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 460,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2024.08 - Released on 12 May 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).
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By mons 23 December 2023 - 13:12 PM UTC 

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.

 

All I did was download the latest update changes. Once extracted, copied and paste it to megapack folder. On the game, clear the cache and reload the skin. 

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By Ali Sheikh 23 December 2023 - 13:18 PM UTC 

All I did was download the latest update changes. Once extracted, copied and paste it to megapack folder. On the game, clear the cache and reload the skin. 

 

Can I please have screenshots of:

 

a) your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder

 

b) your in-game preferences?

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Ok I will as sometimes today. Thanks 

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By mons 23 December 2023 - 13:23 PM UTC 

Can I please have screenshots of:

 

a) your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder

 

b) your in-game preferences?

 

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By Ali Sheikh 23 December 2023 - 14:28 PM UTC 

 

Both look fine. What player isn't appearing for you?

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By mons 23 December 2023 - 14:55 PM UTC 

Both look fine. What player isn't appearing for you?

 

Will get back to you. for example, I was looking for any players on the update pack and check the names by type their ID on editor. Once I got the name and went to my existing save and type it on search and it isn’t appear at the end but I will check it again at later and get back to you. Thanks. 

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By Ali Sheikh 23 December 2023 - 15:21 PM UTC 

Will get back to you. for example, I was looking for any players on the update pack and check the names by type their ID on editor. Once I got the name and went to my existing save and type it on search and it isn’t appear at the end but I will check it again at later and get back to you. Thanks. 

 

Not every player in the megapack will be present in your career 😕 There are lower-league players from the most obscure countries.

 

But every player in the megapack who is present in your career should have his image showing.

 

It would be great if you could provide more information at the outset next time to avoid this futile to-ing and fro-ing.

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I have done everything in videos on youtube but no faces appear in my game how hard is it doing my tree in now.

Any suggestions or a good step by step tutorial . I have unzipped the files put the files in my editor folder start the game -preferences- re-load skin with tick but to no avail.

Please help

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By coffee cup 23 December 2023 - 19:01 PM UTC 

I have done everything in videos on youtube but no faces appear in my game how hard is it doing my tree in now.

Any suggestions or a good step by step tutorial . I have unzipped the files put the files in my editor folder start the game -preferences- re-load skin with tick but to no avail.

Please help

 

Why do you mention the editor folder? Which one's that, and what does it have to do with this megapack? Going by your download history, you only have the 2023 base version of this pack. There have been 19 update packs released since then. I suggest downloading the 2024 torrent and the 3 update packs released since then.

 

Anyway, in order to perhaps manage to see what you've done wrong, can I please have screenshots of:

 

a) your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder

 

b) your in-game preferences?

 

There are installation instructions and a video tutorial in the main post already, so not sure what value there is in taking the time to write you another one tbh 😕

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Here you go i meant graphics folder my mistake but knowing me I've set it all up in wrong folders.

 

Here are some screenshots 

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@coffee cup, you have 23k images. The full megapack has 450k. I suggest downloading the 2024 torrent and the 3 update packs released since then.

 

And have a look at the FAQ on how to install update packs. The way you've done it isn't correct. All the faces should be in just one folder.

 

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Ok thank you never used a torrent before so i will give it a miss clueless with stuff like this 

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mons i have downloaded all files including update ones ,once i have unzipped them shall i just follow the steps on here where to put them.

Also should i delete all the other one's on my computer first ?

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By coffee cup 23 December 2023 - 22:20 PM UTC 

mons i have downloaded all files including update ones ,once i have unzipped them shall i just follow the steps on here where to put them.

Also should i delete all the other one's on my computer first ?

 

Delete everything face-related you had previously on your system, and follow the installation instructions, and then the FAQs at the top of this thread.

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By mons 23 December 2023 - 22:22 PM UTC 

Delete everything face-related you had previously on your system, and follow the installation instructions, and then the FAQs at the top of this thread.

 

Thank- you will do it all tmrw and let you know if it works 

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PS once unzipped do i open each one or just drag each one into the graphics folder,sorry to be a fool i am no good at this 

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Might be next week tbh still unzipping first one christ on a bike lol

 

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By mons 23 December 2023 - 15:54 PM UTC 

Not every player in the megapack will be present in your career 😕 There are lower-league players from the most obscure countries.

 

But every player in the megapack who is present in your career should have his image showing.

 

It would be great if you could provide more information at the outset next time to avoid this futile to-ing and fro-ing.

 

Not sure what do you mean at bottom but apologies! Also i understand that not every player in megapack will be present in my career but if i want all of it and only way is custom the database and start the new save, correct?

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By coffee cup 23 December 2023 - 23:40 PM UTC 

Might be next week tbh still unzipping first one christ on a bike lol

 

Dont know what is happening tbh have i got all because the first one took over 2 hours ?

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By coffee cup 23 December 2023 - 23:07 PM UTC 

PS once unzipped do i open each one or just drag each one into the graphics folder,sorry to be a fool i am no good at this 

 

What you should do is pay more attention to the installation instructions in the FAQs at the top of this thread, which explain step-by-step what you have to do, because I can't install stuff for you.

 

In fact, they say that 

 

which, going by your screenshots, you haven't.

 

You should also pay more attention to what we're actually answering you. I told you, twice, to download the torrent file. You decided not to 😕

 

 

 

 

By Ali Sheikh 23 December 2023 - 23:58 PM UTC 

Not sure what do you mean at bottom but apologies! Also i understand that not every player in megapack will be present in my career but if i want all of it and only way is custom the database and start the new save, correct?

 

You'll have to explain yourself a bit better. This doesn't make much sense, sorry.

 

You still haven't explained exactly what the issue is, some 5 or 6 posts down the line. “It isn't appearing on the game” is the closest I've come. What isn't appearing? I can't read your mind, mate… Screenshots speak a thousand words. Give me screenshots of what isn't displaying in-game 👍

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By mons 24 December 2023 - 08:25 AM UTC 

What you should do is pay more attention to the installation instructions in the FAQs at the top of this thread, which explain step-by-step what you have to do, because I can't install stuff for you.

 

In fact, they say that 

 

which, going by your screenshots, you haven't.

 

You should also pay more attention to what we're actually answering you. I told you, twice, to download the torrent file. You decided not to 😕

 

 

 

 

 

You'll have to explain yourself a bit better. This doesn't make much sense, sorry.

 

You still haven't explained exactly what the issue is, some 5 or 6 posts down the line. “It isn't appearing on the game” is the closest I've come. What isn't appearing? I can't read your mind, mate… Screenshots speak a thousand words. Give me screenshots of what isn't displaying in-game 👍

 

I have explained specifically. I have repeated that faces isnt appearing on the game. I want all faces from update pack on the game and how can I make it happens? But now you said every player in megapack will be not present in my career so there is other way is set up a huge database and that way I can have all players apparently. 

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By mons 24 December 2023 - 08:25 AM UTC 

What you should do is pay more attention to the installation instructions in the FAQs at the top of this thread, which explain step-by-step what you have to do, because I can't install stuff for you.

 

In fact, they say that 

 

which, going by your screenshots, you haven't.

 

You should also pay more attention to what we're actually answering you. I told you, twice, to download the torrent file. You decided not to 😕

 

 

 

 

 

You'll have to explain yourself a bit better. This doesn't make much sense, sorry.

 

You still haven't explained exactly what the issue is, some 5 or 6 posts down the line. “It isn't appearing on the game” is the closest I've come. What isn't appearing? I can't read your mind, mate… Screenshots speak a thousand words. Give me screenshots of what isn't displaying in-game 👍

 

For example:

 

1st Picture: i have highlighted the face with Unique ID number from update pack folder

2nd Picture: i typed the number on editor in order to get a name.

 

On the game, i typed the name on search box and not to be found.

 

Hope you understand now. Also i recognize same faces on update pack and its there on the game but most faces are unknown as you said they are playing in such lower league division. 

 

 

 

 

 

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By Ali Sheikh 24 December 2023 - 10:38 AM UTC 

For example:

 

1st Picture: i have highlighted the face with Unique ID number from update pack folder

2nd Picture: i typed the number on editor in order to get a name.

 

On the game, i typed the name on search box and not to be found.

 

Hope you understand now. Also i recognize same faces on update pack and its there on the game but most faces are unknown as you said they are playing in such lower league division. 

 

I'm still not sure what you're attempting to achieve, though. Do you want to see if all 6,500+ cuts in the megapack are in your career? If yes, why? Shouldn't you just play the game, and see people's cut-outs while you're playing?

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By mons 24 December 2023 - 11:11 AM UTC 

I'm still not sure what you're attempting to achieve, though. Do you want to see if all 6,500+ cuts in the megapack are in your career? If yes, why? Shouldn't you just play the game, and see people's cut-outs while you're playing?

 

I just want to see all the faces on games that’s all as I keep told you but it’s fine actually. Would be good to have all faces but not priority. Most faces are unheard of anyway. But tell me if I’m correct which is if I want all of it (6,500) and only way is having a large database by custom it. I saw it on YouTube about how to have all of players. 

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By Ali Sheikh 24 December 2023 - 11:20 AM UTC 

I just want to see all the faces on games that’s all as I keep told you but it’s fine actually. Would be good to have all faces but not priority. Most faces are unheard of anyway. But tell me if I’m correct which is if I want all of it (6,500) and only way is having a large database by custom it. I saw it on YouTube about how to have all of players. 

 

You haven't explained it at all well, I'm afraid. At first, in fact, I thought you were trying to say that there were cuts in the megapack who weren't showing when you check a person's profile in-game. If the person isn't in the game, it has got nothing at all to do with the cut-out megapack itself, and everything to do with the set-up of the database in your career.

 

I don't think you'd get all 400k+ players in your career unless you load all the players at all the clubs by using a custom database and loading all players from all continents. Why you'd want to do that is beyond me. If you're at Man Utd/Barcelona/Bayern, there's no point in loading up Nicaraguan lower league teams' youth players, is there? Up to you if you want to slow down your save that much by loading such a large database, naturally, but frankly it's got nothing to do with this pack at all. Happy gaming, nonetheless 🙂

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By mons 24 December 2023 - 08:25 AM UTC 

What you should do is pay more attention to the installation instructions in the FAQs at the top of this thread, which explain step-by-step what you have to do, because I can't install stuff for you.

 

In fact, they say that 

 

which, going by your screenshots, you haven't.

 

You should also pay more attention to what we're actually answering you. I told you, twice, to download the torrent file. You decided not to 😕

 

 

 

 

 

You'll have to explain yourself a bit better. This doesn't make much sense, sorry.

 

You still haven't explained exactly what the issue is, some 5 or 6 posts down the line. “It isn't appearing on the game” is the closest I've come. What isn't appearing? I can't read your mind, mate… Screenshots speak a thousand words. Give me screenshots of what isn't displaying in-game 👍

 

If i buy the  premium membership i can download the file instantly is this right,without going through each file individually ?

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By coffee cup 24 December 2023 - 20:17 PM UTC 

If i buy the  premium membership i can download the file instantly is this right,without going through each file individually ?

 

Yes, that is correct.

 

But if you use the torrent, as I've now mentioned four times, you won't need to.

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By mons 24 December 2023 - 20:46 PM UTC 

Yes, that is correct.

 

But if you use the torrent, as I've now mentioned four times, you won't need to.

 

Done it through the torrent all working now thank you 

 

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@mons , the files in iconfaces is different amount from the faces folder in 2024.03 new update. 

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By esca 25 December 2023 - 12:44 PM UTC 

@mons , the files in iconfaces is different amount from the faces folder in 2024.03 new update. 

 

You're right, I hadn't noticed. Any idea what could have caused this @Footygamer?

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