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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?



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
(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 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 Apr 07, 2013 at 20:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @SilverEnderman: Go

    Yep, things get messed up sometimes after adding new features, will fix it for the next release :)


  • Avatar of Lionlord63 Lionlord63 Apr 07, 2013 at 18:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Ever since I 'exterminated' my tardis, I can't create another. It doesn't give me an error comment. Please help. Excuse my bad English

    Last edited Apr 07, 2013 by Lionlord63
  • Avatar of SilverEnderman SilverEnderman Apr 07, 2013 at 16:31 UTC - 0 likes

    There's a grammatical error with setting preferences. For example, when activating the autonomous circuit, one gets a message similar to, "auto were turned on". The same thing happens with the platform preference. I haven't tried the others, yet, but I'll tell you if I find anything else.

    Last edited Apr 07, 2013 by SilverEnderman
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Apr 07, 2013 at 08:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheDoctor0416: Go

    If you are upgrading an existing TARDIS, have you told the plugin where the handbrake is? ie run the command:

    /tardis update handbrake

    If you are starting with a fresh TARDIS I would suggest you do a clean install and delete the old plugins/TARDIS folder first.

    Last edited Apr 07, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of TheDoctor0416 TheDoctor0416 Apr 07, 2013 at 05:44 UTC - 0 likes

    I put this on my server, the past few versions since 1.5. I've tried several times, it always happens like this:

    I make a tardis, go inside, set coords, the lever doesn't do anything. It sits there. i can flip it back and forth but dont enter the time vortex.

    Sometimes, I leave and im in the right location, but the tardis isnt there, and i have to /tardis comehere.

    Right now I just tried the most recent beta for 1.5.1, which I'm also running bukkit 1.5.1. Please let me know if this is something that can be fixed. I need my tardis. :_D

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Apr 06, 2013 at 12:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @siviter09e: Go

    If using SpoutCraft on a Spout enabled server, yes

    Otherwise they're just the normal in-game sounds, e.g. the minecart sound for TARDIS takeoff

  • Avatar of siviter09e siviter09e Apr 06, 2013 at 12:04 UTC - 0 likes

    wht r the sound effects on the tardis plugin r they proper ones like from the show or not

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Apr 06, 2013 at 06:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @spysean1499: Go

    Same thing update Spout Client to 1.5.1

    On the Spout Launcher screen hit the cog icon on the top left

    Launcher options

  • Avatar of spysean1499 spysean1499 Apr 06, 2013 at 06:10 UTC - 0 likes

    i meen it did that in spout

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Apr 06, 2013 at 06:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @spysean1499: Go

    So update your Minecraft to 1.5.1


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