How to add a skin

The Base Skin that is used in Football Manager 2016 is truly a great and simple looking skin, but is rather limited in its options. Luckily the Football Manager community has a large amount of incredible skinmakers who can customize the Base skin of FM16 into fantastic looking skins which maximise the possibilities of the game. For example there are skins which give you an instant result button, skins with the possibility of backgroundpictures, skins which add extra panels to the game and many many other graphical enhancements.


If you want to download a custom skin for Football Manager 2016, make sure to check our Download section. We have a wide range of different skins available for our members.


1. Downloading a Skin

When you have found a skin that you like, you can download it directly on to your desktop or laptop. Most of these skins have been packed with a program called WinRAR. After you downloaded the skin, you can 'unpack' its content using WinRAR (you can download it for free).


2. Placing the skin in the correct folder

After you downloaded the skin and unpacked the .rar file, you need to make sure to place the entire Skinfolder in the correct map for Football Manager 2016 to use it.


The folders are:

Windows Vista/7/8/10: C:\Users\\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2016\skins\

Mac OS X: /Users//Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2016/skins/


3. Applying the skin in Football Manager

Start Football Manager and after the startscreen is loaden, navigate to Preferences (located in the bottom section). When in Preferences, navigate to the Interface section. On the left side you will see an area named 'Appearance'.


Use the dropdown menu to select te skin you would like to use. If you see the name of the skin you have downloaded, you have followed the steps correctly.

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