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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   170590 views   161 comments
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Downloads: 42089 / 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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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 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

161 comments have been posted so far.

  • 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.
  • exampl04's avatar
    guys new update?
  • RoGaming's avatar
    This is the first time I’ve bought this software, I used what I assume is their biggest rival on other version on FM, but wanted to try this. Not one single update since the launch of the game is really poor.
    For those asking, save your money until you can see that they are actually trying to update this regularly. It was my mistake
  • diguvejuqome's avatar
    Is the public version coming soon?
  • RXS78's avatar
    Could someone please advise which is better to purchase - this or the official in-game editor? Oh...and a brief summary as to why would be helpful if poss,
  • rgtaylor22's avatar
    @lelit - I messaged Stam about a week ago and he said he has been trying to get hold of Thanos but no luck.

    @Stam - Any update?
  • lelit's avatar
    Do we know when the next update with Competitions and Awards will be?
  • Romax's avatar
    I got a problem : when I increase stats on my players (and their current level too), the others stats that I didn't change destroy themsleves alone and become really bad... Its quite annoying and I don't understand how to counter that and keep the upgrade well
  • antranjw's avatar
    Is the "Treated as Non-foreign" available?
  • ohkatsura's avatar
    Is it possible to add "peak CA/PA" below CA/PA in future update?
  • rgtaylor22's avatar
    @nateKT.. Stam said few days back that Thanos should be starting on fixing it from Tuesday.. Hopefully it'll be done soon.
  • Ntate KT's avatar
    Competitions and Awards??
  • Zotikjkeee's avatar
    Hi! I am absolutely delighted with this editor, but I have a question, if I am from Russia and I want to buy the full version, can I do it somehow? Thank you!
  • Saumonvert's avatar
    Hello, how can I activate "allow squad registration anytime" please. (I bought my license)
  • lucaliberali's avatar
    Hi !
    Do the editor works on MAC??
  • theDokes's avatar
    Is there a way to have Dollars shown instead of pounds?
  • Ivanche's avatar
    I want to edit my age in save, loaded save in editor but can't find my self in staff! I can see i can change other staff date of birth, age... but just cant find my self.
    On quick access toolbar i can see only three options for my self (unsackable, reg. numbers and reg. squad)
  • NubMaster's avatar
    It was working ok, but now is in an infinite loading game date state, i have the game pass version, tried uninstalling and reinstalling but still same issue, any clue how to make it work again?
  • Prettyboy_Yaya's avatar
    @stam Thank you for your answer. I have another one ...
    Will it be possible to change the identity of the staff, for example the owner ? because at the moment we can only change the âge
  • Cholle89's avatar
    @Stam: thank you very much. I not tried to make his attributes super shitty and also make the player old so he will retire soon. Just one thing if it is not working: could you maybe please tell Thanos to disable the option to swap players without a contract or at least make a pop up that says that this can lead to a bug within the game? Thanks a lot
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick status update: Like you, I've been waiting for the next version that should have Competitions and Awards enabled. Unfortunately, Thanos has been unable to finalize that and will be away on a business trip the next 3 days. He'll resume work on this next version on Tuesday.
    @Yaya: I'll pass it on, but don't currently know if and when this can be done.

    @Cholle: Swapping is for contracted players. I'll ask Thanos if there's a way to fix that, but it's not looking good.

    @Proglaminous: I don't have that to check how different it is. You can always download / install / try if it works. You only need a license to save edits.

    @JackDoddy: Remember that IGA only shows on the Attributes screen, not on the Overview screen.
  • Prettyboy_Yaya's avatar
    Hey, why can we choose the ethnicity, the skin and hair color of the staff members but not the players ? can't click on the box ...
    Do you plan to update this soon ?
  • Cholle89's avatar
    Hey Stam, got a question. I have downloaded the recent FMSE version for the released FM 23. I wanted to swap a player I had with one that did not have a contract. Now I have both players in my squad but when I check their contract it appears that they don't have one. Even when I negotiate one they don't have one but just stick in my squad and I can't get rid of them. When I terminate their contracts they are still there and for example one of them doubled when I tried to offer him a contrat and part ways. Any tips how to fix this?

  • ProglaminousFM's avatar
    Is there a version that works on SteamDeck?
  • Ntate KT's avatar
    No update for awards and competitions yet?

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