Can you help us? We're trying to create a LAN game from the latest snapshot of Minecraft. While in-game on my single player map, I selected "Open to LAN" but instead of giving me the LAN IP or my laptop's name, it gave me "localhost:12345" where 12345 is a random port.
My brother is on Windows 7 while I'm on a OS X Snow Leopard. We tried creating the single-player LAN server over at his laptop as well but he instead got his computer name as opposed to my "localhost". With all that said, we still can't seem to connect to each other. When he tries to connect to me, he gets a "Failed to connect" error. If I try to connect over to him, I will get the "Connecting" message for quite some time then a few minutes later, my Minecraft would crash.
Can anyone help us out? I know this should be on the minecraft forums but it's currently loading very very slowly on our network for some reason.