This mod adds standard escape mechanics for followers wearing generic Devious Devices. I wrote it to try and get a better balance between restricting key availability and having followers running (or hopping) around in Devious Devices for months at a time.
Attempting to remove a locked generic device from your follower without the appropriate key in your inventory will trigger a device menu with options to examine the device, help your follower to struggle, pick the lock or cut open the device. Difficulty and recovery times for repeated attempts are the same as for the PC and depend on your dD MCM settings and the device itself.
DDFE differs from the normal player escape system in that cooldowns are shared across devices/methods - for example a Follower who is tired after trying to remove an Armbinder will also be too tired to struggle out of any other device.
Escape methods work as follows:
You encourage your follower to struggle out of the device. Attempting to struggle out of a device will tire the follower and they will not be able to struggle out of any device for some time afterwards. If you have multiple followers wearing devices you can help each of them to struggle (as they get tired but you don't). If a follower succeeds in escaping from a device they will drop it on the ground, if they fail they there is a chance that they will tighten the device so much they can never struggle out of it.
You try to pick the lock on your follower's device. Once you have attempted this you will be tired and unable to try again on any follower device for a while. If you succeed the unlocked device will be placed in your inventory, if you fail there is a chance that you may trigger a safety shield making the device's lock impossible to pick.
You try to cut open your follower's device. Once you have attempted this you will be tired and unable to try again on any follower device for a while. If you succeed the unlocked device is destroyed, if you fail there is the a chance that you may scare your follower so much that they will never trust you enough to let you try and cut open that device again!
As mentioned previously the difficulty settings for device escape are controlled by your settings in the Devious Devices MCM. There are no specific settings for DDFE so I have not added an MCM as it would be a waste of a slot.
You can activate or deactivate DDFE as required by starting or stopping the quest "ddFEMainQuest" in the console.