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.

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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 Loraxe42 Loraxe42 Jan 22, 2015 at 21:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @billdcat21: Go

    So, I would recommend you use the cruise signs to move more quickly, and leave the default movement speed low to reduce lag and encourage realistic movement. IE: your airship can move at a decent speed straight forward, but not sideways.

    I show how to make a ship along with its cruise sign in the tutorial, I'll link the exact time I show it:

    That also shows the helm sign on the ship, so you can turn it. After I make the ship I make a submarine, and talk about why you want to use the cruise sign instead of moving with just the stick.

    AKA: BaccaYarro

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

  • Avatar of billdcat21 billdcat21 Jan 22, 2015 at 19:17 UTC - 0 likes
    Hi Loraxe, Just started playing with Movecraft, I have 2 questions: My airship moves very slowly, about 1 block every 3 secs... Is this normal or is there a parameter that I can change? My ship is about 450 blocks. Also is there a way to rotate the ship? Thanks!
  • Avatar of foraym foraym Jan 22, 2015 at 00:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Heya Loraxe! I was wondering if its possible to have a ship fly a predetermined route on its own? I would like to have a ship NOT piloted by a player fly around the server. edit: Just read the comments below and @maxotexas is basically asking the same thing.. Would be great if you can make this happen!

    Last edited Jan 22, 2015 by foraym: @maxotexas asking for same i believe.

  • Avatar of Loraxe42 Loraxe42 Jan 21, 2015 at 16:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @GodsDead: Go

    Honestly I'm not sure. I would guess not. But give it a try and let us all know what happens.

  • Avatar of GodsDead GodsDead Jan 21, 2015 at 15:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Can I use colour and multi-lines in my

  • Avatar of Loraxe42 Loraxe42 Jan 21, 2015 at 03:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @Guthixlord1: Go

    It could be you have a block in the ship somewhere that is not on the allowedlist in your airship.craft. If you can get me a schematic of the craft I may be able to tell you where it is.

  • Avatar of Guthixlord1 Guthixlord1 Jan 21, 2015 at 01:43 UTC - 0 likes

    so i went to the spot it was talking about and about 3 others it mentioned destroyed that block and many surrounding it then went to pilot it and the sam messege poped up so i placed them back and still the same mesege im so confused and it in the air theres nothing surrounding it or that would get in its way

  • Avatar of Loraxe42 Loraxe42 Jan 20, 2015 at 04:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @madtomic: Go

    The most recent version will work fine on 1.7.9. I would always recommend using the most recent version of the plugin regardless of what version of server you run.

    @Guthixlord1: Go

    I actually already answered this, yes airskiffs work fine in 1.7.9, but you need a furnace with coal/charcoal in it. Just put Airskiff on the sign. Remove any blocks adjacent to the one indicated that might be causing a collision. IE: anything that isn't part of the airship.

  • Avatar of madtomic madtomic Jan 20, 2015 at 00:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Please add a build for 1.7.9 thanks

  • Avatar of Guthixlord1 Guthixlord1 Jan 19, 2015 at 23:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @Guthixlord1: Go

    also do airskiffs work in 1.7.9 and if so what do i put on the sign with the name if no what are the fighters called (the rly small ones) @Loraxe42: Go

    so then this will hopefully be the last thing. could u provide me with a link with the type files for 1.7.9 and regarding the other statement would i just try to remove the blocks around it perminently or give it a block update


Date created
Nov 07, 2011
Last update
Jan 19, 2015
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