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FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 16.0

A "dark" skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2021 - Version 16.0, released on 10 july 2021. To be used in 1920x1080 and 4k (windows display settings 200%; game 100%)

By Updated on Jul 10, 2021   457643 views   868 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Skins - FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 16.0

FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 16.0

Dear all

This FLUTSKIN version 16 is the final version of FLUTSKIN for FM21!!

A great thank you to all FM fans who choose to play with FLUTSKIN and always keep me motivated to still improving the skin and gave me new ideas!!!

A special thank you to all of players who decided to distinguish my work with a donation!! Although just a small part of FM Players who use the skin made a donation (I edited the skin as a hobby and, as you know, completely free), I always feel honoured and happy when people recognize the work done and decide to contribute. So, I reinforce, I have to give a special thank you to that friends of FlutsKin!!!!!!

Also a recognized thank you to those one who help me answering the questions and requests and adapted the FlutSkin (namely and specially Rosek for the adapted version for 2560x1440, and Richbell, for the adapted version with hidden attributes!!!!! ).
And, of course I don't forget the skinners community who also indirectly contributed to FlutSkin with their creativity.

Also a special thank you to PATRES10, from fmslovakia for the 2D default kits (especially tailor-made for FlutSkin) anf to Michael Murray since I started editing the match inbetween highlights panel based on his amazing work!!

Now is time to stop editing the skin for this season. I wish to return for FM22. Lets wait and see since no one is able to predict the future.

- Following the great idea of majesticeternity, Tyburn and a31632 (from Sports Interactive community) I included in several xmls a code for personalize the background in specific panels, namely club overview, player overview, board room, human profile and team training. These codes are not “activated” by default but if you want to have a different (customized) background in each one of that panels you just have to activate the codes. In the read me file I explain how you can do it.
- Nation overall panel
- Nation overview panel
- Human profile panel
- Player profile stadium option in player overview panel
- News panel

The Skin pack also 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!!!

You can download the 2D packs prepared for Flutskin (titlebar and player overview panel). For that you should search for that kits pack elsewhere since the download link in FMScout is down due copyright issues.
However, if you prefer edit your own kits, I also included in the pack a .pdf file explaining how you can edit the kits for Flutskin.

You also can download the stadiums megapack and the citypics released by DAZS8 (thank you, my friend)

For those who want to make the game more difficult, now you also can download an adapted version of the skin (v. 15) with the attributes values hidden. This adapted version was an idea of richbell and, although with my help, it was richbell who also did the majority of the changes. Thank you my friend!


Important note regarding TV LOGOS:
Although the default tv logo is the one I use, of course you can easily change it; for that you just have to go to skin/graphics/icons/tv logos. In that folder there is a alt folder with many TV logos. You just have to replace the tv logo.png and the tv [email protected] for that one you want. Of course you should rename the new logos as tv logo and tv logo@2x. You also can use other logos made by you. The procedure to use them is exactly the same. However, I should remember that yo should use logos with the right height. For tv logo you should use 25px and for the @2x you should use 50px.

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 3840x2160 (4K with windows display settings 200%) and also 1920x1080 (1080p) full screen mode, sidebar icons only. As a result, some panels won’t work properly in other resolutions..

How to add Flut Skin in FM21

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

Place the "fm2021flutskin_dark" folder here:
Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\skins

  1. Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.
  2. Start FM21 and go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab.
  3. You should see FM 2021 Flut Skin dark - Version 16.0 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 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 16.0

868 comments have been posted so far.

  • kotkapusia's avatar
    Another thing to add: xG table exist on home screen and it is possible to read it:

    Still I am not able to read it in opposition report or my team report.
  • cristobalite's avatar
    @FLUT, love your skins man. I have a bit of an issue. I am trying to import the player overview popup panel from your skin into another skin but i am stuck in this area where the attributes are all in black colour. Please what can i do to fix this. Here is a picture of my problem...[img][/img]
  • kotkapusia's avatar
    Hi Flut, first thing - you did amazing job :). I haven't been using skins for years in FM, because I haven't thought I need them, but your skin completely changed my gaming experience :).

    The things I mostly admire are advanced stats like xG comparsion, xG table:
    and way deeper box with analyst report than on default skin:

    Unfortunately, I experienced some minor issue with stats I meant. They were working on the beginning, but after game restart I am unable to use them, buttons: Movement, Tackles, Pressing, Defending, Aerial, Goalkeeping, Defensive, xG and xG Table do not react when clicked.

    Is this known issue? Do you have any advices how to fix it?

    Edit: I tried another skin with acces to xG table and it wasn't working either. Is the problem fixable? I play on custom database with lower polish leagues mod, does it matter?
  • Axis7114's avatar
    Thx Flut. Will try it when I get home from a vacation.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Axis: go to player overview panel.xml and remove the code between lines 856 and 859:
    <widget class="kit_icon" file="generic/kit icon38" 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="83" />

    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="10" />
    <record id="object_property">
    <list id="get_properties">
    <integer id="get_property" value="Pers" />
    <integer id="set_property" value="objt" />
  • Axis7114's avatar
    Hi Flut, sorry for a late replay. I want to remove the back kit. In your example with Otavio I want to remove the back kit since its not the same as the original. In some cases you get very strange colours and they are not even close to match the original kit. In the player Profile menu Im using the Profile menu. I hpoe you can help me to remove the generic kit. Thank you.
  • Flut's avatar
    thanks. Regarding your question, I really don't know what happens. I use cutout and everything works well. Maybe there is some kind of conflict. Don't forget to remove all the previous versions of the skin, before intall v16.0 (and you also can try to remove the other skins from the skins folder of the game).

    Here is the xmls responsible for the name and number in the kits of each one of options in player overview panel (that xmls are in panels/generic folder of the skin)

    Profile Flut Card and Stadium - Kit icon35
    Profile Flut Stadium - Kit icon34
    Profile - Kit icon38
    Profile Flut Team Colours - Kit icon38
    Profile Flut Carda Background Colour - Kit icon40
    Profile Flut Card - Kit icon42
  • Jonfun7's avatar
    How to alter the size of the player names and numbers on the back of players shirts and player screen?

    Have done it before but forgot.
  • mrRAWmaniac's avatar
    Hi @Flut Love your work And installed v16.0 but i cant see my cut-out players anymore/ I have cleared cache many times, but it doesnt work. Any advice on this issue?
  • Flut's avatar
    yes yanzhihh. I updated the package today.
  • yanzhihh928's avatar
    hi flut
    The latest 2dkits package has been updated again? Have you updated what you sent me last time?
  • yanzhihh928's avatar
    hi flut
    The latest 2dkits package has been updated again? Have you updated what you sent me last time?
  • Flut's avatar
    Yanzhihh: the 2D for flutskin are now updated. The kits for nations are the same because the 2D kits in FC style were done only for Europe and South America.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi madomehdi:Thanks!! Regarding your question, I couldn't open your screenshot...

    Hi yanzhihh: Thanks!! Maybe I will update the thread with 2D kits (although now the kits for season 21/22 already started to be done....)....
  • yanzhihh928's avatar
    hi flut
    I think you can only make black skin in the future

    Just concentrate on making a version in time.

    16.0 is almost a perfect skin

    but,There are a lot less jerseys in the 2D kits package you released this year. Many clubs and national teams don't have them. Will they increase in the future?
  • madomehdi's avatar
    Hello Flut, Thank you for the amazing job you always make. I am having a problem with the player profile tab since most of the boxes dont fit even when i zoom out to 85%
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Axis. Thanks. Regarding your question. What exactly is the kit you want remove? The front or the back kit (I suppose is the front kit but I need to be sure)?.
  • Axis7114's avatar
    Hi Flut! First of all thank you for a fantastic skin and all the work you pit inn to make it. There is 1 thing I need some help with so I hope you can explain it to me.
    In the profile overview of each player I want to remove the generic kit next to the original team kit that is displayed. In the Player Profile overview Im using the Profile menu. I hope you can tell me what codes to remove so I can remove the generic kit.
  • Flut's avatar
    hi edgaribeiro: I really don't remember all of the xmls I changed, but you can try the following:
    - search for the following code in the xmls

    <record index="1" id="val " sort_disabled="true" column_alignment="centre">
    <record id="widget_info" class="attribute_label" alignment="centre,centre_y" auto_size="vertical" spec="text" font="label" style="bold" size="11" appearance="boxes/custom/attributes/paper" colour="black"/>

    and each time you find that code, change it for

    <record index="1" id="val " sort_disabled="true" column_alignment="centre">
    <record id="widget_info" class="attribute_label" alignment="right,centre_y" style="semi_bold"/>
  • edgaribeiro's avatar
    For staff i just deleted the file non player attributes panel.xml, that´s what you told me to do in FLUT20. Just can´t do it for overview attributes for players. Obrigado
  • edgaribeiro's avatar
    Hello Flut, i read all the comment section before asking you, is it possible to remove all attribute boxes?
    We currently have that option In the popup player and in overview profile, but for overview attributes and staff we can´t change that.
    In previous versions i always asked the same question, sorry for that.

    Tremendous skin as always, Obrigado mais uma vez.
  • Flut's avatar
    Mishkat: in the generic folder.
  • Mishkat.22's avatar
    in which folder are the xmls?
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi moudishatila: I can't promise it for now. I don't know yet if I will edit the skin (my intention is to do it, but is too soon to know it...) and if so, probably I will start with the dark....So...lets wait and see.

    Mishkat: here are the xmls you should edit for each one of the drop down arrow options

    Profile Flut Card and Stadium - Kit icon35
    Profile Flut Stadium - Kit icon34
    Profile - Kit icon38
    Profile Flut Team Colours - Kit icon38
    Profile Flut Card Background Colour - Kit icon40
    Profile Flut Card - Kit icon42
  • Mishkat.22's avatar
    Hi! How can I fix this?

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