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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?

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-SoundResourcePack in the Minecraft client to hear custom TARDIS sounds
  • Install the TARDIS-MCP Resource Pack in the Minecraft client to see custom TARDIS textures
  • Install Multiverse-Core 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

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/v3.6/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 Jul 19, 2013 at 01:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @_DaBeagle_: Go

    Tested Emerald TARDIS as non-OP and still no issues - maybe check your permissions?

    Burning furnaces would be quite cool, but it's not something that I'll be adding anytime soon :(


  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 18, 2013 at 22:34 UTC - 0 likes

    @_DaBeagle_: Go

    Both should be irrelevant to the problem at hand...

  • Avatar of _DaBeagle_ _DaBeagle_ Jul 18, 2013 at 22:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    would it help narrow it down if i said it was a new steampunk TARDIS made with a red clay block and the rail room is on the bottom level? thats all i got.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 18, 2013 at 21:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @_DaBeagle_: Go

    Empty storage carts are fine... Will try Emerald again as non-op

    @ccattell: Go

    Will sort something out today

  • Avatar of ccattell ccattell Jul 18, 2013 at 17:07 UTC - 1 like

    I think i found a bug....

    1. grow a stable
    2. tp out of tardis
    3. ride a horse over any wooden pressure plate OUTSIDE of TARDIS....
      ....plugin TPs you to your TARDIS door

    If you hit a pressure plate outside and your occupancy is set to "Occupied", then the plugin should assume you TPed out, so instead of performing intended action, it should auto switch to "Unoccupied"

    Last edited Jul 18, 2013 by ccattell
  • Avatar of _DaBeagle_ _DaBeagle_ Jul 18, 2013 at 13:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    for the emerald TARDIS, it only seems to happen with non-ops. im not sure if its any other tardis, because they couldnt delete it. and im not sure about the cart thing... does it need to have stuff in it perhaps?

    EDIT: browsing through user schematics, noticed skarfly's furnaces were on. is it possible for when the steampunk TARDIS is travelling for the furnaces to turn on? that would be epic.

    Last edited Jul 18, 2013 by _DaBeagle_
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 18, 2013 at 04:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @_DaBeagle_: Go

    Just had a chance to test the /tardis update rail command, and also working fine, cart went in, did its thing, and then went out again :)

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 18, 2013 at 01:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @_DaBeagle_: Go

    Not having any issues creating or removing an Emerald TARDIS, did it twice to make sure and went without a hitch

  • Avatar of _DaBeagle_ _DaBeagle_ Jul 17, 2013 at 20:56 UTC - 0 likes

    sadly, found another bug. it would seem that making a new emerald tardis (or maybe others) you cant enter it. (2.5 beta-3). further testing will resume.

    EDIT: also, when you exterminate it, it doesnt remove it. it removes the exterior, but still says you have a tardis.

    Last edited Jul 17, 2013 by _DaBeagle_
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 17, 2013 at 20:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @_DaBeagle_: Go

    Quite likely a bug :(


Date created
Jul 15, 2012
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