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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   827153 views   413 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.
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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

413 comments have been posted so far.

  • SGDynamite's avatar
    Will the price change with the new version?
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick status update: I've had a chat with Thanos earlier. There were 3 points raised which seem promising to me.
    1. FMSE24 is still being worked on, but delayed because it's not a simple patchfix. His intention is to release the initial version during this week.
    2. He's rewriting the app from the ground up. The new UI will be much faster and more flexible for applying feature updates easier.
    3. The goal for the FM24 cycle is to implement at least as many features as other real-time editors out there.
    I'll post again when FMSE24 is ready for release. Fingers crossed it's actually happening later this week.
    @amadxus: Love that simile, made me laugh :D
  • Fábio Ferreira 1989's avatar
    Hello Stam.
    Have you any update to the release of FMSE24 ? Today is November 6th, and its not released yet. Thanks!
  • amadxus's avatar
    FMSE 24 is like Michael Jordan coming back out of retirement to play in the NBA and win a championship.
  • surrath's avatar
    Hi, is there a release date for FM Scout Editor 2024?
  • IsaacC's avatar
    Need my licence resent but unable to do it automatically
  • amadxus's avatar
    so ready for FMSE 24!
  • HannaHer's avatar
    PLEASE FMSE 2024!
  • Stam's avatar
    I have some good news today. Thanos changed his mind and confirmed that he will start working on FMSE24 which will be hopefully ready before November 6th.
  • guigeta_ssj's avatar
    fmse 24 ? please ?
  • surrath's avatar
    Good morning,

    will FM scout editor be released on the FM 2024 version?
  • ShermWorm's avatar
  • noetxel's avatar
    wtf bro seems like this was a disappointment, no one replies a shit and it's not even free...
  • noetxel's avatar
    1 question: can i increase the staff salary limits and also increase number of the scouts that you can recruit.
  • noetxel's avatar
    I have m2 ssd and 12 core cpu but the loading is still too much for a 180mb save file but it will not matter if it will work for me to edit my save even after waiting 5-10 min to load so thanks, men.

    edit: so i opened the FMSE direction and made the game open with administrator and it worked! thx and it lasted 2 sec to load ;)
  • winkle's avatar
    Need a licence resent too but unable to do it automatically or get responses from Appcake
  • RPGFan's avatar
    Seems no one replies here for support related questions, guess best not purchase anymore.
  • Tsunayoshii's avatar
    Hello, I need a new license file but the AppCake does not respond my emails, could someone help?
  • rudyaddo's avatar
    How do you transfer ban a team?
    Just transfer Ban.
  • RPGFan's avatar
    Does the freeze attributes allow them to increase, or are they locked in ?
  • prediseguard's avatar
    I have a very small question; Where can I find fm 23 pre-game editor?
  • FreddyG's avatar
    Damn.. Only purchased to edit a competition prize money, which doesn't seem to be available yet.. When will this be ready?
  • FreddyG's avatar
    Can you edit the prize money of a competition with this editor?
  • smyattusa's avatar
    I can't seem to get the 'Allow squad registration anytime' to work? Is this an issue with the current version?
  • wexfordtoffee's avatar
    Is there any update due as my current save wouldn't load version 23 It was working a few days ago. I have the paid version of FMSE
    Thanks in advance

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