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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   218312 views   656 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

656 comments have been posted so far.

  • Manix's avatar
    I did what you said and now everything is alright.
  • Flut's avatar
    Manix: I believe there is some kind of conflict in your game. Don't forget remove the last version of the skin. And try to clear the cache, exit game and reload it again.
  • Manix's avatar
  • Flut's avatar
    Thanks GMM!

    Manix: could you please put a screenshot?
  • Manix's avatar
    Good night Flut
    It's just for me or in the tactic table, in V7.0 dosen't appear the "substitute player's".

    Thanks for de excellent skin.
  • GMM's avatar
    Thanks Flut for all the improvements. Your skins are excellent
  • Flut's avatar
    Thanks jcdenton :)
  • jcdenton's avatar
    Thank you for this great skin. I really enjoy it. Continue the great work.
  • Flut's avatar
    Tiago: go to tactics icon info panel overview16.xml and remove the following code

    <widget class="role_duty_popup_button_mini" id="rodu" size="xsmall" auto_size="none" secondary_icon="icons/custom/misc/small down" alignment="centre" disabled_colour="faded white">
    <animation class="scale_animation" animation_id="extd" duration="0.15" trigger_id="hidden" trigger_value="false" start_value="1.0,0.0" end_value="1.0,1.0" centre_point="0.0, 0.0" delay_widget_hide="false" />

    Hi Carlito: thanks :) Regarding your question I believe is not possible....

    Hi butleriain: for remove the kits from scoreboard you should remove the codes in match incidents right score.xml and match incidents left score.xml

    The code for right kit is the following (for the left is the equivalent in the other xml)

    <container height="50" width="50" >
    <widget class="match_team_logo_picture" id="TeLo" image_alignment="right" scale_picture="true" keep_aspect_ratio="true" alignment="right">
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="0,0,0,0" />
  • Tiago M. Santos's avatar
    Is there any way to remove the role suitability circle in the tactics panel?
  • butleriain's avatar
    hi Flut, yeah I think its a conflict with the game. Now I'm betting Wolves kits where the Liverpool one should be. What do I amend to take out the kits from the scoreboard. Or can I change it from the team kits to team logo? Thanks
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi Flut. Great work with the skin this year as always.

    Is there any way I can apply a specific background for all club profile pages without it interfering with competition backgrounds or the club's city picture? I have one that I'm using for my inbox page but not sure what line of code I would need for clubs. I tried the background selector but it overwrites competition backgrounds and the inbox.
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi butlerian: I really don't know why it happens. Try to look at the skin pack in the kits folder and evaluate if the pack you use have exactly the same kits in the various 2D kits in the skin. However, as I said, I really don't know why it happens or even if this is related to the skin.
  • butleriain's avatar
    flut, any idea why I'm getting different kits showing up for Liverpool in the link below. So far I've only seen it affect Liverpool. the kits are fine in the club info page and the config file for my kits seem ok. but in game the match score board its showing a kit for a different team. In the post match panel it just shows a default red kit. Any ideas at all what's causing this conflict? thanks
  • Flut's avatar
    bluemoon78 and Skerzos: Thanks. Reagrding the "Highlight Key Attributes for Role” it only works with one of the options. In this case I choose the attributes with background boxes because that is the option I use. If you want to change for the other option, please try to find here in my comments since I remember I already explained here in the thread how to do it.

    muck: I didn’t change anything in 2D match. In spite of that, I tested to play in 2D and in my game nis oaky.

    Tankiro: thanks.
    You can edit 1. in person snapshot club overview16.xml in lenes 53 (for the coloured bar) and 68 for the manager name.
    2. in bergkamp club overview staff panel21.xml and in person snapshot club overview21

    fmnewbie: thanks.

    Luy: thanks. You can edit that problem in . in person snapshot club overview16.xml in lenes 53 (for the coloured bar) and 68 for the manager name.
  • bluemoon78's avatar
    hi flut İ like light skin so I edit a different skin for light skin. but I dont change some properties.. these are player att. with boxes, added backgrong selected and On the Player Profile, when I select "Highlight Key Attributes for Role" it works fine in the "Attributes with Background Boxes"... Can u help me?? Which file(S) can I change or edit? Which code(s) can I copy and paste???
  • muck's avatar
    GS1981 i have the same problem
  • Skerzos's avatar
    Hey man, great work.
    On the Player Profile, when I select "Highlight Key Attributes for Role" it works fine in the "Attributes with Background Boxes" panel but not on plain "Attributes".
    Is there a way to fix it?
  • Tankiro's avatar
    Hi FLUT,

    Fantastic skin as always and thank you for the continuous support! A couple of small questions: where can I find the XMLs for the linked pictures?

    1. Club > Profile (Manager Panel) - Manager Name obscures face. What XML & code dictates height of text (or perhaps size of image is the issue)?

    2. Club > General (Key Employees Panel) - Similar issue to above with text/picture alignment.

    I play on 85% so aware this is probably the issue. I've worked around other changes but cannot find what values sets these.

    Thank you in advance!

    Pictures here.
  • fmnewbie's avatar
    1920x1080 better viewed on 85%

    Thanks for your great skin!!!
  • Luy's avatar
    Hi Flut,
    congratulations for the job. I've been using only your Skin for years now.
    I wanted to know if the skin supports 2560x1440 resolution.
    I did a test but the name of the coaches overlaps their photo.
    Should I stop at 1920x1080?
  • butleriain's avatar
    Flut, thanks very much. Looks great now with the small editing I made.
  • majesticeternity's avatar
    Thank you!
  • Flut's avatar
    deeart22: finally I could try that bug you told me related to the injury. I switch to the default skin and also can't continue the game. Thus, I believe is a bug of the game and not of the skin.
  • Dennis2600's avatar
    I've found out how to solve the problem. I just changed the colour of the boxes :) Thanks!

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