SS Kits

We have thousands of individual FM Kit Packs, when you download these packs your copy of Football Manager will be updated with all the latest kits. Not only that but you'll have our famous SS Kits, which we think are the best Football Manager Kits around.

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SS Kits
A full set of SS style default kits for Football Manager 2020 & 2021 (and Football Manager Touch 2020 & 2021) - fronts, backs & goalkeeper backs (the latter 2 are for the tactics screen and sundry other screens).

An improved pack has been released for FM2022, get it here: https://sortitoutsi.net/content/59015/fidneys-ss-style-default-kits-for-fm22

IMPORTANT NOTE - DESPITE THE SCREENSHOTS, YOU WILL ONLY SEE BADGES ON THESE SHIRTS IF YOU ARE NOT USING A BADGE/LOGO PACK. THIS FEATURE WAS "BROKEN" IN ONE OF THE FM21 PATCHES, AND CONTINUES TO BE "BROKEN" IN FM22. ONLY THE DEFAULT (FAKE) BADGES WILL SHOW AND ONLY IF THE CLUB DOES NOT HAVE A BADGE/LOGO LOADED.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

1. Place the "Fidney's FM20 SS Style Default Kits v1" file into your user data directory, the default locations are as follows:-
WINDOWS
C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 202x
MAC CATALINA
Users\USERNAME\Library\Application Support\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 202x\graphics

2. Right click and select "Extract Here"
If/when you see the message saying would you like to replace an existing file select "Yes to All" - this will ONLY over-write files with the same name in the destination. All other files will remain untouched.
NOTE - I believe that unzipping files does not work the same way on a Mac.
For Linux and Mac operating systems please ensure that you place the extracted files in the exact same locations as the file path in the archive, but please ensure that you do not delete any other files when doing so.


***CARE - do not change any of the extracted file paths or the SI "effect/texture" will appear over the kits instead of the SS style texture. Even a change as simple as a capital letter instead of a lower case letter will cause SI "effect/texture" to be superimposed over the kit.

If you are happy with your default kits having a Sports Interactive style effect (texture) as shown in the left hand side of my screenshot then skip instruction 3, and go straight to no. 4.

3. If you prefer your default kits to have the SS kit style effect (texture) as shown in the right hand side of my screenshot simply navigate to the following folder:
WINDOWS
C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 202x\graphics\pictures\kits\2d\outfield\front\default
MAC CATALINA
Users\USERNAME\Library\Application Support\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 202x\graphics\pictures\kits\2d\outfield\front\default
Then rename the file called effect.png to effectALT.png and the file called effectALT1.png to effect.png
NOTE: This folder also contains versions of these effects without the neck shadow - if you want to use either of those just rename them to effect.png instead

4. If the SS style default kits don't show in your game then go into Preferences, turn off skin caching and reload your skin.

P.S. I do not have a Mac so instructions for Mac have been cobbled together from what I have found online and "borrowed" from other posts. If anything is incorrect, or inappropriately worded then I would be grateful if you would let me know so that I can correct. Thanks.


Enjoy!
Comments
.nero™
6 years ago
1 hour ago
8
Hello everyone, I have inserted the shirts but they are superimposed, as per the attached image, why? where did I go wrong?

https://i.postimg.cc/G4TrQ5QZ/Immagine.png
marcweir
10 years ago
2 days ago
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Can anyone tell me how to get these to work properly, I'm not new to adding graphics been doing it for years but fir the life of me I cant get these to work best I can do is there's a pure white kit behind the original like nero above comment
.nero™
6 years ago
1 hour ago
8
Hello everyone, I have inserted the shirts but they are superimposed, as per the attached image, why? where did I go wrong?

https://i.postimg.cc/G4TrQ5QZ/Immagine.png


UP
mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
58,287

Make sure the path they're in is exactly as the one indicated in the installation instructions. If you think it is, post a screenshot showing the full path 👍
wfm18
3 years ago
1 hour ago
1,040
Although I use the default 2d kits, this really looks like a very good job. Well done!
kenolio
2 years ago
15 hours ago
50
Great work, thanks!

However, is the lack of an SI-style effect for shirt backs intended?

For outfield, I can use the alternate effect without the neck shadow and it looks good, but the same doesn't work for goalkeepers. Any plans for an SI-style overlay for goalies?
Fidney
15 years ago
27 minutes ago
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Folks - you can also enjoy the SS style default kits in the Editor.

To do this you need to edit an XML file called called special folders.xml which you will find in ...\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021 Editor (take a back up first just to be on the safe side).

Open special folders.xml in a text editor:
https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8aae/egyw6203aijz09n4g.jpg
Amend the file path (only) in the line highlighted above to match the file path to your SS style kits.

For example:
https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/171e/34g5k1rjyfvt7pg4g.jpg
And if you also amend the line underneath (as I have done) and you can also see your custom logos (e.g. Metallic logos) when in the editor.

Save the file and then load up your editor. It's that simple.

BEFORE

https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/d9d5/tsz0a6zidc6p7594g.jpg

https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/ebcc/1hdvfc4mu1t408p4g.jpg

https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c9bd/1czq5s0b0jfijux4g.jpg

AFTER

https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c015/13ud1aomjehw1q04g.jpg

https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/bf27/maeubl9fqpa05p74g.jpg

https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a6bb/kxam3zf5vs1eax14g.jpg

NOTE: If you do this, you will need folders with shirt numbers, shorts and socks in ...graphics\pictures\kits\2d\ or you will not see them in the editor. I simply used the Resource Archiver to extract graphics.fmf and copy over the 3 folders named numbers, shorts and socks which you can find there.
.nero™
6 years ago
1 hour ago
8
Make sure the path they're in is exactly as the one indicated in the installation instructions. If you think it is, post a screenshot showing the full path 👍


It' s correct?

https://i.postimg.cc/vcpQPV1R/PERCO.png
mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
58,287

No it's not, read the installation instructions again, carefully this time.
marcweir
10 years ago
2 days ago
10
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No it's not, read the installation instructions again, carefully this time.


I have mine in the same place because it is where your first post says to put them, I know u said its not but it is as i copied and pasted were u said, aswell as like I said have been adding graphics to fm for many many years and this is the first time I have had a problem
.nero™
6 years ago
1 hour ago
8
No it's not, read the installation instructions again, carefully this time.


Just because I read the post I put the folder where it was indicated. Another user wrote it to you below, it would be easier to indicate and underline the exact path than to answer like this or not?
mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
58,287
I have mine in the same place because it is where your first post says to put them, I know u said its not but it is as i copied and pasted were u said, aswell as like I said have been adding graphics to fm for many many years and this is the first time I have had a problem


Just because I read the post I put the folder where it was indicated. Another user wrote it to you below, it would be easier to indicate and underline the exact path than to answer like this or not?

I was busy with something else at the time and up till now, and didn't have the time to specify the exact bit of the installation instructions, which clearly enough state that they should be installed in :

C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 202x\graphics\pictures\kits\2d\outfield\front\default

I thought I wouldn't need to point out explicitly again where they needed to go, but it seems I was mistaken.

And this is not my file, it's all @Fidney's work, so all credit to him 🙂 I was just trying to assist in the meantime.
Fidney
15 years ago
27 minutes ago
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What mons is saying is totally correct.

If you place the zip file in the location specified in the OP and then extract it, it creates all the necessary sub-folders as it goes. If you are using the default user folder location this will be?

C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\kits\2d\outfield\front\default

It is absolutely critical that the part in red is exactly as shown. All needs to be in lower case and even something as insignificant as an extra space or full stop is enough to mess it up.
KENTSPURS1882
8 years ago
9 months ago
4

I've tried installing this exactly as described and all I get is the plain default SI kits, can anyone help where I am going wrong please? I have managed faces, logos and all work ok! Thanks in advance :) 

mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
58,287
By KENTSPURS1882 13 February 2021 - 13:52 PM UTC 

I've tried installing this exactly as described and all I get is the plain default SI kits, can anyone help where I am going wrong please? I have managed faces, logos and all work ok! Thanks in advance :) 

 

Unlike the graphics you mention, these have to be installed in exactly the same location mentioned in the instructions. Can you give us screenshots where you have installed yours?

marcweir
10 years ago
2 days ago
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By KENTSPURS1882 13 February 2021 - 13:52 PM UTC 

I've tried installing this exactly as described and all I get is the plain default SI kits, can anyone help where I am going wrong please? I have managed faces, logos and all work ok! Thanks in advance :) 

 

If you are using a downloaded skin you can place them in the graphics folder within the its folders, was the only way of getting them to work for me, I definitely couldn't get them to work on the default skin

mons
15 years ago
1 minute ago
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By marcweir 13 February 2021 - 18:53 PM UTC 

If you are using a downloaded skin you can place them in the graphics folder within the its folders, was the only way of getting them to work for me, I definitely couldn't get them to work on the default skin

 

I've used a number of skins and these default kits work just fine on all of them. It's just a question of installing them correctly, really.

 

You need to ensure they are in specifically [user data folder]\graphics\pictures\kits\2d\outfield\front\default . The path can't change from that, or it simply won't work.

KENTSPURS1882
8 years ago
9 months ago
4

Thanks guys, sorted now

Joe Bethell
7 years ago
1 month ago
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jordi_AFCA
7 months ago
7 months ago
1

Hi guys,

 

I'm using a MacBook, I've read the above things but I can't get it sorted. Could someone help me with this? 

 

Thanks

Evil-Muffin7
13 years ago
2 months ago
712
By jordi_AFCA 11 April 2021 - 19:05 PM UTC 

Hi guys,

 

I'm using a MacBook, I've read the above things but I can't get it sorted. Could someone help me with this? 

 

Thanks

 

If you have a custom skin make sure they haven't got custom default kits style within the skin if so delete and replace using the SS

junifan
14 years ago
1 week ago
24

Hi everyone,

 

Thanks for the pack.

 

I installed it, no problem whatsoever, I managed to implement the SS kit effect.

 

However, the club logos don't appear on the default kits, and I don't know why..

 

What should I do ? Do I have to delete one of the folders which appear in Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\kits\2d\outfield\front\default\logos ?

 

Thanks

 

EDIT : if it can help, I did THIS (https://community.sigames.com/forums/topic/524020-remove-licensed-kits/) prior to installing the pack (to delete all licensed kits). I think it's irrelevant but I say it just in case

 

luberasa
8 years ago
16 hours ago
12
By junifan 17 April 2021 - 15:31 PM UTC 

Hi everyone,

 

Thanks for the pack.

 

I installed it, no problem whatsoever, I managed to implement the SS kit effect.

 

However, the club logos don't appear on the default kits, and I don't know why..

 

What should I do ? Do I have to delete one of the folders which appear in Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\kits\2d\outfield\front\default\logos ?

 

Thanks

 

EDIT : if it can help, I did THIS (https://community.sigames.com/forums/topic/524020-remove-licensed-kits/) prior to installing the pack (to delete all licensed kits). I think it's irrelevant but I say it just in case

 

I have the same problem 😢

 

junifan
14 years ago
1 week ago
24
By junifan 17 April 2021 - 15:31 PM UTC 

Hi everyone,

 

Thanks for the pack.

 

I installed it, no problem whatsoever, I managed to implement the SS kit effect.

 

However, the club logos don't appear on the default kits, and I don't know why..

 

What should I do ? Do I have to delete one of the folders which appear in Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\kits\2d\outfield\front\default\logos ?

 

Thanks

 

EDIT : if it can help, I did THIS (https://community.sigames.com/forums/topic/524020-remove-licensed-kits/) prior to installing the pack (to delete all licensed kits). I think it's irrelevant but I say it just in case

Does anyone have an advice ?

 

Paul Sneep
5 months ago
2 months ago
4

Hi Fidney.

I am Paul and i am making my own team in the EPL and i have designed my teams kit, but i would like to ask you if you can finish it so it will work in FM21 and added to the magepack, my database is Richmond and in this database my Unique ID: 4001706, but i am happy to start a whole new one if that's required to add your megapack.

 

I am happy to pay some money if you like to finish the product.

I will provide PSD and 200x200 logo in PNG format that you can use for icon, logo and small 20x20 badge with 3 kit colours.

 

Home kit: black

Away kit: Orange

Third kit: Yellow

 

Thank you.

Regards

Paul Sneep.

Email: [email protected]

 

 

Fidney
15 years ago
27 minutes ago
289
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By junifan 17 April 2021 - 15:31 PM UTC 

Hi everyone,

 

Thanks for the pack.

 

I installed it, no problem whatsoever, I managed to implement the SS kit effect.

 

However, the club logos don't appear on the default kits, and I don't know why..

 

What should I do ? Do I have to delete one of the folders which appear in Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\kits\2d\outfield\front\default\logos ?

 

Thanks

 

EDIT : if it can help, I did THIS (https://community.sigames.com/forums/topic/524020-remove-licensed-kits/) prior to installing the pack (to delete all licensed kits). I think it's irrelevant but I say it just in case

 

@junifan @luberasa 

 

I've not come across this issue before. You do not need to delete any graphics to use these default kits, and certainly not any logos. The logo showing in-game for a team should appear in the correct place on the default kit.

 

Please check and confirm that you have installed the default kits in the exact location specified in the instructions. And I do mean exact, no additional directories, spaces in the names etc. Even something as minor as a capital letter instead of a lower case letter and they will not work properly even if they do show on-screen.

 

If you are sure they they have been installed in the correct location with exactly the same path then please can you post a screenshot showing your installation folder and also a screenshot from the game showing the issue and I will see if I can work out what is wrong.

Fidney
15 years ago
27 minutes ago
289
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By Paul Sneep 30 June 2021 - 08:47 AM UTC 

Hi Fidney.

I am Paul and i am making my own team in the EPL and i have designed my teams kit, but i would like to ask you if you can finish it so it will work in FM21 and added to the magepack, my database is Richmond and in this database my Unique ID: 4001706, but i am happy to start a whole new one if that's required to add your megapack.

 

I am happy to pay some money if you like to finish the product.

I will provide PSD and 200x200 logo in PNG format that you can use for icon, logo and small 20x20 badge with 3 kit colours.

 

Home kit: black

Away kit: Orange

Third kit: Yellow

 

Thank you.

Regards

Paul Sneep.

Email: [email protected]

 

Hi Paul,

 

There is no kits megapack I'm afraid, and all I normally do is a pack for the default kits in SS style. That said, your request is simple enough so I've had a crack at the kits. Hope these are OK for you? (and thanks for the offer to pay, but that absolutely is not necessary - folk on these forums do what they do for the love of FM and to help others enjoy it that bit more, and no-one should charge anyone for anything they do).

I can see from the screenshots you've provided that you are trying to make backs as well as fronts. It really is not worth making backs as you only see those on the tactics page and they are so small you can't make out any detail. However, if you are determined, it is possible to get them to work - I used to do it for my fantasy team added via the editor, but gave up after a while and I cannot now remember the correct XML to get them to show in-game!!!

 

That said, here are the backs. 

 

NOTE: The nib sponsor logo needs to be so low down else it will be obscured by the shirt number in game.

 

You're going to need a config.xml file to get these to work in-game, and attached is one I've prepared for you (fronts only).

 

To get these to show, place the shirt fronts and the attached config into a new folder, then pop that folder inside the “pictures” folder - the default path on a PC (not Mac) is C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures

 

The ID you've quoted is for Burton Albion so you may need to remove the lines for that from the config.xml file if you've downloaded a League One kit-pack to avoid confusing the game.

 

Hope the above is clear enough but if I've confused you or you need any help then just shout out.

Paul Sneep
5 months ago
2 months ago
4

Thank very much for doing this for me i really appreciate the great work you have done.

If you like football I have started a new Manchester United Fan Club and new website here https://munitedfc.com and it has been indorsed by Manchester United them selves, come take a look and see what you think, I have full World Wide Live football scores as well.

 

please let me know.

 

Thank you.

Regards

Paul.

Fidney
15 years ago
27 minutes ago
289
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By Paul Sneep 27 July 2021 - 08:51 AM UTC 

Thank very much for doing this for me i really appreciate the great work you have done.

If you like football I have started a new Manchester United Fan Club and new website here https://munitedfc.com and it has been indorsed by Manchester United them selves, come take a look and see what you think, I have full World Wide Live football scores as well.

 

please let me know.

 

Thank you.

Regards

Paul.

 

Glad to be of assistance.

 

Thanks for the offer of taking a look at your fan club site, but I'll pass on that thanks. Nothing personal, but if you note my avatar it should tell you why!!!!

 

Good luck with it all the same.

Fidney
15 years ago
27 minutes ago
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