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  • Minecraft
  • 2,044 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 1.8.1
  • 148,389 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/26/2015
  • Created 07/14/2012
  • 22 Favorites
  • Project Site
  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: TARDIS v3.3



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:

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?


This version requires a recent build of CraftBukkit/Spigot - this means you will probably need to run Spigot's BuildTools to update your server JAR file.

The file also includes a new TARDISHelper.jar for CraftBukkit 1.8.7 compatibility - TARDIS v3.3 requires TARDISHelper v1.7.3 or later.

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:

Optional installs

These are not needed for TARDIS to function, but enhance the plugin with extra features...

  • Install the TARDIS Resource Pack in the Minecraft client to hear custom TARDIS sounds
  • Install Multiverse 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.
  • 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
  • Install BarAPI so that players can see their travel progress while in the Vortex

Other important pages

Player submitted
Huge thanks to markdf for hosting these
Change log
TARDIS Github repository
Official todo list
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

TARDIS Achievement


ALWAYS run BuildTools to get the latest server JARs before installing/updating TARDIS!

Do not bother posting comments / tickets if you are not running the appropriate server and plugin versions - they will be deleted immediately!

Requires CraftBukkit/Spigot 1.8.7, TARDISHelper 1.7.3 (included in the TARDIS ZIP file download), and if installed, TARDISWeepingAngels v2.0.7


  • Added the Sonic Blaster and Blaster Battery to the /tardisgive command
  • Made perception filter configurable - allow.perception_filter
  • Made TARDIS sign text configurable
  • Added a configuration option for a MySQL database prefix - storage.mysql.prefix
  • Added the ability to Get/Set a Villager's willingness to breed/trade - requires TARDISHelper v1.7.3
  • Add messages when modifying genetic material using the Lazarus Room
  • Made the Artron HUD localisable - edit the ARTRON_XXXX entries in your language file


  • Updated Bukkit dependency to 1.8.7
  • Mobs can now spawn inside the TARDIS via dispensers
  • The TARDIS will not auto power down if the handbrake is off
  • Use translation file for 'ON' and 'OFF' where used throughout the plugin
  • The plugin now runs the /twad command via the console when genetically modifying players - requires TARDISWeepingAngels v2.0.7
  • Allow the sonic to work on players with both the bio-scanner and admin upgrades - the Admin upgrade to view a player's inventory requires the admin to be sneaking while clicking the player

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a spelling mistake in the recipe lister
  • Fixed /tardis rebuild block duplication exploit
  • Fix seed block crafting duplication exploit
  • Fixed doors not opening on 2x2x2 TARDIS interiors
  • Load Multiverse before checking for the default world creation - fixes NPE on fresh installs when trying to enter TARDIS
  • Only rotate the TARDIS direction frame in 90 deg angles
  • Now checking the LANTERN player preference when using the /tardis lamps command

Dependent plugin versions

If running any of these plugins with TARDIS they must be equal to or greater than the versions listed here:

  • BarAPI - v3.3
  • Citizens - v2.0.16
  • Factions - v2.7.4
  • GriefPrevention - v10
  • LibsDisguises - v8.5.1
  • MultiWorld - v5.2
  • Multiverse-Adventure - v2.5
  • Multiverse-Core - v2.5
  • Multiverse-Inventories - v2.5
  • My Worlds - v1.67
  • ProtocolLib - v3.6.3
  • TARDISHelper - v1.7.3
  • TARDISWeepingAngels - v2.0.7
  • Towny - v0.89
  • WorldBorder - v1.8.1
  • WorldGuard - v6.1
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