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  • Minecraft
  • 1,738 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 1.8.1
  • 155,903 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/24/2015
  • Created 07/14/2012
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: TARDIS v3.4.2



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!

Video trailer

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 ( 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
  • Install BarAPI so that players can see their travel progress while in the Vortex
  • Install EffectLib so that players can see the Junk TARDIS vortex particle effect

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!

  • You need to update TARDISChunkGenerator to version 2.0 or higher (included in ZIP file)
  • If installed, you need to update to EffectLib v3.5

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

TARDIS v3.4.2


  • Added a config option preferences.vortex_fall: [teleport|kill] so that players that fall into the time vortex are not kicked for flying. This setting really only applies if the TARDIS WorldGuard region flag is set to exit: deny
    • teleport will send the players back into the TARDIS they were in
    • kill will set the players' health to 0, resulting in death
  • Added a /tardistravel cancel command - cancels the last set destination
  • Added /ttravel costs command - shows the Artron Energy costs for TARDIS travel


  • If the /tardistravel command receives a world name and two coordinates, it now automatically determines the highest Y block
  • When switching to the exit: deny flag on TARDIS WorldGuard regions, the use: allow flag is also now added so that players can interact with doors, buttons and pressure plates etc.
  • The time travel cost is now shown in the Artron Energy HUD when a destination has been set
  • In the TARDIS Saved Locations GUI you can now remove saves by dragging them to the trash (a bucket)
  • When selecting the fast return location (/tardistravel back) the actual location is now shown in chat

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug where players who were made companions inside the TARDIS could not move when the WorldGuard flag was set to exit: deny
  • Fixed cave travel failing in some cases
  • Fixed cave travel locking up the server when trying to find a cave on a HothGenerator world
  • Fixed a bug where the allow.perception_filter: [true|false] config option was not added if missing
  • Fixed a bug where players could not turn completely invisible, even though allow.perception_filter was set to false
  • Fixed crops popping off when growing a GREEHOUSE room and growth.room_speed is set to default (4)

TARDIS v3.4.1


  • Added cave and village travel to the Keyboard

Bug fixes

  • The Vortex Junk TARDIS now properly uses the configured wall & floor blocks
  • Fixed double selecting a Chameleon preset messing up the dematerialisation sequence (causing block drops)



  • Added a bunch of missing TARDIS Information System entries (Remote Key, Artron Furnace, foods and accessories)
  • Added a new MEDIUM difficulty mode - uses easy crafting recipes, automatically writes Save Storage Disks, has a new Biome Reader tool - see
  • Added the TARDIS Biome Reader
    • use the /tardisrecipe reader command to see how to craft it
    • clicking the Biome Reader on a block will detect the biome at the player's current location and automatically write a Biome Storage Disk to the Disk Storage Container if there is sufficient room and the biome disk is not there already
    • cannot be used in the Nether or The End
  • Added a config option to prevent condensing blocks and the use of the 'full charge' item if the TARDIS world is set to gamemode CREATIVE
    • preferences.no_creative_condense: [true|false]
  • Added an admin command for setting the artron_furnace.particles config option - /tardisadmin particles [true|false]
  • Added commands to allow the Junk TARDIS wall and floor blocks to be set
    • /tardisjunk <wall|floor> [material]
    • the [material] options are the same as when setting the wall or floor for TARDIS rooms - use tab completion!
  • Added a new button to the Chameleon Construct GUI to load the last saved construct
  • Added a config option to implement a TARDIS 'open door policy'
    • config: preferences.open_door_policy: [true|false] - false by
      default - requires restart if enabled
    • command: /tardisadmin region-flag [entry|exit] - used to update all
      TARDIS regions in the default TARDIS world to add the specified flag
      (and remove its opposite). You will need to change existing TARDIS regions to use the exit flag if open_door_policy is true, but you only need to do this once


  • The TARDISHelper and TARDISChunkGenerator plugins have been merged into one plugin - TARDISChunkGenerator v2.0, you will need to update TARDISChunkGenerator and can safely remove TARDISHelper
  • Added some new API methods so that the Dynmap-TARDIS plugin can display more information (console type etc) on maps - update Dynmap-TARDIS to v1.2 to see the results
  • The plugin now gets and sets Villager career levels when farming Villagers - requires TARDISChunkGenerator v2.0
  • Updated the Junk TARDIS to use red stained clay under the console and cobblestone above it
  • You can no longer build door and lamp only Chameleon constructs
  • When building a Chameleon construct, if there is no block under the lamp, and the lamp is a torch or redstone torch, then there will be no lamp in the resulting construct
  • The DESERT Chameleon preset now uses orange stained clay instead of wool to reflect the change made to desert temples in Minecraft
  • The TARDIS 'umbrella' now uses invisible BARRIER blocks instead of glass
  • New TARDISes now have their region set to exit: deny instead of entry:deny by default
  • Players can no longer place blocks inside the Police Box
  • HADS can no longer be engaged if the TARDIS has not been intialised
  • You can no longer change the desktop theme from someone else's TARDIS

Bug fixes

  • The plugin now properly updates the Junk TARDIS' last time used
  • Fixed Artron Furnace particles filling the server log with errors
  • Fixed a bug trying to detect a missing BEACON block
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Storage Disks to be duplicated in the Disk Storage Container
  • Fixed Gravity Wells growing 1 block too high
  • Fixed Gravity and Antigravity Wells not being jettisoned correctly if they were on the top or bottom level and extending beyond the ARS area
  • Fixed the chameleon table not being cleaned up when a TARDIS is deleted
  • Fixed a bug where the Advanced Console would destroy Save Storage Disks when circuit damage was enabled
  • Fixed circuits being damaged even though the TARDIS hadn't actually travelled yet
  • Fixed saving protected blocks for the Junk TARDIS
  • Fixed a bug where the correct biome was not restored when a TARDIS left a location
  • Fixed the /tardistravel biome [biome] command crashing the server when the x or z coordinate was greater than +/- 30,000 blocks
  • Added a work around for when Bukkit stores very far locations using exponential numbers
  • Fixed the limits of the Junk TARDIS dangerous area, so players don't die as often :)
  • The plugin no longer messages players inside the TARDIS about releasing the handbrake when the Police Box is rebuilt
  • The plugin no longer sends HADS messages if the player's HADS preference is OFF
  • Fixed not being able to break the ANGEL and JAIL preset signs to exterminate the TARDIS
  • Fixed the Control Centre sign showing the TARDIS Saved Locations GUI if the player updated the Chameleon Circuit sign to the Control Centre
  • Fixed Chameleon presets with trapdoors dropping trapdoors when materialising, changing direction or hiding
  • Fixed toggling the trapdoor on presets with a trapdoor
  • Fixed a bug allowing players to unsiege inside another player's TARDIS

TARDIS 3.4-beta-2


  • Added a /tardisjunk time command to see how much time is left before the Junk TARDIS automatically returns home


  • The plugin now loads chunks before returning the Junk TARDIS
  • The plugin now loads chunks before teleporting player to the Vortex Junk TARDIS
  • The handbrake lever now toggles when travelling in Junk TARDIS
  • The Resdtone Torch now flashes when flying the Junk TARDIS
  • If the Junk TARDIS destination sign is blank, then clicking the handbrake lever now returns the console to the 'home' location (if away)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug where EffectLib needed to be installed even if particle effects were disabled
  • Fixed lamp scanning using the /tardis lamps command after upgrading to a larger console size
  • Fixed lava flowing over rooms below the console after upgrading from MASTER console
  • Fixed the upgrade block scanner bugging out when upgrading to the REDSTONE console
  • Fixed redstone torches popping off when upgrading to the MASTER's console
  • Fixed permissions for the /tardisjunk find command
  • Fixed the Junk TARDIS return check logic
  • Fixed the /tardisadmin delete junk and /tardisadmin purge junk commands not working for the Junk TARDIS
  • Fixed a NulPointerException when checking if a block is an Artron Furnace

TARDIS 3.4-beta-1


  • Added a Junk TARDIS
    • The Junk TARDIS is a public use TARDIS that any player with the correct permission can use on the server. It only travels in overworlds (no Nether or The End) and doesn't require the player to have an Artron Energy supply
    • Video here:
    • permissions: tardis.admin to create, delete and return the Junk TARDIS - tardis.junk to fly and find the Junk TARDIS
    • commands: /tardisjunk create - target the centre block of a flat 6 x 6 area - this becomes the Junk TARDIS 'home' location
    • /tardisjunk delete - self explanatory
    • /tardisjunk return - returns the Junk TARDIS to its 'home' location (bringing along any players who may be onboard)
    • /tardisjunk find - find the current location of the Junk TARDIS
    • config options: junk.enabled: [true|false] - whether the Junk TARDIS is available on the server - NOTE:The Junk TARDIS will be disabled if creation.default_world is false
    • junk.particles: [true|false] - whether the Junk TARDIS displays a particle effect when travelling - requires EffectLib 3.4 or higher
    • junk.return: [time in seconds] - if [time in seconds] is greater than 0 and the Junk TARDIS has not been used for longer than the specified period, it will automatically return to its 'home' location
    • controls: sign - shows the travel destination, handbrake - starts the TARDIS travelling, tripwire hook - selects the world to travel to, stone button - sets the x coordinate, wood button - sets the z coordinate, repeater - determines the amount added or subtracted from the x and z coordinates when the buttons are clicked, comparator - sets whether the buttons add or subtract
    • players moving off the Junk TARDIS while it is travelling are killed instantly
    • update the TARDIS-Sounds resource pack for the new sfx
  • You can now give a full Artron Storage Cell with /tardisgive [player] cell [amount] full
  • Added The Master's TARDIS
    • courtesy of macdja38 at
    • seed block is nether brick
    • permission is tardis.master
  • Added a Pyramid TARDIS console
    • many thanks to Airomis for the design
    • seed block is sandstone stairs
    • permission is tardis.pyramid
  • Added a particle effect to Artron Furnaces - requires EffectLib 3.4 or higher
  • Added an Ignite Circuit to the Sonic Screwdriver
    • view the recipe with /tardisrecipe ignite-circuit
    • permission: tardis.sonic.ignite
    • don't forget to move the new map file into its correct location!
    • flammable blocks need to be clicked on the side
    • a flint & steel is actually more useful / powerful in-game
  • Added a Chameleon preset construction GUI
    • update the TARDIS-MCP resource pack for the new textures
    • accessed via the third page of the Chameleon presets GUI
    • help & information on use is built into the GUI
    • all text can be translated using the plugins/TARDIS/language/chameleon_guis.yml file
    • if allow.all_blocks is false, precious blocks cannot be used in the GUI
  • Added a few more interactable blocks for the environment sonic to ignore
  • Added a /tardis update beacon command
  • Added a config option to disable random spawning in TARDIS if door is open - preferences.spawn_random_monsters: [true|false] - or use the admin command /tardisadmin spawn_random_monsters [true|false]
  • Added more checks and warnings for missing custom console upgrade entries
  • Added a getOverWorlds() method to TARDIS API
  • Added a player configurable choice of (2) blocks that are changed during siege mode engagement (only applies if siege.textures is true in the config)
  • Added config options to limit desktop upgrades by counting the percentage of blocks that have changed from the original schematic
    • must be enabled in the config - desktop.check_blocks_before_upgrade: [true|false] and desktop.block_change_percent: [max percent changed blocks allowed]
    • Defaults are false and 25


  • The plugin no longer lists items if the add-on plugin isn't enabled
  • Added a check for malformed plugin versions when checking plugin dependencies
  • The allowable lamps list (lamp_blocks in blocks.yml) now requires Bukkit Material names rather than IDs
    • existing IDs will be automatically updated
  • The plugin now allows all door types for minecart entry
  • The beacon toggler block (used when powering up & down) is now a redstone block
    • adds the ability to trigger redstone contraptions when the TARDIS is powered down
  • The space between TARDISes parked in TARDIS areas is now configurable
    • default distance can be set in the config - creation.parking_distance: [distance] - or use the admin command /tardisadmin parking_distance [distance in blocks between TARDII]
    • each TARDIS area can be set to different distances - /tardisarea parking [area name] [distance]
  • The tardis.ars permission is now solely used for the ARS console - permission to use the Architectural Reconfiguration System to grow rooms now requires tardis.architectural - update your permissions!
  • If you're changing the desktop theme using the same console type you now only have to have 1/2 the upgrade cost in stored Artron Energy

Bug fixes

  • Fixed the SQLite -> MySQL database converter tool
  • Fixed the second Lazarus easter egg
  • Fixed an error in TARDIS Information System for the Painter Circuit
  • Fixed saving the location of a secondary console handbrake
  • Fixed Antigravity / Gravity Wells growing in the wrong location
  • The plugin now prevents double-clicking items to the cursor in all TARDIS GUIs
  • Fixed the beacon not turning off when powering down
  • Malfunctions now respect a player's lamps / lanterns preference
  • Fixed a bug where some language files were not copied when doing a fresh install because the plugins/TARDIS/language/ directory hadn't been created yet

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
  • EffectLib - v3.5
  • 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
  • TARDISChunkGenerator - v2.0
  • TARDISWeepingAngels - v2.0.7
  • Towny - v0.89
  • WorldBorder - v1.8.1
  • WorldGuard - v6.1
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