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We've known for 8 years that Robert and Billy staged the board swap with the same DKJr board. Nothing new.

Who exactly is we? Keep in mind that the Billy Mitchell saga may be nothing new to you, but many people, myself included, have only recently become aware of it. My findings may seem redundant, but they are coming from someone who is not part of the "community", thus further reducing the chances of certain evidence being dismissed as mere conjecture or speculation. Come to think of it, I have not played Donkey Kong in more than 35 years, and I have zero interest in breaking records, but when it comes to deception... I tend to be rather good at exposing the truth.

Appreciate the effort. I'm still confused about why all this was played out but thanks for doing the extra work on the video. It certainly shows now that there was no DK board there (Which is what im having an issue with currently why?)

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Donkey Kong High Score Lists / Re: Score Submissions
« Last post by KongTower on February 20, 2018, 09:01:00 AM »
Nice job.  I got to 88,000 with an expectation to get a 100k last night, but I got nailed at a very unexpected moment.  It was like 2am here and I screamed really loudly and probably woke up 20 people in my 400 square foot studio apartment.
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Donkey Kong High Score Lists / Re: Score Submissions
« Last post by QAOP Spaceman on February 20, 2018, 08:52:38 AM »

100k start at last  Kreygasm



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Raven, yes, knowing that board swap video was the same board has been known for a while, however, I did find your enhanced video interesting and useful. Even though the audio sync thing ended up being nothing, with just a little more clarity sometimes you can notice something that has been overlooked for a while, or a different set of eyes can see something that was overlooked.
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We've known for 8 years that Robert and Billy staged the board swap with the same DKJr board. Nothing new.

Who exactly is we? Keep in mind that the Billy Mitchell saga may be nothing new to you, but many people, myself included, have only recently become aware of it. My findings may seem redundant, but they are coming from someone who is not part of the "community", thus further reducing the chances of certain evidence being dismissed as mere conjecture or speculation. Come to think of it, I have not played Donkey Kong in more than 35 years, and I have zero interest in breaking records, but when it comes to deception... I tend to be rather good at exposing the truth.
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That dialogue is performed even worse than telenovela actors could have done...
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We've known for 8 years that Robert and Billy staged the board swap with the same DKJr board. Nothing new.
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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.

If anyone wants to see the corrected video, here is a download link.

https://we.tl/8MIPLpcoRz

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.



The following is a transcription of the video. The timecodes should be accurate to within a few frames, and I'm reasonably certain that the text matches what was said, except for the one marked as "Unintelligible". If there are any errors, please let me know and I will make any necessary corrections.

00:00:04:24 Robert Childs: The Donkey Kong record has been broken...
00:00:07:09 Robert Childs: I'm taking the Donkey Kong board out of the game, and putting the Donkey Kong Junior board back in.
00:00:48:23 Robert Childs: Ok, we um...
00:00:51:26 Robert Childs: We have the Donkey Kong Board in our hands, right now, we're gonna switch it for DK Junior.
00:00:58:04 Robert Childs: Unintelligible...
00:00:58:29 Billy Mitchell: It's a...
00:00:59:28 Billy Mitchell: It's a good thing we've got Rob here, because as good as I can play this game, I couldn't switch a board out, or switch a board in.
00:01:07:12 Billy Mitchell: So...
00:01:08:26 Billy Mitchell: Rob, go ahead and take the Donkey Kong Junior board...
00:01:11:13 Robert Childs: Donkey Kong Junior...
00:01:12:12 Billy Mitchell: and do your stuff.
00:01:17:03 Billy Mitchell: I'm not too humble to admit that.
00:01:19:01 Robert Childs: Ok, that's good.
00:01:21:03 Robert Childs: Alright, Donkey Kong Junior goes in.
00:01:23:17 Billy Mitchell: I don't know that I'm gonna admit anything else though.
00:01:30:24 Robert Childs: Power connector...
00:02:38:16 Billy Mitchell: Hey Rob, we are in a time crunch here.
00:02:40:12 Robert Childs: Ok, I'm moving as fast as I can move.
00:02:43:11 Robert Childs: You know how these old boards work.
00:02:44:23 Billy Mitchell: No, I don't know a damned thing.
00:03:39:27 Billy Mitchell: Do I need to call in a more knowledgeable tech?
00:03:42:22 Robert Childs: Um... you might umm... have to... we've got one more wing nut.
00:04:04:26 Robert Childs: Ok, what we now have, is Donkey Kong Junior.
00:04:14:11 Game Sound: One credit added.
00:04:16:10 Robert Childs: Billy, break the record.
00:04:20:24 Billy Mitchell: It's only because uhhh... of Miss Morning Dove, is the reason why I'm going to be able to do this.
00:04:31:22 Billy Mitchell: The rest will be history.
00:04:32:24 Game Sound: Game begins.
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Classic Arcade Game Discussion / Re: Funspot visit - 24th March
« Last post by TheSunshineFund on February 20, 2018, 04:35:55 AM »
Just booked my flight.  Kreygasm

Wow!  Go sir!

Mark me down for likely

Double Wow!  Go sirs!
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Well if the audio is I fact sync, then the start button press after game starts is weird.

EDIT: Scratch that. I just checked the original video, sync is fine, something must have happened in your enhancement video that push the sync off at the end. Button syncs up in original video.

I carefully checked the enhanced video and you are correct. At the beginning, the video and audio are in sync, but at the end they are out of sync by exactly 13 frames. The problem originated in the source video I had used, and the audio sync problem was likely caused by a failure to compensate for different frame rates, say 29.97 fps as opposed to 30 fps. My best guess is that someone attempted to restore the audio to the original Robert Childs video, the one where he inexplicably replaced the original audio with classical music.

Ironically, the original Robert Childs video has the best overall picture quality, despite the missing audio, so I started from scratch and restored the audio, except that I did it properly. The video and audio are now a frame-perfect match, from beginning to end. The same settings were used to enhance the video.

If anyone wants to see the corrected video, here is a download link.

https://we.tl/8MIPLpcoRz
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