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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 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 (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 May 26, 2013 at 09:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @xQuartz: Go

    C'est peut-être possible, je vais faire une petite expérience


  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz May 26, 2013 at 09:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Another teaser for version 2.4 - The Hostile Action Displacement System (HADS)

  • Avatar of xQuartz xQuartz May 26, 2013 at 09:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Salut eccentricnz, ok merci de toute c'est informations, j'ai une autre idée mes je croit pas que cela est possible, c'est que des que le tardis apparaît/disparaît la torche qui est en haut du tardis extérieur clignote (comme dans la série) ? :)

    Merci d'avance :)

    Cordialement, Quartz

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz May 26, 2013 at 07:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jones988: Go

    Addon for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/sqlite-manager/

    Most probably in the blocks or doors table, you'll be looking for entries that don't have a corresponding tardis_id entry in the tardis table

  • Avatar of Jones988 Jones988 May 26, 2013 at 06:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to look inside the file and find the error? The error is caused by Explosions.

    Last edited May 26, 2013 by Jones988
  • Avatar of Jones988 Jones988 May 26, 2013 at 05:37 UTC - 0 likes

    I know it was TARDIS.db because it was fixed when I deleted it. Thanks anyways.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz May 26, 2013 at 05:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jones988: Go

    Well, that could be from any of 37 different files... Is there no other info?

    Most likely it is a corrupt entry in the database that can't be converted to a number

  • Avatar of Jones988 Jones988 May 26, 2013 at 05:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz I did. It spams: "[INFO] Cannot convert to number"

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz May 26, 2013 at 04:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @MelekDad: Go

    Here is a video (probably still waiting to be processed...) which shows my test server with a square WorldBorder of radius 300. My tp_radius is the default 500. I can hit the button as many times as I want (with the multiplier set to the 4-tick position, putting me outside the WorldBorder) and it doesn't freeze the server.

    So in testing, the timeout is used to return a null location which throws the Could not find a suitable location within the current settings, the area may be protected. message - which is what should happen. If a suitable location couldn't be found because there was no space, or it's all ocean and land_on_water is false, or it's a skyland/planetoids world without much land, then the timeout_height kicks in and deposits the TARDIS in midair.

    Last edited May 26, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz May 26, 2013 at 04:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @MelekDad: Go

    You shouldn't be getting the message "That location is outside the World Border!" when you use the random location button, it should be telling you: Could not find a suitable location within the current settings, the area may be protected. The first message is only configured to be sent when you use a /tardistravel command


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Jul 15, 2012
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