# stam :
I got a reply from Eugene. Apparently, he is unable to follow this model because he would have to face lawsuits from SI. This means he cannot actually sell Genie Scout because it's using the FM brand.
I already said he had attempted that in the past, but he had to stop because SI threatened him... so he refunded all the money he received losing a lot in the transaction fees as well.
As a result, the only way to go is through voluntary donations.
This, sadly, throws the only 'sure' way of keeping Genie 'released on time' out the window. Shame.
# rupser84 :
For those who cannot wait until FM Scout is released:
- Download and install FMRTE Beta for fm2011
- Open your savegame in FM2011 and go to search players
- remove all filters
- go to the shortlist tab and press save
- open FMRTE and press 'load game'
- go to the shortlist button and open your previoustly saved shortlist
Here you can see almost everything you also see in fm scout (go do something else for half an houre, because the loading whill take a while!)
I'm well aware of this, it's what I've been doing in the past while waiting for Genie and what I'm doing currently. But put it simple FMRTE can't be compared with Genie when it comes to speed of research/scouting/shortlists etc, intuitive accessibility to menu options that perform those functions as well as the smooth/fast responsiveness of the application itself (I'm putting the emphasis on speed and functionality), hence the hype-talk about Genie as it's THE tool in my book when it comes to anything/everything related to scouting. Furthermore, the way Genie feels 'light' during use makes it all more pleasant to use it, while FMRTE seems like I need to whip it for it to 'listen' to me and runs on my i5 rig like Crysis on a PC 386 (note the sarcasm..)