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I followed the tutorial from

After running steam steam://open/games in the gnome-terminal I tried to install Team Fortress 2; the link is steam://run/440

I also opened the link in my web-browser and selected Steam to start it up but nothing happens.

How to install Team Fortress 2 via Steam?

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You can't at the moment when you aren't in beta.

'TF2 is screwy because you need to be really in the beta (i.e. have one of the two beta subscriptions on your account) for it to work.'

From Reddit.

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