There's only one computer in the house. My brother and I play Minecraft on it using the same account. Up to this day, I play on my world, and he plays on his own (which just so happens to be the same seed, thereby the same world).

I want to know if it's possible to turn this world into a local server (or just recreate a world and make it into a server) and then have make it so that he can log into it and build things. Then he logs out, and I log into that same server, and see the progress he's made, and make my own. In essence, we wouldn't be playing at the same time, but we would coexist in the same server. Is that possible? If so, how?

  • Why not play on the same world?
    – Damek
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 21:19
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    We want to have separate inventories.
    – Zaexk
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 21:24
  • If you setup a server which you can access it's possible. but you'll need 2 minecraft account
    – Damek
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 21:28

3 Answers 3


The simplest way I can think of to do this is having 2 player.dat files which you switch out each time one of you plays. Of course, this would be a bit of a pain to do manually, but writing a script to switch quickly shouldn't be too hard.

This would be done in a singleplayer world with the same minecraft account.

  • This is the answer - provided that the OP and his brother never enter the world at the same time (which, of course, they can't due to computer/account/legal restrictions), you would have to do this. The only issue is editing the NBTs with a script - that would take some effort. +1 Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 21:08

When your done playing, put your inventory into a chest, and when you when you come back, take it out again.


Download the server jar, turn online-mode to false and login.
You won't have the same inventories, provided the world on the server is a new world.

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