On FM Scout you can chat about Football Manager in real time since 2011. Here are 10 reasons to join!

Hybrid base2012 dark bg 2012 skin

A dark skin with background and fonts from fmcrowd 2011

By Updated on Oct 23, 2011   84551 views   14 comments
Download Now
Downloads: 18772 / Size: 15.4 kB / Added: 2011-10-23
FM 2012 Skins - Hybrid base2012 dark bg 2012 skin
This is a base2012 dark bg skin with background and fonts from fmcrowd 2011 and I used process bar from Dazs8 dark 2012 skin. I'm a novice at skins and I'm not trying to get credit for anyones work. This is a nice looking skin though. I have had no problems with it as yet. Enjoy :)

Released: 23 Oct 2011
Updated: 28 Oct 2011 - minor bug fixes and much smaller download


Click on the thumbnails for full size

Installation instructions:

Download the skin and follow the steps below to get it into your game:

Extract the file (using either 7-Zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac).

Copy the folders you extracted into your skins folder this is by default (you may need to create the skins folder if it doesn’t already exist):

Win Vista/7: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\skins
Win XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\skins
Mac OS X: /Users/<username>/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2012/skins

If you cannot find your user data folder:

To select the skin in game you will need to:
  • load the game, and go into the preferences -> Display and Sound menu
  • untick ‘Use Skin Cache’ and tick ‘Always Reload Skin On Confirm’ then select confirm and
  • select the skin from the drop down menu, select confirm again and your new skin should now display. (Once the skin is loaded you can turn the skin cache back on and untick the Always Reload button.)

Please note the above skin is provided as is, it is nothing to do with Sports Interactive or SEGA and won't be supported by them.


Thanks to fmcrowd, Dazs8

Download Now
Downloads: 18772 / Size: 15.4 kB / Added: 2011-10-23
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?

Discussion: Hybrid base2012 dark bg 2012 skin

14 comments have been posted so far.

  • Andreas35's avatar
    Can amyone upload it somewhere else? Megaupload link doesn't work.
  • savas's avatar
    how do i download it? looks great from pics
  • wkdsoul's avatar
    Hey man, great skin,

    Downloaded the updated one as suggested but i'm still having the panel problem that runebender is.. ??
  •'s avatar
    Cheers toon12, downloading it now
  • toon12's avatar
    @[email protected] slighty different darker version here with those problems fixed.
  • toon12's avatar
    There was a small problem with search bar font color that has been fixed just download new link and overwrite previous skin
  • toon12's avatar
    pics came from pack called ole'11 facepack for fm11

    I will have to look into the panels when I get some time, I used graphics from Dazs8 dark skin so you might find answers at his website in the meantime.
  • garsins's avatar
    just to ask mate, where did you download the player pictures from? they're awesome fair play
  •'s avatar
    Great looking skin, thanks. The one niggle I have with it is that the match screen widgets disappear after each match. I have my teams ratings panel and the opposition team's formation, I have to set them up at the start of each match. This happens on my PC and my Mac.
  • toon12's avatar
    There are a few other pictures I have left in background folder located in

    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\skins\base2012 dark bg\graphics\backgrounds

    if you wish to change the background picture to one of those or even your own simply rename picture in that folder to Default and reload your skin.
  • toon12's avatar
    As you can see Iv changed link to the new 15 mb file with fixes.
  • toon12's avatar
    Dont download this please, I found 1 or 2 errors that Iv fixed also reason it was so big is that I left images from other skins in background file. Gonna upload 15 mb file.

    Id be greatful if a mod could remove it, appologies to anyone who installed it.
  • toon12's avatar
    Ye must admit it is pretty big, but I just want to add I used process bar and a lot of other graphics from Dazs8 dark skin so all the credit must go to him really.
  • Stam's avatar
    193MB is way too much for a skin I think.
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.