FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General Advice:
- be sure you download the patch ONLY from official free links, other sources are illegal and are not supported.
- don't extract the installer files in the game folder, extract anywhere else then run the installer and select the game folder as a directory.
- be sure the system hard disk has enough disk space for the extracted files.
- be sure to read the information in the description carefully

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problems in the master league mode?

most problems in the master league are caused by user bad manipulations or additions to the patch

probable cause of master league bugs:
- wrong game version option is selected in the installer
- the dpfilelist is damaged or corrupted
- user-added incompatible mod to smokepatch (sider or cpk)

solution:
reinstall the patch and its update to restore any defective files, select correct options in the installer if there are any options, remove any mod that caused this problem.
remove all incompatible mods

* if the master league is corrupted due to the above reasons it cannot be fixed, after fixing the cause problem a new clean master league is required

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The match doesn't start or stuck loading at kickoff?

probable cause:
- incorrect install process
- patch files changed or edited wrongly.
- user-added incompatible mods

solution:
reinstall the patch and its update to restore any defective files, select correct options in the installer if there are any options, remove any mod that caused this problem.

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Error when decompressing the RAR archive parts?

probable cause:
- a corrupted or uncompleted download of one or more of the RAR parts, check the error message to know which parts.
- not enough free space on the local hard drive (C:)


solution:
delete the corrupted part and redownload it, delete the corrupted part first so the new file will not be renamed, be sure your WinRAR app is not too old, and that you have enough free disk space.

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An error cannot find the game or patch in the selected directory?

probable cause:
- the game is not installed or missing files
- the game directory selected is incorrect

solution:
be sure you have installed the game, select the game installation folder in the patch installer.

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How can I install smoke addons?

download the add-on you want to add to the patch from the smoke addons page, decompress and run the installer, each addon comes with its own instructions, read the release before using the product.

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Bug/crash at the end of CL games in pes2017?

probable cause:
- user-added faces that have incompatible mods

solution:
remove the faces that cause this problem, use the smokepatch face pack that is free from bugs

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Can I add things from others?

yes, the patch includes extra slots to add external or customized files. simply rename your new cpk to the same name as one of the extra cpk files and replace it. (no need to generate dpfilelist) (see tutorial menu)

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Can I use my own edit00000 file instead of the one provided by the patch or update?

No, the patch has its own system files, it will not work properly with older or external edit files, you can export your edits in-game editor and import after installing the new patch version. (see tutorial menu)

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Can I use my custom edits in a new smoke patch version?

Yes, but before you install the patch or update be sure to export the customized team from the in-game editor then import it after installing the patch or update. (see tutorial menu)

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Can I share files I have created with the patch?

Yes, if you own the files we can post your original links on the addons page with your credit.

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still can't find the answer to your problem? contact technical support by email, describe the problem, and include all necessary details.

112 comments:

  1. Hi!

    I get a console "sider 5.4.2 | SP19Scoreboard.lua | version 1.31" when I play a match with a duration of 30 minutes. And I can’t remove this console with any keys. How can I fix this problem?

    Screenshot of the link: https://ibb.co/1Rz8Km1

    Thank you!

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    1. hello
      read sider sp information for how to deactivate the sider console.

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  2. Pes18 patch fully installed plus update but game gets stuck when trying to be play a master league or BAL match. I have tried reinstalling the patch but still face the same problem

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    1. this probably means there is error in the patch files
      reinstall 18.2.0 + update 18.2.3
      and try without changing anything else

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  3. I recently installed the smoke patch for pes 2019 and the thing is that Luka Jovic lost his face and when i started in the master league some teams do not have shields and false players appear in said teams and when and start a new master league galkeppers appear with the name "err palyer "on some teams do you have any idea how to solve this?

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    1. reinstall the full patch 19.2.4 + update 19.2.5
      be sure you install these latest versions, must install 19.2.4 before update 19.2.5

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  4. Hi, I can't play Become a Legend or Master League, After i skip one game it just froze and has a infinite loading screen, PES 2017 SP17v2.

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    1. hello, reinstall the patch and update, dont use any mod that is not compatible with smokepatch.

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  5. Can smokepatch be used in ps4?? My friend wants it.

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    1. Currently, only pc platform is supported

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  6. hi i cant open my sider, it seems have problems with sometething like "0xc000000b ". is it my computer problems or the sider. and if anybody know the solution I need your help. thanks

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    1. hello, this is probably caused by something missing in your PC, try install any java/c++ that can be missing specially in newly installed windows.

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  7. Hi team of smoke patch i have one problem with the chants of pes 2017 when i play peru vs chile the game benn in freeze and 5 seconds later they close you can help me. i have all the uptades of the patch the ultimate uptade of sider (stadium scoreboards cinematics) also i have the complements of the staduim pack the faces and the comentarys. you recomend me to reinstall the chants?

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    1. hello,
      the problem is from peru stadium, get the fix for it from stadium server addon page

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  8. Hi,

    I have a game crash while playing with my friend in friend lobby.
    When the ball go out either Throw-in, GK, or Corner kick. The game always crash.

    What I install is
    Smokepatch 20V2
    Megaface pack
    Adboard
    Unlock Legend.

    Does the patch only support offline mode? Or I need to do anything to fix this to play online mode?

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    1. Hello
      We build the patch for offline modes only
      I recommend deactivate the patch for online play (use sp switcher inside download folder of the game)

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  9. this is the only site i trust. i need help. my pes 19 is running very slow on my pc my specs are : 4gb ram, core i7, intel graphics. kindly any help will be appreciated. thanks

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    1. Hello and welcome
      Try to change the game render settings or the graphic card settings, the vsync setting can cause this
      From our side we always optimise the our files for faster FPS

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    2. Thanks for responding. Could you please send me a screenshots of how my render settings should appear coz I have tried so many times but no improvement. I'd really appreciate

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    3. setting that can work on a system will not necessarily work on other, depending on the pc and the graphics and so on,
      you are not the first one who asked about this, a friend reported that he only got lag when using the facepack, anyway this matter is noted for review for the next patch.
      meanwhile I recommend trying different settings, inside the game render settings and the graphics card software.

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    4. ok thank you again. be blessed i will try my best as i keep checking on this wall for any updates on my issue.

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  10. Hello

    I have problem with Master League, when i finish some random match in UCL or in League at end of the match when i need to go next to exit the screen become black and stay like that, i can heard music in background but it's just a black screen. (Sorry for my bad english)

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    1. Hello
      I assume you are talking about pes17
      This problem is not from smokepatch or sp addons, it can happen if you add faces that have bugs, remove the faces you added that causes this problem

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  11. Hi, i've been trying to add some faces to the players without a real face, i copied and renamed the cpk file on the download folder, but when i run the game and search for the player in the edit mode, the game get crash and close

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    1. Hello, try to find tutorials on how to add faces correctly, the cpk structure and Face ID should be correct.

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  12. Hello,
    When I run .exe, nothing happens, it will not launch a window for further installation.
    What's happening ?

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    1. Hello, be sure nothing is blocking the installer, also be sure you have enough free disk space on c:

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  13. Gud work by all standards and you guys really help us question is why are you people stopIn updating Pes 19 pls if I may ask when can you bring us Pes 19 latest kits and transfer

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    1. Hello
      After we complete the patch for pes21 we will convert database and most contents to older games. The older the game the longer the release of patch will be

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  14. Hi. I followed all instructions and installed the Smoke Patch 21 successfully but in game there are no changes. The game runs perfectly but still old kits and team names :( what did I do wrong? I installed it on the game directory and copied the Edit0000000 file.

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    1. don't forget to deactivate live update as shown in the install instructions

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  15. why can't i instal your latest patch on pes 2021? your installer says smokepatch21 was not found in the selected directory

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    1. install the patch same directory where you installed the game

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    2. i did " install the patch same directory where you installed the game", but it canont intall. patch21.04. tks

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    3. reinstall the latest all in one version then install the update of that version
      follow install instructions carefully

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  16. Will SP21 Expansions (Serbian, Ukrainian, Iranian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Mexican, Egyptian...) be converted to older versions (more specifically SP 17) to be used as Alternative Leagues in place of Bundesliga?

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    1. no, this is for poes21, maybe pes20
      but will not go below, old games are getting older

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    2. Ok, makes sense, thanks for your work. Looking forward to Serbian expansion. :)

      P.S. In favor of SP17, and PES2017 in general, they're cool because they're so small and easily portable and, even though I can run PES21 without a problem, PES17 doesn't have those boring cutscenes you can't turn off in Master League where you have to play as some other coach instead of yourself for no reason, and even with stadium pack 17 is still very small and fast.

      Think about it, make a poll if needed, I think Expansions would be downloaded a lot for PES2017, especially since a lot of those countries from Expansions still have potato PCs. I think PES2017 will be played longer than PES 18 and 19.

      Cheers!

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    3. its about what the game can handle too
      and either ways pes17, 18, and 19 are on borrowed time, we cannot keep updating them for long due to lack of resources

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  17. I try install the patch after extracting and it showing "cannot install the patch, Pes 2021 was not found in the selected directory

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    1. select pes game folder in the patch installer, if you still get this problem reinstall the game to recover missing files

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  18. Playing Original PES2021 Steam Games using SMK21 v3 + Face Addon + Adboard Addon.

    - Stuck on pre-game when playing vs watford after install Addboard addon (before installing addon everything is fine)
    - Crash when "Next Seassons" is happening. instanly Crash.

    No, i dont use the fix for copy game. only install the 21.v3 since u stated that fix is only for the copy game.
    Thank you.

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    1. the original game should not have any issue as we only use original game and any problem will show in our tests
      be sure you are using the latest patch version, the original game doesn't need the fix for copy game, and be sure you are not using any incompatible mods, also be sure you selected (original game) in the installer options

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  19. Hi guys. Since the 2.0.4 up to now, I think u have forgotten to keep the option to choose the language for the commentaries. There is only In Game Text. Therefore, I can't use the game the way I like... because I use to choose English in game text, but Portuguese to commentaries. Now... Even When I choose Portuguese as default language, it keeps the comments in English.

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    1. hello
      there is nothing wrong with the languages,
      you can install any desired language from addons and select it in the game options

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  20. Thanks for what you do, sincerely!!! Question#1 I am using PS21, I cannot find the switcher tool. Question #2 is smokepatch compatible with PESUniverse Option file? I want use that so the On-line mode looks nice... Thanks for your time!

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    1. hello
      smokepatch switcher is located in the download folder of the game
      we only know smokepatch and sp contents, other mids are untested

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  21. When archiving a patch requests a password, what should I do?

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    1. smokepoatch files are not password protected, be sure the download is completed without interruption

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  22. hi im currently running into problem, ive installed the patch, sider and everything goes super well, i played ML for several hours without problem, and then problem occur when i stopped playing, i quit the game and there was small PES game update from steam, after the update all the patch, mods, siders are GONE! THE GAME BACK TO ORIGINAL STATE, i need help on this, thanks

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    1. hello,
      if the game self updates, you can reinstall the patch to recover the mod

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  23. hii smoke thanks for the patch, im gaving a problem here
    after i install the patch for pes 2021 on my steam folder. my pes 2021 wont even run.
    it just self quit after i click the game
    what to do ??

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    1. hello
      try restart the PC then run settings.exe and click ok to confirm graphic settings

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  24. Hi SmokePatch,
    After installed the patch my vibration for controller slot 1 doesnt work anymore, controller slot 2 vibration is ok , both controller's vibration re ok in other games.
    currently in patch "PES2020 SmokePatch20 v3"
    if without patch the vibration is workin normally

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    1. hello
      im not sure how the patch can alter that, unless it's caused by new DLC from konami
      check inside game settings maybe the vibration option is off

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  25. Hello. I have the Smoke patch 17.3.2 plus the smoke facepacks and no replay logo fix installed. Barcelona Vs Real Madrid gets stuck after match finishes with only a Next Button below and nothing happens. Happening in Become a Legend and Master league both.

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    1. hello,
      be sure you didn't change the dpfilelist of the patch
      be sure you have the latest faces update
      be sure you don't use faces from other sources

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  26. Please I have issues with some teams after the match the game just stop loading I can't continue to close the game, teams like Barcelona other national teams

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    1. hello,
      you need to give information about what game and what patch you are using, and if you are using any addons.

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  27. Hi again. I just installed the the most recent Sider and the Brasileirão scoreboard's still glitching and crashing the game. How to fix it? Or we have to wait for the next scoreboard update?

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    1. hello, be sure you are using the latest version of the addon

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  28. Hi. I have SP21.3.4 always crash on ML when entering new season (after FA community match) then I install SP21.3.5 same thing happen. I have original steam game with live update off, and all ML started on patch installed. Can this fixed? thanks for goodjob for years anyway!

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    1. hello,
      this problem can be caused by using something not compatible with smokepatch,
      try without any external addons (cpk or sider) and see if you have this issue

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  29. i downloaded a patch last year for the kit,stadium etc and now i downloaded a smoke patch for the kits and only teams like barcelona, juventus, man utd got their kit updated but not the teams that are customizable, why? any idea?

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    1. hello
      all the teams have real kits (currently of season 20/21)
      if you don't have the kits for the teams then something is wrong, try reinstall the patch and follow the install instructions carefully

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  30. I installed pes 2017 without edit000000 file and could not install smoke patch . What is the reason?

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    1. there is no problem installing the patch
      install the game and make sure its working, then install the patch following the install instructions

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  31. Hi!
    i have this issue while install the SP21.3.6.exe, it said "download\00_kdp.cpk: The system cannot find the path specified" how do i fix this?

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    1. hello
      - be sure you don't get any errors extracting the archive parts, if you have error then the download was not successful and one or more of the parts is defected
      - see the install instructions tutorial from support menu, maybe you missed something

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  32. I have installed the latest sider and followed every procedure but it isn't̃ working.. It was installed on a copied game

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    1. every patch have its own version of the sider,
      be sure you have installed the latest sider sp available in the addon menu and read its description carefully
      if you do it right there will be no problems

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  33. Hi When I Use Sider SP 17(on the latest version) its stuck on the game tips what should i do?

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    1. be sure you didn't change the patch files, be sure you are using update versions, be sure you followed the instructions carefully

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    2. Followed Steps But Still Face The Same Issue Any Other Solutions

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    3. this can only happen if you did something to cause it
      reinstall the patch and be sure you try without using or changing anything else
      if you still have issues send screenshots to email and explain the error so someone can try and help you more

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    4. don't worry I got a different Pes 17 Version And Sider Worked

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  34. Hello
    I use pes17
    I have installed all the corresponding patches of Smoke Patch with sider and the game works as normal, but the only problem I have is that the matches end very quickly
    I have already verified the duration and speed of the matches in the game but still they always end too fast
    I can place it in a duration of 30 minutes and it always finishes in 4 or 5 minutes
    Can you help me with this
    Thanks

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    1. hello, the game speed is default as made by the game,
      if you are using sider be sure you didnt change the settings, try reinstall sider sp17 to reset the sider to the correct settings

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  35. I have installed the last smokepatch.
    I start the game.
    Then i have a black screen.
    How can i fix this.

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    1. reinstall the patch following the install instructions and notes carefully

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  36. Hello SP team, i installed the latest sider and cinematic addon for PES 20
    when i play league or cup the cinematic and trophy always show AFC Champions league (Competition ID 16)
    i tried to replace the competition id in sider config but it's always revert to AFC Champions league.
    any troubleshoot for this?
    Thank you in advance

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    1. I've got this problem too in PES 2020...
      Any competition I play show AFC Champions league logo...
      Is there a way to fix this problem?
      Anyway, I really thank Smoke for his huge work!

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  37. Hi, I'm using PES 2017 SP17v3.2 update 17.3.5. After i finish a game in Master League it just froze and has a infinite loading screen. I reinstalled the patch several times, link from this site, no other facepack, no dpfilelist generating. I used PTE patch before and still have some old cpk files in the download folder. Should I delete them and the current dpfilelist then try reinstall again?

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    1. hello,
      this error with pes17 is the result of incompatible mods (usually with faces)
      i recomend you delete or replace all the contents of the download folder and reinstall the patch on a clean folder, be sire to follow our install instructions only
      if you install our faceack addon do not forget to install the facespack update also, if you have faces added in sider sp17 remove them as there are many faces on the internet that causes such issues

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  38. Can u pls tell what to do with my old smokepatch while installing new smokepatch i don't want it takes further more space can we uninstall old smokepatch before installing latest patch

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    1. the new patch will upgrade any existing smokepatch versions
      you can also delete the contents of the download folder of the game before installing the new version

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  39. hello i am having an issue where all faces made by konami in the datapacks are not appearing. any tips to fix this? thanks for all your amazing work!

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    1. you need to install the facepack addon to have faces
      smokepatch does not include any faces, please read the patch description to know the features

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  40. The platense athletic club (Arg) uniform is wrong
    The uniform is blank and has no numbers

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  41. hello mate. i'm a fan of your work for pes 2017. i really like it. however, i have a few issues on master league. after i play some match, sometimes i got black screen, but the music from the game still playing. and then i can't play the supercopa bcs it'll always crash. and i can't play against inter and always stuck on the loading screen before the match. any idea why? thanks mate. hope you reply this asap

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  42. Hello I have a problem that when I buy player in master league i get dropped the game. How do I fix it

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  43. Everytime i play at the Camp Nou it gives me black screen after matches. I am using smokepatch 17.3.5

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    1. - remove all the faces you added from others
      - reinstall sp facepack and its update
      - do not change or edit the dpfilelist of the patch

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  44. Hi i already update 21.3.7 . all transfer are done, only the kits not up to date to the new kit of season 2021/2022. how ya? big thanks

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  45. Hi, after adding additional league patch (scotland, turkey, thai, and more), the league didnt appear in game, all teams from these leagues listed below "Other European Leagues". How to fix it? Thanks

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  46. hello. i download ur last update smokepatch 21.3.7. All good, but i have a lot players without their names, they have 40 ovr rating, and fake positions, help please!

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  47. hi i want to know about patch V4 for season 21-22 ???

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  48. Hi.
    Can I make a video for my you tube channel using your smoke patch?
    I read this in terms and conditions:
    You may not use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial).
    I'm confused here. You're talking about the files or making videos is included?
    I just want to play a casual match and post it on my channel.

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  49. hi PPL, thank you for all this hard work. It makes our lives a bit more fun.

    After the PES2022 fiasco, I decided to install (for the 1st time in my life) a patch for my Steam bought PES2021, found SmokePatch to be the best, downloaded more than 3GB of files and followed the instructions.
    Everything seemed to be working fine, no errors, started the game, all screens have been updated to let me know that I'm running the SP version... EXCEPT all teams have not been updated? Even the names are old: "Manchester B" instead of Manchester City?
    What could have gone wrong?
    BTW, when installing the patch, even though I downloaded 3.8GB of files, I got "disk space needed: 259Mb". Is this normal?

    Much appreciate all the help, thank you!

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  50. Hi, i dont know why but 21.3.6 and 21.3.7 doesnt change my uniforms. What can i do?

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  51. Can intro image be changed?
    Image when you start the game I mean

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  52. i have an issue 'cannot install the patch, PES 2020 was not found in the selected directory' .. can u give me an advice how to settle this problem.. tq

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  53. Hello,
    Hello,

    together, i installed pes 17 again, because i don't want to play pes 21 anymore and i'm waiting for the update of "efootball". i installed everything from you, but unfortunately the stadiums are not displayed übre your stadium server. what did i do wron

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  54. when v4 release?? can't wait.....

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  55. where is v44444444444444444 ???

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  56. Manchester United has Ronaldo and Baran.
    But Lingard is in West Ham.
    What's the problem?

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  57. Hi, in my opinion, you should focus on pes 21 this is the perfect game pes 17,18,19,20, these are games in which there are errors in 21 of these errors are the least, plus the level of legends is perfectly balanced compared to 18,19,20 I hope that pes 21 will be updated until the end of my days: D

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  58. will spv4 include Europa Conference League?

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