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FM Genie Scout 16 - Exclusive

World's best scouting tool returns for FM16. Extend the possibilities of finding, sorting and shortlisting players and staff on Football Manager 2016. Works with the 16.3.2 patch.

By Updated on Jul 22, 2016   970320 views   222 comments
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Downloads: 395469 / Size: 7.4 MB / Added: 2015-11-30
FM 2016 Tools - FM Genie Scout 16 - Exclusive
Welcome to the official download page of FM Genie Scout 16! Arguably the best real-time scout tool for Football Manager 2016. Exclusively available from since 2009.

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: 30 November 2015 - build 609
Updated: 22 July 2016 - build 614

Redistribution Policy

We don't allow sharing Genie Scout 16 directly on other sites. Please point the download link to this very page. You cannot host any files yourself.

What's new in GS16

The biggest change in Genie Scout 16 is the complete revamp of the rating system according to recent FM tendencies.
Based on deep player development history analysis using big data techniques and statistics (collected data from over 15 years of game history on over 100k players and over 54k matches from top-12 leagues), the following changes have been made:
  • re-assessed the influence of one-foot vs both-feet playing ability on overall rating (a player who can use both feet performs better than a player who can only use one foot with the same attributes)
  • skills dependency on current ability has been thoroughly investigated, which makes potential rating assessment much more accurate
  • peak (max possible) potential ability has been investigated (what CA can be reached depending on the current age and position)
  • position skill influence on player performance (inability to play on a specific position doesn't affect performance significantly now if player has high skills required for the position)
  • role ratings improved based on FM16 suggestions
  • positional ratings adjusted based on FM16 suggestions and on the statistical analysis of collected matches history

In addition, the "g" edition now features a brand new amazing feature: In-Game Scout. IGS brings GS usability to a whole new level. Clicking the (i) icon next to player's name in-game normally shows up a pop-up box with his attributes and some quick details. With IGS enabled, this pop-up box is enhanced with many added insights, including potential skills and rating. You no longer need to switch to the GS window to check on hidden attributes or potential ability.


OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
FM16: 16.3.2, 16.3.1, 16.3.0, 16.2.0, 16.1.1

Does it work for Mac or Linux?
No. However, we exclusively release another scouting tool for Mac OS X users:
MacAssistant RT for FM16

How to run GS16

  1. Extract the downloaded .zip file and run the setup .exe file.

  2. Follow instructions until installation is finished.

  3. Run Football Manager 2016 and load your savegame.

  4. Launch Genie Scout 16 and from main menu click "Load Game".

We have a detailed instructional guide to Genie Scout. Make sure to read it.

Donate to Eugene to get the "g" edition

As usual, Genie Scout 16 comes in two editions:
The public edition comes with 2 banner ads.
The "g" edition has no ads and includes a couple of minor extra features.

In order to get the "g" edition, you need to donate to Eugene. Refer to Genie Scout 16g FAQ if you have further questions.

Apart from no ads, the "g" edition has 6 extra features:
  • In-Game Scout: The highlight in 16g that brings GS usability to a whole new level
  • Search by role/duty: New tab in advanced search popup that allows searching by role and duty - plus sortable columns of each of them in search results
  • 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

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

Eugene has automatized the process of distribution for the "g" edition, so you will have to wait just a few minutes before you receive a download link and a key file. But only if they have sent correct contact email, correct Unique ID alongside your donation.

Make sure you check your Spam folder too.
It might take up to 24 hours though. In case of problem with your donation, please contact Eugene using the email address you'll see in the message after donation.

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

During closed beta stage for supporters, Eugene fixed all bugs that came to surface. As a result, the public edition should be quite stable from its very first version.

Should you find a bug, please report it to the Genie Scout forum.
Read this before submitting any bugs!

Known issue: Sale value for players is not accurate and sadly we have no way of making it work as it used to be before GS13.

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.


Genie Scout 16 is created by Eugene Tarabanovsky.
He has been developing this amazing scout utility for the past 10 years!

Genie Scout logo made by Stam.


July 22: v1.0 build 614
  • Compatible with 16.3.2

April 7: v1.0 build 613
  • Compatible with 16.3.1

December 16: Beta 11 build 611
  • Compatible with 16.3.0

December 16: Beta 10 build 610
  • Compatible with 16.2.0

November 30: First release - beta 9 build 609
  • Compatible with 16.1.1
  • Compatible with FM Touch
  • Minor fixes

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Downloads: 395469 / Size: 7.4 MB / Added: 2015-11-30
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Discussion: FM Genie Scout 16 - Exclusive

222 comments have been posted so far.

  • taontao's avatar

    i have been using genie scout 16 regularly for the past two years. Just yesterday it stopped working suddenly. First at start up it showed me some error “list index out of bounds” and then I reinstalled it from the website but then it just appeared with a green outline across the genie scout screen and said “game cannot be located”

    i have noticed I cannot seem to locate the file installed on my C drive??
    any help would be appreciated
  • wasinh's avatar
    Hi guys! Any news from Geniune Scout 17? Will it be available any time soon? Thank you
  • FMForTheWin's avatar
    @Stam or someone else: I have a really big problem for me and my friends who plays FM. In multiplayer we consider GenieScout a cheat tool - how can we make sure that in the game, none of us isn't using the tool (especially the host server)- because it gives a huge advantage. Is possible something like this? (this game is big deal for us and we cannot trust each other ^_^ )
  • gwynvyd's avatar
    @Stam Did try to contact Eugene via the given email, haven't heard anything from him yet. Have troubles with the Genie because of new computer, so I sent the new Unique ID to him. Hope things are ok and that he can provide me with it soon.
  • Stam's avatar
    @bayupradhana: I think 16.1.1 is the last supported version. You need to update your FM16.

    @MarioColuna @parkaberi: Eugene normally replies within 24 hours. Make sure you send him an email at this address: genie @ (remove spaces)

    @ReusGod: Message Eugene to explain your situation and pass him your new unique ID. He will provide you with a new key.
  • bayupradhana's avatar
    it is can run in FM 16.1? because always not responding
  • MarioColuna's avatar
    Hi guys! Still no answer from Genie... :( I would like to play in my holydays but it looks like that will not be possible... :(
  • parkaberi's avatar
    Hi, I've also requested a new key to genie due to clean installation but I haven't got a reply from Eugene. What should I do?
  • ReusGod's avatar
    I have made a clean installation for windows 10 and now FM Scout is not working properly. I guess the key will not work now. What can I do?
  • MarioColuna's avatar
    Hello, i've requested a new key to genie last week after upgrading my pc to windows 10 but i haven't received nothing yet. is genie not sending keys to fm genie scout 16? :(
  • Stam's avatar
    @arnoud1244: I can't replicate this error, so I don't know what to advise you. You could ask Eugene via email.

    @Avery: I'm guessing you either changed computer or upgraded Windows. Please read this.
  • arnoud1244's avatar
    Hey there! Just downloaded the newest g edition for 16.3.2. After is load the game i get 'range check error on people'. What can i do best now?
  • Avery's avatar
    Hey I just came back to the game after being away. Found my 16g purchase email and key, downloaded that version dragged key into the folder then updated to the version that came out. When I open FM Scout the players potentials look right but their individual stats all look messed up and some have wrong positions. Before I re-downloaded I made sure it was a fresh install. What am I doing wrong? thanks for any support!
  • Stam's avatar
    New version is available already ;)
  • cocoloccomaya's avatar
    @Stam ok m8 thanks for information.
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick update: New 16.3.2 compatible version will arrive later today.
  • rinso's avatar
    16.3.2 just happened, not good, not good! Hope you can keep up to your good word Eugene n have an update soon!
  • necjeff's avatar
    Hey Eugene. Unfortunately FM16 was updated today to version the new version 16.3.2.

    Hope you can update Genie Scout soon. :)
  • Jens's avatar
    Hey, I have a question about the Probability of Development and how this works. What are the attributes on which the probability of development is based on, and do these attributes change? In other words, can one influence the probability of development by, in example, assigning the right tutor to a youngster?
  • AuzanAAgnar's avatar
    @stam now it says the layout file is not found and it still showing resource in use
  • Stam's avatar
    @AuzanAAgnar: If it was working fine and suddenly started showing this error, try this: close GS, go to installation folder (usually C:\FM Genie Scout 16) and delete the file "layout.dat", reopen GS.

    @Gazza7744: Please use the GS forum to report problems. You'd have to be more specific than that though.

    @ducc: I'm afraid not. It's something for Eugene to look into for next season.

    @Footballfan97: it's not a bug. Read this.
  • AuzanAAgnar's avatar
    i have an error, it always says requested resource in use
  • Gazza7744's avatar
    Is anyone having a problem loading the FM Genie Scout? Some sort of error...?
  • ducc's avatar
    Is there a setting to make the user interface bigger? Everything looks tiny on a high resolution screen.
  • Footballfan97's avatar
    i found a bug in the G version. it shows me all the wrong attributes for every player like if they got randomized so the tool is useless and i check in FM for the stats and their different ? could it be a bug ? tried loading several times

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