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All My Worlds
All my worlds


Ships is associated as one of 'MoveCrafts' rivals, however we can guarantee you that Ships is moving away from this idea, by adding features that you would probably not see in MoveCraft but are useful for the servers this plugin is designed for.

Ships is a plugin that allows you to create medium sized vessels in water, ontop of water and in air. Ships is simple to use because it only uses signs to control the vessels. No annoying commands to learn, or 'wands' needed, it's just plain simple signs.

As time moves forward this plugin improves. This is MoseMister's first plugin and he is still learning from the endless world of craftbukkit. This being said, some features of this plugin maybe 'glitchy' so you have been warned. Qx2 does not work on this plugin any more so all the updates and taking care of the top priority 'users' lies on MoseMister alone, so all help is appreciated.


SiteCurrently version(s) being supportedWaiting for approval


Vessel info

shipShipShips move onto of water
airshipAirshipAirships are one of the hardest to work because they are so demanding. Enjoy
airshipAirship2Airship set 2 is identical to Airships however with changed properties in the config - for you to change
marsshipMarsshipship from the movie John Carter. In action how like an airship but does not require fuel or wool. Its disadvantage is that it can fly only during the day then all the other vessels, however, fuel is eaten ship that uses Fuel ship with a burner

Requirements for vessels

Vessel nameRequired block %Required blockburnerEngineFuelType
Marsship10%detectorNoNoNoAir + Light
Plane0%Iron BlockNoYesYesAir
Submarine0%NoYesYesUnder Water

note* some of these vessels are only in betas and pre releases and may not be complete



for older versions

videoBy StoneGate amac55
videoBy MoseMister
videoBy Jacob Vejvoda
videoBy austin101



netherrack + fire = burner

(image coming soon)

Fuel container





Ships Sign

main* Write on the sign:
* first line:[ships]
* second line: ship/airship/airship2/marsship/plane
* line three: Owner (not required.)
* line four: Vessel Name
* Right click to select Ships sign. Also gets info about ship

Move Sign

Move* Write on the sign: [move]
*Right-click on the sign. The ship will move forward
* Left-click the sign. Switch between Engine and Boost

Wheel Sign

wheel* Write on the sign: [wheel]
* Right-click on the sign. The ship will turn to the right.
* Press the left. Turn to the left.

Altitude Sign

Altitude sign* Write on the sign: [altitude]
* Manual on the sign.

EOT Sign

eot* Write on the sign: [EOT]*
*Press the right to full speed.


/shipsget all commands
/ships updateupdates the name on selected Ships sign (if UUID of the player matches)
/ships checkchecks if the item in hand works on ships
/ships teleport [player] <vessel name>allows a player to teleport to their own or someone else vessel if the name of the vessel is known (teleporting to someone else vessel uses the ForceTeleport action)
/ships forceteleport <vesselname>allows a player to teleport to their own vessel even if the block below them may not be there
/ships set [player] <vesselName> <config> <amount>allows a player to change a vessels stats


note* the <Vessel> means you need to fill in the vessel name

ships.<Vessel>.makeThis allows a user to create a 'ships sign' with the selected vessel as the type
ships.<Vessel>.useThis allows a user to use the signs listed above
ships.command.teleport.ownThis allows a user to use the commands '/ships teleport' and '/ships forceteleport'
ships.command.teleport.othersThis allows a user to use the command '/ships teleport [player]
ships.command.set.ownThis allows a user to use the command '/ships set'
ships.command.set.othersThis allows a user to use the command '/ships set [player]'
ships.bypass.worldguardWhen worldguardSupport is turned to true, this allows a user to bypass all worldguard regions
ships.bypass.factionsWhen factionsSupport is turned to true, this allows a user to bypass all faction areas
ships.*.makeAllows a user to make any vessel
ships.*.useAllows a user to use any vessel
ships.command.*Allows a user to use all commands
ships.*Allows a user to make and use all commands and vessels
ships.bypass.*Allows a user to bypass all areas

Known Bugs

Common Errors

All errors

To do

news on new versions

  • Repair doors
  • add proper dispenser support
  • plan to add towny support
  • plan to add vault support
  • I plan to write the possibility of using cannons, etc
  • plan to add worldGuard support
  • add 'lavaship'
  • add submarine
  • plan to add factions support
  • add default water levels
  • Repair gates
  • make 'materials' in config - allowing the blocks stated true to work on vessels

supported plugins

  • factions (in 3.3 and above)
  • MCore (in 3.3 and above)
  • WorldEdit (in 3.3 and above)
  • WorldGuard (in 3.3 and above)
  • Cannons (in 3.3 and above, better support coming to
  • Vault

Install Guide

Ships 4.0.X

Add both Ships and MoseCraft-Core into your plugins folder

older or Ships 4.1+

Add Ships into plugins folder

Looking for testers

killing floor

Contact Mose if interested in this minecraft plugin

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  • Avatar of DerickRedDanger DerickRedDanger Jul 31, 2014 at 05:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Nvm my last Post, to solve it i've just have to make my self Op

  • Avatar of DerickRedDanger DerickRedDanger Jul 31, 2014 at 03:34 UTC - 0 likes

    I am Unable to name my Airship vessel,it says: "permission miss match to make the airship vessel". i am using the Ships - untested. What should i do ?

  • Avatar of MoseMister MoseMister Jul 30, 2014 at 16:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @devinthefd: Go

    if you change the required percent (on that vessel, not all vessels because it is already created) to 1, that should reduce the amount of iron needed


  • Avatar of devinthefd devinthefd Jul 30, 2014 at 15:45 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2284509>>

    Okay, another problem. I built a plane vessel. Changed the min block for that one cause i don't want a big one. But, it says that I need more iron? it wont let me do anything.

  • Avatar of MoseMister MoseMister Jul 30, 2014 at 07:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bigmanthesecond: Go

    How does my plugin not work? (is it a error, does the plugin not load up)

    Also what version of ships are you using?

  • Avatar of Bigmanthesecond Bigmanthesecond Jul 30, 2014 at 00:44 UTC - 0 likes

    I don't seem to be able to use your plugin on my spigot server I'm using the last spigot 1.7.9 version on their jenkins.

  • Avatar of MoseMister MoseMister Jul 29, 2014 at 18:51 UTC - 0 likes

    few new things


    this is now downloadable on MoseCraftbukkitPlugins and waiting for approval here, it is untested however i feel it will work

    new youtube vid

    before anyone goes 'dam it', it is not me speaking or anything, i just found this vid on youtube for Ships 4.0.2 and because i dont have anything for Ships 4+ (video wise) i though to be lazy and give you someone elses work (i am going to be working on a Ships 4.1 video showing everything down to the commands, i just need time)

    website update

    i have updated everything (slightly) so you may have seen some changes

  • Avatar of MoseMister MoseMister Jul 28, 2014 at 15:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @JeremyMilam1: Go

    @winddredhearts: Go

    Found the problem, Ships will be out soon, the * permissions dont work

    Last edited Jul 28, 2014 by MoseMister
  • Avatar of JeremyMilam1 JeremyMilam1 Jul 28, 2014 at 15:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @winddredhearts: Go

    I currently am experiencing the same issue, if you find a fix, please pm me mate.

  • Avatar of MoseMister MoseMister Jul 27, 2014 at 16:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @winddredhearts: Go

    I will take a look at the code

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Date created
Feb 23, 2012
Last update
Jul 12, 2014
Development stage
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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