How to install the SAGKRZealand Facepack

09 January, 2021
12 January, 2021
6 min read

Zealand, Samaroy, Gestalt, HRiddick, Krysler76, Ayal and the mod team have trained an AI program to generate real faces that just aren't actually real.

It is as cool as it sounds. Real faces of people whose rights aren't being violated, because they aren't real, but they bring your regens to life in a completely accurate way. This facepack recognises ethnicity, the facepack recognises each regen in the game!

Download

It is recommended to download the FMNEWGANv2.torrent file and use a torrent downloader to achieve the best download speeds. If this isn't an option for you, you can download it directly via Google Drive or Mega instead.

How to use the SAGKRZealand Facepack

  1. Download the FMNEWGANv2.zip via torrent or download links at the bottom of the page

  2. To extract the Zip file download an extracting program like 7-zip

  3. When you extract the file, move the FMNEWGANv2 folder to the following location: %userprofile%\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\faces

  4. If you do not have a graphics folder, simply create one. In the folder listed above ensure that you have a "graphics" folder. If not, right-click, scroll over "new" and click on "folder. Name the folder "graphics".

  5. Repeat the same process in the "graphics" folder to create a "faces" folder.

  6. Download the NewGAN-Manager-Installer-Win-vX.X.X.zip and unzip it into a folder.

  7. From that folder copy the “filters” and “views” folders and paste them into the following folder:%userprofile%\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\

  8. Go back to the unzipped installer folder, open the “windows” folder and run the NewGAN-Manager-X.X.X.msi and install.
    a. If a “Windows protected your PC” pop up comes up, click “More info” and then “Run anyway”

  9. Open Football Manager and load your save

  10. If you don’t have the In-Game Editor, create a new unemployed manager to bypass your team’s scouting knowledge.

  11. If you do have the In-Game Editor, in the scouting tab click the pen in the top right and make sure there’s a checkmark next to “Show All Players in Search”. If it doesn’t, click it and it will add the checkmark.

  12. Click on "scouting" (“shortlist” if unemployed), then scroll over "players" and click on "player search"

  13. Add a filter so that in the player search you'll only show regens:
    a. In the “Player Search” window click “Edit Search” and then click “Clear”
    b. Click the cog in the bottom left, then “Manage filters...” and then “Import”
    c. Select “is newgen search filter”, then click “Load” and then click “Ok”
    d. Click the cog in the bottom left again and select “is newgen search filter”
    e. If a popup to rename it comes up, click “No”
    f. Make sure the search isn’t excluding your team’s players by clicking “Exclude” and unticking “ players”

  14. Once you have added the filter, you now need to add change the view. Click on the "general info" drop-down, mouse over "Custom" and then click "Import View..." and then click the view called "SCRIPT FACES player search".

  15. Select any player in the list and then press CTRL + A to select all the players on the list, this might take a minute. Once all the players are selected press CTRL + P which will bring up a popup, in this popup select “Text File” and click “Ok”. Now give the file a name (preferably something linked to the FM save that you're doing). This file will be saved in the following location: %userprofile%\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021

  16. Now open NewGAN Manager.

  17. Create a profile by giving it a name and then click "create", then select the profile in the option below.

  18. Select Image Directory: Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\faces\FMNEWGANv2/

  19. Select RTF File by navigating to Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021 and selecting the file that you have recently saved in step 15.

  20. The Mode that you need to use is "Generate".

  21. Click "Replace Faces".

  22. If the generated faces do not show straight away follow the step below.

  23. Open Football Manager. Click on "FM", then go to "Preferences". Use the drop-down option and select "Interface". Scroll down to the skin section and ensure that "Use skin caching to decrease loading times" is unticked but ensure that "Reload skin..." and "Show screen IDs..." is ticked".

  24. Press confirm and wait for the skin to reload.

  25. Enjoy using the new faces!

Changelog

Download

NewGAN Manager Mac Instructions:

Find the downloaded file, which usually ends up in your Desktop or Downloads folder.
Double-click the NewGAN-Manager-vX.X.X.DMG file to mount it. A new Finder window showing its contents should appear.
If the window also contains a shortcut icon to Applications, drag and drop the app onto the shortcut.
If not, double-click the mounted volume on your desktop and drag the app icon from there to the Applications icon in the Finder sidebar.
In your Finder window add the Football Manager user folder (default: ~/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX to favorites
Move the views/ and filters/ folder to your Football Manager 2021 user folder.

NewGAN Manager Windows Instructions:

Download the Installer, unzip it and run the .msi. Go through the installation process
Move the views\ and filters\ folder to your Football Manager user folder (My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 20XX)

New Filter Available (No IGE Required)

For those of you that don't want to buy the in-game editor but still want access to natively supported ways of getting a list of all the newgens, you can follow these steps. If you do have the in-game editor, you can skip step 1 by using the pen in the top right and ticking "Show All Players in Search" while on the player search page.

Step 1: Download the filter and place it in %userprofile%\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\filters

Step 2: Create a new manager, they must be unemployed. Unemployed managers see all players and aren't limited by your current team's scouting knowledge.

Step 3: Go to the shortlist tab on the left sidebar, this will by default put you on the Player Search page.

Step 4: Click Edit Search, then the cog in the bottom left. Select Manager Filters... then click Import and select the filter you just placed there.

Step 5: Click the cog again and select the filter, it should be at the bottom.

Don't worry that it says Is Not, that's just how it's meant to be setup even though it doesn't make sense to word it like that.

Facepack

If you've already downloaded and extracted the original face pack just download the "FMNEWGANv2 Update 1.7z" .torrent file. If you don't have the face pack already downloaded, download the "FMNEWGANv2.7z" .torrent file, it already has all the updated files.

If you've already downloaded the original face pack, your FM21 graphics folder (%userprofile%\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics) should have the face pack folder called "FMNEWGANv2" or you named it something else. It's important for the face pack to be in its own folder inside the "graphics" folder. If you don't have the face pack already downloaded, make sure that when you extract the .7z file you're extracting it into a sub-folder of your FM21 graphics folder. If you by mistake extracted all the folders in the "FMNEWGANv2 Merged.zip" file directly into the graphics folder, just create a new folder and call it "FMNEWGANv2" and then drag all the folder that you extracted from the .zip file into that folder. Extracting can take a while and will be faster on better computers. The folder name isn't critical, but it must be in a subfolder, ideally named "FMNEWGANv2" in order for there to be no issues.

To install the Facepack Update, extract the "FMNEWGANv2 Update 1.7z" file directly in your "FMNEWGANv2" folder in your FM21 graphics folder. A popup should come up asking if you want to replace files, select "Yes to All".

NewGAN Manager Program

Just download the installer from here or from the NewGAN Manager GitHub Releases Page and install normally. You might get a Windows Defender SmartScreen popup, to get past this just click "More info" and then select "Run anyway".

Changes
fixed layout
cleaned views folder
restructured config files
fixed packaging (no copying of .config files needed)
37 test cases to ensure the functionality
catch not existing RTF/dir while mapping
skipping if a nation is unknown
7zip

You will need an archive extractor to extract the .7z files. We recommend 7zip but winrar and winzip will also work. Unfortunately, the Windows OS doesn't natively support 7zip compression.

Torrents

You'll need to use a torrent downloader to download these files really fast. If you don't have one, we highly recommend qBittorrent. You can find it here: https://www.qbittorrent.org/download.php

  1. Download qBittorrent
  2. Download either FMNEWGANv2.7z.torrent or FMNEWGANv2 Update 1.7z.torrent
  3. Watch those crazy download speeds and let your mind blow

If you really really want and oddly prefer slow speeds, you can find some mirrors at the bottom of this page.

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Support
In the event of any bugs or issues please follow this protocol:

1. Head to %localappdata%\Programs\NewGAN Manager\newgan.log
2. Save that logfile
3. Email it to SAGKRZealandReport@gmail.com

If you're having issues launching NewGAN Manager, please try this:

1. Navigate to your newGAN directory C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Programs\NewGAN Manager
2. Open app folder and then the config folder
3. Copy those 3 items
4. Go back 2 folders
5. Open config folder and paste

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