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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   226715 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.

  • MCPridz's avatar
    @MetzFM I have followed ut step by step by when i get to creating of the archive and copying it toe desktop it doesn't want to find my desktop on the archiver to then cut the documents into the data file
  • sbugg's avatar
    Shame, I would donate for a non commentary version
  • JamesJohn's avatar
    Downloaded this pack for last years game and loved it, now I have downloaded it for this years game and it makes it 10x better completely changes the feel of a match highly recommend downloading
  • a31632's avatar
    I know what an amount of work goes into this project and it makes perfect sense to ask for a donation in these cases. I’m looking to donate, just wondering if you will get future updates for FM2023 versions when donated, or is it for the current version only? Again many thanks for the extensive work done!
  • MetzFM's avatar
    So after using the video method for installation via resource archiver, it's confirmed that it works perfectly. Please follow the video. It's very straight forward
  • MCPridz's avatar
    I have tried putting this in my game I followed it step for step but when i get to the creating of the archive and putting it on my desktop it is not allowing me to do this any help please
  • Bob McNab's avatar
    zipygo... I had to install FM22 to use the resource archiver from FM22
  • Bricktop1970's avatar
    I used the the gamepass files in FM23 on PC because I had completely uninstalled FM22. I tested the XBOX files through 10 games yesterday and they worked great, a real improvement atmosphere-wise to the game if you ask me, awesome job MetzFM.
  • zipygo's avatar
    One thing to point out. Do you need FM 22 installed in order to use resource archive from FM 22? (it doesn't open without fm 22 being installed, at least on my end)
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Right so people understand....

    Macbook and gamepass versions are different to Windows. These versions can be created with a click and drop into the file location.

    The resource archiver version is needed so that it ONLY changes YOUR sound files, nothing else.

    If you were to have different files in your game that are different to mine it will cause the game to crash....

    For example...
    You may be playing FM23 V3
    I May have created the mod on FM23 V1

    Therefore YOUR data files will be different to mine

    That's why there are different versions.
  • iRenas's avatar
    I tried but I don't understand why you need archive manager and why it's so overcomplicated compared to gamepass/mac.

    Just tell us how to do it without a video or without the archive manager

    @EDIT I even paid for it, and i'm still looking to retry but there must be a easier way by just replacing original files on the folder
  • Mihai Constantin's avatar
    Hi MetzFM! I've just purchased the full version for Windows and followed your instructions to a t, yet my game crashes when I try to load an old save / start a new game. Can you please help me out?
  • jerome.'s avatar
    salut et merci est ce possible de l avoir en francais ? est ce qu il est possible d avoir que les chants ?
  • carlosh's avatar
    Spanish speakers would support the work with the Spanish translation.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @Mindfactory I've messaged you for your email address and I will send it over to again manually mate
  • Mindfactory's avatar
    I love this mod. It really enhances the game. Thanks for your work. I bought the mod for the MacBook. Unfortunately, the MEGA link does not work. Did I do something wrong? It says that the file does not exist. Had saved the link because I couldn't download yesterday due to the download limit.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    The free version works on mac but not full version as macbook limits commentary to 1100 lines of text
  • Stevmon's avatar
    Does this work on Mac? Which TV presenters voices are in the game?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    The updated mod now has more balanced sound so the crowd don't just loop sing all game as that's not what happens in real life, crowd chants now activate at relevant events and times during the match.
  • Rivanov's avatar
    Just bought it for the first time. Playing FM for my whole life since Championship Manager but never used this audio mod. WOW it's great

    @MetzFM: I just applied the paid version. But I don't hear any chants during match. Only during commentary I hear some chants.. not between highlights or when there is no commentary. I did exactly the same as with the free version, but with the free version I heard a lot more chants
  • panosp77's avatar
    these great contents NEEDS our supports guys ,nothing to say more everything is great .keep it up man !
  • MetzFM's avatar
    I've manually sent you it mate. Will be in your inbox now. Enjoy
  • fmilln7's avatar
    @MetzFM I paid for the full version but it wouldnt download and asks me for payment again in order to download again, what shall i do? cheers
  • Killerwar's avatar
    Thanks again Metz for your awesome work!
    I have bought the 22 version and now the 23 version.
    I must say I can not play FM vanilla anymore this Audio mod is a must-have to enjoy the game much more cheers!
  • dirkhochheim's avatar
    Thank you for your awesome work and support Metz! The full version is awesome. You are a very important for our community

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