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I'm open to suggestions, as long as it's not Youtube or Facebook because they tend to mangle videos. I also prefer that this information be public.

1) Upload it to mega.nz.

2) post the link

I used the previously suggested file sharing website. Here is the download link, just in case it never gets posted to Twin Galaxies. Judge for yourselves.

https://we.tl/ZqTg4UAY01
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Upload the video on wetransfer.com and pm me the link.

I sent you the link, let me know if you are able to download the video. If not, I will try again. Also, when posting to Twin Galaxies, you can copy and paste my posts about the video in a quote if you wish. Don't forget to include the image posted above, so people will know what to look for.
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I'm surprised that this is not resolved yet.

I think it would be easier for DK forum and their process to be expanded for other games than for TG to attempt to make a fair system for score submissions on such a wide variety of games while, IMO very obviously, missing the mark for both coin-op games in general as well as the verification process itself.

This whole wart on TG's image is clearly documented in the KoK movie alone (favoritism and not being fair to all players).

Before this issue came to light, I already had an opinion in my mind, and that is that TG is designed for a purpose besides helping player achieve the highest score possible.

MAME and MARP are better for that, and have been, and I expect that they will be going into the future.

The fact of the matter is that top TG players, including Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe, are not knowledgeable enough about MARP and MAME to hold a top arcade score.  This is given the evidence presented that Billy does not know anything about MAME.

I think that the future of Donkey Kong scores includes improving MAME and MARP to behave more like arcade hardware and to require that future performances make use of a standardized platform that circumvents the type of problems that are being discussed in this thread.

Even if there is a solution to this particular score, in general, scores this old just can't be verified as well as scores made in WolfMAME among other techniques that include live streaming.

Why not just strike all the scores of the past that are not as clearly verified as today's scores, and just move on.

Do we truly need Twin Galaxies for games, like Donkey Kong, that have more accurate ways to ensure that scores were achieved in a way that is fair to other players?

Let Twin Galaxies continue down the path of being closely associated with scores from people who have given in to "tall tales" among other oddities in order to get the attention that they have received.

I'll stick with Donkey Kong forum to decide who the top players are.  I think they have a better way of knowing which scores are legit and which aren't.

For me the verdict is in: Twin Galaxies still has the Billy Mitchell score up there, and it's just ridiculous to keep it up there at this point.  That score was posted for a movie directed by Seth Gordon.  Seth could have even had all the participants of the movie sign something that they would never reveal that the score was fake to get more income for the movie for all we know.

But that's Hollywood, and this is Donkey Kong Forum.

I think DK forum wins when it comes to "who is legit" .. not the direction of Seth Gordon.  If we want to look towards Hollywood for what is real and what is fake, at least in Pixels, they portrayed Billy as a cheater.  It's possible that the only dispute here is which side of the fence you are on, but both sides have known all along the goals: true competition versus glorification of a villain as needed to tell a compelling story to monetize a film.
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I can post there for you, so long as I am happy with the evidence provided anyway! Upload the video on wetransfer.com and pm me the link. Unless the video is more than 2GB, then we can come up with a different plan.

I just want the truth out there and the matter settled, however that pans out.

Fortunately, the video is just under ten minutes long, and despite my enhancements, the size isn't too bad. I normally work with much larger HD video files, so this one is tiny by comparison. The video file is uploading now, and I will PM you the link when it's complete.

There are two parts to the enhanced video, where the first part is "normal" and the second part is "inverted", plus I added a timecode (HH:MM:SS:FF) overlay to the upper right corner of the video for reference. The video appears grainy due to the processes used to make the lighting more consistent, plus it was sharpened slightly to bring out more detail.

Here is an image to help visualize the major differences to look for in the enhanced video. I snagged it from the video Apollo Legend made, adding numbered identifiers for reference.



By the way, for those who think I'm simply trying to be "dramatic", the word I prefer to use is objective.
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I'm open to suggestions, as long as it's not Youtube or Facebook because they tend to mangle videos. I also prefer that this information be public.

1) Upload it to mega.nz.

2) post the link



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If evidence is claimed but no one exposes it, does it even exist
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Well, a good place to start would be to just tell everyone what you found. If it can found in the video, it can be independently verified by others.

It's no secret that there are certain visual differences between Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Junior boards, but the poor quality of the source video makes it difficult to see the details necessary to make a conclusive determination. The enhancements helped to make the details much more clear.

I stopped short of stating my findings because people should see for themselves, then make up their own minds.
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I've been closely examining the infamous Boomer's board swap video where the Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Junor records were supposedly broken on the same day. It's the video where Billy Mitchell allegedly scored 1,062,800 points on Donkey Kong, roughly a week before his announcement at the Big Bang Video Game Hall of Fame event in Ottumwa, IA.

The overall quality of the video is very poor, and despite numerous claims that the same Donkey Kong Junior board was removed then reinstalled in the arcade cabinet, I was not entirely convinced. However, the fact that they never actually showed the two boards at the same time seemed suspicious, and the things they said struck me as being very odd. It's as if they went out of their way to provide much more information than was necessary, plus the entire "performance" felt contrived. With this in mind, I decided to see if the video could be cleaned up and/or enhanced to reveal more information.

As it turns out, the video contains much more information than meets the eye. In fact, it contains irrefutable evidence, if one knows what to look for. I would post the enhanced video to the Twin Galaxies dispute thread, but I absolutely will not compromise my identity to become "verified" just so I can post evidence to a forum which has a questionable history.

Regardless, this appears to be crucial evidence that people should see for themselves, so I'm open to suggestions, as long as it's not Youtube or Facebook because they tend to mangle videos. I also prefer that this information be public.
I'll happily post to Twin Galaxies and won't mention any names. There is no identity compromise you just need to call a number from your given phone number and get a pin code to enter. You can have a fake name, address etc if you want. It's basically just to confirm that you're a real person. They'll have one of your phone numbers and that's about it.

But like I say, I can post there for you, so long as I am happy with the evidence provided anyway! Upload the video on wetransfer.com and pm me the link. Unless the video is more than 2GB, then we can come up with a different plan.

I just want the truth out there and the matter settled, however that pans out.
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Regardless, this appears to be crucial evidence that people should see for themselves, so I'm open to suggestions, as long as it's not Youtube or Facebook because they tend to mangle videos. I also prefer that this information be public.

Well, a good place to start would be to just tell everyone what you found. If it can found in the video, it can be independently verified by others.
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Regardless, this appears to be crucial evidence that people should see for themselves, so I'm open to suggestions, as long as it's not Youtube or Facebook because they tend to mangle videos. I also prefer that this information be public.

All very dramatic.

Assuming you're not taking the piss, what's stopping you from revealing this 'crucial evidence'? The video is available for anyone to see, and thanks to King Jammy the Wise, to hear again.

And are you sure this hasn't been mentioned before? The boardswap video has been known about for years.
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