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).
IceEyesPig
1 year ago
3 weeks ago
3

 

Hello, thanks for your answer. Above you can see informations requested. Total of 279548 files inside the folder. 

As said, I've already started from scratch. I can do it another time but it would be the third attempt and It seems not working.

Thanks,

 

Marco

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By IceEyesPig 09 December 2022 - 13:05 PM UTC 

 

Hello, thanks for your answer. Above you can see informations requested. Total of 279548 files inside the folder. 

As said, I've already started from scratch. I can do it another time but it would be the third attempt and It seems not working.

Thanks,

 

Marco

 

You don't have the full megapack, which has around 390,000 images.

 

I don't know what method you used to download what you've got, but I would suggest that you should download the torrent file, then extract it once it's fully downloaded.

IceEyesPig
1 year ago
3 weeks ago
3

Done another time, now it's working good!

 

Thanks!

 

Marco

jofrik
11 years ago
1 day ago
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By mons 09 December 2022 - 12:35 PM UTC 

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.

 

 

 

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.. 

 

hi there, srry here it is!

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By jofrik 10 December 2022 - 23:49 PM UTC 

hi there, srry here it is!

 

You don't have the full megapack. I would suggest downloading the 2023.01, 2023.02 and 2023.03 update packs and applying them in order.

jofrik
11 years ago
1 day ago
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By mons 11 December 2022 - 08:20 AM UTC 

You don't have the full megapack. I would suggest downloading the 2023.01, 2023.02 and 2023.03 update packs and applying them in order.

 

HI there, just done that, and steal is the same, some faces, doesnt appear… 😢 

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

HI there, just done that, and steal is the same, some faces, doesnt appear… 😢 

 

Can I see your faces folder then? You should have around 389,000 images. If you don't, then you don't have the full megapack.

jofrik
11 years ago
1 day ago
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By mons 12 December 2022 - 12:27 PM UTC 

Can I see your faces folder then? You should have around 389,000 images. If you don't, then you don't have the full megapack.

 

sure

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By jofrik 12 December 2022 - 13:39 PM UTC 

sure

 

And do your preferences look like this?

 

https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png
jofrik
11 years ago
1 day ago
9
By mons 12 December 2022 - 13:49 PM UTC 

And do your preferences look like this?

 

https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

 

Finally it is working, dont know what i changed but it is working xD Thanks for all the support ! and sorry for the late responses! 

karl roberts147
7 years ago
1 day ago
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Hi I am having a problem with the player faces.

The faces of the players for the France and Netherlands national teams are not showing, yet if I go to the players of both national sides at their clubs their faces are there. Basically the player faces are there on the club pages but not on the national team pages.

This is for all the players of these national teams.

Anyone have any idea why this could be and how to sort it Please.

Please see images attached for examples.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By karl roberts147 13 December 2022 - 18:19 PM UTC 

Hi I am having a problem with the player faces.

The faces of the players for the France and Netherlands national teams are not showing, yet if I go to the players of both national sides at their clubs their faces are there. Basically the player faces are there on the club pages but not on the national team pages.

This is for all the players of these national teams.

Anyone have any idea why this could be and how to sort it Please.

Please see images attached for examples.

 

Download the licensing and real name fix.

karl roberts147
7 years ago
1 day ago
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By mons 13 December 2022 - 18:24 PM UTC 

Download the licensing and real name fix.

 

Done that and still having same problem.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By karl roberts147 13 December 2022 - 18:50 PM UTC 

Done that and still having same problem.

 

Then you haven't installed it correctly, simple as that.

karl roberts147
7 years ago
1 day ago
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By mons 13 December 2022 - 18:51 PM UTC 

Then you haven't installed it correctly, simple as that.

 

All files both licencing and names also files for facepacks have been installed correctly. 

All club names are correct I have a facepack file with over 389k faces all faces are in game except for the issue I currently have but thanks anyway.

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By karl roberts147 13 December 2022 - 19:01 PM UTC 

All files both licencing and names also files for facepacks have been installed correctly. 

All club names are correct I have a facepack file with over 389k faces all faces are in game except for the issue I currently have but thanks anyway.

 

I'm the author of the real name fix file 😉

 

Post a screenshot of your lnc and edt/permanent folders, so I can confirm if everything is in order 👍

samakpan
7 years ago
1 month ago
3

Hi

 

New to the whole forum thing so forgive me if I'm repeating anything you've answered before. I've read back a few pages, I'm currently on my second attempt on trying to install the face pack. After downloading the torrent file (which I believe is 1-11 as a megapack), I only have to add the 3 updated versions to that right?

 

Thanks

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
73,726
By samakpan 14 December 2022 - 03:14 AM UTC 

Hi

 

New to the whole forum thing so forgive me if I'm repeating anything you've answered before. I've read back a few pages, I'm currently on my second attempt on trying to install the face pack. After downloading the torrent file (which I believe is 1-11 as a megapack), I only have to add the 3 updated versions to that right?

 

Thanks

 

The torrent file is for the base 2023.00 pack. So you have to download all the update packs released since then, i.e. 2023.01, 2023.02 and 2023.03 👍

samakpan
7 years ago
1 month ago
3
By mons 14 December 2022 - 06:44 AM UTC 

The torrent file is for the base 2023.00 pack. So you have to download all the update packs released since then, i.e. 2023.01, 2023.02 and 2023.03 👍

 

Thanks for the reply

 

I'm doing it on mac, do I need all the images to be in one folder? (face & icon face) or can I have multiple sortitoutsi folders in the graphics folder

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By samakpan 14 December 2022 - 13:54 PM UTC 

Thanks for the reply

 

I'm doing it on mac, do I need all the images to be in one folder? (face & icon face) or can I have multiple sortitoutsi folders in the graphics folder

 

As per the installation instructions and FAQ, you should have one faces folder and one iconfaces folder. None of these should have sub-folders and you should overwrite the previous versions of the respective images with the ones in the new update pack.

samakpan
7 years ago
1 month ago
3
By mons 14 December 2022 - 14:07 PM UTC 

As per the installation instructions and FAQ, you should have one faces folder and one iconfaces folder. None of these should have sub-folders and you should overwrite the previous versions of the respective images with the ones in the new update pack.

 

Worked a treat. Thanks bro, you're the goat. 

 

Deano1903
16 years ago
2 weeks ago
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@mons  Hello old pal, despite me having downloaded all the relevant 2023  cut out FP files. it appears I don't have the current MP image.

 

Examples I've found recently are : Jovon Makama, Seb Ferdinand & Ben Chrisene

 

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Deano1903 17 December 2022 - 09:07 AM UTC 

@mons  Hello old pal, despite me having downloaded all the relevant 2023  cut out FP files. it appears I don't have the current MP image.

 

Examples I've found recently are : Jovon Makama, Seb Ferdinand & Ben Chrisene

 

 

The megapack cut for these two players is indeed this one. Newer cut-outs for both players have been uploaded after the most recent update pack was released, but they won't be in the megapack until the release of 2023.04 in the coming days 👍

Deano1903
16 years ago
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By mons 17 December 2022 - 10:53 AM UTC 

The megapack cut for these two players is indeed this one. Newer cut-outs for both players have been uploaded after the most recent update pack was released, but they won't be in the megapack until the release of 2023.04 in the coming days 👍

Ah, that explains it then. Simple answer, thanks mate 

Kieran456
2 years ago
11 hours ago
4

I installed and extracted all 14 files in the complete face pack and ive been playing the last few days, then i realised a few youngsters and lower league players are missing, the player that made me realise was Samuel Edozie, a pretty notable young player so i looked at some other young players and ive got a lot missing, any idea why?

Bielsa is a Legend
9 years ago
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By Kieran456 18 December 2022 - 13:58 PM UTC 

I installed and extracted all 14 files in the complete face pack and ive been playing the last few days, then i realised a few youngsters and lower league players are missing, the player that made me realise was Samuel Edozie, a pretty notable young player so i looked at some other young players and ive got a lot missing, any idea why?

 

It’s not a “complete” pack, but one of 300k+ faces, there are many more players in the game depends on leagues and how much detail you choose

Sandy McDonald
1 month ago
1 month ago
1

sorry to bother you all. never done this before but I'm looking for advice or step to step guide on how to download logo , player face packs and skins would be cool. how do i do it please.  

 

im playing FM22 

 

thanks

mons
16 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Sandy McDonald 18 December 2022 - 23:24 PM UTC 

sorry to bother you all. never done this before but I'm looking for advice or step to step guide on how to download logo , player face packs and skins would be cool. how do i do it please.  

 

im playing FM22 

 

thanks

 

I've moved this to here. There are FAQs at the top of the thread, and the download page of every file has a video tutorial on how to download and install graphics packs 👍

Drafter
4 years ago
4 minutes ago
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By Kieran456 18 December 2022 - 13:58 PM UTC 

I installed and extracted all 14 files in the complete face pack and ive been playing the last few days, then i realised a few youngsters and lower league players are missing, the player that made me realise was Samuel Edozie, a pretty notable young player so i looked at some other young players and ive got a lot missing, any idea why?

 

You can use the browsing system to check which players are in the pack, Edozie is in: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/1/1045396/timeline

 

You probably haven't installed the pack correctly, can you post screenshots of your graphics and faces folder in this thread?

https://sortitoutsi.net/content/359/megapack-technical-support-thread?page=1

Kieran456
2 years ago
11 hours ago
4

Hi, this is what all of the faces are in 

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