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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   224681 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.

  • nicknocknoo's avatar
    if ive gave the wrong unique ID how do i resolve this?
  • Soilmate's avatar
    How do you disable the IGS without going to back to fullscreen? I really just want to use the basic scouting.
  • tasos's avatar
    Where can i report bugs?
  • Stam's avatar
    Beta 3 is now available which should fix the issue with Windows 10 users.
  • Andriy's avatar
    Or IGS stil doesn't work here (Win 10), or I dont know what IGS is.
  • Andriy's avatar
    deek123 said it all.
  • deek123's avatar
    just wanted to say well done on this years GS, it is by far the best version you have made, all it needs (in my opinion) now is accurate sale values and it would be perfect, thanks for all the hard work.
  • Genie's avatar
    Beta 3 is on its way: compatible with 16.0.2, and IGS is working in Win 10 now as well. You will receive notification soon.
  • piranha99's avatar
    looking forward to the new update for Genie to work with 16.0.2.

    i hope IGS will be fix !!!
  • zooboo's avatar
    the 16.0.2 update made genie scout unable to load save games.
  • SM001's avatar
    Hi, who do I email for a new activation key? I provided the incorrect Unique ID. Thanks
  • nicknocknoo's avatar
    I provided the unique ID that was on my GS14 on my old computer I thought that was what I was meant to do, is there another ID that I was meant to provide. Ive probably done it wrong :(
  • Zarathustra82's avatar
    Thanks. I don't want to sound impatient. I got a small kid, so for me morning was 5 hours ago :) Will wait for feedback
  • Stam's avatar
    @Zarathustra82: It's still morning... Eugene replies to his emails on a daily basis, but not all day long.
  • Zarathustra82's avatar
    I donated yesterday morning, but still didn't get any link to the download or a license key. I dropped a mail to [email protected] this morning. Still waiting for an answer
  • Stam's avatar
    I'm beginning to suspect that there might be an issue with Windows 10. I think that's the only thing in common among people who are reporting IGS is not working for them.
  • Andriy's avatar
    This IGS system simply doesn't work. Tryed all windows views, and doesn't work. I've Windows 10;
  • Stam's avatar
    @eddlad: Footbe is a side project of Eugene himself and I think that popup box about it will only show up once during the first run.
  • eddlad's avatar
    Hi I donated for the ad-free version of Genie Scout but I'm getting adverts for footbe showing up, should this be happening?
  • Stam's avatar
    @nicknocknoo: That is surely a problem with your key file, but I'm confused regarding the reason. Did you provide your old unique ID instead of the current one? Unique ID will change if you upgrade Windows (e.g. from 8 to 10) or format your drive or when changing computer. The key file is specific to the unique ID and to Genie Scout version.

    @nivikr: What version of Windows are you using?

    @xoric: We talked about this on chat, hopefully Eugene can help you.

    @MrBrickTop: Did you receive your email yet?
  • nicknocknoo's avatar
    hi ive donated to GS16 but it does not work all the information is distorted. does this have anything to do with the unique ID as ive changed computers from GS15, how do i make it work?
  • nivikr's avatar
    hey i donated and istalled the software, but it won't show the files on my pc and i can not use it. tried to install 10 more times on different partitions and different folders, and it won't work.
  • xoric's avatar
    Is there any way to donate to Eugene without having a credit card? I have donated and always had the G version for the previous versions. However I remember that back then I could just use my paypal wich was linked to my bank account to donate. However it seems that this time even when using paypal it asks for my credit card number..... And credit cards really are not a common way to pay in my country.... So just like 95% of the people here I don't use a creditcard since it's needlesly expensive and most stores etc don't even offer the possibility to pay with it.
  • paddles's avatar
    I also can't get the IGS to work with the save loaded and in windowed mode.

    Has anyone else managed to get around this?
  • MrBrickTop's avatar
    It's been over 24 hours since I signed up for FM Genie Scout 16g and I still don't have my email. What do I do now?

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