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 [email protected] 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
    McG84
    6 years ago
    11 hours ago
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    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
    6 years ago
    11 hours ago
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    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
    8 years ago
    2 hours ago
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    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
    6 years ago
    11 hours ago
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    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
    8 years ago
    2 hours ago
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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?
    Toni Ramo
    5 years ago
    5 hours ago
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    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
    10 years ago
    2 days ago
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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
    12 years ago
    1 day ago
    23
    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
    15 years ago
    7 hours ago
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    So Im not crazy after all
    Can't understand why flut suddenly was so slow
    McG84
    6 years ago
    11 hours ago
    271
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    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
    12 years ago
    6 months ago
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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
    1 year ago
    1 month ago
    1
    same problem here after the update. my PC is runng FM21 with no problem :face_with_tongue:
    flut
    12 years ago
    2 hours ago
    2,545
    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
    9 years ago
    8 minutes ago
    565
    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
    9 years ago
    3 hours ago
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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
    2 years ago
    3 days 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
    2 years ago
    3 days 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 days ago
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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
    1 day ago
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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
    13 years ago
    13 hours ago
    50
    Same for me. Suddenly a big delay from yesterday... FLUT help!!!
    McG84
    6 years ago
    11 hours ago
    271
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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
    12 years ago
    2 hours ago
    2,545
    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
    8 years ago
    2 hours ago
    747
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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 !!!

    How did you resolve?
    kfnielsen
    15 years ago
    7 hours ago
    1,330
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    Hi flut
    I did what u wrote above and it works
    Much faster now
    bartdude
    12 years ago
    1 day ago
    389
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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
    1 day ago
    389
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    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
    9 years ago
    3 hours ago
    13
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    @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
    1 day ago
    389
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    @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
    9 years ago
    3 hours ago
    13
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    @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
    1 day ago
    389
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    @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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