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FM Genie Scout for FM14 is confirmed

Eugene is working on Genie Scout 14. We don't have a release date for the public edition yet, but you can get your hands on the "g" edition if you support the author.

By Updated on Dec 02, 2013   346789 views   188 comments
News - FM Genie Scout for FM14 is confirmed
We are delighted to announce that there will be a Genie Scout 14! Eugene is already working on the new version for Football Manager 2014.

FM Genie Scout is the world's favorite scout utility for Football Manager.

We are honored to be exclusively releasing this awesome tool since 2009, and it's great how this tradition continues.

We try our best to deliver Genie Scout to the world every year because your support to this project is outstanding.

FM Genie Scout 14 Release Date

Public edition
We won't make any promises on the release date of the public version, but most likely we'll be able to release it during November.
Update 2 Dec: GS14 public edition is released!

Download Genie Scout 14.

"g" edition
The "g" edition, which is the one for people who donate, is available since 16 October (beta 1). Current version is beta 9 and available since 28 November.
Reminder: The "g" edition is ad-free and has a few extra features compared to the public edition.

You can now donate for GS14 "g" edition.
Do not report bugs in the comments below!

How to get Genie Scout 14 public edition earlier!

We will make the public edition available for download earlier for people who have signed up for our newsletter. All you need to do is give us your email and verify it by clicking the confirmation link in the email you'll receive.

You will receive an email with the download link to the first Genie Scout 14 beta version of the public edition a bit earlier than everyone else.
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Discussion: FM Genie Scout for FM14 is confirmed

188 comments have been posted so far.

  • ruifcp's avatar
    hi everybody, first time in here and there's a war going on...
    we need to be patient once genie is ready eugene will release it, every year is like this, we need to thank him for genie scout and not create problems demanding (????) it's release...once it's ready it's out, he's a father of a newborn, i'm a father of a newborn also, and i understand him perfectly, i'm sure he's doing his best...
  • Stam's avatar
    @np1994: I explained why. You can choose to believe whatever you like.
    @IgorPinto310: I wasted enough time for you. People can read our comments and judge.
    @Amoncz: I guess they believe they can make us release the public version earlier, but the best they can achieve is waste my time, get themselves banned and delay the launch further...
  • Amoncz's avatar
    I just signed up to comment on people like np1994 and IgorPinto. You guys are aholes. WTH is wrong with you? Even if release of public version latter after beta is about money, so what? Are you the one working on it? Are you the one putting your time into it? No. So why are you bitching here? If you don't like it make just your own scout.
  • np1994's avatar
    the idea is to make people be filled to wait for public Versam and donate, right? that is, are taking advantage of the good will of people to make money!
  • IgorPinto310's avatar
    It´s so sad!!! don´t try to do anything to show that you're right. I have offered the private message I sent you. as you can see, is quite different than what Stam said.

    I Stam, in this site say the scout public realase is during November ... now only missing one day, and subscribed to your news, I'm waiting in my email the link to download, as they say, who subscribes gets two days earlier, and nothing , in my email dont have no one link donwload of scout 14 !

    Next time don´t change the words, i never be rude like you did! now you work on it for over 9 years, and still know nothing about who to be professional, and you'll never will learn ...

    You are a liar ... Now I say... You don´t deserve the people who suport you!

    You're just trying to defend your errors without success.
  • Stam's avatar
    It's funny how some people create an account just to comment on this page. All of a sudden you have a reason to join our community, too bad that reason is to rant and never come back once GS public version is out.

    Why "g" version is available and public version isn't?
    The "g" version becomes available early as a closed beta for the select few people who support the GS project by donating to Eugene. During closed beta, there are quite a few bugs that we need to iron out and core features to re-enable for new FM before releasing a public beta. Otherwise, we'll be receiving an enormous amount of complaints and that wouldn't be helpful at all. The delay between "g" and public also encourages people to appreciate the tool and donate more.

    We choose to receive a few complaints about a "delayed" public version instead of many angry bug reports. The public version will still be a beta by the way but very close to the final stable version.
  • np1994's avatar
    I find it strange the beta release have already been released and not public!
    is very trick ...
  • Galatasarayy's avatar
    we are waitinig for public edition
  • Red till im dead's avatar
    So sad to see people who try to provide services for lots of people get hassled so much by a few unappreciative ranters.
  • emigan's avatar
    Just wanted to leave a positive note to say thanks Stam/Eugene for providing this great tool really looking forward to the release!
  • Stam's avatar
    @IgorPinto310: It's a different thing asking for release date and being a jerk about it.
    See this one for example:
    During November? It's the end of November. I was thinking of donating but fcuk that. You b*tches dont deserve sh*t.
    Does this seem to you like that guy appreciates our work here? I doubt it.
    It's obvious that my "rude" comment wasn't aimed at people who have donated. Next time think twice before you question my words.

    I'll quote a sentence from the article above:
    We won't make any promises on the release date of the public version, but most likely we'll be able to release it during November.
    Do you understand what "most likely" means? It means it's not even 100% during November, and certainly there's no fixed date.
    Surely we all have lives, problems and priorities... but when you criticize someone, you need to have at least a similar experience. Have you ever released something for free for public use that was actually popular? Rhetorical question.

    I still provided an answer for the release date though, which makes your comment look random. You're just trying to defend your initial opinion without success.
    You're a newcomer and you have no right to question a staff member who has been here for many years. If you think you can do a better job, start your own site and work on it for 9 years; then you'll know.

    I'm not angry for receiving a lot of comments, private messages and emails. I'm just fed up of seeing ungrateful messages from people who have used and enjoyed Genie Scout in the past and yet they still can't appreciate our work.

    It's very fortunate we can continue releasing Genie Scout and do it for free. If you can't respect that, please be silent and keep your comments to yourselves.
  • gico86's avatar
    you guys complain like you have bought the damn thing
    come on! you donate in free will
    it will be done when it's done
    i'm planning to donate and i'll do it even if the release get cancelled
    I had fun with Eugene's work for too many years without paying him back
    Thanks for the feedback Stam
  • IgorPinto310's avatar
    Public version release date:
    99% Saturday 30 November 2013, 1% Sunday or Monday.
  • np1994's avatar
    the genie scout out today?
  • IgorPinto310's avatar
    Just like what I expected , the argument " you're only member to 5 days " ...
    I'm right in what I said, if I'm a member for 5 days or 1 minute ... this is not the criterion of reason , I think so.
    You should not talk like that to people who donated to the Eugene , everyone appreciates your work and Eugene . Unfortunately not everyone can donate for a utility to play a game , life is a much more complicated game . The way you talk who do not donate and just want to know information ( public scout day x ,and nobody bothered)was quite rude .

    We all have lifes , working school family , and our priorities , I respect that side who is working for us , but in this case I had to talk it´s not important if i´m a 5 day member or 1 minute,I know you are angry because you receive many messages, but looking be more proficional another time , Nobody is crazy to complained about the specific release date of public version, without one reason.

    Now, say we aren´t deserve an answer or the Gscout , by an error , which are completely unrelated...

    Forget this Stam

    Good work and peace ;)
  • Stam's avatar
    1. You're not a customer. GS is not something you buy, it's free. And whoever donates, donates to Eugene (GS author), not to me.
    2. Whoever is bitching knows it. You weren't one of those people, but obviously you didn't understand what I meant. I replied to you, didn't I?
    3. We couldn't set a release date for several reasons. One of them is that Eugene is now a father of 2 (got a newborn last month) and his time is very limited. But who cares, right?
    4. As I said I don't take donations, but I wouldn't really care to receive any from ungrateful people if I was.
    5. You're a member for 5 days. You don't really get to tell me how to speak on my own site.
  • IgorPinto310's avatar
    I do not think this is the best way to talk to your "customers"
    Just had to put things on certain dates, and nobody you bitching about the public release!

    Who talks like that do not deserve donations.
  • Stam's avatar
    First, I wish to thank everyone who donated to Eugene. Without your support, the GS project would die.

    Public version release date:
    99% Saturday 30 November 2013, 1% Sunday or Monday.

    Newsletter subscribers:
    When public version is ready, you will receive an email with the download link before everyone else here (still not sure how much earlier).

    Problems with donation?
    Allow up to 24 hours until you receive the emails with download link and key file. Make sure to check your spam/junk folder and your promotions tab (for gmail users) in case the email is already there. For any problem regarding your donation, please contact Eugene by sending him a private message. He's the only one involved with donations and the delivery of the "g" version.

    Is there another way to donate except this fastspring thing?
    I'm afraid not. Eugene lives in Ukraine and PayPal has issues with that country. FastSpring is the best service he has found that allows him to accept donations so far.

    Where can I find my Unique ID since there's no public GS14 yet?
    Use GS13 or GS12 to find your Unique ID. It's the same ID if it's for the same computer.

    Have a technical issue?
    Don't comment here. Report it properly on the GS Forum.

    Will there be a Mac or Linux version?
    No. Unfortunately, GS is for Windows only. For Mac users there's MacAssistant RT.

    @bendybogle: I think you're looking for this:
    Eliminate unrealistic targets for your team on Genie Scout

    Whoever is bitching about the release of the public version:
    You don't deserve a reply or the tool itself.
  • Red till im dead's avatar
    @kantzgk - Have checked my task manager with genie scout and FM14 running and it seems fine to me, could it be a pc problem?
  • IgorPinto310's avatar
    During November ... now only missing two days, and subscribed to your news, I'm waiting in my email the link to download, as they say, who subscribes gets two days earlier :)
  • kantzgk's avatar
    Still leaking like a sieve for me :( Getting a periodic not responding message, and I'm watching task manager. Started out at less than 500 MB when database was fully loaded, and gradually climbs until it runs out of memory somewhere near 1GB used.

    Tried shutting down FM and genie...tried unloading/reinstalling's still climbing. I'll try to capture some data and bug report it.

    (Basic info I'm running W8-64 w/ 32GB RAM on an AMD 3.2 6-core system)
  • kantzgk's avatar
    @thoriyan hmm, okay...I'll try restarting everything and seeing what happens...thanks for the info and I'll let you all know if it's cleared up now.
  • thoriyan's avatar
    kantzgk, seems fine to me - beta 9 isn't going crazy on the task manager, currently cruising along at 320MB.

    Everyone, Eugene remarks in his latest email to the paid folks that this is the "latest beta before the final release, all data is available now. In the final release, the new FM14 player roles will be added." What I understand from this is that the next release will likely be a public one. Judging by his update history, I'd expect the "final release" within the next two weeks, so not too much longer for you guys to wait.

    Please take this with a grain of salt because I'm not Stam or Eugene (not that they themselves seem to be too accurate on their time estimates :P). I did donate $3 - and I'm enjoying the game that much more, so I think it's worth it. I didn't have any problems personally on the installation side of things either.
  • archied's avatar
    apparently the link is working now thank you
  • kantzgk's avatar
    Appears to be a huge memory leak in the 14.1.4 beta 9 version...I'm watching my memory usage climb drastically as the program is idling (FM14 has English leagues only loaded, 15/16 season about 45K players).

    beta 8 was stable, but beta 9 is not. approaching 900MB memory usage and climbing (FM has 630MB in use). It'll hit a point to where it spams out of memeory error and crashes.

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