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

1.14.4

In 1.14.4 versions, Tardises can be found in the form of heavily damaged exteriors that generate in the Overworld, having fallen out of their timestream. These exteriors will generate in all Overworld biomes below Y level 64. Multiple damaged Tardis exteriors can be found in one world.

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Figure 1 - A broken down Tardis exterior found in a Cave.

Emotional Systems and Loyalty

Emotional Systems

Each Tardis now has a unique set of emotional personalities which can affect their behaviour towards the pilot. For instance, some Tardises may like to fly and will feel lonely if they are not flown often. Others may despise the restrictions placed upon their destinations by the pilot and want to seek their own adventures.

When first found in the damaged state, a Tardis will be wary of foreign entities seeking to enter them, as they are in a vulnerable state. The player will need to find a way to convince the Tardis to open for them. The player can choose to use a more direct method or use a more intuitive way to accomplish this.

Loyalty

Each Tardis will now have a Loyalty value that can be changed over time. This loyalty value represents the Tardis’ bond and respect towards the player and can affect their actions.

When gaining access to the damaged Tardis exterior, using the gentler, but more time consuming method will increase the Tardis’ loyalty to the player, which can result in smoother and more reliable flights.

Conversely, using the brute force method will decrease the Tardis’ loyalty form a stronger bond with the Tardis. See the Tardis Creation guide for more information.

When the Tardis exterior finally grants the player access to their interior, the player will need to find and repair various vital sub systems to allow the Tardis to be ready for travel.

More information about this can be found here:

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Figure 2 - A player gaining favour with a broken Tardis

1.12.2

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Figure 3 - The Tardis Coral. Used to grow Tardises in the 1.12.2 versions

 

In 1.12.2 versions, 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.

Please see the following links for more information:


A Brief Tour of the Tardis

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

Tardis Exterior

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Figure 4 - The STEAM exterior - the default Tardis exterior in 1.14.4 

 1.14.4

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

The exterior door syncs with the interior and can have two open states, partially open or fully open. In the case of exteriors with door doors, this will allow the player to cycle through opening one door at a time or open both doors.

The exterior also allows the player to see the interior dimension from the outside via the Bigger On The Inside mechanic.

 

 

 

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Figure 5 - Default Tardis Exterior in 1.12.2 versions - "TT Capsule"

 

1.12.2

The Tardis exterior (or Outer Plasmic Shell) is a block that interacts with the main Minecraft world. It is made up of 2 blocks stacked vertically. 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.

1.4.4

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

As of Pre-Alpha 0.0.3, this feature is in an experimental stage and therefore can display various issues. It can render blocks in another dimension

1.12.2

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

As of 0.1.2A, this feature is able to render blocks, items and other entities in real time. To improve performance, the BOTI effect does not update every second, but rather after a predetermined period of time.

effect-boti.pngFigure 6 - 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.

effect-soto.pngFigure 7 - 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.

1.14.4

On multiplayer servers, each player's Tardis interior build will reside in their own dimension. This means each player will have an entire dimension to themselves, allowing for unlimited build space and freedom.

Additionally, players cannot access another player’s Tardis interior easily.

Each player can only own one instance of a Tardis Dimension.

1.12.2

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

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Figure 7 - The default console room in 1.14.4 - Steam Figure 9 - The default console room in 1.12.2 - Hell Bent

Tardis Flight

Special attention needs to be given for the operation of a Tardis as the Tardis is a complex timeship, and is not easy to operate. Please see the following page for more information:

Tardis Maintenance

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The Tardis requires constant maintenance to avoid mishaps and dangerous consequences. Please see the following for more information:


Customisation Options

Chameleon Circuit - Exterior Shells

The Tardis's exterior can be customized using the Chameleon Circuit protocol which allows the player to choose from a variety of exterior "shells". 

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Figure 10 - 1.12.2 Chameleon Circuit Interface via the Tardis Monitor

Custom Interiors

The player can also create custom interiors or use preset console rooms.

For both 1.12.2 and 1.14.4 versions of the mod, the player can create their own console rooms by destroying the current console room and building in either survival or creative game modes.

An important note is to not destroy the console unit when decorating the console room. This is because the console unit holds all data for the player's Tardis. If the console unit is destroyed, the Tardis will not be able to function correctly. This can only be fixed by deleting the player's data, or using the command /tardis remove, then growing a new Tardis using a Tardis Coral.

Preset Console Rooms

Players can also access preset console rooms using the Change Interior  protocol.

An important note is that the preset console rooms do not provide preset corridors in the 1.12.2 versions. Players must build their own corridors if they wish to have them.

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Figure 11 - Preset Console Room Changing Interface via the Tardis Monitor in 1.12.2

Decoration

The Tardis Mod adds a variety of decoration blocks, many of which are currently unobtainable in survival mode.

In the 1.12.2 versions, some of these blocks are able to be obtained by the Architectural Reconfiguration System.