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 430,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2024.02 - Released on 26 Nov 2023
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
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By Rex New 09 January 2023 - 13:14 PM UTC 

help

 

The post immediately above yours addresses the exact same issue.

Rex New
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By mons 09 January 2023 - 13:41 PM UTC 

The post immediately above yours addresses the exact same issue.

i dont understand

 

mons
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By Rex New 09 January 2023 - 14:13 PM UTC 

i dont understand

 

I don't know how to explain it any differently 😕

aqs123
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By mons 27 December 2022 - 19:11 PM UTC 

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

Used the current Megapack for FM 15 and the majority if faces don't seem to work. They have 4 greyed out faces in place. Tried downloading the FM 15 megapack but no seeds . Any help would be great.

 

Nisylro
5 years ago
10 hours ago
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Hi,

 

I have a problem please.

 

I play with this mod, no problem for many weeks, it's fine (thanks)

Yesterday i want make a picture for one of my regens and when i make this, thousands pictures are remove of another players  ….. 😢

 

Il have delete picture of my regens but despite this the picture don't reappear !

I have reloaded the cache but it's not working.

 

It's crazy because it worked fine before this and i have delete the regen picture i wanted but another picture (50% of players) don't reappear ingame

 

I think it's my fault with the regen picture but why don't reappear since i have deleted this unhappy regen picture ?

I have so disapointed…

 

Thanks for help

mons
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By Nisylro 15 January 2023 - 09:58 AM UTC 

Hi,

 

I have a problem please.

 

I play with this mod, no problem for many weeks, it's fine (thanks)

Yesterday i want make a picture for one of my regens and when i make this, thousands pictures are remove of another players  ….. 😢

 

Il have delete picture of my regens but despite this the picture don't reappear !

I have reloaded the cache but it's not working.

 

It's crazy because it worked fine before this and i have delete the regen picture i wanted but another picture (50% of players) don't reappear ingame

 

I think it's my fault with the regen picture but why don't reappear since i have deleted this unhappy regen picture ?

I have so disapointed…

 

Thanks for help

 

Download the most recent pack and use the config file contained within it.

 

If you want to add custom images, do so in a separate folder with a separate config file to avoid this kind of issue.

Lydia TrashCløwn
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Apologies if this isn't the correct place to ask, I'm not sure where exactly to ask. Is there any specific reason I receive a Cloudflare timeout error when trying to download any packs older than v7.00? I have been assuming it's something related to the recent release of 2023.05 but I'd like an authoritative voice to my question. Thanks.

mons
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By Lydia TrashCløwn 17 January 2023 - 20:17 PM UTC 

Apologies if this isn't the correct place to ask, I'm not sure where exactly to ask. Is there any specific reason I receive a Cloudflare timeout error when trying to download any packs older than v7.00? I have been assuming it's something related to the recent release of 2023.05 but I'd like an authoritative voice to my question. Thanks.

 

I suspect it's simply that it's such an old file that it's no longer being hosted.

Lydia TrashCløwn
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By mons 17 January 2023 - 21:52 PM UTC 

I suspect it's simply that it's such an old file that it's no longer being hosted.

 

That's strange. I was able to view the download page a few days ago. Thanks for the reply

Cruijff
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Good morning, I want to download the Facepacks Cut Out files, parts 4, 5 and 6 and the links do not appear. Can you tell me how to download these parts? Thank you and good work to all the staff of this site.

mons
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By Cruijff 25 January 2023 - 12:18 PM UTC 

Good morning, I want to download the Facepacks Cut Out files, parts 4, 5 and 6 and the links do not appear. Can you tell me how to download these parts? Thank you and good work to all the staff of this site.

 

Which website are you talking about?

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mons
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By Cruijff 25 January 2023 - 14:18 PM UTC 

@mons , this one mate …. Archive - Cut Out Player Faces Megapack (sortitoutsi.net)

 

Sorry, I wasn't clear. What mirror site are you using to download them?

Cruijff
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By mons 25 January 2023 - 15:20 PM UTC 

Sorry, I wasn't clear. What mirror site are you using to download them?

 

@mons , i want to download the 4.00 file and I don't see any link to download the pack and the others doesn't appear either.

 

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By Cruijff 25 January 2023 - 18:30 PM UTC 

@mons , i want to download the 4.00 file and I don't see any link to download the pack and the others doesn't appear either.

 

It's a file from 12 years ago, mate…

Cruijff
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By mons 25 January 2023 - 19:44 PM UTC 

It's a file from 12 years ago, mate…

 

@mons , thank you friend and sorry for the inconvenience.

mikr
10 months ago
10 months ago
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Hello guys. I've just bought Fm23 and decided to download packs with club logos, player icons and none of them works.  I tried reloading skin but it didn't solve me problem either.  And I just realised that I have two folders with Football Manager and I wonder if that matters where I'll put graphics folder. Also I heard something about config folder but I don't know what it is. Does anyone know how to help me make those packs work ?

 

mons
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By mikr 25 January 2023 - 21:04 PM UTC 

Hello guys. I've just bought Fm23 and decided to download packs with club logos, player icons and none of them works.  I tried reloading skin but it didn't solve me problem either.  And I just realised that I have two folders with Football Manager and I wonder if that matters where I'll put graphics folder. Also I heard something about config folder but I don't know what it is. Does anyone know how to help me make those packs work ?

 

I've moved your post to here. Read the FAQs at the top of the page, and see if they help.

 

If they don't, then post a screenshot of where you've installed the files.

SeanD22
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Hello people,

Im after a bit of help and advice hopefully someone has had the same problem I’m currently having and has a solution. 

Basically the other night my game crashed and said FM had ran out of disk space. I ended up buying myself a USB stick and transferring everything across and it works fine and I haven’t had the message since (touch wood) however my facepacks aren’t working since I transferred everything across. I’ve changed my settings on steam so my game loads from my usb stick and not my laptop (there’s a YouTube video explaining how very well) I’ve cleared my cache, reloaded skin and I’ve even deleted all the facepacks and downloaded them again and put them in the relevant folders however I’m still having no joy!

 

has anyone every experienced this before so they have a solution? 

thanks in advance 

sean

mons
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By SeanD22 26 January 2023 - 14:16 PM UTC 

Hello people,

Im after a bit of help and advice hopefully someone has had the same problem I’m currently having and has a solution. 

Basically the other night my game crashed and said FM had ran out of disk space. I ended up buying myself a USB stick and transferring everything across and it works fine and I haven’t had the message since (touch wood) however my facepacks aren’t working since I transferred everything across. I’ve changed my settings on steam so my game loads from my usb stick and not my laptop (there’s a YouTube video explaining how very well) I’ve cleared my cache, reloaded skin and I’ve even deleted all the facepacks and downloaded them again and put them in the relevant folders however I’m still having no joy!

 

has anyone every experienced this before so they have a solution? 

thanks in advance 

sean

 

Can we see your facepack folder, and how many images it contains, as well as your in-game preferences?

 

Can we also have a screenshot of what your game looks like? Does Harry Kane have an empty space instead of his image, or the black default image?

SeanD22
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By mons 26 January 2023 - 14:38 PM UTC 

Can we see your facepack folder, and how many images it contains, as well as your in-game preferences?

 

Can we also have a screenshot of what your game looks like? Does Harry Kane have an empty space instead of his image, or the black default image?

 

Hi mate I’m just in work at the moment then I’ve got footy after work so won’t be able to show a pic until later on, the facepack is the one from this website the cut out face pack and the players have a black default image yeah

 

chiakiouzi
6 years ago
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Hello staff. I have a question. In FM22, if there is no corresponding image for a player/coach, a male/female black image will be used to replace the person. But in FM23, the black image is just gone - in other words, the place for a person's image becomes empty. 

 

Is it normal in FM23 or do I just mess up some settings?

mons
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By chiakiouzi 26 January 2023 - 18:16 PM UTC 

Hello staff. I have a question. In FM22, if there is no corresponding image for a player/coach, a male/female black image will be used to replace the person. But in FM23, the black image is just gone - in other words, the place for a person's image becomes empty. 

 

Is it normal in FM23 or do I just mess up some settings?

 

A blank space is only displayed in cases where a config file is pointing to an image which isn't in the corresponding folder.

 

I suspect this means that you don't have the full megapack. How many images do you have in your faces folder? And can you give an example of a player this issue is manifesting itself for?

chiakiouzi
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By mons 26 January 2023 - 18:42 PM UTC 

A blank space is only displayed in cases where a config file is pointing to an image which isn't in the corresponding folder.

 

I suspect this means that you don't have the full megapack. How many images do you have in your faces folder? And can you give an example of a player this issue is manifesting itself for?

 

I just found it weird, at least I haven't encountered that kind of problem in the past few years in FM. I used to download the latest face pack, only use and put the latest config file in my original graphics folder - it worked before. 

 

Anyway it doesn't affect playing the game. Thanks for your reply. 

mons
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By chiakiouzi 26 January 2023 - 19:25 PM UTC 

I just found it weird, at least I haven't encountered that kind of problem in the past few years in FM. I used to download the latest face pack, only use and put the latest config file in my original graphics folder - it worked before. 

 

Anyway it doesn't affect playing the game. Thanks for your reply. 

 

Perhaps this time you either missed out on an update pack, or maybe didn't install it correctly without knowing.

SeanD22
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By mons 26 January 2023 - 14:38 PM UTC 

Can we see your facepack folder, and how many images it contains, as well as your in-game preferences?

 

Can we also have a screenshot of what your game looks like? Does Harry Kane have an empty space instead of his image, or the black default image?

 

Hi sorry mate thanks for getting back.

 

 

Bottom left there saying I only have 57715 pictures but I've literally transferred the same things across is should be 300k+ surely?

mons
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By SeanD22 26 January 2023 - 20:01 PM UTC 

Hi sorry mate thanks for getting back.

 

 

Bottom left there saying I only have 57715 pictures but I've literally transferred the same things across is should be 300k+ surely?

 

For whatever reason, you don't have the full megapack. Delete what you have and download the full megapack again.

SeanD22
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By mons 26 January 2023 - 21:18 PM UTC 

For whatever reason, you don't have the full megapack. Delete what you have and download the full megapack again.

 

Sorted mate nice one cant believe it was something as simple as that think i must of been downloading the updates or something by mistake thanks again mate

SergiCska
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2 days ago
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By mons 09 January 2023 - 08:02 AM UTC 

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…

 

I had the same problem as him, I used the wtcs skin, but after switching to tato, all the faces appeared
What could it be?

mons
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By SergiCska 27 January 2023 - 03:03 AM UTC 

I had the same problem as him, I used the wtcs skin, but after switching to tato, all the faces appeared
What could it be?

 

Changing the skin refreshes the cache, which might have done the trick in your case.

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