- Receiving your License
- Loading Game Fails
- Activating the In-Game Assistant
- FM Touch Compatibility
- Mass Edit Usage
- Changes not applied in-game
- No corrupt saves
- Official Patches
- Feature Requests
- Setup Fails
- Load game data crashes FM
I've paid for a license but haven't received anything. How long does it take?
Normally you should receive your license right after completing your order because the system is automated. If you don't, it can be 1 of 3 scenarios:
- The email went into your junk/spam folder
- You made a typo when filling out your email address
- Our emails can't reach you because there's an issue with your inbox (e.g. out of space) or you (or your provider) is blocking fastspring.com or appcake.co.uk or any of the co-located ip address ranges
Can't load my save. I have the latest FM version and supposedly FMSE is compatible with it...
If you're getting this error "Failed to load Football Manager data: Could not find a compatible Football Manager version." it can only mean one thing. You have opted to the public beta builds of FM on Steam.
We only support the official stable builds and not the public beta ones. You can either wait until stable version catches up with public beta or simply opt out from beta builds.
How to activate the In-Game Assistant?
IGA is a premium feature, so you need to have a license first. If you've got that, follow the steps outlined below.
- Open FMSE and go to File > Options.
- In the Game Documents field you need to browse to your FM20 user data folder. By default that is the following:
- Tick the Enable IGA checkbox right below and click OK.
- Open FM20 and go to Prefences > Interface.
- Hit the Clear Cache button. Then return to the same screen and press the Reload Skin button.
- Switch to FMSE20 and load your game.
- Switch back to FM20 and go to any player's Attributes screen.
Does FMSE20 work with FM Touch 2020?
Yes, it does. However, In-Game Assistant hasn't been implemented on FM Touch yet.
How does Mass Edit work?
There are 2 types of Mass Edit functionality in FMSE.
The first one is the quick-actions to Heal Team, Remove Unhappy, Remove Bans and Destroy Team within the Teams tab (within the Club's panel).
The second type is the more advanced Mass Edit dedicated panel you can access after selecting 2 or more players in search results. Simply search for whatever criteria you want, then multi-select entities using Shift-click, Ctrl-click or click-drag. Mass Edit tab should show up at the top middle area of the FMSE window. Click on it to find all editable data fields you can edit and then Save to apply these changes to all selected entities.
I've just saved my edits, but I don't see the changes in-game.
This happens because the game caches the screens you've already visited. If you press the "Continue" button in-game and move forward to the next stop, you should see the changes.
If you want to see your changes immediately, you can disable the "Use caching to decrease page loading times" option, which can be found on the Preferences > Interface screen in-game.
Will FMSE20 corrupt my FM20 saved game?
We’ve extensively tested all available functionality of FMSE20 and found it safe to use; we experienced NO corrupt games whatsoever.
However, as we're still in beta version, please, keep a backup of your saved game before using FMSE19 to edit your game’s data. AppCake Ltd and FMScout.com 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 intact.
Can I use the same license key on both my desktop and laptop computer?
You are free to use your license key on as many computers you own, but strictly for your own personal use. You cannot distribute it, share it, resell it or lend it to anyone else. Doing so will put your license key in a blacklist.
What will happen when a new official FM patch is released?
Whenever there's a new official patch out, we aim to update 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 any other third party tool out there.
I want a certain new feature to be added. Will you add it? And when?
We’re determined to showcase significant progress by rolling out updates every single week. Feature requests are very important to us and a weekly release schedule will definitely prove that to our users. Any doable feature requested will make it in one of our next releases.
FMSE Setup Failed - Error 0x80070005 Access denied
This could be caused by one of the following reasons (in order of probability):
- Aggressive antivirus software interfering with the way our installer works (so far we have just one verified report this is happening with “360 total security”)
- You’re running Windows 32-bit, that is currently unsupported by FMSE
- You need to run the setup file as administrator to have sufficient permissions
If you’re on Windows 64-bit and running the setup file as admin doesn’t help, we recommend getting another antivirus solution; all reputable ones should work fine with our installation. If you don’t want to switch to a different antivirus, you could momentarily disable the one you have.
Loading game data on FMSE causes FM to crash?!
This could be caused because you chose to install FMSE within the Steam installation folder. As a rule of thumb, avoid installing ANY programs inside the Steam folder.