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FM Scout Editor 2020 - Exclusive Download

The first real-time editor for Football Manager 2020. A powerful alternative to the official In-Game Editor. Comes with basic scouting features too. Updated on December 20th.

By Updated on Dec 20, 2019   212668 views   151 comments
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Downloads: 50593 / Size: 15.8 MB / Added: 2019-10-31
Football Manager 2020 Tools - FM Scout Editor 2020 - Exclusive Download
FM Scout Editor 2020 (FMSE20 for short) is a utility with powerful real time editing capabilities and some basic scouting features for Football Manager 2020. It currently works with Windows 7+ and the latest 20.2.3 Steam versions of FM 2020 and FM Touch 2020.
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Released: 31 October - v3.0.0.1
Updated on December 20th - v3.1.1.3

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

FMSE20 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 20.

We'll aim to roll out frequent updates to introduce new functionality.

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.

Important: The FMS Editor is free to download, install, use the scouting features and explore all the editing options. You will need a paid license in order to be able to save your edits.

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

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Nation Editing
Edit Nation general data, teams, Kits and Agreements. For example, you can disable Brexit by adding England back to EU.
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 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.
Freeze Player Attributes
You can now freeze attributes so they remain unaffected by CA, PA or training.
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.

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 FMS Editor 20

Current version is compatible with Steam for PC Windows editions only.

  1. Unzip and install by running the .exe file.
  2. Open Football Manager 2020 and load your saved game.
  3. Open FMSE 2020.
  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 ability to save your edits for the 2020 version. This is an one time upgrade which costs £5.99 / €5.99 / $5.99 (VAT is included!).

User guide: Registering your FMSE license

Software licenses issued for FMSE20 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, report them in the official FMSE forum.

Please keep a backup of your save game before using FMSE 20 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 20. A backup will make sure that whatever happens, you will still have your saved game.

Known Issues

  • Competition Popup - tabs and popup control buttons are missing
  • Staff Attributes - missing new attributes such as judging staff


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 2020 - Exclusive Download

151 comments have been posted so far.

  • gtalnz's avatar
    I hope Thanos gets well soon. Once he's back I'd love to see FMSE support the new beta path (20.1.0) on Steam. Match engine improvements and many other fixes, so it's worth the switch (go to the Beta tab in Properties for FM20 on Steam).
  • rednwhitejay's avatar
    Didnt think i was the only one annoyed by this
  • Stam's avatar
    Update for 20.0.4 will be made available as soon as Thanos can actually work on it. He wanted to make it last night, but he couldn't. I'm waiting same as you, except I have to answer dozens of angry messages on chat and via email. :)

    1) He is sick and has been unable to update FMSE in timely manner last night and today so far. There's a good record of fast updates over the past 2 years, but you seem to generalize things based on scarce cases.

    2) Yes, only him is in charge of development. It's his right to charge for his work, and nobody's forcing you to support it. There's no contingency plan at the moment, so it's best to avoid investing in FMSE if you don't approve.

    3) Disrespectful or inappropriate comments will get removed once I'm able to consult him.
  • BuDu91's avatar
    I was only able to use it for one day after purchase. :(
  • mike1906's avatar
    Works on online games ?
  • Bertrand's avatar
    When will this be available for Mac?
  • waelphoto's avatar
    when fmse to be updated?
  • Bartdude's avatar
    @luke.stephens2693, I'm sorry to hear that but you cannot charge people for software when only one man is capable of updating the product. These things happen and you have to have a contingency plan in place to cover such events. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that an emphasis is placed on NON-refundable license fees.
  • luke.stephens2693's avatar
    the author is unwell calm down
  • Bothan Spy's avatar
    I must admit I'm not overly impressed with this. If it was free then great, but it's not. Slow update plus i cant do simple tasks like remove debts or make players loans permanent or cancel them without messing about. Even simple things like moving a player to another club has got me scratching my head. I'll have to wait for the official one before I start my network game I'm afraid.
  • Bartdude's avatar
    It's claimed that FMSE is updated within two hours of an FM update, in most cases. Well, it's been 14 hours since the 2.0.4 Hotfix and nothing so far. I use FMSE purely because it's the only thing out there that can edit the beta but come the full game release I will be using the official IGE. Not only is it ready to use instantly after FM updates but you don't have to load every parameter of the game in order to edit it. Also no need to run FM in Windows mode to aid easier access. Apart from that, most of the items in FMSE are superfluous and not for me or simply don't work, like for example player skin tones. If you use it to elevate player ratings or fitness levels then what's the point of playing FM at all. I use the IGE purely for transferring players/managers to their real world clubs when FM moves them and for a more capable kit modifier than FMSE offers. A fiver for two weeks use is reasonable but beyond that, no thanks.
  • orinmichael's avatar
    just updated this and it says failed to load FM data could not find a compatible FM version , i am still on The beta version. I tried the old version too and it said the same thing
  • medahit's avatar
    when will the editor be updated ?
  • aril's avatar
    any eta on that update? Just bought the editor and it doesnt work
  • luke.stephens2693's avatar
    cause they havent done a update for the editor yet
  • Rantan2's avatar
    Since the new patch i've got the message : failed to load FM data could not find a compatible FM version (i bought FMSE20)
  • luke.stephens2693's avatar
    Patch 20.0.4 just been released :)
  • Stam's avatar
  • grahamh1892's avatar
    i bought a licence for the FM scout editor and dont know how to use the licence key
  • Stam's avatar
    Update for FM Touch 20.0.3 is available.
    For Mac, you'll need MacAssistant which hasn't been released yet for FM20.

    @JJKB24: Will ask Thanos to investigate and test it myself. After how many days do you notice a drop?
    @trashleigh96: Yes, the new/missing staff attributes will be added in a future update. IGA needs a bugfix.
    @MrGuimas: Yes you can run this on a beta save.
  • JVFreakBody's avatar
    @Stam Any plans for a Mac version?

    Sorry, just figured out that Mac Assistant is the editor for Macs. I'm a newb. Lol. Thanks.
  • JJKB24's avatar
    Freeze attributes doesnt seem to work
  • trashleigh96's avatar
    Will the 'Judging Staff Ability' and 'Negotiating' attributes be included for editing? and how/where do you get the in-game assistant to show CA and PA?
  • filipelh98's avatar
    When for Mac?
  • KoliStussy's avatar
    Not for MAC?

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