Latest Fastcopy 3.0

By Takamichi

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28-11-2021, 05:03

Years ago I translated Xelasoft's Fastcopy 3.0 to Japanese. Recently I realized its contents are newer than English Fastcopy 3.0 available elsewhere. The notable difference is much more MSX machines are supported. fastc30.txt (English) dated 1993 Jan 4 emphasizes fastc30i.bas was updated to ver 1.1 because it was previously buggy.
Upon running fastc30i.bas, it displays (the fastc30i.txt contents) at the bottom a warning to use ver 1.1 or higher fastc30i.bas and a strong warning not to distribute Fastcopy 3.0 by swapping the original developer's name with your own, and he is very annoyed by such act.
The warning, and maybe some others, were originally in Dutch. This is one of the very rare NL -> JP MSX translations (beside Moonblaster). Maybe I asked Xelasoft to know the exact meaning.
Unfortunately I lost the original. Though you would have no problem using the Japanese version if you have used the previous one, I'd like to ask if anyone owns the original 1.1. Xelasoft, are you reading this?

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By sdsnatcher73

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28-11-2021, 05:38

Maybe if it cannot be found we can do an English version based on the Japanese on?

By Takamichi

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28-11-2021, 07:56

Double back translation is easy but imho it's not the right thing to do. Edit: I did it anyway. This is version with fastc30i.txt in English. For unknown reason there's one extra line causing the top text to disappear. bas files aren't translated but anyone can replace texts/files with ones from previous Fastcopy ver 3.0 except autoexec.bas. I smiled at my remark in fastc30c.bas;
970 'Original REM were all Dutch...It was a much work!;)