Welcome to my Football Manager Blog, the main purpose of this blog is to provide updates on the status of my Football Manager Skins & Guides Website

If you have any questions or queries then I can generally be found in the Skinning Forum at the Official Sports Interactive Forums, though I'd ask you to open a new thread rather than sending me a message.

To help with navigation I have included indexes of my content for the last few versions of Football Manager in the tabs below.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Football Manager 2018 Steam Workshop - Match Day Skins


With the Steam Workshop actually working for Football Manager 2018 I have uploaded a couple of skins that incorporate my various Match Day Mods to the Steam Workshop which should make it easier for people who have struggled to manually add the Mods.

There is one skin for each of the default FM18 skins and outside of the Match Day Mods the skins are identical in appearance to the default skins.

Also due to the limitations of the Steam Workshop you won't be able to customize the mods or pick and choose which ones you want, if you want to do this you are best just downloading and applying the individual mods.

Skins include the following mods:

Match Day Backgrounds - This disables the showing of the 3D pitch on the non-pitch match day screens, so if you have Stadium Backgrounds will now appear during the match. (Note it's not possible to get them to show on the IBH panel).

Match In Between Highlights Panel - Modified to allow you to change what information is shown in each panel, select the drop down menus in the top right hand corner of each panel to change what is shown, you can also change the width of each panel in game by dragging the slider in-between each panel and if you want to remove one of the panels just drag the slider all the way to the edge of the screen. Also on the formation and shots panels you can right click on the pitches to switch between a vertical or horizontal pitch.

Half-Time Review Panel - Modified to add some extra panels with the ability to change what is shown by selecting the drop down menus. Have also added a background box to the Competition logo which will recolor with the competition.

Full-Time Review Panel - Modified to add some extra panels with the ability to change what is shown by selecting the drop down menus.  Have also added a background box to the Competition logo which will recolor with the competition.

Post Match Review Panel - Modified to act more like my IBH panel, again you can change what is shown by selecting the drop down menus, you can also adjust the width of the panels and unlike with the other panels you can also adjust the height of the right side split panel.

Competition Review Panel - Modified to include the goalscorer details, I have also changed it to a split panel so you can adjust the width of the League Table panel which allows it to support lower resolutions.

Manager Picture Mod - This allows you to add a Picture to your Manager however it is limited as you can only add a picture when creating your manager profile upon adding a new manager. You cannot add a image to an existing manager nor can you change the image once added.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Football Manager 2018 Skinning Guide Part 3 - Changing the Font Settings


Welcome to the third part of my updated Skinning Guide for FM2018.

Before reading this guide make sure you have read the previous parts of the guide as this part will be following on from them.

The previous guide talked you through creating a new skin, albeit one that is identical in appearance to the default skin, this part will explain how to edit the font and text settings.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Football Manager 2018 - How To Create 3D Kits


So with Football Manager 2018 changing the template for 3D kits now is a good time to release a guide on how to make them.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Football Manager 2018 Competition Review Screen Mod


Another change in FM18 is that we now have a new default fixtures & results screen which includes a couple of new items but is missing the goalscorers data shown in the other views.

So this is simple mod that adds the goalscorers back into this screen and to ensure it works across various resolutions I've turned the panel into a split panel so you can resize the league table panel to fit in the result details if you are playing on a smaller resolution.



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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Football Manager 2018 - Match Review Screen Mods


Another change to the match screens in FM18 saw the old Overview screens being replaced with context specific Review Screens, however the default screens are a little lacking in detail so these mods use my Match In-Between Highlights panels to improve the data shown and add some better customization to the screens.

There are three screens in total:

Match Half-Time Review Screen


Match Full-Time Review Screen


Post-Match Review Screen



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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Football Manager 2018 Skinning Guide Part 2 - The Basics


This is a quick update of the FM2015 version, though nothing has changed so if you've read that one you already know what to do, I've just cleaned this up for FM18.

This is the second part of my Skinning Guide and will explain how to set up your first skin.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Football Manager 2018 - Match Day Backgrounds Mod


This is a small mod that re-enables background images on the match screens in Football Manager 2018 and Football Manager Touch 2018.

Backgrounds should now shown on all match screens apart form the pitch and presentation views (which is where you want the pitch showing), however the backgrounds will not show when you are in-between highlights on the pitch view nor will it remove the grey stadium background from 2D Classic Mode, though like with the default skins backgrounds should show behind pinned widgets.

Also if you are using the Dark Skin (or the Dark Base Skin) you will need to edit it first to enable backgrounds (instructions are with the Base Skins).



FM2018 MATCH DAY BACKGROUNDS MOD DOWNLOAD PAGE 

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You are free to post this content to your website provided:
1. It is not sold or behind a paywall.
2. You don't advertise it as being exclusive to your website.
3. My username and blog address are included: http://michaeltmurrayuk.blogspot.co.uk/