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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   221424 views   589 comments
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Downloads: 45384 / 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

589 comments have been posted so far.

  • jeff44's avatar
    Thanks for the update keep up the good work
  • MetzFM's avatar
  • kevd's avatar
    Downloaded the update today and again, absolutely great work.

    how much this adds to the game just blows my mind, can't play FM without this mod now. a forever follower, Thanks once more Metz
  • MetzFM's avatar

    my problem is solved I redid the same method as the first time and it works again in any case I wanted to say congratulations for your work I do not regret having put money for your work and I think that the game team should you call it should be integrated into the base game. anyway thank you for these are and continue
  • jerome.'s avatar
    r mon probléme est résolu j ai refait la méme méthode que la premiere fois et ça remarche en tout cas je voulais vous dire bravo pour votre travail je ne regrette pas davoir mis des sous pour votre travail et je pense que l équipe du jeu devrait vous appeler ça devrait étre intégré dans le jeu de base.en tout cas merci pour ce sont et continuer.
  • jerome.'s avatar
    bonjoure je viens d acheter votre son mais depuis la mise a jour d aujourd hui ca ne marche plus ,???
  • zamek9's avatar
    From version 6.7 to FM 2022 that I had, new things came in, so I guess it's ok
  • zamek9's avatar
    I can only confirm that version 2.7 works very well on FM 2021, of course you need to correct the files in the resource archiver and everything works beautifully, can all sounds be heard as in FM 2023? I can't say that because I don't have FM 2023
    Great job Metz!
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @zaxedas, only the free version works for Macbook mate. This is due to macbook restrictions only reading small amounts of data from the larger file
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @zaxedas, only the free version works for Macbook mate. This is due to macbook restrictions only reading small amounts of data from the larger file
  • zaxedas's avatar
    Hey! This is truly awesome work mate! Is the full paid version Windows only? Sorry if this has been stated already. I'm on Mac and would love to buy it
  • Astudillo's avatar
    @MetzFM , that sounds pretty good! If I may, I'm wondering what it means exactly, will users be able to balance it themselves or are you trying to balance it to what you think users will like?
  • MetzFM's avatar
    @astudillo, this is something being worked on as we speak. Takes quite some time to go through it all.
  • Astudillo's avatar
    Is there a way to balance the volume of the commentary and the crowd noise? The crowd is way too loud for my taste.
  • MirinaeChoi's avatar
    thanks new update!!
    Good enough material to make a football manager fun
  • JoeyD's avatar
    Hi, when you say all versions have been updated @MetzFM, does this include the free version that you can use on Mac?
  • Dampfi's avatar
    You can activate the beta and then live again, that also fixes the error. Do you bring another update for the German version without comment?
  • Dampfi's avatar
    You can activate the beta and then live again, that also fixes the error. Do you bring another update for the German version without comment?
  • ChuckyDoll's avatar
    Definitely makes the matches come to life! Best money I've spent. Free version is great as well!
  • Jabbos81's avatar
    Congratulations on your work and dedication, I enjoy watching my matches much more with your audio MOD. The ones that come standard on FM23 are very plain and ugly.
    These of yours give me much more immersion and emotion to the matches

    Keep Pushing
  • MetzFM's avatar

    Thats a crash dump file error, the solution to this is to reinstall your game to a different drive. This will bypass the crash dump folder. Also make sure the download has completed fully. This will fix your error. This is the reason you game won't start because its reading the crash files from your drive even though you are uninstalling.
  • Dampfi's avatar
    I downloaded your march update and allways get an 2 errors and can't start the Game. I twice installed FM 23 new but still happened to the error.

  • jeff44's avatar
    Thanks for the new update metz keep up the good work
  • Matty47's avatar
    Got new updated version. Awesome stuff. As others have said I really couldn’t play this game without this.
  • franck69's avatar
    Hi Metz. I bought Audio Commentary. If i want english sounds only, i need to buy it too ? Thanks

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