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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  • 2024.09 - Released on 09 Jun 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).
mons
18 years ago
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By Ryan Surtees 27 December 2022 - 16:09 PM UTC 

Can anyone help, followed the instructions to the tee twice now and when I try to load the game I'm stuck on the changing skin for over half an hour both times

 

It should take you a little while longer than usual for the splash screen to load the first time that you have the megapack in place. How powerful is your computer and how many things do you have running in the background? Both will make a difference.

 

Can I see a screenshot of the location where you've installed the files?

Ryan Surtees
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By mons 27 December 2022 - 16:59 PM UTC 

It should take you a little while longer than usual for the splash screen to load the first time that you have the megapack in place. How powerful is your computer and how many things do you have running in the background? Both will make a difference.

 

Can I see a screenshot of the location where you've installed the files?

 

I currently have nothing running in the background to clash with it

Ryan Surtees
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By Ryan Surtees 27 December 2022 - 17:18 PM UTC 

I currently have nothing running in the background to clash with it

 

Ignore me, it's finally loaded in now and everything's working fine, thanks for your help

mons
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By Ryan Surtees 27 December 2022 - 17:18 PM UTC 

I currently have nothing running in the background to clash with it

 

That's nonetheless not the right way to install it. You should have one folder and one folder only, not multiple sub-folders. As it is, you'll have a large chunk of the megapack not displaying.

Ryan Surtees
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By mons 27 December 2022 - 17:25 PM UTC 

That's nonetheless not the right way to install it. You should have one folder and one folder only, not multiple sub-folders. As it is, you'll have a large chunk of the megapack not displaying.

 

Ah okay, thank you yeah Ive noticed I'm missing a couple from the ones I've checked, I'll amend that now. Appreciate it

aqs123
12 years ago
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I just went to load up fm15 and was wondering whether there was a way i could download a megapack for fm15 rather than the complete pack to save space on my laptop. Thanks in advance.

mons
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By aqs123 27 December 2022 - 18:13 PM UTC 

I just went to load up fm15 and was wondering whether there was a way i could download a megapack for fm15 rather than the complete pack to save space on my laptop. Thanks in advance.

 

I don't think the torrent will still have any seeds by now 😢

aqs123
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By mons 27 December 2022 - 18:19 PM UTC 

I don't think the torrent will still have any seeds by now 😢

 

I can't seem to navigate to the torrent page, I can only find each individual update. No torrents, except for ‘complete pack’

aqs123
12 years ago
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Thanks for the quick reply

mons
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By aqs123 27 December 2022 - 18:56 PM UTC 

I can't seem to navigate to the torrent page, I can only find each individual update. No torrents, except for ‘complete pack’

 

There's a link to older torrent files in the FAQ entry named: I’m using a previous version of FM and some of the images aren’t displaying properly after I downloaded the 2022.0 torrent file

Aaron Bansel
2 years ago
12 hours ago
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I've had a look and I can't seem to find the below facepacks for my FM23 save;

 

Ethan Mbappe

Lamine Yamal

Jobe Bellingham

Paul Wanner

 

Please can anyone help me?

mons
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By Aaron Bansel 29 December 2022 - 16:12 PM UTC 

I've had a look and I can't seem to find the below facepacks for my FM23 save;

 

Ethan Mbappe

Lamine Yamal

Jobe Bellingham

Paul Wanner

 

Please can anyone help me?

 

The first two aren't in the official database, and so we do not have cut-outs for them. The last two are in the megapack and can be found using the search function.

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By Aaron Bansel 29 December 2022 - 16:12 PM UTC 

I've had a look and I can't seem to find the below facepacks for my FM23 save;

 

Ethan Mbappe

Lamine Yamal

Jobe Bellingham

Paul Wanner

 

Please can anyone help me?

 

Can you make a screenshot of your faces folder like this, showing how many images are in there? You probably haven't installed the full pack correctly

Cedinero
13 years ago
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For whoever wants to give a shot at a Lamine Yamal cutout. Thank you.
mons
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By Cedinero 05 January 2023 - 19:07 PM UTC 
For whoever wants to give a shot at a Lamine Yamal cutout. Thank you.

 

There is a submissions forum in which requests are to be made. You can find the link at the top of the page.

Ekolon134
2 years ago
2 months ago
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I have a pretty big problem when it comes to the new version of downloading the cutout faces megapack. The rar file seems corrupt(?), as no software i have tried (ive used like 5 at this point), seems to be able to unzip it. This is on mac so maybe there is a problem with my macbook or apple. Please let me know if any of you have this problem, or if you could help i would really appreciate it. The game just feels so dull without the faces.

mons
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By Ekolon134 06 January 2023 - 19:20 PM UTC 

I have a pretty big problem when it comes to the new version of downloading the cutout faces megapack. The rar file seems corrupt(?), as no software i have tried (ive used like 5 at this point), seems to be able to unzip it. This is on mac so maybe there is a problem with my macbook or apple. Please let me know if any of you have this problem, or if you could help i would really appreciate it. The game just feels so dull without the faces.

 

What file are you downloading? What is the size of the eventual download?

 

I suggest using Winrar to extract it.

Ekolon134
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By mons 06 January 2023 - 20:29 PM UTC 

What file are you downloading? What is the size of the eventual download?

 

I suggest using Winrar to extract it.

 

All of them. Like the parts (Cut out faces mega pack). Part one worked but then i just couldnt extract more without there being an error.

Ekolon134
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By Ekolon134 06 January 2023 - 21:10 PM UTC 

All of them. Like the parts (Cut out faces mega pack). Part one worked but then i just couldnt extract more without there being an error.

Also as i said im on mac OS so i cant use winrar

 

mons
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By Ekolon134 06 January 2023 - 21:10 PM UTC 

All of them. Like the parts (Cut out faces mega pack). Part one worked but then i just couldnt extract more without there being an error.

 

Which file did you download? Split files? Torrent?

 

What is the size of the eventual download?

Ekolon134
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By mons 06 January 2023 - 21:16 PM UTC 

Which file did you download? Split files? Torrent?

 

What is the size of the eventual download?

As i said i was trying to do the split parts (files). The file is (as i hope you know) 1 GB per part. The whole thing downloads without an issues, but extracting it seems to be where the problem arises.

 

mons
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By Ekolon134 06 January 2023 - 21:24 PM UTC 

As i said i was trying to do the split parts (files). The file is (as i hope you know) 1 GB per part. The whole thing downloads without an issues, but extracting it seems to be where the problem arises.

 

You should extract the first file, which will then extract all the remaining parts automatically.

 

What error message are you getting?

Ekolon134
2 years ago
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this. also dont you need to extract them one by one? They dont automatically extract for me
mons
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By Ekolon134 06 January 2023 - 21:42 PM UTC 
this. also dont you need to extract them one by one? They dont automatically extract for me

 

Have you tried using winrar? Might be easier to just download the torrent and the subsequent individual update packs. 

mons
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By Ekolon134 06 January 2023 - 21:14 PM UTC 

Also as i said im on mac OS so i cant use winrar

 

Winrar has a Mac version. Try it.

wpazzurri
9 years ago
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Hi all, happy new year! Thanks so much for your amazing work with this.

 

I've downloaded a Japanese league player database - how do I get their faces to appear? Unless I'm confused, it appears that there are Japanese league player faces in this pack, no? Everything else seems to be working fine.

mons
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By wpazzurri 08 January 2023 - 23:21 PM UTC 

Hi all, happy new year! Thanks so much for your amazing work with this.

 

I've downloaded a Japanese league player database - how do I get their faces to appear? Unless I'm confused, it appears that there are Japanese league player faces in this pack, no? Everything else seems to be working fine.

 

Japanese players are hidden in the official database. The images in this pack are for Japanese players based abroad.

 

The Japanese players added in your download will be ones created from scratch, whose UID is variable, and which therefore cannot be included in the megapack, unfortunately.

elephant331
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Hi all,

 

Does anyone have any idea why this has happened? The face pack has worked brilliantly for me but recently some players who did have faces now no longer have faces or outlines. The latest face pack is saves in the graphics folder so it is not a case of not knowing how to install them. The lastest config file is also installed.

 

Any help will be much appreciated!

 

mons
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By elephant331 09 January 2023 - 07:36 AM UTC 

Hi all,

 

Does anyone have any idea why this has happened? The face pack has worked brilliantly for me but recently some players who did have faces now no longer have faces or outlines. The latest face pack is saves in the graphics folder so it is not a case of not knowing how to install them. The lastest config file is also installed.

 

Any help will be much appreciated!

 

 

When an empty space appears instead of a cut-out or the black default outline, it means that there is a folder somewhere in your graphics structure which has a config file pointing to a filename which isn't actually there.

 

Both Yousfi and Drame were added in 2022.03. Did you re-install it somewhere else recently perchance?

 

Can you make a search in the graphics folder of the following UID: 2000036021?

 

Before you take a screenshot, can you post the results in the manner outlined below?

 

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

 

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

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