FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 8.0

NOW 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


Dear all
I’m proud to introduce you the FLUTSKIN (dark version) for FM21.

I would like to thank you all the fans who contacted me in order to know if FLUTSKIN would be released this year and gave me additional motivation to hard work on the skin.
I hope you like and appreciate the work done.

As usual, the FLUTSKIN is completely full of changes when you compare with the default skin.

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 also can 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 also can download the sortitoutsi Backgrounds Megapack HERE


As always FlutSkin is completely free[/b] 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:



Main changes in 8.0
- Most of the pink/violet colours removed (thank you Rosek and Evil for your help regarding the skin settings.xml)
- Introdution panel tweaked
- Non player profile tweaked (attributes boxes included)
- Match team talk tweaked (beyond colours changed, big players box/pictures were included)
- Tactics Squad tweaked (conditions/match preparation included and also popup changed)
- Player Popup tweaked
- World panel tweaked
- Assignment tasks panel tweaked
- Some other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 7.0
- New embedded and subtle buttons
- Tactics overview panel tweaked (flags for players nationality on pitch and recent matches analysis button included)
- Player popup panel tweaked (fitness/sharpness in FM20 style and player morale included)
- Players match bar tweaked (colours changed amd fitness/sharpness included)
- Tactics/substitutions panel in match tweaked (fitness/sharpness included as default)
- Team squad panel tweaked (default general information default view with much more information)
- Next opponent overview tweaked (players faces and kits included in opponent line up; player faces included in line ups comparison)
- Next opponent stats pack tweaked
- other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 6.0
- New Match Full Review panel
- Match Intro panel tweaked (player faces of substitutes and managers included; team frormation included)
- Match tactics tweaked (player faces included)
- Titlebar tweaked
- New alt for unlock japanese clubs overview (now you have 6 different alt folders)
- Best eleven bug fixed
- Continue button fixed
- Other minor tweaks and bugs fixed

Main changes in 5.0
- New match team panel news
- New match mid/halftime panel
- "New" match scoreboard (following the amazing idea of OPZ, now team names are coloured according the secondary club colour)
- New pre season report team preview panel (in news item panel)
- Player attrbutes profile panel tweaked
- Match inbetween highlights tweaked (notable events option included)
- New alt for those who experiment problems with a team logo between the kits displayed in player panel (now you have 5 alts available)
- Other tweaks and fixes here and there

Main changes in 4.0
- New Match inbetween highlights panel (with much more information panels in drop down arrow, including facilities, heat map, player pictures in team formation and many match player statistics)
- New leagues in focus panel (including 5 tabs for avoid to always have to change the league displayed)
- "New" match scoreboard, including team kits and with background boxes changed)
- Match team talk tweaked and including players pictures
- Tactical meeting tweaked
- Four different alt. files for playing 1. without backgrounds, 2. with scoreboard without team managers, 3. with the player picture on the left of the Player Attributes Panel and 4. with the sidebar coloured according each team colour
- Other small tweaks here and there

Main changes in 3.0
- New player attributes panel
- New personal information panel
- New competition roundup panel
- New Board Room panel
- “New” Team overview staff
- Player comparison panel tweaked
- Player tactics panel tweaked
- Competition fixtures panel tweaked
- Medical department overview tweaked
- Team risk assessment panel tweaked
- Player Individual Training tweaked
- Titlebar font changed
- Sidebar coloured according clubs colours (as an alt)
....Other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 2.2
- "New" match scorebaord (now with primary team colours as background colour)
- Player popup tweaked
- Some inbox panels tweaked
- Instant result bug fixed (the information in popup now is okay)
- Match titlebar tweaked


Main changes in 2.1 version
- Compatibility with 1920x1080
- Home manager tweaked
- Some inbox panels tweaked and transparency included
- Bugs reported fixed

Main changes in 2.0 version
New player popup panel
New competition preview panel
New human profile panel
New non player profile
Match scoreboard tweaked (now with the complete team names)
Scout card tweaked (colour changed)
Game processing tweaked (colour of days changed)
Player overview panel tweaked (player pictures box changed and right/left foot included in all three options in the drop down arrow
Manager Home tweaked (top information regrading next game/managers adjusted)
Bugs reported fixed

Main changes in 1.0 version
New club overview
New club general
New nation overview
New nation general overview
New player overview panel (option for attributes with or without background boxes was included; also you have three view options of the player in the drop down arrow)
New news panel
New Team report panel (also various related panels were tweaked, including horizontal view in squad depth)
New training panel
New match titlebar scoreboard (team managers included and also included some new information),
New home manager panel
New Stadium panel
Team tactics tweaked (Player pictures and role/duty icon included)
Match commentary tweaked (the font size was increased)
Match bottom bar tweaked (player pictures included),
Instant result on tactics and also during the match included (the button in the match screen is in the menus on the top right of the screen with an icon IR),
Background/oppacity selector included
Team of the week in inbox panel tweaked (faces and also front and back kit included)
Game processing panel (stadium, fixtures and other information included)
Competition overview panel tweaked (team badges in the fixtures included and showing more players in the stats panel)


Once again I would like to thank you to all FM Fans who support my work and also to all skin makers. A special thank you to PATRES10 from fmslovakia for the 2D default kits (especially tailor-made for FlutSkin).

Also a special thank you to Michael Murray since I started editing the match inbetween highlights panel based on his amazing work!!

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 8.0 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
    McG84
    5 years ago
    17 minutes ago
    242
    Premium
    After a lot of testing I've discovered If you use any 3rd party skin with a lot of content, after the 21.2 update, the screen lag is there. You'd think Si would have checked that before releasing, cos let's face it, who would voluntarily choose to use the default skin !


    No doubt a lot of ppl will be kicking off about this, so perhaps they can release a minor update to make the game playable with a 3rd party skin. I bet people who work for SI will use Flut Skin as opposed to the original skin.
    McG84
    5 years ago
    17 minutes ago
    242
    Premium
    The new update 21.2 has made the game unplayable in my opinion. It takes about 10-15 seconds for me to click into any of my icons on the left hand side as well as searching for any team, player in the game.

    Flut skin is brilliant, just annoying that SI update has interfered and the lagging is off the scale.
    R Charlston
    7 years ago
    2 minutes ago
    378
    Premium
    The new update 21.2 has made the game unplayable in my opinion. It takes about 10-15 seconds for me to click into any of my icons on the left hand side as well as searching for any team, player in the game.

    Flut skin is brilliant, just annoying that SI update has interfered and the lagging is off the scale.


    i am not seeing any delay using Flut skin

    running 150,000 players in 12 active countries

    i can see the gameplay improvements particularly keepers ability to command area
    McG84
    5 years ago
    17 minutes ago
    242
    Premium
    i am not seeing any delay using Flut skin

    running 150,000 players in 12 active countries

    i can see the gameplay improvements particularly keepers ability to command area


    Wish I could say the same as you. In preferences do you have any settings that enable the game to run better or make the lagging bearable?

    My game worked a treat yesterday until the update so the skin is fine. I know from previous messages a few other players are experiencing problems with the lagging.

    I could try and go back to the default skin but my preference is to play the game in this skin as it's far superior and the attention to detail is top notch.

    Are you playing on a PC or Laptop?
    R Charlston
    7 years ago
    2 minutes ago
    378
    Premium
    its a high end desktop PC, i havnt changed anything in prefs. just using FLUT at 1920 x 1080. 100% zoom, Graphics on high / very high

    i cant play without Flut skin, only Priisek comes close in my opinion

    maybe verify the game files in steam?
    Toni Ramo
    4 years ago
    6 hours ago
    1
    Premium
    I have very, very small delay in load time compared defaul skin. So small that you barely notice.. Im Running around 150.000 players in roughly plus 60 leagues, 30 playable (8 in full details) view-only around other 30, runs very smoothly and quick... 1920 x 1080. 85% zoom, Graphics as high as possible. Because of my work i luckily have a really top class PC..
    franck69
    9 years ago
    6 days ago
    8
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    its a high end desktop PC, i havnt changed anything in prefs. just using FLUT at 1920 x 1080. 100% zoom, Graphics on high / very high

    i cant play without Flut skin, only Priisek comes close in my opinion

    maybe verify the game files in steam?


    Same to me. PC with i7 10700 and 16 Go RAM, very slow since update. If i choose another skin it's fast, but with Flut 2.1 it's very slow
    robinsonik
    11 years ago
    1 day ago
    18
    Same to me. PC with i7 10700 and 16 Go RAM, very slow since update. If i choose another skin it's fast, but with Flut 2.1 it's very slow

    Same for me. Both Flut and Andromeda skin.
    kfnielsen
    14 years ago
    41 minutes ago
    1,257
    Premium
    So Im not crazy after all
    Can't understand why flut suddenly was so slow
    McG84
    5 years ago
    17 minutes ago
    242
    Premium
    Just switched back to the default skin and the game was running rapid. Playing the game in the default skin is just not the same. I am sure everyone in this thread will agree with that!

    Anyone who's game has been running slow since the update last night got any hints on how to make the game run a bit faster?
    Anyone amended any settings in preferences that they feel makes the game run smoother?

    Well I've finished up work for the Xmas holidays and there's a high chance of another full lockdown soon so I'll have plenty time to play the game lagging or not lagging 😂
    Andrew_P
    11 years ago
    4 weeks ago
    9
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    Anyone know how to get backgrounds showing when looking at inbox etc as now it's gone back to default skins backgrounds.
    Kristian Wogtor
    3 months ago
    2 months ago
    1
    same problem here after the update. my PC is runng FM21 with no problem :face_with_tongue:
    flut
    11 years ago
    3 hours ago
    1,904
    Hi all: only now I could look at your comments and the reported problem. I also quickly load my game and is also slow. I don't know why but as soon as possible I will try to do something. I don't know if I will be able to manage that problem but I believe bartdude is right. So, I promise to analyse and try to solve or, at least, attenuate that problem. Is a shame. SI every years "kill" the skins edited by FM fans!! Sorry for that problems but I really unexpected them. 😢
    Tommy Hughes
    8 years ago
    16 minutes ago
    496
    Hi all: only now I could look at your comments and the reported problem. I also quickly load my game and is also slow. I don't know why but as soon as possible I will try to do something. I don't know if I will be able to manage that problem but I believe bartdude is right. So, I promise to analyse and try to solve or, at least, attenuate that problem. Is a shame. SI every years "kill" the skins edited by FM fans!! Sorry for that problems but I really unexpected them. 😢


    I truly believe the issue is in their end and not to be blamed on your excellent skin. I've posted on the Steam forums as a reply to the latest patch and urge others to do the same to show SI how many players are suffering from this problem. That should (hopefully) force them to take notice and work on some sort of patch soon.
    anthony tierney
    8 years ago
    4 days ago
    11
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    @flut
    Hi all: only now I could look at your comments and the reported problem. I also quickly load my game and is also slow. I don't know why but as soon as possible I will try to do something. I don't know if I will be able to manage that problem but I believe bartdude is right. So, I promise to analyse and try to solve or, at least, attenuate that problem. Is a shame. SI every years "kill" the skins edited by FM fans!! Sorry for that problems but I really unexpected them. 😢

    Hey mate just to let you know the creator of andromeda skin managed to fix the lag issue on his skin, I’m not 100 percent sure but I think it can be fixed by doing something with tabs and buttons folder in the graphics folder of the skin. I hope that can be of any use to you mate.
    Davide1978
    1 year ago
    1 day ago
    5
    I'm not the only one who has noticed the "delay" in the game menu, I think it will take an update soon
    Davide1978
    1 year ago
    1 day ago
    5
    It doesn't depend on the pc, I think. I have an I7 with 32G ram and 8G video graphics, I think we have to wait for the update. Even for me it goes slow in the menus.
    Rosek
    1 year ago
    4 hours ago
    153
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    Good Morning all. Just a quick question. On the top bar I have everything that is displayed well except the competition logo which is transparent (the last one before the "world" button) Any idea?

    And like a lot of others, I have gameplay latency. But it's not catastrophic either and let's trust the boss to quickly solve the problem.


    PS : RESOLVED !!!
    bartdude
    12 years ago
    23 hours ago
    329
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    For sure, it's the two best skins by a mile where the problem occurs (Flutskin and Andromeda). Those skins contain far more content and customisation than their rivals put together. As I said before, check the file size of a skin before you download it, as an indication of the content that will be displayed within the game. Use a pimped default skin like Priisek and there's no issue. However, FM purists like me would never consider using anything else but the Flutskin because it's been the flagship skin since FM18. It will be sorted soon, have no doubt.
    Spybus09
    12 years ago
    4 hours ago
    44
    Same for me. Suddenly a big delay from yesterday... FLUT help!!!
    McG84
    5 years ago
    17 minutes ago
    242
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    I truly believe the issue is in their end and not to be blamed on your excellent skin. I've posted on the Steam forums as a reply to the latest patch and urge others to do the same to show SI how many players are suffering from this problem. That should (hopefully) force them to take notice and work on some sort of patch soon.


    Yeah you're right I just posted on their forum and it appears others have too. You would like to think SI would have tested the update on various skins, as it's pretty obvious most users play in different skins to make sure the game runs smoothly. Or maybe that's wishful thinking on my part!
    flut
    11 years ago
    3 hours ago
    1,904
    Hi all: again I would like to thank you your support and stimulous. I did some tests and although not completely solved, because, as Batdude said, the panels full of changes run slower, I believe I can reduce a lot the problem. There are two graphics folders slowing the game (tables and tabs) and also player overview panel, club overview panel and team report panel. For now, if you want, remove the folders tabs and tables (in graphics), header.xml (in panels/generic) and player overview panel.xml, club overview panel.xml and team report summary.xml. Try that and please let me know if the skin, although a little bit slower than the default run well. I will try to completely change that panels. So, sorry but I don't know when I will able to release the new version. Thank you all.
    R Charlston
    7 years ago
    2 minutes ago
    378
    Premium
    Good Morning all. Just a quick question. On the top bar I have everything that is displayed well except the competition logo which is transparent (the last one before the "world" button) Any idea?

    And like a lot of others, I have gameplay latency. But it's not catastrophic either and let's trust the boss to quickly solve the problem.


    PS : RESOLVED !!!

    How did you resolve?
    kfnielsen
    14 years ago
    41 minutes ago
    1,257
    Premium
    Hi flut
    I did what u wrote above and it works
    Much faster now
    bartdude
    12 years ago
    23 hours ago
    329
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    @flut
    Hi all: only now I could look at your comments and the reported problem. I also quickly load my game and is also slow. I don't know why but as soon as possible I will try to do something. I don't know if I will be able to manage that problem but I believe bartdude is right. So, I promise to analyse and try to solve or, at least, attenuate that problem. Is a shame. SI every years "kill" the skins edited by FM fans!! Sorry for that problems but I really unexpected them. 😢

    Hey mate just to let you know the creator of andromeda skin managed to fix the lag issue on his skin, I’m not 100 percent sure but I think it can be fixed by doing something with tabs and buttons folder in the graphics folder of the skin. I hope that can be of any use to you mate.

    No idea where you got the information regarding a fix for the Andromeda skin. As far as I'm aware Rick is still working on it and no doubt will share any info with Flut.
    bartdude
    12 years ago
    23 hours ago
    329
    Premium
    No idea where you got the information regarding a fix for the Andromeda skin. As far as I'm aware Rick is still working on it and no doubt will share any info with Flut.
    anthony tierney
    8 years ago
    4 days ago
    11
    Premium
    @bartdude he updated the andromeda skin last night mate on his andromeda’s Facebook page the update he did fixed the lag problem for me not sure how he did it but he did. As for the information about a fix regarding tabs and buttons folder that’s just something I noticed myself when I was seeing if I could make a temporary fix for myself that’s why I said not 100 percent sure I just noticed by removing some things in the flutskin it was slightly faster so I posted for flut because obviously he is the one with the knowledge. I got that idea of removing things from your information about custom built skins with more panel changes running slower 🙂
    bartdude
    12 years ago
    23 hours ago
    329
    Premium
    @bartdude he updated the andromeda skin last night mate on his andromeda’s Facebook page the update he did fixed the lag problem for me not sure how he did it but he did. As for the information about a fix regarding tabs and buttons folder that’s just something I noticed myself when I was seeing if I could make a temporary fix for myself that’s why I said not 100 percent sure I just noticed by removing some things in the flutskin it was slightly faster so I posted for flut because obviously he is the one with the knowledge. I got that idea of removing things from your information about custom built skins with more panel changes running slower 🙂

    I follow his Facebook page regularly and there's nothing there to say it's fixed, as far as I can see.
    anthony tierney
    8 years ago
    4 days ago
    11
    Premium
    @bartdude
    I don’t know mate all I know is about 11 30pm uk time last night I checked the page and I noticed he had replaced the 1.1 version of his skin with a 1.2 version I downloaded that one and the lag problem caused by the football manager update had been fixed. I know about a hour before he had removed the link while he fixed the lag problem. That’s why I was constantly checking waiting for a new link.
    bartdude
    12 years ago
    23 hours ago
    329
    Premium
    @bartdude
    I don’t know mate all I know is about 11 30pm uk time last night I checked the page and I noticed he had replaced the 1.1 version of his skin with a 1.2 version I downloaded that one and the lag problem caused by the football manager update had been fixed. I know about a hour before he had removed the link while he fixed the lag problem. That’s why I was constantly checking waiting for a new link.

    Well, I guess he wasn't happy with it because he's pulled the link to the skin permanently now, until fixed.

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