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Football Manager Backgrounds Megapack originally made up of awesome aerial photos of stadiums taken from Google Maps and Google Earth but now containing backgrounds Clubs, Competitions and Players as well.

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  • 2021.09 - Released on 27 Sep 2021
sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

Kinkladze10
11 years ago
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By Qvordrup 16 August 2021 - 00:09 AM UTC 

There are at least two ways to fix that 👍

 

First if you use one of the skins available here (I use flut skin) : https://sortitoutsi.net/forums/10/football-manager-skins

you can make the backgrounds darker by pressing this button, and press the procent :

And you can make a config by you self using this little app: https://sortitoutsi.net/content/848/fm-graphics-configurator-for-pc

just drag your teams background folder on to the app and having the dot on team backgrounds. You will properly have to move your folder outside the backgrounds folder to your graphics folder.  

Thanks for this so much I’ll give it a try 

using the config as I do like the team logos 👍

 

such amazing work 

 

Kinkladze10
11 years ago
3 days ago
142
By Qvordrup 16 August 2021 - 00:09 AM UTC 

There are at least two ways to fix that 👍

 

First if you use one of the skins available here (I use flut skin) : https://sortitoutsi.net/forums/10/football-manager-skins

you can make the backgrounds darker by pressing this button, and press the procent :

And you can make a config by you self using this little app: https://sortitoutsi.net/content/848/fm-graphics-configurator-for-pc

just drag your teams background folder on to the app and having the dot on team backgrounds. You will properly have to move your folder outside the backgrounds folder to your graphics folder.  

 

Right so I've followed your instructions and I now have a new config file just for my TEAMS folder - I've dragged that folder to my graphics folder - so it's out the backgrounds folder now but I still don't get the team background showing - it's still the stadiums - any ideas please

 

Thanks 

Qvordrup
13 years ago
7 hours ago
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By Kinkladze10 17 August 2021 - 18:37 PM UTC 

Right so I've followed your instructions and I now have a new config file just for my TEAMS folder - I've dragged that folder to my graphics folder - so it's out the backgrounds folder now but I still don't get the team background showing - it's still the stadiums - any ideas please

 

Thanks 

 

Well it sounds like you have done everything as they are supposed to be. The game reads the folders in alphabetic order, so try adding a couple of a's to the beginning of the name of the teams folder. If you use a skin you can also move the team's folder somewhere in your skin folder, that would make it show for sure as anything in the skin folder takes preference of anything in the graphics folder. 

Kinkladze10
11 years ago
3 days ago
142
By Qvordrup 23 August 2021 - 01:47 AM UTC 

Well it sounds like you have done everything as they are supposed to be. The game reads the folders in alphabetic order, so try adding a couple of a's to the beginning of the name of the teams folder. If you use a skin you can also move the team's folder somewhere in your skin folder, that would make it show for sure as anything in the skin folder takes preference of anything in the graphics folder. 

 

Thanks it seems the app is creating a default location for them in the config file something like “teams” 

I tried renaming the folder so it was club so would come first but didn’t work 

 

im using flut so will try it there - any idea where to place it in the skin folder please 

 

 

Qvordrup
13 years ago
7 hours ago
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By Kinkladze10 23 August 2021 - 11:21 AM UTC 

Thanks it seems the app is creating a default location for them in the config file something like “teams” 

I tried renaming the folder so it was club so would come first but didn’t work 

 

im using flut so will try it there - any idea where to place it in the skin folder please 

 

I would personally put it in the graphics/pictures folder within the flut skin folder 👍, but it should work anywhere in the skin folder.   

NunoKopio
15 years ago
22 minutes ago
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Can i just delete the folders i dont want to save sdd space, or will mess up the config???

Qvordrup
13 years ago
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By NunoKopio 31 August 2021 - 18:20 PM UTC 

Can i just delete the folders i dont want to save sdd space, or will mess up the config???

 

Well the short answer is yes it will mess up things to just delete folders. The one common config will still point to images that will no longer be there, and that is a problem.

 

But depending on what folders you want to keep, you can delete the common config and make one config for each folder you would want to keep using this app:

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

 

Only thing that can't be replicated by the app is stadium backgrounds as club background 👍

NunoKopio
15 years ago
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By Qvordrup 31 August 2021 - 21:30 PM UTC 

Well the short answer is yes it will mess up things to just delete folders. The one common config will still point to images that will no longer be there, and that is a problem.

 

But depending on what folders you want to keep, you can delete the common config and make one config for each folder you would want to keep using this app:

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

 

Only thing that can't be replicated by the app is stadium backgrounds as club background 👍

 

I feared that, i dont want some of the background to show, and there is only a single config.. I will sort it out thanks…

 

Nick Kotsonis
5 years ago
16 minutes ago
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Hello guys. So, I've opened my fm21 save tonight and I've encountered a slight problem. The players backgrounds are not working and it shows a stadium background instead. Is there a possible fix for that? (The skin I use is the flutskin dark)

Qvordrup
13 years ago
7 hours ago
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By Nick Kotsonis 12 September 2021 - 20:26 PM UTC 

Hello guys. So, I've opened my fm21 save tonight and I've encountered a slight problem. The players backgrounds are not working and it shows a stadium background instead. Is there a possible fix for that? (The skin I use is the flutskin dark)

 

Well if they (the players background) worked before, you must have changed or deleted something by mistake🤷‍♂️. Best way to solve that is to download the pack and reinstall it again.   

lucash
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
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So I had to move my Documents folder from the C drive to D because the former was somehow losing storage rapidly and I wanted to save space. I was advised that I could simply copy and paste over so long as I make a couple changes in order to redirect the My Documents and do those one or two things. 

The problem I'm having is I have the graphics folder set up like it should, and it worked on the C drive, but nothing. All I did was copy/paste transfer it but FM21 won't pick up on the logos. Or any graphics for that matter despite them being in the spots they are supposed be in.

 

I am unsure of where to go from here

lucash
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
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Oh, and I also noticed my game is no longer recognizing that I had purchased the in game editor. I also confirmed (via properties) that the Documents folder is the D drive, so no issues with that.

mons
15 years ago
7 hours ago
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By lucash 22 September 2021 - 02:03 AM UTC 

So I had to move my Documents folder from the C drive to D because the former was somehow losing storage rapidly and I wanted to save space. I was advised that I could simply copy and paste over so long as I make a couple changes in order to redirect the My Documents and do those one or two things. 

The problem I'm having is I have the graphics folder set up like it should, and it worked on the C drive, but nothing. All I did was copy/paste transfer it but FM21 won't pick up on the logos. Or any graphics for that matter despite them being in the spots they are supposed be in.

 

I am unsure of where to go from here

 

You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here. Have you done so? If yes, can you post screenshots of the same steps?

lucash
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
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By mons 22 September 2021 - 09:24 AM UTC 

You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here. Have you done so? If yes, can you post screenshots of the same steps?

 

So this is what I'm seeing in FM, after running the game once to create necessary folders. 

 

 

And here is my folder setup within Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021 (and then graphics, skins, etc)

 

 

I've got my files within their respective folders.

lucash
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
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Oops I posted the wrong snip:

 

mons
15 years ago
7 hours ago
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@lucash , change the user data folder in the last screenshot from Sports Interactive to Football Manager 2021. And graphics should not have the g capitalised.

 

Can I also see a screenshot of your preferences?

lucash
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
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So after much groaning and head smacking my computer desk, I fixed the issue. You were right, it was an issue with where to find the data. Appreciate the help!

Deano1903
15 years ago
6 days ago
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I've tried to put a config file in each individual folder rather than one big, and everything seems to be working apart from stadium picture.

 

Example of that config is ;

 

<record from="1000" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/1000/background"/>

 

Is that correct? I can't remember

Qvordrup
13 years ago
7 hours ago
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By Deano1903 24 September 2021 - 17:20 PM UTC 

I've tried to put a config file in each individual folder rather than one big, and everything seems to be working apart from stadium picture.

 

Example of that config is ;

 

<record from="1000" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/1000/background"/>

 

Is that correct? I can't remember

 

The folder “stadiumbackgrounds” need this config lines for all picture: <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/xxxx/background"/>

 

The folder “stadiumsinside” need this config lines for all pictures: <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/xxxx/stadium"/>

 

You can make configs for both folders with this little app : https://sortitoutsi.net/content/848/fm-graphics-configurator-for-pc

 

For the stadium backgrounds all you have to do is to “set” the dot in the app to backgrounds -→ stadiums and drag the folder on to the app.

 

For the stadium insides: same process, but you have to edit the config after you have done that . Open the config press ctrl+h and replace background with stadium and press replace all and save the config.

 

Done right and you will have both small and large stadium pictures in your game  👍

 

 

vinsounet
7 years ago
1 day ago
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Hello,
Thank you for your work
I think there is a problem with the file.
on the download page it is 341.92MB, but in the Mega download page the file is only 355 Ko. 

The downloaded folder contains only the config.xml file.

Regards

skizzo
11 years ago
13 hours ago
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I have the same problem too

R Charlston
7 years ago
2 hours ago
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By skizzo 27 September 2021 - 19:04 PM UTC 

I have the same problem too

 

Updated fine for me

skizzo
11 years ago
13 hours ago
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By R Charlston 27 September 2021 - 19:32 PM UTC 

Updated fine for me

 

to me still only the config file

bakizp
15 years ago
21 hours ago
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By R Charlston 27 September 2021 - 19:32 PM UTC 

Updated fine for me

 

Probably because you are premium member,it's the mega.nz link that needs to be fixed.

justajudge
7 years ago
20 hours ago
7

I only get the config file too.

AMPAM
8 years ago
3 hours ago
90

Not yet fixed ???

The link still is the wrong one.

Petrsuhin757
7 months ago
9 hours ago
4

Hello, if i download the whole pack do i need to download the updates?

Qvordrup
13 years ago
7 hours ago
133,225
By Petrsuhin757 13 October 2021 - 14:15 PM UTC 

Hello, if i download the whole pack do i need to download the updates?

 

Only if you have used the torrent. Otherwise you are fine with full pack download and only need to download any future updates 👍 

Petrsuhin757
7 months ago
9 hours ago
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By Qvordrup 13 October 2021 - 19:29 PM UTC 

Only if you have used the torrent. Otherwise you are fine with full pack download and only need to download any future updates 👍 

 

Why can't you add them to torrent? On free mega it takes ages to download with restrictions.

Qvordrup
13 years ago
7 hours ago
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By Petrsuhin757 13 October 2021 - 19:35 PM UTC 

Why can't you add them to torrent? On free mega it takes ages to download with restrictions.

 

We only update the torrent once a year, it has something to do with seeding. But the FM22 torrent version of the pack should be ready before the beta release of FM22.

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