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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.

The TARDIS.zip file also includes a new TARDISHelper.jar for CraftBukkit 1.8.7 compatibility - TARDIS v3.3 requires TARDISHelper v1.7.3 or later.

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 the TARDIS 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/v3.0/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 (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 X00dis X00dis Nov 30, 2013 at 17:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @_DaBeagle_: Go

    If i am understanding the first one, you are looking for the name of the terminal sign. 1. to set the Terminal = /tardis update terminal 2. I also have the issue with the stone button not working after I type /tardis update button on a custom console. Works with the default ones though.... 3. type /tardis update door on the reverse side of the door. for example you need to be looking at your console thru the door when you do the update command.

    Last edited Nov 30, 2013 by X00dis
  • Avatar of sbongbob sbongbob Nov 30, 2013 at 16:26 UTC - 0 likes

    am i allowed to post videos hear ?

  • Avatar of _DaBeagle_ _DaBeagle_ Nov 30, 2013 at 14:32 UTC - 0 likes

    3 things: 1. what is the schematic block for the terminal? 2. you probably already know, but the button does not select a location when pushed. 3. it would seem with the custom tardis console, if the door is not placed by hand (sometimes even if it IS placed by hand) then you will fall out of the world. i have experimented alot with this, and that is the only explanation that i can come to. if im wrong and there's a way for me to fix this, please tell me.

    Last edited Nov 30, 2013 by _DaBeagle_
  • Avatar of GervaisJohn GervaisJohn Nov 30, 2013 at 14:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    Man, I just thought that a really tall wind mill would be cool. Any chance custom schematics will be able to have any specified size at some point?

  • Avatar of X00dis X00dis Nov 30, 2013 at 11:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    It was a Custom schematic with the newest Jenkins build. Since I have switched to the deluxe version. I did delete the schematics folder and the rooms file. Still no go. As a side note I mcedited a already created TARDIS (Deluxe) world and shifted the whole thing down two clicks to get it to line up with the ARS because it was building stuff in line with the doors, but two blocks down. However the smaller TARDIS's worked fine right out of the box. Thats why I only shifted the bigger one lol.

    I still need to add it to a ticket for it.. oops :/

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Nov 30, 2013 at 11:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @X00dis: Go
    @Rage7800mc: Go

    You are both probably using outdated schematics. You need to delete the TARDIS/schematics folder and rooms.yml so that the latest versions of the schematics can be installed and the room offsets updated


  • Avatar of Rage7800mc Rage7800mc Nov 30, 2013 at 10:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @X00dis: Go

    I am having the same problem even re installing it won't wwork just use the terminal

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Nov 30, 2013 at 02:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @GervaisJohn: Go

    There are different sized ones... just none bigger than 3x3x4 - with no future plans to change ;)

  • Avatar of GervaisJohn GervaisJohn Nov 30, 2013 at 00:47 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm sure someone has asked this, but do you plan on making different size chameleon presets? Is there actually something preventing you from doing so or would you just prefer not to at this point?

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Nov 30, 2013 at 00:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @X00dis: Go

    button is correct.

    All TARDIS commands have tab auto-completion, so just type /tar[tab key] up[tab key] bu[tab key] and it should put the right options in for you.

    If you have one of the recent builds (< #455) and a newly made REDSTONE TARDIS, you'll need to update the repeaters as well, as there is a bug with that console type.


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