A Brief Description

Movecraft is a plugin that has been designed to give purpose to those extremely large (and awesome) oceans as well as to simply give the option to Sail, Drive, or Pilot amazing Ships, Creations, or Zeppelins. It allows the player and/or players to craft Vessels out of blocks that can be piloted and thus moved. Hence the name MoveCraft.


Movecraft was first created by Yogoda for hMod.
Movecraft 3 is a complete recode. It's only similarity to the Movecraft of Yogada is it's name.

Documentation, Tutorials, Quick Start Guide, and Demo Videos

For documentation and information, use this link:

Also the builds on that site are more up to date than the builds on this site, so download the latest version there. Please be aware the builds on that site have not been checked by the staff, so use at your own risk.

Here is a brief summary of Movecraft features covered on that site:

Control Method Options

  1. Sign and Pilot Tool
  2. Sign only
  3. Direct Control (the players movements control the craft)
  4. Misc Commands - /manoverboard, /release, etc
  5. Remote Signs to remotely activate command signs from other parts of the ship (Turn turrets, launch torpedoes, etc)

Craft Options

  1. Basic craft configuration options including size, speed, allowed block types, required blocks, etc
  2. Customizable Cruise Control to keep the craft moving forward
  3. Customizable Fuel Burning behavior
  4. Customizable sinking/crashing behavior including smoke, explosion on impact, and uncontrollable dives
  5. Restricting motion to horizontal or vertical planes
  6. Customizable "Hover" land contour following behavior for cars and surface vehicles
  7. Optional craft teleportation
  8. Require water contact for sailing ships and water craft
  9. Crafts that explode when they collide with things for ramming or torpedoes
  10. Repair signs to repair your ship, requires mats, and can require a fee

Server Options

  1. Customizable Pilot Tool for craft control (or you can disable it to force sign only movement)
  2. Man Overboard timeout to allow anyone who falls out of a craft to get back in it
  3. Configurable WorldGuard protection against moving into forbidden areas or sinking over protected areas


Movecraft uses the following permissions:

movecraft.<craft name>.pilot
movecraft.<craft name>.move
movecraft.<craft name>.rotate
movecraft.<craft name>.repair

For example, if you have a craft named "Airship", you would need movecraft.Airship.pilot, movecraft.Airship.move, and movecraft.Airship.rotate in order to completely use it.

There is also:
movecraft.<craft name>.create - only required if RequireCreatePerm is set to true in config.yml
movecraft.cruisesign - only required if RequireCreatePerm is set to true in config.yml

movecraft.commands - grants access to /pilot, /cruise, /release, /rotateleft, /rotateright, /craftreport

You can also control these granularly with:


Movecraft does not require any other plugin to function, however certain features require additional plugins:

WorldEdit (>6.0) - For repair system
Vault - For payment system

In addition, the following plugins are supported for compatibility:

Cannons - Cannons will move with a piloted craft
WorldGuard - Region protection
Most common permission plugins - Assign permissions to various craft features

MadRealms is the home server of Movecraft, and we welcome any player looking for a good movecraft experience to our main server : MadRealms : The Skyland Pirates.

Join today at

Statistics <> This plugin utilizes Hidendra's plugin metrics system, which means that the following information is collected and sent to

A unique identifier The server's version of Java Whether the server is in offline or online mode The plugin's version The server's version The OS version/name and architecture The core count for the CPU The number of players online The Metrics version Opting out of this service can be done by editing plugins/Plugin Metrics/config.yml and changing opt-out to true. <> -


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Source Code

Source Code is hosted on GitHub and commits are built by Jenkins CI. The Jenkins is not currently publicly accessible.

Builds are regularly posted to BukkitDev from our CI System.

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Localisation is fully integrated into Movecraft 3. Locale can be set inside the config.yml.

Due to a bug in GetLocalisations software, language packs are not currently available for download. We apologise for the delay and are working to get them uploaded to BukkitDev ASAP.

Submit a translation to your language at:

Troubleshooting, Error Reporting

Please use this site to report errors and for troubleshooting assistance:

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  • Avatar of GMI3 GMI3 Sep 20, 2016 at 01:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Does the latest update work for 1.8.8?

  • Avatar of eirikh1996 eirikh1996 Sep 19, 2016 at 07:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Information on permissions, commands and flags in craft files are not yet updated. And what is the permission nodes for assault, siege, AA/cannon directors, and which flag do I use for enabling/disabling directors on certain crafts. And what do I type to add moveblock?

    Last edited Sep 19, 2016 by eirikh1996
  • Avatar of PaulTDD PaulTDD Sep 19, 2016 at 06:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, nice plugin! But I have a problem. Once I clicked the sign with Cruise: OFF, my cruise starts.

    But when the craft is moved it copies all the blocks, but not the sign data... So I can't stop the craft / rotate it around.

    I hope this can be fixed soon :)


    p.s. My Spigot version is 1.10.2

  • Avatar of Loraxe42 Loraxe42 Sep 19, 2016 at 05:51 UTC - 0 likes

    I just finished a new video showing raw combat (not staged) using some of the new features including the AA directors, cannon directors, and everything. It's a very entertaining video, I recommend you take a look if you are at all interested in Movecraft combat:

    As far as 1.10 compatibility, yeah they must have changed something. I'll try to figure it out. It does work fine on 1.9 though.

    AKA: BaccaYarro

    Check out this video featuring Movecraft gameplay with lots of warship combat:
    Minecraft Airship Pirates Episode 15 -

  • Avatar of robotnikthingy robotnikthingy Sep 18, 2016 at 19:46 UTC - 0 likes

    The new version of movecraft if spamming my console with the following error Using Spigot 1.10.2

    Last edited Sep 18, 2016 by robotnikthingy


  • Avatar of Loraxe42 Loraxe42 Sep 18, 2016 at 06:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @christianmanners: Go

    Nah, not one for snowballs

  • Avatar of christianmanners christianmanners Sep 16, 2016 at 16:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @Loraxe42: Go

    I think the projectile can be set to tnt... i was just wondering seeing as there is directors for tnt and fire if there may be a director for snowballs (the cannon default projectile).

  • Avatar of Loraxe42 Loraxe42 Sep 15, 2016 at 19:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @christianmanners: Go

    I don't think it would work with cannons, unless the projectile could be set to TNT somehow

  • Avatar of christianmanners christianmanners Sep 09, 2016 at 23:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Seeing as cannons plugin is a featured plugin for movecraft, does the cannon directors work with the cannons plugin too? or just with tnt cannons. if it does not work with cannons is it possible that may be implemented in the future?

  • Avatar of SamB440 SamB440 Sep 08, 2016 at 16:46 UTC - 0 likes

    When will this be updated to 1.10?


Date created
Nov 07, 2011
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