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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 eccentricnz eccentricnz Dec 03, 2013 at 21:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @chop9889: Go

    You don't stand on the pressure plate. Please refer to the diagram in the change log here: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/tardis/files/96-tardis-2-6-beta-1/


  • Avatar of chop9889 chop9889 Dec 03, 2013 at 21:35 UTC - 0 likes

    With the new plugin I stand on a pressure plate to build a passage way and it builds it inside the console room. Pls help

  • Avatar of Freestylevidshd Freestylevidshd Dec 03, 2013 at 15:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    Nice the texture pack is great by the way!

  • Avatar of chameleonark chameleonark Dec 03, 2013 at 12:22 UTC - 0 likes

    its not letting me grow rooms even though i have it set to create worlds :true and when it says finished growing rooms when i go and see there is nothing there can u please fix this.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Dec 03, 2013 at 08:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @Freestylevidshd: Go

    There's a link on the FAQs page, though I haven't finished adding all the new flowers yet...

    It includes the TARDIS sounds the plugin will use in the final TARDIS v2.6 :)

    Last edited Dec 03, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of Freestylevidshd Freestylevidshd Dec 03, 2013 at 07:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Is your texture pack available? The Broomley Pack or something like that please?

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Dec 03, 2013 at 02:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @gnarlerman: Go

    1. You can't do it in the schematic, the coloured wool blocks are keyed to the gravity room types. You could make your own gravity well schematic and then use the /tardisgravity commands to add the functionality afterwards
    2. From TARDIS v2.6 onwards all rooms start growing from the corner, even the gravity wells
    Last edited Dec 03, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of gnarlerman gnarlerman Dec 03, 2013 at 02:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Dear eccentricnz, Thank you for your work on the plugin and your vigilance in answering questions. I have 2 difficult questions for you.

    1. I am trying to add in a different gravity / antigravity room. How can you set a block in the schematic, when it is grown, to cause the player to be lifted?

    2. The gravity / antigrav rooms grow from the top dead center or bottom dead center of the schematic, not the middle of a side. Is there a way to set other grown rooms to grow in this top / bottom centered manner as well?

    Thank you!

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Dec 02, 2013 at 22:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @Tehepicbanana: Go

    The way you create TARDISes has changed, please read the official docs


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