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  • Minecraft
  • 3,078 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: CB 1.7.9-R0.2
  • 174,943 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/29/2014
  • Created 11/07/2011
  • 21 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: Movecraft V 3.1.X50 for 1.7.10
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About Movecraft


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.


Install and Config -

Covers installing Movecraft, setting permissions, creating and flying a fighter armed with torpedoes and guns, and building a ship and a submarine. Also offers an intro to the advanced customizable sinking/crashing behavior

Quick Start Guide -

Very simple and quick instructions to rapidly get Movecraft up and running. Not recommended for public servers.

Minecraft Movecraft Submarines, Torpedoes, Cannons and Guns Part 1: Tactics -

Covers building submarines and using torpedoes, cannons, and fireball/AA guns. Also shows a Destroyer being blown apart and sunk by cannons, as well as sunk by torpedoes.

Minecraft Movecraft Submarines, Torpedoes, Cannons and Guns Part 2: Design and Construction -

Covers building torpedoes, cannons, and fireball/AA guns. Also shows several cannons in different configurations including a high efficiency TNT cannon, a high velocity flat trajectory sniping TNT cannon, a shotgun style multi-projectile TNT cannon, and others.

Minecraft Airship Pirates Episode 3 -

Gameplay video telling the story of the infamous airship pirate Robert Bellamy. This one has a huge fleet battle showing off the plugins capabilities. Also has links to the airships and locations featured in the video.

Configuration Files


This is where you set server wide information, like what language to display to the users, what piloting tool to use, and how to handle craft sinking. Located under the plugins\Movecraft directory.

Craft template files

You define a craft's characteristics and capabilities using a .craft file within the types director under the plugins\Movecraft\types directory of your bukkit server folder's plugins directory.

To learn about .craft template files, or to look at some examples, click here:


Movecraft uses the following permissions:

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

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.

Advanced Customization Features

The plugin supports the following advanced features which you can add or modify on your server or crafts if you wish:

  • Language Localization
  • Compatibility mode for different CraftBukkit or MineCraft versions
  • Pilot tool customization
  • Customized sinking behavior if crafts become damaged
  • Altitude limitations
  • Water based craft that can dive below the waves, fly in the sky, or both
  • Customizable cruising speeds
  • Crafts that can teleport, or move a set amount of blocks in any direction
  • Optional fuel burning behavior at customizable rates

To learn how to configure these options, click here:

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. <> -


Donations go towards funding movecraft's development. Donate:

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:


CompatibilityMode is now autodetected. If you are not running the server version Movecraft was optimized for, it will automatically turn compatibilityMode on. Also this version has been upgraded for 1.7.10

This is in addition to the following new features previous released elsewhere:
1 - Customizable sinking behavior, including speed, smoking, continued motion, overall sink percent, and exploding on impact
2 - Metadata tag support for allowedBlocks and flyBlocks. IE: "35:0" for only white wool. Quotes and colon are required.
3 - Multiple flyblock block types to satisfy a single requirement. IE: [5,"43:2",125] would include all the wood plank types in one flyblock entry. Brackets are required.
4 - Less picky craft file interpreter, no longer requires 1.0 instead of 1, etc.
5 - Added requireWaterContact option to .craft files to force users to actually put vessels in the water
6 - Added subcraft rotate signs which allow you to rotate part of a larger craft while still moving with the larger craft. IE: turrets


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  • #17

    i Love Your Plugin can u get a way to lock ur ship 

  • #16
    Tekkit, Tekkit permissons

    It is a super great plugin but has little weaknesses, not made ​​for Tekkit Tekkit version is 1.2.5 minecraft of modes required plugins 1.2.5 and version 1.2.5 movecraft not as cool as the latest
    Tekkit and I do not go to set permissions on movecraft

  • #15

    Please update your plaugin so it works on 1.6.4

  • #14

    Where can I get the Boatcraft file to put into the types folder? I wanna make a boat but I can't! Rage!

  • #13

    I've installed movecraft on my bukkit server but it just tells me that the command are not valid like the puglin is not installed. How do I tell that it is working?

  • #11



    How can i allow others on my server to have access to this plugin?

  • #12

    I believe there are Permission nodes for each interaction with a creation, simply google "movecraft permission nodes"

  • #10

    How can i allow others on my server to have access to this plugin?


  • #9

    i follwed this installation checked it 3 times and it wont work when i click on the signs with the sticks it does nothing but give me errors on my server command prompt this is the error it shows

    9:22:30 PM [SEVERE] could not pass event PlayerInteractEvent to Movecraft v3.1.25


    at$1.execute( and it continues down with a bunch of others and at the bottom it says 16 more please help

  • #8

    Will Movecraft run on singleplayer vanilla Minecraft? I really am hoping to use the world I developed already but add a movable Pirate Ship. If so, how do I know if the installation worked? Is there some change in control windows or inventory window or something? The plug in sounds like a great design! I can't wait to sail some pirate ships!


    <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Can anyone suggest a shampoo strong enough to get Creeper bits out of your hair?</strong></span></p>

  • #7

    This plugin doesn't seem to want to work for me.  We're trying to build  an airship, but it keeps saying our path is obstructed.  I have trynudge set to true, would that stop it?

    If that's the problem, I really hope nudge gets fixed, because I'm not a big fan of the blocky, chunky movement.  I'm only using it because it's the only way to add airships (and hopefully soon, naval ships) to the game.  Our server has three naval ships and one submarine, and using those would be awesome.  But if we could use them in a fluid, smooth, realistic way, without all the chunky movement, that would be amazing.

  • #6

    the helm is not working help plz


  • #5

    Wonderful though this may be, the lack of decent walkthroughs makes it very prohibitive to use.

  • #4

    I am trying to only enable boats but everytime I delete the other crafts they just go back once Ive restarted server please help¬

  • #3

    what are the vessle types

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