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Football Manager Backgrounds Megapack originally made up of awesome aerial photos of stadiums taken from Google Maps and Google Earth but now containing City pictures, Competitions and Players Backgrounds as well.

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  • 2022.01 - Released on 26 Nov 2021
sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

krissmed
7 years ago
42 minutes ago
31,955
Here is a thread for all things related to contributing to the background megapack. We encourage everyone to read this before contributing to the pack.

Guidelines:
1. What we consider to be a good background:
Person background:
- You easily recognize the person
- Not directly looking at the camera/in-action shot (if no other image is found then this can be ignored)
- Not photoshopped, i.e this
- No watermark
- Full HD (1920x1080)
https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/images/r16WpVxmxIGzHUweBM4LWwtyLn5nvebR.jpg

Team City background:
- Something iconic from a city/place (skyline, attractions, etc.)
- Daytime pictures are preferred
- 800x480 resolution
https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/media/uPabQ2Gw9ptL5bql5ros8GU6TKS3q81fobW4g2mz.jpg

Stadium background:
- Image of the stadium, preferably from an aerial view
- Empty pitch, i.e nothing on the pitch
- Full HD (1920x1080)
https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/images/PK8hxEJFXxZoS16gvPDaP1w5ZRkm3bQh.jpg

Stadium inside background:
- Picture of the pitch from inside the stadium
- Empty pitch, i.e nothing on the pitch
- Has to be a picture of the pitch (good example, bad example)
- 800x480 resolution
https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/media/7tudDRcIsQUXEWu3xhzE7nnm3DCH8z1jnUSxD7Jk.jpg

Competitions backgrounds:
- Picture has to be of the trophy from the competition
- The trophy has to be the center of attention in the picture
- 1920x1080 resolution
https://i.imgur.com/O0xgWbd.jpg




2. What we consider an improvement:
Person background:
- Higher quality
- More in line with the guidelines
- The same quality, but noticeable more recent (new team, new kits, new hairstyle, etc.).
- Better angle

Team City background:
- Higher quality
- More in line with the guidelines
- Something more iconic for the city (i.e skyline, attractions, etc.)

Stadium background:
- Higher quality
- More in line with the guidelines
- The same quality, but noticeable more recent (i.e after upgrades, new sponsors etc.).

Stadium Inside background:
- Higher quality
- More in line with the guidelines
- The same quality, but noticeable more recent (i.e after upgrades, new sponsors etc.).

Where to find HQ backgrounds:
- Google Earth Pro
- Google Maps
- Getty Images (Remember to crop away the watermark)
- Flickr
- Advanced Google Image search (With large filter)
Qvordrup
14 years ago
38 minutes ago
133,401

How to contribute to the background pack:

 

 

There are several ways of contributing images to the pack, But first some basics:

 

All pictures have to be .jpg's

 

Then the pictures have to be the right dimensions. Please always look for the biggest picture available. It is best to downscale rather than to upscale. And when resizing, do not “stretch” the picture (keep proportions):

 

Persons: 1920x1080

 

Team City: 800x480

 

Stadiums backgrounds (outside): 1920x1080

 

Stadiums inside: 800x1080

 

Competitions: 1920x1080

 

Nations: 1920x1080

 

Continents: 1920x1080

 

 

You can contribute by uploading a pack:

 

Max 50 pictures pr. pack

 

Only one type of background images pr. pack

 

Put all of your images in one folder

 

You have to rename all the images to id, then the system will identify them and put them in the right place

 

Navigate to this place and press “upload pack”:  https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/submissions/17

 

Then give the pack a name and choose what type of images you are uploading, then press the choose files and find your folder and press one image and then press ctrl+a to add all of the pictures in the folder. You will then be taken to overview where you can check and add all of your submissions.

 

You can also make individual submissions: 

 

This can be done by going to our browsing system and then finding what ever it is you what to update and then hitting the upload button: https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/browse/17

 

This can also be done by navigating to same place where you upload packs :  https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/submissions/17

 

 

Just search by typing in name or id on whatever it is you are searching for.

 

 

Qvordrup
14 years ago
38 minutes ago
133,401

How to make your own configs for each folder 

(if you don't like and want to delete any part of the mega pack) 

 

 

First you need to download this little app : https://sortitoutsi.net/content/848/fm-graphics-configurator-for-pc

 

Then delete the one config that came with the pack. Then you delete the folder(s) you don't want and make a config for each of the folders you want to keep.

 

To make a config for the competitions folder you just need set the little dot to background and competitions and then drag the “competition_backgrounds” folder on to the app. That is it.

pictures named competitions id and config lines look like this : <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/comp/xxxx/background"/>

 

To make a config for the continent folder you need to set the little dot to background and competitions and then drag the “continent_backgrounds” folder on to the app. You then need to open the config with notepad and press ctrl+h and replace “comp” with “continent” and press replace all.

pictures named continent id and config lines looks like this:  <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/continent/xxxx/background"/>

 

To make a config for the nations folder you need to set the little dot to background and competitions and then drag the “nation_backgrounds” folder on to the app. You then need to open the config with notepad and press ctrl+h and replace “comp” with “nation” and press replace all.

pictures named nations id and config lines looks like this:  <record from="10" to="graphics/pictures/nation/10/background"/>

 

To make a config for for the people folder you need to set the little dot to background and person and then drag the “person_backgrounds” folder on to the app. That is it.

picture named persons id and config lins looks like this:  <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/person/xxxx/background"/>

 

To make a config for the large stadium outside folder you need to set the little dot to background and stadium and then drag the “stadium_backgrounds” folder on to the app. That is it.

pictures named stadium id and config lines looks like this: <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/xxxx/background"/> 

 

To make a config for the small inside stadiums folder you need to set the little dot to background and stadium and the drag the “stadium_insides” folder on to the app. You then need to open the config with notepad and press ctrl+h and replace “background” with “stadium” and press replace all.

pictures named stadium id and config lines looks like this:  <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/xxxx/stadium"/>

 

To make a config for the city folder you need to set the little dot to background and team and then drag the “team_city_backgrounds” folder on to the app. You then need to open the config with notepad and press ctrl+h and replace “team” with “club” and press replace all.

pictures named club id and config lines looks like this: <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/club/xxxx/background"/>

 

Now you can delete any folder and the rest will still work.

 

You will now also be missing the club backgrounds as they are covered by stadium in the original config that came with the pack.

 

So you can add your own “team_backgrounds” folder and fill it with what ever you desire.

to make a config for the team folder you need to set the little dot to background and team and drag the folder “team_background” on to the app. That is it.

pictures named club id and config lines looks like this:  <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/team/xxxx/background"/> 

 

 

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