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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  • 2024.07 - Released on 15 Apr 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).
XScorpionX06
3 years ago
5 months ago
9

+1 pls fix XML error metallic logo and cut out face pack on getfiles.co.uk link

Thorsten1974
4 years ago
4 months ago
7
By mons 11 November 2023 - 09:20 AM UTC 

How many images do you have in your faces folder? And how many folders do you have in there?

 

 

 

Going by your downloaded file history, you only downloaded the 2024.01 update pack, which only contains ~10k images, not the full megapack which has over 440k.

 

Download the 2024.00 torrent file, then added the update pack on top of it 👍

 

no, i downloaded also in first instance the original 2024.0 folder of course. Why it is now shown in my history? i do not know. As you can see. both folders (faces + iconfaces) contains over 400k pictures)

this is the information from the folder:

 

only a view pictures were loaded. but in summary: also stadium backgrounds and other pictures from skin were not loaded

 

mons
17 years ago
25 minutes ago
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By Thorsten1974 11 November 2023 - 11:28 AM UTC 

no, i downloaded also in first instance the original 2024.0 folder of course. Why it is now shown in my history? i do not know. As you can see. both folders (faces + iconfaces) contains over 400k pictures)

this is the information from the folder:

 

only a view pictures were loaded. but in summary: also stadium backgrounds and other pictures from skin were not loaded

 

And you have changed your in-game preferences?

benn2004
7 months ago
4 months ago
1

Hi guys

 

I’ve followed the workthespace guide for the cut out mega pack and have done it perfectl, but the faces are still not loading in the game. Anyone know anything that may be causing this??

mons
17 years ago
25 minutes ago
86,057
By benn2004 11 November 2023 - 12:06 PM UTC 

Hi guys

 

I’ve followed the workthespace guide for the cut out mega pack and have done it perfectl, but the faces are still not loading in the game. Anyone know anything that may be causing this??

 

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

emrayd59
3 years ago
3 weeks ago
1

Hi everyone, i want to add cutout images to my game but every time i tried to dowload it with torrent i see that there is no seed in torrent file.

Have you ever faced this problem if you know how to solve it please inform me. 

Dirk Müßener
2 years ago
1 month ago
2
Premium
By mons 11 November 2023 - 09:43 AM UTC 

Makes no difference, as long as it's within the graphics path. It's just a matter of personal preference on how you like your files to be organised.

 

thx for the info!

Joookie
1 year ago
5 months ago
1
By Marrccc 09 November 2023 - 13:42 PM UTC 

When I try Downloading the facepack following page shows up:
Anyone who knows why and might be able to help?

 

I get this as well. Doesn't seem to be an answer so far unfortunately. Unless you've got it working? 

 

smtmk
9 years ago
1 month ago
2

Hello. I switched to SSD and clean installed windows 10 again. I reinstalled FM17 and FM 23 and downloaded the cutout megapack fm 24.00 torrent and installed as instructed. Everything is working properly in FM 23 but not in FM 17.

 

I never had problems with installing graphics. There are few pictures that appear as intended but for the rest a glitched weird pic appears instead of the normal black face picture. My game crashed as well a few times until I deleted the pack from the graphics folder.

 

Solutions I tried:

  1. Taking the downloaded megapack in and out of graphics folder while clearing cache.
  2. Redownloading the whole cutoutpack and even downloading the FM 23 cutout pack version.
  3. Verifying game file from steam.
  4. Deleting the game and local files and reinstalling again.

Nothing works.

 

I am attaching pictures that show the graphics path, the faces and iconfaces file content and examples of ingame face glitches. 

 

Please help cuz I am out of ideas.

Qvordrup
16 years ago
7 hours ago
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By smtmk 11 November 2023 - 15:29 PM UTC 

Hello. I switched to SSD and clean installed windows 10 again. I reinstalled FM17 and FM 23 and downloaded the cutout megapack fm 24.00 torrent and installed as instructed. Everything is working properly in FM 23 but not in FM 17.

 

I never had problems with installing graphics. There are few pictures that appear as intended but for the rest a glitched weird pic appears instead of the normal black face picture. My game crashed as well a few times until I deleted the pack from the graphics folder.

 

Solutions I tried:

  1. Taking the downloaded megapack in and out of graphics folder while clearing cache.
  2. Redownloading the whole cutoutpack and even downloading the FM 23 cutout pack version.
  3. Verifying game file from steam.
  4. Deleting the game and local files and reinstalling again.

Nothing works.

 

I am attaching pictures that show the graphics path, the faces and iconfaces file content and examples of ingame face glitches. 

 

Please help cuz I am out of ideas.

There is unfortunately nothing you can do 🤷‍♂️ it is a know bug, and the newer versions of the cut out pack does not work for older versions of the game. Only solution is to download a older version of the cut out pack. from before v.2022 I think. 

 

Thorsten1974
4 years ago
4 months ago
7
By mons 11 November 2023 - 12:00 PM UTC 

And you have changed your in-game preferences?

 

cleared cache. loaded skin . all the needed things from the manual of course.

thats the weird thing why i do not get it running. thats frustrating for me. 

smtmk
9 years ago
1 month ago
2
By Qvordrup 11 November 2023 - 15:39 PM UTC 

There is unfortunately nothing you can do 🤷‍♂️ it is a know bug, and the newer versions of the cut out pack does not work for older versions of the game. Only solution is to download a older version of the cut out pack. from before v.2022 I think. 

 

I would love to but I haven't been able to locate a complete torrent cut out file pre 2023. If any of you reading is aware or in possession of older torrent cutout files I'd love a PM

Clown89
7 months ago
2 months ago
1

I want to add that you can not download the cutout images via the getfiles links

Sawcrot
1 year ago
3 weeks ago
2
By mons 11 November 2023 - 09:20 AM UTC 

Going by your downloaded file history, you only downloaded the 2024.01 update pack, which only contains ~10k images, not the full megapack which has over 440k.

 

Download the 2024.00 torrent file, then added the update pack on top of it 👍

 

Hi, I already downloaded the full pack from the fm23 and I thought i just need to download the new update and moved the previous megapack to the new fm24 folder. Should I download the full megapack for the fm24 as well then? Thanks!

mons
17 years ago
25 minutes ago
86,057
By Sawcrot 13 November 2023 - 13:24 PM UTC 

Hi, I already downloaded the full pack from the fm23 and I thought i just need to download the new update and moved the previous megapack to the new fm24 folder. Should I download the full megapack for the fm24 as well then? Thanks!

 

As already explained, download the 2024.00 torrent file, then added the update pack on top of it 👍

ramie
16 years ago
3 days ago
1
By mons 10 November 2023 - 06:22 AM UTC 

It's a known bug with the game, unfortunately, and has got nothing to do with this download 😢

 

In fact, that UID is of a player already in the game.

Is tthere a fix for it yet?

 

Dmitri-K
6 years ago
2 months ago
461

There's an issue with WEBP format.

If a user uploaded pictures in webp format, when you download them, they are renamed (but not converted) to .png

krisftw
10 months ago
1 month ago
5

Hello my game is instantly crashing when i add the cut out faces and when i remove them the game works fine

mons
17 years ago
25 minutes ago
86,057
By Dmitri-K 13 November 2023 - 19:30 PM UTC 

There's an issue with WEBP format.

If a user uploaded pictures in webp format, when you download them, they are renamed (but not converted) to .png

 

Completed cut-outs can only be uploaded in png format. If a request is uploaded in webp format, it is up to the user downloading it to decide what extension it is saved as 😕

 

 

 

By krisftw 13 November 2023 - 20:52 PM UTC 

Hello my game is instantly crashing when i add the cut out faces and when i remove them the game works fine

 

You haven't installed them correctly, but you've given me no way in which I can tell how.

krisftw
10 months ago
1 month ago
5
By mons 13 November 2023 - 20:54 PM UTC 

Completed cut-outs can only be uploaded in png format. If a request is uploaded in webp format, it is up to the user downloading it to decide what extension it is saved as 😕

 

 

 

 

You haven't installed them correctly, but you've given me no way in which I can tell how.

 

How should i install them ? There is only 2 folders here when i add the faces it starts crashing . Should the game be closed when i extract them ?

 

Dmitri-K
6 years ago
2 months ago
461
By mons 13 November 2023 - 20:54 PM UTC 

Completed cut-outs can only be uploaded in png format. If a request is uploaded in webp format, it is up to the user downloading it to decide what extension it is saved as 😕

You can't choose the extension if you download a pack.

mons
17 years ago
25 minutes ago
86,057
By krisftw 13 November 2023 - 20:58 PM UTC 

How should i install them ? There is only 2 folders here when i add the faces it starts crashing . Should the game be closed when i extract them ?

 

I need to see the full path of that folder.

 

 

 

By Dmitri-K 13 November 2023 - 21:04 PM UTC 

You can't choose the extension if you download a pack.

 

I see, but what difference does it make?

krisftw
10 months ago
1 month ago
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mons
17 years ago
25 minutes ago
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By krisftw 13 November 2023 - 21:14 PM UTC 

Which folder ? 

 

Can I see what your cut-out folder looks like when you install it in the graphics folder, including how many images are it in total?

krisftw
10 months ago
1 month ago
5

What else do i need to screenshot ? 

mons
17 years ago
25 minutes ago
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By krisftw 13 November 2023 - 21:20 PM UTC 

What else do i need to screenshot ? 

 

All seems fine 😕

krisftw
10 months ago
1 month ago
5
By mons 13 November 2023 - 22:06 PM UTC 

All seems fine 😕

 

Anything else i should try to do ?

Del18boy
10 years ago
3 days ago
6

Please advise as I have downloaded the entire 13 parts and have noticed that the Pic in one are also in another, What ids the difference. Thanks at my age I always wonder why I am waiting for as I currently see it , No good reason.

Thank you for your time and explanation.

Joshua Quiambao
5 months ago
4 days ago
3
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I downloaded all 13 face packs plus the update face packs but some of them aren't showing up. I realized some don't have an XML file but even after downloading again it still didn't work. I am using a Mac for this.

Joshua Quiambao
5 months ago
4 days ago
3
Premium

I used the Getfiles Links

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