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FM 2019 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.5

A "dark" skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2019 - Version 1.5, released on 2 january 2019

By Updated on Jan 02, 2019   99135 views   353 comments
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Football Manager 2019 Skins - FM 2019 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.5

FM 2019 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.5

Skin for FM 2019 regular career mode and widescreen (1920x1080).

This is the FLUTSKIN – Dark Version 1.5 for FM 2019.

This skin is compatible with cutout, DF11 and scope facepacks

This is the FlutSkin for FM19. I tried to keep it very similar to the last version of Flutskin for FM18. Thus, I will not present you all changes regarding the default skin for FM19. If you know FlutsKin for FM18 (version 2.1), you also know what you can find in this skin for FM19. If you don't know it yet, try it. I think you will not be disappointed.

The Skin pack includes:
1. “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.
2. Background maps for confederations, also made by brian-q. Thank you brian by your great work and for your collaboration!!!
3. A pack with a new pitch textures for 3D match, edited by myself (a little bit less dark than the last pack)
4. A mod for regular sidebar (not hidden sidebar)
5. A mod for regular sidebar, coloured according the club colour

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!!

Besides fixed reported bugs and also tweaks here and there, the major Changes of FlutSkin 1.5 are in:
- Player Overview Panel (kit name tweaked; left and right foot icon coloured according the foot accuracy; some hidden attributes included in the top right box)
- Home manager panel tweaked (training box)
- Training overview panel (various boxes tweaked)
- Scouting task dialog (tweaked)
- Team instructions match dialog (tweaked)

Besides fixed reported bugs and also tweaks here and there, the major Changes of FlutSkin 1.4 are in:
- Pre match briefing panel
- Several inbox panels (e.g., some player reports, pre match briefing reminder, transfer person mini profile panel,…)
- Player overview panel (Flut club colour option as player picture background added; some small tweaks)
- New tactics squad view
- Match tactics
- Home manager panel tweaked (new biography tab included, “new” confidence board and “new” training panel)
- Scouting centre card tweaked

Besides fixed bugs and tweaks here and there, the major Changes in FlutSkin dark 1.3 are in:
- Club overview panel (confidence information panel changed)
- Match team talk (new information included)
- Titlebar (manager change button included)
- Tactics panel ("new" pitch)

Major Changes in FlutSkin dark 1.2
- Training overview panel (new panels added)
- Tactics panel (now including the player pics)
- Transparent sidebar
- Non player comparison (adjusted for DF11)

The main changes in 1.1 are:
- Match full preview (save buttons included)
- Inbox press conference panels
- Drop down arrow in the titlebar included (in the left, near the picture)
- Many tweaks in inbox panels and some other tweaks in other panels
- Match preview panel (since some information in the tabbed regarding team analysis stop work after the SI updated, I have to cahnge it)

Changes in updated version.
- Bug regarding contract offer fixed
- Bug regarding the "inbox briefing reminder panel" fixed
- Files for no hidden (default) sidebar included (please read the read me file in order to know how install it)

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, 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 regular and coloured sidebar. 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 - SEASON 2018/19 - 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

If you want to download the citypics only, DAZS8 released the updated pack HERE

How to add Flut Skin in FM19

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

Place the "fm2019flutskin_dark" folder here:
Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2019\skins

  1. Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.
  2. Start FM19 and go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab.
  3. You should see FM 2019 Flut Skin dark - Version 1.5 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 2019 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.5

353 comments have been posted so far.

  • Magic1111's avatar
    Okay, no problem!

    Maybe one day you will know again how it works, then you can do it!
    Thanks in forward, and for your support!
  • Flut's avatar
    @Renansantos: that problem is related to your screen resolution. Please read my last comment.

    @Magic1111: I think yes. However I don’t remember how to do it. Sorry.

    @Carlito_85: that bug is already fixed in the 1.5 version. If you keep getting it, please clean the cache and reload the skin.

    @Luanpefe: thanks; regarding the problem you report, please put screenshots showing the problem, comparing the default skin and flutskin.
  • renansantos's avatar

    hi Flut. I want to take this white background, and leave it all black. how do I do?
  • Magic1111's avatar
    Hi Flut!

    Is it possible to become an AddOn to your Skin with

    - Auto Hidden Sidebar
    - Club Colour
    - Big Sidebar

    All three things together.

    In the Moment we´ve a short sidebar when we play with Auto-Hidden, but I want to have a Big sidebar with Club Colour and Auto-Hidden.

    Maybe possible mate?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi Flut.

    I keep getting a popup saying "XML parsing error" in relation to Pre-Season Reports in my inbox.

    "Not well-formed (invalid token) at line 65 of panels/tactics/tactics icon preview panel9"

    I'm able to eventually get rid of the popup box if I keep hitting the close button, but it results in none of the players being displayed on the vertical pitch that displays the team's tactics.
  • luanpefe's avatar
    Hi Flut, When I am to sendig selection players, automatic select numbe squad no work, how could fix it

    Thank for you great job, it is the bes skin

    Thanks you
  • Flut's avatar
    @valiant: please read the comments. Some people are talked about that problem related to your screen resolution. I think some guy said that you should remove the @2x files from graphics/boxes/subsection/standard..

    Hi armbi: sorry but I don't know what are the code responsible for that colours.

    Hi carlito: you can try to edit it in inbox content with pitch panel.xml
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi Flut.

    Just wondering how I would move the Goalkeeper picture along in the team of the week panel? Because I'm playing in windowed mode, half of the GK's face is missing.
  • armbi's avatar
    hi Flut, just need a little quick advice: where can I find xml file to be able to edit those boxes colours (screen)
  • valiant123's avatar
    anyone else get the white faded section accross certain screens? im loving this skin other than that. Maybe il switch to the skin light
  • ccwolf's avatar
    === REMOVE ===
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi nikolaosaek: Thanks :) Regarding your answer in fact I really don't know exactly what is jadedness and how it works but you could take a look on HERE

    Hi mykal: ah..ok. And thanks for your support!!

    Hi MackbossFM: :)
  • MackbossFM's avatar
    hi, flut,
    When i Load the game show me this :
    Thank you !!!

    PD: It was a problem mine, sorry...Thank you anyway...!!!
  • mykal's avatar
    No Flut would be my answer, I had to remove the map/atlas flags and replace them with actual flags again, which wasn't as easy on the eye in the menu's but did sort the match engine issue completely. Still the best skin around, as ever.
  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    Good job flut for the BEST fm skin.
    What is Jadedness?? and what is better? -50, 0, 50?
  • Flut's avatar
    Thanks DexterHovis!!

    @Arcadios: I didn't change anything in that panel. Thus...I can't help you. Sorry.
  • GoonerJoe's avatar
    @DexterHovis: Thank you!
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    @GoonerJoe : the following worked with FM18 I guess it will also work with FM19:
    Go to
    >>DS8 Backgrounds Megapack>>Players>>backgrounds
    and edit the config.xml file by deleting the third line from the end
    <record from="none" to="graphics/pictures/person/none/background"/>
    This will remove the lawnmower.
  • GoonerJoe's avatar
    Hi Flut, Happy New Year!

    Just downloaded your skin and it's by far the best skin for FM19 (IMO). One question, can you tell me how to change this background:

    As for some reason, whenever a player doesn't have a personalised background (using dasz megapack) it shows that background. It's a little weird looking at a player and seeing a tractor!

    Many thanks for the amazing Skin!
  • ARCADIOS's avatar
    from here i was able to change tactics during the game. now i cant.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi mykal: thanks!! Regarding your problem, I really don’t remember what it is. Last year we found a solution for that problem?

    Hi Bartdude and Doddo: many thanks for your continuous support!!!

    @Pybodia: In fact this year you can’t choose other scoreboards (maybe I forgot to delete the folders with other scoreboards from the FM18 skin); you only can choose different match introductions.

    @arcadios: plaese put a screenshot showing the problem you report because I didn’t understand it. Sorry…

    @mistral: Thanks! Regarding your question, you have to go to the settings.xml and change the code
    <!-- background attribute box colours Flut 17 v1 -->
    <colour name="unknown attribute background" red="227" green="178" blue="110"/>
    <colour name="low attribute background" red="246" green="42" blue="42"/>
    <colour name="normal attribute background" red="255" green="156" blue="0"/>
    <colour name="good attribute background" red="15" green="158" blue="15" />
    <colour name="excellent attribute background" red="20" green="247" blue="28" />

    Exit the game and reload it.

    @swat71: thanks for reporting. Now that panel is fixed. Regarding the Hidden attributes I can’t do it since I don’t know the language but, if you want you can do it yourself (for some of them) in player personal details panel2.
  • Doddo04's avatar
    The Best Skin for FM Great Work Flut!!!
  • mykal's avatar
    Again about the best skin around, like last year
    Still got the same issue as last year though, the "Flags" that you've edited to look like map parts are also used as actual flags around the stadium in the match engine, with the transparent parts showing up as blue. not a game breaker sure but still bothers me, just a little
  • Bartdude's avatar
    Further enhancements to,what for me is THE best skin I've ever used in the entire history of FM !
  • Pybodia's avatar
    Hi Flut, thank your for work, it's great.

    How can I use the scoreboards in the match? I mean, there are some scoreboards (Premier League, UCL etc.) in the skin as I can see via subfolders. But I only see the game's original titlebar in matches.

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