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

Friday, 20 December 2013

Football Manager 2014 Base Skins Updated


The Base 2014 and Base FMC2014 skins have both been updated for patch 14.2. There has been no changes to the Dark Skin so that one hasn't needed to be updated.

Base Skins have also been uploaded to the Steam Workshop so you can download them through that to keep them upto date for download them the normal way through my website links below:




Base Skins Steam Workshop Page


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

FM2014 Match in Between Highlights Adaptive Skins Updated Again

Well that was a bit of bad timing as patch 14.2 was released today and it has caused some problems with the panel IDs, updated files (version 2.0) have now been uploaded to my website and the Steam Workshop fixing this problem (however I am unable to update the Dark Wide Skin on the Steam Workshop at the moment so you'll need to grab that one off my website):

FM2014 Match in Between Highlights Skins Download Page

 

 Steam Workshop Page

FM2014 Match in Between Highlights Adaptive Skins Updated

I've uploaded the Match In Between Highlight Skins to the Steam Workshop and they also had a couple of minor updates to bring them upto date with patch 14.1.4:

Version 1.4 (18th December 2013)

- Uploaded files to Steam Workshop.
- Checked compatibility with patch 14.1.4
- Added back coding to automatically pause the match when changing views in each panel.
- Included default 'match incidents small.xml' and 'match incidents overview small.xml' files to allow people to adjust overview screen layout.

FM2014 Match in Between Highlights Skins Download Page

 

 Steam Workshop Page



Friday, 15 November 2013

FM2014 Match in Between Highlights Adaptive Skins




As with FM2013 we are again stuck with a hydrid TV-Classic mode match screen that still doesn't switch to previous panels when there are no highlights, instead we get a small In Between Highlights Panel that shows a tiny amount of information, thankfully this panel can be edited.

Which is what these skins do they maximize the amount of space given to the In Between Highlights Panel.

To make things easier for Football Manager 2014 I have turned the mod into Skins further the panel has been modified to use the Adaptive panels which means it automatically resizes itself to fit the screen resolution you are using and will display extra panels at larger resolutions.

There are currently two versions available for each of the Default FM2014 skins aswell as the FMC Mode skin.

Normal - Maximizes the size of the in-between match highlights panel positioned in the centre of the screen and leaving space for the match feed notifications down the right. (For the FMC version some of the match feed overlays the panel even in this mode as the feed takes up more room in FMC mode).

Wide - Maximizes the size of the in-between match highlights panel, but this time uses up the full width of the screen, this allows for more information to be shown at smaller screen resolutions, but the match feed items when displayed will cover parts of the top right side of the panel.

I also plan on releasing an adjustable version (like the FM13 version) once I get it working.

Outside of the Match each skin is identical to the base version it is based upon.

Advanced instructions are also available to apply them to other skins and to enable alternative views.

Screenshots show a sample of available views and the panel at different resolutions, each version has the same views and panels enabled.

Default Skin Screenshots


Default Wide Skin Screenshots



Dark Skin Screenshots



Dark Wide Skin Screenshots



FMC Mode Screenshots



FMC Wide Mode Screenshots




For full details follow the below link:


FM2014 Match in Between Highlights Skins Download Page

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Dark Base Skin for Football Manager 2014 Released


The Dark Base Skin for Football Manager 2014 has now been released, I've also updated the FMC Base Skin to bring it upto with the released version of Football Manager 2014, the normal base skin didn't need any changes.


NOTE: TO USE THE DARK BASE SKIN YOU NEED TO HAVE INSTALLED THE OFFICAL DARK SKIN WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOAD THROUGH THE STEAM WORKSHOP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ARE HERE

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 two versions of the Base Skin - one for normal FM2014 and the other for the Classic Mode (FMC)

If you have any further questions on the Base Skins please ask any questions in the Skinning Hideout on the Official SIGames Forums. 

Football Manager 2014 Official Dark Skin Released


The Official Dark Skin is now available for the full version of Football Manager 2014.

It is obtained via the Steam Workshop.

To get it:

- First go to the Steam Workshop (through this link: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse/?appid=231670) or view the FM14 game page in your steam library and there will be a view Workshop option in the middle of the screen.
- Locate the Dark Skin which is called 'Official FM14 Dark Skin'
- Click the Subscribe button, steam should now download the skin.

- Load FM2014.
- Select Downloads option on the main menu.
- Then select Steam Workshop in top right tab (the game might look like it has crashed, leave it for a while and it should load the workshop).
- Select the Subscribed Tab.
- The Official FM14 Dark Skin should be listed.
- On the right should be a green install button.
- After you have installed it there will be a green Changee Skin button, click it to load the skin.

For skinners the download file is located in the normal skins folder under your Saving Location as if you'd downloaded the skin manually.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Football Manager 2014 Base Skins Released


As with recent Football Managers to make certain changes in Football Manager 2014 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 FM2014 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 two versions of the Base Skin - one for normal FM2014 and the other for the Classic Mode (FMC)

If you have any further questions on the Base Skins please ask any questions in the Skinning Hideout on the Official SIGames Forums.