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FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

Comprehensive reworked sound files, taken from multiple sound files from multiple sources and also real life action. Re-written to work with FM 2023.

By Updated on Oct 28, 2022   71099 views   360 comments
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Downloads: 12140 / Size: 1.5 GB / Added: 2022-10-23
FM 2023 Other Files - FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary
There are 2 versions of this mod available.
Free version with commentary - Limited updates - not fully optimized and only 1000 sound triggers (download now) WINDOWS and MACKBOOK
Full version with commentary - Live updates - Full to the brim with over 4500 sound triggers ( my personal blog - purchase based ) WINDOWS

Please do try the Free Version to get a feel of how this mod works, however the Full Version is far superior in every way as this has had multiple updates and due to the added amount of work that has been put into it, over 3500 more sounds.

Improvements from FM22 to FM23

  • Removal of more dead sound triggers that don't activate any sounds
  • European competition music still in
  • More sounds added for each triggered movement of a player
  • Massive overhaul of balancing the amount and how often triggers activate
  • Additional sound triggers added for new situations
  • Additional sounds added to existing triggers for more variation of commentary
  • More relevant crowd reaction sounds added to situations
  • Crowd chanting and singing added for better crowd atmosphere
  • Added stadium sounds ( announcers, substitution, added time )
  • VAR action
  • Goal Music
  • New Goal Variations - Hattrick - Comeback - Equalizer etc
  • Added pitch sounds
  • More Balancing of all sounds
And Many more.

Each year that passes by this pack becomes more and more improved.


I've created a video of the installation process for clear and precise help. It's pretty straight forward to be fair !


Windows Installation
Program files -> Steam -> steamapps -> common -> Football Manager 2023 -> data

MacBook Installation
Application Support -> Steam -> steamapps -> common -> Football Manager 2023 -> data

All versions are extremely simple to install. Just download the version you want, extract the x2 .fmf files (winzip or winrar) then place the 2 extracted files in the correct above directory.

Done !

When SI update the game it puts your game files back to default. Simply just paste your downloaded files back in the data file and your pack will overwrite the default sounds again.

For the FULL PAID VERSION you may want to check out

Update: Updated to Version 2.5 on 21/01/2023

Crowd and stadium sounds only versions are also available: ( Non Commentary)

British crowd and stadium pack
German crowd and stadium pack

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Downloads: 12140 / Size: 1.5 GB / Added: 2022-10-23
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Discussion: FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

360 comments have been posted so far.

  • chucky86's avatar
    Hi Metz

    Just wanted to say thanks for a great pack, and that you took time to help me install it corretly. I really appreciate it!! It make the game so much more realistic and enjoyable. Again, thank you very much man. :)
  • JoeyD's avatar

    Hi Metz, I'm a big fan of this sound pack but unfortunately I'm on a Mac so I have the limited/basic pack and at times - not all, but about 50/50 - I'm finding that when I'm starting matches there isn't the crowd murmur/constant noise in the background and the crowd noise is only present when an event like a shot or a goal takes place.

    Is the free version on offer here the best that is available for Mac or do you have a better, more optimised version for Mac available on your own site?
  • jeff44's avatar

    the champions league music is back working for me now the test volume in the preferences was on 10 Ive put it down to 5 and it seems to have worked
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    My British sounds version works fine with 23.2.2 update
  • Matty47's avatar
    Will there be a update for the non commentary version now the previous one no longer works?
  • Infiltrator's avatar
    Too bad, you can only pay from Belgium with a master card ..? Can I pay with another payment method, maestro or paypal?
  • NLoldebroek's avatar
    Hello all,

    Also adding this to the game, makes it so much more fun.
    Had some startup problems, but maker @MetzFM does react very fast and did help very good.

    Big thumps up for him!
  • jeff44's avatar
    ok mate thanks
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Ive also done a bit of Internet scraping and this problem about the CL and EL music seems to happen in the standard unmodified version of the game so this seems to be an SI problem that they are trying to fix themselves
  • jeff44's avatar
    ok mate thanks for getting back to me much appreciated
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @jeff44 I'll have to wait for some feedback as I've changed very little and the champions league music is something totally seperatae to the crowd sounds and the champions league music is a cut scene, and cut scenes have their own triggers and seperatae log
  • jeff44's avatar
    Hi Mate i don't know if its your update or something to do with the SI update but i can't really hear the champions league music at the start like i use to not sure if anyone else is having the same issues
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @matty47 the new update is for the commentary version
  • Matty47's avatar
    Is the new update the non commentary version?
  • Infiltrator's avatar
    Too bad, you can only pay from Belgium with a master card ..? Can I pay with another payment method, maestro or paypal?
  • gntkak's avatar
    Thank you, Mets.
    I can't do FM without your commentary.
    Thanks to your patch, I enjoy more and more fun games.
  • Phildw's avatar
    Thanks Metz. Sterling work and great 'customer' service. Cheers.
  • silentmac12's avatar
    Started using the full paid version of this shortly after fm23 was released. just came on to say I legit cannot use the 3d match engine without this sound pack now. It makes the game feel so much more immersive and the regular updates this guy has been putting out as extra have been great. Thank you MetzFM.
  • richbell82's avatar
    @metzfm hope all is well your way mate. Is there an update for non commentary? I’ve not had an email if so. Thanks again for all your hard work on this patch. Really does make fm so much better
  • jeff44's avatar
    Thanks for the update, great service keep up the good work :)
  • wetfred's avatar
    the upgraded version is a must have imho.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Changes made to go with recent update from SI plus a few tweaks I've been working on.
  • Manager34's avatar
    Thanks for the update, great service. Are there any changes in it because i actually didnt have any problems after reinstalling your version 2.3?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Pack has been updated in line with the SI update on 25/01/2023

    Emails with the update have been sent so please check your email inbox.
  • cheeza5's avatar
    Fantastic Mod! Makes playing the game so much better. Easy to install and the full fat version has some many extra sounds!

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