About the Tardis

[WIP] Core knowledge about the Tardis.

Introduction

The New TARDIS Mod is a Minecraft Forge Mod founded by Spectre0987. The flagship feature, the TARDIS has a wide range of features. While its features and functionality are based off the show Doctor Who, its implementation and usage have been modified for gameplay purposes.


Feature Overview

In-depth Acquisition Process

Tardises are grown via Tardis Coral and also require a number of components to be functional. 

Each player can only grow one Tardis per Minecraft singleplayer world. They cannot create more than one Tardis unless they remove their Tardis using the /tardis remove command.

On multiplayer servers, each player can create one only Tardis. Again, they cannot create more than one Tardis unless they remove their Tardis using the aforementioned command.

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A Brief Tour of the Tardis

The Tardis is made up of an exterior shell and interior dimension. 

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Figure 1 - Default Tardis Exterior - "TT Capsule"

Tardis Exterior

The Tardis exterior (or Outer Plasmic Shell) is a block that interacts with the main Minecraft world. It is made up of 2 blocks. The top block is a hitbox that allows the player to interact with it, such as using a Tardis Key to open the door. The bottom block does not allow the player to interact with the Tardis doors.

Currently, both exterior doors open inwards. This reveals the interior dimension via the Bigger on the Inside Effect

 


Bigger on the Inside Effect (BOTI)

Much like in the show, the Tardis has the Bigger on the Inside effect. It is able to render the interior from the exterior.

This feature is a work in progress, meaning it can be prone to performance issues, incompatibility issues or render bugs.

As of 0.0.9A, this feature is able to render blocks, items and other entities in real time.

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Figure 2 - Bigger on the Inside Effect (BOTI)

Smaller On The Outside (SOTO)

Much like in the show, the Tardis also has the Smaller On the Outside effect. It is able to render the surroundings of the Tardis exterior from the interior.

As with BOTI, this feature is a work in progress.

As of 0.0.9A, this feature is able to render blocks, items and other entities in real time.

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Figure 3 - Smaller On The Outside Effect (SOTO)

Tardis Interior

The Tardis interior is a preset build that resides in a new dimension added by the mod. By default, the Tardis interior build will generate a Console Room. This is a room that allows the player to pilot their Tardis.

On multiplayer servers, each player's Tardis interior build will reside in the same Tardis Interior Dimension but each interior build will be generated a long distance away from another interior.

As of 0.1.0D, a protection feature forces players who travel a horizontal distance of more than 8 chunks away from their Tardis console unit to be teleported back to the console unit. This prevents players with malicious intent from travelling to another player's tardis console room on a multiplayer server.