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FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 2.1

A skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2018. Version 2.1 released on 26 August 2018.

By Updated on Aug 25, 2018   407319 views   739 comments
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Football Manager 2018 Skins - FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 2.1

FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 2.1

Skin for FM 2018 regular career mode and widescreen (1920x1080).

This skin is compatible with cutout, DF11, scope and PMSC facepacks.

In this version, I included:
- “round country flags” and “round continents logos” specially made in metallic style by brian-q from sourtitoutsi. Those graphics will be displayed in the title bar.
- background maps for confederations, also made by brian-q. Thank you brian by your great work and for your collaboration!!!
- pitch textures for 3D match edited by myself

NEW pack of sites for news panel: If you want to replace the current news sites pack in the news panel by other different pack, you can download HERE a pack specially made by Doddo04 for dark FlutSkin. Thank you my friend!! The pack includes a read me file in order to know how to install it.

Once again, thanks to all FM fans (your suggestions keep me trying to make the skin better) and especially to all the fantastic FM skinners whose creativity contributes a lot to produce the FLUTSkin as it is today since FM 2013. Thank you all!!

Main changes in FlutSkin V 2.1 are in
  • Nation overview panel
  • Match review panel
  • Inbox Press conferences
  • Inbox content with competitions player odds panel
  • Inbox content with home grown info panel
  • Inbox content with player training focus
  • Pre-match opponent scout report news

"New" in FlutSkin v. 2.0
  • Restyled boxes (subsection and bordered) in most of panels. Now the boxes have round corners
  • Some country locator flags and round flags were also tweaked by brian-q

  • The main tweaked panels are:
  • Contract Offer Inbox
  • Inbox team of the week panel (animation front/back kits)
  • Training overview panel
  • Target List/Development list/Unwanted list panels
  • Team managers history panel
  • Team injuries overview panel
  • Risk assessment panel
  • Panel overview league table
  • Team container records summary
  • Board room
  • Affiliated clubs panel
  • Non player profile
  • Team training coaches panel
  • Past meetings fixtures panel

Main changes in FlutSkin V 1.9
  • Club overview panel tweaked and new information included in drop down arrows (club icons, legends and favourite personnel)
  • Match in between highlights tweaked
  • Full match review tweaked
  • New selection information default views included in the team squad panels
  • “New” match preview panel (new tabs with home and away analysis included)
  • “New” coach report panel, overview player report, analyst player report
  • “New” medical report panel
  • Scouting assignments tweaked
  • Scouting centre tweaked
  • Club knowledgment tweaked
  • Other tweaks here and there…

Main changes in FlutSkin V 1.8
  • New coloured country locator
  • “New” match overview panel
  • “New” match lineups panel
  • “New” match in between highlights panel
  • “New” match full time review panel
  • “New” match mid time panel
  • “New” team staff overview
  • Match titlebar tweaked
  • Competition fixtures roundup tweaked
  • Fixtures details panel tweaked
  • Player attributes changes tweaked

Main changes in FlutSkin V 1.7.
  • "New" match titlebar with new scoreboard
  • Match inbetween highlights teams stats tweaked (some information included/changed)
  • Non player profile and non player profile popup tweaked (now with attributes background boxes)
  • Player profile popup tweaked (new information included)
  • Tutor information panel tweaked (current ability and potential ability included)
  • Icon in actions bar displaying the number of unread messages included
  • Bugs due to SI update fixed

Main changes in FlutSkin V 1.6.
  • “New” player overview popup panel (new information and new options in drop down arrows included)
  • New inbox training (new information included)
  • New match preview panel (new opposition manager information and tab with lineups included)
  • Player overview tweaked and PMSC faces option added
  • Autohidden sidebar included (however the pack includes the alternative files for those who prefer the regular sidebar)

Changes and fixes in FlutSkin V 1.5.
  • “New”
    • match full time review panel
    • human profile
    • manager home
  • Major tweaks
    • Last eleven (club overview panel)
    • Main tabbed box in player overview panel
    • Non player profile
    • Match team talk panel
    • Team hierarchy panel
  • Other tweaks
    • Match preview panel
    • Various inbox panels
    • Various graphics files

    Changes and fixes in FlutSkin V 1.4.
    • “New” Player Attributes panel
    • “New” team report summary panel
    • “New” non player profile
    • News (drop down arrow to choose different leagues/continents news included)
    • Non player popup profile (tweaked)
    • “New” inboxes panels: Pre-Season report; pre-match opponent; post-match team.
    • Player overview panel (tweaked in some panels)
    • Other small tweaks here and there
    • Instant result (fixed, although is not the same I used in previous versions since that older code causes crashes)
    • Match-team talk (bug regarding morale fixed; some new information included)
    • TV Logos (removed, since I couldn’t found the way to make it works well, yet)

    Major changes in FlutSkin V 1.3.
    • Player overview popup (tweaked)
    • Team Squad Tactics Panel (row height decreased)
    • Player Overview panel (new information included in the boxes; position ability bar graphics included)
    • League stage views (capitals letters included; different colour for the club points)
    • Continent overview (tweaked and missing information included)
    • Team talk panel (half time rating included in the full time view)
    • League overview panel (tweaked and missing information included)
    • Agent Profile (tweaked)
    • Person Information panel (new)
    • Pre-match opponent scout report news (inbox) (player positions included in the pitch view)
    • Match lineups (kits on the pitch moved to not cover the player picture)
    • Tactics overview panel (kits on the pitch moved and subs bench kits increased and tweaked)
    • Tactics overview panel match (tweaked)
    • Opposition instructions (tweaked)

    Major changes in FlutSkin V 1.2.
    • Match squad team talk (new stats included)
    • Human profile (awards panel included)
    • Match mid review (new panel and information with drop down arrows; some match stats information added)
    • Match full review (new match stats included)
    • Player Overview panel (height and weight units fixed; some "new" information added in drop down arrows)
    • Stadium overview panel (pitch description information added)
    • Match inbetween highlights panel (new, with more information and 6 panels)
    • Training overview panel (bar graph for team happiness included and some layout changes)
    • Sidebar (club logo included)
    • Many tweaks in several inbox panels

    Major changes in FlutSkin V. 1.1.
    • Many inbox panels tweaked (pre season, pre,match, post match, etc, etc)
    • Match Preview Panel (new panels included)
    • Match In between highlights (tweaked and with new information included in the drop down arrow)
    • Tactics overview match/Tactics overview panel (tweaked and player faces included/new background pitch included)
    • Sidebar and back/next buttons (sidebar moved to down and includes the buttons)
    • Match titlebar (now transparent)
    • Match lineups panel (player faces with kits included)
    • Player overview panel (height and weight information included)
    • Match Introduction included (with automatic animation and option to choose the introduction of several leagues made for FM17 by JOVOVICH)
    • Opacity selector included

    Released: 26 August, 2018

    A special thank you to PATRES10 from fmslovakia for the 2D default kits (especially tailor-made for FlutSkin).

    As always FlutSkin is completely free to download and I hope you enjoy it. However, this year, if you want, you can reward my work donating whatever amount you wish. Any small amount is really appreciated.

    You can do so by clicking the button down below:

    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 read me file in order to install the skin, the pitch textures addon and the default sidebar (I included two versions: a) "normal" sidebar; b) sidebar coloured according the club colour). I also 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 and VULRAK (with some contribution from myself and other FM Fans), HERE

    For those one who experience crashes during the match (for example, when a yellow card is shown) the “alt match in between highlights panels folder” contains a file (match in between highlights.xml) for replace the original one. That xml is from FlutSkin 1.1 and works well in this version. You just have to follow the instructions in the read me file.

    How to add Flut Skin in FM18

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

    Place the "fm2018flutskin_dark21" folder here:
    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2018\skins

    1. Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.
    2. Start FM18 and go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab.
    3. You should see FM 2018 Flut Skin dark - Version 2.1 as an 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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    Discussion: FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 2.1

    739 comments have been posted so far.

    • Mauve's avatar
      Is there one for FM2019?
    • LCB's avatar
      Hello, Flut. Thanks again for the excellent work. In the 2.1 version in the players panel the sidebar does not appear with the colors of the club. Is that normal? How can you correct this situation? Thank you.
    • amimeebee's avatar
      @Tvorez well.. you can adjust the panel info in the top right corner of each panel. do they switch back to biography on next load when you adjust them properly? If yes, then my guess would be, that the config file is write protected or located in a folder that you as current user can only access with read but no right privileges? (first case would be changing the files security settings, second case - execute fm as admin on start - never had that issue and therefore am only guessing. but might be worth a try in case it does switch back after adjustments)
    • Tvorez's avatar
      Friends, can anyone tell. The problem with this skin. I installed version 2.1 and see that in the review of the player in all panels there is a "biography" (default) . What is the problem? I rolled back to version 2.0 and this problem did not disappear - all the player panels are displayed as a "biography". The cache was cleaned, the skin rebooted.
    • amimeebee's avatar
      apart from that, this is my favorite skin so far. good work!
    • amimeebee's avatar
      although you stated, you won't answer questions anymore. i still take my chances
      when using this skin with 1440p resolution+font increase to 125%, some boxes backgrounds do not expand. any idea how or where to fix this?
    • ROBBO44444444's avatar
      how do i change the player number attributes colour from the boxes to just numbers
    • daveo72's avatar
      ok buddy thanks anyway worth a shot
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi daveo: sorry...If it doesn't work, I don't remember how can we do it. In meantime, if I remember how to do it I will let you know.
    • daveo72's avatar
      Doesnt seem to have changed anything mate, tried as shown, cleared cache and reloaded the skin
    • daveo72's avatar
      Thanks man, I'll give it a shot see how it looks. Again mate great skin
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi daveo72: thanks. Regarding your question, go to gaphics/boxes/scoreboardf/paper

      and change the code

      <colour id="red_replacement" name="primary"/>

      by (gor example)
      <colour id="red_replacement" name="yellow2"/>
    • daveo72's avatar
      Total amazballs skin by the way, love the dark version
    • daveo72's avatar

      Is there anyway to change the background colour of the team title bar please, thinking something like yellow as there would be minimal teams with a yellow logo
    • Flut's avatar
      Thanks Doddo!!!!
    • Doddo04's avatar
      The Best Skin ever!!! I hope you do the Flutskin for FM19 again
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Bartdude: many thanks for your support. I'm glad you like the version :)

      Hi lordjazz: yes, the file have 187 MB. I tested the download and everything is okay with the rar.
    • lordjazz's avatar
      Hi Flut
      The download is 187MB and the archive cannot be opened.
    • Bartdude's avatar
      A masterpiece,as always from the master. Looking forward to the possibilities in FM2019 !
    • Ikari's avatar
      Thank you a lot for the wonderful skin!

      Is there any way to make the player panen backgrounds just a solid color, instead of the images? I love the overall feel of the skin but I feel like that BG makes analyzing player data difficult with all the colors going on.
    • vonreichsm's avatar
      Hi Flut, i know you said you will not answer any question, but i think i´ve found a bug. Have a look at the score. There must be a "-" and not a "_":

    • Uncle Sam's avatar
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi all. Due my professional activities I could not answer the last set of questions. Now, I took a look on it and it seems I already answered most of them. Now is time to holidays and a new season are coming. Thus, I will not answer new questions regarding FlutSkin 2018 from now on. Thank you all the FM fans who have choose the Flutskin and specially those who always contribute for my motivation on this hobby/work with kind support messages. If I decide to edit the skin for next season we will keep on touch. Sorry and have a nice holidays.
    • Callum96's avatar
      After I have clicked download I don't understand how to extract the files, could someone talk me through step by step please, im on windows.
    • GabrielSc's avatar
      @Flut It could provide a version with support 1360x768?

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