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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 September 27th.

By Updated on Sep 27, 2020   721006 views   380 comments
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Downloads: 193384 / Size: 16.6 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 20.4.4 Steam version of FM 2020, 20.4.1 of FM Touch 2020, 20.4.4 Epic Games version of FM 2020 and 20.4.1 Game Pass version of FM20.
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Released: 31 October - v3.0.0.1
Updated on September 27th - v3.2.1.6 (Epic Games support)

Redistribution Policy

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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 and Game Pass 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!).

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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


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

380 comments have been posted so far.

  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff6 months ago
    @Drslinky66: No, this is compatible only with FM and FM Touch on Windows.

    @gamerman1: FM20 on gamepass was released few days ago. We'll support this version soon.

    @Madness: Competition offsets are not fully fixed yet, I wanted the bugfix update out on Wednesday and not wait any longer. Thanos will sort out the remaining offsets in the next update.
  • Drslinky66's avatar
    Hi, can you confirm if this is compatible with FM Touch on Ipad?
  • gamerman1's avatar
    I need support for FM 20.4.1 game version from Xbox Game Pass
  • Madness's avatar
    Great to see there has finally been an update! However, I still can't find any signs of being able to edit competition prize money. So I'm guessing that's in the category of not having been fixed yet?
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff6 months ago
    I'm happy to announce that the much-awaited bugfix update for FMSE20 is now released. Enjoy v3.2.0.0!

    List of changes:
    - Added new Staff attributes
    - Fixed a bug where a Nationality change could cause a crash in game
    - Fixed most of the Competition offsets
    - Fixed the Club facilities offsets
    - Fixed a bug that would return wrong results when filtering by L/R foot

    THANK YOU for 100,000 downloads so far!
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff6 months ago
    Quick news: I've been constantly nagging Thanos to finish the long-awaited bugfix update he has been working on for a few weeks now. He promised it will be finally released tonight. Fingers crossed! :)

    @meilook: This page is for FMSE, not MacAssistant. But here's the relevant SIP announcement by the author of the app.
  • meilook's avatar
    its make me an error when i click on load
    the error is: MacAssistant RT could not access the FM process - not enough access rights or SIP enabled. Please click the Help button for more information and workarounds. tnx
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff6 months ago
    @danos: If FMSE is not loading, it likely means it doesn't have admin rights. Open windows start menu, type fmse, right-click on FMSE20 and select 'Run as administrator', then load game.

    @lloyd: Thanks for reporting the issue. Thanos has fixed that and will be included in the next version. I'm hoping that can happen tonight.

    @zbidram: Features are explained above, but you can download - install - run the app without buying a license. This way you can explore all of its features beforehand.

    @Seminar: That's not helpful. Be more specific to help us understand what's wrong.

    @lowerleagues: Please explain the steps you're taking.
  • danosdelanos's avatar
    FMSE wont load my save game, it keeps loading forever
  • lloyd1729's avatar
    @stam When trying to edit a clubs training and youth facilities nothing happens in game. Not sure if im doing something wrong also the youth recruitment rating has the same issue
  • zbidram's avatar
    Is it worth to buy this in-game editor?
    what are the best features?
  • Seminar's avatar
    Does not work!
  • lowerleagues's avatar
    When I load game it doesn't load any players!
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff7 months ago
    FMSE has been updated for the 20.4.1 patch. Enjoy!
    @nikolaosaek: If you're like 2-3 versions back, the auto-updater stopped working and you need to grab new version from this download page.

    @Tobbi: There's a release calendar above with the entire history of FMSE20 updates. Neither of those 2 statements is a guarantee. It's a promise of effort. In terms of patchfix updates, I'm personally content with the reaction by Thanos in general. Regarding feature updates, I'm not happy so far (and I'm sure Thanos isn't either) and I've already shared my opinion about it in previous comments.
  • saikidgo's avatar
    Nothing happens whenever I try to launch the FMSE20, error?
  • GreenRex7's avatar
    @oxfam85, there was a Football Manager 2020 update and since then FMSE20 wasn't working. That is probably the reason why it dosen't wrok.
  • nikolaosaek's avatar
    Every time there is an update I cant do it from the app. It show ne that an apdate is available but when I press it it makes an error. I have to come to the site to download it and install.
  • oxfam85's avatar
    i have problem with fmse20 : could not find a compatible with fm version. I have license and fm version 2.4 .... why?
  • Tobbi's avatar
    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.

    Neither of these two statements seem to be true.
    There's been little development and new features.
    And theres seldom quicker updates then your competitors.
  • Karisa's avatar
    NO, I don't do anything.Just as the game time goes,the FMSE will happen the "Program is not responding". I have to restart the FMSE once agine
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff7 months ago
    I spoke with Thanos as soon as the new patch (20.4.1) was released. He said he'd prepare the patchfix today, but sadly that didn't happen as he faced some technical issues and got stuck with compiling. So, tomorrow then.
    @Karisa: What actions exactly are you trying to do? Any chance your save is too big in terms of data loaded (e.g. amount of players)?

    @Madness: I hope so too. Otherwise I'll have to learn more programming and get involved with the app's development process myself.
  • Justice's avatar
    Justice Staff7 months ago
    Update: Thanos is aware of the new update and is working on updating the tool.
  • Karisa's avatar
    FMSE ofen happen the "Program is not responding"
  • Madness's avatar
    @Stam I hope we do see more active development soon. I've never hesitated to support and buy this editor in the past but the delay in getting "key features" working this year is very unprofessional. The main reason I wanted to use it this year was for the competition editing for some experiments I was planning to do(as the game doesn't always scale league prize money correctly), but have been unable to do so.
  • Matt Cocc's avatar
    hi, I have a problem
    When I try to load the game with fm scout editor it says me something like error loading data, failed to load... and could not find a compatible Football Manager version.

    My game is original, it is in my steam library

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