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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 April 10th.

By Updated on Apr 10, 2023   843434 views   414 comments
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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 23.4.0 Steam, Epic and Game Pass versions of FM 2023.
Exclusively available from

Released: 21 October - v6.0.0
Updated: 10 April - v6.5.0 (patchfix for 23.5.0)

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

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...

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 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 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

How to use FMSE

Current version 6.5.0 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

414 comments have been posted so far.

  • AnfieldSouth's avatar
    I'm having an issue with some of the features of FMSE23 not working. I have the latest version and have my game in FM23 loaded before opening FMSE23. I can heal my team, remove unhappiness etc but any change to finances etc do not transfer to the game. Am I missing something or does anyone else have this issue?
  • shaka81's avatar
    Hi @Stam. Noted on the player swapping. Thanks buddy.
  • Stam's avatar
    @beo: It loads fine for me and I don't see any similar complaints anymore. Make sure you have FM23 open with your save loaded in it before trying to load the game on FMSE23.

    @georgekal95 @shaka81: In terms of moving players around, you can only swap 2 at a time (who have active contracts) between teams.

    @Aqon99: Right-click on the FMSE shortcut icon and select "Run as administrator". That should help.

    @ale2022pa: We don't want people to be using FMSE to cheat in network games. You can do whatever you want with your own solo save.

    @TheAwayEnd: No, it's doesn't have asking prices at all. You can freely download / install / explore the app without having a license.
  • shaka81's avatar
    I guess there are some limitations to FMSE in terms of moving players and staff to a club.
  • beo's avatar
    still can not loading, help please????
    already updated 6.0.1
  • georgekal95's avatar
    Is moving a player to an other club only possible by swapping him with an other player?
  • Aqon99's avatar
    I just get loading game data at the bottom, constantly. Doesnt want to move from there.
  • ale2002pa's avatar
    Hey, i dont understand this "FMSE doesn't work with network saves, and it never will." can you explain please. And also if I am playing my save and then the game updates, the editor will be usefull for that save??
  • TheAwayEnd's avatar
    Does this have accurate asking prices like the official in-game editor does?
  • michaelandrews's avatar
    @Stam: Sorry, I've downloaded the file to the wrong folder and then installed the previous version lol
  • Stam's avatar
    @michaelandrews: The new version is 6.0.1. Try the big red "download now" button on this page.
  • michaelandrews's avatar
    Not working here :( I have uninstall and reinstall. The zip file is the 6.0.0. version. Is this correct ?

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  • Slim_Buddha's avatar
    Just downloaded update. Works perfectly now. Thanks FM Scout Team!
  • Stam's avatar
    FMSE23 has been updated!
    - Added support for FM 23.0.5 (Steam / Epic)
    - Added new Sponsorship Type (Shirt Sleeve)
    - Fixed a bug where staff would show wrong attributes
    - Fixed Club facilities offsets

  • ZiouFa's avatar
    what time is it in french time ?
  • JamieBiBoy's avatar
    r9jeff scroll down it says it will be tonight lol
  • r9jeff's avatar
    its not working update needed
  • shaka81's avatar
    Thanks @Stam for the quick fix. Can I check with you something please? After changing certain attributes of a player, does FMSE show the recommended CA for the player like how the FM editor would?
  • Stam's avatar
    Just heard back from Thanos, so here's what he said:
    The hotfix for staff was harder than he expected, hence the delay. That hotfix and the patchfix for 23.0.5 will be included in the next update that should drop tonight.
  • haniobaid's avatar
    you guys are champions for releasing so quick after beta regardless. Cheers
  • ryanmac's avatar
    @stam thanks for the update!
  • Stam's avatar
    Quite status update: I'm aware of the patch and have alerted Thanos shortly after it got released. There's also a hotfix update in the works for staff attributes which he wasn't able to complete last night. Fingers crossed he can wrap it up later tonight, alongside the patchfix update for 23.0.5.
  • senna1983's avatar
    Hate fm updates FMSE23 stopped working any news when new update for fmse23 is out!!!
  • İstanbullu's avatar
    The first update has arrived and FMSE23 stopped working, hate this :) now we have to wait.
  • Ketsura's avatar
    Im confused. in FMSE20 staff showed PA from 1-200. Now it does not show those values when I search the staff, is this intentional from the editor or its a bug? Because idk how im supposed to read the new numbers that are show.

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