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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  • 2022.15 - Released on 23 Sep 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).
Jerry Balderas
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By BramNUFC 24 July 2022 - 05:34 AM UTC 

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

 

I replaced it with a previous one because the latest one is not so good but after I replaced it and I reloaded the skin it still shows the latest one

BramNUFC
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By Jerry Balderas 24 July 2022 - 05:36 AM UTC 

I replaced it with a previous one because the latest one is not so good but after I replaced it and I reloaded the skin it still shows the latest one

 

Ah now I get it, that seems weird. @mons any idea?

mons
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By BramNUFC 24 July 2022 - 05:49 AM UTC 

Ah now I get it, that seems weird. @mons any idea?

 

Within the graphics folder, can you do a search of 2000010819 and post the results in the manner outlined below?

 

 

This can be achieved by posting the UID in the red circle, choosing the view tab via the blue circle, the details option in the black circle and making sure the folder column in the green circle is long enough to display the full path.

 

This will help me see if there is one or more other folders in your user data folder which contains one or more other facepacks…

Jerry Balderas
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By mons 24 July 2022 - 09:53 AM UTC 

Within the graphics folder, can you do a search of 2000010819 and post the results in the manner outlined below?

 

 

This can be achieved by posting the UID in the red circle, choosing the view tab via the blue circle, the details option in the black circle and making sure the folder column in the green circle is long enough to display the full path.

 

This will help me see if there is one or more other folders in your user data folder which contains one or more other facepacks…

 

I think this was the problem cause there's a megapack in the kits area Thank You! @BramNUFC  @mons 

zach wallace
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I'm having an issue where the download begins and will download about 300MB of the 17GB complete file and then stop.

 

When I try to extract it it says unexpected end of data and I'm definitely missing about 70% of the faces in game.

 

I am a premium member and Have tried it on multiple browsers. 

zach wallace
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By zach wallace 25 July 2022 - 14:32 PM UTC 

I'm having an issue where the download begins and will download about 300MB of the 17GB complete file and then stop.

 

When I try to extract it it says unexpected end of data and I'm definitely missing about 70% of the faces in game.

 

I am a premium member and Have tried it on multiple browsers. 

 

Nevermind I solved my own problem - switched to an ethernet connection and ti worked 

Cruijff
1 year ago
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Good afternoon, I have a problem on my FM, I installed the facepacks on the FM, but some players and staff do not appear.... can you help me to solve this problem?

 

Thanks.

mons
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By Cruijff 27 July 2022 - 16:09 PM UTC 

Good afternoon, I have a problem on my FM, I installed the facepacks on the FM, but some players and staff do not appear.... can you help me to solve this problem?

 

Thanks.

 

We have a pinned thread intended for technical support questions, which I've moved this post to.

 

Have a look at the FAQ at the top of this page to see if any help. If they don't, 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.

Talino Bruno
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If I DL the  Complete Package of the Cut Out face Mega Pack (17G) does that include all the updates or do I still need to add them after I after I install the complete pack?

mons
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By Talino Bruno 28 July 2022 - 03:56 AM UTC 

If I DL the  Complete Package of the Cut Out face Mega Pack (17G) does that include all the updates or do I still need to add them after I after I install the complete pack?

 

We have a pinned thread intended for technical support questions, which I've moved this post to.

 

The complete package is the full, most up-to-date megapack, and you don't need to download anything else. When update packs are released periodically, you just need to download them to be fully up-to-date with the latest new and improved images 👍

Talino Bruno
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daniel christie
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Hi all sorry for this post but I'm struggling with installing my face packs everything else has worked but iv tried everything but it will not work, but I noticed I don't have con.fig file in it …what do I do?

mons
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By daniel christie 29 July 2022 - 18:22 PM UTC 

Hi all sorry for this post but I'm struggling with installing my face packs everything else has worked but iv tried everything but it will not work, but I noticed I don't have con.fig file in it …what do I do?

 

If you don't have a config file, then you've either not downloaded the full file, or not extracted it properly.

 

How large was the file you downloaded, and how many images do you have in the extracted faces folder?

daniel christie
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By mons 29 July 2022 - 20:40 PM UTC 

If you don't have a config file, then you've either not downloaded the full file, or not extracted it properly.

 

How large was the file you downloaded, and how many images do you have in the extracted faces folder?

 

cheers for getting back to me, I downloaded the main cut-out faces pack here and put it where it needs to go.. never had an issue before iv had this game since it come out, and never had a problem with kits' logs backgrounds are working fine just the face pack.

 

BramNUFC
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By daniel christie 30 July 2022 - 11:14 AM UTC 

cheers for getting back to me, I downloaded the main cut-out faces pack here and put it where it needs to go.. never had an issue before iv had this game since it come out, and never had a problem with kits' logs backgrounds are working fine just the face pack.

 

How large was the file you downloaded, and how many images do you have in the extracted faces folder?

daniel christie
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df11 players faces 15GB 165000 or so and I have deleted all my face packs now to try again

mons
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By daniel christie 30 July 2022 - 11:19 AM UTC 

df11 players faces 15GB 165000 or so and I have deleted all my face packs now to try again

 

This is the cut-out faces megapack section. You're speaking about a completely different pack 😕

 

I would suggest you try downloading it again from scratch, making sure to follow the installation instructions carefully. Have a look at the installation instructions for the cut-out pack, as listed in the FAQs to this thread, which should be broadly similar.

 

If that doesn't work, ask the author of the file you've downloaded for help 👍

daniel christie
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By mons 30 July 2022 - 11:38 AM UTC 

This is the cut-out faces megapack section. You're speaking about a completely different pack 😕

 

I would suggest you try downloading it again from scratch, making sure to follow the installation instructions carefully. Have a look at the installation instructions for the cut-out pack, as listed in the FAQs to this thread, which should be broadly similar.

 

If that doesn't work, ask the author of the file you've downloaded for help 👍

 

sorry, I have the cut-out faces megapack as well. I was trying the df11 just to see if it worked but it didn't,, I'm trying the cut-out face pack again now just downloading 

mons
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By daniel christie 30 July 2022 - 11:49 AM UTC 

sorry, I have the cut-out faces megapack as well. I was trying the df11 just to see if it worked but it didn't,, I'm trying the cut-out face pack again now just downloading 

 

If you don't get the cut-out faces megapack to work, please take a screenshot of your faces folder, showing clearly (a) the full path and (b) the amount of images in the folder 👍

daniel christie
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By mons 30 July 2022 - 11:54 AM UTC 

If you don't get the cut-out faces megapack to work, please take a screenshot of your faces folder, showing clearly (a) the full path and (b) the amount of images in the folder 👍

 

 

mons
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By daniel christie 30 July 2022 - 13:05 PM UTC 
 

 

Help us help you; I also asked to see the amount of images in the folder 😕 

daniel christie
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By mons 30 July 2022 - 13:07 PM UTC 

Help us help you; I also asked to see the amount of images in the folder 😕 

 

The downloads say 317014 files

mons
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By daniel christie 30 July 2022 - 13:11 PM UTC 

The downloads say 317014 files

 

That is not the full megapack, which contains 372,000 + faces. Seems like you've either not downloaded the full file, or not extracted it properly.

 

I'd still like a screenshot of the properties of the folder titled faces contained within the folder in your screenshot, and there's a reason why I ask it. Can you please respond to my questions in the way that I ask them and save the both of us this toing and froing? Thanks 👍

dcvp
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I keep trying to extract the .rar file I downloaded, but it is stuck. Can anyone help? 

mons
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By dcvp 10 August 2022 - 13:43 PM UTC 

I keep trying to extract the .rar file I downloaded, but it is stuck. Can anyone help? 

 

As per the FAQ

 

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.

antoniss
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Do you know why i lost the faces of the players.I tried to put in the transfers of August and as soon as i started a new save,all the faces of the players were lost,while they were there before.I have done all the steps and i ha unistall it and i had downloaded again.

mons
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By antoniss 11 August 2022 - 21:16 PM UTC 

Do you know why i lost the faces of the players.I tried to put in the transfers of August and as soon as i started a new save,all the faces of the players were lost,while they were there before.I have done all the steps and i ha unistall it and i had downloaded again.

 

Editor data files and graphic files work in a different process, so adding one should not affect the other.

 

Can we have screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder? Also, can we have screenshots of the place you installed the editor data file you refer to?

tangoflash
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Trying to update my missing packs, 2022.09 to current, but 2022.11 fails each time, the rest are fine.

 

Scratch that, worked on the 7th attempt.

mons
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@rrvntt, I don't know why you thought uploading a file in the data update forum would be the right decision to resolve an issue you had with the cut-out megapack 😕

 

Download Winrar, which should allow you to open and extract the files contained within 👍

Tarık Afacan
11 months ago
1 day ago
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recently updated the cut out faces (2022.08, .09, .10, .11, .12, .13) then load them chronogically. i jumped into the game and reload the things and all faces are gone. tried 2 or 3 times. after this I closed the game and tried to open but its gave me an error. now i cant play the game anymore. i think there is something wrong with the config files. any suggestions pls?

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