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:TEST format?

Does anyone know what the :TEST format (as in DISK-MM-B00:TEST) is? I am trying to disassemble it (with Tor's dump100) but both PROG (-p) and RAW (-r) gives output with errors in it ("Illegal EXT:" comments and such) so I am not very confident that the output is usable. Also, no MON calls in the output. I've tried -b (BPUN) also, just in case but then I get

tingo@kg-core2$ dump100 -b files/disk-mm-b00.test 
Illegal character in octal number!  Value = 0x0 Pos = 0x79

so that is obviously wrong. Torfinn (talk) 07:42, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

It's presumably some kind of overlay. There may be a header there too, but I haven't looked much yet. dump100 -r is probably the only way to use the disassembler - it's clearly not :PROG or :BPUN format. The 'illegal EXT' *may* be just that the disassembler for some reason doesn't understand an instruction, but I haven't looked at DISK-MM-B00:TEST yet. Another :TEST I looked at did have MON calls of the type I would expect, so this is clearly code. I would like to figure out the format properly, but I won't have time until the autumn. TArntsen (talk) 08:08, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
If I run strings -n 6 on the file the following strings show up

this might indicate the it is written in PLANC. Or not. Torfinn (talk) 20:04, 25 August 2020 (UTC)