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What it does

TARDIS is a plugin that gives you the ability to create a Police Box that lets you time travel (teleport) to random locations. It adds a Whovian twist to the typical /sethome and /home commands.

As a player, you can:

  • Create a TARDIS that is bigger on the inside.
  • Time travel to a random location.
  • Time travel back home (where you created the TARDIS initially).
  • Save and list interesting time travel locations, so you can return to them easily.
  • Take companions with you when you time travel.
  • Make your TARDIS blend in with the Chameleon Circuit.
  • Use your own schematic to build the TARDIS interior
  • Grow new TARDIS rooms
  • Use Artron Energy
  • Remote control the TARDIS
  • Custom TARDIS sounds with companion Resource Pack
  • Custom TARDIS textures with companion Resource Pack - requires MCPatcher with CTM and CIT

Ticket policy

WARNING: I am no longer prepared to waste my time looking at incomplete tickets. If your ticket does not follow the guidelines set out below, it will be deleted immediately!

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Official documentation & FAQs

The documentation is here: http://eccentricdevotion.github.io/TARDIS/

The documentation contains a frequently asked questions (FAQs) page, please check this first before posting a question in the comments.

Tutorial videos for version 2+ (also included in the official docs)

Not all of these are up-to-date...

  1. Installation
  2. Creating a TARDIS - this one is!
  3. Growing rooms and the Gravity well and changing Walls
  4. Time travelling
  5. Recharging Artron Energy - Updated with energy condenser chest!
  6. Companions

What's new?


This version requires a recent build of CraftBukkit/Spigot - this means you will probably need to run Spigot's BuildTools to update your server JAR file.

The TARDIS.zip file also includes a new TARDISHelper.jar for CraftBukkit 1.8.7 compatibility - TARDIS v3.3 requires TARDISHelper v1.7.3 or later.

Change log here


As a minimum, just drop the TARDIS.jar and any optional plugins listed below into the Bukkit plugins folder and start your server. For more detailed instructions see: http://eccentricdevotion.github.io/TARDIS/installation.html

Optional installs

These are not needed for TARDIS to function, but enhance the plugin with extra features...

  • Install the TARDIS Resource Pack in the Minecraft client to hear custom TARDIS sounds
  • Install Multiverse so you have multiple worlds to travel to. This is also required if you want to generate TARDISes in their own self-conatined world, and grow rooms.
  • Install the TARDISChunkGenerator plugin so that you can generate TARDISes in their own self-conatined world (included in the ZIP download).
  • Install WorldGuard to automatically protect your TARDIS from griefing, and stop mobs spawning in TARDIS worlds.
  • Install WorldBorder to restrict the size of the worlds generated for TARDIS occupation.
  • Install TARDISWeepingAngels to add some Whovian mobs to the game.
  • Install a Permissions plugin, so that you can restrict or grant players the rights to use TARDIS’ different features. We like PermissionsBukkit.
  • Install ProtocolLib so that the TARDIS Zero Room is completely detached from the universe and the TARDIS Keyboard is editable by clicking it
  • Install LibsDisguises so that you can use the Genetic Manipulator / Immortality Gate
  • Install BarAPI so that players can see their travel progress while in the Vortex

Other important pages

Player submitted
Huge thanks to markdf for hosting these
Change loghttp://eccentricdevotion.github.io/TARDIS/change-log.html
TARDIS Github repositoryhttps://github.com/eccentricdevotion/TARDIS
Official todo listhttps://github.com/eccentricdevotion/TARDIS/blob/v3.0/todo.md
Bleeding edge builds
(Will not always
be available)
Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server.
These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk.
Latest TARDIS Build (Jenkins) - Latest TARDIS Build (Mirror)
Bleeding edge changes/commits

Bugs / Requests

Please post a ticket for TARDIS plugin requests and bugs, thank you :)

WARNING: I am no longer prepared to waste my time looking at incomplete tickets. If your ticket does not follow the guidelines set out below, it will be deleted immediately!

Make sure you have read the FAQs first, as your question may already be answered there. Also make sure you have searched for a previous ticket with the same/similar issue (use the Filters to search closed tickets).

If you are going to create a BUG ticket you need to supply relevant information (as I'm not a mind reader, nor do I have access to your server...) - as a minimum you need:

  1. Exact CraftBukkit version i.e. NOT 'the latest' - use the /tardis version command
  2. Exact TARDIS version i.e. NOT 'the latest' - use the /tardis version command
  3. The server log showing the entire error (as a paste or at Pastebin - NOT a screenshot) - this should be the log from when the server starts up right through to when the error occurs
  4. If no error in the log, then a video of the bug happening or the EXACT steps needed to reproduce the issue.
  5. Attach your plugins/TARDIS/config.yml file or other configuration file if relevant
  6. Attach your plugins/TARDIS/TARDIS.db file
  7. List of other plugins on server
  8. And read this: How to file bugs


Basic statistics are collected for some versions of the TARDIS plugin (v2.5.8 and earlier). You can opt out at any time by setting opt-out: true in plugins/PluginMetrics/config.yml

External web access

Version 2.8 (and higher) of this plugin includes a translation feature (the /tardissay command) that connects to Microsoft's translation service. The URLs it connects to are:

You can prevent players from using the command by removing / not giving them the permission tardis.translate

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  • Avatar of corbanj6534 corbanj6534 Oct 05, 2015 at 21:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    I guess that answers his question then, no you can't


  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Oct 05, 2015 at 19:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @corbanj6534: Go

    I don't have control over what links appear at the top of the page...


  • Avatar of corbanj6534 corbanj6534 Oct 05, 2015 at 18:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    I think he means on the bukkit page, at the top, just a page with all the videos on it, which actually does seem very useful if players on a server need help with something, although the vimeo link is just as easy to use

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Oct 04, 2015 at 23:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @airomis: Go

    A tab where? If there is a video, it is on the relevant documentation page...


    Last edited Oct 04, 2015 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of airomis airomis Oct 04, 2015 at 22:06 UTC - 0 likes

    can you make a tab that holds the links to every video that will show what and how each part of the tardis works? i find alot of players don't understand the ars system, desktop theme,destination terminal and so on if there was a place that had the videos all in one place this would help alot with the plugin getting more complex day to day

  • Avatar of alexander775941775941775941 alexander775941775941775941 Oct 03, 2015 at 21:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok I created a separate world for it sense it was lagging when I made it when it did it made entering the tardis enter laggy again it seems teleporting only to normal worlds will do it

  • Avatar of alexander775941775941775941 alexander775941775941775941 Oct 03, 2015 at 21:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to fix the lag between the teleport of those 2 worlds?

  • Avatar of alexander775941775941775941 alexander775941775941775941 Oct 03, 2015 at 21:29 UTC - 0 likes

    nvm separate worlds werent enabled

  • Avatar of alexander775941775941775941 alexander775941775941775941 Oct 03, 2015 at 21:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I fixed my bug It ended up being the jar file, the latest bukkit from build tools

  • Avatar of WonkoTheSane1 WonkoTheSane1 Oct 02, 2015 at 06:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    Thank you :)

    So if TARDIS is now in charge of selectively preventing or allowing mobs depending on the situation, I should probably just make sure no other plugin is trying to control mob spawns in TARDIS worlds right? That seems to make sense.


Date created
Jul 15, 2012
Last update
Sep 27, 2015
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