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FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 14.0

A "dark" skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2021 - Version 14.0, released on 16 may 2021. To be used in 1920x1080 and 4k (windows display settings 200%; game 100%)

By Updated on May 16, 2021   242235 views   700 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Skins - FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 14.0

FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 14.0

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 14.0
• “New” club general overview (new place for key players and manager boxes; history club background information included)
• “New” manager home panel (new information in the drop down arrows included; new default boxes)
• “New” team report summary panel (much more stats information included in multiple tabs)
• Club overview panel tweaked (reputation league included; manager box changed and info popup included; info popup in key players included; new information in the main drop down arrow)
• Player overview panel tweaked (last club and last proposal included)
• Player attributes panel tweaked (two tabs tweaked)
• Analyst report tweaked
• Opposition tactic instructions panel tweaked (pitch increased; players pictures included; information added in the players list; bug which is in the default skin regarding the analysis button is now fixed)
• Next opponent tweaked (individual match analysis tweaked)
• Tactics panel (now the familiarity graph is not over the other information)
• Human manager profile tweaked (included new information and new tabs; other tweaks)


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 14.0 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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Downloads: 64521 / Size: 127.9 MB / Added: 2020-11-30
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Discussion: FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 14.0

700 comments have been posted so far.

  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi Flut.

    I've got a problem with the player profile page where I'm getting half of the club crest appearing over the front and back of the shirt.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Kfnielsen: look at my comment to GeZer. I put there the download for the fix.
  • kfnielsen's avatar
    Hi flut
    I got this issue
    The stars are gone somehow
  • Flut's avatar
    sbugg: you can download the fix below. Don't forget yu should exit the game and reload it after put the file in properties folder of the skin.

  • sbugg's avatar
    Wow fantastic you have fixed it. Thank you so much.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi sbugg: but as you can see, after the fix I did I think everything is okay (or am I wrong?)
  • sbugg's avatar
    Hi Flut if you look in the pic attached on my previous post, next to positions there is the old style combined condition and match sharpness icon that SI said they replaced with the heart and the other graphic.
    I was available again when the icons disappeared but was not available when you fixed the problem.
    It was the percentages that people were asking SI to put back because of colour blindness and the fact they just hated the new icons.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi sbugg: what percentages are you talking about? Could you please explain a little bit more?
  • sbugg's avatar
    Strange that the percentages should pop up through this glitch, then disappear again, is it a skin thing?, would it be possible to bring them back via the skin after all it's possible via the player profile. SI tell us it's no longer possible but that's not true as you can see by my pic, it would make a lot of people happy.

  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Dexter: thanks for let me know that the problem is fixed :)
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    Hi Flut - the sharpness, fatigue fix seems to have worked. Many thanks - I can now now return to my favourite skin!
  • Flut's avatar
    GeZer: for stars use this file (place it in the panels folder of the skin)


    Jonfun7. What is your screen resolution?

    Acki25: thanks. But I believe I found the problem. Look at my comment below and use the file I put in the link

    Aktham Shraiba, DarthSonic, sbugg, franck69, DexterHovis, kilo310
    I believe now the icon for sharpness is fixed and also the fatigue popup. You should place this file in properties folder, exit the game and reload it.


    (Aktham) Regarding the name of player scoring I didn’t edit that panel (the match caption panel)
  • sbugg's avatar
    I got it back by deleting FLUT 8 and putting it back again, no icons as before but I have the old combined icon back.
  • sbugg's avatar
    First of all thanks Acki25 that worked like a charm......but with one very interesting and annoying side effect.

    When I lost the icons with 21.3 I regained the use of the old style combined match sharpness and physical condition (percentages and circles) but now I can't find it in "insert Column" It has disappeared again.

    The only place you can get it now is in the player profile under Physical.
    I'm quite pissed off now lol.
  • Acki25's avatar
    I had the same problem. match fitness and SPX
    But it's not a flut skin problem, even with other skins.
    - load the default skin in the main menu
    - quit game and restart
    - Load the savegame (Spx and fitness are already displayed)
    - Load the Flut skin
  • GeZer's avatar
    Is there any way to fix it ?
  • GeZer's avatar
    hello... When I start fm today stars didnt appear to all my players.. Yesterday I didnt have this problem
  • kilo310's avatar
    woops double post
  • kilo310's avatar
    It seems like the issue is well known going by the comments, but I just wanted to say I've been having the problem with fatigue and match sharpness as well! I tried clearing cache and reinstalling to no avail.
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    Hi Flut - I've got the same problem about fatigue and match sharpness. The problem also occurs in the medical centre.
  • franck69's avatar
    since 21.3 Fatigue and the Match Sharpness icons in squad view are not showing in V8.0. I have reloaded, cleared cache. I'm sure you alread know but I thought I'd post.

    Hi Flut. Same issue for me. I have cleared cache and deleted old skins.

  • sbugg's avatar
    Hi Flut
    since 21.3 Fatigue and the Match Sharpness icons in squad view are not showing in V8.0. I have reloaded, cleared cache. I'm sure you alread know but I thought I'd post.
  • Jonfun7's avatar
    I just can't figure out how to set this up on a 4K TV, like the bottom of the players information gets cut off. Help Please
  • RafaelLiew's avatar
    Is it possible to get this to work with 1440p resolution?
  • RafaelLiew's avatar
    Is it possible to get this to work with 1440p resolution?

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