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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   195138 views   585 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

585 comments have been posted so far.

  • Huntley's avatar
    The installation is super easy and the attached installation tutorial explains it extremely accurately and well.
    With the updated crowd sound, you finally feel like you are in a real stadium.
    The commentator sounds pretty good and takes the gaming experience to a new level

    Overall, thanks for this great pack and keep up the good work!
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @Hvrshana, you have not correctly installed the pack. Send me a private message and I'll help you out.

  • Hvrshana's avatar
    Cool I downloaded the pack; loaded a game and now my pitch is grey and the game is laggy nice
  • Cibborio's avatar
    Fantastic job
  • voskee's avatar
    I love the job you've done on that soundpack, great job, however, I would like to create a soundpack for the Polish league myself, could I count on your support?
    I have an idea to create a sounds with every top league polish club audio with their own songs, but didnt know a way how to start..
  • _Alperenx7_'s avatar
    Hello. I did the limited package but I don't want the commentator. How do I delete it? If there's no way around that, what do I need to do to go back to fully standard FM 23 audio files? Good work.
  • rajunin's avatar
    Keep up the great work!
  • outlawvii's avatar
    What is install location for epic game on Mac?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    We have now surpassed Fm22 downloads already, thank you to all the loyal supporter who have continued to keep this mod going.

  • MetzFM's avatar

    I have never come across this problem with the mod, do you have anything else possibly installed in the data file location that may be causing this.
  • Astudillo's avatar
    @MetzFM . Hi, I have the paid Audio Match commentary pack and whenever I install the pack I get random freezes during matches, about 1 freeze every minute or so. The freezes last for like 3/5 seconds before the game continues. It's really annoying because I really love the audio commentary, it adds a lot but is unusable for me like this. Any way to fix this?

    When I verify the integrity of game files via Steam the issue is gone but of course the files of this Sound Pack get replaced. When I go to install the Sound Pack again, the issue returns.
  • Telutelu43's avatar
    @Clem1967 . I have also downloaded the complete sound pack. I think you have to buy the audience sound package.
  • Clem1967's avatar
    How do you get the crowd only sound? Is there a link to just the crowd sounds without the Peter Drury commentary? I have downloaded the full sound pack.

    Many thanks
  • geenura's avatar
    Hi! I play FM23 Touch on the iPad. I've been able to install logo/face packs with no problem. Is there a way to install this mod? The face packs I moved into a graphics folder. Thanks! Would like to buy the premium version if this works.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @Smurfygray86, should work fine mate
  • Smurfygray86's avatar
    @MetzFM hi mate just seeing if you read my comment on putting British sound pack in. If it will be ok as playing with latest update. Sorrry to pest mate just don’t want to do anything that could crash game etc
  • Smurfygray86's avatar
    Correction on post below- it’s the British sound pack I’ve purchased mate cheers just making sure I can put the files in updated 30.3.23 or wait for update
  • Smurfygray86's avatar
    just bought the british commemntary version noticed the last update was 30.3.23 is this ok to put in or wait for an update mate? thank you
  • Telutelu43's avatar
    @MetzFM I have bought the full paid version, if I want only the public paid version without comments, do I have to buy it again? Thanks.
  • Smurfygray86's avatar
    @metzFM thanks mate much appreciated
  • MetzFM's avatar

    The crowd sound varies in volume in different situations, different chants and situations cause louder crowd reactions. Dimming them down would then not give you a realistic account of what has happened, this also applies to home and away games so in some certain home scenarios the crowd reaction may be a little louder
  • Claro's avatar
    Hey, so I just bought the full version and I was wondering, its possible to lower the crowd sound a bit, so i can hear better the commentary, thanks!
  • MetzFM's avatar

    If you get the crowd only version it will just overwrite the commentary version mate. No need to worry. Just overwrite existing files when copying across
  • Smurfygray86's avatar
    Hi mate I’ve got the full paid version and I’m wanting to just have crowd sounds now instead of commentating is there any way I can do this I am going to pay again and just download the fan sounds only just want to make sure I do it right without messing anything up thank you
  • Swilsoni89's avatar
    @MetziFM nice one mate

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