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

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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).
FJW82
5 months ago
4 months ago
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I downloaded an older torrent pack. In the sticky in this forum.

 

worked a treat 😀

gavhop123
3 years ago
1 month ago
5

Hi guys,

 

this is my first time posting on here, i tried to contact SORTITOUTSI on twitter and facebook but no reply.  im trying to download the megapack cutout pack but the download keeps failing…..any idea why? 

Footygamer
17 years ago
1 hour ago
64,935

Can you give more info? Does it keep failing at the same time or when the file is the same size?

 

Some people have this issue due to not having enough disk space available for the file.

 

Or sometimes it disconnects after exactly X minutes.

 

It's hard to help you without more info unfortunately.

Kayo-YT
11 months ago
3 months ago
7

I've done everything according to the tutorials but for some reason, the player faces appear blank in my saves. anyone wanna tell me how I can fix this??? thanks.

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
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By Kayo-YT 12 July 2023 - 18:16 PM UTC 

I've done everything according to the tutorials but for some reason, the player faces appear blank in my saves. anyone wanna tell me how I can fix this??? thanks.

 

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

 

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. Going by your download history, I suspect you have installed one or more update packs wrongly.

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
83,180

@Kayo-YT, I've moved your original post to here instead of a stand-alone thread, for which there's no need. I've also deleted your second post on the matter, as there's no need for that too 👍

Kayo-YT
11 months ago
3 months ago
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By mons 12 July 2023 - 19:06 PM UTC 

@Kayo-YT, I've moved your original post to here instead of a stand-alone thread, for which there's no need. I've also deleted your second post on the matter, as there's no need for that too 👍

 

I'm sorry I didn't know. But may I ask how would i know if i installed a update pack wrongly

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
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By Kayo-YT 12 July 2023 - 19:33 PM UTC 

I'm sorry I didn't know. But may I ask how would i know if i installed a update pack wrongly

 

You can start by replying to my original query 😉

 

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

Kayo-YT
11 months ago
3 months ago
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By mons 12 July 2023 - 19:39 PM UTC 

You can start by replying to my original query 😉

 

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

 

yep here it is

 

faces are split into different updates

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
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By Kayo-YT 12 July 2023 - 19:45 PM UTC 

yep here it is

 

faces are split into different updates

 

They shouldn't be.

 

The contents of each update pack should be included within the main faces folder, overwriting when prompted. You should have one folder for the faces, and one folder only, with no sub-folders. Same as for the iconfaces.

Cruijff
2 years ago
2 hours ago
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Cruijff
2 years ago
2 hours ago
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Good evening, can you tell me who this person with the following ID is: 37065700? Thanks

 

 

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
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By Cruijff 12 July 2023 - 22:36 PM UTC 

Good evening, can you tell me who this person with the following ID is: 37065700? Thanks

 

You can use the search function both by name and UID 👍

Cruijff
2 years ago
2 hours ago
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By mons 13 July 2023 - 03:43 AM UTC 

You can use the search function both by name and UID 👍

 

Thank you very much @mons

Kayo-YT
11 months ago
3 months ago
7

Hello, could anyone tell me how I could remove the background in this photo but still have the city and stadium photo intact? 

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
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By Kayo-YT 14 July 2023 - 11:45 AM UTC 

Hello, could anyone tell me how I could remove the background in this photo but still have the city and stadium photo intact? 

 

This thread is about the cut-out faces megapack. I suggest you post that in this other thread, which would be the right place for that kind of query.

tyrell reynolds
8 years ago
4 months ago
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keep getting this every time I try to extract the file 

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
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By tyrell reynolds 22 July 2023 - 20:11 PM UTC 

keep getting this every time I try to extract the file 

 

I suspect it's because the file didn't download fully. Try downloading it again.

Afonso Henrique Garcia
4 years ago
5 days ago
2

Greetings. I've been trying to download the cut-out 6.0 torrent for FM14, but there are no seeds and the other links are completely down. Is there any possibility to activate them?
(I tried to use the most recent cut-out, but strangely the faces appear)

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
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By Afonso Henrique Garcia 27 July 2023 - 05:28 AM UTC 

Greetings. I've been trying to download the cut-out 6.0 torrent for FM14, but there are no seeds and the other links are completely down. Is there any possibility to activate them?
(I tried to use the most recent cut-out, but strangely the faces appear)

 

It's an almost 10 year old file, so it's unlikely to have anyone seeding it.

Afonso Henrique Garcia
4 years ago
5 days ago
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By mons 27 July 2023 - 05:34 AM UTC 

It's an almost 10 year old file, so it's unlikely to have anyone seeding it.

 

I understand perfectly...
They wouldn't have to be those of the time, I tried the current ones, but they stay that way. I've tried it on FM 17 recently and I don't know what could have happened to make them like that. Is there a way to solve it?

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
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By Afonso Henrique Garcia 27 July 2023 - 12:23 PM UTC 

I understand perfectly...
They wouldn't have to be those of the time, I tried the current ones, but they stay that way. I've tried it on FM 17 recently and I don't know what could have happened to make them like that. Is there a way to solve it?

 

There were some changes made to the image compression in the 2022 torrent which made cut-outs look like that for older versions of FM.

 

Try downloading the 13.00 torrent, which is the most recent torrent file prior to that and which might still have some seeds…

paulthompson94
9 years ago
2 weeks ago
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Hello!

I have had the pack for a good few years now and had no problems, however downloading the recent update has caused some players to have no pictures or silhouette. (they were fine previously).  I have totally removed the pack and downloaded the most recent complete pack but still have the same issue.   All preferences etc are the same as usual and have reloaded cache and skin. 

Any help would be amazing, thanks! 🙂 

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
83,180
By paulthompson94 31 July 2023 - 11:43 AM UTC 

Hello!

I have had the pack for a good few years now and had no problems, however downloading the recent update has caused some players to have no pictures or silhouette. (they were fine previously).  I have totally removed the pack and downloaded the most recent complete pack but still have the same issue.   All preferences etc are the same as usual and have reloaded cache and skin. 

Any help would be amazing, thanks! 🙂 

 

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?

paulthompson94
9 years ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 31 July 2023 - 11:45 AM UTC 

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?

 

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
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By paulthompson94 31 July 2023 - 12:07 PM UTC 

 

That's the folder for the latest update pack and not the full megapack, which is why you have around 6,500 images in each of the faces and iconfaces folder.

 

You should have one folder for faces and one folder only (and same for iconfaces); when installing update packs, you should place them into the main folder and not in a separate folder as you've done here.

KiwiDahiwi
8 months ago
3 months ago
3

Hey there, I updated the cut out players faces today. Strangely I reduced the amount of files inside the faces and iconfaces Folders. I think therefore in the game, some of the players appear without the faces. Do you have any hints why this happened?

 

Some installing and updating infos:

  • I downloaded the mega pack back in march this year and it worked fine until now.
  • Today I downloaded all the update packs, bit by bit in chronological order, as recommended.
  • I extracted them, copied and pasted them into their relative folder and replaced them if necessary.
  • All this on a MacOS, if that helps.

 

Would be glad for some advice.

Thank you in advance 🙂 

mons
17 years ago
4 hours ago
83,180
By KiwiDahiwi 03 August 2023 - 19:13 PM UTC 

Hey there, I updated the cut out players faces today. Strangely I reduced the amount of files inside the faces and iconfaces Folders. I think therefore in the game, some of the players appear without the faces. Do you have any hints why this happened?

 

Some installing and updating infos:

  • I downloaded the mega pack back in march this year and it worked fine until now.
  • Today I downloaded all the update packs, bit by bit in chronological order, as recommended.
  • I extracted them, copied and pasted them into their relative folder and replaced them if necessary.
  • All this on a MacOS, if that helps.

 

Would be glad for some advice.

Thank you in advance 🙂 

 

I'm really not sure how it can be that you added images from update packs and this reduced the total amount of files 😕

 

If that is the case, my suggestion would be to start the whole process from scratch tbh…

KiwiDahiwi
8 months ago
3 months ago
3
By mons 04 August 2023 - 06:35 AM UTC 

I'm really not sure how it can be that you added images from update packs and this reduced the total amount of files 😕

 

If that is the case, my suggestion would be to start the whole process from scratch tbh…

 

Hey @mons , thanks for your answer. I find it strange too. The faces folder dropped to 1,13 GB and the iconfaces to around 100 MB ☹️
I guess I have to download the MegaPack again 😅

Jack Bailey 27
3 years ago
2 months ago
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Hello

I dont know if anyone will be able to help but thought id try after weeks of troubleshooting myself. 

 

I have downloaded the Sortitout Facepack to my Mac, extracted it using the Unarchiver and added it to the correct graphics folder (Had DF11 in their most of this FM but decided i would like just the cut out heads instead)

I have followed all the steps but now when i add the facepack to graphics and reload the skin it just gets stuck on ‘Changing Skin’, i have genuinely left it over 6 hours at times and nothing happens. I would then Force Quit FM and Stream, try and reload it but then the game gets stuck on the Loading screen. 

 

Ive had no issues with Logo Packs, Stadium Packs or even the DF11 Pack.

If i have to go back to DF11 its not the end of the world, but would really like the Cut out version. 

 

Any help would honestly be amazing

 

Thanks

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