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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  • 2024.05 - Released on 22 Feb 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).
ConnorB
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 17 April 2023 - 21:13 PM UTC 

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.

 

here

mons
17 years ago
1 hour ago
84,732
By ConnorB 19 April 2023 - 16:02 PM UTC 

here

 

That would seem to indicate you have the full megapack in there.

 

It's either the case you have some other facepacks installed which are interfering with this pack, or you need to have the preferences like the below: 

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/mirrored_images/ddxsJBZ1AGXdLpBKoLPUMRzid79j9iur1rCL2yIN.png

 

Can I see a screenshot of your graphics folder?

ConnorB
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 19 April 2023 - 16:44 PM UTC 

That would seem to indicate you have the full megapack in there.

 

It's either the case you have some other facepacks installed which are interfering with this pack, or you need to have the preferences like the below: 

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/mirrored_images/ddxsJBZ1AGXdLpBKoLPUMRzid79j9iur1rCL2yIN.png

 

Can I see a screenshot of your graphics folder?

 

oh thank you very much it solved the problem

willroche
11 years ago
2 months ago
13
Premium

I've downloaded update packs but once loaded a lot of faces have disappeared and some that used to have a silhouette no longer even have a silhouette, very strange. Any tips on how to fix?

mons
17 years ago
1 hour ago
84,732
By willroche 21 April 2023 - 07:35 AM UTC 

I've downloaded update packs but once loaded a lot of faces have disappeared and some that used to have a silhouette no longer even have a silhouette, very strange. Any tips on how to fix?

 

You probably haven't installed them properly. Can we have screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder?

6scholl6
12 years ago
6 hours ago
717
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Thanks again mons and all creater. 

Is this a bug?:

mons
17 years ago
1 hour ago
84,732
By 6scholl6 28 April 2023 - 14:05 PM UTC 

Thanks again mons and all creater. 

Is this a bug?:

 

Seems like that single file didn't upload correctly. You can download it yourself from here, and it'll be replaced properly in 2023.10.

aaronnnnn
9 months ago
2 months ago
6

Hola, instalo las caras cortadas y las caras con los kits salen, no salen cortadas. Y si he descargado los cortes, ¿qué hago? Gracias

mons
17 years ago
1 hour ago
84,732
By aaronnnnn 02 May 2023 - 10:49 AM UTC 

Hola, instalo las caras cortadas y las caras con los kits salen, no salen cortadas. Y si he descargado los cortes, ¿qué hago? Gracias

 

This is an English-language forum. Please post in English 👍

aaronnnnn
9 months ago
2 months ago
6

Sorry 

Hi, I install the cut faces and the faces with the kits come out, they don't come out cut. And if I have downloaded the cuts, what do I do? Thank you

mons
17 years ago
1 hour ago
84,732
By aaronnnnn 02 May 2023 - 11:01 AM UTC 

Sorry 

Hi, I install the cut faces and the faces with the kits come out, they don't come out cut. And if I have downloaded the cuts, what do I do? Thank you

 

Can you please provide 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?

mons
17 years ago
1 hour ago
84,732
By aaronnnnn 02 May 2023 - 12:34 PM UTC 

This?

 

In the last screenshot, you have a folder named sortitoutsi in there. What's in it?

aaronnnnn
9 months ago
2 months ago
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mons
17 years ago
1 hour ago
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By aaronnnnn 02 May 2023 - 13:02 PM UTC 

Another same folder, do I delete it?

 

Most likely you don't need it, no idea how it ended up in there. You can remove it.

aaronnnnn
9 months ago
2 months ago
6

Still the same, what do I do?

mons
17 years ago
1 hour ago
84,732
By aaronnnnn 02 May 2023 - 13:45 PM UTC 

Still the same, what do I do?

 

Are your preferences the same as the below: 

https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/mirrored_images/ddxsJBZ1AGXdLpBKoLPUMRzid79j9iur1rCL2yIN.png
aaronnnnn
9 months ago
2 months ago
6

and when it finishes recharging I get the same faces

que
13 years ago
4 months ago
2
By willroche 21 April 2023 - 07:35 AM UTC 

I've downloaded update packs but once loaded a lot of faces have disappeared and some that used to have a silhouette no longer even have a silhouette, very strange. Any tips on how to fix?

Same happened to me. Just got FM23 > moved my facepack folder from FM21 to FM23 > did the reload skin tick/untick to check if it works > it did. Proceed to download update packs. Keep reloading skin after each update and everything was fine. Then when I got to FM22 latest updates pack, players stopped displaying images. 

 

Reading the FAQ, it says there's a problem with FM22 torrent, but I didn't download the megapack. Just the smaller latest changes updates.

 

Everything else is working in my graphics folder for FM23 (kits, logos, trophies). The facepack seems to have a problem with the FM22 update. 

 

So far, I managed to find one player who still have his image (so its not folder location problem). Anyway to fix this short of downloading the FM23 megapack?

 

Just a shame if I have to delete my current folder, been adding to it with latest changes updates since 2018 😢

 

Mxchelxz
2 years ago
3 weeks ago
5

I really like to use some brazilian players, even bc im from there, but i have a big problem, i dont have a config file in my cut out, so i cant add other faces than the original ones, i tried fmxml but without success, if someone can help me to solve this, i would be grateful

contact here or @mxchelxz on twitter 🙂

ΦΩΤΗΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΣ
8 years ago
7 minutes ago
821
Lamine Yamal cut out how find it; good morning. I dowload full pack of faces thank you.
mons
17 years ago
1 hour ago
84,732
By aaronnnnn 02 May 2023 - 14:32 PM UTC 

and when it finishes recharging I get the same faces

 

The short video doesn't seem to indicate anywhere that faces aren't showing 😕

 

 

 

By que 02 May 2023 - 19:00 PM UTC 

Same happened to me. Just got FM23 > moved my facepack folder from FM21 to FM23 > did the reload skin tick/untick to check if it works > it did. Proceed to download update packs. Keep reloading skin after each update and everything was fine. Then when I got to FM22 latest updates pack, players stopped displaying images. 

 

Reading the FAQ, it says there's a problem with FM22 torrent, but I didn't download the megapack. Just the smaller latest changes updates.

 

Everything else is working in my graphics folder for FM23 (kits, logos, trophies). The facepack seems to have a problem with the FM22 update. 

 

So far, I managed to find one player who still have his image (so its not folder location problem). Anyway to fix this short of downloading the FM23 megapack?

 

Just a shame if I have to delete my current folder, been adding to it with latest changes updates since 2018 😢

 

The FM22 update packs worked perfectly well in FM22 and also in FM23, so it's not something to do with them, but most probably somehow with how (and where) you installed them.

 

Can you please provide 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? Do you get a blank space where the cut-out used to be, or do you get the black default image? The answer will help me determine the cause of your issue.

 

 

 

By Mxchelxz 03 May 2023 - 04:02 AM UTC 

I really like to use some brazilian players, even bc im from there, but i have a big problem, i dont have a config file in my cut out, so i cant add other faces than the original ones, i tried fmxml but without success, if someone can help me to solve this, i would be grateful

contact here or @mxchelxz on twitter 🙂

 

If you want to create a config file, follow the steps in this thread. It's a 2-second job with fmXML…

 

 

 

By ΦΩΤΗΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΣ 03 May 2023 - 08:55 AM UTC 

Lamine Yamal cut out how find it; good morning. I dowload full pack of faces thank you. 

 

The megapack only contains cut-outs of players in the default official database. If a player isn't in the default official database, we don't cut his image.

ΦΩΤΗΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΣ
8 years ago
7 minutes ago
821
THANKS MY FRIEND
Macimus
9 years ago
8 months ago
2

I downloaded a couple of the update files but the faces are still from last season. What update file do I have to download specifically in order to have the faces from this current season? Thank you

mons
17 years ago
1 hour ago
84,732
By Macimus 06 May 2023 - 15:36 PM UTC 

I downloaded a couple of the update files but the faces are still from last season. What update file do I have to download specifically in order to have the faces from this current season? Thank you

 

It doesn't work like that. Images are continually getting added, that's why we have update packs. You can use the browse function to check the deadline of an individual team or player. It might also be the case that some players haven't been updated this season because no good sources are available for them.

Macimus
9 years ago
8 months ago
2
By mons 06 May 2023 - 15:43 PM UTC 

It doesn't work like that. Images are continually getting added, that's why we have update packs. You can use the browse function to check the deadline of an individual team or player. It might also be the case that some players haven't been updated this season because no good sources are available for them.

 

Ok thank you for getting back to me

Xaeron Razkar
9 months ago
1 month ago
1

Is there a way to download the facepack in a country based form?
I'm playing with just South American and European teams, so I don't really need anything else.
Also, just opening the 10GB rar file makes my PC wish for death.

mons
17 years ago
1 hour ago
84,732
By Xaeron Razkar 11 May 2023 - 19:39 PM UTC 

Is there a way to download the facepack in a country based form?
I'm playing with just South American and European teams, so I don't really need anything else.
Also, just opening the 10GB rar file makes my PC wish for death.

 

This is addressed in the FAQ at the top of the page 👍

GingaMilla
15 years ago
6 days ago
52
Premium

Edit - Issue resolved.

Slyzee
1 year ago
3 months ago
2

Hello

I have a problem with the part 2 of the megapack cut-out faces.

I can't extract it because it says there's an error with the 23032390.png faces. I tried to extract the rest without it but it didn't work, tried to re-download the pack several times, tried with 7-zip, winrar, but nothing works.

Do you have any solutions ? 

 

Thank You

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