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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   416809 views   308 comments
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Downloads: 131056 / 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

    If you exerience crashes during 3D games, it is caused by these 3 files in the "Vitrex/panels/match/" folder:

    match feed item panel.xml
    match feed item sub panel.xml
    match feed panel.xml

    Just delete them. This don't affect many, but some seem to have problems, so if you do, now you know the fix. I will recreate them in another way for the next update, as they are build around files from an older FM, which shouldn't be any problem (and haven't been for me and many others), but some seem to be affected by it.
  • celticbg's avatar
    Love the skin. It's my favorite but it crashes in match mode. Not every time. I don't know why. The game crashes randomly.
    I've tried other custom skins and the original FM skins - no crashes.
    I don't know what to do or where is the problem (to fix it if the problem is with my pc.)
  • hugom84's avatar
    hey, i downloaded your skind and in my FM if you clik on Club the image is different that on yours.. this is a print.. the stadium pic is small, the line up in not correct...

    my resolution is 1600x900
  • hendothehun's avatar
    ...also the column chooser in 'Tactics' is restricted, can you extend this to include the items available on the original skin
  • hendothehun's avatar
    Hi EmilDebski. Great Skin. Can you possibly resolve the resolution of the BBC News page. The text is a bit distorted, especially at the top -
  • lewiscowan86's avatar
    cmab, thanks for the tip! Funnily enough it has worked! There must be something with the locator map and the metallic logo pack that conflict. Thanks!
  • cmab's avatar
    Hello everyone
    For the problem with the map display in the right panel at the bottom of the screen, I had the same problem.
    But since I downloaded the pack of fmscout logos and I eliminated the logos of the pack metallic logos, it is resolved, now I have the map in the panel of the club
    Excuse me for English (google tradutor)
  • jedisolo's avatar
    Could you help, on the overview the location map does not come on the screen only the writing uk&ireland etc the cities work and mini stadiums
  • restet's avatar
    Very strange. I got many crash dumps, reason is "match preview panel" (\panels\match), I don`t no why. with other skins all OK. After deleting "match preview panel" this skin work fine. It is really my favorite skin!
  • team76's avatar
    My last realisation is compatible with this version , for to have the picture of news in french

    Replace the picture in the skin folder : ...\skins\Vitrex17 2.0\graphics\boxes\newspaper

    Download here :French News Picture
  • lewiscowan86's avatar
    The world map locator on club screen in bottom right hand corner is just a blank box, does anybody have any idea why? Apart from that everything seems to be working fine!

    I've noticed on the nation information screen the map does show up, it's in a different location but is working, just not on the club screen.
  • zigaliro's avatar
    Okay, I fixed that by changing text size to 95%.
  • zigaliro's avatar
    Hey, I have a problem. After changing to your skin, I noticed I don`t have apps column anymore in the tactics screen. I can`t even add it by clickin on that + button. Why is that? I see that you HAVE the apps column on your example pic, so how did you do it? I can add it if I change to default skin, but if I change to your skin, there is no apps column on tactics screen and I can`t add it(I do use 1920 x 1080 res)
  • sdjensen's avatar
    What is the content of the "Mods (optional)" folder? How do you use it and what will it do?
  • Valkyrie's avatar
    First of all, i like this skin very much. This and CFM are the best skins for FM17, but there is one thing I really dont like about Vitrex: the polygon. I would really appreciate if someone can tell me how can I change it back to default. Keep up the good work.
  • Sensei's avatar
    Hi guys.

    First of all let me just say how awesome your skin is, combining with all the backgrounds, logopacks itp itd it gives a completely new experience while playing FM :) However it seems the new update brakes something, FM is right now constantely crashing while viewing a match. Not sure if it's related but most of the times games crash when one of the player is injured. Anyway, it seems like a general issue with this skin caused by the 17.2.1.
  • EmilDebski's avatar

    You must have, or somebody else did. Unless SI choose to edit something in the new update im not aware of.

    There are no unclosed containers in the skin. I have been playing with it for 6 weeks now, with not a single parsing error, and i test every change i make through outly, so it's hard for me to believe really.

    If it's a parsing error, it will happen every time on the same screen - which screen is it?
  • mattpearson98's avatar
    No I haven't, ill restore it to a previous version and see if it works
  • D_LO_'s avatar
    Have you edited it? Sounds like the code hasn't been closed correctly somewhere. Restoring to a previous version would probably be advisable.
  • mattpearson98's avatar
    Keep getting an xml parsing error when i use this skin, was fine for a couple of days but now whenever i use the skin i get the error but its fine when i use the standard skin
  • restet's avatar
    Hello, Emil. Thank you for Vitrex17 v2.0 skin for FM17. Great work! Please can you move the panel "Team Talks" to the left. Look at this picture please:

    Thank you! Sorry for my English.
  • maxfolder's avatar
    I love this skin. Great job again!
  •'s avatar

    WHY scoreboard ??
  • EmilDebski's avatar

    Thanks mate. It's the Cut Out Player Faces Megapack. Google it and you will find it :-)
  • zigaliro's avatar
    Nice skin! I love it! Could someone tell me what face pack is he using in the example pictures?

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