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FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

The popular Audio Match Commentary Pack with thousands of downloads over the seasons is here again for FM23, Multiple sound files taken from multiple sources and also real life stadium action. Re-written to work with FM 2023 Series.

By Updated on Oct 28, 2022   101147 views   408 comments
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Downloads: 19903 / 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 4000 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

Update: Updated to Version 2.7 ON 02/03/2023 - For YOUR UPDATE, PLEASE GO TO MY SITE AND GO TO THE UPDATE PAGE

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: 19903 / Size: 1.5 GB / Added: 2022-10-23
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Discussion: FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

408 comments have been posted so far.

  • FERIA's avatar
    Thank you for you virtuel assistance, a big problem with commentory resolve. Now work perfect but go to the bed ^^
    TY man great job i wait french version
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    @feria yes they do, my game updated yesterday to 23.2 and it works just fine, you need to put the files back into the steam files
  • FERIA's avatar
    help @Metz
    files british sound dont work, i have again commentary (but no crouwd supporter)
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    @matty47 with any update the steam files get reset

    you will need to reapply the mod
  • FERIA's avatar
    this pack is fabulous !!!
    hope a french version now ^^
  • Matty47's avatar
    @diguvejuqome not changed anything on mine. Didn’t even know there was an update. I’ve still got commentary. I got the crowd only version but I must be doing something wrong because it didn’t work.
  • diguvejuqome's avatar
    Steam updated FM23 today and it changed my "simatch.fmf" and "simatchviewer-pc.fmf". Did that happen to anybody else?
  • m.andresilva's avatar
    @MetzFM já estive a ver o seu site!
    Gostaria de ter a versão com comentário 2.0 e a versão espanha. Se doar agora posso ter a versão comentário e mais tarde pedir a espanha?
    Nota: quando está disponível a versão espanha?
    Excelente trabalho!
  • m.andresilva's avatar
    @MetzFM é possível que com a versão gratuita não toque o hino da champions?
  • m.andresilva's avatar
    @MetzFM como se chama essa versão?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @m.andresilva Há versões no meu site que são apenas sons de multidão apenas sem qualquer comentário se isso ajudar
  • m.andresilva's avatar
    Há algum mod sem comentários?
    Tenho mod com comentários mas a música da Champions não soa!
    Alguém me pode enviar sem comentários? Há essa opção de compra no blog?
  • Dave66's avatar
    Hey Metz, i just want to say your mod is fantastic and well worth the donations that you receive. I hope you continue with your efforts because without tthis mod fm is not the same. Thanks again for making a great game better.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @diguvejuqome you could try but I ha e never attempted to delete the crow sound files. The game will still try to locate those sounds as they are written I to the file. Some sounds are also embedded I to the commentary for timing purposes
  • diguvejuqome's avatar
    @Metz If I don't want to hear the crowd shouting but just the commentary, is it sufficient to delete these from the sounds folder before compiling?
    - WAV files starting with 0304 (such as 0304_yeahuuh)
    - BAD TACKLE.WAV (1-5)
    - Possibly others...

    Or will I need to edit the simatch -> match_events.xml as well?
  • m.andresilva's avatar
    Olá, alguém me pode enviar link com sons sem comentários?
    Tenho a versão gratuita com comentários mas a musica da champions não toca!
  • Matty47's avatar
    @Metz could you send me a link to crowd only version?
  • diguvejuqome's avatar
    Does the paid one have different voice actors?
  • jeff44's avatar
    There is Champions League music on my game so its not down to the audio
  • franck69's avatar
    @Richbell : i played my first CL game with Rennes and music was played.
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @domoboy23 I've sent you a link in your messages here for the crowd only version.
  • domoboy23's avatar
    Hi - please can someone help me? I paid and have the full version, however I only want the sound effects and crowd sounds?
  • Matty47's avatar
    @ Richardcharlston haven’t got them then. Just have them Metz emailed.
  • richbell82's avatar
    I'm not sure if it has been spotted, but upon starting a Champions League game. There was no theme music for the competition. I was led to believe that this was new to the game this year.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    The ambience files are different to the commentary ones

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