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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   1905679 views   111 comments
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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

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Discussion: FM Genie Scout 12 - Exclusive

111 comments have been posted so far.

  • Zytok's avatar
    Is there any way of setting a filter for Home Grown players? Had a situation in my Darlington save where upon getting promoted into of the football league I was unable to field a team as all my players were foreigners! (didn't realise the rule did not apply at conference level).
  • Lenzar's avatar
    The G version has far, far too much more.

    Shame on you, Eugene. I thought you'd be above greed.
  • MLP's avatar
    Sup Guys,

    1st i want to wish everybody a happy new year and the best of luck and health!

    I got a question about Genie;
    - How do i search the best (potential) players?...

    i know i can use the filter; Potential Ability for but i got the feeling i can be way more specific and find other players in another way....

    Tell me, how do you search for players?

    Thanks and Cheers,
  • dan-wafc's avatar
    @Stam Ahhh, I feel like such a moron! Thanks for that, I'll get that sorted today. All the best for the new year everyone!
  • Stam's avatar
    @alexthegreat: You can do that already. Just type the same number for both min and max fields... experiment with CA and PA fields and you can easily come up with any possible filter of abilities you want.

    @dan-wafc: Unique ID and key are actually unique per computer, so it's only natural that it doesn't work on another computer. You need to email Eugene the Unique ID of your other computer and ask him to email you a separate key for that.
  • alexthegreat's avatar
    I dont really know where to post this suggestion for imrpovement of geniescout so i'll put it here.
    It would be great if you were able to search for specific potential abbillities. Like you search for current abbillities, just with potential abbillities.It would make it a lot easier to find the right talent for your team.
  • dan-wafc's avatar
    Hi, Genie Scout has stopped working for me - I have the no ads version but I've moved it to a new laptop, now when I load my save game all the players names and teams are wrong! Do I need a new key file or what? I'm on the newest FM patch and Windows 7 if that helps...
  • Stam's avatar
    @chev: It's a problem with the encoding of the French language file. It will be addressed in the next GS12 version, but if you can't wait you can download the fixed lang file here, unzip it and place in Languages folder of GS12 install directory, overwrite the old one.
  • chevtchenko2's avatar
    Hello Stam,

    In the last version of FMSCOUT (v1.00 beta 4 build 204), the french language is in english.

    It is a bug ?
  • Tezzarito's avatar
    Just loaded FM , loaded GS , opened my save from 12.0.1 which worked , saved FM so it was 12.1.1 then loaded in GS and that loaded.

    GS Beta 4 works with 12.1.1
  • Stam's avatar
    @Blue Down Under : I believe it is compatible with 12.1.1 because there was no database version change with that patch. In fact, if it wasn't we would have hundreds of complaints by now, heh.

    @rush2513: Thanks for your suggestion. I'll pass it on to Eugene myself and hopefully he can dedicate some time to work on that for the next version.

    @alexthegreat: Owners of the 'g' version, normally got their new version via email, but Eugene had trouble sending out beta 4 to them. Try to update your 'g' version within Genie Scout's check for update (make sure to clear your Internet Explorer cache if it doesn't find beta 4).

    @Lie: No you're not. Latest Genie Scout is beta 4, which is compatible with 12.1 patch.
  • Blue Down Under's avatar
    Love this Ap! Was just wondering if build 204 is compatible with 12.1.1?
  • rush2513's avatar
    Firstly I'd like to thank Eugene for his great work on this tool, I find it very helpful. This year I made a donation and I'm very impressed with the extra features it comes with. I have a suggestion though and it's one I think is very achievable and would be very helpful. Maybe the positional searches could be modified so we can search for certain roles in that position to match the roles available in FM? This would be very useful to me as I like to play a deep lying playmaker and a box to box midfielder in my line up. At the moment searching for players in the DM position highlights defensive minded players, so you can see my problem. I then have to modify the search for certain attritbutes. Also a player like Cabaye who I know to be very effective in this role does not get a very high percentage for his ability in this position you would then see a true representation of his ability to play there given the correct role. Thanks again, hope this helps and I'm sure you get plenty of suggestions for new features but I believe this is easily one of the easiest to achieve in a future release of Genie Scout
  • alexthegreat's avatar
    I cant get the new patch into the exclusive genie version.. Help?.. i tried download the new patch seperately, but then it just install complete new geniescout WITH ADS etc..
  • Lie's avatar
    I think I'm using the right combination :)
    I play in version 12.1 and my scout is 12v1.00 beta 2?
  • DanLord's avatar
    @Lie what version are you using? Make sure its the latest one or it wont work :), and makesure you game save is from the latest FM patch.
  • Lie's avatar
    When I try to load my game, I get the error 'Unknown database version: 1692'
    - anyone? :)
  • Stam's avatar
    @Flapjack: No you don't need to download that. I don't even know why it comes up with that download, perhaps something you clicked by mistake on the download site?
  • Flapjack's avatar
    When i try to download the genie scout 12 it comes up with ilivid do i need to download this aswell ?
  • Stam's avatar
    Public beta 4 is now available for all. Enjoy!
  • Tezzarito's avatar
    You could enter your address and bank card details and most likely get beta 4 g within an hour ? but thats your choice , id prefer to donate via paypal but . .

    Hopefully newsletter people will get beta 4 (which works if read below) tomorrow . . .
  • Thomasdias7's avatar
    It tell me to call a number for the usa :s
    How much long do i have to wait to receive the genie scout?
  • Tezzarito's avatar
    You can donate by phone , open genie and click on donate , it will open a webpage and from there select mobile/phone
  • Thomasdias7's avatar
    I like to know if i can make a donate by the mobile phone?
  • fps31520's avatar
    When you start Beta3 version, it says "new version available" then directs you to the "help & support" menu. From "help & support" click "check for new version" and it will give you the link for beta4. Beta4 works perfectly. Remember to copy your key.

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