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FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.7

A skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2018. Version 1.7 released on 04 March 2018.

By on Nov 19, 2017   Mar 04, 2018   154762 views   561 comments
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Downloads: 42147 / Size: 118.5 MB / Added: 2017-11-19
Football Manager 2018 Skins - FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.7

FM 2018 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.7

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

This skin is compatible with cutout, DF11, scope and PMSC facepacks.

NEW: I did new pitch textures for match and included it in a folder as an addon

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

Main changes in FlutSkin V 1.7.
  • "New" match titlebar with new scoreboard
  • Match inbetween highlights teams stats tweaked (some information included/changed)
  • Non player profile and non player profile popup tweaked (now with attributes background boxes)
  • Player profile popup tweaked (new information included)
  • Tutor information panel tweaked (current ability and potential ability included)
  • Icon in actions bar displaying the number of unread messages included
  • Bugs due to SI update fixed

Main changes in FlutSkin V 1.6.
  • “New” player overview popup panel (new information and new options in drop down arrows included)
  • New inbox training (new information included)
  • New match preview panel (new opposition manager information and tab with lineups included)
  • Player overview tweaked and PMSC faces option added
  • Autohidden sidebar included (however the pack includes the alternative files for those who prefer the regular sidebar)

Changes and fixes in FlutSkin V 1.5.
  • “New”
    • match full time review panel
    • human profile
    • manager home
  • Major tweaks
    • Last eleven (club overview panel)
    • Main tabbed box in player overview panel
    • Non player profile
    • Match team talk panel
    • Team hierarchy panel
  • Other tweaks
    • Match preview panel
    • Various inbox panels
    • Various graphics files

    Changes and fixes in FlutSkin V 1.4.
    • “New” Player Attributes panel
    • “New” team report summary panel
    • “New” non player profile
    • News (drop down arrow to choose different leagues/continents news included)
    • Non player popup profile (tweaked)
    • “New” inboxes panels: Pre-Season report; pre-match opponent; post-match team.
    • Player overview panel (tweaked in some panels)
    • Other small tweaks here and there
    • Instant result (fixed, although is not the same I used in previous versions since that older code causes crashes)
    • Match-team talk (bug regarding morale fixed; some new information included)
    • TV Logos (removed, since I couldn’t found the way to make it works well, yet)

    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: 04 March, 2018

    A 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 read me file in order to install the skin and the pitch textures addon (thus you can use the skin according your taste) and also 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

    For those one who experience crashes during the match (for example, when a yellow card is shown) the “alt match in between highlights panels folder” contains a file (match in between highlights.xml) for replace the original one. That xml is from FlutSkin 1.1 and works well in this version. You just have to follow the instructions in the read me file.

    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 1.7 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 1.7

    561 comments have been posted so far.

    • drumboy's avatar
      I have problem with team talk too... Can't use other button than "Hand over to Asst. Manager" and "End Team Talk"... And the "Asst Manager" button still active after I click it, so I can use it endlessly and still showing talk result for numerous time.... Is it because I still using 18.2.2 version? Overall I like this skin and wait for the next update...

      Thank you
    • DamienFerriggi's avatar
      Thanks for the reply :)
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Damien: I really don't know if I will add the scoreboard selector this year. For now, and for the next version of the skin, I like it as it is, However who knows if I change my opinion in the future... cheers.
    • DamienFerriggi's avatar
      Hey flut, is there any chance that you'll be adding the scoreboard selector for your skin in the future? I heard it's been done on the Milla Skin yesterday.
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi FMBard: Thanks. Regarding your question, this version of the skin have that bug fixed.
    • FMBard's avatar
      Hi FLUT, many thanks for the skin it adds so much value to my game. I have a query, I'm currently unsure if its the skin or the game to be honest.

      If I make a tactical change during a match, the tactic familiarity bar (Top Right) drops to nothing and even returning it to the original tactic doesn't reset it.

      Any thoughts? Thanks.
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Atlas: I started a game training one club and one selection and the game did not crash. But I don’t know specifically when the crash you report appear. Thus, I can’t try to solve that problem.

      Hi armbi. Regarding the first question, I already answered it and put the link for a xml fixing that problem. Please go to page 2 and read my answer to jeff44. Regarding the second question go to league stage panel views.xml and search for font=”fonts/capitals”. In each line with that code insert size=”the font size you want”

      Hi x8ball: I never changed that colours. Thus, I don’t know how to change the colours in that circle yet. Sorry.

      Hi Infiltrator: the Backgrounds Superpack whose link I included above have that kind of stadiums pictures

      Hi Bartdude and lordjazz: many thanks for your help answering the questions.

      Hi jeromus: I don’t know what you did. Thus, I can’t help you. However, if you didn’t anything, maybe there is a conflict with other skins. Try to clean the cache, remove the other skins from the skins folder of the game and reload the game (you also can try to download again the skin)
    • AtlasFR's avatar
      I'm the only one that, with the new update of FM, I can start a game without crash ?
      From what told me Neil Brock, FM forum, mu issue with the skin is related specifically to that skin... (in my game, I play two matchs in the same-time [club and selection] and the crash appears after the talk with my first team).
      No crash without FLUT skin. I hope my dear FLUT you find a future solution because your skin is so beautiful ! ♥
    • armbi's avatar
      Hi Flut! I love your skin as every year. I've noticed that with the new version game is more smooth (I mean moving between screens/panels). But a don't like one thing which is new scoreboard where we get for example "1v1" instead of classic "1:1" How can I change this "v" in the score? And one more thing. I'm happy you've change for capitals letters in club names within the league tables, but I'd like to change font size, how to do that? (just say what xml file maybe)
    • x8ball's avatar
      hey Flut, the players best position.
      That little circle, how can I change that green color for it?

      im colorblind and it makes it hard to see :(
    • Infiltrator's avatar
      thx flut, is there a outside stadium pack for this one with outside views?
    • lordjazz's avatar
      Hi Godlike: you can edit it in the match titlebar. Search for

      <widget class="object_portrait_picture" id="hmtF" scale_picture="false" width="190" height="190" transparency="1" >

      and for

      <widget class="object_portrait_picture" id="awtF" scale_picture="false" width="190" height="190" transparency="1" >
      <layout class="centre_in_parent_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0"/>

      and change the value 190.

      The values 190 defines the box size the logo is in.

      You can see the whole logo in the scoreboard by changing

      scale_picture="false" to scale_picture="true"
    • pottersmad's avatar
      Flut great update as usual . How can i re size the clubs logo in the scoreboard They are to big .thanks
    • Godlike's avatar
      Hi Godlike: you can edit it in the match titlebar. Search for <widget class="object_portrait_picture" id="hmtF" scale_picture="false" width="190" height="190" transparency="1" > and for <widget class="object_portrait_picture" id="awtF" scale_picture="false" width="190" height="190" transparency="1" > <layout class="centre_in_parent_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0"/> and change the value 190.:

      But what value i should write? Because I try a few and always the effect was unsatisfactory
    • Qvordrup's avatar
      Hi flut. great work as always. The only way to play fm is with your skin. I have a request.... Is there any chance of you might updating/remaking the flag/country locators. the map could be more colorful instead of just grey and white...
    • Bartdude's avatar
      Wake up "Cloud9",v1.7 IS the fix for the non-working team talk option !!
    • jeromus81's avatar
      hi there, for some reason all of a sudden my backgroun pics don't show up anymore for players or anything. All i have is an image of the premier league trophy as a background across all player profiles (in premiership anyways...). Any idea how to get background pics back? TIA
    • Cloud9's avatar
      Hi Guys, where can I download the fix for the no team talk options showing up?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi inflitrator: No. This image is for the outside view stadiums with the config similar to

      <record from="98040206" to="graphics/pictures/stadium/98040206/background"/>

      where the id is the stadium ID (not the club ID)
    • Infiltrator's avatar
      Hi Flut. I know i asked before but i still cant fix or find the problem. What picture has to be in this place?

      upload pic

      Should it be the same picture as here?

      photo upload

      Sorry mate,
      Great work btw!
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi smurfstar: you can send me the screenshots (the links) via fmscout mail. And you can upload it, for instance here

      Hi Rekoshooter:I like as it is but I can't take a look in order to know if I know how it can be done (and I never tried that...)
    • Rekoshooter's avatar
      When a player scores, his picture appears at the top of a screen. But is it possible that the picture of a goalscorer appears at the bottom?
    • smurfstar's avatar
      bit of a problem here Flut. player pics aren't showing up on their profile screen. all other graphics are fine and the player pics appear fine in club overview and team report screens. they also work fine with other skins but i don't really fancy playing with other skins, yours sort of complete the game! do you know how to fix? got screenshots but dont know how to upload!!
    • SakuJ's avatar
      recap: The file Flut posted earlier fixed my problem this time :)
    • SakuJ's avatar
      @Flut and @Rekoshooter.. I'm also having same problems with the new version and after SI update on FM... Buttons for teamtalk are all there but the panels are blank.. Just a bit annoying and I don't know how to fix it.

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