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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   385975 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.

    • mykal's avatar
      is there a way to change the CA PA values to actual figures (1-200) instead of 1-20 please
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi nikolaosaek: There is no bug in the fonts I included in the skin. This happens because you use a different font. However, you can fix it in match titlebar.xml in the following code (reduce the value of the size font)

      <!--home aggregate score -->
      <widget class="text" id="T1as" size="10" alignment="centre,can_scale" font="fonts/capitals_bold" colour="white">
      <!--home score -->
      <widget class="text" id="T1sc" size="35" alignment="centre,can_scale" font="fonts/BebasNeue Bold" colour="white">
      <widget class="label" alignment="centre" colour="white" font="fonts/BebasNeue Bold" size="35" id="vlbl">
      <translation id="text" translation_id="233089" type="use" value="-" />
      <!--away score -->
      <widget class="text" id="T2sc" size="35" alignment="centre,can_scale" font="fonts/BebasNeue Bold" colour="white">

      <!--away aggregate score -->
      <widget class="text" id="T2as" size="10" alignment="centre,can_scale" font="fonts/capitals_bold" colour="white">

      Hi mykal, Badass and Maior: thanks for reporting. Regarding the first bug, I already fixed it. Here is the file (put it in the team folder of the skin).!eodECDAB!BzYLLQ8Z168lqqXsFoO85lrR71SB8YKxU1MCZYL8mcU

      Regarding the second one, I also already fixed it. Here is the file (put it in the tactics folder of the skin)!vwdDzKhb!MxKarjBt2aJgY_mwZNRKQ8FSTw-73MBh-R8hMSVmp2M

      Hi jorginio: Thanks!!!!!

      Hi AtlasFR: After your question I tried but I couldn’t make it work. Sorry.

      Hi jeff44: here is the file [match titlebar]!ro1gnAZT!oKXlc7tpwWXPgGOYILvpEuOqrvB_jqB1Vzpuyb4gUvc

      Hi kfnielsen: you just have to use the following files from 1.6 version:
      - non player profile popup panel
      - non player attributes panel

      Hi garyhoi: In fact the panel works well but is difficult to discover how it works. If you put the mouse over the kit - near the top right of the kit - you can see that the "hand" changes to an open hand. If you click on it the individual tactics advice appears. Only if the hand is with the forefinger when you click it goes to the player profile.

      Hi Badass88: on the tutoring screen you should see the CA and PA in a bar with the correspondent colour (like in the player profile), from 1-20.

      Hi Bartdude: thanks for your support as always. And of course you don’t have to apologise. It is perfectly normal that sometimes we like some changes and other times we don’t like it. Cheers.

      Hi Godlike: you can edit it in the match titlebar. Search for

      <widget class="object_portrait_picture" id="hmtF" scale_picture="false" width="190" height="190" transparency="1" >

      and for

      <widget class="object_portrait_picture" id="awtF" scale_picture="false" width="190" height="190" transparency="1" >
      <layout class="centre_in_parent_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0"/>

      and change the value 190.

      Hi MB1113 : thanks. Regarding your question, please read the "read me file". I explain there all the steps for return to the "default" sidebar.
    • MB1113's avatar
      Hello, tx for the great skin FLUT. Can you tell me how to activate the documents for the permanent sidebar in my game? Hate the autohidden one:) many thanks!
    • Godlike's avatar
      I use metalic logos and logos on the new scoreboard is so big and this is an ugly view
    • nikolaosaek's avatar
      Hi again. I got this bug at match game, look at the score.
    • mykal's avatar
      Same problem as others fer me, familiarity shows as empty during a match when it should be almost full
    • Badass88's avatar
      I have the same problem as maior
    • jorginio's avatar
      In FLUT we Trust :)
    • maior's avatar
      this is screenshot of the bug i reported yesterday, Flut.

      as u can see the slidebar and the actual scheduling are inverted.

      this is the sceond one. as u can see tactics familirity is shown as super low in game, but actually it is not.
      thank u.
    • AtlasFR's avatar
      jeff44 : I change this in this file : Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2018\skins\fm2018flutskin_dark\panels\match\match title bar.xml et this works perfectly.
      In fact, I modified these lines in 4-5 files but it was only when I modified the file that I told you that the change worked. ;)

      Otherwise, hi Flut and thanks for this great update, i'm French (excuse my bad English) and I wanted to know if there was a way, in match, on the team analysis panel, to sort the players in relation to their default position.
      Thanks again !
    • jeff44's avatar
      Hi Flut about the V in the scoreboard you said to change this is there any chance you could just release the file with it already done please has some people wont be able do change it with not having a clue many thanks

      <widget class="label" alignment="centre" colour="white" font="fonts/BebasNeue Bold" size="35" id="vlbl">
      <translation id="text" translation_id="242324" type="use" value="v[versus]" />


      <widget class="label" alignment="centre" colour="white" font="fonts/BebasNeue Bold" size="35" id="vlbl">
      <translation id="text" translation_id="233089" type="use" value="-" />
    • kfnielsen's avatar
      Flut what if I want to change attributes background boxes to regular like in 1.6 for staff etc...
    • garyhoi's avatar
      When I click on shirt in tactics screen it takes me to player profile instead of player instructions panel.

      If I clear entire team selected it works correctly by taking me to player instructions.
    • Badass88's avatar
      I only saw determination and player traits on the tutoring screen, where is the CA and PA visible? And is it the CA and PA from the player profile screen, from 1 to 20 or from the database, from 1 to 200?
    • Bartdude's avatar
      Great work as always my friend,apart from the new scoreboard,so I'm using the match title bar file from v1.6 to revert to the previous scoredboard,sorry.
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi ferociousblazze: in my game , the "V" is a "-" that's why it included in that panel. However in some games it appears the "v". Thus, in order to be sure it is a "-" displayed, change the following code

      <widget class="label" alignment="centre" colour="white" font="fonts/BebasNeue Bold" size="35" id="vlbl">
      <translation id="text" translation_id="242324" type="use" value="v[versus]" />


      <widget class="label" alignment="centre" colour="white" font="fonts/BebasNeue Bold" size="35" id="vlbl">
      <translation id="text" translation_id="233089" type="use" value="-" />

      Hi ingey: Thanks. Regardi9ng your question: Delete the following code in player training tutoring.xml and in tutor information panel.xml

      <!-- Current Ability -->

      <widget class="label" auto_size="vertical" alignment="left, can_scale" font="title" size="10" colour="accent">
      <translation id="text" translation_id="251893" type="use" value="Current Ability[COMMENT: scout report panel box heading]" />
      <!-- <widget class="team_stars_label" lrge="true" id="CAic" auto_size="all" value="15" />-->

      <widget class="attribute_label" alignment="centre" colour="white" style="semi_bold" use_attribute_colour_as_bg="true" size="13" appearance="boxes/custom/attributes/paper" height="17" >

      <record id="object_property" get_property="Pcab"/>
      <record id="widget_properties" alignment="centre,can_scale"/>

      <!-- Potential Ability -->

      <widget class="label" auto_size="vertical" size="10" alignment="left, can_scale" font="title" colour="accent">
      <translation id="text" translation_id="251894" type="use" value="Potential Ability[COMMENT: scout report panel box heading]" />
      <!--<widget class="team_stars_label" lrge="true" id="PAic" auto_size="all" value="15" >-->

      <widget class="attribute_label" alignment="centre" colour="white" style="semi_bold" use_attribute_colour_as_bg="true" size="13" appearance="boxes/custom/attributes/paper" height="17" >

      <record id="object_property" get_property="Ppab"/>
      <record id="widget_properties" alignment="centre,can_scale" />

      Hi kfnielsen: thanks!!!

      Hi erprofe:
    • erprofe32's avatar
      Fixed up. I have deleted everything and I have put back the latest update and it works perfectly. Thank you very much Flut.
    • ingey1968's avatar
      nice work flut, how do i get rid of the current and potential abilities on tutor screen?
    • ferociousblazze's avatar
      thanks for the update flut!! is there a way to change the "v" into a "-" in the new scoreboard in the match?
    • erprofe32's avatar
      It has not been fixed :(
    • kfnielsen's avatar
      Thanks Flut
    • Flut's avatar
      hi erprofe: I really don't know what happens. Maybe a conflict with other skin. If you want you can try to go to the match inbetween highlights panel and find all the following codes (there are several)

      file="match/match team stats ibh bottom1"

      change for

      file="match/match team stats ibh bottom"
    • erprofe32's avatar
      Hi Flut: No, I have not changed anything. In the previous versions I did not pass.
      In the summary, it appears correctly
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi erprofe: I can't help you since in my game that problem didn't arise. Did you change anything in the skin?
    • erprofe32's avatar
      Hi. With the latest version I have the following problem.

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