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FM21 Backgrounds: Managers/Staff & Referee's Pack


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Hi all,

I’ve been working on a number of background projects, this one is adding manager/staff & referee pictures to the backgrounds throughout the game from all over the world, I’ve been doing this for my own personal use, but decided to share with the community, something I've built up over 2-3 years now.

All are 2560x1600 at 227px, which is basically MacBook Pro Retina size, so the quality is superb in most instances. They have been compressed to their smallest file size possible without loss of quality. It currently covers 3,990 managers/staff and 279 referee backgrounds over the world so it's pretty extensive (roughly 1.12Gb in file size) but I am however happy to update this over time, likewise if you notice any errors or any additions you'd like please let me know in this thread and I'll correct/add them.

Steps to add to your game;

1. Download here

2. Unzip and place here: ‎⁨ 

[PC] Documents⁩ ▸ ⁨Sports Interactive⁩ ▸ ⁨Football Manager 2021 ▸ ⁨graphics⁩ ▸ ⁨backgrounds⁩ ▸ ⁨staff

[MAC] Users ▸ YOURNAME ▸Library ▸ Application Support ▸ Sports Interactive ▸ Football Manager 2021 ▸ graphics ▸ backgrounds ▸ staff

3. Go to preferences (advanced and select interface) and ensure "Reload Skin" is ticked (you may need to clear your cache too) and click "confirm".

 

Please note: For these to work you'll need to use a custom or Base Skin with a transparency that supports backgrounds.

I have set one up here, but all credit is Michaeltmurrayukhttp://www.mediafire.com/file/qj7ebhz2eu067k4/base21_dark20_tr.zip/file

 

If you are going to redistribute these, please ask permission.

Enjoy...

 

UPDATES:

Update v1: https://www.mediafire.com/file/7q4i81v979h9fsv/update-1.zip/file

Update v2: https://www.mediafire.com/file/0ahvmnioqy9y9dv/update-2.zip/file

Update v3: https://www.mediafire.com/file/rbmaex480l48mfm/update-3.zip/file

Update v4: https://www.mediafire.com/file/2l44muc6nsx28ep/update-4.zip/file

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UPDATE v1

I've made an update to this pack, adding a further 159 staff backgrounds.

You can download it below, uncompress, drag all the assets in the folder into the staff folder and accept any overwrites.

Update v1: https://www.mediafire.com/file/7q4i81v979h9fsv/update-1.zip/file

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13 hours ago, bitzu_rock said:

Hi!

Question...when overwriting your packs usually i do not need to create a new config.xml file to contain previous images ?

Thanks!

The config in update v1 is the latest one.

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UPDATE v2

I've made an update to this pack, adding a further 220+ staff backgrounds.

You can download it below, uncompress, drag all the assets in the folder into the staff folder and accept any overwrites.

Update v2: https://www.mediafire.com/file/0ahvmnioqy9y9dv/update-2.zip/file

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Working on a large v3 update for this pack, hopefully ready for the Winter Transfer update, I've done an extra 557 backgrounds so far, probably end up somewhere around 700-800.

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UPDATE v3
I've made a significant update to this pack, adding/improving a further 981 staff backgrounds.

You can download it below, uncompress, drag all the assets + config in the folder into the staff folder and accept any overwrites.

Update v3: https://www.mediafire.com/file/rbmaex480l48mfm/update-3.zip/file

Opening post updated too.

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Forgot to mention, but as always if you'd like any additions/changes and/or find any better quality images, then attach/link them to this thread and I'll update the master pack for the next release :thup:

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Thanks for the update. Quick question, do you have your referee backgrounds in a separate folder or should they be in with the staff?

Mine are currently in a separate folder but with the latest update I wasn't sure if there were any referee backgrounds in the update as there wasn't a separate folder and it's got me questioning things!! My OCD really can be a pain!

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2 hours ago, Watson156 said:

Thanks for the update. Quick question, do you have your referee backgrounds in a separate folder or should they be in with the staff?

Mine are currently in a separate folder but with the latest update I wasn't sure if there were any referee backgrounds in the update as there wasn't a separate folder and it's got me questioning things!! My OCD really can be a pain!

I have the REF folder inside the STAFF folder 

No refs in this update pack 

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UPDATE v4
I've made a small update to this pack (93 additions) but this will be the last update until FM22 as I'm currently renovating my house, hoping to be done by October, so my time is limited.

You can download it below, uncompress, drag all the assets + config in the folder into the staff folder and accept any overwrites.

Update v4: https://www.mediafire.com/file/2l44muc6nsx28ep/update-4.zip/file

Opening post updated too.

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Hi all,

I'm back after renovating my house, so I'll be splitting my time between editing ready for FM22 and playing some PS5, so if you have any specific requests for managers, staff or refs to be added, post them in here (with or without a picture) and I'll make sure they are included ready for the launch of FM22. :thup:

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