Zealand, Samaroy, Gestalt, HRiddick, Krysler76, Ayal and the mod team have trained an AI program to generate real faces that just aren't actually real. Then we all built a UI that helps you install them into your Football Manager save in an ethnically-accurate way.

It is as cool as it sounds. Real faces of people whose rights aren't being violated, because they aren't real, but they bring your regens to life in a completely accurate way. Watch the video to learn how to install, enjoy!

Download

You can download the facepack and installation software here. There is no requirement to register.

Installation

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZRcjkRKbLE
Text Guide: https://beta.fm-base.co.uk/articles/sagkrzealand-facepack/


Support

In the event of any bugs or issues please follow this protocol:


1. Head to [ICODE]%localappdata%\Programs\NewGAN Manager\newgan.log [/ICODE]

2. Save that logfile

3. Email it to SAGKRZeal[email protected]
Comments
FM Bard
5 years ago
1 hour ago
41
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Hey guys, thanks for this I downloaded already, it's great for my saves as the "Dolls Head" newgens kill my immersion.

Can I ask, does this download rectify the two main bugs? The Newgan won't load issue and the preserve issue? Or do we still need to use the little workarounds? If so, may be good to add that info here.
FM Base
8 years ago
5 hours ago
188
Hey guys, thanks for this I downloaded already, it's great for my saves as the "Dolls Head" newgens kill my immersion.

Can I ask, does this download rectify the two main bugs? The Newgan won't load issue and the preserve issue? Or do we still need to use the little workarounds? If so, may be good to add that info here.


There are fixes available for both bugs. Can you tell me which ones you are having issues with and I'll post the fixes here.
FM Bard
5 years ago
1 hour ago
41
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There are fixes available for both bugs. Can you tell me which ones you are having issues with and I'll post the fixes here.


I'm not having issues as I've already applied the Newgan won't load fix and I understand what I need to do in relation to removing the .png extensions from the config.xml to preserve existing faces. They were the two issues I came across.

I can see you've addressed the Newgan won't load in the text instructions link.

I just thought if we know what the issues are it would be easier if we point people to the solutions from here. Cheers.
Arvid01
2 years ago
3 days ago
3
What a shame, the regen faces now look more natural than the faces of the top players! - But it's a great face pack.
vernonfrost
3 years ago
3 weeks ago
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There are fixes available for both bugs. Can you tell me which ones you are having issues with and I'll post the fixes here.

Not the person you responded to but i have noticed that it isn't preserving the faces of the newgens that have already been added when adding more faces into the game properly e.g. I forgot to include my own players first time around and also have a few 17 year olds that didn't get done so went back and tried to add their faces using the preserve option but those that had been done before & i was trying to preserve had reverted back to the default FM ones.

if you could tell me how to do that properly this will be perfect
_Arsenal2020
3 years ago
20 hours ago
3
I think I also had the same bug, where I wanted to add in new faces while preserving a few regens whom I already replaced the faces of. So I included all the regens in the save and used the preserve option and I think what happened is that it basically did give real faces to the regens without them, but it reverted the faces of the regens already with real faces back to their regen face, rather than preserving them.
Amaz
5 years ago
6 days ago
2
Premium
Hi,

Thank you for this, I can't wait to see the in-game result.

Just so I understand correctly, you need to repeat the process once for every new save? And for a new save, how long does it take the game to create regens -in other words how long do we need to wait before trying to install this pack?

Once again, amazing job thank you!
_Arsenal2020
3 years ago
20 hours ago
3
For the preserve bug. A temp. fix was posted on FMbase until they are able to update the app. After you use the preserve option and the app finishes running, before you reload the skin, go to the config.xml file in the facepack's folder. Use replace all and replace ".png" with blank (leave the space empty). This will fix all the preserved faces. Now you can reload the skin and it should work.
andycapp1893
9 years ago
2 hours ago
1
Hi, is it working for Mac?
JimmysTheBestCop
8 months ago
1 week ago
10
For the preserve bug. A temp. fix was posted on FMbase until they are able to update the app. After you use the preserve option and the app finishes running, before you reload the skin, go to the config.xml file in the facepack's folder. Use replace all and replace ".png" with blank (leave the space empty). This will fix all the preserved faces. Now you can reload the skin and it should work.


Yeah I posted the fix on the Zealand boards and his discord. Both preserve and overwrite functions add ".png" to each record in the config.xml file. So if you use notepad++ and do a find/replace for .png with nothing in the replace field. Then save and close the file. Rest cache/skin in FM it'll work fine.
JimmysTheBestCop
8 months ago
1 week ago
10


I'm not sure if this modified script app is fully working for the mac since it implements a GUI over top of the script but anyone facepack using python scripts are all based upon Krysler76 original python script. He was a user on the Chilled Moose discord server and created it for her packs. You'll notice Krysler is either part of teams or given thanks whenever mods start trying to map ethnicity.

He did recently post an update to his script on FmScout
https://www.fmscout.com/a-newgen-faces-script-by-krysler.html

It does have a script for Mac. Python on Mac is certainly not as straight forward but people have had success. You could use that Mac script with the photos in the Zealand pack to achieve the same goal.
Daniel Evensen
2 months ago
2 weeks ago
1
Premium
Apologies for bumping this thread up after almost a full month.

This works quite well with FM21. Does anybody know of a way to get it to work for FM20? I think all that we would need is a version of the SCRIPT FACES views that would be compatible with FM20: as long as we had the correct Unique IDs and the other information, I'm pretty sure everything else would work just fine. I've tried a few different things, but the face and skin color attributes are not searchable settings in FM20 (to my knowledge), and, of course, views are not compatible across versions...

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