Me and my brother have always shared a Minecraft account, and we recently got a new laptop and want to play on a LAN world together.

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    Then buy another account.
    – TZHX
    Apr 8, 2015 at 22:54
  • Quite sure it's against the Terms and Conditions of making an account to allow multiple people to play through a single account
    – Memor-X
    Apr 8, 2015 at 23:03

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Sorry, but you can't, because since you are on the same account you can not see each other. You need to get another account in order to play with each other.

  • Some people have managed to do it, but it was on an older launcher. Is there a way to do it on the new one/
    – Turk
    Apr 9, 2015 at 19:15
  • I've seen some people do it but it was on an older launcher. Has anyone figured out away to do it on the new 1.8 launcher? Thanks for the help anyway.
    – Turk
    Apr 9, 2015 at 19:16
  • Setting the compatibilitymode to "Windows XP(service pack 2)" forces the old launcher to be activated. See also gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/374954/…
    – Joachim
    May 31, 2021 at 18:07

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