Installing new graphics in Football Manager 2008 isn’t as easy as it used to be. Here is a pretty rough guide outlining how to install the facepacks, kits, logos and skins in Football Manager 2008:
Firstly we need to create some folders. First folder is “graphics”. Go to My Documents, you will see Sports Interactive folder followed by Football Manager 2008 which were pre-created when you install the game.
C:\…\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\graphics\
Installing Club/Country Kits
And now, if you wish to install Club/Country Kits, create 2 folders, “pictures” and “kits” folder in graphics folder like below:
C:\…\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\graphics\pictures\kits\
Go into “kits” folder. Extract all kits files you downloaded in there. Look at the screen shot of how you can organise it.
Installing Player Pictures
As for Player Pictures, you need to create “players” folder under graphics.
C:\…\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\graphics\players\
Go into “players” folder. Extract all player files you downloaded in there. Look at the screen shot of how you can organise it.
Installing Club/Competition Logos
If you wish to install small, huge logos of clubs and competitions, you may do so by creating “logos” under graphics.
C:\…\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\graphics\logos\
And in “logos” folder, take a look at the screen shot how you can organise it.
Game Settings for graphics to appear
Load your game in FM 2008, go to Preferences > Display & Sound > Untick Skin Cache
Then you should be ready to rock and roll.
If you haven’t got any graphics to install then these links should get you started:
A nice way to add an extra bit of functionality of Football Manager 2008 is to install some extra graphics such as player faces (facepacks), team kits, team logos and skins for the look of the site.
Here is a selection of links that should help you get you started with the graphics:
- sortitoutsi.net – Football Manager Fansite
- Football Manager 2008 Portal – Download FM2008 Graphics
- Underground FC Forums -> Download Manager -> Graphics
- CMFrenzy.Com – FM 2008 Graphics
Thanks for reading and I’d really like to point you in the direction of my Football Manager 2009 to get your thoughts on what you would like to see in Football Manager 2009 🙂