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.
Ben Petersen
1 month ago
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Hey guys is anyone downloading the staff faces and getting no Config file?

I had the same problem with logo packs.

Qvordrup
16 years ago
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By Ben Petersen 28 April 2024 - 03:52 AM UTC 

Hey guys is anyone downloading the staff faces and getting no Config file?

I had the same problem with logo packs.

Please look at the first post of this thread. There is a video showing you how to make a config (watch the video until the end). 

 

Womaz
11 years ago
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Has there been any updates to the pack lately?

I use it in my game and I honestly could not play FM without it now.

McG84
8 years ago
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Hi 

 

I am playing in one of the lower leagues in Sweden. The chairperson usually changes every two years there, so I have a newgen staff who has taken over as the chairperson. I am looking to add a real face to this person. The thing is you cannot click on the chairperson to get an ID, is there any way around this to get one of the staff races in the folder?

JimmysTheBestCop
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By davidnicholson 25 April 2024 - 15:00 PM UTC 

Can’t get the staff newgen pack working but from what I read theirs not fix for it other than doing it manually which isn’t worth it? 

 

The Staff pack is not sorted and separated like the NewGen pack that is why you cannot run the NewGan app on it. 

 

You would either have to go and sort all of the staff phots properly based upon the original Zealand newgen folder so the python app can detect it.

 

or you have to create the config.xml for staff manually and manually assign the uid to the photos.

 

I chose to use excel to help me assign random staff photos to staff members. It is completely random so you can get a White face for an Asian as an example. But I am good with that. Anything to avoid seeing the awful Generated FM photos.

 

I dont understand how each version the generated faces get worst. Fm24 was a disgrace with people looking like that got dirt or poop on their faces. Like SI should be embarrassed it was so awful.

Grandcoeur12
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Hello friends, 

I have an issue during step 6 of the installation instructions for the newgan staff facepack.  When I am in game, and trying to filter the newgan staff and coaches, I select “is newgen search filter”, select "is" and press okay but nothing happens. The existing coaches and staff members are not filtered at all. I even tried adding an additional condition like maximum age: 40 to try to get the regular staff to get filtered out but it didn't work either. Anyone has an idea how to solve this? 

Thanks

screamingwolf
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By Noizy1950 07 March 2024 - 11:41 AM UTC 

Hay i have one question . Can you add Yugoslavia in YugoGreek as nation . Becouse we use editor data yugoslavia as competition and nation . When i put this in my save all are changed only yugoslavian arent . or maybe i can change one balcan nation as jugoslavija

I have same issue here. How can this be solved ? 

 

davidob1804
14 years ago
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I'm having an issue the the install manager this is all I'm getting when I try to load it any ideas if there is a fix

 

Azrael
13 years ago
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FMRTE has a facepack installer feature, which supports ethnicity. You can try it.

eddymunster
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By davidob1804 12 May 2024 - 11:29 AM UTC 

I'm having an issue the the install manager this is all I'm getting when I try to load it any ideas if there is a fix

 

 

Ye same here, was getting stuck parsing, re-installed now I'm getting this

Azrael
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By davidob1804 12 May 2024 - 11:29 AM UTC 

I'm having an issue the the install manager this is all I'm getting when I try to load it any ideas if there is a fix

 

 

FMRTE has a free facepack installation feature. It works with any facepack. You should try it. It works with the free version of the program.

Gee_Simpson
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By Azrael 28 May 2024 - 05:34 AM UTC 

FMRTE has a free facepack installation feature. It works with any facepack. You should try it. It works with the free version of the program.

 

Much easier too.

MYTHR1L
14 years ago
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Where is the download link for this? It's not working on the usual page.

Azrael
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By MYTHR1L 30 May 2024 - 21:42 PM UTC 

Where is the download link for this? It's not working on the usual page.

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/media/2907753/download

Womaz
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By Azrael 28 May 2024 - 05:34 AM UTC 

FMRTE has a free facepack installation feature. It works with any facepack. You should try it. It works with the free version of the program.

 

Any intructions on how to do this please?

 

I have been using Newgan tool for months, now it is crashing all of the time for some reason.

I get the same thing as a couple have posted above

Azrael
13 years ago
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By Womaz 02 June 2024 - 15:55 PM UTC 

Any intructions on how to do this please?

 

I have been using Newgan tool for months, now it is crashing all of the time for some reason.

I get the same thing as a couple have posted above

Hi! I'll send you a PM with a link where you can find the instructions.

 

James Hussain
3 years ago
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Hello. I have managed to change all my New Gen player faces. Now Im trying to do the staff, but I cant find instructions how to do it? I tried to just repeat the process and use SCRIPT FACES staff, but every manager pops up. I cant seem to isolate the NEW GEN staff… 

Deano1903
17 years ago
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So, i've followed the instructions and got to the point where I have to go to FM iconj - Print Screen - TXT file

 

But my print screen button is greyed out and won''t let me.

 

Am I missing something really obvious here? 

Luke Daniel Maguire
7 months ago
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Hey issues here I run the wizard to install the newgan-manager but I just can't find the programme, I followed every step so far but I can't get the new faces into the game until I can find the programme

Womaz
11 years ago
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I may have to look at the FMRTE option to use the Newgan facepacks 

 

I usually get to about 4 or 5 seasons in and my Config file just corrupts ans screen starts flashing. This usualy leads to the faces disappering from the game.

 

I dont do an update of the newgan faces every intake as this has led to major issues for me in the past……now I just add any players I sign or come through the ranks. I add them manually to the config file. It works for a few seasons and then just corrupts for some reason. Does anyone else have a similar issue?

 

Is anyone using Newgan face packs without any issues as this thread seems to have gone a bit quiet lately

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