As with recent Football Managers to make certain changes in Football Manager 2012 you are required to add files to the skin folders, whilst this isn't a problem for fan-made skins it is a slight problem if you are using the Default Skins included with the game. So to help people out I have again made some Base Skins for FM2012 that allow you to add and modify the default skins without breaking your game.
Full instructions on when and how to use the Base Skins can be found on the download page, please ensure you read the page in detail before downloading the Base Skins as it will save you problems in the future.
Currently there are four versions of the Base Skin - two light and two dark one of each solely based upon the Default FM2012 Skins and another one with the Background Changes re-enabled thanks to Radestock.
If you have any further questions on the Base Skins please ask any questions in the Skinning Hideout on the Official SIGames Forums.