DF11 Facepacks is founded in 2010 by the idea to create large-sized portrait faces for Football Manager.
A portrait styled face looks classy and uniform in Football Manager and why have small faces if you can have large ones?
Everyone knows the Panini football stickers wich many of you did or do collect.
The idea for DF11 faces was based on the Panini's but without all the extra fuss
(such as names, stats, and flags) which are already displayed by default in Football Manager.
Thanks to the help of some amazing guys (view 'heroes' list on bottom) the concept and
facepack grew in 3 years from zero to hero in the FM community worldwide.
Now 8 years later, we are still active thanks to the support of our loyal DF11 users and
the hard work of everyone involved in the development of DF11 faces.
The original DF11 face is sized 260x310 which is
much larger than the in-game default faces (180x180).
Why is a DF11 face largely sized?
It seems simple in the first place. I just wanted to see larger
and more football related images in Football Manager.
There is another reason in second place when looking further
to the game.
Football Manager evolves from year to year. New features
come and go. By creating larger faces the quality of the DF11
image will always remain the same. Whether Football Manager
will display the face by standard size or in DF11's large size.
"Who didn't collect these?"
Once we found our way in the FM
community the amount of downloads
The DF11 Megapack is downloaded 1.8 million times worldwide over the last 3 years.
To avoid misunderstandings we decided to contact the development department of Sports Interactive in 2014.
We simply wanted to know if the number of graphics (gigabytes) will affect the game speed of Football Manager.........
Their answer was very clear.
The number of graphics (faces, logos, kits, etc) doesn't affect
the game speed.
Graphics do only affect the start-up time. The game will run just normal when loaded.
Producing over 106.000 faces isn't something
you achieve without the help of others.
I was lucky to meet nice people who believed in this project and offered amazing help.
In-active heroes: Hixxo, thijskeeper, FGIbra, new0rder, milka, Lubo, Jackioo, ArthurM, Lokypedro, El-Chambo, Jeroen, Mena Tallet, Slashydutchie, davvee, BusyDavo, Yap Yeong, Orthodox, Mathias R, Joshua, Florian W, Knibbe, Leonardo B, Moondag777, Bm, Clowntje.
Current active heroes: necjeff (author), Spurs12345, REBO, Bingbangboem, marklf, Copywriter, Haas67,
Vilhena, Vlad Ultras, Costantinos, Explodingsheep, Nox, James, Américo Monteiro, Seb Thompsson,
Endang Any, Parloq, Ricardo Lopez, Gunner_BR, Lucas Gomes, Roderu.
Big respect to all of you!
Just like life, this DF11 project has a few people that have a bigger impact on the project than others.
No offense, it's a natural way!
Therefore I like to say a 'special word of thank' for following people.
'Spurs12345', 'marklf', 'Bingbangboem', 'Clowntje', 'REBO', 'Haas67', 'Explodingsheep' and 'S-Thompsson'.
(Weird names....You guys are fortunate these nicknames ain't real life names!)
I'm grateful for your work and happy to work with all of you!
Last but certainly not least, I would like to thank all our partners and a few of them in particular:
for supporting the DF11 facepack project constantly for many years.
Regards Jeff ('necjeff')
Give Football Manager a true face!
DF11 faces are completely available for
free for personal use in Football Manager.
You'll need to use the DF11 additions,
Sign up for the DF11 Facepack project if you like to work with Photoshop.
Let's start creating faces for Football Manager 2019!