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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   220284 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.

  • nat9426's avatar
    Ive downloaded.

    Im a MAC user, will it work for me?
  • MrGizMo's avatar
    What version do i need if i want everything but no commentary?

    And why no paypal option?
  • u96's avatar
    heute gegen einen kleinen Betrag das "Full Audio Pack" bekommen, und bin begeistert, danke Metz.
  • a31632's avatar
    Could you please do a version in Klingon language……
  • m.andresilva's avatar
    Quando estará disponível os sons de Espanha?
  • FERIA's avatar
    Thank you for you virtuel assistance, a big problem with commentory resolve. Now work perfect but go to the bed ^^
    TY man great job i wait french version
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    @feria yes they do, my game updated yesterday to 23.2 and it works just fine, you need to put the files back into the steam files
  • FERIA's avatar
    help @Metz
    files british sound dont work, i have again commentary (but no crouwd supporter)
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    @matty47 with any update the steam files get reset

    you will need to reapply the mod
  • FERIA's avatar
    this pack is fabulous !!!
    hope a french version now ^^
  • Matty47's avatar
    @diguvejuqome not changed anything on mine. Didn’t even know there was an update. I’ve still got commentary. I got the crowd only version but I must be doing something wrong because it didn’t work.
  • diguvejuqome's avatar
    Steam updated FM23 today and it changed my "simatch.fmf" and "simatchviewer-pc.fmf". Did that happen to anybody else?
  • m.andresilva's avatar
    @MetzFM já estive a ver o seu site!
    Gostaria de ter a versão com comentário 2.0 e a versão espanha. Se doar agora posso ter a versão comentário e mais tarde pedir a espanha?
    Nota: quando está disponível a versão espanha?
    Excelente trabalho!
  • m.andresilva's avatar
    @MetzFM é possível que com a versão gratuita não toque o hino da champions?
  • m.andresilva's avatar
    @MetzFM como se chama essa versão?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @m.andresilva Há versões no meu site que são apenas sons de multidão apenas sem qualquer comentário se isso ajudar
  • m.andresilva's avatar
    Há algum mod sem comentários?
    Tenho mod com comentários mas a música da Champions não soa!
    Alguém me pode enviar sem comentários? Há essa opção de compra no blog?
  • Dave66's avatar
    Hey Metz, i just want to say your mod is fantastic and well worth the donations that you receive. I hope you continue with your efforts because without tthis mod fm is not the same. Thanks again for making a great game better.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @diguvejuqome you could try but I ha e never attempted to delete the crow sound files. The game will still try to locate those sounds as they are written I to the file. Some sounds are also embedded I to the commentary for timing purposes
  • diguvejuqome's avatar
    @Metz If I don't want to hear the crowd shouting but just the commentary, is it sufficient to delete these from the sounds folder before compiling?
    - WAV files starting with 0304 (such as 0304_yeahuuh)
    - BAD TACKLE.WAV (1-5)
    - Possibly others...

    Or will I need to edit the simatch -> match_events.xml as well?
  • m.andresilva's avatar
    Olá, alguém me pode enviar link com sons sem comentários?
    Tenho a versão gratuita com comentários mas a musica da champions não toca!
  • Matty47's avatar
    @Metz could you send me a link to crowd only version?
  • diguvejuqome's avatar
    Does the paid one have different voice actors?
  • jeff44's avatar
    There is Champions League music on my game so its not down to the audio
  • franck69's avatar
    @Richbell : i played my first CL game with Rennes and music was played.

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