Missing Information

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'''''Missing Information''''', shortened '''''MI''''', is a single-player modification based on the cut content from the leaked Half-Life 2 Beta|''Half-Life 2'' Beta. The current version is 1.6.

==Features==
FileMigui.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Game menu, featuring the ''Hyperborea''.

The first version, version 1.4, released in 2006, features the content shown at E3 2003, including "Traptown" and the ''Borealis (cut location)|Hyperborea'' chapter, though in an incomplete stage. It also showcases cut character skins, models, maps, NPCs, and most of the CategoryCut weapons|original weapons, such as the Physgun, which was also revived by other mods, such as ''Garry's Mod''. 

The second version, version 1.5, released in 2008, is an ''The Orange Box|Orange Box'' enhanced version of version 1.4 with two new E3 2002 demo maps, "Terminal" and "Depot". It also has a few new models, such as a new Combine SPAS-12|shotgun model based on the Beta version, and several fixes.

Version 1.6, the third and last release of ''Missing Information'' before moving on to episodic releases, was released in April 2011. It features a ''Hyperborea'' chapter reworked and updated with new models, along with changes to the storyline. Furthermore, maps such as "e3_ship" and "mi_buildingblocks" were removed from the release.

==Future==

*The 1.5.2 version was expected on September 30, 2009, but was delayed for an undefined amount of time when the team found they could improve more the contents of the patch, until it outgrew itself and was eventually released as version 1.6.http//www.love-tub.net/?p=173 Missing Information 1.5.2 delayed!

*While the current mod merely consists in the original maps with improvements, the next new version will be a complete new take on the leaked material and the original storyline, with new maps, new models, new textures, etc., starting with the original journey between the City 17 Trainstation to Kleiner's Lab, which features the Combine Factories, the Manhack Arcade and the sewers starting under the radio antenna before Kleiner's Lab. It will be released as episodes, the first one being named ''Missing Information Episode One''. However, there has not been any news for over three years. 

*The team also decided to change its relation with the rest of the gaming community. The general atmosphere on the forums has slightly improved (it mostly consisted in trolling and insults back in 2006), and the slogan on the website has been changed from "We don't give a fuck around here" to "We love everyone".


==Legal status==

When first released, the mod was not sanctioned by Valve Corporation|Valve, being described as "illegal content," and its http//developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Main_Page Valve Developer Community article was deleted (the deletion log has since been purged).{{cite web|url=http//developer.valvesoftware.com/w/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=delete&user=&page=missing+information|accessdate=2006-10-10|work=Valve Developer Community wiki|title=Article deletion log}} Furthermore, no official permission has ever been given for the redistribution of modified versions of the original leaked material.{{cite web|url=http//www.halflife2.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1894673&postcount=127|accessdate=2006-04-22|work=Halflife2.net|title=Mod developer's post}} However, when asked on https//support.steampowered.com/ Steam Support on July 2009, the answer "The mod is not illegal to download and play as long as it is just a mod." was given from Valve.Is the Mod Missing Information Illegal? - screenshot of the question and its answer That means that while Valve does not bless the project, it is now not against it as long as it is distributed for free. Furthermore, the Valve Developer Community article was restored in October 2009, and has not been deleted.{{cite web|url=http//developer.valvesoftware.com/w/index.php?title=Missing_Information&action=history|accessdate=2009-10-18|work=Valve Developer Community wiki|title=Missing Information article history}}

==References==
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==See also==

*Half-Life 2 Beta|''Half-Life 2'' Beta

==External links==
*http//www.love-tub.net/ ''Gabe’s Love Tub'' - official website
*{{ModDB|url=missing-information|text=Missing Information}}
*http//www.desura.com/mods/missing-information ''Missing Information'' on http//www.desura.com/ Desura
*{{VDC|Missing_Information|Missing Information}}
*http//www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2/download.html?sid=6145287 Missing Information 1.4 download page on GameSpot
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Beta
CategorySource mods