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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 TARDISHelper.jar for CraftBukkit 1.8 compatibility (it replaces TARDISHorseSpeed.jar).

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.
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 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 eccentricnz eccentricnz Dec 20, 2014 at 08:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @roracle: Go

    I can't speak for Mojang, but I personally don't see TARDIS as an admin only plugin, restricted feature set / advantage / disadvantage or not. It would only take one disgruntled player who finds that they don't have access to it to throw a spanner in the works. Regardless of a player being an admin, TARDIS does affect gameplay (though it does have some cosmetic attributes) and therefore must be available to all players.


  • Avatar of roracle roracle Dec 20, 2014 at 07:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    I very much understand that. But is restriction for admins still in the realm of "okay"? After all, I could limit what TARDIS could do so they use it for travel/temp storage of admin stuffs...keeping all gm1 acquired stuff apart from the rest of the interactive world, etc. My main goal is to keep the main play-worlds in their own play-style, while offering players different styles depending on world they choose. Along with PVP arenas, etc. TARDIS wouldn't, in this case, be a distinct advantage for admins, as there wouldn't be much they could do.

    See at this point I'm not talking about making money, I'm asking if it's okay to restrict TARDIS to admins only, so that regular players could use the VM as the way they travel. Technically the "features" of the TARDIS are built into the VM, so it's still within the EULA, but I don't know if you or Mojang would see it that way, see?

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Dec 20, 2014 at 06:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @roracle: Go

    There are grey areas, and if it weren't for a bunch of greedy people out there who exploited the (even more) relaxed nature of the original EULA. This whole discussion would probably be moot.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Dec 20, 2014 at 06:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @charlza: Go

    Yep, as stated in the change log, you need an updated build of CraftBukkit/Spigot as they have added new API...

  • Avatar of roracle roracle Dec 20, 2014 at 06:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    Thanks for those links. It doesn't seem to cover admin specific things, but I'm assuming it's possible to keep admin specific plugins separate without having to offer them to everyone.

    This is yet another grey area, as my original intent was to give TARDIS only to admins/moderators as a fancy way of getting around (completely over the top way to /tp but you know...themes and all...gives the kids something to gawk at and talk about). But at the same time the admin/mods could allow players to be companions as well, to bring them about to different place, etc. Pretty much a little glimpse into admin world, which isn't a restriction so much as it is a position with me personally, as anyone technically could become admins, if they play the game right...and at this stage "the game" isn't referring to Minecraft, see?

  • Avatar of charlza charlza Dec 20, 2014 at 04:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Just an FYI, but I recompiled Spigot with buildtools #17 and all of my Tardis functionality appears to be working now! :) The condenser had stopped working with either #14 or #15...then started working with the new Tardis Beta, however, travel and the remote decided to break until I updated Built 17 - seems to be the lucky number (at least for me) :)

    Cheers and bang up job! (in my best Americanized British accent)

  • Avatar of X00dis X00dis Dec 20, 2014 at 03:58 UTC - 0 likes

    I am in need of your professional opinions. I put my question in the forum so that I do not fill up the main page with NON-TARDIS plugin topics.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Dec 20, 2014 at 03:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @staddd5: Go


    @GervaisJohn: Go

    There is a page showing interiors but it is out of date... thatsnotacreeper.com has a nice setup at spawn where you can view the interiors of all the different TARDIS consoles

    Last edited Dec 20, 2014 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of staddd5 staddd5 Dec 20, 2014 at 01:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Im having a problem... TARDIS plugin is having a fit

    my tardis(twelfth that I take pride in) is GREAT!

    the only problem is that sometimes I can grow rooms then it throws a hissy fit and I can't because "TARDIS wasn't created in own world" or something like that! It sometimes works and it sometimes doesn't... no matter how many times I delete and start again and redo all the create world false default world config stuff... It just doesn't work... I'm using a default world to save memory

  • Avatar of GervaisJohn GervaisJohn Dec 19, 2014 at 23:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Do you have pictures of all the console rooms anywhere?


Date created
Jul 15, 2012
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