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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   178017 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.

    • LLovely's avatar
      My game crashes idk why... Has anyone the 1.1 version ? this version worked for me.. Link anyone ?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi LCB: you should go to player profile details3 and increase the value of alignment="all" inset="0" />

      <widget id="cKit" class="kit_icon" scale_picture="true" kit_zoom_level="2" priority="1">
      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="1"/>
      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="65" />

      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="0" />
      <record id="object_property">
      <list id="get_properties">
      <integer id="get_property" value="Pers" />
      <integer id="set_property" value="objt" />

      After, go to kit_icon.xml and change the size in the following code (for the name).

      <widget class="label" id="bNAM" size="11" alignment="top, centre_y,

      Finally, you can adjust the size of kit number changing the values of (try with the try and error method in order to adjust it as you wish).

      <widget class="picture" id="bNUM" image_alignment="centre">
      <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="-5,0,0,0" />

      Hi geoffrey: in FM18 we can't do it.
    • LCB's avatar
      Hi Flut. How can I do to reduce slightly the size of this kit and consequently the size of the name and number?

    •'s avatar
      Bonjour comment changer de tableau des scores en plein match
    • JL's avatar
      Did anyone know why my fm2018 mac appears shading after installing the skin?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Doddo: maybe during the next week, but I don't know yet...
    • Doddo04's avatar
      Good news flut when will you Release the new Version?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Doddo: thanks!! The new version will have some "new" panels and many tweaks. And yes, I changed the dressing room picture and the tunnel picture (of course is according my taste but each one can easily change it if doesn't like it).
    • Doddo04's avatar
      Hi Flut great skin !
      Is a update with new higlights on the way? Can you in the next version put in that we can change pictures from the dressingroom like in andromeda skin ?
      cheers Doddo
    • Roda JC Kerkrade's avatar
      Perfect mate thank you.

      Changed top inset to 35 and vertical to 30. Looks much better now!
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Roda: you can do it in player profile details3.xml changing the values in the following code:

      <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="3"/>
      <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" />

      If you incresae the value of vertical inset you reduce the picture. After that you just have to align the picture with the top inset.
    • Roda JC Kerkrade's avatar

      Great skin Flut!

      Can you please tell me how I can decrease the size of this profile picture?
      With stadium background.

      Really hope you can help! :)
    • DexterHovis's avatar
      Doesn't seem to work for me but thank you anyway
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Dexter: The changes I suggested makes the information you want as default for that 4 boxes (Instead of those ones I included as default). Thus, sorry but there is nothing more I can suggest for now.
    • DexterHovis's avatar
      Hi Flut
      I've now edited the file carefully(!!) and am no longer receiving the parsing error messages but the panel looks no different. Is there anything else that you can suggest?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi gomesromao: Happy New Year. In fact I don't intend to edit the skin for other resolutions. I did it a few years ago and the downloads don't justified the work. Sorry.
    • gomesromao's avatar
      Hi Flut, Happy New Year!!!
      Man your work are awesome, but i have a recomendation, please do a low resolution alternative in the next patch, many people, like me, cant enjoy 100% the skin.
      Maybe you can do a minimalist thing in low res, pleaseeeee, just you can!

      there is a trouble also, there are no much skins for low res... and flut light is the best!
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Dexter: I think there is something you didn't well because when parsing error arose it means that there is an error in the code. Try again, carefully. You just have to change the codes I told you and everything else should be not changed (look that "by" is not to include I try to explain that you should change XX by YY...)
    • DexterHovis's avatar
      Hi Flut
      Sorry, but it didn't work. When I start a match I now received two error messages reporting parsing errors and then the panel does not appear at all. I did clear the cache and reload the skin after editing the file.
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Dexter: go to match in between highlights panel.xml and change:

      by default_item==”hfMs”

      by default_item=”HMtg”

      by default_item=”afMs”

      by default_item=”AMti”
    • DexterHovis's avatar
      Hi Flut
      When the in between highlights screen shows during a match I like to have the home team stats showing above the home team body language on the left of the screen and the away team stats showing above the away team body language on the right of the screen. Like this:

      But the only way that I can see to do this involves me selecting both teams stats whenever a home fixture is followed by an away fixture and vice versa. Is there any way that my preference can be set up permanently?
    • ingey1968's avatar
      nice flut, good deal. looking forward to it.
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi ingey: I already did it. I will include it in the next release (and also including the positions information below the players name) :)
    • ingey1968's avatar
      hey flut, looks great. i do have a question for you. on a couple of the skins on the club overview screen they have the starting 11 and when you hover your mouse over a player a pop up comes out with that players stats. doesn't seem to work when i add show_preview_info_popup to the icon_flags of the pitch_with_tactics widget. is it possible or no? pic below to show what i mean
    • gomesromao's avatar
      low res??

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