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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   220861 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.

  • MetzFM's avatar

    Because some people don't know how to install a file to the correct location. This is simply a zip file that extracts it's self to the correct location. Simple solution to your question would be to right click the file and extract here?
  • almostmidnite's avatar
    Why do you require this to be a .exe when it only extracts a few files for the free version?

    the installation tutorial doesn't show this as an exe
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Right so I have finally got to the bottom of the crash that is being reported and it has absolutely nothing to do with the sound pack. The crash that is occurring is due to people having the fmscout editor installed. That file is causing the crash. I've just logged onto an account and deleted all related files to the fmscout editor and his game instantly started up with no crashes. I also deleted his preference and hey presto crash was gone.
  • SELLECK87's avatar
    @MetzFm Is there no longer a 'sounds' folder inside?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    free version updated and not causing any crashes
  • MetzFM's avatar
    I'M Working on an update for it, so I'll post when the new file is there to download. This will fix the update crash.
  • PVilhena's avatar
    Yes the free version .... how we can solve?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Conformation received that this has only occurred in the free version of the mod and none of the others
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Right so for conformation, which version has crashed your game? Is it the free version?
  • sabanias's avatar
    @MetzFM hello. I downloaded the file , i pasted the 2 fmf files and when i opened the game it said me corrupted and crashed .any help
  • PVilhena's avatar
    Hi mate @MetzFM i also have the same problem. Already tried to do the procedure you send:

    "go to C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2023

    go into crash dumps and delete all content.

    next go to...
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common

    then delete the football manager folder....

    go to steam and download the game again, this will create a brand new version of the game and because you haven't changed anything in your documents folder all of your other add ons will be fine."

    The same message still aappear ¨Error : Match Unable to initialize Properly - Corrupted or/and missing data.¨, and then the game shut down.

    I hope you can also help me with the solution .... my e-mail is [email protected]

  • MetzFM's avatar
    Send me an email mate and I'll help you out. I've messaged you my email address
  • man_like_naTan's avatar
    still nothing :(
  • MetzFM's avatar

    try this...

    go to C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2023

    go into crash dumps and delete all content.

    next go to...
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common

    then delete the football manager folder....

    go to steam and download the game again, this will create a brand new version of the game and because you haven't changed anything in your documents folder all of your other add ons will be fine.

    let me know how you get on, this crash would only happen if you had installed an old version of the mod, as the game updates from Sports interactive, so does the pack from my end and causes no crashes what so ever.
  • man_like_naTan's avatar
    Unless there's something I'm missing I dont think that's possible which is a shame. love you're hard work put if I'm having to buy a whole new drive just to play my favorite game that's very annoying. Will try figure out a solution somehow, also wanted to say I appreciate your hard work so this won't stop me from buying the full version in future, heard it's really good.
    May I also ask why this has happend to my game/pc?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Try installing to a different location on your drive.
  • man_like_naTan's avatar
    So I need to get another drive? Cause I only have 1
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Reinstall the game to a different drive. This will solve your problem.
  • SELLECK87's avatar
    First of all, I wanted to congratulate you on this work! Secondly, I wanted to ask something. In the previous version there was the "sounds" folder. In the latest update it's not there?
  • man_like_naTan's avatar
    Hi, hope you are well... i downloaded your final update and since pasting it in, when my FM has been stuck on the loading screen. I get this : Error : Match Unable to initialize Properly - Corrupted or/and missing data.

    I've first tried to reset the local files, did not work, pasted it again, still not working. I then deleted and reinstalled with 0 progress. And just around 10 minutes ago i reset the local files, redownloaded the game and restarted my pc, still nothing with the same error every time.

    PS: crash dumps is empty

    Thanks : )
  • Stefan1978's avatar
    Hallo danke für dieses Spiel Erlebniss!
    Besteht die Möglichkeit das man beim Kommentar die Spielernamen sagen kann ? Hoffe es Kann funktionieren! Mfg stefan
  • Phildw's avatar
    Thank you Metz for another amazing update. I cannot play FM without this fantastic audio commentary, the immersion it gives to the match day experience raises FM to a complete new level. Thanks also for being right on the game with updates and any corrections that are required following main FM updates. Your work is incredible and long may it continue!
  • MetzFM's avatar
    Hi Stuart,

    new version is titled FM23 FINAL UPDATE 3.0

    try downloading again mate
  • StuartNG's avatar
    Hi there, I downloaded the latest one and it is showing as March 23. Over-wrote the other files and put the new ones in, now my game won't load up past the start screen. Comes up with some form of error message before shutting down to my desktop. Help please.
  • jeff44's avatar
    Thanks for the update keep up the good work

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