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).
ferociousblazze
3 years ago
1 month ago
2

a quick fix for the new ids is to go to your config that has the newgens and use “find and replace”. 

Replace “person/” with “person/r-” and the faces will load again

James Lighty
2 months ago
2 months ago
7
Premium

Hi, 

 

Looking for some help, I have paid the £10 and tried to download the complete cut out players faces facepack, I have enough space on my laptop, but when i click the download button nothing happens? It's not going into my downloads. - Any suggestions?

mons
17 years ago
3 minutes ago
84,711
By James Lighty 01 December 2023 - 18:53 PM UTC 

Hi, 

 

Looking for some help, I have paid the £10 and tried to download the complete cut out players faces facepack, I have enough space on my laptop, but when i click the download button nothing happens? It's not going into my downloads. - Any suggestions?

 

Going by your download history, would it be right to say you've managed to sort this out?

James Lighty
2 months ago
2 months ago
7
Premium
By mons 02 December 2023 - 09:47 AM UTC 

Going by your download history, would it be right to say you've managed to sort this out?

 I have but in the process of downloading the face pack from winrar to shared folder graphics within football manager folder.

 

issue i got got like 2 hours left but cant see a config file or icons within it. Just faces?

 

will it be okay and display correctly in game.

 

David Buckley
9 months ago
2 months ago
2

Hi, ive downloaded the full 13 files for the faces on FM24.

 

for some reason, my FM is now just stuck on the loading screen.

 

Can anyone help & why this is happening? 

 

Cheers 

mons
17 years ago
3 minutes ago
84,711
By James Lighty 02 December 2023 - 11:48 AM UTC 

 I have but in the process of downloading the face pack from winrar to shared folder graphics within football manager folder.

 

issue i got got like 2 hours left but cant see a config file or icons within it. Just faces?

 

will it be okay and display correctly in game.

 

Without knowing exactly what you downloaded, I can't answer that, really 😕

James Lighty
2 months ago
2 months ago
7
Premium

thats been sorted now,

 

but i have been charged twice for premium will i get a refund on this? 
 

as attached.

 

regards

mons
17 years ago
3 minutes ago
84,711
By James Lighty 03 December 2023 - 09:48 AM UTC 

thats been sorted now,

 

but i have been charged twice for premium will i get a refund on this? 
 

as attached.

 

regards

 

That's got nothing to do with this thread, and I've spoken to you via private message about it already, albeit just a few seconds before you posted this 😉

destino32
3 years ago
7 hours ago
164

Mr. Mons. Hello. thank you always. I'm preparing photos of referees who are active in Japan's J League, but have you thought about creating a folder? I would like to offer it.

JDubsNZ
15 years ago
1 month ago
25
Premium

hi there, I've just downloaded the 2024.02 cut out player faces update file (https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download) but their doesn't appear to be a config file in the faces folder, only in the iconfaces folder.

 

Also same issue when downloading the AFC Ajax pack here, no config file:  https://sortitoutsi.net/content/24805/afc-ajax

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Cheers

 

JW

mons
17 years ago
3 minutes ago
84,711
By destino32 04 December 2023 - 01:45 AM UTC 

Mr. Mons. Hello. thank you always. I'm preparing photos of referees who are active in Japan's J League, but have you thought about creating a folder? I would like to offer it.

 

I believe referees will be updated on the site's database in the next couple of weeks when the data update comes on board. Until then, you'll just have to wait 👍

 

 

 

By JDubsNZ 04 December 2023 - 02:13 AM UTC 

hi there, I've just downloaded the 2024.02 cut out player faces update file (https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/1/download) but their doesn't appear to be a config file in the faces folder, only in the iconfaces folder.

 

Also same issue when downloading the AFC Ajax pack here, no config file:  https://sortitoutsi.net/content/24805/afc-ajax

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Cheers

 

JW

 

You must not have downloaded the file correctly. I've downloaded it again now, and the config file is there just fine in the faces folder 😕

 

The Ajax pack you've linked to is from 2015. I don't know what you're doing downloading it, frankly, when all those images have been replaced many times over since then 😕

David Graf
2 months ago
2 months ago
7

Hey!

I ve invested several hours to download all 13 parts of the cut out player faces pack, but unluckily it appears that not all of them are included in the download. Every time I unpack the downloads, not all faces were there. (f.I. in part 6, there only is 1 image). Anyone else had the same problem or anyone who knows how comes?

mons
17 years ago
3 minutes ago
84,711
By David Graf 04 December 2023 - 23:48 PM UTC 

Hey!

I ve invested several hours to download all 13 parts of the cut out player faces pack, but unluckily it appears that not all of them are included in the download. Every time I unpack the downloads, not all faces were there. (f.I. in part 6, there only is 1 image). Anyone else had the same problem or anyone who knows how comes?

 

Just download the torrent file (read the FAQ at the top of this thread) and you'll definitely have an easier time of it 👍

David Graf
2 months ago
2 months ago
7

Hey, I ve downloaded the 13 parts of the pack separately and have invested several hours, but some download parts were nearly empty (just 1 player face inside). Anybody else, who had the same problem?

mons
17 years ago
3 minutes ago
84,711
By David Graf 05 December 2023 - 10:43 AM UTC 

Hey, I ve downloaded the 13 parts of the pack separately and have invested several hours, but some download parts were nearly empty (just 1 player face inside). Anybody else, who had the same problem?

 

As my reply to your earlier post above.

 

I've merged your threads into this one, because there's no need for separate threads.

David Graf
2 months ago
2 months ago
7
By mons 05 December 2023 - 07:56 AM UTC 

Just download the torrent file (read the FAQ at the top of this thread) and you'll definitely have an easier time of it 👍

 

I wanted to, but I wasn‘t able to find a torrent downloader which wasn‘t blocked by my Mac.

David Graf
2 months ago
2 months ago
7
By mons 05 December 2023 - 10:45 AM UTC 

As my reply to your earlier post above.

 

I've merged your threads into this one, because there's no need for separate threads.

 

Thanks, I thought someone deleted my first post.

mons
17 years ago
3 minutes ago
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By David Graf 05 December 2023 - 10:47 AM UTC 

I wanted to, but I wasn‘t able to find a torrent downloader which wasn‘t blocked by my Mac.

 

I use µTorrent, but there are plenty of others.

David Graf
2 months ago
2 months ago
7

Hey!

I tried to download the torrent file on my mac, but apparently my PC always blocks any download of a torrent downloader.

 

any torrent downloader recommendations for mac?

mons
17 years ago
3 minutes ago
84,711
By David Graf 05 December 2023 - 10:59 AM UTC 

Hey!

I tried to download the torrent file on my mac, but apparently my PC always blocks any download of a torrent downloader.

 

any torrent downloader recommendations for mac?

 

What's wrong with you? I explicitly said 

 

there's no need for separate threads.

Why have you created a new thread, and one for which I've answered you already? 😕

David Graf
2 months ago
2 months ago
7
By mons 05 December 2023 - 07:56 AM UTC 

Just download the torrent file (read the FAQ at the top of this thread) and you'll definitely have an easier time of it 👍

 

Hey! Today I downloaded the cut out player faces pack. I tried to open the rar version of the data twice, extracted it twice, but in the end, the folder with the images just disappeared. Anyone out there, who knows, why this happens? In the middle of the download I got some messages popping up, saying that some images weren't written correctly. Could that be the reason for the problem?

thanks

mons
17 years ago
3 minutes ago
84,711
By David Graf 06 December 2023 - 06:46 AM UTC 

Hey! Today I downloaded the cut out player faces pack. I tried to open the rar version of the data twice, extracted it twice, but in the end, the folder with the images just disappeared. Anyone out there, who knows, why this happens? In the middle of the download I got some messages popping up, saying that some images weren't written correctly. Could that be the reason for the problem?

thanks

 

It can't just disappear 😕

 

Are you sure you have sufficient hard drive space for its extraction? You'll need a significant amount of disk space, around 15-20GB iirc.

 

How large is the file you've downloaded? It could also be that it hasn't downloaded correctly or completely, and you're trying to extract a file which isn't completely downloaded yet.

 

Also, as stated previously, there is no need to start a new thread with your every question. I've been moving them here, but from now on, if you ignore this, I'll just delete them.

Simonboi
2 months ago
2 months ago
1

Hey Fm-mates, I tried to download the Cutout Pf. Pack recently. Worked fine. After that i extracted the files, but my pc always told me that a great amount of files in the torrent file aren‘t „written correctly“. After the extraction process has been finished, the finished folder has just been deleted.

anybody, who has the same problem?

David Graf
2 months ago
2 months ago
7
By mons 06 December 2023 - 06:52 AM UTC 

It can't just disappear 😕

 

Are you sure you have sufficient hard drive space for its extraction? You'll need a significant amount of disk space, around 15-20GB iirc.

 

How large is the file you've downloaded? It could also be that it hasn't downloaded correctly or completely, and you're trying to extract a file which isn't completely downloaded yet.

 

Also, as stated previously, there is no need to start a new thread with your every question. I've been moving them here, but from now on, if you ignore this, I'll just delete them.

 

I‘m so sorry, as you could imagine, I didn‘t read the first post. I just wanted to say thanks, I tried a different unarchiver and it finally worked.👍

Now I got just one final question … what to do with the changed folders? Should i just put it into the graphics folder or do I need to copy it into the Main Player Faces folder?

mons
17 years ago
3 minutes ago
84,711
By David Graf 06 December 2023 - 22:29 PM UTC 

I‘m so sorry, as you could imagine, I didn‘t read the first post. I just wanted to say thanks, I tried a different unarchiver and it finally worked.👍

Now I got just one final question … what to do with the changed folders? Should i just put it into the graphics folder or do I need to copy it into the Main Player Faces folder?

 

The FAQ explains how updates should be installed 👍

Panna
11 years ago
2 days ago
562

I want to update the facepack but I can't open the folder, I asked it before but maye it wasn't clear. The folder tries to load forever and just crashes. Is there anyway to update it without having to open the folder? Or is there a way to get it loading?

kkkacm
10 years ago
2 months ago
2

Hello everyone,

I ve just downloaded faces megapack, all 13 parts + 2 with changes. I Installed it, all went propely but I have immpression that i dont have all photos. For example i have invisible photo o Y.Lamal from Barcelona, and other younger players, but when i browsing filile that fotos ale inculded inside pack. Sometimes i have older version of photos ( or the same like in fm 23) despite the fact there ale newer available. 

 

Does enyone have the same problem or know how to fix it ?

mons
17 years ago
3 minutes ago
84,711
By kkkacm 10 December 2023 - 22:18 PM UTC 

Hello everyone,

I ve just downloaded faces megapack, all 13 parts + 2 with changes. I Installed it, all went propely but I have immpression that i dont have all photos. For example i have invisible photo o Y.Lamal from Barcelona, and other younger players, but when i browsing filile that fotos ale inculded inside pack. Sometimes i have older version of photos ( or the same like in fm 23) despite the fact there ale newer available. 

 

Does enyone have the same problem or know how to fix it ?

 

Seems like you either did not download the full megapack or did not install it correctly.

 

How many images in total do you have in your faces folder?

kkkacm
10 years ago
2 months ago
2
By mons 11 December 2023 - 04:22 AM UTC 

Seems like you either did not download the full megapack or did not install it correctly.

 

How many images in total do you have in your faces folder?

 

Hey,

I have 447 533 pics inside the folder.

 

RewaK
2 months ago
2 months ago
1
By kkkacm 10 December 2023 - 22:18 PM UTC 

Hello everyone,

I ve just downloaded faces megapack, all 13 parts + 2 with changes. I Installed it, all went propely but I have immpression that i dont have all photos. For example i have invisible photo o Y.Lamal from Barcelona, and other younger players, but when i browsing filile that fotos ale inculded inside pack. Sometimes i have older version of photos ( or the same like in fm 23) despite the fact there ale newer available. 

 

Does enyone have the same problem or know how to fix it ?

Yeah I have this problem too. I do not have Lamal and all acedemy players from u18s from premier league

 

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