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
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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

 

Restart your system and load FM up first thing, that'll help.

batluke
12 years ago
1 month ago
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Same problem than eveyone ! Impossible to extract anything now … It takes 3 days to extract ! I mean, I think if I keep it extracting, in 3 months it would stay at te same level …

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By batluke 16 May 2024 - 15:32 PM UTC 

Same problem than eveyone ! Impossible to extract anything now … It takes 3 days to extract ! I mean, I think if I keep it extracting, in 3 months it would stay at te same level …

 

It's not really the same problem as everyone, actually, no. Also, read the 10th FAQ at the top of the page 👍

batluke
12 years ago
1 month ago
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Thanks but obviously is not that … It never ajust ^^

 

 

Liam Pond
1 month ago
4 weeks ago
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Hi Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere but cant find it. So i paid for premium membership for the site, downloaded the mega pace pack but when i try and move the file from downloads to graphics file its estimated over 1 day? Surely something is wrong here? I am only moving one file to another that took 20 mins to download?

DZastr22
3 years ago
6 days ago
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Hi all, I downloaded the sortitoutsi cut out faces megabuck and am attempting to move it to my graphics folder. I unzipped the file, grabbed the faces and iconfacees folders, and dragged them into my graphics folder, and upon doing this my file explorer just crashed. I now can't open my documents folder at all to get back to the graphics folder, every time I attempt to do so it just doesn't respond. Am I shit out of luck? Is there any fix to this?

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By Liam Pond 17 May 2024 - 11:04 AM UTC 

Hi Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere but cant find it. So i paid for premium membership for the site, downloaded the mega pace pack but when i try and move the file from downloads to graphics file its estimated over 1 day? Surely something is wrong here? I am only moving one file to another that took 20 mins to download?

 

From the FAQ:

I’ve downloaded the megapack but it’s telling me that it’ll take a very long time to extract. Is this normal and what can I do?

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.

 

 

 

By DZastr22 17 May 2024 - 13:35 PM UTC 

Hi all, I downloaded the sortitoutsi cut out faces megabuck and am attempting to move it to my graphics folder. I unzipped the file, grabbed the faces and iconfacees folders, and dragged them into my graphics folder, and upon doing this my file explorer just crashed. I now can't open my documents folder at all to get back to the graphics folder, every time I attempt to do so it just doesn't respond. Am I shit out of luck? Is there any fix to this?

 

Restart your PC, and see if that resolves the issue.

Pato_Liam
12 years ago
5 days ago
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Hello, when you download the update packs, where shall I extract them? If I extract them to my main facepack folder won't the config file override and make me lose loads of faces?

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By Pato_Liam 19 May 2024 - 20:09 PM UTC 

Hello, when you download the update packs, where shall I extract them? If I extract them to my main facepack folder won't the config file override and make me lose loads of faces?

 

Here's a video tutorial on how to install update packs:

 

Pato_Liam
12 years ago
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yavkoadra
3 weeks ago
1 day ago
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Hey everyone.

 

I am sorry if I haven't seen question that I will ask.

 

I downloaded megapack and extracted faces / icon faces into graphics folder.

 

But in the game players' faces areas are blank.

 

I think that I didn't extract config file of megapack and now I cannot find that.

 

Is problem that? (not to extract config file into folder)

 

If it is, can anybody upload or send only config file for megapack?

 

Thank you.

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By yavkoadra 29 May 2024 - 19:45 PM UTC 

Hey everyone.

 

I am sorry if I haven't seen question that I will ask.

 

I downloaded megapack and extracted faces / icon faces into graphics folder.

 

But in the game players' faces areas are blank.

 

I think that I didn't extract config file of megapack and now I cannot find that.

 

Is problem that? (not to extract config file into folder)

 

If it is, can anybody upload or send only config file for megapack?

 

Thank you.

 

You can download the latest update pack, and use the config from there 👍

yavkoadra
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By mons 30 May 2024 - 05:16 AM UTC 

You can download the latest update pack, and use the config from there 👍

 

I've downloaded last update and copied/pasted them into FACES and ICONFACES folders.

 

Still players's faces are blank in the game.

 

What do I do wrong?

 

And what I can do more?

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By yavkoadra 30 May 2024 - 15:30 PM UTC 

I've downloaded last update and copied/pasted them into FACES and ICONFACES folders.

 

Still players's faces are blank in the game.

 

What do I do wrong?

 

And what I can do more?

 

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

yavkoadra
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By mons 30 May 2024 - 16:14 PM UTC 

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

 

 

mons
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By yavkoadra 30 May 2024 - 16:33 PM UTC 
 

 

as well as how many images are in that folder?

yavkoadra
3 weeks ago
1 day ago
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By mons 30 May 2024 - 17:08 PM UTC 

as well as how many images are in that folder?

5239.

 

Is it too low for megapack?

 

Maybe I put only update photos into folder instead of megapack photos.

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By yavkoadra 30 May 2024 - 17:27 PM UTC 

5239.

 

Is it too low for megapack?

 

Maybe I put only update photos into folder instead of megapack photos.

 

Yes, you should have around 460,000, so that's what's happened. Download the torrent file and start from there 👍

P-Jo11
7 months ago
7 hours ago
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Sorry if it's not the correct place to place it:

Do you change anything about the up- and download speed on sorti?

For 3-4 days up- and downloads of sources, previews, packs and anything else last several minutes.

 

Of course I've checked my internet, same data as always using a 100Mbps line via Telekom.

PING could be better, but the rest as good as always
mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By P-Jo11 04 June 2024 - 19:48 PM UTC 

Sorry if it's not the correct place to place it:

Do you change anything about the up- and download speed on sorti?

For 3-4 days up- and downloads of sources, previews, packs and anything else last several minutes.

 

Of course I've checked my internet, same data as always using a 100Mbps line via Telekom.

PING could be better, but the rest as good as always

 

Perhaps @Footygamer can provide an answer?

P-Jo11
7 months ago
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By mons 04 June 2024 - 19:54 PM UTC 

Perhaps @Footygamer can provide an answer?

 

Edit

@mons 

@Footygamer 

 

My last upload of 45 C-O lasts nearly 10 minutes. I talk to @Julk44, his last upload of 10 pics was instantly done.

I do not use any VPN or anything else.

I'm looking forward to a solution solving my problem. Thank you.

Footygamer
18 years ago
16 hours ago
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@P-Jo11 there have not been any changes that may have caused this.

 

You said “up and downloads” takes several minutes, is the downloads part an exaggeration or genuine? For example I just downloaded your recent 45 image pack instantly, are you saying the download is taking minutes for you? Because that would definitely be a serious problem.

 

Would you be able to show a screenshot of the download running slow?

P-Jo11
7 months ago
7 hours ago
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By Footygamer 04 June 2024 - 20:38 PM UTC 

@P-Jo11 there have not been any changes that may have caused this.

 

You said “up and downloads” takes several minutes, is the downloads part an exaggeration or genuine? For example I just downloaded your recent 45 image pack instantly, are you saying the download is taking minutes for you? Because that would definitely be a serious problem.

 

Would you be able to show a screenshot of the download running slow?

 

Thank you for your reply. After clicking on reply, it lasts 20 seconds to respond. Other websites with many pictures ect like kicker.de open within 2 seconds.

 

Unfortunately any preview I click opens within one second. Also every single picture I download the same. I will show a screen after my next pack-upload, one of the biggest problems. Everthing I asked for is now okay. But there is the preview problem, I check every pic if it is worth to cut, see the screen below.

 

Tried to open the source https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/1/1471456/timeline#submission_3308287, 5 seconds later
Footygamer
18 years ago
16 hours ago
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Thanks @P-Jo11 when you are talking about images they should generally be from a different domain are you saying that when the domain is “sortitoutsi.net” AND urls where the domain is “b-cdn.net” they both take a long time?

 

e.g. https://sortitoutsidospaces.b-cdn.net/media/BfQq02S5Stc0dVSaN5zopJteNfAu0zADZkQPKnoh.png 

 

That would indicate the problem is definitely your end because the stuff hosted on “b-cdn.net” is a totally different company, in a different country with different servers, 100% different in everyway.

 

Have you tried a few other things:

  • A different browser
  • Restarting your computer if you haven't for a while
  • Does the slowness occur on your mobile as well as your computer?
  • Are you able to try briefly from another computer such as at work?
  • What about if the mobile is using mobile data or wifi, does it make a difference?
  • Does it occur both when you are logged in and logged out?

 

Answers to those questions will help narrow it down.

P-Jo11
7 months ago
7 hours ago
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By Footygamer 05 June 2024 - 07:15 AM UTC 

Thanks @P-Jo11 when you are talking about images they should generally be from a different domain are you saying that when the domain is “sortitoutsi.net” AND urls where the domain is “b-cdn.net” they both take a long time?

 

e.g. https://sortitoutsidospaces.b-cdn.net/media/BfQq02S5Stc0dVSaN5zopJteNfAu0zADZkQPKnoh.png 

 

That would indicate the problem is definitely your end because the stuff hosted on “b-cdn.net” is a totally different company, in a different country with different servers, 100% different in everyway.

 

Have you tried a few other things:

  • A different browser
  • Restarting your computer if you haven't for a while
  • Does the slowness occur on your mobile as well as your computer?
  • Are you able to try briefly from another computer such as at work?
  • What about if the mobile is using mobile data or wifi, does it make a difference?
  • Does it occur both when you are logged in and logged out?

 

Answers to those questions will help narrow it down.

 

Thank you for your reply. Seems to be a problem with firefox (several websites didn't work well after the last updates). Neither Edge nor Safari are this lame, no matter if I use mobile devices or PC while checking the 6 points you've written. Thank you for your help. Case closed. 🙂

Footygamer
18 years ago
16 hours ago
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Strange Firefox for me on Mac is absolutely fine. You might try uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox if you want to keep using it.

 

It could also be a Firefox extension that isn't enabled on Chrome, particularly any anti virus ones.

mark_flem
2 weeks ago
18 hours ago
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I'm having trouble with the complete cut out face pack. It downloads fine but when I go to extract it into the graphics folder it won't complete & I get an error code.

0x8096002A: No description error available

mons
18 years ago
11 hours ago
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By mark_flem 08 June 2024 - 01:15 AM UTC 

I'm having trouble with the complete cut out face pack. It downloads fine but when I go to extract it into the graphics folder it won't complete & I get an error code.

0x8096002A: No description error available

 

What program are you using to extract it? I suggest Winrar.

mark_flem
2 weeks ago
18 hours ago
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By mons 08 June 2024 - 07:56 AM UTC 

What program are you using to extract it? I suggest Winrar.

 

I'm not, I wasn't aware I needed to if it was just a zip file. I will see if that helps though. 

mark_flem
2 weeks ago
18 hours ago
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I don't know what I'm doing wrong but the packs I downloaded aren't showing in the game, even the logos that were previously there (the licenced ones) aren't showing either. I feel really stupid!

 

I've created folders in the graphics folder for faces, logos & kits & extracted the relevant packs using winrar into their folders. 

 

Then cleared the cache as instructed in the guides & ticked the reload skin when confirming preferences box. 

 

So I'm unsure where Ive gone wrong.

 

Any help would be appreciated. 

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