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FM Genie Scout 12 - Exclusive

World's most popular scouting tool for Football Manager 2012. Works with latest 12.2 patch and FM11 savegames.

By Updated on Oct 02, 2012   1986731 views   111 comments
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FM 2012 Scout Utilities - FM Genie Scout 12 - Exclusive
Welcome Genie Scout 12!
World's best scout utility is updated for Football Manager 2012.
Exclusively available from for yet another year :)

FM Genie Scout (or Genie Scout in short) is world's most popular scouting tool for Football Manager, created to extend the possibilities of finding, sorting and shortlisting players and staff, controlling their progress, making "first 11" and tactics choice easier and observing attributes invisible in FM.

Released: 26 Nov 2011 - v1.00 beta 1 build 200
Updated: 2 Oct 2012 - v1.00 final build 207

Redistribution Policy:

People who want to put Genie Scout 12 on other sites, you may link back to this very page but you cannot host any files yourselves. Thank you!


Windows XP, Vista, 7 and FM 12.2 (and lower) or FM 11

Does it work for Mac?
No, but Mac users check out Getting Genie Scout to work with Mac step by step guide by dane0 which was originally written for GS11, but should apply to GS12 as well.

How to run:

  • Double click the fm_genie_scout_12_downloader.exe file and click Yes in the alert window.
  • It might ask if you want to install a free to try software, you can choose not to (simply un-tick the offer check-box) and click Next. If you accept though, you are supporting us.
  • Once you click Next, your download of Genie Scout 12 begins.
  • You will get a .zip archive in your Desktop. Extract it anywhere.
  • You'll get an installer file named genie12_setup_b207.exe. Double click to install.
  • Follow instructions and hit next until is finished.
  • Launch Genie. Load your savegame... you don't need to have FM open of course.
That's it! No frameworks required.

Our good member Miguel wrote a detailed instructional guide to Genie Scout. Check it out!


Some languages are completely translated and updated, some others need updating, and we're always looking for new languages to be added.

People who will translate Genie Scout into a new language or update/complete currently available languages will get the "g" version without a donation.
Read more and declare your interest on this thread.

Donate to get the "g" version

Genie Scout 12 comes in two versions. One with ads and one with no ads (we will refer to it as the "g" version). In order to get the "no ads" one you'll have to donate to Eugene first, using the donation form on Genie homepage.

Eugene has automatized the process of distribution for the "g" version, so people will only have to wait up to 1 hour before they will get a download link and key this year. But only if they have sent correct contact email, correct Unique ID along with the donation. Make sure you check your Spam folder too.
If you don't send correct info, you'll most likely have to wait up to 2 days.

Apart from no ads, the "g" version has 4 extra features:

  • Probability of Development :
    A statistically based model that will show the probability of reaching theoretical maximum of players ability
  • Progress Rate :
    Shows the predicted speed of player's development, depending on his ambition, determination, professionalism etc
  • Support for Graphics :
    If you have custom facepacks and/or kitpacks added to your FM, it should show on player and team profiles on GS
  • Top Players Lists :
    Automatically generated lists for best players, most promising and top bargains in the world, by position [New in GS12]

Please note that during the first run of "g" version it may take a few minutes to create the graphic packs cache. Next time it will be loaded much faster.

FM Scout (the site) is not involved in the donations towards Eugene, neither has any responsibility delivering the ad-free version to you after donation. This is a process handled solely by Eugene himself.

Bug Reports:

This is a beta release, so it's natural that there will be some bugs we couldn't find while beta testing the scout ourselves.

Please find the corresponding version specific topic on our Genie Scout forum and post there!
Read this before submitting any bugs!
Any comment including bug report posted on this page will be removed on sight!

Please understand it is forbidden by the EULA from SI and SEGA to export all the data from the results. You should be able to export only basic information such as player name, club, age, etc... the rest information belong to SI and SEGA.


Genie Scout 12 is created by Eugene Tarabanovsky.
He has been producing this program for the past 6 years now, and for that he is a true legend! Thanks mate!

Genie Scout logo made by Stam.


v1.00 final build 207
* Fixed data loading errors

v1.00 final build 206
* Compatible with patch 12.2 (winter update)
* Error on staff and clubs export is fixed
* Error on search by region is fixed
* Error on screenshot of top lists (g-version)
* Donation via Paypal is available again

v1.00 final build 205
All reported loading data errors have been fixed. Also it includes the following changes:
- Error on player/club profile screen opening has been fixed (g-version)
- Error on some Top Lists screen has been fixed (g-version)
- History works properly now (g-version)
- Layouts are visible now (g-version)
- French language works again
- Error when creating screenshot of history has been fixed
- The issue with some newgens name has been resolved

v1.00 beta 2
All reported loading data errors have been fixed. Also it includes the following changes:

- Recalculated feet bonus coefficient (Rating system)
- Training Facilities bug resolved
- Bulgarian, German, Japanese, Korean and Serbian languages added
- Other minor changes

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Discussion: FM Genie Scout 12 - Exclusive

111 comments have been posted so far.

  • AJIMJRM's avatar
    Sorry my picture did not show up but It said "OLE error 80004001" Sorry Thanks
  • AJIMJRM's avatar
    I downloaded this with the wine and everything worked fine then I opened it and this came up.
    I clicked okay and went to load my game and I could not find my current one so I loaded an old one an it still did not work please help. Oh I also have the update Fm12 12.2.2 patch. Thanks in advance.
  • edam22's avatar
    Will there be a new one for the Beta?
  • tripkees's avatar
    still doesn't work, still get data base error with new update...
  • Stam's avatar
    @alex67x: It's too early to talk about that, sorry we can't say anything at this point. We'll make an announcement when the time comes (during the next 3-4 weeks I guess).
  • alex67x's avatar
    Any news about Genie 13?
  • Stam's avatar
    @MUFC FOREVER: Genie Scout and FMRTE are 2 different programs made by different people. Genie Scout is free, FMRTE is not free anymore.

    @steweiss: It might be an issue with a firewall blocking Genie Scout. Check your firewall and make sure it's not blocking GS12. Another thing you can try is to avoid installing the program in C:\Program Files(x86) but do it in the default path (C:\).

    @acid8urn: Did you place the key file in the proper folder?

    @ANILASLAN: I honestly don't know what to suggest to that. I'm also running Windows 7 and don't have any problems running Genie Scout 12. Perhaps Genie would have some insight on this.

    @maxx93: If it was, it should have been a temporary thing. No worries.

    @MintBerryCrunch: Errors should be reported in the appropriate forum. Make sure to grab the last version which was released today and see if the error is still there.

    @littlej0hn: Try the latest version, chances are the error is gone for you.
  • Hey You's avatar
    Hi mi name is Hey You.
    Where can I download the last version
  • MUFC FOREVER's avatar
    If ive already donated for FMRTE, do i have to repay for genie scout?
  • steweiss's avatar
    So i install fm genie and click to start the program...then i get a vertical banner error inwhich explorer opens up and starts spamming windows all over my laptop. cheers.

    any fix for this cause it used to work fine.

    On windows Vista.
  • acid8urn's avatar
    I M running windows 7 and I use registered version. After loading a game all data it is wrong. names dont show. Thanks
  • ANILASLAN's avatar
    It is slow to load and looks "fractured" and my mouse pointer keeps flickering,
    after about 5 minutes it looks okay but when i look up a players details it does it again.
    I am running Windows 7.
    Any help would be appreciated,
  • maxx93's avatar
    The download link is dead ?
  • MintBerryCrunch's avatar
    Is there any fix yet for the data error ??
  • littlej0hn's avatar
    No I'm on a pc....
  • Stam's avatar
    @littlej0hn: I suppose you are on a Mac? I thought pierelerouge was clear enough pointing out that Chinaski's suggestion helped him resolve the issue (couple of comments down).
  • littlej0hn's avatar
    Is there any remedy to the 1694 error message?
  • Stam's avatar
    @xvolt: Read the details on this page please, it's clearly explained.

    @m4dsurg3on: That sounds really strange. Any screenshot?

    @ampren7a: We don't need a facebook page for that, everything we need to share about it is on this site and our official social media profiles. There's also a Twitter account handled by Eugene if people feel like following him directly.

    @dReam0n: Try to start Genie Scout as administrator and also check if a firewall is blocking the program.

    @hangson @harrow: The process should be almost automatic and your key should arrive within a few minutes (up to an hour). Make sure you check your Spam folder just in case. If you still don't have it, please contact Eugene at genie @ fmscout . com (without the spaces).
  • pierelerouge's avatar
    Right got it sorted. Anyone using MAC!!! to install a new version of GS you must open up Wine app, not wine bottler, and delete all previous bottles associated with GS. Then install GS in the well known mac way. Thanks to Chinaski for this, but thought i'd re-word for him/her. Much FM love to you all
  • pierelerouge's avatar
    Hey sorry if this has been answered but looking for a conclusive answer has proved fruitless. I cannot load my new saved game, i'm on mac, have the latest GS and am fully updated trough steam(FM 12.2.2). I keep getting the 1694 message. If anyone can help?!

  • Chinaski's avatar
    @smokey974 : I own a Mac and I had the same problem... I think I found a solution (it works for me). You have to open the Wine application (not Winebottler ... Wine!).
    If it doesn't open anything, look at the wine glass at the top of your screen, and click on "Task manager". It will open a window named "Change prefix". Click on the lens next "The-name-you-gave-to-your-install (Working copy)", then delete FM Scout (just put it on your garbage).

    You can now install the new version, as explained here !

    Let me know if it works for you!


    PS : sorry for my english, I'm French!
  • xvolt's avatar
    How do I get version 'G'? help me.
  • hangson's avatar
    It's been over one month that I've made the donation
    and I still not received any email yet.

    What should I do ?????????????????
  • harrow's avatar
    Hi there peeps. It has been 4 days since I made a donation and still waiting for an email reply?? Should I contact someone in relation to this?.

  • m4dsurg3on's avatar
    In new Genie Scout, there's only results from Uganda, Belize, Togo, Malta whether i search for a player or a staff? Anyone knows what is the issue? Thanks..

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