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Live Chat Testers Please - 1300, Wednesday

Could anyone who has a moment and particularly those chat regulars try the new chatroom please? Link under 'More ARRSE' above, or via a box on the top left of the front page, or by going here.


(Info - the new chat software follows the hacking of the old system)
I've just tried and get the following error...it is probably the work system killing it, but thought you might want to check.

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_17
Using JRE version 1.6.0_17-b04 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM
User home directory = **************************
c: clear console window
f: finalize objects on finalization queue
g: garbage collect
h: display this help message
l: dump classloader list
m: print memory usage
o: trigger logging
q: hide console
r: reload policy configuration
s: dump system and deployment properties
t: dump thread list
v: dump thread stack
x: clear classloader cache
0-5: set trace level to <n>

java.lang.ClassFormatError: Incompatible magic value 1011373133 in class file pclient/main/ChatClient
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
at sun.plugin2.applet.Applet2ClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadCode(Unknown Source)
at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2Manager.createApplet(Unknown Source)
at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2Manager$AppletExecutionRunnable.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
Exception: java.lang.ClassFormatError: Incompatible magic value 1011373133 in class file pclient/main/ChatClient

I've just tried, using Firefox and the page is blank except for the usual statement at the bottom saying that you must be a member to use it.
Great start eh? Can you check you have Java installed please? (Link at the bottom of the page). It should give an error and a link if not, but that may not be working.
Just tried it, the link said there were two users on it but when I clicked the link the page was as Jim Flint just described.

I am on an iPad using safari and am in Oz.

Hope this helps.
I get in with Chrome after installing Java Plug in, but it doesn't ask for the plug in with Firefox, but some are in chat with FF. I'll look for a plug in for FF later, must do some work.
On Firefox, I had to check to see whether Java is installed, even though I knew it was, it gave me this message and now I can get in with Firefox. :) Odd though when I have the latest systems.

Verified Java Version


You have the recommended Java installed (Version 6 Update 22).
Got into chat no problem. Format looks a bit basic but works ok. Other people were chatting and private messages worked aswell. Interested to know what the symbol that said "float or unfloat" did, will have to try it out later when I have more time. Good job GCO and co. for getting chat up and running again.
The java applet system is not the best, but it doesn't seem to be easy to find the ideal chat system. The options are either flash or java and both have their complications. I'm not too worried about work computers actually, as the chat is only ever used in the evenings/at home when the majority are on their own PCs. For once I won't worry about DII. What I do need to do though is make sure it tells you what you need to do to make it work - ie. get / enable java.

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