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Genie Scout 17g FAQ

All you need to know about the 'g' version of Genie Scout for Football Manager 2017.
Started on 22 October 2016 by Stam
Latest Reply on 5 September 2017 by uhyeahah
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People who support the development of Genie Scout with donations every year, are entitled to receive the special "g" edition which is ad-free and has a few extra features.


I have just donated, what happens now?

After the donation you will receive an e-mail with the link to download Genie Scout 17g and a key.g17 file (the key file might arrive in a separate email).
That email will also say that you should receive your key within the hour, but there's a chance it can take up to 24 hours.

If you have a question or a problem regarding your donation, please send Eugene an email and he will help you: genie AT fmscout DOT com

Current status

Stable version 1.1 build 720 was released on 19 October 2017.
First beta 1 build 701 was made available on 22 October 2016.


Current build 720 is compatible with FM 17.3.2 (current).
Operating Systems:
It should work on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.
It's not compatible with Mac or Linux at all.

Known Issues and Workarounds

With current build it's not possible to read correctly:
  • Sale value for players
You will get an error when:
  • trying to load a game without having FM17 open with save loaded
  • trying to load a game that is new and not saved yet in FM17
If you get a loading error, try the following:
  • Run FMGenieScout.exe as administrator.
  • Make sure to have FM17 open and a game loaded there.
  • Make sure to have your game saved before trying to load it in GS17g.
  • Close FM and re-open it, then try load game again.

Eugene will always aim to fix more issues with new builds.

Differences between the public edition and the 'g' edition

The 'g' edition has no advertisements and a few extra features.

  1. In-Game Scout is a brand new feature that was introduced with Genie Scout 16g that brings GS usability to a whole new level.

  2. A statistically based model that will show the probability of reaching theoretical maximum of players ability

  3. Progress Rate - shows the predicted speed of player's development, depending on his ambition, determination, professionalism etc

  4. Support for facepacks - if you have custom facepack added to your FM, it should show on player profiles on GS

  5. Top players lists, as you can see on the screenshot here:

Where to find my Genie Scout Unique ID?

You can find your Unique ID in GS17, GS16, GS15, GS14, GS13, GS12 or GS11.

  1. Once you open GS, click the big circular icon to the top left corner that should open the main menu.

  2. Go to 'Help' and then find & click 'Donate' to the right column that slides next to it.

  3. A popup window will come up, you need to copy the Unique ID.

I donated but I haven't received my 'g' edition yet! Why???

The process is almost fully automated.
There is a chance of delay for the delivery of your download link and key file, but shouldn't take more than 24 hours.

Please remember Eugene is handling all donations and their processing on his own. He is a married man with 2 little kids, so keep that in mind if you panic or feel frustrated for a possible delay.

What to do with the key.g17 file I received in the email?

In order to make GS work properly, you have to place this file into FM Genie Scout 17g directory (by default 'C:\FM Genie Scout 17g').

The key-file is linked to your PC configuration via Unique ID you provided to Eugene when donating. If your Unique ID changes (due to PC configuration change, or re-installing of OS), all data in the "g" edition of your FM Genie Scout will be distorted. In that case you need to send Eugene your new Unique ID, and he'll provide you with a new key-file.

At any case, do not try to open this file. All you need to do is place it in the correct folder.

Can I use the key file to another computer?

No, Unique ID is actually unique per computer. So you'd have to ask Eugene to provide you with more keys, given that you send him all your Unique IDs. You don't need to donate again for that.

I donated for GS16g. Do I have to donate for GS17g again?

Yes. Donations go directly to Eugene (GS author) and he needs your support every year to keep producing Genie Scout. If you don't want to donate, you can wait for the public version.

Do not use this topic to report bugs!
Genie Scout 17g has been updated to beta 2 build 702 that is compatible to the latest 17.0.2 patch.

Here's the list of changes:
  • Injuries information added to x64 version
  • Second nationality added
  • Loan / Trial contracts information added
  • Shortlists are compatible with FM 2017 now
Enjoy :)
Hotfix build 703 (still Beta 2) is now available.

List of changes:
  • Fixed stream read error for some users
  • Fixed check for new version to point to GS17
Waiting for the version in my email..... i send you PM .
Genie Scout 17.1 beta 4 wont load players after loading the game - how can this be solved? - anyway thanks for great work. And can this problem be solved?? Best wishes
Hotfix build 705 (still Beta 5) is now available.

List of changes:
  • Filter-issue resolved
  • Compatible with 17.1
  • Other minor fixes
Build 706 (beta 6) now available.

List of changes:
  • Compatible with FM final release 17.1.1
  • FM Touch compatibility added
  • Test version of In-Game Scout implemented
  • Strings encoding issue in x64 version resolved
  • Other minor fixes
Where is "preferred moves"??
Where can we post bugs to Eugene ?
Is there a way of filtering using a players potential ability stats?
Hello, I loved in game scout last year and this year I do not see how the in game scout works..

I have FM on borderless and the latest versions installed but it does not work at all, am I missing something or do others have some kind of work around?
Build 707 (beta 7) now available.

List of changes:
  • Compatible with 17.1.2
  • Club relations added
  • Preferred moves added
  • Loading speed optimized (up to 3x faster)
Does anyone know how to change the Top player search on the g version from anything other than Africa or Algeria. when i do continent search or country search it only shows my club players and african based players or players in Algeria???
It looks like the shortlist file created by Genie Scout inst compatible with FM 2017

it needs to be a .fmf file.
I got my computer 2.
genie scout on my second computer ID 56-AEB0-E4BF a different key are you ready for more ?

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