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 470,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2024.10 - Released on 07 Jul 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).
bruhfect
10 months ago
1 day ago
2
Premium

Having issues when extracting the files that I did. it come across when doing it for the logos where some time is taken copying the content and presumably attempting to extract it before an error occurs. Is there some way to solve this?

mons
18 years ago
5 hours ago
88,054
By bruhfect 16 January 2024 - 01:08 AM UTC 

Having issues when extracting the files that I did. it come across when doing it for the logos where some time is taken copying the content and presumably attempting to extract it before an error occurs. Is there some way to solve this?

 

a) Use WinRar to extract the files

b) Close FM, it'll speed up the extraction process a fair bit

Riven_
6 years ago
4 months ago
1

Hii, not sure if its affecting anyone else but after downloading the pack facing game launch times of about 30 minutes and also being unable to connect to epic servers and access leaderboard, in game editor etc. Is there anyway to solve this? Thank you! (Problem Resolved)

O. A.
1 year ago
1 month ago
3

So ı downloaded the face pack while extracting ıt asked me whether ı wanted 2 same images to be combined together(might not be the accurate term) and ı clicked yes to the question.Now some of the player pictures are completely missing.To add to my point the faces of the players are in the og megapack.They disappear after adding the updates ı think.My problem is the same that user Benitez experienced in the previous page.

mons
18 years ago
5 hours ago
88,054
By O. A. 16 January 2024 - 22:35 PM UTC 

So ı downloaded the face pack while extracting ıt asked me whether ı wanted 2 same images to be combined together(might not be the accurate term) and ı clicked yes to the question.Now some of the player pictures are completely missing.To add to my point the faces of the players are in the og megapack.They disappear after adding the updates ı think.My problem is the same that user Benitez experienced in the previous page.

 

Can I have screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in, as well as of how many files and folders are inside it?

FM Bard
9 years ago
1 week ago
73
Premium

I believe I have a complete version of the mega pack. This guy is on the website but absent from the file I think? https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-2024/person/2000119329/marwan-ateya

Qvordrup
16 years ago
1 day ago
137,444
By FM Bard 18 January 2024 - 02:22 AM UTC 

I believe I have a complete version of the mega pack. This guy is on the website but absent from the file I think? https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-2024/person/2000119329/marwan-ateya

Well it looks like you have somehow missed downloading his image. Either you have missed a update or not got the complete file. 

He is part of my pack (both image and in config)

Since you are a premium member my best advice would be to delete what you have and download the complete file using chrome (or any other download manager found online) so you can resume any interruptions in the download making sure you get the full file. just in case you have missed any other files.

 

Samuel Shumba
1 year ago
4 months ago
7

hey everyone, after I added in the updates for the face pack the faces didn’t show so I removed the update files and my tactics screen now shows a black background and not a green one like before . Do you have any idea what the issue could be and how I could solve it?

mons
18 years ago
5 hours ago
88,054
By Samuel Shumba 19 January 2024 - 08:21 AM UTC 

hey everyone, after I added in the updates for the face pack the faces didn’t show so I removed the update files and my tactics screen now shows a black background and not a green one like before . Do you have any idea what the issue could be and how I could solve it?

 

It's a bit hard to know what you've done without seeing what you've done. This megapack does not modify the tactics screen or anything else, so it'll be related to something else you may have edited or removed.

 

Can I have screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in, as well as of how many files and folders are inside it?

Samuel Shumba
1 year ago
4 months ago
7
By mons 19 January 2024 - 09:41 AM UTC 

It's a bit hard to know what you've done without seeing what you've done. This megapack does not modify the tactics screen or anything else, so it'll be related to something else you may have edited or removed.

 

Can I have screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in, as well as of how many files and folders are inside it?

 

here they are

mons
18 years ago
5 hours ago
88,054
By Samuel Shumba 19 January 2024 - 09:58 AM UTC 

here they are

 

How many files and/or folders are there in the faces folder?

Samuel Shumba
1 year ago
4 months ago
7
By mons 19 January 2024 - 10:56 AM UTC 

How many files and/or folders are there in the faces folder?

 

451 502 files and 0 folders inside faces folder

mons
18 years ago
5 hours ago
88,054
By Samuel Shumba 19 January 2024 - 11:04 AM UTC 

451 502 files and 0 folders inside faces folder

 

That all looks fine, I have to say 😕

Caglar Cakman
3 years ago
5 months ago
3

Hello, I have a problem about facepack.  I have been downloading for days and trying everything but i couldn't make it.  I have downloaded both megapack via torrent and 13 parts of face packs. However none of them are working. ı cannot extract the files. i am using winrar. it says  the archive is either in unknown format or damaged. Thank you in advance.

mons
18 years ago
5 hours ago
88,054
By Caglar Cakman 21 January 2024 - 16:00 PM UTC 

Hello, I have a problem about facepack.  I have been downloading for days and trying everything but i couldn't make it.  I have downloaded both megapack via torrent and 13 parts of face packs. However none of them are working. ı cannot extract the files. i am using winrar. it says  the archive is either in unknown format or damaged. Thank you in advance.

 

You are probably not fully downloading the megapack, I guess. How large is the file you've downloaded?
 

I suggest downloading the torrent file, and then the 3 update packs released so far, it's easier that way 👍

Caglar Cakman
3 years ago
5 months ago
3
By mons 21 January 2024 - 16:02 PM UTC 

You are probably not fully downloading the megapack, I guess. How large is the file you've downloaded?
 

I suggest downloading the torrent file, and then the 3 update packs released so far, it's easier that way 👍

 

after ı downloaded megapack via torrent, should I download updates packs?

mons
18 years ago
5 hours ago
88,054
By Caglar Cakman 21 January 2024 - 16:05 PM UTC 

after ı downloaded megapack via torrent, should I download updates packs?

 

I do wish people would pay attention to what I write.

 

This is what I told you:

I suggest downloading the torrent file, and then the 3 update packs released so far, 

Caglar Cakman
3 years ago
5 months ago
3
By mons 21 January 2024 - 16:17 PM UTC 

I do wish people would pay attention to what I write.

 

This is what I told you:

I suggest downloading the torrent file, and then the 3 update packs released so far, 

 

I finally solved the problem. It was solved by installing the latest version of WinRar on the computer. I was using a very old version. thank you for your attention.

byPadders#7267
2 years ago
3 months ago
3

So, for the last 2/3 years I’ve used the cut out player faces megapack… and I’m pretty sure I’ve never had this problem or I’m only just noticing.. so while looking through National teams I noticed none of the France national team have faces? Even though I know I have Mbappe’s face downloaded etc? Is this a new problem or do I need to go into my game files and delete something. I’m using WTS skin. Thanks in advance.

mons
18 years ago
5 hours ago
88,054
By byPadders#7267 25 January 2024 - 11:22 AM UTC 

So, for the last 2/3 years I’ve used the cut out player faces megapack… and I’m pretty sure I’ve never had this problem or I’m only just noticing.. so while looking through National teams I noticed none of the France national team have faces? Even though I know I have Mbappe’s face downloaded etc? Is this a new problem or do I need to go into my game files and delete something. I’m using WTS skin. Thanks in advance.

 

You need to download the real name fix, because that's a licensing issue which that download fixes.

ChrisLambert23
5 months ago
5 months ago
3
Premium

I bought the premium membership then downloaded the Megapack for the first time. I followed all the steps the best I could. I made it to the part where I had to copy over the faces from Iconfaces folder to faces folder. On the video the faces copy over quite quickly however mine are taking about 5 second per face, there's 900,000 faces to copy over so this is going to take forever. Something is obviously wrong. Has anyone had this issue?

 

 

Qvordrup
16 years ago
1 day ago
137,444
By ChrisLambert23 26 January 2024 - 07:45 AM UTC 

I bought the premium membership then downloaded the Megapack for the first time. I followed all the steps the best I could. I made it to the part where I had to copy over the faces from Iconfaces folder to faces folder. On the video the faces copy over quite quickly however mine are taking about 5 second per face, there's 900,000 faces to copy over so this is going to take forever. Something is obviously wrong. Has anyone had this issue?

You don't have to copy anything?? download the complete pack and extract it to your graphics folder. You will then have a faces folder for normal size faces and a icon faces folder for small faces. Two separate folders. 

 

ChrisLambert23
5 months ago
5 months ago
3
Premium
By Qvordrup 26 January 2024 - 08:13 AM UTC 

You don't have to copy anything?? download the complete pack and extract it to your graphics folder. You will then have a faces folder for normal size faces and a icon faces folder for small faces. Two separate folders. 

 

Thanks for the reply. In the instruction video the man says, create a graphics folder, then a faces folder within it, then copy the icon faces and faces folder into said folder. Is this not something I need to do? Because that's the part that's taking ages. 

ChrisLambert23
5 months ago
5 months ago
3
Premium
By Qvordrup 26 January 2024 - 08:13 AM UTC 

You don't have to copy anything?? download the complete pack and extract it to your graphics folder. You will then have a faces folder for normal size faces and a icon faces folder for small faces. Two separate folders. 

 

I've worked out the reason the folder was copying rather than moving, it's because my fm folders are in One Drive. 

OBSCENE
2 years ago
5 months ago
10

I am getting an error. Error 0x8096002A. No error description. It does extract some of the player pictures but hardly even half of them. I've tried downloading the smaller packages (1 to 13 + updates), and the torrent file. Some of the smaller packages comes with the error aswell. 

mons
18 years ago
5 hours ago
88,054
By OBSCENE 27 January 2024 - 13:35 PM UTC 

I am getting an error. Error 0x8096002A. No error description. It does extract some of the player pictures but hardly even half of them. I've tried downloading the smaller packages (1 to 13 + updates), and the torrent file. Some of the smaller packages comes with the error aswell. 

 

Does the error appear when extracting the file? Which program are you using to extract it?

OBSCENE
2 years ago
5 months ago
10

It appears when the extracting seems done, at the very end of it. It does extract some as said. I'm using the default Windows extracter. (I think). 

OBSCENE
2 years ago
5 months ago
10

Ok, I've downloaded WinZip and it seems to be working better now. The last 10% or so seems to be going in a loop? Could be me seeing it wrong and the final bits just taking forever?

OBSCENE
2 years ago
5 months ago
10

I think I've made it somehow work ish. Issues with update pack (Pack 4, do I have to download all 4?) however. I downloaded it, pasted it to the folders and now some players don't have a picture at all. Not even the silhouette. What did I do wrong?

mons
18 years ago
5 hours ago
88,054
By OBSCENE 28 January 2024 - 13:41 PM UTC 

I think I've made it somehow work ish. Issues with update pack (Pack 4, do I have to download all 4?) however. I downloaded it, pasted it to the folders and now some players don't have a picture at all. Not even the silhouette. What did I do wrong?

 

You should have all the faces in one folder,and not separate folders per update pack.

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