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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   217250 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.

  • DivineGrace's avatar
    Does anyone know how to turn off the goal music? It is very loud and annoying
  • DivineGrace's avatar
    @MetzFM Is it possible to remove the music on the goal?
  • Manager34's avatar
    I sent a PM to Metz to try convince him to stay and i hope everybody here does this too. Its just not okay that so many people love this file for several years now and then some useless guy comes here just to get everything for free and spoils it for anyone.
  • jeff44's avatar
    Why don't you keep your big fat trap shut its up to him if he asks for donations for the mod and people are happy to give just like people are happy to give donations to skin makers no one is asking you to give any money and if you don't like it simple make your own you have to spoil things for everyone else because you can not keep your opinions to yourself so do everyone a big thing and Jog on
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    loads of fm modders have patreon sites / ask for coffees etc
    there is no infringement at all

    not sure where you are from, but we have a saying in England, which I’m sure lots on this thread will agree with, it’s something like CU Next. Tuesday.
  • francesc419's avatar
    Someone mention the adboard pack, mind u the creator did not sell it nor ask for donations and yet fm pulled it down painfully. i myself is a creator for fm whom i upload my works for free cos i love the game and i want everyone to enjoy it to the max. My problem with @Metz is him disguising the sale of the audio mod for donations. My plea is for the future of this mod not the money he is collecting as i advice him to make the mod completely free with a voluntary donation from people. That would mean him not infringing on copyright and at the same time the mod reaching more people with more donations. A lot of people create free content but still make money out of donations as a person can donate multiple times. I worry for the future of this mod if this continues
  • Maradona10's avatar
    @Richardcharlston ... My english betrayed me, correction - ,,didn't keep'' :))) . I second that, top lad! Some retards have no clue the amount of work and patience guys like @Metz put in their work! Perhaps the aforementioned retards like to work for free.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar

    well said mate, we need to support Metz, he is a top lad who deserves better than being subjected to nonesence from that idiot
  • Maradona10's avatar
    @francesc419 You cheap bastard! Metz, pls do not listen to dumb people! Your sound pack is sweet and gives so much more to the game we all love. I'll pay every time for your work! P.S.: i guess because of dumb fucks like the one below great add-on packs just vanish from the FM community, things that developers just don't bother to give us anymore, just because they take us for granted! I realise now that the disappearance of an updated boards pack was in fact a consequence that some idiot didn't kept his mouth shut!
  • richbell82's avatar
    Are we saying we can use the sound files again now sorry @metzfm it is an absolute game changer. Just like Flutskin is to the game. Unplayable with them!! Keep up the good work. So worth the money mate
  • doubleluckstur's avatar
    Just wanted to say that I've only found this mod for FM23 but it's been game-changing and is really really good, even the free version. I did end up paying for the paid version and personally I can understand why this is a paid for mod as it is really well done and must have taken a long time to put together so I really appreciate you putting the time in for me to enjoy the game more. Definitely definitely recommend even the free version for everyone!
  • Caio Gutierri's avatar
    @kfnielsen I use a steam account shared with a friend. He purchased the original game and shared the account with me, but the Resource Archiver doesn't appear for me.

    It's just that he's traveling abroad and I can't talk to him now, that's why I asked for these files here, because the solution would be faster.

    But it's ok, I'll ask him to do the conversion for me.

  • Matty47's avatar
    Metz please do not listen to that absolutely moron. Your mod completely changes the game and if there were any issues with what you’re doing you’d have heard something by now.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    @kfneilson well said, Metz is quite rightly annoyed
    lets keep supporting the fella, as you say its one of the best mods out there
  • kfnielsen's avatar
    If Metz stopping making this amazing mod because of u Im gonna hunt u down!
    Very impressing input your coming with you fucking moron
    Thanks for ruin my game you fucking NOOB

    @Caio Gutierri
    If u have the original game u should have the resource archive If u don't, I suspect your using a craked version?
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    congratulation-spoilt it for everybody-well done dickhead
  • Caio Gutierri's avatar
    I don`t have the Resource Archiver. Could anybody post the download link of the file already in the correct format? I'm using a Mac.

  • delta33's avatar
    I watched the installation video but couldn't install it
  • SeaCarrot's avatar
    Very impressive addon. Never tried it before but even the free version adds something worthwhile to the game.
    Hope you ignore the absolute pelicans going on about copyright like they have any idea and release the full version for steam players to get.
  • Captain's avatar
    I love this mod. It really enhances the game.
    Thanks for your effort on this, great job!
    We support you @MetzFM!
    from BRASIL
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @francesc419 so what your saying is whatever I create should be given to everyone for free? OK fair enough then. From this day forward there will be no more sound packs at all. I'll develop them and use them myself like I have done for the last 5 years, I don't lose out on anything, in fact I'm better off not wasting my time doing this anymore so as of tomorrow, I'll remove the files from FM scout so no one can use even the free version. There's always 1 that spoils it for the rest.

    Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years. Make sure you keep your packs as these will be the last I'll ever make.
  • sergisty's avatar
    Hola.He seguido los pasos con el FM resource,pero al iniciar el juego me aparece el avatar en gris y los partidos con los jugadores en gris y negro también.Puede ser por crear estos archivos?He hecho algo mal?Gracias por la ayuda de antemano.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    where has Metz said he is making a priofit? he is covering his time, and i suspect is working at a loss

    keep this up and he may stop altogether, is that you want?
  • kfnielsen's avatar
    I think if fmscout hasn't closed this,then it aint a problem
    What about those that makes logo's backgrounds kits etc and will have money for it`?
  • francesc419's avatar
    @Richardcharlston - By your logic there would not be copyright to music. i agree @MetzFM did put in time and effort in making this mod but he does not have the license nor permission to sell the recorded lines. Those are lines recorded by a known commentator in a known video game in which that video game owns those recorded sound. It falls under fair use in which the public can freely use it but not make profit out of it. And for the benefit of the entire FM community, mods should be free.

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