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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?


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

Note v2.8 needs to have WorldGuard & WorldEdit on the server for the plugin to enable. (Fixed in build #780 and higher)

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.
Jenkins Latest TARDIS Build
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.

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 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 ronnald2004 ronnald2004 Jul 29, 2014 at 20:17 UTC - 0 likes

    i have got the resause pack for the sounds but the materialise and takeoff sounds ar not playing on my server but does on other ones help!

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 29, 2014 at 04:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @Pheonixking42: Go


    If you've just made a TARDIS, then there is only one wood button and one chest...


  • Avatar of Pheonixking42 Pheonixking42 Jul 29, 2014 at 03:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Okay I can not figure out how to initialize the artron comp... what ever it is called! Please help! I am in the Eleventh Doctors Tardis... oh and where is the chest that I make artron energy? Thanks!

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 29, 2014 at 02:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @xQu3rtzz: Go

    Pour être clair, vous avez besoin de faire un billet!

  • Avatar of xQu3rtzz xQu3rtzz Jul 29, 2014 at 02:20 UTC - 0 likes


    Pour être plus clair j'ai mis la permission "tardis.enter" à mes joueurs et ils ne peuvent pas entrer dans le Tardis !!

  • Avatar of trickyrockslayer trickyrockslayer Jul 29, 2014 at 01:43 UTC - 0 likes

    I fingered it out the reason the world did not show up in the config is MV did not load it lol wow! Well i fixed it!

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 28, 2014 at 22:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @kingdom_keeper: Go

    No, I won't be changing the plugin because one user has some strange views about it. I have to take it as a compliment otherwise I'd have to have a rant like below lol

    1. Lag? - to be expected when the TARDIS is first created, we're manipulating thousands of blocks at once, but after that you'd have to have a seriously underpowered server to experience lag when time travelling.
    2. Too Whovian based? - seriously, what do you expect from a TARDIS plugin, why would you even install the plugin if you didn't want to experience the full Whovianess of it?
    3. Seed blocks too hard? - obviously never seen the alternative
    4. Staff can't work out how to start the Artron Capacitor? lol, get some staff that can read. Scenario - you have just created a TARDIS and have entered with key in hand (otherwise you couldn't have opened the door) you have to initialise the Artron Energy by clicking a button with (wait for it) the key you already have in your hand...
  • Avatar of kingdom_keeper kingdom_keeper Jul 28, 2014 at 21:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    i agree. but is it really a compliment? i mean, like, if it is TOO WHOVIAN then maybe you tone it down one small bit, like some random thing you think has become to OP? this excludes tardis, screwdriver and key

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 28, 2014 at 20:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @Squawkers13: Go
    @X00dis: Go

    I read every comment that is posted on here, and that one could be the strangest so far, after I stopped laughing, I decided I should take it as a compliment...

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 28, 2014 at 20:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @ronnald2004: Go

    Please READ the change logs before updating... You need to update LibsDisguises to at least build #312 or higher


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Jul 15, 2012
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