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Football Manager Backgrounds Megapack originally made up of awesome aerial photos of stadiums taken from Google Maps and Google Earth but now containing City pictures, Competitions and Players Backgrounds as well.

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  • 2022.01 - Released on 26 Nov 2021
sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

Spencer1993
1 year ago
7 hours ago
4
Premium

hi leute, 

ich benutze das opz elite 2021 blackout skin und habe das problem das mir in der spieler übersicht dort wo das potenzial steht nicht angezeigt wird was die mindestablöse ist. so sollte es eigentlich sein. 

 

was kann ich tun das dass skin einwandfrei läuft?

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By Spencer1993 15 October 2021 - 21:17 PM UTC 

hi leute, 

ich benutze das opz elite 2021 blackout skin und habe das problem das mir in der spieler übersicht dort wo das potenzial steht nicht angezeigt wird was die mindestablöse ist. so sollte es eigentlich sein. 

 

was kann ich tun das dass skin einwandfrei läuft?

 

That has noting to do with the background pack. Ask in the forum for opz elite 2021 👍

ExorcistGR
11 years ago
3 weeks ago
1

hello i have just downloaded the Metallic Logo pack, the Cut-out facepack and the background megapack.

I have succesfully installed the first two.

However i have problem with the background megapack.

I have unziped and pasted the Folder “sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack” to the location C:\Users\User\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\

Although i have reload skin and no cache i can see no backrounds.None.

What is wrong?

Please assist!!!

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By ExorcistGR 22 October 2021 - 18:53 PM UTC 

hello i have just downloaded the Metallic Logo pack, the Cut-out facepack and the background megapack.

I have succesfully installed the first two.

However i have problem with the background megapack.

I have unziped and pasted the Folder “sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack” to the location C:\Users\User\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\

Although i have reload skin and no cache i can see no backrounds.None.

What is wrong?

Please assist!!!

well it seems you have put it in the right place. I need a bit more info. Does non of background/stadiums show, do you have a config, and how have you downloaded the pack. If you have used the torrent, I would suggest to wait until next update where this year torrent will be released and then use that. And have you tried it together with “flut skin”? https://sortitoutsi.net/content/57136/fm-2021-flut-skin-dark-version-10

the base skin (for FM21) does not work with backgrounds and only shows a tiny fraction at the top.

 

 

nullDozzer
9 years ago
4 days ago
94

Hello! Thanks for producing this! 

I have two things I'm thinking about;

I really like to have stadium_insides, but dislikes the backgrounds. I find the backgrounds just makes things harder to read, and the fact that they don't stay symmetrical if i resize the window makes them kind of useless. Maybe there's others like me who only want the stadium_insides, and it could be a separate download? Right now I'm downloading the full pack and extracting only the stadium_insides and config.xml, which works fine, but I was thinking it could be useful.
 

As for the compression, that size reduction is amazing, but I could still reduce the size of the stadium_insides by another ~34% (from 961 MB to 633 MB) by running them through FileOptimizer , which is a utility that runs files through multiple lossless compressions/optimizers to reduce size. The JPEGs are run through jhead, Leanify, jpegoptim, jpegtran, mozjpegtran, ECT and pingo. Obviously running every existing image through all optimizers would take ages, but it's probable that one of the optimizers would yield near optimal result, maybe new images could be run through it on upload? 

 

EDIT: Did some testing with 111 of the heaviest stadium_inside JPEGs and Leanify or ECT seems to output “optimal” results without the others.

 Time to complete (Seconds)Size when completed (bytes)
un-optimized17 302 329
all plugins6212 803 291
only jhead813 305 240
only Leanify1312 803 291
only jpegoptim 912 900 848
only jpegtran912 900 848
only ECT1212 803 291
only pingo817 302 329

 

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By BullDozzer 25 October 2021 - 16:11 PM UTC 

Hello! Thanks for producing this! 

I have two things I'm thinking about;

I really like to have stadium_insides, but dislikes the backgrounds. I find the backgrounds just makes things harder to read, and the fact that they don't stay symmetrical if i resize the window makes them kind of useless. Maybe there's others like me who only want the stadium_insides, and it could be a separate download? Right now I'm downloading the full pack and extracting only the stadium_insides and config.xml, which works fine, but I was thinking it could be useful.

As for the compression, that size reduction is amazing, but I could still reduce the size of the stadium_insides by another ~34% (from 961 MB to 633 MB) by running them through FileOptimizer, which is a utility that runs files through multiple lossless compressions/optimizers to reduce size. The JPEGs are run through jhead, Leanify, jpegoptim, jpegtran, mozjpegtran, ECT and pingo. Obviously running every existing image through all optimizers would take ages, but it's probable that one of the optimizers would yield near optimal result, maybe new images could be run through it on upload? 

EDIT: Did some testing with 111 of the heaviest stadium_inside JPEGs and Leanify or ECT seems to output “optimal” results without the others.

UNCOMPRESSEDD:    17 302 329

only jhead  -  8 sec -  13 305 240
only Leanify  - 13 sec -  12 803 291
only jpegoptim  - 9 sec  -  12 900 848
only jpegtran  - 9 sec  -  12 900 848
only etc - 12 sec -  12 803 291
only pino  - 8 sec -  17 302 329

 

There is a guide here on how manage the pack if you don't like all the parts : https://sortitoutsi.net/comments/get/651352

 

nullDozzer
9 years ago
4 days ago
94
By Qvordrup 25 October 2021 - 16:52 PM UTC 

There is a guide here on how manage the pack if you don't like all the parts : https://sortitoutsi.net/comments/get/651352

 

I see! I assume I could achieve the same thing by just doing deleting all lines from the xml I don't want? And is there any downside to have xml entries that point to files that doesn't exist? I assume FM still tries to load graphics/pictures/team/xxxx/background and just carries on if there is nothing there? So having the XML, I assume, just points to another file that also doesn't exist? 

Why I mention it is because it feels unnecessary to download gigabytes of images I don't really need, and especially downloading package updates that does not affect the stadium_insides

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By BullDozzer 25 October 2021 - 16:58 PM UTC 

I see! I assume I could achieve the same thing by just doing deleting all lines from the xml I don't want? And is there any downside to have xml entries that point to files that doesn't exist? I assume FM still tries to load graphics/pictures/team/xxxx/background and just carries on if there is nothing there? So having the XML, I assume, just points to another file that also doesn't exist? 

Why I mention it is because it feels unnecessary to download gigabytes of images I don't really need, and especially downloading package updates that does not affect the stadium_insides

 

Well we always appreciate input on how to make things better. But for now the pack is a megapack of all the backgrounds, and splitting it up is not something that is prioritised right now (maybe in the future). You will find that deleting entries from the current config is a very time consuming job, hense the guide on how to make a new config in minutes 👍. If deleting the folders and keeping the config works for you then just do that 😀. But for the foreseeable future you will have to download updates that includes other stuff than just “inside_stadiums” 👍.   

tisgrandoppnorth
15 years ago
3 days ago
1

Hello, I have a question about Complete packs and sizes. Reading the documentation, it suggests that one should download either the latest Complete pack (which is now 2022.00) or the changes since the last downloaded pack. This suggests that newer Complete packs contain all of the older Complete packs.

 

However, my previous 2021.00 Complete download is 38.6GB but the newer 2022.00 Complete download is 8.4GB - are the previous 38.6GB of files (and a year's changes) included in the newer 8.4GB pack? Am I misreading something?

 

Thank you,

Ezequielp91
6 years ago
11 hours ago
13

One question ... will the images of stadiums and cities work on fm22? Thanks!

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By Ezequielp91 30 October 2021 - 16:49 PM UTC 

One question ... will the images of stadiums and cities work on fm22? Thanks!

 

Yes 👍

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By tisgrandoppnorth 30 October 2021 - 14:50 PM UTC 

Hello, I have a question about Complete packs and sizes. Reading the documentation, it suggests that one should download either the latest Complete pack (which is now 2022.00) or the changes since the last downloaded pack. This suggests that newer Complete packs contain all of the older Complete packs.

 

However, my previous 2021.00 Complete download is 38.6GB but the newer 2022.00 Complete download is 8.4GB - are the previous 38.6GB of files (and a year's changes) included in the newer 8.4GB pack? Am I misreading something?

 

Thank you,

Yes. First of all the “team_backgrounds” have been removed from the pack. Then the pack has been compressed. So if you have 2022.00 complete download you are fully up to speed 👍

 

kingrobbo
12 years ago
53 minutes ago
10,143

I have recently updated to this megapack, great work by all concerned and appreciated👍

 

just wondering if it is possible to change the generic stadium backgrounds/inside pics for clubs who do not have a pic in the megapack

 

in the old pack I used the generic pic was called ‘none’ and I was able to replace this to what I wanted, can someone direct me to what the generic pic/s are in this pack

cheers

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By kingrobbo 02 November 2021 - 02:49 AM UTC 

I have recently updated to this megapack, great work by all concerned and appreciated👍

 

just wondering if it is possible to change the generic stadium backgrounds/inside pics for clubs who do not have a pic in the megapack

 

in the old pack I used the generic pic was called ‘none’ and I was able to replace this to what I wanted, can someone direct me to what the generic pic/s are in this pack

cheers

 

There are non. You can make your own really fast 😀. Just find a picture and name it “none” and put it in a folder. Then figurer out what part of the pack you want to use it for and make a new config with the none as id. You can have one for every part of the pack if you like. Then just put the folder in the pack.

example for inside stadiums: <record from="none" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/none/stadium"/>

there is a guide here where you can see how the config looks like for each part of the pack: https://sortitoutsi.net/comments/get/651352

 

There is a hierarchy in the backgrounds where if there are a background of higher hierarchy then it filters down if no background is present. You stop this filtering down by putting in a none background.

 

Continent → Nation → club → person

 

I use the “flut” skin and there are 3 none backgrounds in that. One for stadiums small and large and one for city pic. They all say coming soon on them.  

kingrobbo
12 years ago
53 minutes ago
10,143
By Qvordrup 02 November 2021 - 03:38 AM UTC 

There are non. You can make your own really fast 😀. Just find a picture and name it “none” and put it in a folder. Then figurer out what part of the pack you want to use it for and make a new config with the none as id. You can have one for every part of the pack if you like. Then just put the folder in the pack.

example for inside stadiums: <record from="none" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/none/stadium"/>

there is a guide here where you can see how the config looks like for each part of the pack: https://sortitoutsi.net/comments/get/651352

 

There is a hierarchy in the backgrounds where if there are a background of higher hierarchy then it filters down if no background is present. You stop this filtering down by putting in a none background.

 

Continent → Nation → club → person

 

I use the “flut” skin and there are 3 none backgrounds in that. One for stadiums small and large and one for city pic. They all say coming soon on them.  

 

brilliant thanks

kingrobbo
12 years ago
53 minutes ago
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Teoman Ertem
6 years ago
1 week ago
1

hello,
 take it easy, I had a question, 
Last year there were many more files in this package. and its size was larger(105,251-35gb). why are there less files now or maybe i don't know?

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By Teoman Ertem 08 November 2021 - 04:57 AM UTC 

hello,
 take it easy, I had a question, 
Last year there were many more files in this package. and its size was larger(105,251-35gb). why are there less files now or maybe i don't know?

 

We have removed the “team_backgrounds” from the pack and it has been compressed  👍

dekkie2
1 year ago
1 week ago
1

Hi, i downloaded the base pack way earlier and downloaded all of the updates too and extracted them to the same folder (so did every step) but for me Sissoko backgorund still at Spurs, Messi still at Barcelona, Memphis Depay still at Lyon etc. Why is this happening?

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By dekkie2 09 November 2021 - 12:22 PM UTC 

Hi, i downloaded the base pack way earlier and downloaded all of the updates too and extracted them to the same folder (so did every step) but for me Sissoko backgorund still at Spurs, Messi still at Barcelona, Memphis Depay still at Lyon etc. Why is this happening?

 

I've no idea. Delete what you have and download and install the new torrent basepack and everything should be up to date:

 

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

 

Bard
13 years ago
2 days ago
8

Not a technical question, all is working fine, just wondering if there are plans for for upscaling some of the team city bg's, the one's on club pages, not squad. I'm playing on 1080 resolution, and some of them are blurry, and the text is hard to read, tbh…

Kruj
7 years ago
12 hours ago
313

I just wanted to contribute some stadium inside images but it always says “14 submissions are invalid. Please fix them.”, and I don't know how.

 

They're all in .jpg, 800x480px and named after the Unique ID of the corresponding club.

 

I never had a problem contributing city pics.

 

Any idea?

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By Kruj 20 November 2021 - 11:11 AM UTC 

I just wanted to contribute some stadium inside images but it always says “14 submissions are invalid. Please fix them.”, and I don't know how.

 

They're all in .jpg, 800x480px and named after the Unique ID of the corresponding club.

 

I never had a problem contributing city pics.

 

Any idea?

 

It is because stadium pictures (both inside and background) are submitted under stadium id and not club id. So just rename your submissions to stadium id and everything should be fine 👍

BramNUFC
3 years ago
11 hours ago
5,886
Premium

The guidelines say the getty images watermark should be cropped away, but what is actually the best way to do this? And for other sources, what would be considered an acceptable original size of the image if you want to upscale to 1920x1080? Most newspapers post pictures of around 1200/1300x900 and I think upsized it still looks okay mos times, but don't know if it will be accepted here

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By BramNUFC 27 November 2021 - 11:49 AM UTC 

The guidelines say the getty images watermark should be cropped away, but what is actually the best way to do this? And for other sources, what would be considered an acceptable original size of the image if you want to upscale to 1920x1080? Most newspapers post pictures of around 1200/1300x900 and I think upsized it still looks okay mos times, but don't know if it will be accepted here

There are several free online tools to remove watermarks from pictures. Just use google and search for “remove watermark” and find one that works for you. You can also use photoshop… search on how to remove watermark with photoshop and you will find several videos. Well it is hard to say… In most cases we accept almost anything close to the guidelines if no pictures exists in the pack already (most important thing is that proportions are kept when up or down scaling). If there are a picture already in the pack we usually only accept submissions that are of equal or higher quality. Hope that makes sense.

 

Utt Gill
1 year ago
1 day ago
3

Hey there. Is there a way to remove the actual backgrounds but keep the stadium pics and the city pics in the club info page? I'm using the Vince skin. Thank you.

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By Utt Gill 01 December 2021 - 17:23 PM UTC 

Hey there. Is there a way to remove the actual backgrounds but keep the stadium pics and the city pics in the club info page? I'm using the Vince skin. Thank you.

There is a guide here if you only like parts of the pack: https://sortitoutsi.net/comments/get/651352

 

Seabass65
1 week ago
2 days ago
5

Hi,

 

I've downloaded the backgrounds megapack and can see that one is showing in my game, but I can't see how to select a specific background in game?  Am i missing something obvious?  Thanks.

 

Calum

Utt Gill
1 year ago
1 day ago
3
By Qvordrup 01 December 2021 - 17:27 PM UTC 

There is a guide here if you only like parts of the pack: https://sortitoutsi.net/comments/get/651352

 

I have one more question. So the city's backgrounds are showing as a background for a whole page, is there a way to keep it in the club page in the middle square of the Vince skin? I've attached a picture for reference.  I just want the city picture in the highlighted middle part with a default skin background.

 

Thanks.

 

Qvordrup
14 years ago
7 hours ago
133,410
By Utt Gill 02 December 2021 - 06:28 AM UTC 

I have one more question. So the city's backgrounds are showing as a background for a whole page, is there a way to keep it in the club page in the middle square of the Vince skin? I've attached a picture for reference.  I just want the city picture in the highlighted middle part with a default skin background.

 

Thanks.

I believe that if you push the little red button in the top right corner you can choose different settings for backgrounds in your skin 👍 

 

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