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 470,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2024.10 - Released on 07 Jul 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).
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By thisischris66 18 June 2023 - 21:16 PM UTC 

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? 

 

Can you make a search in the graphics folder of the following UID: 2000066047? It's Ryan Reynolds' 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.

 

When you run the search, can you change the below search options?

 

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 Ryan Reynolds' image is actually in your files or not…

FJW82
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I have just started playing FM again after a long break. I'm playing FM18 and have downloaded the latest cut-out facepack mega pack from sortitoutsi.

 

I've followed all the instructions, but the faces aren't showing on the game.

 

Can anyone help me?

mons
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By FJW82 23 June 2023 - 15:49 PM UTC 

I have just started playing FM again after a long break. I'm playing FM18 and have downloaded the latest cut-out facepack mega pack from sortitoutsi.

 

I've followed all the instructions, but the faces aren't showing on the game.

 

Can anyone help me?

 

Can we have a screenshot of your faces folder, as well as of your in-game preferences?

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By mons 23 June 2023 - 20:52 PM UTC 

Can we have a screenshot of your faces folder, as well as of your in-game preferences?

 

mons
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By FJW82 25 June 2023 - 19:24 PM UTC 

 

How many images are there in the faces folder?

What do your in-game preferences look like?

Do you see a blank space instead of the faces, or the default black silhouette?

FJW82
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thousands and thousands. I see a blank space instead of a silhouette.

FJW82
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Sorry, in game preferences - I’ve unticked cache and ticked reload skin - as instructed.

FJW82
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The logo mega pack I downloaded is working perfectly, just not the facepack.

mons
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By FJW82 25 June 2023 - 19:36 PM UTC 

thousands and thousands. I see a blank space instead of a silhouette.

 

Can you give me a specific amount please?

FJW82
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420,523

 

sorry, I wasn’t by my Mac at the time you first asked.

FJW82
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There are some random faces. Like Christian Panucci, David Wagner & Claude Puel…

mons
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By FJW82 25 June 2023 - 19:52 PM UTC 

420,523

 

sorry, I wasn’t by my Mac at the time you first asked.

 

That amount sounds about right.

 

The reason that blank spaces are displayed is that there is a config file somewhere pointing to a folder which does not contain the images it is trying to map.

 

I don't use a Mac, but you should be able to search in the graphics folder for a file titled config.xml, right? If you do, can you give me a screenshot of what it throws up, ideally showing filesize and path? I might be able to identify where the rogue config is located this way.

 

You installed the entire 2023.10 pack at the start of June - did you delete it when you installed the full 2023.11 megapack? If not, you may have the reason behind the issue.

FJW82
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The graphics folder was completely empty before I downloaded the packs.

 

there is a file titled config.xml in the pack I downloaded…

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By mons 25 June 2023 - 20:05 PM UTC 

That amount sounds about right.

 

The reason that blank spaces are displayed is that there is a config file somewhere pointing to a folder which does not contain the images it is trying to map.

 

I don't use a Mac, but you should be able to search in the graphics folder for a file titled config.xml, right? If you do, can you give me a screenshot of what it throws up, ideally showing filesize and path? I might be able to identify where the rogue config is located this way.

 

You installed the entire 2023.10 pack at the start of June - did you delete it when you installed the full 2023.11 megapack? If not, you may have the reason behind the issue.

 

 

mons
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By FJW82 25 June 2023 - 20:23 PM UTC 
 

 

Can you change the columns in that search to show the path they're in? I have no context to them otherwise 😢

FJW82
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Here are the paths for each file…

 

32.4 MB  -   /Users/fraser/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2018/graphics/players/faces

30.7 MB  -   /Users/fraser/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2018/graphics/players/iconfaces

3.8 MB    -   /Users/fraser/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2018/graphics/logos/normal/clubs

3.8 MB    -   /Users/fraser/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2018/graphics/logos/small/clubs

269 KB    -   /Users/fraser/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2018/graphics/logos/small/competitions

269 KB    -   /Users/fraser/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2018/graphics/logos/normal/competitions

16 KB      -   /Users/fraser/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2018/graphics/logos/normal/nations

 

 

FJW82
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Is the fact that I'm trying to use these files on an older version of the game an issue?

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By FJW82 26 June 2023 - 06:31 AM UTC 

Is the fact that I'm trying to use these files on an older version of the game an issue?

 

It shouldn't be. The fact you're seeing a blank space means the game is actually reading the config file.

 

Can I see the contents of the faces folder? Not all of the images, naturally, just a random selection 🙂

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By mons 26 June 2023 - 09:10 AM UTC 

It shouldn't be. The fact you're seeing a blank space means the game is actually reading the config file.

 

Can I see the contents of the faces folder? Not all of the images, naturally, just a random selection 🙂

 

mons
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By FJW82 25 June 2023 - 20:03 PM UTC 

There are some random faces. Like Christian Panucci, David Wagner & Claude Puel…

 

Can you tell me a player which has a blank image, and take an in-game screenshot of him?

 

Can you also take a screenshot of the image that person has in the faces folder, that same person's UID within the config file as well as of a search item within the graphics folder for that UID?

 

I'm scrambling a bit tbh, all seems in order.

mons
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By FJW82 26 June 2023 - 12:08 PM UTC 

 

I'm really sorry, I have no idea what could be wrong 😢

 

Final throw of the dice, try removing the config file from the faces folder temporarily and making sure the preferences look like this (or its equivalent in FM18) - does the game still show the blank space?

 

https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png
FJW82
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By mons 26 June 2023 - 13:20 PM UTC 

I'm really sorry, I have no idea what could be wrong 😢

 

Final throw of the dice, try removing the config file from the faces folder temporarily and making sure the preferences look like this (or its equivalent in FM18) - does the game still show the blank space?

 

https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

 

No, they changed back to silhouettes when i removed the config.xml file.

 

Thanks for trying anyway 🙂

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It's a bit strange that some (very, very few) of the faces are showing…

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By FJW82 26 June 2023 - 13:33 PM UTC 

No, they changed back to silhouettes when i removed the config.xml file.

 

Thanks for trying anyway 🙂

When every thing else fails… delete what you have and download the complete file once again using chrome so you can resume any interruptions in the download making sure you got the full file  👍😀

 

FJW82
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This is my second try already, unfortunately

 

i think I’ll just have to go faceless.

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By Qvordrup 26 June 2023 - 14:18 PM UTC 

When every thing else fails… delete what you have and download the complete file once again using chrome so you can resume any interruptions in the download making sure you got the full file  👍😀

 

Tried it again…exactly the same problem, with the same (very) few pictures showing 😢

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mons
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By FJW82 27 June 2023 - 16:49 PM UTC 

UPDATE 😀

 

That's great! How did you sort it out?

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