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FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

The popular Audio Match Commentary Pack with thousands of downloads over the seasons is here again for FM23, Multiple sound files taken from multiple sources and also real life stadium action. Re-written to work with FM 2023 Series.

By Updated on Oct 28, 2022   101141 views   408 comments
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Downloads: 19902 / 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 4000 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 2.7 ON 02/03/2023 - For YOUR UPDATE, PLEASE GO TO MY SITE AND GO TO THE UPDATE PAGE

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: 19902 / Size: 1.5 GB / Added: 2022-10-23
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Discussion: FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

408 comments have been posted so far.

  • MetzFM's avatar
    Once the game goes into live mode on the day of release, you will need to reinstall your pack so make sure you keep it safe !
  • rema90's avatar
    I again purchase full version and im glad my donation will help you to continue ur work... I need to ask when game update i mean go full version and not beta do i need to again donate for update download link or u will send it?
  • Manager34's avatar
    One last comment after playing more matches and i can echo what others said this mod is really great. The fan chants alone add so much atmosphere its even better than i expected, when you watch youtube clips with the monotonious original sound afterwards you realize how much of a difference it makes. And i am not even on the full version yet. At the moment i think the problem i described only happens when my team plays against my own youth or second team with very few if any spectators but still not sure, anyway a great addition to the game thank you for this metz i can recommend it
  • Manager34's avatar
    Second match everything worked fine. I dont know why to be fair.

    Richardcharlston-i maybe would but i dont have a credit card and paypal is not possible at the moment if i am correct
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Manager 34-buy the full version, its well worth it
  • Manager34's avatar
    I tried the free version now and unfortunately i have the same problem as others, the main crowd sound when watching a full game is gone most of the time, crowd is completely quiet then comes back a few seconds and then goes away again, even when a goal is scored. Commentary works fine. Im not on mac, using Windows 11.
  • Manager34's avatar
    Im confused. I thought we need to do this Archiver Procedure because otherwise the game possibly crashes. Now the link with the tutorial how to do that is gone, i would like to try the free version on Windows, is it now just replacing the files and if so is the risk for crashes gone?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    You won't be able to get this to work without the commentary as the mod is created with some crowd sounds embedded into the commentary. However I'm in the middle of making a crowd and stadium only pack to go with this
  • Matty47's avatar
    Downloaded mod for fm23 and it’s just awesome. Has anyone actually got this working without the commentary, not that commentary isn’t great just wondered what it’s like with just crowd sounds.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Rivanov-buy a decent PC
  • Rivanov's avatar
    @MetzFM Seriously? That's why it's quite often silent in my games... I play on Mac
  • kfnielsen's avatar
    thank god that I don't own a Mac :)
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Only the free version works for mac, Macbook restricts the amount of text you can have in the file to 1200 lines of text for triggers where Windows allows unlimited lines of text for triggers. So the full version will never work for macbook
  • pluggerozz's avatar
    Is there a paid version that works on Mac?
  • Paixai's avatar
    Thanks for answering me by message !
  • Paixai's avatar
    I don't have anymore the main crowd sound but only the voice of the commentary. Sometimes I have the sound of the crowd but it then stops after a few seconds. I don't understand why it's doing this.
    I have the full version on steam. I just copy and paste/replace the files in the data folder like you said. I even reloaded the cache and restart my computer
  • richbell82's avatar
    @metzfm after watching your video with my I say incredibly clear and precise instructions hopefully is well. Game loaded up fine and loaded into my save just fine. Just need to wait until a game. Feel like it’s Christmas Eve I’m that excited hahaha huge thanks mate
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @richbell82 Hope you enjoy the mod mate, if you need any help just drop me a message. always here to help
  • richbell82's avatar
    First time trying this, cannot wait to get to a game, Opted for the paid version after reading all the positive feedback. Download worked fine for me, so a huge thanks for your hard work
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @foley, thanks for letting me know, good to see you got he link, links are working fine now. Hope you enjoy
  • Foley's avatar
    At the bottom of the Metz personal blog there's a box to send the link to mail with a note he does it manually so takes a while. I filled it in and after 10 mins got a new working link on email which I'm downloading now.
    If it doesn't work I'll come crying again :)
  • Foley's avatar
    I just bought full version, it sends a link on the browser to open mega site and then I get the error:
    The file you are trying to download is no longer available
    This could be due to the following reasons:
    The file has been removed as it violated our Terms of Service.
    Invalid URL - the link you are trying to access does not exist.
    The file has been deleted by the user."

    Can't download what I just bought. Also no email received at all.... please help
  • Paixai's avatar
    Ok I made this but I mean there is no crowd sound during long moments and it stops suddenly sometimes, I didn't have this problem on the free version.
    I am on using FM 23 on Steam on Mac
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @paixai replace everything with the full version, commentary is all through the match but more commentary happens when it's more relevant now
  • Paixai's avatar
    I dowloaded the full version, but do wee need to leave also the "free version" files in the data folder when we install the full version ?

    Also sometimes the sound in matches works and then no sounds for several seconds

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