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FM Scout Editor 2023 - Exclusive Download

The first real-time editor for Football Manager 2023. A powerful alternative to the official In-Game Editor. Comes with basic scouting features too. Updated on December 3rd.

By Updated on Dec 03, 2022   165744 views   160 comments
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Downloads: 40932 / Size: 16.7 MB / Added: 2022-10-21
Football Manager 2023 Tools - FM Scout Editor 2023 - Exclusive Download
FM Scout Editor 2023 (FMSE23 for short) is a utility with powerful real time editing capabilities and some basic scouting features for Football Manager 2023. It currently works with Windows 7+ and the latest 23.2.0 Steam, Epic and Game Pass versions of FM 2023.
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Released: 21 October - v6.0.0
Updated: 3 December - v6.2.0 (hotfix & patchfix for 23.2.0)

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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

FMSE23 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 23.

Whenever there's a new official patch out, we'll make an effort to update FMSE asap. And while update time is dependent on external factors (such as patch complexity), we'll do our best to deliver updates as quickly as possible.

Here's an overview of the 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.

FMSE doesn't work with network saves, and it never will. Because that'd turn it into a hacking tool and we don't want that.

Known Issues

  • Competitions and Awards are not yet available

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 6.2.0 is compatible with the following Windows editions: Steam, Epic & Game Pass.

  1. Unzip and install by running the .exe file.
  2. Open Football Manager 2023 and load your saved game.
  3. Open FMSE 2023.
  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 2023 version. This is an one time upgrade which costs £5.99 / €5.99 / $5.99 (VAT is included!).

Software licenses issued for FMSE23 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].

Please keep a backup of your save game before using FMSE 23 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 23. 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 2023 - Exclusive Download

160 comments have been posted so far.

  • talhayilmaz's avatar
    Actually this editor is very good and simple to use but the height filter isn't working for players.
  • Gagarin77's avatar
    when will be possible editate competions?
  • Ssam's avatar
    Update woo! Now, can we all agree a few days for an update is reasonable? FM Scout cant control when SI push an update...
  • Stam's avatar
    @Gwino: Just checked and works fine for me. Make sure FMSE is running with the game loaded, and that the Attributes tab is not the landing page.
  • Gwino's avatar
    I am the only one who can not see players hidden attributes values (all 0) in FMSE panel?
    FMSE needs a little overhaul (i hope it is the right word to say) to gain stability.
    i think Thanos might take care of it a little bit more.
    Someone told me not to apologize for my bad english but i need to do that :-)
  • Stam's avatar
    FMSE has been updated for the 23.2 patch. It also comes with fixed nation offsets for general attributes.
  • pedzzzz's avatar
    I have this and the in-game editor, it's only 2 pound more and it's not really a problem if fmse stops working because the in game editor is updated too.
  • Arkhamknight786's avatar
    Bought the software today and I must say I am already regretting it.
  • Elyasis's avatar
    @Stam I hope you know that the backlash and the critics are absolutely not directed at you. I know that your hands are tied right now and that you can't do anything more than telling us to wait.
    The most frustrating thing about this lack of update is also the lack of communication from thanos himself.
    The fact that the software was not complete was already a bit disappointing but the lack of updates and communication is something else.

    @Sirobetking I understand your point but when you pay for something you're expecting results. This is completely normal to be frustrated that the software still isn't up to date. Especially on a week-end :/
  • Stam's avatar
    @Relworp: Thanos is working on FMSE alone, nobody else is involved with the development of the app. If I could help with that, I would. The hierarchy of site staff is unrelated. We have one admin (myself), tool developers (Thanos, Eugene), some moderators who patrol the chat and the forums, verified addon creators, and video content creators on YouTube.

    @jasonmarkslip @Elyasis: It's totally understandable. I haven't heard from Thanos since last night; been messaging him but no response yet. In all honesty, it's even more frustrating for me having to deliver bad news and deal with backlash due to uncommon delay.

    @Darkside: This page is assigned to Thanos, so he will choose what to do with the comments. Some bits feel insulting, so what you want might not matter.
  • Relworp's avatar
    Ofc some things may go wrong and some things may take some time. I really like this website and the content within it, but I am really surprised that there is noone that can compensate the developer who is busy/having some problems irl. I dont know the relationship or the hierarchy among the admins but I'd expected them to help each other during these kind of times.
  • Sirobetking's avatar
    Guys... We all know that this update is taking too much time, but is it hard to play 2-3 days without FMSE? There will be a reason why this takes so long, maybe just have patience, i know u spend ur money on this app but keep saying that ur going to choose another app now is not going to help.. Just be patience for once, they surely will compensate this..
    I also bought this app, spend money on this.. but i learned that when something goes wrong or takes a long time is because there is a reason, hes not taking his time just to annoy u..
    Please let's just keep the peace everybody, and be thankfull for the people creating this content.
    (Sorry for my English..)
  • jasonmarkslip's avatar
    i agree elyasis cant use it and paid money for it
  • Elyasis's avatar
    Very disappointed by the lack of update. I paid for a product and I can't even use it when I need it.
  • jasonmarkslip's avatar
    any updates
  • Darkside63's avatar

    I would appreciate íf you dont delete the whole comment. Feel free to remove the name of the compared Product - because my comment will still work ;)
  • Stam's avatar
    I'm disappointed with the delay as well, but the comparisons won't speed up the update. It's also against our site rules, so don't be surprised if some comments disappear.
  • Darkside63's avatar

    Thanos explanation doesnt sound to be too reasonable - particularly when your competitor was able to do all necessary adjustments within a couple of hours - to release an updated version which smoothly works again ;)
  • Zotikjkeee's avatar
    This is very long... I'm disappointed with the purchase of this editor
  • ginge89's avatar
    Wow, i expect more from a bought product, i always try and help local buisnessmen with there little ventures but this is taking the P!ss now, so late, sorry guys you wont be getting any more money from me in future releases.
  • Karisa's avatar
    too late
  • Stam's avatar
    Bad news. Thanos just messaged me to say that a lot of things have changed with the 23.2 patch and needs more time to sort everything. He'll carry on tomorrow.
  • Gwino's avatar
    @Relworp. Hi, it happens due FM update. FMSE works with previous release.
    Until FMSE Update in not ready you will get that error.
  • Relworp's avatar
    Hey, I started getting an error message which is "Failed to load FM data: Could not find a compatible version". Any idea how I can fix this? Is this because of the versions or so?

    Another question, can I make myself the manager of a national team? (I have the license)
  • Stam's avatar
    The update for yesterday's 23.2 patch should arrive later today according to Thanos.
    He hasn't clarified if this next update will come with Competitions and Awards which are still missing. That was meant to happen 2-3 weeks ago, but he was unable to finish what was needed due to being away on a business trip (hadn't heard from him in 2+ weeks). I apologize for the long delay, but it's not something I can control.
    @RoGaming: No key new features have been added for a long while. FMSE is mainly updated to be compatible with new patches. Thanos has other priorities (private life and work) and can't be working on regular feature updates.

    @diguvejuqome: No such thing as a public version. FMSE doesn't come with a special version. It's the one you can download from this page. And if you wish to be able to save your edits, you need to purchase a license.

    @RXS78: Download, install and explore the options you get with FMSE. You don't need a license to do that.

    @Romax: You need to change CA (and PA if it's lower than CA) to "reflect" the attribute changes. If that's not possible (e.g. setting all attributes 20 doesn't equal to 200 CA which is the max), simply enable the attribute freeze option.

    @ohkatsura: I can ask Thanos about it, but it's not currently a priority for him to be working on new features.

    @Saumonvert: Click on the little face icon next to the save icon (diskette) to access the human manager options.

    @lucaliberali: No, FMSE doesn't work on Mac. But might be worth a try via WineBottler or Parallels.

    @theDokes: No, Thanos has hardcoded the currency to be in GBP.

    @Ivanche: The human manager options are only those 3 you found.

    @NubMaster: Open Windows start menu, type FMSE to find FMSE23, then right-click on it and select "Run as administrator".

    @Cholle89: I've told him, but I can't promise he will do it.

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