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    Default The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    ****As of 6 July 2010 the new forum software has been implemented. Currently it refuses to link directly to specific posts on their own and will only show posts within a thread. This means the guide, whilst still working, links to random threads and random places within an entire thread. Looks daft but hopefully it'll get sorted****

    Welcome to the Skinning Hideout's graphics installation helper. This thread will ask you a series of questions and then point you in the direction of a guide you need to follow to install graphics in your FM 2010 game. This should hopefully minimise any problems people are having with installing skins, logos, kits and other graphics in FM 2010. For each question, click on the option that fits what you're wanting to add. A new window will open, then follow the instructions. Keep going until the guide says you're done!:

    Do you want to add something you've downloaded or do you wish to add something you've created yourself?

    Something I've Downloaded
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    I've got graphics from previous Football Manager versions that I want to transfer


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    This is currently a BETA release so my have a few problems but should be 100% functional. Any omissions or comments please leave below.....
    Last edited by radestock; 07-07-2010 at 17:24.

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    Now working!

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    I have followed the instructions but I still can't load a skin. I have put and unzipped it into FM2010/ skin folder, file path: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\skins\el torero dark_30_10

    I have gone into the game and ensured that skin cache is unticked and reload on confirm is ticked. Then selected confirm. The pop-up box appears confirming updating skin info. After it finishes updating, in the dropdown skin menu all that are available are the two default 2010 skins. I have even tried fully coming out of the game and restarting but to no avail.

    The skin itself has the folder el torero dark_30_10 and within this is a sub folder entitled el torero dark and within this all the other folders including the xml file. I'm at a loss to be honest. I have downloaded other 2010 skins and I'm having the same problem, so it's not the skin, but something I'm not doing. If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks in advance.

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    You need to take the skins out of the el torero dark_30_10 folder and have the el torero dark folder directly within the skins folder, so it looks like: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\skins\el torero dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeltmurrayuk View Post
    You need to take the skins out of the el torero dark_30_10 folder and have the el torero dark folder directly within the skins folder, so it looks like: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\skins\el torero dark.

    Great stuff Michael, this has worked now. Thanks for taking the time to help, it's greatly appreciated.

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    I can't seem to get logos to work. Is there a difference between FM09 & FM10 in this regard? Sorry if tis question has been asked elsewhere.

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    Is this the same for Steam? Or do i need to do something different?

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    The instructions are exactly the same for steam as the disc version.

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    where do you copy the facepack pictures to?

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    Follow the guide. It tells you exactly what to do and where to put them.

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    What order are graphics picked up? Downloads then originals or the other way round?

    For example if I want to use faces originally installed from disc but then install a face megapack in the relevant folder, how do I ensure I still use the original faces but the megapack fills the gaps or can I not?

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    What you download take priority over the graphics that are included with the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeltmurrayuk View Post
    What you download take priority over the graphics that are included with the game.
    I csant get anything to work. I have a whole bunch of downloaded graphcis that worked in 09. I have follwoed teh instructions ot the letter, including teh ticking of boxes and unticking in preferences yet nothing!

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    Hi,

    I asked this in the OTF FM thread but no luck, so I came to the experts:

    "<record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/person/UNIQUE_ID/portrait"/>"

    That's the line for a normal player pic in the config file. However with the FM10 editor and new players the Unique_ID won't always be the same.

    Apparently there is a way to match the person using his first name+surname+dob. But I havn't figured out the combination yet. Anyone know what it is?
    Thanks.

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    Hmmm, if there is a way using names and DOB then I've never heard of it. I'd be asking Ter.

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    can you make it clearer for mac?! im getting so confused! sorry!

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    I downloaded a logo and competition logo megapack for FM2010. Some of the logos are old and or are missing. Also in General Info in your squad where it says Nationality the flags of the players nation have gone to the logo of there individual football associations. Such as English players flags are the Three Lions. Isit possible for me to deleate these and the origional logos will still be there? Thanks.

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    If you want the small flags back you'll need to delete the small logos for the nations.

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    Cheers. All's well now.

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    how do you download the facepacks and logos?

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by michaeltmurrayuk View Post
    If you want the small flags back you'll need to delete the small logos for the nations.
    how do you download the facepacks and logos?:confused:

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    where do you put the folders when on a mac? in lost! help please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Cole View Post
    Hi,

    I asked this in the OTF FM thread but no luck, so I came to the experts:

    "<record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/person/UNIQUE_ID/portrait"/>"

    That's the line for a normal player pic in the config file. However with the FM10 editor and new players the Unique_ID won't always be the same.

    Apparently there is a way to match the person using his first name+surname+dob. But I havn't figured out the combination yet. Anyone know what it is?
    Thanks.
    Apparently this should work:

    <record from="file_name" to="graphics/pictures/person/manager_name{space}manager_surname{space}dd-mm[birthday-birthmonth (year not necessary)]/portrait"/>

    e.g. for John Smith with dob 15th November:

    <record from="file_name" to="graphics/pictures/person/john smith 15-11/portrait"/>

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Is there a way to remove the Liga BBVA (Spanish League) logo. It's in the game i haven't added it and is there a way to remove it ... I don't like the way it looks ?

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    The easiest way is to create a config file with the revelant entries for logo you don't want to show and have the config file in a folder on it's own without any images - this will then cause the default image to display rather than the licensed image.
    1. How To Create A Config File

    Alternatively download a logo pack that has a Liga BBVA you like it in.

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    I am not very good with creating config files ... to be honest i don't have a clue what to do. Little help please ?

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    i have recently downloaded some stadium backgrounds to the folder C:\Users\user\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\Graphics
    i created a folder called "backgrounds" and put them in their, i have the correct options ticked and unticked in the game, but i cant seem to get them loaded. have i got the link right in the game, above the "user data" which is the same as above?

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    Stadium backgrounds don't currently work, they should be fixed in patch 2.

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    I don't have a graphics folder to put my facepack into. Will it still work if i just create one? :confused:

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    Yes you just need to create one if you don't have one already.

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    Apparently this should work:

    <record from="file_name" to="graphics/pictures/person/manager_name{space}manager_surname{space}dd-mm[birthday-birthmonth (year not necessary)]/portrait"/>

    e.g. for John Smith with dob 15th November:

    <record from="file_name" to="graphics/pictures/person/john smith 15-11/portrait"/>
    Thank you very much! This works a treat, and will be very useful when adding pictures from files created in the editor. Thank you!

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    I'm afraid I may be acting thicker than the offspring of a tv weather girl and a village idiot, but where should I be looking and what should I be doing to find out how to add a photo of myself to be on my manager profile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOOGALL500 View Post
    I'm afraid I may be acting thicker than the offspring of a tv weather girl and a village idiot, but where should I be looking and what should I be doing to find out how to add a photo of myself to be on my manager profile?
    I second this! mine was working but when I downloaded the mega pack my manager photo has disapeared - any suggestions?

    cheers

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    Hi all, not sure if this is the best place for my query, but here goes anyway.

    I applied Superbladesman's file for English to lv 11 league, then used the ingame editor to change a lv 11 team and stadium to names of my choice. And then created a new game.

    However every other 'badge' in the West Yorkshire Premier League is Blue with a white trim. Whereas by default my badge colour and trim are both black, therefore I can see hardly anything on my menu screen (the text is defaulted to very faint silver). (All other teams have the same text colour as the trim)

    Any ideas how I can lob a different badge on (without a restart), anything will do as long as it then makes the menu text visible.

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    the whole skin changing thing is making me feel rly stupid. by now ive spent hours decyphering the forums and guidelines to change the default skin, followed the steps..i've tried just about any location to save skins, ticked and unticked the boxes, still only the 2 default skins drop down from the menu. any help/suggestions would be highly appreciated

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    Hi,

    Just a quick question i have downloaded many facepack, logo's ect and put them into my doc's/si/graphics folders as instructed. I have now downloaded a skin do i have to move them all out of the orginal graphics folder and put them into the Skins graphic folder or will the game still pick them up from where i put them in the first place.
    Thanks in advance.
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    I need help if possible as downloaded a Skin pack & read instructions but in my skind folder i only get england & xml file says Config!!! how do i get this to work?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgm31 View Post
    Hi,

    Just a quick question i have downloaded many facepack, logo's ect and put them into my doc's/si/graphics folders as instructed. I have now downloaded a skin do i have to move them all out of the orginal graphics folder and put them into the Skins graphic folder or will the game still pick them up from where i put them in the first place.
    Thanks in advance.
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    It'll pick them up for any skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfcaregreat View Post
    It'll pick them up for any skin.
    Thanks very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by snazzypuppy View Post
    I second this! mine was working but when I downloaded the mega pack my manager photo has disapeared - any suggestions?

    cheers
    Yeah I have the same problem, anyone have the answer to this???

    Cheers,

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    I'm having a strange problem whereby I'm not getting flags to show up at all. They are simply replaced by default blank logos. I've taken all of the graphics out of the My Documents folder, and it's still happening. They're not being replaced.

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    i'm having problems ive followed your instructions and it still doesn't work! Please HELP! (i have created my own 2-D kit)

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    can anyone tell me how best to add personal backgrounds for a national side?

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    new to this and i dont have a clue how to apply a skin dont no how to get a facepack,logos ect. so a step by step guide would be much appriciated thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanefc View Post
    new to this and i dont have a clue how to apply a skin dont no how to get a facepack,logos ect. so a step by step guide would be much appriciated thanks.
    You've read the first post within this thread? If that's not a step-by-step-guide what else is it then?

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    help? I've downloaded a facepack and its in my folder 'downloads' in my documents. I've extracted using 7Zip but it doesnt create a folder it just all comes out into the downloads folder. I've tried moving to the 'graphics' section of Football Manager 2010 but it doesn't load in my game. I've followed all the steps in the above guide.

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    If your faces are all named after their respective IDs, it'll be very easy for you. Here's a little How To:

    1.) Move all player pictures into a new folder, you can rename that folder to whatever you want. Let's say it is called mypics.

    2.) Now move this folder to this place:
    *UDF*\graphics\players
    UDF stands for User Data Folder, check out the link, to get its position. So it looks like this:
    *UDF*\graphics\players\mypics
    and within there are your pictures.

    3.) We're not done yet. Now use fmxml or any other tool:
    FMxml Download Link
    FMGraphics Configurator Download Link
    FMS XML Konfigurator by k750i Download Link
    Well, I prefer fmxml as it is very useful for faces. Open fmxml, check the little box All filenames are IDs down below as seen on this picture:
    http://www.pic-upload.de/view-3692104/fmxml2.png.html
    Click on Browse and go to your mypics-folder. Once the right path stands right next to the Browse-button, click GO!. Close fmxml.

    4.) One final step is missing. Skin Cache on/off... Follow the instructions of the final step of radestocks excellent guide
    http://community.sigames.com/showpos...7&postcount=21

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    im lost i cant get facepacks, skins or logos in my game and i dont understand how to do it please help

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Have you followed the steps from the opening post of this thread? If yes, where's the problem? Can you describe step per step what you've done?
    Lets say for example: Where are your facepacks from and where did you've extracted them at your computer?

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    i downloaded the facepacks and metallic logos into my graphics folder but it doesnt give me the option to extract files so i unzipped them but still nothing i also put my new skin in this folder and nothing changed there either. i also downloaded the file helper and still nothing im at a loss here. if anyone would be kind enough to walk me through the process id appreciate it so much. thankyou.

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Why don't you have the option to unzip/extract them there? Sounds kind of weird to me. What operating system are you running? Vista?
    Okay, here's a short how to, athough this has been already mentioned within the guide in the opening post:

    Facepacks and Logos must be unzipped to:
    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\graphics

    Skins must be extracted to:
    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\skins

    Last but not least you'll have to Refresh the Skin!
    http://community.sigames.com/showpos...7&postcount=21

    Note: unrar = unzip = extract, in my eyes. Maybe you make a difference between these words?

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    i'll try that but im sure thats what ive done. i'll let you know the result. cheers

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    do i send to compressed zip folder?

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    Sorry, I don't really understand what you're talking about.
    Lets take the Metallic Logos for example. What download have you done? Torrent or the normal parts? If the normal parts, have you read this @ sortitoutsi.net? http://www.sortitoutsi.net/forum/top...etallic-logos/
    Megaupload Links - Download both files please. Once downloaded, double click on Part 1 and extract to your Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\graphics\pictures\logos folder
    or if you've taken the filefront-links
    You need to get ALL 4 files from Filefront - not 2 or 3, but all 4

    Oh and as far as I have seen, you need 7zip to unzip these files: http://www.7-zip.org/

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    i have downloaded that but dont know how to use it
    or where to save it to its in my graphics folder but not sure thats right

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Okay. Step by step, as you already wanted.
    Do you have 7zip installed? If not, then please follow the link above, download 7zip and install the little program.
    Next step: Right click and open the Metallic Logos FM10.7z.001 with 7zip. Once you've done, follow the steps and pictures from this thread (right in the first post):
    http://www.sortitoutsi.net/forum/top...etallic-logos/
    http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/u...zipprogram.jpg
    http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/u...cttofolder.jpg

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    nope i cant do it i need to delete the downloads and just play the game as it is. im gutted but thanks for your help anyway i really appreciate it

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    right im starting again. i have just downloaded the vitrious skin into my skins folder. it is a rar file and as i understand it it needs to be extracted to fmf. is this correct and can you explain how i do this please. i think i have to download the 7zip file which i will do but can you tell me where to download it to please

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    The guide provides all of this information. Just forget what you already know and follow it from start to finish. It's laid out in as user friendly format as possible.

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    yes i understand this but what file do i put the .zip dowload in

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    Your skin is a .rar file right? So you follow the guide:

    Something I've downloaded -> .rar file ->

    That shows us the following:

    You're going to need some extra software installed to be able to 'extract' the file you've downloaded. Choose one of the two below depending on your Operating System:

    Windows XP/2000/Vista/Windows 7: 7-Zip (Choose the most recent .exe)
    MacOS X: The Unarchiver

    7-Zip is installed using the .exe you download, following the instructions on-screen. To install The Unarchiver simply double click on the .zip file you download from their website then drag the program it extracts (called 'The Unarchiver') into your apps folder.

    Once installed, create a new folder somewhere you can keep track of (on your desktop for instance) and place your downloaded graphics zip, rar or 7z in it. Now we extract:

    Windows: Right click on your zip, rar or 7z. Choose 7-Zip from the menu, then select 'Extract Here'.
    MacOS X: Right click (or ctrl + click) on your zip, rar or 7z. Choose 'open with' then select 'The Unarchiver'.

    Your file should extract and most probably create a folder in the same directory, or perhaps a .fmf file.
    That's what you do. I really don't know how to describe it in easier terms.

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    i really do have no idea about computers i just cant seem to do it.

    i downloaded the 7-zip file to my documents but cant see the unarchiver and when i right click on the .rar file (my skin) there is no 'extract here' in the menu

    i just cant grasp it but thankyou

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    You just need to read things more carefully. The guide says to choose one of the two programs depending on your OS. You don't need 'the unarchiver' for windows.

    It also says you need to install 7-Zip by running the .exe file you download.

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    ive installed that but cant go any further its doing my head in now

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    So you do the following thing: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzip/7z465-x64.msi
    Download this and double click on it! Follow the install instructions.
    Now you've installed 7zip. Now you're able to open rar-archives or zip-files or 7z-files and many others.

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    ive done it at last more by accident than on purpose but never the less ive done it. only kits left to put in now all i have to do is find a mega pack

    thanks for all your help

    cheers

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    Angry Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    ive downloaded many skins and graphics before but dont know where to save them etc. and what to do to get them to show up in the game, can sum1 please help me?

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    Follow the instructions in the opening post step by step.

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    ok, i downloaded a skin off the fm site.
    i got my game from steam so to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2010\tools\editor\data\skins
    so i put the file in the skins file, there is also another folder in there fm2008.
    this is my location of the files.
    C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2010\tools\editor\data\skins\manutdv2.0
    but it wont load them up so i can select them from the drop list. i have ticked the boxes. i have done everything
    there isnt a duplicate folder after that one. i just cant get it to work

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Well this is just the completely wrong folder.

    Please follow the instructions in the opening post step by step. And you'll find the answer that you'll have to put the file to:
    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\skins

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    I also asked this in the metallic logo's thread, however I feel I should better ask here:

    I want to clean up my graphics folder (my documents/.../graphics) due to duplicate files, logo's I no longer need or want, etc.
    If I remove all downloaded packs entirely, what files should absolutely stay in this folder?
    (Now I have about 8 different folders in it, with hundreds of sub-folders)

    I have the same question about my skins folder (my documents/.../skins) there are 3 skinfolders in it and a config.xml.
    I presume I can delete everything except for the config.xml.
    Am I correct?

    Thanks for answering!
    Last edited by Jorgen; 08-05-2010 at 12:48.

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    You'll need to keep the config.xml file in the skins folder but that's it. You can delete everything else (including your /graphics folder) if you want to, there is nothing in there that needs to be kept.

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Thanks radestock!

    I believe I have read that not everyone has a skins folder at start. Is this config.xml automaticly (re-)made by the game then?
    Anyway, I can now safely clean up my folders, so thanks again!

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    Yes the config file is automatically created by the game. (It stops the text colours of one skin applying to other skins).

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    I am glad to hear that. Thanks Michael.

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    I don't have a graphics folder in MyDocuments\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010. Why isn't it there?

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    Because FM doesn't create one automatically. You have to do that yourself.

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    haha ok didnt realise. thanks

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by polskaGOLA View Post
    Ok, for some reason, one of my players whom before putting this hairpack in, had very nice long hair which I liked.

    After he is bald? =\

    Anyway I can change him back?
    Quote Originally Posted by polskaGOLA View Post
    OK, so it appears I have two hairpacks now. I installed another one called OLT Hairpacks a while ago.

    What do I do to combine the two files? I am certein it would involve combining the config.xml files and the hair.xml files, right? But I am not sure how to do this as both xml files link to the same image name.

    For example, I have this:
    <record from="black_3011" to="graphics/facegen/hair/euro/long/black_3011"/>

    should I just add on the other hairpack except replacing the numbers as "black_3012" etc.?
    Reposting these questions from the other thread in hopes of a quicker answer.

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    As far as I am aware the game doesn't save players hair styles, so when you add in new hair styles it resets all of the players hairs (removing the added hairs might put them back or it might just reassign random hairs again).

    With merging the files it should just be a matter of merging the enteries in the xml files, though any conflicting names will need to be changed if they are different styles.

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    I'm having XML Parsing errors on FM start up. I get a ton of them and eventually FM crashes.

    The message is called "Not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1 of default.xml"

    The only editing I have been doing as of late is the newgen hair files. ???

    I don't even know which default.xml the error is referring too.

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    You may need to delete the settings folder and the skin cache, instructions are here: http://community.sigames.com/showpos...0&postcount=24

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    Which one of the 3 listed errors instructions should I follow?

    edit: Got it to work

    You don't need waste your time on me anymore.
    Last edited by polskaGOLA; 13-05-2010 at 17:16.

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    it doesnt work for the skin onepiece

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    It is no different to any other skin, it should be installed in the same way. You must be skipping a step or doing something incorrectly. Try starting from the beginning and following every step, even if you think you know the correct procedure.

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    is backgtround problem fixed with another skin that the initial?

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    Question Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by qos_75 View Post
    I have followed the instructions but I still can't load a skin. I have put and unzipped it into FM2010/ skin folder, file path: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\skins\el torero dark_30_10

    I have gone into the game and ensured that skin cache is unticked and reload on confirm is ticked. Then selected confirm. The pop-up box appears confirming updating skin info. After it finishes updating, in the dropdown skin menu all that are available are the two default 2010 skins. I have even tried fully coming out of the game and restarting but to no avail.

    The skin itself has the folder el torero dark_30_10 and within this is a sub folder entitled el torero dark and within this all the other folders including the xml file. I'm at a loss to be honest. I have downloaded other 2010 skins and I'm having the same problem, so it's not the skin, but something I'm not doing. If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks in advance.
    I too face the same problem. But in the folder of vitreous2.5 which is a skin, which is located at Computer/OS (C/Users/My name/My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2010/skins, there are 4 subfolders named fonts, graphics, panels and settings. Additionally, there is one XML file named vitreous2.5 which is a XML document.

    So I guessed, I installed correctly but the preference menu still shows only the two default skins that comes with the game! Must I untick or tick user data folder for temporary files or does it not matter at the General tab?

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Have you extracted your files?

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    OK, this is a screenshot of my skin folder. Notice that there are 3 types of skins in my folder but I can only access the 2 default skins that come into my game. This problem have been going on for ages. I have read and reread the installation guide but to no avail and this is the first time I am officially asking for help!


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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    You have to add it into a folder called user data\skins

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Veg View Post
    You have to add it into a folder called user data\skins
    So the user data folder must be created within the Football Manager 2010 folder?

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Ignore that - it all looks correct, you don't need to create a folder.

    Have you done the finishing up steps (ticking always reload on confirm and unticking use skin cache)?

    Also make sure you don't have a double layer of folders - ie 'skinname/skinname/skinname.xml + panel and grahics folders. If it's like that then take out a level.

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by radestock View Post
    Ignore that - it all looks correct, you don't need to create a folder.

    Have you done the finishing up steps (ticking always reload on confirm and unticking use skin cache)?

    Also make sure you don't have a double layer of folders - ie 'skinname/skinname/skinname.xml + panel and grahics folders. If it's like that then take out a level.
    Yes, I have done all that but still only the 2 default skins show up! What is the cause of this? Should I also tick Use 'user data' folder for temporary files at the General menu? Please bear with me mate! I have also double and triple checked and there are NO double layer of folders on all my 3 different types of skin folders.

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    OK, whenever I load a new game or an existing game, new folders are being recreated at my FM folder without my prompting! Why is this so?

    For example, the editor data, games and skin folder are being recreated WITHIN the games folder! This is the first time this is happening! How to prevent this from happening????

    This is an example:



    The same thing appears in my documents or documents and setting folder!
    Last edited by Blanchflower1; 27-05-2010 at 14:10.

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    It looks like you have set your User Data folder to: Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2010/games

    Load FM go into the Preferences menu and change your User Data folder location so it looks like this at the end (so it points to the FM2010 folder not the games folder):


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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by michaeltmurrayuk View Post
    It looks like you have set your User Data folder to: Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2010/games

    Load FM go into the Preferences menu and change your User Data folder location so it looks like this at the end (so it points to the FM2010 folder not the games folder):

    Thanks mate for the answer! So should I delete these files before proceeding? Thank God I do not have to do a dreaded reinstall! That is also the reason why my downloaded skins did not appear!

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    You can get rid of the extra folders if you want, just make sure nothing you want has been saved into them.

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    Question Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Hi I have a question to ask. Presently I have not yet downloaded any kits yet but I have downloaded the megapack and metallic pack. So my folder arrangement looks like this presently:

    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\graphics\pictures\logos\Metallic logos FM10

    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\graphics\pictures\players\MEGAPACK 2.0

    Within the pictures folder, there are two sub sections called logos and players.

    I am planning to download the Japanese league which contains kits, logos and faces. So the question is, where should I place these files which are not part of the Metallic logos or Megapack 2.0 files. I am afraid to mix the config files that comes with the Japanese files.. Should I rename the Japanese logos, kits and face cuts to Japanese players, Japanese logos and Japanese kits? So should my folder now look like this:


    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\graphics\pictures\logos\Japanese logos

    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\graphics\pictures\players\Japanese players

    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\graphics\pictures\kits\Japanese kits.

    Should this be the format? Please help as I don't want to mess up the Megapack and Metallic logos config files! I took a long time to download these!

    Cheers!

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    It doesn't matter as long as they are in the
    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\graphics\ location and have a config file with them

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    Default Re: The FM 2010 Graphics & Skin Installation Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by michaeltmurrayuk View Post
    It doesn't matter as long as they are in the
    Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\graphics\ location and have a config file with them
    Thanks for the reply. So I can have as many logos or players folder within my graphics folder as long as each folder has a config file in them? Also as long as I don't overwrite the config files and mix them up, it would be OK?

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