FM Base FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Installing a Skin

For this example we will use the flex skin which can be downloaded here.

1) Save the flex.rar skin file to a temporary folder. Eg: Desktop or My Documents

2) You will need to download WinRAR to install this file. You can download it here.

2) Once downloaded right click on the flex.rar file and choose WinRAR > Extract Files...

Step 1

3) Change the destination path to

Vista -> C:\Users\Your Account Name\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\skins

XP -> C:\Documents and Setting\Your Account Name\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\skins

4) Run Football Manager 2008.

5) Go onto Preferences.

6) On the Display & Sound section select the skin you want, in this case Flex and then make sure Skin Cache is unticked.

7) Click Confirm and your new skin should load up.

Play FM 2008 In a Window

1) Browse to C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\

2) Right click on fm.exe and choose Create Shortcut.

3) A new file will have been created called fm.exe - Shortcut (or something similar). Select the file and press CTRL + X.

4) Go to your Desktop and click on the background. Then press CTRL + V and the fm.exe shortcut should appear.

5) Right click on fm.exe shortcut and choose Properties.

6) Change the text in the Target text field to: "C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\fm.exe" -small_screen -windowed

7) Press OK and then double click on the fm.exe shortcut to run Football Manager 2008.

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