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FM 2018 FLUT skin light - 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 26, 2018   178630 views   297 comments
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Football Manager 2018 Skins - FM 2018 FLUT skin light - Version 2.1

FM 2018 FLUT skin light - Version 2.1

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

This is the FLUTSKIN – Light, Version 2.1 for FM 2018.

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

In this version, I included:
- “round country flags”, “round continents logos” and default logos specially made in metallic style by brian-q from sourtitoutsi. Those graphics will be displayed in the title bar.
- new 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

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

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 light FlutSkin. Thank you my friend!! The pack includes a read me file in order to know how to install it.

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)
    • Team dynamics overview (tweaked)
    • 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, sidebar icons only. 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_light21" 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 light - 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 light - Version 2.1

    297 comments have been posted so far.

    • Badass88's avatar
      How did you fix it onasius? Cause I still have the same problem you described if I put the players folder outside the zbackgrounds folder
    • onasius's avatar
      Hi Flut, I solved the problem myself. The player background pictures needed to be in a seperate folder, not in the citypics/stadiums folder. Thanks anyway
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi onasius: I really don't know exactly what is the problem but I think you need to have also a folder with stadiums with the config similar to the following (the number is the ID of the team - here is only an example).

      <record from="2062002129" to="graphics/pictures/team/2062002129/background"/>
    • onasius's avatar
      Hi Flut, first of all I reallay appreciate your skin. Best skin out here. I've only got a minor problem. On the player profile screen (like the Pereira one you posted with this download) the background for the whole screen and the background on the top left corner (behind the players face and kits) is the Player Background Picture instead of the clubs stadium as seen above. Tried to delete the player background folder. But the background remains black in that case. Of course I used your suggested Background Mega Pack. Hope you can help.
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi LCB: I really don't know how to do it....sorry.
    • LCB's avatar
      Thanks for the reply Flut ... in relation to the name on the jerseys? It will be possible to put it curved?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi LCB: Thanks!! Regarding your questions. Those problems are related to the sidebar. The skin only works well with sidebar with icons only. The colour of that box are dark because the yellow words can't be read if the box is light. Cheers.
    • LCB's avatar
      example of premier league

      só mais uma sugestão... acho que este painel deveria estar na mesma cor dos restantes

    • LCB's avatar
      the best skin no doubt ... but I would like to make some repairs in the print below...
      images out of bounds

      It would also be possible to put a smaller font size or put the name of the player as in premier league?

    • Flut's avatar
      nottmhot: if you put the skin in the right place it should works well (when you extract the skin folder look inside it and if there is another with the same name is that folder you have to put in the skins folder of the game).
    • nottmhot656's avatar
      Yeah that's wats I'm saying it ain't changed anything but the fact my background boxes which contain the info is light now. That's the only change. Yeah mate I've done everything correctly I've downloaded backgrounds and other stuff last week Off fmscout and everything else I've downloaded works fine. I'm using backgrounds link U have put in this post.
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi nottmhot: please certify if you did all the things correctly. The skin change many things and not only the backgrounds.
    • nottmhot656's avatar
      skin seems to have only changed one thing light backgrounds on all info boxes. my club sq.ud n player profile pages all look the same as the original game. my screen don't look anything like the pic at the top of page. I've added the other kits flu download and that isn't working either
    • Flut's avatar
      Thnaks ingey!!! and thanks ooshosboshe!!
    • ingey1968's avatar
      Great job flut.
    • ooshosboshe's avatar
      Hi Flut,

      Thanks mate. Worked perfectly. Keep up the good work !
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi ooshosboshe: thanks. Regarding your question, in fact the height and weight is supposed to be in meters and kgs. However there is a conflict (I don't know why) between some peace of code that make the values in "secondary colour" with high contrast (in order to be more readable for instance when the primary colour is yellow and the secondary is light green - example FC Paços de Ferreira), and the units disappear (and also the comma in the height). Since, although without commas, the height is understandable I decided to keep it as it is in order to be better readable in the cases I mentioned above. However, you can fix it deleting in all of player profile details xmls (all of them are in panels/custom) the following code.

      For height:

      <record id="object_property">
      <list id="get_properties">
      <integer id="get_property" value="Phei" />

      <integer id="get_property" value="ttcl" />
      <integer id="set_property" value="colr" />

      For the weight delete the following code in each one of the player profile details xmls

      <record id="object_property">
      <list id="get_properties">
      <integer id="get_property" value="Pwei" />

      <integer id="get_property" value="ttcl" />
      <integer id="set_property" value="colr" />

      Hi Doddo: thanks :-) Regarding the team dynamics I thought about it. However as I had no time to play the game and I know that the team dynamics changes over time (adding new social groups) I was afraid that the image could be cut. But in another version, when I have played my game longer I will try that.

      Hi Job: it depends on the graphics pack you have. If you have the stadiums pack with the config similiar to (this example is for FC Porto)

      <record from="1478" to="graphics/pictures/team/1478/background"/>

      and the folder is read by the game before the one that has the photos of the players (the game read the folders in alphabetic order), the stadiums will be displayed.
    • Job's avatar
      Hello Flut,
      How to put the wallpappers behind the player face please ?
    • Doddo04's avatar
      Verry Great update!!!
      Sorry about my post Yesterday! Now is my best Skin back everything is now perfect. Thanks Flut now your Skin is back on the top!
      Only one little thing is it possible to make the teamdynamics screen bigger? at the moment i find it to small
    • ooshosboshe's avatar
      Hi Flut,

      Great update!

      But is there a way to change the units of measurement for the weight and height? So the players height is in feet and the weight is in stone instead of meters and kg?

      My formats on the game are already set this way, so it must be something in the skin.

    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Job: this version is with that bug fixed.

      Hi Doddo: in fact I had lots of professional work in these days and I only have some free time to work on the skin. And the new version was required much more work than I thought. Besides, don't forget I'm working simultaneously in two versions of the skin...
      Regarding your questions, now the height and weight were included in the player overview panel. What is the information missing in the tactics screen? Could you please let me know?
    • Doddo04's avatar
      Sorry Flut i love your skin over years but this first version is not so good
      as the last years the playeroverview has not all infos that important for me and ingame on tacticsscreen infos missing and over a week no update is coming. Hope an update is coming very soon bevor i go to change t an other skin.
      Cheers Doddo
    • Job's avatar

      hello flut,
      Could you tell me how to do the right sidebar please
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Doddo: I'm not sure....tonight later on or tomorrow..I think.
    • Doddo04's avatar
      Hi Flut
      is the Update coming Tonight?

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