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).
Sarco Mick
6 months ago
1 month ago
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Hi I am new to FM and I tried to downloaded a skin and installed it and everything worked perfectly fine but when I tried to download the cut out faces megapack (I did everything like in the youtube tutorial) something went wrong. When I try to unzip the file there is no iconfaces folder only the faces folder and it doesn't display the faces ingame either. (I tried to extract with 7Zip, Winrar)

Thanks in advance

mons
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By Slyzee 19 May 2023 - 16:30 PM UTC 

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

 

It seems like the file isn't downloading properly. Where are you downloading it from? Can you try downloading the torrent instead?

 

 

 

By Sarco Mick 19 May 2023 - 17:01 PM UTC 

Hi I am new to FM and I tried to downloaded a skin and installed it and everything worked perfectly fine but when I tried to download the cut out faces megapack (I did everything like in the youtube tutorial) something went wrong. When I try to unzip the file there is no iconfaces folder only the faces folder and it doesn't display the faces ingame either. (I tried to extract with 7Zip, Winrar)

Thanks in advance

 

Same as the above, really…

Slyzee
11 months ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 20 May 2023 - 09:12 AM UTC 

It seems like the file isn't downloading properly. Where are you downloading it from? Can you try downloading the torrent instead?

 

 

 

 

Same as the above, really…

I finally manage to extract it, i couldn't extract it directly in my “faces” file in FM 2023 , so i extracted it in another file outside of FM 2023, and then copied it in my "faces" file and it worked, ty for response anyway ! 

 

Simo-Bennaji
8 years ago
3 weeks ago
11

Hi everyone,

I've been a user of fm since 2015, so I'm quite used to downloading and installing packs etc. But, now I'm facing a whole new issue that I've never came across before. My player faces not working ANYMORE not even the black silhouette. I've tried several eventual solutions :
- Changed the fonts  - Nothing changed
- Troubleshooted the FM files from steam  - Nothing changed
- Tried to use the new config file in the last cut out update - Nothing changed
- Tried to clear FM cache  - Nothing changed
- Re-installed the game  - Nothing changed

The SI forums don't give any solution since it's an unofficial issue. I'm pretty sure it's not a config issue since cut outs have been working just one week ago so I played with it just fine since the launch of the game or even since the beta, everything used to work just fine (Even from FM16, never had any issue hhhh)

 

Simo-Bennaji
8 years ago
3 weeks ago
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mons
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By Simo-Bennaji 27 May 2023 - 12:38 PM UTC 

Hi everyone,

I've been a user of fm since 2015, so I'm quite used to downloading and installing packs etc. But, now I'm facing a whole new issue that I've never came across before. My player faces not working ANYMORE not even the black silhouette. I've tried several eventual solutions :
- Changed the fonts  - Nothing changed
- Troubleshooted the FM files from steam  - Nothing changed
- Tried to use the new config file in the last cut out update - Nothing changed
- Tried to clear FM cache  - Nothing changed
- Re-installed the game  - Nothing changed

The SI forums don't give any solution since it's an unofficial issue. I'm pretty sure it's not a config issue since cut outs have been working just one week ago so I played with it just fine since the launch of the game or even since the beta, everything used to work just fine (Even from FM16, never had any issue hhhh)

 

 

When images don't appear, it means you have a config file pointing to a folder which doesn't have the image that it's pointing to. Generally, this means you haven't installed an update pack correctly. Can we see your faces folder?

 

 

By Simo-Bennaji 27 May 2023 - 13:32 PM UTC 

up !

 

You didn't post this here in the correct thread, and it's not even been an hour; give us some time to react at least man!

Simo-Bennaji
8 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By mons 27 May 2023 - 13:36 PM UTC 

When images don't appear, it means you have a config file pointing to a folder which doesn't have the image that it's pointing to. Generally, this means you haven't installed an update pack correctly. Can we see your faces folder?

 

 

 

You didn't post this here in the correct thread, and it's not even been an hour; give us some time to react at least man!

 

Oh my bad. Sorry about that, and thanks for the effort of at least posting it here. Yeah sure, but how can I show the “faces” folder that contains more than 14k pic ? can you be more specific ? 

mons
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By Simo-Bennaji 27 May 2023 - 16:36 PM UTC 

Oh my bad. Sorry about that, and thanks for the effort of at least posting it here. Yeah sure, but how can I show the “faces” folder that contains more than 14k pic ? can you be more specific ? 

 

Reason I ask for a screenshot is so I can see if there are any sub-folders and if the full complement of images is in there. While I can't tell the former yet, I can definitely tell that you don't have the full megapack in there, which should have over 410k images, not just 14k.

 

Going by your download history, you seem to have downloaded all the update packs, but you don't seem to have installed it right, I'm afraid. My suggestion would be to remove what you have right now, and installed the base 2023.00 pack, then all the update packs in order.

Simo-Bennaji
8 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By mons 27 May 2023 - 16:44 PM UTC 

Reason I ask for a screenshot is so I can see if there are any sub-folders and if the full complement of images is in there. While I can't tell the former yet, I can definitely tell that you don't have the full megapack in there, which should have over 410k images, not just 14k.

 

Going by your download history, you seem to have downloaded all the update packs, but you don't seem to have installed it right, I'm afraid. My suggestion would be to remove what you have right now, and installed the base 2023.00 pack, then all the update packs in order.

 

Okay I've been in the process of doing so. Thank you very much. I'll keep you posted if anything goes south.

Best.

 

Simo-Bennaji
8 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By mons 27 May 2023 - 16:44 PM UTC 

Reason I ask for a screenshot is so I can see if there are any sub-folders and if the full complement of images is in there. While I can't tell the former yet, I can definitely tell that you don't have the full megapack in there, which should have over 410k images, not just 14k.

 

Going by your download history, you seem to have downloaded all the update packs, but you don't seem to have installed it right, I'm afraid. My suggestion would be to remove what you have right now, and installed the base 2023.00 pack, then all the update packs in order.

It worked thanks to your advice. Thank you very much.

 

mons
17 years ago
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Perhaps you can post your issue here @keithyboyz 

keithyboyz
12 years ago
1 day ago
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Hi

 

when I start downloading the  file it doesn't  do it as a zip file..

 

 

Thanks

Keith

mons
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By keithyboyz 29 May 2023 - 19:47 PM UTC 

Hi

 

when I start downloading the  file it doesn't  do it as a zip file..

 

 

Thanks

Keith

 

That's precisely why I specify in the installation instructions that you should use Winrar to extract it 😉

keithyboyz
12 years ago
1 day ago
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thats  me sorted now

 

thanks for your help

thiogozz
1 year ago
3 months ago
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earlier i was going to play with my save on FM23 and for some reason I've opened the Netherlands national teams, and i realize that the players are with a black silhouette instead the faces from facepack, even players that doesn't need the facepack (like Justin Bijlow that plays on Feyenoord)

than I try EVERYTHING to solve that, see many articles on forums that not helped me at all. And now, not only the Netherlands national players still with that silhouette, but regular players that were with faces from facepack before suddenly lost all faces. There is litterally nothing when I open the player interface. Pls someone help me

mons
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By thiogozz 01 June 2023 - 23:24 PM UTC 

earlier i was going to play with my save on FM23 and for some reason I've opened the Netherlands national teams, and i realize that the players are with a black silhouette instead the faces from facepack, even players that doesn't need the facepack (like Justin Bijlow that plays on Feyenoord)

than I try EVERYTHING to solve that, see many articles on forums that not helped me at all. And now, not only the Netherlands national players still with that silhouette, but regular players that were with faces from facepack before suddenly lost all faces. There is litterally nothing when I open the player interface. Pls someone help me

 

In your attempts to fix the Dutch face issue (when all you should have done was apply the real name fix), you seem to have completely messed up your files, but I have no idea what it is you might have doen.

 

Can you give me a screenshot of your faces folder?

Owen Woodcock Willer
10 months ago
18 hours ago
1

Hi not really sure what doing and don't want to bother anyone. Have downloaded the cut out face pack and when I installed it onto game and reset skin only some of the faces came up and the rest were all blank. Not sure what i did wrong.

mons
17 years ago
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By Owen Woodcock Willer 05 June 2023 - 20:13 PM UTC 

Hi not really sure what doing and don't want to bother anyone. Have downloaded the cut out face pack and when I installed it onto game and reset skin only some of the faces came up and the rest were all blank. Not sure what i did wrong.

 

If only there was a pinned thread specifically for technical support issues, containing helpful FAQs at the top of each page and with a suggestion to accompany any issues 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, eh? 😉

the_postie
16 years ago
6 days ago
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I updated a few kits yesterday and now after clearing cache and reloading skin some of my faces from face pack have disappeared, re-download whole face pack and same faces are missing, can anyone help please

mons
17 years ago
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By the_postie 06 June 2023 - 18:01 PM UTC 

I updated a few kits yesterday and now after clearing cache and reloading skin some of my faces from face pack have disappeared, re-download whole face pack and same faces are missing, can anyone help please

 

When images don't appear, it means you have a config file pointing to a folder which doesn't have the image that it's pointing to. Generally, this means you haven't installed an update pack correctly. Can we see the contents of your faces folder? How many images do you have in there?

the_postie
16 years ago
6 days ago
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mons
17 years ago
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By the_postie 07 June 2023 - 17:19 PM UTC 

Have 417482 faces


Can you make a search in the graphics folder of the following UID: 29036189? It's Lewis Dunk's UID, who is one of the players whose iconface isn't showing.

 

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, and if Dunk's image is actually in your files or not…

 

And can you please take an actual screenshot instead of a photo from your mobile? Here's how you can do that 👍

the_postie
16 years ago
6 days ago
16

Hope that’s correct, however might be a problem with flut skin when switch to default faces all appear, but when go back to flut they don’t, going to try re-downloading flut and another skin, strange as havent touched flut skin for ages

mons
17 years ago
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By the_postie 07 June 2023 - 17:30 PM UTC 

Hope that’s correct, however might be a problem with flut skin when switch to default faces all appear, but when go back to flut they don’t, going to try re-downloading flut and another skin, strange as havent touched flut skin for ages

 

It might well be a flut-related issue then.

 

Can you run the same search, using the same parameters, but changing the below search options?

 

Please upload an actual screenshot, as I showed you how to in my previous post, and not a photo from your mobile.

the_postie
16 years ago
6 days ago
16

Search is taking a while this time, definitely was flut skin, re-download skin and now all working fine, no idea what caused it all though

thisischris66
1 year ago
5 months ago
3

I've installed the updates and the 10gb file but none of my staff have photos. Any idea how to get staff photos?

mons
17 years ago
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By thisischris66 18 June 2023 - 01:01 AM UTC 

I've installed the updates and the 10gb file but none of my staff have photos. Any idea how to get staff photos?

 

Seems like you either didn't download the full file or you didn't install it correctly. What team are you?

 

Can you provide screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder?

thisischris66
1 year ago
5 months ago
3

I am Wrexham, I had the game on a PC with Steam, got a new computer and moved everything - I've got 382,994 images - somehow I don't think I have everything 

 

 

mons
17 years ago
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By thisischris66 18 June 2023 - 19:28 PM UTC 

I am Wrexham, I had the game on a PC with Steam, got a new computer and moved everything - I've got 382,994 images - somehow I don't think I have everything 

 

 

You seem to have downloaded the updates multiple times, so I'm thinking you may not have installed them correctly. Are you getting an empty space instead of the default black silhouette perchance?

thisischris66
1 year ago
5 months ago
3

No, I'm getting the black silhouette 

 

For Wrexham, I used to get Ryan Reynolds pic and that's black now too

 

I'm missing some players pics too low level guys Andre Wisdom and Pape Matar Sarr 

 

Do you know what # they would be so I can check the folder?

 

Maybe I should redownload the big file?

 

 

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