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FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download

Get to know your squad, best lineup and scouted players in a blink of an eye with this super useful tool for Football Manager.

By Updated on Sep 20, 2021   28420 views   93 comments
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Downloads: 5613 / Size: 1.7 MB / Added: 2021-09-08
Football Manager 2021 Tools - FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download
Welcome to the official download page of FM Lineup Tool.
I've created this tool - mostly for the FM Players who are short on time - where you can see a lot of information about your team, and the perfect lineup for your tactic (based on player attributes) from a single export file that you make in FM.
Exclusively available from fmscout.com.

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The story behind FM Lineup Tool

If you are like me and struggling when you are new to a team, your assistant rates half your team 3 stars, you go over the players to see their attributes, but one hour later you have lost track of how good someone was and you still don't know which player is actually the best in which position... and you actually don't have the time to study your players, because life has limited your FM gametime... and another evening is gone without playing a single match because you were lost doing things you don't want to spend time on...

Or when you change teams during a career, and the minute after you changed teams you feel your save is ruined, because all the players you are familiar with are gone, and you don't know anyone in the new team, how will you ever familiarize yourself with all the new players and sort out this new squad....

Well for that I've made this tool for myself (and am now opening it up to anyone). It uses no hidden features or data, everything the tool uses is available in FM itself.

It provides you a quick, and easy to understand lineup and information on your team so you can familiarize yourself very easily with new teams. It also makes a lineup for you based on the player attributes and what the game tells is important for the role/position, it actually replaces the manual steps that some people do of making excels or doing the attribute math in your head - because of course if your assistant rates 5 players the same number of stars in the same role, you want to use the attributes that are at your disposal)

Like the quote of my tool says, for me it's the tool "to get to know your squad, best lineup and scouted players in the blink of an eye" and no longer a process that takes to much time (for the way I play the game and for where I want to spend time on... )


FM Lineup Tool Features

There are two different modes the tool supports and shows different info for, normal Club Manager mode and International manager.



Club Manager
  • From a single export of your squad screen (with a view that comes with the tool) you can see all important information of your team, and the best lineup and subs for the tactic you are using.
  • See detail popup of individual players.
  • Filter per position or your entire squad on easy preset filters, and see ranking per position/role.
  • Make an export of your "Player Search" screen (with a view that comes with the tool) and you can see which players will be interesting to sign - also easy to filter with the same filter as in your squad view.



International Manager
  • From a single export of your squad screen (same view that can be used as for club manager) you can see all important information of your national team's selection and the best lineup + subs for the tactic you are using.
  • See detail popup of individual players.
  • Same as for club manager mode, filter per position or filter your entire squad.
  • Make an export of your National Pool or Player search screen to see which player you can consider to call up to the national squad (easy to filter as your own squad).
  • Or even easier, go to the "Selection Changes" page where based on your current squad + national pool export the tool says which players you better remove from your selection and which you should call up. (this is done by making 2 times a best eleven + 3rd best GK = proposal of 23 players to be called up).


Other features
  • You can configure your FM Graphics folder, this will allow the tool to load & show player faces and team logos.
  • You can add your own tactics or position definitions via the Configurator -> Tactics or Positions menu link on top of the tool.
  • The tool comes with view both for Full Fat FM21 and FM21 Touch.

It comes with an auto-updater

Important to know

  • For now the tool only works when the FM language is set to English (UK, not US) or Dutch.
  • Only Euro, Pound and Dollar is supported as currency setting of FM.
  • Check the date format used in the FM exports, you can configure the correct date format in the FM Lineup Tool (by default d/m/yyyy is configured, meaning dates are like 2/12/2003 or 26/4/2005).

How to use the FM Lineup Tool

This how to is also shown on startup (when you open the tool) and can be accessed via Help -> How To. It contains a lot of useful information on how to use the FM Lineup tool.







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Discussion: FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download

93 comments have been posted so far.

  • Alfral's avatar
    This tool is amazing! Waiting the new update that will include team selection by condition, inj etc.

    But I need to report a little bug. I've noticed that there are position having the wrong preferred foot (i.e., M(L) Inverted Wing should have Rigth preferred foot instead of Left). Just fix this little thing (that everyone can fix by himself).

    Keep up the great work!!!
    1
  • ScarletSovereign's avatar
    @huynhcuong @poirotketchup

    try reinstalling...that fixed it for me
  • huynhcuong's avatar
    @DavyDepuydt. @poirotketchup
    -I also have the same situation
  • poirotketchup's avatar
    The tool was working for me well two days ago, but I updated to 1.0.0.6 and now I cannot load any export. I have been attempting to load exports that worked two days ago and also exports that I have made anew.

    The message I get is : "Failed to load the export. Make sure you have selected the correct 'FM Lineup Tool' view in FM before exporting as a web page"
    2
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    I can do with some more info mate...
    What name are you giving, which positions, what's the full error you get, maybe a screenshot,...
    1
  • huynhcuong's avatar
    Error when creating tactic.
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Coming soon:
    2
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    No mac version yet, as this seems to be a popular request I will look into the possibility of porting this to mac
  • pontyjames's avatar
    do this work with Mac?
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Version 1.0.0.6 is live

    * Much improved player score calculation which makes it a lot fairer to compare different positions and roles. (the algorithm was made by loading all players in the database worth 1M or above and checking ratings of best in the world, vs 3th, vs 50th)

    * New way to load scouted lists so you can load another one if you previously loaded one
    1
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Issue of user Chunky is because a standard view was used in the 'search player' screen instead of the view that comes with the tool.
    I will make an update to the tool that (just like when you load squad view) it will tell you when the wrong view was selected to make the export.
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Can you sent me the file you are trying to load ([email protected]) or PM it to me in the chat here
    If you used the seperate link of the download, did you unzip all properly (you are not loading the exe from inside the zip hopefully)
  • Chunky0585's avatar
    Hate to be the bearer of bad news mate getting another error now

    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    at RatingHelper.frmMain.ConvertHtml(Boolean isOwnTeam, String filename, Boolean resetControlsIfOk)
    at RatingHelper.frmLoadingScouted.timer_checkMAinLoaded_Tick(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.OnTick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.TimerNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4400.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    FM Lineup Tool
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.4
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.5
    CodeBase: file:///C:/DavyDepuydt/FMLineupTool/FM%20Lineup%20Tool.exe
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4400.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4360.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4390.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4190.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Core
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4390.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4084.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    AutoUpdater.NET
    Assembly Version: 1.7.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.7.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/DavyDepuydt/FMLineupTool/AutoUpdater.NET.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    Microsoft.GeneratedCode
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4084.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    Microsoft.mshtml
    Assembly Version: 7.0.3300.0
    Win32 Version: 7.0.3300.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC/Microsoft.mshtml/7.0.3300.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.mshtml.dll
    ----------------------------------------

    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
    application or computer (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging
    enabled.

    For example:

    <configuration>
    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
    </configuration>

    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
    rather than be handled by this dialog box.
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    I've now released the "hotfix" through the auto-updater.
    V 1.0.0.5 is mainly about the fix for scouted lists not working in certain cases
    + 95% of all position/roles have been added, but some more player score calculations tuning will come for this (but I hadn't had the time because of the urgency to release this to have the fix out)
  • Chunky0585's avatar
    Thanks for the quick reply, was not expecting a reply at this time in the morning lol.

    Thanks again and sorry didnt read the comments properly
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Hey chunky, it's a known issue and Will be fixed later today it tomorrow, a few comments earlier i link to a preview version of what's to come, downlaoding that version Will also Fix your issue
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  • Chunky0585's avatar
    hey this tool is great but since the update 13/09 i am getting an error message every time I load a shortlist
    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.
    Parameter name: key
    at System.ThrowHelper.ThrowArgumentNullException(ExceptionArgument argument)
    at System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2.FindEntry(TKey key)
    at System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2.get_Item(TKey key)
    at RatingHelper.ctrl_playerdetail..ctor(Player pl, String in_out)
    at RatingHelper.ctrlSelectionChangesProposal.LoadSelectionChanges()
    at RatingHelper.ctrlSelectionChangesProposal.InitializeAll(List`1 playerList)
    at RatingHelper.frmLoadingScouted.timer_checkMAinLoaded_Tick(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.OnTick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.TimerNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4400.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    FM Lineup Tool
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.4
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.4
    CodeBase: file:///C:/DavyDepuydt/FMLineupTool/FM%20Lineup%20Tool.exe
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4400.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4360.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4390.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4190.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Core
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4390.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4084.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    AutoUpdater.NET
    Assembly Version: 1.7.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.7.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/DavyDepuydt/FMLineupTool/AutoUpdater.NET.DLL
    ----------------------------------------
    Microsoft.GeneratedCode
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4084.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
    ----------------------------------------

    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
    application or computer (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging
    enabled.

    For example:

    <configuration>
    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
    </configuration>

    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
    rather than be handled by this dialog box.
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    If you are able to built the same view in FM17 it might work...
    1
  • JarlOlaf's avatar
    Am I right to assume that this doesn't work with FM 17 and the like?
  • Laertes's avatar
    I have to say that this is a brilliant piece of work. Simple to install and navigate. I enjoy the QoL changes you are making and the ongoing support. I am using it for FM20 and it's very enlightening. I've not had a single bug or issue. Very impressed.
    1
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Those having issues loading a scouted list, you can download a preview 1.0.0.5 version here:
    https://davystorageaccount.blob.core.windows.net/pcmstoryblobcontainer/FMLineupTool_1005.zip

    Just extract the files over the installation in c:\davydepuydt\fmlineuptool and overwrite all when windows asks

    This is an intermediate version... a official update to the tool will come tomorrow or the day after and inculde even more changes
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @ScarletSovereign it's one of the first things on the todo-list, together with the "show me the best tactic for my team"

    But now I'm completing a new version where I want to address crashes people have + all positions/roles will be included + rework of the score calculation
    1
  • ScarletSovereign's avatar
    awesome tool so far...do you have anything planned regarding fitness/condition (i.e. an option to field only rested players)?
  • sandman72's avatar
    playing on a dell xps 1920x1200 the tool is wider than the screen
    https://ibb.co/3m9YTh9
    Looking real good but my OCD cant do with half the screen not there.
  • sandman72's avatar
    playing on a dell xps 1920x1200 the tool is wider than the screen
    https://ibb.co/3m9YTh9
    Looking real good but my OCD cant do with half the screen not there.

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