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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

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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?


To avoid any confusion, this version is for CraftBukkit 1.7.9 or higher only due to the upcoming Minecraft in-game name changing. This means the plugin will update the TARDIS database file to use player UUIDs instead of player names. This requires that the plugin connect to api.mojang.com to lookup the applicable UUIDs - the plugin does this one time when the server is started up after installing the new version the first time. For more information, please see: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/tardis/tickets/678-uuid-migration/

The TARDIS.zip file also includes a new TARDISHorseSpeed.jar for CraftBukkit 1.7.9 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/v2.8/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.
Jenkins Latest TARDIS Build
Bleeding edge changes/commits

More videos (outdated for v2.6)

Thanks to Skyrion for this one

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 tickets


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 WonkoTheSane1 WonkoTheSane1 Apr 24, 2014 at 21:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @Freestylevidshd: Go

    It says "Take a look at line(s): 36" in the log you pasted, so start there. A yml validator tool like http://yamllint.com/ will help you fix your permissions.yml file. Make sure you're using the correct formatting and spacing.

  • Avatar of Freestylevidshd Freestylevidshd Apr 24, 2014 at 13:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @Squawkers13: Go

    So i add worldedit and what do i do about my permissions?

  • Avatar of Squawkers13 Squawkers13 Apr 24, 2014 at 13:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @Freestylevidshd: Go

    WorldEdit is needed too. Dynmap-TARDIS is useless without Dynmap. Your permissions.yml is invalid YAML.

  • Avatar of Freestylevidshd Freestylevidshd Apr 24, 2014 at 13:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz here you go http://dev.bukkit.org/paste/9834/

  • Avatar of X00dis X00dis Apr 24, 2014 at 10:21 UTC - 0 likes


    Have you ever thought about putting the instruction pages into a PDF? I usually play in fullscreen and with the amount of commands and instructions, I would rather have it as a booklet so I can flip through and make notes. Not sure if anyone else would use/need one, but some may find it useful. I didn't want to start working on making one without your permission. So If you don't mind, I can work on making a pdf version, and when I have finished.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Apr 24, 2014 at 04:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @Freestylevidshd: Go

    Post the server start-up log in a paste.


  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Apr 24, 2014 at 04:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @TempusVulpi: Go
    @WonkoTheSane1: Go
    @Squawkers13: Go

    You can have three different consoles:

    1. the main TARDIS console - from the seed block
    2. a secondary console - grow a 'baker' console room
    3. a tertiary console - grow a 'wood' console room
  • Avatar of Squawkers13 Squawkers13 Apr 24, 2014 at 01:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @WonkoTheSane1: Go

    To my knowledge, it only supports one secondary console.

  • Avatar of Freestylevidshd Freestylevidshd Apr 24, 2014 at 00:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz I don't have any map files this time for some reason and it does say is it up to date ? Also im using dev build of craftbukkit.

  • Avatar of WonkoTheSane1 WonkoTheSane1 Apr 23, 2014 at 22:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @TempusVulpi: Go

    If you grow your secondary consoles, I believe the plugin supports up to 3 and they should all function. If you need to manually update the location of the controls, you can only update one secondary console using the /tardis secondary (control) command, the same way you use /tardis update.


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