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FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

The popular Audio Match Commentary Pack is back! Multiple unique sound files, taken from multiple sources and also real world stadium action. Re-written to work with FM23.

By Updated on Oct 28, 2022   129265 views   517 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 - Limited updates - not fully optimized and only 1000 sound triggers (download now) WINDOWS and MACBOOK
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 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 FULL PAID VERSION please check out



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Discussion: FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

517 comments have been posted so far.

  • MetzFM's avatar
    It works for the full version although I am over the next few days looking at optimisation for this as there are again a few things that have changed on full release. Once I have optimized it I will send it out via email to everyone that has purchased it.
  • franck69's avatar
    Nope ! I'am waiting for the "audio only" version
  • Manager34's avatar
    Did someone already check if the full version still works without problems after the release of full fm23 last night?
  • richbell82's avatar
    Hi there, i love the full com's and so glad i paid. But how can i get the no com's version please? At the time it wasn't an option or i would have gone for that you see. Love your work and a huge thanks from me
  • sntExz's avatar
    Thanks for your work!
  • qpfktlffj0's avatar
    Thank you for making a good one. I'll use it well.
    Can I use it with my desktop and laptop with one payment?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @Matty47 it's already out mate. The stadium/crowd pack is the Football Ambience Pack.
  • Matty47's avatar
    When do you think crowd and stadium only pack will be released?
  • Manager34's avatar
    The new ambience version seems great, just watched the video on your homepage.
  • 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

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