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Football Manager 2021 Proper Audio Commentary Patch

Audio Commentary for FM 2021, improved and adapted from previous versions as they appeared here on FM Scout.

By on Apr 08, 2021   21341 views   7 comments
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Downloads: 3175 / Size: 1.3 GB / Added: 2021-04-08
FM 2021 Other Files - Football Manager 2021 Proper Audio Commentary Patch
If you're looking for audio commentary in Football Manager 2021, here it is!
Using this sound pack you can add audio commentary to FM 2021.
Please note that the audio is only available in English.


Audio Commentary Patch Credits:
- Original Patch for FM12 - FM14 by MBarbaric (original creator of these audio additions)
- Ported to FM15 by zzpiggy
- Modified Commentary Sound Files by Bart
- Realistic Sound Patch by DazS8

The commentary (English only) is NOT the same, nor from the same source, as the popular FM Scout download for FM 2020.

This is improved commentary with less overlaps, although some still occur. I downloaded these audio files a year or two ago from some website so all credit for these improved commentary goes to the original creator.

There is another posting with crowd sounds for FM2021 out here, which has issues.

The reason for this is that there is now a VAR section in the xml file and simply overwriting the files with the ones that have the commentary from previous versions caused crashes and issues with VAR texts. I manually edited the "match_events.xml" which took me lots of hours of editing and comparing in order to merge the commentary code into the existing file, the result is working commentary with VAR and no crashes!

How to install Audio Commentary on FM2021

1. Navigate to your installation folder "\Football Manager 2021\data" and make a backup of the two original files: "simatch.fmf" and "simatchviewer-pc.fmf".
This way if you have issues or want to revert back, you still have the original files).

2. Copy the downloaded 7z file and extract to the same folder "\Football Manager 2021\data" (where you installed your copy of Football Manager 2021).
Make sure you have a program called “7-Zip” installed, if not and you extract with another program you might get error messages.

3. Start your Football Manager 2021 game (make sure it wasn't running while copying the files over), clear cache and reload skin for the changed .fmf files to be loaded correctly.

4. Load your game and play with audio commentary.

Have fun with this addition, even though not perfect, with the added sounds it enhances the experience (at least it does that for me).

Again, this is not my work. I merely edited the existing audio and config file(s) to make it work with FM 2021.

Some Tips

  • Make sure when you play matches in 3D to (preferably) play in “full match” or “comprehensive” in order to have the best experience.
  • Also reduce speed to just one or two clicks above average.
  • If you play in “key” or some cases in “extended” mode in combination with high speed action, the commentary will be overlapping (or cut off) more frequently.

Known issues:

Overlapping comments still occasionally occur but a lot less frequent than in previous versions.

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Downloads: 3175 / Size: 1.3 GB / Added: 2021-04-08
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Discussion: Football Manager 2021 Proper Audio Commentary Patch

7 comments have been posted so far.

  • a31632's avatar
    The files need to be placed in the “data” folder NOT editor data. You need to replace the existing files (although I recommend making a backup in case you would like to revert back) in the editor data folder there are no files like these.
  • GiorgosAth's avatar
    Should we put the extracted files to "\Football Manager 2021\data" or to
    "\Football Manager 2021\editor data"
  • Jonah-Lucifer's avatar
    This is great.It worked well for me. Ofc it can be improved but, its much better than nothing.
  • garmac's avatar
    can anyone else confirm if this works. i tried it but i don't hear any commentary and it turns the players into Jesus...arms outstretched T-shaped and sliding across the pitch instead of moving feet
  • a31632's avatar
    Thanks for the feedback, there is only English available no Spanish, Italian or any other language as far as I know.
  • carlosh's avatar
    Para cuando audio en español..???
  • dirkhochheim's avatar
    Waited so long for this. Thank you so much mate!
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