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FM 2018 FLUT skin light - Version 2.1

A skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2018. Version 2.1 released on 26 August 2018.

By Updated on Aug 26, 2018   183331 views   297 comments
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Football Manager 2018 Skins - FM 2018 FLUT skin light - Version 2.1

FM 2018 FLUT skin light - Version 2.1

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

This is the FLUTSKIN – Light, Version 2.1 for FM 2018.

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

In this version, I included:
- “round country flags”, “round continents logos” and default logos specially made in metallic style by brian-q from sourtitoutsi. Those graphics will be displayed in the title bar.
- new background maps for confederations, also made by brian-q. Thank you brian by your great work and for your collaboration!!!
- pitch textures for 3D match edited by myself

Once again, thanks to all FM fans (your suggestions keep me trying to make the skin better) and especially to all the fantastic FM skinners whose creativity contributes a lot to produce the FLUTSkin as it is today since FM 2013. Thank you all!!

Main changes in FlutSkin V 2.1 are in
  • Nation overview panel
  • Match review panel
  • Inbox Press conferences
  • Inbox content with competitions player odds panel
  • Inbox content with home grown info panel
  • Inbox content with player training focus
  • Pre-match opponent scout report news

"New" in FlutSkin v. 2.0
  • Restyled boxes (subsection and bordered) in most of panels. Now the boxes have round corners
  • Some country locator flags and round flags were also tweaked by brian-q

  • The main tweaked panels are:
  • Contract Offer Inbox
  • Inbox team of the week panel (animation front/back kits)
  • Training overview panel
  • Target List/Development list/Unwanted list panels
  • Team managers history panel
  • Team injuries overview panel
  • Risk assessment panel
  • Panel overview league table
  • Team container records summary
  • Board room
  • Affiliated clubs panel
  • Non player profile
  • Team training coaches panel
  • Past meetings fixtures panel

NEW pack of sites for news panel: If you want to replace the current news sites pack in the news panel by other different pack, you can download HERE a pack specially made by Doddo04 for light FlutSkin. Thank you my friend!! The pack includes a read me file in order to know how to install it.

Main changes in FlutSkin V 1.9
  • Club overview panel tweaked and new information included in drop down arrows (club icons, legends and favourite personnel)
  • Match in between highlights tweaked
  • Full match review tweaked
  • New selection information default views included in the team squad panels
  • “New” match preview panel (new tabs with home and away analysis included)
  • “New” coach report panel, overview player report, analyst player report
  • “New” medical report panel
  • Scouting assignments tweaked
  • Scouting centre tweaked
  • Club knowledgment tweaked
  • Other tweaks here and there…

Main changes in FlutSkin V 1.8
  • New coloured country locator
  • “New” match overview panel
  • “New” match lineups panel
  • “New” match in between highlights panel
  • “New” match full time review panel
  • “New” match mid time panel
  • “New” team staff overview
  • Match titlebar tweaked
  • Competition fixtures roundup tweaked
  • Fixtures details panel tweaked
  • Player attributes changes tweaked

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)
    • Team dynamics overview (tweaked)
    • 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: 26 August, 2018

    A special thank you to PATRES10 from fmslovakia 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, sidebar icons only. 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, the pitch textures addon and the default sidebar (I included two versions: a) "normal" sidebar; b) sidebar coloured according the club colour). I also 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

    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_light21" 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 light - Version 2.1 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 light - Version 2.1

    297 comments have been posted so far.

    • boscolam1234's avatar
      SOMETHING APPEARS TO BE MISSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • MackbossFM's avatar
      Hi flut,
      One last question about this skin...
      How I can quit the photos on the tactics section...????

      Thnak you...!!!
    • lamones's avatar
      sorry didnot read it i ok fixed it

      Delete the following folders

      graphics\pictures\logos\default/back left_


      graphics\pictures\logos\default/back right
    • lamones's avatar
      Sir Flut Please take a look my picture some icon not work i give you a link.
      Thank you
    • TheFillix's avatar
      Hi Flut !

      First ! Very good job for the Skin, i love it !
      However, I made a small discovery that attracts me a lot and that I dream to have on my FM!
      Indeed in Football Manager 2018 \ skins \ fm2018flutskin_light2.1 \ graphics \ boxes \ custom \ match \ scoreboard
      There are different Scoreboards from different competitions! It is possible to change and have for example an official display of Premier League?
      Thank you in advance !

      I would really like to be able to use these scoreboards
    • AnuarX08's avatar
      Hi, I want to remove the picture/logo at the top of the screen (near the search function). Anyone know how?

    • DexterHovis's avatar
      Hi Flut
      Like the updated skin and in particular the new opposition instructions panel. Hope you continue your good work with FM19. If you do could you please add the bravery attribute to the opposition instructions panel?
    • DexterHovis's avatar
      Hi Flut
      Like the updated skin and in particular the new opposition instructions panel. Hope you continue your good work with FM19. If you do could you please add the bravery attribute to the opposition instructions panel?
    • MackbossFM's avatar
      Good Job Flut..!!!
      We hope you in the Football Manager 2019...!!!!
      Cheers, mate...
    • Flut's avatar
      @GMM: Thanks :)

      @MarcosME: Thanks :) Regarding your question, go to match info overview popup.xml (located in panels/match) and change the code

      <layout class="arrange_horizontal_attachment" layout="-1,90,-1" />

      <layout class="arrange_horizontal_attachment" layout="-1,120,-1" />

      If with that values the problem still remains, increase the value 120.
    • MarcosME's avatar
      @Flut thax for your work, this skin is the best.
      I have a question, how I can put the aggregate result correctly?
    • GMM's avatar
      Best skins ever and thanks for the updates Flut
    • Flut's avatar
      Thanks yanzhihh!!
    • yanzhihh928's avatar
      good skin ,thank you
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Llovely: Delete the following folders

      graphics\pictures\logos\default/back left_


      graphics\pictures\logos\default/back right
    • LLovely's avatar
      round flags are gone . what can i do ?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi marcio: I tested the download and everything is okay....
    • marcio's avatar
      esse mediafire nunca fuciona pq sera
    • trig338's avatar
      When I load the 2.0 version it loads the 1.8 instead. Anyone knows why this can happen?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi all. Due my professional activities I could not answer the last set of questions. Now, I took a look on it and it seems I already answered most of them. Now is time to holidays and a new season are coming. Thus, I will not answer new questions regarding FlutSkin 2018 from now on. Thank you all the FM fans who have choose the Flutskin and specially those who always contribute for my motivation on this hobby/work with kind support messages. If I decide to edit the skin for next season we will keep on touch. Sorry and have a nice holidays.
    • Valeron's avatar
      Hi Flut, I have the Backgrounds Superpack running. Yet the player background image is shown where I would expect the stadium background. See screen:

      If I take out the Players folder from FM entirely, it will show the stadium pic in both the player summary panel as well as the player background screen. I can't seem to show the stadium on the player summery panel, and the player pic on the background. Do you know what's the problem?

      PS: thanks for your awesome skins, keep it up!
    • Rizakh's avatar
      Hi Flut. How can i resize de skin to work in HD (1366x768) or other resolutions?
    • mati_motorloco's avatar
      hi, can anyone provide a link for the citypics .xml? mine are not showing in game, thanks!
    • Flut's avatar
      The panel is great. Thanks.

      Hi johan
      I do not advise to change the all fonts of the skin since you can experiment out of memory crashes….
      In order to change the fonts of titlebar you should open titlebar search panel.xml and change the code font="fonts/BebasNeue Bold"

      Hi Jimv
      The easy way to do it is to copy the BT picture and rename it as sky.png. After that overwrite the sky picture with this new “sky”.

      Open competition news panel.xml and change

      <container class="scrolling_box" id="hhhh">
      <translation id="title" type="use" value="Sky" />


      <container class="scrolling_box" id="hhhh">
      <translation id="title" type="use" value="BT" />
    •'s avatar
      I added relevant tactical informations to the opposition tactic panel.

      Greetings doc

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