On FM Scout you can chat about Football Manager in real time since 2011. Here are 10 reasons to join!

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   224574 views   589 comments
Download Now
Downloads: 45709 / 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: 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



Download Now
Downloads: 45709 / Size: 1.5 GB / Added: 2022-10-23
Your content on FM Scout

We are always looking for quality content creators, capable of producing insightful articles. Being published here means more exposure and recognition for you.

Do YOU have what it takes?

Discussion: FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

589 comments have been posted so far.

  • franck69's avatar
    @Richbell : i played my first CL game with Rennes and music was played.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @domoboy23 I've sent you a link in your messages here for the crowd only version.
  • domoboy23's avatar
    Hi - please can someone help me? I paid and have the full version, however I only want the sound effects and crowd sounds?
  • Matty47's avatar
    @ Richardcharlston haven’t got them then. Just have them Metz emailed.
  • richbell82's avatar
    I'm not sure if it has been spotted, but upon starting a Champions League game. There was no theme music for the competition. I was led to believe that this was new to the game this year.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    The ambience files are different to the commentary ones
  • Matty47's avatar
    @ Richardcharlston I put the commentary files there. They’re the only 2 files I’ve got. Is there another update with different files that replaces the commentary ones?
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Windows Installation
    Program files -> Steam -> steamapps -> common -> Football Manager 2023 -> data
  • Matty47's avatar
    @ Richardcharlston where exactly in the steam directory?
  • diguvejuqome's avatar
    I'm enjoying the free one right now. Does the paid one have different voice actors?
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Manager 34, I’m using the ambience file-it’s amazing
  • Manager34's avatar
    The ambience file isnt available right now? But Metz is working on a german stadium sounds pack and has a video on his homepage im curious how this turns out:-)
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    @matty47 the ambience file is simpler, you just place the 2 files into the steam directory-I love it, the songs are great, even has Marching on Together for Leeds games
  • Matty47's avatar
    I’d love to try the non commentary one too. Not sure how to put it in fm though.
  • richbell82's avatar
    Huge thanks for the updated version link via email. Do you have an updated version of the non commentary version please? I prefer it with just the INCREDIBLE crowd sound atmosphere.
  • Maradona10's avatar
    Thank you, Metz! The new updated version is the best add-on for FM23! Do not listen random guys on this page who talk on legal pretext, when they only want free stuff! Cheers mate!
  • hilmz88's avatar
    this is nuts !! definitely worth getting, I can't believe how good it is.
  • a31632's avatar
    Amazing work, the donation version is certainly worth it! I implemented the new commentary also in my FM2022 game (after repackaging it) and works great. I truly believe hard work should be rewarded and this is a true example
  • FlameFoxx's avatar
    Where can I report bugs?
  • sntExz's avatar
    I like this a lot, feels like I am on a real match (the paid one)

    Many thanks Metz!
  • Matty47's avatar
    Got new update this morning. Thanks Metz, it’s bloody awesome. Couldn’t even play FM now without it.
  • Manager34's avatar
    Just received the update (great service Metz) and looking very much forward to trying it out later.:-)
  • Bob McNab's avatar
    Thanks Metz A+++++++

  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    New version received today, the best made even better, cheers Metz
  • DivineGrace's avatar
    Bye Frances, don’t let the door hit you on the way. Coward for creating a new account just to troll

FMS Chat

hey, just wanted to let you know that we have a fb style chat for our members. login or sign up to start chatting.