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FM 2018 FLUT skin light - Version 2.0

A skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2018. Version 2.0 released on 12 May 2018.

By on Nov 19, 2017   May 12, 2018   93722 views   261 comments
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Downloads: 24899 / Size: 189.8 MB / Added: 2017-11-19
Football Manager 2018 Skins - FM 2018 FLUT skin light - Version 2.0

FM 2018 FLUT skin light - Version 2.0

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

This is the FLUTSKIN – Light, Version 2.0 for FM 2018.

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

In this version, I included:
- “round country flags” and “round continents 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!!

"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: 12 May, 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_light20" 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 2.0 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 2.0

    261 comments have been posted so far.

    • Flut's avatar
      Hi LLovely: the skin works fine in that panel.
    • LLovely's avatar
      Hello. I can´t see any contract infos. Is it a skin problem or is my game broken ?
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi pmpou: that bug is due to your screen resolution. Try the following: go to the graphics folder of the skin/boxes/subsection/standard and open the paper.xml
      Change the following code

      <colour id="red_replacement" name="white"/>
      <colour id="green_replacement" name="black"/>
      <colour id="blue_replacement" name="white"/>


      <colour id="red_replacement" name="white"/>
      <colour id="green_replacement" name="white"/>
      <colour id="blue_replacement" name="white"/>

      Hi eoinh: thanks!!
    • eoinh90's avatar
      @flut changed to 1920 1080 great skin thanks
    • pmpou1's avatar
    • Flut's avatar
      @pmpou: what pnel is that (sorry but I don't understand greek language)
    • pmpou1's avatar
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi thanks for the report. You also can use the following

      client object browser
    •'s avatar
      Ok, found it myself.

      The team colour section is not necessary in titlebar. It´s still shown in the correct colour.

      The fix is for all resolutions:

    •'s avatar
      Hi Flut,

      I have a problem with 2560x1440.

      In pre match panel the titlebar gets black and the player attributes are too dark.

      Where do I have to change the colours?

      Thx, Greetings
    • LLovely's avatar
      Thank you Flut. Playing on 4k and your suggestion worked. Big thx I just love this skin so much
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi LLovely: that bug is due to your screen resolution. Try the following: go to the graphics folder of the skin/boxes/subsection/standard and open the paper.xml
      Change the following code

      <colour id="red_replacement" name="white"/>
      <colour id="green_replacement" name="black"/>
      <colour id="blue_replacement" name="white"/>


      <colour id="red_replacement" name="white"/>
      <colour id="green_replacement" name="white"/>
      <colour id="blue_replacement" name="white"/>

      Hi Doddo: Thanks :) :)
    • Doddo04's avatar
      Amazing Work Flut!!!
    • LLovely's avatar
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi GMM: thanks!!!
    • GMM's avatar
      Great to find your skins for FM18. I have been a fan since your firstone
      good work
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi ScoutFM: first of all, thank you for your kind words and feedback, and thanks for notice those small tweaks I included in the skin. I realy appreciated your feedback. It always a honour and a pride when we feel our work is really appreciated. In fact I've been trying to do my best but I never forget that the feedback of FM players and the work of the other skin makers are the "fuel" of my work. Thus, thank you all. And, ScoutFM, I also prefer the light skin - I started my hobbie with skins with a light skin :)

      Hi alerion: I really don't know why it happens. Try to download again the skin, clean the cache and reload the game.
    • MackbossFM's avatar
      Hi flut, In the white version when i have a offer about any player of mine, like the box is black and the text is black too, i can't see what they say me...Can you help me ???....It's for 2015 version...thank you
    • Alerion's avatar
      I got a problem with the FLUT Light skin. Just for context, I also downloaded the FLUT Dark skin, player pics and the background/stadium megapack. Now, I did nothing else but copy both FLUTD and FLUTL into the skin folder (as instructed).

      The FLUTD works with the stadium pics, the correct competition/city backgrounds etc etc. The FLUTL doesnt. As I said, I havent changed anything in the FLUTL directionary so I am not really sure as to why it wouldnt work ?
    • ScoutFM's avatar
      I felt I needed to make a second comment, as a kind of feedback in addition of my other comment below; have not updated since the original this year, and I don't know if its an S.I feature or your skin (yet), I have not played the game in a couple of months actually, but not only the screens and colors are a lot improved on their already original 1.0 version, but the match preview (when you have the additional pictures especially to show the stadium; but also the slide-in and out team preview boxes and the player boxes on the side) is absolutely fantastic now. And of course the score board and the new match team box.

      The entire layout of the skin is like I said out of sight great. There's a lot of logical and sensible additions on top of the flut layout and the colors add flair and interest above the normal vanilla skin. Even the team talk screen is livened up a lot by the addition of the colors and more interesting dressing room picture.

      I remember the bright colours of an older manager game, perhaps the competition to this one, and I felt the 'banner' look of the title made its atmosphere that much greater. This scheme in flut 1.9 is very positively impactful to the ambiance and atmosphere of FM18.

      More people should use this skin.
    • ScoutFM's avatar
      If your skin was not great before, its out of sight right now. Background: been using the skin for 3 years now and its become indispensable. I especially like the ability to change the background opacity in 1.9 and the hidden side menu and the country circle flag at the top; reminds you where you are playing. Improvements since first iteration this year have been great too.

      if only S.I knew how to make a skin like this.
    • Flut's avatar
      Hi Mackboss: Thanks!! :)

      Hi Leonardo Borges: If you have other background pictures files, if you delete that one from the skin the other will be displayed.

      Hi richbell: Thanks :) Regarding the sidebar, I tested it and the hidden sidebar is working well…
    • MackbossFM's avatar
      Thank You Flut !!!
      Great Job, Beautiful....
    • Leonardo Borges's avatar
      Friend, removing that background image, just leaving the white background?
      And another, can you leave a sidebar appearing?
    • richbell82's avatar
      Awesome work, but on the light version, the sidebar isn't hidden.
      Dark version works perfectly.
      Huge thanks on the skin, flut changes the game so much for the better!!!

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