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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   159172 views   524 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

524 comments have been posted so far.

  • Flut's avatar
    Dennis2600: thanks. You can change the attributes colour in the settings.xml in the following code (don’t forget to exit the game and reload it after changes)
    <!-- profile attribute colours -->
    <colour name="low attribute" red="247" green="121" blue="121"/>
    <colour name="normal attribute" red="245" green="245" blue="85"/>
    <colour name="good attribute" value="green 100" />
    <colour name="excellent attribute" value="green" />

    butleriain: thanks! :)

    1. for the kit number you can edit it in kit icon14.xml in the following code

    <widget class="picture" id="bNUM" image_alignment="centre" scale_picture="true">
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="2"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="74"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="75" />

    2. You can edit this in person snapshot club overview16.xml in lenes 53 (for the coloured bar) and 68 for the manager name.

    franck69: you should place the skin folder in the skins folder of the game and not in the graphics folder. And try to clear the cache, exit the game and reload it.

    majesticeternity: what is your screen resolution?

    deeart22: when it happen in my game I will take a look on it.

    dugoutfm: look inside the flutskin folder. I believe there is another with the same name. It is that folder you should place in the skins folder of the game.
  • dugoutfm's avatar
    Hi all - need help please installing this.

    I have added the folder to the skins folder and now can see the folder fm2021flutskin_dark in there, and it is available. However, when i load the game and go to preferences, only the original FM Skin is in there. Any ideas?
  • Dennis2600's avatar
    Hi Flut. What a great skin! got one question for you. Where can i change the color of the players attributes?
  • butleriain's avatar
    hi Flut.

    1. Firstly, I believe its a screen resolution issue (my screen is 5120x2880). Which panel can I adjust this part of the player profile screen and which line. I will try and align it myself. But also the icons do seem a little big for the default kit? Squad number and name font size?

    2. Secondly. Which panel can I fix the manager name from obscuring the picture.

    Thanks for your work as always.
  • franck69's avatar
    Hi Flut. I have downloaded your 6.0 version but in game, it's still 5.0. However, i have deleted all old files. It's weird isn'it ?

  • vav's avatar
    FLUT It's a pity, but that's your right) Then I won't expect a light version of this skin, let's play on other skins.
  • majesticeternity's avatar
    This panel doesn't extend all the way. it stops and won't let me go further. how do I get it longer/more horizontal to extend over the screen like in your images?
  • deeart22's avatar
    FLUT also had an issue in the match engine...

    Had an injury in game, It stopped and went to my subs page i made subs then moved to the teamtalk page, where i changed my mind and cancelled the subs!

    It cancelled back to the match screen with no option to go back to the bench just the option to continue and then a message to say player is injured and cant continue!

    Only way out was to simulate result
  • Flut's avatar
    deeart: you should download it and remove the previous version.
  • deeart22's avatar
    FLUT do i need to download version 6 or will it update??
  • Flut's avatar
    Thanks vonreichsm!!

    Aktham: you are absolutely right. To fix that bug go to panels\match\tactics overview side panel.xml and change

    file="tactics/pitch with tactics container1"


    file="tactics/pitch with tactics container"

    The player pictures will not be showed but the panel will work properly (after saw your comment I tried to make it work with the player pictures but without succes...)
  • Aktham Shraiba's avatar
    Hello FLUT .... I cant see the option of players as you can see ...
  • vonreichsm's avatar
    @ Flut:

    Thanks flut. Realy nice tewaks again. Stay healthy.
  • Flut's avatar
    vav: My intention was to work on it, however, now I'm not sure. I didn' start to work on it yet....Maybe later if I will have time to do it. Sorry.
  • vav's avatar
    When can we expect the light version to be released?
  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    @nymthehavoc: you can change the age, as you could all the years. Using flut skin go top left and click the 2nd player profile view. From there you can change his age and nationality.
  • Flut's avatar
    GMM: thanks!!

    nikolaosaek: you should edit the names in match incidents left score.xml and match incidents right score.xml

    einherjer83: I didn't understand your question. Sorry.

    AH1N1: do you have the front kits for flutskin?

    nymthehavoc: I really don't know, since I don't use the game editor.
  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    In match game how do I change the team names from capital bold to bold?? I change the "match score areal panel" but the capital remains.
  • GMM's avatar
    Flut thanks for the excellent work and adding so much to the game. Obrigado!
  • einherjer83's avatar
    I see now what all panels that were visible dirung highlights, now has been moved to the "between highlights". Do you know if it's possible to add panels to be shows during the match highlights, just like in earlier FMs? Hope you understand what I mean.
  • AH1N1's avatar
    How can I set the scout reports to not show the UEFA badge like in these screenshots?

    Seems that the animation and the UEFA badge is from tactics/tactics icon preview info panel21, so how can I disable it in order to not see it again?
  • nymthehavoc's avatar
    hi Flut, is it possible this year to edit the age of a player in the game editor when we have your skin applied?
    thanks for your work again...
  •'s avatar
    Flut,can you tell me please how can I fix them like the other one. Thank you
  • EnigMattic1's avatar
    It's a long shot, but could you tell me which panel is responsible for the manager picture on the Nation Profile?
  •'s avatar
    The windows display settings is also 100%...

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