Juliejwl777
2 years ago
1 month ago
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I tried dropping one of my skins from FM2020 into the skins folder and loading it in but I didn't get an option to switch from the basic skin.
Tommy Hughes
10 years ago
1 day ago
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I tried dropping one of my skins from FM2020 into the skins folder and loading it in but I didn't get an option to switch from the basic skin.


Unfortunately FM 21 won't accept a skin made for FM 20. It was the same with FM 20 and skins originally made for FM 19 etc. I remember back in the day you were able to at least edit the transparency level of the backgrounds yourself, without using a complete new skin made for that specific iteration of the game. Those were good times, because that way I could apply the background picture packs straight away in the beta stage of FM. Nowadays things don't work the same way, and we have no choice but to look at the default backgrounds and layout until the official version of the game and the Archiver Tools get released and people are able to start creating skins for FM 21.
Juliejwl777
2 years ago
1 month ago
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Unfortunately FM 21 won't accept a skin made for FM 20. It was the same with FM 20 and skins originally made for FM 19 etc. I remember back in the day you were able to at least edit the transparency level of the backgrounds yourself, without using a complete new skin made for that specific iteration of the game. Those were good times, because that way I could apply the background picture packs straight away in the beta stage of FM. Nowadays things don't work the same way, and we have no choice but to look at the default backgrounds and layout until the official version of the game and the Archiver Tools get released and people are able to start creating skins for FM 21.


Fair enough just getting everything set up in terms of face packs, logos and kits just need the skin now
murrayg
14 years ago
4 months ago
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I tried dropping one of my skins from FM2020 into the skins folder and loading it in but I didn't get an option to switch from the basic skin.

Unfortunately FM 21 won't accept a skin made for FM 20. It was the same with FM 20 and skins originally made for FM 19 etc. I remember back in the day you were able to at least edit the transparency level of the backgrounds yourself, without using a complete new skin made for that specific iteration of the game. Those were good times, because that way I could apply the background picture packs straight away in the beta stage of FM. Nowadays things don't work the same way, and we have no choice but to look at the default backgrounds and layout until the official version of the game and the Archiver Tools get released and people are able to start creating skins for FM 21.


Not entirely true, but correct in saying that a skin for any previous version can't be used in the next version - without editing at least. You can change the details in the skin's config files to show 21 instead of 20, and it will then show up in game to change to the skin (presuming you update everything correctly). However, it is not generally advisable to just drop a complete FM20 skin into FM21 as there are usually some things that change between game versions, and therefore it may cause issues.

I use a minimally edited skin to allow backgrounds and get rid of things like the white box on the scouting screen etc, and with the required changes, it has loaded fine (I should stress that this is "so far" - I haven't yet tested on all screens or during a match etc).

https://i.imgur.com/WXWJNA2.png
Tommy Hughes
10 years ago
1 day ago
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I use a minimally edited skin to allow backgrounds and get rid of things like the white box on the scouting screen etc, and with the required changes, it has loaded fine (I should stress that this is "so far" - I haven't yet tested on all screens or during a match etc).



This minimally edited skin you mentioned sounds like a neat thing to have, especially during this beta stage when I can't even browse the .fmf files with FM 2020's Archiver Tool. (It saddens and worries me that I'm not able to edit the sounds and sound triggers of FM 2021. Hopefully it'll be possible once the "official game" launches...)

Is there any way you could share the basic skin you've made for FM 2021?
murrayg
14 years ago
4 months ago
438
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I use a minimally edited skin to allow backgrounds and get rid of things like the white box on the scouting screen etc, and with the required changes, it has loaded fine (I should stress that this is "so far" - I haven't yet tested on all screens or during a match etc).



This minimally edited skin you mentioned sounds like a neat thing to have, especially during this beta stage when I can't even browse the .fmf files with FM 2020's Archiver Tool. (It saddens and worries me that I'm not able to edit the sounds and sound triggers of FM 2021. Hopefully it'll be possible once the "official game" launches...)

Is there any way you could share the basic skin you've made for FM 2021?


I can't share it directly, as there are elements that may come from other content creators and I am unable to credit them as I don't store that information as I only edit skins these days for personal use.

You can download the FM20 base skin with background support though, and make the following changes to utilise it in FM21:
SIGames Forum Thread
Open skin_config.xml (in notepad or similar) and edit the parent value to "fm" and the required_version value to "21.0.0"

If you keep the name of the skin as per the folder, those should be all the changes you need to make, but you can then start adding your own panels and graphics (and testing to make sure it still works correctly when you add stuff).
lostintravise
11 years ago
1 month ago
0
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Anyone know of an Instant Results skin in the works?
Tommy Hughes
10 years ago
1 day ago
596
I can't share it directly, as there are elements that may come from other content creators and I am unable to credit them as I don't store that information as I only edit skins these days for personal use.

You can download the FM20 base skin with background support though, and make the following changes to utilise it in FM21:
SIGames Forum Thread
Open skin_config.xml (in notepad or similar) and edit the parent value to "fm" and the required_version value to "21.0.0"

If you keep the name of the skin as per the folder, those should be all the changes you need to make, but you can then start adding your own panels and graphics (and testing to make sure it still works correctly when you add stuff).


Wonderful stuff! Thank you so much for your help!
olivierl84
10 years ago
4 days ago
158
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Anyone know of an Instant Results skin in the works?


Something i would like to know , can't start my real save without this 🙂 anyone ?
kingrobbo
13 years ago
45 minutes ago
10,843
Something i would like to know , can't start my real save without this 🙂 anyone ?

https://sortitoutsi.net/content/56794/fm21-beta-is-out

Look here I give details of a skin
olivierl84
10 years ago
4 days ago
158
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Thanks, this one looks good but not instant result (yet) 😢 🙂
Onubense
8 years ago
8 hours ago
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Thanks, this one looks good but not instant result (yet) 😢 🙂


+1

Waiting instant result skin...
olivierl84
10 years ago
4 days ago
158
Premium
First instant result skin is out (wannachup) 🙂

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