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Genie Scout 21g FAQ

All you need to know about the 'g' version of Genie Scout for Football Manager 2021.
Started on 10 November 2020 by Stam
Latest Reply on 7 August 2021 by mack2009ss
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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.

Donate to Eugene

I have just donated, what happens now?

After the donation you will receive an e-mail with the link to download Genie Scout 21g and a key.g21 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

First beta 1 build 1101 was made available on 10 November 2020.
Current beta 15 build 1115 was released on 16 March 2021.


Current build 1115 is compatible with FM 21.4.0, FM Touch 21.4.0 and Xbox Game Pass 21.3.0.
Operating Systems:
It should work on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. Only 64-bit since FM20 dropped support for 32-bit computers.
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 FM21 open with save loaded
  • trying to load a game that is new and not saved yet in FM21
If you get a loading error, try the following:
  • Run FMGenieScout.exe as administrator.
  • Make sure to have FM21 open and a game loaded there.
  • Make sure to have your game saved before trying to load it in GS21g.
  • 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 8 extra features.

  1. Potential Attributes Search - Search for potential attributes, meaning how GS projects the player to develop at his peak in the future.

  2. GS Stats - Provides you with in-depth player development knowledge based on the history of thousands of games. GS STATS: The most significant Genie Scout feature ever.

  3. In-Game Scout - Click the (i) icon next to player's name within FM normally shows up a pop-up box with his attributes and some quick details. With IGS enabled, this pop-up box is enhanced with many added insights, including potential skills and rating. You no longer need to switch to the GS window to check on hidden attributes or potential ability.

  4. Roles & Duties - Ratings on 99 Roles & Duties available with ability to search. You're able to find a player perfectly fitting to your tactics.

  5. Probability of Development - A statistically based model that will show the probability of reaching theoretical maximum of players ability

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

  7. Support for graphics - If you have custom facepacks and/or kitpacks added to your FM, it should show on player and team profiles on GS.

  8. Top Players Lists - Automatically generated lists for best players, most promising and top bargains in the world, by position.

Where to find my Genie Scout Unique ID?

As the public edition of GS20 won't be made available until mid December, you can find your Unique ID in older versions; more specifically GS20, GS19, GS18, 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 the delivery of keys for the "g" edition on his own. He is a married man with 2 little kids and a regular job, so please keep that in mind if you panic or feel frustrated for a possible delay.

What to do with the key.g21 file I received in the email?

In order to make GS work properly, you have to place this file into FM Genie Scout 21g directory (by default 'C:\FM Genie Scout 21g').

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 GS20g. Do I have to donate for GS21g 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!
It works for fm 21 ?
where can i find my unique ID of genie scout 21?
Keeps saying order failed or order cancelled?
The software is crashing.
All players are coming up as from ALgeria and no clubs assigned to them so when I search for free agents the whole database comes up
Also zero players coming up when I filter to transfer listed or loan listed
Squad names not apperaing in the drop down when you do a club search, just All Squads and then - on the 4 rows below
Nations do not show up on the search list, I wish it will be fixed with the next update
No wage values appearing and very few sale values either
Not working properly...
Is the nationality search issue known?
In game scout not working
New beta 2 build 1102 is now available.
  • In-Game Scout added
  • Algeria nation / missing clubs issue resolved
  • Transfer status issue resolved
  • Player search by nation issue resolved
  • Sports Science and Analyzing Data attributes switched
  • Attribute color schemes updated / Added colorblind-friendly schemes
  • GS STATS data updated
  • In-Game Scout added

I still can't get the IGS to show up in-game. I checked Genie Scout -> options and the IGS box is checked.

Restarted the game, and restarted Genie Scout. Hovered mouse over the grey/black human symbol and this is what I see.

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