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 Cut-Out Faces Megapack, you'll receive over 460,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2024.08 - Released on 12 May 2024
Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

Installation Instructions

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.
Please report this so that they can be reuploaded.
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.
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.
Our megapack covers 25,000 teams and it's impossible to cater for these kind of requests since players and staff get transferred or sacked or retire etc and recreating and reuploading 25,000 different smaller packs would be an impossible task. 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).
Kinkladze10
14 years ago
20 hours ago
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Can anyone help me upload the cut out for Jake Rooney and Connor Dixon please missing from Derby County ?

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By Kinkladze10 13 November 2022 - 17:16 PM UTC 

Can anyone help me upload the cut out for Jake Rooney and Connor Dixon please missing from Derby County ?

 

You can use the ‘Upload Image' function on their respective timelines to request a new image yourself. Both of them aren't missing though?

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/1/1045335/timeline

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/1/807214/timeline

Kinkladze10
14 years ago
20 hours ago
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By BramNUFC 13 November 2022 - 17:25 PM UTC 

You can use the ‘Upload Image' function on their respective timelines to request a new image yourself. Both of them aren't missing though?

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/1/1045335/timeline

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/1/807214/timeline

 

Thanks, bud, hmm that's odd they are missing on mine?

mons
17 years ago
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By Kinkladze10 13 November 2022 - 17:16 PM UTC 

Can anyone help me upload the cut out for Jake Rooney and Connor Dixon please missing from Derby County ?

 

Download the megapack and they're both in there, and have been for a couple of years 👍

Kinkladze10
14 years ago
20 hours ago
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By mons 13 November 2022 - 17:29 PM UTC 

Download the megapack and they're both in there, and have been for a couple of years 👍

 

Yeah I have them all downloaded - maybe I missed one?

mons
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By Kinkladze10 13 November 2022 - 17:30 PM UTC 

Yeah I have them all downloaded - maybe I missed one?

 

I've moved this discussion to here as it's got nothing to do with the no-ID thread.

 

Given you have a blank space where the image is supposed to be, it certainly looks like it. You can save the cut-outs from the page I linked you to in my previous post into your faces folder, but that will only resolve those two particular players. For a more definitive solution, I would suggest you download the torrent file and the 2023.01 update pack.

Kinkladze10
14 years ago
20 hours ago
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By mons 13 November 2022 - 17:33 PM UTC 

I've moved this discussion to here as it's got nothing to do with the no-ID thread.

 

Given you have a blank space where the image is supposed to be, it certainly looks like it. You can save the cut-outs from the page I linked you to in my previous post into your faces folder, but that will only resolve those two particular players. For a more definitive solution, I would suggest you download the torrent file and the 2023.01 update pack.

 

Thanks yes will do 

Sonni Griffiths
1 year ago
6 months ago
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Ive downloaded and unzipped all of the 11 files but what do I do with them now?

mons
17 years ago
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By Sonni Griffiths 16 November 2022 - 20:11 PM UTC 

Ive downloaded and unzipped all of the 11 files but what do I do with them now?

 

There are installation instructions at the top of the page, which differ depending on your system. Do they help at all?

Bennyy
10 years ago
1 week ago
47

Hello,

 

The Ajax staff isn't included in FM23, but I'm glad it's added by the Real Name Fix Update from Sortitoutsi. Thanks for that!
The next issue is that, due this adding, the staff doesn't have any faces. Is there someone on this forum who can help me to fix this? 🙂

 

Ben

mons
17 years ago
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By Bennyy 17 November 2022 - 08:48 AM UTC 

Hello,

 

The Ajax staff isn't included in FM23, but I'm glad it's added by the Real Name Fix Update from Sortitoutsi. Thanks for that!
The next issue is that, due this adding, the staff doesn't have any faces. Is there someone on this forum who can help me to fix this? 🙂

 

Ben

 

There is a specific question in the FAQ on the second post in the real name fix thread on how this can be addressed 😉

fran54
14 years ago
1 month ago
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hi , I'm having trouble with the face megapack, everything is in the relevant folders, however my laptop is freezing at launch, when i remove facepack it loads up with no problem, logos and kits are working fine, laptop is a new gaming laptop so don't think its hardware related. I've never had issues like this before on previous versions, I'm playing via gamepass

any help much appreciated

mons
17 years ago
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By fran54 17 November 2022 - 15:57 PM UTC 

hi , I'm having trouble with the face megapack, everything is in the relevant folders, however my laptop is freezing at launch, when i remove facepack it loads up with no problem, logos and kits are working fine, laptop is a new gaming laptop so don't think its hardware related. I've never had issues like this before on previous versions, I'm playing via gamepass

any help much appreciated

 

Can I see a screenshot of where you've placed the files from this download?

fran54
14 years ago
1 month ago
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I'm not able to send screenshot at the moment but I put them in "my documents, sports interactive folder. Thanks for reply

mons
17 years ago
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By fran54 17 November 2022 - 16:43 PM UTC 

I'm not able to send screenshot at the moment but I put them in "my documents, sports interactive folder. Thanks for reply

 

I need screenshots to see that you have actually installed them correctly and that you don't have anything else placed wrongly in there. Without seeing them, anything I say might be immaterial.

Bennyy
10 years ago
1 week ago
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By mons 17 November 2022 - 09:44 AM UTC 

There is a specific question in the FAQ on the second post in the real name fix thread on how this can be addressed 😉

 

Unfortunately the searching by name is not working at the Submission search of the Cut Out Players page. I don't know what their ID is because it doesn't match in the ID searchbar. I think because FM gave them random IDs.

mons
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By Bennyy 17 November 2022 - 18:23 PM UTC 

Unfortunately the searching by name is not working at the Submission search of the Cut Out Players page. I don't know what their ID is because it doesn't match in the ID searchbar. I think because FM gave them random IDs.

 

Their UID will not show on the site because, like you say, it is a random one. I've used the search name function and it seems to be working just fine.

 

The search function on this page may also help you get to the individual person's timeline: 

 

A lot of the staff members were already at Ajax in FM20, which is the last version in which the full backroom staff was visible, and you can find each of their profiles by scrolling down on this page, which might be quicker than searching them individually

kfnielsen
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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@mons 

I have a question

Why can't I see some of the young pictures when the face is in the megapack and the ID is correct both in the game and the config?

I have lots of staff and players that arent showing at all when there's no picture 

I have a screenie of what I mean

 

mons
17 years ago
4 minutes ago
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By kfnielsen 18 November 2022 - 17:18 PM UTC 

@mons 

I have a question

Why can't I see some of the young pictures when the face is in the megapack and the ID is correct both in the game and the config?

I have lots of staff and players that arent showing at all when there's no picture 

I have a screenie of what I mean

 

You haven't installed the full megapack correctly, or you've installed an update pack wrongly. An empty space instead of a cut means that there is a line within a config file somewhere within your user data folder pointing to an image which is not in that same folder.

 

If you post a screenshot in this manner (and please, read what I'm asking carefully, I don't want to have to repeat it many times) searching for the UID of this player, I'm sure I can locate where the issue is 👍

CA7
9 years ago
3 months ago
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Good morning,

 

When I add the pack to my game, the original faces disappear, only showing faces added from this pack. I've been using graphics in all versions of the game and never had this issue before.

 

Has anyone else had this problem?

 

 

mons
17 years ago
4 minutes ago
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By CA7 19 November 2022 - 09:22 AM UTC 

Good morning,

 

When I add the pack to my game, the original faces disappear, only showing faces added from this pack. I've been using graphics in all versions of the game and never had this issue before.

 

Has anyone else had this problem?

 

 

 

Can I see screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder?

CA7
9 years ago
3 months ago
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By mons 19 November 2022 - 10:01 AM UTC 

Can I see 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've changed my save location folder from documents to downloads in preferences in the game.

 

Logos and kits are both working fine, just seems to be faces.

mons
17 years ago
4 minutes ago
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By CA7 19 November 2022 - 10:14 AM UTC 

 

I've changed my save location folder from documents to downloads in preferences in the game.

 

Logos and kits are both working fine, just seems to be faces.

 

You have just 15,000 images. You should have over 380,000.

 

Delete your faces and iconfaces folders, and download the complete megapack again 👍

CA7
9 years ago
3 months ago
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By mons 19 November 2022 - 11:05 AM UTC 

You have just 15,000 images. You should have over 380,000.

 

Delete your faces and iconfaces folders, and download the complete megapack again 👍

 

Thanks, I thought I just had to download the FM2023 onwards.

JackR62
1 year ago
1 week ago
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Ok so i've paid the £10, downloaded the complete folder and created the graphics/faces folders, the download shows up as iconfaces and faces but i can't highlight and copy them?

mons
17 years ago
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By JackR62 19 November 2022 - 13:28 PM UTC 

Ok so i've paid the £10, downloaded the complete folder and created the graphics/faces folders, the download shows up as iconfaces and faces but i can't highlight and copy them?

 

What do you mean by highlight and copy them? Can you give us a screenshot of where you are right now?

 

You should extract the files in the download and put them in the correct folder for your OS, as outlined in the installation instructions and in the FAQ at the top of this page.

JackR62
1 year ago
1 week ago
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By mons 19 November 2022 - 13:30 PM UTC 

What do you mean by highlight and copy them? Can you give us a screenshot of where you are right now?

 

You should extract the files in the download and put them in the correct folder for your OS, as outlined in the installation instructions and in the FAQ at the top of this page.

 

It wouldn't let me open the download so i had to download an app called breezip which then opens the below

 

EDIT - I'm dumb, think its sorted now…

mons
17 years ago
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By JackR62 19 November 2022 - 13:41 PM UTC 

It wouldn't let me open the download so i had to download an app called breezip which then opens the below

 

I have no idea how that program works, but I imagine it would allow you to extract those folders. I recommend using WinRar to do the job, for which many online tutorials exist to help you understand the easy steps you need to make it work.

MarkG81
1 year ago
2 months ago
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I have FM23 all installed, graphics folder etc. I have all players images but then on download of the cut out pack, I can only get a few to show (see images below) I have cut out's mainly for the youth squads. 

I have tried relocating the main face pack outside of the graphics folder but to no avail. I have checked that I have deselected the right boxes within preferences and reloaded skins.

I have checked the file number also and this is showing adequate image numbers? checked YouTube video instructions? any idea????????? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mons
17 years ago
4 minutes ago
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@MarkG81, you have the DF11 megapack installed as well, and its folder name comes alphabetically before that of the cut-out faces, so the game first reads and displays the DF11 images, and then displays cut-out faces for anything else not including the DF11 pack.

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