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Blak v1.1 FM17 skin

A heavily modified dark skin for Football Manager 2017 based on Elegance 16, Vitrex, Flut and original concepts.

By on Jan 05, 2017   80248 views   15 comments
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Downloads: 16085 / Size: 121.0 MB / Added: 2017-01-05
Football Manager 2017 Skins - Blak v1.1 FM17 skin

Based on the original skin, Elegance 16, by OzO @ FMEurope, this heavily modified skin introduces features such as backgrounds that recolour based on team/competition colours, perspective and minimalist style tactical pitches, fixes to the original skins bugs as well as new player and club overview screens courtesy of Vitrex, a whole bunch of original content and much more.

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Released: 13 Dec 2016
Updated: 20 Dec 2016

Blak v1.1 FM17 Skin Preview




How to install the Blak skin to FM17

  1. Download the .rar archive and use a tool such as 7-zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for MacOSX to extract its contents.

  2. Move the extracted folder "Blak" to your skins folder:
    \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2017\skins\

  3. Run Football Manager 2017 and go to Preferences > Interface.
    You should see "Blak” as an option in the skin drop down of the General options section.
    Hit the Confirm button.

20/12/16 - v1.1
  • Titlebar image changed to reflect the kit type of each team rather than having the Vitrex stripes.
  • Modified Club Overview Panel to display all image panels in the top four central panels for cleanliness
  • Modified competition news panel background from white to dark grey to keep in line with design spec
  • Changed all competition news panel text to light grey and SkyBoldFont for headers and white default font for body text
  • DF11 profile pic mod added (in Blak Mods folder, you must copy and overwrite any panels in the player folder)
  • Background images added to DF11 panels to make regens look in the same style
  • New prematch lineups panel
  • Commentary bar text changed to SkyBoldFont and made permanently grey instead of taking the teams second colour
13/12/16 - v1.0


  • Emil Debski for the original player, club, nation and staff overview panels, World Map locator, the signature font and the BBC news panel and for inspiration.
  • Flut for basic panel layout for new prematch lineups
  • OzO for the base skin, Elegance 16, that I worked from.
  • Bantams for basic main menu layout.
  • wkdsoul for some coding help.
  • michaeltmurray for some coding help also.

Even though I had the background selector I was getting some crash dumps caused during loading a game from the main menu. If you loaded another skin, loaded the game then loaded Blak again the backgrounds would work and caused no issues during play. However, due to the crash dumps caused I decided it was prudent to remove it

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Downloads: 16085 / Size: 121.0 MB / Added: 2017-01-05
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Discussion: Blak v1.1 FM17 skin

15 comments have been posted so far.

  • KyleGarrett's avatar
    I ave downloaded it but it doesn't appear, help?
  • thepersoncalledme's avatar
    The skin is absolutely beautiful, but my game crashes every time I enter the "captains" tab under tactics.
  • stb1120's avatar
    The city photo and the stadium don't appear to me
  • Haqriz Thaqqirose's avatar
    when i click the player's development,it suddenly crashed
  • Haqriz Thaqqirose's avatar
    i got problem,the blak not showing in the general options
  • Qemyst's avatar
    @denzilsmith I use 1440x900 at 85% zoom
  • inpanopticon's avatar
    im getting the file is corrupted when i download it, any fix to this?
  • denzilsmith's avatar
    What resolution u using cant get tactics
    screen like yoirs
  • ACDSHE45's avatar
    You should also add regen mini faces for places like the social media screen
  • ACDSHE45's avatar
    you should add some different colours for percent bars also fix a few unreadable text colour clashes. make the tactics screen a bit nicer and add the instant result button I added it myself and sadly it gets rid of the nice colour overlay over backgrounds
  • robertihnofg1984's avatar
    it's possible have the button for the instant result? It's a very beautiful skin, good work ;)
  • lichunter's avatar
    Congratulations Qemyst... Your skin is very good, and it has potential to be one of the best...
    I think it still need some work to fix some mistakes, but it is very good and the best over the rest is that your skin work good with different resolutions (Vitrex doesn't take this issue into account and it is a really bad design decision, improper from a graphic designer...) Good for you.
    Can you make a white/light skin?
    Some bugs...
    - In some screens (news page for example), the number of messages doesn't appear.
    - Line bottom comments during the match are not readable because of the combination of colors. The ink allways is grey, but the background can change with the club, so: gray with green is almost impossible to read.

  • ACDSHE45's avatar
    this is a really nice looking skin I may even use this instead of virtex if it gets a bit more work
  • Rares2004's avatar
    Is it working with 1366×768 resolution?
  • scaramonga's avatar
    Crashes my game on new career start @ 3440x1440 res. Win10.
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