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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   178015 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.

    • Flut's avatar
      @lijeneo: you're absolutely right. However from one of the SI updates, that other option stopped working and caused game crashes. That is why the skin makers had to exclude it.

      @gomesromao: sorry but I will not edit the skin for any other resolutions.
    • lijieneo's avatar
      Anyone one notice this: before there are two options in "Instant Result" one was "simulate", other is "use game plan". Why every skins' "Instant Result" left last option which is "leave the game to your staff by using your Game Plan"? Anyone know whats the difference?
    • gomesromao's avatar
      low res, pleaseeeeeeeeee
    • Flut's avatar
      @yanzhihh: I already sent you a PM.
    • yanzhihh928's avatar
      Your skin is doing well
      light version can make the white background more transparent?
      The white background Cover the stadium background and the city's background???
    • Flut's avatar
      @lyoncj: the instant result button is displayed on the top right of the panel when you choose the team in tactics screen. You just have to click on it and choose the option you want.
    • Castrol's avatar
      Flut, how does the instant result button work please and where is located on the skin? Thanks
    • Castrol's avatar
      Flut, topman, thanks for the helps, works a treat. Cheers
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi lyoncj: yes. It works. When you extract the folder from zip, open it and inside of it you can find another folder with the skin name. Is that folder you should put in the skins folder of the game.
    • Castrol's avatar
      Hi Flut, Does this skin work on the 18.2.2 patch?, can't seem to get Flut to show in the dropdown selection on preferences. Thank You
    • Flut's avatar
      Ho mokaya: could you please put a screenshot?
    • Mokaya's avatar
      Hi Flut,

      Looking for some help. For some reason, the attribute panel has reverted back to the colored numbers text instead of the panels in your skin. Is there a way to change them back in an .xml file? Reinstalling doesn't seem to work.
    • Flut's avatar
      Thanks for your support, LLovely :-)
    • LLovely's avatar
      Thank you Flut ! This is just the best skin and also thanks for the light version . Just thank you ,
    • Flut's avatar
      Thanks Dexter!!!
    • DexterHovis's avatar
      Hi Flut.
      Many thanks for the updated skin. Both the new in between match highlights screen and the screen that shows prospective new tutors are perfect.
    • ooshosboshe's avatar
      Hi Flut,

      Yes that was the problem! Thanks again!!
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi oosh: the error meaning is something wrong in the code. Look at your code. A > is missing in the end of excellent attribute code line. If you fiz that, I think everything will work well.
    • ooshosboshe's avatar
      Hi Flut,

      In previous version you change this line in the settings:

      <!-- background attribute box colours Flut 17 v1 -->
      <colour name="unknown attribute background" red="210" green="210" blue="210"/>
      <colour name="low attribute background" red="241" green="159" blue="193"/>
      <colour name="normal attribute background" red="140" green="193" blue="242"/>
      <colour name="good attribute background" red="151" green="191" blue="13" />
      <colour name="excellent attribute background" red="19" green="93" blue="19" /

      These are the colours I normally have them set as. But as you see in the picture below the "excellent" attribute should be dark green but its dark blue.

      I only ask if there is a new way to change the colours beacuse you mentioned in the 1.4 version there is a '“New” Player Attributes panel'

      Also, i'm not sure if its a related problem or not, but I get this error message every time I empty cache and reload the skin:
    • Flut's avatar
      Ho oosh: what do you mean with "dark blue?" the boxes are not blue...and yes you can change it as in the other versions, in the settings.xml (choose the active code since there are some code not active and that can make the thins a little bit confuse when we go changing the values)
    • ooshosboshe's avatar
      Hi Flut,

      This is the first time I've downloaded 1.4. I tried changing the colour of the attribute background boxes the normal way I do it, but the colour for the high attribute stays dark blue as opposed to what I changed it to. Is there a new way to change the colours?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi LLovely: yes. I will update it soon. However I couldn't solve that problem that arise in some computers (in my game everything is working well). Thus I will include that xml I put the link (from 1.1 version) in my last comment, for those who experiment crashes in the situation reported by you. If you use it the game works well with 1.4 and also 1.5 when I release it..

      Hi LCB: player profile details3 is in panels/custom folder.
    • LCB's avatar
      Hey Flut, thanks for the answer but i don't find de files. Can you help me?
    • LLovely's avatar
      Hey Flut , will there be a new uptade ? If so I will wait for it and hope it will work again because i love your skins,
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi LLovely: in fact it seems there is some games crashing in that situation. It seems that the problem is related to the match in between highlights panel.xml.

      I couldn't found the responsible code instead lots of tests. Thus the solution is replace that xml by the same from the 1.1 version.
      Here is (overwrite the other one)!at1wCbQI!ZdUOX0DN5_Ug7_j5BMkMrE1kSQLeCbk1ZAXSkwfTZTE

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