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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   217406 views   588 comments
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Downloads: 44641 / 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: 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.

  • Gerry080759's avatar
    Habe die kostenlose Version erhalten und upgedatet.Hammerarbeit muss ich sagen.Das macht das Spielen des FM noch viel realistischer.Hervoragende Arbeit.Vielen Dank dafür und weiter so.
  • u96's avatar
    habe eine erste Version im Dezember 2022 gekauft. Nun funktionierte leider der Download Link für das Update nicht mehr. Habe Metz angeschrieben und nach ca. 2 Tagen eine Antwort und das Update bekomme. Wirklich geil !!! Danke Metz, tolle Arbeit.
  • Milzo's avatar
    Will there be a paid option for MacBook?
  • Gerry080759's avatar
    Warte schon seit Tagen darauf , den Kauf abzuwickeln.Leider erfolgte auf meinen letzten Beitrag im Chat keine Antwort.Bezahlmöglichkeit ist sehr eingeschränkt und unflexibel.
  • Footballkid27's avatar
    The paid version is much more better than the free version I strongly recommend buying it makes my game feel so real and it’s what I have wanted in my saves for years now.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    As mentioned below by Rich, the free version is not comparable to the full version, there have been thousands of changes and tweaks made to this file since the free version was released.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Great news on the downloads buddy, testament to the hard work

    for those such as @kingjujumedia the free version doesn’t compare to the paid version

    well worth the money-I would urge you to go for it
  • KingJuJuMedia's avatar
    This Mod or whatever is this is good but when I don't have 90 minutes to play each game, the audio starts to go over each other so that it's hard to understand what's going on at all. so it ruins my experience. I guess this is a common problem and it's certainly not easy to fix. but this bothers me a lot and because of this I'm not willing to pay for the whole version because it doesn't work at least for the use I wanted it to be. but thanks for this, I'm sure this is also great, I just have to get used to it
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Not be long now before we surpass last year's total downloads and we're only 6 months in with FM23
  • chilli123's avatar
    I've downloaded the free version for mac, and extracted the files to the data folder, but now there is no sound at all?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    I've sent you a message so I can help you...
  • maze4480's avatar
    @MetzFm Yes, it's true that I only created an account today here at fmscout, but I've been playing since fm08, and I've always downloaded various things WITHOUT any PROBLEM. But whatever bro, I didn't come here to discuss but to leave my feedback about the pack
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @maze4480 wierd comment to make from someone who only joined fmscout today? Sabotage at play here perhaps? If you have a problem installing the mod, drop me a message and I'll correctly install it for you if that helps.. But the other 80,000 people who have downloaded this mod over the years seem to think it works correctly
  • maze4480's avatar
    @MetzFm No bro, u are wrong. In this edition [fm23] i never use or install FmScout or editor so...the problem cannot be that!
    If I could go back in time I would never have picked up this audio pack because it definitely ruined my game.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @maze4480 have you Installed fmscout editor at any point as this is what is causing the crash. Not the sound mod. Try locating all files associated with FMsout editor and delete. Also try installing your game to a different drive. Installing to a different drive works 100%
  • maze4480's avatar
    Hello, I need help please. Since I installed this pack, my FM doesn't even turn on, and this message appears "Error: Match Unable to initialize correctly - Corrupted or/and missing data.¨, and then the game shut down."
  • Appy_Ammer's avatar
    @metzfm I just want to say this mod is a great addition to the game. If SI would just pay a bit more attention to the sounds there is so much more potential to improve the gameplay. Even if they would make it easier to modify and add club specific chants like in fm's of old. I'm still sure it would be possible somehow.
    In regards to this file, if I could change one thing it would be the music after the goals. Some clubs have it, others don't. It would also be good if, in the case of a club that has it, the music only plays when a 'home' goal goes in. You wouldn't hear it played when the away team scores. Personally I don't like the music played, and I'm glad my club don't do that! Just to emphasize this is a go to mod for me and happily send over a couple of coins for the privilege.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Metz is an FM Legend and all round nice bloke
  • robinsonik's avatar
    I recommend it with all my heart. Great job, adds atmosphere to the game. For me, the best version is the one without commentary.
  • man_like_naTan's avatar
    First off Incredible Mod definitely an essential for me. Nothing wrong with the file itself, was the Scout Editor and a preference folder i have know idea about , Metz himself helped me get to the bottom of my problem. And as i do have the full version i can say its definitely worth it. A Great Mod and from the 2 or so hours I've seen an even better person, thanks Metz : )
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Few test done, Mod is working perfectly, instalation is working perfectly. No problems at all
  • carmrmmr's avatar
    where can i get it with no commentary. I want the crowd and sound affects though
  • MetzFM's avatar

    So that also confirms it's not the sound pack as the location for skins etc is a totally different place on the pc. I think it has something to do with the preference folder as when I deleted that folder it worked
  • PVilhena's avatar
    @MetzFM i don´t have the FMscout editor installed and as i said it crashed .... i already solved the problem .... not with your updated but uninstalling FM in the Steam ... then changed the folder wherethe steam make the installation .... and installed again .... it started without problem ... but i had to copy again the other add ons ... like graphics, tatics, shortlists, set pieces and so on to the right place again.
  • almostmidnite's avatar
    Ah, i am not smart. i see now.

    great work on this.

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