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FM Genie Scout for FM18 is confirmed

Eugene is working on Genie Scout 18. The public edition is expected at the end of November, but you can already get your hands on the beta of the "g" edition.

By Updated on Dec 01, 2017   149426 views   138 comments
News - FM Genie Scout for FM18 is confirmed
I'm delighted to announce that Eugene is working on Genie Scout 18, the new version for Football Manager 2018.

FM Genie Scout has always been the world's favorite scout utility for Football Manager since its very first version.

We pride ourselves on exclusively releasing this legendary tool since 2009. As always we try our best to deliver Genie Scout to the world every year because your support to this project is outstanding.

Besides the "g" only features that already exist, Eugene is preparing a major new feature for Genie Scout 18g, providing in-depth player development knowledge based on the history of thousands of games.

GS STATS Explained

That's pretty exciting, right? :)

FM Genie Scout 18 Release Date

Public edition

While we can't give you a firm date for the release of the public version, we should be able to release it towards the end of November. It usually arrives approximately 4 weeks after the "g" edition.

Update (Nov 27th): Eugene posted a comment on this very page, explaining that GS18 public edition will arrive either on Friday night (Dec 1st) or on Saturday (Dec 2nd).
Update (Dec 1st): Eugene informed me he'll be able to prepare public GS18 tomorrow (Dec 2nd). He doesn't want to set any specific hour though.
Update (Dec 2nd): Genie Scout 18 is now available for free download.

"g" edition

The "g" edition, which is the one for people who donate, is available since 27 October (beta 1). Current version (beta 10) is compatible with the 18.1.3 version (for both FM18 and FMT18).

You can now donate for GS18 "g" edition.
Do not report bugs in the comments below!

Genie Scout 18g Explained

The "g" edition is ad-free and has certain features compared to the public edition.
More specifically:
  • GS Stats (new in 18g)
  • In-Game Scout
  • Role Ratings
  • Probability of Development
  • Progress Rate
  • Top Players list
  • Facepack/Kit support

Is there a way to test this "g" edition?
Yes! If you still have FM17 installed, you can try the "g" edition of Genie Scout 17 for free. It's not a trial, it's 100% unlocked forever.

How can I get Genie Scout 18 public edition asap?

The public edition of GS18 will be directly added to the moment it is ready.

But we can notify you via email when this happens, so you won't miss time at all.
So make sure to sign up for our newsletter today.

It's expected for release sometime at the end of November; no specific time has been set though.

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Discussion: FM Genie Scout for FM18 is confirmed

138 comments have been posted so far.

  • judicious's avatar
    Hi Stam

    Just donated and got GS working but unfortunately IGS doesn't seem to work, it is defo ticked in genie scout but when I hover over the 'i' next to a player I just get the normal info. My FM game is being played in 'windowed' mode so unsure what the issue is?
  • RockyFra's avatar
    I got the same issue, no email and no update button working. Sended an e-mail to Eugene, should I contact someone else?
  • Stam's avatar
    I've said this before: updating system is broken on betas 1 and 2. Anyone who is still on those betas and for some reason hasn't received any emails from Eugene (he always sends out 1 with every new version), message me on chat or via pm and I'll pass you a download link to the newest beta.
  • taygun17's avatar
    I donated and get genie scout 18.0.2 but now ı cant update to 0.3 it says can not get data from the web:ss what is the problem ?
  • Bigpole's avatar
    When the new version is out, Eugene sends a link via email to download the latest version. I don't know how many people have problems like this.
  • tzmst's avatar
    someone please msg me with beta 3/4 which is latest, got the key but cannot update throw the app
  • nathh77's avatar
    ive only got the beta 2 version and cant update it any help would be appreciated
  • sevasandreas's avatar
    issue fixed, well done and thanks
  • sevasandreas's avatar
    hi. why by clicking the "check for new version" says i arleady have the latest version, although i still have the the beta3 version of fmscout? where can i find a link to download the latest beta4 version? ty
  • danjackaman's avatar
    I don't seem to have any minimum fee release clause information this year (every player is 0) - is this something that is known and being worked on?
  • Stam's avatar
    New beta 4 that is compatible with the 18.0.3 patch is now available.
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick Update:
    Eugene will update GS18g for the 18.0.3 patch tomorrow (before lunch most likely).
  • triforce's avatar
    When will the scout for the new beta update be out?
  • aquero77's avatar
    Why it takes so long to see a player stats, when i double click on a player i have to wait 30 seconds until it's open. on the stats bar show that is "loading history"....i have a very good PC, i7,12 GbRAM and SSD so i don't think is a hardware problem
  • Kyrio's avatar
    It's OK for me ! Thanks :)
  • Stam's avatar
    If you haven't received the email with the key file after 24 hours, please make sure to check your email's spam/junk folder. As it has an attachment of unknown file type ( key.g18 ), it's not unusual to be flagged from your email service.

    FYI, there is a known problem with betas 1 and 2 in regards to "check for new version"; it doesn't work. That was fixed in beta 3. With every new version, normally you should receive an email from Eugene. If you haven't, please message me and I'll pass you a download link.

    For any questions or concerns about your donation to Eugene, it's best to email him directly at genie @ fmscout . com

    @shagua: Surely GS is more in-depth and advanced than FMSE for scouting, but not being able to find certain players in the same saved game isn't one of the differences between them.
  • Kyrio's avatar
    How I can download beta 3 ? My update of beta 1 does not work, I suppose because I have not a key file ? When we receive the new email with the key file ? It's long...
  • shirh's avatar
    hi, i donated for the 1st time yesterday and still didn´t got the "g" edition
  • JalenTigh's avatar
    I get an error when trying to update through "check for updates" It says an "error was encountered while trying to get version info. Cannot get data from web"

    NVM - Found Eugene's email with the download link, it ended up in my spam folder
  • trevjim's avatar
    hi where do i download beta 3?
  • Belicity's avatar
    I'm getting the error "FM is not found", even when running as admin
  • AlexFC's avatar
    Is the internet issue sorted out yet? Still haven't got my key and it's been 2 days now...
  • shagua's avatar
    What are the ways to get the new version when its available? Going into 2nd season and i don't want to miss out on free goodies :)

    can't rely on fmse18 for that, since some of my players isn't even searchable, doubt that it would have the complete list of the hot stuff that i'm into :(
  • Stam's avatar
    @jesuskevin @Ronni3: We sorted this on private chat :)
    @Bobush: I've alerted Eugene about this issue. A new beta (3) might drop tonight.
  • jesuskevin's avatar
    Hi, firstly thank you for your work.
    Mine worked perfect for a week and now it says my version of football manager is not supported, is this because of an update? should i get a new download? thank you!

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