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FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

Comprehensive reworked sound files, taken from multiple sound files from multiple sources and also real life action. Re-written to work with FM 2023.

By Updated on Oct 28, 2022   67147 views   354 comments
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Downloads: 11217 / 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 - Limited updates - not fully optimized and only 1000 sound triggers (download now) WINDOWS and MACKBOOK
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 3500 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. Simply just paste your downloaded files back in the data file and your pack will overwrite the default sounds again.

For the FULL PAID VERSION you may want to check out MY PERSONAL PAGE .

Update: Updated to Version 2.5 on 21/01/2023

Crowd and stadium sounds only versions are also available: ( Non Commentary)

British crowd and stadium pack
German crowd and stadium pack

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Downloads: 11217 / Size: 1.5 GB / Added: 2022-10-23
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Discussion: FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

354 comments have been posted so far.

  • MetzFM's avatar
    6.7 is from football manager 2022 mate. This is FM23 version that has been overhauled
  • bluekot64's avatar
    im using 6.7 is this the latest cuz still get commentary overlapping
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Thats one of the many huge benefits of the full version, it has been massively overhauled from the free version with thousands of changes made.
  • WulfrunUK's avatar
    Hi, quite often the commentator talks over himself, is there something I did wrong? Would that happen with the full version too? Thankyou
  • theDokes's avatar
    I too would enjoy a sounds only version if possible.
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Sent you a message mate.

  • postie75's avatar
    have sent DM Metz about getting the sounds only version
  • MetzFM's avatar
    The European music is in the full version as it is more up to date than the free version. Like I say the free version although it is a great experience, isn't anywhere near as good as the full version
  • TUFANKAVAS's avatar
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    The data folder is in your steamapps/common
    you must have one
  • mike_manny's avatar
    I don't have a data folder so it isn't working can someone help?
  • richbell82's avatar
    @MetzFM Please check your inbox and get back to me, thanks
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Hi Metz, my personal view is leave it as is.

    best way round it is to get a tactic to avoid shipping goals-sorted
  • kfnielsen's avatar
    I think its great as it is
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Glad your enjoying the mod. The problem with SI and the way they have written the file is that there is no trigger for a home goal or an away goal, there is just a trigger for a goal scored. So at present there is no way to distinguish if the goal was hone or away. You may notice this in the original sound files that there is no difference in crowd noise for a home or away goal. I added the goal music to this as when you are in a stadium watching the match there is always goal music played after a goal. So added this for a little more realism. This is something I'm willing to consider removing. What are other people's thoughts on the goal music being played after a goal?
  • Bosnjo's avatar
    Hello Metz,
    yesterday I’ve purchased the full version of the mod and it is amazing!
    But there is one thing which I would
    change - the goal song.
    It is a bit unrealistic that the goal song turns on when the away team scores. Is there a way to change it, so it turns on only when the home team scores?
    And is it possible to change the goal song to another song or even turn it complete off?
    All in all very good job, thank you!
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Im guessing you like the mod then... If you drop me a message on here with your email address I can contact you about the stadium and crowd sounds version
  • omerunaldr's avatar
    After the install my game has broken. I did everything including reinstalling the game but it does not FIX. Please tell me how can I recover?


  • postie75's avatar
    I paid for the full version which is excellent, however if i wish to switch to the sounds only version how do i access that one?
  • MetzFM's avatar

    All sorted now, should be able to download again. Ive just installed the free version on my pc..... How much it has changed is scary... Sent me back a few years to when I first started this project
  • kalledj's avatar
    I am trying to download the free version but it says the decryption key is invalid?
  • act's avatar
    Yup, better to leave it as it is. My proposal is one option and should be taken in by those who need it.
  • Manager34's avatar
    I agree with Richardcharlston, please leave it as it is. Dont want VAR be spoilt
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Metz, I agree best to leave as is, the VAR will now be spoilt
  • MetzFM's avatar

    I have changed this from my end as well, thanks for sending this over. although i now feel that we will auto know if the goal is disallowed before we are told ingame as there will be no commentary or goal music, which is why I left it the original way so there was still some suspense to see if it was disallowed or not.

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