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).
mons
18 years ago
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By Jordi Blake 21 April 2024 - 20:11 PM UTC 

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? 

 

Screenshots would help, but my suggestion would be to delete all the faces you have and either download the 2024.0 base pack from scratch or extract the rar file again if it's still on your hard disk.

Jordi Blake
2 months ago
1 week ago
2

Here's a screenshot of the graphics folder:

This is the larger faces file in the folder:

 

And the smaller one in the sortioutsi folder:

 

If you've got any further help that'd be massively appreciated. I can just delete the files and re-extract them, but it'll take a while on my laptop

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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@Jordi Blake, I have no idea how you have ended up with two faces folders.

 

The easiest thing is to delete both of them, and extract the rar again.

Ben Petersen
2 months ago
1 month ago
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I have downloaded the premium members download and then been shown an unknown error not allowing extraction from the downloads folder.

Also when I click on the download it only appears to have a couple of files in it and no actual player's faces, just some random photos of people I'm assuming to be staff.

 

Someone, please help me with a suggestion… 

 

Thanks in advance

Ben Petersen
2 months ago
1 month ago
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Premium

I downloaded it a second time with plenty of space to spare and the same problem.

 

 

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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@Ben Petersen How large is the file you've downloaded? What program are you using to extract it?

Ben Petersen
2 months ago
1 month ago
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12g and I'm using the default windows extract all option. Do i need better extraction software?

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By Ben Petersen 26 April 2024 - 19:38 PM UTC 

12g and I'm using the default windows extract all option. Do i need better extraction software?

 

Use Winrar.

Ben Petersen
2 months ago
1 month ago
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By mons 27 April 2024 - 10:03 AM UTC 

Use Winrar.

Appreciate the help, all my default faces that came with the game are completely gone now silhouette also.

So I'll try downloading the face pack again and install.

 

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By Ben Petersen 27 April 2024 - 10:40 AM UTC 

Appreciate the help, all my default faces that came with the game are completely gone now silhouette also.

So I'll try downloading the face pack again and install.

 

Remove anything you've installed, and start again from scratch.

 

Watch the video on how to install the pack to be sure you're following the steps correctly:

 

Kamen Dulev
1 year ago
2 days ago
6

The strangest thing happened.. I am using your sortititsi  facepack like always and in every new save Mason Mount image is not loading… every other one is loaded except the Mount one. What might be the problem?

Akram Mohamed
1 month ago
1 day ago
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i'm having issues, if i unpack the first 4 files or so everything works fine, but once i unpack everything i cant see the players, they're just see-through.

im on mac and i used the unarchiver and unrared every single of the 13 packs and put them one by one into a faces folder in the graphics folder.

i saw somewhere here that i should only unrar the first file ?

should i still download them all ?

Akram Mohamed
1 month ago
1 day ago
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By Akram Mohamed 07 May 2024 - 11:02 AM UTC 

i'm having issues, if i unpack the first 4 files or so everything works fine, but once i unpack everything i cant see the players, they're just see-through.

im on mac and i used the unarchiver and unrared every single of the 13 packs and put them one by one into a faces folder in the graphics folder.

i saw somewhere here that i should only unrar the first file ?

should i still download them all ?

 

@mons forgot to tag you

 

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
87,505
By Akram Mohamed 07 May 2024 - 11:02 AM UTC 

i'm having issues, if i unpack the first 4 files or so everything works fine, but once i unpack everything i cant see the players, they're just see-through.

im on mac and i used the unarchiver and unrared every single of the 13 packs and put them one by one into a faces folder in the graphics folder.

i saw somewhere here that i should only unrar the first file ?

should i still download them all ?

 

Can I have a screenshot of how you've installed the files you've extracted?

Akram Mohamed
1 month ago
1 day ago
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By Akram Mohamed 07 May 2024 - 12:01 PM UTC 

@mons i think the problem is in the way i extracted each one of them, maybe i should have just extracted the first rar file ? in each folder (1-13) is either two folders (faces and iconfaces) or just one of the two

 

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By Akram Mohamed 07 May 2024 - 12:03 PM UTC 

@mons i think the problem is in the way i extracted each one of them, maybe i should have just extracted the first rar file ? in each folder (1-13) is either two folders (faces and iconfaces) or just one of the two

 

You should have one faces folder with no sub-folders, with all images contained within this folder.

Savatage83
4 years ago
5 days ago
2

 

Hello, i have dowloaded the full torrent and copied the files into the correct path

 

Now i have this problem, the faces are out of sync with the players

 

Does anybody know how this happened and how can i fix this?

 

Thank you

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By Savatage83 08 May 2024 - 14:37 PM UTC 

Hello, i have dowloaded the full torrent and copied the files into the correct path

 

Now i have this problem, the faces are out of sync with the players

 

Does anybody know how this happened and how can i fix this?

 

Thank you

 

How bizarre! Do you have a newgen face fix installed perhaps?

Savatage83
4 years ago
5 days ago
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By mons 08 May 2024 - 18:49 PM UTC 

How bizarre! Do you have a newgen face fix installed perhaps?

 

I don't think so… maybe i'll try to start from a clean installation.

Stanb12
1 month ago
1 week ago
1

I have downloaded all the faces into my documents cleared cache reloaded skin but still no faces are showing any help please?

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By Stanb12 08 May 2024 - 20:09 PM UTC 

I have downloaded all the faces into my documents cleared cache reloaded skin but still no faces are showing any help please?

 

Can you 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?

Oluwafemi Odekunle
1 month ago
4 days ago
1

Anytime I download the file, it only comes with the faces folder and not iconfaces. Nonetheless the updated faces still don't show up in my save.

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By Oluwafemi Odekunle 11 May 2024 - 10:40 AM UTC 

Anytime I download the file, it only comes with the faces folder and not iconfaces. Nonetheless the updated faces still don't show up in my save.

 

What download method did you use? You probably didn't install the file correctly, if images still aren't showing.

 

Watch this video for a guide:

 

carlhelms
11 years ago
1 month ago
9
Premium

Hello

 

sorry if this is in the wrong place - ive spent hours downloading what i need, all was well loading the game and i just needed to install the facepacks

so ive subbed to get premium access and downloaded the 12.gb file - all good!

 

now the game loads forever..and ever and ever…. previous to downloading the face megapack, it was done in 1-2mins?

 

any help please?

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
87,505
By carlhelms 11 May 2024 - 18:08 PM UTC 

Hello

 

sorry if this is in the wrong place - ive spent hours downloading what i need, all was well loading the game and i just needed to install the facepacks

so ive subbed to get premium access and downloaded the 12.gb file - all good!

 

now the game loads forever..and ever and ever…. previous to downloading the face megapack, it was done in 1-2mins?

 

any help please?

 

The first time you load the game with the megapack, it'll take a while to load all the new images. Shouldn't take that long next time.

carlhelms
11 years ago
1 month ago
9
Premium

Hey Mons - do you reckon I should just wait it out for the first effort then?

 

nice to see you btw - and thanks for replying 🙂 

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By carlhelms 11 May 2024 - 18:47 PM UTC 

Hey Mons - do you reckon I should just wait it out for the first effort then?

 

nice to see you btw - and thanks for replying 🙂 

 

I suppose so, yes. When you say forever and ever, how long are we talking?

carlhelms
11 years ago
1 month ago
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By mons 11 May 2024 - 18:50 PM UTC 

I suppose so, yes. When you say forever and ever, how long are we talking?

 

if Im honest, i task manager'ed outta there at around 10mins, i just wasn't sure all was well … but if you're suggesting it just needs a bit of time to load with the new images that's understandable and i'll give that a go now.

 

The loading screen with the “loading” on bottom right with the various languages just seemed to go on forever. I'll try now and see how i get on

carlhelms
11 years ago
1 month ago
9
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By carlhelms 11 May 2024 - 18:52 PM UTC 

if Im honest, i task manager'ed outta there at around 10mins, i just wasn't sure all was well … but if you're suggesting it just needs a bit of time to load with the new images that's understandable and i'll give that a go now.

 

The loading screen with the “loading” on bottom right with the various languages just seemed to go on forever. I'll try now and see how i get on

 

 

holy smokes - it loaded in 2mins flat!?! interesting! ill keep an eye on it and hope it isnt a one off LOL thank you!! 🙂

 

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