Football Manager 2014 Released, Available For Linux

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Football Manager 2014 has been released on Steam and, as it was announced a while back, is available for Linux:

“Play on Linux for the first time, plus the inclusion of ‘cloud-save’ technology which means that managers can now pursue a single career from any computer, anywhere in the world. FM14 also includes integration with Steam Workshop making it easy for managers to create and share customized FM content such as photo/logo packs, new and custom competitions and tailor-made challenges using the new Challenge Editor.”

Football Manager is a popular football (soccer) management simulation game series developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega that started back in 1992, under the “Championship Manager” name.

The game, released as a beta a couple of weeks ago, is already the 4th most popular game on Steam.
The main features of the game are its player database and match engine – they are so realistic that Football Manager has even been recognized by real-life football clubs as a source for scouting players, being considered by many as more than just a game. According to Wikipedia, Everton FC signed a deal with Sports Interactive allowing them to use the game’s database to scout players and opposition.

Here are a few Football Manager 2014 (running in Ubuntu) screenshots:

Football Manager 2014 Ubuntu

Football Manager 2014 Ubuntu

Football Manager 2014 Ubuntu

Football Manager 2014 Ubuntu

Football Manager 2014 Linux system requirements:
  • CPU: 1,8Ghz+
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 7300 GT, AMD Radeon HD 2400 Pro, Intel HD 3000/4000: 128MB VRAM
  • 3GB of HDD available space
Below you can watch a Football Manager 2014 gameplay video created by Softpedia:

(direct video link)

Buy Football Manager 2014 via Steam or its website (49,99€ / $ 49,99 / £34.99) or download the demo.

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Install Nemo With Unity Patches (And Without Cinnamon Dependencies) In Ubuntu

Nemo, the default Cinnamon file manager, needs Cinnamon to be installed, even if you want to use it in some other desktop environment such as GNOME/Unity. That’s not the only issue that makes using the latest Nemo under Unity difficult – Cinnamon 2.0 breaks Unity in Ubuntu 13.10, Nemo no longer draws the desktop icons and so on.

nemo file manager ubuntu unity

I wanted to use the latest Nemo under Unity, but without Cinnamon dependencies so I used the Nautilus Unity patches modified for Nemo by Jacob Zimmermann, which I updated to work with the latest Nemo 2.0.3, and I also added some extra patches to remove the Cinnamon dependencies (except for cinnamon-translations but that shouldn’t be an issue), re-enable Nemo to handle the desktop icons and allow Nemo to use GNOME Control Center to change the desktop background or set a picture as wallpaper via context menu.

Since some of you might want to use this modified Nemo in Unity, I uploaded  it along with its extensions to a PPA, so you can easily install and use it under Unity (Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10 and 12.04).

With these changes, you can completely replace Nautilus with Nemo in Unity, without having to install Cinnamon. Why use Nemo? Well, Nemo comes with a huge number of features that no longer exist in Nautilus as well as some new ones:
  • Extra Pane feature (can be enabled via View menu or using the F3 key) as well as an option to always start in split-pane mode;
  • Unified, configurable toolbar: you can add/remove the following: up icon, refresh icon, toggle button for the location bar / path bar, home icon, computer icon and search icon;
  • Treeview sidebar option;
  • Detachable tabs;
  • Re-worked statusbar with zoom controls as well as options to toggle displaying the places sidebar, treeview or completely hide the sidebar;
  • The  main toolbar, menubar and statusbar can be hidden;
  • Option to show the full path in the titlebar and tab bars;
  • Displays an “elevated privileges” banner when running as root;
  • Built in “Open as root” context menu item which uses pkexec instead of gksu;
  • Built in “Open in terminal” context menu item;
  • Added GTK bookmarks to the MoveTo/CopyTo context menus;
  • Added “Set as Wallpaper” to the context menu;
  • Switch view buttons on the toolbar (Grid, List and Compact views);
  • Drag and drop support for the bookmarks in the sidebar;
  • Sidebar: indicators under each drive, displaying the free/used space;
  • Type-ahead find feature similar to the one removed from Nautilus starting with version 3.6;
  • Collapsable sidebar categories;
  • List view:
  • columns are now re-orderable by drag and drop;
  • you can now right-click a column heading to add or remove visible columns quickly;
  • Improved the Open With dialog – you can now add custom mime-type handlers on the fly;
  • Much more!
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    Nemo dual pane and an “elevated privileges” banner displayed when running Nemo as root
    nemo file manager ubuntu unity
    Toolbar options

    Thanks to the changes mentioned above, you’ll also get Unity integration similar to Nautilus: quicklists, Unity Launcher progress bar when copying files, etc.:

    nemo file manager ubuntu unity
    Nemo Unity integration

    Nemo comes with quite a few extensions ported from Nautilus, such as: Fileroller (File Roller integration), Compare (context menu comparison extension), Dropbox (Dropbox integration for Nemo), Media Columns (displays PDF and audio – mp3, WAV and FLAC – tags as well as EXIF metadata to the Nemo list view), Pastebin (extension to send files to pastebin), RabbitVCS (extension for RabbitVCS integration, a tool that provides access to version control systems such as SVN), Seahorse (extension for Seahorse encryption in GNOME) and Share (extension to share folders using Samba).

    nemo file manager ubuntu unity
    Nemo Media Columns extension adds new audio and image tags to the List View

    All these extensions are available in the Nemo WebUpd8 PPA. One extension is missing though: Sushi (a port of the GNOME Sushi extension to Nemo), because I didn’t have time to remove its Cinnamon dependencies.

    Install Nemo file manager in Ubuntu (Unity)

    Warning: do not use this PPA if you’re using Linux Mint or you’ve installed Cinnamon from the stable or nightly PPAs! Also, if you’ve added one of these two PPAs, remove it before using the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA even if you didn’t install Cinnamon, or else the Nemo version in the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA might be overwritten.

    1. Install Nemo

    The WebUpd8 Nemo PPA is available for Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10 and 12.04. Add the PPA and install the latest Nemo (version 2.0.3 at the time I’m writing this post) with Unity tweaks/fixes by using the commands below:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nemo nemo-fileroller
    To launch Nemo, search for “Nemo” in Dash – no application called “Nemo” will show up but instead an application called files should be displayed – that’s the app you need to launch. Don’t search for “Files” because that will also find Nautilus (which is also called “Files”).

    2. Optional: install Nemo extensions

    To install all the Nemo extensions (remove the extensions you don’t want to use from the command below!) use the following command:
    sudo apt-get install nemo-compare nemo-dropbox nemo-media-columns nemo-pastebin nemo-seahorse nemo-share

    For RabbitVCS Nemo integration, install the following package (requires the RabbitVCS PPA):
    sudo apt-get install nemo-rabbitvcs

    nemo file manager ubuntu unity
    Nemo Terminal extension, only available for Ubuntu 13.10

    For Ubuntu 13.10 only, you can also install Nemo Terminal, an extension that embeds a terminal into the Nautilus window:

    sudo apt-get install nemo-terminal
    Tip: the embedded Nemo terminal can be hidden using F4. You can disable it on startup and change various settings via Dconf Editor (“sudo apt-get install dconf-tools”), under org > nemo > extensions > nemo-terminal.

    If you want an embedded terminal for Nautilus, see: Nautilus Terminal 1.0 Released With Support For Nautilus 3.x

    After installing the extensions, I suggest restarting Nemo using the commands below (instead of “nemo -q” which prevented Nemo-Dropbox from working properly in my test for instance):
    killall nemo

    3. Fix issue with python-nemo

    There’s an issue in Ubuntu (Raring and newer only I believe) that prevents python-nemo (required by some extensions such as Nemo Terminal, Nemo Media Columns or Nemo RabbitVCS) from working. Fix it by using the following command:

    - 32bit:

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

    - 64bit:

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

    Optional: Set Nemo as the default file manager

    1. To prevent Nautilus from handling the desktop icons (and use Nemo instead), use the commands below:

    - install dconf-tools:

    sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

    - disable Nautilus from drawing the desktop icons:

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false

    (Nemo is enabled by default to draw the desktop icons so there’s no need to change anything else)
    Then, start Nemo and it should draw the desktop icons instead of Nautilus.

    If you change your mind and want to use Nautilus for drawing the desktop icons instead of Nemo, use the commands below:

    gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons false
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true

    (the first command disables Nemo from showing desktop icons and the second re-enables Nautilus)

    2. Set Nemo as the default file manager (replacing Nautilus) by running the following command:
    xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search

    Revert the changes

    If you want to revert the changes and set Nautilus back as the default file manager, firstly let Nautilus draw the desktop icons:
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true

    Then, set Nautilus as the default file manager:

    xdg-mime default nautilus.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search

    Next, remove Nemo (including all the installed Nemo extensions) and the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA:
    sudo apt-get remove nemo nemo-*
    sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-nemo-*.list

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    Get The Ubuntu One Nautilus Integration Back In Ubuntu 13.10

    In Ubuntu 13.10, there’s no Nautilus integration for Ubuntu One because the package containing the Nautilus extension was removed.
    Some of that functionality is integrated with the Sync Menu, but not all: currently, there is no way of knowing if a file is currently in sync with Ubuntu One. Also, some users might prefer to right click a file in Nautilus to share it / get a share link, instead of opening the main Ubuntu One interface. Read on to find out how to get this back in Ubuntu 13.10.

    UbuntuOne Nautilus integration Ubuntu 13.10

    Note: If you’ve upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 instead of doing a clean install, the Ubuntu One Nautilus extension should be installed on your system. This change affects new Ubuntu installations only.
    If you want to get the Ubuntu One Nautilus integration back in Ubuntu 13.10, you must install two deb packages from Ubuntu 13.04:


    mkdir /tmp/ubuntuone
    wget -O /tmp/ubuntuone/ubuntuone-client-gnome_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
    wget -O /tmp/ubuntuone/libsyncdaemon-1.0-1_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i /tmp/ubuntuone/*.deb


    mkdir /tmp/ubuntuone
    wget -O /tmp/ubuntuone/ubuntuone-client-gnome_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    wget -O /tmp/ubuntuone/libsyncdaemon-1.0-1_4.2.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i /tmp/ubuntuone/*.deb

    Then, restart Nautilus:

    nautilus -q

    And you should be able to see the sync status in Nautilus for all the files in your Ubuntu One folder. You can also share a file via the Nautilus context menu, etc.
    Thanks to Shaun P @ LP: #1232053

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    Edit Samsung TV Channel List With SamToolBox

    I recently needed a tool to edit a Samsung TV channel list and I’ve tried a few tools but all were pretty buggy. I ended up using an application called SamToolBox which, even though it is a bit buggy and not very intuitive, gets the job done.

    SamToolBox is available for Linux and Windows and it should work with all Samsung TVs that support extracting the channel list.

    To be able to edit the channel list of a Samsung TV, use an USB stick to export the channel list from the TV (Channels > Transfer Channel List > Export to USB). Then, on your computer, open the exported .scm file in SamToolBox.
    In SamToolBox, you’ll find the channel list (if you’re using cable) under “map-CableD” so double click it and a new tab should be displayed with all the available TV channels.

    If you want to re-order the channel list, use cut/copy/paste, Ctrl + W to swap two channels or increase channel number using Ctrl + + and decrease the channel number using Ctrl + -.

    I’m telling you this because at first I tried to change the channel number (first column) and that doesn’t work as I thought it would: when using a number that’s already assigned to another channel, that channel is removed instead of the channel numbers being swapped. Furthermore, trying to change the channel number sometimes crashes the application.
    Once you’re done editing the channels, save the file, copy it on an USB stick and import it in your Samsung TV (Channels > Transfer Channel List > Import from USB).

    Download and use SamToolBox Samsung TV channel editor in Linux

    Firstly install p7zip-full, required to be able to extract the SamToolBox Samsung TV channel editor archive. In Ubuntu, install it using the following command:
    sudo apt-get install p7zip-full

    Next, Download SamToolBox, extract it and in the samtoolbox_linux_v0.11 folder there should be a single file called “samtoolbox” – right click this file, select Properties and on the Permissions tab, enable “Allow executing file as program”. Then simply double click the “samtoolbox” file to launch the application.

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    System-Wide PulseAudio Equalizer Updated For Ubuntu 13.10

    Quick update: today I’ve uploaded the unofficial system-wide PulseAudio equalizer to main WebUpd8 PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).

    The package comes with a fix for Ubuntu 13.10 and 13.04 which caused it to crash on start in some cases.

    This tool provides a 15 band equalizer interface for the LADSPA sound processing functionality of PulseAudio. It supports enabling or disabling equalized audio on-the-fly, comes with some built-in presets (based on VLC’s built-in equalizer), supports saving your own custom presets for later use, can be used for the current session only or permanently, etc.
    To enable the system-wide equalizer for the current session, check the “EQ Enabled” box and click “Apply Settings”. If you enable “Keep Settings”, PulseAudio remains permanently equalized (and therefore, you won’t need to run the PulseAudio Equalizer interface each time you login).
    Note: in the beginning of the article I said “unofficial” because PulseAudio has a built-in equalizer for some time however, it’s not as easy to setup and use as this one. For more information, see: Install Pulseaudio With Built-In System-Wide Equalizer In Ubuntu.

    Install the system-wide PulseAudio equalizer in Ubuntu

    To install the (unofficial) system-wide PulseAudio equalizer in Ubuntu, use the commands below:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-equalizer

    Please note that PulseAudio Equalizer is no longer maintained so if you find a bug or if it doesn’t work for you and the fix isn’t trivial, there’s nothing I can do.

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