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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   149425 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.
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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.

  • Ronni3's avatar
    hi ,i just bought/donated to get genie scout 18,but its asking for unique id,how do i get this?
  • Bobush's avatar
    Hello! About GS18, why so long time uploading history? If i reistall GS18, all good, but after new start game - again very long time uloading history (screnshot attached)
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick Update: If you have FM Touch, there was a patch released late last night. GS18g is not yet updated to add support for it. A new version will likely arrive tomorrow for this.

    Regarding the delays in license delivery, please be patient. As stated before, Eugene was having problems with his internet, so I'm guessing that situation didn't improve much. I've alerted him a few times, so he's aware.

    @dnnzvz: Ratings are more important.

    @Pro Benchwarmer: Supposedly that should be fixed with latest beta 2. Issues should be reported on GS forum.
  • AlexFC's avatar
    Same here, no license since this morning...
  • dnnzvz's avatar
    hi, if i want to search the best player in a certain position (let's say the best Advanced Forward) do I just look at the CA and PA values? Or at the potential ratings? I have 3 players. PA's are 178, 197 and 188. But the potential ratings for Advanced Forwards are 93,66%, 91,68% and 91,42%. So if PA is the most imortant I should go for player with PA 197 and rating 91,68%, but if the rating is more important I should go for the player with PA 178 and rating 93,66%. Maybe I'm making things to difficult, but I'm not so sure what to do with all those ratings. Not even after reading the Genie Scout manual. :)Thanks for advising me ...
  • Pro Benchwarmer's avatar
    Hi, there is an issue searching for transfer listed players and players listed for loan. Couldn't find a definitive thread to post this issue. If you could direct me or message the message on, that'd be great.
    EDIT: I know it says don't post in the comments below but as I say, not sure where else to.
  • triforce's avatar
    I donated two hours ago but still haven't received the key
  • thegr8anand's avatar
    In beta 2 player screen(clicking on a player) is taking huge amount of time to load. it says loading history at the bottom. Earlier it was instant.
  • trevjim's avatar
    Hi, Firstly thank you for making Genie scout!

    is there a compatability issue currently?

    i have the beta 2 of the game and i also have beta 2 of genie scout downloaded and installed, but it says my game data is not found when i try to load in genie scout.

    was working fine up until now.

  • Stam's avatar
    @cDavi: Eugene is having internet issues at home. For example, last night it didn't work, but it should be fine now.
  • cDavi's avatar
    @Stam Do you know if there currently is a problem with delivery of the keys? I've waited over 3 hours since I received the message with the link to download which indicated the key will be delivered in a few minutes.
  • Stam's avatar
    There's a problem with the "check for new version" inside the program itself. Will be fixed in beta 3. Normally you get a new email from Eugene with a download link, every time there's a new version. But you can also try what unclefxxka said.

    @Maximus84: It's not a known problem at all. This happens when you don't have a license properly installed.

    @ii_play: Yes, donating to Eugene for GS18g will get you access to it. But if you have FM17, you can get GS17g for free.

    @moles1909: It's a known issue (for Eugene) and he's trying to fix it. In other words, IGS is not ready yet.
  • Maximus84's avatar
    Hi everyone, can someone please help me with the problem of having wrong positions and nationalities in the genie scout 18? I know this is a known problem but i just dont know the solution.
  • RobinVanDutc's avatar
    @unclefxxka thanks brother, this worked!
  • unclefxxka's avatar
    My fellow managers, I have the same problems as @mr social and @RobinVanDutc
    you can try copy the original link from your email and change all "1" to "2", then should get the updates one.
    good luck
  • mr_social's avatar
    Heya, just tried to download the update through FMScout18 and it's saying that it can't access data from the web... Not sure what's wrong.
  • ii_play's avatar
    Hi all, I'm new to Fmscout. First of all, I want to say thank you, for the fantastic work you've been doing.

    I'm very interested in trying out the G version of Genie scout; unfortunately tho, I don't have the previous year versions. My question is - If i donate to the brilliant Eugene, can I get into the Genie scout 18 beta ? Also, what are the other conditions?
  • RobinVanDutc's avatar
    "An error was encountered while trying to get version info. Cannot get data from web." Is what I get when I check for a new version. I've tried multiple things.
  • moles1909's avatar
    I haven't been able to get the in game scout coming up consistently on this version of football manager, and also had a lot of issues with it appearing regularly on FM17, is this a known issue ?
  • Stam's avatar
    The update for 18.0.2 has been made available few hours ago. Please close GS18g and reopen, or try the "check for new version" within the program itself.
  • RobinVanDutc's avatar

    Where can I find it? When I try to look for a new version in the Genie it can't seem to find any "cannot find data in web"?
  • Bigpole's avatar
    @KristianHamborg - two hours ago.
  • KristianHamborg's avatar
    When does the update for 18.0.02 being released?
  • onix091's avatar
    i cant find download button
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick Update:
    We are aware of the transfer status issue and will be fixed soon.
    Those of you who experienced delays with the delivery of your GS18 keys, Eugene had a problem with his internet connection yesterday. It's all good now and keys delivery should be fast again.

    @Leon_suris: Thanks for your suggestions. Our immediate priority is to address any bugs and inconsistencies our users encounter. And implement the brand new GS Stats feature which is currently just collecting data.

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