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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?



The TARDIS.zip file also includes a new TARDISHorseSpeed.jar for CraftBukkit 1.7.10 compatibility.

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

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
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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.
Jenkins Latest TARDIS Build
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.

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 wrapped in <<code>> tags - NOT a screenshot) - if no error in the log, then a video of the bug happening or the EXACT steps needed to reproduce the issue.
  4. Attach your plugins/TARDIS/config.yml file
  5. Attach your plugins/TARDIS/TARDIS.db file
  6. List of other plugins on server
  7. 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 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 mintdragon mintdragon Sep 21, 2014 at 04:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    Have you thought of any ideas for new features that will use said blocks/items? Also, how long do you think it will take to re-code TARDIS? As long as it took the first time, or have you learned some shortcuts since then?

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Sep 20, 2014 at 21:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @mintdragon: Go

    Yep, it looks like (eventually) both APIs should exceed Bukkit, but while we're waiting (and as soon as the Minecraft Coder Pack is released for 1.8) I'm going have a go at making a Forge mod that hopefully Sponge will be able to utilise later on, probably just some simple stuff like new blocks/items for starters


  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Sep 20, 2014 at 21:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @astroboy335: Go

    If using the command to set isomorphic controls off doesn't work, then the problem is one of three things (in order of likeliness):

    • you're not typing the command correctly - it's: /tardisprefs isomorphic off and you should get a message telling you the setting has been changed
    • you used the chameleon arch fob watch and you need to 'de-fob'
    • server is in offline mode (but TARDIS was created in online mode)
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Sep 20, 2014 at 21:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @Freestylevidshd: Go

    You need to rescan the TARDIS for lamp blocks so the plugin knows which blocks to turn on and off - run the /tardis lamps command

  • Avatar of astroboy335 astroboy335 Sep 20, 2014 at 20:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    I'm very sorry for the confusion, I don't know what to do anymore. I'm sorry :( Ive tried looking through a ton of stuff and commands and nothing on the security lockout, I used the command but it won't let me touch or use anything at all.

  • Avatar of mintdragon mintdragon Sep 20, 2014 at 18:16 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm really really really really excited for SpongeApi/MinecraftApi to come out. I have this feeling that TARDIS will be able to do more things than Bukkit currently lets it. It's probably going take a long time, but I'm still excited all the same.

  • Avatar of Freestylevidshd Freestylevidshd Sep 20, 2014 at 10:32 UTC - 0 likes

    I have grown a budget Tardis. I destroyed the room to build a custom console room of my design. I have redstone lamps in my console room i have a swith and used /tardis update light and it has updated. However none of the lamps light up. Any ideas?

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Sep 20, 2014 at 06:16 UTC - 0 likes

    TARDIS v3.1-beta-1 uploaded (link at the top of the page goes directly to the as yet unapproved file)

    Change log is here: http://eccentricdevotion.github.io/TARDIS/change-log.html

    This will most likely be the last TARDIS release on Bukkit (but not the end of the plugin!)

    The TARDIS Jenkins server will also be offline until further notice.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Sep 20, 2014 at 00:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @astroboy335: Go

    The command and GUI are two separate ways to do the same thing...

    /tardisprefs isomorphic on - turns isomorphic ON - only you can use the controls
    /tardisprefs isomorphic off - turns isomorphic OFF - anyone can use the controls

    In the player prefs GUI just find the icon that represents isomorphic and click it - it will toggle the setting on or off

    Last edited Sep 20, 2014 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of markdf markdf Sep 20, 2014 at 00:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @Freestylevidshd: Go

    I use GroupManager, I'm not saying its the best but its the one I've eventually got used. No doubt I will have to learn something else when sponge is out.




Date created
Jul 15, 2012
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