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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   224671 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.

  • TheJonJim's avatar
    @Stam I feel that the instructions are implicit, not explicit, most especially in the GS16g FAQ, but that's just me. In the Donate to Eugene page, if that last line was on top instead of the bottom, it would have registered more clearly but what do I know.
  • Stam's avatar
    @TheJonJim: Please check the Donate to Eugene page. Isn't that right column clear? Or the GS16g FAQ topic. Scroll a bit and see where it says "Where to find my Genie Scout unique ID?". How more obvious should I make it?
  • TheJonJim's avatar
    @Stam Colour me embarrassed, that last line did not register at all. Mayhaps a suggestion to make it more obvious by bolding it?
  • Stam's avatar
    @TheJonJim: But if you actually read, you'd know that you can get your unique ID from GS15 or older GS since GS16 is not available yet.
  • RandydeB's avatar
    Might be handy to check the spam filter of your mail, some of the mails from eugene end up in the spam filter for some weird reason.
  • TheJonJim's avatar
    @Stam It isn't a matter of not reading the pages, it's a matter of going through the steps then not being able to complete it because we don't receive an email with GS16 so we -CAN'T- get the unique ID, not that we don't know how to get it.
  • Stam's avatar
    After a hundred times it's no longer funny. Read the donate to Eugene page, the GS16g FAQ topic, even the comments here. I don't know where else to write it to stop the questions about where to find that unique ID.
  • ltraynor's avatar
    Yeah it seems that's what happened to me too hense why nothing happened I suppose.
  • mike007's avatar
    I cant seem to be able to donate - i get to a screen that asks me for my unique ID - i enter my payment details but im never sent an email with a link to the download - and thus cant finish the transaction. Would love some assistance if possible?
  • ltraynor's avatar
    Hi there,

    I have requested Genie scout and donated about 18 hours ago. I am still awaiting my key. can someone assist. I am happy to provide proof of purchase and the email I registered too.
  • Stam's avatar
    @take02: Eugene is planning the public edition for release towards the end of November.
  • take02's avatar
    when the public version will be avaliable?
  • flatLINE®'s avatar
    @Stam: Yes, I've gotten in touch with Eugene via e-mail. He cleared it all up. Thank you kindly for responding anyway.
  • Stam's avatar
    @chpasion: 18 hours is uncommonly long, so there's a good chance emails went into your spam folder. Please send an email to Eugene to ask ;)

    @flatLINE: If there's a newer version out, you will get an alert pop-up informing you about it when you open GS16g. You can find the download link for it by accessing the main menu > Help > Check for new version.
  • chpasion's avatar
    Good afternoon, 18 hours ago eugene fmscout donated for 16 and still not received anything. I have to wait much longer?
  • flatLINE®'s avatar
    Quick question. I've donated and received the link for the latest version (b608) of Genie Scout via e-mail upon donating. However, will I continue receiving download links for newer versions via e-mail as well, or is there another way to download them?

    Regarding the donation process, it was flawless in my case. I've donated and received the key within 5 minutes.
  • Stam's avatar
    @Parsifal44: Because the public edition of GS16 is not available yet. You will receive an email when it's ready.
  • Parsifal44's avatar
    I signed up for a newsletter, but did not receive a link to download GS16. Why?
  • lord's avatar
    OK, got it now
  • lord's avatar

    Donated and got the first emails with download link and all. Yet to receive the key though after waiting almost 2 hours. When will I receive it?
  • mishappp's avatar
    hi eugene, i donated but i am yet to receive any emails or anything to comfirm?
  • Stam's avatar
    @Kimmie: Since the public edition of GS16 is not available yet, you need to find your unique ID from an older Genie Scout version such as GS15.

    @Luka_zg: IGS can be disabled from Genie Scout options since the 6th beta.

    @matiaq: Make sure to check your spam area because that 2nd email with the key file sometimes goes there due to the unknown file type as attachment.
  • Kimmie0306's avatar
    i'm trying to donate but it's asking for a unique ID how do i get that?
  • luka_zg's avatar
    Hi, I am a satisfied user of the scout 15 g, and the many scouts you made before. I have a question about in game scout. You say it has to be enabled in game, I suppose it works similar like the in game editor? My question is, can it be disabled to work in game, but you could still switch to windows and have it work outside the game?
  • Genie's avatar
    Version compatible with recent 16.1.1 patch is ready, you will receive notification soon. Thanks!

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