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Football Manager Backgrounds Megapack originally made up of awesome aerial photos of stadiums taken from Google Maps and Google Earth but now containing City pictures, Competitions and Players Backgrounds as well.

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  • 2022.08 - Released on 04 Jul 2022
sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

tolis131313
5 years ago
5 months ago
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By Qvordrup 30 December 2021 - 16:31 PM UTC 

just copy the config from the last update to the place where your current config is and “overwrite” the old one with the new one 👍

 

Thaks mate ! Its working now ! One more question for you , which skin do you use ? seems cool !

Qvordrup
14 years ago
3 hours ago
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By tolis131313 30 December 2021 - 16:40 PM UTC 

Thaks mate ! Its working now ! One more question for you , which skin do you use ? seems cool !

I use Flut skin dark : https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-skins

 

 

totopondi
3 years ago
3 months ago
33

Hello everyone and happy new year ! 🙂
 

I've got a pblm with backgrounds league. I can't see the full image. Can anyone can help me ?
I'm playing on FM2021 and no skin is installed.

Thks a lot ! 🙂 
 

Qvordrup
14 years ago
3 hours ago
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By totopondi 02 January 2022 - 19:35 PM UTC 

Hello everyone and happy new year ! 🙂
 

I've got a pblm with backgrounds league. I can't see the full image. Can anyone can help me ?
I'm playing on FM2021 and no skin is installed.

Thks a lot ! 🙂 
 

This is how backgrounds looks like using the default skin, nothing wrong. If you want the backgrounds to show in a different way you need to use another skin :

https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-skins

 

Humberto21
8 years ago
6 hours ago
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@Qvordrup I have a question, maybe silly but for safety and before downloading I would like to have confirmation. I would like to renew the images of the stadiums and cities, but I wanted to download the image pack from scratch, only I was hoping I could find some separate packs (city only) (stadiums only) (background only). 

is it possible to have this type of choice for the images of sortitoutsi or the only way is to download the entire 8gb pack? where inside can I find the images of stadiums, cities and backgrouns? thanks 😉

Qvordrup
14 years ago
3 hours ago
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By Humberto21 08 January 2022 - 21:58 PM UTC 

@Qvordrup I have a question, maybe silly but for safety and before downloading I would like to have confirmation. I would like to renew the images of the stadiums and cities, but I wanted to download the image pack from scratch, only I was hoping I could find some separate packs (city only) (stadiums only) (background only). 

is it possible to have this type of choice for the images of sortitoutsi or the only way is to download the entire 8gb pack? where inside can I find the images of stadiums, cities and backgrouns? thanks 😉

You can only download the entire pack. No option available to only download stadiums or city, but they are sorted in folders inside the pack 👍  

 

Humberto21
8 years ago
6 hours ago
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By Qvordrup 08 January 2022 - 22:08 PM UTC 

You can only download the entire pack. No option available to only download stadiums or city, but they are sorted in folders inside the pack 👍  

 

Ok thank you, maybe if you deem it necessary add this question to "Frequently Asked Questions" in this page https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/style/17/google-earth-stadium-backgrounds .

I was wondering, the old image projects (city only) and (stadiums only) are finished, is this the one and only active sortitoutsi thread? because in the info to Flut skin 22 under download (city pics & stadium) there are other links, but I assume that now those projects are stopped and that this has now become the reference project.

Flut skin 22 - https://sortitoutsi.net/content/58952/fm-2022-flut-skin-dark-beta-version

link in description to stadiums megapack and the citypics - https://www.fmscout.com/a-fm20-stadiums-megapack-flut.html#c47975 - https://sortitoutsi.net/content/44650/city-pictures-mega-pack .

dispatch
3 years ago
2 weeks ago
4,317

Hi, @Qvordrup  & @BramNUFC. Hope you're doing well.

 

I'm getting an error when trying to upload stadium pictures.

How long do I have to wait until you sort it out?

Just kidding…

 

I just let you know I've completed all Serie A and B stadiums (inside).

Qvordrup
14 years ago
3 hours ago
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By dispatch 08 January 2022 - 23:37 PM UTC 

Hi, @Qvordrup  & @BramNUFC. Hope you're doing well.

 

I'm getting an error when trying to upload stadium pictures.

How long do I have to wait until you sort it out?

Just kidding…

 

I just let you know I've completed all Serie A and B stadiums (inside).

This is not an error🤨 There is a limit on how many pending packs and individual submissions you can have pr. account. It is 10 pending packs (50 images pr. pack) and 50 individual pending submissions. This is put in place so that the pending lists dont grow to fast for us to keep up👍.  

 

BramNUFC
3 years ago
7 hours ago
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By Qvordrup 09 January 2022 - 05:30 AM UTC 

This is not an error🤨 There is a limit on how many pending packs and individual submissions you can have pr. account. It is 10 pending packs (50 images pr. pack) and 50 individual pending submissions. This is put in place so that the pending lists dont grow to fast for us to keep up👍.  

I think he was joking 😉 

@dispatch I'll see if I can find some time today to moderate them. Allthough I'm honestly not the best at judging if stadium pics are improvements or not, just put a comment if you don't agree with me 👍

 

Greentrunk
15 years ago
9 hours ago
118
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Evening all ive noticed an issue with the background associated to Jack Hunt of Sheff Wed. 

Qvordrup
14 years ago
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By Greentrunk 10 January 2022 - 22:36 PM UTC 

Evening all ive noticed an issue with the background associated to Jack Hunt of Sheff Wed. 

Thanks 👍 fixed now: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/17/281127/timeline#submission_153749

will be part of next update 😀

 

BeyazRuh59
4 years ago
14 hours ago
6,366

Rather than rejecting photos, wouldn't it make more sense to accept them until better ones without watermarks arrive? Most of the photos are from previous seasons or none at all. @Qvordrup  & @BramNUFC

BramNUFC
3 years ago
7 hours ago
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By BeyazRuh59 11 January 2022 - 20:07 PM UTC 

Rather than rejecting photos, wouldn't it make more sense to accept them until better ones without watermarks arrive? Most of the photos are from previous seasons or none at all. @Qvordrup  & @BramNUFC

 

Doesn't make a lot of sense to me, no. I'm sure that for 90 percent of your submissions, you could also find a good quality alternative without a watermark. Maybe you don't think that's worth your time, but then you shouldn't expect others to do that work for you either. At this point you're just dumping loads images that are not of the standard that we should aim for. If there's no good image available for a person, there's also the option to leave them empty for the time being, in order to retain a high-quality megapack. I hope that's what you want as well 👍

RobbieBriggs
9 years ago
4 months ago
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what is the best skin to use this on please?

Qvordrup
14 years ago
3 hours ago
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By RobbieBriggs 21 January 2022 - 20:17 PM UTC 

what is the best skin to use this on please?

I think you should try out different skins and form your own opinion, But I use Flut skin dark. 

 https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-skins

RobbieBriggs
9 years ago
4 months ago
7

Perfect thank you.

DJNorth78
12 years ago
4 months ago
4

Hi all,

 

Are there any particular skins this megapack works best/well with? …..(or don't work with)

 

Thanks in advance

Qvordrup
14 years ago
3 hours ago
135,267
By DJNorth78 27 January 2022 - 19:55 PM UTC 

Hi all,

 

Are there any particular skins this megapack works best/well with? …..(or don't work with)

 

Thanks in advance

 

It works very well with “flut dark skin” IMO, But do try out other skin and form your own opinion  👍

https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-skins

Alaseng11
6 years ago
2 months ago
230

Hi all 

 

Do you guys have config file for every folder ? Thanks

Qvordrup
14 years ago
3 hours ago
135,267
By Alaseng11 30 January 2022 - 12:35 PM UTC 

Hi all 

 

Do you guys have config file for every folder ? Thanks

No…. there is one config that comes with the pack that covers all the folders. If you want it any different there is a guide here:

https://sortitoutsi.net/comments/get/651352

Kruj
8 years ago
2 days ago
483

Hey, I hope I can ask the question here. I wanted to add some background pictures of mine to the pack, but in a completely separate folder with own configs. So I made some Competition Backgrounds, Stadium Insides and Citypics. The Competition Backgrounds and Citypics work perfectly, but somehow, I don't get the Stadium Insides running.

 

That's what it looks in the Config:

 

<record from="2000145460" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/2000145460/stadium"/>

 

The graphics and the config are placed in the same folder, so that should be alright. The ID is correct as well.

 

Does anyone know why this doesn't word? 



EDIT:
Problem fixed. I used the ID of the club instead of the stadium.

Jamaicaman90
9 years ago
7 hours ago
263
Premium

Hi all,

Excellent pack!

For the files found in the team city backgrounds folder, would it not be possible to tie them to the city database entries rather than the clubs, and advise skin creators to also tie those graphic elements to the same? As they are tied to clubs rather than the cities themselves, it has the following negative implications:

  • Smaller clubs need their own graphics, and many don't get one at all. Tying them to cities reduces the number of work and images needed long-term
  • Clubs that move cities during a save end up with incorrect graphics, for example if they need to enter a ground-sharing arrangement when building a new stadium or playing in a higher division with ground regulations.

 

The positive implications of making this change would also appear:

  • New clubs added in future FM games, and clubs added with custom database packs (as many of us love to use) are more likely to benefit from the existing work, as they would automatically take on the graphics of their assigned city.
  • It would become easier to ‘complete’ this part of the background pack, as you could work off the list of cities in the database rather than the much larger list of clubs.

 

I understand that it would reduce the variation between same-city clubs, i.e. all the clubs listed in London, however as the pack already contains so many other elements (including two folders for stadium insides and overheads), I think it would be nice to show the mix of similarity and difference at the same time.

 

The process of actually overhauling this would admittedly be a big job upfront, but I think long-term the benefit to the project would be worth it, especially if you open out the workload to the community.

And of course, it goes without saying that this is just a personal idea rather than a demand, with the only real ‘technical issue’ being those situations where clubs move to different cities during a save and therefore showing incorrect graphics.

Qvordrup
14 years ago
3 hours ago
135,267
By Jamaicaman90 15 February 2022 - 22:09 PM UTC 

Hi all,

Excellent pack!

For the files found in the team city backgrounds folder, would it not be possible to tie them to the city database entries rather than the clubs, and advise skin creators to also tie those graphic elements to the same? As they are tied to clubs rather than the cities themselves, it has the following negative implications:

  • Smaller clubs need their own graphics, and many don't get one at all. Tying them to cities reduces the number of work and images needed long-term
  • Clubs that move cities during a save end up with incorrect graphics, for example if they need to enter a ground-sharing arrangement when building a new stadium or playing in a higher division with ground regulations.

 

The positive implications of making this change would also appear:

  • New clubs added in future FM games, and clubs added with custom database packs (as many of us love to use) are more likely to benefit from the existing work, as they would automatically take on the graphics of their assigned city.
  • It would become easier to ‘complete’ this part of the background pack, as you could work off the list of cities in the database rather than the much larger list of clubs.

 

I understand that it would reduce the variation between same-city clubs, i.e. all the clubs listed in London, however as the pack already contains so many other elements (including two folders for stadium insides and overheads), I think it would be nice to show the mix of similarity and difference at the same time.

 

The process of actually overhauling this would admittedly be a big job upfront, but I think long-term the benefit to the project would be worth it, especially if you open out the workload to the community.

And of course, it goes without saying that this is just a personal idea rather than a demand, with the only real ‘technical issue’ being those situations where clubs move to different cities during a save and therefore showing incorrect graphics.

If this where possible it is a very good idea👍 . But it is not possible to do so. There are no way of showing city pictures that are connected to city id. The backgrounds are tied to one page by the config, and there do not exists a city page in the game and therefore not a config line to go with it.  

 

Jamaicaman90
9 years ago
7 hours ago
263
Premium
By Qvordrup 16 February 2022 - 12:43 PM UTC 

If this where possible it is a very good idea👍 . But it is not possible to do so. There are no way of showing city pictures that are connected to city id. The backgrounds are tied to one page by the config, and there do not exists a city page in the game and therefore not a config line to go with it.  

 

That's a shame!

But it does give me an idea for a feature request on the SI forums

Kruj
8 years ago
2 days ago
483

I've got a general question:

The format for city pics and stadium insides is 800x480. But using the flut skin, the pictures are distorted in this format, they would actually need to be in 800x400px format. I can't speak for other skins, but what's the reason for using 800x480 when the pics are distorted then? Is it because of other skins?

tdurb0
4 years ago
1 month ago
104
Premium

Can someone possibly help me? I'm using the English level 11 pack, my stadium just shows the `coming soon' logos. I've tried adding them to the existing config.xml, and also tried creating a custom backgrounds folder with it's own config. No matter what I seem to try, the stadium doesn't appear, although it DOES if I click my Development Centre button, there it is, the full page stadium background. Where can I be going wrong?

R Charlston
8 years ago
9 hours ago
900
Premium
By tdurb0 23 February 2022 - 14:32 PM UTC 

Can someone possibly help me? I'm using the English level 11 pack, my stadium just shows the `coming soon' logos. I've tried adding them to the existing config.xml, and also tried creating a custom backgrounds folder with it's own config. No matter what I seem to try, the stadium doesn't appear, although it DOES if I click my Development Centre button, there it is, the full page stadium background. Where can I be going wrong?

 

What team you playing as I will check mine

 

team ID?

tdurb0
4 years ago
1 month ago
104
Premium
By R Charlston 23 February 2022 - 16:33 PM UTC 

What team you playing as I will check mine

 

team ID?

 

Pinxton, using the England tier 11. I’ve got two of my own pics of the ground. I’m fine with using just one if I have to, but I’ve got no idea how to, I’m sure I managed to get one to show up and the ‘coming soon’ which I thought well I'll just have to deal with that, hey ho. (OCD in full effect 🙂 )

What I probably need to do is re-extract the stadiums mega pack config but I don’t ideally want to overwrite my existing one, which has different pictures of various grounds and cities of clubs in likely to use, so if I know exactly what lines I’m supposed to add to the config.xml.

 

Club ID: 90065338, Stadium ID: 2000147172.

Pinxton, playing in the Central Midland League Premier Division South

 

At the bottom of the massive config file, I've added the following lines, and pasted those numbered photos into those folders. The kits work fine, logo, city, team city backgrounds all work fine.

 

               <record from="stadium_backgrounds/90065338" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/20001474721/stadium"/>
               <record from="stadium_insides/90065338" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/20001474721/stadium"/>
               <record from="stadium_backgrounds/90065338" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/20001474721/stadium"/>
               <record from="team_city_backgrounds/8601379" to="graphics/pictures/club/8601379/background"/>     
               <record from="team_city_backgrounds/90065338" to="graphics/pictures/club/90065338/background"/>

 

Maybe it's the commands above that are somehow wrong, or need changing, something I'm missing. Thank you so much for having a look.

 

Edit: Ignore the command mentioning 8601379, that's just the next village along, where all my mates live. Team are in the same league

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Qvordrup
14 years ago
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By tdurb0 23 February 2022 - 17:22 PM UTC 

Pinxton, using the England tier 11. I’ve got two of my own pics of the ground. I’m fine with using just one if I have to, but I’ve got no idea how to, I’m sure I managed to get one to show up and the ‘coming soon’ which I thought well I'll just have to deal with that, hey ho. (OCD in full effect 🙂 )

What I probably need to do is re-extract the stadiums mega pack config but I don’t ideally want to overwrite my existing one, which has different pictures of various grounds and cities of clubs in likely to use, so if I know exactly what lines I’m supposed to add to the config.xml.

 

Club ID: 90065338, Stadium ID: 2000147172.

Pinxton, playing in the Central Midland League Premier Division South

 

At the bottom of the massive config file, I've added the following lines, and pasted those numbered photos into those folders. The kits work fine, logo, city, team city backgrounds all work fine.

 

               <record from="stadium_backgrounds/90065338" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/20001474721/stadium"/>
               <record from="stadium_insides/90065338" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/20001474721/stadium"/>
               <record from="stadium_backgrounds/90065338" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/20001474721/stadium"/>
               <record from="team_city_backgrounds/8601379" to="graphics/pictures/club/8601379/background"/>     
               <record from="team_city_backgrounds/90065338" to="graphics/pictures/club/90065338/background"/>

 

Maybe it's the commands above that are somehow wrong, or need changing, something I'm missing. Thank you so much for having a look.

 

Edit: Ignore the command mentioning 8601379, that's just the next village along, where all my mates live. Team are in the same league

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Well two of the lines are the same: <record from="stadium_backgrounds/90065338" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/20001474721/stadium"/>

you can delete one 👍

To fix you just need to replace stadium with background in the one remaining line:

<record from="stadium_backgrounds/90065338" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/20001474721/background"/>

😀

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