I usually host my world on Minecraft by using the “Open LAN server” on my MacBook. However, sometimes I don’t want to play but still want to open the LAN server with my friends. I don’t like keeping Minecraft running in the background because it uses up a lot of CPU power.
Is there any way to start a LAN server without running Minecraft? Please note that I’m not interested in doing anything on the internet—like using Hamachi to create a virtual LAN or hosting a Minecraft server on the internet—I just want to create a LAN a la the in-game option, without actually having Minecraft take up all my computer’s resources.