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 450,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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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).
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By iwanamzan 02 February 2023 - 05:13 AM UTC 

I just downloaded pack for fm23 version because i copy and paste from fm22. And total amount of images is 396070.

 

How about your iconfaces folder?

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By mons 02 February 2023 - 05:42 AM UTC 

How about your iconfaces folder?

 

Total images in iconfaces is 387228

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By iwanamzan 02 February 2023 - 05:44 AM UTC 

Total images in iconfaces is 387228

 

Can I see the screenshot?

 

You seem to have around 9,000 less iconfaces. Best way to resolve it is to download the full megapack, and replace your current iconfaces folder with the one from the downloaded folder.

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By mons 02 February 2023 - 06:44 AM UTC 

Can I see the screenshot?

 

You seem to have around 9,000 less iconfaces. Best way to resolve it is to download the full megapack, and replace your current iconfaces folder with the one from the downloaded folder.

 

Here. So if i download full megapack, this problem can solve?

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By iwanamzan 02 February 2023 - 06:47 AM UTC 

Here. So if i download full megapack, this problem can solve?

 

I imagine so, yes.

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By Neal William Johnston 01 February 2023 - 21:06 PM UTC 

could someone help me with face download?? have watched the youtube videos but certain parts are not the same as mine 

 

I've moved your thread to here. Have a look at the FAQs, maybe they help.

 

If they don't, giving us a bit more information, such as screenshots, may help us understand where you issue might be.

Bambinoksb
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Hello i have a problem for only one player endrick his face not showing even after putting the cut face in the faces folder the rest is working perfectly he's the only player i have an issue with, you can see his face at the bottom 

 

How to make it work ? 

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By Bambinoksb 06 February 2023 - 17:31 PM UTC 

Hello i have a problem for only one player endrick his face not showing even after putting the cut face in the faces folder the rest is working perfectly he's the only player i have an issue with, you can see his face at the bottom 

 

How to make it work ? 

 

What version of the game are you running? If it's not FM23, he will not appear with that UID. If you haven't edited the config file to insert a line including his UID, then he won't appear either.

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By mons 06 February 2023 - 17:36 PM UTC 

What version of the game are you running? If it's not FM23, he will not appear with that UID. If you haven't edited the config file to insert a line including his UID, then he won't appear either.

 

It's FM23 i didn't edit anything because i never had to 

 

How to edit the config file ?

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By Bambinoksb 06 February 2023 - 20:54 PM UTC 

It's FM23 i didn't edit anything because i never had to 

 

a) You seem to have nowhere near the full complement of cut-outs. If that folder is sorted by name, you seem to have no cuts beyond the 2022.00 megapack. You should have just under 400,000 cuts.

b) Secondly, you can't just put an image in there and expect the game to automatically associate it with the right person. You need to edit the config file, using the steps outlined in this thread. I would suggest following the second set of steps.

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By mons 06 February 2023 - 21:00 PM UTC 

a) You seem to have nowhere near the full complement of cut-outs. If that folder is sorted by name, you seem to have no cuts beyond the 2022.00 megapack. You should have just under 400,000 cuts.

b) Secondly, you can't just put an image in there and expect the game to automatically associate it with the right person. You need to edit the config file, using the steps outlined in this thread. I would suggest following the second set of steps.

 

Alright thank you 

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By mons 07 February 2023 - 06:31 AM UTC 

I didn't actually link to the thread 🤦 

 

It's this one - https://sortitoutsi.net/content/356/installing-your-new-cut-out-how-to-install-packs-individual-images 

 

Don't worry i figured it out after you explained i did it with fmXML appreciate the help 

Austinbx
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i've just downloaded one of the cutout facepack update as i have the facepack already and its running but how do i go about the update that i just got do i just put it in the same facepack folder or idk any help pls ?

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By Austinbx 09 February 2023 - 18:12 PM UTC 

i've just downloaded one of the cutout facepack update as i have the facepack already and its running but how do i go about the update that i just got do i just put it in the same facepack folder or idk any help pls ?

 

I've moved this post to here, where you can find a guide on how to install update packs in the FAQ at the top of the page 👍

Markus E 81
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Hi 

 

I downloaded facepacks 2023.00, 01 and 02 un-zipped them moved them into my graphics/faces folder and did my thing under preferences.

 

Now all player pictures are empty / blank.

 

What did I do wrong?

 

Thanks

M

 

 

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By Markus E 81 15 February 2023 - 13:32 PM UTC 

Hi 

 

I downloaded facepacks 2023.00, 01 and 02 un-zipped them moved them into my graphics/faces folder and did my thing under preferences.

 

Now all player pictures are empty / blank.

 

What did I do wrong?

 

Thanks

M

 

You should install the update packs within the main megapack folder, not in separate folders. Frankly, as premium user, you should just download the latest full updated pack and be done with it.

 

Can you upload a screenshot of your folder structure? This will help us see where the issue might be.

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Have you removed the option to download the complete pack for older versions of FM? I did that a couple of months ago so i am sure it was possoble but now i cant find out how to do it. Thanks!

William Morency
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Apologies if this has been covered or is somewhere in the FAQ's, but do the packs available to download on the site work on FM 23 Touch (apple arcade on iPad)?? I have tried to find it on the forums/FAQ's but can't see it anywhere. I know you can add kits, badges, faces etc but wondered if you need a specific pack? 

 

Thanks in advance! 

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By julian1909 15 February 2023 - 23:28 PM UTC 

Have you removed the option to download the complete pack for older versions of FM? I did that a couple of months ago so i am sure it was possoble but now i cant find out how to do it. Thanks!

 

I didn't even know it was possible, let alone how you can do it now!

 

By William Morency 16 February 2023 - 10:59 AM UTC 

Apologies if this has been covered or is somewhere in the FAQ's, but do the packs available to download on the site work on FM 23 Touch (apple arcade on iPad)?? I have tried to find it on the forums/FAQ's but can't see it anywhere. I know you can add kits, badges, faces etc but wondered if you need a specific pack? 

 

Thanks in advance! 

 

I don't believe there should be any issues with installing facepacks on other systems. Do the FAQs at the top of this thread not help at all? I'm afraid I'm on a PC, so my knowledge on installation on other systems is somewhat limited to non-existing…

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By mons 16 February 2023 - 11:17 AM UTC 

I didn't even know it was possible, let alone how you can do it now!

 

 

I don't believe there should be any issues with installing facepacks on other systems. Do the FAQs at the top of this thread not help at all? I'm afraid I'm on a PC, so my knowledge on installation on other systems is somewhat limited to non-existing…

 

Ok thanks, I am thinking the same that there shouldn't be an issue. Was just a little reluctant to pay for premium download if they then didn't work. Do you know of a small pack I could run a test on? 

 

No the FAQ's don't seem to cover FM Touch or iPad unless I am missing something, but they are very extensive, you guys are amazing. 

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By William Morency 16 February 2023 - 11:26 AM UTC 

Ok thanks, I am thinking the same that there shouldn't be an issue. Was just a little reluctant to pay for premium download if they then didn't work. Do you know of a small pack I could run a test on? 

 

No the FAQ's don't seem to cover FM Touch or iPad unless I am missing something, but they are very extensive, you guys are amazing. 

 

You could perhaps try downloading the latest update pack to see if you can find a way to installing it and getting it to work. You will only get the 6,000-odd images included in the pack, so it's not really comprehensive, but if that one works, then the whole megapack will definitely do so too 👍

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By mons 16 February 2023 - 11:17 AM UTC 

I didn't even know it was possible, let alone how you can do it now!

 

If you look at for example the DF11 Player faces pack you can download the complete file for the start of every older FM (versions 2021.00, 2020.00, 2016.01 etc.) and it was possible for the cut out player faces pack in June 2022 (as you can see in the imgur link below) but now it only shows the update files. But its not that big of a deal since i can just download the base pack and download all the update files up until the point where i want but if it is easy to bring back i would appreciate it. Thanks for looking into it! 

 

https://imgur.com/a/dcdNLiK 

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By julian1909 16 February 2023 - 12:45 PM UTC 

If you look at for example the DF11 Player faces pack you can download the complete file for the start of every older FM (versions 2021.00, 2020.00, 2016.01 etc.) and it was possible for the cut out player faces pack in June 2022 (as you can see in the imgur link below) but now it only shows the update files. But its not that big of a deal since i can just download the base pack and download all the update files up until the point where i want but if it is easy to bring back i would appreciate it. Thanks for looking into it! 

 

https://imgur.com/a/dcdNLiK 

 

Perhaps @Footygamer can indicate if this is an intended feature or merely an oversight…

Harry Rose
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I’ve just downloaded the six updated face packs files as I originally only downloaded the main pack when i first installed FM23. When I’ve moved them into my graphics folder and try to start up my game it gets stuck on the loading screen. I removed them all and just tried adding the update 6 pack. When I’ve done this instead of having the standard no face image for players it is completely blank. Does anyone know what I’m doing wrong or how to fix this?

 

Do I need to have each update download file in my graphics folder?

 

If I do need to have all the update folders in the graphics file why is my game not loading? I let it try to load for 10mins before ending it through task manager.

 

Is there a reason why the player image is completely blank when just using the update six download file?

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By Harry Rose 21 February 2023 - 21:55 PM UTC 

I’ve just downloaded the six updated face packs files as I originally only downloaded the main pack when i first installed FM23. When I’ve moved them into my graphics folder and try to start up my game it gets stuck on the loading screen. I removed them all and just tried adding the update 6 pack. When I’ve done this instead of having the standard no face image for players it is completely blank. Does anyone know what I’m doing wrong or how to fix this?

 

Do I need to have each update download file in my graphics folder?

 

If I do need to have all the update folders in the graphics file why is my game not loading? I let it try to load for 10mins before ending it through task manager.

 

Is there a reason why the player image is completely blank when just using the update six download file?

 

From the FAQ:

 

How do I install update packs?

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.

 

If this doesn't help please post screenshots of your graphics and faces folder

Thura78
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I can't find any images in the faces folder when I extract the sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_2023.00.part11 file. The images only include in the icon faces folder. Please check the attached file. Please help me where can I get the complete sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_2023.00.part11 file?

download link : https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download/complete

file size : 246 MB

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By Thura78 26 February 2023 - 15:28 PM UTC 

I can't find any images in the faces folder when I extract the sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_2023.00.part11 file. The images only include in the icon faces folder. Please check the attached file. Please help me where can I get the complete sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_2023.00.part11 file?

download link : https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download/complete

file size : 246 MB

 

Once you extract all the parts, how many images do you have in your faces and iconfaces folder?

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By mons 26 February 2023 - 15:55 PM UTC 

Once you extract all the parts, how many images do you have in your faces and iconfaces folder?

 

Thanks for your answer. I think it caused me to extract them one by one rar file. So now I trying to extract again sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_2023.00.part01 automatically.  

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Hi, I am unsure what I am doing wrong. I downloaded the newest, complete pack and yet I see some older faces. I see on the submission page that newer faces have been submitted and were completed into the update pack. For example, Luke Offord for Crewe. I have that older picture of him in-game, the one with the shaved head. But a newer picture of him has been submitted and accepted into update pack, v 2022.10. I downloaded the most recent, complete pack but I have v 12.05 image of him. If I downloaded the newest, complete pack, should it not include the newest one ?  

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