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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   216882 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.

  • Matty47's avatar
    Are you gonna do a sound pack for fm24 MetzFM?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Looks like you may have installed it incorrectly mate. I have installed this pack in the right location thousands of times and never had 1 crash. I've sent you an email to help you install in mate.
  • edcrowley100's avatar
    Hi I installed your FM23 sounds pack but ran into nothing but issues.. Hope you can help me out. Thank You

    All that happened, when i copy and pasted the files i download. the result was, when starting a match... the Colour Scheme changed the Green pitch to Black and other weird colour changes... Was I meant to start a new game? Because i applied this whilst I have a save already going on?

    Now I dont know how to retrieve the files that were replaced by yours.. please help Thanks

    I was using the Zealand Skin, I clear the cache as advised, I put the new files in the correct Data folder as instructed in the video... I can't see what i've done wrong. also I'm using the 23.4.0 Game data version

    Also to note, the pathway to the "Data" folder of your FREE version on FM Scout is "Program files -> Steam -> steamapps -> common -> Football Manager 2023 -> data"

    Mine was located "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2023\data"

    but on your PAID version on your website, the Path way is "THIS PC > LOCAL DISC (c) > PROGRAM FILES (x86) > STEAM > STEAM APPS > COMMON> FOOTBALL MANAGER 2023 > DATA

    I'm confused as this is the exact pathway and folder i put your free version in, and it didn't work .. How come??

    I have purchased your full paid version of this pack too... just need to be sure that it wont mess up my game, thats all

    I appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks

    Would that have made a difference perhaps?
  • edcrowley100's avatar
    All that happened, when i copy and pasted the files i download. the result was, when starting a match... the Colour Scheme changed the Green pitch to Black and other weird colour changes... Was I meant to start a new game? Because i applied this whilst I have a save already going on?

    Now I dont know how to retrieve the files that were replaced by yours.. please help Thanks
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Read the basic install instructions above, they are pretty clear
  • jubril.oye's avatar
    @richardcharlston please what do you suggest that I do concerning the way my game is stored. every other packs that I download works perfectly except this audio commentary
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    @jubril.oye it doesnt go in editor data

    the instructions are in the thread above
  • jubril.oye's avatar
    Hi Metz, I'm a big fan of yours here. I downloaded the paid commentary on my MacBook Pro 15 and I pasted it on the 'editor data' file folder which is usually 'data folder' and I cleared all caches but the commentary ddnt change. can you please help me out.Tbh I've not been interested in continuing the game without the Peter Drury commentary since I watched yours on YouTube, please I need help urgently. Thanks, I've also sent u an email earlier with no response. This is how my fm23 directory looks like Users/pro/public/sports interactive/football manager 2023/editor data. I downloaded my game from steam. thanks. my email is [email protected]
  • MetzFM's avatar
    I'm unsure what versions there will be mate until I get access to the file. As I have to re write each one and dependant how many changes there are to the new game from the old
  • Manager34's avatar
    @ Metz, will there be a German Crowds version for FM24?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Wizzylord see above website you can get it on just above the download now button mate
  • wizzylord's avatar
    metzfm, drop your contact info so i can purchase the paid version
  • panicbuy's avatar
    how do i get this
  • nickrufc's avatar
    how do i get ultimate
  • nickrufc's avatar
    how do i gwt psid version again
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Last update for fm23 was may, since then I've been adding more for fm24 release.
  • Telutelu43's avatar
    I have the paid version with comments and the last update was on May 14. Does anyone know if there has been a latest update?
  • Bob McNab's avatar
    Don't worry Metz, they are only worried that you'll show them how it should be done.

    Take care bud

  • MetzFM's avatar
    Hi Rich, we're away to QPR, difficult away game both teams picked up decent points so far this season so should be a good game. Millwall away will be good
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Hi @metz, shame you didn’t get picked so you could look at the file structure for your mod

    Who have your boys got today-I’m going to Millwall tomorrow, always an interesting away day
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Absolutely mortified that I haven't been chosen for Alpha Testing...booooo. Lol
  • Veldhovenaar's avatar
    I am completely happy with this update, it brings some realism back into the game.

    thanks for sharing.
  • lasoneff's avatar
    Crowd sounds good but how can I disable the commentary ?
  • Travi_D's avatar
    Recently started using the full paid version of this pack and I absolutely love it. It is so much richer than the free version, I think it adds the real depth to the game engine that it was so desperately in need of.
    It has increased the level of enjoyment I get from FM23.
    Do yourself a favour and buy it, you wont be disappointed.
    Great work MetzFM, it's bloody fantastic!!!
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @atickzz the only way you would have this problem is if you haven't followed the instructions as to where to paste the 2 files you download. The installation for this mod is.... Download the pack... Extract the contents... Place the contents in the correct folder.... Done

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