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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  • 2024.08 - Released on 12 May 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).
Timkes
9 years ago
3 months ago
8

Sorry if this has been asked a lot before, but I just bought the game and I have been searching for quite a while on the site and haven't been able to find an answer yet. 

 

Will this facepack also fix the weird regen faces in the game? And if not, is there a fix? Thanks a lot!

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
86,796
By Timkes 27 March 2023 - 15:08 PM UTC 

Sorry if this has been asked a lot before, but I just bought the game and I have been searching for quite a while on the site and haven't been able to find an answer yet. 

 

Will this facepack also fix the weird regen faces in the game? And if not, is there a fix? Thanks a lot!

 

What are you looking for exactly? This download only gives faces to real people. There are a number of files you can use if you're looking to replace the regen faces, but they might take a bit of fiddling.

Timkes
9 years ago
3 months ago
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By mons 27 March 2023 - 16:11 PM UTC 

What are you looking for exactly? This download only gives faces to real people. There are a number of files you can use if you're looking to replace the regen faces, but they might take a bit of fiddling.

 

Ah okay, thanks! Yes, I am looking for a download to change the regen faces but haven't found one yet. Then we'll see if I can figure out the fiddling haha. Which one would you recommend?

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
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By Timkes 27 March 2023 - 18:54 PM UTC 

Ah okay, thanks! Yes, I am looking for a download to change the regen faces but haven't found one yet. Then we'll see if I can figure out the fiddling haha. Which one would you recommend?

 

Try this one.

MarsGupious
1 year ago
3 months ago
3
Premium
By mons 27 March 2023 - 05:41 AM UTC 

Download Winrar to be able to extract the downloaded file.

 

 

It's the middle of the night mate, give us some time 😉

 

 

It wont even let me download it so I can use winrar. It says i dont have the source file when i click the hyperlink. When i download it, it has zero bytes in it so no data.

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
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By MarsGupious 28 March 2023 - 20:49 PM UTC 

It wont even let me download it so I can use winrar. It says i dont have the source file when i click the hyperlink. When i download it, it has zero bytes in it so no data.

 

It's working fine at my end, so it's something to do either with your internet connection or your browser.

 

Can you try downloading it using a different browser, or the same browser without any extensions loaded (i.e. incognito mode or equivalent)?

michmich_99
9 years ago
6 months ago
6

I'm using the cutout megapack and some players profile won't load their profile pictures (see screenshot)

  1. I've tried to clear the cache and reload skin, but it didn't fix the problem.
  2. I've removed the preference folders, still not solved.
  3. I've tried to remove the megapack and re-download it, but still getting the same results.
  4. verify of integrity game files, doesn't solve the problem either.

Does anyone know how it can be fixed?

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
86,796
By michmich_99 29 March 2023 - 14:24 PM UTC 

I'm using the cutout megapack and some players profile won't load their profile pictures (see screenshot)

  1. I've tried to clear the cache and reload skin, but it didn't fix the problem.
  2. I've removed the preference folders, still not solved.
  3. I've tried to remove the megapack and re-download it, but still getting the same results.
  4. verify of integrity game files, doesn't solve the problem either.

Does anyone know how it can be fixed?

 

This is addressed in the FAQ at the top of the page titled: 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

michmich_99
9 years ago
6 months ago
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 14:30 PM UTC 

This is addressed in the FAQ at the top of the page titled: 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

 

Thank you for the response.

I did read this (I'm using the megapack v9.00).

The glitch occurs regardless.

 

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
86,796
By michmich_99 29 March 2023 - 14:41 PM UTC 

Thank you for the response.

I did read this (I'm using the megapack v9.00).

The glitch occurs regardless.

 

After having read it, what action did you then take?

michmich_99
9 years ago
6 months ago
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 14:44 PM UTC 

After having read it, what action did you then take?

 

as mentioned in my 1st post.

 

  1. I've tried to clear the cache and reload skin, but it didn't fix the problem.
  2. I've removed the preference folders, still not solved.
  3. I've tried to remove the megapack and re-download it, but still getting the same results.
  4. verify of integrity game files, doesn't solve the problem either.

Did I missed something?

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
86,796
By michmich_99 29 March 2023 - 14:49 PM UTC 

as mentioned in my 1st post.

 

  1. I've tried to clear the cache and reload skin, but it didn't fix the problem.
  2. I've removed the preference folders, still not solved.
  3. I've tried to remove the megapack and re-download it, but still getting the same results.
  4. verify of integrity game files, doesn't solve the problem either.

Did I missed something?

 

But that's not what the specific FAQ for that issue asked you to do 🙂

 

The current megapack's compression method means it doesn't work when used with older versions of FM. You should try and download the torrent file of the version you're playing from the links provided 👍

michmich_99
9 years ago
6 months ago
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 14:52 PM UTC 

But that's not what the specific FAQ for that issue asked you to do 🙂

 

The current megapack's compression method means it doesn't work when used with older versions of FM. You should try and download the torrent file of the version you're playing from the links provided 👍

I downloaded from the FAQ

sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_9.00 - uploaded before the release of FM17

Is there a different link I've missed or not aware of?

 

 

TobeSkillzYT _
1 year ago
1 year ago
3

When I download the face pack I only have the “faces” folder after extraction, not “iconfaces” how come?

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
86,796
By michmich_99 29 March 2023 - 15:01 PM UTC 

I downloaded from the FAQ

sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_9.00 - uploaded before the release of FM17

Is there a different link I've missed or not aware of?

 

You hadn't mentioned that 😉

 

Can I have a screenshot of your graphics folder and your faces folder then please?

 

 

 

By TobeSkillzYT _ 29 March 2023 - 16:26 PM UTC 

When I download the face pack I only have the “faces” folder after extraction, not “iconfaces” how come?

 

What version of the pack did you download? What is the filename?

TobeSkillzYT _
1 year ago
1 year ago
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 16:28 PM UTC 

You hadn't mentioned that 😉

 

Can I have a screenshot of your graphics folder and your faces folder then please?

 

 

 

 

What version of the pack did you download? What is the filename?

 

I can only download 1 pack at a time out of 11, not all the packs in 1 so the first one I downloaded for example was this one, and I did it via getfiles because dfiles would take hours

michmich_99
9 years ago
6 months ago
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By mons 29 March 2023 - 16:28 PM UTC 

You hadn't mentioned that 😉

 

Can I have a screenshot of your graphics folder and your faces folder then please?

 

 

 

 

What version of the pack did you download? What is the filename?

 

Apologies for the late response, I arrived late from work.

Today I've decided to play and ignore the issue, it's not affecting how my player is playing in any way, hahaha.

I wanted to change a training regime to one of my players and realized the issue is gone.

I've no idea why.

I can only assume there were some cache traces still causing the issue, otherwise I cannot tell why.

 

Thank you very much for trying to help.

 

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
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By TobeSkillzYT _ 30 March 2023 - 10:38 AM UTC 

I can only download 1 pack at a time out of 11, not all the packs in 1 so the first one I downloaded for example was this one, and I did it via getfiles because dfiles would take hours

 

Download the torrent and you'll get the base file with all the faces and iconfaces in one go.

TobeSkillzYT _
1 year ago
1 year ago
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By mons 31 March 2023 - 07:10 AM UTC 

Download the torrent and you'll get the base file with all the faces and iconfaces in one go.

Ok thanks hopefully works

 

wout lenso
3 years ago
1 month ago
1

hello everyone,

 

i dont know if someone else has the same problem but at some random point my faces started dissapearing. i have tried to download the facepack again or to download a different face pack like df11 but it doesn't work. in the game it doesn't even show the shadows or the black silhouette. i have searched all over the internet but i couldn't find a solution. could someone with the solution please help me. thank you

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
86,796
By wout lenso 08 April 2023 - 22:08 PM UTC 

hello everyone,

 

i dont know if someone else has the same problem but at some random point my faces started dissapearing. i have tried to download the facepack again or to download a different face pack like df11 but it doesn't work. in the game it doesn't even show the shadows or the black silhouette. i have searched all over the internet but i couldn't find a solution. could someone with the solution please help me. thank you

 

Faces don't just disappear out of their own free will. You will have installed something incorrectly, thus causing some faces not to display.

 

Can you give an example of a player whose image isn't showing? And provide a screenshot of your graphics folder?

MT55
12 years ago
1 month ago
172

I play the older FM games and I'm currently managed Merthyr Town on FM11 on the game I have the following player: FM15 Marcus Griffiths - Football Manager 2015 (sortitoutsi.net) in my team.. however I noticed there is another player on the game: FM22 Marcus Griffiths - Football Manager 2022 (sortitoutsi.net)

 

And from doing a lot of googling I'm pretty sure they are both the same player? The one I linked from FM22 says he played for Merthyr Town.

 

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
86,796
By MT55 09 April 2023 - 22:13 PM UTC 

I play the older FM games and I'm currently managed Merthyr Town on FM11 on the game I have the following player: FM15 Marcus Griffiths - Football Manager 2015 (sortitoutsi.net) in my team.. however I noticed there is another player on the game: FM22 Marcus Griffiths - Football Manager 2022 (sortitoutsi.net)

 

And from doing a lot of googling I'm pretty sure they are both the same player? The one I linked from FM22 says he played for Merthyr Town.

 

I'm not sure what the question is here?

MT55
12 years ago
1 month ago
172
By mons 10 April 2023 - 05:09 AM UTC 

I'm not sure what the question is here?

 

I was just asking if they're both are in fact the same player.. I only ask because the one from FM22 is better so was going to add him to my team via the editor.

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
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By MT55 10 April 2023 - 07:17 AM UTC 

I was just asking if they're both are in fact the same player.. I only ask because the one from FM22 is better so was going to add him to my team via the editor.

 

Looks like it at first glance, but that's not really got anything to do with the megapack per se…

kemal4848
1 year ago
3 months ago
1

its nearly over 2 billion pics in my folder but i can't even delete it with my ssd what should i ?

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
86,796
By kemal4848 15 April 2023 - 11:02 AM UTC 

its nearly over 2 billion pics in my folder but i can't even delete it with my ssd what should i ?

 

a) How on earth did you manage that when the total amount of images in the megapack is just over 400,000?

b) If deleting the whole folder doesn't work, delete chunks of images instead 😕

ConnorB
1 year ago
1 month ago
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ConnorB
1 year ago
1 month ago
4

I have a fair few faces missing. I downloaded the mega pack. I’ve also downloaded an update. Just certain players have no face

for example most of the barcelona u 19 players have no face

mons
18 years ago
1 hour ago
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By ConnorB 17 April 2023 - 20:58 PM UTC 

I have a fair few faces missing. I downloaded the mega pack. I’ve also downloaded an update. Just certain players have no face

for example most of the barcelona u 19 players have no face

 

Every single Barca B player has a cut-out. You either haven't installed the full megapack (including the updates) or you haven't installed it correctly.

 

Please help us to help you by providing us with screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder.

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