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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   385972 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.

    • wetfred's avatar
      Is there any way to lock a certain background?
    • ChickenISLIFE's avatar
      I have downloaded this file, but no sign of it when choosing skin?
    • GiO-92-'s avatar
      is there a way to fix this?? I am playing in greek language [img][/img]
    • Asliv's avatar
      need a little help with this. The skin does not show up in the drop down menu ingame.

      I am 100% sure I got the right folder
      I cleared the cache and reloaded it
      deleted the pre existing "skins" folder and created a new one and put the FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 2.0 in it
      nothing worked... any advice?

      EDIT: The light version show up; the black one doesnt
    • Ogulcan's avatar
      link pls because broken
    • Korbn's avatar
      Hi, first of all, I would like to say, I really like this skin, the best one I have tried yet.
      Especially the match setup is super nice, by far the best part of the skin.

      I do however don't think it's a true dark skin, there is a lot of white and yellow and some of the screens could be done with a bit more consideration on colourschemes, to be more pleasant on the eye. Maybe a bit more minimalistic layout as well, but i know that is more of a personal preference. Keep up the good work :)
    • croawincup's avatar
      I wanna change stat panel.That panel number in the box. How to change?
    • Garndell's avatar
      Since the 18.3.4 update Match Stats is blank on the In Between Highlights Panel. I have tried the alternative panel, reloading, clearing cache & reinstalling with no success. 1920x1080 Res, not had the issue before game update.
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Noizy: maybe you are not place the right folder...When you extract the skin from the .zip/rar, open the folder and look inside of it. Iff you see other folder with the skin name, is that folder you should put in the skins folder of the game.
    • Noizy1950's avatar
      flut help me
      I installed both of your skins all normal . But when i go to prefe.... i can see only light one . Why is that
    • Flut's avatar
      @aron axe: thanks for your support.

      @micasyt: use this file (place it in the citypics folder and overwrite the other one).!bp9yvaqb!cqhai-jycedfuuf1dzksgwuoglsjxg1tv7q813_aqg0

      @mati_motorloco: is weird. i don’t know why it happens….try to keep the skin only in the skins folder of the game, clear the cache and reload the game.

      @racman: yes, is a goal icon for player who scored goal.

      @anben10: is due to your screen resolution. please find in the thread the answer of your question since i already answer it.

      @ferociousblazze: go to the settings.xml, search for the following code and change the values of red, green and blue. exit the game and reload it.
      <!-- background attribute box colours flut 17 v1 -->
      <colour name="unknown attribute background" red="227" green="178" blue="110"/>
      <colour name="low attribute background" red="246" green="42" blue="42"/>
      <colour name="normal attribute background" red="255" green="156" blue="0"/>
      <colour name="good attribute background" red="15" green="158" blue="15" />
      <colour name="excellent attribute background" red="20" green="247" blue="28" />

      regarding the other question, please put a screenshot of the panel you are talking about.
    • Aron Axe's avatar


      Just an error that not appear like Windows notification during transfer data between HDDs, there were not transferred some last folders, including the most important for me, Stadium overview folder.
    • Aron Axe's avatar
      Hi Flut, Great work, Your skin it's my favourite, when I starded play with fm17.
      A question, can you tell me the correct path to put in config xml file, in order to add photo on first place in stadium panel? In Vulrak megapack like in others, they not have two photos for this panel, only one, plus for team panel and city. Also tried other configurations with skins and packs, but the same.
      I just want to add it and eliminate that annoying switch between default photo and stadium's photo. In Fm17 all worked fine, there were two photos in stadium panel.
      Thanks for any response.
    • MICASYT's avatar
      Boas , estou com um problema em que o background image de um clube de lisboa está trocado com o do porto
      Neste caso no benfica devia aparecer uma imagem de lisboa mas aparece a do porto
      o que posso substituir para ficar correcto?
    • mati_motorloco's avatar
      sorry for double postin, I have fixed the citypics, that is working now!, my new issue is this: player names are not showing in the "white boxes" as you can see in this picture
    • mati_motorloco's avatar
      guys, sorry for reposting this, but i CANT get the citypics properly, instead of citypics it shows the leagues picture as you can see here (top left)
    • racman's avatar
      oh, It seems to be a goal icon for player who scored goal.
    • racman's avatar
    • Anben10's avatar
      Hey Flut, I seem to be getting a white strip on most of the panels.
    • ferociousblazze's avatar
      Hey flut where can I change the colours for the attributes panel in the player overview skin from? I can set the range I want from the interface options in preferences but the colours stay the same...

      Also, is there a way to set the team analysis panel in the match screen to be sorted by player picked position by default?

      Thanks for the great skin :)
    • vonreichsm's avatar
      Hi Flut,

      thanks for regarding. You are right and it´s ok for me to press flut.
    • FMTactic's avatar
      Hi..Why u not make skin for lower resolution?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi vonreichsm: yes, you are right. In order to show the lineups you have to click on flut button after the bundesliga (for change everything in order to use bundesliga and lineups many changes will be required...).
    • vonreichsm's avatar
      Sorry. Not all is working. The intro before the match is not working. The bundesliga is shown,but the lineups of the teams not. This picture is not showing:

      and this is working:

      Hope, you know what i mean. The first picture isn´t shown if i do what you wrote to the bundesliga intro.
    • vonreichsm's avatar
      Thank you very much flut. It works now fine for my resolution. Have a nice sunday and a nice worldcup with portugal and ronaldo.

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