NOTE: TO USE THE DARK BASE SKIN YOU NEED TO HAVE INSTALLED THE OFFICIAL DARK SKIN. THIS WILL ALSO ONLY WORK FOR THE FULL FM MODE NOT FMC MODE.
Instructions:When you extract the file you have have downloaded you should have one folder called base_dark2014 and a readme.txt file.
Now copy the folder into your skins folder within your Saving (what used to be called the User Data) Folder, by default this is:
For the Demo:
\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014 Demo\skins\
For the full game:
\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\skins\
If you cannot find your Saving folder, load up the game and go into the preferences -> Overiew Screen, on the right of the screen should be a section headed Saving, there should be a folder location listed in the box, this is the location of your Saving folder, if you browse to that location on your computer (not through FM) there should be a skins folder located within that folder, this is where you put your downloaded skins.
When you load the game up if the skin cache is off any skins in the above folder should appear in the skins menu.
If the skin cache is on you'll need to turn it off, exit the Preferences menu and re-enter it and any new skins should appear, if not tick 'Always Reload Skin on Confirm' and change skins, click confirm and go back in and your skin should appear.
FOR MORE DETAILS, REFER TO THE PAGE FOR BASE SKIN FOR FM14.