First of all, the Audio Commentary Patch itself is NOT my work, nor do I want to take credit for that.
I wanted to get this great addition to work in FM 2018 and even though it is not as straightforward anymore as in previous versions, I did get it working in Football Manager 2018.

Step 1:
Get the Audio Commentary patch, last updated for FM 2016 here for the original files (I have added my own version of the Audio Patch for your convenience)

https://www.fmscout.com/a-fm16-audio-commentary-and-more-realistic-sounds.html


Step2:
1) Copy "match_events.xml" and "match_sounds.cfg" from the commentary patch to your installation folder: "Football Manager 2018\data\simatch\events"

2) a) Use the "resource archiver" and unpack the file "simatchviewer.fmf" which can be found in "Football Manager 2018\data".

b) Save the extracted folders in a separate directory.

c) All folders in the directory you leave "as is" only the "sounds" folder you empty and replace the files with the ones in the commentary audio downloaded file. make sure there are no subfolders in it (I remember there is a "default" subfolder for sure), so all audio files should be directly put into the (now empty) "sounds" folder.

Once done you use Resource Archiver again but now you pack all the files in that folder (not only the sounds folder, but all the files you extracted earlier) into a new "simatchviewer.fmf" and put the files in the folders I indicated.

d) Use the "resource archiver" to create a new "simatchviewer.fmf" file from the changed folder with "sounds" folder replaced with the commentary contents in it.

e) Move the "simatchviewer.fmf" file to the installation folder: "Football Manager 2018\data" and replace the existing file.

Make sure your game isn't running while you do all this and restart the game, empty cache and reload it, don't forget to allow sounds in matches to be played in "preferences".

Reload the cache and play your Football Manager 2018 game with live commentary again!

I tested this and works already for weeks without any issues.


ALWAYS make a backup of you original files in case something goes wrong or you want to revert back to the original sounds
Comments
kad38
8 years ago
22 hours ago
177
so little question I do not know at all this add ons ..... once in the game you have audio comments? or writing that changes? or something else ??? waiting for your answer ....
a31632
13 years ago
1 hour ago
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so little question I do not know at all this add ons ..... once in the game you have audio comments? or writing that changes? or something else ??? waiting for your answer ....



Yes, there are new audio sounds (cheering etc.), English live commentary and also the text showing in the commentary bar has changed.
In the link provided from FMScout you can read about the release in more detail.

It's not perfect, sometimes the commentary of the two commentators overlaps but not much that can be done about it.

Great work from the creators of this addition, I use it for every FM version personally
_Lio_
8 years ago
2 weeks ago
80
What are the files for only the cheering?
a31632
13 years ago
1 hour ago
291
What are the files for only the cheering?

As I mentioned I’m not the creator of this.
The best thing to do is use the link to FMScout and ask the creators. The sounds are all easy identifiable so should be possible to isolate them I guess by eliminating all the commentary sound files.
_Lio_
8 years ago
2 weeks ago
80
The Capital letters is the commentary, the small letters are the chanting
a31632
13 years ago
1 hour ago
291
The Capital letters is the commentary, the small letters are the chanting


New thread was started with no commentary but with enhanced crowd sounds/chants here:

https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/41376/better-cheering-audio-for-fm18
moroccan_fan
7 years ago
5 months ago
8
I am getting a crash dump
a31632
13 years ago
1 hour ago
291
You must have done something wrong.
I posted this on numerous sites and nobody reported this, double check the procedure, the locations you copied the files in and otherwise try my download link (or if you used that try to create the file manually as I described.

Crash dump usually means you didn’t create the file with all folders as shown in the OP or you didn’t replace the existing files.
moroccan_fan
7 years ago
5 months ago
8
You must have done something wrong.
I posted this on numerous sites and nobody reported this, double check the procedure, the locations you copied the files in and otherwise try my download link (or if you used that try to create the file manually as I described.

Crash dump usually means you didn’t create the file with all folders as shown in the OP or you didn’t replace the existing files.

The problem was coming from a 3D Kit, it's all good now thanks.
Enos
5 years ago
2 months ago
53
Premium
I have this file with only the cheers. I deleted the vuvuzuelas as well as the audio comments. If someone can help me figure out how to upload it here, I'm happy to.
a31632
13 years ago
1 hour ago
291
I have this file with only the cheers. I deleted the vuvuzuelas as well as the audio comments. If someone can help me figure out how to upload it here, I'm happy to.


There is already a separate thread with the sounds only, so no need to upload this again.
For those interested you might want to share which files you deleted for the elimination of the vuvuzuelas.
bartdude
12 years ago
6 hours ago
341
Premium
As one of the original contributors to the audio commentary pack,my part was in editing the files to reduce overlaps. As you say it's still not perfect but reducing too many comments resulted in some not being triggered at all,so at best it's a compromise. However,for me and many others,it does add another dimension to FM,so thanks for your efforts. More importantly you've openly admitted it's fundamentally not your work and contributors and creators of FM add-ons always appreciate such comments.
Kevin Ayers
6 years ago
4 weeks ago
1
hi how do i add the the audio commentry pls
bukaaaa
2 years ago
2 years ago
1
This steps are confusing.. Can somebody video the way its done... Plz
iamauser
9 years ago
1 month ago
6
Premium
I remember there was a audio pack made for one of the old versions of FM. Is this the same one or is it a new one?
Metz+
7 years ago
4 months ago
15
something i've been working on the the past few months

Jon Champion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWSmHN78BEA
sioooooooomin
5 years ago
1 month ago
2
can it works on fm2019?
Kevin Dalton
5 years ago
1 year ago
6
I got lost on the 2nd line...Use the "resource archiver" and unpack the file "simatchviewer.fmf" which can be found in "Football Manager 2018\data" How do you 'use' the resource archiver' - it's not executable.
Carlito85
13 years ago
5 hours ago
564
I got lost on the 2nd line...Use the "resource archiver" and unpack the file "simatchviewer.fmf" which can be found in "Football Manager 2018\data" How do you 'use' the resource archiver' - it's not executable.


If I remember right you have to install the resource archiver through steam. Then once you've opened it, click "extract archive", choose the simatchviewer file in steamapps/common/FM19/data folder, and choose where you want to extract to (desktop is an easy one).

To pack the file again after editing the sounds, just click on "create archive" and choose the steamapps/common/FM19/data folder folder. Overwrite the original file when it asks you to.

NOTE: If you want to delete all the commentary and just have the crowd/match sounds, delete all the audio files in upper case.
mackboss
11 years ago
1 hour ago
54
This version doesn't work in FM19, why...???

It seems same files in the FM19....any suggestion ???

Thank You...
sioooooooomin
5 years ago
1 month ago
2
this version fm2019 cant work this mod. but last ver can do that. What the fuck.
Seminar
9 years ago
4 months ago
8
Does it work with FM20???
a31632
13 years ago
1 hour ago
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By Seminar 24 March 2020 - 12:56 PM UTC 

Does it work with FM20??? 

 

Yes it does, same procedure as described, only 

in FM 2020 and FM 2021 the sound files are in “simatchviewer-pc.fmf”.

 

I'm working on a version for FM2021, but it needs manual recoding of the xml files, so will take a week or two to get that fixed.

For FM 2019 and FM 2020 follow the instructions in the OP to get this working.

(It could be that the file for the sounds changed in FM2019 too to “simatchviewer-pc.fmf”, instead of “simatchviewer.fmf“, I don’t have that version installed anymore, but the overall description with using the Resource Archive tool is the same. )

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