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 390,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2023.05 - Released on 16 Jan 2023
Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

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
16 years ago
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By Eben-Ezer Djegou 24 November 2022 - 22:03 PM UTC 

When I download the complete pack, I don't have the all of faces for exemple i don't have mbappe 

 

I've already answered you here. You still haven't provided the screenshots in the way I asked. Help me help you by giving me the tools to do so, instead of wasting time having to repeat ourselves.

 

There's a video here on how to do it:

 

michael charters
9 years ago
2 weeks ago
4

Hi I'm downloading the cutout mega packs, I've downloaded part 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and part 10,11. I skipped to part 10 and 11 because when i downloading part 1-7 there wasn't the config file with and any off the parts. I thought it would be in part 10 or 11 but it wasn't. Does anyone know why this is or am I doing something wrong?.

Thanks.

mons
16 years ago
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By michael charters 27 November 2022 - 18:41 PM UTC 

Hi I'm downloading the cutout mega packs, I've downloaded part 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and part 10,11. I skipped to part 10 and 11 because when i downloading part 1-7 there wasn't the config file with and any off the parts. I thought it would be in part 10 or 11 but it wasn't. Does anyone know why this is or am I doing something wrong?.

Thanks.

 

You should download all the parts. Frankly, I'd recommend using the torrent file to get the base megapack and avoid faffing about with individual parts.

michael charters
9 years ago
2 weeks ago
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After I finished downloading part 1-11 do I need to download the two changes parts and will the config file be in one of them?.

mons
16 years ago
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By michael charters 27 November 2022 - 18:56 PM UTC 

After I finished downloading part 1-11 do I need to download the two changes parts and will the config file be in one of them?.

 

Yes, I believe so.

michael charters
9 years ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 27 November 2022 - 19:06 PM UTC 

Yes, I believe so.

 

hi, ive downloaded all parts now and the faces folder in part 11 is empty. Ive notiched a few players like man utds brandon williams eriksen and john stone of man city are missing plus a few more. I've looked in all parts and cant find them anywhere. Where can i get the faces from part 11? I've tried downloading the part again but its the same.

 

Thanks.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By michael charters 28 November 2022 - 19:39 PM UTC 

hi, ive downloaded all parts now and the faces folder in part 11 is empty. Ive notiched a few players like man utds brandon williams eriksen and john stone of man city are missing plus a few more. I've looked in all parts and cant find them anywhere. Where can i get the faces from part 11? I've tried downloading the part again but its the same.

 

Thanks.

 

If you download all the parts, all you need to do is to extract the first file and WinRar will take care of extract all the other parts automatically. I have no idea which file contains which player, sorry.

 

Can I have a screenshot of the location where you downloaded all the compressed files? Showing the sizes of the respective files.

michael charters
9 years ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 28 November 2022 - 19:47 PM UTC 

If you download all the parts, all you need to do is to extract the first file and WinRar will take care of extract all the other parts automatically. I have no idea which file contains which player, sorry.

 

Can I have a screenshot of the location where you downloaded all the compressed files? Showing the sizes of the respective files.

 

I have downloaded all parts 1-11 and the two changes parts and extracted them to the graphics folder. They have worked but I noticed a few players with missing pictures like i mentioned Man Utd Brandon Williams, Bruno Fernandes and others at other clubs. I noticed when I downloaded part 11 it had two folders, icon faces and faces the faces folder was empty so I'm thinking maybe thats the problem. I tried downloading part 11 again but the same thing, do you know if the folder faces in part 11 is meant to have players faces in it?. 

 

Thanks.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By michael charters 29 November 2022 - 07:40 AM UTC 

I have downloaded all parts 1-11 and the two changes parts and extracted them to the graphics folder. They have worked but I noticed a few players with missing pictures like i mentioned Man Utd Brandon Williams, Bruno Fernandes and others at other clubs. I noticed when I downloaded part 11 it had two folders, icon faces and faces the faces folder was empty so I'm thinking maybe thats the problem. I tried downloading part 11 again but the same thing, do you know if the folder faces in part 11 is meant to have players faces in it?. 

 

Thanks.

 

The split files are generated automatically, so I don't have control over the contents of the respective file. Tagging @Footygamer in case there's anything he can do.

Brandon DePalmaFarr
1 year ago
3 weeks ago
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Hello, I only read back a few pages to see if anyone had the same issue so sorry if this is a duplicate. 

I am playing the game on PC gamepass, I have the full face cut-out face pack downloaded with 386k+ faces (image 1). 

They are installed to the file path (C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2023\graphics\faces) which I think is the default path referenced under the gamepass section.

It seems that nobody in my save has a photo now, (except for Luciano Spaletti??) (image 2).


I reloaded the skin and turned off the caching.

Any ideas/help would be appreciated, thank you!

 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
73,716
By Brandon DePalmaFarr 30 November 2022 - 02:36 AM UTC 

Hello, I only read back a few pages to see if anyone had the same issue so sorry if this is a duplicate. 

I am playing the game on PC gamepass, I have the full face cut-out face pack downloaded with 386k+ faces (image 1). 

They are installed to the file path (C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2023\graphics\faces) which I think is the default path referenced under the gamepass section.

It seems that nobody in my save has a photo now, (except for Luciano Spaletti??) (image 2).


I reloaded the skin and turned off the caching.

Any ideas/help would be appreciated, thank you!

 

 

It might be the case that you have installed an update pack elsewhere; if that is the case, then you need to remove it.. 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 be sure to read what I'm asking carefully) searching for 43093171 (Zielinski's UID), I'm sure I can locate where the issue is 👍

Brandon DePalmaFarr
1 year ago
3 weeks ago
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By mons 30 November 2022 - 07:30 AM UTC 

It might be the case that you have installed an update pack elsewhere; if that is the case, then you need to remove it.. 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 be sure to read what I'm asking carefully) searching for 43093171 (Zielinski's UID), I'm sure I can locate where the issue is 👍

Hope I sent this correctly

Brandon DePalmaFarr
1 year ago
3 weeks ago
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By mons 30 November 2022 - 07:30 AM UTC 

It might be the case that you have installed an update pack elsewhere; if that is the case, then you need to remove it.. 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 be sure to read what I'm asking carefully) searching for 43093171 (Zielinski's UID), I'm sure I can locate where the issue is 👍

 

I just got it to work, turns out the file location I was using was incorrect, should have been using (C:\XboxGames\Football Manager 2023) instead of (C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2023\graphics\faces) and the reason faces seemed to be taken away is I did not have the full pack installed in the XboxGames location, something stopped it midway.

Thank you for your responses Mons, think I am good to go now.

MC_CM
12 years ago
1 month ago
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Hello,

 

I'm trying do download the mega pack, download starts, I get the first 100-200Mb and then it just stops. Tried Edge and Chrome in regular in incognito modes - no luck. I have a Gigabit fiber optics connection so that's not an issue here. Any tips?

Thanks,

P.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
73,716
By MC_CM 30 November 2022 - 18:20 PM UTC 

Hello,

 

I'm trying do download the mega pack, download starts, I get the first 100-200Mb and then it just stops. Tried Edge and Chrome in regular in incognito modes - no luck. I have a Gigabit fiber optics connection so that's not an issue here. Any tips?

Thanks,

P.

 

Can you not resume the download once it stops?

MC_CM
12 years ago
1 month ago
6
Premium

It does not technically stop, it goes to 0.0 Mb/s. When I then pause and resume it, it stays at 0/0 Mb/s.

 

mons
16 years ago
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By MC_CM 30 November 2022 - 18:24 PM UTC 

It does not technically stop, it goes to 0.0 Mb/s. When I then pause and resume it, it stays at 0/0 Mb/s.

 

 

That's not Chrome, no? Chrome has a resume function iirc.

MC_CM
12 years ago
1 month ago
6
Premium

This happens to be Edge but same situation in Chrome:

 

 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
73,716
By MC_CM 30 November 2022 - 18:43 PM UTC 

This happens to be Edge but same situation in Chrome.

 

I don't use Edge, but I'm aware that Chrome has a specific resume button, which has often helped in situations such as this.

MC_CM
12 years ago
1 month ago
6
Premium

The above screenshot is from Chrome Incognito mode. As you can see download slows down to 0 B/s and stays like that. I can still pause it and then resume it but it doesn't change anything, it stays at 0 B/s after pausing and resuming. Anyone can help with this?

MC_CM
12 years ago
1 month ago
6
Premium

It's still not downloading. Any ideas anyone?

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
73,716
By MC_CM 30 November 2022 - 21:09 PM UTC 

It's still not downloading. Any ideas anyone?

 

I'm really sorry, this doesn't seem to be an issue anyone else is experiencing right now, and I'm downloading perfectly fine.

 

Did you manage to get it downloaded since yesterday?

MC_CM
12 years ago
1 month ago
6
Premium

Hey, yes issue is still there but now I think it’s something at my end. It’s a new PC I’ve just build and I’m thinking motherboards LAN drivers acting up. Will have to try wi-fi when I get back home tonight.

 

Zeefan9876
3 months ago
1 month ago
3

Anyone else found the facepack crashes their game after the new update?

DimiZag
10 years ago
1 hour ago
240

After downloading the latest facepack update and downloading the latest update from SI, I cannot see the faces from France National team. However, when I go to PSG's page I can see the face for example Mbappe's correctly. Is there any solution for that? Thanks in advance!

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By DimiZag 02 December 2022 - 13:37 PM UTC 

After downloading the latest facepack update and downloading the latest update from SI, I cannot see the faces from France National team. However, when I go to PSG's page I can see the face for example Mbappe's correctly. Is there any solution for that? Thanks in advance!

 

That's a licensing issue and you need to download and apply the real name fix again, which you should do with every official update.

 

@Zeefan9876, it seems to be related to something you're not doing right, because nobody else seems to have reported the issue. Where have you placed the megapack folders?

Zeefan9876
3 months ago
1 month ago
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By mons 02 December 2022 - 13:47 PM UTC 

That's a licensing issue and you need to download and apply the real name fix again, which you should do with every official update.

 

@Zeefan9876, it seems to be related to something you're not doing right, because nobody else seems to have reported the issue. Where have you placed the megapack folders?

Thanks for replying. It in the same place as where it was before when it worked, Sports Interactive/Football manager 2023/graphics/faces. I find if I start the game and then move the facepacks into my graphics folder once its fully loaded and reload the skin in preferences then the facepacks work fine. Its just when they're added to the graphics folder before I start up the game that it causes it to freeze.

 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Zeefan9876 02 December 2022 - 15:14 PM UTC 

Thanks for replying. It in the same place as where it was before when it worked, Sports Interactive/Football manager 2023/graphics/faces. I find if I start the game and then move the facepacks into my graphics folder once its fully loaded and reload the skin in preferences then the facepacks work fine. Its just when they're added to the graphics folder before I start up the game that it causes it to freeze.

 

How long have you left the game to load up the splash screen? It might take a little while, maybe a few minutes more than usual if you don't have a top setup. It shouldn't take hours, naturally, just give it some time.

Jeremy Grégoire Real
9 years ago
1 week ago
3

Can someone explain this to me? The screen speaks for itself

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