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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   417056 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.

  • RJO1377's avatar
    Why the scoreboard does not display correctly? Any way to fix this?

  • EmilDebski's avatar
    I meant "On anything BUT 1920x1080" ofcourse.
  • EmilDebski's avatar
    VITREX17 2.0 Low Res (1366x768) WORK HAS BEGUN!

    All questions about the hi res version not working on 1920x1080 will not be answered anymore, as i have answered them already a thousand times on here and in my FB group.

    Release date not yet known, but it will be soon.
  • EmilDebski's avatar

    Thank you buddy, can only say the same to you. I appreciate what you do for the community, and it only challenges me to outdo myself :-)
  • hughfr4nc15's avatar
    Thanks! Great Skin.
  • DaveJstice's avatar
    1st, great skin and love the work you do. Makes the game incredibly enjoyable so thank you for all your hard work. Downloaded 2.0, installed all the mods and went to load my game, and just a small question. I'm not getting the jersey back next to the face in the bigger left panel. (See image 6 above, I have a large face but no jersey). Any idea what I'm not doing here? Thanks for the help! BTW yes, I am at proper resolution.
  • scaramonga's avatar
    No go on 3440x1440. All corrupted at that res.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Emil: great version again!!! Congratulations and keep up your excellent work!!!
  • miketheslummy's avatar
    I got a problem with 2.0 (it's great anyway)
    In game it doesn't show me the right panels. I mean When I modify for the first time the ingame panels in the way I Like , the game after it revert me back to the default ones.
    In other skins I used like 1.4 I didn't have this issue. I play the first game, I modify panels in the way I like and it saves it to me for the future.
    Thanks anyway
  • Infiltrator's avatar
    Thx Emil! No football manager games without your work!
  • sathanasias's avatar
    Hi Emil.

    Great skin! Thank you very much for your effort!!

    One question: how can I get the squad status of a player (key player, first team, etc.) in player's panel??
  • YolocastDirk's avatar
    Hey, how do you add the custom manager face? I'm not too happy with mine at the moment :)
  • BobbyBrite's avatar
    I love all the work you do! I was just wondering if you're going to make a hairpack for fm17.
    Thanks M8
  • robinsonik's avatar
    Not displayed at all map in the lower right corner of the screen?
  • D_LO_'s avatar
    Thanks, you too Emil.

    Are the people whining here paying for Vitrex? No. Do skin makers get anything other than the far from tangible potential traffic for a social page by uploading here? No. I don't know why you'd indirectly (or directly) want to justify this behaviour (which is basically what you're doing) by referring to a minority who may or may not get advertising money elsewhere and definitely do not represent the skin-making community as a whole nor Vitrex on fmscout in this very instance I'm referring. The majority do not get anything tangible out of spending months making skins for the public, myself included.

    I'm all for constructive feedback, I spent hours a week helping on the SI forums however a lot of what goes on here serves zero purpose and could in the long run have a detrimental effect on skin-maker's motivation. You miss or dismiss this which is symptomatic of the problems I refer to preferring to focus on a technicality. People are quick to criticise without truly understanding what's involved that's the point and I'm afraid you are only detracting from it.
  • butleriain's avatar

    that is not strictly true. There is something tangible for skin makers or graphic makers in general. Many have their own FM17 facebook pages and ultimately if you get enough mass on those pages it can attract advertisers. Im not saying all graphics markets target this, but that is the tangible.
  • EmilDebski's avatar

    You are right. Anyway i already decided not to comment further on questions/requests/issues in regards of low res (on this particular download page). It clearly states 10 different places, that this version of Vitrex is for 1920x1080 only, and a low res version will be out later.

    Keep up the good work :-)
  • D_LO_'s avatar
    Reading through some of these comments is truly painful....Guys, remember skins makers get Nothing tangible out of releasing skins for us they spend weeks/months for no reward. If I had to put up with half the [email protected] Emil does (especially re. the resolution comments) I'd probably stop making skins for the public altogether. So I would strongly suggest you give it a rest if you want Emil to continue making skins for future iterations of the game because some of this is enough to p!ss anyone off regardless of their patience.
  • pmark's avatar
    I have the same problem. 1440p also. Screenshot
  • butleriain's avatar
    hi EmilDebski

    Loving the new in match scoreboard but I have small formatting issue as you can see. The minutes passed are not centred, My resolution is 2560x1440. Which panel do I need to fix to solve this. Cheers
  •'s avatar
    good skin. but twitter panels are very bright and this is not good for eyes.
  • RJO1377's avatar
    Is it possible to use any custom skin on FM Touch 2017 (PC version)?
  • RJO1377's avatar
    Applied this skin on my FM17 (latest 17.2 version) with facepacks, kits, logos, citypics, stadium, trophies, etc. Everything work fine except that the field Estimated Value, Expires, and Wages do not display the values. Just empty. Any idea why?
  • HGV2's avatar

    okok ... in the other fm's have a skin to low resolutions ... but ok ... thanks ;)
  • thagaffer's avatar
    I am using 2k res, where can I edit the club overview pitch size?

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