sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

The Backgrounds Megapack was originally made up of aerial shots of stadiums taken from Google Maps and Google Earth, but is now also containing Competitions and Player Backgrounds, as well as beautiful City Images.

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  • 2023.01 - Released on 04 Nov 2022
sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

Bolleederr
5 months ago
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I have already done it, thanks for help also.
 

#close

Epicentarludila
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
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i have the opz skin and there is nou camp background photo for all comp, teams and everthying.

 How can i change that background with some neutral without backgrounds pack? 

 

also i have not background folder in graphics, that is the reason i dont know how to change it

Deano1903
16 years ago
15 hours ago
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What's the quickest way to get the Stadium Insides showing instead of the Stadium Backgrounds please??

BramNUFC
4 years ago
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By Deano1903 08 September 2022 - 19:55 PM UTC 

What's the quickest way to get the Stadium Insides showing instead of the Stadium Backgrounds please??

 

You want the inside versions as the full background? We have a post here about what all the config lines should look like: https://sortitoutsi.net/content/60493/how-to-use-a-specific-part-of-the-megapack

BramNUFC
4 years ago
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By Epicentarludila 07 September 2022 - 21:59 PM UTC 

i have the opz skin and there is nou camp background photo for all comp, teams and everthying.

 How can i change that background with some neutral without backgrounds pack? 

 

also i have not background folder in graphics, that is the reason i dont know how to change it

 

Can you post a screenshot of your graphics folder? I don't know that skin, you may want to contact the creator.

metal7
10 years ago
2 hours ago
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I have the complete pack, but these been updates from Jan that never downloaded, if I download the latest pack, do I still need to download the previous ones which I missed?

BramNUFC
4 years ago
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By metal7 21 September 2022 - 23:10 PM UTC 

I have the complete pack, but these been updates from Jan that never downloaded, if I download the latest pack, do I still need to download the previous ones which I missed?

 

If you download the complete pack here, you will get the most up to date version, since you're a premium member. So then it's easier if you delete the version you have now first and just replace it. A new update will probably be released tomorrow, so you might want to wait for that to save yourself the time of needing to replace the files again.

6scholl6
11 years ago
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Could it be that at the complete pack the competitions folder only have 246 files?

BramNUFC
4 years ago
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By 6scholl6 24 September 2022 - 05:42 AM UTC 

Could it be that at the complete pack the competitions folder only have 246 files?

 

Yes all of the generic style backgrounds were deleted from the pack, it now only contains images of actual trophies

6scholl6
11 years ago
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By BramNUFC 26 September 2022 - 15:20 PM UTC 

Yes all of the generic style backgrounds were deleted from the pack, it now only contains images of actual trophies

 

OK. Thanks. And if i want all i have to download all packs and not only the complete pack?

BramNUFC
4 years ago
5 hours ago
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By 6scholl6 27 September 2022 - 03:46 AM UTC 

OK. Thanks. And if i want all i have to download all packs and not only the complete pack?

 

You'd have to download the 2022.00 torrent plus all updates, I don't think that is worth the time tbh. @Qvordrup do you still have them saved somewhere maybe?

Qvordrup
15 years ago
26 minutes ago
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By BramNUFC 27 September 2022 - 06:28 AM UTC 

You'd have to download the 2022.00 torrent plus all updates, I don't think that is worth the time tbh. @Qvordrup do you still have them saved somewhere maybe?

 

The short answer is no. But I'm planning on releasing a new background pack (logo backgrounds) some time in the future that is a mirror of the Metallic logo pack 😀 

metal7
10 years ago
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By BramNUFC 22 September 2022 - 06:35 AM UTC 

If you download the complete pack here, you will get the most up to date version, since you're a premium member. So then it's easier if you delete the version you have now first and just replace it. A new update will probably be released tomorrow, so you might want to wait for that to save yourself the time of needing to replace the files again.

 

Thanks for that Bram and the great work you and team do for the game

Syt
10 years ago
1 month ago
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I'm sorry, but, I'm feeling like a complete idiot, because I can't get the backgrounds to work properly. 😀 

 

I've searched for a solution online, but I seem to be the only one struggling with this specific issue, so it's probably me effing something up.

 

The stadium insides will show up in e.g. FLUT dark 6.0 and OPZ Elite skins, but no others will (stadium backgrounds, competitions, cities … ). Cities and stadium backgrounds etc. just come up blank. Cutout faces, metallic logos/flags, etc. all work fine. I'm adding screens below, incl. of my folder structure.

 

I first downloaded the 2022.0 megapack and added the incremental updates. When that didn't work, I tried the separate downloads option. Same result, though.

 

I've tried a variety of different skins, made sure that I clear cache + have caching disabled in game, exited/restarted the game, etc. Nothing.

 

Additionally I've tried:

  • redownloading + reinstalling game and gfx packs
  • making sure that the gfx files of a specific team (e.g. Chelsea) are there
  • making sure that there's entries for those files in the config.xml
  • switching game resolutions between 4k and 1080p and scaling between 100% and 200% (both in game and desktop) in all permutations (screenshots below were taken while running desktop in 1080p)
  • moving the folders around within the graphics folder
  • renaming it to start with 0_ so it would sit on top in the folder structure

 

I'm 99% sure I'm missing something really obvious and basic, but can't for the life of me figure out what's wrong, so any and all help would be greatly appreciated. :-)

BramNUFC
4 years ago
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By Syt 13 October 2022 - 08:37 AM UTC 

I'm sorry, but, I'm feeling like a complete idiot, because I can't get the backgrounds to work properly. 😀 

 

I've searched for a solution online, but I seem to be the only one struggling with this specific issue, so it's probably me effing something up.

 

The stadium insides will show up in e.g. FLUT dark 6.0 and OPZ Elite skins, but no others will (stadium backgrounds, competitions, cities … ). Cities and stadium backgrounds etc. just come up blank. Cutout faces, metallic logos/flags, etc. all work fine. I'm adding screens below, incl. of my folder structure.

 

I first downloaded the 2022.0 megapack and added the incremental updates. When that didn't work, I tried the separate downloads option. Same result, though.

 

I've tried a variety of different skins, made sure that I clear cache + have caching disabled in game, exited/restarted the game, etc. Nothing.

 

Additionally I've tried:

  • redownloading + reinstalling game and gfx packs
  • making sure that the gfx files of a specific team (e.g. Chelsea) are there
  • making sure that there's entries for those files in the config.xml
  • switching game resolutions between 4k and 1080p and scaling between 100% and 200% (both in game and desktop) in all permutations (screenshots below were taken while running desktop in 1080p)
  • moving the folders around within the graphics folder
  • renaming it to start with 0_ so it would sit on top in the folder structure

 

I'm 99% sure I'm missing something really obvious and basic, but can't for the life of me figure out what's wrong, so any and all help would be greatly appreciated. :-)

 

Have you tried deleting this config file here? If you've downloaded the latest version, then each of those folders should already have its own config within them.

 

Syt
10 years ago
1 month ago
4
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Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

 

This doesn't work, either (in fact, it will now only show the placeholder image for stadium interiors, and still blank for all else). I would think it's a skin issue, but I have it with every skin, and only with backgrounds.

 

Please note that the screenshot above is using the 2022.0 megapack, plus all subsequent patches, so only the config in the “main” folder exists in that one, not in any subfolder (but it does have the relevant entries).

 

That said, using the separate packs that have separate configs for each one doesn't help, either. :-(

BramNUFC
4 years ago
5 hours ago
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By Syt 13 October 2022 - 09:37 AM UTC 

Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

 

This doesn't work, either (in fact, it will now only show the placeholder image for stadium interiors, and still blank for all else). I would think it's a skin issue, but I have it with every skin, and only with backgrounds.

 

Please note that the screenshot above is using the 2022.0 megapack, plus all subsequent patches, so only the config in the “main” folder exists in that one, not in any subfolder (but it does have the relevant entries).

 

That said, using the separate packs that have separate configs for each one doesn't help, either. :-(

 

That's weird, I'd advise to just delete the complete pack and then install these 5. There should be no reason why it's not working then really

Syt
10 years ago
1 month ago
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By BramNUFC 13 October 2022 - 09:52 AM UTC 

That's weird, I'd advise to just delete the complete pack and then install these 5. There should be no reason why it's not working then really

 

 

Thanks, I've tried it before and just tried again. Deleted the old folder, downloaded all fresh and re-installed. Still no change (see attached). 😢 

 

BramNUFC
4 years ago
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Footygamer
16 years ago
16 hours ago
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So you have the complete pack for sure now, no remnants of the 2022 version?

I would guess it's some sort of user error with clearing the FM cache or the skin itself?

 

Have you tried other skins?

BramNUFC
4 years ago
5 hours ago
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Yeah he said he tried other skins 

 

@Syt what's in those ‘flags' and ‘media' folders? There might be some hidden config file somewhere that messes it up

Qvordrup
15 years ago
26 minutes ago
135,501
By Syt 13 October 2022 - 10:40 AM UTC 

Thanks, I've tried it before and just tried again. Deleted the old folder, downloaded all fresh and re-installed. Still no change (see attached). 😢 

When the boxes are black like yours there is a working config somewhere, but leads to no picture. If there where no config there would be a default picture from flut skin.

 

So start with removing everything you have download from the background pack. Then you can check if everything is removed by reloading you flut skin, because then you should have the default “coming soon” picture showing. So until you have the default picture showing you will have to search your folders for that missing config that is stopping the pack(s) from working. When you finally have the default picture showing then download the 5 new packs again using chrome so you can resume any interruptions in the download making sure you get the full file (and make sure not to download the update files).

 

@BramNUFC I believe those folders are from the metallic logo pack (flags and media)

 

 

 

Syt
10 years ago
1 month ago
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By Qvordrup 13 October 2022 - 14:31 PM UTC 

When the boxes are black like yours there is a working config somewhere, but leads to no picture. If there where no config there would be a default picture from flut skin.

 

So start with removing everything you have download from the background pack. Then you can check if everything is removed by reloading you flut skin, because then you should have the default “coming soon” picture showing. So until you have the default picture showing you will have to search your folders for that missing config that is stopping the pack(s) from working. When you finally have the default picture showing then download the 5 new packs again using chrome so you can resume any interruptions in the download making sure you get the full file (and make sure not to download the update files).

 

I would also personally recommend you to organize stuff in your graphics folder a little bit. Making folders like “logos”, “faces”, “backgrounds” etc. and then putting everything that belongs to those categories in those folders. That makes it easier in cases like this to find and remove files. In my experience when you change around things with files a lot like you have… you tend to loss oversight 😀 

 

Thanks for the suggestions, and thanks @BramNUFC !

 

For testing, I removed all other gfx folders and only left the city backgrounds in. It yields the same result: blank boxes for everything except the placeholder “Coming soon” for stadium insides in FLUT. I then removed ALL gfx folders, and still the same - including the (still) blank files.

 

So I agree that there's probably a config file sitting somewhere that doesn't want to play ball. Problem is - I couldn't find it anywhere in the documents folder.

 

However, your mentioning previous installs had me look around some more. I found another directory in [my Win10 user name]\AppData\Local\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2022 which has various settings, data, etc. I made a backup of the folder and deleted it - now it works. 😀

 

I will go over the files now to figure out which one has the data and then restore the other files to “keep” my profile.

 

Thanks a lot for your help and splendid work on the site and mods, guys! 🙂

coysti
2 years ago
2 days ago
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Please help, where can i find the Team Fan Background ID of every club? 

BramNUFC
4 years ago
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By coysti 19 October 2022 - 17:02 PM UTC 

Please help, where can i find the Team Fan Background ID of every club? 

 

For team city & fan backgrounds you can just use the club ID, it's displayed under the club name in the browsing system

spike72
1 year ago
2 days ago
13
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Hi Qvordrup,

 

(Mac User) Ive downloaded all the Packs and then uploaded them to the Graphics folder, I've then unticked the use caching box and ticked the skins box and reloaded skin, I then go back and re tick the use caching box (I think this is correct) started a new game but nothing has come up?

 

Ive retried this 3 or 4 times and always started a new game but still nothing there?

 

Any idea's, anything I may be doing wrong or missing out in process?

 

thanks.

 

PLEASE IGNORE GUYS, IVE FIXED IT. IT WAS MY MISTAKE, SORRY.

Faxxiz
8 years ago
3 weeks ago
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By spike72 22 October 2022 - 05:55 AM UTC 

Hi Qvordrup,

 

(Mac User) Ive downloaded all the Packs and then uploaded them to the Graphics folder, I've then unticked the use caching box and ticked the skins box and reloaded skin, I then go back and re tick the use caching box (I think this is correct) started a new game but nothing has come up?

 

Ive retried this 3 or 4 times and always started a new game but still nothing there?

 

Any idea's, anything I may be doing wrong or missing out in process?

 

thanks.

 

PLEASE IGNORE GUYS, IVE FIXED IT. IT WAS MY MISTAKE, SORRY.

 

Hi,

 

I am facing the same issue, even if I try to put the same architecture of the folders as last year, I can't see any background (player, staff, club, …).

Ofc I cleared the cache and everything, the same steps as for the logos, faces & kits.

So I don't know, maybe I'm missing something to make it work

spike72
1 year ago
2 days ago
13
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By Faxxiz 22 October 2022 - 11:14 AM UTC 

Hi,

 

I am facing the same issue, even if I try to put the same architecture of the folders as last year, I can't see any background (player, staff, club, …).

Ofc I cleared the cache and everything, the same steps as for the logos, faces & kits.

So I don't know, maybe I'm missing something to make it work

 

Hi @Faxxiz 

did you check all your ticked boxes? 

I stupidly had unticked the box below the skins box in preferences and went back and ticked it and it worked. I think it’s got ID written next to it. 

tomazriel
2 years ago
10 hours ago
4
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By spike72 22 October 2022 - 05:55 AM UTC 

Hi Qvordrup,

 

(Mac User) Ive downloaded all the Packs and then uploaded them to the Graphics folder, I've then unticked the use caching box and ticked the skins box and reloaded skin, I then go back and re tick the use caching box (I think this is correct) started a new game but nothing has come up?

 

Ive retried this 3 or 4 times and always started a new game but still nothing there?

 

Any idea's, anything I may be doing wrong or missing out in process?

 

thanks.

 

PLEASE IGNORE GUYS, IVE FIXED IT. IT WAS MY MISTAKE, SORRY.

 

how did you fix the problem? which boxes do i need to tick??

unticked the use caching, ticked the reload skin and show id but nothing helps. does it work on fm 23?

 

 

spike72
1 year ago
2 days ago
13
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By tomazriel 22 October 2022 - 12:31 PM UTC 

how did you fix the problem? which boxes do i need to tick??

unticked the use caching, ticked the reload skin and show id but nothing helps. does it work on fm 23?

 

Yeah have you added a different skin? 
i also added the transparent skin for FM23 and it’s all worked now, maybe try that? 

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