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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   224007 views   191 comments
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Downloads: 31610 / Size: 1.7 MB / Added: 2021-09-08
Football Manager 2023 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.
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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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Downloads: 31610 / Size: 1.7 MB / Added: 2021-09-08
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Discussion: FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download

191 comments have been posted so far.

  • mantorras77's avatar
    @DavyDepuydt You planning on updating this for FM22?
  • zmgalante's avatar
    I am using CrossOver to use this on Mac but it does not let me update it :( any chance the download on this page can have the new version?
  • fn1987's avatar
    @Alfral thanks for the tip. Unfortunately it doesnt work because of my laptops res settings. The creator mentioned fixing that in the near future.
  • Insuranseguy's avatar
    Started up a completely new game. Getting this warning "Issue converting a date", though I've doubble-checked the /-setting of the dates. Truly unsure what to do. Any idea appreciated.
  • Alfral's avatar
    a tip for all users that cannot see the bottom of the tool: let your applications bar auto-hide. In this way you will be able to see all the window of the tool!
  • fn1987's avatar
    Okay, i understand whats wrong now. My little laptop does up to 1366*768 max. Its annoying that i cant use the features below but i still make the best of the app and will wait for the upgrade. Thank you for your work and effort.
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @fn1987 for now it only renders fine in 1920 x 1080 resolutions (or higher)
    I'm going to make a more tiny version that should render fine on the more popular resolution just below (can't remember which one ;) )
  • fn1987's avatar
    how can i get it to fill the screen? i am unable to see the goalie name and anything below that.
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    New version is out... took a bit longer because of ... you know.. life .. :D
    * better score calculation
    * lineup options vs general options (rotation options/hg options...)
    * redesigned lot's of ui elements
    * made a lot of things dummy proof, better pointing out if doing something wrong, stability fixes, ...
  • ocsisajt78's avatar
    DavyDepuydt: Would be super cool!!! ^^

    I feel not only me whoz having a pedantic scouting procedure. (min cons, max injury, dirtiness etc.) And when you put those guys on genies shortlist you can able to save as slf file.

    Thanks again in advance!

  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Another little tease, made the home screen a bit nicer, added "best available" lineup as well, better support for detection of contract expiry (not only within 6 months, but ending at the end of the season)

    I'm wrapping up a "transfer centre" page that will help you identify what targets are best to go for, from a scouted list, and when that is ready I will release the tool
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @nathan, next version will have better error logging to see what is wrong, for now, can you sent me the file that refuses to load to [email protected] so I can check if it's still an issue.

    @ocsisajt78, it's something I'll look into
  • ocsisajt78's avatar
    Dear Editor: Any chance for supporting in future release to import SLF files directly? It would be handy for synergizing between Genie scout and this. :)
    Thanks a lot!
  • Nathan Silva's avatar
    Hey, I'm having an issue since last night. It's saying that index is out of range. Already reinstalled it several times. Great tool though, thanks for sharing it!
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    A sneak preview of next version
    @ScarletSovereign, as requested and promised, you'll be able to better configure league rules for your squad selection

  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Allanur sent me the file you want to open to [email protected]
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Yes it's first thing to do when main features are implemented. I'm almost there ;)
  • zarozero's avatar
    Hey, will you update it to fit in other resolutions too?
    1366x768 doesn't look good.
  • Allanur's avatar
    It gives an error, please help me. I play FM21 did all steps correct. It says an unhandled exception occurred in your application.
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Yes will be included in next version :)
  • ScarletSovereign's avatar
    i love the changes you made :D So i started at a new club and i can´t meet the registration rules for the league with the tool. Any chance some registration feature is on your to do list? :D
  • MRJ2012's avatar
    so its not showing my left and right midfielders positions on some squads
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Ice30, not at the moment sorry.... My russian is non-existing :D so if I add other languages it will first be French, German, Italian, Spanish... ;)
  • Ice30's avatar
    Is the program planned to work in Russian?
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    Hi Davy - Just discovered the Quick Pick and Rotated options - great additions!

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