> A JAMMA adapter for a non-JAMMA game?
Jamma adapters are specifically for non-Jamma games. I have one for my Vs. Super Mario Bros. board, early Capcom, Sega etc.
> Would Clay Cowgill's adapters work?
I'm not familiar with them and I can't make any promises on DK hardware since I haven't set it up but here is a readymade.
Plug the board into that then that into a supergun that is setup to record video.
> I support the decision to invalidate and take down the high score records (and
> apparently there is much schadenfreude to be had, from what I've been reading -- I
> haven't see King of Kong yet), but I can see where this can get ugly even for
> "authentic" DK cabs:
> How do we know a DK cab wasn't JAMMA converted?
I don't know how that would invalidate anything. If anything you're going to add some form of lag and make the game more difficult.
> How do we know all of the resistors and capacitors are working to the levels they've
> would've fresh from the factory?
That level of scrutiny obviously can never be part of the situation.
> Is the high score "really" correct after potential bitrot/incorrect PSU/not enough
> voltage/the monitor wasn't from 1981/the ROMs have wrong stickers/Shigeru Miyamoto
> didn't bless it as genuine/The Ikegami conspiracy/... WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS MAN
> ...anyhoo, while MAME and other emulators shouldn't be used as a gauge for human,
> non-TA speed/highscore runs by this type of standard, this can open the door for all
> sorts of high scores to be potentially challenged.
> Just make a separate highscore board for emulators and ones for the "actual" hardware
> and be done with it.
I think twin galaxies already mixes the 2. I think the biggest issue is saying it's from real hardware and actually using an emulator.