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Vitrex17 v2.0 (updated 1/1-2017)

With over 78.000 downloads last year alone on FM Scout, the most popular and downloaded skin from FM16 is back for another year with FM 2017, even better than ever. As always minimalism, clean lines & beautiful visuals are the corner stones of Vitrex!

By Updated on Nov 30, 2017   417055 views   308 comments
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Downloads: 131116 / Size: 120.9 MB / Added: 2016-11-13
Football Manager 2017 Skins - Vitrex17 v2.0 (updated 1/1-2017)



Policy about Using Vitrex elements
All partial use of this skin, into other custom skins made for release, must be authorized by the Vitrex author/owner and credited by the maker.

Screen Resolution
This skin is optimized for high resolutions (minimum of 1920x1080) and might cause errors if you try to use it at a lower resolution.

Logos, kits, player faces, stadium and city packs
All these must be downlaod seperately, and are NOT a part of the skin.
Recommended packs to complete the skin:
Vitrex city pictures (Flut adaption)
Mini Stadium Superpack

Once again, the popular Vitrex skin returns for Football Manager 2017!

Version 2.0 now out - released 1st of January 2017!

A minimalistic inspired dark FM17 skin for managers who believe that the beauty lies in simplicity and details while content is still king. By Emil Debski.

Vitrex17 v2.0 skin in-game preview

Key/signature features of Vitex17

1. The very well-known 3D shadowed sidebar, originally introduced in Vitrex MMXV for FM15 is back, with the possibility to have it icons-only or full width, through your game preference panel.
2. Another year, another beautifully handcrafted 3D news notification icon.
3. 3 stripes behind the logo in the title-bar added again this year.
4. Beautiful new custom made scout card icons.
5. All game buttons revamped to neat looking, shadowed 3D ones.
6. Probably the most known feat. of Vitrex: The shirt behind the face, along with the player signature, introduced by Vitrex MMXV back in 2014.
7. A whole new addition to this year, keeping Vitrex as one of the most innovative FM skins there are. Brand new 3D depth pitch, showing a players preferred positions on their profile - made for Vitrex17, exclusively by Emil Debski.
8. New custom made team squad overview panel, showing much more information about your team.
9. Also introduced by Vitrex last year, the now widely used, kit backs tactic board, in stead of the default boxes. Shirts are fully interactive (role/duty selector) plus the player names are visible on the back.
10. In prolongation to the tactics panel, once again we've introduced the captains armband.
11. Another whole new, innovative addition to this years skin, made exclusively for the Vitrex: The 3D depth pitch showing the clubs last starting 11, on any given teams club overview panel.
12. The great city pics pack originally made by Flut + a lot of people from the community, has been adapted to the Vitrex, making all photos have the same size/form, to match the rest of the club overview.
13. Yet another wonderful, brand new addition to this years skin. With inspiration from the already existing world map locator introduced years ago, we've build a brand new, up to date one, showing a club/countries location on a beautiful world map, a long side the capital city of that country and number of inhabitants. Exclusively made for and by Vitrex and Emil Debski.
14. Last years icon revamp throughout the whole game is back, with even more wonderful logos filling the different screens, giving the skin a fantastic overall look.
15. New competition player and team stats, showing much more relevant info, than the default ones.
16. Once again an feature introduced to skins for the first time in Vitrex16. The BBC internet styled Competition News panel.
17. This year we have taken it one step further, with a brand new Social Feed panel, Twitter style!
18. Wannacupbrews wonderful Instant Result button feature.




- Brand new preview panel
- Brand new match pre match panel
- Brand new match In Between Highlights panel
- Brand new match feed
- Brand new Vitrex signature match scoreboard
- Brand new match post match pabel
- Brand new Human Manager panel
- Brand new manager Home panel
- Added possibility to add your own manager pic back into the game
- Brand new Stadium panel
+ Much more

- Brand new match Vitrex LCD style match header
- Brand new pre-match lineups panel signature 3D pitch Vitrex style
- Brand new In Between Highlights match panels
- TV Logo aded to match screen
- Brand new Match Overview panel
- New Manager Home panel layout
- Complete button/checkbox rewamp to better fit the style of the skin
- New international/players on loan report panels
- Lots of rearrangement of list views: Scout reports, team talks, stat panels and more.
+ more

- Brand new Nation Overview
- Brand new Non-player/Manager Overview
- Brand new Team Report
- Competition News BBC style from Vitrex16 included
- New Social Feed News panel
- New Player Info hover popup panel
- New Instant Result popup panel
- New Player Attributes in boxes option
+ more

- Brand new Club Overview panel overhaul
- Introduction of a whole new World Map locator widget, made especially for Vitrex by Emil Debski
- Instant Result button added.
- DF11 faces mod included.
+ more

- Issues causing the skin to crash game for some users on entering player profile and/or tactics screen fixed
- Brand new trademark addition once again to and by Vitrex: New beautiful 3D player positions pitch on player profile
- Match tactics overview adopted to look like the non-match tactics overview
- New competition stat overviews for both player and team stats
- Additional small changes
+ more

- Brand new player overview
- Complete button overhaul
- Colours and transparency changed for all screens
- Sidebar under header introduced
- Stripes behind team logo in title-bar
- Kits on tactics board in stead of boxes
- New icons throughout the whole game
- Unknown player/staff default picture
- New grass graphics for pitches shown in tactics, player profile and club overview
- New attribute polygon
- New squad picking colours and buttons
- New scout report cards
- New league table colours
+ more

How to install Vitrex17 on FM17


  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 the extracted folder "Vitrex17 2.0" to your skins folder:
    \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2017\skins\

  3. Run Football Manager 2017 and go to Preferences > Interface.
    You should see "Vitrex17 2.0” as an option in the skin drop down of the General options section.
    Hit the Confirm button.


Big props to wannachupbrew, Vic Posher, Rick Ctid Thorne, Flut, DazS8 and all the skinners in general for sparring and inspiration throughout the years.



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Discussion: Vitrex17 v2.0 (updated 1/1-2017)

308 comments have been posted so far.

  • EmilDebski's avatar

    Read further down.
  • Haqriz Thaqqirose's avatar
    make 1366x768 one pls
  • Haqriz Thaqqirose's avatar
    will it work if i already had another skin ?
  • LordBrybry's avatar
    Does any one elses skin cause the game to crash during the match? Happens randomly and is rather irritating.
  • Chidzejr's avatar
    Hello, im using mac, others skins works fine fore me, My problem is that the skin does not show on the dropdown menu in preferences when i want to change skin. I really want to use this skin. Thanks!
  • RagN's avatar
    Well, thanks for doing the skin, it's always a good idea to have someone do this kind of thing, I've always used Vitrex skins, I just wish there was a 1366 * 768 skin again, because not everyone has a monitor with Resolution 1920 * 1080, otherwise the skin is spectacular as always, sorry this time not give to put the mods, as in the year 2016.
  • DanShikari's avatar
    Is there anyway to add your own stadium pics ? I tried to add one for a missing stadium , stuck to the same
    dimensions as all the other pics and named it with the ID of the stadium but it didn't work
  • talent's avatar
    hope new update work with low resolutions this week :)
    nice try emil
  • jedisolo's avatar
    will there be a new update soon
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    I've discovered that you need to unzip "Oppositions Duty and Role visible Mod (optional).zip" into the ...panels/tactics folder
  • polist4ever's avatar
    Where i need to put "Oppositions Duty and Role visible Mod (optional).zip" ?? thanks
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    Can you let us know in to which folders we should unzip the various optional mods. Cheers
  • pikawa's avatar
    @Chuzaura, You can't anymore - SI disabled that feature in 17.3.0...
  • Chuzaura's avatar
    How do I go about adding my own manager picture to the game? I can't seem to find the option for it.
  • AlRayes_BRN's avatar
    Hi .. I bought FM Touch 2017 from steam on pc .. I tried adding your skin but it doesnt appear in the skins menu .. is this only for the full FM version or it should work with my version?
  • TheFlax's avatar
    Is there a 1366x768 version?
  • TheFlax's avatar
    Is there a 1366x768 version?
  • zigaliro's avatar
    My game sometimes crashes when I go to the tacitcs screen with your skin, it says FM is running out of memory and then it crashes, do you know why?
  • kvothe666's avatar
    I'm loving the skin for the most part, although I am having a couple of issues. First the scoredboard isn't displaying correctly in the 'Match Overview' and any 'pop-up' style boxes are not displaying correctly . PSA.

    I am running FM17 at 1920x1080 and "Size of Text and Images" zoomed at 125%.
  • Rekoshooter's avatar
    What key I have to enter in order to download the file?
  • darkthrone10's avatar
    What logos exactly i have to download to show the map?
  • Dahla_22's avatar
    hi i have problems with the skin 2.0 it makes the game to shutdown the game, when i don`t need it if i say so. can you fix that?,
  • Gadget63's avatar
    Hi there. I'm Having problems with the LCD scoreboard. The teamscores overlaps the the timer. I was trying to see if i could download 1.3 without the LCD as love the skin. Any advice?
  • VKillZone's avatar
    Can you make a low resolution patch for 1366x768?
  • sdjensen's avatar
    Thank you for sharing a possible fix for the crashing... been having lots of crashes lately - I hope this fixes these

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