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).
Humberto21
10 years ago
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By mons 26 June 2024 - 21:29 PM UTC 

I don't believe it's possible, no 😢

 

Was there any reason why one would need it however?

 

Nothing really important, it is only a graphic "whim" 😉. Sometimes I happen to restore cut-outs of previous versions since it can be found very quickly on the site, but in this screen (and I only believe in this)

when clicking with the right button on a person's profile appears to be the image Icon that clearly appears to be the most recent.

Alternatively, however, the information on when the cut-out was added, in such a way as to go to look for it in that update.

Nickup230
13 years ago
22 hours ago
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Hi all. I have successfully downloaded, extracted and added lots of graphics packs into my FM24 but for some reason the cut out face mega pack doesn't seem to unzip. I am using WinZip on a MacBook, the file is there and then it just says that WinZip is busy and nothing happens. 

 

I have over 50GB on the hard drive and even tried putting it to an external hard drive with over 1TB of space in case that was the issue. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can get this file extracted correctly?

mons
18 years ago
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By Nickup230 29 June 2024 - 16:19 PM UTC 

Hi all. I have successfully downloaded, extracted and added lots of graphics packs into my FM24 but for some reason the cut out face mega pack doesn't seem to unzip. I am using WinZip on a MacBook, the file is there and then it just says that WinZip is busy and nothing happens. 

 

I have over 50GB on the hard drive and even tried putting it to an external hard drive with over 1TB of space in case that was the issue. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can get this file extracted correctly?

 

Try using WinRar instead.

saba123444444
1 year ago
5 days ago
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webtorrent: https://sortitoutsi.net/media/2889989/torrent the torrent link is not working please fix!

mons
18 years ago
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By saba123444444 29 June 2024 - 18:23 PM UTC 

webtorrent: https://sortitoutsi.net/media/2889989/torrent  the torrent link is not working please fix!

 

Can you give us a little more info than that?

 

Any error messages, does the file not download, what?

Kristopher Landis
3 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
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Hello all. I have downloaded, extracted, cut and pasted, and followed all the instructions in the videos, and the facepack still won't show up for me.  Files are pasted in Graphics-Faces (and Iconfaces as a separate folder). I've un-checked cache pages and made sure to click rebuild skin. I've cleared cache. I've done it all. I am about to chuck my laptop through a window and ask for my money back from this site because the damn thing I paid for won't work. 

 

Playing on Steam if that makes a difference. Advice would be greatly appreciated. 

mons
18 years ago
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By Kristopher Landis 30 June 2024 - 14:06 PM UTC 

Hello all. I have downloaded, extracted, cut and pasted, and followed all the instructions in the videos, and the facepack still won't show up for me.  Files are pasted in Graphics-Faces (and Iconfaces as a separate folder). I've un-checked cache pages and made sure to click rebuild skin. I've cleared cache. I've done it all. I am about to chuck my laptop through a window and ask for my money back from this site because the damn thing I paid for won't work. 

 

Playing on Steam if that makes a difference. Advice would be greatly appreciated. 

 

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

GoncaSantosPires03
3 years ago
1 week ago
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webtorrent: https://sortitoutsi.net/media/2889989/torrent the torrent link is not working please fix!

This link just show a white page, didn´t make download

 

mons
18 years ago
4 minutes ago
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By GoncaSantosPires03 03 July 2024 - 12:58 PM UTC 

webtorrent: https://sortitoutsi.net/media/2889989/torrent the torrent link is not working please fix!

This link just show a white page, didn´t make download

 

@Footygamer, any idea if this is the case please?

 

Footygamer
18 years ago
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@GoncaSantosPires03  It pops straight up as a download for me. Can you check if your anti virus is blocking it or anything like that?

Bob17171717
2 years ago
2 weeks ago
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I'm trying to add facepacks for fm16, but the 2024 pack won't work. All of the images show some graphical glitch. Is there a way to get fm 2016 facepack cutouts? I use to have the file (last year), but I can't find it anymore and I don't really like the DF11 versions. Please help if you can, Thanks.

mons
18 years ago
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By Bob17171717 06 July 2024 - 16:38 PM UTC 

I'm trying to add facepacks for fm16, but the 2024 pack won't work. All of the images show some graphical glitch. Is there a way to get fm 2016 facepack cutouts? I use to have the file (last year), but I can't find it anymore and I don't really like the DF11 versions. Please help if you can, Thanks.

 

It's a known issue due to the way cuts are compressed in the megapack from a few years back, as per the FAQ. There's a link to that year's torrent file in the FAQ, but I doubt how many seeds there are for it, given it's 8 years old…

lhadnam
14 years ago
3 days ago
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By mons 30 June 2024 - 14:16 PM UTC 

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

Hi, I'm having the same isssue after installing the game on a new pc.  As far as I can see I have downloaded and installed every file as described and done everything as described in the game itself

lhadnam
14 years ago
3 days ago
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Hi, ignore my last post as I found a config file that should not exist and deleted that so now everything is working as it should

mhn.des
7 months ago
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some faces dont appear, like, theres nothing in their photos, sometimes some players are missing, sometimes it's others, can anyone help me?

mons
18 years ago
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By mhn.des 10 July 2024 - 21:18 PM UTC 

some faces dont appear, like, theres nothing in their photos, sometimes some players are missing, sometimes it's others, can anyone help me?

 

You don't have the full megapack, or you haven't installed its update packs correctly.

 

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

mhn.des
7 months ago
9 hours ago
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By mons 10 July 2024 - 21:26 PM UTC 

You don't have the full megapack, or you haven't installed its update packs correctly.

 

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

the path is: documents - Sports Interactive -  Fm24 -  graphics - Downloads - faces/iconfaces

mhn.des
7 months ago
9 hours ago
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By mons 10 July 2024 - 21:26 PM UTC 

You don't have the full megapack, or you haven't installed its update packs correctly.

 

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

 

like this
mons
18 years ago
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By mhn.des 10 July 2024 - 21:50 PM UTC 

the path is: documents - Sports Interactive -  Fm24 -  graphics - Downloads - faces/iconfaces

 

The megapacks, as per the bit at the top of this page, has over 470,000 images. You have more than 400,000 missing images.

 

My suggestion is to delete your entire faces folder and apply the megapack base file from scratch, as well as all update packs.

 

Here's a video on how to apply the update packs:

 

fmballer
1 week ago
1 day ago
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Hello everyone, i have a problem that i'm trying to fix for the last 3 days and i'm out of options, i hope you guys can help me with this.

So i downloaded the megapack for the cutout faces and the updates till the 10th and i've put it in graphics folder in documents/sportinteractive etc etc… but some faces are loaded and some are not. Config file is there and i'm sure that id players too. IE: Francesco totti face shows up and even if i change the image with an older one from previous versions,it changes the image in the game with no problem. But James Rodriguez is not shown,even if image.png is in the folder and in the config file aswell. But there are a lot of faces that are not shown , even if they are in the folder and config file. So what i don't understand is why totti face is OK and rodriguez is not. I want to point out that i'm playing with FM08. Full path:C:\Users\User_Name\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\graphics\sortitoutsi\faces

These are the number of files inside the folder

 

Hope you guys can help me and have a nice day. Cheers

mons
18 years ago
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By fmballer 11 July 2024 - 10:28 AM UTC 

Hello everyone, i have a problem that i'm trying to fix for the last 3 days and i'm out of options, i hope you guys can help me with this.

So i downloaded the megapack for the cutout faces and the updates till the 10th and i've put it in graphics folder in documents/sportinteractive etc etc… but some faces are loaded and some are not. Config file is there and i'm sure that id players too. IE: Francesco totti face shows up and even if i change the image with an older one from previous versions,it changes the image in the game with no problem. But James Rodriguez is not shown,even if image.png is in the folder and in the config file aswell. But there are a lot of faces that are not shown , even if they are in the folder and config file. So what i don't understand is why totti face is OK and rodriguez is not. I want to point out that i'm playing with FM08. Full path:C:\Users\User_Name\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\graphics\sortitoutsi\faces

These are the number of files inside the folder

 

Hope you guys can help me and have a nice day. Cheers

 

When you say an image is not shown, do you mean you get an empty space or the default black silhouette?

fmballer
1 week ago
1 day ago
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By mons 11 July 2024 - 10:30 AM UTC 

When you say an image is not shown, do you mean you get an empty space or the default black silhouette?

 

the default silhouette

mons
18 years ago
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By fmballer 11 July 2024 - 10:34 AM UTC 

the default silhouette

 

At that time, the game didn't recognise folders with that many images. iirc the maximum was 50k per folder.

 

What you need to do is to create however many folders and include less than 50k images in each, then generate a config file for each folder using fmXML.

fmballer
1 week ago
1 day ago
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By mons 11 July 2024 - 10:43 AM UTC 

At that time, the game didn't recognise folders with that many images. iirc the maximum was 50k per folder.

 

What you need to do is to create however many folders and include less than 50k images in each, then generate a config file for each folder using fmXML.

 

Oh i didn't know that! I thought game recognize only one folder with one config file. Thanks for the quick response Mons,  i'll try that and i'll get back to you with the result. Cheers mate!

mons
18 years ago
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By fmballer 11 July 2024 - 10:48 AM UTC 

Oh i didn't know that! I thought game recognize only one folder with one config file. Thanks for the quick response Mons,  i'll try that and i'll get back to you with the result. Cheers mate!

 

Nowadays it does, but that wasn't the case in FM08.

fmballer
1 week ago
1 day ago
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By mons 11 July 2024 - 10:48 AM UTC 

Nowadays it does, but that wasn't the case in FM08.

 

BINGO!!! You are a life saver Mons!  Thanks a lot for taking the time to solve my problem. Cheers mate, have a good one!

mhn.des
7 months ago
9 hours ago
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By mons 11 July 2024 - 05:43 AM UTC 

The megapacks, as per the bit at the top of this page, has over 470,000 images. You have more than 400,000 missing images.

 

My suggestion is to delete your entire faces folder and apply the megapack base file from scratch, as well as all update packs.

 

Here's a video on how to apply the update packs:

 

 

I've just done it, but there are still some faces that don't appear, this time it's others

mons
18 years ago
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By mhn.des 11 July 2024 - 14:55 PM UTC 

I've just done it, but there are still some faces that don't appear, this time it's others

 

Then you will have again not installed it properly. Can you provide the same screenshots I asked for previously?

mhn.des
7 months ago
9 hours ago
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By mons 12 July 2024 - 07:21 AM UTC 

Then you will have again not installed it properly. Can you provide the same screenshots I asked for previously?

 

my game doesn't open💀

mons
18 years ago
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By mhn.des 12 July 2024 - 14:03 PM UTC 

my game doesn't open💀

 

The screenshots I asked you for don't actually need the game to be running 🤷🏻‍♂️

 

However, I have no idea how you could have possibly messed up the installation so badly that the game doesn't even open.

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