The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Automatic Crossbows
Category: Dawnguard, Weapons
File Size
2.290 MB
Nov 9, 2012 @ 11:27am
Nov 12, 2012 @ 11:54am
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Automatic Crossbows

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The Thalmor have found some old Dwemer schematics and are rebuilding the Dwemers most fearsome weapons - automatic crossbows! Scouts have found that they have converted Reachwind Eyrie, a Dwemer tower southeast of Markarth and northeast of Dushnikh Yal, into a research outpost. Can you stop them before it's too late?

I am no longer modding Skyrim but still try to provide tech support.
Currently doing indie development, check out my games at


Automatic Crossbows 0.2.1
by J3X & Rizing


Please note that I can't create new models so don't request any. - If you want Van Hellsing's crossbow then create the models for it yourself.

This mod adds 3 automatic Dwemer crossbows to the game;
Dwemer Cheiroballistra, a heavy semi automatic crossbow.
Dwemer Polybolos, a light burst firing automatic crossbow. Hold down your mouse when you are firing this weapon otherwise you will reload it.
Automatic Dwemer Crossbow, a fully automatic crossbow.

You can find them and some schematics for them (except from the automatic one, Dwarven Smithing perk needed) at Reachwind Eyrie. All crossbows can be used by any NPC.
This mod is also intented as a modder resource, feel free to use the included scripts to create your own automatic weapons!
I hope that you find the crossbows balanced, otherwise please let me know.


You need to unpack the BSA archive to get the scripts, use BSAOpt or download the mod from SkyrimNexus.

1) Load up your mod as the active file (or create a new one) and j3x-autocrossbows.esp
2) Create copies of J3XCrossbowAutoSpell and J3XCrossbowAutoEffect, let's call them (1) and (2)
3) Make sure (1) is refering to (2) as it's effect.
4) Attach J3XCrossbowAutoScript to a crossbow of your choise, set the crossbowSpell property to (1).
5) Depending on the type of firing mechanics you want, change the script attached to (2) to another one.
5) Edit the properties of the script attached to (2) so it matches the desired clip size and firing speed.
6) Done! - Save and try it out!

SkyrimNexus -
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Dwarven rifle Crossbow tipe by mahty -
Assault Rifle and Sub-MachineGun Revolution by KCE - Loshirai14 -
Automatic Crossbow Collection by kar2nz -
SkyRe ReProccer Compatibility Patches by qotsafan -
Send me a link to your mod and I'll add it!

- Public release
- Added Dwemer Cheiroballistra
- Added Dwemer Polybolos
- Added Bolt magazine
- Rebalanced Damage
- Added Thalmor at Reachwind Eyrie
- Removed spell message
- Fixed Quickshot perk

- Only the last arrow carries the enchantment if the crossbow has any.
- Quickshot seems to sometimes cause bugs.

Credits to J3X for creating the scripts and general Creation Kit work.
Drop me a message at jex_ mus [at] hotmail [dot] com if you want anything.
Or contact me at SkyrimNexus as J3X.
Credits to Rizing for his awesome crossbow models!


Clone, copy, spread, mutate, merge, and do whatever you want just as long you give me credit for my work and your mod is available for free.
If you want to include this mod in a non-free mod contact me.
You do not need to ask for permission to use any parts of this mod.
If you create a modification to this mod please release it.
If you manage to fix some bug or add a new awesome feature please let it be included in this mod as well.

Feel free to do whatever you want as long as you give Rizing credit for his awesome work.

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I am currently working on some own games, if you enjoy my mods please check them out! For more projects check out my Personal website[].
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J3X  [author] Jul 10 @ 12:40pm 
You are free to retexture it and release your own version of this mod. :)
PROPHET Jul 9 @ 3:06am 
Just a mini review: I love the idea of an automatic crossbow, really going for the whole Van-Helsing, vampire-hunter theme.
Thalmor nearly killed me trying to get it off them so that was a good test in some ways. :P
But DUDE!! what's with the size?! lol it could pass for a giant's automatic shotgun! XD and it's a little on the heavy side too. :/
It'd be great too if it was re-texture from dwemer-gold as well, especially for those players going for the dark 'stealth-mode' look. Kinda like the dark dwarven bow in the dwarven ruins on Solstheim. (forget the name)
All in all a good/unique mod, but I'll pass on this one.
J3X  [author] Jul 5 @ 8:38am 
Problem solved. ^.-
Ombrenoirz Jul 4 @ 6:09pm 
Oh damn, yes an ordinary bow crash the game...
J3X  [author] Jul 4 @ 12:56am 
Does it also crash if you shoot him with an orginary bow?

This mod does not change anything in the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary so it sounds really strange.
Ombrenoirz Jul 3 @ 6:24pm 
Everytime in go in the brotherhood cave and start to shoot the first guy, my game crash. I tried in some cave and dungeons and it doesnt.... is it a game problem about the dark botherhood sanctuary?
Ombrenoirz Jul 3 @ 6:14pm 
Im sure yes. At the right moment a bolt is about to go out, the game crash.
J3X  [author] Jul 3 @ 4:21am 
Are you sure it is this mod that adds it?
gatherer33 Jul 3 @ 3:27am 
dwemer firedust. my bad
J3X  [author] Jul 3 @ 1:31am 
There is no thing called "swemer firedust".