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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   385974 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.

    • Rekoshooter's avatar
      Which file responsible for that:
    • shashikiran's avatar
      hi flut can i know which stadium , facepack & city background which are used in above screenshot...? btw thanks for the update keep up the hardwork we really appreciate.
    • danymatrix's avatar
      I love u =D
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi jeff: yes. I forgot to change the number of the version in the config (but the pack includes the new version). In meantime I already updated it and now is okay.

      Hi Damien: no. The pitch textures are those one I edited for the last version (I already change the text in order to not confound the people). Thanks for your comment.

      Hi kfnielsen: yes. You're right. The new graphics of bordered boxes and subsection boxes are a little bit more transparent.
    • kfnielsen's avatar
      Seems like the background opacity is way brighter than before
    • DamienFerriggi's avatar
      Is there anything new to the 3d pitch textures?
    • jeff44's avatar
      Hi Flut put the new skin in and it says 1.9 not 2.0
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi bosssssss: you can choose between "with background boxes" and "without background boxes".

      Hi datsnot: if you want to delete the uefa background go to \Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2018\skins\fm2018flutskin_dark\graphics\pictures\logos\normal\confederations
    • bosssssss's avatar
      its possible to put the original atributes of players in this skin ? pls
    • datsnot's avatar
      I might be blind but is there a way to change the eufa background when im on the "club" page of clubs? :P i have downloaded the background pack that fits!
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Daniel: Thanks :) I didn't include the hidden skills in the skin (only the CA/PA). cheers.
    • Daniel_FN's avatar
      Hey Flut!
      Thank you very much for amazing skin again!
      Could you clarify please how to switch on hidden skills like stability, dirtiness, important games, etc?
    • Carlito_85's avatar
      Brilliant! Thanks a lot bud.
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi carlito: this is due to the fact that you don't use the kits as left background logos. However, in order to fix this, go to tactics icon preview info panel13.xml and replace

      <widget class="picture" id="lftB" height="50" width="50" scale_picture="true" keep_aspect_ratio="true" image_alignment="right">
      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="-4"/>
      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="horizontal" inset="-5"/>

      <record id="object_property">
      <integer id="get_property" value="mbpc"/>
      <integer id="set_property" value="file"/>


      <widget id="cKit" class="kit_icon" scale_picture="true" file="generic/kit icon5" kit_zoom_level="2" priority="1">
      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="-4"/>
      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="17" />

      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="-5" />
      <record id="object_property">
      <list id="get_properties">
      <integer id="get_property" value="Pers" />
      <integer id="set_property" value="Pers" />
      <integer id="get_property" value="Pctx" />
      <integer id="set_property" value="Pcte" />
    • Carlito_85's avatar
      @Flut: Here's the Team of the Week error I'm getting

      Any way I can re-route it so it displays the team shirt or the team crest next to the player instead of the UEFA logo?
    • Flut's avatar
      @RonaldoR9: please read the "read me" file in the skin pack in order to know how you can change for the default (not hidden) sidebar. Regarding the other questions, please search for it in the previous pages since I already answered that questions (how can you delete de CA/PA and how can you change the attributes boxes colours)

      Hi carlito: could you please put a screenshot?
    • Carlito_85's avatar
      @Flut: It's ok about the team names, I can live with it lol.

      I am experiencing a problem with the Team of the Week panel though. For some reason it's showing the UEFA logo next to each player instead of the club logo.
    • RonaldoR9's avatar

      How do I make that side bar on the left to always be there so I dont have to drag the mouse to show it?

      And in a players profile it says "Current Ability" and "Potential Ability" is that CA and PA for they players? How good they are now and how good they can be? Why would one want to know that? Kinda kills the fun of the game if you knew the exact PA on every player? For example, Giovanni Simeone could not have 180-200 in PA??

      And also, the colors on the player attributes is it somehow able to make them red and not green?

      Thanks! :)
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi carlito: thanks! Regarding the club names I can't help (I don't know how to do it) and and it has nothing to do with the skin.
    • Carlito_85's avatar
      I managed to fix the font to get it lower case again, but I'm still not sure on how to get the team names back to the shorter versions (i.e. Man Utd instead of Manchester United)
    • Carlito_85's avatar
      Hi Flut. Great work on the update.

      EDIT: Just found the answer for changing league table fonts back. Thanks for all your time and effort mate.
    • Rekoshooter's avatar

    • Flut's avatar
      Hi rekoshooter: put this file in panels/custom folder of the skin (overwrite the other one)!6hdWCIBT!rQQejHvFESjRDB-dGfB5PTNUkqg6bCebmif_z8XEaiM
    • Rekoshooter's avatar
      Thank you for your efforts to help everyone in this topic.
      I would like to see the picture of a player much bigger. And I want to know how to do that.
      For ex.:

      Regarding your question: I use this option - [img][/img]
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Rekoshooter: I would like to know what is your chosen regardinf the drop down menu in order I can tell you how you can enlarge the player picture.

      Hi bartdude: thanks for your post and information. I sent you a private message about this issue.

      Hi nikolaosaek: thanks!!!! :)

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