In Progress: *** Football Life 24 v2 *** Commentaries v5 *** Football Life 2024 Mega Facepack *** SP background game music ***

SP Football Life 2023

Smokepatch Football Life 2023
full version 1.0.0 (31.Oct.2022)
update 3.3.0 (10.May.2023)
season 2022/23

Football Life is our attempt to continue the offline modes of the retired PES series, football life is a heavily modded standalone football game based on pes21, built for offline career modes only. 

SP Football Life is experimental to reflect how we like to play a football game, it is made with the same standards as previous smokepatch contents and is built according to our guidelines to the best of our knowledge, users can read the description before deciding to use football life as everybody have their own taste and preference.

Main Features:
- Season 2022/2023
- Simple installer and run procedures.
- The menu is available for 18 preinstalled languages.
- English commentary preinstalled, other commentary languages available as an optional addon
- Modified sider included in football life, including minimum add-ons.
- free to-play career mode, cannot play online, we choose advertisements and sponsorship to keep our content shared for free for everybody.



the new database used is balanced to suit football life, but it is possible to make edits using the standard edit mode, not everything can be edited, but three fully editable teams can be customized (same as in previous versions).
players' stats are similar (but not identical) to the latest Konami database.

* user edits can be exported and imported in case of updates, see a tutorial
* 3 fully editable teams are available (Zalgiris Vilnius, Ceres Negros, Zamora FC)
* smokepatch database is made for sp football life only, it is not allowed to extract the database or content for other uses.

addons are optional features that can be downloaded and added separately, most addons are kept optional due to the large file size.

available add-ons can be accessed from the website add-ons menu above, do not add anything unless it is made specifically for football life 2023, every addon has a compatibility note.

football life will have its own compatible content, so all add-ons for older smokepatch content will not work, adding mods from other sources can work but at the user's own risk so be sure to make backups.

football life includes a modified sider, sider is a tool made by juce that allows for more features and allows customization by the community.

* See sider functions here

football life gameplay is modified and different, but it is also possible to use the standard PES21 gameplay by using (FL23 switcher.exe) which is located in the game folder, switch and restore by running this tool again.

the hardest difficulty (Legend) will unlock after winning 5 games in the Superstar difficulty.
it can be forced in the sider settings but it is recommended to unlock after trying and winning in the superstar difficulty.

Football life can work with any dt18_all gameplay mod that works on pes21

Real Faces
real player faces are not included by default due to the large file size, faces from pes21 are compatible and work on football life.

The faces in football life are game-built to approximate the player's characteristics, the real faces of players are available as an option because the file size of the faces is too big, go to the real faces addon

users who prefer to use their own face pack can add using sider or by replacing the extra empty cpk files included in the download folder of the game, players ID can be found here

master league managers (+100) have their faces included by default.

SP facepack addon

Game Commentary
A new English commentary version is included in football life, other commentaries are available as an optional add-on. all the commentaries are updated to the newest 2023 version.

see available commentators at the commentary addons page

Teams kits
all teams in football life have real kits, around 300 teams have updated kits for the new season, others have previous season kits, and more updated kits come in updates same as in previous smokepatch releases.

100 players' boots included, most of the boots are of recent designs, assigned randomly to all the players in the football life database.

we have moved the balls to sider, which allows for a bigger number of available balls, also by doing that balls will load automatically in the game depending on the tournament, selecting the match ball can be done in the sider console (space bar), see sider functions here

SP Football Life comes with 29 real model stadiums, and 17 fake stadium models assigned to the teams, stadium model size is big, so we kept our selection in the base game to the minimum.

adding all the available stadiums can use over 100 gigabytes of the available disk capacity, users can decide to add more stadiums from our stadium's addons (in progress), but be aware of the size needed, and keep in mind that you might not play in most of them, example if you add all Italian stadiums and you play in a team in brazil, you might never see any of them in the game career, some users prefer the coach mode, which doesn't require any more stadiums.

a modified sider is included in football life by default, and more stadiums can be downloaded and added to the stadium server, see stadium addon here

select home ground as stadium, the sider will load the assigned stadium to the match, for manual selection see sider functions here

+ Stadium included
Real Stadiums:
Spotify Camp Nou - Spain
Wembley Stadium - England
Stadio Olimpico - Italy
Old Trafford - England
Estádio José Alvalade - Portugal
Allianz Arena - Germany
Estádio do Morumbi - Brazil
Estádio Urbano Caldeira - Brazil
Allianz Stadium - Italy
Saitama Stadium 2002 - Japan
Maracanã Stadium - Brazil
El Monumental - Argentina
La Bombonera - Argentina
Estádio Mineirão - Brazil
Neo Química Arena - Brazil
Stade Louis II - Monaco
Emirates Stadium - England
Johan Cruijff ArenA - Netherlands
Anfield - England (sider)
Etihad Stadium - England (sider)
Giuseppe Meazza - Italy (sider)
Parc des Princes - France (sider)
Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan - Spain (sider)
San Siro - Italy (sider)
Santiago Bernabeu - Spain (sider)
Signal Iduna Park - Germany (sider)
Stamford Bridge - England (sider)
Tottenham Stadium - England (sider)
Wanda Metropolitano - Spain (sider)

Fake Stadiums:
General Stadium (previously Konami Stadium)
Estádio do Escorpião
Metropole Arena
Estadio del Nuevo Triunfo
Stade de Sagittaire
Stadio Orione
Burg Stadion
Estadio del Martingal
Rose Park Stadium
Estadio Campeones
Coliseo de los Deportes
Sports Park
Neu Sonne Arena
Village Road
Hoofdstad Stadion
Stadio Nazionale
Estadio del Tauro


Background Music
football life uses a music selection from:
NCS free music for content creators
all thanks for this great channel

see the BGM list in the description of our youtube demo



1- Extract all the installer files then run (SPFL23_setup.exe)
2- Select a directory (select an empty folder: do not install over an existing game)
3- Start Football Life from (FL_2023 start.exe) or the shortcut on your desktop
4- install any available update, same steps.

* See more detailed instructions with images HERE
* run installer and game as administrator
* Recommend MEGA mirror for downloading big-size files.

football life launcher


System Minimum Requirements
Windows 7 SP1/8.1/10/11 (64bit)
Intel Core i5-3470, AMD FX 4350 (newer is recommended)
NVIDIA GTX 760, AMD Radeon R9 270X (newer is recommended for 4k)
2 GB VRAM (more is recommended for 4k)
DirectX 11.0
25 GB hard disk space minimum
1280 x 720  resolution (4K recommended)

* Basically, any system that can run PES2018 or newer.
* Compatible with most +12th/13th generation CPUs (see compatibility list)


+ Download Links
First Release
download size (16 GB) (2GB x 8 parts)
size on disk after installation (25 GB)
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part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5
part 6
part 7
part 8


version 3.00 (1.32 GB) see details

version 3.30 (193 MB) see details
see the complete change log here


Antivirus false positive:
all the files on the smokepatch website are safe and free from viruses or malware, we use BAT scripts to install and run the game, antivirus programs mark all BAT-based files as dangerous, and we cannot afford to buy a digital certificate, as the price for that is insane, do not let the antivirus delete or block the installation, don't do this unless you trust the source.


Recommended Optional Addons:

FL Mega Facepack
Real faces
SP Football Life: commentaries

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