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FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.3

A skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2018. Version 1.3 released on 17 December 2017.

By on Nov 19, 2017   Dec 17, 2017   49549 views   247 comments
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Downloads: 13604 / Size: 94.9 MB / Added: 2017-11-19
Football Manager 2018 Skins - FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.3

FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.3

Skin for FM 2018 regular career mode and widescreen (1920x1080).

This is the FLUTSKIN – Dark, Version 1.3 for FM 2018.

Once again, thanks to all FM fans and especially to all of the fantastic FM skinners who contribute a lot to produce the FLUTSkin as it is today since FM 2013.

I think that the bugs (most of them after the SI update) reported or found until now were fixed (except the fade of TV logo since I couldn’t make it work well yet; the role/duty of the other teams in tactics panels also still missing since is a bug from SI) and I tried to include the most of suggestions made by the FM fans.

Major changes in FlutSkin V 1.3.
  • Player overview popup (tweaked)
  • Team Squad Tactics Panel (row height decreased)
  • Player Overview panel (new information included in the boxes; position ability bar graphics included)
  • League stage views (capitals letters included; different colour for the club points)
  • Continent overview (tweaked and missing information included)
  • Team talk panel (half time rating included in the full time view)
  • League overview panel (tweaked and missing information included)
  • Agent Profile (tweaked)
  • Person Information panel (new)
  • Pre-match opponent scout report news (inbox) (player positions included in the pitch view)
  • Match lineups (kits on the pitch moved to not cover the player picture)
  • Tactics overview panel (kits on the pitch moved and subs bench kits increased and tweaked)
  • Tactics overview panel match (tweaked)
  • Opposition instructions (tweaked)

Major changes in FlutSkin V 1.2.
  • Match squad team talk (new stats included)
  • Human profile (awards panel included)
  • Match mid review (new panel and information with drop down arrows; some match stats information added)
  • Match full review (new match stats included)
  • Player Overview panel (height and weight units fixed; some "new" information added in drop down arrows)
  • Stadium overview panel (pitch description information added)
  • Match inbetween highlights panel (new, with more information and 6 panels)
  • Training overview panel (bar graph for team happiness included and some layout changes)
  • Sidebar (club logo included)
  • Many tweaks in several inbox panels

Major changes in FlutSkin V. 1.1.
  • Many inbox panels tweaked (pre season, pre,match, post match, etc, etc)
  • Match Preview Panel (new panels included)
  • Match In between highlights (tweaked and with new information included in the drop down arrow)
  • Tactics overview match/Tactics overview panel (tweaked and player faces included/new background pitch included)
  • Sidebar and back/next buttons (sidebar moved to down and includes the buttons)
  • Match titlebar (now transparent)
  • Match lineups panel (player faces with kits included)
  • Player overview panel (height and weight information included)
  • Match Introduction included (with automatic animation and option to choose the introduction of several leagues made for FM17 by JOVOVICH)
  • Opacity selector included

Released: 17 December, 2017

A special thank you to all great skinners who indirectly contributed to FLUTSKIN and a very special thank you to PATRES10 for the 2D default kits (especially tailor-made for FlutSkin).

As always FlutSkin is completely free to download and I hope you enjoy it. However, this year, if you want, you can reward my work donating whatever amount you wish. Any small amount is really appreciated.

You can do so by clicking the button down below

Resolution requirements:
This skin was made to work properly in 1920x1080 (1080p) full screen mode. As a result, some panels won’t work properly in other resolutions (and also in 1920x1080 windowed mode).

In this pack I included a TUTORIAL PDF with instructions regarding the structure of your Graphics folder in order to view the citypics, the kits and the competition logos in player details and in title bar.

You can download the 2D kits for displayed in player overview panel and titlebar HERE

You also can download the citypics (and much more…) in the Backgrounds Superpack made by DAZS8 and VULRAK (with some contribution from myself and other FM Fans), HERE

How to add Flut Skin in FM18

Download and extract the .rar file (using either 7-Zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac).

Place the "fm2018flutskin_dark" folder here:
Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2018\skins

  1. Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.
  2. Start FM18 and go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab.
  3. You should see FM 2018 Flut Skin dark - Version 1.3 as an option in the skin drop down of the Overview box.
  4. Hit the Confirm button.

Please note this skin is provided as is. It has nothing to do with Sports Interactive or SEGA and won't be supported by them.

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Discussion: FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.3

247 comments have been posted so far.

  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Zrnkichi: the bug with mentality is now fixed. The other bug...could you please put a screenshot?

    Hi apvmoreira: thanks. I'm still working on it...:)
  • apvmoreira's avatar
    Best skin ever, you need to get this to work again!!!
  • Zrnkichi's avatar
    Hi Flut, looks like after the new update i cant change the mentality of the team in match with the left side bar, and the scouting page looks bugged. Thz for the work.
  • vonreichsm's avatar
    Hi Flut,
    nice to hear that you find the bugs and could fix it. Hope there are not more bugs that the game isn´t playable for me with this skin since the si update. I´m so sorry for you.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi vonreichsm and frienne: the bugs you reported are now fixed :-).

    Hi nikolaosaek: I really don’t know to answer you since I my game the views personalized by myself still are there.

    Hi troy: I couldn’t fix this problem yet…The TV logo only is shown with correct opacity between highlights...I don't know why yet.

    Hi nikke: the problem is fixed and the next release will include a "new" personal information panel.

    Thanks Bartdude!! I will try to fix the graphics problems that are being reported.
  • Nikke177's avatar
    Hi @Flut
    Just to let you know, since the update on FM to 18.2.0, there's missing this box in the skin:
    Just wanted to thet you know once you get the time to look into it :)
  • Bartdude's avatar
    They've buggered up the sound too ! Why,when it's supposed to be a gameplay update ! The motto at Si seems to be "If it ain't broke,we'll break it". Good luck mate and hopefully we'll see the best skin for FM18 back up and perfect again soon.
  • vonreichsm's avatar
    Thanks Flut. In the meantime i´m using the base skin.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi all:thanks for your reports. I have no time now to look at the bugs you reported after SI update. However, as soon as possible I will take a look and try to fix it (I will try to do it during this weekend...).
  • frienne's avatar
    have the same problem with changing mentality, no problems yesterday.. think it's the update?
  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    Hi Flut. Everytime I log out football manager and start next day I always have to fix my views, all of them. They turn back to default so I have to load them on every screen again. Is this something about this skin or its from the game. On 16 and 17 I didnt have to load them.
  • troy's avatar
    I also notice ingame that your tvlogo faded out doing the game
  • vonreichsm's avatar
    Hi Flut,
    and the new button isn´t there for the opponent instruction. Look at the picture below post from me.
  • vonreichsm's avatar
    Hi Flut,
    i can´t change the dynamics or the mentality (in the picture). I must go to taktics to change the dynamics or mentality.

  • vonreichsm's avatar
    Thanks Flut. The first problem with the dynamics is still there. I´ve installed everything new, but still there. Nobody with this ussue after si update?
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi vonreichsm: regarding the first problem everything is okay in my game. The second one (the position/roles) I already fixed it. I will include the fix in the next upload. In meantime I found other bug: the position and roles of the opponent, even in the tactics overview panel of the other teams (not in our team) are not displayed. However I look at the default skin and also are not displayed. Thus I believe is a bug in this new update...
  • Flut's avatar
    Dear all: I noticed that with the new update of SI, the inbox card doesn't work. In order to fix it you just have to go to news_item_panels folder of the skin and delete the following xml (and reload the game)

    inbox content with scouting centre panel.xml
  • vonreichsm's avatar
    hi flut. look after the update in my 3d match:

    the dynamics shows the whole time and i can´t see the position and roles of my players:

  • Flut's avatar
    Ho Irqvm: sorry but I can't help you,. In my game everything works well untill now.
  • lrqvm's avatar
    the 3d match freezes/crashes every time there is a yellow card or a injury.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi after: in fact I don't know why it happens and I don't know how to fix it. I also tried to change the colours without success. Sorry.

    Hi Arkon: I'm not sure if I understood (sorry). Could you show me with a screenshot?
  • Arkon's avatar
    Hi Flut,
    The part where players match score is missing is the Match Summary page that pops up the day after the match - it has pictures of the players and a few details of the match
  • after's avatar

    In several clubs, example Barcelona,ManCity etc, its the wrong color on the names at the back of the kit, can anybody please help me? Tried to change colors in editor, but did not help.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi GoddyLP: you're welcome. In fact your suggestion was a good suggestion :-)

    Hi Akron: thanks for the report but could you please put a screenshot in order I know precisely the problem?

    Hi bigyin: I can't help you since the xml used for display that panel of latest scores is the default xml (I didn't changed it).
  • bigyin58's avatar
    there is an issue with your skin. The attached screenshot is a match between Notts Co (my 3rd team) & Bristol Rovers; as you can see, the half time latest scores are from the Scottish Cup (Celtic my 1st team)...can this be is so annoying..

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