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 380,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2023.02 - Released on 16 Nov 2022
Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

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Installation Instructions

Video Tutorial

An easy to follow video installation tutorial is available on our Youtube Channel

 

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 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
4 months 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?

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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
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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!

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By Footygamer 13 July 2022 - 10:35 AM UTC 

Should be fixed now 

 

Thank you so much 

D O
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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

mons
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By D O 13 July 2022 - 15:38 PM UTC 

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

 

Have a look to see whether any of the FAQs at the top of the thread help.

 

If your issue is not addressed, please help us to help you by explaining clearly what the issue is and accompany it 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.

D O
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By mons 13 July 2022 - 15:48 PM UTC 

Have a look to see whether any of the FAQs at the top of the thread help.

 

If your issue is not addressed, please help us to help you by explaining clearly what the issue is and accompany it 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.

 

I just realised that it doesn't contain all of the files. I downloaded the whole pack and not in parts. Why did this happen and how can I make sure it contains every file? 
mons
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By D O 13 July 2022 - 16:06 PM UTC 
I just realised that it doesn't contain all of the files. I downloaded the whole pack and not in parts. Why did this happen and how can I make sure it contains every file? 

 

I can't possibly know what might have happened at your end, unfortunately, but it might be worth trying to download it again. In the next day or so, the next update pack will be released, so you might as well wait till then to get the latest full pack then 👍

D O
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By mons 13 July 2022 - 16:13 PM UTC 

I can't possibly know what might have happened at your end, unfortunately, but it might be worth trying to download it again. In the next day or so, the next update pack will be released, so you might as well wait till then to get the latest full pack then 👍

Hi, I decided that I wanted to just download the latest one as of right now. I deleted and downloaded it again and now the file says it has 17GB in total. Is that everything?

 

mons
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By D O 13 July 2022 - 17:27 PM UTC 

Hi, I decided that I wanted to just download the latest one as of right now. I deleted and downloaded it again and now the file says it has 17GB in total. Is that everything?

 

Looks like it, yeah:

 

D O
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By mons 13 July 2022 - 16:13 PM UTC 

I can't possibly know what might have happened at your end, unfortunately, but it might be worth trying to download it again. In the next day or so, the next update pack will be released, so you might as well wait till then to get the latest full pack then 👍

it's asking me to replace files, do I click yes?

 

mons
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By D O 13 July 2022 - 17:42 PM UTC 

it's asking me to replace files, do I click yes?

 

Sure.

D O
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By mons 13 July 2022 - 17:59 PM UTC 

Sure.

I clicked “yes to all” last time but lots of faces were still missing. I clicked “No to all” this time, what does that do?

 

mons
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By D O 13 July 2022 - 18:15 PM UTC 

I clicked “yes to all” last time but lots of faces were still missing. I clicked “No to all” this time, what does that do?

 

No idea, buddy. How many images in total do you have in your sortitoutsi folder now? If it's just under 740k, you're fine 👍

Jamie O'Sullivan
4 months ago
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Thanks mate, I am in the process of downloading a logos one! Managed to find it. 

 

One last question and I will leave you alone lol 

 

There only seem to be 3 face packs all of which are around 10-12Gbs! Do you know if there are face packs that don't have ALLL the faces? 

mons
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By Jamie O'Sullivan 19 July 2022 - 14:21 PM UTC 

Thanks mate, I am in the process of downloading a logos one! Managed to find it. 

 

One last question and I will leave you alone lol 

 

There only seem to be 3 face packs all of which are around 10-12Gbs! Do you know if there are face packs that don't have ALLL the faces? 

 

I'm not sure what this is in relation to 😕

 

What you're asking would require a team of people to manually sift through the thousands of images to hand-pick individual images from individual teams/nations/leagues, and update the collection as their real-life equivalents move club, get relegated/promoted etc. You will appreciate that such a pack is unlikely to be in place…

Jamie O'Sullivan
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Yes that's a fair point lol I thought they may have done Premier League faces or SerieA similar to how you do kits but I guessed wrong. Thanks for all your help

Womaz
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Hi

There used to be a page where I could see what facepacks I needed to add to stay up to date. It showed me the packs I have downloaded and which ones were new.

I cant seem to locate this page anymore…….can anyone help?

Thanks

mons
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By Womaz 19 July 2022 - 21:24 PM UTC 

Hi

There used to be a page where I could see what facepacks I needed to add to stay up to date. It showed me the packs I have downloaded and which ones were new.

I cant seem to locate this page anymore…….can anyone help?

Thanks

 

Still there, cunningly hidden in the download page 😉

Womaz
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By mons 20 July 2022 - 06:00 AM UTC 

Still there, cunningly hidden in the download page 😉

 

Thank you , Its weird as on my Ipad I could not access this page, but on my laptop there it is :-)

Freke
2 years ago
2 months ago
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Is it possible that Endrick and Jobe Bellingham are not in the pack yet? They have no face in my game. 😢

mons
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By Freke 21 July 2022 - 06:30 AM UTC 

Is it possible that Endrick and Jobe Bellingham are not in the pack yet? They have no face in my game. 😢

 

Neither player is in the official database, since both are under 16 at the start of the game and thus too young to be included.

 

They will have been added in a custom editor data file you will have downloaded. As the megapack only includes players in the official database, both therefore cannot have cut-outs. It might be the case that both have had cut-outs added in the most recent pages of this thread. If so, you can add them to your game by using the steps outlined in this thread 👍

Jerry Balderas
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By BramNUFC 08 July 2022 - 06:09 AM UTC 

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

So I have Hansen-Aaron from United and I reloaded the skin and everything and it doesn’t update it

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By Jerry Balderas 24 July 2022 - 05:04 AM UTC 

So I have Hansen-Aaron from United and I reloaded the skin and everything and it doesn’t update it

 

That's the image that is currently in the megapack for him, I don't see the problem

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/1/1235561/timeline

 

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