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Audio Commentary Patch for FM15

Audio Commentary done for Football Manager 2015. It's the one from 2012 but adapted to work on FM15 by zzpiggy.

By Updated on Jun 13, 2015   76641 views   12 comments
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Downloads: 8368 / Size: 792.6 MB / Added: 2015-03-13
FM 2015 Misc Files - Audio Commentary Patch for FM15
Original Patch for FM2012-2014 By MBarbaric - Many thanks!
Ported to FM2015 By zzpiggy
Modified Commentary Sound Files By Bart ([email protected]) - Since Version 0.6
Realistic Sound Patch By DazS8 - Since Version 0.6


v0.5 - 13 Feb 2015
Initial version for FM15. Direct ported from MBarbaric's FM12-14 version, almost nothing changed.

v0.6 - 28 Feb 2015
Combined with Bart's modded commentary files (reduce overlaps) & DazS8's realistic sound patch.

v0.7 - 23 May 2015
i) Many fixes: wrong filenames, missing lines & syntax errors in configuration file, etc.
ii) Now compatible with Mac! See specific note for Mac below please.
iii) Now compatible with FMC Tablet (Android only)! See specific note for FMC Tablet below please.
iv) A Low Bitrate Version is available, dudes who got lag with general version should give it a shot. It's also for storage space sensitive devices like Tablet, it just 250MB extracted versus general version around 540MB.

Installation Instructions

0) Exit FM15 Completely

1) Backup Your Events & Sounds Files

Find them at
\steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2015\data\events\
\steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2015\data\sounds\

Simply copy these two directories to somewhere else out of the game dir, if something goes wrong we can cover them back.

2) Apply Patch

Extract the patch to game directory, means here
\steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2015\

OS will ask to merger and overwrite some dirs and files, click OK/YES to confirm, you have a backup of those in previous step so nothing to worry about.

That's all. No need to overwrite events XML file in updates dir (\data\updates\update-1520\events\).

3) Delete Events Files In Updates Directory

No need to touch events files in updates dir, but in case any odd thing happen, it's recommended to delete them.

Backup first of course. Make a copy of this directory
\steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2015\data\updates\update-1530\events\

to somewhere out of the game dir. Then delete all files (two files: "match_events.xml", "match_sounds.cfg" ) in it.

4) In-Game Testing

Start FM15, make sure that "Use sound in match" is ticked and "Volume" slide is high enough in "Preferences" - "Match" Tab.

And next, VERY IMPORTANT, do a "Clear Cache" + "Reload Skin" after installation.

Jump into matches and enjoy!

5) Known Issues

Sometimes two or three commentaries come out together and mix into chaos, nothing can be done about it.

Version 0.6 integrated modified sound files by Bart, this multiple commentaries weird thing is reduced.

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Downloads: 8368 / Size: 792.6 MB / Added: 2015-03-13
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Discussion: Audio Commentary Patch for FM15

12 comments have been posted so far.

  • columbusbobby23's avatar
    Great Mod. Underrated Mod. Thank You MBarbaric, zzpiggy, bartdude, and DazS8.
  • pagidiswaroop's avatar
    Hi All,

    I downloaded this file and noticed there is no audio commentary except fans shouting when i followed the instructions. The steps I followed in order:

    1. Backed up events and Sounds folder.
    2. Downloaded the patch.
    3. Extracted it to someplace outside the game folder.
    4. Copied the contents in Windows folder from extracted to the \steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2015\ location.
    5. It did not ask for any overwrite options and the two files (that are inside the windows folder) just got copied to the \steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2015\ location.

    Please help me with how to get this working.

    Thanks in advance.
  • Stam's avatar
    Updated to version 0.7
  • mantorras77's avatar
    Link is dead. Please fix! Thanks!
  • pagidiswaroop's avatar
    Hi Mate,
    Mediafire link is not working...Can you please look into this....

    Thanks in advance....
  • sebel's avatar
    I followed the installation, etc… BUT my game crash when i launch the match. Thank God i had a backup...Any ideas on this issue?

  • bomberakalondon's avatar
    I seem to be having trouble following the installation instructions. had to reinstall my FM, any help would be appreciated, I'm using a mac.
  • Stam's avatar
    @Icarus: Maybe you could try this tool: FM Speeder
  • Icarus's avatar
    It worked great, I would have loved to keep it on my FM but... If you have a low end computer it really slows down processing of all matches in general. When I get a new Lappy I'm definetly re-installing!
  • Atv104's avatar
    My FM Runs out of memory when I open a match
    Edit: Nvm, Got it fixed, Fantastic Mod!
  • lmckimm17's avatar
    This is the best shit ever, Steve the commenator is on point!
  • Miniulv's avatar
    Loving it!
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