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FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

The beloved Audio Match Commentary Pack returns for 2023! Featuring an array of immersive sound files from diverse sources, including updated stadium ambiance, all expertly revamped and reworked to work seamlessly with Football Manager 2023

By Updated on Oct 28, 2022   221244 views   589 comments
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FM 2023 Other Files - FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary
There are 2 versions of this mod available.

Free Version with Commentary: While it offers a taste of my innovation, please note that it has received limited updates since 2019 and is not finely tuned like the premium version. This pack comes with only 1000 sound triggers, it's just a glimpse of the complete version to give you an idea of how this mod works. Available for download on both Windows and MacBook platforms. .

Complete Version With Commentary - Experience the Ultimate Edition and Immerse Yourself in The World Of Football Manager with Live Updates, Featuring a Constant Streams of Fresh Sounds and Triggers, Enhanced Timing for Commentary, Enriched with Crowds, Stadium Effects, and Beyond - Dive into a Treasure Trove of Over 4500 Sound Triggers (Exclusively on My Personal Blog ( PURCHASE BASED )- Available for Windows).

We invite you to explore the Free Version to acquaint yourself with the mod's functionality. Yet, the Full Version stands in a league of its own, boasting an impressive 4000+ additional sounds, a sweeping overhaul in trigger timing, and the elimination of overlapping elements. Trust us when we say, it's a game-changer. But don't just take our word for it — check out the reviews below and witness the transformation for yourself.

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 and also creates a new version of the game. I then release a new version of the mod Simply just paste your downloaded files back in the data file and your new pack will overwrite the default sounds again. DO NOT PASTE AN OLD VERSION AS IT WILL CRASH YOUR GAME.

Crowd and stadium sounds only versions are also available: ( Non Commentary)
British crowd and stadium pack
German crowd and stadium pack

Free version has now been updated. please redownload an install as older versions will not work.

For the PURCHASE BASED VERSION please check out



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Discussion: FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

589 comments have been posted so far.

  • Bosnjo's avatar
    Hello Metz,
    yesterday I’ve purchased the full version of the mod and it is amazing!
    But there is one thing which I would
    change - the goal song.
    It is a bit unrealistic that the goal song turns on when the away team scores. Is there a way to change it, so it turns on only when the home team scores?
    And is it possible to change the goal song to another song or even turn it complete off?
    All in all very good job, thank you!
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Im guessing you like the mod then... If you drop me a message on here with your email address I can contact you about the stadium and crowd sounds version
  • omerunaldr's avatar
    After the install my game has broken. I did everything including reinstalling the game but it does not FIX. Please tell me how can I recover?


  • postie75's avatar
    I paid for the full version which is excellent, however if i wish to switch to the sounds only version how do i access that one?
  • MetzFM's avatar

    All sorted now, should be able to download again. Ive just installed the free version on my pc..... How much it has changed is scary... Sent me back a few years to when I first started this project
  • kalledj's avatar
    I am trying to download the free version but it says the decryption key is invalid?
  • act's avatar
    Yup, better to leave it as it is. My proposal is one option and should be taken in by those who need it.
  • Manager34's avatar
    I agree with Richardcharlston, please leave it as it is. Dont want VAR be spoilt
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Metz, I agree best to leave as is, the VAR will now be spoilt
  • MetzFM's avatar

    I have changed this from my end as well, thanks for sending this over. although i now feel that we will auto know if the goal is disallowed before we are told ingame as there will be no commentary or goal music, which is why I left it the original way so there was still some suspense to see if it was disallowed or not.
  • act's avatar
    This changed it. I used the description of the older sound mod as a reference.
    Change these lines from match_events.xml

    <string id="sdon" value="SOUND_GOAL_NET" />
    <string id="sdtw" value="SOUND_GOAL_SCORED" />
    <string id="sdon" value="SOUND_ILLEGAL_GOAL_SCORED" />
    <string id="sdtw" value=""/>

    and add this line below to match_sounds.cfg

    SOUND_ILLEGAL_GOAL_SCORED, "FM_crowd_nogoal", 0, 1, 2, 1
  • MetzFM's avatar

    The problem with this is that SI have written the code for disallowed goals totally wrong. They have the trigger for a goal scored.... Then a trigger for var... Then a trigger for given or not. In that order so the 1st trigger will always be the goal scored sounds. Then the var commentary... Then disallowed or allowed commentary. I have no clue why SI have written it this way.
  • act's avatar
    Could you change the cheers for obvious offside as they are the same as for goals?
  • rturnes's avatar
    Oh very sad to hear that, I was enjoying live commentary very much! Thanks for taking time to explain the situation and hope you can resolve it in the future. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Hi rturnes

    Unfortunately the only available version for Macbook is the free version.

    Macbook restricts users to only allowing to read 1200 lines of text in the text file which means the most commentary you can have is 1200 triggers where as Windows allows unlimited lines of text so the macbook version is a massive slimed down version unfortunately
  • rturnes's avatar
    Metz, I have been using the free version and it feels great! I want to purchase the paid version but I play on a Mac, when will it be available for that OS? Thanks!
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Hi Alex,

    I've sent you your link via message on here mate
  • alexwillo's avatar
    Thanks. Would it be possible to have it sent again as I can't find it?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    You just need to re install the pack alex
  • alexwillo's avatar
    Does this need updating my end? I purchased in November but commentary now doesn't work?
  • Matty47's avatar
    Merry Christmas to you too Metz and to everyone else.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    And to you mate, enjoy some time with the kids, good luck to the Mackams
    all the best

  • MetzFM's avatar
  • RickDrijs's avatar
    Hi guys! I am on mac and the video is for windows. Do I get to buy the paid version or would'nt this work for me? If someone knows more about the installment for mac pls let me know
  • a31632's avatar
    @Nitro810: I was referring to the full version. For that version as @MetzFM already confirmed no Resource Archiver is needed and dropping the files in the data folder of the game the only thing needed.
    Full version is amazing and definitely worth it for the full experience!

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