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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?

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-SoundResourcePack in the Minecraft client to hear custom TARDIS sounds
  • Install the TARDIS-MCP 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/v3.6/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 Dec 08, 2013 at 19:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jacob34343: Go

    This has nothing to do with TARDIS, I don't run the dev.bukkit.org website... seems to be fine now anyway

    @superawesome300: Go
    @Squawkers13: Go

    You need to break the sign on the Police Box preset, other preset signs won't work

    @Squawkers13: Go

    The mirror's file is the latest build as it always is... seems to me there are plenty of new commits. However I must stress that early adoption of unofficially released beta versions is entirely at your own risk, don't blame me if it trashes your server!


  • Avatar of Squawkers13 Squawkers13 Dec 08, 2013 at 17:48 UTC - 0 likes

    The dev server is down, the mirror's jar is only 1 MB, and the commits show no signs of 1.7-beta-1, so where can I find the dl?

  • Avatar of Squawkers13 Squawkers13 Dec 08, 2013 at 17:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @superawesome300: Go

    Same here!

  • Avatar of superawesome300 superawesome300 Dec 08, 2013 at 14:59 UTC - 0 likes

    So yesterday I attempted to exterminate the TARDIS, and the sing would just break and it wouldnt give me the option of extermination. Help would really be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Avatar of Jacob34343 Jacob34343 Dec 08, 2013 at 13:17 UTC - 0 likes

    It won't let me download 2.6-beta-3. Message = 'Server Error in '/' Application.

    Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

    Source Error:

    An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.'

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Dec 08, 2013 at 09:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bjaz98: Go

    Need to update the plugin (it's awaiting Bukkit approval), delete the schematics folder and rooms.yml, restart the server and create a new TARDIS.

  • Avatar of Bjaz98 Bjaz98 Dec 08, 2013 at 06:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Whenever I grow a room using ARS, it always builds it a couple of blocks above where it should be. By the way, I am using 2.6-beta 3 of this plugin.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Dec 08, 2013 at 01:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @chockmimaaa: Go

    The two are probably unrelated.

    1. in the plugins/TARDIS/ folder are three map files map_1963.dat, map_1964.dat, and map_1965.dat - you need to put these in the data folder of the server's main world, so if your main server world is called 'world', they go in server_folder/world/data
    2. Your TARDIS doesn't work how?
  • Avatar of chockmimaaa chockmimaaa Dec 08, 2013 at 01:03 UTC - 0 likes

    It says "Could not find tardis map files,some recipes will not work!"My TARDIS doesn't work so what do I do?

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Dec 08, 2013 at 00:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @sbongbob: Go

    Your joking right, you're accusing someone else for not being polite? I must be talking to the 'new & improved' sbongbob.




Date created
Jul 15, 2012
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