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
2 hours ago
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By Jeremy Grégoire Real 04 December 2022 - 16:25 PM UTC 

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

 

If it's speaking for itself, then it's not doing a very good job. I have no idea what the issue is, there is a cut-out showing in the screenshot you have uploaded 😟

weeniehutjr
4 years ago
1 hour ago
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By Jeremy Grégoire Real 04 December 2022 - 16:27 PM UTC 

 

It looks like Zealand's NewGAN Facepack which adds AI-generated cutout images to newgen players

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By weeniehutjr 04 December 2022 - 17:22 PM UTC 

It looks like Zealand's NewGAN Facepack which adds AI-generated cutout images to newgen players

 

That may well be the case, but if there's a question in that post, I fail to see what it is 😢

Jeremy Grégoire Real
9 years ago
1 week ago
3

I don't have this, I just have this "cut out faces"
I dont have Zealand's NewGan Facepack 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Jeremy Grégoire Real 04 December 2022 - 18:23 PM UTC 

I don't have this, I just have this "cut out faces"
I dont have Zealand's NewGan Facepack 

 

Can you please outline exactly what the issue is, though? I still haven't been able to tell. The quicker and more detailed you provide this information, the quicker and more detailed any answer would be. At the very least, we save some time.

Drafter
4 years ago
48 minutes ago
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By mons 04 December 2022 - 18:26 PM UTC 

Can you please outline exactly what the issue is, though? I still haven't been able to tell. The quicker and more detailed you provide this information, the quicker and more detailed any answer would be. At the very least, we save some time.

 

He means these fake grey players that have real faces

@Jeremy Grégoire Real Can you post a screenshot of your graphics folder? They must be coming from somewhere

shaneomac8
12 years ago
1 day ago
1
Premium

hi downloading cut-out faces megapack . once downloaded and in my download folder, it doesn't download as a compressed folder, so no option to extract. try to open folder and isn't recognised. any help would be great 

FMChloe
8 years ago
2 days ago
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sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_2023.00.rar PART 10 will crash/freeze at 93% extraction regardless of what i do, number of times i have had to end task for it and reboot my pc to keep trying it. I think the file is corrupted or something is wrong. (See attached screenshot)

Zeefan9876
3 months ago
2 months ago
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By mons 02 December 2022 - 17:23 PM UTC 

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.

 

I reinstalled the game and it sorted the problem, don't know why it happened still but at least its fixed!

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By shaneomac8 05 December 2022 - 10:57 AM UTC 

hi downloading cut-out faces megapack . once downloaded and in my download folder, it doesn't download as a compressed folder, so no option to extract. try to open folder and isn't recognised. any help would be great 

 

What download method are you using, and what is the size of the file eventually downloaded?

taha4444
5 years ago
5 days ago
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@carlos alberto MERHABALAR , YÜKSEK SKOR OYUNLARIN MUKEMMEL . BANA TAKTİĞİNİ PAYLAŞIRMISIN . YARDIMCI OLURSAN SEVINIRIM .

BRO TACTİC PLEASE ???

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By taha4444 06 December 2022 - 08:07 AM UTC 

@carlos alberto MERHABALAR , YÜKSEK SKOR OYUNLARIN MUKEMMEL . BANA TAKTİĞİNİ PAYLAŞIRMISIN . YARDIMCI OLURSAN SEVINIRIM .

BRO TACTİC PLEASE ???

 

What does that have to do with this thread, and why are you tagging a user who has only posted once in their history? This is an English-language forum, please post in English from now on.

taha4444
5 years ago
5 days ago
13

I couldn't reach Carlos, he was from there from here. how can I reach .

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By taha4444 06 December 2022 - 08:17 AM UTC 

I couldn't reach Carlos, he was from there from here. how can I reach .

 

I have no idea what you're talking about, and more importantly, what it has got to do with this thread.

Andrew Regan
1 month ago
1 month ago
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I'm not a premium member unfortunately. I've scrolled through the comments to see if anyone's had any similar issue but havent seen anything. 

I am trying to download the ‘Cut out Player Mega Facepack’, as a non-premium member I'm clicking “download” button in the green banner where Messi's face is. However instead of refreshing the screen to show me a list of my downloads below, it simply stays the same. I've checked ‘My Downloads’ and there's nothing in there either. I know it's a very large file and could take a while, but there's no indication that the download has started. 

I have created an account and confirmed the activation via the email link as well. 

Thanks

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Andrew Regan 07 December 2022 - 13:16 PM UTC 

I'm not a premium member unfortunately. I've scrolled through the comments to see if anyone's had any similar issue but havent seen anything. 

I am trying to download the ‘Cut out Player Mega Facepack’, as a non-premium member I'm clicking “download” button in the green banner where Messi's face is. However instead of refreshing the screen to show me a list of my downloads below, it simply stays the same. I've checked ‘My Downloads’ and there's nothing in there either. I know it's a very large file and could take a while, but there's no indication that the download has started. 

I have created an account and confirmed the activation via the email link as well. 

Thanks

 

What is the URL you're given, and can you give me a screenshot of what it looks like?

 

As a non-premium member, you are not able to download directly from the site's servers, but will need to download multiple files containing the whole download.

 

Alternatively, and this is frankly what I would recommend, you can download the torrent file from the site to get the base megapack much more quickly. You would then download the update packs individually, to be fully up-to-date.

jofrik
11 years ago
1 day ago
9

Hi there, 

 

Recenlty im having a problem with the cut-out facepack! Im have some players around the world that was not showing their faces, only the default fm one, the black one! I installed the latest update of the facepack, and now it doesn't even appear that default one, it looks like the picture im going to add no the post! 

 

Does anyone had this problem? And knows how to solve it?! 

 

Thanks in ahead!

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
73,726
By jofrik 08 December 2022 - 11:42 AM UTC 

Hi there, 

 

Recenlty im having a problem with the cut-out facepack! Im have some players around the world that was not showing their faces, only the default fm one, the black one! I installed the latest update of the facepack, and now it doesn't even appear that default one, it looks like the picture im going to add no the post! 

 

Does anyone had this problem? And knows how to solve it?! 

 

Thanks in ahead!

 

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, I need it in precisely this manner) searching for 2000178591 (Børset's UID), I'm sure I can locate where the issue is 👍

jofrik
11 years ago
1 day ago
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Hi there, anything appears when searching for Borset's ID! 0 anything, 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By jofrik 08 December 2022 - 20:34 PM UTC 

Hi there, anything appears when searching for Borset's ID! 0 anything, 

 

Can I have a screenshot of your faces folder? How many images are in there?

shoy35
10 years ago
1 month ago
11
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Bonjour.

 

J'ai beau suivre la vidéo d'installation mais après avoir recharger le thème, je n'ai pas les visages qui apparait. Quel est le problème ? aidez-moi s'il vous plait  🙂

 

Merci !

 

Hello.

 

I may follow the installation video but after reloading the theme, I don't have the faces that appear. What is the problem ? Help me please  🙂

 

Thanks !

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By mons 08 December 2022 - 20:36 PM UTC 

Can I have a screenshot of your faces folder? How many images are in there?

 

@shoy35, can I have the above pls? 

 

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.

shoy35
10 years ago
1 month ago
11
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shoy35
10 years ago
1 month ago
11
Premium
shoy35
10 years ago
1 month ago
11
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By mons 08 December 2022 - 21:25 PM UTC 

@shoy35, can I have the above pls? 

 

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.

 

 

It's OK ! Thanks you 🙂

 

jofrik
11 years ago
1 day ago
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mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By jofrik 08 December 2022 - 22:43 PM UTC 

sure there it is!

 

The faces path is fine. Can I have a screenshot of your graphics folder?

jofrik
11 years ago
1 day ago
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By mons 09 December 2022 - 08:54 AM UTC 

The faces path is fine. Can I have a screenshot of your graphics folder?

 

sorry for the late answer, there it is!

IceEyesPig
1 year ago
3 weeks ago
3

Hi all,

 

I have a problem with this face pack. I'll try to explain it: I was looking at a streamer that I follow and I've noticed that he has more faces than me. First of all I thought I just need to update my facepack but no updates were found here so I think I have the most recent version.

So I've decided to re-download the whole pack, after that I deleted all files I already had and copy and paste new ones.

The situation is that now I even have less faces than before, also famous players such as Pedri, Gavi, Endrick and so on are missing faces.

I've also tried to put the face of Endrick by my own, I've found his ID, than downloaded the face, copy it inside “faces” folder, rename the picture with Endrick's FM 23 ID and modify the config file as needed (one new row at the end such the previous one with the correct id). The result is that no more “black standard picture” is shown for Endrick but a blank space instead of his face. It's not a matter of skin because I have the same problem with all custom skins I've tried.

Could you please help me?

Thanks,

 

Marco

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
73,726
By jofrik 09 December 2022 - 12:08 PM UTC 

sorry for the late answer, there it is!

 

Again, everything seems fine.

 

Earlier, I asked you to post a screenshot in this manner searching for 2000178591 (Børset's UID), but you said that it wasn't there. Can you please try again, making the search in the graphics folder, and upload it precisely in the manner described in the above link? For there to be an empty space in your game, it has to be located in there, either as an image or within the config file.

 

 

By IceEyesPig 09 December 2022 - 12:24 PM UTC 

Hi all,

 

I have a problem with this face pack. I'll try to explain it: I was looking at a streamer that I follow and I've noticed that he has more faces than me. First of all I thought I just need to update my facepack but no updates were found here so I think I have the most recent version.

So I've decided to re-download the whole pack, after that I deleted all files I already had and copy and paste new ones.

The situation is that now I even have less faces than before, also famous players such as Pedri, Gavi, Endrick and so on are missing faces.

I've also tried to put the face of Endrick by my own, I've found his ID, than downloaded the face, copy it inside “faces” folder, rename the picture with Endrick's FM 23 ID and modify the config file as needed (one new row at the end such the previous one with the correct id). The result is that no more “black standard picture” is shown for Endrick but a blank space instead of his face. It's not a matter of skin because I have the same problem with all custom skins I've tried.

Could you please help me?

Thanks,

 

Marco

 

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

 

Frankly, I'd suggest deleting everything and starting from scratch. I have no idea what you've done, and the surefire way to get it all to work is to restart from scratch.. 

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