Football Manager 2017 Guide – How to Use Facepacks, Logos, Kits, and Additional Languages

By   /   Apr 21, 2017
Football Manager 2017 Guide

Football Manager 2017 Guide to Steam Workshop to help you understand how to use Facepacks, Logos, National Teams, and Languages, and more. Using the subscribed-to items in Football Manager 2017 might seem a tad intimidating to some players that is where this guide comes in.

There are multiple reasons for using custom additions in Football Manager 2017. Due to commercial and contractual issues, not every player/team in addition to their club names and logos are available in the game. Thanks to Custom Additions, you can easily use these flaws. However, some players might feel at unease when doing it.

For more help on Football Manager 2017, you can check out our Beginner’s Guide and Best Young Players under One Million Guide.

Football Manager 2017 Guide to Using Steam Workshop Items

In our Football Manager 2017 Guide to Using Steam Workshop Items, we have detailed everything you need to know about using the custom-made Facepacks, Logos, National Teams, Languages, and more.

Football Manager 2017 – How to Use Facepacks, Logos, and Kits

The first thing to know is that you do not need to create a new savegame. There are many places around the internet to download them. In this section of the guide, I have provided instructions on how to use them.

  • Unpack your Downloaded Packs
  • Go to Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2017 > Graphics or Create a Folder Named ‘Graphics’
  • Create ‘Faces’, ‘Logos’, and ‘Kits’ Folders within ‘Graphics’
  • Copy/Move the Content from Face/Logo/Kit into the Respective Folders
  • Start Football Manager 2017 and Load Your Savegame
  • Go to Preferences > Interface > Appearance
  • Untick ‘Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Times’
  • Tick ‘Reload Skin when Confirming Changes in Preferences’
  • Select ‘Confirm’
  • Go to Preferences > Interface
  • Tick ‘Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Times’
  • Hit ‘Clear Cache’ and Play the Game

Football Manager 2017 – How to Use Skins

The first thing to know is that you do not need to create a new savegame. There are many places around the internet to download them. In this section of the guide, I have provided instructions on how to use them.

  • Unpack your Downloaded Packs
  • Go to Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2017 > Skins or Create a Folder Named ‘Skins’
  • Copy/Move the Content from Skins into the Respective Folder
  • Start Football Manager 2017 and Load Your Savegame
  • Go to Preferences > Interface > Appearance
  • Untick ‘Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Times’
  • Tick ‘Reload Skin when Confirming Changes in Preferences’
  • Select ‘Confirm’
  • Go to Preferences > Interface
  • Tick ‘Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Times’
  • Hit ‘Clear Cache’ and Play the Game

Football Manager 2017 – How to Use League and Data Updates

Firstly, find whichever League Data workshop item you require and hit ‘Subscribe’. In some cases, the file automatically saves to the Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2017 > Editor Data. In other cases, you need to find the files and copy/move them to Editor Data > Tactics > Views folder.

Now that we are done, it is time to import the item into the game itself. Do note that you must create a new savegame. Click the top-right drop-down section of the Custom Data you subscribed to and select whichever you wish to apply in your newly created savegame. Once done, hit ‘Advanced Setup’ add/remove leagues, and do not forget about the ‘Advanced Options’ at the bottom of the screen. Lastly, choose your ‘Manager Profile’ and play the game.

Football Manager 2017 – How to Unlock National Teams, Persons, and Fake Names

Due to licensing issues, national teams of Japan and Germany have fake players in the game. There are a few files in the installation folders that prevent you from managing these two national teams and prevent the real players from showing up in the roster. You can fix the issue by deleting the said files but you must create a new savegame for the changes to take effect. To do so, head to the following directory:

Steam > SteamApps > Common > Football Manager 2017 > Data > DB > 1701 > Inc > All

In here, you need to delete ‘fake.inc’, ‘lic_dan_swe_fra.inc’, and ‘nleague.inc’. Another thing you can do is to unlock ‘Jan Jansen’ to ‘Danny Blind’. To do this, head over to the following directory:

Steam > SteamApps > Common > Football Manager 2017 > Data > DB

Now you need to find ‘fake.edt’ and subscribe to ‘Dutch Name Fix’ and change it to ‘Danny Blind’. As mentioned earlier, you need to create a new savegame to take effect.

Football Manager 2017 – How to Use Other Languages

The game does not have most of the languages pre-installed in the game. You can use the Steam Workshop to have some additional languages installed. Choose your desired language and hit ‘Subscribe’. The required file should automatically appear in Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2017 > View > Filter > Tactic > Shortlist. Once done, simply start the game, head to Preferences, select Languages, and select confirm.

This is all we have in our Football Manager 2017 Guide to Steam Workshop. Let us know if you have anything more you would like to add!

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