On FM Scout you can chat about Football Manager in real time since 2011. Here are 10 reasons to join!

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   1905683 views   111 comments
Download Now
Downloads: 661275 / Size: 6.9 MB / Added: 2011-11-26
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

Download Now
Downloads: 661275 / Size: 6.9 MB / Added: 2011-11-26
Stam's avatar
About Stam

I started FM Scout for fun in the distant 2004. I'm proud of how this place has grown into a vibrant community and I try my best to improve it every year. Husband and father of two.

Your content on FM Scout

We are always looking for quality content creators, capable of producing insightful articles. Being published here means more exposure and recognition for you.

Do YOU have what it takes?
Like & Subscribe

Like our Facebook page & Subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Discussion: FM Genie Scout 12 - Exclusive

111 comments have been posted so far.

  • ampren7a's avatar
    ampren7a10 years ago
    The facebook page of Genie: [link removed]
  • dReam0n's avatar
    I have the same problem as remedyen1986
  • hangson's avatar

    I have made the donation yesterday.
    I got an email telling me that I will get an additional letter with a key-file attached to it after that.
    But I still haven't received the key file yet, could you help me to check it out?

  • Stam's avatar
    @Some Guy....: Should work yes.

    @Woo-Cash: Exporting data is not a priority of GS development because it's a sensitive subject and SEGA react very defensively about it. It's a fact you can't export exclusive game data for players, and it appears the staff export is not perfectly working. Not sure if this is going to be fixed at all, but I can assure you it's the same for the 'g' version.

    @smokey974: I honestly don't know. GS has no native Mac support and I personally don't own a Mac either, so I'm unable to help - sorry mate.
  • Some Guy....'s avatar
    Hi Stam,

    does Genie Scout build 206 work with the new patch (12.2.1)?

  • Woo-Cash's avatar
    What about an error "List index out of bounds (-2)" during export with any attribute column which was reported few times and every time left without answer?
  • iatwb's avatar
    HI Stam!

    ok...tanks...the probleam was i had an older version...and never updated.

    Now that i have the latest version of GS it works perfect.

    Regards ;)
  • smokey974's avatar
    I downloaded the 206 version, I am using a mac so I installed it with dane0 way. Nevertheless when I launch the application it says that there is a new version and it is still 205 version. Therefore it still gives me the "Unknown database version : 1694". Any help?
    By the way, thank you for your work: ;)
  • Stam's avatar
    @remedyen1986: I answered you via live chat, hope my suggestion helps.

    @iatwb @catgeorge: It's already compatible with the 12.2 patch. I've just tested a new 12.2 savegame loading 308K players and latest GS12 build 206 works fine.

    @ClubBruggeForEver: What is that supposed to mean?

    @gavros84: That's a feature of the 'g' version only. Read carefully the details above (on this page).

    @jacklee: Thanks for reporting your issues and I'm glad you can now enjoy using GS.

    @slackie: I don't understand. Can you show us a screenshot?

    @reeves: Have you received your 'g' version yet?

    @Kaneykins: Yes, it's legit.
  • remedyen1986's avatar
    When i download the new 206 version,,and starting the scout its getting my screen filled up with internet explorer windows...hundreds..Any clues on how and fix???
  • catgeorge's avatar
    Not compatible with 12.2
  • iatwb's avatar
    Hi all...any news about when will Genie be compatible whit the last patch of 7/3 ?
  • ClubBruggeForEver's avatar
    Make decent tools and get a real job ;) tyvm
  • gavros84's avatar
    I have the latest version of GS and it doesn't show me the Top list.any help acceptable.
  • jacklee's avatar
    I have tested GS v1.00, so far works fine on my game that use edited database like Sea Games and Italian six tier (databases edited).

    Thank you Eugene and Stam was fixing my report bug on last months.
  • slackie's avatar
    how comes on genie scout it says that i have no saved games? any help?
  • reeves's avatar
    I donated to get the extra features from the G version, unfortunately not received the link .Appears there may be a problem with my e-mail being , but love this tool regardless.
  • Amunt's avatar
    Still does not work for me, I get the "Unknown database 1692" error.

    Edit: Nvm it works now =)
  • Kaneting's avatar
    I donated earlier this afternoon and recieved an email saying I'll get the download in 24 hours, just making sure this is right..? =]
  • Stam's avatar
    @jkl620: Which GS12 version are you using? If it was beta 4, you should have reported your issue properly in the forums; it's the only way for Eugene to spot the problem and fix it.

    @Gazonius: The 'g' version works fine. If you have a problem with it, you should report it in the forums; but you didn't even mention what kind of issue you're experiencing.
    Also the public version has 2 ads, 1 on the main interface and another 1 on player profile popup window... that's not exactly splattered all over.

    @JmG: That's a first, never heard of this one before. Try the new beta 5 and let me know if you have better luck with it. If not, please report your issue in the forums, and remember to mention your OS.

    @falafla: Beta 5 of the 'g' version was released last night. There were a couple of issues fixed, so give it a try and hopefully it works as intended for you.
  • jkl620's avatar
    Ever since the FM12 update, I have been getting the same unknown database version 1692 error when I try to load my current game. I thought it just needed to be updated, but it looks like not everyone is having this problem
  • Gazonius's avatar
    May I ask as to why the ADS-FREE version (v1.00 beta 4 build 204) which most of us paid a little donation toward, does not work properly. Yet the 'free one' with less features and ads splattered all over does. It is a tad annoying....
  • JmG's avatar
    I've downloaded 2 GS versions, Beta 2 and Beta 4, Both haven't worked. I install it, and when I get to launch GS, it doesn't open fully. The screen pops up about halfway and starts flashing. :S
  • falafla's avatar
    Sorry to bother, but I've been having troubles with the G version and accordingly I've put the issues I'm having where it's supposed to, but no answer so far. Is there an ETA? Again, sorry to bother, but it's getting annoying.
  • Stam's avatar
    @Zytok: I'm not sure it's possible at the moment. I'm still away on vacation and don't have FM or GS with me for a quick check, and sadly I haven't been able to play much in the last few months.

    @Lenzar: Is this some kind of joke or are you trying to make a connection with FMRTE recently going premium-only? The main feature of the 'g' version is the absence of ads, while the rest few features are quite minor and their purpose is only to save time. The public version is fully functional by all means.

    @MLP: I recommend that you read our Genie Scout instructional guide. A quick hint is that best potential rating is a more valid filter to find better players.

    @dan-wafc: No problem.

FMS Chat

hey, just wanted to let you know that we have a fb style chat for our members. login or sign up to start chatting.