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FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 13.0

A "dark" skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2021 - Version 13.0, released on 1 may 2021. To be used in 1920x1080 and 4k (windows display settings 200%; game 100%)

By Updated on May 01, 2021   241159 views   699 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Skins - FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 13.0

FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 13.0

NOW THE SKIN IS TOTALLY COMPATIBLE WITH 1920x1080 SCREEN RESOLUTION AND 4k (windows display settings 200%; game 100%).

Dear all
I’m proud to introduce you the FLUTSKIN (dark version) for FM21.

I would like to thank you all the fans who contacted me in order to know if FLUTSKIN would be released this year and gave me additional motivation to hard work on the skin.
I hope you like and appreciate the work done.

As usual, the FLUTSKIN is completely full of changes when you compare with the default skin.

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)

Main changes in 13.0
  • “New” Player overview panel (nation flag included in titlebar; new hidden information, namely in ability panel; new player position comparison panel – now we can compare by each player position, clicking on the dots in the pitch; new tab with player statistics).
  • “New” tactics overview panel (now it includes the front and back kits in the pitch – rotating animation; physical conditions included in the extra information view)
  • “New” nation overview panel (much more information in three panels including 13 different tabs (examples: board confidence, last starting eleven with front and back kits, season summary, team injuries, etc)
  • Club overview panel tweaked (many information boxes in the drop-down arrow, including club vision, club knowledge map, pending transfers, team injuries, etc).
  • Large kit numbers re-edited (now they present a better resolution)
  • Some other tweaks here and there

Here are some screenshots with some changes

Main changes in 12.0 -As you can see above the Flutskin's player overview panel for FM18 has returned (with updates).
- New player overview panel (now the player overview panel from FlutsKin FM18 returns but, of course, updated; and you have six options to choose in the drop down arrow; at least one of the options works well with DF pictures)
- Club overview panel tweaked, namely regarding the key players panel.
- Some bugs fixed
- That's it. I had doubts about releasing this version now, but given the requests related to the new Player overview panel, I decided not to make you wait any longer. Thus...I hope you enjoy it!!

Main changes in 11.0
• “New” game processing panel (top panel changed)
• “New” Team selection advice popup (width/height increased and player pictures and nation flags included)
• “New” inbox team selection advice panel (pitch increased, player pictures and nation flags included)
• New option to choose a huge database when we start a new game
• “New” Match tactics panel (now includes, flags, player pictures and duty role pie graphics)
• “New” inbox content team report scout report panel (the pitch was changed, and player pictures were included)
• Fixtures details tweaked (stadium picture included)
• kits highlight in tactics panel tweaked (the outline is now much more visible)
• player overview tweaked
• Other tweaks in Inbox panel:
- Inbox content with season summary panel (the left column was increased in order to make visible all the league table, without the need to scroll down)
- Inbox content with team dynamics panel (the boxes for the players names were tweaked regarding the width)
- Inbox content with competition preview panel.xml (right column increased and the information now are centred)
- Inbox content with competition review panel (right panel increased; left panel with larger logos)
- Inbox content with best youth production (table height increased)

Main changes in 10.0
• Best eleven panel now includes new information of each player. Also nation flags in players on the pitch were included
• Option to choose a personal picture when we start a new game is included
• Player/availability/youth development team tactics inbox changed (pictures and kit back/front rotation on pitch included and pictures also included in substitutes)
• Team report panel tweaked (nation flags of each player included)
• Club overview panel tweaked (last eleven panel tweaked) pitch length increased; nation flags and global condition of each player included - also when we click on
the heart icon the condition popup is displayed)
• Director of Football panel tweaked (larger picture and some information included)
• Unwanted list tweaked (larger picture and some information included)
• Development list tweaked (larger picture and some information included)
• Team award overall tweaked (some additional information added)
• All solid buttons in inbox panel are now in blue colour
• The blur effect was removed
• Board vision panels are tweaked (now we don’t have the pink colour and the icons are coloured according primary and secondary team colours) (this is an apport based on the work of Rosek)
• Player search dialog box was tweaked (pink colour removed)
• New alt folder for those who prefer playing with black sidebar and with black titlebar was included in the alts pack.
• New weather icons (this is an apport of Qvordrup)
• Stadium/city pictures “none” tweaked (that picture displayed with "coming soon) (also made by Qvordrup)
• Country locators updated (also by Qvordrup)

Main changes in 9.0
- Face pictures included in team squad, team squad tactics, search panel, scouting list panel, staff teams and so on..
- Player overview tweaked (a new physical condition included as default box)
- Small tweaks here and there
- TV Logos included (following the work of Rosek, I included the TV Logos in match panel, line ups panel, league table in match preview and in the match caption displaying when a team score a goal)

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 [email protected] 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.

Main changes in 8.0
- Most of the pink/violet colours removed (thank you Rosek and Evil for your help regarding the skin settings.xml)
- Introdution panel tweaked
- Non player profile tweaked (attributes boxes included)
- Match team talk tweaked (beyond colours changed, big players box/pictures were included)
- Tactics Squad tweaked (conditions/match preparation included and also popup changed)
- Player Popup tweaked
- World panel tweaked
- Assignment tasks panel tweaked
- Some other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 7.0
- New embedded and subtle buttons
- Tactics overview panel tweaked (flags for players nationality on pitch and recent matches analysis button included)
- Player popup panel tweaked (fitness/sharpness in FM20 style and player morale included)
- Players match bar tweaked (colours changed amd fitness/sharpness included)
- Tactics/substitutions panel in match tweaked (fitness/sharpness included as default)
- Team squad panel tweaked (default general information default view with much more information)
- Next opponent overview tweaked (players faces and kits included in opponent line up; player faces included in line ups comparison)
- Next opponent stats pack tweaked
- other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 6.0 version
- New Match Full Review panel
- Match Intro panel tweaked (player faces of substitutes and managers included; team frormation included)
- Match tactics tweaked (player faces included)
- Titlebar tweaked
- Best eleven bug fixed
- Continue button fixed
- New alt for unlock japanese clubs overview (now you have 6 different alt folders)
- Other minor tweaks and bugs fixed

Main changes in 5.0 version
- New match team panel news
- New match mid/halftime panel
- "New" match scoreboard (following the amazing idea of OPZ, now team names are coloured according the secondary club colour)
- New pre season report team preview panel (in news item panel)
- Player attrbutes profile panel tweaked
- Match inbetween highlights tweaked (notable events option included)
- New alt for those who experiment problems with a team logo between the kits displayed in player panel (now you have 5 alts available)
- Other tweaks and fixes here and there

Main changes in 4.0 version
- New Match inbetween highlights panel (with much more information panels in drop down arrow, including facilities, heat map, player pictures in team formation and many match player statistics)
- New leagues in focus panel (including 5 tabs for avoid to always have to change the league displayed)
- "New" match scoreboard, including team kits and with background boxes changed)
- Match team talk tweaked and including players pictures
- Tactical meeting tweaked
- Four different alt. files for playing 1. without backgrounds, 2. with scoreboard without team managers, 3. with the player picture on the left of the Player Attributes Panel and 4. with the sidebar coloured according each team colour
- Other small tweaks here and there

Main changes in 3.0 version
- New player attributes panel
- New personal information panel
- New competition roundup panel
- “New” Team overview staff
- New board room panel
- Player comparison panel tweaked
- Player tactics panel tweaked
- Competition fixtures panel tweaked
- Individual Training tweaked
- Medical department overview tweaked
- Team risk assessment panel tweaked
- Titlebar font changed
- Sidebar coloured according clubs colours (as an alt)
Other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 2.2 version
- "New" match scorebaord (now with primary team colours as background colour)
- Player popup tweaked
- Some inbox panels tweaked
- Instant result bug fixed (the information in popup now is okay)
- Match titlebar tweaked

Main changes in 2.1 version
- Compatibility with 1920x1080
- Home manager tweaked
- Some inbox panels tweaked and transparency included
- Bugs reported fixed

Main changes in 2.0 version
  • New player popup panel
  • New competition preview panel
  • New human profile panel
  • New non player profile
  • Match scoreboard tweaked (now with the complete team names)
  • Scout card tweaked (colour changed)
  • Game processing tweaked (colour of days changed)
  • Player overview panel tweaked (player pictures box changed and right/left foot included in all three options in the drop down arrow
  • Manager Home tweaked (top information regrading next game/managers adjusted)
  • Bugs reported fixed

Main changes in 1.0 version
  • New club overview
  • New club general
  • New nation overview
  • New nation general overview
  • New player overview panel (option for attributes with or without background boxes was included; also you have three view options of the player in the drop down arrow)
  • New news panel
  • New Team report panel (also various related panels were tweaked, including horizontal view in squad depth)
  • New training panel
  • New match titlebar scoreboard (team managers included and also included some new information),
  • New home manager panel
  • New Stadium panel
  • Team tactics tweaked (Player pictures and role/duty icon included)
  • Match commentary tweaked (the font size was increased)
  • Match bottom bar tweaked (player pictures included),
  • Instant result on tactics and also during the match included (the button in the match screen is in the menus on the top right of the screen with an icon IR),
  • Background/oppacity selector included
  • Team of the week in inbox panel tweaked (faces and also front and back kit included)
  • Game processing panel (stadium, fixtures and other information included)
  • Competition overview panel tweaked (team badges in the fixtures included and showing more players in the stats panel)

Once again I would like to thank you to all FM Fans who support my work and also to all skin makers. A special thank you to PATRES10 from fmslovakia for the 2D default kits (especially tailor-made for FlutSkin).

Also a special thank you to Michael Murray since I started editing the match inbetween highlights panel based on his amazing work!!

Also a special thank you for Rosek and Evil-Muffin from sourtitoutsi and other FM fans (I just highlighted Rosek and Evil since they are all the time available to help the people who like to play with FlutSkin and they are keeping the answers of questions and requests updated; however I thank you all!!!)

One last "thing": some of the screenshots of the skin are not updated (are from previous versions of the skin). Sorry for that but I have not time yet to update the screenshots.

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..

Flut Skin Dark - FM21 Preview

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 12.0 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 13.0

699 comments have been posted so far.

  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    FINALLY!!! The best FM skin is here. NOW we are playing
  • Flut's avatar
    melnibonian: you also can edit the kit name in kit icon14, in the following code

    <widget class="label" id="bNAM" size="11" alignment="top, centre_y, can_scale" font="fonts/kit name" colour="secondary" >
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="45" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="horizontal" inset="80"/>
  • melnibonian's avatar
    @flut thank you very much. It worked :-)

    Any idea how to have the name visible in the back of the shirt as well together with the number?
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi kennet: I really don't know yet. I have no much free time to edit the two skins simultaneously, Thus, only after this skin be stable and improved. Sorry....
  • kennet1983's avatar
    hey Flut when are you releasing the light version? I can't play the game with a dark skin...
  • Flut's avatar
    first, for delete the wrong logo go to panels/generic/kit icon16 and delete the following code
    <widget class="picture" id="pict" scale_picture="true">
    <boolean id="keep_aspect_ratio" value="true" />
    <flags id="image_alignment" value="centre" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="-43"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="128"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="105" />
    <record id="object_property">
    <integer id="get_property" value="mnpc" />

    Second, go to panels/generic/kit icon14 and change (by try and error mode) the values of the following code related to the number place and size
    <!-- player number -->
    <widget class="picture" id="bNUM" image_alignment="centre" scale_picture="true">
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="4"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="75"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="75" />


    @Mindows: thanks and…yes I am a FC PORTO support, our eternal club!!

    @Sokkia: maybe a pack with a different config is missing (although is weird because I bieleve tha pack of DAZS8 includes it).
    However, you can try to download another pack here

    @Kevinho23: please download the skin again. As I post yesterday there was a bug on it and I replace the skin fixed (although now on the tactics screen only the back kit is shown – not the front kit)
  • melnibonian's avatar
    Thanks for the link and the reply Flut. Most appreciated as always.

    I have one more question. I have included the title bar kits but for some reason I get really small number and no name on the back of the shirt (see attached link)

    Clearly I have done something wrong but for the life of me I cannot see what. Any suggestions are most welcome

    Thanks again
  • mindows's avatar
    FLUT i love your skin at first sight since i dont know...
    Another thing that i love, i guess you are FC PORTO support as i am...
    My first and eternal club...
    Big hug
  • sokkia's avatar
    @flut thanks for the reply. That’s the confusing part, I already had the full stadium pack. Even re downloaded it again last night from your links above incase the config file was corrupted somehow. But still no joy. It is recognising the stadium pics from the “stadium overview” folder within the download but not those in the country specific folders.
  • Kevinho23's avatar
    cant see players on tactic screen
  • Flut's avatar
    First of all I would like to thank you to all of you for your kind and generous words!! I really appreciated!!!

    Now, trying to answer the questions….

    @cristobalite: In future versions I will try to include it also in other places. In fact I tried to include it in all of the view options of the player overview but only works when I place it in one of them. Regarding popup panel I didn’t work on it yet….

    @sokkia and @iae121: for working well you must have all the stadiums packs (you can download them, for instnace, in the links I place in the presentation of the skin). The “coming soon” is, in fact, a file I included for when you don’t have the correspondente stadium (or you don’t havei t with the right config)

    @lucavel, @TimTe215, @Richardcharlston: If you have the pack for 2D kits changed and use the default kits that are in the skin, evrything should be okay. Try to clean the cache and keep this skin only in the skins folder of the game. If the problem remains maybe is due your skin resolution. Then, do the following:

    go to panels/generic/kit icon16 and delete the following code

    <widget class="picture" id="pict" scale_picture="true">
    <boolean id="keep_aspect_ratio" value="true" />
    <flags id="image_alignment" value="centre" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="-43"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="128"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="105" />
    <record id="object_property">
    <integer id="get_property" value="mnpc" />

    @unitedarestillthebest: for the first question, please read my answer to lucavel. Regarding the second one, could you please place a screenshot with the problem? Regarding te bug you report concerning the team talks it never happened here. Thus I can’t help you. Maybe if it happens in my game I can try to understand what happens and i fis related to the skin.

    @speedfreak77: 1. Could you please place a screenshot? 2. Later I will take a look in order to know if I can inlude a hidden sidebar. However only for later versions. For now I don’t have time to look at that add on.

    @donpablo: I don’t know i fis possible. However for later versions I can try it. However, as i said…for later versions :)

    @Tygel: I’m affraid not (or beter saying, I don’t know how to do it yet)

    @Max_Power: here is the file


    @melnibonian: here is the link for season 20/21


    Regarding the scoreboard I don’t know yet how can change the 6 letters for the complete name…

    @bluemoon78: can you put a screenshot please?
  • melnibonian's avatar
    Hello guys. One more question. Is there a way to have the full name instead of the small (e.g. Barcelona instead of Barca) in the scoreboard during matches?
  • melnibonian's avatar
    @lucavel85 Thank you.
  • lucavel85's avatar
    I was able to fix the competition logo problem in the title bar, but I can't fix the club logo near the kits
  • lucavel85's avatar
    For the kits I use the "ss kits 20/21", you can easily find them by searching on the internet and follow the instructions to install them.
    Then, to better adapt them to the skin, read the FLUT pdf.
    Link PDF
  • melnibonian's avatar
    Excellent skin as always
    Thank you very much for it

    @lucavel85 where did you get the 2D kits for this year? Do you have a link to share

    Thanks a lot in advance
  • bluemoon78's avatar
    hi flut very good skin so I put (i) player profile on mouse but I dont see position on player profile attributes I hope, u understand me
  • fascinoso73's avatar
    Thanks and congratulations Flut ... you are a legend !!! I have 2 questions .. where can I find the pdf file to modify the kits? how to fix the background of the logo next to the kits in the player panel? it's halfway through .. thanks
  • unitedarestillthebest's avatar
    Sorry just want to say another flaw I have seen since I installed this is I have done 6 team talks (2 matches) and 3 times it has froze and won’t allow me to continue the game so have to click on a player profile for it to work
  • Johntra_Volta's avatar
    Thanks mate.

    My favorite fm skin for years now.
  • lucavel85's avatar
    hello FLUT.
    Thanks for this new skin.
    Thanks to your pdf I was able to fix the kits.
    In the image I have circled in red two problems that I see in the skin.
    How do I fix them?
  • unitedarestillthebest's avatar
    Love this skin is always my favourite however on the player screen the kits and badge is squashed together not a major issue but wouldn’t mind it working. Also this skin doesn’t allow you to do quick subs anymore like in the normal skin it takes you to the players profile etc
  • speedfreak77's avatar
    hello :) a wonderful skin ... some fields are hard to see at 100% zoom like during training, for example ..... there is a possibility of a hidden sidebar, like in the FM2019? ......
  • donpablo's avatar
    Hi, could you make to appear in graphic 3D face picture when player score, are booked,...?
  • iae121's avatar
    i am getting no background pictures, city pictures or stadium pictures

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