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Football Manager 2024 Base Skins

Base skins are identical to the default skin that come with Football Manager 2024, so you can customize what you want without messing up the original skins.

By on Oct 24, 2023   32085 views   4 comments
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Downloads: 4506 / Size: 2.3 MB / Added: 2023-10-24
Football Manager 2024 Skins - Football Manager 2024 Base Skins
As with most recent Football Managers for you to make certain changes in Football Manager 2024 you need to create a new skin.

Thankfully over the last few years some more stuff has been moved out of the skins folder so you only really need the Base skin if you are wanting to edit the skin graphics, fonts or colours.

If you want to edit the match graphics or the most of the panel xml files you no longer really need the base skins.

So to make things easier for people, the base skin is identical to the default skin that comes with the game, so you can add new files/graphics to these without messing up the original skin, and anything that isn't located in these new skin folders will be taken from the default locations within the game.

For Football Manager 2024 there is just the one Base Skin based on the Default Skin which is the Dark version this year, however bluestillidie00 has provided four different versions.

FM24 Base Skin Lite - The barebones needed for a skin, features needed folders and config files and that's it

FM24 Base Skin - The regular base skin experience

FM 24 Base Skin Transparent - The regular base skin with a transparent background to support stadium images

FM24 Base Skin Advanced - Features all skin colours, properties and classes files.

Install Instructions

When you extract the file you have downloaded you should have four folders, choose your desired skin.

Now copy the folder into your skins folder within your User Data Location, by default this is:

For Windows:
C:\Users\[Your Windows Username]\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2024\skins\

For Mac:
Users\[Your Mac Username]\Library\Application Support\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2024\skins

How to increase/decrease opacity of background

Go to your User Data Location (Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2024) and find the transparent skin.

Inside the panels folder, go into client_object and open "client object browser.xml" with a program such as notepad++ or VSCode.

Go to line 59: which has this line of code
<widget class="inner_contrast_box" appearance="boxes/custom/interface/content/secondary/paper" transparency="0.7">
The bold value is what you'll need to edit, the lower the number, the more transparent, the higher the more opaque.

Save your changes, clear the cache and reload your skin.


The base skins of FM24 have been put together by bluestillidie00. He's the author of the popular TCS skin and a moderator on the Skinning Hideout area of SI forums.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2024 Base Skins

4 comments have been posted so far.

  • yeksnyl's avatar
    I'm pretty clueless when it comes to skins but what is the easiest way to change the primary purple colour to match the teams colours or just have it black so it's a complete dark skin. I really dislike the purple
  • Sportmad72's avatar
    Anyone know how to add the old squad depth screen to a skin ? I can't find the information anywhere.
  • Ejegod81's avatar
    How to put in Instant result button in FM Base skin?
  • BartySo's avatar
    Anyone has DF11 panels to this?
    or overall just an option to turn on bigger photos on that regular in-game base skin in FM24?
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