There will be NO versions for 1.14+. See below for details. 

Default portal mechanics will attempt to search for a portal within an 8 block radius in the nether and a 128 block radius in the overworld. This means that if portals are too close together, they can end up cross-linking, and going somewhere you don't expect. DirectPortals was designed as a simple, one-feature plugin to ensure that each portal is linked to exactly one copy on the other side, and that portal links directly back to the first. No cross-linking can occur at all.

How does this work?

  • Portal search radius has been reduced to 0 blocks in the nether and 8 blocks in the overworld (to compensate for the scale and rounding errors)
  • Portal creation occurs at the exact location in scale (from the overworld, divide X and Z by 8 and leave Y the same and that is where the exit portal will be in the nether, and vice versa)
  • As locations are typically unsafe, an extra cobblestone roof is added to the exit portal design to shield players from falling lava

There will be NO versions for 1.14+


"The TravelAgent has been removed as it was too difficult to maintain due to internal changes. It may be added back in the future, but only if it can be implemented in a sustainable manner."

This feature is essential to how DirectPortals works, so unfortunately this means there will be no versions for 1.14+ unless the Spigot team start supporting it again.

Installation and Setup

  • Simply place DirectPortals in your plugins folder and restart the server
  • There are no configuration options, no commands, no permissions, it just works

Compatibility and Troubleshooting

This plugin uses Java 7

If you get the followed error on starting up the server with this plugin installed "Unsupported major.minor version 51.0". This means you are using an out of date version of Java. If you don't know how to upgrade, please contact your server hosting provider and ask them for help in upgrading to Java 7, or contact Oracle customer support. Mac OS X users require JDK 7 instead of JRE 7.

Incompatible plugins

This plugin is Bukkit API-compliant. This means it is safe to use with all other Bukkit API-compliant plugins without a risk of incompatibility. It also means that it should work in later releases of CraftBukkit without needing to be updated, unless Bukkit itself undergoes major changes (This has very rarely happened, and the Bukkit dev team will tell you that a particular update breaks plugins if that is the case).

This is not designed to be used alongside any other plugins that alter default portal mechanics. It should not break these other plugins, however it will likely result in DirectPortals having no effect on portal mechanics.


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Please read the troubleshooting section above before asking for help.

If you need help you can leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. You can also join my IRC chatroom using the following link. Please note, I am not always watching chat! Type my name to get my attention, if I am there, I will respond.


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