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I feel your pain! Been playing since Championship Manager 2 and the last 2 seasons of FM I have enjoyed it less and less as I'm finding it even more difficult than it ever has been. But from reading the post I have made a note of the podcasts and the guide and will give them some time to read etc
Bit strange and all, but at least that's a temporary solution for you. This file works for hundreds and thousands of people on many different system configurations, so I don't think it's the file itself which is causing the issue at your end, although it's clearly related to the file. So possibly either a download or installation error. Now that you've deleted it, I can't really tell, though...


Thought I'd give you an update.

The images are working fine now. As I say I put them into the graphics folder in stages and all is well.

Thanks for your help and assistance.

Martin.
Bit strange and all, but at least that's a temporary solution for you. This file works for hundreds and thousands of people on many different system configurations, so I don't think it's the file itself which is causing the issue at your end, although it's clearly related to the file. So possibly either a download or installation error. Now that you've deleted it, I can't really tell, though...


Thanks for all your help and advise. I've re downloaded the player pack and I am adding the images into the graphics folder in stages. Hopefully this will work.

Thanks again.
I have deleted it but will have to re download it but it was the one from the Cut Out Player Faces Megapack section (9.23gb).

Perhaps I will try the Exclusive 10 faces megapack to see if this gives me the issues. I guess its worth a try.


Well the other faces megapack works... lol
I'm stumped; everything you seem to describe seems to be in order. How large is your cutout faces megapack folder? Both in terms of file size and amount of images.


I have deleted it but will have to re download it but it was the one from the Cut Out Player Faces Megapack section (9.23gb).

Perhaps I will try the Exclusive 10 faces megapack to see if this gives me the issues. I guess its worth a try.
I thought it may have been an issue with how the launch options were put down, but it looks perfectly fine

Can you try something? Load FM without any graphics. I assume it loads anyway. Once it's loaded, alt-tab out of the game and move all the graphics back onto the D drive. Then reload the skin and untick the skin cache tickbox. What happens then?

Also, do you have any other FM graphics in place?


FM will load fine as long as I don't have the player faces megapack lol. I currently have the kits and trophies installed and they work no problem.

Before when I added the player faces I downloaded each segment separately because I wasn't a premium member. I decided this year to cut that out and download the full player faces pack and this year seems to be the year I'm having issues.

I have always had the "reload skin when confirming changes in preferences" ticked. Could this be an issue as its trying to pull the images every time?

I've added a screenshot of the Kits working in game.
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That's very strange. I have FM installed on 2 different PCs, with the graphics also on a different hard disk, and have had no issues whatsoever in 3 different versions of FM.

I'm assuming it's not near being full, right?

Can I have a screenshot of the FM18 launch options from Steam? Perhaps it's an issue there?


It's almost like it causes it to lose power but that's not the case because I can run other games on steam and other applications work from the D drive.

The drive is nowhere near full. I have formatted it twice and its 3TB in size so its almost empty.

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I was going to suggest Winrar if you weren't using it, so I'm excluding that as a possible cause. That's not an older hard disk, so shouldn't be having any issues relating to it, although you never know.

So, to be clear, you are downloading the pack without issues but you don't manage to extract the files? Is that right? What happens exactly?


I download the multipack, into my C drive, extract the images from here to where my FM18 graphics folder is located which is on my D drive (one that's having issues). The images extract fine and I can see them appearing in the folder.

I have set FM18 launch options to launch from the D drive which I assume collects all the images to load into the game.

I then run the game and I get an error that FM cannot start and check on My Computer and the hard drive is missing. It's so strange, almost like it cannot cope with all the images.
That's very strange and not something I'm come across. Looks like you may have an issue with your hard drive; is it old? Could be it's coming to the end of it's lifetime and the load involved in extracting such a large file is tipping it over the edge. What program are you using to extract the pack btw?


I think the fact a large number of images get added to it and then loading the game and the game pulling thousand of images from this drive has caused it to have these issues, but as I said before its been fine in previous years. The Hard Drive is only 3 years old so wouldn't expect it to be coming to an end just yet.

I've been using WinRar to extract the images.

Morning all,

I'm just looking for some help here. I've played FM many years and have always downloaded the graphics for the games and have always worked fine for me until this year.

I've downloaded all the images again this year as I normally would but for some reason, when I extract the player faces multipack (the full download) it seems to corrupt my hard drive.The images go onto the hard drive no problem but shortly after adding them, the hard drive seems to pack up and I have to format it to get it working again.

I don't quite know why this is happening and googling doesnt seem to be of any help. Just wondering if anyone come across something like this and/or you could give me some advise.

Thanks for your help
Martin.
The whole icons megapack was included as part of the 9.0 update pack. All subsequent update packs included both the regular and icon faces


Thanks for the help
Hi all,

Looking for some help. I've had a look all over and cant seem to find the mini player faces megagpack.

Wondering if someone can point me in the right direction, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
Can you delete the John Terry cut from your megapack and add the one from this download?

Please delete the current cut first and replace it with the new one afterwards, don't just copy/paste/overwrite.

You'll need to close FM and restart it to see if this works.


That worked.

Thanks for you help mons - really appreciated.
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Hmmm, that's option b excluded then. Do you have any sub-folders within your main megapack folder?


Nope, no sub-folders.
The fact that there is an empty space instead of the default blank cutout indicates that he is not in your megapack folder.

This either means that (a) you only have a partial version of the megapack or (b) that you somehow deleted the John Terry cutout from your folder.

To check if it's (a) please tell me how many images you have in your megapack folder. Please remember that you should only have one main folder with all the cutouts inside it and no sub-folders. To check if it's (b), open your megapack folder and check if there is a file named 108625.


Hi mons,

He is in my folder, I've checked - see screenshot.

I have 178,579 face images.

So strange..
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Bit of a weird one. I have downloaded the full facepack and installed all the images and they have all loaded up in my game which is fine. The only issue I am having is John Terry (Chelsea) doesn't show up?

Every other player has a face pic except him which I find a bit strange. Has anyone else come across this? I've included a screenshot. I have reloaded skin a few times but he just seems to be missing?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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Enjoying this! Well done Dan doing a fantastic job. That Hassall is banging the goals in for fun!!
Thanks for your time VP. I will take your advice on board and give it a go.
Hi all,

Just looking for a bit of guidance with FM16. I've played the game every year since the FM franchise started and every year I've been addicted to the game winning many trophies with all kinds of teams etc etc.. I've had FM16 since the release and I can honestly say I am struggling and I have struggled ever since I bought it so I just want a few Hints and Tips from each of you. I want an insight to how you start off a new game.

As a Chelsea fan, I always always start a new game with Chelsea just so I can get to grips of the new layouts new features and generally will play them for 4/5 seasons before I take on a challenge with a smaller club.. So far on FM16 I've not managed to complete a single season with Chelsea without being sacked. I know why I'm getting sacked, it's because results are so poor, and in the past that is something I have always been able to correct.

What do you do when you start a new game?

The first things I normally do are:

- Backroom staff
In the past I've pretty much changed my whole backroom staff to increase specialisation in different fields of training to make sure I get the maximum coaching for my players. This would be the first thing I would do. Is this a good idea? Or is it best not up heave the whole backroom staff straight away?

- Tactics
I know tactics are extremely important and do tend to spend a bit of time on them. I gauge how my team should be set out on the quality of my players and what strengths I have in each position and normally create 2/3 tactics to make sure I'm covered when playing the best teams right down to the poor teams. I always set my players to play in their most effective roles. Is this a good idea? Or should I be looking at the bigger picture and making sure the players are playing in the specific roles best suited to the tactics?

- Match Preparation
I always set pre season preparation to be about fitness and tactics and always make sure its at very high during pre-season. But after that, I'm constantly getting players moaning that I'm giving them too much to do and I need to reduce their workload. Other then that, I will always select what my assistant suggests before a game. Should I be doing that? Or shall I just be looking at my opposition in a bit more depth then just trusting what my assistant says?

- Backroom advise before a match
When I am getting some backroom advise before a match and my assistant suggests to me to change tactics, mentality etc etc. Should I listen to him? I've always been a bit skeptical about changing my tactics too much because my players will not always be familiar with learning different tacitcs every other week.

I know the aim of the game is to be patient and to keep playing and when your losing dont quit. But I have literally had about 20 saves going and I really have struggled!

Any help from you guys would be greatly appreciated as from playing FM for many years I feel a little bit lost that I am unable to enjoy FM16 as much as I had done with the previous versions.

Sorry to ramble on, but I thank you for your time.

Thank you.
Hi all,

I've downloaded all the packs and installed them correctly but having the same problem with only small badges showing.

I've downloaded other packs like faces etc and they are working fine.

Can anyone help at all?

Thanks.


Resolved... I was just being dumb
Hi all,

I've downloaded all the packs and installed them correctly but having the same problem with only small badges showing.

I've downloaded other packs like faces etc and they are working fine.

Can anyone help at all?

Thanks.
have you try SSKCC?


I did, but that didn't work.

I managed to put the graphics in a different folder after moving some bits about, it worked. Thanks.
I am having issues with only certain kits showing up. All the kits are showing up except, Hull, Swansea, Southampton and Crystal Palace.
I have gone through the Xml file and the names all match up, all the club numbers are correct , no capitals etc.
Cleared cache and reloaded skin.
Restarted fm15 several times.
Deleted and reinstalled the pack
It even doesn't work with the long sleeve version from 2012

Normally i am the one helping friends with this i am at my wits end. any ideas?


I have this exact problem. How did you resolve it? I cant work it out for the life of me!

Thanks.
Hi all,

Just need some advice for a friend really.

Hes been playing FM absolutely fine the past week through steam. But unfortunately his router has packed up and he can no longer get access to the internet, and this is effecting his ability to launch FM13 in offline mode.

He has selected Offline mode in steam, and when he clicks the option to play, its brings up a box saying "Completing installation .. 0%" then it does nothing and says "the steam servers are too busy to handle your request for FM13 error code (3)" and the game doesn't load.

If anyone has any idea what the problem is could you give me a shout as, as you can imagine, my friend is finding it hard not being able to play FM!

If you need any more info, just shout and ill get any additional info.


Thanks all.

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