Download Football Manager 2016 Light Skin HelveticaLite 2016 – A Beautiful Piece of Football Manager Graphics
Presenting this weeks Football Manager graphic is a truly piece of art. It caught my eye for the first time for Football Manager 2015 and continues to impress me for Football Manager 2016. Never have I seen a Football Manager skin which is genuinely well-build and thought through.
I’m of course talking about the Football Manager 2016 Skin HelveticaLite by drswit of Sigames forum. For those who have followed my articles, or this website for that matter, for the past years might have understood I prefer a light skin where content is in the spotlight. The HelveticaLite 2016 is truly an unique skin you have never seen before – and properly will never see again! It totally refreshes Football Manager 2016 with new panels, completely new appealing design and lots of new icons plus a lot more!
Download Football Manager 2016 Skin HelveticaLite and get a light skin with instant result button plus more great features – all embraced in a beautiful and unique design.
Features of Football Manager 2016 HelveticaLite Light Skin
The HelveticaLite skin is created from the official Football Manager 2016 Alternative skin – a light skin which comes with the game and can be selected within the Preferences – Interface section. It is created to be used for laptops and computers with screen resolutions of 1600+
It’s impossible for me to highlight some specific improvements that I like as Football Manager has received a total face lift. If you ask me, the Helvetica skin should be the default light skin for Football Manager 2017!
But in order for you to make a decision to download or not I will write about my favorite improvements and the most important changes of the HelveticaLite 2016 skin.
The name of the skin comes from one of the most famous and popular typefaces in the world – the Helvetica web font. In this skin the creator Drswit have used the web font Helvetica Neue, which replaces the original font of the default Football Manager skin. By using the Helvetica font instead you will receive a more readable font, which looks also more compelling.
A number of new icons have been created. Here you’ll find brand new suitability icons, morale arrows and other icons used in news items and statistical information. Similar to the FM15 version of the skin the player profile icon for those players without a player face is added.
Selectable Sidebar Menu – Full or Icon-Only
Similar to the default feature of the Football Manager 2016 skin, the HelveticaLite comes with the ability to select between a full sidebar menu and an icon-only version. In difference to the previously published FM16 skin Vitrex16, this skin has not made any changes to the default icons of the sidebar, or the positioning of it.
Instant Result Button Added Plus Set Match Plans
For some the instant result button might not be a highly requested feature since there is more important to analyze the matches in order to secure a win or get a highly needed point. Gone are the days when you could holiday your way to success and let your assistant manager take care of it all. But for some the instant result button can be a great feature if you are in rush and you are in the end of the season where matches are no longer important.
Together with the instant result button feature you will also be able to set different match plans – similar to what you may have become accustomed to from the Football Manager Touch mode. By having the ability to preset different match plans and hit instant result will tell your squad to play under the according match plan. While the core of the match tactic will remain true to how you created it according to formation, player role and duties, these match plans will alter the match tactic according to how you want your team to play; playing for the win, playing for a draw, strangle the game or whatever you think is suitable under the current circumstances of the squads morale, match expectations and set match odds.
Tweaked Player Overview Plus Other Screens Tweaked
The player profile overview has also seen an improvement. Here are 14 areas that can be accustomed according to your own preferences. By swapping between different tabs you can rearrange the complete player profile. With 14 new customizable tabs when using a 1920×1080 screen with 100% zoom you will unlock 2 new areas from the default Football Manager 2016 skin, which has only 12 custom tabs.
The player profile used in HelveticaLite is a mix of default panels and changeable tabs which lets you customize the player profile skin to your preference. While the players overall club statistics is static you can recreate the player profile as you see fit. You can pick between information about a players biography, attribute analysis, career stat, transfer status, (coach) report card, suitability or a whole lot of other tabs needed to get as much information about the player as possible.
Apart from the player overview screen there exists a number of improved screens and added panels, such as match highlights mode panels by michaeltmurrayuk added and new finances and backroom advice panels. All in all, the skin is very well build without hurting the overall game experience.
Other Changes to HelveticaLite Skin 2016
- Sidebar, as titlebars and header are not recolouring anymore (key feature)
- The subtext (description) in the titlebar comes back (v1.4)
- Fixed the background colour of the match titlebar (v1.4)
- Fixed the injury/red/yellow cards which was truncated in Tactics pitch (v1.4)
- Totally revamped the Pitch boxes in Tactics screen (v1.3)
- CA/PA values now appears in the Player attributes panel (check readme file on how to remove it) (v1.3)
- Added “Go on holiday” option in Home/Inbox/Squad/Schedule/Compet./ menus (v1.3)
- The percentage bars are now green (v1.3)
- Added the FM16 Match Highlights Mod from michaeltmurrayuk (v1.2)
- Many panels modified : Inbox and News panels, Squad panel, Finances panel, Backroom Advice panel etc. (v1.2)
- Fixed the Match Confirmation panel (v1.2)
- Fixed the Intro Menu subscreens (v1.2)
- Fixed the stadium Background image in the Home Overview panel (v1.2)
- Fixed pro/con icons colours (v1.2)
Known Bug : the main titlebar appears empty when watching a match in full screen mode
File Size: 1.87Mb
- 1. Extract the content of the zip file at the root of your /skin folder.
- For Windows: My Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2016 > skins
- For Mac OS X: My Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2016 > skins
Create the folder “skins” if it doesn’t exist.
- 2. Start the game and go to Preferences screen then Interface tab.
- 3. Select the HelveticaLite skin
- Click Confirm
The HelveticaLite 2016 skin is created by drswit of SIGames forums. We would like to say a big thanks to him for giving Passion4FM the permission to distribute this unique skin to our audience.
We recommend to use the original thread at Sigames forum to contact the creator for suggestions on improvements or questions on how to alter some specific panels.
The creator also wants to thank ArtDekDok, Wannachupbrew, michaeltmurrayuk and TheBantams for providing panels and for doing a great work related to Football Manager graphics within the FM community.
Disclaimer: The current screenshots displayed above may change with newer updates and/or bug fixes. Some screens may also look different depending on your screen resolution.