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FM 2017 FLUT skin dark - 2.8 (updated)

A skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2017. Version 2.8 released on 17 June 2017.

By on Oct 30, 2016   Jun 17, 2017   181185 views   315 comments
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Downloads: 52642 / Size: 112.7 MB / Added: 2016-10-30
Football Manager 2017 Skins - FM 2017 FLUT skin dark - 2.8 (updated)

FM 2017 FLUT skin dark - 2.8

Skin for FM 2017 regular career mode and widescreen (1920x1080).

This is the FLUTSKIN - Dark for FM 2017 - Version 2.8

I had doubts about releasing this version, since it is not a new version but an update of the last one. However, considering the fact that I did a new scoreboard (for Pokal DFB) and also I included new changes in the news panel (now you can choose among 17 news headers) I decided to release it as the last version of FLUTSKIN for FM17.
An huge thank you to all FMfans who decided to use this skin and support my work with kind words of support!!

About this update
Well, after I released this version 2.8, I took a look at the wonderful work made by Jovovich in the match intro panels. Since he shared the files and said they can be included in free skins, I didn’t resist and I included it (with small changes) in this update. I think it is an amazing add on (you can see how it works HERE).
Thanks for the brilliant work, and thanks for sharing it, Jovovich!

I hope you enjoy this "new" version!

Compatible with DF11 and Scope Faces

A special thank you to all great skinners who indirectly contributed to FLUTSKIN and a very special thank you to PATRES10 for the 2D default kits (especially tailor-made for FlutSkin).

Released: 17 June, 2017

Resolution requirements:
This skin was made to work properly in 1920x1080 (1080p) full screen mode. As a result, some panels won’t work properly in other resolutions (and also in 1920x1080 windowed mode).

In this pack I included a TUTORIAL PDF with instructions regarding the structure of your Graphics folder in order to view the citypics, the kits and the competition logos in player details and in title bar.

You can download the 2D kits for displayed in player overview panel and titlebar HERE

You also can download the citypics (and much more…) in the Backgrounds Superpack made by DAZS8 (with some contribution from myself and other FM Fans), HERE

How to add Flut Skin in FM17

Download and extract the .rar file (using either 7-Zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac).

Place the "fm2017flutskindark" folder here:
Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2017\skins

  1. Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.
  2. Start FM17 and go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab.
  3. You should see FM 2017 Flut Skin dark - 2.8 updated as option in the skin drop down of the Overview box.
  4. 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.

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Downloads: 52642 / Size: 112.7 MB / Added: 2016-10-30

Discussion: FM 2017 FLUT skin dark - 2.8 (updated)

315 comments have been posted so far.

  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Perderoth: you have to change the font named BebasNeue Bold (because it not have the symbols for greek language)
    Go to the fonts folder and change that font by other one that you want. After that you have to do a search in all the xml inside the panels folder of the skin in order to change the code. If you use the notepad++ you can do it easily. Find in all folders by font="fonts/BebasNeue Bold" and change by font="fonts/the name of the file you choose as new font"
  • Perderoth's avatar
    Hello. I just downloaded the skin and even though i like it very much, i cant use it, because i m greek and i play with greek players and teams and you have ''?'' at the position of some letters, making it difficult for us to even look at it! What can be done to fix this? Thanks in advance
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Sensei: for 2d kits you should download the 2d kits through the link I put in the Important Notes.
    In order to display the right logos, please read the pdf tutorial I included in the skin pack.
  • SenseiTJ2's avatar
    Hi Flut,

    The backleft and backright logos are appearing where I would not like them to be... i.e. the titlebar and also on the 'player background'...

    How do I fix this? I have tried deleting the backleft and backright folders from the logos/clubs but they simply revert to the FM standard logos... is this something to do with the Skin?

    I am using Metallic logos if that helps.

    Thanks for your help..

  • Flut's avatar
    Hi redemptor: in fact in the match inbetween highlights panel is not possible to show the citypic. That's why I didn't include it in that panel. cheers!
  • redemptor's avatar
    Hi there Flut,

    Thanks a lot for your prompt answer (as always)!

    I would rather show up city pics there...What do I need to change... or what config file am I supposed to change (and how), in order to get City pics instead?
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi redemptor: the picture missed is not from the city but a second stadium picture. In order to display that picture (here and in the club overview, rotating with the first stadium picture) you need to have the pack. If you want you can download it in the Backgrounds Superpack (the link is above, in the "Important Notes").
  • redemptor's avatar
    Hi there FLUT,

    Can you help me out with the following:

    a) My City Pics are not showing up in the "gamebreak" panels (are they supposed to?)

    b) However, they do show up in the team info screen.

    No City |

  • Flut's avatar
    Thanks jorginio!!!!
  • jorginio's avatar
    Great job Flut thank you
  • Flut's avatar
    Thanks Bartdude!! I really appreciate your support!!!
  • Bartdude's avatar
    I'll say it again,THE best skin for FM2017 by some margin and v2.8 adds more icing to an already gorgeous cake !
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Micasyt: I already sent you a PM.
  • MICASYT's avatar
    Flut eu sou tuga , eu gostaria de meter o scoreboard da opz como principal , como posso fazer isso?
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Bartdude: Thanks for your support (again :-) :) )

    Hi can_9: sorry but I will not edit the skin for other resolutions.

    Hi ruuddude: thanks!! Regarding your problem, I can't help you because I never experienced that problem in my game....
  • ruuddude1's avatar
    Great skin, best one out there but ever since 2.6 and 2.7 version, whenever I download a new graphic like kits or badges they dont show up in the game
  • Bartdude's avatar
    It's not down to skin creators to compromise their designs by making lower resolution skins "can_9",it's about you using a setup that allows FM to be viewed at the resolution it was designed for,i.e.1920x1080
  • Bartdude's avatar
    A further evolution of the already best skin in FM. Nice work guys !!
  • can_9's avatar
    make a new version for the lower resolutions my friend :)
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi troy: thanks!! Regarding your answer you just have to go to scoreboard.xml (located in panels/scoreboard_selector), open it and change the code:

    <container id="1scb" hidn="false">

    <container id="1scb" hidn="true">


    <container id="8scb" hidn="true">

    <container id="8scb" hidn="false">

    Hi Luc and hi mrRAWmaniac: Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it :-)
  • mrRAWmaniac's avatar
    Best SKIN ever! :)
  • Luc's avatar
    Nice to see you still working on your wonderful skin, Flut!

    ¡Thanks a lot!
  • troy's avatar
    Great skin and its FREE ;)
    Regarding scoreboard it would be great if the EPL is the default one.
    Thanks in advance
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi micasyt: Regarding the scoreboard, in fact that add on works like the TV logo. Thus if you go out of the panel when you return the default will be displayed (the same when you start a new match...). However, if you want you can change the deafult. What is the scoreboard you want to use as default?
  • MICASYT's avatar
    how can we save the scoreboard that we want to see every game?

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