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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 Jones988 Jones988 Jul 19, 2013 at 22:04 UTC - 0 likes

    There's a problem. People try to use stone buttons to travel, but it does nothing and gives this error in console:

    22:55:33 [SEVERE] Could not pass event PlayerInteractEvent to TARDIS v2.5-beta-3
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:427)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent(RegisteredListener.java:62)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.TimedRegisteredListener.callEvent(TimedRegisteredListener.java:35)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.fireEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:477)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:462)
    	at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_6_R1.event.CraftEventFactory.callPlayerInteractEvent(CraftEventFactory.java:191)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.PlayerInteractManager.interact(PlayerInteractManager.java:373)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.PlayerConnection.a(PlayerConnection.java:649)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.Packet15Place.handle(SourceFile:58)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.NetworkManager.b(NetworkManager.java:293)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.PlayerConnection.d(PlayerConnection.java:118)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.ServerConnection.b(SourceFile:37)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.DedicatedServerConnection.b(SourceFile:30)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.MinecraftServer.t(MinecraftServer.java:590)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.DedicatedServer.t(DedicatedServer.java:226)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.MinecraftServer.s(MinecraftServer.java:486)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:419)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R1.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:582)
    Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/massivecraft/factions/FPlayers
    	at me.eccentric_nz.TARDIS.utility.TARDISFactionsChecker.isInFaction(TARDISFactionsChecker.java:52)
    	at me.eccentric_nz.TARDIS.travel.TARDISPluginRespect.getRespect(TARDISPluginRespect.java:101)
    	at me.eccentric_nz.TARDIS.travel.TARDISTimeTravel.randomDestination(TARDISTimeTravel.java:202)
    	at me.eccentric_nz.TARDIS.listeners.TARDISButtonListener.onButtonInteract(TARDISButtonListener.java:191)
    	at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor198.invoke(Unknown Source)
    	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
    	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:601)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:425)
    	... 17 more

    Looks like it might be related to Factions...

    Last edited Jul 19, 2013 by Jones988
  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 19, 2013 at 21:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @Squawkers13: Go

    Suggest you download the latest Jenkins build instead...


  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 19, 2013 at 21:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @_DaBeagle_: Go @SWDoctor: Go

    Please create a ticket, follow the guidelines here and here.

    If at all possible, ZIP up your server folder, and upload it somewhere like DropBox, so I can download it and test directly on my local computer.

    Last edited Jul 19, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of SWDoctor SWDoctor Jul 19, 2013 at 17:02 UTC - 0 likes

    I am having an issue regarding creating new TARDIS's. I have 7 TARDIS's on my server, those are fully working and operational, however, I have an issue when making new TARDIS's on any of the blocks, iron, gold, emerald etc. It says it has imported and created the world, however, no exterior is created to be able to enter the TARDIS. I am able to teleport to that world however there is no interior to be found. I wonder is this a bug with all of the betas? Or is it a bug with my side?

  • Avatar of Squawkers13 Squawkers13 Jul 19, 2013 at 16:10 UTC - 0 likes

    There still isn't a download. (2.5-b2)

  • Avatar of _DaBeagle_ _DaBeagle_ Jul 19, 2013 at 12:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    literally nothing. Everything remained the same except we updated. I wish i could easily recreate it. if i knew what timezone you were in, i'd send you the IP and give you the perms to test it for yourself, but it seems we're on at complete opposite times.

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 19, 2013 at 06:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @ccattell: Go

    Added the map files to the JAR file, and they are now copied to TARDIS's plugin folder - and console/OPs warned - if the files are not found in the main world's data folder :)

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 19, 2013 at 05:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @ccattell: Go

    Quote from change_log:

    The items are custom maps - three maps are supplied with in the ZIP download - put them in the main server world's data folder to use them (maps will probably change for final 2.5 release)

    Eventually I'll get round to updating the official docs...

    Last edited Jul 19, 2013 by eccentricnz
  • Avatar of ccattell ccattell Jul 19, 2013 at 05:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @eccentricnz: Go

    That's what it was, thanks, i wasn't aware i had to place something in the main data folder

  • Avatar of eccentricnz eccentricnz Jul 19, 2013 at 02:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @ccattell: Go

    You haven't put the map files in the server's main world -> data folder


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