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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   416988 views   308 comments
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Downloads: 131102 / 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.

  • skey295's avatar
    Edit: I use the Metallic logopack and delete in Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2017\graphics back left and back right logos folders and it's like the screenshot below.

  • skey295's avatar
    Hi @EmilDebski

    I have a one problem. City maps doesn't appear. It looks a league logo instead. This didn't happen in 1.2 and 1.3 versions.

    I haven't made any changes on the skin and Resolution 1920x1080.

  • Dite De Molay's avatar
    Learn to read people instead of asking some questions over and over..

    This skin is optimized for higher resolutions (minimum of 1920x1080) and might cause errors if you try to use it at a lower resolution.
  • Ron Jeon's avatar

    Attributes polygon shows like that.

  • EmilDebski's avatar

    When i get home later, i will guide you.
  • EmilDebski's avatar

    Please stop spamming about low res. For the 3rd and last time, the skin is for 1920x1080.
  • EmilDebski's avatar
    @Ron Jeon

    Screenshot link doesn't work.
  • Ron Jeon's avatar

    Hi Emil

    I've deleted player attribute analyser goalkeeper.xml and player attribute analyser outfield.xml but it's changed like this.

    How can I sort it out?

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  • kbensel's avatar
    Hi Emil

    A few days ago you said the following to another commenter: "I have taken out the backroom advice panel, as it annoyed my eye, and didn't fit with the feeling i want for the skin. It can also be put back very easily, let me know if you want/need help with it."

    If you wouldn't mind, could you please point me in the correct direction to put it back in? I would like to play around with it a bit.

    Thanks for another outstanding skin!
  •'s avatar
    Hello I am From Turkey.1360x768 ıt resolution also screenIt does not fit small Screens
    for arrangement Can you do.
  • HGV2's avatar
    @EmilDebski ... in 1366x768 the skin looks so bad :/ not good :(
  • EmilDebski's avatar

    Hi bud, and thanks for the kind words! :-)

    I will look into the issue with the missing button, thanks for reporting.
  • Wally's avatar
    @EmilDebski - Thanks so much, man!
  • EmilDebski's avatar
    @Ron Jeon

    You can revert back to the default polygon by deleting these files:

    player attribute analyser goalkeeper.xml
    player attribute analyser outfield.xml

    Found in:

  • EmilDebski's avatar

    Thansk buddy, appreciate your feedback :-)
  • EmilDebski's avatar

    Thanks man!
  • EmilDebski's avatar

    You would have to play around with the lenghts and heights in the 'non player profile.xml' file found in 'Vitrex/panels/non_player/'.

    Alternatively you can wait for the low res version to be released or delete the above mentioned file all together, for the game to revert to the default FM17 version one.
  • Wally's avatar
    @EmilDebski So this is how it looks like on 1280x1024. Thanks for the feedback.
  • oafctitch's avatar
    Lovely skin
  • Oval85's avatar
    Hey, Emil. Finally I feel like using your skin again. Like last year I feel like after 4-5 updates from you your skin is my #1 favorite to use.
    I have one small problem though, in matches I can't seem to find the tactics button where I can easily configure the opposition players handling and other tactic tweaks. The button is just not showing.
    That being said, even with that slight problem, I still use it, just a bit annoying when the opposition throw on a poacher instead of a TM =P

    And to all those people who just cannot seem to READ the description, It should take you about 5 seconds to actually figure out this skin is optimized for 1920x1080, so the fact that you are actually complaining about the skin is not optimized for your 1620's and 1366's resolution just makes you look stupid.

    Keep up the excellent work Emil!
  • Ron Jeon's avatar
    Hi @EmilDebski

    Really nice skin!
    Can't wait using it.

    By the way, can I use your skin with just a little bit change?
    I'd like to change player attributes polygon to the default one.

    How can I do that?

  • HGV2's avatar
    @EmilDebski laptop resolution = 1366*768
  • Infiltrator's avatar
    Damn, what a skin! Again nice work mate!
  • EmilDebski's avatar

    If you could provide me with a screenshot, i would be able to help you.
  • EmilDebski's avatar

    The popup screens should be in:


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