So I had gotten Minecraft about a year ago and I paid for an account. We have another computer so my brother plays on it with my account. Now we both can play on it at the same time. Is there a way for us both to play together without an actual server you have to pay for?

  • but Non-Master Race I don't own a server and i can't get one. Dec 7, 2014 at 1:29
  • 1
    You can set up a server on your own PC. I don't believe the minecraft server software costs anything. Dec 7, 2014 at 1:50
  • @TrentHawkins you are correct, software doesn't cost anything. Dec 7, 2014 at 2:43
  • Um, can you not open it to LAN and play?
    – MerajA
    Dec 7, 2014 at 13:09

1 Answer 1


When you startup Minecraft, login with the wrong password. It will give you an error and a button will pop up that says Play Offline. Click on that, and Minecraft will launch. The one of you that logged in with your account should start a LAN world (press esc on the keyboard in-game and click Open to LAN), and the other one should be able to join the game by clicking on Multiplayer and then join the LAN world that pops up at the bottom of the screen. The person who clicked on Play Offline's name tag in game will be Player.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .