - 08:56 AM UTC 

@m1 a1, you don't seem to have downloaded the full megapack, which has just under 370,000 faces and the same amount of iconfaces.

 

I would suggest that you download the torrent file, then top it up with the images contained in the update packs included in screenshot #1.

 

 As you said I've only downloaded change files not main parts. Also I have FM21 full megapack. I forgot them 😀 I delete FM22 graphics/faces folder and load parts with correct order. Now everything is okay. Problem solved. Thanks your help man. 

 

  • You can delete my messages that about it I've posted before. 
Witisan Suwannatat
1 month ago
4 days ago
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Hello,

 

When I download any of the facepack the download prematurely stop and also once I extracted the RAR file it stated that the file is corrupted….please help and let me know if I did anything incorrectly. Thanks

mons
16 years ago
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By Witisan Suwannatat 08 July 2022 - 18:39 PM UTC 

Hello,

 

When I download any of the facepack the download prematurely stop and also once I extracted the RAR file it stated that the file is corrupted….please help and let me know if I did anything incorrectly. Thanks

 

I've moved this to here as it's the right place for it.

 

See if item 12 in the FAQ at the top of this thread helps you at all 👍

Witisan Suwannatat
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By mons 08 July 2022 - 20:23 PM UTC 

I've moved this to here as it's the right place for it.

 

See if item 12 in the FAQ at the top of this thread helps you at all 👍

Thanks for the respond back. So I downloaded the full file on Chrome Incognito mode and it still stop prematurely. What extension could potentially blocking me from downloading? Thanks

 

mons
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By Witisan Suwannatat 09 July 2022 - 03:11 AM UTC 

Thanks for the respond back. So I downloaded the full file on Chrome Incognito mode and it still stop prematurely. What extension could potentially blocking me from downloading? Thanks

 

Does the file stop downloading or does the download conclude before it is actually complete?

 

Can we have a screenshot of the file downloaded?

Witisan Suwannatat
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By mons 09 July 2022 - 07:11 AM UTC 

Does the file stop downloading or does the download conclude before it is actually complete?

 

Can we have a screenshot of the file downloaded?

 

 

mons
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By Witisan Suwannatat 10 July 2022 - 06:49 AM UTC 
 

 

It seems like you somehow aren't downloading the full file. 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. If that doesn't work, try using a download manager to avoid the download stopping before it's completed.

emiliano_7
1 month ago
2 weeks ago
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HI, I CANT DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE FACES MEGAPACK, ANYONE KNOWS WHY??. YESTERDAY I COULD

mons
16 years ago
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By emiliano_7 12 July 2022 - 17:37 PM UTC 

HI, I CANT DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE FACES MEGAPACK, ANYONE KNOWS WHY??. YESTERDAY I COULD

 

I've moved this to here.

 

Nobody else has reported any issues, so you'll have to give us a bit more information. Which version of the megapack are you trying to download and what method? Are you getting an error message?

seamusdonnelly05
1 month ago
1 month ago
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Hi, when I go to download the players face cut out megapack it tells me there are free mirrors at the bottom but there are no free mirrors there

 

mons
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By seamusdonnelly05 12 July 2022 - 23:56 PM UTC 

Hi, when I go to download the players face cut out megapack it tells me there are free mirrors at the bottom but there are no free mirrors there

 

Can we have a screenshot of the page you're trying to download from, as well as the full URL please?

jamieboi34
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mons
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By jamieboi34 13 July 2022 - 05:10 AM UTC 

Can’t download for free 

 

Can I have the full URL please?

seamusdonnelly05
1 month ago
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By mons 13 July 2022 - 04:15 AM UTC 

Can we have a screenshot of the page you're trying to download from, as well as the full URL please?

 

Hi, I’m not at home right now so the screenshot is from my phone, though I assure you it’s the exact same on pc. The link: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download/complete

mons
16 years ago
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By seamusdonnelly05 13 July 2022 - 07:49 AM UTC 

Hi, I’m not at home right now so the screenshot is from my phone, though I assure you it’s the exact same on pc. The link: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download/complete

 

Thanks - allow us to investigate and we'll get back to you as soon as we can 👍

Footygamer
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By seamusdonnelly05 13 July 2022 - 07:49 AM UTC 

Hi, I’m not at home right now so the screenshot is from my phone, though I assure you it’s the exact same on pc. The link: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download/complete

Should be fixed now 

 

Witisan Suwannatat
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By mons 10 July 2022 - 07:05 AM UTC 

It seems like you somehow aren't downloading the full file. 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. If that doesn't work, try using a download manager to avoid the download stopping before it's completed.

 

Thank you so much for the help!

seamusdonnelly05
1 month ago
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By Footygamer 13 July 2022 - 10:35 AM UTC 

Should be fixed now 

 

Thank you so much 

D O
11 months ago
3 weeks ago
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Hi,

I have followed all of the steps correctly yet some of the faces including Messi doesn't show up. I downloaded the full 17GB pack and not in parts. Need help please

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