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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. Check your version here: https://spigot.spud.rocks

The TARDIS.zip file also includes a new TARDISHelper.jar for CraftBukkit 1.8 compatibility (it replaces TARDISHorseSpeed.jar) - TARDIS v3.2.8 requires TARDISHelper v1.2.

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
(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 mobilephone2003 mobilephone2003 Jan 26, 2015 at 15:38 UTC - 0 likes

    As you wish. Tickets will be created from now on.

    Expect a lot of them (I'll make them short instead of repeating info), I can see many tweaks that can make this even better for servers.

    On another note, has anyone else had issues with an endermen epidemic in a shared world?

    They're spawning all over the place, with allow-end:false, and false in the config.yml

    Last edited Jan 26, 2015 by mobilephone2003

    Admining since Feb 2011, currently running a small project DuncsMC

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Jan 26, 2015 at 10:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    and the shoes! People who wear odd shoes are eccentric, or at least a little odd :)



  • Avatar of markdf markdf Jan 26, 2015 at 10:36 UTC - 1 like

    @mobilephone2003: Go

    Oh get over it, I wasn't refering to you as a 'would be admin', if I thought that I wouldn't have replied to you, I'd have ignored you. Or you would have no doubt I was having a go at you.

    Most issues are from people who didn't read the instructions or just didn't understand the instructions, its not a simple plugin to set up. Just because someone doesn't understand something doesn't mean there is a problem with the plugin or the instructions, it could be that person just doesn't understand it no matter how good the instructions are.

    Don't worry to much if you don't have all the info for a ticket, just make the effort to put in everything that you can or whatever seems relevant. Tickets that read something like 'dude, tardis is whacked man, pm me when ya fix it, I need it by tomorrow' will get deleted.

    We have helped you all we can for the information you have provided, until you provide more details, you are on your own.

    The important thing to remember is the plugin works perfectly on many servers.

    Last edited Jan 26, 2015 by markdf
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jan 26, 2015 at 10:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @mobilephone2003: Go

    One of the main reasons I like tickets is that comments quickly get lost from the front page. A ticket is always going to be on the ticket page, and gives a chance for other users to comment and vote on it. I'm always open to suggestions, the plugin wouldn't be where it is today without the input I've had from the community.

    You don't seem like the kind of person who would submit an incomplete ticket, the warning is there for those muppets who can't even be bothered to tell us what version of the plugin or server they are using... and really only applies to BUG reports not requests.

    I've already improved the help message(s), it may not be up to your exacting standards, but hey, it's better than it was. If there was a nice ticket submitted with how you thought it should look and work it might be another story - however you're stuck with what I (someone who seldom actually gets to play Minecraft and who certainly has no interest in running a public server) comes up with. If it seems non-standard to you, well, just look at my name again...


  • Avatar of mobilephone2003 mobilephone2003 Jan 26, 2015 at 08:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @markdf: Go

    I don't know what your obsession is with bug reports, but I don't intend to waste my time making a ticket when these things come standard with the plugin (especially when there are threats of it being deleted when its incomplete? Doesn't take a few seconds to ask for a plugin list?), and quick questions are being answered here. Doesn't sound like a supportive community to me.

    Seeing as most of the 6940 comments here are people with issues, why not just disable the comments if you're going to be ignorant to everything anyone is saying?

    You've already judged me, assumed I've not read any documentation, called me a "would-be admin", think i'm blaming the plugin for not conforming to standards of practically every other plugin on bukkit, and given me an incorrect answer to a posted issue.

    I didn't come here for a lecture from you. I'm here to use a plugin that has potential and attempt to help it be more user friendly. Never blame the user if something isn't usable.

    @eccentricnz: Go

    You may not have, but...


    Last edited Jan 26, 2015 by mobilephone2003
  • Avatar of markdf markdf Jan 26, 2015 at 03:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @mobilephone2003: Go

    Submit a proper bug report as detailed above.

    I don't pretend to keep up-todate with all the changes. If I don't understand something I dont blame the plugin because it doest work how I assume it does, I check the latest changelog also linked above to find out what I'm probably doing wrong.

    If all else fails, submit a bug report as detailed above, but I think I may have already mentioned that :)

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jan 26, 2015 at 02:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @mobilephone2003: Go

    Ahh that, never used it in the whole time I've made this plugin lol...

    /tardis [TAB]...

    Last edited Jan 26, 2015 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of mobilephone2003 mobilephone2003 Jan 26, 2015 at 01:40 UTC - 2 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    Tab completion doesn't fix:

    Never seen a plugin format it that way, a paginated list would be nice.

    Very odd decisions made, I guess I'm stuck finding workarounds.

    Last edited Jan 26, 2015 by mobilephone2003
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jan 26, 2015 at 00:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @mobilephone2003: Go


    less-than-ideal layout of the commands ingame

    Tab completion is your friend all commands support it in-game and on the console... however I don't think the command structure is any worse than many other large plugins (e.g. WorldGuard, GroupManager etc which I'm forever having to look up) plus wherever possible player don't even need to use commands are there are many GUIs and items that take their place.

    As mentioned already the plugin DOES NOT restrict breaking walls and floor inside the TARDIS - if you can't handle this fact then TARDIS is probably not going to work for your server as this is not likely to change in the near future...

    Last edited Jan 26, 2015 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of mobilephone2003 mobilephone2003 Jan 26, 2015 at 00:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @markdf: Go

    @eccentricnz: Go

    Right, now we're getting somewhere. Thankyou. I've been through the documentation, but with all the changes many things are outdated, and the less-than-ideal layout of the commands ingame is very difficult to comprehend resulting in my opening up the jar to see all the actual commands in the plugin.yml

    I'm using 6.0.0-beta-05.1569 of WorldGuard, Multiverse 2.5b678, Yesterday's latest build of spigot.

    If they shouldn't be able to break the walls/floor, I'm stumped, not even considering looking into giving access to rooms just yet until I can get past this.

    Last edited Jan 26, 2015 by mobilephone2003


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