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[SKIN] [FM2014] j4y_z's Extended Dark Skin

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Hey guys.

Here it is: a Skin for all of you who like the official Dark Skin from SI, but don't want to miss out on transparency and backgrounds.

Personally, I don't like completely transparent skins as they often make some parts really hard to read. That's why I made this skin.

Basically I just used the original boxes and set their opacity to 70%.

Additionally, I added panels for stadium pictures and background logos in the title bar.

Maybe someone likes it, too. :)

Download:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11637939/FM/j4y_z%20Extended%20Dark.zip

You need to install the official Dark Skin first!

Screenshots:

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Feel free to republish or modify in any way.

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Yeah i have those all custom'd into the skin i'm using now. I'm just learning how to move text and fonts and stuff at the min, its going well.

what does the match look like, scoreboard etc.

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Default, too. Didn't do anything towards match views.

Ok. Cool i might be able to paste the match version i want in then.. :)

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I love the skin but I have a request. Can you in the player profile, add the "show recent attribute changes" button please?

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I love the skin but I have a request. Can you in the player profile, add the "show recent attribute changes" button please?

Well, I could. It's in the player attributes view though.

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The panels are just the default panels that come with the dark skin, no editing here except the squad number left of the player picture. I increased the size.

As for the boxes, those are the default ones, too, I just reduced their opacity to 70%.

You're talking about the background logos in the title bar? Those are the ones from the Shiny Logos which you can get on sortitoutsi.net

Thanks. :)

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The panels are just the default panels that come with the dark skin, no editing here except the squad number left of the player picture. I increased the size.

As for the boxes, those are the default ones, too, I just reduced their opacity to 70%.

You're talking about the background logos in the title bar? Those are the ones from the Shiny Logos which you can get on sortitoutsi.net

Thanks. :)

Yeah I meant the ones in the title bar. Ive got the same logos but the skin I am using doesn't show them, so I was wandering how you managed to get them to show up.

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Just put this inside titlebar.xml and team titlebar.xml:

<container id="BkLg">

<layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0"/>

<!-- Right Side Logo

<widget class="picture" id="rgtB" auto_size="all" file="pictures/logos/background/default/left">

<layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top,right" inset="0"/>

<record id="object_property">

<integer id="get_property" value="sbpc" />

<integer id="set_property" value="file" />

</record>

</widget>

-->

<!-- Left Side Background Logo -->

<widget class="picture" id="lftB" auto_size="all" file="pictures/logos/background/default/right">

<layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top,left" inset="0"/>

<record id="object_property">

<integer id="get_property" value="mbpc" />

<integer id="set_property" value="file" />

</record>

</widget>

</container>

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Just put this inside titlebar.xml and team titlebar.xml:

<container id="BkLg">

<layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0"/>

<!-- Right Side Logo

<widget class="picture" id="rgtB" auto_size="all" file="pictures/logos/background/default/left">

<layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top,right" inset="0"/>

<record id="object_property">

<integer id="get_property" value="sbpc" />

<integer id="set_property" value="file" />

</record>

</widget>

-->

<!-- Left Side Background Logo -->

<widget class="picture" id="lftB" auto_size="all" file="pictures/logos/background/default/right">

<layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top,left" inset="0"/>

<record id="object_property">

<integer id="get_property" value="mbpc" />

<integer id="set_property" value="file" />

</record>

</widget>

</container>

Brilliant thanks a lot

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This looks really nice!

Is it possible to add to the titlebar so that it shows competition logo on the right hand side, similar to the club logo on the left side?

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Yes, just remove the comment around that block saying Right side logo.

In titlebar.xml and team titlebar.xml

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Yes, just remove the comment around that block saying Right side logo.

In titlebar.xml and team titlebar.xml

Cheers mate!

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Also another enquiry

Is it possible to make the title bar slightly "slimmer", as to make it fill less space on the top? Like is there a height value for it somewhere I can tinker with?

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Really liking this skin too but is there any way I can make the transparency a little darker? Is that easy to do? Thanks for your time on this.

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Love this skin, was just what I've been looking for :thup:

One quick question? Do you know how I would get the stadium's to show up on the match preview/analysis screen like they did on most skins in FM13?

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The only way to make the boxes less transparent is to edit them manually and reduce their opacity to 80 or 90%. That's what I did, but the opacity is currently 70%.

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The only way to make the boxes less transparent is to edit them manually and reduce their opacity to 80 or 90%.

how to do that ? which files to edit ?

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Love that you have been able to modify the dark skin for use with backgrounds.

Is there any chance you could do the same for the default white skin too?

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Love that you have been able to modify the dark skin for use with backgrounds.

Is there any chance you could do the same for the default white skin too?

Yes, it's possible. Actually, footballmanager.co is doing exactly this, which is why I won't do it. :D

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/378289-FM14-WIP-Flat-Base-Skin-v1.0

Just to clarify: enabling the backgrounds was 1 line of xml code in the settings file, this line I got from the backgrounds thread, so it's basically not my effort at all. :)

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Uh. No idea actually. Did you clear your cache before activating the skin?

I tried it, but it doesn't work. I still have the problem, is the only one i've got

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Did you install any other panels? You could try to delete the "league table.xml" in panels folder.

Mine is actually non-default.

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This is my favorite skin but i really hate the half table look. I think it would be perfect with a full screen table.

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This is my favorite skin but i really hate the half table look. I think it would be perfect with a full screen table.

I agree, the league tables look a bit bare with all the space on the right.

On a side note and I know that you aren't doing it as I have asked before, but do you have a guide on how you created this skin because I would really like to do the same for the white default skin

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As for the "half table": just delete the "league stage.xml" in the panels folder and you'll get the default table.

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i want exactly what you've got j4y_z in those screenshots. downloaded the file & changed to the skin & my game screen just went completely black. I've got the fm dark skin, not sure if thats the one you have to download first. what went wrong? what folder does the background pictures have to go in?

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That's odd. Did you clear the cache? Backgrounds go in skin folder/graphics/backgrounds

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i've got the fm2013fmv dark & dark widgets skin, is that the official dark skin for 2014?

also do stadium backgrounds of each team go into that skin folder/graphics/ backgrounds section or do you have to use the editor n match up the id's

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As for team specific backgrounds, this information should be in the the readme of the pack you downloaded, shouldn't it?

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my skin folder looks like this

fm2013fmv dark

fm2013fmv dark-widgets

jyy_z extended dark

go to preferences - clear cache & choose the extended dark from the drop down & reload the skin - then everything just goes black? is it because i do it during a saved game.

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j4y_z - are those title bar logos the shiny logos 13' from sortioutsi?

then you add this to the title bar & team title bar in any position of that xml. file

<container id="BkLg">

<layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0"/>

<!-- Right Side Logo

<widget class="picture" id="rgtB" auto_size="all" file="pictures/logos/background/default/left">

<layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top,right" inset="0"/>

<record id="object_property">

<integer id="get_property" value="sbpc" />

<integer id="set_property" value="file" />

</record>

</widget>

-->

<!-- Left Side Background Logo -->

<widget class="picture" id="lftB" auto_size="all" file="pictures/logos/background/default/right">

<layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top,left" inset="0"/>

<record id="object_property">

<integer id="get_property" value="mbpc" />

<integer id="set_property" value="file" />

</record>

</widget>

</container>

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Yes, they are. You don't need to add anything, because I enabled them by default.

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Hi me again!!

After reading through the thread so far I came across the conversation about getting the competition background logos to show up in the top right of the titlebar. I read what you said but I didn't understand it to be honest. Can you explain in dummy terms how I can get them to show up?

Thanks

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Hi me again!!

After reading through the thread so far I came across the conversation about getting the competition background logos to show up in the top right of the titlebar. I read what you said but I didn't understand it to be honest. Can you explain in dummy terms how I can get them to show up?

Thanks

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11637939/FM/titlebar_logos_right.zip

Just extract this archive into

C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\skins\j4y_z Extended Dark\panels

Replace existent files.

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