FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 16.0

Dear all

This FLUTSKIN version 16 is the final version of FLUTSKIN for FM21!!

A great thank you to all FM fans who choose to play with FLUTSKIN and always keep me motivated to still improving the skin and gave me new ideas!!!

A special thank you to all players who decided to distinguish my work with a donation!! Although just a small part of FM Players who use the skin made a donation (I edited the skin as a hobby and, as you know, completely free), I always feel honoured and happy when people recognize the work done and decide to contribute. So, I reinforce, I have to give a special thank you to that friends of FlutsKin!!!!!!

Also a recognized thank you to those one who help me answering the questions and requests and adapted the FlutSkin (namely and specially Rosek for the help to answering questions and the adapted version for 2560x1440, and Richbell, for the adapted version with hidden attributes!!!!! And, of course I don't forget the skinners community who also indirectly contributed to FlutSkin with their creativity.

Also a special thank you to PATRES10, from fmslovakia for the 2D default kits (especially tailor-made for FlutSkin) anf to Michael Murray since I started editing the match inbetween highlights panel based on his amazing work!!

Now is time to stop editing the skin for this season. I wish to return for FM22. Lets wait and see since no one is able to predict the future.

MAIN CHANGES IN v16.0
- Following the great idea of majesticeternity, Tyburn and a31632 (from Sports Interactive community) I included in several xmls a code for personalize the background in specific panels, namely club overview, player overview, board room, human profile and team training. These codes are not “activated” by default but if you want to have a different (customized) background in each one of that panels you just have to activate the codes. In the read me file I explain how you can do it.
- Nation overall panel
- Nation overview panel
- Human profile panel
- Player profile stadium option in player overview panel
- News panel

The Skin pack also includes:
1. “Round country flags”, “round continents logos” and default logos specially made in metallic style by @Qvordrup from sourtitoutsi. Those graphics will be displayed in the title bar.

Thank you @Qvordrup by your great work and for your collaboration!!!

You can download the 2D packs prepared for Flutskin (titlebar and player overview panel) here in sourtitoutsi. FC style kits HERE; SS Kits style HERE
However, if you prefer edit your own kits, I also included in the pack a .pdf file explaining how you can edit the kits for Flutskin.

If you prefer SS'kits you can download this and replace the kits folder located here:
Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\skins\fm2021flutskin_dark\graphics\pictures\kits
HERE

The logos in country locators are now updated by @Qvordrup according the last version of metallic logos.

You can also download the stadiums background megapack and the citypics released by @DazS8 (thank you, my friend) HERE and HERE

And @geordie1981 has made a pack for inside "small" stadiums HERE

You can also download the sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack HERE

As always FlutSkin is completely free to download and I hope you enjoy it. However, if you want, you can reward my work donating whatever amount you wish. Any small amount is really appreciated.

You can do so by clicking the button down below:


SOME ADITTIONAL NOTES:

PLEASE NOTE THAT MANY SCREENSHOTS ARE FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF THE SKIN

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO MAKE THE GAME MORE DIFFICULT, YOU ALSO CAN DOWNLOAD AN ADAPTED VERSION OF THE SKIN (V. 15) WITH THE ATTRIBUTES VALUES HIDDEN. THIS ADAPTED VERSION WAS AN IDEA OF RICHBELL AND, ALTHOUGH WITH MY HELP, IT WAS RICHBELL WHO ALSO DID THE MAJORITY OF THE CHANGES. THANK YOU MY FRIEND!
Please note that for this version working well (with hidden attributes) you should remove the original version of the skin.


FOR THOSE WHO USE 2560x1440 RESOLUTION YOU ALSO CAN DOWNLOAD THE ADAPTED VERSION (v. 16.0) EDITED BY ROSEK

THE SKIN IS TOTALLY COMPATIBLE WITH 1920x1080 SCREEN RESOLUTION AND 4k (windows display settings 200%; game 100%).
YOU SHOULD USE IT IN FULL WINDOWS, ICONS ONLY


Important note regarding TV LOGOS:
Although the default tv logo is the one I use, of course you can easily change it; for that you just have to go to skin/graphics/icons/tv logos. In that folder there is a alt folder with many TV logos. You just have to replace the tv logo.png and the tv [email protected] for that one you want. Of course you should rename the new logos as tv logo and tv logo@2x. You also can use other logos made by you. The procedure to use them is exactly the same. However, I should remember that yo should use logos with the right height. For tv logo you should use 25px and for the @2x you should use 50px.


Resolution requirements:
This skin was made to work properly in 3840x2160 (4K with windows display settings 200%) and also 1920x1080 (1080p) full screen mode, sidebar icons only. As a result, some panels won’t work properly in other resolutions.

How to add Flut Skin in FM21
Download and extract the .rar file (using either 7-Zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac).

Place the "fm2021flutskin_dark" folder here:
Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\skins

  • Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.
  • Start FM21 and go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab.
  • You should see FM 2021 Flut Skin dark - Version 16.0 as an option in the skin drop down of the Overview box.
  • Hit the Confirm button.


  • Please note this skin is provided as is. It has nothing to do with Sports Interactive or SEGA and won't be supported by them.
    Comments
    Qvordrup
    16 years ago
    1 hour ago
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    By xmanro 11 May 2021 - 17:22 PM UTC 

    the ligt variant is not

     

    There has not been made a light version this year 👍

    fraag99
    3 years ago
    1 week ago
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    Hello,

     

    I'm using the 2560x1440 version of the skin, coupled with SS Kits.  I also replaced the kits folder within the skin itself (though I'm not sure if this relates to the issue)

     

    The kits are displaying properly when on a players profile and are also displaying correctly as a small icon next to the badge and name of the club in the top bar, however when you are on a clubs profile the kits (that are under the clubs location and city picture) are not displaying correctly and are resorting to the default kits. 

     

    I have attatched a screenshot for an example.

     

    I was wondering if this is a known issue or if I have somehow messed up my installation.

     

    Cheers!

    Qvordrup
    16 years ago
    1 hour ago
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    @flut I know it is a very small thing. But I would like the text size to be the same for substitutes as for starting elleven if possible:

     

     

    aethelbeorn
    12 years ago
    6 hours ago
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    Hi Flut

    Love the skin its my goto FM skin every year

    could you advise what i need to change for the Scout player to be more center than its showing by the player pic

     

    shenryo
    11 years ago
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    By shenryo 10 May 2021 - 22:17 PM UTC 

    Can't stress enough how much I appreciate the replies to fix this.

     

    What did the first of those lines do? The replacement code - doesn't appear to have changed anything.

     

    Also, is changing the skin the only way to make this screen more full?

     

    Hey @flut - your help fixed my issues. Managed to get the skin working nicely. However, the 2560x1440 version didn't really help me. I persevered with original and manual tweaks.

     

    Do you have a tip jar?

     

    Only thing not quite right is the size of these panels or panel. During a game in the tactics. How can I make it larger, i.e. fit the screen?

    what update has been made?

    Rosek
    4 years ago
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    By fraag99 12 May 2021 - 00:53 AM UTC 

    Hello,

     

    I'm using the 2560x1440 version of the skin, coupled with SS Kits.  I also replaced the kits folder within the skin itself (though I'm not sure if this relates to the issue)

     

    The kits are displaying properly when on a players profile and are also displaying correctly as a small icon next to the badge and name of the club in the top bar, however when you are on a clubs profile the kits (that are under the clubs location and city picture) are not displaying correctly and are resorting to the default kits. 

     

    I have attatched a screenshot for an example.

     

    I was wondering if this is a known issue or if I have somehow messed up my installation.

     

    Cheers!

     

    Hello. 

    From what I see on your screenshot and what I understood, you have the kits displayed on the player overwiew panel but not on the club panel. In order for the kits to be displayed on the club panel, you need to make a second folder with your kits in your "graphic" folder without changing the "config".

    Rosek
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    By aethelbeorn 12 May 2021 - 07:43 AM UTC 

    Hi Flut

    Love the skin its my goto FM skin every year

    could you advise what i need to change for the Scout player to be more center than its showing by the player pic

     

     

    Greetings. Try to put only the icons in the sidebar. Indeed, the skin is designed to work only like this. This can be changed quickly in the settings.

    Rosek
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    By ΧΑΡΑΛΑΜΠΟΣ ΧΑΡΑΛΑΜΠΟΥΣ 12 May 2021 - 14:36 PM UTC 

    what update has been made?

     

    I don't know... Probably the original version made by Flut because I haven't changed anything for the moment on the 2560*1440 version.

    fraag99
    3 years ago
    1 week ago
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    By Rosek 12 May 2021 - 14:40 PM UTC 

    Hello. 

    From what I see on your screenshot and what I understood, you have the kits displayed on the player overwiew panel but not on the club panel. In order for the kits to be displayed on the club panel, you need to make a second folder with your kits in your "graphic" folder without changing the "config".

     

    Sorry if I'm being dumb but can you explain this further? Does this mean I have to duplicate all the kit folders from each league and restore the config file to a default config file? I'm not really sure what I would restore the config files to as I never changed them in the first place, they just came with the packs?

     

    Cheers!

    Rosek
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    By fraag99 12 May 2021 - 14:53 PM UTC 

    Sorry if I'm being dumb but can you explain this further? Does this mean I have to duplicate all the kit folders from each league and restore the config file to a default config file? I'm not really sure what I would restore the config files to as I never changed them in the first place, they just came with the packs?

     

    Cheers!

     

    No worries. And you're not stupid. We all had difficulties in the beginning. 
    Normally, you have downloaded kits here or on another site. Find the original file(s) (You will find them in one of the 2 threads corresponding to the type of kit you are using (fc12 or ssk) on this site)  

    Copy all these files into a new folder that you create beforehand. Then place this new folder here:
    C:\Users\xxx\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures (path for example) where normally is the one that you made so that the kits appear on the player overwiew panel.

     

    Below I show you my configuration. I have highlighted my 2 folders :

    fraag99
    3 years ago
    1 week ago
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    By Rosek 12 May 2021 - 15:01 PM UTC 

    No worries. And you're not stupid. We all had difficulties in the beginning. 
    Normally, you have downloaded kits here or on another site. Find the original file(s) (You will find them in one of the 2 threads corresponding to the type of kit you are using (fc12 or ssk) on this site)  

    Copy all these files into a new folder that you create beforehand. Then place this new folder here:
    C:\Users\xxx\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures (path for example) where normally is the one that you made so that the kits appear on the player overwiew panel.

     

    Below I show you my configuration. I have highlighted my 2 folders :

     

    Oh I think I understand now. The pack I downloaded was specifically designed for Flut for the other panels rather than the club panel. Is there a pack with all the kits for the club panel without having to download them all seperately? If there isnt then its fine but I think I understand now!

     

    Thank you!!

    Joe Churchman
    3 years ago
    2 years ago
    14

    Hi please help as i am completely at as a loss as to why this is happening has happened on all home shirts and on all three of liverpools

     

     

     

     

    Rosek
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    By fraag99 12 May 2021 - 15:40 PM UTC 

    Oh I think I understand now. The pack I downloaded was specifically designed for Flut for the other panels rather than the club panel. Is there a pack with all the kits for the club panel without having to download them all seperately? If there isnt then its fine but I think I understand now!

     

    Thank you!!

     

    I'll see about creating them in both versions as I don't think there is a complete package.

     It might take a little time, sorry...  

    Rosek
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    By Joe Churchman 12 May 2021 - 16:16 PM UTC 

    Hi please help as i am completely at as a loss as to why this is happening has happened on all home shirts and on all three of liverpools

     

    Hi. 
    Check the paths in your "config". It seems that there are errors in them.


    In the one that handles the club panel kits, the lines of code should look like this:

     

    <record from="arsenal_1" to="graphics/pictures/team/602/kits/home"/> 
     <record from="arsenal_2" to="graphics/pictures/team/602/kits/away"/>
     <Record from="arsenal_3" to="graphics/pictures/team/602/kits/third"/>

     

    Make sure that the name of the image is written in the line of code.

     

    In the one that manages the player panel kit the lines of code are:

     

    <record from="arsenal_1" to="graphics/pictures/club/602/logo/background/left"/> 
    <record from="arsenal_2" to="graphics/pictures/club/602/kits/"/>
     <record from="arsenal_3" to="graphics/pictures/club/602/kits/"/>

     

     

    Mag1lc2
    6 years ago
    1 month ago
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    Is there any update of the skin?

     

    I wonder, because above under the two download buttons there is a hint that the skin was updated today? 🤷‍♂️

     

    But both downloadable versions are furthermore v13?

    Peter77Luca
    5 years ago
    1 week ago
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    hey, sorry for my english i work with a translator program. In my player profile there are no original shirts displayed next to the player picture, what do I have to do? Thank you for your help.

    Peter77Luca
    5 years ago
    1 week ago
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    hey, sorry for my english i work with a translator program. In my player profile there are no original shirts displayed next to the player picture, what do I have to do? Thank you for your help.

    Evil-Muffin7
    16 years ago
    13 hours ago
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    By Mag1lc2 12 May 2021 - 17:22 PM UTC 

    Is there any update of the skin?

     

    I wonder, because above under the two download buttons there is a hint that the skin was updated today? 🤷‍♂️

     

    But both downloadable versions are furthermore v13?

     

    Based on the information I've located using the download links, none of them have been recently uploaded so maybe a correction on the link. It could also be an update to the description/images on opening post.

    Peter77Luca
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    and what kind of folder clubs and teams are they I don't have

    Joe Churchman
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    By Rosek 12 May 2021 - 17:14 PM UTC 

    Hi. 
    Check the paths in your "config". It seems that there are errors in them.


    In the one that handles the club panel kits, the lines of code should look like this:

     

    <record from="arsenal_1" to="graphics/pictures/team/602/kits/home"/> 
     <record from="arsenal_2" to="graphics/pictures/team/602/kits/away"/>
     <Record from="arsenal_3" to="graphics/pictures/team/602/kits/third"/>

     

    Make sure that the name of the image is written in the line of code.

     

    In the one that manages the player panel kit the lines of code are:

     

    <record from="arsenal_1" to="graphics/pictures/club/602/logo/background/left"/> 
    <record from="arsenal_2" to="graphics/pictures/club/602/kits/"/>
     <record from="arsenal_3" to="graphics/pictures/club/602/kits/"/>

     

    just checked they are exactly the same as these, i really have no clue 

    flut
    14 years ago
    1 day ago
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    Hi all: I don't know why the link says that there was an update today. I didn't do it and I also didn't change anything in the thread. Thus, the version still is the 13.0

     

    Regarding some questions:

     

     

    @qvordrup:

    I don’t know why the game do that. If you leave the panel ans returns you will see that the font size is the same for starting XI and for substitutes. I also couldn’t find the code regarding the font and the font size. However, I also noticed that if we change the row-height the font size also change.

    If you want, you can try to change it and look at the results. The code is in match team news panel.xml, line 649

     

                               <integer id="row_height" value="21" /> 

     

    @aethelbeorn:

    Go to player scout reports small9.xml and decrease the value of the left inset in this code line

     

    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="80" />

     

    @shenryo:

    If you use 1920x1080, go to match tactics with embedded section tabs panel.xml and try to change

                 <integer id="true_value" value="70" />

                 <integer id="false_value" value="70" />

     

    for

     

    <integer id="true_value" value="10" />

    <integer id="false_value" value="10" />

     

     

     

    aethelbeorn
    12 years ago
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    Peter77Luca
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    Can't really anyone help me?

    Rosek
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    By Peter77Luca 13 May 2021 - 08:16 AM UTC 

    Can't really anyone help me?

     

    Screenshot of your problem  please.

    Mag1lc2
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    By flut 12 May 2021 - 21:38 PM UTC 

    Hi all: I don't know why the link says that there was an update today. I didn't do it and I also didn't change anything in the thread. Thus, the version still is the 13.0

     

     

    Good to know, thanks mate! 👍

    flut
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    By Joe Churchman 12 May 2021 - 18:23 PM UTC 

    just checked they are exactly the same as these, i really have no clue 

     

    I really don't know what is happenning. However, that problem with english clubs have already reported by several fm players (for example, the kit not be showing during a match of champions league…). I heard elsewhere that is a problem related to the kits licence but I really don't know. In spite of that, I don't know if was the case of your second screenshot but, sometimes, if you saw a player in the national team and after that, go to the club, the kit showed is that one of the national team (I also don't know why it happens but….it happens).

    One more thing: go to the kit picture and look if the file extension is .PNG and not .png. If so, the problem is that one and you just have to change the file extension to .png

    Vassilis_3
    8 years ago
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    hello guys 

    it shows me this panel like this

    do we have a way to fix it?

    Rosek
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    Par Peter77Luca 13 mai 2021-11 : 08 UTC 

     

    Ok. 

    So from what I can see there are several points to change:

    - In your game settings, make the sidebar show only the icons. This will save you width on the different panels.

    - In the description of the skin, located above, it is indicated the link which gives access to the kits which are normally displayed in this panel.

     

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