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FM 2016 FLUT dark skin v2.3

A dark skin in touch/classic style for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2016. Version 2.3 released on 29 August 2016.

By Updated on Aug 29, 2016   1618773 views   449 comments
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Downloads: 78136 / Size: 78.6 MB / Added: 2015-11-07
FM 2016 Skins - FM 2016 FLUT dark skin v2.3
FM 2016 FLUT dark skin v2.3

Dark skin for FM 2016 regular career mode and widescreens (1920x1080).

Well, I know I said that the version 2.2 of FlutSkin was the last version for this season (FM16). However, I already should know that the edition of a skin is a “never ending story”…
Thus, I'm pleased to present you the version 2.3 of FLUTSkin Dark for FM16.

Once again, thanks to all FM fans and especially to all of the fantastic FM skinners who contribute a lot to produce the FLUTSkin as it is today since FM 2013.

  • Compatible with DF11, Scope and Cutout Faces.
  • Compatible with Backgrounds (however, some of them will not be shown, instead, the citypics will be displayed).

Released: 29 August, 2016

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

The changes (some of them are just minor changes) in this version are in the following panels:

  • Stadium Overview Panel
  • Game Processing
  • Calendar Popup Panel
  • Club General Panel
  • Nation General Panel
  • Team Report Panel
  • Manager Home Panel


1. 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.

2. I also included a folder with the files you need to use in order to remove the attributes background boxes (you just have to place the files of that folder in the panels folder of the skin and overwrite the originals)

You can download the FOOTBALL MANAGER BACKGROUNDS SUPERPACK or the City Pics MEGAPACK v4.0 to further enhance the skin.

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How to add Flut dark skin in FM16

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

  2. Place the "fm2016flutskindark" folder here:
    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2016\skins
    Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.

  3. Start FM16 and go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab.
    You should see FM 2016 Flut Skin - v.2.3 - Dark Version as 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.

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Downloads: 78136 / Size: 78.6 MB / Added: 2015-11-07
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Discussion: FM 2016 FLUT dark skin v2.3

449 comments have been posted so far.

  • Flut's avatar
    hi alexbrsc: I tried the link and is still working.

    hi nymthehavoc: yes. I just finished to released the beta versio.
  • AlexBrSc's avatar
    Download link not working here.
  • nymthehavoc's avatar
    hi Flut, do you eventually plan to do the fm2017 version of this skin as well, or you will stop here?
  • Flut's avatar
    @gcreber: Here is

    the version 2.2

    @enestak: Please read and follow the instructions I wrote in the pdf included in the pack.

    @rekoshooter: there are various files. You can open the file match in between highlights panel.xml and take a look on it.. Search for file=” and you can look the names of the xml files. Don’t forget that the code inside the symbols <!-- and --> are not active. Also the files pointed by the match inbetween highlights panel also point to other files…
  • gcreber's avatar
    Love this skin easily the best for me but has anyone got a link for v2.2?
  • enestak's avatar
    Can you help me Please !! Why can not I.
  • enestak's avatar
  • Rekoshooter's avatar
    Greate skin. But I have one question. Which files go together with "match in between highlights panel"?
  • Citizen Sandman's avatar
    yes, you make my mind delighted
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Citizen: You can use THIS

    Put it in the panels folder of the skin.
  • Citizen Sandman's avatar
    hey, it might be covered but how do i remove "consistency" etc I don't want to see these revealed
  • Bartdude's avatar
    Still my skin of choice,well done guys !
  • GS1981's avatar
    sorry 3 hours late, just inboxed you mate, up to my eye balls in work, hope you can fix it :)
  • GS1981's avatar
    ok will do it now, hope you can because 1080p looks tiny on my screen so its hard to play :P
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Gs1981: Thanks for your report. I don't know if I can fix it but I can try. However I need screenshots of that bugs you report. Could you please send it to me via PM? Thanks.
  • GS1981's avatar
    Hi i found a bug, when you zoom in to 125% it messes up the match engines graphics in the score board and other things like the offside pop up etc, any chance you could fix that? because i play on a 2k screen (2560x1440), i have to zoom in a bit, best skin going tho.
  • Bengo's avatar
    @Flut: Ya I set that to 80% and the blue background and that works perfect. Its just those panels during matches where you see the stadium through that are sometimes tough to read. Its no problem though. The rest of the skin more than makes up for having to look a little closer lol
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Bengo: Thank you. In fact in order to decrease the transparency in that panels you have to edit several graphics. Did you already tried to decrease it through the background selector? You can do it by clicking on the percentage number that appears when you go to background selector (BS button).
  • Bengo's avatar
    Love everything about this skin. Is there something I can edit or toggle to decrease the transparency on the pre-game, in game, and post game panels. My vision is utter trash so its sometimes hard to read when the pitch or stadium is showing through those panels.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Qvordrup: I think I can't help you because the code for that map/country locator are the code for flag and you are using the logos as flags. I tried to change the code for the logos (you are using as flags) but without sucess (the club logo appear and not the nation flag). So...sorry but I don't know how to help you.
  • Qvordrup's avatar
    hope you will help even thoug this is not a bug, but a problem I have created my self. would like the badge I use instead of flag to fit on club profile as well as it does on nation view :) (top missing)

  • Qvordrup's avatar
    it's perfect :).... fixed

  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Qvordrup: thank for your report. In fact is a weird bug that I've not noticed yet. I don't know what happens. I tried to fix it without success. Thus i decided to do a new layout for this panel (with changes in the boxes on the right) in order to fix the problem. I think is fixed now.
    Put these files in the panels folder of the skin:

    Please let me know if is okay now.
  • Qvordrup's avatar
    Hi flut... this is fu... close to perfect.... I have just found a small thing.... on nation general view a "strange" third kit appear? could you fix this and upload a panel?
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Bengo: Thanks for your kind words :-) :-)

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