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Football Manager Backgrounds Megapack originally made up of awesome aerial photos of stadiums taken from Google Maps and Google Earth but now containing backgrounds Clubs, Competitions and Players as well.

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  • 2021.05 - Released on 04 May 2021
sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

Qvordrup
13 years ago
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By rafacc6 02 February 2021 - 22:48 PM UTC 

i have downloaded the backgrounds megapack and correct saved it at the graphics carpet, and then reloaded the preferences at the game, but i still have problems. For example it doesn't appear the stadium image, it's happears a red shadow instead, and in the players profil, it doesn't appear the player´s background it appears a city's photo in the back. How can i fix it? 

 

I don't fully understand your question, but let me try anyway. 

 

Use flut skin : https://sortitoutsi.net/content/57136/fm-2021-flut-skin-dark-version-10

 

Is it all your stadiums or just some?

 

is it all your player or just some?

telu
7 months ago
1 day ago
27
hello everyone, could someone tell me if I download the complete package of the stadiums if I also have to download some other file or update? It is the first time I do it . Thank you.
Qvordrup
13 years ago
6 hours ago
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By telu 05 February 2021 - 21:06 PM UTC 

hello everyone, could someone tell me if I download the complete package of the stadiums if I also have to download some other file or update? It is the first time I do it . Thank you. 

It depends on how you want to do it. If you just download the full file from the download page then your good and don't need anything else. If you want to use the torrent then you have to download (and apply) all the updates after you have installed the torrent version and remove some files (one folder) as well. 

 

telu
7 months ago
1 day ago
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I have only downloaded the patch that weighs 21.93 Gb
Qvordrup
13 years ago
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By telu 06 February 2021 - 05:17 AM UTC 

I have only downloaded the patch that weighs 21.93 Gb 

 

Then you should be good 😀

andbru01
2 years ago
2 months ago
4
Hallo!!
Habe mir das Backgrounds Megapack heruntergeladen. Habe das ganze Entpackt und jetzt habe ich da 8 Unterornder (competition_backgrounds, continent_backgrounds, ..) Verwende den Skin von Andromeda. In welchen Pfad muss ich diese Bilder koperien?? Beim 20er Manager habe ich nur Stadion Backgrounds und CityPics gehabt. Da hat alles geklappt. Vielleicht kann mir wer weiter helfen.
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google translation:

Hallo!! 
I downloaded the Backgrounds Megapack. I unpacked the whole thing and now I have 8 subordinates (competition_backgrounds, continent_backgrounds, ..) Using the Andromeda skin. In which path do I have to copy these pictures? With the 20er manager I only had stadium backgrounds and city pics. Everything worked out fine. Maybe someone can help me.
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Qvordrup
13 years ago
6 hours ago
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By andbru01 08 February 2021 - 10:36 AM UTC 

Hallo!! 
Habe mir das Backgrounds Megapack heruntergeladen. Habe das ganze Entpackt und jetzt habe ich da 8 Unterornder (competition_backgrounds, continent_backgrounds, ..) Verwende den Skin von Andromeda. In welchen Pfad muss ich diese Bilder koperien?? Beim 20er Manager habe ich nur Stadion Backgrounds und CityPics gehabt. Da hat alles geklappt. Vielleicht kann mir wer weiter helfen.
Lg

google translation:

Hallo!! 
I downloaded the Backgrounds Megapack. I unpacked the whole thing and now I have 8 subordinates (competition_backgrounds, continent_backgrounds, ..) Using the Andromeda skin. In which path do I have to copy these pictures? With the 20er manager I only had stadium backgrounds and city pics. Everything worked out fine. Maybe someone can help me.
Lg 

Put the “sortituotsi backgrounds” folder here : Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics

so that all the subfolders are in the “sortituotsi background” folder. 

 

it is important that all the sub folders are in the same folder as the config. 

 

andbru01
2 years ago
2 months ago
4
Habe es jetzt eingefügt. Ist das so richtig?? (Siehe Bilder)
Qvordrup
13 years ago
6 hours ago
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By andbru01 08 February 2021 - 12:58 PM UTC 

Habe es jetzt eingefügt. Ist das so richtig?? (Siehe Bilder) 

 

Yes it look right. Only thing that looks strange is the date of the config file (13-11-2020). You need to use the one that comes with the pack 👍

 

And how have you download the pack? If you have used the torrent , you need to apply all the updates here:

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

 

that will give you the most recent config and you can delete the folder called “team_background” as it is o longer used.

andbru01
2 years ago
2 months ago
4
Vielen Dank. Das ist die Config File die beim Gesamt Paket dabei war. Bei anderen Skins funktioniert es anscheinend. Weil bei Andormeda sieht man die Spieler-Hintergründe, Stadion und Stadt Bild nicht.

Bei OPZ Elite funktionert es. Siehe Bilder
andbru01
2 years ago
2 months ago
4
Geht doch mit Andromeda. Den Cache musste ich leeren dann hat es geklappt.
DANKE FÜR DIE HILFE

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adambell5
5 years ago
1 day ago
14
First of all... If you download the full pack here : https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/17/download

Then the new Brentford and Wimbledon stadiums are part of the pack:

Brentford Community Stadium: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/17/1196355/timeline

Plough Lane: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/17/1179086/timeline

You can search for anything in the database here using id or name:

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

Then to the actual question. If you want any picture to show in game they need a line in a config for the game to pick up the image.

So if the stadium, player or whatever already has a picture in the megapack then you can replace the current image and then it will show. If you want to add a picture that is not in the pack then you have to create a config.
I use this little app to make configs : https://sortitoutsi.net/content/848/fm-graphics-configurator-for-pc

But it is much easier if you just request the changes you want made in the submission system then other people can also enjoy it 🙂



thanks for the help the configurator workes a treat but im still stuggling adding a 2ND stadium pic im using the flut skin drak where you can have a 2 pic normal 1 inside the stadium another outside the stadium i dont want to use a new background mega pack because off all the changers ive made
adambell5
5 years ago
1 day ago
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thanks for the help the configurator workes a treat but im still stuggling adding a 2ND stadium pic im using the flut skin drak where you can have a 2 pic normal 1 inside the stadium another outside the stadium i dont want to use a new background mega pack because off all the changers ive made


ive manger to add the top picture but not the bottom one
Gabez Gabez
3 months ago
6 hours ago
19

Hey guys!

 

Total newb here so plz don't bash me!

 

Downloaded the megapack and all updates too!

 

Here is my problem, merged/moved all updates to my documents dir but i don't know what next about root XML files? latest XML file is smaller then “original” one (megapack)… Have to unpack updates to another directory or what? Sorry for this silly question!

Edit: I don't know how the game engine working but i'm assuming when i put update files into another directory (for example: put torrent files into “original” directory and put update files into “original+update1” directory) gonna work! :)

 

Thanks!

Qvordrup
13 years ago
6 hours ago
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By Gabez Gabez 11 February 2021 - 12:38 PM UTC 

Hey guys!

 

Total newb here so plz don't bash me!

 

Downloaded the megapack and all updates too!

 

Here is my problem, merged/moved all updates to my documents dir but i don't know what next about root XML files? latest XML file is smaller then “original” one (megapack)… Have to unpack updates to another directory or what? Sorry for this silly question!

Edit: I don't know how the game engine working but i'm assuming when i put update files into another directory (for example: put torrent files into “original” directory and put update files into “original+update1” directory) gonna work! :)

 

Thanks!

 

Hmm…. this project is under constant development so things have changed sorry… I believe that with in the next 6 months we have reached a more stable project.

 

So here it goes.

 

download the torrent and unpack the pack to your \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics

 

then download all the updates and apply them one by one (in order). By applying i mean unpack the updates to exactly the same place as the “original” and say yes to any overwrites (and if there are not any overwrites you are doing something wrong). It is very important that the config file from the torrent is replaced (overwritten) with the new one from the latest update. 

 

Then last but not least, remove (delete) the “team_backgrounds” folder from the pack. They are no longer used, and that is why the config is smaller.   

Gabez Gabez
3 months ago
6 hours ago
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By Qvordrup 11 February 2021 - 13:10 PM UTC 

Hmm…. this project is under constant development so things have changed sorry… I believe that with in the next 6 months we have reached a more stable project.

 

So here it goes.

 

download the torrent and unpack the pack to your \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics

 

then download all the updates and apply them one by one (in order). By applying i mean unpack the updates to exactly the same place as the “original” and say yes to any overwrites (and if there are not any overwrites you are doing something wrong). It is very important that the config file from the torrent is replaced (overwritten) with the new one from the latest update. 

 

Then last but not least, remove (delete) the “team_backgrounds” folder from the pack. They are no longer used, and that is why the config is smaller.   

 

Forgot to add/mention i'm using FM20* and not 21… In this case what about your remove instruction? Still the same? :)

(*Waiting for a good bargain for economical reason, cheap ass Hungarian here! :D )

 

Thank you so much mate! ^^

Qvordrup
13 years ago
6 hours ago
132,385
By adambell5 08 February 2021 - 19:36 PM UTC 

thanks for the help the configurator workes a treat but im still stuggling adding a 2ND stadium pic im using the flut skin drak where you can have a 2 pic normal 1 inside the stadium another outside the stadium i dont want to use a new background mega pack because off all the changers ive made 

 

Okay here is how it works:

 

First you must have the stadiums in two different folders. One for “stadiumbackgrounds” and one for “stadiumsinside”. All stadiums must be named after stadium id.

 

Then when using the the graphips configurator you start with the “stadiumbackgrounds”, thats the easy one. Just choose stadium under backgrounds and drag the folder on to the app. It then makes a config for all stadiums in that folder with config lines that looks like this:

 

<record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/xxxx/background"/>

 

Then on to the “stadiumnside”. You go through the same process and drag the folder on to the app and choose the the stadium background. You then have to open (edit) the config that the app has made. Press Ctrl+h and replace “background” with stadium (press replace all). Then your config should have lines that look like this :

 

<record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/xxxx/stadium"/>

 

Then reload your fm and it should all be good.

 

p.s. If you have any improvement to our pack, I would like to encourage you to submit you updates here so that everybody can enjoy them :

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/submissions/17

 

Qvordrup
13 years ago
6 hours ago
132,385
By Gabez Gabez 11 February 2021 - 13:35 PM UTC 

Forgot to add/mention i'm using FM20* and not 21… In this case what about your remove instruction? Still the same? :)

(*Waiting for a good bargain for economical reason, cheap ass Hungarian here! :D )

 

Thank you so much mate! ^^

 

yes it is the same process with any version of the game 👍

Dave Rhodes
3 months ago
1 month ago
20

Hello, Apologies if already covered but was wondering how i either add/change pictures if at all possible please? I've found the picture i want to use, ensured its jpeg and resized, dropped in the right folder and renamed to correct ID? Thanks….you guys do an amazing job by the way 👍

Qvordrup
13 years ago
6 hours ago
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By Dave Rhodes 15 February 2021 - 18:36 PM UTC 

Hello, Apologies if already covered but was wondering how i either add/change pictures if at all possible please? I've found the picture i want to use, ensured its jpeg and resized, dropped in the right folder and renamed to correct ID? Thanks….you guys do an amazing job by the way 👍

 

If the stadium/city/player is already part of the pack you can just replace the picture in the right folder. If the stadium/city/player is not part of the pack then you can not just add the picture to the right folder, a config line needs to be added as well for the game to pick up the graphics.

 

So in any case I would suggest that you submit your pictures here, so that everybody can enjoy your update, and you dont have to learn how o make configs sinse the picture will be part of next update if accepted :

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/submissions/17

   

Dave Rhodes
3 months ago
1 month ago
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By Qvordrup 15 February 2021 - 18:51 PM UTC 

If the stadium/city/player is already part of the pack you can just replace the picture in the right folder. If the stadium/city/player is not part of the pack then you can not just add the picture to the right folder, a config line needs to be added as well for the game to pick up the graphics.

 

So in any case I would suggest that you submit your pictures here, so that everybody can enjoy your update, and you dont have to learn how o make configs sinse the picture will be part of next update if accepted :

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/submissions/17

   

 

I'm more than happy to send some images of the grounds but i'm not sure it would add to the pack as some of the clubs have been created on editor…When I create a line in config it still isn't picking up the pictures. But here's one i know isn't in the pack but the club are on the game. English Level 10 Worsbrough Bridge FC. 

Joseph Kang
3 years ago
2 months ago
1
Premium

Hi, I came back to FM after I've heard that the match engine became better for 2021 from a lot of people.

Since I erased all the graphics files from previous FMs when deleting the games, I needed to download them again.

 

I was able to download all the files pretty quickly, however, the background pack is estimated between 1 and 2 days, which is very abnormal, bc I live in South Korea.

 

It even stopped halfway during the first attempt.

Any solutions to download this background pack faster than how it is now?

Qvordrup
13 years ago
6 hours ago
132,385
By Joseph Kang 18 February 2021 - 11:42 AM UTC 

Hi, I came back to FM after I've heard that the match engine became better for 2021 from a lot of people.

Since I erased all the graphics files from previous FMs when deleting the games, I needed to download them again.

 

I was able to download all the files pretty quickly, however, the background pack is estimated between 1 and 2 days, which is very abnormal, bc I live in South Korea.

 

It even stopped halfway during the first attempt.

Any solutions to download this background pack faster than how it is now?

Use chrome, then you can resume the download if it is interrupted. Otherwise you will just have to let it download over night, it takes me 2-3 hours to download the complete pack 👍.

 

leatheritm8
6 years ago
2 months ago
2
Premium

So coming with the FM20 pack and downloading all the subsequent update files from last year & this year to complete the pack and adding them in has caused my folder to look like this… I think the changes with the project from FM20 to FM21 have definitely caused some redundancies maybe?. I just wanna know do I need to merge some of these folders or delete some which are possibly useless now? I don't have the time to sort through all the discussions to know what goes where so any clarity on that would be appreciated.

 

Qvordrup
13 years ago
6 hours ago
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By leatheritm8 21 February 2021 - 14:07 PM UTC 

So coming with the FM20 pack and downloading all the subsequent update files from last year & this year to complete the pack and adding them in has caused my folder to look like this… I think the changes with the project from FM20 to FM21 have definitely caused some redundancies maybe?. I just wanna know do I need to merge some of these folders or delete some which are possibly useless now? I don't have the time to sort through all the discussions to know what goes where so any clarity on that would be appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Delete the hole thing and download the full pack. That is bye far the easiest solution.

 

DazS8
11 years ago
2 hours ago
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Bloody hell…..I agree with that notion….delete and start again

leatheritm8
6 years ago
2 months ago
2
Premium

Deleted and redownloaded and that was definitely the easiest option, thanks for the quick response lads.

jrdra
1 year ago
3 hours ago
318

hi is there anyone who has config only for staff and players?

DazS8
11 years ago
2 hours ago
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By jrdra 22 February 2021 - 19:14 PM UTC 

hi is there anyone who has config only for staff and players?

 

Yes here you go….

 

jrdra
1 year ago
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