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).
OBSCENE
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By mons 28 January 2024 - 13:42 PM UTC 

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

 

I do have them all in one folder. I have the “faces” and “ironfaces” folder. I pasted the update pack 4 into the two folders. 

mons
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By OBSCENE 28 January 2024 - 13:51 PM UTC 

I do have them all in one folder. I have the “faces” and “ironfaces” folder. I pasted the update pack 4 into the two folders. 

 

Can I have screenshots of each folder's properties?

OBSCENE
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By mons 28 January 2024 - 13:53 PM UTC 

Can I have screenshots of each folder's properties?

I suppose this is the info you are looking for?

OBSCENE
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I tried using WinZip but I had a feeling the torrent file wasn't extracting correctly. Like it just kinda stopped extracting towards the last bit. Last 10-20% ish. It was stuck on the same bar progress for 30 mins or so. Gonna try and do it over with 7zip instead. I can see that there's probably not enough files. 

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By OBSCENE 28 January 2024 - 13:58 PM UTC 

I suppose this is the info you are looking for?

 

Can I see the whole properties, for both the faces and iconfaces folder?

 

That folder has less than the full amount of megapack images, and I have no way of knowing which you installed and which you didn't.

 

 

 

By OBSCENE 28 January 2024 - 14:02 PM UTC 

I tried using WinZip but I had a feeling the torrent file wasn't extracting correctly. Like it just kinda stopped extracting towards the last bit. Last 10-20% ish. It was stuck on the same bar progress for 30 mins or so. Gonna try and do it over with 7zip instead. I can see that there's probably not enough files. 

 

Use Winrar.

OBSCENE
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But do I have to extract all four update packs or just the last one?

OBSCENE
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By mons 28 January 2024 - 14:05 PM UTC 

Can I see the whole properties, for both the faces and iconfaces folder?

 

That folder has less than the full amount of megapack images, and I have no way of knowing which you installed and which you didn't.

 

 

 

 

Use Winrar.

 

Well, I just deleted them to do over with 7zip. Will consider Winrar if 7Zip doesn't do it for me.

mons
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By OBSCENE 28 January 2024 - 14:08 PM UTC 

But do I have to extract all four update packs or just the last one?

 

All of them, in chronological order.

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By mons 28 January 2024 - 14:09 PM UTC 

All of them, in chronological order.

 

Winrar did it for me. And then extracting and pasting the updates in chronological order. Thanks a lot buddy! I shall no longer disturb this thread.

tomkmb
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Hey all, 

 

Been using the the megapack for years now, never had the issue I've encountered currently. 

 

So installed the updates to the megapack from last year in chronological order - things seemed to be working fine. I noticed a couple of guys pictures were missing, I sourced them and add them myself, all okay so far. I then notice other guys pictures are missing, I google search their name only for the top results to be the SortitoutSI cutout face link….That's strange…so I go to my folder and search their ID and low and behold their picture is in there. I begin to troubleshoot, I refresh my skin, I change to default skin, I speak to some people in Discord…trying the ‘r-’ prefix (despite the player not being a newgen, someone had said that this can cause issues sometimes this year and it was a last resort). None of those things seem to make a difference. Here's a screenshot example of a player who's profile picture has not generated and his picture is clearly in my folder -

 

 

I've seen above that responses had asked for properties of the directories for the picture so I'll put those here to save time

 

 

 

 

EDIT - I've just noticed that the entry for the pictured player is NOT included in the config file - so this is likely the issue with him - is this an error on my part from installation? Is there a way for me to verify if all images present have a corresponding entry in the xml config without creating a script or something of my own? 

 

Cheers!

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@tomkmb, you like fine in terms of amount of images. But it's strange how that person's UID is not in the config file. Did you not replace the old config with the one in the most recent update pack?

 

My suggestion would be to download just the 2024.04 update pack, and replace your config file with the config file from that pack.

tomkmb
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Thanks for the response - Yeah when I bring in the update pack I copy all of it in, including the config - so I've got no idea what happened there. 

 

I've now updated it with the .04 pack from my downloads folder and that particular one is working now. I'm assuming the Xml is autopopulated based on the contents of the picture folder so for an item to be in the pics folder but not in the config is very unlikely right? 

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By tomkmb 31 January 2024 - 22:14 PM UTC 

Thanks for the response - Yeah when I bring in the update pack I copy all of it in, including the config - so I've got no idea what happened there. 

 

I've now updated it with the .04 pack from my downloads folder and that particular one is working now. I'm assuming the Xml is autopopulated based on the contents of the picture folder so for an item to be in the pics folder but not in the config is very unlikely right? 

 

I generate the config file myself and upload it with each update pack. Can't understand how the one you had didn't have that particular image 😕

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By mons 31 January 2024 - 22:22 PM UTC 

I generate the config file myself and upload it with each update pack. Can't understand how the one you had didn't have that particular image 😕

 

Hmm - yeah that is very strange - I'm gonna run a script that cross checks the images folder and then the config to see if there are any others missing. I definitely downloaded all update packs and installed chronologically before - so I'll share that as a .txt file here if that would be of any interest? If there are any results of course. 

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By tomkmb 01 February 2024 - 00:18 AM UTC 

Hmm - yeah that is very strange - I'm gonna run a script that cross checks the images folder and then the config to see if there are any others missing. I definitely downloaded all update packs and installed chronologically before - so I'll share that as a .txt file here if that would be of any interest? If there are any results of course. 

 

Sure, but I suspect it's something you might not have done correctly at your end since it doesn't seem to be a common issue at all.

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By mons 01 February 2024 - 05:56 AM UTC 

Sure, but I suspect it's something you might not have done correctly at your end since it doesn't seem to be a common issue at all.

 

It's possible, though as I said - I had the megapack installed from launch of FM24 (a clean install as I changed PC) and then last week I installed all updates in chronological order. I presume that each update's config file contains the entirety of the previous updates config information plus it's new information? Obviously the picture packs are just the updates otherwise the file would be huge each time. So I'm not sure how else I could have missed them but if anything is obvious to you in my process please let me know. Seems like there were a few that are not in the config file (I replaced mine with the 0.4 last night as you said) - if these highlight anything to you let me know and I'll be sure to do it differently next time! 

Link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jkgxKY2yxO36-0phB1CuZdOv7xNR2iAS/view?usp=sharing 

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By tomkmb 01 February 2024 - 09:53 AM UTC 

It's possible, though as I said - I had the megapack installed from launch of FM24 (a clean install as I changed PC) and then last week I installed all updates in chronological order. I presume that each update's config file contains the entirety of the previous updates config information plus it's new information? Obviously the picture packs are just the updates otherwise the file would be huge each time. So I'm not sure how else I could have missed them but if anything is obvious to you in my process please let me know. Seems like there were a few that are not in the config file (I replaced mine with the 0.4 last night as you said) - if these highlight anything to you let me know and I'll be sure to do it differently next time! 

Link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jkgxKY2yxO36-0phB1CuZdOv7xNR2iAS/view?usp=sharing 

 

Those are all essentially UIDs of players who were either input incorrectly at some stage, assigned wrongly or otherwise not included correctly. Once an image is included in an update pack, and downloaded on someone's PC, we have no way of removing it, so what we do is just remove it from the config file, so the game doesn't read it at all.

 

Picking one at random, by way of example - 2000220128

tomkmb
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By mons 01 February 2024 - 17:00 PM UTC 

Those are all essentially UIDs of players who were either input incorrectly at some stage, assigned wrongly or otherwise not included correctly. Once an image is included in an update pack, and downloaded on someone's PC, we have no way of removing it, so what we do is just remove it from the config file, so the game doesn't read it at all.

 

Picking one at random, by way of example - 2000220128

 

Awesome, that's reassuring - thanks a lot for taking the time to go through it with me! I appreciate it. 

adnous
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Hello, I was playing quietly and as usual I added photos to the players in my game, everything worked very well then suddenly by reloading the theme I no longer had any photos, yet I didn't nothing changed in the folder or xml file configuration Does anyone know how to fix the problem?

Thank you in advance

Footygamer
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Probably all you need to do is clear the cache and reload the skin again. Step 2 on this guide to installing graphics in Football Manager

Travis Cooke
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I'm a premium member and when I download the face pack, I extract the files and I'm missing the config and the icon faces, do you know if there is a fix for this at all?

Ali Sheikh
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Any face pack for Agents to download please. (FM24)

Thanks

mons
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By Travis Cooke 04 February 2024 - 19:56 PM UTC 

I'm a premium member and when I download the face pack, I extract the files and I'm missing the config and the icon faces, do you know if there is a fix for this at all?

 

Going by your download history, I suggest you delete everything you have and download just the 2024.04 complete pack. You should have everything you need then.

 

 

 

By Ali Sheikh 06 February 2024 - 11:35 AM UTC 

Any face pack for Agents to download please. (FM24)

Thanks

 

That's got nothing to do with this megapack because they are added people to the game, which cannot be included as part of this pack.

rristola
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I'm trying to add pics (for a mod).

I noticed that in faces folder some pics are 250x250 and some 180x180.

Which size is “correct” or suggested?

 

Thanks.

mons
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By rristola 06 February 2024 - 16:53 PM UTC 

I'm trying to add pics (for a mod).

I noticed that in faces folder some pics are 250x250 and some 180x180.

Which size is “correct” or suggested?

 

Thanks.

 

It's 250x250, but if the source isn't large or good enough, then 180x is fine.

renskay
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Mohamed Hamdy (UID 2000231395) from Enppi in Egypt is missing a face in game. He's a high potential player in game (120-50PA)

mons
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By renskay 07 February 2024 - 01:08 AM UTC 

Mohamed Hamdy (UID 2000231395) from Enppi in Egypt is missing a face in game. He's a high potential player in game (120-50PA)

 

We have a request forum. Upload a good source image for him, and the community will take care of it 👍

Anton Gorsky
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Guys, hello. I'm nub. I play FM24 via Epic games. I've downloaded archive with megapack. What I have to do further, please advice my friends? Thanks

mons
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By Anton Gorsky 08 February 2024 - 14:06 PM UTC 

Guys, hello. I'm nub. I play FM24 via Epic games. I've downloaded archive with megapack. What I have to do further, please advice my friends? Thanks

 

Extract it with Winrar. 

Put the extracted file in Users / [your user] / Library / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2024 / graphics. 

Change the preferences as per the installation instructions

 

That's it, really.

NV_Vasa
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Hi @mons , I am on mac and just downloaded all 13 parts of the cutout faces megapack and had a question about extracting the .rar files. Do I have to extract each part of the megapack individually or if i extract the first one will it automatically extract all the parts? thanks

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