sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

Football Manager Backgrounds Megapack originally made up of awesome aerial photos of stadiums taken from Google Maps and Google Earth but now containing backgrounds Clubs, Competitions and Players as well.

  • 47,878
  • 2021.05 - Released on 04 May 2021
sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

Qvordrup
13 years ago
5 hours ago
132,385
Hi can anybody do Kalvin Philips of leeds please? Everytime i go to do it it says invalid size

You have to resize the picture to 1920x1080.

read here on how to request : https://sortitoutsi.net/content/57340/tutorials-and-guidelines-for-contributors
DazS8
11 years ago
1 hour ago
8,731
Hi can anybody do Kalvin Philips of leeds please? Everytime i go to do it it says invalid size


id 29113879
https://fmshots.com/images/2020/09/11/2911387976298266615705f0.jpg
Jay Brockie
6 years ago
6 hours ago
3,157
Dougie Grieve
4 months ago
2 months ago
3
Premium
Hi folks,

its been many a year since ive played this game and attempted to download all the packs etc

sorry if this is proper basic but could do with a little help. Ive downloaded the megapack and all seems good. Can anyone tell me what the next steps are? Im currently attempting to unzip the file which to me seems to be taking far too long. Is this normal? Also after ive unzipped it do I then just cut/copy the folder into the graphics/pictures folder? I waited 2 hours for the megapack i presume im doing something wrong that im having to wait the same again to unzip the file. Any help for a complete novice would be great. Thanks
mons
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
49,119
Hi folks,

its been many a year since ive played this game and attempted to download all the packs etc

sorry if this is proper basic but could do with a little help. Ive downloaded the megapack and all seems good. Can anyone tell me what the next steps are? Im currently attempting to unzip the file which to me seems to be taking far too long. Is this normal? Also after ive unzipped it do I then just cut/copy the folder into the graphics/pictures folder? I waited 2 hours for the megapack i presume im doing something wrong that im having to wait the same again to unzip the file. Any help for a complete novice would be great. Thanks

It's a 36.5GB file, be prepared for it to take a good while to extract. If you want to speed the process up, have as few programs running in the background as possible so that the system can dedicate all its resources to the extraction process.
jkishthe1
11 years ago
3 days ago
34
Premium
Hi all. Can anyone offer me some advice please? I have installed this pack along with lots of other graphics. But for some reason this doesn't work whilst everything else does, facepacks, logos, skins, all fine, but backgrounds just don't load.
What can I do?
mons
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
49,119
Hi all. Can anyone offer me some advice please? I have installed this pack along with lots of other graphics. But for some reason this doesn't work whilst everything else does, facepacks, logos, skins, all fine, but backgrounds just don't load.
What can I do?

Let's have screenshots of the location you've installed it in please 👍
jkishthe1
11 years ago
3 days ago
34
Premium
Let's have screenshots of the location you've installed it in please 👍


Hope this is enough, if not just let me know what else you need 👍
mons
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
49,119
Hope this is enough, if not just let me know what else you need 👍

I suspect it's a config issue. Download the most recent update pack and install it. Not only will it have the most recent and correct config, but you'll also get some more backgrounds to boot 👍
jkishthe1
11 years ago
3 days ago
34
Premium
I suspect it's a config issue. Download the most recent update pack and install it. Not only will it have the most recent and correct config, but you'll also get some more backgrounds to boot 👍


I did but I can try installing it again. Is that the correct folder?
mons
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
49,119
I did but I can try installing it again. Is that the correct folder?

I'm not seeing the full path but if the bit before graphics is Documents \ Sports Interactive \ Football Manager 2021, then the location is fine.

If you've downloaded it already, I don't think you installed it properly, because the date modified of the config file is 13 November, while the update pack was released a week or so ago, so the config file should be dated around then.

Besides, this is what it looks like on my system (ignore the path, it's on an external hard disk):

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

I don't know if you've renamed the folders yourself or if you've downloaded some other file, but that's not how it should look.
Qvordrup
13 years ago
5 hours ago
132,385
Hope this is enough, if not just let me know what else you need 👍

The problem is that you have renamed the folders 🙂

The config file "looks" for folders named as the are downloaded. If you change the name of the folders the config can't locate the files.
Amaz
5 years ago
1 month ago
2
Premium
Hi guys,

I have a technical problem with a city background that I added myself to the initial version of the Megapack.

The club I am playing with (FC Annecy, ID: 85052735) did not have a background picture so I added it and edited the config.xml file. It worked just fine.

But today, I downloaded and installed the .01 version, and while the picture is still in the right folder and I edited the config file again, I can not see it in-game anymore. Is there a reason for that?

Thanks a lot!
Qvordrup
13 years ago
5 hours ago
132,385
Hi guys,

I have a technical problem with a city background that I added myself to the initial version of the Megapack.

The club I am playing with (FC Annecy, ID: 85052735) did not have a background picture so I added it and edited the config.xml file. It worked just fine.

But today, I downloaded and installed the .01 version, and while the picture is still in the right folder and I edited the config file again, I can not see it in-game anymore. Is there a reason for that?

Thanks a lot!

Always difficult to advice on custom changes... But in this case... no there is no obvious reason 🤷‍♂️
DenizKalayci
1 year ago
2 months ago
4
How can I change the background? I want to write a football player photo. Is there a guide?
Qvordrup
13 years ago
5 hours ago
132,385
How can I change the background? I want to write a football player photo. Is there a guide?

I'm not really sure what you mean... write a football player photo?

There is a guide here : https://sortitoutsi.net/content/57340/tutorials-and-guidelines-for-contributors

and you can make request here : https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/submissions/17
simsimmabrfc
4 years ago
4 months ago
2
Premium
Is there any way i can have just the small stadiums on the club info page but not the big pictures taking the whole screen background? using TCS skin. thanks
Qvordrup
13 years ago
5 hours ago
132,385
Is there any way i can have just the small stadiums on the club info page but not the big pictures taking the whole screen background? using TCS skin. thanks

Well I personally think that the complete pack makes you game much more enjoyable 😀.

At the moment you can only download the full pack and not just parts of it (this is something we aim to offer in the future).

But you can put only the inside_stadium in you game if you wish:

1) Download the full pack from here (using chrome so you can resume any interruptions in your download)

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/style/17/google-earth-stadium-backgrounds

2) put only the inside stadiums in your graphics folder

3) use this little app to make a stadium background config for your inside stadiums (drag the folder on to the app):

https://sortitoutsi.net/content/848/fm-graphics-configurator-for-pc

4) open the config with notepad and press Ctrl+h and replace (all) "background" with "stadium" and save the config.

All the config lines should then look like this :
<record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/xxxx/stadium"/>

That should do it 😀
playboy77
12 years ago
4 days ago
122
Hi is there a seperate folder for just a player background update? as I already have most of these files already, my player backgrounds could do with a update though

Many Thanks
Qvordrup
13 years ago
5 hours ago
132,385
Hi is there a seperate folder for just a player background update? as I already have most of these files already, my player backgrounds could do with a update though

Many Thanks

Yes... if you download the full pack there is a persons folder that has pictures of staff and players.

But why not use the full pack when you have to download it anyway 😉
playboy77
12 years ago
4 days ago
122
Yeah thats what ive decided to do

Great website been a member for years

Keep up the good work

Cheers
Sfc96
5 months ago
4 months ago
1
What would be the best skin to showcase the backgrounds better?
Qvordrup
13 years ago
5 hours ago
132,385
What would be the best skin to showcase the backgrounds better?

I use " FM 2021 FLUT skin dark"

DOWNLOAD HERE
simsimmabrfc
4 years ago
4 months ago
2
Premium
Well I personally think that the complete pack makes you game much more enjoyable 😀.

At the moment you can only download the full pack and not just parts of it (this is something we aim to offer in the future).

But you can put only the inside_stadium in you game if you wish:

1) Download the full pack from here (using chrome so you can resume any interruptions in your download)

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/style/17/google-earth-stadium-backgrounds

2) put only the inside stadiums in your graphics folder

3) use this little app to make a stadium background config for your inside stadiums (drag the folder on to the app):

https://sortitoutsi.net/content/848/fm-graphics-configurator-for-pc

4) open the config with notepad and press Ctrl+h and replace (all) "background" with "stadium" and save the config.

All the config lines should then look like this :
<record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/xxxx/stadium"/>

That should do it 😀


I agree that using the whole pack is better but i have always loved TCS skins but the backgrounds when using it with TCS only shows the top half of the background and not at the bottom half of the screen, Thanks for the help.
LucasMoura46
5 years ago
4 days ago
4
Brazilian stadiums are not real in my game, what can I do?
Club cities also don't appear, I see in the second print.
thanks
Qvordrup
13 years ago
5 hours ago
132,385
Brazilian stadiums are not real in my game, what can I do?
Club cities also don't appear, I see in the second print.
thanks

Delete whatever stadiums and background packs you have already installed and download our megapack HERE
nmwald1
11 years ago
3 months ago
17
Premium
Hi, I've never downloaded this background pack before but every time I click to download the full pack it gets about 1 minute into the download and then quits giving a "network error". I'm doing this in chrome but have also tried windows edge/explorer. It's the same every time. My internet connection works great with other downloads. I disabled my firewall, virus protection etc. and I also disabled the browser extensions I have. I get the same error every time.
Any help is much appreciated.
LucasMoura46
5 years ago
4 days ago
4
I did the whole process of excluding the folders and putting your megapack, but the stadiums of Brazilian teams are still wrong, and there is no image of the cities, is there any other solution?
Qvordrup
13 years ago
5 hours ago
132,385
Hi, I've never downloaded this background pack before but every time I click to download the full pack it gets about 1 minute into the download and then quits giving a "network error". I'm doing this in chrome but have also tried windows edge/explorer. It's the same every time. My internet connection works great with other downloads. I disabled my firewall, virus protection etc. and I also disabled the browser extensions I have. I get the same error every time.
Any help is much appreciated.

If (when) you use chrome you should be able to resume any interruptions in your download. Otherwise use the torrent and apply the updates afterwords.

torrent can be found HERE
Qvordrup
13 years ago
5 hours ago
132,385
I did the whole process of excluding the folders and putting your megapack, but the stadiums of Brazilian teams are still wrong, and there is no image of the cities, is there any other solution?

Show me a screenshot of your graphics folder. You must have done something wrong.

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