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FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 12.0

A "dark" skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2021 - Version 12.0, released on 11 april 2021. To be used in 1920x1080 and 4k (windows display settings 200%; game 100%)

By Updated on Apr 11, 2021   214927 views   641 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Skins - FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 12.0

FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 12.0

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 12.0 -As you can see above the Flutskin's player overview panel for FM18 has returned (with updates).
- New player overview panel (now the player overview panel from FlutsKin FM18 returns but, of course, updated; and you have six options to choose in the drop down arrow; at least one of the options works well with DF pictures)
- Club overview panel tweaked, namely regarding the key players panel.
- Some bugs fixed
- That's it. I had doubts about releasing this version now, but given the requests related to the new Player overview panel, I decided not to make you wait any longer. Thus...I hope you enjoy it!!

Main changes in 11.0
• “New” game processing panel (top panel changed)
• “New” Team selection advice popup (width/height increased and player pictures and nation flags included)
• “New” inbox team selection advice panel (pitch increased, player pictures and nation flags included)
• New option to choose a huge database when we start a new game
• “New” Match tactics panel (now includes, flags, player pictures and duty role pie graphics)
• “New” inbox content team report scout report panel (the pitch was changed, and player pictures were included)
• Fixtures details tweaked (stadium picture included)
• kits highlight in tactics panel tweaked (the outline is now much more visible)
• player overview tweaked
• Other tweaks in Inbox panel:
- Inbox content with season summary panel (the left column was increased in order to make visible all the league table, without the need to scroll down)
- Inbox content with team dynamics panel (the boxes for the players names were tweaked regarding the width)
- Inbox content with competition preview panel.xml (right column increased and the information now are centred)
- Inbox content with competition review panel (right panel increased; left panel with larger logos)
- Inbox content with best youth production (table height increased)

Main changes in 10.0
• Best eleven panel now includes new information of each player. Also nation flags in players on the pitch were included
• Option to choose a personal picture when we start a new game is included
• Player/availability/youth development team tactics inbox changed (pictures and kit back/front rotation on pitch included and pictures also included in substitutes)
• Team report panel tweaked (nation flags of each player included)
• Club overview panel tweaked (last eleven panel tweaked) pitch length increased; nation flags and global condition of each player included - also when we click on
the heart icon the condition popup is displayed)
• Director of Football panel tweaked (larger picture and some information included)
• Unwanted list tweaked (larger picture and some information included)
• Development list tweaked (larger picture and some information included)
• Team award overall tweaked (some additional information added)
• All solid buttons in inbox panel are now in blue colour
• The blur effect was removed
• Board vision panels are tweaked (now we don’t have the pink colour and the icons are coloured according primary and secondary team colours) (this is an apport based on the work of Rosek)
• Player search dialog box was tweaked (pink colour removed)
• New alt folder for those who prefer playing with black sidebar and with black titlebar was included in the alts pack.
• New weather icons (this is an apport of Qvordrup)
• Stadium/city pictures “none” tweaked (that picture displayed with "coming soon) (also made by Qvordrup)
• Country locators updated (also by Qvordrup)

Main changes in 9.0
- Face pictures included in team squad, team squad tactics, search panel, scouting list panel, staff teams and so on..
- Player overview tweaked (a new physical condition included as default box)
- Small tweaks here and there
- TV Logos included (following the work of Rosek, I included the TV Logos in match panel, line ups panel, league table in match preview and in the match caption displaying when a team score a goal)

Important note regarding TV LOGOS:
Although the default tv logo is the one I use, of course you can easily change it; for that you just have to go to skin/graphics/icons/tv logos. In that folder there is a alt folder with many TV logos. You just have to replace the tv logo.png and the tv [email protected] for that one you want. Of course you should rename the new logos as tv logo and tv [email protected] You also can use other logos made by you. The procedure to use them is exactly the same. However, I should remember that yo should use logos with the right height. For tv logo you should use 25px and for the @2x you should use 50px.

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!!

Also a special thank you for Rosek and Evil-Muffin from sourtitoutsi and other FM fans (I just highlighted Rosek and Evil since they are all the time available to help the people who like to play with FlutSkin and they are keeping the answers of questions and requests updated; however I thank you all!!!)

One last "thing": some of the screenshots of the skin are not updated (are from previous versions of the skin). Sorry for that but I have not time yet to update the screenshots.

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

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 12.0 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 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 12.0

641 comments have been posted so far.

  • denizkalayci's avatar
    First of all, hello, I downloaded the dazs8 background file with a size of 36 GB. And I downloaded the flut skin to select the background. But there is only the logo of the club in the background selection. I cannot select the stadium photos and the football player photos. What should I do?
  • Reynders1982's avatar
    thx for the answer. Now it collapsed. Such a little thing i didn't recognized :-)
  • Flut's avatar
    Max_Power: :)

    luismatos: I will try to answer your questions in the PM you sent me.

    daqiqil: thanks! Could you please put a screenshot of the specific option (in the basic skin) you are talking about? I really didn't undertsant well about what you are taliking about.

    Reynders: ah ok. No problem. In fact I understood you want to remove all the match inbetween highlights panel. Regarding that panel on the left side I believe you clicked on the clock and thtas why it is displayed. If you click again it will be collapsed and will be displayed correctly. However, if you prefer the original one, please look at my last comment to vonreicshm. There I explained how can you return to the default left panel.
  • Reynders1982's avatar
    sory but my english is not so good. I mean the panel at the left side on my screen during a hihglight. Is there a possibility to turn that off. The inbetween match panels are TOP! And the skin is absolute the best for me i ever saw except that one thing ;-)
  • daqiqil's avatar
    thanks for the skin! awesome. but i have a question, how to change player traits? in basic skin, player traits option appears in attributes and we can change one traits like move forward whenever possible etc. where's that option? thanks
  • luismatos's avatar
    Boas Flut :)

    Instalei o jogo agora mesmo e fiz o download da skin, do 2D kit pack e dos 3 packs dos estádios do DAZS8.

    Será que podias ajudar me a meter a tua skin sem problemas? tenho medo de fazer asneira e depois não conseguir reverter isso. Cumprimentos, Luis
  • Max_Power's avatar
    It is I who apologize to you because you already offer the best and we ask you for perfection ... unfortunately you have accustomed us too well ... thanks a lot to you!
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Max_Power: I don't know how to change the hearts for percentages...sorry.

    Hi Reynders: like DAZS8 I don't understand why you don't want the match inbetween highlights panel, since if you don't have it, you only can see the pitch without any animation. But if you want to do that, I believe you just have to go to match in between highlight.xml, remove all the code except <panel> and </panel>
  • DAZS8's avatar

    WHY!! would you want to?
  • Reynders1982's avatar
    i mean is there a possibility to get rid of the match inbetween hihglights screen?
  • Max_Power's avatar
    right, Flut ... the tactical panel during the race ... ok, as unspoken. What about the percentages instead of hearts during the match, on the players screen below? I'm bothering you, right? forgive me!
  • Flut's avatar
    vonreichsm: go to match inbetween highlights.xml and change

    <container width="342">
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="0" apply_to_children="true" />
    <container id="NEvp">
    <attachment_group class="vertical_arrange" vertical_alignment="bottom,extend" />

    <container class="bordered_box" appearance="boxes/bordered/standard/paper1" red_replacement="black">
    <animation class="scale_animation" start_value="1, 0" end_value="1, 1" duration="0.3" delay="1.4" end_mode="hold_end" tween="ease_out" coord_mode="relative_to_target" centre_point="top" />
    <animation class="scale_animation" start_value="1, 0" end_value="1, 1" duration="0.3" delay="0.2" end_mode="hold_end" tween="ease_out" coord_mode="relative_to_target" centre_point="top" trigger_id="hidden" trigger_value="false" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="0" apply_to_children="true" />

    <attachment class="match_ball_fade_attachment"/>

    <container class="client_object_viewer_xml_panel" file="match/match touchline tablet panel nep" id="Tnep" >
    <record id="object_property">
    <integer id="get_property" value="objt" />
    <integer id="set_property" value="objt" />

    </container> <!-- close transparent -->

    <widget class="spacer" height="47" />
    </container> <!-- close NEvp -->



    <container width="342">
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="0" apply_to_children="true" />
    <container id="NEvp">
    <attachment_group class="vertical_arrange" vertical_alignment="bottom,extend" />

    <container class="main_transparent_box" appearance="boxes/custom/match/timeline stats/paper" red_replacement="bg">
    <animation class="scale_animation" start_value="1, 0" end_value="1, 1" duration="0.3" delay="1.4" end_mode="hold_end" tween="ease_out" coord_mode="relative_to_target" centre_point="top" />
    <animation class="scale_animation" start_value="1, 0" end_value="1, 1" duration="0.3" delay="0.2" end_mode="hold_end" tween="ease_out" coord_mode="relative_to_target" centre_point="top" trigger_id="hidden" trigger_value="false" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="0" apply_to_children="true" />

    <attachment class="match_ball_fade_attachment"/>

    <widget class="match_notable_events_panel">

    <animation class="fade_animation" start_value="0" end_value="1" duration="0.5" delay="1.6" end_mode="hold_end" />
    <animation class="fade_animation" start_value="0" end_value="1" duration="0.5" delay="0.4" end_mode="hold_end" trigger_id="hidden" trigger_start="false" trigger_end="true" />

    <record id="object_property">
    <integer id="get_property" value="objt" />
    <integer id="set_property" value="objt" />


    <widget class="spacer" height="47" />


    reynders: sorry but i didn't understand your question. could you please explain a little bit more?

    max_power: what is the specific panel you are talking about? Regarding the circles in tactics during the game, I didn' edit that panel. So, is the default one which is displayed (as far as I remember..)

    Aktham: As I said in the day I release the skin, it was a bug I fixed a few minutes/hours after that release. In that moment I place a message saying that I reupload the skin with that bug fixed. Thus, you can download the skin again and that bug will be solved.
  • Max_Power's avatar
    I also noticed that during the game, when you go into "tactics" there are no more circles of adaptation to the role.
  • Aktham Shraiba's avatar
    Hi FLUT .... the color in individual training is not good .. please can you fix it
  • Max_Power's avatar
    Hello great Flut ... will we have a hope of seeing the percentages instead of hearts? Especially in the game ... Thank you very much ...
  • vonreichsm's avatar
    Hope last for this year. Hihi.

    How can i get the default? Which panel i have to delete?

  • Reynders1982's avatar
    is it possible to switch out the left side bar during a match?
  • vonreichsm's avatar

    No problem. It was my bad english, so you couldn´t understand. Hihi. Now everything is ok. I changed the colour to grey and everything is like before.
    Thanks again for the skin and for the suport.
  • Doddo04's avatar
    Hi Flut thx i delete the files you said here in the thread now it works for me
  • Flut's avatar
    franck69: thank you!!

    vonreichsm: thanks. Now I understood the problema. And yes, I choose a wrong colour for substitutes. For changing it go to graphics/tables/custom/squad/substitutes and change the colour in the xml (I changed now for green 900 but of course you can choose a colour you prefer)

    proton6: sorry but I didn’t understood you problem. Could you please explain a little bit more and put a screenshot?

    godlike_II, Klapco and Doddo: as you can see, everything goes well (now playing with Stuttgart as you suggested)

    MirkoBini: sorry but I really don't understand well your problems. The problem regarding the logo in the player picture, I already answered here in the thread. The other I don't understand but I remember that the skin works well on 1920x1080, full window, icons only, 100% zoom. If you are using a 4K screen, you should adjust the windows display settings for 200%.
  • franck69's avatar
    Hi Flut, great job, as usual
  • vonreichsm's avatar
    i see that you want to pull a substitute into the team. You can see the background of the players on the pitch who play that position. try substituting your current striker (Medi Taremi here). But you have to pull the player and you will see, no player of the substitutes bench shines.
  • proton6's avatar
    I have managed to get the front of my 2D kit on the screen but how do i get the back of the 2D kit to show ?
  • godlike_II's avatar
    or try QPR or Charlton in sky championship
  • Klapco's avatar
    OK Flut does not matter maybe it will be repaired further, if you want, you can just try with Ausburg or Stuttgart in the Bundesliga and you will see that there is a problem. In any case thank you for your selfless work and help.

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