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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   220150 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.

  • kfnielsen's avatar
    Just WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • MetzFM's avatar
    I have searched the log for the triggers for the champions league and UEFA competitions sounds, but it seems that they are imbedded into the cut scene's and not actually the match engine, so this part as i currently understand cannot be edited. all other leagues don't have a cut scene for the match build up so until that comes to the game we have to make do with just European competition sounds.
  • michaelandrews's avatar
    That's because of this kind of work that some many of us keep on with FM :)
    Just one question... FM23 introduced the Champions League audio file, is it possible to do something similar for national leagues, La Liga, Ligue 1, Premiership, Liga Portugal ???
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    @metz, the full paid version was downloaded this morning, just need son to get out of bed now to install (its beyond my brain)

    great work again
  • franck69's avatar
    i agree with Pkordas. A pack with sounds only would be great for me
  • PkORdas's avatar
    Thanks...wonderful job. A pack just with sounds, no commentaries would be great aswell for Experience of ground not TV. And a question. Is it possible edit the volumen in away goals?? Is anoyin that every year sound equal...40 away supporters same as 10.000 home supporters...
  • Matty47's avatar
    Been waiting for this news. I couldn’t play the game without this.
  • dirkhochheim's avatar
    Hi mate, thank you for the great content. When does your paypal works for the pay-version-of this audio.file? thx
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Great news Metz, better value paying for this than the base game itself
  • Bruno Pinto11's avatar
    como se faz a instalacao?
  • michaelandrews's avatar
    Awesome :)
    Can't wait for the release of this.
    All the best with your tests.
  • franck69's avatar
    I can’t wait too ! Thanks Metz for your efforts. A question : is it possible to keep only sounds without commentary ?
  • kfnielsen's avatar
    Im following as we speak and can't wait for the fm23 version
    I think this soundpack takes my game to a hole new dimension
    Best pack ever made in my opinion

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