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How To Import Real Team Kits & More Into PES 2017 On PS4

by Matthew Kato on Sep 13, 2016 at 03:50 AM

This year's Pro Evolution Soccer has a bevy of official licenses (click here for the review), from English Premier League teams like Arsenal, Bundesliga sides like Borussia Dortmund, and leagues in Brazil and Chile (for a full list, go here). Moreover, there's an easy way to fill in the gaps on the PlayStation systems and PC (sorry Xbox owners). Here's your step-by-step guide for importing kits, badges, manager photos, and more for PES 2017 specifically on the PS4.

First, scroll over to the Extras tab at the top of the main menu screen and select Edit. You'll see the screen below:

You'll come back to the screen above often in the process to access and change a variety of different elements such as importing unis and editing players.

For importing images of kits, team and competition badges, etc., scroll to the bottom and select Data Management.

Select Import/Export and then Import Images. You can import more images than in PES 2106, but the exact number depends on the resolution of the images and how much data overall it takes up. As you can see in the image above, there are L for large (resolution) and S for (small).

Where do you get the kit images? A number of fan sites can be found online if you search for PES kits option files PS4 or some variant thereof. You may have to search around a little to find the most up-to-date kits for the current season, but now that PES 2017 is out a variety of kits should be easy to find. Warning: you'll be downloading data from the internet, so make sure its from a trusted source for your own protection. Images like competition badges and manager photos can be found anywhere. 

All the files must either be .jpeg or .png files, and cropped to the correct resolution listed in the screen above. If they're too big, they may not be recognized for download.

Put the images you want to import on a USB in a folder named WEPES. My USB was formatted as an ExFAT USB in order for the PlayStation 4 to recognize it.

When you're importing images, everything on your USB will show up in this viewer (note: most of the kits shown are from last year). I had a bunch of folders with error marks on them, but when I scrolled down the images I had imported where there (shown above). You have the option to import all your images on the USB at the same time, but I think it's easier to import the emblems, kits, manager photos, etc. one at a time because they're easier to find.

Back out of the import screen to the original Edit menu. From here you can select the appropriate menu to import your images. For kits, select Teams. You'll see the screen above where you can change the team name and a variety of other fields.

As you can see, I've changed the default Man Blue PES team to the appropriate Manchester City, along with the manager name, team crest, and even a suave photo of Pep Guardiola. One of the many additions this year is the ability to put in a picture of your home ground. Do that by selecting Home Field in the menu shown above.

In the above shot you can see I've added this season's home Manchester City uni via the Uniform menu>Outfield Player's 1st>Paste Image.

New this year is the ability to include 3rd and 4th variations for non-keepers. Most kit option files out there include uniform variations teams often use for special occasions, so it's great that PES 2017 now supports more jerseys.

Also new this year is the ability to move the positioning of markings like name on the back of the jersey and the numbers on your kit. Even for imported kits you can also change the color of the number on the shorts, the type of collar for the jersey (there are now 13 different varieties), and more.

Furthermore, PES 2017 adds the ability to export and import team data via USB (and the same WEPES folder for kits, etc.). This includes gameplans and edited players.

Once you're all done editing and importing everything, save your data in the Data Management menu from the Edit screen.

For more details on the process, check out the PES 2017 official site.