Steve Wiebe's 885k DK recording recovered:

  1. Steve Wiebe's 885k DK recording recovered:

    11-13-2020, 07:35 PM
    On August 30th, 2001, Steve Wiebe recorded a score on Donkey Kong of 885,900. I recall receiving this tape in a box of various tapes from Walter Day, and when I informed Walter about it, he seemed to go into a weird panic and asked me to ship it back immediately. The tape was never seen or heard from again (I have no idea what TG/Walter did with it). However, I have some exciting news from an archival perspective:

    Before sending the tape back (and I completely forgot my brother and I had even done this), we made a digital backup recording of the entire run. My brother (Mike), was doing some file cleanup on an old hard drive and actually found the digital backup we made! The digital recording documents the entire run from start to finish, so I'm pleased to have recovered something thought to have been completely destroyed and long gone! Here's the link (better to download the file than to try to watch it):


    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cl9...ew?usp=sharing
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  2. 11-14-2020, 12:38 AM
    Nice find. Thanks for posting. I've seen your post at DKF also.

    Was this score done on an actual original DK board? I could be wrong, but I thought this score got knocked back because it was done on a "double DK board" or something like that?

    Just asking.


    john

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  3. 11-14-2020, 02:05 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by lexmark View Post
    Nice find. Thanks for posting. I've seen your post at DKF also.

    Was this score done on an actual original DK board? I could be wrong, but I thought this score got knocked back because it was done on a "double DK board" or something like that?

    Just asking.


    john

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    It actually was not known at the time that Steve was playing on a double DK board. This tape was merely 'buried' and LATER tapes from Steve with even higher scores caused the infamous 'audit' of Steve's hardware. This was back when Billy and his crew effectively gave orders to scrutinize every aspect of any record that threatened his own. This was in STARK contrast to how Billy's direct feed, no audio, MAME signature tapes were accepted at face value by Walter Day. Steve was put under a microscope, and had to jump through several hoops. Billy got to do whatever he wanted. That's unfair competition in my book.

    Also it should be pointed out that no performance advantage is gained by playing on a double DK board. It was merely decided not to be allowed after the fact. On the Donkey Kong Forums, they do accept them as experts have weighed in that the gameplay is functionally identical (i.e. no one to date has been able to demonstrate any performance difference) due to using the same chips:

    https://donkeykongforum.com/index.php?topic=2394.0
    Last edited by FBX; 11-14-2020 at 10:59 AM.
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  4. 11-15-2020, 11:29 AM
    It's remarkable watching this how similar his game play is to my 60-70,000 scoring play, he's just much, much better at it. Pretty much "Get through the board as safely as possible", Wiebe's scores per board for the first few levels are right in line with what I routinely get as a casual amateur. Compared with the 1,206,900 MAME record just set by Justin Elliot which took nearly an hour and 50 minutes longer and which had me mesmerized.

    Competitive DK really has progressed by leaps and bounds in ~15 years.
  5. 11-28-2020, 03:17 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by xrayspx View Post
    It's remarkable watching this how similar his game play is to my 60-70,000 scoring play, he's just much, much better at it. Pretty much "Get through the https://topdatingwebsitesx.com/chatspin
    https://topdatingwebsitesx.com/random-talk https://chatrandom.live board as safely as possible", Wiebe's scores per board for the first few levels are right in line with what I routinely get as a casual amateur. Compared with the 1,206,900 MAME record just set by Justin Elliot which took nearly an hour and 50 minutes longer and which had me mesmerized.

    Competitive DK really has progressed by leaps and bounds in ~15 years.


    thanks my issue has been fixed.
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