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FM Genie Scout 18 - Exclusive

World's best scouting tool for FM18. Extend the possibilities of finding, sorting & shortlisting players & staff on Football Manager 2018. GS18 "g" edition updated for 18.3.2!

By on Dec 02, 2017   Jan 18, 2018   290097 views   107 comments
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Downloads: 106144 / Size: 10.1 MB / Added: 2017-12-02
Football Manager 2018 Tools - FM Genie Scout 18 - Exclusive
Genie Scout 18 "g" edition has already been updated for 18.3, but the update for the public edition will be delayed. Eugene does this on 2 occasions every year; (1) initial game launch and (2) winter transfers patch. GS is otherwise updated within 24 hours for all the hot-fix patches in-between those 2. GS18g was last updated on March 16th to add support for the 18.3.2 patch.

Welcome to the official download page of FM Genie Scout 18, the best real-time scout tool for Football Manager 2018. 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: 2 December 2017 - build 811
Updated: 18 January 2018 - build 816

Redistribution Policy

We don't allow sharing Genie Scout 18 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
FM18: 18.2.2, 18.2.1, 18.2.0, 18.1.3, 18.1.2, 18.1.1, 18.1.0, 18.0.3, 18.0.2, 18.0.1

Does it work for Mac or Linux?
No. However, we exclusively release another scouting tool for Mac OS X users:
MacAssistant RT for FM18
Can I use it to edit attributes and other details?
No. However, we exclusively release a real time editor:
FMS Editor 18

How to run GS18

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

  2. Follow instructions until installation is finished.

  3. Run Football Manager 2018 and load your saved game.

  4. Launch Genie Scout 18 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 18 comes in two editions:
The public edition comes with 2 banner ads.
The "g" edition has no ads and includes a few minor extra features.

In order to get the "g" edition, you need to donate to Eugene.

Genie Scout 18g Explained

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.

Donations are handled by Eugene. He will deliver the ad-free version to you after donation.

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 18 is created by Eugene Tarabanovsky.
He has been developing this amazing scout utility for the past 12 years!

Genie Scout logo made by Stam.


December 15: Build 812
  • Compatible with 18.2.0
  • Compatible with FM Touch 18.2.0

December 2: First release - build 811
  • Compatible with 18.1.3
  • Compatible with FM Touch
  • Minimum fee release clause added
  • Contract types added
  • Minor fixes

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Downloads: 106144 / Size: 10.1 MB / Added: 2017-12-02
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Discussion: FM Genie Scout 18 - Exclusive

107 comments have been posted so far.

  • Stam's avatar
    GS18g was updated on March 16th to add support for the 18.3.2 patch. As stated on the top of this page and in my previous comment, the update of the public edition will be delayed until the first week of April.

    @Pacman_NUFC: GS18g is always updated within 24 hours after a new patch, so I'm not sure where "few days" came from.

    @Lillois: Eugene has chosen the fastspring service to process donations. I'm afraid that doesn't support PaySafe.

    @n00bsior: You'll be needing 2 keys, but you only need to donate once. Use the ID of your first computer when donating. Then simply email Eugene to explain you need a second key as well and pass him the ID of your other computer.

    @Robelink @Arshavincoe66: That means there's a problem with your key file; you either didn't place it in the appropriate folder, or you changed/formatted your computer and you need to message Eugene and ask for a new key.
  • vmakridis's avatar
    Have we any news about the free GS version? When the last update for 18.3.2 patch will be released?
  • tortuga's avatar
    Is there a new version?

    "your football manager is not supported: Football manager 2018..."
  • Arshavincoe66's avatar
    I've got the 'g' edition but my leagues are all messed up and not named correctly, also the players stats don't match in-game stats and its saying a strikers ideal position is at CB?!?!
  • Cire's avatar
    21 version is the solution to the problem. Thanks Eugene.
  • miro's avatar
    21 beta working great, thnx Eugene for quick update
  • Red till im dead's avatar
    The game got an update today so we gotta wait till Eugene has time to update GS.
  • moha05's avatar
    What's wrong with GS18 "g"??? It's not working. I donated ca$h few days ago.
  • Pacman_NUFC's avatar
    is there any news on the update yet? disappointed to have donated last week and haven't been able to use it for a few days as it no longer loads with my game version :(
  • Lillois's avatar
    Is it possible to donate using paysafe?
  • n00bsior's avatar
    Hi! I'm considering to donate for G version but have question. I'm currently using two PCs, will I be able to install G version on both with the same key?
  • betussinan's avatar
    when to update for the 18.3.1? for public edition
  • Robelink's avatar
    can anyone help me? i have genie scout golden and when i load my game, the players are nothing like on the game.
    I mean, the stats are very different
  • Stam's avatar
    GS18g was updated last night (build 818) to add support for the latest 18.3.1 patch.

    When will the public edition be updated for 18.3?
    The update for the public edition will be delayed as it usually happens for the initial release and the winter transfers patch. That means we're looking at roughly 4 weeks. I'd personally place it during the 1st week of April.

    @mizie: Saying there hasn't been any improvement for years is an exaggeration. For example, GS STATS made its debut in GS18g. Also the new roles have been added. Are you missing anything else besides the rename of Limited Defender to Defensive Centre Back?

    @a0s1d2f30: The player growth projection is an informed guess and in no way absolute.

    @Hoppo1980: There should be a 2nd email containing the key file attached. It often ends up in spam area due to unknown file type, so make sure you check there.
  • mizie's avatar
    I pay for FM and I pay for FMRTE, I paid for GS17 but I'm not willing to pay for GS this year.

    There are new positions introduced for 2 years now - no update
    There is a difference between FM role ability and GS role rating - no update

    I wrote both problems for Eugene and he answered me (after 5 months) to include those updates to GS in 18.

    There were no updates at all. Don't get me wrong, I love GS and I'd love to purchase it but I can't see any improvement in the service for years now.
  • ricardinhoputa's avatar
    Camon, give us the free edition... I pay for last g 2017... But now i have no money or credit card, im 17 :s... Please...
  • trig338's avatar
    It's fixed :) Thanks Eugene!
  • Cire's avatar
    There was a hotfix from FM18, so we need a hotfix from you guys! Same for the editor!
  • duckbarbosa's avatar
    I have the paid version and it keeps saying that can't load the game. im guessing this is related to the new update??
  • yaso3597's avatar
    When is free version 18.3.1 published ? ? ?
  • in_petkov's avatar
    I have an issue: when trying to load a game, i get an error that game data cannot be found. It was working fine for months/years. Only today the problem started. Tried everything, including completely restarting, reinstalling the genie (i have the paid version), saving the game in the FM folder...nothing :(
  • Cioraneto's avatar
    The only way to stop the updates is entering Steam in offline mode.
  • Zlaten09's avatar
    Anyone know how to turn off Fm 2018 auto update?
  • trig338's avatar
    JayDee10-> Click on the logo in the left upper corner. Choose Help and support and click "check for new version". The download should start automatically.
  • JayDee10's avatar
    I have just purchased the G version and downloaded it using the links on the email. When I load the game however, it does not recognise my game (18.3) and tells me a new version exists. Clicking on the link in the dialogue box sends me to a blank page and I can't find a link on the FMScout website to this latest version "b817" Could you tell me where to find the link for the latest version.

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