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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 August 27th.

By Updated on Aug 27, 2018   396817 views   158 comments
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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 18.3.4 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: 27 August - v1.9.0.0

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.

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

Unsackable (new in v1.9!)
Become unsackable! No matter what happens, the board will never fire you. Have no fear of getting sacked ever again!

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

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

158 comments have been posted so far.

  • jefftattoo180's avatar
    hi, i was buy the license but the program does not load the game! ... and in options you can see my registration actively .. please I need help !!
  • jefftattoo180's avatar
    hi, i was buy the license but the program does not load the game! ... and in options you can see my registration actively .. please I need help !!
  • EmanRealThinker's avatar
    am i going crazy but isn't there another scout editor that would show you how good the players could be like there exact stats and it would compare them to well known good players???
  • Stam's avatar
    New FMSE v1.9.0.0 out now! There's a new feature added: UNSACKABLE.

    @levyscfc1407: Any chance Windows is not 64-bit on your computer?

    @TheGame32: You can download, install and see everything this tool can do, for free. If you're happy with what is possible, it makes sense to purchase a license to be able and save your edits.
    I've messaged thanoulas (FSME author) who is finally back to development about your issue. If he doesn't reply directly, I'll follow up with a private message.

    @frunkyflaps: How is it a hidden fact? It's interesting that you made an account to post that and didn't bother reading the text on this page or on the other page.

    @lewismoore7: In theory, only the host *might* be able to use a tool. If you need a tool for scouting only, Genie Scout has more advanced features.
  • levyscfc1407's avatar
    instalei este Editor no meu PC mas ele nao abre de forma alguma. Alguem poderia ajudar?
  • TheGame32's avatar
    After not being answered three weeks ago on a different query, I decided to buy the tool anyway. This time I bought it just to edit the Brazilian team names (was too late with the files), but it does not save the team names whenever I change them? Maybe I can get some answers and/or assistance on this issue, please?
  • frunkyflaps's avatar
    I love that you've hidden the fact that it's a paid program so well. Ah well, go make your money chaps
  • lewismoore7's avatar
    Just a query, can any online editing tool be used for online game? just to see potential of players etc?
  • Stam's avatar
    @Wolololo: You can find the answer above, just before "Bug Reports" heading. What exactly is much worse than you expected? And why haven't you explored the app thoroughly before paying for a license?

    @DemiDeni: Haven't heard of such behavior before. Where did you install FMSE?

    @desinterado: Do you have the latest Steam version of FM18 64-bit?

    > FMSE won't work with the demo version.
    > You can try all of FMSE features for free. When you're ready to save your edits, you'll need to get a license.
    > FMSE normally gets updated to be compatible with new patches within 24 hours.
  • Wolololo's avatar
    Can I ask for a refund? It's much worse than I expected.
  • DemiDeni's avatar
    I bought this a week ago, and for some reason every time I use it, after about 2-3 minutes my fm just turns off, no warning or error message, it simply just closes, I’m using fm touch btw. Also I haven’t installed this in the steam folder.
  • desinterado's avatar
    My fmse 18 just stays on the "loading game data" and it goes from there, what to do?
  • ZakirsyahSeno's avatar
    Hey, i got major questions incoming. First of all, i'm new to FM espacially FM18 which i try the demo version of it right now and just came accross this website and decided to download this hoping it will work. But unfortunatley when i tried to load the game it says the load data version is not compatible. So, questions are:
    > Is this editor gonna work on the demo version?
    > Is it necessary to buy the license in order to start editing use of it or i can just use it without buying it?
    > A new update rolled out a couple hours ago, and or is it just me or the editor won't work on the new updated version of fm18?

  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    @stam I fixed th in-game assistant.. Thanks for all
  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    @stam thanks, I got it. One last question. The in-game assistant works only with the default skin? I use FLUT skin dark. I follow the instr. but i cant see the players CA and PA. I see it in team view or player profile? And where is it?
  • Stam's avatar
    @nikolaosaek: I answered all there was to answer. You just mentioned that your license link expired. I can make sure you get a fresh link delivered to your email shortly, but will need to know your email or name from your order (message me in private).
  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    @stam I finally saw that this editor does things that the FM editor doesn't.
    Still you didn't answer me. I've sent an email but i didn't get an answer. I bought this editor, but the license link has expired. Where can I found my license??
  • TheGame32's avatar
    Stupid question, but will this editor allow me to change my training ground and youth stadium?

    The reason I ask is because I started a brand new game, with a new (created) club, but it is using the old training ground and youth stadium, which is odd as my team (and stadium) are quite some miles apart, and the OCD in me is kinda annoyed that it cant be changed anywhere... so this editor my only hope. I would really like to move my training ground and youth stadium closer to where my team is located.

    Thanks in advance (and sorry for being awkward...). :)
  • Stam's avatar
    @Binx1985: 18.3.4 for FM Touch was released today. FMSE will get updated again tomorrow before lunch.
  • Binx1985's avatar
    not working.
  • Stam's avatar
    FMSE18 was updated 2 days ago to roll out a fix for editing competition prize money, and it was again updated last night to become compatible with the latest 18.3.4 patch.

    @nikolaosaek: Grab the newest version ( and try again. Check the relevant FAQ in regards to activating IGA.
    Now I can't be sure why you bought a license since you can freely try FMSE and see for yourself what it can do. Perhaps you were hoping for a feature addition that'd make your investment worthwhile? Are the features you mentioned the ones you're mostly looking forward to?

    "not many of those that many of us consider important"
    Which things are missing from FMSE that you consider to be the most important? I'm genuinely interested to know because we're currently redefining the next feature additions.
    "the IGE updates automatically if FM is updated, so no waiting"
    I wouldn't personally classify up to 24 hours (usually much less) as waiting, but that's a given. It's a third party app, we have to react and can't prepare patch updates beforehand.
    "The ONE real advantage of FMSE is it's available to use for the beta versions"
    It's definitely one of the advantages, but not the only one in my book.
    "the originator has lost the interest and commitment that a utility like this demands"
    I'm afraid that's half true. Thanos couldn't work on FMSE for a couple of months now, sadly. Not because he has lost interest though. Life can be unexpected at times and naturally family/health/work always come first.
  • trig338's avatar
    It's PERFECT :)
  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    I got 2 issues.
    1st: The fmscout updated and now it has an errror
    2nd: how can I enable in-game assistant? What path should I put?
  • Bartdude's avatar
    I'm afraid I have to agree. FMSE does a lot of things most people aren't interested in and not many of those that most of us consider important,which the IGE does cover. Also the IGE updates automatically if FM is updated,so no waiting. The ONE real advantage of FMSE is it's available to use for the beta versions of an impending new FM edition,whereas the IGE only appears after a few days of a full game release. It also appears now that the originator has lost the interest and commitment that a utility like this demands.
  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    This editor does nothing more than the ingame editor... You cant edit the new staff roles, cant edit yourself as a manager, cant edit names, cant edit jobs. I'm starting to wonder why did I buy this editor...

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