Popular Post michaeltmurrayuk Posted November 24, 2020 Popular Post Share Posted November 24, 2020 (edited) Football Manager 2021 Base Skins As with most recent Football Managers for you to make certain changes in Football Manager 2021 you need to create a new skin. Thankfully over the last few years some more stuff has been moved out of the skins folder so you only really need the Base skin if you are wanting to edit the skin graphics, fonts or colours. If you want to edit the match graphics or most of the panel xml files you no longer really need the base skins. So to make things easier for people I've put up some base skins that are identical to the default skins that come with the game, so you can add new files/graphics to these without messing up the original skins, and anything that isn't located in these new skin folders will be taken from the default locations within the game. For Football Manager 2021 at the moment you have three skins to choose from the Default (Purple) Skin, and two Dark Skins one based on the FM21 colouring (Purple accents) and one based on the FM20 colouring (Cyan and Yellow accents). Light Base Skins will follow but with no default light skin this year they require a bit more work. I'll also upload the Dark (and when they are ready Light) Versions to the Steam Workshop later for those that want a Dark/Light skin but don't need to edit them. If there are any issues with the Dark Skins please let me know as I prefer a Light Skin so may not be the best judge of the Dark Colour Scheme and have largely relied on the default scheme working, though I did make a couple of changes so there might be a need for some more tweaks later, and if you do come across an issue please upload a screenshot as it makes it a lot easier and quicker to narrow down the problem. Base21 Skin This skin is based on the Default Football Manager 2021 Skin, and is identical in appearance to that skin. Base21 Dark Skin This skin is based on the Dark Football Manager 2021 Skin, which whilst included with the game files hasn't been enabled by default. The skin layout is identical to the Default FM21 skin, however the main Purple colour has been replaced with Black, but I have left the Purple Accents. Whilst the Inbox and Scouting Centre have both been made dark unlike in the Default Skin. Base21 Dark (FM20) Skin This skin is based on the Dark Skin from Football Manager 2020. The skin layout is identical to the Default FM21 skin, and the colour is largely the same as the Base21 Dark Skin however I have switched the Accent colours over to the Yellow and Cyan used in FM20. This version also has a dark Inbox and Scouting Centre. Install Instructions: When you extract the file you have downloaded you should have one folder (with a name starting base21...) and a readme text file. Now copy the folder into your skins folder within your User Data Location, by default this is:For Windows:C:\Users\[Your Windows Username]\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\For Mac:Users\[Your Mac Username]\Library\Application Support\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021 If done right your skins folder should look something like this: And inside for example the base21 folder you should have the following folders: To select the skin in game you will need to load the game, and go into the Preferences Menu, then in the middle you should have a section called Interface and in that is an option called Skin with a drop-down menu under it. If you select the drop-down menu it should list all of the skins you have installed, if the skin you want is listed then just select it and press the Confirm button to load it. If the skin you want isn't showing. Then you can either select the Advanced option on the left and on the top right drop down select Interface, then scroll down the Skin section and untick Use caching to decrease loading times and tick Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences. Or in the search bar at the top type in Skin and in the listed results untick Use caching to decrease loading times and tick Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences. Then click Confirm at the bottom, this should then take you out of the Preferences menu but if you re-enter, it should have refreshed the list of skins and your skin should now be in the list. Once the skin is loaded you can turn the skin cache back on and untick the Always Reload button. For Advanced Instructions please see these below posts: How To Stop the Blurring Effect When Processing How To Enable Background Changes How To Edit The Fonts & Colours Change Log All Base Skins have been updated for Patch 21.2 v1.2 client object browser xml file updated. Couple of Colour Changes. (See Spoiler text for values). Base21 Dark and Base21 Dark (FM20) Skins have both been updated v.1.1 Changed folder name due to Workshop issues. Fixed some colour issues (list in the spoiler text below) Made Tweaks to Player Attributes Panel - Fixed Scrollbar issue, stopped Analyzer being cut off, increased Player Pic size and re-enabled the Report option in the Small Selector Panel. Colour Changes If you have made your own changes to the Base Skins then you don't need to download the updates, instead you can just update the colours in the settings file using the below values; Spoiler Patch 21.2 Colour Changes - Apply to all Three Base Skins. <colour name="eye colour 7" value="rgb(55,70,110)"/> <colour name="calendar past text" value="fg alpha"/> <colour name="bar filler" value="bg lighter"/> V1.1 Dark Skin Colour Changes. bg tertiary change is to FM20 version only, the others are to both. <colour name="bg tertiary" value="rgb(37,19,56)"/> <!-- News category colours --> <colour name="news_category_colour_affiliates" value="grey 200"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_agents" value="grey 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_awards" value="orange 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_competitions" value="light green 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_contracts" value="brown 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_discipline" value="amber 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_finances" value="blue grey 200"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_injuries" value="red 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_jobs" value="blue grey 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_match" value="green 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_media" value="purple 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_messages" value="indigo 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_records" value="yellow 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_scouting" value="cyan 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_training" value="teal 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_transfers" value="blue 300"/> <colour name="news_category_colour_tutorial" value="fg blue" /> Base Skins for Football Manager 2021 Download Page (Link contains links to all downloads) --- You are free to do what you want with these Base Skins provided: 1. They are not sold or behind a paywall. 2. You don't advertise them as being exclusive to your website. 3. My username and blog address are included: http://michaeltmurrayuk.blogspot.co.uk/ 4. If linking to my work then please provide a link to the download page rather than the download link as the download link may change. Edited December 22, 2020 by michaeltmurrayuk v1.2 Update 23 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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