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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   103817 views   418 comments
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Downloads: 20578 / 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 3.0 ON 30/03/2023 - 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: 20578 / Size: 1.5 GB / Added: 2022-10-23
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Discussion: FM23 Essentials - Audio Match Commentary

418 comments have been posted so far.

  • 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
  • Matty47's avatar
    @ Richardcharlston I put the commentary files there. They’re the only 2 files I’ve got. Is there another update with different files that replaces the commentary ones?
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Windows Installation
    Program files -> Steam -> steamapps -> common -> Football Manager 2023 -> data
  • Matty47's avatar
    @ Richardcharlston where exactly in the steam directory?
  • diguvejuqome's avatar
    I'm enjoying the free one right now. Does the paid one have different voice actors?
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Manager 34, I’m using the ambience file-it’s amazing
  • Manager34's avatar
    The ambience file isnt available right now? But Metz is working on a german stadium sounds pack and has a video on his homepage im curious how this turns out:-)
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    @matty47 the ambience file is simpler, you just place the 2 files into the steam directory-I love it, the songs are great, even has Marching on Together for Leeds games
  • Matty47's avatar
    I’d love to try the non commentary one too. Not sure how to put it in fm though.
  • richbell82's avatar
    Huge thanks for the updated version link via email. Do you have an updated version of the non commentary version please? I prefer it with just the INCREDIBLE crowd sound atmosphere.
  • Maradona10's avatar
    Thank you, Metz! The new updated version is the best add-on for FM23! Do not listen random guys on this page who talk on legal pretext, when they only want free stuff! Cheers mate!
  • hilmz88's avatar
    this is nuts !! definitely worth getting, I can't believe how good it is.
  • a31632's avatar
    Amazing work, the donation version is certainly worth it! I implemented the new commentary also in my FM2022 game (after repackaging it) and works great. I truly believe hard work should be rewarded and this is a true example
  • FlameFoxx's avatar
    Where can I report bugs?
  • sntExz's avatar
    I like this a lot, feels like I am on a real match (the paid one)

    Many thanks Metz!
  • Matty47's avatar
    Got new update this morning. Thanks Metz, it’s bloody awesome. Couldn’t even play FM now without it.

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