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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 1.7.10 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

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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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.
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 Mar 12, 2013 at 04:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @reploidxzero: Go

    So we're talking hours, probably days, of my time vs the minutes it would take you to add some permissions to your existing setup? Hmm... don't think it's going to be a hard decision there sorry, not going to reinvent the wheel.


  • Avatar of billtommo billtommo Mar 12, 2013 at 04:11 UTC - 0 likes

    For some reason I can not enter the Tardis using the key after it materializes. It was allowing me to enter and exit at first but after a reset when it appears and I click it with the key it no longer allows me to enter and does not say anything when I click the door. (Wrong key for example)

    Any suggestions as to how I might go about fixing this?

    Last edited Mar 12, 2013 by billtommo
  • Avatar of reploidxzero reploidxzero Mar 12, 2013 at 03:57 UTC - 0 likes

    I know this might sound crazy, but I'd sorta like to see it have it's own, compact permission system. I help run a pretty much established mc server and we don't want to take the time to go work permissions for everything and would love it if there was a little one within the plugin for just the plugin.

  • Avatar of badsanta211 badsanta211 Mar 11, 2013 at 12:01 UTC - 0 likes

    in next update make a randomizer and when on you'll travel randomly and then when off the repeaters are accurate.or more accurate than they are now. then you can skillfuly fly the tardis

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Mar 11, 2013 at 08:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @ccattell: Go

    Oh, and always up for seeing what people have done with the plugin :) Not sure about time zone issues so maybe posting some pics is best idea?

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Mar 11, 2013 at 07:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @ccattell: Go

    TARDIS v2.1-beta-2 build #41 now has a /tardisprefs floor [material] command to change the default LIGHT_GREY_WOOL blocks to the block of your choice.

    Have also renamed the all_chameleon_blocks option to all_blocks in the TARDIS config. If this is set to true, then potential economy breaking blocks can be used in the Chameleon Circuit and for room walls and floors - the new blocks are:

    LAPIS_LAZULI //alternate name

    Prepared to juggle some of these around between 'OK' ones and 'bad for economy' ones depending on feedback...

    Also new is an addition to the /tardisgravity command added a couple of builds ago - you can now specify a velocity for gravity blocks:
    /tardisgravity [direction] [distance] [velocity]

    [direction] = up, down, north, west, south, east and remove
    [distance] = number of blocks you want to move
    [velocity] = speed at which you want to move - can be a decimal i.e. normal walking speed is 0.37

    In my testing, as velocity goes up, then distance needs to go down otherwise you start hitting walls and ceilings :)

    Basic video in comments (back a page or two) or here

    Last edited Mar 11, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Mar 11, 2013 at 06:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @SilverEnderman: Go

    Yep, ties in nicely with our future plans to make the TARDIS 'steal-able', so look out for it when we implement that (currently scheduled for version 2.2)

    Last edited Mar 11, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of SilverEnderman SilverEnderman Mar 11, 2013 at 05:58 UTC - 0 likes

    I have an idea to add to the TARDIS preferences. Isomorphic controls! Currently, companions are able to fly your TARDIS wherever they want! Maybe adding a preference for owner-only using the TARDIS flight controls? I'm not sure what you may think of this idea, but I thought it would be a pretty neat idea. :)

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Mar 11, 2013 at 04:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @ccattell: Go

    Will do a /tardisprefs floor [material] command, and add the config for extra (economy destroying) blocks as well

    Adding the custom rooms to the config would not be an issue, the plugin doesn't use the schematics directly, so it's not as easy as just adding it to the config, also the "I made a cool new custom room but its not working..." stuff which will inevitably arise will be the painful bit - I'm of the opinion that a lot people do not read the documentation before jumping right in, as evidenced by the same questions being asked over and over in the comments... If at first you don't succeed RTFM!

    The current v2.0 and v2.1-beta won't run on 1.5, but the final release of v2.1 will be fully compatible - will add the new blocks (Quartz TARDIS anyone?) and update any code as necessary, but not expecting anything major.

    The (updated) Mob farming page is here: http://eccentricdevotion.github.com/TARDIS/farming.html though you will need one of the latest v2.1 builds: http://thenosefairy.co.nz/jenkins/TARDIS.jar to use it to best effect (animals no longer need to be inside the Police Box, only near it). You'll need a Farm room as you won't be able to use the spawn egg alternative method if you have separate world inventories.

    Last edited Mar 11, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of ccattell ccattell Mar 11, 2013 at 04:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Well when you change the wall colors, there is this small strip of light grey tiles that are left and thats what my wife was calling ceiling tiles, so i guess thats what i started calling them.... it would be awesome if you could set the "default" wall and/or floor colors in the config file, then allow people to change them using the prefs commands.

    I will look into the plugins you suggested for a lockable/indestructible door.

    On the custom rooms idea, it would be nice if you could create your room as you like it, make a schematic file from it using MV or some other plugin (as i do now) and then do /tardisadmin addroom|modifyroom sanctuary 450(artron) iron_block 26 26 26 -3 (x y z offset)

    Do you know yet if the TARDIS plugin is going to work in the upcoming 1.5 update?

    On a side note, i would love for you to come look at some of the custom work i have done. Am currently working on some of the rooms you just added, expanding on them some. (By the way, in the farm room, how are you supposed to get animals into your TARDIS?)


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