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Saturday, 14 November 2015

FM16 Guide - How To Stop the Blurring Effect

A new feature in Football Manager 2016 is 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.

The first thing you need to do is extract a couple of the default game files, if you don't know how to do this see this guide.

If you are using a Full Mode Skin then you want to extract the contents of this folder:


If you are using one of the Touch Mode Skins then you want to extract the contents of this folder:


If you are using the default skins then you can download the relevant Base Skin which saves you having to extract the files as I have included them with the Base Skins.

Inside these folders will be a paper.xml file if you open this you will see the following line:

<boolean id="blurred" value="true"/>

To disable the blurring all you need to do is change true to false:

<boolean id="blurred" value="false"/>

Then save the file and if FM16 is running reload your skin and the blurring should now be gone.

On the left is an example of the blur enabled as default whilst the right image is with the blurring disabled.

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