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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   135910 views   143 comments
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Downloads: 21152 / Size: 1.7 MB / Added: 2021-09-08
Football Manager 2022 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: 21152 / Size: 1.7 MB / Added: 2021-09-08
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Discussion: FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download

143 comments have been posted so far.

  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Could you sent me your export (and is the export made in english) for Pedrodaboss it is now working (without me changing anything)
  • tavares82's avatar
    I'm having the same problem as the user pedrodaboss7
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @pedrodaboss7 can you sent me your scouted list (in PM or to davy[email protected])
  • pedrodaboss7's avatar
    Hello @DavyDepuydt, the first time i used the tool everything worked fine, but now i always get an error when i load my scouted list.
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @MattJFMgamer, I'm sorry it doesn't work for you mate, and without sounding rude, I can say I'm quite sure it's something on your end that is or has gone wrong, and not with the fundamentals of the tools itself as you go as far as calling it a "faulty product".
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    FYI, I'm preparing a bigger release for tomorrow or the day after where ALL positions will be present and the calculations will be even improved (in terms of the post-calculation that is done to be able to compare the different roles and positions)
  • MattJFMgamer's avatar
    Just won't bother with this now as it seems it just doesn't want me to use it even, though I have nothing custom about my tactics, seems you have a faulty product.
  • downloadkct's avatar
    great tool, thanks for this!
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Just released a new version that should fix some of the most common issues
    * positions not showing up in DM / ST position because incorrectly configured, UI does no longer allow incorrect configurations and guides user to do it correct
    * Tool not loading when a position file cannot be read
    * Extra positions available
    * Better UI experience so user can no longer load scouted list as squad list (the thing that tookajobs did wrong in the fmscout youtube video)
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    have you added custom own positions? in that case can you sent them to me (you can get them from the Positions subfolder of the tool) - sent to [email protected]

    Looks to me it fails loading positions.
  • mantorras77's avatar
    Awesome job Davy! I love shit like this!!!
  • MattJFMgamer's avatar
    @davyDepuydt the following is the details I get when I get the error message

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

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Length cannot be less than zero.
    Parameter name: length
    at System.String.Substring(Int32 startIndex, Int32 length)
    at RatingHelper.frmMain.GetValueBeforeSep(String val)
    at RatingHelper.frmMain.LoadPositionDefinitions()
    at RatingHelper.frmMain..ctor()
    at RatingHelper.frmSplash.timer_beforeloadingmain_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 **************
    Assembly Version:
    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:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/hopal/FM%20Lineup%20Tool.exe
    Assembly Version:
    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
    Assembly Version:
    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

    Hope this helps you
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    @March - two of the three tactics are default tactics included in the game but, in any event, I'm not sure why anybody would request a link to somebody else's tactic when they've no idea how good or bad are the results that the tactic has delivered.
  • March's avatar
    Do you have a link to the three tactics you use?
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @mattjfmgamer can you send me the entire error message which is available when you click 'details' in the error popup. Also let me know if you've done some manual actions (like adding a tactic or so...)
    You can mail it to [email protected]
  • MattJFMgamer's avatar
    I downloaded this and now I can't use it as I get an error message

    The Message I get is

    Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click continue the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue, if you click quit the application will close immediately

    Length cannot be less that zero
    Parameter name: length

    Can someone help me sort this out please
  • EireFMJunkie14's avatar
    How do I get t
    he created positions to show up in the line up tool. I made a new positions but it does not show up
  • Airwane's avatar
    This is awesome looking forward to the improvement
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    I'm a bit surprised how many people ask for a mac version :D the tool is not designed to be easily ported for mac, but due to the high request for it I will do some research on how I can make this possible.
  • Ygt77's avatar
    Not working on mac :/ any plans for this?
  • edisonliu's avatar
    No use method will not use
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @fightcat, I released a new version just now that will come through the auto-updater

    It has support for stopper & cover duties and the libero support is added by default as selectable in the defender center position.
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @FightCat you can just create the "Libero" as a role right, with duty Support and assign it as Position: D, Side C
    then you can put that in the central defender slot in the tactic creator....
  • FightCat's avatar
    I play FM 21 and definitely deployed a Libero in Support Duty.

    Thanks for the clarifications!
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @fightcat you are right about the Stopper & Cover duties... I'll add them, for now you could cheat and call the role DC St and than assign randomly a duty... it's really nothing more than a label. It's only important that the preferred & required stats you configured are correct

    The libero position does not exist any longer in FM21 if I'm correct? just a central defender right? and after that you have the keeper, there is nothing in between keeper and Central defender positions right?

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