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The Backgrounds Megapack was originally made up of aerial shots of stadiums taken from Google Maps and Google Earth, but is now also containing Competitions, Player and Fan Backgrounds, as well as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

mienos
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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.

 

As I said, to do a clean install, I downloaded the megapacks, because I didn't understand the structure of the updates. By downloading megapacks, these are the folders:

[email protected]
2 years ago
1 month ago
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Hi Guys,
I have a very similar problem. I have downloaded files yesterday, unzip and copied to the created “background” folder in “graphics”. 

Logos and faces are working fine, but backgrounds are not changed.

What me to do to have it fixed?

Drafter
4 years ago
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@mienos 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 [email protected] 07 November 2022 - 08:41 AM UTC 

Hi Guys,
I have a very similar problem. I have downloaded files yesterday, unzip and copied to the created “background” folder in “graphics”. 

Logos and faces are working fine, but backgrounds are not changed.

What me to do to have it fixed?

 

That looks fine, can you make a screenshot inside of one of those folders? It's most important to know where the ‘config’ file is (if it's in there)

[email protected]
2 years ago
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By BramNUFC 07 November 2022 - 08:47 AM UTC 

That looks fine, can you make a screenshot inside of one of those folders? It's most important to know where the ‘config’ file is (if it's in there)

 

Please view attach.

Drafter
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By [email protected] 07 November 2022 - 08:51 AM UTC 

Please view attach.

 

That's how it should be, weird. I'll download the new update in an hour to check if something is still wrong with it

Drafter
4 years ago
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@[email protected] Are you sure you've reloaded skin and everything and that you're using a skin that actually supports backgrounds?

[email protected]
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By BramNUFC 07 November 2022 - 08:56 AM UTC 

@[email protected] Are you sure you've reloaded skin and everything and that you're using a skin that actually supports backgrounds?

 

Default skin, I suppose it supports backgrounds.
What I have loaded is only faces, logos and backgrounds. And for some reason only backgrounds doesn't work. Just reloaded skin - no changes. 😢

Drafter
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By [email protected] 07 November 2022 - 09:00 AM UTC 

Default skin, I suppose it supports backgrounds.
What I have loaded is only faces, logos and backgrounds. And for some reason only backgrounds doesn't work. Just reloaded skin - no changes. 😢

 

The default skin doesn't support them, try one of these https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-2023-skins

[email protected]
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By BramNUFC 07 November 2022 - 09:09 AM UTC 

The default skin doesn't support them, try one of these https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-2023-skins

 

Thank you for your help! 
I was sure that backgrounds works well for me in fm2022 with default skin…
I installed custom skin and now it works fine.

mienos
12 years ago
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By BramNUFC 07 November 2022 - 08:45 AM UTC 

@mienos 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)

 

I thank you. I'll try as you said. Let's say that at this point it is also a bit confusing how the megapack is structured, not just the updates.

 

IamOverrated
7 years ago
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Is it possible to use the stadiums not as backgrounds but as stadium pictures?

Drafter
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By IamOverrated 07 November 2022 - 12:36 PM UTC 

Is it possible to use the stadiums not as backgrounds but as stadium pictures?

 

You mean the aerial ones? There's a thread here that explains how to create a config file yourself https://sortitoutsi.net/content/60493/how-to-use-a-specific-part-of-the-megapack

 

So if you want to have the aerial stadium images in the place of the inside ones:

 

Set the little dot to background and stadium and the drag the “stadium_backgrounds” folder on to the app. Then open the config with notepad and press ctrl+h and replace “background” with “stadium” and press replace all.

Config lines need to look like this:  <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/xxxx/stadium"/>

Monti1906
7 years ago
2 months ago
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Guys,

 

After release, the whole backgrounds started working, although for some players it's literally unplayable. White background cover all of the sidebar. Please see screenshots:

 

How it is normally (Lewandowski) vs how it is with minor players (Turner)

egesagin
11 years ago
1 month ago
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I have a similar issue, I can't read anything on the side panel. Since the left side is not blurred by default, it's incredibly difficult to read. 

And for player/club screens, the transparency is almost non-existent so there's no point in using the backgrounds as seen below:

 

I know you probably didn't make the pack for the default skin so there's not much you can do, but if someone from your team could edit the default skin to create a backgrounds-friendly version, it would be awesome. If not, still a great pack and I'll wait for a custom skin that I like. Thanks!

Deano1903
16 years ago
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I have a folder of 45 missing player backgrounds. Can you advise on where to upload as the last 2 player backgorund mix packs I uploaded didn't upload properly. 

Drafter
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By Deano1903 08 November 2022 - 14:41 PM UTC 

I have a folder of 45 missing player backgrounds. Can you advise on where to upload as the last 2 player backgorund mix packs I uploaded didn't upload properly. 

 

Are you 100% sure they are all JPG? That was the problem for someone else that couldn't upload a pack

SChen1973
3 months ago
1 week ago
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Hi everyone,

 

Probably a schoolboy error on my part but I can't seem to get background images appearing.

 

I'm using the Material Skin 2.0.23 and have downloaded all the background zip files and moved them to a “backgrounds” folder I created within the “graphics” folder. Screenshots attached. I've also followed the steps to refresh the graphics cache.

 

Thanks in advance for any insight.

Drafter
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By SChen1973 08 November 2022 - 17:55 PM UTC 

Hi everyone,

 

Probably a schoolboy error on my part but I can't seem to get background images appearing.

 

I'm using the Material Skin 2.0.23 and have downloaded all the background zip files and moved them to a “backgrounds” folder I created within the “graphics” folder. Screenshots attached. I've also followed the steps to refresh the graphics cache.

 

Thanks in advance for any insight.

 

According to the screenshot you only have the 2023.01 update pack of about 1,000 backgrounds?

 

These are the complete packs

SChen1973
3 months ago
1 week ago
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By BramNUFC 08 November 2022 - 18:35 PM UTC 

According to the screenshot you only have the 2023.01 update pack of about 1,000 backgrounds?

 

These are the complete packs

 

Definitely downloaded all 5 full packs. 69000 files.

Drafter
4 years ago
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By SChen1973 08 November 2022 - 19:00 PM UTC 

Definitely downloaded all 5 full packs. 69000 files.

 

Then you probably have them mixed up within one another. The complete pack should be your ‘main' folder and then you need to apply the updates as explained below.

 

 

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.

 

SChen1973
3 months ago
1 week ago
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By BramNUFC 08 November 2022 - 19:05 PM UTC 

Then you probably have them mixed up within one another. The complete pack should be your ‘main' folder and then you need to apply the updates as explained below.

 

 

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.

 

 

Sorry, I obviously being slow. I've got all the _backgrounds folders under FM23>graphics\backgrounds:

And each of these folders has an images folder and a config.xml file:

Is this correct? Because it's still not working. Or I need to move the files from the images folders out into (in this example), the continent_backgrounds folder?

Drafter
4 years ago
1 hour ago
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@SChen1973 No that's not necessary, it should work like this. Are you sure you've reloaded skin and everything?

SChen1973
3 months ago
1 week ago
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By BramNUFC 08 November 2022 - 21:15 PM UTC 

@SChen1973 No that's not necessary, it should work like this. Are you sure you've reloaded skin and everything?

 

Yep. Done it twice. Even loaded another skin (in case it needed that to ‘force’ a refresh). I take it there's no harm in keeping all of those _backgrounds folders there?

Drafter
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By SChen1973 08 November 2022 - 21:21 PM UTC 

Yep. Done it twice. Even loaded another skin (in case it needed that to ‘force’ a refresh). I take it there's no harm in keeping all of those _backgrounds folders there?

 

I'd try completely deleting and re-installing if you want to make it work, but it doesn't make a difference keeping them there no

SChen1973
3 months ago
1 week ago
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By BramNUFC 08 November 2022 - 21:23 PM UTC 

I'd try completely deleting and re-installing if you want to make it work, but it doesn't make a difference keeping them there no

 

Thanks. I guess that's the only option I've got left. Cheers for the help!

SChen1973
3 months ago
1 week ago
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By BramNUFC 08 November 2022 - 21:23 PM UTC 

I'd try completely deleting and re-installing if you want to make it work, but it doesn't make a difference keeping them there no

 

Interesting, I tried another skin (Mr Hough FM23 Mashup Skin V1.1) because the details state explicity it has transparency support and all the backgrounds show. I guess the two skins I was using (WTCS5 and Material Skin) don't have transparency support.

Deano1903
16 years ago
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By BramNUFC 08 November 2022 - 15:46 PM UTC 

Are you 100% sure they are all JPG? That was the problem for someone else that couldn't upload a pack

Yes mate, have just double checked and they are all JPG

 

Drafter
4 years ago
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By Deano1903 09 November 2022 - 08:56 AM UTC 

Yes mate, have just double checked and they are all JPG

 

Can you send them to me in DM?

Deano1903
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By BramNUFC 09 November 2022 - 09:34 AM UTC 

Can you send them to me in DM?

Done mate 

 

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