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FM Genie Scout for FM20 is confirmed

Eugene is working on Genie Scout 20. The public edition is scheduled for early December, but you can already get your hands on the beta of the "g" edition.

By Updated on Dec 03, 2019   127126 views   96 comments
News - FM Genie Scout for FM20 is confirmed
I'm delighted to announce that Eugene is working on Genie Scout 20, the new version for Football Manager 2020.

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.

Our aim is to update Genie Scout "g" edition to be usable for the FM20 Beta. Then fix any bugs reported. And ultimately try to add a couple of new features for Eugene's direct supporters.

FM Genie Scout 20 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 early December. It usually arrives approximately 4-5 weeks after the "g" edition.

Update: Eugene informed me that the public version should be ready by December 10th.

"g" edition

The "g" edition, which is the one for people who donate, is available since 31 October (beta 1). Current version (beta 14) is compatible with the 20.2.0 version (for FM20 and FM Touch).

You can now donate for GS20 "g" edition.
Do not report bugs in the comments below!

Genie Scout 20g Explained

The "g" edition is ad-free and has certain features compared to the public edition.
More specifically:
  • GS Stats (new since 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 FM19 installed, you can try the "g" edition of Genie Scout 19 for free. It's not a trial, it's 100% unlocked forever.

How can I get Genie Scout 20 public edition asap?

The public edition of GS20 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 FM20 is confirmed

96 comments have been posted so far.

  • CoPcaPZZ's avatar
  • Senesi's avatar
    In-Game scout does not work for me, does anyone else have this problem or know how to solve it?
  • tripkees's avatar
    still does not work.. no in game short list loading..
  • sam88855's avatar
    I keep getting an error message when trying to install the new update of G. It says "An error occurred while trying to replace the existing file: Delete file failed; code 5. Access is denied"

    I've tried retrying, aborting and ignoring but no luck.

    Any ideas?
  • sim's avatar
    @Stam do you know if Eugene is looking at the loading of shortlists. I can occasionally load in-game shortlists but usually it doesnt work. It is a real pain.
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick update:
    1) Eugene is still working on ironing out some minor issues. IGS seems to have inconsistent behavior for various users (e.g. not kicking in or causing unnecessary delays), but he's not able to replicate these problems.
    2) The public version should be expected at any time during the first half of December.
    3) As always you can find your unique ID from an older GS version, such as GS19, GS18, etc. Just make sure it's on the same computer.
    4) When getting wrong data it means there's a problem with your key file. Most common scenario is that you changed computer, so the unique ID doesn't match the key. You simply need to email Eugene and pass him your new ID.

    @teletubbies: About build 1013 leading to a 404 not found for some users was due to adding an extra download server to our setup and file didn't exist there for half a day. It was sorted.
    @jeffchua: Any chance an antivirus/firewall app is causing this?
    @vads: Yes.
    @arm_devil_12: Grab the latest build 1013.
  • SortitoutsiVP's avatar
    How well is this working at the moment, don't mind donating to get the full version but only if it's fully working?
  • teletubbies's avatar
    version 2013 URL is 404 not found
    What happened?
  • RandydeB's avatar
    @klaus: ingame scout is Work In Progress it kicks in at the weirdest moments.
    and at some point with the updates GS gets it will be working again as intended

    @sabor that might be an issue with your key file if you changed or reinstalled your computer the key is no longer vaild, normally the incorrect data is a key issue
  • sabor's avatar
    Hello, last couple of days i got some problems with GS.After I load the game all of the players it found are listed as GK. Also, in the attributes window the potential/current attributes are shown reversed. I uninstalled the program a couple of times but nothing changed.
  • Klaus111792's avatar
    Sorry, but my In Game Scout doesn´t work ... What should I do?
    Whats wrong?
  • jeffchua's avatar
    @RandydeB. I have uninstalled, reinstalled & run as admin, but the app still closed after loading.
  • RandydeB's avatar
    @arm_devil their should be a mail with Beta 13
    @timun between now and January
    @S14L download the free gs19 and install it co to the donate section and copy the id and use that one
    @jeff try a reinstall or try to open it as admin
  • jeffchua's avatar
    I have just downloaded, activated the copy of genie. However, the application closes after loading all the data. Please assist. Thanks.
  • CoPcaPZZ's avatar
  • S14LTR's avatar
    I already deleted previous versions of Scout, although I have used (and donated) for many years, so I do not have access to my unique ID - any work around this?
  • vads's avatar
    If I've donated for a previous version of Scout (version 2017), do I have to donate again for 2020?
  • timunic39's avatar
    fm 20 genie free version will be released when
  • arm_devil_12's avatar
    I have downloaded FM GS 20g v.1 20.1.4 beta 12 but it doesn't work with the latest FMT 20.1.4

    Does anyone have the same problem?
  • sim's avatar
    Same as @samclaret. Cant load players from in game shortlist
  • thrylos77's avatar
    I don't know if i make something wrong but the in game scout is not working.
  • mikdigilead's avatar
    Ciao, ho fatto la donazione per il GS20 ma mi chiede ID Unique... dove lo trovo?
  • enginyusuf's avatar
    i donated but i wroted wrong my e-mail adress. what can i do?
  • samclaret's avatar
    The Load Player list isn't working properly, it's loading the my shortlist section but no players are appearing.
  • explodingsheep's avatar
    @Stam - I tried the right click on GS18 to run as Administrator but still got the same error message as mentioned in my original post. Any other ideas?

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