Ultra Realistic Newgan Faces Megapack

Newgans (also known as Regens) are players the game generates as you play, the fake players that join your youth team. Download this Ultra Realistic Regen Player Faces Megapack to give these players super realistic faces in Football Manager instead of the awful player faces the game generates by default.

 

With this megapack new young players that the game generators will have realistic photographs of players faces. Thanks to RocknRolla and FMzweierkette

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  • 2024.00 - Released on 26 Oct 2023
Ultra Realistic Newgan Faces Megapack

Installation Instructions

Follow these steps to install realistic newgen faces in football manager.

 

Step 1) Extract the Zip

Once you've downloaded the Newfan Faces Megapack you should have a .zip file somewhere on your computer called something like “newgan_faces.zip” (the name may change to include a version number in the future that's fine).

 

You'll need to extract this file which is very easy to do:

 

Apple: Unzip Newgan Faces Megapack on Mac

To unzip the Newgan Faces Megapack on a Mac you can simply double click it.

 

Windows: Unzip Newgan Faces Megapack on Windows

To unzip the Newgan Faces Megapack on Windows simply right click and click “Extract All”

 

Step 2) Move the folder

Once you've extracted the zip file you should have a folder called something like “Newgan Faces Megapack” you will need to move this to a special location where all your Football Manager Add Ons are stored.

 

Apple: Where to put the Newgan Faces Megapack on Mac

You will need to copy the folder to this location:

 

/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2022/graphics

 

You may find it difficult to find this exact location, to make it easier, use the following instructions:

 

a) Open Finder

b) Click “Go” from the menubar and select “Go to Folder” (alternatively press Shift+CMD+G)

c) Copy in the following: ~/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/

d) Open the “Football Manager 2022” folder

e) Open the “graphics” folder (or created it if it doesn't exist)

f) Move the "sortitoutsi Newgan Faces Megapack” into this folder

 

Windows: Where to put the Newgan Faces Megapack on Windows

Simply move the "sortitoutsi Newgan Faces Megapack” folder to the following location:

 

Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/graphics

 

If you don't have a “graphics” folder simply create it 🙂

 

Step 3) Download and Install the NewGan Manager

Visit this page to download the NewGan Manager Tool. There is a version for both Windows and Mac.

 

When you download it you will be greeted by a .zip file. Follow the same steps as in Step (1) to unzip this file.

 

Your folder structure should look like this:

 

Windows

  • filters
    • is newgen search filter.fmf
  • views
    • SCRIPT FACES player search.fmf
    • SCRIPT FACES shortlist.fmf
    • SCRIPT FACES squad.fmf
    • SCRIPT FACES staff.fmf
  • windows
    • NewGAN-Manager-1.3.1.msi

 

Mac

  • filters
    • is newgen search filter.fmf
  • macOS
    • NewGAN-Manager-1.3.1.dmg
  • views
    • SCRIPT FACES player search.fmf
    • SCRIPT FACES shortlist.fmf
    • SCRIPT FACES squad.fmf
    • SCRIPT FACES staff.fmf

 

Double click on the following file:

 

Windows: NewGAN-Manager-Installer-Win/windows/NewGAN-Manager.msi

 

Mac: NewGAN-Manager-Installer-Mac/MacOS/NewGAN-Manager.dmg

 

This will then install the program on your computer.

 

Step 4) Open the NewGan Manager

Open the NewGan Manager application as you would any other program on your computer.

 

You may receive an error on Mac

 

“NewGAN-Manager.app”cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified.”

 

To get around this simply go to Library > Applications find NewGAN Manager and click Right Click > Open and then select “Open”

 

When you open the tool you will see something like this:

 

Step 5) Where to put the “views” and “filters”

In order to use the tool you will need to generate an RTF File from the game.

 

In Step (3) you should have the following two folders “filters” and “views”

 

  • filters
    • is newgen search filter.fmf
  • views
    • SCRIPT FACES player search.fmf
    • SCRIPT FACES shortlist.fmf
    • SCRIPT FACES squad.fmf
    • SCRIPT FACES staff.fmf

 

Move these two folders “filters” and “views” to the same location as you moved the faces in step (2).

 

Mac:

Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/filters

Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/views

 

Windows:

Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/filters

Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/views

 

Step 6) Generating an RTF File in Football Manager

Now follow these instructions very carefully:

 

  • Now open Football Manager and load your saved game.
  • Click the FM Icon > Add New Manager and add a new manager
    • (The reason for this is because your manager can be limited by your clubs scouting network, unemployed managers can view all players)
  • Now playing as the new manager click “Shortlist” on the left
  • Then click “New Search” in the top right (It may also say “Edit Search”)
  • Now in the bottom left click the ⚙️ settings cog icon > Manager Filters
  • Click “import” in the top right
  • Now you should see a file called “is newgen search filter” select it and then click “load” in the bottom right
    • If you don't see “is newgen search filter” then you've put the “filters” folder in the wrong place in the last step
  • Now back on the screen we just were click ⚙️ again and now “is newgen seach filter”
  • A new filer will now popup that looks like this:
  • Now make sure the search isn't excluding your own players by clicking “Exclude” and making sure “Own Players” is unchecked.
  • Click “Ok” to search and you will see some search results.
  • Warning: If you have too many results e.g. 10,000 + you may find the next few steps to be very slow or crash you can use other filters like age to make the number of results smaller.
  • Now click the dropdown button that lets you customise the view (you may also be more familiar with right clicking the table headings)
  • Then click on Custom > Import View
  • You should see the views from the views folder that you moved in the last step. If you don't you did something wrong there.
  • Now click “SCRIPT FACES player search” and then click “Load”
  • Now the player search results will look a little weird. That's fine, it's actually meant to look like that, ignore it.
  • Now click on one of the players in the list and click Ctrl + A (windows) or Cmd + A (mac) it may hang for a minute or two if you have thousands of players. DO NOT get impatient and click anywhere else on the page, just wait for it.
  • Now click the “FM” Icon and “Print Screen”
  • Then make sure that “Text File” is selected
  • Click okay and give your file a name such as newganfaces.
  • Now remember the place we've been to twice already where we put the faces and the views and filters folders. Go there again and you should see a file called “newganfaces.rtf” or whatever you called it.

 

Mac: Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/newganfaces.rtf

 

Windows: Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/newganfaces.rtf

 

Step 7) Using the NewGan Faces Tool

  • Where it says “Create Profile” give it a name, something that relates to your save. Then click “Create” then where it says “Select Profile” click the dropdown to select the recently created profile.
  • Where it says “Select Image” browse to the folder where we put the newgan faces e.g.

 

Mac: Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/Newgan Faces Megapack/

 

Windows: Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/Newgan Faces Megapack/

 

  • Where it says “RTF File” browse to where we saved the RTF file.

 

Mac: Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/newganfaces.rtf

 

Windows: Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/newganfaces.rtf

 

  • If you're doing this for the first time make sure that “Mode” is set to “Generate” if not you may want to consider using “Preserve” instead to keep the faces you've set previously.
  • Now click “Replace Faces”
  • You will see some loading animation and a success message.
  • If you want to confirm that it worked. Check for a config.xml in the location you just selected for “Select Image”

 

Mac: Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/Newgan Faces Megapack/

 

Windows: Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/Newgan Faces Megapack/

 

Step 8) FM24 Only: Fixing the config.xml

FM24 changed the way that IDs for newgans are created and they are now prefixed with “r-”.

 

However the NewGan Manager has not been updated to handle this. 

 

To fix this go to the same path as you selected for “Select Image” in the previous step and open the file called “config.xml” using a text editor such as “Notepad” on Windows or “TextEdit” on Mac. Then use “Find and Replace” and replace all the instances of “person/” with “person/r-”.

 

You may find the following links helpful for this step.

 

Video Explanation

 

Windows Notepad find and replace instructions

 

Mac TextEdit find and replace Instructions

 

 

Step 9) Reset your FM Graphics Cache

Now you'll need to reset your Football Manager Graphics Cache to make sure it picks up the new files.

 

Simply follow these instructions:

 

a) Open Football Manager

b) Click Preferences on the start screen (or if you're already in a game FM Logo > Preferences)

c) Click the “Advanced” tab

d) On the right hand side select “interface”

e) Scroll down the Skin Heading

f) Uncheck “Use caching to decrease page loading times”

g) Tick “Reload skin when confirming changes to preferences”

h) Click “Reload Skin”

And now all the faces should be appearing for your newgens

 

You should go back into the preferences and follow the same steps but this time tick “Use caching to decrease page loading times”, this will help with the long term performance of the game, but needed to be unticked to install these graphics.

Frequently Asked Questions

New players are generated in the game at multiple points throughout the season. Generally running it once a season should be okay, but you may occasionally find players come through in February or March and they won't have a face if you only run it once in say June. It's up to you how often you find seeing these new 16 years olds without a face annoying.
If you are running two saves at once then the IDs and Configs will clash. You will have to manually move the config.xml to another location of your choice and reload your skin everytime you switch saves. E.g. create a folder called "My Documents/Newgan Configs" and move the configs to "leeds save.xml" and "tottenham save.xml" then when you start your Tottenham save move "tottenham save.xml" to where your newgan faces are saved and name it "config.xml". Then when you switch to your Leeds save move the config.xml back and rename it "tottenham save.xml" and move the "leeds save.xml" instead.

You will have to reload the skin as per the installation instructions each time as well.
Burge1989
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By Ninja777 08 December 2023 - 18:09 PM UTC 

What did you do to troubleshoot? Looked through your config file etc.?

 

No, I'm not particularly tech minded - so a bit stumped. :/

Ninja777
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By Burge1989 08 December 2023 - 18:26 PM UTC 

No, I'm not particularly tech minded - so a bit stumped. :/

 

Let me see your config-file for a start. it's located in somewhere in this path: C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2024\graphics\face

umurat15
6 years ago
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By Ninja777 08 December 2023 - 18:09 PM UTC 

What did you do to troubleshoot?

 

after 24.2 its broken. then i fixed config file. i mean "person/r-" method. but some of the regens have the new face, but most of them are still the same as before.

 

edit: i did it yet but it's seems like this

Ninja777
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By umurat15 09 December 2023 - 11:32 AM UTC 

after 24.2 its broken. then i fixed config file. i mean "person/r-" method. but some of the regens have the new face, but most of them are still the same as before.

 

edit: i did it yet but it's seems like this

 

If the regens with the old face, have their ID in the config file, and it's linked to a picture, then it should work. 

For example, you could do a picture in paint, and if you link that picture to a regen with the ID, the face would be that picture from paint.

umurat15
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By Ninja777 09 December 2023 - 17:03 PM UTC 

If the regens with the old face, have their ID in the config file, and it's linked to a picture, then it should work. 

For example, you could do a picture in paint, and if you link that picture to a regen with the ID, the face would be that picture from paint.

 

oh i see. thats true. i checked it and i couldnt find some players ID in the config file. so its mean newgan manager is have some issue i think. what should i do? any idea

 

edit: finally i solved the problem. If someone else has this problem, do all the steps from the beginning. the most important point is to change your data language to english in the "preferences" section.

Burge1989
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By Ninja777 08 December 2023 - 18:09 PM UTC 

What did you do to troubleshoot? Looked through your config file etc.?

 

Just to say - the 'person/r-' replacement worked - thanks!  

PaulB429
11 years ago
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I’ve been having serious issues with newgan over the past few days. Nothing I try gets the facepacks to work. I have followed every online guide to the letter and still I am left with the default faces for regens. It seems no matter what I do, changing skin, different facepack, even manually installing them on my existing facepack hasn’t worked either.

 

Kind of at my wits end with it as it worked perfectly prior to the update.

PaulB429
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By Ninja777 09 December 2023 - 17:03 PM UTC 

If the regens with the old face, have their ID in the config file, and it's linked to a picture, then it should work. 

For example, you could do a picture in paint, and if you link that picture to a regen with the ID, the face would be that picture from paint.

 

I have this issue, and it’s not working. I manually input all the details this morning, double checked it and all is as it should be, but still nothing.

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By PaulB429 11 December 2023 - 10:12 AM UTC 

I have this issue, and it’s not working. I manually input all the details this morning, double checked it and all is as it should be, but still nothing.

Please provide some screenshots of your setup (folders, config-file Etc.)

 

tommykent
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im having same issue i got it working went to preserve for the next youth intake and alll the faces have gone even done the r- in config

SD1988
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For some reason this stopped working, I've repeated the process of NeGan Manager and reloading the skin again and again - but the Shrek faces have returned. What is that about? I've even tried re-installing NewGan Manager and starting the entire process from scratch, but still it doesn't work… any ideas? Is it due to a database update or something on the FM side?

SD1988
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By PaulB429 11 December 2023 - 10:10 AM UTC 

I’ve been having serious issues with newgan over the past few days. Nothing I try gets the facepacks to work. I have followed every online guide to the letter and still I am left with the default faces for regens. It seems no matter what I do, changing skin, different facepack, even manually installing them on my existing facepack hasn’t worked either.

 

Kind of at my wits end with it as it worked perfectly prior to the update.

 

I'm having same issue! Was working fine, then suddenly it doesn't work! Once you get NewGan Faces you can't go back to Shrek Faces, I want to bin the game now. Awful.

 

If you find out how to fix please let me know.

 

Rossmcc20
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This is so annoying I have no idea why they felt they need to change this, it's now broken so no doubt need to find another workaround yet again. 

TJ Bourassa
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Facepacks broke this morning and now nothing will work to fix it no matter what i try

Evil-Muffin7
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For anyone using this pack if you have over a certain number of players from the same nation you will stop at the limited number of faces that you have in the folders. If this is the case you're best of using the option allow duplicates in the NewGen manager.

 

Remember there is only 36k limit with this pack but that is smaller per regen's nationalities etc.

Masqias
8 years ago
2 weeks ago
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I've had fun trying to install the newgan faces this afternoon on a mac, didnt expect it to be this hard. Went through the instructions, didn't work / still had the standard SI faces, although I could see the config file looked all correct.

 

Found this thread and updated the config so that the IDs now start with r-, and now my regens don't have the standard faces any more, they just have no faces. Just blank gaps. Not fun

 

config and screengrab attached. Anyone work this out?

Tx James 92
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By Womaz 07 December 2023 - 18:07 PM UTC 

Have you looked at the posts above about having to change the 200 prefix to r-200 ? 

 

I have done this but everytime I re-generate the faces it changes it back. is there a way to make it r-200 by default?

 

Masqias
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By Masqias 13 December 2023 - 20:03 PM UTC 

I've had fun trying to install the newgan faces this afternoon on a mac, didnt expect it to be this hard. Went through the instructions, didn't work / still had the standard SI faces, although I could see the config file looked all correct.

 

Found this thread and updated the config so that the IDs now start with r-, and now my regens don't have the standard faces any more, they just have no faces. Just blank gaps. Not fun

 

config and screengrab attached. Anyone work this out?

 

Crisis over. It just needed a full restart of the game

Safrisolo
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Yep, just reboot the game

Womaz
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So it has happened again, this is the second youth intake in a row where the Newgens come with the faces from the facepack. This year 14 players and all bar one come with the Newgan face . Its now three seasons since I ran the Newgan app. 

A welcome development :-)

Ninja777
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Made a small video for you who want to add a custom region to your newgan manager
 

DenizZ
15 years ago
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I cant get faces for all the newgens, some get faces from the facepack and some are just the 3D fm faces. Is there any way to fix that?

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By DenizZ 18 December 2023 - 13:58 PM UTC 

I cant get faces for all the newgens, some get faces from the facepack and some are just the 3D fm faces. Is there any way to fix that?

 

It depends how many dont get faces I guess. I just add a line in the config file if anyone I sign does not have a newgan face

darlkangel
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By DenizZ 18 December 2023 - 13:58 PM UTC 

I cant get faces for all the newgens, some get faces from the facepack and some are just the 3D fm faces. Is there any way to fix that?

 

Try select Duplicate on NewGan Manager

Dawson Fargo
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Hi, I have done this successfully with all newgens in my save. However, I cannot figure out how to get the faces assigned to my most recent youth intake. Can anyone help me? 

DenizZ
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By Womaz 18 December 2023 - 19:00 PM UTC 

It depends how many dont get faces I guess. I just add a line in the config file if anyone I sign does not have a newgan face

 

I dont know, but some of the new gens even on my team have faces others dont.

 

pablo cruise
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By Ninja777 02 December 2023 - 09:38 AM UTC 

So the program looks at the RTF file, when it creates a new face. - In the RTF file the players nationality is shown (in numbers). When you look in the log, it will show all the previous versions of the FM too. - So you need to find the newest (at the bottom) where that ID is. I assume when there is a number next to the two countries, it means that the player is dual-citizen. From there the program will go into the face-folder associated with that country. For mine Denmark is associated with Scandinavian, so it will assign a face from that folder when you look at the config-file.

Normally each ID should be there only once per save. I don't know if that causes any problems. It might. Mine looks like this.

My YogoGreek player was assigned a face from YogoGreek-face-folder. I've never had the issue where no face is created.

Log-file
Config-file
face-folder should look like this
All the nationalities are assigned using this file: NewGAN-Manager\app\newganmanager\.config\cfg.json

Anyways, depending on how many face you have that “blank” you could edit the config file, so that the spain one looks in the correct directory for a existing face.

Hope it makes sense.

 

 

Thank you for this. I understand the issue, I guess the broader question is why is this happening? I never had this issue when dealing with the Zealand pack.

Ninja777
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By pablo cruise 21 December 2023 - 00:35 AM UTC 

Thank you for this. I understand the issue, I guess the broader question is why is this happening? I never had this issue when dealing with the Zealand pack.

 

I've digged a little deeper since last time. I think it has something to do with the code, and what is written in the RTF file.

For example I am doing a save with a custom databse from American Samoa. All the American Samao players will be seen as African, due to the way the code is written. They will get the number 6 in the RTF file, if their first nationality is American Samoan. And due to the way the code is made, it will think that the number 6 is going to be an African player. So all “6”-es will get an african face, unless you edit the code (which i managed to do) 

The Github page have had some discussions about it, if i am not mistaking: https://github.com/Maradonna90/NewGAN-Manager/issues

 

Daan van der Salm
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I've got the convig added, added the r- as you can see, how come I still don't get the faces? Anyone able to help me out pls?

Ninja777
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By Daan van der Salm 22 December 2023 - 09:29 AM UTC 

I've got the convig added, added the r- as you can see, how come I still don't get the faces? Anyone able to help me out pls?

Cleared Cache and reloaded skin? Made sure you have pictures in the facepack named, like SpanMed/POR454?

 

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