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FM21 Default Dark Skin

The Football Manager 2021 Dark skin that is included with the game files but hasn't been enabled (yet?).

By on Nov 25, 2020   70614 views   9 comments
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Downloads: 21659 / Size: 2.7 kB / Added: 2020-11-25
Football Manager 2021 Skins - FM21 Default Dark Skin
This is the Football Manager 2021 dark skin made by Sports Interactive (?), but not enabled in-game.

Extracted from the game files using Resource Archiver. Nothing was altered.

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How to install the default FM21 Dark Skin

  1. Download the .zip archive and use a tool such as 7-zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for MacOSX to extract its contents.

  2. Move ALL extracted folders to your skins folder. The dark skin will not work if the regular skin is not also installed:
    \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\skins\

  3. Run Football Manager 2021 and go to Preferences > Interface.
    You should see "Football Manager Dark" as an option in the skin drop down of the General options section.
    Hit the Confirm button.


Thanks to cleiria for extracting and sharing the skin.

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Downloads: 21659 / Size: 2.7 kB / Added: 2020-11-25
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Discussion: FM21 Default Dark Skin

9 comments have been posted so far.

  • Wilker Mendes's avatar
    Hello, congratulations on the good work.
    When in doubt, does this skin have an option to show the CA / PA values?
  • TheStockportHatter86's avatar
    @Stam thank you
  • Stam's avatar
    Changed the skin title because it can be misleading. The skin is indeed included in the game files and can be extracted using the Resource Archiver tool, but it can't be classified as 'official' since SI chose not to release it.

    @TheStockportHatter86: For the time being, I can't see a light version getting added. In fact, I don't think SI will release another skin. But surely we'll get plenty of options with custom skins.
  • TheStockportHatter86's avatar
    Will there be a light version or just the dark and the default skin?
  • rodaz's avatar
    well this is pretty much the same skin but only with background dark, cause all the buttons plus match 2D background are still purple

    is this possible to at least put the 2D match background dark like the rest of the skin?
  • SilverTongue's avatar
    Is there instant result on this skin, if not is it easy enough to add or no?
  • Stam's avatar
    @gate13: I haven't tested that. I'll be adding the "base skins" by michaelmurrayuk in a bit though. That comes with instructions about background and other stuff.

    @proton6: It is included in the game, just not enabled. Was extracted from the game files using the resource archiver tool.
  • gate13's avatar
    can we add stadium pics on the schedule tab and background?
  • proton6's avatar
    If its not included in the game how can it be official ? where did it come from ? Plus i can still see purple
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