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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   224684 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.

  • Stam's avatar
    @actorrr: You didn't have to donate more than once for GS15g. If for any reason you lose your key file, you just need to email Eugene and he'll provide a new key for you.
    GS16 is not in the downloads section because the public edition is not released yet. You can find your unique ID from a previous Genie Scout, such as GS15.

    @piranha99: Sometimes the popup box when hovering the (i) icon will show the default data instead of the enhanced IGS one. Try hovering a different player and it could work again. There must be some bug about this not always working and Eugene is still trying to figure it out.
  • deek123's avatar
    @ actorrr - yes you will need unique id , download gs15 , go to Help & Support/Donate in GS15 and unique id is there, once you have donated Eugene (GS creator) will send you GS16 & keyfile to make it work
  • actorrr's avatar
    I donated to Eugene twice at 15 for deleting my key file :( and I deleted it 3rd time. Somebody talked about unique ID. Do I need something from 15? Furthermore, I cannot see GS 16 at the downloads section. Does it open after we donate? Thanks in advance for your help.
  • piranha99's avatar
    can someone explain how to use new IGS feature????
    i am playing in windowed mode and when i click on the (i) icon it is the same....GS is running and save is loaded !!!
  • deek123's avatar
    @Stam - GS is running and save is loaded, it is still always the same (i) screen as always?
  • DLN's avatar
    And It would be a nice feature to add searched staffs to a shortlist like in-game.
  • JAFM's avatar
    how do i get the in game scout from genie scout to show on the game
  • Stam's avatar
    @deek123: You need to have Genie Scout 16g open and your save loaded. Still sometimes it won't replace the original pop-up box. In that case, just move your cursor to the (i) of another player and it should work again.
  • deek123's avatar
    can someone explain how to use new IGS feature? i am playing in windowed mode and when i click on the (i) icon it is the same?? do i need to do something to enabled it???
  • sure_coke's avatar
    Ah, ok. Thanks for the prompt response!
  • Stam's avatar
    @sure_coke: It's explained on donation page and GS16g FAQ topic that you can find your unique ID from a previous Genie Scout such as GS15.
  • sure_coke's avatar
    Tried to donate but it's asking for a Unique ID..even though I haven't downloaded it yet?
  • Stam's avatar
    @DLN: It's possible, I just forgot to explain how it works lol
    Simply hold the Shift key to see the potential attributes.
  • DLN's avatar
    I don't know If It is possible and probably Eugene already thought that but "show potential attributes" feature would be extremely useful for In-Game Scout (IGS)
  • downloadkct's avatar
    I just donated and man.. its perfect already D:

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