FM Scout is the only community you can talk Football Manager in real time. Here are 10 reasons to join!

FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 8.0

A "dark" skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2021 - Version 8.0, released on 14 february 2021. To be used in 1920x1080 and 4k (windows display settings 200%; game 100%)

By Updated on Feb 14, 2021   156235 views   510 comments
Download Now
Downloads: 41362 / Size: 134.2 MB / Added: 2020-11-30
Football Manager 2021 Skins - FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 8.0

FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 8.0

NOW THE SKIN IS TOTALLY COMPATIBLE WITH 1920x1080 SCREEN RESOLUTION AND 4k (windows display settings 200%; game 100%).

Dear all
I’m proud to introduce you the FLUTSKIN (dark version) for FM21.

I would like to thank you all the fans who contacted me in order to know if FLUTSKIN would be released this year and gave me additional motivation to hard work on the skin.
I hope you like and appreciate the work done.

As usual, the FLUTSKIN is completely full of changes when you compare with the default skin.

The Skin pack also 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!!!

You can download the 2D packs prepared for Flutskin (titlebar and player overview panel). For that you should search for that kits pack elsewhere since the download link in FMScout is down due copyright issues.
However, if you prefer edit your own kits, I also included in the pack a .pdf file explaining how you can edit the kits for Flutskin.

You also can download the stadiums megapack and the citypics released by DAZS8 (thank you, my friend)

Main changes in 8.0
- Most of the pink/violet colours removed (thank you Rosek and Evil for your help regarding the skin settings.xml)
- Introdution panel tweaked
- Non player profile tweaked (attributes boxes included)
- Match team talk tweaked (beyond colours changed, big players box/pictures were included)
- Tactics Squad tweaked (conditions/match preparation included and also popup changed)
- Player Popup tweaked
- World panel tweaked
- Assignment tasks panel tweaked
- Some other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 7.0
- New embedded and subtle buttons
- Tactics overview panel tweaked (flags for players nationality on pitch and recent matches analysis button included)
- Player popup panel tweaked (fitness/sharpness in FM20 style and player morale included)
- Players match bar tweaked (colours changed amd fitness/sharpness included)
- Tactics/substitutions panel in match tweaked (fitness/sharpness included as default)
- Team squad panel tweaked (default general information default view with much more information)
- Next opponent overview tweaked (players faces and kits included in opponent line up; player faces included in line ups comparison)
- Next opponent stats pack tweaked
- other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 6.0 version
- New Match Full Review panel
- Match Intro panel tweaked (player faces of substitutes and managers included; team frormation included)
- Match tactics tweaked (player faces included)
- Titlebar tweaked
- Best eleven bug fixed
- Continue button fixed
- New alt for unlock japanese clubs overview (now you have 6 different alt folders)
- Other minor tweaks and bugs fixed

Main changes in 5.0 version
- New match team panel news
- New match mid/halftime panel
- "New" match scoreboard (following the amazing idea of OPZ, now team names are coloured according the secondary club colour)
- New pre season report team preview panel (in news item panel)
- Player attrbutes profile panel tweaked
- Match inbetween highlights tweaked (notable events option included)
- New alt for those who experiment problems with a team logo between the kits displayed in player panel (now you have 5 alts available)
- Other tweaks and fixes here and there

Main changes in 4.0 version
- New Match inbetween highlights panel (with much more information panels in drop down arrow, including facilities, heat map, player pictures in team formation and many match player statistics)
- New leagues in focus panel (including 5 tabs for avoid to always have to change the league displayed)
- "New" match scoreboard, including team kits and with background boxes changed)
- Match team talk tweaked and including players pictures
- Tactical meeting tweaked
- Four different alt. files for playing 1. without backgrounds, 2. with scoreboard without team managers, 3. with the player picture on the left of the Player Attributes Panel and 4. with the sidebar coloured according each team colour
- Other small tweaks here and there

Main changes in 3.0 version
- New player attributes panel
- New personal information panel
- New competition roundup panel
- “New” Team overview staff
- New board room panel
- Player comparison panel tweaked
- Player tactics panel tweaked
- Competition fixtures panel tweaked
- Individual Training tweaked
- Medical department overview tweaked
- Team risk assessment panel tweaked
- Titlebar font changed
- Sidebar coloured according clubs colours (as an alt)
Other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 2.2 version
- "New" match scorebaord (now with primary team colours as background colour)
- Player popup tweaked
- Some inbox panels tweaked
- Instant result bug fixed (the information in popup now is okay)
- Match titlebar tweaked

Main changes in 2.1 version
- Compatibility with 1920x1080
- Home manager tweaked
- Some inbox panels tweaked and transparency included
- Bugs reported fixed

Main changes in 2.0 version
  • New player popup panel
  • New competition preview panel
  • New human profile panel
  • New non player profile
  • Match scoreboard tweaked (now with the complete team names)
  • Scout card tweaked (colour changed)
  • Game processing tweaked (colour of days changed)
  • Player overview panel tweaked (player pictures box changed and right/left foot included in all three options in the drop down arrow
  • Manager Home tweaked (top information regrading next game/managers adjusted)
  • Bugs reported fixed

Main changes in 1.0 version
  • New club overview
  • New club general
  • New nation overview
  • New nation general overview
  • New player overview panel (option for attributes with or without background boxes was included; also you have three view options of the player in the drop down arrow)
  • New news panel
  • New Team report panel (also various related panels were tweaked, including horizontal view in squad depth)
  • New training panel
  • New match titlebar scoreboard (team managers included and also included some new information),
  • New home manager panel
  • New Stadium panel
  • Team tactics tweaked (Player pictures and role/duty icon included)
  • Match commentary tweaked (the font size was increased)
  • Match bottom bar tweaked (player pictures included),
  • Instant result on tactics and also during the match included (the button in the match screen is in the menus on the top right of the screen with an icon IR),
  • Background/oppacity selector included
  • Team of the week in inbox panel tweaked (faces and also front and back kit included)
  • Game processing panel (stadium, fixtures and other information included)
  • Competition overview panel tweaked (team badges in the fixtures included and showing more players in the stats panel)

Once again I would like to thank you to all FM Fans who support my work and also to all skin makers. A special thank you to PATRES10 from fmslovakia for the 2D default kits (especially tailor-made for FlutSkin).

Also a special thank you to Michael Murray since I started editing the match inbetween highlights panel based on his amazing work!!

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 3840x2160 (4K with windows display settings 200%) and also 1920x1080 (1080p) full screen mode, sidebar icons only. As a result, some panels won’t work properly in other resolutions..

Flut Skin Dark - FM21 Preview

Team Report Panel

Non player profile panel

Human Profile Panel

Competition Preview panel

Player overview panel (flut stadium player option)

Game processing

Inbox team of the week (the front and back kits alternate with animation)

News panel (you can choose among 24 different newspaper header)

Match (with player pictures in the bottom bar, full names of the clubs, club colour in background, club logo, managers pictures and other information)

Instant result (on Line choice and during the match)

Club General ovierview

Club overview panel

Nation overview

Nation profile

Team training

Stadium Overview

Player Comparison

Medical Centre

Personal Information panel

Player Attributes panel

Competition Roundup Panel

Board Room panel

Individual Training

Match ibh1

Match ibh2

Match team talk

Match Team panel News

Match mid match panel

Match scoreaboard with team name colours

Match Full Window

Match Intro panel

Match instructions/subs

Opponent comparison line up

Opponent team line up

Bar with players in match
General Information Squad view

Team tactics panel and Player popup panel

How to add Flut Skin in FM21

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

Place the "fm2021flutskin_dark" folder here:
Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\skins

  1. Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.
  2. Start FM21 and go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab.
  3. You should see FM 2021 Flut Skin dark - Version 8.0 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.

Download Now
Downloads: 41362 / Size: 134.2 MB / Added: 2020-11-30
Your content on FM Scout

We are always looking for quality content creators, capable of producing insightful articles. Being published here means more exposure and recognition for you.

Do YOU have what it takes?
Like & Subscribe

Like our Facebook page & Subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Discussion: FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 8.0

510 comments have been posted so far.

  • GeZer's avatar
    Is there any way to fix it ?
  • GeZer's avatar
    hello... When I start fm today stars didnt appear to all my players.. Yesterday I didnt have this problem
  • kilo310's avatar
    woops double post
  • kilo310's avatar
    It seems like the issue is well known going by the comments, but I just wanted to say I've been having the problem with fatigue and match sharpness as well! I tried clearing cache and reinstalling to no avail.
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    Hi Flut - I've got the same problem about fatigue and match sharpness. The problem also occurs in the medical centre.
  • franck69's avatar
    since 21.3 Fatigue and the Match Sharpness icons in squad view are not showing in V8.0. I have reloaded, cleared cache. I'm sure you alread know but I thought I'd post.

    Hi Flut. Same issue for me. I have cleared cache and deleted old skins.

  • sbugg's avatar
    Hi Flut
    since 21.3 Fatigue and the Match Sharpness icons in squad view are not showing in V8.0. I have reloaded, cleared cache. I'm sure you alread know but I thought I'd post.
  • Jonfun7's avatar
    I just can't figure out how to set this up on a 4K TV, like the bottom of the players information gets cut off. Help Please
  • RafaelLiew's avatar
    Is it possible to get this to work with 1440p resolution?
  • RafaelLiew's avatar
    Is it possible to get this to work with 1440p resolution?
  • Aktham Shraiba's avatar
    Fixed .... thank you
    They add assisst player name when player scores but it disappear in short time .... can you make the appearance of name of player when scoring for more long time .... Thank you
  • Aktham Shraiba's avatar
    Also I noticed this problem ...... the fatigue is not appear and he ask me to add sport scientist ..... but I already have

    Please tell me do you have this problem ???
  • DarthSonic's avatar
    Have same problem that match sharpness icon is missing. Delete 7.0 before copy 8.0 in skins folder. Also deleted cache and reloaded skin.
  • Flut's avatar
    T4Z and izagooner: in my game is okay. Try to clear the cache and reload the game. And don't forget that if you already have the 7.0 version you should remove it and only after that place the 8.0 in the skins folder.

    Aktham: yes I noticed a change in the code after the SI patch. is already fixed. Here is the file (place it in the panels folder of the skin).

  • Aktham Shraiba's avatar
    Hello Flut how are you ...
    I have problem in player profile ... the stars are not appear
  • izagooner's avatar
    hi flut the icon for match sharpness is missing after latest SI PATCH
  • T4Z's avatar
    hi this 8.0 patch is not working for me i cant open tactic etc...
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Jimmyh: thanks! You should have the 2D kits for Flutskin. You can download them HERE
  • Jimmyh's avatar
    Hi there,
    Once again what a great skin Fluit.

    Can somebody please tell me how do I get the right picture of the club kit in the players overview panel. I have downloaded new FM21 kits and they work fine if I go to club profile. But in player profile the kits are just plain?
    Please help, thank you!!
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi manidaro: Thanks. Reagrding your question, yes, you are right. Unfortunately I tried to make the percentages update continuously but without success. I thought to remove that graph because of that. However, since we can update it as you tolda and in the half time, I decided to maintain it in the skin.

    Hi AH1N1: You just have to change layout="50,-1,50" for layout="-1,50"
  • AH1N1's avatar
    Superb as usual @Flut!

    I would like to see only the badges and the teame names on the scoreboard. So, far I've managed to get that on right panel, but I cannot do the same in left one as seen here

    If you have the time to check it, I leave here the code in match incidents left score, but I do not know what am I doing obviously:

    panel colour_team_names="true" colour_team_scores="false">

    <widget class="picture" id="bkcl" auto_size="vertical" file="boxes/custom/match/tv captions1/si tv/score/home team/paper2" blue_replacement="secondary" cached="true" rthr="68" alignment="centre">
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="horizontal" inset="0" />
    <layout class="centre_in_parent_attachment" alignment="vertical" />

    <layout class="arrange_horizontal_attachment" layout="50,-1,50" gap="0" offset="0" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0" apply_to_children="true"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="0"/>

    <widget class="text" id="mitn" font="title" size="14" alignment="centre,can_scale" multiline="false" />

    <widget class="object_portrait_picture" id="hmtF" scale_picture="true" width="60" height="60" transparency="1" >
    <layout class="centre_in_parent_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0"/>

    <boolean id="keep_aspect_ratio" value="true"/>
    <flags id="image_alignment" value="centre"/>
    <record id="object_property">
    <integer id="get_property" value="home"/>
    <integer id="set_property" value="objt"/>



  • manidaro's avatar

    Thanks FLUT for the work and passion you always put into it. I have a problem with version 7, practically in the game the percentage of the condition and form does not update with the passing of the minutes but to update it I have to enter the tactics panel. How do I resolve?
  • TS.'s avatar
    Thank you, Flut.
    I see, good to hear all is good.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi TS: I missed the part of "hands", sorry. Fortunately my hands are okay. I believe it was an expression of TMNP, since I need my hands to edit the skin lol.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi TS: for the logos you should edit match incidents overview shirts5.xml and match incidents overview shirts6.xml
    You can edit the left logo in <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="30" /> (increasing the value 30 for reducing the size of the ogo or reducing for increase the dimemsion).
    Since in your game there are two logos, you can delete the big logo, deleting the following code in each one of the xmls

    <widget class="match_team_logo_picture" id="TeLo"/>

    For team names reduce the size of the font in
    <widget class="text" id="mitn" font="title" size="15" colour="title" alignment="top,can_scale" auto_size="vertical"/>

    Regarding the body language go to match team stats ibh bottom3.xml and search for <record id="moti">
    Below, delete the following codes

    <record id="PDru" />
    <flags id="Pcon" />
    <flags id="MPrt" />

FMS Chat

hey, just wanted to let you know that we have a fb style chat for our members. login or sign up to start chatting.