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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   178143 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.

    • El_niño's avatar
      @Flut I can't see FM 2018 Flut Skin light - Version 1.0 as an option in the skin drop down of the Overview box. The others I can see but yours not
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Nicadeus: yes. Unfortunately I couldn't make it work yet. Thus I had to remove it for now.

      @arsenalthebest and @el_niño: sorry...I didn't understand what are you talking about.
    • El_niño's avatar
      the same problem as arsenalthebest reported below
    • arsenalthebest's avatar
      not showing up
    • Nicadeus's avatar
      Am I just blind or did Height/Weight Numbers get removed? Just can't seem to find them on the player screen. O_o
      and thank you for the great skin.
      Edit: on the Profile tab.
    • Flut's avatar
      hi BalckS0ull: you just have to increase the value
      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="4"/>

      in the code I showed you.
    • BlackS0ull's avatar
      Hello Flut,

      Many thanks for your prompt response. Now as you can see in the picture down below in the link, the picture has the correct size, but is too up. Could you please tell me how I can move the picture down below to the name?

      What panel I should change to move the picture down below to the name of the player.

    • Flut's avatar
      Hi ScoutFM

      Thanks for all of your comments!!
      Regarding the issues you talked abouT.

      1. The floating boxes during match view:
      Try to change in match/match console panel and change



      2. Regarding the sidebar in the next version I will update it, move it down a bit and make it opaque.

      3. Remove the faces from the tactics screen - Go to tactics folder and open tactics overview side panel.xml
      Delete the following code

      player_icon_file="tactics/tactics icon info panel overview2"

      4. Regarding the oppacity, I also did na opaque version. Maybe it have some bugs yet (I really didn’t test all of it). I will send you in a private message.

      Ho ooshosboshe: Thanks!! You can edit it in the settings.xml in the following code:

      <!-- background attribute box colours Flut 17 v1 -->
      <colour name="unknown attribute background" red="110" green="228" blue="228"/>
      <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="28" green="207" blue="28" />
    • ScoutFM's avatar
      just an update, ive been messing round with the files and set the width of the sidebar in client object browser.xml to 2200, which ends up just making the sidebar icons like in the picture (and previous versions iirc). No, the colours are still muted, but its better again than what it was. will mess around with the boxes graphics when I get a chance, or the menu tables. i wonder.
    • ScoutFM's avatar
      Just a FYI, great skin of course but I had to adjust the transparency, it was pretty strong. I did so by copying the custom/background/box (?) red square files from another skin (base one on this site). It makes the skin far more readable without eyestrain. I dont know if its the fonts or what, but I had changed the backgrounds prior too, and trust me I cycled through many including solid colours.

      I personally dont mind not seeing stadia backgrounds on main screens, given you have a city pic and stadia pic, and player pics in the right spots and these are great.

      I think all that is well done, but readability this year is worse. So I did the transparency thing (zero transparency now); though I think the left panel is a bit muted still, and will try to adjust that.

      Overall, there's extra grey in this years interface given its [I suppose] more intricate, and thats affected readability in spots too.

      What I have not solved yet, but I suppose you will, and I hope to get a hack into my folders, is the match tactics readability. You will note the dark Flut skin's match tactics condition information during a match is very readable because its white on black text, but in the light skin it is not because the condition text is actually green :)

      Apart from this, I think its great; I am def running it right now and will continue to do so I think - the player stats and team/country etc stat screens are laid out beautifully.

      I had elsewhere said I would use the dark Flut, but updated like I have now, I will def use white if I can bear those quirks/cant solve them, until 2 comes out.
    • ooshosboshe's avatar
      Hi Flut,

      As always, great skin! But how do I edit the colour of the attribute background boxes? I know its something in the settings xml but I cant remember what exactly.

    • ScoutFM's avatar
      Hi Flut, great skin!! This is actually the direction I wish the series adopted in appearance. Its a plumper, more colourful look, and its much more pleasing for myself. Well done. There's a lot they could be doing to game day as well with such colours and banners and things in presentation. Seriously thanks for your continual work on this skin. Its a much better, modern look. And as for the regular skin, there is nothing wrong with it, as such, I just prefer yours. Given the designers have not done anything like this, the whole flut is exceptional.

      I just have one question, and that is how do you remove the faces from the tactics screen on the tactics pitch? I did have a poke around in the xml files but could not make my mind which line to adjust/misdirect, etc. haha

      Its purely for aesthetic reasons, I think the skin is great, but not every single face is great. On this screen, there's already a lot of information, and I liked it better in 2017 without faces, especially since now they've redone it. Combined, I prefer the old way with this years tactics screen.
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi slim: thanks!! In fact there is a bug. I will fix it in the next version. For now you just have to go to skin/panels/club and delete the file budget adjustment panel.xml (reload the skin). You also can solve other similar bug deleting club affiliate club proposal panel.xml (located in panels/club)

      Hi BlackS0ul: Thanks!! Regarding your question, the answer is yes but you have to change several xml (one for each one of the pictures background view). You should go to panels/custom and for each one of the panels named player profile details you should find the following code, and increase the value of the vertical inset (now is 15)

      <widget class="picture" id="prop" scale_picture="true" keep_aspect_ratio="true" image_alignment="centre_x">
      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="4"/>
      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="0"/>
      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="15" />
      <record id="object_property">
      <list id="get_properties">
      <!--Facegen data request-->
      <record get_property="fcgn" />
      <!--Fake name request-->
      <record get_property="Pfke" />
      <record get_property="prpc" set_property="valu" />

      Many thanks Schevchenko!! I really apreciated your words and donation!!!

      Hi Martin: Thanks!! If the skin is not shown in the preferences menu maybe you didn’t put the skin folder in the skins folder (look if there is no other folder inside the extracted folder with the same name of the skin; if is the case, you should put that folder in the skins folder and not the extracted).

      Hi butleriain: I always appreciate your kind comments and the fact that you still like the skin. Thanks!! I also thank you for the donation, of course
    • slim680's avatar
      Amazing skin!

      One issue I'm having, the budget allocation is bugged for me when using the skin. I can adjust the bar but the changes in allocation don't appear.

      I changed the skin back to default and the budget allocation feature worked as normal. Changed back and it bugged out again.
    • BlackS0ull's avatar
      Hello Flut,

      First I would like to thank you for this wonderful skin. Really nice indeed. However I have a small question regarding the profile picture screen, if there is any way to reduce the size of the player picture. I'm playing in 1920x1080 but still is way too big. Can I edit something to make it a little bit smaller?

      thanks in advance!
    • Shevchenko86's avatar
      downloaded and donated :)

      The best skin!!
    • bræmer88's avatar
      Hi Flut
      The skin does not show in the interface menu even thought I extracted the files. Could you try to upload it in a RAR file?

      Great work btw. Appreciate your hard work!

      Kind regards

    • butleriain's avatar
      Hi Flut,
      Will happily donate. By far the best skin every year and the number of versions you release is impressive. And you always try and answer peoples questions. Some people who release skins get hacked off with even a couple of questions.
    • Mrgolsheep's avatar
      Hi, Flut.
      I love your skin so much and I was waiting for it!
      But I want to show exactly CA/PA by my IGE. How could I fix the panel's xml file? such as add some statement in xml?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi all:
      I uploaded a new archive - now .zip instead rar. I hope the problem regarding the extraction of the folder is solved.
      I also updated the kits (now the kits for 2017-18 season)
      Finally, regarding the reported problem of budget adjustment (thanks, troy) do the following: go to skin/panels/club and delete the file budget adjustment panel (reload the skin).
    • Flut's avatar
      Thanks, LLovely!!
    • LLovely's avatar
      nice I just love the light ones.

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