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FM Genie Scout for FM16 is confirmed

Eugene is working on Genie Scout 16. Release date for the public edition is scheduled for sometime during November, but you can get your hands on the beta version of the "g" edition right now.

By Updated on Nov 29, 2015   230140 views   140 comments
News - FM Genie Scout for FM16 is confirmed
I'm happy to announce that Eugene is working on Genie Scout 16, the new version for Football Manager 2016. He has invested a lot of time during the summer in order to improve GS16, which will bring the most impressive progress of the tool after years of development.

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

FM Genie Scout 16g Changes

In-Game Scout
The highlight in Genie Scout 16g is what we like to call IGS. In-Game Scout (IGS) is a brand new feature of Genie Scout 16g that 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.

Genie Scout 16g - In-Game Scout Box

In order to use IGS you have to switch to either "Windowed" or "Maximized Borderless Windowed" mode from in-game preferences.

Rating System
Complete revamp of 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
Probability Of Development
Probability of development statistical model has been updated, and it can now assess more accurately whether a player will reach his potential ability or not.

Progress Rate
Progress Rate statistical model re-developed from scratch; more stars means faster progress will be made withing the coming couple of years.

FM Genie Scout 16 Release Date

Public edition
As usual 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 27.11: Eugene informed me we should be able to release it during the weekend or on Monday the latest.

"g" edition
The "g" edition, which is the one for people who donate, is available since 29 October (beta 1). Current version (beta 6) is compatible with the latest 16.1.0 version.
Reminder: The "g" edition is ad-free and has a few extra features compared to the public edition.

You can now donate for GS16 "g" edition.
Do not report bugs in the comments below!

How can I get Genie Scout 16 public edition?

- Update 29 November -
Once the public edition would be available, the initial plan was to email our newsletter subscribers the download link before everyone else. The problem is that we currently have a technical issue with our newsletter service and we'll be unable to send any emails for a few days. As a result, we have taken down the newsletter sign up form.

The public edition of GS16 will be directly added to the moment it is ready. It's expected for release on Monday, 30 November; no specific time has been set though.

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Discussion: FM Genie Scout for FM16 is confirmed

140 comments have been posted so far.

  • MarioColuna's avatar
    Hello, i've requested a new key to genie last week after upgrading my pc to windows 10 but i haven't received nothing yet. is genie not sending keys to fm genie scout 16? :(
  • laettizz's avatar
    When will it be compatible with the latest update?
  • laettizz's avatar
    When will it be compatible with the latest update?
  • Alphazep's avatar
    Today Steam updated FM 16.3, GS is not working for me whilewhile I've the G version. An idea? Thanks
  • redmanftw's avatar
    ok stam thanks for you answer !
  • Stam's avatar
    The 16.3 update for GS16 public edition is expected during 25-28 March, so most likely this weekend. Like every year, Eugene chooses to reward his direct supporters by delaying the update of the public edition for the January transfer patch for around 3 weeks (the 'g' edition arrived a day after the patch was released).
  • redmanftw's avatar
    stam do you know when the public version will be available? thanks in advance!
  • Leegomes27's avatar
    @Stam sorry my ignorance lol but how can i donate and how much to get access to lastest g version? thank you!
  • Olwe's avatar
    Any update for 16.3?
  • Dark007Knight's avatar
    This IGS simply will not work and I am not using windows 10 like many others. I have attempted using the free and G versions, I have tried the two recommended screen settings and I have tried network and career modes but all to no avail. Any ideas anyone??
  • Stam's avatar
    @MeYRei: Since you reinstalled Windows, your unique ID must have changed which means your key file no longer works. You need to email Eugene, explain what happened and pass him your new unique ID; he will provide a new key for you.
  • MeYRei's avatar
    Hello! I reinstalled Windows and now I can not run the scout g: ((((
    What do I need to do to make it work ???
  • Stam's avatar
    The latest version of the public edition is always available on the official GS16 download page.

    For the 'g' edition, you can find the download link to the latest version from within the app. Open main menu (GS circle, top left) and go to Help & Support > Check for new version.
  • redmanftw's avatar
    how i can update genie scout ? i have the first edition
  • RandydeB's avatar
    @ redman
    If both GS and FM are updated with the last versions, they should work
    if only 1 of the 2 is updated there is a version mismatch
  • redmanftw's avatar
    when i go to load my game it says that my version is of fm is not supported
  • Stam's avatar
    @ea07: You're kidding, right? :P It was released on the same day the 16.2 patch was made available.
  • ea07's avatar
    When update for 16.2
  • Stam's avatar
    There's no point posting comments on this article anymore. Public GS16 will arrive today as I said in my previous comment yesterday. It will be go live in the next 2 hours.
  • redmanftw's avatar
    no announcement=delay :)
  • ea07's avatar
    When ready for public ? Pls give some answer .
  • Sisc's avatar
    Hope it will be ready tonight.
  • vava069's avatar
    wait wait and wait
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick Update #2:
    Just talked with Eugene. We're going for a Monday release as he didn't have time during the weekend. By the way, there was a change of plans due to a technical issue with our newsletter service (unable to send emails for a few days). So GS16 public edition will be added here directly the moment it's ready.

    On a side note, I should tell you that Eugene is currently on a business trip which means there will be a little delay with his replies as he doesn't have internet connection at all times. So you need to be a little more patient with the turnaround time for your donations.
    Please note that I can't personally help you with that; all donations go solely to Eugene and only he is responsible for the delivery of your "g" key files.

    Thanks for understanding.
    Roll on Monday :)
  • alms94's avatar
    i didn't get get the mail which contains key-file, can you help me ?

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