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Thursday, 11 December 2014

FM2015: Alternative Skins now released.



With the release of patch 15.2 two Alternative skins for Football Manager 2015 have been released a Light Full Mode skin called Football Manager 2015 Alternative Skin and a Dark FMC Mode skin called Football Manager Classic 2015 Alternative Dark Skin.

Each of these skins are obtained via the Steam Workshop, thankfully the instructions are a little simpler than last years instructions and again there are two methods to obtaining the skins:


How to Download the Alternative Skins directly through Football Manager 2015


1. With Football Manager 2015 loaded either from Main Menu Click on Downloads, or if you have a save game loaded select the Downloads option from the FM menu.
2. Wait for the Store to Finish Processing (this should be a lot faster than FM2014 as it is no longer scanning your graphics).
3. Click 'Steam Workshop' Tab in the top right hand corner.
4. Click 'Download Official add-ons directly from Steam' tab.
5. Steam Overlay will open to SI Games Workshop Page for FM2015.
6. Select the Skin you want either Football Manager 2015 Alternative Skin or Football Manager Classic 2015 Alternative Dark Skin.
7. Click the Green 'Subscribe' Button.
8. Close the Steam Overlay.
9. Cose the in-game Steam Store/Workshop screen.
10. Go to the Preferences Screen.
11. In the Skin Dropdown Menu your subscribed skin should now appear, select it and click confirm to load the skin. (NOTE: Which skin appears depends on which FM mode you last accessed if your last save was a full mode save then only full mode skins will be displayed, if you last played an FMC game then the listed skins will be FMC skins, to get to other mod skins first load a save game of that type then enter the Preferences Menu).


How to Download the Alternative Skins via Steam.

1. Browse to the Football Manager 2015 Workshop screen whilst logged into Steam.
2. Now locate either the Football Manager 2015 Alternative Skin or Football Manager Classic 2015 Alternative Dark Skin depending on which one you want.
3. Click the Green Subscribe Button.
4. Load up Football Manager 2015.
5. Go to the Preferences Screen.
6. In the Skin DropDown Menu your subscribed skin should now appear, select it and click confirm to load the skin. (NOTE: Which skin appears depends on which FM mode you last accessed if your last save was a full mode save then only full mode skins will be displayed, if you last played an FMC game then the listed skins will be FMC skins, to get to other mod skins first load a save game of that type then enter the Preferences Menu).


Troubleshooting.

- If the Skins don't appear in the dropdown menu and you are within a save game of the correct type from the Preferences -> Interface Screen untick 'Use caching to decrease page loading times' and tick 'Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences' (you can set these options back once the skin is loaded), then click the 'Reload Skin' button in the bottom right and after the skin has reloaded the new skin should now display in the skin dropdown.

- If that doesn't work check to make sure the skins have actually downloaded, you can do this in several ways:

From Steam select the Library -> Downloads option, this should the workshop content if it is still downloading or is queued, if queued start the download otherwise wait for the download to complete.

If nothing is listed then browse to the skins folder inside your Saving Location (Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015 by default) inside should be an fmf file for each skin you have downloaded through the workshop called something like Football Manager 2015 Alternatve_B8D38160-4066-4A2F-9040-21965995C4C9 or Football Manager Classic 2015 Dark_8EA8D9C0-FC6E-4C8F-AB68-ED570EDEA6FC.

If nothing is present then unsubcribe from the file(s) and try the other method to download the skins.