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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   155831 views   506 comments
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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.

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Discussion: FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 8.0

506 comments have been posted so far.

  • Flut's avatar
    jeff44: for now I prefer the managers. Maybe I try to include also the kits for one of the next versions.

    Sw33z : thanks. Regarding your questions, the scouting card is now black for the next version of the skin and the bench players layer is now blue.

    zabak: thanks. That problem will be fixed in he next version as also the search bar colour when we go to search a player starting with a club with white colour in titlebar.

    clouston1: thanks. Try with sidebar icons only 85% zoom and show me screenshots please.

    nikolaosaek: I sent you a PM. Regarding the preferred moves its already fixed :)

    jculpin: could you please place a screenshot with the problem?

    Luka Modric: thanks!!!

    TS.- Thanks!! Regarding your requests: 1. I will try to not Forget it. 2. Same, but I don’t remember. Thus if you could put a screenshot it will be great. 3. Same. I will try it.

    unitedarestillthebest : I sent you a PM

    1nscrutable: you should have the mini stadiums pack

    paulparrot: first of all, thank you. Regarding your question, you can try different values of zoom. However, I don’t intend to adjust the skin for other resolutions since is a hard work. Sorry.

    Dirkhochheim: thank you :) :)

    lucavel85 and willyfk: thanks and thanks for reporting. I believe I already fixed it and it will be inluded in the 2nd version of the skin.
  • Flut's avatar
    Dear all
    You are placing lots of questions and requests. So, I have to beg you:

    1. Please report bugs and place screenshots to better understand them
    2. Please read the thread befor posting because it already started the same thing that happened last year (some questions were already answered and is "terrible" to see many repeated questions)
    3.Try to not make requests just because you prefered or like something, i.e., try question with "common sense"
    4. Please be patient if I don't answer quickly

    After all, this is only the first version and I know it can be much improved but ... slowly (my time is not only dedicated to the skin and it is not infinite).
  • jeff44's avatar
    is there away we can have kits displaying on scoreboard instead of managers names please
  • Sw33z's avatar
    Hello , superb work Flut but i have 2 issues : scouting page still got white background + bench players in squad overview : could u change that brown layer into something more subtle like grey-blue ? tx in advance ;)
  • zabak's avatar
    Hi, flut. I have serious Question for this.

    How can I fix it to Transparency.
    I use notepad++ to change panels.
    What is the object changing that area transparency in panels folder?
    Thanks to you for every skins.
  • clouston1's avatar
    @flut Hi mate, I play on 85% zoom. I'd upload pictures but @nikolaosaek has the same issues so I don't see the need to clog up comments with more. Thanks mate.
  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    This is my resolution. I play an a 42' tv in 1920x1080.
    My 1st issue is at team view the info is not shown well.
    2nd: at player profile the thinngs get worse. I event cant see his prefered foot. info in the photo.
    3rd: on player training screen his preferred moves are nOT visible. This is an issue that existed last year too.
    And 4th: the left bar, the one you make it to team color, the text is too big. It goes over the team logo. Thanks man.

  • jculpin's avatar
    Hi @Flut is there a fix for the badge display issue on the Team Report page best XI panel?
  • willyfk's avatar
    Happy to help with testing :)
    playing, I found another small problem.
    During the advancement, the calendar has a white background, with white writings that are not seen well due to the poor contrast.
    How can I fix it?

    Same problem here! Up from the second season I can't see it properly.

    Amazing work, btw. This makes FM much more enjoyable. Many thanks!
  • TS.'s avatar
    oh just more thing, FLUT, if you could add players info on their left and right foot in the pop up player overview it'd be great.
  • Luka Modric's avatar
    Thank you, Flut
  • TS.'s avatar
    Great to see you back, Flut. Your skin was deffinetely my fave of fm 20. I have two questions or requests,hope you don't mind. In FM 20 your skin had alternate attributes options in pop up player overview (one with background boxes , one without). Could you add the without background boxes in pop up selector so it'd be interchangeable? 2. It also had pitch position indicator in botttom corner of player pop up, with roles. Could you please add that too again? Thanks for great work.
  • unitedarestillthebest's avatar
    I don’t know how to share photos here I tried didn’t work so will inbox them to you scrap that also it’s the same way I cope the link but it doesn’t show like the others don’t worry I will go back to the normal skin
  • 1nscrutable's avatar

    The first image of the stadiums are not displayed in my game. Can you please help me with this problem?
    Thanks in advance ( I am using this package )
  • paulparrot's avatar
    @Flut I definitely love your skin and I'm quite eager to use it, the problem is that I play on MacBook Pro 13'' with resolution 1280x800 and, in many parts, text looks way too bigger and out of borders on my screen. Is there any way I can fix it for a resolution like mine? :/
  • dirkhochheim's avatar
    WoW mate, thank you for that awesome Skin. The best I have ever seen in FM so far! I LOVE IT! THANK YOU!!!!
  • lucavel85's avatar
    Happy to help with testing :)
    playing, I found another small problem.
    During the advancement, the calendar has a white background, with white writings that are not seen well due to the poor contrast.
    How can I fix it?
  • Flut's avatar
    clouston1: use 85% zoom.

    dafo83_sweden: although I had not adjuted it for DF11 I believe you can use them.

    lucavel85: thanks for your report. In fact I can’t test it for 1920x1080. I only have the reports of the people who used it. Looking at your images I believe the best choice (it seems the “perfect” one) is 85% zoom. It looks like in my game with a 4k screen.
  • clouston1's avatar
    I really like the skin but there's few annoying bits that stops me from using. I think it's the size of my screen though because I am playing 1920 x 1080 full screen but there's little overlaps on some graphics etc.
  • dafo83_sweden's avatar
    im i wrong or can u use df11 facepack at flutskin?
  • lucavel85's avatar
    Thanks for your support.
    I have one last question!
    I play 1920x1080 full screen, and to get a good look at the skin I have to use the 85% zoom.
    To make you better understand I am attaching the screens with zoom at 100% and then at 85%.
    is this normal?
    thank you again.
    At 100%: Image1 and Image2
    At 85%: Image1 and Image2
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi Richardcharlston: Thanks. Regardin your question if you did the download today the answer is no. Please, put a screenshot in order I understand better what is the bug and when it happens.
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    Flut-I did the original down load this morning, 8.30 ish, if I redownload will it change?

    keep up the good work. You are an FM legend
  • Flut's avatar
    Dear all, I noticed that some of you recognized my work with a donation. Many thanks to all of you who decided to do it :)

    nikolaosaek: if you have 1920x1080 you should play in 100% since it works right according the test made by users. What is the resolution of your screen? And thanks for your support along all these years :)

    kfnielsen : many thanks!!

    Manix: is in the drop down arrow in the player flut card view. I couldn’t make it work for all views. I intend to solve that problema in next versions…

    Richardcharlston and unitedarestillthebest: please put a screenshot of the problem. And did you tried to download the skin again?
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    @nikolaosaek , I have at 85% zoom out on a 24”screen and looks fine

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