sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

The Backgrounds Megapack was originally made up of aerial shots of stadiums taken from Google Maps and Google Earth, but is now also containing Competitions and Player Backgrounds, as well as beautiful City Images.

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  • 2022.11 - Released on 23 Sep 2022
sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack

Installation the sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack in Football Manager is super easy, just follow these 3 steps below:

 

Step 1) Extract the Zip

Once you've downloaded the Football Manager Backgrounds Megapack you should have a .zip file somewhere on your computer called something like “sortitoutsi_backgrounds_megapack_2022.00.zip” (the name will change depending on the version).

 

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

 

Apple: Unzip Backgrounds Megapack on Mac

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

 

Windows: Unzip Backgrounds Megapack on Windows

To unzip the Backgrounds 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 “sortitoutsi Backgrounds 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 Backgrounds 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 Backgrounds Megapack” into this folder

 

Windows: Where to put the Backgrounds Megapack on Windows

Simply move the "sortitoutsi Backgrounds 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) Reset your FM Graphics Cache

Now you'll need to reset your Football Manager 2022 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 your graphics should be appearing.

 

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

Simply visit the submissions section. From there you can upload individual images or lots of images at once as a pack.

However your submissions will need to be approved before they are added to the main pack.
If you're having issues simply visit the dedicated Backgrounds Megapack forum and somebody will be sure to help 🙂
If you don't currently have a version of our Backgrounds Megapack installed, download the complete version.

If you already have an old version installed then click "changes" and you'll be presented with a list of all the updated we've released since you last downloaded, make sure to download any you have missed starting with the oldest first.
First you need to download this app: https://sortitoutsi.net/content/848/fm-graphics-configurator-for-pc
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.

Competition backgrounds: Set the little dot to background and competitions and then drag the “competition_backgrounds” folder on to the app.
Config lines need to look like this : <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/comp/xxxx/background"/>

Continent backgrounds: Set the little dot to background and competitions and then drag the “continent_backgrounds” folder on to the app. Then open the config with notepad and press ctrl+h and replace “comp” with “continent” and press replace all.
Config lines need to look like this: <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/continent/xxxx/background"/>

Nation backgrounds: Set the little dot to background and competitions and then drag the “nation_backgrounds” folder on to the app. Then open the config with notepad and press ctrl+h and replace “comp” with “nation” and press replace all.
Config lines need to look like this: <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/nation/xxxx/background"/>

Nation team fans backgrounds: Set the little dot to background and team and then drag the “nation_team backgrounds” folder on to the app.
Config lines need to look like this: <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/team/xxxx/background"/>

Person backgrounds: Set the little dot to background and person and then drag the “person_backgrounds” folder on to the app.
Config lins need to look like this: <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/person/xxxx/background"/>

Stadium backgrounds: Set the little dot to background and stadium and then drag the “stadium_backgrounds” folder on to the app.
Config lines need to look like this: <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/xxxx/background"/>

Stadium insides: Set the little dot to background and stadium and the drag the “stadium_insides” folder on to the app. Then open the config with notepad and press ctrl+h and replace “background” with “stadium” and press replace all.
Config lines need to look like this: <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/xxxx/stadium"/>

Team city backgrounds: Set the little dot to background and team and then drag the “team_city_backgrounds” folder on to the app. Then open the config with notepad and press ctrl+h and replace “team” with “club” and press replace all.
Config lines need to look 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.
Team backgrounds: Set the little dot to background and team and drag the folder “team_background” on to the app.
Config lines need to look like this: <record from="xxxx" to="graphics/pictures/team/xxxx/background"/>