Like the last couple of versions the match screen we have in Football Manager 2015 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, were we are left with a small pop-up giving us some information like the old TV-View widgets.
Thankfully this pop-up is editable, which is what these skins does they resize the pop-up and modifies the content of the panels to show the full panel details where possible.
As with Football Manager 2014 I have modified the panel to use the adaptive panels used elsewhere in the game this means the panel will resize itself depending on what resolution you are using (meaning no editing of the xml file just to get it working) and will also display extra panels if you have the space.
Again to make things easier I have made the mod into a skin which means there are a couple of different versions available depending what skin you are using and what you want:
There are two versions of the mod for each of the Default skins included with FM (Dark version of full FM15 mode and an FMC one for FMC2015 mode, a Light version will follow once the skin has been released):
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.
Outside of the match screen the skins are identical in appearance to the default FM15 skins.
Update 25th February 2015 (20:28 UK Time)
Patch 15.3 for Football Manager 2015 has now been released, and with it are a couple of updates to my various Match In-Between Highlights Skins, it's only a minor update with the main change being a fix to stop the goals column disappearing from the player ratings screen, with the other change being a minor update to the client object browser file to include changes made in patch 15.3.
Download links can be found at the bottom of the page.
Update 24th December 2014:
Just in time for Christmas I've uploaded versions for each of the Alternative FM2015 Skins that were introduced with patch 15.2, which doubles the amount of Match Highlight Skins - you now have two skins for each of the new Alternative Skins the Light FM2015 Skin and the Dark FMC2015 Skin with each version getting a normal and wide version.
Download links can be found further down the page.
Change Log:v15.2 (Uploaded 10th December 2014 23:21 UK Time)
- Updated each version to work with patch 15.2
- updated client object browser.xml file for full mode versions so sidebar is now hidden on all match screens as per default patched files.
- Added some extra colour settings located at the bottom of the settings file.
When you extract the file you have have downloaded you should have one folder (name depends on which verson you have downloaded but should start ibh) and a readme.txt file.
Now copy the folder into your skins folder within your Saving Location, by default this is:
For the full game (or beta):
\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\skins\
When you load the game up if the skin cache is off the skin should appear in the skins menu (name will depend on version you downloaded but will include the name Match Highlights.
NOTE That FMC skins will only appear when you are playing the FMC mode and normal skins will only appear when playing the normal mode.
If the skin cache is on you'll need to turn it off, exit the Preferences menu and re-enter it and any new skins should appear, if not tick 'Always Reload Skin on Confirm' and change skins, click confirm and go back in and your skin should appear.
These are largely the same as last year, so if you used last years version you should know what to do.How to Change Kit/Logo & Text Sizes on Overview View
Screenshots show a sample of available views and the panel at different resolutions, each version has the same views and panels enabled.