OMG thankyou! I've burned three days trying to get luasocket compiled for 5.3 and spinning trying to get LUA stuff figured out, when all I really wanted was a way to get a socket so I could get the data into a space I could do some cool stuff with it.
And your code / pointer got me there! Thankyou! I've got the map coordinates coming out over a socket now, so I'll work on a client to do cool stuff with it. Hopefully in a few weeks I'll have something super slick to share