Even when legitimate, emulation can sometimes be inaccurate. See how the level is rendered in MAME vs actual hardware. There's no "good" SNES emulator for this reason, because it's hard to be cycle accurate. This is why emulation is more than often disqualified, even if there is no cheating. Some things may only be possible because of emulation oversights.Using MAME is really questionable without corroboration, though, because you could do anything from slow down the virtual CPU and with it the gameplay to outright rewinding and erasing mistakes. So it makes sense to dump this result unless it was performed under some kind of scrutiny.
The "perfect" emulation set up would also have to include a monitor with the appropriate refresh rate and controls that reproduce the input lag of the original hardware.A perfect emulator would also accurately emulate imperfections and quirks of hardware
idk I don't think they need to be merged (maybe in a while once the dust has settled over this current event). Billy Mitchell is quite a person by himself and Twin Galaxies has a whole bunch of characters who are interesting.@neger psykolog actually just started a thread about Twin Galaxies and the surrounding drama. Maybe this thread should be merged into that one? https://kiwifarms.net/threads/twin-galaxies.38966/
The only force this Billy Mitchell has anything to do with is a a virtual tour de force.
The speculation was built up within boundaries, now its all out erupting at once. A climatic end that was squashed months ago, just caught the light of unknowing autists.They just stripped Todd Rogers? I think the video that conclusively proved that he must have cheated came out like a few months ago, and before that, several of his other records were marked as extremely questionable or definitely impossible, like having a record in a game that increments your points by 10 that is not divisible by 10.
The System11 crowd has their own solution to the issue: When posting high scores they will usually post which version of the game they played, and in some cases which specific version of MAME they used. There's a reason they'd do that too: Getting a real PCB for many of these games can range from anywhere from around $500 for a more common/less in demand game to $1800 for a PCB, while a PS3 disc of the same game can only cost around $60.Even when legitimate, emulation can sometimes be inaccurate. See how the level is rendered in MAME vs actual hardware. There's no "good" SNES emulator for this reason, because it's hard to be cycle accurate. This is why emulation is more than often disqualified, even if there is no cheating. Some things may only be possible because of emulation oversights.
EDIT: I thought I should add to this: sometimes emulators are accepted if they are provided by a first party, such as Nintendo's Virtual Console. However, certain things are still different from real hardware. To use Paper Mario as an example, some crashes caused by floating point exceptions don't occur on the Virtual Console version because, unlike the N64 hardware, the instructions can be executed without overflowing the hardware registers. There are some categories for emulation, but typically only if they are officially licensed.
A perfect emulator would also accurately emulate imperfections and quirks of hardware.
"In addition to the Dragster record, Rogers held records in multiple games, many of which were thousands of points greater than anyone else on Twin Galaxies’ leaderboards. These included a 15 million-point score in Atari 2600’s Donkey Kong (SEE BELOW) and a score of 65 million points on Centipede (SEE BELOW) for Atari 5200. These scores drew criticism in the past, although Twin Galaxies had allowed them to stand until today’s decision."
Mame actually changes things about the game, little things like timings and such for the most part,I once met a trust fund faggot who bragged about buying a DK cabinet just to try to get on this level and because he was too dumb to mame. Like literally he said he couldn't make mame work so he bought a machine.
I assume he's drowned by looking up during the rain by now.
According to Twin Galaxies, John McCurdy holds the current Donkey Kong world record for both Arcade and MAME. His arcade score is 1,259,000, and his MAME score is 1,185,500. If there is a drastic difference between the two, the arcade cabinet is producing slightly better scores.Mame actually changes things about the game, little things like timings and such for the most part,
Here's hoping he loses the lawsuit and is out time and money.LOL, and now he's fucking suing Twin Galaxies for removing his scores.
List of evidence
We could be looking at another lolsuit here, lads.
I can't upload the evidence file here because it's too big, but I have it downloaded just in case.
Edit: Mega link for the evidence.