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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 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 Jul 03, 2015 at 21:33 UTC - 0 likes


  • Avatar of aalves13 aalves13 Jul 03, 2015 at 19:41 UTC - 0 likes

    I have been encountering an error for some time now, but I was trying to figure out how to fix it on my own. Well, I have come to the conclusion that I can't. The error I'm getting is "Not a valid URL! No protocol!" I have no idea how to fix this, and in the cmd, it tells me "Error occured while enabling TARDIS v3.2.11-b1209 (Is it up to date?)

    I assure you, it is up to date. Downloaded the new files fresh this morning. Any help will be great, thanks.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 02, 2015 at 21:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @roracle: Go

    Not currently, no. Sounds like a ticket to me...

  • Avatar of roracle roracle Jul 02, 2015 at 15:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to prevent users from entering the TARDIS or using the Vortex Manipulator if there are certain items in the inventory? Or maybe a way to back up certain items so they can't cross over? I don't mind sharing items but the economies in my world are all gold and diamond based, so preventing the passing is a necessity. I've been trying to find another way but if this is what players use to get around it may be the best place to seek answers. Thanks!

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Jul 01, 2015 at 09:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @arielman24: Go

    I've had a couple of players report that also, although its never happened to my Tardis. Occassionally something will spawn in the moment I open the door, although thats rarely happens.



  • Avatar of markdf markdf Jul 01, 2015 at 07:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @Harrison015: Go

    comments like that wont make you friends.

    Tardis (the better plugin, ie THIS one), is working with 1.8.7. As that is the latest bukkit/spiggot version release at the moment what more do you want, you expect it to be compatible with 1.9 that hasn't even had preview release yet?

    Features left to die? So what features that have been started that are not finished?

    Why don't you write in detail what features you would like to be created, and then explain why and how it works. Have a look at many other tickets, just saying you want something 'expanding rooms (or whatever)' is mostly likely not going to happen if you cant justify it. Why do you want 'some great idea of you thought of' implremented, what purpose would it serve, would this really fit into the Dr Who world?

    Create a ticket and get a discussion started with others that lurk here. Or just install that other plugin if you think its got better features.

  • Avatar of Naim0404_The_Creeper Naim0404_The_Creeper Jun 30, 2015 at 23:45 UTC - 0 likes

    What is the permission node to use a TARDIS seed block??? I really need to know.

  • Avatar of Harrison015 Harrison015 Jun 30, 2015 at 18:12 UTC - 0 likes

    I would love if this plugin took some of the features from this tardis plugin: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/tardis-xern/

    Namely the easier to use expandable rooms. But there are so many features getting left to die because of no updates to 1.8, so I hope this plugin can eventually 1-UP that one :)

    Last edited Jun 30, 2015 by Harrison015


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Jul 15, 2012
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