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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 18.3.3!

By on Dec 02, 2017   Jan 18, 2018   314660 views   119 comments
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Downloads: 111914 / 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 21st to add support for the 18.3.3 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: 111914 / Size: 10.1 MB / Added: 2017-12-02
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Discussion: FM Genie Scout 18 - Exclusive

119 comments have been posted so far.

  • MelieE's avatar
    I'm trying to get the g edition. When I try to complete the transaction I get an error msg telling me not to add a GST ID number. I haven't and there isn't even a place to add it. Anyone else having this issue? I'm in Australia btw and GST is a 10% goods and services tax
  • diabolik56's avatar
    Just donated, how long does it take for the G edition to activate?
  • FM Power's avatar
    Hello,Genie scout doesnt seem to work anymore since i got a new computer last week,guess it has to do something with the key.
  • mnurek83's avatar
    why do I have bad names in the scout genie?
  • mantorras77's avatar
    I agree with Groning. A lot is missing. Takes forever to load a save. Been a G-Sub of this app for years but this years version leaves a lot to be desired.
  • groning's avatar
    What about the new player/coach roles, the GK distribution attribute? And the training rating is not synced up. I was excited about this but now I have to delete it because it's not any point of using this when it's not adaptable for FM 18.
  • Kriminalis's avatar
    Thanks for putting it out so quick, really appreciated!
  • Stam's avatar
    New version, compatible with the 18.2.2 patch, is out now!

    The 01/07/2017 problem is on FM Touch?

    @ronnyjames @IchimV79: If you're upgrading or reinstalling Windows, your unique ID will change. All you need to do is contact Eugene and pass him your new ID, and he'll provide you with a new key. We don't consider that a "problem".

    @ChernoSamba: That's definitely an issue with your key file. Chances are that you either didn't place the key to the appropriate folder, or you selected the installation directory to be within the Program Files folder (which can cause various problems).

    @RJulianSaunders: I recommend searching for specific attributes (e.g. 14+ and 12+) which are key (primary and secondary) for the particular role you're after.

    @kavvviiii: Make sure to extract the setup file first and then run it. When trying to run it directly from within the .zip file, it will likely throw this error.

    @grooverider: That shouldn't be a problem. Simply ask Eugene for it and you shall receive.

    @shelbyj14: Any issues you might encounter with your anti-virus software, I can assure you they're all false alarms. GS18 is 100% clean and safe to use.
  • Cioraneto's avatar
    "Update for 18.2.2 will arrive today". I need this so much, thank you!
  • Red till im dead's avatar
    Thanks for sorting the problem with the in-game scout. :D
  • serkanholep's avatar
    or Can you please fix the 01/07/2017 problem?
  • Stam's avatar
    Update for 18.2.2 will arrive today.
  • ronnyjames's avatar
    Hope you can find solution to this key file thing. So frustrating... Every two months I reset my pc. and we are all waiting for the update too
  • Kriminalis's avatar
    Does anyone know if you can install 18.2.1 again after 18.2.2 has been installed? I had it on auto, and really need to use the tool.
  • Kieran's avatar
    @IchimV79 Don't have your steam set to auto-download if you are dependent on the tool. He's not a magician and this isn't his full time job so it takes time to update the software. Be patient and from now on set your steam to not auto-update football manager and wait for the updates to be ready to match.

    Many thanks,
  • IchimV79's avatar
    18.2.2? Its very frustraiting to stay and lok to the windows instead of play because you dont have this tool. And its very frustraiting to contact Eugene every time you install Windows. You have to find solutions for this problems if you want people to donate.
  • tifrearazvan's avatar
    Genie Scout for FM version 18.2.2 ???
  • ChernoSamba's avatar
    i install win10,
    download genie,
    activate my key but when load
    all stats wrong and even the ratings is to low for good players and huge for bad players...
  • rneggert86's avatar
    Can you please fix the 01/07/2017 problem?
  • ciufino's avatar
    can't load the game, how can i solve it? i tried different stuff like run as admin resave the game change the folder in options, but still doesn't work! fm 18.2.1 version
  • jenyas's avatar
    there is an issue with the age . the age is not changing its the same age all the time
  • RJulianSaunders's avatar
    I'm trying to find good fits for the Inverted Winger role, is using regular Winger's metrics the thing to do, or is there another more closely related role I should look at?
  • jumbadajinkya's avatar
    i cant get to export data into csv. i get an error saying list out of bounds, fix this please
  • Tinuologo's avatar
    i keep getting this error when i try to update to the latest version: Error 5: Access denied. anyone have a solution?
  • rneggert86's avatar
    The loaded game date in gs is 01/07/2017 as the game i'm playing is december 2020

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