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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   221251 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.

  • jeff44's avatar
    So sorry to hear that mate keep your chin up & thank you for all your hard work in bringing this fantastic sound pack to make the game sound much better
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Hi Jeff, Just in the middle of doing it now, had a few bad family problems recently so not as quick as usual to release the update. Maybe done by tomorrow night. Thank you everyone for your patience. It's needed.
  • jeff44's avatar
    Are you releasing a full version update for paid people cheers
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Have you extracted the file? Then taken the 3 files out of the folder and place in the drive. Not the full folder
  • IvanM80's avatar
    Not work version paied. Why ? the trip of installation is correct
  • jeff44's avatar
    yes you do
  • Telutelu43's avatar
    Hi @MetzFM. I bought the patch for fm22. Do I have to buy it again for fm23?
  • pedzzzz's avatar
    I mean it still works even with the new FM update
  • mykal's avatar
    when watching a whole game their are very obvious sound breaks, like 2 - 3 seconds and more (total silence), very immersion breaking. will these be addressed? British sound pack I'm using BTW.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Currently working on update. Please be patient as I'm at work all day and won't get home to complete this until 7pm tonight
  • pedzzzz's avatar
  • Hyde's avatar
    so maybe is the problem, that i copy the files while the game was running?
  • Hyde's avatar
    thanks for your fast answer. i try it now. but what i have doing wrong?

    i think, i do it just like you in your video...but i make a mistake...but i cant figure it out.
    I am so confused, sorry for inconvenience.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Please when installing the mod read the instructions it's so so so sooooo simple to install. There is a video for you to watch to install it also. Comments being made that it's crashed your game and every single person Ive helped haven't extracted the 2 files from the zip file and placed in the correct location. It's really that simple
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @ hyde

    Reinstall the game to a different drive this will solve your problem.
  • Hyde's avatar
    i dont understand...i reinstalled the game and it crashes...why? can someone help me please?
  • Hyde's avatar
    Hello Sir @MetzFM ,
    i copied the files in the folders, but now my game crashes...
    What i do wrong? Can I fix this?
    Please help :)

    ...sorry my english is not so good, may i dont understand some important infos in the discribtion...
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Unfortunately, due to macbook restrictions the only version available is the free version.

    Macbook will only read 1200 lines of commentary where as Windows reads unlimited lines of commentary. So unfortunately that restricts the file massively
  • Milzo's avatar
    Will there be a paid option for MacBook?
  • IgsPoke33's avatar
    Excellent customer service and if there are any questions, they’ll answer straight away. When it comes to the pack itself, it’s game changing and the paid version is way better and complete. Totally recommend!
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Drop me a private message on here and I will help you out mate.
  • IgsPoke33's avatar
    @MetzFM I just tried to purchase the paid version using different cards but it will always give me an error saying it failed. Is it possible the bank is canceling the transaction or does this happen sometimes and I should try later? Thank you!
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Try installing the game to a different drive, this normally solves any crash errors.
  • kembobaby's avatar
    I was stupid and didn't read the 'IMPORTANT INFORMATION' and installed it in the middle of a saved game? Now it of course crashes when opening. I only get to the SEGA-logo and it says 'missing or corrupted data'. I have tried verifying files and uninstalling. What else can I do? (macOS Ventura 13.3.1)
  • kembobaby's avatar
    I was stupid and didn't read the 'IMPORTANT INFORMATION' and installed it in the middle of a saved game? Now it of course crashed...

    How can I fix this again?

    (I use a Mac)

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