A Brief Description

Movecraft is a plugin that has been designed to give purpose to those extremely large (and awesome) oceans as well as to simply give the option to Sail, Drive, or Pilot amazing Ships, Creations, or Zeppelins. It allows the player and/or players to craft Vessels out of blocks that can be piloted and thus moved. Hence the name MoveCraft.


Movecraft was first created by Yogoda for hMod.
Movecraft 3 is a complete recode. It's only similarity to the Movecraft of Yogada is it's name.

Documentation, Tutorials, Quick Start Guide, and Demo Videos

For documentation and information, use this link:

Also the builds on that site are more up to date than the builds on this site, so download the latest version there. Please be aware the builds on that site have not been checked by the staff, so use at your own risk.

Here is a brief summary of Movecraft features covered on that site:

Control Method Options

  1. Sign and Pilot Tool
  2. Sign only
  3. Direct Control (the players movements control the craft)
  4. Misc Commands - /manoverboard, /release, etc
  5. Remote Signs to remotely activate command signs from other parts of the ship (Turn turrets, launch torpedoes, etc)

Craft Options

  1. Basic craft configuration options including size, speed, allowed block types, required blocks, etc
  2. Customizable Cruise Control to keep the craft moving forward
  3. Customizable Fuel Burning behavior
  4. Customizable sinking/crashing behavior including smoke, explosion on impact, and uncontrollable dives
  5. Restricting motion to horizontal or vertical planes
  6. Customizable "Hover" land contour following behavior for cars and surface vehicles
  7. Optional craft teleportation
  8. Require water contact for sailing ships and water craft
  9. Crafts that explode when they collide with things for ramming or torpedoes

Server Options

  1. Customizable Pilot Tool for craft control (or you can disable it to force sign only movement)
  2. Man Overboard timeout to allow anyone who falls out of a craft to get back in it
  3. Configurable WorldGuard protection against moving into forbidden areas or sinking over protected areas


Movecraft uses the following permissions:

movecraft.<craft name>.pilot
movecraft.<craft name>.move
movecraft.<craft name>.rotate

For example, if you have a craft named "Airship", you would need movecraft.Airship.pilot, movecraft.Airship.move, and movecraft.Airship.rotate in order to completely use it.

MadRealms is the home server of Movecraft, and we welcome any player looking for a good movecraft experience to our main server : MadRealms : The Skyland Pirates.

Join today at

Statistics <> This plugin utilizes Hidendra's plugin metrics system, which means that the following information is collected and sent to

A unique identifier The server's version of Java Whether the server is in offline or online mode The plugin's version The server's version The OS version/name and architecture The core count for the CPU The number of players online The Metrics version Opting out of this service can be done by editing plugins/Plugin Metrics/config.yml and changing opt-out to true. <> -


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Source Code

Source Code is hosted on GitHub and commits are built by Jenkins CI. The Jenkins is not currently publicly accessible.

Builds are regularly posted to BukkitDev from our CI System.

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Localisation is fully integrated into Movecraft 3. Locale can be set inside the config.yml.

Due to a bug in GetLocalisations software, language packs are not currently available for download. We apologise for the delay and are working to get them uploaded to BukkitDev ASAP.

Submit a translation to your language at:

Troubleshooting, Error Reporting

Please use this site to report errors and for troubleshooting assistance:

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  • Avatar of WolfeBersahd WolfeBersahd Nov 25, 2014 at 14:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @ChristianNerfer: Go@Loraxe42: Go

    I've having a similar issue on my end.

    A ship with 'sinkPercent: 75.0' requires nearly all flyblocks to be destroyed before sinking. (using a 1.7.9 server as some plugins have yet to be updated to 1.7.10)

    Tried removing 'sinkPercent' and using 'overallSinkPercent: 75.0' instead... the ships was reduced to 1 block and it still didn't sink.

    I've settled for having 'sinkPercent: 97.5' which seems to require roughly 1/3 of the flyblocks to be destroyed before it sinks.

    As a note i'm using multiple flyblocks for my flyblocks (it's a boat so it encompasses all wood blocks/slabs/stairs etc the following is just an example off the top of my head.

     - 60.0
     - 80.0

    I could run more tests tonight and give you more precise results, down to the individual block counts if need be.

    I'm nothing but a lone wolf, misunderstood and labeled as dangerous.

  • Avatar of Loraxe42 Loraxe42 Nov 24, 2014 at 16:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @clementgaming: Go

    Je suis désolé, mais je ne parle pas français.

    Make sure you are using the latest version, not the version with your server build. So even though you have a 1.7.2 server, you should use Movecraft V 3.1.X54 or the newer one from PlanetMinecraft

    Last edited Nov 24, 2014 by Loraxe42

    AKA: BaccaYarro

    Check out this video featuring Movecraft gameplay with lots of warship combat:
    Minecraft Airship Pirates Episode 3 -

  • Avatar of clementgaming clementgaming Nov 23, 2014 at 22:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Bonjour j'ai un serveur Minecraft en version CraftBukkit 1.7.2 et lorsque que je mes le .jar dans le FTP et que je redémarre le serveur MoveCraft Met pleins d'erreurs java et ne crée aucun dossier ! Aidez moi s'il vous plait sur ce problème, venez me parler en direct sur mon serveur en 1.7.2 je suis souvent connecté ! Ip : ou sur mon teamspeak ip :

  • Avatar of clementgaming clementgaming Nov 23, 2014 at 22:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @Loraxe42: Go

    Bonsoir, j'ai vus votre message, je ne comprends pas bien ce que vous voulez dire par journaux, venez sur mon serveur teamspeak ou l'on pourra mieux discuter qu'ici ! voici l'ip :

  • Avatar of Loraxe42 Loraxe42 Nov 23, 2014 at 06:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @ChristianNerfer: Go

    Sure, I sent you an email. It will come from the domain.

  • Avatar of ChristianNerfer ChristianNerfer Nov 23, 2014 at 01:49 UTC - 0 likes

    BaccaYarro, Iv'e recently installed the latest version of movecraft on my bukkit server and man is this a cool plugin! Everything workds perfectly however ships refuse to sink. I have litterally blown an airship to smitherines when way less that 60% of the total craft was there (overallSinkPercent) and way less than the set fly blocks sink percent however it remained in the air. I was wondering if there was any fix you could provide me with. You can email me at my secondary email of [email protected] to further discuss the issue. Thanks for the help!

  • Avatar of WolfeBersahd WolfeBersahd Nov 20, 2014 at 20:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Well done,

    I will apply it to my server tonight, when I get home from work. I'll keep you informed if any issues arise.

  • Avatar of Xxgigabyt3xX Xxgigabyt3xX Nov 20, 2014 at 00:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Well done sir!

  • Avatar of GodsDead GodsDead Nov 19, 2014 at 15:40 UTC - 1 like

    @Loraxe42: Go

    Aww Yiss! You're the man @Loraxe42. It's gonna be party time over at PirateCraft!

  • Avatar of Loraxe42 Loraxe42 Nov 16, 2014 at 20:15 UTC - 2 likes

    With the news that Spigot will most likely continue to be updated, I have decided to risk continuing to update Movecraft instead of waiting in case everything must be rewritten.

    So I have just rolled out a bunch of features that several people have been asking for. I made a tutorial video as well:

    Here are the new features:

    Cruisespeed - allows you to control cruise speed separately from the main speed.

    CruiseOnPilotVertMove - allows you to make torpedoes or rockets that go up or down when launched.

    DisableCrates - disables the crate system

    RequireCreatePerm - allows you to control which players are permitted to create craft command signs for each craft type

    In addition, subcrafts (turrets, gates, etc) now provide better feedback. And Rmove and Move signs now respect the Speed attribute. And a few other misc features. I have updated the documentation on the plugins PMC page, and there is a download link there as well. I will get the version on this page updated ASAP. Until then, you can get it from the PMC page:

    Please be aware that the download there has not been verified by the bukkit staff, and use it at your own risk.

    Last edited Nov 16, 2014 by Loraxe42


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