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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 the TARDIS Resource Pack in the Minecraft client to see custom TARDIS textures
  • Install Multiverse-Core 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 ( or just use the vanilla Minecraft World Border feature).
  • 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
(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 eccentricnz eccentricnz May 03, 2016 at 08:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @WonkoTheSane1: Go

    Scratch that, don't think that actually shades anything...

    would seem that shaders in a resource pack is fully workable, this one: http://www.planetminecraft.com/texture_pack/shaders-vanilla/ seems to work (though it's not great)

    Last edited May 03, 2016 by eccentricnz


  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz May 03, 2016 at 08:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @WonkoTheSane1: Go

    Unless OptiFine can load shaders from a resource pack, I doubt it can be done without another mod :(

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz May 03, 2016 at 08:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @roracle: Go

    Really need to see your WorldResourcePacks config file and the server startup log...

    It'll be one of two things:

    1. Bukkit can't get the world the player is in in the PlayerJoinEvent
    2. yaml is case-sensitive and you have added the world name wrong in the config <- most probably this one

    New build available on Jenkins server, will use default pack if can't get world / config option

    Last edited May 03, 2016 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz May 03, 2016 at 07:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @roracle: Go

    Disable set_pack_on_join: for now, I'll look at it tonight

    Last edited May 03, 2016 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of WonkoTheSane1 WonkoTheSane1 May 03, 2016 at 06:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    Now you guys have me curious: Do you know if Optifine provides a way for a plugin to automatically switch Shader packs on a per word basis? My google-fu failed me again here and I wasn't finding any relevant info. It might be interesting making custom shaders for each of those worlds so there are unique lighting tones and effects in addition to texture changes.

    For myself, I have two different shaders I use depending on the world I'm in. The one I prefer isn't super compatible with void worlds so I have to switch when I enter my TARDIS. Would be nice if I could automate that.

  • Avatar of roracle roracle May 02, 2016 at 03:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    Awesome, I'm very grateful for this. :)

    UPDATE: On logging in I get this error message:

    [12:25:22 ERROR]: Could not pass event PlayerJoinEvent to WorldResourcePacks v1.0 org.bukkit.event.EventException at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:310) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent(RegisteredListener.java:62) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.fireEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:502) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:487) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at net.minecraft.server.v1_9_R1.PlayerList.onPlayerJoin(PlayerList.java:332) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at net.minecraft.server.v1_9_R1.PlayerList.a(PlayerList.java:158) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at net.minecraft.server.v1_9_R1.LoginListener.b(LoginListener.java:144) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at net.minecraft.server.v1_9_R1.LoginListener.c(LoginListener.java:54) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at net.minecraft.server.v1_9_R1.NetworkManager.a(NetworkManager.java:232) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at net.minecraft.server.v1_9_R1.ServerConnection.c(ServerConnection.java:141) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at net.minecraft.server.v1_9_R1.MinecraftServer.D(MinecraftServer.java:820) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at net.minecraft.server.v1_9_R1.DedicatedServer.D(DedicatedServer.java:400) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at net.minecraft.server.v1_9_R1.MinecraftServer.C(MinecraftServer.java:660) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at net.minecraft.server.v1_9_R1.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:559) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] at java.lang.Thread.run([email protected]/Thread.java:804) [?:?] Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException at me.eccentric_nz.worldresourcepacks.WorldResourcePacksListener.setResourcePack(WorldResourcePacksListener.java:37) [?:?] at me.eccentric_nz.worldresourcepacks.WorldResourcePacksListener.onPlayerJoin(WorldResourcePacksListener.java:30) [?:?] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0([email protected]/Native Method) [?:?] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke([email protected]/NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62) [?:?] at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke([email protected]/DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) [?:?] at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke([email protected]/Method.java:531) [?:?] at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:306) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-e6f93f4-935f18b] ... 14 more

    Last edited May 02, 2016 by roracle
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz May 02, 2016 at 03:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @roracle: Go


    Config should be self explanatory...

    One command only /wrp reload

    Feature requests taken...

  • Avatar of roracle roracle May 02, 2016 at 01:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make to be honest. The old ones lagged a bit, too, but any game has "loading time" between scenes. I guess with story telling and such, it's a good feature to work with. If you have it implemented, I would use it for sure. It isn't necessary, that's for sure, but it's totally worth having for an RP server taking place on multiple planets.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz May 02, 2016 at 00:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @roracle: Go

    I always find the lag when changing annoying... Here's a quick test plugin:

  • Avatar of WonkoTheSane1 WonkoTheSane1 May 02, 2016 at 00:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @roracle: Go

    All my google-fu was not strong enough to locate an up to date plugin to do this. I found a few, but they're all very old (Minecraft 1.3!) and don't appear to work anymore. :(


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