Panini facepack is one of the most famous and most used graphics add-ons for Football Manager ever. So here is the largest and the best Panini Megapack for your FM14.
Lads from Fmfaces.net are the creators of this fabulous and truly high quality facepack for Football Manager 2014. We wanted to know more about them and their project so we asked them a couple of questions, here goes:
Question: How did you decide to take on this project and who is in it?
Answer: We (that are Don Muchacho and White) always had problems to distribute our pack in a user-friendly way. So we decided to rent a server and do a website on our own.
What you see today is version 2.x, so we redesigned the complete page after about two months.
We both are (university) student sand had a little timeout from about April to October. So the idea came up first in about May. The work on the project started in July and we released version 1.0 on July 17th, shortly after we met in person in June.
Question: Actually how big is your Panini Megapack at the moment?
Answer: The megapack contains about 160.000 Player Pictures, with the 4 update packs there are nearly 163.000 faces.
Question: We can see that there have been updates made for the pack, is there more to come?
Answer: Updates will be made every month. If we can handle it on the 1st. If not some days later. The updates contain mostly about 1-3k faces, which are sometimes replacements for old pics or new ones. Because the pack is this big there are mostly about 2/3 replacements.
We got some big plans for the website in a whole as well. We want to offer the same service we got now for our own pack for other graphic packs as well, there are a few online by now. We also have an on going skinning project.
Question: Is there something you'd like to add?
Answer: We are planning more "highlight"-features in the near future. We'll launch our Facebook page in a few days, maybe there will be twitter as well. We got so many ideas - it's a question of time to get all these things done. The great goal is to be a FM-Fanpage, which completely supports all kind of graphics and maybe some other stuff, so that really anybody can get all these things fast and for free.
There's one thing left to say. We do this for fun and for the greatest game on earth of course. Till now most costs are covered by (far too less) donations. Every Euro helps to keep the project running. The point with this is: the more money comes in, the better our server and service can get. We are also looking to get more languages supported, but it takes time to find translators. We now support 7 languages for the Paninis, our plan is to support more and more languages (e.g. Italian, Dutch, or Turkish), but, as I said, it takes time.
First of, this Megapack is truly MEGA. By this we mean it’s huge in size, over 6 GB + updates. This all costs money to host on servers so we from FM-Blog appeal that you consider donating funds to this great project, so it can stay alive and keep growing.
We already made an article on how to install facepacks in FM14. So be sure to check it here - How to install facepack in Football Manager 2014
Thanks to Don & White, be sure to check their graphics site - FMfaces.net