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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
  • 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 bob602 bob602 Sep 03, 2013 at 19:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Well at least in my waiting to get this fixed i can add more rooms to my already too-big tardis :D

  • Avatar of sbongbob sbongbob Sep 03, 2013 at 18:42 UTC - 0 likes

    how do i post a screenshot in the chat

  • Avatar of Freestylevidshd Freestylevidshd Sep 03, 2013 at 12:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello agen... Im now running the tardis plugin on tekkit classic 1.2.5, and i dont know how to change the stuff thats in 1.6.2 and not in 1.2.5 ?? Thanks

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Sep 03, 2013 at 06:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaconCraftGaming: Go

    1. Download an old TARDIS.jar (http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/tardis/files/?page=4)
    2. Open it with WinZIP or similar (change the extension to .zip if needed)
    3. Extract the bigger.schematic
    Last edited Sep 03, 2013 by eccentricnz


  • Avatar of BaconCraftGaming BaconCraftGaming Sep 03, 2013 at 05:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Could I have the original tardis 1.0 bigger schematic? It has a special place in my heart.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Sep 03, 2013 at 03:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @mtndewv: Go

    Need to see the error from the server log... And I bet my latest version is not the same as your 'latest' version... please read this: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/tardis/#w-bugs-requests - I need specifics!

    Last edited Sep 03, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of mtndewv mtndewv Sep 03, 2013 at 03:26 UTC - 0 likes

    my server keeps crashing almost every time i travel im useing the latest version and the bug keeps happening

  • Avatar of minecraftkid703456 minecraftkid703456 Sep 03, 2013 at 01:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    Thank you for your time i will try to see if any of the files that we downloaded are broken ill talk to you after i check everything

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Sep 03, 2013 at 01:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @minecraftkid703456: Go

    You can only get that message if (action == Action.RIGHT_CLICK_BLOCK) { ... }

    That is part of the TARDIS java code: the message you are getting - "The handbrake is already off!" - is not sent from anywhere else.

  • Avatar of minecraftkid703456 minecraftkid703456 Sep 03, 2013 at 00:54 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 1752885>>

    I did what it asks but it says "Handbreak already off"


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