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).
Boksic11
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That is the only documents folder. The megapack folder automatically goes into the downloads folder on the C drive. Where should the Sports Interactive folder be created?

mons
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By Boksic11 17 March 2024 - 14:48 PM UTC 

That is the only documents folder. The megapack folder automatically goes into the downloads folder on the C drive. Where should the Sports Interactive folder be created?

 

Is it in here then?

 

Also, for the fourth time, I'm asking you to provide screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder

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By mons 17 March 2024 - 14:51 PM UTC 

Is it in here then?

 

Also, for the fourth time, I'm asking you to provide screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder

 

I’m just downloading them again. Won’t be able to show how many images are there because it can’t extract to there due to one drive storage

mons
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By Boksic11 17 March 2024 - 14:57 PM UTC 

I’m just downloading them again. Won’t be able to show how many images are there because it can’t extract to there due to one drive storage

 

Don't have them sync to onedrive then. If they aren't in the Documents folder, the game can't read them…

Boksic11
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Stopped them from going to one-drive, must have defaulted to that when I was uninstalling/re-installing stuff

 

Anyway, now I can't extract the files

mons
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By Boksic11 17 March 2024 - 15:21 PM UTC 

Stopped them from going to one-drive, must have defaulted to that when I was uninstalling/re-installing stuff

 

Anyway, now I can't extract the files

 

Use Winrar.

Tim Lettiero
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By mons 16 March 2024 - 21:06 PM UTC 

 

Followed the tutorial but unable to copy the updated folder of faces into the normal one because when I try to open the normal folder of faces it gets stuck and doesn't load saying finder application is not responding, any idea why?

mons
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By Tim Lettiero 17 March 2024 - 15:52 PM UTC 

Followed the tutorial but unable to copy the updated folder of faces into the normal one because when I try to open the normal folder of faces it gets stuck and doesn't load saying finder application is not responding, any idea why?

 

You don't actually need to open the folder to transfer files into it…

Tim Lettiero
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By mons 17 March 2024 - 15:54 PM UTC 

You don't actually need to open the folder to transfer files into it…

 

I just clicked and dragged them into the  normal folder and now the faces of the players who needed updating don't have faces or silhouettes 

mons
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By Tim Lettiero 17 March 2024 - 16:05 PM UTC 

I just clicked and dragged them into the  normal folder and now the faces of the players who needed updating don't have faces or silhouettes 

 

You haven't installed it correctly. See the video above on how to do it properly.

 

If you think you did the right thing, then post screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder

Tim Lettiero
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By mons 17 March 2024 - 16:09 PM UTC 

You haven't installed it correctly. See the video above on how to do it properly.

 

If you think you did the right thing, then post screenshots of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder

 

So the reason for the no silhouettes was an extra config file that somehow got in there but some faces still aren't showing up in game. Did a quick check with the player numbers and heres an example of what I mean. I have reloaded the skin multiple times with no luck

mons
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By Tim Lettiero 17 March 2024 - 16:46 PM UTC 

So the reason for the no silhouettes was an extra config file that somehow got in there but some faces still aren't showing up in game. Did a quick check with the player numbers and heres an example of what I mean. I have reloaded the skin multiple times with no luck

 

Does the config file that you have in your faces folder contain a line with that UID?

 

Again, how many images do you have in your faces folder?

Tim Lettiero
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By mons 17 March 2024 - 16:50 PM UTC 

Does the config file that you have in your faces folder contain a line with that UID?

 

Again, how many images do you have in your faces folder?

 

There are 438,594 images and how do I check the config file for that?

mons
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By Tim Lettiero 17 March 2024 - 17:05 PM UTC 

There are 438,594 images and how do I check the config file for that?

 

Open it with Notepad (or equivalent) and use that program's search function to look for that UID.

Tim Lettiero
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By mons 17 March 2024 - 17:26 PM UTC 

Open it with Notepad (or equivalent) and use that program's search function to look for that UID.

 

The UID is not in there even though I downloaded the most recent update, should I try it again?

mons
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By Tim Lettiero 17 March 2024 - 18:41 PM UTC 

The UID is not in there even though I downloaded the most recent update, should I try it again?

 

Going by your download history, I see what's happened. You've downloaded the base pack, then the most recent update pack only.

 

You should now download update packs 2024.01 - 2024.05, and apply them all chronologically. You should overwrite files when prompted.

Tim Lettiero
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By mons 17 March 2024 - 18:45 PM UTC 

Going by your download history, I see what's happened. You've downloaded the base pack, then the most recent update pack only.

 

You should now download update packs 2024.01 - 2024.05, and apply them all chronologically. You should overwrite files when prompted.

 

Ahh that makes sense, I'll give that a go

6scholl6
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Hi all. If i donloaded the new file 2024.06 my microsoft defender say there is a virus and delete the file. Anybody have this problem?

mons
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By 6scholl6 18 March 2024 - 04:51 AM UTC 

Hi all. If i donloaded the new file 2024.06 my microsoft defender say there is a virus and delete the file. Anybody have this problem?

 

It's such a new file that sometimes antiviruses mark it as a false positive.

6scholl6
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By mons 18 March 2024 - 05:34 AM UTC 

It's such a new file that sometimes antiviruses mark it as a false positive.

 

Thanks. You are right. I turn off the defender, extracted the file, and turn on the defender. Everything is ok.

Boksic11
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By mons 17 March 2024 - 15:35 PM UTC 

Use Winrar.

 

Sorted now, I think. Cheers for your help

RomanGroza
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I've downloaded the newest update, but now some players just have a blank space instead of their faces

 

mons
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By RomanGroza 19 March 2024 - 18:35 PM UTC 

I've downloaded the newest update, but now some players just have a blank space instead of their faces

 

That means you've either messed up the installation process somehow or not downloaded the full megapack.

 

You should have one folder which contains all the faces and another which includes all the iconfaces. If you have sub-folders somewhere, what you're experiencing is what will happen. Here's a video on how to install update packs:

 

RomanGroza
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By mons 19 March 2024 - 20:44 PM UTC 

That means you've either messed up the installation process somehow or not downloaded the full megapack.

 

You should have one folder which contains all the faces and another which includes all the iconfaces. If you have sub-folders somewhere, what you're experiencing is what will happen. Here's a video on how to install update packs:

 

 

I have actually followed this very tutorial as I have scrolled thru to see someone had the same issue, but it didn't work. What's interesting I noticed, this bug only occurs on players who've previously only had a black silhouette anyway, as the players who all had a face beforehand all work, I've even redownloaded the entire pack to test it, and still the very same players have the face missing even without the update and just as the entire pack

 

mons
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By RomanGroza 19 March 2024 - 21:47 PM UTC 

I have actually followed this very tutorial as I have scrolled thru to see someone had the same issue, but it didn't work. What's interesting I noticed, this bug only occurs on players who've previously only had a black silhouette anyway, as the players who all had a face beforehand all work, I've even redownloaded the entire pack to test it, and still the very same players have the face missing even without the update and just as the entire pack

 

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, or the megapack isn't fully installed. 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?

RomanGroza
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By mons 20 March 2024 - 06:06 AM 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, or the megapack isn't fully installed. 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?

 

439,667 files per folder, one with faces, one with iconfaces, the full path is:
C:\Users\(my name)\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2024\graphics\faces
mons
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By RomanGroza 20 March 2024 - 16:45 PM UTC 
439,667 files per folder, one with faces, one with iconfaces, the full path is:
C:\Users\(my name)\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2024\graphics\faces

 

Going by your download history, I see what's happened. You've downloaded the base pack, then the most recent update pack only.

 

You should now download update packs 2024.01 - 2024.06, and apply them all chronologically. You should overwrite files when prompted.

RomanGroza
4 months ago
3 months ago
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By mons 20 March 2024 - 16:59 PM UTC 

Going by your download history, I see what's happened. You've downloaded the base pack, then the most recent update pack only.

 

You should now download update packs 2024.01 - 2024.06, and apply them all chronologically. You should overwrite files when prompted.

Yep, that was it, cheers mate

 

Thanakrit Poungsang
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I am having trouble downloading the complete file, on Mac, as it gives a white blank paper file how can I fix this?

mons
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By Thanakrit Poungsang 27 March 2024 - 13:44 PM UTC 

I am having trouble downloading the complete file, on Mac, as it gives a white blank paper file how can I fix this?

 

Can you provide screenshots of this ‘white blank paper file’?

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