Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

Our Cut-Out Faces Megapack is the biggest collection of Football Manager Player Faces available. All players are available in the default cut-out style. When you download our Cut-Out Faces Megapack, you'll receive over 450,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2024.05 - Released on 22 Feb 2024
Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

Installation Instructions

1. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using Steam on Windows?

Watch this YouTube tutorial video, which should you guide you on the steps you need to follow to install it. Although it is for an older version of FM, the steps are still the same.  You need to use Winrar (or a similar program) to extract the downloaded file.

 

This is what the MP folder should look like for the respective version of FM you're using:


Anything beyond the blue line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders. 

 

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

 

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

 

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

 

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

 

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

 

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.

 


2. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using a Mac OS?

From FM20 onwards, there's been a substantial change to how Mac FM documents are stored. Previously the files would automatically go in the Documents folder here:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

 

Now the files will instead appear in the following location:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

 

By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 202x -> graphics’ (create the last folder if necessary

 

Anything beyond this path line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders.

 

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

 

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

 

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

 

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

 

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

 

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.

 


3. I don’t want to have the megapack in the default user data folder – can I place it elsewhere and how would I do so?

You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here.

The above step does not apply if you’re playing on Gamepass, in which case the user data location has to be the default one (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)

It is recommended that the user data location is not placed within the Steam installation folder as this may cause issues.

 


4. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using Gamepass?

If you're using Gamepass, then you have to use the default user data folder - point 4 above does not and can not apply to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you've never downloaded the pack before, you should just download the larger "complete pack".

If you're not a premium member, it is recommended that you download the base megapack via torrent by going to our cut-out megapack download page. After which, you should then download all the update packs released to date and apply them chronologically.

If you're a premium member, just download the most recent complete pack.

If you already have a version of our Cut-Out Faces Megapack installed, then click "Download Latest Changes" and you'll be presented with a list of all the updates we've released since you've last downloaded a file. Simply download any you might have missed, starting with the oldest.
Watch this YouTube tutorial video, which should you guide you on the steps you need to follow to install it. Although it is for an older version of FM, the steps are still the same. You need to use Winrar (or a similar program) to extract the downloaded file.

This is what the MP folder should look like:
https://i.imgur.com/85lGeDc.png

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

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

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.
From FM20 onwards, there's been a substantial change to how Mac FM documents are stored. Previously the files would automatically go in the Documents folder here:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

Now the files will instead appear in the following location:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 202x’

Anything beyond the blue line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders.

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:
https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.
You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here.

The above step does not apply if you’re playing on Gamepass, in which case the user data location has to be the default one (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)

It is recommended that the user data location is not placed within the Steam installation folder as this may cause issues.
If you're using Gamepass, then you have to use the default user data folder (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)
The torrent file includes the base megapack uploaded just before that year’s FM version is released. Any and all subsequent update packs are to be downloaded separately.
For those who have never used torrents, in the vast majority of cases, it's just a question of downloading the client program (a small file, less than 1MB) and then downloading the megapack torrent file (a tiny file, around 20k) and then letting the program do the job.

Torrent files need a torrent client to be downloaded. I personally use µTorrent but other common clients are BitTorrent, Vuze and Deluge. For those using torrents for the first time, here is a general walk-through on how to download torrents and a specific guide for µTorrent.

Be aware that it will take a substantial amount of time to download the file due to its sheer size and that other people depend on you hosting the file to get it so please leave your torrent client on after you have fully downloaded it. The etiquette is generally accepted to be to upload as much as you download, although this might not always be possible. The older the torrent file, the less likely it is that there will still be users seeding it.
You need to copy and overwrite the faces and the new config file from the update pack into the faces folder and follow the same procedure for the iconfaces folder.

If done correctly, you should be asked if you want to overwrite files – accept. You should have one folder for faces and another folder for iconfaces, and no sub-folder whatsoever in them.

These steps are to be repeated for every update pack downloaded, and they are to be installed chronologically.
Please report this so that they can be reuploaded.
Extracting the file will take a while, but it shouldn't take the hours and hours that the program extracting will sometimes say it will. To speed it up, it is recommended that you have as few programs running as possible so that the system can dedicate as many resources to the extraction as it possibly can.

Secondly, for files as large as this, the calculation of the extraction time will be wildly incorrect at the start. After a while, it'll show a more realistic timeframe, which shouldn't be more than an hour or two if you have a good setup and few programs running at the same time.
You might have a poor internet connection or your browser might have some extensions which interrupt this download. Having loads of downloads ongoing and/or streaming may also de-prioritise this download.

Try using Google Chrome in incognito mode (or the equivalent mode for other browsers) and you should be able to resume the download from the point it was interrupted, if that happens.
This download has two folders: one is the faces folder which contains the cut-outs which should be displayed on this screen. There is also a file titled config.xml which tells the game which images to assign to which person. The other folder is the iconfaces folder which contains the smaller images displayed near a person's name on the menu which comes up when you right-click on them, and also includes a different config file for this folder.

The likelihood is that you've put the iconfaces in the faces folder, or used the wrong config file for each folder. As a result, the smaller images (in 25x18) are being upscaled to be displayed in the person's profile, hence the blurring. Re-install the update pack again, making sure you put the contents of each folder in the right place.
The most recent update pack will include the most recent config file, so you can choose to download it and use it from there.

Alternatively, you can download fmXML and generate a config yourself. There's a video on YouTube on how to use it but it's really easy and the instructions are quite straight-forward.
Down the years, after an update pack was released, it was noted that some images included therein where of the wrong person, with a wrong extension or duplicated. Due to the way the download system is structured, these cannot be removed from the download, so there may well be a couple of hundred images’ worth of difference, depending on the version you download.
Our megapack covers 25,000 teams and it's impossible to cater for these kind of requests since players and staff get transferred or sacked or retire etc and recreating and reuploading 25,000 different smaller packs would be an impossible task. That's why we have all the images in a megapack so that everything is captured therein.
These persons do not appear in the default database for licensing reasons. This means that they only appear in your save-game because they were added via a custom file, generally the real name fix file. However, this means that their UID (which is what is used to map a person's image to the right individual) is different, and so the game cannot assign the image to them from your existing facepack.

To get them to show, you should individually download the cut-out faces that you want from here (or use the UID to find them in your existing facepack if you don't use the cut-out megapack), put them in a separate folder to your existing facepack and create a config file just for them using the method outlined in here (which works for all facepack styles, not just the cut-out megapack).
Martin Forster
11 months ago
1 week ago
3
By mons 16 November 2023 - 15:40 PM UTC 

Save all parts in the same folder. Use Winrar to extract part 1. It'll find the other parts automatically and extract the lot together.

 

I'm on mac so I don't have winrar.  Not sure if it is possible to get a mac version?  Though I do wonder if it is doing that anyway as when I've put the duplicate part in the bin there's over 800,000 files.

 

Edit:  Booted it up with just that part and it's working fine so it looks like this was the case.  Thank you

stephen wormald
11 years ago
14 hours ago
7
Premium
By mons 16 November 2023 - 09:17 AM UTC 

A blank space means there is a config file pointing to an image which isn't that folder. This usually happens when someone installs an update pack in a separate folder to the megapack base folder.

 

 

 

 

Without seeing screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder, it's a bit hard to tell. However, I reckon you either haven't downloaded the full megapack or haven't installed it right. My suggestion would be to delete everything you have, and just download the torrent file. 

 

redidi all faces are all there in folder just not in game except the player i bought 

 

 

 

Slashedthighs
2 years ago
1 hour ago
2

Some regens have been get real player faces, i checked the site and they where from people that where on previous games and have a clashing id with the newgen, is there a way to fix this besides removing the ids from the config file (which i've been doing and its really tedious). Thanks in advance.

JimmysTheBestCop
3 years ago
1 day ago
36
Premium
By Slashed_thighs 17 November 2023 - 05:09 AM UTC 

Some regens have been get real player faces, i checked the site and they where from people that where on previous games and have a clashing id with the newgen, is there a way to fix this besides removing the ids from the config file (which i've been doing and its really tedious). Thanks in advance.

 

it is an SI database problem not a mod problem though. So anything would just be work around until Si stops the bugs from happening

Thomas Vibbert
1 year ago
2 weeks ago
1
Premium

For context, the cut-out player pack that I have is all in the correct folder and it works. However, when I exit the game and load the game back up the player and logo packs that are installed won't load correctly into the game. I have to delete the packs and reinstall them before I play each time and that's quite tedious and annoying. I've downloaded the most recent files as well. I never had this issue with FM23 so any suggestions on what the problem is? 

ImProbablyGonnaExplode
17 years ago
1 month ago
13
Premium

I downloaded the latest update which also gave me the same problem other people have had where there is an empty box for the face but no face.

 

I therefore deleted my entire facepack and reinstalled but the problem persists.

 

I notice that if I open the files in ‘photo viewer’ they are just blank - although they do open in paint.

 

Could it be an issue with the way the photos have zipped in recent update?

faulky10
15 years ago
3 months ago
12
Premium

Hey team,

 

first thank you. This is no small task and I appreciate the work you do.

 

i am struggling to get the pack installed this year. When i unzip to my drive I get these errors and as you can see it's already at 15000 missed faces - that number just continues to climb. Any feedback or guidance would be super helpful!

SempreAbombar
16 years ago
3 months ago
1

Hi everyone - I’m having trouble with Yamal’s face not appearing in FM 2024. Does anyone know how to fix this? I followed the instructions correctly, and the file is in the “faces” folder, but it still doesn’t show up in the game. I have attached some screenshots for reference.

 

I also tried the “Reload skin when confirming changes” + Confirm option in Preferences multiple times, but nothing changed.

 

I appreciate any assistance you can provide.

 

UPDATE: [Resolved] Replacing the config.xml solved the issue. 

mons
17 years ago
40 minutes ago
84,698
By Thomas Vibbert 17 November 2023 - 09:49 AM UTC 

For context, the cut-out player pack that I have is all in the correct folder and it works. However, when I exit the game and load the game back up the player and logo packs that are installed won't load correctly into the game. I have to delete the packs and reinstall them before I play each time and that's quite tedious and annoying. I've downloaded the most recent files as well. I never had this issue with FM23 so any suggestions on what the problem is? 

 

Have you changed the preferences to look like this?

 

 

 

 

By ImProbablyGonnaExplode 17 November 2023 - 15:49 PM UTC 

I downloaded the latest update which also gave me the same problem other people have had where there is an empty box for the face but no face.

 

I therefore deleted my entire facepack and reinstalled but the problem persists.

 

I notice that if I open the files in ‘photo viewer’ they are just blank - although they do open in paint.

 

Could it be an issue with the way the photos have zipped in recent update?

 

A blank space means there is a config file pointing to an image which isn't that folder. This usually happens when someone installs an update pack in a separate folder to the megapack base folder.

 

Given the issue only happens to a few user, I would surmise it's an installation issue. Without seeing screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder, it's a bit hard to tell.

 

 

 

By faulky10 17 November 2023 - 21:45 PM UTC 

Hey team,

 

first thank you. This is no small task and I appreciate the work you do.

 

i am struggling to get the pack installed this year. When i unzip to my drive I get these errors and as you can see it's already at 15000 missed faces - that number just continues to climb. Any feedback or guidance would be super helpful!

 

Do you have enough space in the D folder you're extracting it? I suggest extracting the file to a “temporary” folder, maybe within the H folder, then moving it lock, stock to the D folder whence the game user data folder seems to be located.

Dustin Wells
9 years ago
1 month ago
2
Premium

Hey,

 

I have the same pack downloaded to both my pc and mac. I'm playing the same cloud save on both, but in my PC game there is no face for Mikey Moore, Ethan Nwaneri, and several other youngsters. My Mac version has them. 

 

Can you help guide me in what the difference could be?

mons
17 years ago
40 minutes ago
84,698
By Dustin Wells 22 November 2023 - 04:00 AM UTC 

Hey,

 

I have the same pack downloaded to both my pc and mac. I'm playing the same cloud save on both, but in my PC game there is no face for Mikey Moore, Ethan Nwaneri, and several other youngsters. My Mac version has them. 

 

Can you help guide me in what the difference could be?

 

Did you download the pack separately on your PC and your Mac? It might be the case you might not have the full pack on both systems.

Dustin Wells
9 years ago
1 month ago
2
Premium
By mons 22 November 2023 - 06:36 AM UTC 

Did you download the pack separately on your PC and your Mac? It might be the case you might not have the full pack on both systems.

 

I did download them seperately, but downloaded from the same link on both

mons
17 years ago
40 minutes ago
84,698
By Dustin Wells 22 November 2023 - 19:27 PM UTC 

I did download them seperately, but downloaded from the same link on both

 

I suspect that you may believe this is the case but without actually having the same files in place. Can you upload screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder? For both systems please.

 

I may be able to spot the difference(s).

morrisd1986
3 months ago
3 weeks ago
1
Premium

Hi wonder if anyone can help I have downloaded the mega pack (not the update) and when I go to paste the icons/faces into the relevant folder it says it going to more than one day I left it doing its thing over night from starting it about 1400 and it wasn't anywhere near done…..Please advise!

mons
17 years ago
40 minutes ago
84,698
By morrisd1986 23 November 2023 - 08:31 AM UTC 

Hi wonder if anyone can help I have downloaded the mega pack (not the update) and when I go to paste the icons/faces into the relevant folder it says it going to more than one day I left it doing its thing over night from starting it about 1400 and it wasn't anywhere near done…..Please advise!

 

This is addressed in one of the FAQs at the top of this very thread:

 

  • 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.
Ody Manolatos
1 year ago
5 hours ago
4

hi

so I just downloaded the fm24 face pack but it didn't contain the config file.

Can somebody send it to me please?

ty

(I can't re-download them because my laptop is slow and it take hours to download)

mons
17 years ago
40 minutes ago
84,698
By Ody Manolatos 23 November 2023 - 13:36 PM UTC 

hi

so I just downloaded the fm24 face pack but it didn't contain the config file.

Can somebody send it to me please?

ty

(I can't re-download them because my laptop is slow and it take hours to download)

 

If it didn't contain the config file, then it most probably wasn't the full megapack. You can generate one yourself for the images you have at your end by using fmXML (use the site's search function to download it 👍 )

Panna
11 years ago
1 day ago
562

I got a new Macbook but I can't open the 2024.00 full faces folder it keeps loading I've waited for a couple of minutes but I think there are too many files. Is there a way to update the pack without opening the map? 

mons
17 years ago
40 minutes ago
84,698
By Panna 23 November 2023 - 18:24 PM UTC 

I got a new Macbook but I can't open the 2024.00 full faces folder it keeps loading I've waited for a couple of minutes but I think there are too many files. Is there a way to update the pack without opening the map? 

 

Use WinRar to open it 👍

Panna
11 years ago
1 day ago
562
By mons 23 November 2023 - 18:40 PM UTC 

Use WinRar to open it 👍

 

I unpacked itt already with WinRar, it doesn't open the folder with the faces in it

mons
17 years ago
40 minutes ago
84,698
By Panna 23 November 2023 - 18:44 PM UTC 

I unpacked itt already with WinRar, it doesn't open the folder with the faces in it

 

That's strange, not sure what to say about that 😕

kad38
11 years ago
1 hour ago
290

Hi everyone just to point out that I have just downloaded megapack 2024.00 and there is no "iconfaces" folder inside

giggs9520
14 years ago
1 month ago
2

Can anyone help with that all my faces cant be display as the logo and kits are all ok.

I've tried reinstall the game, redownloaded the whole face Megapack. Clean all the cache and refresh the skin and graphics.

Still don't work I even check the mapping XML and couldn't find any issues and clues please help

mons
17 years ago
40 minutes ago
84,698
By giggs9520 27 November 2023 - 01:29 AM UTC 

Can anyone help with that all my faces cant be display as the logo and kits are all ok.

I've tried reinstall the game, redownloaded the whole face Megapack. Clean all the cache and refresh the skin and graphics.

Still don't work I even check the mapping XML and couldn't find any issues and clues please help

 

A blank space means there is a config file pointing to an image which isn't that folder. This usually happens when someone installs an update pack in a separate folder to the megapack base folder, or only installs one or more update packs but not the full pack itself.

 

Given the issue only happens to a few users, I would surmise it's an installation issue. Without seeing screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder, it's a bit hard to tell, however.

giggs9520
14 years ago
1 month ago
2
By mons 27 November 2023 - 06:10 AM UTC 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for replying I found that there are only 8490 files in the faces folder and the paths are the screenshots above.

I have extracted the whole Megapack full waiting for almost two days without  errors. Can you  recommend a extract tool faster or  good to use for Mac.

Hugh folder is way to long that I have to wait

mons
17 years ago
40 minutes ago
84,698
By giggs9520 27 November 2023 - 09:15 AM UTC 

Thanks for replying I found that there are only 8490 files in the faces folder and the paths are the screenshots above.

I have extracted the whole Megapack full waiting for almost two days without  errors. Can you  recommend a extract tool faster or  good to use for Mac.

Hugh folder is way to long that I have to wait

 

I suggest using Winrar to extract the files. The FAQs at the top of this very thread mention the below too:

 

  • 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.
kad38
11 years ago
1 hour ago
290

Hi just to inform you that the "iconfaces" folder is missing in megapack 2024.00....how and where to find it please

 

@mons 

Daniel Ekelund
6 years ago
1 month ago
1
Premium

Hello!

 

I have just downloaded the sortitoutsi cutout megapack for fm 24 and after having uziped the file and put it in the graphics folder I get stuck in the opening loading screen when I launch FM24.

 

Can someone please help me with this issue, would be immensely greatful.

 

Best regards,

Daniel

mons
17 years ago
40 minutes ago
84,698
By Daniel Ekelund 28 November 2023 - 15:29 PM UTC 

Hello!

 

I have just downloaded the sortitoutsi cutout megapack for fm 24 and after having uziped the file and put it in the graphics folder I get stuck in the opening loading screen when I launch FM24.

 

Can someone please help me with this issue, would be immensely greatful.

 

Best regards,

Daniel

 

The first time you install the file, it will generally take a fair while to load. Might even take a somewhat long time on older or slower systems. But it should be fine from that point on 👍

Slashedthighs
2 years ago
1 hour ago
2

New update seems to have fixed regens using id's from real players that weren't loaded in the save, they now have an r- before their ID

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