How to Get the Zealand Skin in FM23

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For all the changes that we’ve seen in Football Manager games over the years, one thing that has remained bland is the interface of the game.

In fact, it’s probably worse now than it used to be. At least, there was a time when you had the option to choose between light and dark skins. Nowadays, there’s one variation of one skin and that’s all!

The same is the case with FM23, so the importance of downloading and applying custom skins remains the name of the game.

On that note, the Zealand skin has become a pretty popular choice among FMers over the years, and the version for FM23 was released on November 8, 2022.

You can get the skin from multiple sources online, but FMScout is a reliable one. Go to https://www.fmscout.com/a-zealand.html to download the Zealand FM23 skin.

Once you’ve downloaded the .fmf file, paste it into the folder “Documents >> Sports Interactive >> Football Manager 2023 >>> skins”.

In your game, go to the “Overview” section of “Preferences” and you should see the new addition in the list of skins that you can choose from. See the image below for reference.

Choose the Zealand skin, click “Confirm” and wait for the new skin to be applied.

On that same page, under the “Interface” section, you’ll see the option to change the scaling of the fonts and visuals. If you reduce that to 85%, then you can fit more information into each page that you open.

For reference, compare the amount of information on the profile page of Mitrovic to that of Trent Alexander-Arnold. This is after I applied the Zealand skin, as you can probably already tell.

FM23 Profile Page – 100% zoom
FM23 Profile Page – 85% zoom

If the Zealand skin is not cutting it for you, there are many alternatives from various sources all over the web.

Sometimes, the downloadable files for these skins will come in the form of compressed folders instead of single .fmf files, but the process for applying the skins to your game is usually the same.

In case you were wondering if those new logos come with the skin – they don’t. The good news is, you can get your own real badges, player faces, and kits for FM23 pretty easily. Enjoy!

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