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.
Evil-Muffin7
16 years ago
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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?

 

How many faces did that RTF file pickup or in game because i can only see about 13k faces recorded to my knowledge you've not used the option to use duplicates.

 

Say you have 5k images for European people but in game you have 8k European players the remaining 3k of players would be default or blank without a face.

 

If this is not the case a quick FM restart has fixed some minor issues.

Ericfei
4 years ago
3 months ago
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Help!!! They pintscreen button is grey. How to fix this issue

Samowski
5 years ago
1 day ago
2

I did everything like in instruction but my u19 team players still have vanilla faces…

Evil-Muffin7
16 years ago
4 hours ago
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@Footygamer did you know the have a staff pack also:

 

just need to find a way to make it work with the newgen manager maybe - i've not tested yet

Steven Battisti
4 months ago
1 month ago
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I'm using this facepack and I love the faces, although I just assign them manually to my own team (I don't use the newgan manager to assign them to all newgens). 

 

One thing I'd like to recommend for future new faces and so on is to increase the # of available Caucasian faces with black hair. The vast majority of Caucasian faces have brown hair. I don't have the data for the frequency with which black hair appears in Caucasians, but it certainly seems like FM generates Caucasian players with black hair with regularity.

 

Just an idea.

hakkaboy
14 years ago
1 week ago
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Cant get it to work at all, wont install. Downloaded the latest version but no use.

Evil-Muffin7
16 years ago
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By hakkaboy 30 December 2023 - 20:54 PM UTC 

Cant get it to work at all, wont install. Downloaded the latest version but no use.

 

Can you explain what steps you have done?

Did you have a pack installed before? 

 

one problem i had was uninstall the program then manually delete the folder in the following locations:

Folder to delete is Maradonna (gestalt)

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Maradonna (gestalt)
C:\Program Files\Maradonna (gestalt)\NewGAN-Manager
 

Once i removed all files i then installed the NewGAN Manager > right click on the NewGAN Manager.exe > Properties > Compatability > Run as Administrator > Apply/OK

Ben Tanner/Gernatowski
10 years ago
3 days ago
84

Mine is weird in that it seems that a random number of teams have the new faces, but just as randomly, many teams still have the vanilla faces. All have the exact same r- numbers too, cleared cache and reloaded skin. Why would it be that only certain teams have worked? 

Ninja777
13 years ago
1 hour ago
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By Ben Tanner/Gernatowski 02 January 2024 - 18:57 PM UTC 

Mine is weird in that it seems that a random number of teams have the new faces, but just as randomly, many teams still have the vanilla faces. All have the exact same r- numbers too, cleared cache and reloaded skin. Why would it be that only certain teams have worked? 

 

For problem-solving you might get more clues looking at the newgan log file. 

 

ianvou
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By Evil-Muffin7 27 December 2023 - 14:22 PM UTC 

@Footygamer did you know the have a staff pack also:

 

just need to find a way to make it work with the newgen manager maybe - i've not tested yet

 

Any solution about the AI staff faces?

I've downloaded the pack but I don't know how to make those faces work in-game.

Evil-Muffin7
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By ianvou 02 January 2024 - 23:39 PM UTC 

Any solution about the AI staff faces?

I've downloaded the pack but I don't know how to make those faces work in-game.

 

You have to self assign each member of staff to your own config its not automatic using newgan manager.

ianvou
4 years ago
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By Evil-Muffin7 03 January 2024 - 00:45 AM UTC 

You have to self assign each member of staff to your own config its not automatic using newgan manager.

 

I guess if I edit the current newgan faces config file and add manally the staff I want is ok, right?

Evil-Muffin7
16 years ago
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By ianvou 03 January 2024 - 10:54 AM UTC 

I guess if I edit the current newgan faces config file and add manally the staff I want is ok, right?

 

Yes that can be done but you need to make sure the file path is correct to images you want etc.

McGod
16 years ago
6 hours ago
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I have a Mac and it works on my older desktop but not my newer laptop. WHay is that? The application runs, on both, but the faces don't show up on my new laptop.

Ben Tanner/Gernatowski
10 years ago
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By Ninja777 02 January 2024 - 21:34 PM UTC 

For problem-solving you might get more clues looking at the newgan log file. 

 

I've turned faces off now, too much hassle trying to troubleshoot, and white faces for african players etc too, not worth wasting time in all honesty and I'm not editing individual players

LBOW6
9 years ago
23 minutes ago
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Hi All,

I've tried this a couple of times now and I'm still getting this error ?

 

The SpanMed folder is defo in here as well…

 

Help? @Footygamer 

 

Evil-Muffin7
16 years ago
4 hours ago
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By LBOW6 06 January 2024 - 09:07 AM UTC 

Hi All,

I've tried this a couple of times now and I'm still getting this error ?

 

The SpanMed folder is defo in here as well…

 

Help? @Footygamer 

 

 

can you show the folder structure within that file path?

LBOW6
9 years ago
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By Evil-Muffin7 07 January 2024 - 15:49 PM UTC 

can you show the folder structure within that file path?

 

All sorted now! Thanks!

hakkaboy
14 years ago
1 week ago
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By Evil-Muffin7 30 December 2023 - 22:26 PM UTC 

Can you explain what steps you have done?

Did you have a pack installed before? 

 

one problem i had was uninstall the program then manually delete the folder in the following locations:

Folder to delete is Maradonna (gestalt)

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Maradonna (gestalt)
C:\Program Files\Maradonna (gestalt)\NewGAN-Manager
 

Once i removed all files i then installed the NewGAN Manager > right click on the NewGAN Manager.exe > Properties > Compatability > Run as Administrator > Apply/OK

 

I somehow managed to get it to work, thanks for the tips Evil-Muffin.

 

Now to try and get the Newgan Staff to work…

Evil-Muffin7
16 years ago
4 hours ago
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By hakkaboy 08 January 2024 - 21:19 PM UTC 

I somehow managed to get it to work, thanks for the tips Evil-Muffin.

 

Now to try and get the Newgan Staff to work…

 

staff is from what i know is done manually so grab the uid then assign images to staff etc

hakkaboy
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By Evil-Muffin7 08 January 2024 - 21:22 PM UTC 

staff is from what i know is done manually so grab the uid then assign images to staff etc

 

I'm a complete noob and technophobe when it comes down to stuff like that sadly 😢

ianvou
4 years ago
7 hours ago
641

Can anyone explain the easiest way to have my Under's(20-19-18-17s whatever) with newgan faces?

I did all the steps as described and all newgen players have now ΑΙ faces as they should!

Problem is that my team newgen players have not…i tried to apply the SCRIPT FACES PLAYER SEARCH filter on my team and it can't be done on that page.

Is there a way to make it or i should manually add one by one all my players UID inside the config file?

Evil-Muffin7
16 years ago
4 hours ago
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By ianvou 08 January 2024 - 22:29 PM UTC 

Can anyone explain the easiest way to have my Under's(20-19-18-17s whatever) with newgan faces?

I did all the steps as described and all newgen players have now ΑΙ faces as they should!

Problem is that my team newgen players have not…i tried to apply the SCRIPT FACES PLAYER SEARCH filter on my team and it can't be done on that page.

Is there a way to make it or i should manually add one by one all my players UID inside the config file?

 

When you did the locate all regan players etc did you select include all team players?

follow this link then watch the youtube clip it might be something you missed https://sortitoutsi.net/comments/get/769273 

JimmysTheBestCop
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By Evil-Muffin7 03 January 2024 - 00:45 AM UTC 

You have to self assign each member of staff to your own config its not automatic using newgan manager.

 

The problem is the Staff pack isnt sorted into the correct categories. If it was then you can use NewGan manger on it. Right now you could have 2 copies of the rocknrolla player newgan images and use 1 for staff and 1 for players. Two separate folders with 2 separate config.xml files.

 

If the staff images were categorized like the players image folders it would work perfectly. Iv tested it with 2 copies of the player images and just used 1 for staff. just use the staff view from the NewGan installer zip .

Del18boy
10 years ago
2 hours ago
6

I have a slight problem, which is that the config file has not, amongst others, assigned Central European Faces.
In this case it assigns a South American face.(the ones I have checked) to Players from England, Northern European Skin 3


 

I have checked some of the national Scandinavian/Caucasian files, they seem to be missing a .DS_Store file . (maybe others as well)
I have downloaded the pack 3 times all downloads the same.

Example below shows an African face to a Croation with skin 3.

RTF file showing this

2002085844 | CRO   |         | Ferdo Srzentić                       | 125   | 148   | 3     | Yes   | 17    | Full Contract  | 2     | 0     |


C:\Users\del8b\AppData\Local\Programs\Maradonna (gestalt)\NewGAN-Manager\app\Newgan.log

Newgan.log file shows this
2024-01-15 07:56:45,183 | NewGAN App: 5595/60235: ['2002085844', 'CRO', None, '3'], YugoGreek, None


I use both original face pack and Newgen one

Thanks all

Evil-Muffin7
16 years ago
4 hours ago
1,014
By Del18boy 15 January 2024 - 08:54 AM UTC 

I have a slight problem, which is that the config file has not, amongst others, assigned Central European Faces.
In this case it assigns a South American face.(the ones I have checked) to Players from England, Northern European Skin 3


 

I have checked some of the national Scandinavian/Caucasian files, they seem to be missing a .DS_Store file . (maybe others as well)
I have downloaded the pack 3 times all downloads the same.

Example below shows an African face to a Croation with skin 3.

RTF file showing this

2002085844 | CRO   |         | Ferdo Srzentić                       | 125   | 148   | 3     | Yes   | 17    | Full Contract  | 2     | 0     |


C:\Users\del8b\AppData\Local\Programs\Maradonna (gestalt)\NewGAN-Manager\app\Newgan.log

Newgan.log file shows this
2024-01-15 07:56:45,183 | NewGAN App: 5595/60235: ['2002085844', 'CRO', None, '3'], YugoGreek, None


I use both original face pack and Newgen one

Thanks all

 

.DS_Store file - these files are not required on windows it's something for apple computers

i'm unsure on the other stuff you mention

Del18boy
10 years ago
2 hours ago
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By Evil-Muffin7 18 January 2024 - 22:07 PM UTC 

.DS_Store file - these files are not required on windows it's something for apple computers

i'm unsure on the other stuff you mention

Thanks for that, I have had a message from the programmers saying that an update to NewGan manager will be out soon.

 

Pixota
16 years ago
3 weeks ago
3
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Hi there,

I post here maybe someone can help or at least it could be useful for someone who have trouble with the newgan manager.

 

First of all I play FM on MacBook Pro M2 2022

 

So I tried to use this generated facepack, I followed every steps of the installation but it seems that on my save a few faces works but not all of them.

I assume that my save has to many newgen, the first .rtf list contained almost 40.000 players.

So I added a filter on the list that only listed the newgen of my division played (UK premier league) and it worked.

So I exported several list of the leagues I wanted newgen faces in. UK 1-2-3 divisions, France 1-2, Italy, Germany, Spain ect…

I loaded every list on the newgan manager using the “preserve" mod. It worked.

Edit : I turn my game in english and use the default skin when creating the rtf files.

 

Im happy with that for now but I don't know why a long list of players cannot work in a one shot config creation.

 

If anyone got any tips on that, thanks !

Sorry for the spelling and my bad english.

 

Evil-Muffin7
16 years ago
4 hours ago
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By Pixota 19 January 2024 - 16:34 PM UTC 

Hi there,

I post here maybe someone can help or at least it could be useful for someone who have trouble with the newgan manager.

 

First of all I play FM on MacBook Pro M2 2022

 

So I tried to use this generated facepack, I followed every steps of the installation but it seems that on my save a few faces works but not all of them.

I assume that my save has to many newgen, the first .rtf list contained almost 40.000 players.

So I added a filter on the list that only listed the newgen of my division played (UK premier league) and it worked.

So I exported several list of the leagues I wanted newgen faces in. UK 1-2-3 divisions, France 1-2, Italy, Germany, Spain ect…

I loaded every list on the newgan manager using the “preserve" mod. It worked.

Edit : I turn my game in english and use the default skin when creating the rtf files.

 

Im happy with that for now but I don't know why a long list of players cannot work in a one shot config creation.

 

If anyone got any tips on that, thanks !

Sorry for the spelling and my bad english.

 

duplicate images is a must if not merged with multiple other newgen packs available

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