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FM12 Stadium Backgrounds

Base pack has been released, updates coming later - by geordie1981

By Updated on Nov 01, 2011   131143 views   10 comments
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Downloads: 19471 / Size: 194.6 kB / Added: 2011-11-01
FM 2012 Misc Graphics - FM12 Stadium Backgrounds

Note from the author:

I'm working through the leagues according to reputation in the editor and just releasing a 200mb base pack and soon I will be releasing a series of 200mb update packs until I have as many stadia ingame as possible.

These packs will show on the team and matchday screens and come in three different high quality sizes to fit the majority of monitors, 16:9 (1920x1080), 16:10 (1920x1200) and 4:3 (1600x1200). They should also work perfectly on lower resolutions as well, check the key lower down in the post if you haven't a clue about all this screen resolution gash.

Released: 30 Oct 2011 - Picture Count: 225

What's included?

You will get stadium backgrounds for the following leagues:

Central Europe
Dutch Eredivisie
French Ligue 1
German Bundesliga
Italian Serie A
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Spanish Primera División

Eastern Europe
Russian Premier Division
Ukrainian Premier League + Stal Alchevsk

South Europe
Turkish Süper Lig

UK & Ireland
English Premier League

Central America
Mexican Primera Division

South America
Argentine Primera Division


Installation instructions:

This background pack works best with a custom skin, for example FM12 Base Skins.
If you find the default transparency of the graphics for the Background Base Skins isn't to your liking you can adjust it by editing the graphics located in the \graphics\bgoverlay\ folder, you just need to alter the transparency of each graphic until you are happy.
If you find the overlay of your skin is too transparent/light, try some darker ones (Opacity set to 80% rather than 50%) you just need to download this file and extract the bgoverlay folder into the \<yourskin>\graphics folder so that it replaces the existing bgoverlay folder and overwrites the old graphics.

Extract to:

Win Vista/Windows 7: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\graphics
Win 2000/XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\graphics
Win 98/ME: C:\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\graphics
Mac OS X: /Users/<username>/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2012/graphics

If you don't have a folder "graphics", create it yourself.

In order to extract you will need either 7-Zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac.

If you already have the base pack extracted to the exact location above you'll be prompted to overwrite your folders when extracting the next update pack and the update after that and so forth, hit "yes to all" you wont lose anything its just adding the new pack into the file directory to keep everything neat and tidy.

Then open Football Manager 2012, go to Preferences > Display and Sound and untick use skin cache and tick always reload skin on confirm.

Key for finding the right pack (if needed)

16:9 1920x1080, 1600x900, 1366x768, 1280x720.
16:10 1920x1200, 1680x1050, 1440x900,
4:3 1600x1200, 1400x1050, 1280x960, 1152x864, 1024x768

To find out or change your screen resolution right click your desktop, select properties and then settings and you should see a screen resolution slidebar.

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Created by geordie1981 on the official SI forums - Original Thread

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Downloads: 19471 / Size: 194.6 kB / Added: 2011-11-01
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Discussion: FM12 Stadium Backgrounds

10 comments have been posted so far.

  • Barkermush's avatar
    link doesn't work..
  • niklas1992's avatar
    Does this work on Football manager 2013?
  • stephenpmcmanus's avatar
    This is quality makes the game look so much better!!
  • mickey_themanager's avatar
    Hi.. Can I change background on default skin? And if I can.. HOW?
    Sorry for my English
  • vivalaheroin's avatar
  • carvalho70438's avatar
    hey, could anyone tell me the differences between the two background's pack in fmscout?

  • vportal's avatar
    Hey mate!

    Awesome Job! Really god. I just wanted to ask how can we change the color of the player names un the squad. They appear in black and with some pic's it's impossible to see them
  • tat501's avatar
    Stam -

    Thanks! Yes I've got them working except for Italy and Germany which stubbornly refuse to show up...

    I can't work out why I can't see the backgrounds for these two but all the others are working. They did'nt show up before with my old backgrounds either. If you have any suggestions I would appreciate it.
  • Stam's avatar
    Yes, they are separated by continent, sub-continent (lol) and country.
  • tat501's avatar
    Hiya mate,

    First of all thanks for this pack. I am just wondering though whether this can be compatible with some other backgrounds I've already downloaded - I have all the English stadiums and Spanish stadiums already and I don't want to overwrite them - are the packs seperated by league so I can add them one by one or should I just say "don't replace"?

    Sorry if its a bit of a dumb question! I'll try it anyway and see what happens.


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