I have been doing this for a week and a bit now, now i think it is time i asked for help ;-)
I have a server basically yuo connect to it and use it like you do an IRC server. Now i got the communication working perfectly now to decipher this endless text.
This is a quick look at the kind of text that is being processed:
This is where you copme back and email me going what the hell is all that... But i will make it simple...
there is one main text box (the chat window) and 2 list boxes (1 for the normal members and one for the higher members).
Now all messages starting with 40| are to be displayed in the main window.
35| message is a massive clutter of the current people connected to the server, the numbers following are a jumbled ip address (enables the option of banning people off the server) these people will need to be sorted and have those numbers associated with them ppl with 0's before their name are normal like "0eraser" go in the first list box and people with anythign above 0 are better they go into the other listbox.
Messages starting with 31| and 21| are messages sent by users these are to be displayed in the main window. Again we need to get rid of that ip junk with the message but we still need to see who it is from.
That is basically it.
I have built a Java client for the chat and if you think it will help you code this i will email you the 4 files to you.
P.S I cant recall but if i remember right you cant put more on a certain amount of points on a question well if that is still the case i will make a fake question containing more points (of corse this is dependent on how it works.
P.P.S Changing the server is not an option.