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SSD v1.0 skin for FM23 by [email protected]

I'm back this year with a new blueish skin for FM 2023.

By Updated on Nov 15, 2022   48176 views   22 comments
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Downloads: 13042 / Size: 41.9 MB / Added: 2022-10-30
Football Manager 2023 Skins - SSD v1.0 skin for FM23 by Sh@rk
Hi all, I'm back with a new blueish skin.
I've made many tweaks to the default skin. I let you find out with the screens.

3 variations available: SSD23 1080p, SSD23 4K, SSD23 LOW.
You will have to choose the right skin according to your desktop resolution.
Main skin is 1080p version, optimized for my personal use.
If you have a smaller resolution, use SSD22 LOW. Some panels are hidden/rearranged.
If you have a bigger resolution, use SSD22 4K. As you have more space, I have added some panels to show more info.

Resolution compatibility:
- 1920x1080: Windows zoom 100%, in-game zoom 100%
- 3840x2160 (4K): Windows zoom 125%, in-game zoom 100%
- 1600x900: in-game zoom 85%

SSD'23 Preview Screenshots

How to install the SSD23 skin

- Download then extract the archive (using Winrar/Winzip/7zip or else)

- You'll get 3 folders called SSD23 4K, SSD23 1080p and SSD23 LOW. Move the variation you want to the correct location :

Windows : Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2023/skins
Mac : Library/Application Support/Sport Interactive/Football Manager 2023/skins

- Open the game, Go to preferences then choose my skin, don't forget to set up the correct zoom.


a31632 : Thank you for helping me in the inbox screen to add/move the faces on the left of the screen.
FMEnhanced : Thank you for allowing me to use some of your panels (popup player)
wozzie : Thank you for allowing me to use some of your panels (nation overview for exemple)
michaeltmurrayuk, bluestillidie00, wkdsoul : And others from official SI forums for all the help and advices given.

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Downloads: 13042 / Size: 41.9 MB / Added: 2022-10-30
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Discussion: SSD v1.0 skin for FM23 by [email protected]

22 comments have been posted so far.

  • iamnotjackl's avatar
    Is there a way to get rid of the circles and have the original stars? I remembered in the skin last year we could by deleting a file, but I can't remember which one it is.
  • Manurobate's avatar
    Very nice skin, good job!
    But I don't really like cyan (too flashy for me lol) so I made a much more "classic" gold theme.
    Here is the link if you want to add it to the package, so people can have it :

    I just have a little problem with the individual training scores :
    Do you know how to solve this problem? I would like the display to be the same as in the squad display :

    Thanks for your help :)
  • i_am_the_shark's avatar
    @bigyin58 and @Oke: You need to download an image from internet and replace the one called press.png in the folder.
  • bigyin58's avatar
    @bigyin58: Just replace the image here: SSD23 1080p/graphics/backgrounds/press.png by another.
    sorry to be such a pain.....but i am not that tech savvy...when you say just replace, how do i replace? I've opened the screenshot in 1080p/graphics/backgrounds/press....what am i meant to do next?
  • Oke's avatar
    How do I change the press room to my choice? I keep seeing the Liverpool press room.
  • i_am_the_shark's avatar
    @bigyin58: Just replace the image here: SSD23 1080p/graphics/backgrounds/press.png by another.
  • bigyin58's avatar
    eh, just one tiny tiny wee problem (so far)...when you attend a Press Conference, it is in the Liverpool FC Media Room..a tad disappointing seeing as I am playing as another team :(
  • proton6's avatar
    avg has detected a virus in this link URL Blacklist virus so its blocked
  • Trung's avatar
  • i_am_the_shark's avatar
    @gwihan: fixed in v1.0. (If you don't like it and want another one, open settings.xml and change the numbers of the colour called "role_ssd_1")
    @Body70: Change the numbers of the colour "sidebar text" (You will still have blue colour on the selected icon, but it is a bit complicated to change that)
    @DRDNR: You will have to change some code in your city pack xml file.
  • DRDNR's avatar
    Im having trouble with the cities, somehow i cant make them load, i have them in graphics, should it be any other folder or do i need to make any change to the skin? I am using this pack
  • Body70's avatar
    Absolute love the skin, but is it possible to edit the color to white instead of that light blue?
    on the left side where you have the icons
  • gwihan's avatar
    Hey there @i_am_the_shark, how u doin? Good job with the skin! Can you tell me where i can change the background color of this: ? Thank's for your effort, i appreciate it!
  • i_am_the_shark's avatar
    @saw3o: There are several files to edit. I will check and try to make an alternate version.
    @gefahrlich: Open client object browser.xml file and find lines 175-237. Delete or comment the part you don't want to use. Reload the skin.
    @rjhsteel2001: You need to have all 3 files in skin folder. If you just copied the 4K file, it won't work.
  • ColaSlukerN's avatar
    Thanks for answer, @i_am_the_shark. I got it sorted and got white skin now. Cheers <3 Love the skin man!
  • rjhsteel2001's avatar
    The 4k skin for me doesn't work
  • gefahrlich's avatar
    Is there any way to use the default press conference, dressing rooms, and pre-match interview backgrounds?
  • saw3o's avatar
    how do you remove the image at the top of the inbox, really dont like it!!
  • i_am_the_shark's avatar
    @luckyluke26: To delete the logo you just have to open in-game skin options by clicking the champions league ball in the header next to FM button. Then choose 0%, it will make the logo all transparent.
    If it still doesn't work, open client_object_browser.xml and delete or comment lines 110-120.
    @ColaSlukerN: Open settings.xml and edit the 2 colors called fm23 and gold to the colour you want.
  • ColaSlukerN's avatar
    Absolute love the skin, but is it possible to edit the color to white instead of that light blue?
  • luckyluke26's avatar
    How to make your own background not full-screen but fade out like in the previous version for fm22.
  • luckyluke26's avatar
    How to delete logo on background ? because 0% is still visible.
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