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).
mons
17 years ago
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By kkkacm 14 December 2023 - 15:24 PM UTC 

Hey,

I have 447 533 pics inside the folder.

 

By RewaK 16 December 2023 - 17:51 PM UTC 

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

 

Can I see screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder.

jamie.appleby
12 years ago
2 months ago
1

Hi, Is someone able to share the config file as I would just like to select a handful of players rather than the whole pack.

mons
17 years ago
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By jamie.appleby 18 December 2023 - 15:53 PM UTC 

Hi, Is someone able to share the config file as I would just like to select a handful of players rather than the whole pack.

 

You can use fmXML to generate a config file yourself 👍

 

PC download

 

Mac download

irontusk
12 years ago
1 hour ago
22

Thanks for the great work Mons, have been using these packs for a number of years now!

 

I see that the files date back to FM 11…i`m contemplating jumping back on an old version of FM (09).

I was just wondering if you have a pack for 09? or is 11 the oldest you do?

 

 

mons
17 years ago
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By irontusk 20 December 2023 - 08:45 AM UTC 

Thanks for the great work Mons, have been using these packs for a number of years now!

 

I see that the files date back to FM 11…i`m contemplating jumping back on an old version of FM (09).

I was just wondering if you have a pack for 09? or is 11 the oldest you do?

 

I don't think they go that far back, no.

Elia
11 years ago
3 weeks ago
3

Salve signori, ho riscontrato questo problema, dopo aver aggiornato i file, del Cut-Out Faces megapack, scaricati qui, non si vede la sagoma nera di alcuni giocatori e alcuni staffer che non hanno la foto nel Cut-Out Faces megapack, come nell'Allegato che ho inviato.

Come posso risolvere?

grazie in anticipo ragazzi!!

mons
17 years ago
29 minutes ago
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By Elia 21 December 2023 - 13:32 PM UTC 

Salve signori, ho riscontrato questo problema, dopo aver aggiornato i file, del Cut-Out Faces megapack, scaricati qui, non si vede la sagoma nera di alcuni giocatori e alcuni staffer che non hanno la foto nel Cut-Out Faces megapack, come nell'Allegato che ho inviato.

Come posso risolvere?

grazie in anticipo ragazzi!!

 

This is an English-language forum, please post in English 👍

 

You have probably not installed the update pack correctly, which is why you're getting a blank space rather than the default image.

 

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

Ali Sheikh
9 years ago
12 hours ago
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There is 300 plus of new cut out faces of players/staff on different fm site so i am wondering when is next update of faces at here please. thanks

mons
17 years ago
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By Ali Sheikh 21 December 2023 - 13:38 PM UTC 

There is 300 plus of new cut out faces of players/staff on different fm site so i am wondering when is next update of faces at here please. thanks

 

Ask about it on different fm site, then, how should I know? 😕

 

Our next update pack will contain over 6,000 cuts.

Ali Sheikh
9 years ago
12 hours ago
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It’s paid version on different site, that’s why. Ok good to hear about 6,000 soon. 

mons
17 years ago
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By Ali Sheikh 21 December 2023 - 13:42 PM UTC 

It’s paid version on different site, that’s why. Ok good to hear about 6,000 soon. 

 

I'm sorry, why are you asking here about what a different site does or doesn't do? Do you often go to Burger King and order a Big Mac?

 

Baffling stuff 🤷🏻‍♂️

Ali Sheikh
9 years ago
12 hours ago
174
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Don’t know what is your problem after all. Don’t need to be rude. I am only asking. You told me to ask about it on different site but it’s paid one and I am curious when will it be for this site that’s all As I am member of this site. 

Elia
11 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By mons 21 December 2023 - 13:34 PM UTC 

This is an English-language forum, please post in English 👍

 

You have probably not installed the update pack correctly, which is why you're getting a blank space rather than the default image.

 

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

 

here it is, I think I installed everything well, because the photos of those that are in the Cut-Out, are there, they are only those that are not inside the cut-out

Nico Wickersheim
3 years ago
3 months ago
1
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Hello just bought the Premium Membership for downloading the Facepack fast, but the Download speed with Sortitoutsi is nearly 0KB, mostly between 10 - 20KB. Estimated Downloadtime 7 Days. 

Tried it with Safari and Chrome, same behavior. 

Please fix this asap!

mons
17 years ago
29 minutes ago
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By Ali Sheikh 21 December 2023 - 14:02 PM UTC 

Don’t know what is your problem after all. Don’t need to be rude. I am only asking. You told me to ask about it on different site but it’s paid one and I am curious when will it be for this site that’s all As I am member of this site. 

 

The question itself is rude too. Why should we be expected to answer about what other people are doing? Even more so when they're probably just piggybacking off our hard work.

 

 

 

By Elia 21 December 2023 - 14:08 PM UTC 

here it is, I think I installed everything well, because the photos of those that are in the Cut-Out, are there, they are only those that are not inside the cut-out

 

You only have around 403k images whereas the full megapack is just under 450k images. Going by your download history, you don't seem to have downloaded the update packs released between 2023.04 and 2023.15, which might explain the gap. In fact, the guy you included in your screenshot was added to the megapack in 2023.06.

 

My suggestion to be fully up-to-date would be to download the 2024.00 torrent, and the subsequent update packs 👍

 

 

 

By Nico Wickersheim 21 December 2023 - 14:09 PM UTC 

Hello just bought the Premium Membership for downloading the Facepack fast, but the Download speed with Sortitoutsi is nearly 0KB, mostly between 10 - 20KB. Estimated Downloadtime 7 Days. 

Tried it with Safari and Chrome, same behavior. 

Please fix this asap!

 

I'm afraid the issue is at your end. I generally have a shitty connection but I have a decent speed, as per the below. Do you have anything else throttling the bandwidth in the background perhaps?

Ali Sheikh
9 years ago
12 hours ago
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No it is not. Basically I am just asking and wondering if there will be an update of faces that’s all. It’s not a RUDE question in my opinion. Hat off to people who are doing the work. Couldn’t thank them enough. 

Tomas Carr
3 years ago
2 months ago
3
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The file has added some faces to my game, but some faces that were previously visible are now blank( not a silhouette , completely blank) does anyone know why this is or how to fix it?

mons
17 years ago
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By Tomas Carr 21 December 2023 - 15:42 PM UTC 

The file has added some faces to my game, but some faces that were previously visible are now blank( not a silhouette , completely blank) does anyone know why this is or how to fix it?

 

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.

Tomas Carr
3 years ago
2 months ago
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By mons 21 December 2023 - 16:16 PM 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.

 

How can I tell how many images are in the folder?

mons
17 years ago
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By Tomas Carr 21 December 2023 - 16:29 PM UTC 

How can I tell how many images are in the folder?

 

Right-click on the folder, select properties and post a screenshot of the ensuing menu.

Tomas Carr
3 years ago
2 months ago
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By mons 21 December 2023 - 18:06 PM UTC 

Right-click on the folder, select properties and post a screenshot of the ensuing menu.

 

 

mons
17 years ago
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By Tomas Carr 21 December 2023 - 19:22 PM UTC 
 

 

The megapack currently has around 445k images and you're some way short of that.

Darren Whitehouse
4 years ago
3 months ago
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Hi

 

I've downloaded this twice and each time I try to extract it I get the above message  - the kits, logos, trophies etc have all been fine. Anyone else have this problem with the face pack? :-( 

timtim11
17 years ago
3 days ago
323
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Yes, I have tried to download the facepack but it says its going to take a day to extract.

Ali Sheikh
9 years ago
12 hours ago
174
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I have a couple of questions.

 

I am wondering if it is actually new faces or just updates for more than 6 thousand faces of players/staff.

 

Basically How can I find players/staff with their ID number on the game? Basically I have DT faces on graphic folder but no names, Just ID no.

 

Thanks in advance. 

mons
17 years ago
29 minutes ago
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By Darren Whitehouse 22 December 2023 - 18:14 PM UTC 

Hi

 

I've downloaded this twice and each time I try to extract it I get the above message  - the kits, logos, trophies etc have all been fine. Anyone else have this problem with the face pack? :-( 

 

What message?

 

 

 

By Ali Sheikh 22 December 2023 - 19:32 PM UTC 

I have a couple of questions.

 

I am wondering if it is actually new faces or just updates for more than 6 thousand faces of players/staff.

 

Basically How can I find players/staff with their ID number on the game? Basically I have DT faces on graphic folder but no names, Just ID no.

 

Thanks in advance. 

 

As with every single update pack since I started taking care of it in October 2009, there will be several thousand new images and several thousand replacements. Some packs it's 50-50, and in others it swings slightly either way. It depends on the cutters' outputs since the previous update pack.

 

If you want to see a person's UID in-game, there is an option in the skin section of the preferences to show screen IDs in the titlebar to assist skinning.

 

You can also use this site's search function (using the magnifying glass in the topmost menu).

Ali Sheikh
9 years ago
12 hours ago
174
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Thank you! So if its new faces of players/staff and i take it that i require a new save but for replacements, it will work on current save. Correct?

mons
17 years ago
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By Ali Sheikh 23 December 2023 - 12:34 PM UTC 

Thank you! So if its new faces of players/staff and i take it that i require a new save but for replacements, it will work on current save. Correct?

 

No, all images will display in existing careers; no need to start a new game, as with all graphics.

Ali Sheikh
9 years ago
12 hours ago
174
Premium

Strange. I have been testing. It isn’t appear on the game. I was browsing the faces on update pack files with ID number without names but I manage to get names through editor. That’s why I thought it’s require a new save but you said it isn’t. Or I need a bigger database by custom it? I usually go for large database for new saves. 

mons
17 years ago
29 minutes ago
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By Ali Sheikh 23 December 2023 - 12:55 PM UTC 

Strange. I have been testing. It isn’t appear on the game. I was browsing the faces on update pack files with ID number without names but I manage to get names through editor. That’s why I thought it’s require a new save but you said it isn’t. Or I need a bigger database by custom it? I usually go for large database for new saves. 

 

The images definitely appear in existing save games, you may not have installed them right. Also, are your in-game skin preferences as per the installation instructions? Screenshots please.

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