DISCLAIMER:

THIS IS NOT MY WORK, I ADAPTED THE EXISTING SOUND AND CONFIG FILES ONLY TO WORK WITH FM2021

 

The main thanks for this addition goes to:

- Original Patch for FM12 - FM14 by MBarbaric (original creator of these audio additions)
- Ported to FM15 by zzpiggy
- Modified Commentary Sound Files by Bart

 

The commentary (English only) is NOT the same, nor from the same source, as the popular FM Scout download for FM 2020.

This is improved commentary with less overlaps, although some still occur. I downloaded these audio files a year or two ago from some website so all credit for these improved commentary goes to the original creator.

 

There was another posting with audio commentary/crowd sounds for FM2021 out here, which both had issues.

The reason for this is that there is now a VAR section in the xml file and simply overwriting the files with the ones that have the commentary from previous versions caused crashes and issues with VAR texts. I manually edited the "match_events.xml" which took me lots of hours of editing and comparing in order to merge the commentary code into the existing file, the result is working commentary with VAR and no crashes!

 

 

 

 

Installation:

 

a) Navigate to your installation folder …………..\"Football Manager 2021\data" and make a backup of the two original files (this way if you have issues or want to revert back, you still have the original files), they are named: “simatch.fmf” and “simatchviewer-pc.fmf”

 

b) Copy the downloaded 7z file and extract to the same folder ………………….\"Football Manager 2021\data" (where you installed your copy of Football Manager 2021). (Make sure you have a program called “7-Zip” installed, if not and you extract with another program you might get error messages). 

 

c) Start your Football manager 2021 game (make sure it wasn't running while copying the files over), empty cache completely and reload cache/skin for the changed .fmf files to be loaded correctly.

 

d) Load your game and play with audio commentary.

 


Again, this is not my work. I merely edited the existing audio and config file(s) to make it work with FM 2021.

Make sure when you play matches in 3D to (preferably) play in “full match” or “comprehensive” in order to have the best experience.

Also reduce speed to just one or two clicks above average.

 

If you play in “key” or some cases in “extended” mode in combination with high speed action, the commentary will be overlapping (or cut off) more frequently.

 

Known issues:

Overlapping comments still occasionally occur but a lot less frequent than in previous versions.

 

 

Have fun with this addition, even though not perfect, with the added sounds it enhances the experience (at least it does that for me)

 

 


 

 

Comments
kingrobbo
11 years ago
6 hours ago
8,634

cheers👍

removed your other duplicate threads😉

a31632
13 years ago
2 hours ago
291

Corrected upload with new full download link

 

 

R Charlston
7 years ago
48 minutes ago
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Has this file removed the duplicate phrases?

gladman
11 years ago
9 hours ago
5

Hi, I only have the commentators voices but no crowd sound. Do you know why ?

Mr. old_school
1 year ago
6 days ago
198

Thanks!

Question: have you studied a long time the Files. “simatch.fmf” and “simatchviewer-pc.fmf”?

because i am sure, with that files, you can edit/include fan chants / crowd chants.

My Dream is, to play 3d Match and feel stadium athmosphere.

i find a patch: here: https://www.fmscout.com/a-fm21-better-crowd-sounds-mod.html

he wrote, that to include files, hew edited the Files. “simatch.fmf” and “simatchviewer-pc.fmf”

so, that i wrote/ask, if you have study the two files

i did not like his Patch, because it has that same Issues, you wrote for commentary patch.

(which had issues. The reason for this is that there is now a VAR section in the config file and simply overwriting the config file with the one that has the commentary from previous versions caused crashes and issues with VAR texts.)

so, my Dream is, to play 3d match with great stadium athmosphere ( and no Commentary)

🙂

kfnielsen
15 years ago
1 day ago
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Many thanks for this 

makes my game way more realistic

a31632
13 years ago
2 hours ago
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By R Charlston 30 March 2021 - 19:38 PM UTC 

Has this file removed the duplicate phrases?

 

I have played many matches with this new version and it is very rare that it duplicates the exact same phrase at the same time. Sometimes the two commentators overlap but that even happens in real life sometimes ;-)

a31632
13 years ago
2 hours ago
291
By gladman 30 March 2021 - 19:43 PM UTC 

Hi, I only have the commentators voices but no crowd sound. Do you know why ?

 

No idea, the crowd sounds are included together with the commentary. Likely you didn't clear the cache completely and reloaded the skin/cache or you didn't exit the game while replacing files.

a31632
13 years ago
2 hours ago
291

OP updated with new full download link

 

 

a31632
13 years ago
2 hours ago
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By kfnielsen 30 March 2021 - 21:01 PM UTC 

Many thanks for this 

makes my game way more realistic

 

Thanks a lot, it's not perfect and sometimes repetitive but there are plenty of alternative commentary lines so always fun to hear something completely new too.

It does make it a lot nicer though, prior to this I usually turned the sound off completely as the standard sound sucks (but that's just my opinion) 

proton6
9 years ago
2 weeks ago
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By a31632 31 March 2021 - 00:12 AM UTC 

I have played many matches with this new version and it is very rare that it duplicates the exact same phrase at the same time. Sometimes the two commentators overlap but that even happens in real life sometimes ;-)

 

Read the disclamer 

mackboss
11 years ago
1 hour ago
54

Great work man…!!!

 

Sounds much better than old versions…!!!

 

Cheers…!!!

R Charlston
7 years ago
48 minutes ago
495
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its a no from me,poor commentary that doesnt flow, the crowd chants are better

 

its like watch BT sports!

Mr. old_school
1 year ago
6 days ago
198

Project Update: yes to crowd chants + no to Commentary: 

🙂

please read my Post from https://sortitoutsi.net/content/58033/football-manager-2021-proper-audio-commentary-patch#comment_627397
i hope you/we (we=Community) can make them better

🙂

R Charlston
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By Mr. old_school 31 March 2021 - 12:10 PM UTC 

yes to crowd chants + no to Commentary: 

please read my Post from https://sortitoutsi.net/content/58033/football-manager-2021-proper-audio-commentary-patch#comment_627397
i hope you/we (we=Community) can make them better

🙂

commentary is poor, lots of cut n shuffle from fifa

 

Florin.Hangu
8 years ago
6 days ago
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The patch is not bad.  But there are some errors in the comentary.

 

It is possible to remove the comentary, as there are not fit for this game and keep only the crowd?!

a31632
13 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Florin.Hangu 31 March 2021 - 12:43 PM UTC 

The patch is not bad.  But there are some errors in the comentary.

 

It is possible to remove the comentary, as there are not fit for this game and keep only the crowd?!

 

Yes, it’s possible. The commentary files in the sounds folder is in CAPITAL letters while the crowd sounds are in small letters.

So you will need to delete all sound files in CAPITAL letters from the folder to keep just the ambient sounds

Jeff's72
9 years ago
6 days ago
770

Thanks a31632 good work

i can confirm it works with the VAR

Mr. old_school
1 year ago
6 days ago
198

it is possible, that you release like alternative File: the Files for data Folder just only with crowd chants without Commentary.
that would be fine. Thank You!
🙂
i hope we can find ways to include crowd chants in combination with Team ID´s
 

Ford K Collins
1 month ago
3 days ago
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By a31632 31 March 2021 - 13:48 PM UTC 

Yes, it’s possible. The commentary files in the sounds folder is in CAPITAL letters while the crowd sounds are in small letters.

So you will need to delete all sound files in CAPITAL letters from the folder to keep just the ambient sounds

 

Feel like a fool, but where can I find the sounds folder to delete the commentary files? Thanks for your help…

a31632
13 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Ford K Collins 31 March 2021 - 21:21 PM UTC 

Feel like a fool, but where can I find the sounds folder to delete the commentary files? Thanks for your help…

 

You will need the Resource Archiver to extract simatchviewer-pc.fmf.

When done you can edit the sounds folder, after that you create the archive again with the same tool.

Tommy Hughes
8 years ago
5 hours ago
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By a31632 31 March 2021 - 22:17 PM UTC 

You will need the Resource Archiver to extract simatchviewer-pc.fmf.

When done you can edit the sounds folder, after that you create the archive again with the same tool.

 

Actually, I've tested extracting the simatchviewer-pc.fmf into \simatchviewer-pc\ folder, adding new sounds into the \sounds\ sub-folder, writing them into the match_sounds.cfg and leaving the extracted \simatchviewer-pc\ folder like that. It works. As long as the folder is in Football Manager 2021\data\ where the original simatchviewer-pc.fmf is, the game reads the extracted folder first and the .fmf package only if there is no \simatchviewer-pc\ folder to read. So, I keep the folder extracted so I can easily add new sounds etc. there without the need to extract/archive again and again.

a31632
13 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Tommy Hughes 31 March 2021 - 22:29 PM UTC 

Actually, I've tested extracting the simatchviewer-pc.fmf into \simatchviewer-pc\ folder, adding new sounds into the \sounds\ sub-folder, writing them into the match_sounds.cfg and leaving the extracted \simatchviewer-pc\ folder like that. It works. As long as the folder is in Football Manager 2021\data\ where the original simatchviewer-pc.fmf is, the game reads the extracted folder first and the .fmf package only if there is no \simatchviewer-pc\ folder to read. So, I keep the folder extracted so I can easily add new sounds etc. there without the need to extract/archive again and again.

 

Good to know, I imagined as it was all packaged into .fmf files you would need to have that done. That makes making changes a lot easier. Thanks for sharing!

Mr. old_school
1 year ago
6 days ago
198

hey guys, 

🙂

i am massiv interesting in that Files crowd chants without Commentary.

i have many Chants on my PC - great Quality Files, who are example include in pes game.

it would be fantastic to include that to fm21 Game.

🙂

so, the big big big Question in last Years FM was: it is possible to set Chants to Team ID´s?
so, that in 3 Match, when you play (example): Bayern Munich - Mönchengladbach  = that we can hear Bayern and sometimes Mönchengladbach Chants

🙂

 

gladman
11 years ago
9 hours ago
5

Hi, I have done exactly as instructed but still get only commentary but no crowd sound. Do you think that its something to do with having a Mac?

R Charlston
7 years ago
48 minutes ago
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By gladman 01 April 2021 - 12:39 PM UTC 

Hi, I have done exactly as instructed but still get only commentary but no crowd sound. Do you think that its something to do with having a Mac?

same on pc and commentary is rubbish

 

i have reinstalled my crowd sounds

 

a31632
13 years ago
2 hours ago
291
By R Charlston 01 April 2021 - 14:01 PM UTC 

same on pc and commentary is rubbish

 

i have reinstalled my crowd sounds

 

Thanks for venting multiple times you don't like this download, always good to get some feedback! ;-)

a31632
13 years ago
2 hours ago
291
By gladman 01 April 2021 - 12:39 PM UTC 

Hi, I have done exactly as instructed but still get only commentary but no crowd sound. Do you think that its something to do with having a Mac?

 

Could be, I have tested only with Windows. Maybe try the other download for commentary here (it causes crashes and VAR doesn't work, but if that also only gives commentary than you know it's not these files, it would have to be related to the Mac) 

Try it:

SOUND MATCH COMENTARY MATCH FM 21 (sortitoutsi.net)

 

R Charlston
7 years ago
48 minutes ago
495
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By a31632 01 April 2021 - 15:53 PM UTC 

Thanks for venting multiple times you don't like this download, always good to get some feedback! ;-)

 

You are most welcome.

 

hopefully somebody extracts the crowd sounds

 

the match engine is not sophisticated enough to support commentary

gladman
11 years ago
9 hours ago
5
By a31632 01 April 2021 - 15:56 PM UTC 

Could be, I have tested only with Windows. Maybe try the other download for commentary here (it causes crashes and VAR doesn't work, but if that also only gives commentary than you know it's not these files, it would have to be related to the Mac) 

Try it:

SOUND MATCH COMENTARY MATCH FM 21 (sortitoutsi.net)

 

Thats great, thank you.

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