Ships 5 is now out

  • Ships 5 brings better performance
  • Almost all previously know bugs are now removed
  • Many more new features to play around with

Source Code - Github


Source Code - Github


New Eye Respawn

All My Worlds

New Eye -Respawn

All my worlds:
Project by Qx2

Supported plugins

World Guard
TownyShipsTownyHook by MoseMister
WorldGuardCustomFlagsUnknown name
Chairs Reloaded
Grief Prevention


ShipsTownySupportLinkShipsTownySupport allows Ships to hook into the plugin Towny. The plugin requires Ships 4.1.1 or higher. Much like other built-in plugin support for protection plugins, this stops Vessels from entering the town zones.MoseMister
ShipsNoCollideLinkShipsNoCollide is a addon to Ships 5. What it does is forces ships to check that the new location will not attach onto another block. IE. If there is another ship coming at you. Without no collide it may end up just infront of your ship. This then attaches the two ships together. No collide stops that from happening. Its not a big plugin at all. I think its less then 10 lines (after grabbing the event). But its a seprate plugin because it may slow down ships by a nano second.MoseMister
ShipsDamageLinkShips Damage adds a configurable weight-damage mechanic to each and every ship, with minimal performance impact/overhead. Great for use together with the ShipsNoColide Plugin!nullschritt

What is Ships?

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.


ShipShips move onto of water
AirshipAirships are one of the hardest to work because they are so demanding. Enjoy
Marsshipship 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
PlaneFaster then all the other vessels, however, fuel is eaten
SubmarineMoves underWater
Solarshipfuels up during day, uses its own fuel at night
Hybridshipa mix between the Marship and Airship


Ships Licence sign* [Ships]
* <vesseltype>

This sign is the licence sign, right click it to gain info about the vessel.
Move sign* [Move]

This sign will allow you to move your vessel. The vessel will move in the opposite direction to the way it is facing
EOT sign* [Wheel]

This sign will allow you to rotate your vessel. Left click to rotate to the left. Right click to rotate to the right.
Altitude sign* [Altitude]

This sign allow your vessel to move up and down. Left click to move down (decrease your altitude). Right click to move up (increase your altitude)
EOT sign* [EOT]

This sign will force the vessel to move in the same direction until it hits a wall. If EOT is disabled in the config this sign will not take effect and will not be able to be created through Ships

The signs will only be activated if standing. They will not activate when sneaking.

Command and permissions

/Ships AutoPilot<VesselName> <X> <Y> <Z>BothMove the vessel to the location without player control
/Ships Developer* loadedVessels
* VesselTypes
* materialsList
* rammaterials
* all
Console* gets all loaded vessels
* gets all Vesseltypes ships has loaded
* displays all blocks in materials list
* displays all blocks in RAM materials
* displays all info
/Ships Fixes* teleport
* facing
player* sets the teleport to location for your vessel
* fixes the issue of vessels moving the wrong way
/Ships Infobothdisplays all information about Ships
/Ships protectedbothtoggles if the protectedVessels applys for it
/Ships reload* Configs
* <Vessel name>
Both* reloads all config files
* reloads the vessel
/Ships sign* Track [seconds]player* displays the Ships structure
/ships teleport* <vesselname>player* teleport to a vessel
ships.*all Ships permissions
ships.<vesseltype>.useallow a player to use that vesseltype
ships.*.useallows a player to use all the vessel types
ships.<vesselname>.useallows a player to use that vessel
ships.<vesseltype>.makeallows a player to make that vesseltype
ships.*.makeallows a player to make all the vessel types
ships.command.teleportallows a player to use the teleport command
ships.command.teleport.otherallows a player to use the teleport command to other vessels
ships.command.signallows a player to use all the /ships sign commands
ships.command.reloadallow a player to use all the /ships reload commands
ships.command.fixesallows a player to use all the /ships fixes commands
ships.command.autopilotallows a player to use all the /Ships autopilot commands

Isn't this the really buggy plugin?

Ships has been known for its bugs however Ships 5 and above cleared out almost all of the bugs from Ships 4 and lower.

Struggling with the config?

Here is a more in-depth version to all config files within Ships



for older versions

videoShips 4.1.1 by VortexHDGaming
videoShips 4.0.2 by Ajaxan Minecraft
videoShips 3.2.4 by StoneGate amac55
videoShips 3.2.1 by MoseMister
videoShips by austin101
videoShips 2.1 by Jacob Vejvoda

User created content

All the youtube videos, the Ships community (thats you) have made I could not thank enough for.

This image has been created by Skyyagiz. Skyyagiz image

Are you a developer?

The image at the top labeled 'source code' leads to the github Ships 5+ page. But if you want to just start developing for Ships you can go to the Ships 5+ api page located here. This will tell you some things that you can do with the api.

The api is always developing, fixing bugs and issues and adding new parts to the API to make your programming life as simple as possible. If you wish to add something to the api. Don't be scared, just send a request on GitHub (preferred) or here (not preferred) and it will be taken care of.

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  • Avatar of MoseMister MoseMister Oct 22, 2015 at 13:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @Footton: Go

    Hi, Im going to need you to answer the following questions so I gain a clear idea of your issue.

    1. Does the [Ships] sign not work when you try and create another type of Ship?
    2. Are there any errors when booting up?
    3. Are there any errors when creating the [Ships] sign
    4. Do vessels boot up (in console type '/ships developer loadedvessels' to gain a list of all loaded vessels)

    If there are any errors then please do tell, you can copy and paste them from your server logs. The server logs are updated when the server stops or crashes


  • Avatar of Footton Footton Oct 22, 2015 at 13:22 UTC - 0 likes


    I have change the WaterShip file. I changed the maximum size of the ship and the block required which is 159. But the [Ships] sign wont work but the other sign work nicely. Can I know is there any solution to my issue?

  • Avatar of MoseMister MoseMister Oct 21, 2015 at 06:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @ceddy3000: Go

    Thanks for loving the plugin. I should be able to see what the issue is when I get home. I'll respond properly then.

    Edit: I'm still to test cannons again for your issue. But I saw that the error code you gave me. There is no error code there just the event that was fired and lines where the error should be. I think I know the issue and it is fixed in the next ships 5 update. The error also has a issue of Ships Damage. My guess is if I send you the upcoming ships update, it will fix all 3. But I'll test for all issues that are caused by my plugin, I'll also get ships damage owner to take a look but not sure how much we are able to do without the full error

    Last edited Oct 21, 2015 by MoseMister
  • Avatar of ceddy3000 ceddy3000 Oct 21, 2015 at 00:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey first off i love this plugin, i am currently working on some unique server with it. I have run into a few issues. First, in Ships5, Cannons button gets messed up when you turn the ship.

    Also i get these errors:

    7:58:14 PM
    ERROR]: Could not pass event BlockIgniteEvent to Ships v5.0.1.0
    7:58:14 PM
    Source) [?:1.8.0_60]
    7:58:14 PM
    Source) ~[?:?]
    7:58:14 PM
    Source) ~[?:1.8.0_60]
    7:58:14 PM
    Source) ~[?:1.8.0_60]
    7:58:22 PM
    ERROR]: Could not pass event ShipMovingEvent to ShipsDamage v0.0.2.1
    7:58:22 PM
    Source) ~[?:?]
    7:58:22 PM
    Source) ~[?:1.8.0_60]
    7:58:22 PM
    Source) ~[?:1.8.0_60]
    7:58:23 PM
    Source) [?:1.8.0_60]
    7:58:23 PM
    Source) [?:1.8.0_60]
    7:58:23 PM
    Source) [?:1.8.0_60]
    7:58:23 PM
    java.lang.ArithmeticException: / by zero
    7:58:23 PM
    Method) ~[?:1.8.0_60]
    7:58:23 PM
    Source) ~[?:1.8.0_60]
    7:58:23 PM
    Source) ~[?:1.8.0_60]
    7:58:23 PM
    Source) ~[?:1.8.0_60]
  • Avatar of MoseMister MoseMister Oct 15, 2015 at 17:53 UTC - 0 likes

    yet another give away

    Not too long ago I gave out 2 codes of Rainbow 6 Siege beta. And now, im giving out currently just 2 beta codes to "The Crew Wild Run". This is for PC (Steam) and to enter just send me a private message with your Steam email and a title of "The Crew Wild Run". If you don't want to send me your Email address i understand, instead send me your steam name (the one used to find you) and you will gain a request from me, accept it and you will shortly gain the beta access after. (from there you can unfriend me - i wont take offence, if you want to keep me i don't mind).

    remember i have 2 to give away. The Beta ends on the 19th so quickly get your requests in. All my give away are free with no hidden catch. Enjoy

  • Avatar of Getoffmycat Getoffmycat Oct 13, 2015 at 18:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @MoseMister: Go

    Oh, thank you so much for the help :) Also thanks for the fast reply, I love the plugin!

  • Avatar of MoseMister MoseMister Oct 13, 2015 at 18:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Last Ships Prerelease

    Ive been working on Ships Prerelease 6 in the background. I have been working on college stuff too and college got priority ... sorry. I will also say Prerelease 6 is the last planned Ships Prerelease (maybe patch releases after) but the next planned release is Ships full release. I know i never got the Solarship or the hybrid ship working but they will come in a later full release. Prerelease 6 does not add many new features, just more efficient code, a bug fix here and there and hopefully the automatic default water level check (ive programmed it in, just not tested it yet). You will also gain a lot more access in the configuration about messages. Hope you enjoy

  • Avatar of MoseMister MoseMister Oct 13, 2015 at 06:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @Getoffmycat: Go

    No no. What you have just described is a different error. What you described is the default water level not being right. If you go to your configuration file you will find a section that states defaultwaterlevel. If your trail is higher then lower the value. If the trail is lower then increase the value.

  • Avatar of Getoffmycat Getoffmycat Oct 12, 2015 at 22:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @MoseMister: Go

    Im also getting the same issue @ManBeastPigDev is getting, Im using a ship and whenever I move forward or backward I have like a trail of water behind the ship and it fills my ship.

  • Avatar of MoseMister MoseMister Sep 30, 2015 at 15:35 UTC - 1 like

    Ships 5 update

    I know im late on my Ships 5 update. To be honest all the new update will do is add some more internal code other plugins can hook into (API) so dont get excited for the next update unless your developing things for Ships.Its almost ready for release with a few extra features coming in, in a later update. It is currently stable enough (apart from the 'Ship' vesselType ... that has a bug im still trying to simulate but keep failing).

    The next Ships update should be out later today. Enjoy

    Give away

    Not expecting you to know this but i was entered into the closed beta of Rainbow 6:Siege by Curse. I got 2 codes from them so i entered myself and a friend into the beta .... today I just got 4 more codes to give away to friends (this time from EA). However i wanted to give out them to you. Im going to be giving out 2 of the 4 codes to the public. These are PC only codes so dont try and enter them if you have a PS4 or Xbox One.

    To enter, private message me (click on my user, then click PM - need bukkit account) and just say your interested in ONE of the codes.

    I may give out the other 2 codes later on. Something you should know. These codes are UPlay codes (sorry .... its better then Origin). The game has minimum support for AMD hardware (I know, I was disappointed as well). And Riot shields are OP.

    Last edited Sep 30, 2015 by MoseMister: Added Give away

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Date created
Feb 23, 2012
Last update
Oct 30, 2015
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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