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FM 2019 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.7

A "dark" skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2019 - Version 1.7, released on 17 february 2019

By Updated on Feb 17, 2019   126648 views   447 comments
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Football Manager 2019 Skins - FM 2019 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.7

FM 2019 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.7

Skin for FM 2019 regular career mode and widescreen (1920x1080).

This is the FLUTSKIN – Dark Version 1.7 for FM 2019.

This is the FlutSkin for FM19. I tried to keep it similar to the latest version of Flutskin for FM18. Thus, I will not present you all changes regarding the default skin for FM19, but there are many of them. If you don't know FlutSkin yet, try it. I think you will not be disappointed.

The Skin pack includes:
1. “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.
2. Background maps for confederations, also made by brian-q. Thank you brian by your great work and for your collaboration!!!
3. A pack with a new pitch textures for 3D match, edited by myself (a little bit less dark than the last pack)
4. A mod for regular sidebar (not hidden sidebar)
5. A mod for regular sidebar, coloured according the club colour

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!!

Besides fixed reported bugs and also tweaks here and there, the major Changes of FlutSkin 1.7 are in:
- Game processing panel (Stats logo replaced by Breaking News Text which colour will change according the team colours and league colours)
- Leagues in focus panel (5 tabs added; now you can easily place your league tables according your taste and you can quickly view the one you want without need to use the drop down arrows)
- Add manager profile (tweaked)
- Inbox welcome (tweaked)
- Non player profile (name tweaked; nation logo included)
- League tables (non-capitalized club names)
- Club overview panel (new results panel; new key employees panel; new information panel and new training panel included in the drop down arrows; statistics panel tweaked)
- Home manager (new picture option included)
- Manager Profile (tweaked)
- Match titlebar (competition logo included; club names with bigger space)
- Person/Player information panel (new tab with many information included)
- Nation overview panel (club logos in the players table included; manager name tweaked)

Besides fixed reported bugs and also tweaks here and there, the major Changes of FlutSkin 1.6 are in:
- Player Overview Panel (top horizontal boxes changed, including the player picture boxes; new option of player picture added)
- Club overview panel
- Titlebar and match titlebar (new fonts added)

Besides fixed reported bugs and also tweaks here and there, the major Changes of FlutSkin 1.5 are in:
- Player Overview Panel (kit name tweaked; left and right foot icon coloured according the foot accuracy; some hidden attributes included in the top right box)
- Home manager panel tweaked (training box)
- Training overview panel (various boxes tweaked)
- Scouting task dialog (tweaked)
- Team instructions match dialog (tweaked)

Besides fixed reported bugs and also tweaks here and there, the major Changes of FlutSkin 1.4 are in:
- Pre match briefing panel
- Several inbox panels (e.g., some player reports, pre match briefing reminder, transfer person mini profile panel,…)
- Player overview panel (Flut club colour option as player picture background added; some small tweaks)
- New tactics squad view
- Match tactics
- Home manager panel tweaked (new biography tab included, “new” confidence board and “new” training panel)
- Scouting centre card tweaked

Besides fixed bugs and tweaks here and there, the major Changes in FlutSkin dark 1.3 are in:
- Club overview panel (confidence information panel changed)
- Match team talk (new information included)
- Titlebar (manager change button included)
- Tactics panel ("new" pitch)

Major Changes in FlutSkin dark 1.2
- Training overview panel (new panels added)
- Tactics panel (now including the player pics)
- Transparent sidebar
- Non player comparison (adjusted for DF11)

The main changes in 1.1 are:
- Match full preview (save buttons included)
- Inbox press conference panels
- Drop down arrow in the titlebar included (in the left, near the picture)
- Many tweaks in inbox panels and some other tweaks in other panels
- Match preview panel (since some information in the tabbed regarding team analysis stop work after the SI updated, I have to cahnge it)

Changes in updated version.
- Bug regarding contract offer fixed
- Bug regarding the "inbox briefing reminder panel" fixed
- Files for no hidden (default) sidebar included (please read the read me file in order to know how install it)

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, 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 regular and coloured sidebar. 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 - SEASON 2018/19 - 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

If you want to download the citypics only, DAZS8 released the updated pack HERE

How to add Flut Skin in FM19

Download and extract the .rar file (using either 7-Zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac).

Place the "fm2019flutskin_dark" folder here:
Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2019\skins

  1. Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.
  2. Start FM19 and go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab.
  3. You should see FM 2019 Flut Skin dark - Version 1.7 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 2019 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.7

447 comments have been posted so far.

  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi Flut.

    I took a look at the code for the leagues in focus tabs in competition news league overview panel.xml and was wondering if these 3 lines of code could have something to do with why tabs 2-5 aren't saving when I customize the leagues?

    <container class="tabbed_container" id="Wwww" default_item="Pnlf" priority="1" save_session_state="true" appearance="boxes/bordered/standard/paper18" save_default_state="true">
    <layout class="arrange_vertical_attachment" alignment="top, extend" gap="2" offset="0"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="horizontal" apply_to_children="true" inset="0" />

    The default_item code seems to apply to tab 1. Could this code that instructs the game to save the state session be applied separately for tabs 2,3,4 and 5? For example the id for tab 2 is "Pnla", while tab 3 is "Pnlb" and so on.
  • Infiltrator's avatar
    Hi Flut,

    Great update! Love your skins for years now! Only one thing with this one, am i the only one with this problem? If i point something in de sidebar it gets a white square like this:
  • mykal's avatar
    How would I go about changing the really big fat letters and or font in the new 1.7 version please flut, match engine in particular looks odd ta me, otherwise still the best skin around bar none.
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Brilliant, that worked! Thanks a lot for the help :)
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Carlito: sorry. I took a look on the white skin and not dark skin. For dark skin change

    <layout class="arrange_vertical_attachment" alignment="bottom,extend" layout="-15,1,-18" offset="0" gap="0" />


    <layout class="arrange_vertical_attachment" alignment="bottom,extend" layout="-16,1,-18" offset="0" gap="0" />
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @Flut: The help for the nickname worked a treat. Much thanks!

    Regarding the manager info on the home page, I couldn't find that line of code in manager upcoming fixture.xml
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Carlito:
    1. try this: go to manager upcoming fixture.xml and change
    <layout class="arrange_vertical_attachment" alignment="bottom,extend" layout="-18,1,-21" offset="0" gap="0" />


    <layout class="arrange_vertical_attachment" alignment="bottom,extend" layout="-19,1,-21" offset="0" gap="0" />

    2. go to club overview details9.xml and change

    <widget class="text" spec="text" style="bold" id="TCnV" size="14" colour="text" alignment="centre" >


    <widget class="text" spec="text" style="bold" id="TCnV" size="14" font="capitals_bold" colour="text" alignment="centre" >
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi Flut.

    Is there any way I can expand the height of this container to give the information a bit more room on the manager home page? With me using windowed mode it's condensed a little too much.

    Also, how can I set the club nickname to higher case?
  • Flut's avatar
    x8ball: thanks. Regarding your question, you can edit it in \skins\fm2019flutskin_dark\graphics\icons\custom\role rating

    richbell82: thanks ! :) Regarding the player name in the kit, I don’t know if I understood well. If so, the problem is that if I move up the name, it will be placed near the border of the square for name/number and the effect is not good.

    Jürgen Hartmann : thanks. Regarding your questions:
    1. Try to use the game processing panel.xml from the 1.6 version.
    2. Bartdude answered this question
    3. Try the following: go to match team stats ibh bottom3.xml
    And change

    <boolean id="sort_disabled" value="false" />


    <boolean id="sort_disabled" value="true" />
    4. Is a great idea, thanks. However, I think is not possible to do that.

    swainf : thanks for reporting. Is already fixed. You just have to delete the following file

    news feed social item content panel.xml

    Regarding the flag, please read my answer to Klapco

    Bartdude: many thanks, my friend, for your always stimulating support . Thanks also for the answer to Jürgen Hartmann

    1. Go to player overview panel and change
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="56"/>


    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="35"/>

    2. It’s already fixed for the next update of the skin. However, if you want, go to transfer offer player details panel.xml and change
    <widget class="text" id="plas" alignment="left,centre_y,can_scale" multiline="false" font="value" auto_size="vertical"/>


    <widget class="text" id="plas" alignment="left,centre_y,can_scale" multiline="false" font="value" background_colour="primary" auto_size="vertical"/>

    Carlito_85: this happens because certainly you use windowed mode; however, if you want to reduce he pics, go to manager home training panel2 and search for code (there are two pieces of code)

    <widget class="picture" id="prop" scale_picture="true" keep_aspect_ratio="true" image_alignment="centre_x" height="95" width="95">

    Decrease the value 95.

    Regarding the tabs for leagues in focus, in fact in my game that bug doesn’t appear when I reload the game (or exit and start it again). I know there are some “bugs” reported that arise only in some computers (like the other one reported regarding not saving the positions panel in the player overview panel). In that cases I can’t help, since everything is okay in my game/computer. Thus, sorry, but I can’t help you. Try to clean the cache and reload the game.

    : thanks
  • x8ball's avatar
    Hello! Love your skin, but under tactics, could you please change the colors on the circles, to see if they are good or natural at that position, because im a bit colorblind, so i really cant see it ^^
  • Bartdude's avatar
    Jurgen Hartmann,go to "panels","match","lineup intro flut". Scroll down to "weather icon". After "Interval=" change the number to a higher value to increase the times in seconds that it remains displayed.
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi Flut.

    Thought I'd point out there seems to be some kind of bug with the leagues in focus tabs 2-5. Once changed, they revert back to the default leagues once the game is started up again.
  • richbell82's avatar
    Incredible work, love clicking through and finding new bits. Huge thanks for your hard work.
    Could I suggest a possible tweak? Raise the players shirt name on a players profile screen. I feel it is sitting too close to the shirt number
  • Jürgen Hartmann's avatar
    Ola Flut,

    great update of the greatest skin around for FM!

    One problem I have right now, the color of the skysportnews logo is gone, look here:

    And, may I suggest some ideas to you?
    1) Is it possible to display the teams longer in 3D-game? I would set it 4 times longer for taking time to look at the two teams:

    2) Next thing is, could you set it to standart, that the squad is sorted, so when substitutes take place they are sorted in correctly?

    3) The Idea of tabs in the "leagues in focus" is great! You could add there the display of a nationflag as well, for better direct recognition.
    For example like this:

    Thank you very much for your time and support!
    Greetings from Germany!
  • swainf's avatar
    there's little mistake, for egyptian flag on lengte cm
  • swainf's avatar
    Flut skin needs ''like'' in social feed
    example original skin picture
  • Bartdude's avatar
    Great additions to the already ultimate FM skin
  • Klapco's avatar
    Flut i found two BUGS
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi Flut. Loving the extra tabs for leagues in focus. Thank you.

    I'm having a bit of a problem on the manager home page under the Training panel, where the player pictures for best and worst training performance are cut off at the top and bottom. How can I fix this?

    Also, how can I change the position of the name on the back of the shirt in the player overview?
  • yanzhihh928's avatar
    thank you flut goodman
    You're working too hard.

    With you, FM is more wonderful
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Carlito-95: thanks. And yes I’m open to suggestions. In the next release, following your suggestion I will include 5 tabs in leagues in focus; regarding the scoreboard selector mod by Jovovich, sorry but I will not include it in the skin.

    Hi einherjer83: thanks!
    Regarding the kits you have to search all codes like the following (in player overview panel.xml) and change the values for top, left or vertical (this last one decreases the size of the kit; the first two just move it)

    <!-- Kit default -->
    <widget id="mKit" class="kit_icon" file="generic/kit icon12" scale_picture="true" kit_zoom_level="2" priority="1">
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="25"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="70" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="30" />
    <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" />

    <!-- This is the shirt kit 2d -->
    <widget class="picture" id="lftH" scale_picture="true" keep_aspect_ratio="true" image_alignment="centre">
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="25"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="-70" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="30" />
    <attachment class="test_setting_attachment" get_setting="show_portraits" default_value="true" set_property="hidn">
    <list id="value">
    <boolean value="false" />

    Concerning the question about copy the xml for other releases the answer is no for the next, since there are some changes in that panel. However, if you don’t want that changes, the answer is yes, you can.

    Hi swainf: yes. You are right regarding FM18 skin. However I couldn’t make it work in the skin for FM19….

    HI Jürgen Hartmann: you’re welcome
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi Flut. I hope you don't mind me asking but I was just wondering if you're open to suggestions for future updates?

    1. Not sure how easy or difficult this would be to implement, but how about a "Leagues In Focus 2" tab, so we can quickly follow an extra 9 leagues?

    2. Would you be open to implementing the scoreboard selector mod by Jovovich?

    Regardless of whether or not you decide to take these on board, your time and efforts are appreciated. Keep up the great work.
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    @BigfootBillbo I’m using the Cities Megapack and it works just fine.
  • BigfootBillbo's avatar
    Does Cities Megapack work with this?
  • einherjer83's avatar
    Thank you so much for a fantastic skin! I've used this for years now!
    But I have a question :
    I play in windowed mode, and I see that logos and kits are "cut" inside the player profile. I used the guide for the logos (though I had to edit to 90 instead of 100)
    Is there a way to do the same with the kits? Some of the arm about half) is missing behind the player photo.

    If I change this, could I copy this xml for later releases, or do I have to change it every time I DL a update?

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