Skyrim Style Lockpicking MiniGame

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Like the title says, SphereII and Xyth missed the Skyrim style lockpicking mini game so they introduced it into the WinterWeen mod. It was well received, so Xyth is releasing a mod of the locks that work with the lockpicking code added to SphereII’s Core.

The difficulty of the locks is configurable in the core, but it set to offer a challenge but not be impossible for folks that didn’t master lockpicking in Skyrim. To pick a lock, press “E” on any locked door or chest. A lock will appear, and you must guess the position of the top lockpick by moving it with the arrow keys or mouse. Once you think you have the position, press the spacebar to turn the lock. The locks are tied into the perk system and the inventory system, so you will need lockpicks in your inventory. Each perk level into lockpicking make it less likely you will break a pick, and reduced the time between attempts. However, they randomized lock difficulty so any one can be really hard or almost too easy.

This mod contain some purchased assets and code, so while you may use or include this mod in you game or overhaul, you cannot make edits to the models or code without purchasing your own copy of the assets from the Unity store. It’s cheap though.

If this mod is popular they may add additional features in A20.

Thanks to Mumpfy for adding the branding to the lock textures!

Turn EAC Off when using this mod!


  • (new) Reduced the zoom and removed additional culling to see if it helps. New version uploaded.
  • Xyth uploaded a new version with minor tweaks that should do nothing, but he wasnt able to make it glitch after, so maybe fixed.
  • Pushed an update to the locks. Reduced the amount of time for lockpicking to begin, reduced mod file size 75%.
  • The one person to give feedback said picks break too easy, so that will be adjusted in the next version of the SCore code that this mod uses.
  • Once more features are exposed in xml, Xyth will share how you can adjust both lock difficulty and pick breaktime.


0-SCore mod is REQUIRED, as it has the code for the locks to work.


The forum topic of the mod is here.

Credits: Xyth, SphereII

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7 thoughts on “Skyrim Style Lockpicking MiniGame

  1. Hey guy i dont want to have to download all of your mods, can you make the lockpicking seperate from the rest on your github?

  2. if i lockpick a chest with this mod, there is always nothing inside, and if i destroy it, there is loot.
    i’ve tried this quite often, but its every time the same. In addition, i can move the pick with my mouse, which completely disorient the lockpicking position i have to set, to unlock the lock

  3. I’m on A20 stable b238, and I’ve opened 2 wall safes and 1 gun safe so far. There was nothing inside any of them. The “action” is great, using the arrow keys and spacebar, the mouse (I don’t even remember if that was recommended as an option) gives weird positioning.

    It’s a great mod, just needs tweaked.

  4. Works great now and makes lockpicking interesting! With practice and a point in lockpicking, you can sometimes get in with a single lockpick. No more of that vanilla countdown nonsense plus with some luck you can get in much faster.

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