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FM 2016 FLUT skin v2.3

A skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2016. Version 2.3 released on 29 August 2016.

By Updated on Aug 29, 2016   682907 views   262 comments
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Downloads: 40487 / Size: 87.3 MB / Added: 2015-11-06
FM 2016 Skins - FM 2016 FLUT skin v2.3
FM 2016 FLUT skin v2.3
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 White 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.

This skin is compatible with DF11, Scope and Cutout Faces

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.

FM16 Flut skin Preview

How to add Flut Skin in FM16

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

  2. Place the "fm2016flutskin" 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 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: 40487 / Size: 87.3 MB / Added: 2015-11-06
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Discussion: FM 2016 FLUT skin v2.3

262 comments have been posted so far.

  • nabil_dx95's avatar
    Hi flut, can u tell me how to change the colour of the different type of fixtures in the fixture list
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi nabil:

    Put THIS and THIS in the panels folder of the skin.

    Extract and put THIS FOLDER in the following path:

    my docs/Sports Interactive/FM16/graphics/pictures
  • nabil_dx95's avatar
    Tqvm flut. Could u please give me the files that you've changed coz rather than re-download it, i prefer to overwrite the corrupted files coz i've made some modifications to the skin myself.
    As for the formation box, what i wanted is that the boxes are replaced with kits so i can see the shirts' numbers on it
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Nabil: thanks for the report. I already fixed the training panel and the "language window". Regarding the formation window I didn't understand what you want. In the skin, the box/window already show only the kits (not the names)....
  • nabil_dx95's avatar
    Hi Flut, very great skin, well done
    A few questions here, for the 3d match section I want the body language window to be expanded but I can't & how do i modify the formation window so that it shows only the kit, no name??
    For the training screen in the highlighted section they should be a "cancel" button like in the previous skins i used but in yours, there aren't. how to add it??

  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Ian Connor: you should edit the graphics, namely the graphics in boxes/bordered and in boxes/subsection.
  • Ian Connor's avatar
    How I can get a full transparency?
    No white background ... just my background
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi tczy222: could you please put screenshots, in order I understand a little bit more what are you asking for?
  • tczy222's avatar
    Hi flut, I can see opponent duties with flut skin, but with V2.2, I can no longer see it. What should I do?
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi rob: could you please put a screenshot or explain a little bit more your question?
  • Rob1987's avatar
    how do you make the stadium image appear in the stadium image area and not the background??
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Herrera: if you want to increase transparency in those boxes/buttons you have to edit the following png

    - graphics/boxes/bordered/standard/paper

    - graphics/boxes/bordered/standard/paper15

    - graphics/boxes/bordered/standard/paper10
  • Herrera's avatar
    Hey FLUT,

    I have a question to you. Ho w is it possible to change the colour of the buttons in the 2 screens. I wanted the same colour as the main colour in the header of the team. I think I have to change the transparency of a graphic, but i don´t know which one, hope you can help ;)

  • alexpuk2002's avatar
    Thanks Flut that sorted it. No doubt I'll be back soon with more questions
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Alex: yes. You're absolutely right. I forgot to send you a new xml you should put in the panels folder of the skin.
    Here is: DOWNLOAD
  • alexpuk2002's avatar
    Thanks for that Flut, this is now how I want it on the match screen. One problem though is that I get the following screen on a match with the left panel not displaying anything.

  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Alex: in fact there are various graphics we need to change in order to play with zoom. Try this new folder (put it in the same path I told ou in my previous post - skin/graphics/boxes/subsection)
    The xml I also send you is for the panels folder of the skin.

  • alexpuk2002's avatar
    Hi Flut,

    First of all thanks for your help in tweaking your skin. I do love the skin but there are a few things that I like to tweak and also it is good to learn from.

    Regarding the file you told me to replace regarding my zoom issue, I did what you said and extracted the file and then replaced the standard folder. Unfortunately this stopped the backgrounds working and even the background selector didn't work.

    The second one that you told me how to fix by editing the match dual panel.xml to edit the left panel transparency also didn't seem to work.

    Any help would be appreciated
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi alexpuk: That problem are related to your screen resolution and specifically related to the zoom mode you are playing.
    Put these folder (extracted, of course) in the following path:
    skin/graphics/boxes/subsection (overwrite the other with the name standard)

  • alexpuk2002's avatar
    Hi Flut

    I play FM on a retina display macbook and use your skin at a zoomed in 150% view. But when I am in zoomed view there are various screens that seem to have dark boxes on them. I have attached a photo to show what I mean.

  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Alex: regarding your second question I don't know how to change the colour of the players name in the match pitch.

    Regarding the first question I understood you want a little bit less transparency. For this, go to match dual panel.xml and change the code

    <container class="bordered_box" appearance="boxes/custom/match/background/paper18">

    by this one

    <container class="bordered_box" appearance="boxes/bordered/standard/paper1">
  • alexpuk2002's avatar
    Thanks for the sidebar fix Flut. I do have a couple more though.

    I play matches using the 2D view. When in the split mode as seen in the screenshot, the left panel has a white transparent box. Is there anyway to have this the same as the right panel? Also is there a way to have the transparency a little bit more as its too see through at the moment for my liking.

    The second one is during the highlights in 2D view the names under the players is black. Is there a way to change the colour to white? It's a little hard to see in the screenshot but its on the left hand panel.

  • Flut's avatar
    Hi alexpuk: you can make the icons change the colour, according the secondary colour of the team. For that, use this folder (extract the folder, change the name of the folder to menubar and put it in the panels folder of the skin - overwrite the original).

  • alexpuk2002's avatar
    Hi Flut,

    One more thing that I could do with some help on. I have edited the sidebar so that it changes colours to the same as the titlebar when you got to teams and competitions. As you can see in the screen, when the sidebar is white, the icons are hard to see as they too are white. Is there any way that we can put a black outline around the icons used to make them more visible?

  • alexpuk2002's avatar
    Thanks Flut, thats exactly what I wanted. Great Skin

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