problem: you wish to change your local multiplayer player name
In the Windows 10 edition (not Java), there doesn't seem to be an obvious, straightforward way to change the player name for offline LAN multiplayer.
impact: you cannot change your player name
solution: edit options.txt file
When you run these steps, a txt file will open and you can edit the
mp_playername option to your desired player name for local LAN multiplayer games.
Tested on Minecraft version 1.19.81.
The steps are as follows:
- Close Minecraft if open.
- Select and copy CTRL+C this path to the options.txt file:
- WIN+R (open the run prompt)
- CTRL+V (paste the path)
- ENTER (your default editor for .txt files should open e.g. Notepad)
mp_playernameoption (white-space and certain characters likely restricted)
- CTRL+S (save the file)
- Load Minecraft to see the change.
I didn't find a direct source for this, but some things I read while researching solutions gave me the idea to search within configuration files that might contain a solution. I found
options.txt and the change worked.