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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  • 2024.09 - Released on 09 Jun 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).
Wario_Prime
3 months ago
1 week ago
1

Hello everyone, the title is pretty self explanatory.

I switched PC's and the facepack worked without any problem for me, logically I wanted to continue to use it.

Now when I do the same steps and follow the tutorial on the Website the pack just doesn't work, I have already done a clean reinstall twice and am at loss for things to do, so I just wanted to ask here.

Thanks for advice in advance.

Edit: the only difference in PC's would be, that I now run WIndows 10 (Preference) over Windows 11

Thanakrit Poungsang
2 months ago
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please see the below

 

mons
18 years ago
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By Thanakrit Poungsang 28 March 2024 - 03:18 AM UTC 

please see the below

 

Once downloaded, use Winrar to open it.

mons
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By Wario_Prime 27 March 2024 - 21:14 PM UTC 

Hello everyone, the title is pretty self explanatory.

I switched PC's and the facepack worked without any problem for me, logically I wanted to continue to use it.

Now when I do the same steps and follow the tutorial on the Website the pack just doesn't work, I have already done a clean reinstall twice and am at loss for things to do, so I just wanted to ask here.

Thanks for advice in advance.

Edit: the only difference in PC's would be, that I now run WIndows 10 (Preference) over Windows 11

 

For the pack not to be working, you will not have installed it correctly somehow.

 

Can you please 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?

Enzo Bennato
2 months ago
2 months ago
1

Hello everybody.
I have version 23.02 of FM23, I wanted to know how to download the full pack, or if you prefer the mega pack, I looked and found only versions from FM24 upwards, thank you very much!

 

NOTE: remembering that I only talked about the MEGA PACK, I found their updates for all FM'S and their versions.

Kacperv
1 year ago
2 months ago
14

Good morning, yesterday I was playing and I wanted to update the graphics of the players' photos and I remembered something that I had to clear the buffer first and then refresh the skin, so I did it and instead of new graphics I don't have any photos of the players at all. Can anyone tell me what I should do now to get it back.

 

mons
18 years ago
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By PODI7 05 April 2024 - 10:50 AM UTC 

Good morning, yesterday I was playing and I wanted to update the graphics of the players' photos and I remembered something that I had to clear the buffer first and then refresh the skin, so I did it and instead of new graphics I don't have any photos of the players at all. Can anyone tell me what I should do now to get it back.

 

No idea what clearing the buffer means. More info is needed, ideally with screenshots.

 

When you say you don't have any photos of players, do you mean you get a blank space instead of the cut-out, or the silhouette? And does this happen for all players, or just some of them?

AnjayBara2710
2 months ago
2 days ago
2

How do i install the face pack with the part link,am i just extract all of them? Someone give me a help please

mons
18 years ago
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By AnjayBara2710 05 April 2024 - 13:08 PM UTC 

How do i install the face pack with the part link,am i just extract all of them? Someone give me a help please

 

Download all the parts, and use Winrar to extract the first one, and it'll extract all the other ones at the same time.

AnjayBara2710
2 months ago
2 days ago
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By mons 05 April 2024 - 13:09 PM UTC 

Download all the parts, and use Winrar to extract the first one, and it'll extract all the other ones at the same time.

 

So i extract all the files or just the part one

mons
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By AnjayBara2710 05 April 2024 - 13:22 PM UTC 

So i extract all the files or just the part one

 

Use Winrar to extract the first one, and the program will extract all the other parts without you needing to do anything.

Kacperv
1 year ago
2 months ago
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By mons 05 April 2024 - 12:50 PM UTC 

No idea what clearing the buffer means. More info is needed, ideally with screenshots.

 

When you say you don't have any photos of players, do you mean you get a blank space instead of the cut-out, or the silhouette? And does this happen for all players, or just some of them?

 

I'll send screenshots when I get home

MarcLister
16 years ago
7 hours ago
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By mons 05 April 2024 - 12:50 PM UTC 

No idea what clearing the buffer means. More info is needed, ideally with screenshots.

 

When you say you don't have any photos of players, do you mean you get a blank space instead of the cut-out, or the silhouette? And does this happen for all players, or just some of them?

 

Think its clearing the cache?

Kacperv
1 year ago
2 months ago
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By MarcLister 05 April 2024 - 16:55 PM UTC 

Think its clearing the cache?

it's about cache, in my language it said buffer

As I said, I wanted to download a few new photos of players and before refreshing I clicked "clean buffer [cash]" as in the screenshot and then I refreshed the skin and there were no photos of players at all, only dark backgrounds as in the screenshot.

mons
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By Kacperv 05 April 2024 - 22:10 PM UTC 

it's about cache, in my language it said buffer

As I said, I wanted to download a few new photos of players and before refreshing I clicked "clean buffer [cash]" as in the screenshot and then I refreshed the skin and there were no photos of players at all, only dark backgrounds as in the screenshot.

 

I'm sorry, but where exactly does it tell you that you should clear the cache 😕

 

Make sure your preferences look like this:

 

https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

 

Also, as already asked, when you say you don't have any photos of players, do you mean you get a blank space instead of the cut-out, or the silhouette? And does this happen for all players, or just some of them?

Kacperv
1 year ago
2 months ago
14

I have the same settings as you.

When it comes to photos, there are practically none of them, 99% of the time.

I tried to refresh the skin, it doesn't help I think I'll have to buy 24 because there's probably no help here fm 23 doesn't want me anymore haha

I wonder what could have happened.

mons
18 years ago
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By Kacperv 06 April 2024 - 08:51 AM UTC 

I have the same settings as you.

 

Can I see a screenshot of them then?

 

 

By Kacperv 06 April 2024 - 08:51 AM UTC 

When it comes to photos, there are practically none of them, 99% of the time.

 

 

That is the 2022.15 cut-out for Timber, so you don't seem to have the most recent megapack.

 

Can I also see a screenshot of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder? I'd also like to see a screenshot of what's in the graphics folder too.

 

 

By Kacperv 06 April 2024 - 08:51 AM UTC 

When it comes to photos, there are practically none of them, 99% of the time.

I tried to refresh the skin, it doesn't help I think I'll have to buy 24 because there's probably no help here fm 23 doesn't want me anymore haha

I wonder what could have happened.

 

You won't need to buy FM24 just because of this. What's happened is that you didn't install the megapack correctly, or messed it up somehow. Screenshots will help me understand what happened…

Kacperv
1 year ago
2 months ago
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By mons 06 April 2024 - 09:24 AM UTC 

Can I see a screenshot of them then?

 

 

 

 

That is the 2022.15 cut-out for Timber, so you don't seem to have the most recent megapack.

 

Can I also see a screenshot of your megapack folder, showing clearly the full path it’s located in as well as how many images are in that folder? I'd also like to see a screenshot of what's in the graphics folder too.

 

 

 

You won't need to buy FM24 just because of this. What's happened is that you didn't install the megapack correctly, or messed it up somehow. Screenshots will help me understand what happened…

I definitely didn't have an old megapac, everything worked as soon as I clicked on this buffer.

mons
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By Kacperv 06 April 2024 - 09:37 AM UTC 

I definitely didn't have an old megapac, everything worked as soon as I clicked on this buffer.

 

You don't have the full megapack, which should have around 460,000 images. Even if you'd just downloaded the 2024.00 base pack, you should have 435,378 cuts, and you're a good bit short of that. Moreover, I have no idea where you got that config file from, which should be around 22MB in size not 2KB.

 

Delete all that you have and download the 2024.00 torrent pack, and use Winrar to extract it, and you'll be fine 👍

Kacperv
1 year ago
2 months ago
14

 so I have to download it

mons
18 years ago
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By Kacperv 06 April 2024 - 09:52 AM UTC 

 so I have to download it

 

Yes 👍

Kacperv
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Brocktoon
11 years ago
2 months ago
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I'm having a similar issue and I'm at my wit's end. I've downloaded the latest complete pack to be sure. I know things are in the right folder because the logos, which I also did a fresh download of, are showing up. A few player faces are showing up but not many and there's no rhyme or reason as to which. I also switched computers and downloaded my Steam cloud save in order to continue it, albeit with a totally fresh set of pictures. I'm wondering if there's something going on with that, some setting somewhere, preventing the photos from showing? I had the photos set in a different place with my last PC.

 

Screenshots below.

 

 

mons
18 years ago
13 minutes ago
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By Brocktoon 08 April 2024 - 14:57 PM UTC 

I'm having a similar issue and I'm at my wit's end. I've downloaded the latest complete pack to be sure. I know things are in the right folder because the logos, which I also did a fresh download of, are showing up. A few player faces are showing up but not many and there's no rhyme or reason as to which. I also switched computers and downloaded my Steam cloud save in order to continue it, albeit with a totally fresh set of pictures. I'm wondering if there's something going on with that, some setting somewhere, preventing the photos from showing? I had the photos set in a different place with my last PC.

 

Screenshots below.

 

 

 

The correct folder is Documents \ Sports Interactive \ Football Manager 24 \ graphics. The bit in bold is missing in the first screenshot.

 

It's not clear from the second screenshot how many images there are in the faces folder. Should be in the region of 459,000.

Brocktoon
11 years ago
2 months ago
4
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Sure enough, brain fart for me because I'd backed up my FM24 folder and stuck my backup outside the Sports Interactive folder post transfer. Carelessness on my part. I appreciate you pointing it out. Transferring over now.

Amr El Etr
4 years ago
1 month ago
1
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Question has probably been asked before but I cannot find an answer: Any tips on how to make the extraction faster?

 

I am extracting on a Surface Pro 9, 16 RAMs, and it has been taking 2 full days so far.. Not sure how this can be resolved and it's getting quite tiring.

 

Any easy(ier) ways to do this other than using WinRAR or ZIP?

mons
18 years ago
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By Amr El Etr 09 April 2024 - 19:50 PM UTC 

Question has probably been asked before but I cannot find an answer: Any tips on how to make the extraction faster?

 

I am extracting on a Surface Pro 9, 16 RAMs, and it has been taking 2 full days so far.. Not sure how this can be resolved and it's getting quite tiring.

 

Any easy(ier) ways to do this other than using WinRAR or ZIP?

 

There's a reason why I recommend using Winrar…

CameronJohnWilson
4 years ago
1 month ago
4

I am trying to install the cut out players faces. The download was 11.9GB so was expecting that to take a while.

 

When I try copying the files across from my downloads folder to the graphics folder I have created it doesn't seem to be copying across, or at least it is taking forever and has been on 0% for 45 minutes.

 

What is the issue?

mons
18 years ago
13 minutes ago
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By CameronJohnWilson 18 April 2024 - 23:49 PM UTC 

I am trying to install the cut out players faces. The download was 11.9GB so was expecting that to take a while.

 

When I try copying the files across from my downloads folder to the graphics folder I have created it doesn't seem to be copying across, or at least it is taking forever and has been on 0% for 45 minutes.

 

What is the issue?

 

I've moved this to here.

 

As per the FAQ:

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.

 

What program are you using to extract the download? I'd recommend Winrar.

Jordi Blake
2 months ago
4 days ago
2

Hi, I just bought FM 24 and am downloading face packs for it. Downloaded the torrent file, extracted it through WinRar, but the faces aren't showing up - and I don't mean silhouettes, most of them have just vanished so I'm at a bit of a loss at what to do. Download is located in the sortitoutsi folder in my graphics folder. I'll also flag up another issue I suspect is related to it - for some reason I have two faces folder in my graphics folder, and neither have the full amount of faces specified in the pack. The one in the sortitoutsi folder has about 144,000 and the other 149,000. Logo packs are working fine so what do I need to do to sort out the faces? 

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