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If you are switching PC's, you will need to move your save file with you. This can be found: Windows: Type into the address bar "%appdata%", then navigate to .minecraft\saves Mac: Open the Terminal, type in open Users/<your username>/Library, then navigate to minecraft\saves Once you switch PCs, copy out the existing saves folder, then replace it ...
Yes. You will spawn with the exact same progress you had before if you play on the same world, and if you both keep your usernames (for ex. you used to use xyz username on pc x, you should login with xyz on pc y too), however as you will change your computers, the person who is OP will change to the person who is on the PC which is the host.
I moved away from using the minecraft_server*.exe file to the Java launched server and this problem disappeared.
You should not have to port forward. Port forwarding enables your ISP to grant outside users access to a specific port on your router. You do not want to do this. If you have, I would recommend you undo this. To answer your question, if you and your brother are both on the same LAN (i.e. the same Wi-Fi network), you should be able to do as follows: Client ...
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