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FM Genie Scout 17 g - Exclusive

World's best scouting tool returns for FM17. Extend the possibilities of finding, sorting & shortlisting players & staff on Football Manager 2017. Works with the 17.3.2 patch.

By on Nov 25, 2016   Oct 18, 2017   654527 views   180 comments
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Downloads: 277910 / Size: 27.4 MB / Added: 2016-11-25
Football Manager 2017 Tools - FM Genie Scout 17 g - Exclusive
Welcome to the official download page of FM Genie Scout 17, the best real-time scout tool for Football Manager 2017. 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: 25 November 2016 - build 708
Updated: 19 October 2017 - build 720

Genie Scout 17 "g" edition now free!

As of October 18th, the special "g" edition of Genie Scout is available for free! Normally this edition requires a license and is only given to Eugene's direct supporters who donate to keep the development of this brilliant tool alive.
Genie Scout 17g has no ads and includes a couple of extra features, such as search by role rating and probability of development.

Redistribution Policy

We don't allow sharing Genie Scout 17 directly on other sites. Please point the download link to this very page. You cannot host any files yourself.


OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
FM17: 17.3.2, 17.3.1, 17.3.0, 17.2.1, 17.2.0, 17.1.2, 17.1.1, 17.1.0, 17.0.2

Does it work for Mac or Linux?
No. However, we exclusively release another scouting tool for Mac OS X users:
MacAssistant RT for FM17

How to run GS17

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

  2. Follow instructions until installation is finished.

  3. Run Football Manager 2017 and load your saved game.

  4. Launch Genie Scout 17 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 17 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.

Update: As of October 18th, the "g" edition of GS for FM17 is made public and doesn't require a license!

Refer to Genie Scout 17g FAQ if you have further questions.

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 most 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 17 is created by Eugene Tarabanovsky.
He has been developing this amazing scout utility for the past 11 years!

Genie Scout logo made by Stam.


July 7: Version 1.0 build 718
  • Compatible with 17.3.2

March 26: Beta 14 build 714
  • Compatible with 17.3.1
  • Shortlist import issue resolved
  • Minor fixes

January 11: Beta 10 build 711
  • Compatible with FM 17.2.1
  • 'Date encode' error fixed
  • History Auto-Tracking fixed
  • Minimum fee release issue fixed
  • Other minor fixes

December 15: Beta 9 build 709
  • Compatible with 17.2.0
  • Minor fixes

November 30: First release - beta 8 build 708
  • Compatible with 17.1.2
  • Compatible with FM Touch
  • Minor fixes

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Downloads: 277910 / Size: 27.4 MB / Added: 2016-11-25
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Discussion: FM Genie Scout 17 g - Exclusive

180 comments have been posted so far.

  • bernard12345's avatar
    Hello, why does a virus alarm apear when trying to extract the file?
  • rcbananahk's avatar
    Hi Stam,

    The game version change to 17.3.1 960922 (Win)
    Can you help to add support?

  • Stam's avatar
    GS17 won't work with public beta builds. Disable that, re-open FM17 and it should work. I don't know what's up with those of you who seem unable to load their saved games after disabling public beta. Surely that shouldn't happen, so it's worth reporting on SI forums as a possible bug.

    @ugurkib: I'm afraid SI have made sale value impossible to crack. But this has been the case for some years now, it's not new.
  • TheJordanR10's avatar
    I have the same problem and mine is due to being on the public beta, however if you come off the public beta your save no longer works?
  • M8rtyn's avatar
    I'm getting the same message as yaso3597, any answer to this problem?
  • yaso3597's avatar

    Error ?
  • ugurkib's avatar
    why to imposible to fix sale value . sale value one of most important things on scout program :S im so sad :(((
  • bellidne's avatar
    I have done a real name fix. :( I'll leave it as is. Thanks Stam.
  • Stam's avatar
    @bellidne: Disable the public beta option and restart Steam? Verify integrity of game cache if needed (though doing that will effectively "cancel" the real names fix, if you have installed one; and you'd have to apply it again).
  • bellidne's avatar
    Hi Stam yes I thought there wasn't an update. But someting updated on the game. I was using the genie scout on monday and yesterday it stopped working. I am a fully paid G member and have been for several years. I Do have public beta selected after checking my steam. Is there anyway around this to continue using Genie scout or am I stuffed?
  • Stam's avatar
    @nasibo: It should work on 32-bit.
  • nasibo's avatar
    Why doesnt this work on 32 bit FM?
  • Stam's avatar
    @bellidne: No new patch was released. There was a minor update for those who have opted to use public beta builds which basically disables beta updates and forces a re-install (if I can recall). GS (and every other tool available in the market) doesn't support public beta builds.

    @Loverboymk: I think Eugene must have replied to you via email on that.

    @catikx: When saying you can't use it, I'm guessing the data appears wrong. Most likely you changed/formatted computer or upgraded Windows. When you do that, your unique ID changes and as a result your key file no longer works. You need to email Eugene and pass him your new ID.

    @Toonrock: Try reporting your issue in some more detail on the GS forum. Still, he should still reply to your email; he normally replies to his GS related emails once a day.

    @xanderhn: You'll need to have FM Touch for Windows for GS17 to work.

    @Gunner_Youri: I don't see you posted anything in the GS forum. The comments section here is not the place to report issues. Did you email Eugene?

    @[email protected]: Public or "g" edition?
  • bellidne's avatar
    Hi My FM17 has recently performed a small update. Now my Genie scout will not load my save. Is there an Update due?
  • Loverboymk's avatar
    I got an error when trying to run fm17 together with genie scout 17g.
    It says "out of memory" while running on 8 gb of ram.

    Why is that?
  • catikx's avatar
    hey i need to help

    i buy to 6 months ago but now i cant use to " genie g "

    how can again begin to use " genie g "
  • Toonrock's avatar
    Can´t get my Genie to work either - As Gunner_Youri wrote.. I have tried contacting Eugene, haven´t heard from him yet though.
  • xanderhn's avatar
    i have a query. i am trying to use fm genie scout 17 for my ipad (fm touch 17) game (all data files downloaded to computer from itunes) but even i am running with adminstration rights always getting "fm is not found" error.

    is it not possible to use GS for ipad fm touch 17 ?
  • Gunner_Youri's avatar
    Today, Genie scout suddenly stopped working. Game data not found.
    There was no update, nothing changed from yesterday.
    Whats the problem?
  • YouGotM@gpied's avatar
    Have anyone problems with GenieScout and see how the player looks like when maximized potensial? When I am trying this, the PA goes to 0, and all numbers goes about zero all over the place.
  • Stam's avatar
    @JalenTigh: Please read this.
  • JalenTigh's avatar
    Am I alone here in that 90% of the players are showing up as being from Mauritania? The other 10% some other random African nation.
  • joaquin87's avatar
    Thanks eugene!
  • Stam's avatar
    The wait is finally over!
    The public edition of Genie Scout 17 has just been updated and it's now compatible with the latest 17.3.1 patch. As usual, grab the zip archive using the big red 'Download Now' button above, extract the setup file and run it to update your GS17. Enjoy!
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick Update:
    New version should arrive later today. I've checked with Eugene and he promised as much. I don't have a specific time of day yet.

    @downloadkct: Simply hover another player and it should work again.

    @mmtonguc @Lagasor: Sale value has been broken for a few years now and sadly it's impossible to fix.

    @triforce: Yes, that's the correct email address. It may take up to 24 hours until Eugene responds.

    @smetje @saynada: Minimum is $4.

    @roggyist: The 'g' edition comes out earlier on 2 occasions; first beta release and winter transfers patch. Please refer to the GS17g FAQ page for more details.

    @casinoroyale3: New computer or upgraded/reinstalled Windows means unique ID is different, therefore you need a new key file. I believe we've already talked on chat about this.

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