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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   716342 views   381 comments
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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.
Exclusively available from

Released: 31 October - v3.0.0.1
Updated on September 27th - v3.2.1.6 (Epic Games support)

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...

Become unsackable! No matter what happens, the board will never fire you. Have no fear of getting sacked ever again!
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

381 comments have been posted so far.

  • 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
  • cometz0r's avatar
    Hello guys. I noticed that if we try to edit the value of the minimum release clause it does not save ingame.
    Any chance to fix it please?

  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff7 months ago
    @tommyilo: You can use the same license file on as many computers you have, no problem. In theory, we assume that can't be more than 3 but if it is you can send an email to support.

    @Txttrr: Thanos told me that IGA wasn't working for Touch version in the past as well.
  • tommyilo's avatar
    hello do i need to buy the full version for each device how do i get the full version on my laptop and PC
  • Txttrr's avatar
    How come this part is not working in the Touch version

    " In-Game Assistant
    See hidden player attributes, CA/PA & actual left/right foot values right in the game (attributes screen)."
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff7 months ago
    @jcshey: I agree that FMSE needs to showcase more active development and roll out new functionality more often, even in the form of minor new features. I'm hopeful Thanos will find more time to do that in the coming weeks.
  • jcshy's avatar
    I've been more than happy to support this for the last few years but I think taking money for it this year has been a bit unfair.

    No real progress has been made & bug fixes aren't exactly a priority. I appreciate it's not a full-time job and people have lives but when it's the highest priced editor on the market, you'd expect a bit more work to be put in to repay the people who've helped support the creator.
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff7 months ago
    @Johnnym: It's FM version specific. So a license for FMSE10 doesn't work with FMSE20.

    @dhomme: Grab newest version right from this page and auto-updater should work fine again.

    @alexkhummyk: I don't understand what you mean exactly. A screenshot might help?
  • Johnnym871's avatar
    If i bought this, is it a yearly thing or a permanent? (would i get it for every fm version from this point on>)
  • dhomme's avatar
    FMSE auto update has failed. is there any way around this?
  • alexkhumyk24's avatar
    help downloaded error beats the data will not change
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff7 months ago
    @leokratos17: Thanks for your support! I intend to go on an answering spree in the forum this week. Been answering emails and private messages every day.

    @spaansetukker: No, FMSE is primarily a real-time editing tool which requires a paid license to be able to save your edits. You don't need a license to explore its options of course, and it also has a number of basic scouting features. Give it a try to check out what it's capable of.
  • leokratos17's avatar
    seeing forum discussion of tool, many questions without asnwer, many problem and people with license without support, previous versions of FMSE was pretty good and much more stable, i'll try use this tool only to support Stam, but i hope you can help on forum, adding a staff to help people with their problems, its just a suggestion to make better support and i want help, nothing else than that
  • spaansetukker's avatar
    Is this the same as GS? Or something else?
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff7 months ago
    FMSE has been updated for the 20.4.0 patch. As Thanos couldn't finish the bugfix update last weekend, I expect him to do it during this weekend; so hopefully we'll get a new version by Sunday night.
  • Nams's avatar
    There is a problem when I change the chairman status, it changes the date of creation of the club.
    (Sorry for my English, i'm French)
  • JotPe's avatar
    Maybe they have problem with the new patch and this is the issue
  • JotPe's avatar
    hi Guys. I have one question to you. I cannot udpdate fmse ;( I am registered . Please help
  • Victorhugo4222's avatar
    Thanks Stam up and running again!
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff7 months ago
    @Victorhugo4222: Re-download your license and register it again. You can get it emailed to you again by using the FMSE License Recovery page.
  • Victorhugo4222's avatar
    I paid the £6 for the full version of this but i have had to reinstall windows on my pc and when i go into fm scout i do not have the full version anymore. Who do i speak too to fix this?
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff7 months ago
    @oldschdod: You created an account to post this comment without bothering to read the comments and didn't even download the latest version from the link above. :bang:
  • oldschdod's avatar
    Latest update
    Not working. It says, 'Update error: An error occurred during download: Are you connected to the Internet? Please try again later."
    Program cannot be used.
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Staff7 months ago
    @l3lade: I had tested the download myself using Chrome from multiple computers as guest - even with ublock enabled - and in incognito mode; worked every time. I just tested Firefox and Edge now, noticed the problem and sorted it. Please give it another try to confirm it works for you as well. Apologies for the inconvenience it caused over the past 2 days.
    By the way, I wasn't asked to restart computer after updating to this version of FMSE20.
  • l3lade's avatar
    What an absolute cock up this update is. You know people choose to use FMSE, there are alternatives. To force a paying customer from the application to the site, then force them to have to register in order to download (despite what Stam wrote 4 hours ago if not signed in you constantly get a "restricted access" error so that's not "all there is to it" at all) then be told you must restart computer in order to use software at the end of it all. Dude, I just wanted to play a bit of FM...

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