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FM Scout Editor 2018 - Exclusive Download

The first real-time editor for Football Manager 2018. Basic scouting features. A powerful alternative to the official In-Game Editor. Updated on December 21st.

By on Oct 27, 2017   Dec 21, 2017   117586 views   98 comments
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Downloads: 38550 / Size: 14.5 MB / Added: 2017-10-27
Football Manager 2018 Tools - FM Scout Editor 2018 - Exclusive Download
FM Scout Editor 18 (FMSE18 for short) is a utility with real time editing and scouting capabilities for Football Manager 2018. It currently works with Windows 7+ and the latest 18.2.0 Steam version of FM 2018 and FM Touch 2018 64-bit. Developed by the creator of MacAssistant RT.

Exclusively available from

Released: 27 October - v1.0.0.0
Updated: 21 December - v1.5.5.0

Redistribution Policy

People who want to put FM Scout Editor on other sites, you may link back here but you cannot host any files yourselves. Thank you!

FMSE Features

FMSE18 is packed with a plethora of options and running lightning fast. The focus is on the editing side of things. The scouting capabilities are limited. For more advanced scouting, it's recommended to try Genie Scout 18.

We'll aim to roll out weekly updates like we did in the past.

Whenever there's a new official patch out, we'll make an effort to update FMSE within a couple of hours. And while update time is dependent on external factors (such as patch complexity or other unpredictable situations), we'll do our best to deliver updates faster than other editing tools out there.

Here's an overview of the currently available key features...

In-Game Assistant
See hidden player attributes, CA/PA & actual left/right foot values right in the game (attributes screen). This is an exclusive feature no other tool for Windows is offering!

Edit Club Finances
Edit all kinds of club finances, such as budgets, ticket prices, sugar daddy, sponsors, debts and more.

Edit Club Info
Fiddle with club name, year founded, facilities, youth recruitment, morale, attendances.

Edit Players
A vast amount of player details can be edited, including value, all attributes, abilities, contract data, reputation, positions, preferred moves and so on. You can also heal injuries, destroy a player (fitness to 1%) and remove bans.

Edit Competitions
Extensive editing for competition, with more editable data than other real-time editor.

Edit Staff
Scout for and Edit Non-Playing staff like Coaches, Assistant Managers, etc.

Mass Edit Teams
Quick-actions to Heal Team, Remove Unhappy, Remove Bans and Destroy Team.

Edit Club Kits
Change kit style and colours every new season and see these changes apply to the 3D match as well!

Edit Awards
In-depth editing of awards is possible for all sorts of award details. The most advanced FM Award Editor is here!

Edit Cities
Edit city details such as coordinates, attraction, altitude and amount of inhabitants.

Mass Edit Players, Staff, Clubs, Awards & Cities
Advanced Mass Edit dedicated panel you can access after selecting 2 or more entities in search results. Multi-select entities using Shift-click, Ctrl-click or click-drag.

FMSE Screenshots

Feature Requests

You can always request a feature that you want that will make this tool better! Just leave a message in the official FMSE forum! Any doable feature requested will make it in one of our next releases.

How to use FMSE

Current version is compatible with Steam 64-bit Windows edition only.

  1. Unzip and install by running the .exe file.
  2. Open Football Manager 2018 and load your saved game.
  3. Open FMSE 18.
  4. Click on the load icon (small folder, top left).
  5. Search for awards, cities, clubs, players...
  6. Double-click on an item from the results.
  7. A new window will pop-up and you can edit data there.
  8. Once done editing click on the save icon (small disk, top left) for the changes to take effect.

Support FM Scout Editor

You can support the development of this tool by purchasing a license which unlocks the editing features for the 2018 version. This is an one time upgrade which costs £4.99 / €4.99 / $5.99 + VAT for EU Supporters.

User guide: Registering your FMSE license

Software licenses issued for FMSE18 are NON-refundable. Please make sure the app and the features provided are what you are looking for, before purchasing. If you have any questions about purchasing a license, you can contact [email protected] prior to your purchase.

Bug Reports

If you encounter any bugs, please report them in the official FMSE forum, or by sending an email to [email protected].

As we're still in alpha version, please, keep a backup of your save game before using FMSE 18 to edit your game’s data. AppCake Ltd and cannot be held liable for any corrupt game files, or any other issue caused by the use of FMSE 18. A backup will make sure that whatever happens, you will still have your saved game.


For support queries regarding licenses, please contact [email protected]. For any other support queries, please contact [email protected].

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Discussion: FM Scout Editor 2018 - Exclusive Download

98 comments have been posted so far.

  • bellidne's avatar
    Paid for full version and although you can edit players and clubs ( But not stadium name) the competition feature is not as advertised. You cannot edit the competition past renaming or making it extinct. You cannot edit prize money or who qualifies. There has been no updates since 21/12/17, not weekly as advertised. No responses from the creator to these comments. I would understand if this was a free tool but I paid £4.99 for it and expected more.
  • qz's avatar
    i would buy this but i can't find where you change prize money for competitions
  • bellidne's avatar
    Looking forward to the Update. Really need the 'Most Advanced Competitions Editor' feature. On the official web page says last update was 4 days ago but when I check my version it says i'm up to date. Have I missed an update for the Competition updater? The only reason I paid for this.
  • bellidne's avatar
    Could you add a feature to edit stadium names? When a team gets a new stadium it is usually given a generic name eg New white heart lane, new Anfield or 'insert name' Arena. I would like to rename the new stadium to something that fits the club. Also will it be possible in a new update to edit competitions? for example who qualifies for a tournament? eg league runners up instead of league winners?
  • MICASYT's avatar
    is it already possible to edit competitions or is still going to be added a long the month of december?
  • zani1020's avatar
    I tried to update the FMSE 18 but every time it says "One or more issues caused the setup to fail. Please fix the issues and then retry setup" And there's an error code of 0x80070652

    What should I do now?
  • thanoulas's avatar
    Hi both,
    could you please contact us either in the forums, or [email protected], and we'll help you. Please include the version of Football Manager you are using (the full version from the status page in the game) and make sure you have the latest version of FMSE (File > Check for Updates). Thanks
  • crusty's avatar
    @gallorgs Same here
  • gallorgs's avatar
    Hi Guys,
    Please help ,the editor cannot detect my saved game, this message keep appearing "Failed To load Football manager data - Could not find Compatible Football Manager Version

    Please help as im starting to get quite a bit frustrated

    Many Thanks

    The email does not work - [email protected]
  • culturedleftpeg's avatar
    can someone point me where you can edit prize money/league tables etc for comps as I have a license but only see basic details of any comp no prize money/stages shows up . Its the only reason I bought the app
  • Stam's avatar
    FMSE has been updated to v1.5.2.0 that supports the newest 18.1.3 patch. You can use the "Download Now" buttons above or the update checker within the app itself. Enjoy!

    @pribadi83: Download link works fine on my end. Might have been a momentary thing, though I don't see any hiccups with our download servers.

    @Noobie2k7: I believe thanoulas had this at the back of his head since FMSE17, but I doubt it's going to happen anytime soon as he doesn't feel there's enough demand for it.
  • pribadi83's avatar
    why download link not respond? any mirror link for download FMSE 18? please help.

    many thanks
  • Noobie2k7's avatar
    You ever going to do an x32 version of this? I mean why is it even limited to only 64bit systems when the game works with both?
  • Stam's avatar
    As promised, FMSE has been updated to v1.5.1.0 that supports the newest 18.1.2 patch. You can use the "Download Now" buttons above or the update checker within the app itself. Enjoy!

    @dena1301: That's not a problem with FMSE, but with your system. Try reinstalling .NET 4.5 perhaps. See this.
  • dena1301's avatar
    hey plz if someone can help, i never before had problem with scout editor but i do have it now... i downloaded it and when i want to start on his icon it says:
    FMSE18.exe - Entry Point Not Found
    The procedure entry point nextafterf could not be located in the dynamic link library MCVR120_CLR0400.dll.
  • Stam's avatar
    We're aware there's a new patch out (18.1.2) and FMSE is not currently compatible with it. We'll roll out an update first thing in the morning!

    @TheAwayEnd: Honestly, I don't know; perhaps thanoulas could shed some light on this.

    @phnompenhandy: It isn't a question of "if", but "when" ;) That applies to ANY feature other editors might have that FMSE doesn't. We're trying to a follow weekly schedule for updates, and I can promise you we'll do our best to implement the most requested features in timely manner.
  • TheAwayEnd's avatar
    I am looking to purchase a license, however before I do, I have one question.

    When it comes to the 'Chairman Status' is there a set value to set it to so it will force the club to be put up for sale?

  • phnompenhandy's avatar
    Stam, last year FMRTE worked out a way to block Brexit. I don't wanna buy it this year as I have FMSE, but I'm wondering if FMSE will be able to incorporate a way to bloack Brexit for a savegame.
  • goldorakiller's avatar
    @thanoulas : Do you have plan to update fmscoutframework with FM2017 and FM 2018 ?
  • thanoulas's avatar
    @Bartdude of course you're entitled to your own opinion and preferences and I don't want to get into discussing a product from SI, as you understand they have resources and knowledge of their own product more than any of us and I wouldn't like to appear like I'm going against them ;) However, these two specific features you mention will be coming to FMSE in the next update.

    What is not useful for you (at least at this point in time) is useful for many others, or this wouldn't exist, and I only ever mentioned our (more) features because of your comment on how you prefer ige over fmse because our update came 2 hours after the update. FMSE does do more than it does less, which was my initial point, and it definitely isn't used just for cheating (scouting and ratings easily comes to mind, as well as correcting mistakes for player attributes, reducing frequency of injuries, etc.)
  • Bartdude's avatar
    The thing is thanoulas,it's the things FMSE CAN'T do is why I use the IGE. For example,loaning/transferring players to accurately reflect the real world situation and therefore it enables you to carry on with your career without the need for a database update and having to start afresh. Also IGE allows any player to be renamed,which is useful for naming emerging real world youth players not in the database when FM was released. These are the primary reasons which I use an ingame editor for. I have no need for a mass editor or to use it for falsely changing players stats or physical condition,otherwise FM becomes pointless and no challenge. Also the IGE is there on the game screen,so far more convenient and fuss free to use and as inferred in my original post,it's ready to use instantly when updates in FM are issued. I commend you for your work and FMSE was useful to me when building a squad during the FM beta fortnight but with the full game being released and the IGE becoming available and capable in the critical areas I've mentioned,it's now my preference.
  • emilpreda01's avatar
    only for 64bit??? When I can download for 32 bit??
    Tks !
  • Stam's avatar
    As always, FMSE was updated within a few hours after the 18.1.1 patch. Either grab the newest version via the "Download Now" button above or use the in-app update checker (File > Check for Updates).
    Stay tuned for some feature updates and further improvements.
  • pach's avatar
    How to get the autoupdater to work?
  • thanoulas's avatar
    The update for 18.1.1 is now out through the autoupdater (link on this page will be coming soon)

    @Bartdude IGE is missing a lot of things FMSE has (and will be missing even more as we implement more). It also can't do anything else other than football manager mode games and doesn't have mass editing. There are usually only around 8 or 9 times the game gets updated throughout the year. We don't usually take more than a few hours to put out a compatible release, sometimes we release in 30 minutes!

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