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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   224680 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.

  • Microwave_'s avatar
    I've always loved genie scout , can't wait for release!
  • bluedream's avatar

    Give us Gennie! :c
  • ruipsousa8's avatar
    I need Genie Scout to be happy. :(
  • redmanftw's avatar
    until tomorrow will make it public?
  • Stam's avatar
    @elad787: Read this please.
  • elad787's avatar
    Where can I get the link to download genie scout 16g after I donated?
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick update:
    I've talked with Eugene and I can confirm that Genie Scout 16 public edition will be released either during the weekend or on Monday the latest.
  • RandydeB's avatar
    No problem and glad it works
  • markomourinho's avatar
    @RandydeB It works! Thank you...

    @stam Thank you for the comment too, I know it will be fixed, just wanted to ask if there is a quicker solution, RandydeB helped a lot :)
  • Stam's avatar
    @markomourinho: It's a known issue. The .slf extension worked for the FM16 Beta but doesn't seem to work for a lot of people after the final release. Eugene is working on it, but it's not a fast fix.

    @doylee1980: Please read before you ask.

    @sabor: I'm sorry, fastspring is the only service Eugene can use right now and donations are limited to the options they can offer.
  • RandydeB's avatar
    mark, fm16 does recognize them
    Go to scouting
    Go to shortlists
    Then shortlists and select import
    Go to the shorlist folder of GS16
    select the file
    click load
    And they should be there
    Works for me
  • markomourinho's avatar

    how to import shortilst created with GS16g to FM16?

    GS16g has only .slf extension type to save as, but FM16 does not recognize it.

    Thank you!
  • doylee1980's avatar
    i cant find my unique id can you help at all
  • sabor's avatar
    I want to donate to Eugene but there's no option for a donation via paysafe card..
  • RandydeB's avatar
    haywood just download the free version of gs15
    then go to the donate option of that version
    it will give you an ID
    which you can then use for your donation to get gs16
  • haywooddiablo's avatar
    Hi there, I'm new to this so apologies if it's been asked before! I'm looking to get GS16g, but have never had any previous versions of GS, so do not have a Unique ID that I can access from the Help section of a previous version. So when I go to donate, I'm unable to complete as I do not currently have a Unique ID. Do I need to download an old version first?? Thanks in advance
  • Stam's avatar
    @jamiousdaywalker: Enough to remain motivated to continue his development. Yes, once you get GS16g you'll get all of its updates for FM16 without having to donate again. It's meant for the regular career mode, but it should work for FMT as well.
  • jamiousdaywalker's avatar
    So if i donate to this [i wonder how much money Eguene makes???] Is it fully update-able? Or will i have to donate each time theres a new version and is it for FMT or the normal mode?
  • Stam's avatar
    @cal9099: No, same as last year I'm afraid.
  • cal9099's avatar
    does/will this year's version have accurate figures for the cost of players? I know they were listed in last year's version but they weren't actually right from what I remember
  • Stam's avatar
    @luzzy14: Check your email's spam / junk area just in case. It's unlikely for Eugene to delay a reply more than 1 day, unless he's travelling and can't find internet.
  • luzzy14's avatar
    i have a new computer and the gene is not working. i have sent him my new code... i think but still no reply after 2 days.
    thanks Sam
  • Stam's avatar
    @dani.webdesigner: No, you don't need to donate again. Simply send an email to Eugene to explain your situation and pass him your new unique ID.
  • dani.webdesigner's avatar
    hi stam...

    if my pc clean install windows, can i stell use my key. or need donate again? thanks
  • Stam's avatar
    I'll try it.

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