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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   67996 views   358 comments
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Downloads: 11395 / 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: 11395 / Size: 1.5 GB / Added: 2022-10-23
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Discussion: FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

358 comments have been posted so far.

  • 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.
  • act's avatar
    This changed it. I used the description of the older sound mod as a reference.
    Change these lines from match_events.xml

    <string id="sdon" value="SOUND_GOAL_NET" />
    <string id="sdtw" value="SOUND_GOAL_SCORED" />
    <string id="sdon" value="SOUND_ILLEGAL_GOAL_SCORED" />
    <string id="sdtw" value=""/>

    and add this line below to match_sounds.cfg

    SOUND_ILLEGAL_GOAL_SCORED, "FM_crowd_nogoal", 0, 1, 2, 1
  • MetzFM's avatar

    The problem with this is that SI have written the code for disallowed goals totally wrong. They have the trigger for a goal scored.... Then a trigger for var... Then a trigger for given or not. In that order so the 1st trigger will always be the goal scored sounds. Then the var commentary... Then disallowed or allowed commentary. I have no clue why SI have written it this way.
  • act's avatar
    Could you change the cheers for obvious offside as they are the same as for goals?
  • rturnes's avatar
    Oh very sad to hear that, I was enjoying live commentary very much! Thanks for taking time to explain the situation and hope you can resolve it in the future. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Hi rturnes

    Unfortunately the only available version for Macbook is the free version.

    Macbook restricts users to only allowing to read 1200 lines of text in the text file which means the most commentary you can have is 1200 triggers where as Windows allows unlimited lines of text so the macbook version is a massive slimed down version unfortunately
  • rturnes's avatar
    Metz, I have been using the free version and it feels great! I want to purchase the paid version but I play on a Mac, when will it be available for that OS? Thanks!
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Hi Alex,

    I've sent you your link via message on here mate
  • alexwillo's avatar
    Thanks. Would it be possible to have it sent again as I can't find it?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    You just need to re install the pack alex
  • alexwillo's avatar
    Does this need updating my end? I purchased in November but commentary now doesn't work?
  • Matty47's avatar
    Merry Christmas to you too Metz and to everyone else.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    And to you mate, enjoy some time with the kids, good luck to the Mackams
    all the best

  • MetzFM's avatar
  • RickDrijs's avatar
    Hi guys! I am on mac and the video is for windows. Do I get to buy the paid version or would'nt this work for me? If someone knows more about the installment for mac pls let me know
  • a31632's avatar
    @Nitro810: I was referring to the full version. For that version as @MetzFM already confirmed no Resource Archiver is needed and dropping the files in the data folder of the game the only thing needed.
    Full version is amazing and definitely worth it for the full experience!
  • MetzFM's avatar

    It is plug and play....

    Again, if you have downloaded the free version, follow the video via using the resource archiver.

    If you have the full version it is already compiled for you so you do not need to use the resource archiver.

    The reason your sounds are overlapping is because you're using the free version which it's about 60 versions before the full version.
  • Nitro810's avatar
    @a31632 no you cannot just copy the files/folders because it's .fmf. i used the resource archive to convert the 2 folders into .fmf and it it's not actual plug and play...but maybe i am missing something.

    Also, anyone has overlapping commentary? or is it maybe becuase mine is on extended highlights only?
  • bacco's avatar
    Ho inserito nella cartella dati ma durante la partita non sento niente, svutato la cache come consigliato ma non funziona. Qualcuno puo' aiutarmi?
  • a31632's avatar
    "plug and play" means: no need to do anything else than copy the files into your game directory and replace existing files. No Resource Archiver needed unless you want to edit the files (add/remove sounds or use them in a different FM version). So very straightforward
  • Nitro810's avatar
    i followed the instructions. will check later/tomorrow
  • Nitro810's avatar
    hi, in the description it says that The best option at present is the Gamepass / Windows version which is already pre compiled for you, just extract and place in your data folder. Simple plug and play. Do we still have to use the Archiver?

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