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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 ( 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
  • Install BarAPI so that players can see their travel progress while in the Vortex
  • Install EffectLib so that players can see the Junk TARDIS vortex particle effect

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 nullschritt nullschritt Jun 19, 2013 at 00:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    I get this error with the beta-2 and -pre releases on trying to enter my TARDIS

    2013-06-18 20:16:26 [SEVERE] Could not pass event PlayerInteractEvent to TARDIS v2.4-beta-2
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:363)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent(RegisteredListener.java:62)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.fireEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:479)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:464)
    	at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_5_R3.event.CraftEventFactory.callPlayerInteractEvent(CraftEventFactory.java:175)
    	at net.minecraft.item.ItemInWorldManager.func_73078_a(ItemInWorldManager.java:541)
    	at net.minecraft.network.NetServerHandler.func_72472_a(NetServerHandler.java:874)
    	at net.minecraft.network.packet.Packet15Place.func_73279_a(SourceFile:58)
    	at net.minecraft.network.TcpConnection.func_74428_b(TcpConnection.java:442)
    	at net.minecraft.network.NetServerHandler.func_72570_d(NetServerHandler.java:222)
    	at net.minecraft.network.NetworkListenThread.func_71747_b(NetworkListenThread.java:53)
    	at net.minecraft.server.dedicated.DedicatedServerListenThread.func_71747_b(SourceFile:30)
    	at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.func_71190_q(MinecraftServer.java:852)
    	at net.minecraft.server.dedicated.DedicatedServer.func_71190_q(DedicatedServer.java:320)
    	at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.func_71217_p(MinecraftServer.java:721)
    	at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:605)
    	at net.minecraft.server.ThreadMinecraftServer.run(SourceFile:573)
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    	at me.eccentric_nz.TARDIS.listeners.TARDISDoorListener.onDoorInteract(TARDISDoorListener.java:347)
    	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:361)
    	... 16 more


  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jun 18, 2013 at 23:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @GalenGhostbane: Go The TARDIS condenser chest is added automatically when creating a TARDIS (if create_worlds is true in the config)

    Just tested placing a chest and running /tardis update condenser and worked as expected.

    You can also grow an 'Eye of Harmony' room which will automatically create a condenser chest inside the eye.


  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jun 18, 2013 at 23:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @GalenGhostbane: Go

    Plugin version?

    What is the exact error you get?

    Last edited Jun 18, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of GalenGhostbane GalenGhostbane Jun 18, 2013 at 23:26 UTC - 0 likes
    I love the plugin... it's a Big hit on MinecraftInferno! Put it in a week ago, and it's all the rage with the DEV team and donators (it's a donator perk!) But the only tutorial videos I can find indicate that to create a condenser chest, you place the chest, do /tardis update condenser, and then click it. However the command results in the error "you can't make a backdoor here"

    One player showed me how to do it, and I made a condenser in my own Tardis, but I forgot the steps. I've been looking for the answer to this for two days. :) Can you point me in the right direction? =====

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jun 18, 2013 at 23:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @grocksontuesday: Go

    Is the old world loaded on the server using a multi-world plugin? If not, install plugin, import world, /tardis comehere

  • Avatar of grocksontuesday grocksontuesday Jun 18, 2013 at 22:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok. So I made a fantastic TARDIS right, but I, um, moved worlds on the server. Like changed the level name in server.properties Now, I want my TARDIS in this new world, but it says it is currently in the old one. No problem right? /tardis comehere. Could not get previous location of TARDIS! How do I get my TARDIS in this new world without deleting my fantastic interior and starting all over?

  • Avatar of nullschritt nullschritt Jun 18, 2013 at 16:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    It was a client side error, everything works great now. Any plans on adding explosion/fire damage to HADS?

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jun 18, 2013 at 10:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @_DaBeagle_: Go

    Quote from _DaBeagle_:

    I've got a question (maybe a request depending on the answer). I used World edit to edit in a custom TARDIS console. I redefined the region, and updated all the stuff, but the problem is... the charged creeper doesnt spawn where i put the command block, it spawns in one of my rooms (probably where the original command block was). Is there some way to update that? If not, maybe add that to an update?

    Finally got around to doing this - /tardis update creeper will be in the final v2.4 release

    Last edited Jun 18, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jun 18, 2013 at 02:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @triggjo2: Go

    Remove the tardis.book permission

  • Avatar of triggjo2 triggjo2 Jun 18, 2013 at 02:07 UTC - 0 likes

    How would I go about preventing the books from being given to players?

    --J Triggs

    Wrote vAuth, vFakeMessage


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