SS Kits

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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).

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.

THESE SS STYLE DEFAULT KITS WORK IN BOTH FM2020 AND FM2021

EDIT - You can now see the SS Style kits in the editor if you like:
https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a6bb/kxam3zf5vs1eax14g.jpg

For details click here!

Enjoy!
Comments
.nero™
6 years ago
1 week 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
9 years ago
15 hours ago
8
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 week 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
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
33,749

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 👍
wesfm18
2 years ago
1 hour ago
359
Although I use the default 2d kits, this really looks like a very good job. Well done!
kenolio
2 years ago
11 hours ago
4
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
14 years ago
1 day ago
263
Premium
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 week 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
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
33,749

No it's not, read the installation instructions again, carefully this time.
marcweir
9 years ago
15 hours ago
8
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 week 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
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
33,749
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
14 years ago
1 day ago
263
Premium
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
7 years ago
2 weeks ago
4
Premium

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
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
33,749
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
9 years ago
15 hours ago
8
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
14 years ago
3 minutes ago
33,749
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
7 years ago
2 weeks ago
4
Premium

Thanks guys, sorted now

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