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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Football Manager 2017 Match In-Between Hightlights Mod


If you downloaded last years mod then you know what to do by now, the instructions are pretty much the same as not much has changed to the coding of the actual files, I've made a couple of tweaks to improve the content of the panels but the main change is just updating the file locations.

Like the last couple of versions the match screen we have in Football Manager 2017 is a hybrid TV-Classic view mode where again if there are no hightlights you are left on the pitch view instead of switching back to the last panel you were on, where we are left with a small pop-up giving us some information like the old TV-View widgets.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Football Manager 2017 Match Screen Kits Mod



My latest Match Screen Mod for Football Manager 2017 is another update from last year with this one changing the logos on the match screens into kits, however unlike previous years there is only one version for each mode this year as adding the kits to the header doesn't work correctly this year, though you can still combine it with my Match Titlebar Team Names Mod for full mode skins:

Mod One - This version is for Full Mode Skins and replaces the Logos with Kits on the Split Screen Overview Panel but leaves the Logos in the Header, as shown in the first screenshot below.

Mod Two - This version is for Touch Mode Skins and just replaces the logos on the match screens with kits, however as Touch mode doesn' have a header it doesn't need the other file to add the logos back to the header. (Second Screenshot below)

Mod Three - You can also create a third version of the mod for Full Mode Skins that adds the Team Names back onto the Titlebar (Third Screenshot below) - To do this you need to download the Second Mod (Yes the Touch Version) aswell as the version of my Match Titlebar Team Names Mod that you want.


Mod One will ONLY work with Full Mode Skins. If you are using a custom skin that has changed the Match Titlebar then you are best downloading Mod Two and then following the advanced instructions further down to add the logos back to the header if need be.

Mod Two will work with all skins including custom skins, Full Mode skins and Touch Mode skins2 should also work with any FM16 full-mode skin, though if you are using a skin with a custom match titlebar you'll need to modify the files yourself.

Note that these mods don't add kits/logos to the various Overview screens that don't display logos by default it just changes the existing logos to kits, if you want kits on the overview screen then that is a whole different guide.

To apply to your game you just need to download the file for which Mod you want from below, extract the zip file and put the extracted match folder into the panels folder for the skin you are using, if you are using the Default Skin then download the Base Skin, add the file(s) to that skin and switch to the Base Skin in game. (If you have the skin cache on you may need to turn it off and reload your skin for the changes to show up).


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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Football Manager 2017 - Match Titlebar Team Names Mod


This is a simple mod that restores the Team Names to the Match Titlebar in Football Manager 2017, and you have two options:

Team Names and Logos:


Team Names and Logos, plus a Competition Logo:


They are designed to work on skins based on the Default FM17 skins, for skins that have a different match titlebar from the default you'll need to modify the files yourself. NOTE: These won't work in FMT mode skins as they don't use this panel.

Please note that if you are playing on a smaller resolution certain options on the action bar might be cut off at certain points, to access the other options you need to left click in the empty space and a dropdown menu will appear like in the second screenshot (which was taken at 1024x768) meaning they are still available to select.

To apply to your game you just need to download the file for which version you want from below, extract the zip file and put the 'match' folder in the panels folder for the skin you are using, if you are using the Default Skin then download the Base Skin, add the file to that skin and switch to the Base Skin in game. (If you have the skin cache on you may need to turn it off and reload your skin for the changes to show up).

Note if the Skin you are using already has a 'match title bar.xml' file you'll need to follow the advanced instructions further down to create the mod on your own as overwriting your skins custom match titlebar may cause problems.


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Redistribution Terms
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/

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Football Manager Touch 2017 - Scoreboard Logos Mod


This is a simple mod that restores the club logos to the Scoreboard on the Match Pitch view in Football Manager Touch 2017, aswell as adding a Competition logo.


That is designed to work on skins based on the Default FMT17 skins, for skins that have a different match scoreboard from the default you'll need to modify the files yourself. (full instructions are provided at the below link)

Note if the Skin you are using already has a 'match title bar score.xml' file you'll need to follow the advanced instructions further down the linked page to create the mod on your own as overwriting your skins custom scoreboard may cause problems.

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Redistribution Terms
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/

Football Manager 2017 - Scoreboard Logos Mod


This is a simple mod that restores the club logos to the Scoreboard on the Match Pitch view in Football Manager 2017, aswell as adding a Competition logo.


That is designed to work on skins based on the Default FM17 skins, for skins that have a different match scoreboard from the default you'll need to modify the files yourself. (full instructions are provided at the below link)

Note if the Skin you are using already has a 'match title bar score.xml' file you'll need to follow the advanced instructions further down the linked page to create the mod on your own as overwriting your skins custom scoreboard may cause problems.


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Redistribution Terms
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/

Monday, 7 November 2016

Football Manager Touch 2017 Base Skins Released


Please note that these skins will only work with Football Manager Touch 2017 mode skins, full mode Base Skins can be found in the post further down the page.

As with recent Football Managers to make certain changes in Football Manager Touch  2017 you are required to add files to the skin folders, whilst this isn't a problem for fan-made skins it is a slight problem if you are using the Default Skins included with the game. So to help people out I have again made some Base Skins for FMT2017 that allow you to add and modify the default skins without breaking your game.
Full instructions on when and how to use the Base Skins can be found on the download page, please ensure you read the page in detail before downloading the Base Skins as it will save you problems in the future.  


Currently there are six versions of the Base Skin - one based on the Light Skin, one based on the Dark Skin, one based on the Retro Skin and then a Touchscreen version of each of them.
If you have any further questions on the Base Skins please ask any questions in the Skinning Hideout on the Official SIGames Forums.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Football Manager 2017 Guide - How to Stop the Blurring Effect


Like in FM2016 Football Manager 2017 includes a blurring effect that displays when the main screen isn't in focus (i.e. when processing, saving or responding to a popup), however if you don't like this effect then it is simple enough to disable.