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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   226717 views   589 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

589 comments have been posted so far.

  • MetzFM's avatar
    @foley, thanks for letting me know, good to see you got he link, links are working fine now. Hope you enjoy
  • Foley's avatar
    At the bottom of the Metz personal blog there's a box to send the link to mail with a note he does it manually so takes a while. I filled it in and after 10 mins got a new working link on email which I'm downloading now.
    If it doesn't work I'll come crying again :)
  • Foley's avatar
    I just bought full version, it sends a link on the browser to open mega site and then I get the error:
    The file you are trying to download is no longer available
    This could be due to the following reasons:
    The file has been removed as it violated our Terms of Service.
    Invalid URL - the link you are trying to access does not exist.
    The file has been deleted by the user."

    Can't download what I just bought. Also no email received at all.... please help
  • Paixai's avatar
    Ok I made this but I mean there is no crowd sound during long moments and it stops suddenly sometimes, I didn't have this problem on the free version.
    I am on using FM 23 on Steam on Mac
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @paixai replace everything with the full version, commentary is all through the match but more commentary happens when it's more relevant now
  • Paixai's avatar
    I dowloaded the full version, but do wee need to leave also the "free version" files in the data folder when we install the full version ?

    Also sometimes the sound in matches works and then no sounds for several seconds
  • coldpost22's avatar
    Am i right in thinking that when playing at Anfield Ive just heard the crowd sing "Weve conquered half of europe"..?? Or did i imagine that? If thats real then what an absolute touch! Bangin!
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @killing joke I've sent you it over mate check your inbox on fmscout
  • Killing Joke's avatar
    @MetzFM I have installted the FM22 Ressource Archiever, when trying to start it, it starts and stopps imediately. I cannot follow the instrucions in the video. Could you send me the link to the compiled version please?
  • Killing Joke's avatar
    Bought full version. I´ll try to delete the comentary files manually and see if it works.
  • IvanM80's avatar
    Great work !!!! Where are they installed?
  • franck69's avatar
    @franck69 I've sent you the link for the compiled version, you can simply extract and place in your data folder

    Thanks ! It works great !
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @franck69 I've sent you the link for the compiled version, you can simply extract and place in your data folder
  • franck69's avatar
    Hello Metz. Crashdump for me, i dont understand why. Because of the new patch this morning ? I bought full version.
  • Killing Joke's avatar
    Hi MetzFM,
    Thank you for your brilliant work! Is it possible to use the file without the commentary? As I´m usually playing in LL, the commentary breaks the immersion.
  • Paixai's avatar
    I just bought and donate for the full version (gamepass) but the link given after is not working... Please help ?
  • franck69's avatar
    MetzFM • 1 day ago
    @franck69 you can either go to steam and verify game files, this will reset the sound to default. Another option would be to repack your copy of the default files if you used resource archiver and replace. Let me know if you need help as it's easy enough to send you over the default files.

    Sorry. I just want to keep only audio files without commentary. Is it possible ?
  • Paixai's avatar
    For Mac users, just need to download the free version and paste the folders/files in the data folder of the game ?
  • Bob McNab's avatar
    My 2nd year on the paid absolute must have

    Cheers Metz

  • shedders2's avatar
    Absolute Game Changer Go And Purchase The Full Version
    To Support This Guy
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @franck69 you can either go to steam and verify game files, this will reset the sound to default. Another option would be to repack your copy of the default files if you used resource archiver and replace. Let me know if you need help as it's easy enough to send you over the default files.
  • franck69's avatar
    @ Metz : is there a way to delete commentary after installing ? Thanks.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @zipygo try downloading the free version and install that.
  • zipygo's avatar
    any idea??
  • zipygo's avatar
    I cant install in my macbook...the resource archive doesnt open, and i have fm 22 installed any clues?
    edit: on my Main PC works like a charm great job

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