Monday, 17 November 2014

FM 2015 Graphics

Dear FM gamers,

Playing Football Manager is better and more authentic if you download and install some additional graphics: player faces, club logos, team kits. It make our favorite game more vivid, realistic and bright.

This article is created to help out those who are interested in the best FM 2015 graphics or merely don't know how to set it up correctly. Here are my choices for Football Manager 2015 used in Dream Job story.

Facepack

FM 2015 FacepackFM 2015 MegapackFM2015 Graphics

Friday, 22 November 2013

Football Manager 2014 Kits

Football Manager 2014 Kits

Hi everybody,

Today I’d like to present another great piece of work from SortItOutsi team – FM 2014 Kits! This is the thing I can’t already live without managing Dynamo Dresden. Love their yellow t-shirts with black stripes!

SortItOutsi kits can be downloaded from original site.  However, here we have a problem: graphic files are not grouped into one megapack and one has to download multiple kits for different leagues and joining files together. I decided to resolve this issue for you.

Here is a single link with all FM 2014 kits included:

Download FM 2014 Kits

Steps to install FM 2014 Kits

  1. Download megapack file. It’s size is 490MB.
  2. Unpack the download archive file via WinZip, 7-Zip, or WinRar.
  3. Put extracted files from archive into “Graphics” subfolder of your Football Manager data folder.  Here is the path you need for that:
    • My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2014/Graphics
  4. If you don’t see Graphics subfolder, just create it.
  5. Go to FM 2014 Preferences, click Interface .
  6. Turn off “Use caching to decrease page loading times” setting.
  7. Turn on “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” setting.

 

Hope you’ll enjoy using the kits!

Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Football Manager 2014 Logos

Dear blog readers,

Since my Facepack post, part of you has been permanently asking about similar logo pack. I thought it would be a good idea to create a distinct article describing how to download and install the best FM 2014 logos.

FM 2014 Logos I Use

The logo pack used by me is created by SortItOutsi team. They continue their essential work providing the best graphics in the Web. That’s why I don’t even consider any other competing packs of logos. Metallic logos are really the best in mind. There are over beautiful 26000 club logos. Moreover, the logo pack includes over 1000 logos of competitions.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Football Manager 2014 Facepack

If you play Football Manager 2014 without special facepack, you are missing a lot. It’s really pleasant to see faces of players and staff when you enter their profiles in the game. So if you have not installed any FM 2014 facepack this short guide is just right for you!

FM 2014 Facepack: Cut Out Faces

Well, it’s my favourite one. I use it from year to year with a huge pleasure.  This year’s version includes more than 134,000 faces of players and staff members. I do believe SortItOutsi site team should be thanked for their hard work.
Football Manager 2014 Facepack
Download Football Manager 2014 Facepack
Steps to install FM 2014 Facepack
  1. Download large facepack file. It weights 6 GB.
  2. Unpack the download archive file via WinZip, 7-Zip, or WinRar ignoring warning messages.
  3. Put files from archive into “Graphics” subfolder of your Football Manager data folder.  Here is the path you need for that:
    • My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2014/Graphics
  4. If you don’t see Graphics subfolder, just create it manually.
  5. Go to FM 2014 Preferences –> Interface.
  6. Untick “Use caching to decrease page loading times” setting.
  7. Enable “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” setting.
In case if you encounter any problem during installation process, you may either write me here in the comments below or even better ask regarding your problem the facepack creators directly at the official help and support forum.

Excited to blog for you,
Vitaliy Mokosiy
Thursday, 3 January 2013

FM 2013 Graphics Collection

Hello my dear readers,

Currently there are quite many facepacks, logopacks, kits, skins, backgrounds on different Football Manager web sites. I felt a certain need to group them somehow and wrote this post. It contains useful links on any kind of FM 2013 graphics. Following the links below, you find information about every Football Manager 2013 skin, facepack, logopack, kitpack and download it for free.

Share FM13 graphics collection with friends


 

FM 2013 Facepacks

 

Monday, 12 November 2012

How to change skin colours in Football Manager 2013?

I have received this question several times since FM 2013 release. This is why I decided to share my knowledge regarding this simple issue in the separate post.

Changing skin colours is available in Football Manager 2013. You just need:

  1. Go to Preferences.
  2. Click on Interface subsection.
  3. Here are 2 tabs in the left top screen part: Interface and Skin Colours. The latter is the one you are searching for.

Actually these 2 tabs of Interface screen is a tricky thing due to pale font and background colours causing such kind of questions!

Skin colours in Football Manager 2013

Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

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Friday, 26 October 2012

Football Manager 2013 Faces and Logos

I don’t know how you but I always use 2 most important graphics extensions for Football Manager 2013: Faces and Logos. Especially the former. It’s much more pleasant to play the game when you see faces of players and staff members entering their profiles. Thus I decided to create the article helping to install facepack and logopack in Football Manager 2013 for those who need help.

Football Manager 2013 Faces

Walcott - Football Manage 2013 Faces  Carlos Tevez - FM 2013 Faces Petr Cech - Football Manager 2013 Facepack Rio Ferdinand - FM 2013 Facepack Fellaini - Football Manager 2013 player faces
Let me advice you Cut Out Faces Megapack for FM 2013! It contains more than 110,000 faces of players and staff. All of us should thank SortItOutsi site team who did their best creating this amazing photo collection.
Sunday, 11 December 2011

Football Manager 2012 Logos (Logo Packs)

If you play FM 13, I strongly advise to download Football Manager 2013 Logos. It will make you game more pretty.

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There are two finest Football Manager 2012 logo packs created by different fans of the Game. I want you to knowabout them, if you still don’t know, because such efforts are worth of it. I would like to thank every Football Manager 2012 logos creator with this post.

Share the logos with your friends



1. Metallic Logo Pack

FM 2012 logos
It’s my favourite Football Manager 2012 logos from Sortitoutsi community. I am using it in my Q.P.R. game.
Download via Torrent
Forum where you can information about the logo pack: http://sortitoutsi.net/forum/forum/185-metallic-logos/

2. B'Logos Club Megapack

Football Manager 2012 logos
Nicely styled logos that will fit into any skin hosted on FM-Base.co.uk.
Download
          Download #2
 
Forum where you can information about the logo pack: http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/downloads.php?do=file&id=6026

How to install Football Manager 2012 logos?

  1. Unpack downloaded archive file with logos.
  2. Move its unpacked files to folder “graphics\logos” subfolder of Football Manager 2012 “user data” folder  (if “graphics” folder doesn’t exist then create it manually).
  3. Your FM 2012 preferences (Display & Sound section) must have the following settings with these values:
    - Use Skin Cache = Off
    - Always Reload Skin on Confirm = On
An example explaining folder location:
After all I have a folder "C:\Users\Rayden\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\graphics\logos".
This is where unpacked folder with logos will be located. ‘Rayden’ is my username in Windows 7.

Hope you will like these FM 2012 logo packs!
Friday, 4 November 2011

Football Manager 2012 Facepack

Football Manager 2013 facepack is already available for free. More than 110,000 faces of players and staff members.

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imageIker CasillasCarles PuyolGennaro Gattuso Vincent Kompany
Sir Alex FergusonJose Mourinho Pepe GuardiolaArsene Wenger Roberto Mancini
New Football Manager 2012 facepack is awesome! I started using it 2 weeks ago after FM 2012 release and have no any problems with it. There are some important details about the facepack:
- It’s a megapack with cut-out faces of players and coaches.
- It contains more than 92000 faces!
- The facepack is created by SortItOutsi.net. I would like to thank them much! Guys, you are doing a great work!
- Facepack size – 4.2 GB
- It’s version officially numbered as 4.0

Download Football Manager 2012 facepack

If you experience a problem downloading or installing the facepack, please try to inform its creators in the official help thread at their forum:
Help thread for the facepack

Share the facepack with your friends! They'll be happy!



How to install Football Manager 2012 facepack?

  1. Unpack downloaded ZIP file.
  2. Move its unpacked files to folder “graphics” subfolder of Football Manager 2012 “user data” folder  (if “graphics” folder doesn’t exist then create it manually).
  3. Your FM 2012 preferences (Display & Sound section) must have the following settings with these values:
    - Use Skin Cache = Off
    - Always Reload Skin on Confirm = On

An example explaining folder location:
After all I have a folder "C:\Users\Rayden\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\graphics\".
This is where unpacked folder with facepack is located. ‘Rayden’ is my username in Windows 7.

So I hope you’ll be also fond of using this great Football Manager 2012 facepack as well as me!Улыбка
Wednesday, 19 October 2011

New laptop for Football Manager 2012

Unfortunately, my old laptop didn’t allow to watch matches in 3D mode in Football Manager 2012 making many lags. Its internal video card doesn’t correspond to the official system requirements, and SI Games lads told me they can improve nothing for low-end video cards.

This is reason why I decided to buy a new laptop containing external graphics hardware. So now I am ready to play Football Manager 2012 using highest graphic detail level because Radeon 6470 video card copes with 3D match viewer easily.

I prepared short comparison matrix of the both laptops:

  New laptop Old laptop
Display 14’’ 16’’
Processor Core i5-2410, 2.3 GHz Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.4GHz
Video Card Radeon 6470, 512MB Intel HD4500 (internal)
RAM 4GB 3GB
HDD 300GB 160GB
Weight 2.4 Kg 3.2 Kg
Battery ~3 hours ~1.5 hours
FM 2012 Runs perfectly! Many lags in 3D Match View

 

My new Sony VAIO

Football Manager 2012 on Sony VAIO

 

My old Sony VAIO

Old Sony VAIO

 

And yes, I am Sony VAIO fanПодмигивающая рожица  They are very good in production of laptops with excellent heat and noise levels, performance, and design.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Football Manager 2011 Skin - FM Crowd

FM Crowd skin for FM 2011

Finally I am glad to inform about the release of FM Crowd skin. Many of you asked me about the new skin since the moment when first screen shots with it started to appear in the blog. Now I state: it’s official skin made for FM Crowd community by one of its most important members – arsnby.

The skin author owns Indonesian FM site – FM Lovers.

Arnsby’s profile at Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/fmanagerlovers

I like the skin very much and think that it’s better than any other Football Manager 2011 skin. It’s beautiful, convenient, stylish, and themed as FM Crowd (this colours harmony is excellent as for me). So I am going to use the skin till Football Manager 2012 release! Hope you will have the same feelingsHappy

Download FM Crowd skin

 

This is how FM Crowd skin looks

Processing screen:

Processing screen - FM Crowd skin

 

Team screen:

Team screen - FM Crowd skin

 

Player profile:

Player profile screen - FM Crowd skin

 

Inbox screen:

Inbox screen - FM Crowd skin

 

Player report + Background selection:

Player report and background selection

 

How to install the skin

1. Unzip it and copy its contents to one of the following folders depending on OS you have:

Win Vista/7:  \Users\<username>\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2011\skins

Win 2000/XP:  \Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2011\skins

Mac OS X: /Users//Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2011/skins

Remark: If you enabled your special User Data Folder then copy skin files to its ‘skins’ subfolder.

2. Go to Football Manager 2011 Preferences.

3. Disable Use Skin Cache if it’s switched on.

4. Select FMCrowd skin.

 

I wish you to have fun with the official FM Crowd skin! Happy

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Football Manager 2011 Site List

We are large Football Manager community!

Football Manager community has never been so large and strong as at the current moment! Therefore I decided to create the largest list of almost all Football Manager 2011 sites. It should help FM gamers to orient themselves in Football Manager web community globally. Consider this article a global web guide or navigator for Football Manager gamers.

Pay attention also that all links to other FM sites are "dofollow".

ATTENTION: The list is extendable! If you know any English Football Manager site out of the list just inform about it writing a comment.

The main requirement for all sites in the list is a language. Only English sites are accepted here. Another requirement is that each site shouldn’t be younger than 2 months.

 

FM 2011 Communities

All Football Manager communities were divided into 2 groups depending on the core part of sites: either blogs or forums.

Blogging communities

FMCrowd.com – community of FM 2011 bloggers consisting of more than 530 separate blogs, project of Vitaliy Mokosiy.

FootballManagerStory.com – consolidated 10-12 blogs and social network by Johnny Karp and Darren Smith.

TheFootyManager.com – the oldest blogging community started by Niall Walsh in 2007.

 

Forum communities

FMScout.com – perhaps the most known and oldest FM community having forums, blogs, downloads, tactics, player lists, etc.

FM-Britain.co.uk – many articles about tactics and forum with 15000+ members.

FMFormation.net – downloads, articles and forum with 60000+ members.

FM-View.com – different good articles and forum with 2900+ members.

TheAwayStand.co.uk – popular forums with 1400+ members and interesting community blog.

PlayFootballManager.com – young community with 1000+ members in their forum.

 

FM 2011 Forums

FM-Base.co.uk - 273000+ members, the most popular FM forum.

Community.SIGames.com – 213000+ members, forum of the Game creators.

SortItOutsi.net - 126000+ members, creators of famous Cut-Out Faces Megapack, great amount of FM utilities and graphics.

TheDugout.tv - 73000+ members.

CMFrenzy.com - 44000+ members.

FMDiscussion.com -  10000+ members.

FootballManagerPortal.co.uk - 10000+ members.

FMGamer.com - 6500+ members.

FMRTE.com - 6000+ members

FootballManagerFanBoys.net – 3700+ members, well-designed forum.

FMReporter.com - 700+ members

FootballManagerTeamTalk.com - 120+ members

 

FM 2011 Blogs

TrueFootballManager.com – popular FM blog of Vitaliy Mokosiy, started in 2007.

FMPundit.com – intelligent blog by Thomas Levin, started in 2009.

FMStory.com – pretty looking blog by Lye Kuek Hin. Start date – October, 2009.

FootballManagerFreak.com – one of the oldest FM blogs started in 2008.

DueNorth.me – quite new blog with unique feature - FM comics.

FMAddicted.com – started in 2009.

AidTheBoss.com – nice-styled FM blog.

FootballManagerSite.com – active and interesting blog started in 2010.

FMCenter.co.uk – started in February, 2010.

FMBuff.com – decent FM blog.

AllAboutFm.com – another one of new decent blogs about FM 2011.

FMCrazy.FMCrowd.com – the top blog in Football Manager Crowd community.

FootballManagerPlayer.Blogspot.com – decent young FM blog.

FMObsessive.Blogspot.com - young blog of Olly Hunter.

 

FM 2011 Facebook groups

Group of James Hill - 2600+ members

Group of Vitaliy Mokosiy - 1400+ members

Group of James Shrubb - 9900+ members (not really active group)

 

FM 2011 Sites of the Game creators

FootballManager.com – official Football Manager 2011 site

SIGames.com – Sports Interactive Games, creators of the Game.

 

Other FM 2011 sites

There are some Football Manager 2011 sites that I cannot classify so easy:

FMDownloads.com – site of Cut-Out Faces Megapack.

Football-Manager.info – English FM portal by Polish guys.

FMDugout.com – fresh new FM 2011 site.

FootballManagerMad.com – unusual but good Football Manager 2011 site.

FootballManagerWiki.com – Wikipedia-like site about Football Manager.

TheGaffa.co.uk – old inactive FM site.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Football Manager 2011 skin I use

My Football Manager 2011 skin

Short post today, my dear readers. Just want to share the skin I use in Football Manager 2011. It’s created from the dark skin of Michael Murray with my slight but significant changes:

- Changed colours:

Orange, green, yellow and grey colours were selected by me to underline difference between attribute values of players and staff.

- Changed attributes thresholds:

You will have 18, 15, 11 threshold instead of 15, 10, 5. It means that all attribute values higher than 17 will be drawn with orange colour. It helps to understand player’s quality more quickly – this idea came out of my personal user experience.

Download Football Manager 2011 skin

 

FM 2011 skin installation steps

1. Unpack the RAR file using 7-Zip or WinRar.
2. Copy its unpacked content to folder “skins” subfolder of your Football Manager “user data” folder (if “skins” folder doesn't exist - create it!).
3. For being able to see kits from installed pack you must have the following settings in FM 2011 Preferences:
- Use Skin Cache = Off
- Always Reload Skin on Confirm = On

 

P.S. Next post will be about first results of Deportivo I manage in La Liga.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Football Manager 2011 Facepacks


If you are seeking for Football Manager 2013 facepacks then follow this link with information about FM 2013 megapack with 110,000+ faces!

Football Manager 2011 Facepacks
It’s always pleasant to play Football Manager having facepacks installed. So one of my first actions after new FM installation was an attempt to add player faces from Cut-Out Megapack created by guys from SortItOutsi.net site. I downloaded it here:

Download FM 2011 Player Faces Megapack

Megapack information

You have 2 options to get these faces:
- use free sites like FileFront or EasyShare downloading part by part. It can took more than day.
- pay $1, become premium member and download 3GB of faces in half of hour (though it depends on speed of your Internet connection).
This huge Football Manager 2011 facepack contains more than 80000 of player and staff faces. Any other information and support if you need it is available at the site of the authors: Support forums.

How to install FM 2011 Cut-Out Megapack

The process of installation is explained in this forum thread:

Megapack 3.0 Official Help Thread

If you don’t succeed you can ask for a help there.

My problems with Football Manager 2011 facepacks

This is the most weird what happened with me after Football Manager 2011 release. I downloaded the megapack successfully but didn’t managed to install it Печальная рожица
Problem #1 – solved:
Football Manager 2011 didn’t pick up and load player faces independently of chosen user data folder. ‘Skin Cache’ was unticked and ‘Always reload on confirm’ was enabled of course. I tried to copy face files in default ‘My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2011\graphics’ folder as well as in my user folders changing corresponding setting in FM preferences but no luck.
In the end the problem was solved after the moment I had installed Football Manager 2011 from DVD and run it as Administrator in Windows 7.
Steam version of FM 11 cannot be run under Administrator rights.
Problem #2 – unsolved:
While running in Administrator mode Football Manager 2011 started to hang up during loading and stopping the process with critical error in few minutes. I tried to analyse memory usage by means of Task Manager and saw that FM 2011 eats 2GB fluently and then crash appears. Then I moved my the facepack and saw that FM 11 loaded successfully.
Cannot resolve this problem completely. But I invented a workaround Light bulb:
- downloaded smaller facepacks of several leagues from FM-Base forum + Jackioo’s 2011 Facepacks.
- ticked ‘Show Unique ID’s’ in Football Manager 2011 preferences. So if I need a face of a concrete player I search it by ID that corresponds to file name with his face in Megapack folder. If it’s found I copy it to my ‘user data’ folder of Football Manager 2011
It is at first when I have issues with facepack installation in Football Manager. Previous versions of the game didn’t cause such kind of problems.
Saturday, 13 February 2010

Football Manager 2011 Sites

Complete Football Manager 2011 site list is available here: All FM 2011 Sites

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It was a time 3-5 years ago  when I was an active participator of the web FM community making discussions in forums and downloading graphics files for my Football Manager. Since the time I had started this blog I concentrated on it almost completely. Now I am pretty rare visitor of other Football Manager 2011 sites. So I decided it will be interesting for me and you, dear readers, to make some kind of FM scene review.

Today I would like to present you the best Football Manager sites divided into distinct categories.

 

 

Tactics

FM-Britain.co.uk - best FM 2010 about tactics

1. FM-Britain

They are “Number One” in discussions of tactical approaches and FM tactics analysis. Once a month I visit the site seeking for an interesting and useful article. For instance, I like this one – Building your defence: Centre Backs.  Additionally, one of the most helpful things that you can find at FM-Britain.co.uk is Tactical Theorems ‘10 ebook. It’s really worth reading!

2. FM-Base

 

Forums

Sports Interactive Community 

1. Sports Interactive Community

The most visited Football Manager forums. Just because it’s the website of Sports Interactive – developers of our favourite game Happy Normally you will get a fine answer on any your FM question there.

2. Los Wonderkids

3. FM Base

4. SortItOutsi.net

5. The Away Stand

6. FM Fanboys

7. The Dugout

8. FM Discussion

9. FM Formation

 

Blogs

Football Manager Story

1. Football Manager Story

Well-styled blog containing many several quite interesting FM stories. The most significant thing is that those FM stories are often updated.

2. FM Pundit

2. Aid The Boss

4. fmstory

5. FM Addicted

6. All That Is Football Manager

7. The Footy Manager

 

Graphics (facepacks, kits, logos, skins)

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1. SortItOutsi

I gave SortItOutsi the first place in this rating because their great facepack containing more than 55000 photos of players and staff.

2. FM-Base (Game Addons section)

3. Los Wonderkids (Gallery)

4. FM Scout (Download)

5. FM Fanboys (Downloads)

 

Players, Wonderkids, Coaches

Los Wonderkids

1. Los Wonderkids (FM Database)

I’ve just encountered their FM database and have to say that it’s a very good job. I think I can find some new youngsters for my wonderkids list there.

2. Football Manager Wiki (Player profiles)

3. The Away Stand (The perfect staff room)

4. Football Manager Mad

 

Football Manager Software

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1. FM Genie Scout

The popular only savegame compatible scout utility returns for Football Manager 2010. It’s very helpful program if you don’t like to spend time seeking for players using only Football Manager 2010. By the way I don’t use FM Genie Scout because it would break realism of game play for me.

2. FM coach calculator

3. FM Graphics Guru