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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   220159 views   588 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

588 comments have been posted so far.

  • Nitro810's avatar
    @a31632 no you cannot just copy the files/folders because it's .fmf. i used the resource archive to convert the 2 folders into .fmf and it it's not actual plug and play...but maybe i am missing something.

    Also, anyone has overlapping commentary? or is it maybe becuase mine is on extended highlights only?
  • bacco's avatar
    Ho inserito nella cartella dati ma durante la partita non sento niente, svutato la cache come consigliato ma non funziona. Qualcuno puo' aiutarmi?
  • a31632's avatar
    "plug and play" means: no need to do anything else than copy the files into your game directory and replace existing files. No Resource Archiver needed unless you want to edit the files (add/remove sounds or use them in a different FM version). So very straightforward
  • Nitro810's avatar
    i followed the instructions. will check later/tomorrow
  • Nitro810's avatar
    hi, in the description it says that The best option at present is the Gamepass / Windows version which is already pre compiled for you, just extract and place in your data folder. Simple plug and play. Do we still have to use the Archiver?
  • MetzFM's avatar

    You must not have installed this correctly as there is match commentary and European competitions music included. Send me a direct message and I will help you set it up.
  • daniguti99's avatar
    Why i dont hear Champions League music? Someone help me? Y bought only the sounds of the pitch.
  • redmisty's avatar
    Strongly recommend this patch, it makes the whole game light up with Clive T's commentary. MetzFM is really helpful with follow up if you are having trouble installing.
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Ive sent you a message mate, message me back and I'll help you get it installed.
  • phnompenhandy's avatar
    Confused. I paid, and the instruction just linked to a video. It's for FM22, but I assume it's the same. But it's all about using the archiver, and here you say just pop 2 *.fmf files in the folder in Steam. I'm not getting anything different to the free version at the moment.
  • Manager34's avatar
    What are you guys talking about videos or instructions if you paid? I dont get it, the text says just place the files in the data folder?
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    If you pay you get instructions
  • HeScoresGoalsYT's avatar
    great mod aswell
  • HeScoresGoalsYT's avatar
    ive had no email ? lol, dont worry iv figured a way to get it workin now!
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    instructions come with the email from the author for FM23
  • HeScoresGoalsYT's avatar
    ive watched the video but its fm22 and it doesnt add up to fm23 tho ?
  • Matty47's avatar
    I’m currently using the non comm one and it’s awesome so if there is a new version I’d definitely love it.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Just watch the video with the file, it tells you how to do it
  • HeScoresGoalsYT's avatar
    can somebody explain how to add this please as im dyin to try this out? im on PC iv pmoved the files to data folder as stated above ?
  • richbell82's avatar
    I don't know how you manage to take this to another level each time but crikey you have worked even more wonders! This along with flutskin are the 8th wonders of the world hahah
    Just one favour though, could you send me the updated non coms please? I much prefer just the atmospheric feel. Many thanks in advance
  • Dave66's avatar
    I just want to say how fantastic this mod is, and with the new update its even better. Tnx for all the hard work Metz..
  • FERIA's avatar
    Hi this version (2.3) is with commentary ?
    Any update without ?
  • HeScoresGoalsYT's avatar
    after reading in the description you just put the sound mod files in the data folder and thats it ? can somebody clarify this please.
  • NolifeAddict's avatar
    Just downloaded this a few days ago and it makes the match experience so much better, thank you very much for your work !
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Yes the version on here via the download now works for macbook

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