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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 eccentricnz eccentricnz Feb 26, 2013 at 02:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @pottsjes: Go

    What version would that be? It has not been removed...


  • Avatar of pottsjes pottsjes Feb 26, 2013 at 01:52 UTC - 0 likes

    it won't let me grow a room on the new version
    please add it back in! i would love it!

  • Avatar of infinite4 infinite4 Feb 26, 2013 at 01:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    ok thanks

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Feb 26, 2013 at 01:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @infinite4: Go

    Let me guess, you're not using CraftBukkit, but some other server variant like Spigot/MCPC+

    If so: http://eccentricdevotion.github.com/TARDIS/faqs.html#missing

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Feb 26, 2013 at 01:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @SilverEnderman: Go

    Door locking is on the todo list already, and the farm animal idea has also been suggested

    More than one request always motivates me to actually get on to doing it though :) so have added one more item to the todos

    Last edited Feb 26, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of infinite4 infinite4 Feb 26, 2013 at 00:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Im having a problem when i create a gold or diamond Tardis there are pieces missing out of the controls and chunks missing any idea how to fix it??

  • Avatar of SilverEnderman SilverEnderman Feb 25, 2013 at 23:58 UTC - 0 likes

    I have an idea for the TARDIS door locking mechanism: how about LEFT clicking the TARDIS door to lock it and nobody can enter! Another idea: allowing the player to lure or push mobs into the TARDIS for on-board animal farms? Or a specific 'animal farm' room? I probably should create a ticket for all of these ideas! Love the plugin by the way! And keep up the excelent work! :)

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Feb 25, 2013 at 19:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @Anderebu: Go

    Glad you like it :)

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Feb 25, 2013 at 19:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @Davazhar: Go

    Have you set create_worlds: false?

  • Avatar of Davazhar Davazhar Feb 25, 2013 at 19:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there, having issue with setting up default world creation. Set /tardisadmin default_world true, and set /tardis default_world_name Tardis, but it still creates world TARDIS_WORLD_"player name" any help would be appreciated


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Jul 15, 2012
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