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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 March 21st.

By on Oct 27, 2017   Mar 21, 2018   166889 views   126 comments
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Downloads: 58201 / Size: 14.6 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 18.3.3 Steam version of FM 2018 and FM Touch 2018 64-bit. Developed by the creator of MacAssistant RT.

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Released: 27 October - v1.0.0.0
Updated: 21 March - v1.8.0.3

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

126 comments have been posted so far.

  • mattw123's avatar
    @stam, as ever this is really top work. I have been following this site for years silently, and been a quiet fan, but after turning 30 recently, balancing a high profile job and a family, I dont know how you get your ducks in a row so quickly! well done mate
  • Stam's avatar
    SI did a silent second patch release (still 18.3.3, just different subversion) and we didn't realize that until this morning.
    New FMSE18 version out now!
  • Stam's avatar
    @mattw123: Whaaat?! SI is unbelievable lol I guess we'll have to prepare yet another update.
  • m10ago's avatar
    hello there, the version 18.3.3 isnt available yet
  • mattw123's avatar

    Sorry mate, SI released two patches - one after the other. Therefore the editor is no longer working.
  • Stam's avatar
    New patch 18.3.3 was made available earlier today. Once again, FMSE18 has already been updated to support that in a matter of hours. Enjoy!
  • Stam's avatar
    @MedericC: No. You can use FMSE17 with FM17.

    @Cire: Works fine for me. And frankly if there was any major problem with it, this comment section would be crawling with complaints. So what's wrong with you?
  • MedericC's avatar
    hey there stam, will you make fmse 18 compatible with fm 2017?
  • Cire's avatar
    Do not download 18.3.2. It will not work.
  • Stam's avatar
    New patch 18.3.2 came out a couple of hours ago. FMSE18 has already been updated to be compatible with it. Enjoy!

    P.S. We're working on a minor bugfix update, most likely to go live this weekend.

    For technical issues, please use the FMSE forum.
    @berkesahin1: Describe the steps you're taking until this message appears.
    @jeff44: Nobody's forcing you to pay for a license. You can test all FMSE functions for free; the license will just make it possible to save your edits. If you have certain feature requests to make, feel free to share.
    @DatGuyTundz: Does your computer pass FMSE requirements?
  • basjvr's avatar

    Do you get a error or what does it say when you try to open the program?
  • DatGuyTundz's avatar
    the program isn't opening for me so I can't update it to the latest version of it can anyone help me
  • FatihAkkaya54's avatar
    Hello ı have 18.3.1 version but ı got failed to load football manager data .
  • jeff44's avatar
    In FM Scout Editor 2018 its not showing the kits with competitions in it like on the fm18 editor data base were its easy to remove them i really don't want to pay for something that wont work
  • berkesahin1's avatar
    I'm getting this error, why is that?
    FMSE18 has stopped working...
  • AchilleasP's avatar
    Just updated it today and now when I try to load my save I get the message "Failed to load football manager data: Could not find a compatible football manager version". Whats the problem?
  • Stam's avatar
    18.3.1 was released today, but we won't be able to update FMSE18 before Sunday as thanoulas is on a business trip until then. Apologies for the inconvenience.

    @giannis: Yes. Saving your edits requires a paid license. Simple scouting features are free. You can try the app to find out what options are available beforehand.

    @nikolaos: Thanks for your comment, I'll forward this to thanoulas.
  • giannisthereal99's avatar
    in order to save the changes i have to give 5 $ ???
  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    You cant edit your own stats as a manager.. Also you cant edit the new staff rolls. At gk coach you cant edit the 3 trainings, only 1
  • Stam's avatar
    We've just updated FMSE18 to make it compatible with today's 18.3.0 patch release. It only took a couple of hours. On a side note, we intend to resume feature updates during the 2nd week of March. Enjoy!

    @MjrLee: You can change competition names by editing the real names license fix file for competitions.

    @Diegito21: I really doubt this is something we can implement in the near future.

    @DeeBhoy67: Hmm, it shouldn't "pick" leagues to work with. I'll check with thanoulas on that.

    @Kelwyn76: MacAssistantRT is the way to go for Mac users. FMSE and MART share the same core as they are developed by the same author.
  • MjrLeeUseless's avatar
    No ability to edit competition name?
  • Diegito21's avatar
    @Stam Very usefull editor and i want to ask you if there is a chance to make a tool for the fans in game while we see the match in 3D? For example in this fm we don't have torches like previous years on the stands. I am playing in Argentina and it's like i am playing in a church :D !
    Εven the banners are very small :\
  • DeeBhoy67's avatar
    I can only see the prize money tab for certain leagues like the English Premier League and German First Division but not other leagues like the Scottish Premiership or Portuguese Premier League.
    Definitely not paying for the full license until this is fixed.

    Edit: I can see the prize money tabs on all Scottish divisions other than the Premiership.
  • Kelwyn76's avatar
    is this compatible with a mac, or do we use mac assistant?
  • bellidne's avatar
    @Stam thanks for the reply. Looking forward to the updates.

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