sortitoutsi Background and Stadium Packs

The Backgrounds Megapack was originally made up of aerial shots of stadiums taken from Google Maps and Google Earth, but is now also containing Competitions, Player and Fan Backgrounds, as well as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

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  • 2023.04 - Released on 05 Feb 2023
sortitoutsi Background and Stadium Packs

Jaun Aldu
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By BramNUFC 05 November 2022 - 22:49 PM UTC 

@Jaun Aldu After downloading an update pack, you have to move all the files from there straight into your ‘main’ backgrounds folder. You now have them in separate folders with separate configs, that's why it doesn't work

 

@BramNUFC Cheers pal, Im just needing to make sure i understand.  When i download all 5 files i have to use 2 separate folders (one for the updates and one for the main) so 5 files will be in (lets call it background main) and the other 5 files ‘’background update'' ?? 

 

Or do i put just the configs into the above assumption?  Sorry mate i just need to iron this last bit out.

Kasper Lund Hjorth
10 years ago
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All of my stadium images are of really low quality after the last update, have they been downgraded?

Kasper Lund Hjorth
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By Kasper Lund Hjorth 06 November 2022 - 00:24 AM UTC 

All of my stadium images are of really low quality after the last update, have they been downgraded?

 

My mistake. Was some incompatibility with some other pack somewhere.

ryangentile
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By BramNUFC 05 November 2022 - 22:49 PM UTC 

@Jaun Aldu After downloading an update pack, you have to move all the fles from there straight into your ‘main’ backgrounds folder. You now have them in seperate folders with seperate configs, that's why it doesn't work

 

@BramNUFC  Hi Bram. I think I am having the same issues as others who are posting on here. Logos, faces, trophies all work, but backgrounds just show a default inside stadium. I think my issue is what you mention here… When I extract just the stadium backgrounds, I see two folders that get unzipped: sortitoutsi Stadium Backgrounds and sortitoutsi Stadium Backgrounds 2023.01. The “2023.01” has all the images, but the first one has the config file. Am to amalgamate the images and the config file into one folder? Do I need to place it somewhere specific or just inside the graphic folder? Does this background folder need to be called something specific? Thanks!

6scholl6
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By ryangentile 06 November 2022 - 04:56 AM UTC 

Hi Bram. I think I am having the same issues as others who are posting on here. Logos, faces, trophies all work, but backgrounds just show a default inside stadium. I think my issue is what you mention here… I have two folders that get unzipped: sortitoutsi Stadium Backgrounds and sortitoutsi Stadium Backgrounds 2023.01. The “2023.01” has all the images, but the first one has the config file. Am to amalgamate the images and the config file into one folder? Do I need to place it somewhere specific or just inside the graphic folder? Does this background folder need to be called something specific? Thanks!

 

My folder is now this:

And it is working fine:

What i did´nt understand, why i have at the fole of 2023.1 so many folders. One “old”? One “new”?

6scholl6
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By Jaun Aldu 05 November 2022 - 22:38 PM UTC 

Hey bud, absolutely love your work every year (and still contribute each time also)  would you be able to assist in this situation please?

 

The below SS is my files about backgrounds and the in game SS showing no backgrounds.  Using FLUT check the full screen etc, Faces badges and Strips work.

 

I did´nt understand why i have “sourtitoutsi fan backgrounds” AND “sortitoutsi fan backgrounds 2023.01”? 

 

Sorry for 2 posts.

 

Bielsa is a Legend
9 years ago
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Any chance we can go back to the mega pack?

mienos
12 years ago
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I thought I was wrong in installing the updates, so I downloaded all the megapacks again, but the only background I see is the opening background of FM with the coach in the locker room.

tayfun
9 years ago
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By mienos 06 November 2022 - 08:59 AM UTC 

I thought I was wrong in installing the updates, so I downloaded all the megapacks again, but the only background I see is the opening background of FM with the coach in the locker room.

 

I have that same problem

6scholl6
11 years ago
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Clear cache and reload skin. If this not help, start your fm again. It works fine. I installed the new pack.

Jaun Aldu
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By 6scholl6 06 November 2022 - 09:15 AM UTC 

Clear cache and reload skin. If this not help, start your fm again. It works fine. I installed the new pack.

 

Did you download the megapack AND updates or just the megapacks?  Also

 does your folder look like the one i posted?

 

As i have reloaded and cleared and restarted game and PC. but nothing

tayfun
9 years ago
1 week ago
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By 6scholl6 06 November 2022 - 09:15 AM UTC 

Clear cache and reload skin. If this not help, start your fm again. It works fine. I installed the new pack.

 

i tried, same problem, i use flut skin

Drafter
4 years ago
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@Footygamer When extracting the update, it gives you 2 seperate folders for each type (with multiple folders within them)

Can't they be combined so your extracted folder will look like this as well? It's probably causing some confusion for people

tayfun
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By BramNUFC 06 November 2022 - 09:49 AM UTC 

@Footygamer When extracting the update, it gives you 2 seperate folders for each type (with multiple folders within them)

Can't they be combined so your extracted folder will look like this as well? It's probably causing some confusion for people

 

Could it be related to the config file?

Footygamer
16 years ago
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This would be a bug. I didn't have the time to properly test the update before it went live.

Drafter
4 years ago
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@Jaun Aldu You should only have one folder for each background type. 

 

To avoid confusion, I'd advise you to always download and extract the update packs to a different place than your FM folder (just put them on your desktop or whatever). After you've copied everything over, you can then delete those.

 

What you then do is only move the actual images and config over to your backgrounds folder.

 

Click through all the folders in the update pack until you get here. Copy all of them

And then put them here

Then you need to delete the old config file and replace it with the one in the update pack (I understand it's a bit confusing with how it's currently set up)

Drafter
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By ryangentile 06 November 2022 - 04:56 AM UTC 

@BramNUFC  Hi Bram. I think I am having the same issues as others who are posting on here. Logos, faces, trophies all work, but backgrounds just show a default inside stadium. I think my issue is what you mention here… When I extract just the stadium backgrounds, I see two folders that get unzipped: sortitoutsi Stadium Backgrounds and sortitoutsi Stadium Backgrounds 2023.01. The “2023.01” has all the images, but the first one has the config file. Am to amalgamate the images and the config file into one folder? Do I need to place it somewhere specific or just inside the graphic folder? Does this background folder need to be called something specific? Thanks!

 

Does my above comment help? The folder structure can work in a lot of different variations. Generally the best thing to do is to have as little sub-folders as possible. So like I have in my screenshot, graphics > team city backgrounds would work fine. 

 

The config file can either be within the same folder as the images, or seperate like how we have set it up by default.

Drafter
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By 6scholl6 06 November 2022 - 05:16 AM UTC 

I did´nt understand why i have “sourtitoutsi fan backgrounds” AND “sortitoutsi fan backgrounds 2023.01”? 

 

Sorry for 2 posts.

 

As above it's a bug, will be fixed 👍

Drafter
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By R Charlston 06 November 2022 - 08:21 AM UTC 

Any chance we can go back to the mega pack?

 

Probably not, unless you can name a benefit of it. It won't be faster to download, and you have to apply the updates individually in both situations, so I don't really see the point.

Drafter
4 years ago
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@mienos & @tayfun Can you make sure your folder structure looks like how I explained it a few posts above? If it's still not working then, please post screenshots here of what the folders look like for you.

Bielsa is a Legend
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By BramNUFC 06 November 2022 - 10:10 AM UTC 

Probably not, unless you can name a benefit of it. It won't be faster to download, and you have to apply the updates individually in both situations, so I don't really see the point.

 

I find it easier as the changes auto replace what was in the mega pack

6scholl6
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By Jaun Aldu 06 November 2022 - 09:26 AM UTC 

Did you download the megapack AND updates or just the megapacks?  Also

 does your folder look like the one i posted?

 

As i have reloaded and cleared and restarted game and PC. but nothing

 

I downloaded both.

tayfun
9 years ago
1 week ago
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By BramNUFC 06 November 2022 - 10:12 AM UTC 

@mienos & @tayfun Can you make sure your folder structure looks like how I explained it a few posts above? If it's still not working then, please post screenshots here of what the folders look like for you.

 

it works thanks.

Jaun Aldu
2 years ago
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By BramNUFC 06 November 2022 - 10:02 AM UTC 

@Jaun Aldu You should only have one folder for each background type. 

 

To avoid confusion, I'd advise you to always download and extract the update packs to a different place than your FM folder (just put them on your desktop or whatever). After you've copied everything over, you can then delete those.

 

What you then do is only move the actual images and config over to your backgrounds folder.

 

Click through all the folders in the update pack until you get here. Copy all of them

And then put them here

Then you need to delete the old config file and replace it with the one in the update pack (I understand it's a bit confusing with how it's currently set up)

 

Just wow.  Thanks so much for your help mate.  ‘’Ha'way the lads''  It did work yes!!

6scholl6
11 years ago
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By BramNUFC 06 November 2022 - 10:02 AM UTC 

@Jaun Aldu You should only have one folder for each background type. 

 

To avoid confusion, I'd advise you to always download and extract the update packs to a different place than your FM folder (just put them on your desktop or whatever). After you've copied everything over, you can then delete those.

 

What you then do is only move the actual images and config over to your backgrounds folder.

 

Click through all the folders in the update pack until you get here. Copy all of them

And then put them here

Then you need to delete the old config file and replace it with the one in the update pack (I understand it's a bit confusing with how it's currently set up)

 

So i should have 5 folders (with underfolders) in my background folder ?

Like this?

Or would it better for the next updates like this?

Drafter
4 years ago
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@6scholl6 Both of those options should work, it's whatever you find the easiest.

 

Like I said above it's best to have as little sub-folders as possible, so you could even move all of these straight into the graphics folder itself (or into a folder named backgrounds, instead of having pictures > backgrounds > soritoutsi backgrounds megapack)

ryangentile
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1 month ago
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By BramNUFC 06 November 2022 - 10:07 AM UTC 

Does my above comment help? The folder structure can work in a lot of different variations. Generally the best thing to do is to have as little sub-folders as possible. So like I have in my screenshot, graphics > team city backgrounds would work fine. 

 

The config file can either be within the same folder as the images, or seperate like how we have set it up by default.

@BramNUFC That seemed to have done it! Moved the image folder out of the update (2023.01) folder and moved them next to the config file. Thanks!

 

 

6scholl6
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By ryangentile 06 November 2022 - 16:17 PM UTC 

@BramNUFC That seemed to have done it! Moved the image folder out of the update (2023.01) folder and moved them next to the config file. Thanks!

 

I think now it is very difficult for guys who do not use this for years. At me everything is ok, but for other? Do you mean you can do this simpler?

Footygamer
16 years ago
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This is fixed now 😎 Sorry for releasing the broken the files and it taking a few days to fix 😳 The build process is fixed now so it won't happen next month.

Footygamer
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By 6scholl6 06 November 2022 - 17:00 PM UTC 

I think now it is very difficult for guys who do not use this for years. At me everything is ok, but for other? Do you mean you can do this simpler?

 

It was a bug. Which means it was accidental and has now been fixed. It won't be this confusing in future updates.

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