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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   970318 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.

  • Victus Mortuus's avatar
    I donated to this last year, do you have to donate every year to get the G edition?.
  • Bluebirds's avatar
    Thanks for the download and the updated version. I decided to buy the 'g' version as have been using Genie Scout for a few years now and always found it very useful.
    Always happy to contribute to the people who make the game much more enjoyable.
  • vava069's avatar
    Thank Stam & Eugene
  • bbv29's avatar
    Thanks Mate
  • tifrearazvan's avatar
    Thank you Stam...I understand ..i need g edition which is not public...
  • Stam's avatar
    @tifrearazvan: Do you have the 'g' edition? The "Progress Rate" feature is only on that edition.

    @kabi10: Did you install the latest version from earlier today and still have this problem?
  • tifrearazvan's avatar
    Guys please help me ! My genie scout do not show the "Progress Rate" of players...Please tell me if it's an error occurred during installation the GS 16 in my PC, or GS 16 does not have this option...
  • Leegomes27's avatar
  • labi10's avatar
    Dont why my genie scout isnt working reports script error every 10 secs and application problem which makes genie stop...any advice what to do ?
  • turtleiow's avatar
    Thank you Eugene your work is much appreciated, and to those that constantly moaning or complain because it not released when you want it i wouldnt be suprised if he stopped releasing it. if you cant wait design your own scouting tool.
  • SE7EN1980's avatar
    Thanks, guys. You kept your word this year too.
  • Stam's avatar
    Public GS16 for 16.3 out now.
    We have just released the long-awaited update of the public Genie Scout 16 edition for the 16.3 patch. Simply click the big red "Download Now" button to grab it, install and enjoy!
    Thanks for your supportive comments, I appreciate it.

    @luisgomes6: GS16g worked with 16.3 a day after the patch was out. In general both g and public get updated within 1-2 days following patch releases, except the January transfer window patch where there's a 3-week delay between them.
  • rdfcp's avatar
    lol version 16.3 thanks Eugene!
  • Leegomes27's avatar
    it seems today is the day... LONG LIVE GENIE! u are legends!
  • luisgomes6's avatar
    I have a question.
    If version GS 16g works with patch 16.3.0?
    Generally I wonder if premium version of GS works with new patch faster than public?
  • rdfcp's avatar
    @SE7EN1980 Hi, I have the same thought as you. We are looking forward to the new version, however I know that the work and so I look without bothering and whenever I can help financially.
  • SE7EN1980's avatar
    We are all eager now to use the tool but we don't have the right (moral nor legal) to accuse anyone of being a money grabber.
    we shoud all understand that genie scout it's a PRIVATE tool, designed b this guy Eugene for his own use. We should be glad he wants to share this for free. It's his personal work and creation and he could also not release this if he wants. So if can't donate/don't want to, we should wait patiently, it's not like these guys are asking for money for a product that is not theirs
  • redmanftw's avatar
    its not depends on stam mate be patient!
  • ssserdarbozkurt's avatar
    come on stam be hurry up
  • Stam's avatar
    @cqk19s: Here on this page, the "Download Now" button will point to the new version. Eugene is finalising it as we speak, so I expect we can release it in a few hours. As promised it will be out today. I'll post another comment once it's made available.
  • Turqia's avatar
    hey stam where is the 16.3???
  • cqk19s's avatar
    ver 16.3???
    today 27 but where?
  • ruifcp's avatar
    thanks again to eugene and is great work and commitment can't wait till tomorrow
  • Stam's avatar
    Eugene is very busy with work but he told me today that it should be possible to release the update for the public GS16 tomorrow (27 March). I don't have an exact time for it though.
    @londonboy16: I've repeatedly explained that all donations go to Eugene alone. Every year Eugene chooses to delay the January patch update of the public edition for around 3 weeks to reward his direct supporters. All other patch updates are being released within a day or two. But hey, nobody is stopping you from believing that I'm becoming a money grabber despite not getting 1 cent from all this.
    On a side note, FMRTE has been a paid tool for a few years now and SI were unable to do anything about it.

    @Boyd147: It's normally instant, not sure why it took so long for you. Once a user sign ups, the system attempts to email him immediately. Sometimes your email provider may slightly delay the delivery or even reject/block the message entirely. In general hotmail and yahoo are not particularly great with that.

    @softlinker: I think it might be related to your Internet Explorer settings because Genie Scout is using the IE rendering engine to display that left banner picture. Did you always have this problem or is it the first time it's happening for you?

    @bcfcbrad: It should be fine. Email Eugene about this and he will help you.

    @lpalic1: Upgrading Windows, formatting your OS drive or changing computer... all have the same result: your unique ID for Genie Scout changes. This means you'll need a new key file to match the new ID. Please email Eugene to explain your situation and he will provide you with a new key file.
  • londonboy16's avatar
    Stam seems to be becoming a money grabber. remember the days where it was "feel free to donate if you want" and now it is "i am not releasing anything for months till i get more money".

    i think it is ludicrous am kinda tempted to report him to SI the makers of the game so they can take the money he has been holding people up for cause technically he is making money off their game and holding people up for money

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