Installing a Background or Background Pack FAQ

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Installing a Background or Background Pack FAQ

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Installing a Background Pack

Have you followed the instructions to the letter, watched the tutorial video and read through the solutions provided below?

If these solutions have not helped you with your issue, please use this thread to report your issue and in order for us to help you, please be as detailed as possible! Once a solution has been found, we will add it to the Q&A's below for others who may encounter similar issues.

Q: My game seems to be really slow after downloading one of the bigger background packs?
A: If you have downloaded one of the big background packs, it's likely to be slowing your game down. The only ways to resolve this would be to use a patch that reduces the CPU usage to speed things up.

Q: I have downloaded the pack but some of the pictures don't seem to be showing?
A: Is there a mismatch between the database you have downloaded and the year that the background pack was released? For players, the date of birth will change each year in a database, so the pics.cfg file may be outdated. Likewise with stadium or club names, if these had changed, then they will also need to be updated in the pics.cfg file too.

Q: I cannot seem to replace the existing pics.cfg file with the one in my downloaded background pack?
A: Navigate to your Championship Manager's Pictures folder (usually located in 'This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Championship Manager 2001-2002 > Pictures'), right-click 'pics.cfg' and click 'Properties'. Within the option for 'Attributes', untick 'Read-only' and click 'OK'.

Q: Is it possible to have pictures from different packs?
A: Yes, instead of replacing the pics.cfg file, you simply need to copy and paste the text from the downloaded pics.cfg file into the one that lives in your Pictures folder (usually located in 'This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Championship Manager 2001-2002 > Pictures'). For example, you have already downloaded a stadium pack, but now wish to download a pack of national flags. Copy and paste the RGN files into your Pictures folder as instructions, but instead of doing the same with the pics.cfg file, open this up and copy the text under each section (such as [STADIUMS] and paste this into the relevant section (such as [STADIUMS]) in your current pics.cfg file that lives in your Pictures folder.

Q: What is meant by 800x600?
A: 800x600 is the default screen resolution of the game. However, the screen resolution can be adjusted by using the latest patch, but if you use this, you will not be able to use the background packs that have been designed for a 800x600 resolution.

Q: Can I make my own background picture?
A: Yes, you can. There is a guide to help you do this in the Technical Support and Tutorials area.

Q: If a pack is not available in a different resolution, can I convert it myself?
A: Yes, you can. You can use Picture Editor (1280x800) found in the Downloads area under Tools, to load your own pictures. You can follow the guide provided in the Technical Support and Tutorials area to help you.
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i have an small issue too...

I downloaded the Nov update and it's absolutely fantastic, but I also use the Stadium background and I was wondering how can I delete/replace the "November 2020" cover that showed up with the update in my game?

Many thanks.
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November 2020 Update Background

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Hi All,

I have downloaded the November 2020 update, which is fantastic by the way.

I use the stadium backgrounds with the November 2020 update cover showing in the background which doesn't look good at all.

Is there anyway to get rid of this?
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Installing a Background Pack

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Hi - How do I get rid of the November data base background pic please?
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Gizmo wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:29 pm Hi - How do I get rid of the November data base background pic please?
Go into you CM Folder > Pictures and remove the background from there
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Hi, in addition to Gizmo's question, what is the November data background called in the pic folder, as I wish to remove it too?
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Installing a Background Pack

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It is in fact default_pic.rgn which resides in the Data folder.
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Hi mate,
there is only default01.RGN and default02.RGN

Is it one of those?

Thanks,
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Hello there,

i have installed the English stadiums 2012 background pack and now when i go to start a new game i get a *Error v3.9.60 Database..cpp 6360* message so just wondering what i can do to rectify this?

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November 2020 Update Background

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has anyone found a way to remove this yet?
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Changing back grounds

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I’m sure I downloaded the picture backgrounds but I only get the image above and then stadiums when matches played. How do I get them to load onto the game
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Changing back grounds

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100 metri alla volta...todo se puede
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Change background (nov 2020 update)

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I have updated my CM0102 to the November 2020 update. Normally I have “change background” off. I don’t like the standard background of the update. How can I change it to the normal one?
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Change background (nov 2020 update)

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Please use the search option
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1723
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Change background (nov 2020 update)

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Thanks!!
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November 2020 Update Background

Post by Iacopo.Camielli »

Alan wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:14 pm Yes

Download this file and drop it into the Data folder, replacing the file of the same name which is already there.
Hi Alan,

I replaced the original default_pic.rgn with the one you uploaded but no success. The background hasn't changed. Also deleting the rgn file did not work. Do you have other suggestions?

I thought about playing with the piced.exe but its not in my main championship manager 01/02 folder.

Hope to hear from you(or anyone else that could help)
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November 2020 Update Background

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It worked for me.
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Original Background image

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Hello friends.

Today i downloaded and installed the recent update and wanted to change the background image to the previous one. How can I do it? Greetings and thanks
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Background stadium images

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Any body have a a background image stadium pack to download .
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Background stadium images

Post by Mark »

You already asked this question (in the wrong place) and I moved it to the graphics forum.

Have you seen the downloads area? There's a section called background packs.
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Hi Peoples wondering if you can please help as this is driving me bonkers.I love giving name of players a picture background and most work but recently 2 my pictures dont show up on players even with the correct spelling the 1s in question are vitor baia i have changed the spelling in cmexplorer to take of different e's and i's but still nothing and luxemburgo doesnt change either even tho ive put them in different areas of the multiple staff entrys on notepad all the rest work but not these 1 and i cant get my head round it any reasons why?
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Mega Pictures Pack (800x600) Can't Unzip

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Hi guys, trying to download this and unzip it but think the download is corrupt, can someone test it for me please? Cheers
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Mega Pictures Pack (800x600) Can't Unzip

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it works fine for me
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Mega Pictures Pack (800x600) Can't Unzip

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Strange, mine says Windows cannot open the file and says the file in invalid.
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Installing a Background Pack

Post by anderskofod »

Hello.

I have downloaded this pack: viewtopic.php?f=79&t=867
I am playing with nov.20, nicks patcher starting the year in 2020.
I have a problem. Why is the stadiums of Nottingham Forest, Lazio and Roma not appearing in my game?
I look at the dates and I can see Shakhtar but not Nott. Forest and they are almost from the same period 6.0.4.20.

Do you have a solution to that? And how do I open the pics file? It is a internet explorer icon but my pc won't open it.

Kind regards Anders
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