Skyrim Romance Animated 3.0 News

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all having a wonderful day! I felt it was time to give you all an update on the progress of Skyrim Romance Animated 3.0.

As the progression of the mod has unfolded the team and myself have added so much to the new update. When the mod was simply going to have animations the release of the mod was going to be much sooner. But as we worked on the mod we just kept going, improving, and adding many more dialogues and scenes to the mod. It became it’s own version, it was no longer Skyrim Romance Animated 2.1 but Skyrim Romance Animated 3.0.

The mod has been 80% redone, all the dialogue for the romance has been re-written. When I discussed it with my Lead Writer and team we felt that the sexual aggression was too much. We completely overhauled all the romance and sex scenes. None of the past romance dialogues will remain, but will be replaced by brand new and improved dialogue and scenes.

Several new locations, NPCs, outfits, quests have been added to the mod to enrich the experience. The romance progression has been brought up in difficulty, a certain combination is now required to advance the relationship with Bishop. The character development, backstory, and personality for Bishop has been improved drastically.

The ability to have and grow a family has also been implemented in the mod. This being paired with animations has brought a intense amount of immersion with the role playing experience.

Two versions of the mod will be released: A version with all non-sexual animations that will not require Sexlab, and one that is strictly 18+ with 100+ sex animations that will require Sexlab.

Giving Skyrim Romance the best ending we could was not only a personal choice but also a desire of my team to give it the best of the best. Bishop’s story and romance will now be enjoyed, experienced, and loved for much longer than was possible in the 1.0 and 2.0 versions! Such a mod required lots of love, time and patience. I appreciate everyone’s patience and support through out the waiting and anticipation. I guarantee the wait will be worth it!

We are nearing the end in every area of development, but I will not be giving a release date. We are working with so many more talented individuals each day and an effort like this cannot be rushed. I don’t want to drive the team with a whip after all! But you can be assured we are struggling daily to finish the mod. I am so proud of the work the team has done and the support we get from our lovely community.

Thank you,


By |2017-01-15T03:04:41+00:00September 14th, 2016|115 Comments


  1. Heroz70 December 31, 2016 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    there are no bishop body pillows 🙁

  2. Marybeth A Smith December 12, 2016 at 4:06 am - Reply

    I will say this much I am squealing for this mod to come out. I can’t wait for it to happen. I hope you and your team has the best of luck and I hope that you all will have a wonderful holiday season that is coming up on us all lol

  3. F. Kitty October 25, 2016 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Will there be a SR release of some sort for Skyrim remastered?

    • McKay October 26, 2016 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      I think that if there is (I can neither confirm nor deny that there will/will not be) a release for the remastered version of Skyrim, that it may be a few months wait. SKSE and FNIS will probably be a month or more before they are updated to the remastered version if they are even updated at all. As I am no modding expert, I wouldn’t take my word for it.. However, from what I’ve been reading it could be a few months.

      • F. Kitty October 27, 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

        Thank you for the answer! I’m excited to see if it does come out for Skyrim remastered.

      • Anonymous October 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm - Reply

        If you think about the special edition, this will be unlocked on Steam

        • 5pm Pacific Time (October 27)
        • 8pm Eastern Time (October 27)
        • 1am British Summer Time (October 28)
        • 2am Central European Summer Time (October 28)
        • 11am Australian Eastern Time Zone (October 28)
        • 1pm New Zealand Time (October 28th)
        • 2pm Japan (October 28th)

  4. Anonymous October 7, 2016 at 5:16 am - Reply

    I like how Amorous Adventures started out as an SL mod, then came out with an SFW version (even an OSA and SL-OSA mish mash), while Skyrim Romance is developing from a SFW mod to one with an SL version!

    All for the good of the community!

  5. Pia September 30, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Hi all. First I have to say that I’m so excited for 3.0 cant wait. But I have one question about 3.0 I use True Wolves Of Skyrim and will that conflict with the new Karnawyr?

    • AlassinSane October 1, 2016 at 3:45 am - Reply

      Nope! We did use the mesh and texture from True Wolves for him so you may not want to get the textures that we used for him, if you want him to carry on looking unique, but no conflicts 🙂

      • Pia October 1, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

        Ok ty for the answer 😀

  6. Anonymous September 28, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    *repeatedly bangs head against desk*

    • Aireal September 29, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

      That’s a good way to give yourself a headache… 😉

    • Kulabiye October 4, 2016 at 7:54 am - Reply


  7. RiotsofRiles September 28, 2016 at 2:03 am - Reply

    Hey I just wanted to pop in and thank you guys for all the hard work you are putting into this new release. I’ve been following this mod since before the first release and have watched it evolve and change in amazing ways. It’s mere existence is a wonderful gift for nothing in the modding community has really turned out to be as authentic.Romance based companions for women are so scarce most just cover the basics and call it good. And its safe to say that most tend to fall flat after a few hours of use or when the given quest is over. And having clocked in over 2000 hours in Skyrim, nothing is worse then a boring companion. So again, thank you.

    But I also have a quick question, in the past two releases there isn’t a lot of attention brought to the dragonborn’s quests.Quest commentary and such. I’m currently reverting my game to vanilla to get a fresh batch of mods, and am wondering when do you guys recommend recruiting Bishop? Will there be more quest commentary, so hold off on a new character. Or start right away and just wait for the mods release.

    Thank you guys, your’e amazing.

    • AlassinSane September 28, 2016 at 9:15 am - Reply

      He has no quest commentary. Sorry, I know it would be awesome but we sacrificed it to create more original dialogue/scenes/encounters. Besides, I’m so sick and tired of Skyrim that I’d rather not go through all the vanilla quests just to think of what he’d say xD

      Buuut being the Dragonborn is heavily referenced so I’d advise starting anytime after Dragon Rising. BUT! Make sure you don’t go beyond “The Fallen” before you’re at least halfway into the romance. Something cool happens after it and “Dragonslayer” 🙂

      • R September 28, 2016 at 10:13 am - Reply

        Hey I was listening to Feels by Kiara just now and this relates to dancing Bishop so this question jumped my mind x) I was wondering since you wrote the back story for Bishop is it a surprise in 3.0 to discover where he learned to dance? Or is it in texts which I haven’t read yet cx

        I know totally random ha ha

        • AlassinSane September 28, 2016 at 11:33 am - Reply

          No I didn’t reveal it in the mod, strangely enough. It’s briefly mentioned by an NPC but you’ll find it out in his backstory. Should be in Chapter 6 of Brothers in Arms.

          • Aireal September 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm - Reply

            Thank you for the tip about “The Fallen” I was wondering just where to stop my new girl in the MQ

      • RiotsofRiles September 28, 2016 at 9:45 pm - Reply

        Thank you, AlassinSane!

      • Diannia Maddox September 29, 2016 at 10:03 am - Reply

        Thank you for letting us know about *The Fallen* I had started a new game and was almost to that one. 😉

  8. Anonymous September 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait for 3.0! 🙂 Thank you so much for making this mod and characters, you have certainly enriched Skyrim gameplay for many Dragonborns out there 🙂 Best mod ever made! <3

  9. Laura September 24, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    So excited for this release <3 You are all so fantastic for doing this, words can't express how grateful we are.

  10. Kitt September 23, 2016 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    what sexlab version will this need because 1.62 crashes me with any more mods than skyUI SOS and xp32 skeleton installed and i can only get it stable with 1.59 so im hoping this will work with 1.59 because i cant get the latest one to work.

    • Aireal September 24, 2016 at 9:36 am - Reply

      I haven’t downloaded the latest… I have 1.6.1b or at least that’s the way I am reading it. It won’t work without the patch, CTD’s constantly ( I had the patch downloaded, but forgot to activate it…derp )..

      Just asking cause I don’t know, but you do have all the requirement’ their requirements? Up to date? SKSE, FINIS, USLEEP. Check the xp32 skeleton, if it’s not working 100% then sexlab won’t work either.

      I actually have only “used” the animation’s very infequently, but have had no issues with CTD’s after I got the patch problem sorted.

      • Kitt September 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply

        i have now tried it with just sexlab, skyui, and fnis, all the latest versions, and reinstalled all of them, and remade the fnis patch in every way that results in an error or warning free way, and every time sexlab starts initializing in the mcm, it crashes.

        • Kitt September 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm - Reply

          doing a lot of digging it seams like its an issue with mod organizer 2.0.7 the latest version, i have not tested that however.

          • Aireal September 28, 2016 at 10:27 pm - Reply

            huh.. well that’s a possible, I use NMM.. I just prefer it… But I know that sometimes the Mod Organizers ( any of them) can and have caused issues, they do generally get them fixed or a patch up for them fairly quick.

            • Kitt September 30, 2016 at 3:50 pm - Reply

              i have testing it and can confirm skyrim no longer crashes. the issue was that the new beta version of mod organizer wasnt properly installing the expression files so skyrim crashed when sex lab tried initializing the expressions.

              • Aireal September 30, 2016 at 7:34 pm - Reply

                Huh…well I am very glad that you figured it out. Because of my very limited data ( I use my phone for internet) I generally wait a day or three before I download “updates” and new mods, specially large ones.

                LadyHorus has a Tera armor, I love…love the Rogue armor, it’s UUNP body slide ( I use UNP no body slide). I’m waiting to see if someone convert’s it to plan UNP.. OR just the Rogue armor. Anyway, that is a very large download and body slide is a requirement, which I don’t plan on playing with. Point is the file size, it’s something I would wait til the end of my data cycle and see if I have enough.

                Babbling done…lol

        • Anonymous September 29, 2016 at 3:37 am - Reply

          did you run LOOT after you instaled all the recomendet mods?

          • Kitt September 30, 2016 at 3:56 pm - Reply

            i did all of the necessary testing i have always done to find bugs for the past 5 years of modding, including running LOOT, but the problem was the fact that i was using the beta 2.0.7 of mod organizer instead of the old versions, the 2.0 betas seam to be made for fallout, not skyrim, which ended up creating issues.

  11. dorothy September 21, 2016 at 2:25 am - Reply

    Ah im so happy you guys are working on him i always wanted to punch him now maybe i will actually like him haha :).

  12. Anonymous September 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Lol Bishop wasn’t too aggressive he’s just a dominant man xD back in those times I’d say that was normal but I don’t really know; although, it would take out some of the immersiveness if that was the case, but not the point lol
    I agree with Wolf entirely she picked out the main points and explained the reasoning beautifully. I’m not saying force is romantic either, but for one example if I recall there was a line that if you were standing naked in front of him, he says “Don’t make me force you.” I’m pretty positive that’s different that saying “I’m going to r**** you.” My thoughts on why is because I took it as one of those non serious smart ass comments like if someone is annoying you and you say “Don’t make me kill/hurt you.” You wouldn’t really kill or hurt them but your letting the other person know that you’re affecting them. Just saying that seductive body display = lust lol I’m sorry but I wouldn’t blame Bishop if he made that comment mainly because I’m a werewolf and he always says the “naked comments” to me anyway so that makes me laugh when he’s talking to a werewolf beast xD I don’t see how that was an aggressive threat and in my opinion if you’re sensitive anyway it’s probably best not play adult mods anyway ya know? I like Bishops dominant personality and I saw in the comments that he’ll still retained it so that’s good to know. But yeah great work and can’t wait!

    • Sammi September 24, 2016 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      Agree with the spirit of this. Forceful and dominant pretty much define Bishop. Please don’t make him out to be one of the PC-phobic wussies of today’s youth. I think you’d kill the character otherwise. Looking forward to your changes, but I’m a bit nervous to see if you’ve made him “nice”. That will kill all the hard work you’ve done, for me.

      • xXWolfxXxGirlXx September 25, 2016 at 12:36 pm - Reply

        First thank you anonymous being lmao and yes Sammi I agree too, I’m putting my faith in Mara.

        Unfortunately that’s how it goes when you have new writers that weren’t here since the beginning with opposite views. We’ll just have to wait and see but it should be great 🙂

        • Catie September 26, 2016 at 7:14 am - Reply

          I agree if you have ever been around a true man sometimes he is Forceful and dominant in the world in which skyrim is placed and if you have read his background story on this page you will see it was/is something that he has pushed into and forced to be in a world where its survival of the fittest you learn to be the why he is. He see a strong woman a woman of legacy and prophecy that we are playing in the game how else do you expect him to be. He grew up with an abusive father and watched this so called father kill his older brother when he stood up to him. Bishop then kills said father and gets dissed by his mother for doing so. So if he comes across as forceful and aggressive at first (because if you go through all the lets rest dialogs) he is actually very tender and sweet but feels he will mocked or tease or something that would make him regret doing so. so i hope they don;’t change him to much because his world has made him that way but he does soften over time, once he realizes its okay to have a softer side towards the woman he has fallen for.

          I have read so many comment on this page say he is to aggressive but like i said before in the world he is set in it has forced him to be so and if Our own world didn’t coddle our youths you would see more men in the world that would have the strength of Character that Bishop has. He put the people cares for first i.e. his brother, his wolf and if you listen to the fight dialogs you.

          • AlassinSane September 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm - Reply

            You quote his description there? I wrote that description. I am the “new writer(s)” with Iris as my co-writer and the “guardian” of Bishop’s character so to speak. She loved 2.0 as much as you all and has been stoic on making sure that I maintain Bishop’s character. As has Mara and even River Kanoff, his voice actor.

            That description was written as a summary of his character after I had written the scripts of 3.0 and Bishop’s back-story. Do you not think that I have embraced that? Why would I state in his description and story that he was dominant and had a complex past that explained why he behaves the way that he behaves, if that is not also what has been reflected in 3.0’s script?
            I have also never played any Neverwinter Nights games so the Bishop that I have been writing is purely original, going off of River’s acting and the framework of 2.0 alone.

            Bishop’s aggression and implicated forcefulness in 2.0 is not the strength of a real man. It is a disregard for the Dragonborn’s will in favour of his own. It is selfish and comes from his own insecurities. If you are attracted by that behaviour then that is your personal taste. But I did not come to this project to keep it just a mod of sexual attraction and some encounters. I aim to tell a complete story and let players have their own story with it, and that is what we have done with 3.0 as a team.

            Please bare in mind that when you all say things along the lines of replacing 3.0’s dialogue with 2.0’s or that we are making Bishop “Politically Correct” and weak, you are saying that what we have done is not good enough. And you have not even experienced 3.0 yet in order to judge it.

            3.0 is not a quick tweak to make him give you flowers and ask nicely whenever he wants to speak to you. It is almost a new mod with an additional thousand lines, 2.0 Bishop is the husk of a starting point compared to how fleshed out 3.0 Bishop has become.
            If you like 2.0 then you like 2.0. Nobody’s taking that away from you.

            2.0 will still be there for you to play if you do not like 3.0.

            • Anonymous September 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm - Reply

              Clearly you misunderstand. I, for one, just thought the character was fine the way he is. I’m NOT saying “God, I won’t play 3.0 because he’s changed” I said plenty of times that I was excited to play and that I know it WILL BE GREAT. I’m not judging 3.0 and I’m not judging you. The reason I’m replying is because I’m just defending my case. Sometimes people disagree, that’s life. You have to understand that other people (supporters, fans, players) will disagree with you, especially to players who are used to and love the way the character is now, and there shouldn’t be nothing wrong with that. Mara said not to worry so IM not worrying. I’m sure 3.0 will be great. Do you understand?:) (it’s hard to sound sympathetic via text I’m not trying to be mean I promise, I love this mod it’s been a part of my life for years, I just feel maybe a little too passionate about it I guess lol ?)

              • AlassinSane September 27, 2016 at 4:41 am - Reply

                There’s no misunderstanding, Anonymous. That was a general response to this subject to anyone reading, not to your comment directly. The first paragraph is directed at the commentor above me.

                We had been reading comments like this all day across websites and it got to the point where one of us had to speak out and clear up some of these concerns.

                Yes there will always be people who disagree, but people disagreeing before the subject is even released to disagree on was getting out of hand. It came across as disheartening to us, despite all the positive responses, as this website is not simply a review board like Nexus comments, it’s the core community and our prime source of support.

                A great point @Aireal but unfortunately, if there is a cause for that to be brought up, the “unhappy” person will not be willing to leave it at that.

                • Aireal September 27, 2016 at 8:54 am - Reply

                  @AlassinSane… true , unfortunately, unhappy people never… give over. But also rarely come up with a good alternative or the willingness to help rectify the issue either.

                  I will also try to become a better member of this community, my.. life has been chaotic for the last couple months, beginning with, a near tragedy. Life has of course since calmed down a bit, but as much as I try, I don’t have enough time to do all I would like to do.

                • Anonymous September 27, 2016 at 2:02 pm - Reply

                  AlassinSane I totaly agree with you.

                  Some of the YES‘es and BUT‘s in this forum are inappropriate ( I dare to say: under 18!?)

                  I’m missing some respect for the work of 2 years in which the SRM-team has put a lot of effort and suffering not to mention the hours of free time in it.
                  Who don‘t like this sweet roll FOR FREE ! should create one’s own mod.

                  (sorry for my english 😉 )

            • Aireal September 26, 2016 at 10:56 pm - Reply

              I know, I for one am very much looking forward to seeing Bishop’s dialogue redone and expanded, it’s probably more the choices in the dialogue that I will be happy to see. That his personality remain’s the same is both something I never doubted but also am very glad to hear.

              From the little I have read and the wonderful “teasers” that have went out, I think y’all are have ( are) doing a great job.

              Their will of course always be those that aren’t happy… with the original, with the old or with the new… Just remind them that no one is holding a knife to their throat, they choose what mod’s to use.

  13. Kitt September 20, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

    is the bug where saving karnwyre bugs the thane of riften quest? because if that is still a thing i may start my game early and get that quest done before the update is actually out.

    • AlassinSane September 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      I’d advise you get that done. It doesn’t look like we’re finding a fix as there’s too much location-specific dialogue to change easily.

  14. Elenna.Laureline September 19, 2016 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I have a question, with the Sexlab. The animation will be a cutscene or we have to change the movements ourselves ? 🙂 Thx

  15. Akantia September 19, 2016 at 8:33 am - Reply

    So I grabbed this mod recently. Been hanging around with Bishop and Cael. I know who is my favorite by far! I am so hyped for version 3.0 8D

  16. Anonymous September 18, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

    I cant wait for 3.0 and i was just wondering why you didnt use osa/osex (from Nexus) instead of sexlabs

    • Kitt September 18, 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      i assume its easier to work with, or the animated version started being made before osa/osex existed. in any case there is probably a good reason for it.

  17. Kitt September 17, 2016 at 4:46 am - Reply

    cant wait for the 3.0 update… its coming in 2017 isn’t it ಠ╭╮ಠ that or Christmas… dang it why isnt Halloween a gift giving holiday… but i guess this mod could be compared to candy. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ehhh?

    • AlassinSane September 17, 2016 at 4:50 am - Reply

      2017? HELL NO, NOT OVER MY DANG DIDDLY DEAD BODY! The thought terrifies me xD Nah we’re much, much closer to finishing than that.

      • Elenna.Laureline September 17, 2016 at 6:38 am - Reply

        2017 X_x i’m dead…… I hope it’s before Halloween !! A gift for Sithis ! Yeahh

      • Kitt September 17, 2016 at 11:20 am - Reply

        ok, just making sure because i was there, like a year or two ago when someone said an animated version was almost done. and i think right after that the whole thing got scrapped or something because it did not come out. 😛 and im way to excited to see the new version of bishop, while i like the slightly aggro him, i will say 5 minutes after meeting him going in bleak falls barrow and him making a comment on my hips was like, to much, get off of my butt, you are too thirsty right now. and i trust he will still be the lovable possessive/aggro wolf man, just not a slightly instantaneous sexually aggressive possessive/aggro wolf man.

  18. uninstallwizard September 16, 2016 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    “…personality for Bishop has been improved drastically.”

    Thank you! If his personality is not as drastically improved as I hope, will we be able to slap him or tell him off?

    • uninstallwizard September 16, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      (Sorry, I realized I skimmed after I posted this. The “we felt that the sexual aggression was too much” comment had me feeling much more relieved and I wouldn’t have posted that if I had read properly. Could you delete these please? I have very high hopes for the mod! The sexual aggression was the only thing bothering me in an otherwise really cool mod! Unfortunately, the troubling scene happened very early so I was not able to play very much of it. I am awaiting eagerly for the update! Thank you for your hard work!

  19. daiane September 16, 2016 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    I am watching this mod since the beginning, i played ( and enjoyed) all the versions… It was a long way and i’m glad you guys are doing a great job!

  20. Gina Roads September 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    I am so happy for this, and based off the many other comments, I am also very happy to know I am not the only one of my kind lol. This year, and especially this month (I was in the hospital on my damn birthday, so yeah, not the best month ever…) has been hell for me, every day I have been faced with something. My only escape has been video games. I stumbled on this mod well over two years ago, and I feel like a distant relative watching a dear child grow up! I am grateful for this mod, and the community that has sprung up around it, I don’t know how to tell each and every one of you how much good it does my heart to know you all exist. I’ve been made to feel like a freak by my own family for loving these sorts of things, so to see so many of you here makes me feel better, and that’s the simplest I can state it. I look forward to being apart of this community for many years to come, and I can’t wait for us all to enjoy the hard work and dedication that your team had put into this. Thank you, for giving a poor hopeless romantic a safe place to dwell and occasionally to comment at! <3

    • Tiffany September 16, 2016 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      I’m not a part of the team, but I just want to say that your post gave me feels like no other… video games have always been an escape for me (besides books) and only my brother’s have ever understood it… everyone else (even my husband) has only ever given me a hard time for it… so no, you’re not the only one 🙂 —HOPELESS ROMANTIC VIDEO GAMERS UNITE!!!

      • Gina Roads September 18, 2016 at 11:41 am - Reply

        Awwwzers! Thank you, I’m so glad that we have a place like this to feel normal, and even accepted!! I feel the love, so much love!!! 😀 lol, HOPELESS ROMANTIC VIDEO GAMERS UNITE YAY!!! 😛

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  21. Eltheria September 16, 2016 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Super super excited on the update! I have always loved the edginess of Bishop. Thanks to all of the team for even doing this. <3

  22. Diletta September 16, 2016 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Wow, good news! 😀
    I’m very excited about this, congratulation for your big project.

  23. jbird2b September 16, 2016 at 3:00 am - Reply

    To Mara and her wonderful SRM Team:
    Thank you for all of your hard work, dedication, and passion for SRM past, current, and for the much anticipated 3.0 release. This “Loyal Invisible Lurker,” ahaahaha “LIL” appreciates all that you have and are doing.

    Skyrim is my e-s-c-a-p-e-e-e (Dori’s “escape” :P) as I am housebound most of the time because I have been blessed with many physical, mental and emotional blessings/challenges. So_0 fortunately I live in an age that has medicines, potions, elixirs, and electronics that help alleviate some of my daily challenges. Skyrim and SRM have helped and do help me get through the rough spots daily, sometimes minute by minute. I “stumbled” upon SRM quite by accident and was smitten with the entire mod from start to finish. When I try to play without SRM it is not the same. Bishop’s snarky’ness is charming, alarming, and at times very Laugh Out Loud or LMAO, LMFAO even! 😛 Being a “vintage” Skyrim and RPG’r (yes likes Assasins Creed, Witcher, DAO, Fallout, Dishonored, Fate… oh good grief! lots of RPG’S ehehe) “vintage” meaning I could probably be most of fellow SRM’ers mother, or grandmother! Yes there are those over 30, 40, 50’ish… that tackle RPG’s, and are really geeky about it! (has an AC cover for smart phone! ;)) Sooo_0 this vintage loyal invisible lurker thanks you from the bottom of her heart for all of the hard work everyone is doing, and am so looking forward to the 3.0 release, and Forbidden Love!

    Also… in reading all of the comments… everyone has different comfort zones in life and in game. It is awesome that 3.0 will have a “PG” and an “R” version to so that everyone… well mostly everyone 😉 can enjoy SRM and get the immersion and experience of these rich and ever developing characters while we go through a Skyrim play-through. In this I bow deeply and reverently to the empathetic foresight to address many diverse perspectives and tolerances. How awesome! …AND all of you should be proud of the work you have done, about to be released and will be done in the future. Well Done!!! 🙂 “Gods be Praised!” as Eorlund Gray-Mane says 😉

    Weeellll this “V-LIL” has prattled on long enough *:D
    Again, Thank You!
    Warm Regards

    p.s. yes have a back story for my PC 😉 lol, was floored when read some of the wonderfully written stories posted by members, and how great minds think alike, as have similar “twists” to my in-game-character.

  24. Courtney Vincent September 15, 2016 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    this is good news:D

  25. Wolfy September 15, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Wolfy is super excited!!!!! question…will there be a guide so we don’t screw up the romance options since it’s going to be harder to romance the Bishy. Wolfy seriously doesn’t want to mess it up >.<

    • AlassinSane September 16, 2016 at 2:28 am - Reply


    • Iris September 16, 2016 at 2:48 am - Reply

      Yeah we’ll be making a guide 🙂

  26. Anonymous September 15, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) “18+” oh my ~

  27. Anonymous September 15, 2016 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    so… does this mean that I can still get Bishop as a follower but not necessary have him as the lover of my DB? Because if that is the case that is just sweet, since not all my DB are into Bishop, but he is funny to hear sometimes and have him tag along.

    • Solene Dovahkiin September 16, 2016 at 7:16 am - Reply

      I am also curious about this. That is a neat idea 🙂 I won’t be disappointed if it doesn’t turn out that way, of course. But it would still be cool to have him around as a friend in some playthroughs.

  28. complexweevil13 September 15, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    So excited for 3.0!!! Thank you so much for all the work you guys are putting into it!!!

    I just have one quick question — I’ve made a few different houses for the progression of the mod {I have a starter cabin and I’m working on a bigger “family” home … because you know… I’m cool like that?} and I didn’t know if it was worth it to finish the family one if there’s specific scripting for said child that ties it to the home you guys have created? And if there is scripting do you think it’ll conflict with hearthfire’s adoption one?

    If you need beta-tester for that whenever you’re ready I’m totally game!!

    Thank you again!

  29. Cass September 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    So excited, you guys keep up the fantastic work. We understand that these things take time, and we don’t expect all of you to work around the clock, you guys deserve breaks too. Just know that you guys have our support and gratitude no matter what and we’re all very excited to see the result of months of hard work and dedication 🙂

  30. Anonymous September 15, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

    What about those new required combinations? I mean, can I still play my DB as I want (personality-wise) and not screw up whole romance? 🙂

  31. Anonymous September 15, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Very excited for the new version!! The dialog / romance changes sound great (much needed, IMO) and I’m really looking forward to the bug fixes and new features.

  32. Jolanta September 15, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Just my two cents as an adult female:

    @ tibicina and to all who says Bishop is unrespectfull

    Even in real live, if you strip in front of a MAN who loves you and wonts you desperatly – what will you expect??!!

    He is a Wild-Wolf-Man not a boy!! A woman has to give respect to a man too!!

    Especially to a man who is in love with you and you are using him (Bishop)

    What Bishop says with stifled voice gives you two options

    1. Put your damn clothes back on!
    2. Stay nacked and you give him the hint „I wont you too“

    P E R I O D !

  33. xXWolfxXxGirlXx September 15, 2016 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Lol Thank you ? Like I said I can see how people think he’s “forceful” but really he never forces the DB to do anything ? That’s why you get the option to say No or yeah come here you man candy lol

    To me the dialogue where he says do this or I’ll force you or come here yada yada isn’t that extreme because he doesn’t act upon it. But like I said I can understand why people will think differently and that’s okay? But the main point is that if people focus all their attention of those couple of lines that implies that the man was to have sex with the DB then people misses the fact that your DB CHANGES him, character development. I think of Bishop similar to Damon Salavtore from TVD from being a loner, selfish, dangerous man to SOMEONE capable of love. Those are characters I love!
    Either way I’m excited to play the new update:)

  34. tibicina September 15, 2016 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Thank you for the sensitivity. I liked the original mod, but was never really comfortable with the presentation of some of the dialogue/descriptions. Gave me a strange feeling as DB if I got naked with Bishop, he might say “don’t make me force you.” Ehhh… I know some women think that’s sexy, but… I didn’t like the edginess… Rape threats aren’t sexy to me.

  35. Solora September 15, 2016 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Wish I could go edit the post I literally just posted, but I also saw this

    “Two versions of the mod will be released: A version with all non-sexual animations that will not require Sexlab, and one that is strictly 18+ with 100+ sex animations that will require Sexlab”

    So the sexlab version is only for the sex scenes? If I use the nonsexlab version, will I still get the ballroom dance scene and non sex animations? Anything like hugging or a kiss? What will I miss out on?

    Also, will you allow a modder to create an OSex/OSA version of 3.0 later on? If it’s posted on this site or wherever you would want it if you’d even allow it.

    Sorry I’m so full of questions, I’m just so happy about this update!! 😀

    • AlassinSane September 15, 2016 at 9:21 am - Reply

      If you don’t get the sexlab version, then you’ll get a black screen instead of sex animations. That’s it. Both versions have dancing, hugging, kissing, etc.

      Uhhh possibly? I’m not sure how that’d be possible and it’s more a question for Mara, but if somebody else puts their time into it and makes it work, why not?

  36. Solora September 15, 2016 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Yes!! I’m so excited right now, this mod is going to make an amazing mod into a truly epic mod!! Take as long as you guys need, it’ll be worth it no matter how long it takes. I’m one of the people here who think that Bishop was just a tad too aggressive. Still sexy, but he acted like a teenager when you would reject his advances, so hearing that he’s been toned down a bit and made the romance more romantic, is a huge thumbs up from me 😀 I was wondering though, I saw this

    “The ability to have and grow a family has also been implemented in the mod.”
    Can anyone tell me what that
    means? I know awhile ago when you released the banner saying you talk about a family was released, I asked if that meant if he would recognize if you have kids, and someone told me no, that it only meant that you could discuss it. Has this been expanded on? I’m dying to know what this means exactly now xD

    • AlassinSane September 15, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Yeah, that was true, at the time…

      We realised that would be the best RP element left to do so yes, you can literally have a baby with Bishop. Adoptions won’t be recognised because we’re not doing DLC support. There’s only one, specific child you can have with Bishop but after release you’ll see why we did that instead of it being an any gender/any name boring generic vanilla child. And of course, it’s optional. The player chooses if she wants to have it.

      • Solora September 15, 2016 at 12:38 pm - Reply

        WHAT?! Oh my god! YES! That’s way better than anything I was thinking of! I wasnt even sure such a thing was possible with an actual custom child, aside from like beeing female, but those kids are still generic vanilla kids.Thank you for answering my questions :D!

      • hisladyoutlaw September 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm - Reply

        Can you still adopt other kids thought, or will doing so cause crashes,. And what about other mods that effect child???

        • AlassinSane September 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm - Reply

          We haven’t tested that to know of any issues with adoptions.

          And mods that effect children will not effect ours. Our child is unique and, in modding terms, not classified as the child race. So ours is an entirely different entity.

          • Illitra September 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm - Reply

            The ‘entity’ part makes it sound like the child wouldnt be mortal at all o-o’

  37. Jolanta September 15, 2016 at 6:41 am - Reply

    I’m playing now Enderal because every place in Skyrim reminds me of Bishop so this is the only way to be patient on awaiting SR 3.
    I can imagine how much work but fun as well you have, to put all the new ideas into the new mod.
    This makes me very curious and surely that day the new mod will be released I will play Skyrim again untill I drop off.

    regards to the whole great team!

    • Alexia September 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Same here, although it doesn’t really help that every time I’m playing Enderal and hear Sha’Rim (River) talk I start missing Bishop again lol

  38. Tiffany September 15, 2016 at 5:46 am - Reply

    I’m wondering… will there be a link for the sexlab stuff you need for that version? I don’t have any of that installed and I’ve only ever used mods from the nexus, so I’d be super confused on how to install the sexlab stuff… but I WILL to go with that version of SR 3.0… I’d just need some direction in the download process… 😛

    CAN’T WAIT FOR 3.0!!!

    Also, if you could let River know that I recognized his voice acting in the Enderal mod, that would be cool 😀 it made me smile when I heard his voice 😀

    • AlassinSane September 15, 2016 at 5:53 am - Reply

      Oh yeah no worries, we’ll have clear instructions for installing all of the SexLab stuff.

      Sure! He said thank you ^^

      • Tiffany September 15, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

        SWEET!!! Can’t wait… I’ve been holding off on uninstalling Enderal to play Skyrim until 3.0 is released (as I love this mod to tiny pieces), but knowing at least one member of your wonderful team is also connected to Enderal, it makes it a little easier to wait 😀

  39. Ravelia September 15, 2016 at 2:19 am - Reply

    Waiting with heart beating …. oh…

  40. Sajiri September 15, 2016 at 1:50 am - Reply

    I gotta say, even if he ‘retains his personality’ the sexual aggression feels like a loss. I mean if he was outright trying to rape the dragonborn, then it would be too much, but it did feel more unique and add to the ‘romance’. I hope its not too soft now.

    Either way, Im still looking forward to it, but I have a question. Will we need to fully uninstall 2.0 to install 3.0 or can we just overwrite the files? Im not entirely sure how to uninstall 2.0 but I’ve been waiting for the update to play again.

  41. hisladyoutlaw September 15, 2016 at 1:29 am - Reply

    I adore this mod, iv been itching for this new one it will be so existing to see and the new conversations and of course, animations.
    with the none Sexlab version, will the screen just go black, or will nothing happen?

    Also, will their be anymore quests added?

  42. Elenna.Laureline September 15, 2016 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Yeah good news ! Well i stop to play Skyrim and i wait the 2….. 3.0. its hard to wait but I’m sure it worth it !

  43. KurenaiKitsune September 14, 2016 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    I agree with xXWolfxXxGirlXx. I was going to write something like this but she explained better than me.
    I think his personality will change when those lines changed.

    • xXWolfxXxGirlXx September 15, 2016 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Thank you, also the thing is (I’ll preach it a million times lol) people are overlooking the fact that Bishop changes. Just like in other romance stories involving a man with a dark past Bishop starts off as a selfish character saying selfish things, (which he doesn’t act upon he gives the DB the choice), because of it. But story progresses. Bishop progresses. He admits that towards the end that he loves the DB saying that he becomes content just being near you which turns from the desire of bedding the DB. He becomes a changed man. That’s my point, thank you people for your time and understanding ?

  44. lumanens September 14, 2016 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I just wanted to say thank you! This is one of the best mods for skyrim to date and to be honest I haven’t played skyrim for a while because I am waiting for the update to this mod to be finished because skyrim without it just isn’t the same!!!!!!!! 😀 I check for updates just about every day! =^^= Thanks for the update and keeping us regularly posted on the progress and for continuing to work on this wonderful mod! You guys are awesome!

  45. Diannia Maddox September 14, 2016 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Lvl 41 and I miss my Bishop, From the time I started playing I have always had him and his smartarse remarks. Can’t wait to have him back!!!! 🙂 My husband showed me this Mod, so it has always been Bishop and I, I have never known anything else. till now. and now stinks to high heaven…. I want him back lol

    • Mara September 14, 2016 at 10:23 pm - Reply

      Yeah I can never go without Bishop, he’s way too fun!

  46. Diannia Maddox September 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    YES YES YES xXWolfxXxGirlXx

  47. Saphira Dovahsil September 14, 2016 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    I completely and totally agree with xXWolfxXxGirlXx . Bishop was perfect the way he was and if you think about it he had to be aggressive because of all the other suitors that the dragonborn has. Bishop is a man who knows what he wants and if some people can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

    • Mara September 14, 2016 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Your comment made me laugh. Get out of the kitchen lol. Don’t worry Bishop still retains his personality. So don’t worry he’s in good hands with the team and myself.

    • xXWolfxXxGirlXx September 15, 2016 at 6:02 am - Reply

      Damn straight?

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  49. SaltySeaLions September 14, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    OMG OMG OMG OMG!! 😀 I am so happy with the news update for SRM Animated, heck I’m freaking out in the inside right now. Thank you all, every member of the Skyrim Romance Mod team, for creating this mod and having it a major part in my gaming life. <3 Salty

  50. xXWolfxXxGirlXx September 14, 2016 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    To me the romance scenes never came off as aggressive (I do understand how people would think otherwise). Bishop never forced the DB to do anything, when you said no, he didn’t proceed. I think the scenes suited his whole “more wolf than man” character that was what made him unique. I’m going to say it so please no flames, Bishop never came off as he would rape you (if that’s what you mean by aggressive). I will honestly be disappointed if he goes from being a bad boy to acting like flowers and hearts, you know what I mean. All this time he has been “I take what I want when I want” and how Bishop sees the world in his own way. Basically I feel like that’s taking away a part of who Bishop is. In my opinion, those scenes were just damn right sexy. BECAUSE Bishop actually does love the DB and its proven as the mod progress. For an example, after the Cael encounter in that scene it says that he was hurt you didn’t return his feelings (passion and love) it literally says his eyes were in pain and that you have hurt him by this rejection. The only scene I can think of that came across as definite aggressive was the one after Neeshka in Whiterun, where in the the description it was forceful but DID Bishop flat out say “Have sex with me or I’ll hurt you.” or anything of the sort? THAT would be extreme THAT’s when it becomes to aggressive. Undestand what I mean? That’s just my opinion and tbh I get annoyed when people say he was rapey, like no he never did that. Did he want to have sex WELL YEAH of course because its a romance mod of course there will be tension between the characters but that’s just it fiction. I understand if people think he was being to dominant, then I say don’t play the mod. That’s who Bishop is. Not an evil person, but a character with a troubled past who sees the world a bit differently. ANd its okay to think that being “dominated” is a turn off. But don’t change the character because some people believe differently, because I believe Bishop to be a sexy mofo. Its just one of those things, if your not into it then let it be for the people who do enjoy it 🙂

    • Mara September 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Bishop still retains his personality. So don’t worry he’s in good hands. – Mara

    • Nimeria September 15, 2016 at 1:19 am - Reply

      Overally agreed! 🙂

    • Iris September 15, 2016 at 2:50 am - Reply

      Actually, he says “Come here before I force you to come.” He downright insults you when you reject him and acts like a spoiled brat. He says he’ll take you right here right now, do as he ‘pleases’ and lets you sort your feelings out after he’s had his “way with you”
      How is this in ANY way romantic? Bishop often says he’s a real man; a real man would never treat a woman like that.

      The decision to rewrite it has been based on both our own and a lot of reactions from different people; some liked it, some hated it. So we strived to create a balance; Bishop’s dominant personality, but nowhere does he ever say he will force you like he did before. Plus he genuinely accepts a “no” now and sees it in fact as a challenge, instead of stomping his feet in disagreement.
      Saying he’ll go from a bad boy to “hearts and flowers” is a bit extreme; we fully respected Bishop’s original personality, but we turned him into a grown up man that actually knows how to treat a woman.
      There’s a fine line between being dominant, and aggressive. And in this case, Bishop was too aggressive. By saying you would force any woman to get your way with her, is far from romantic.
      We want the mod to be playable and to be enjoyed for every person who enjoys romance mods. Of course some people enjoy more aggressive men, but for those kinds of mods…. well. Let’s say a different website has enough of those mods.

      • xXWolfxXxGirlXx September 15, 2016 at 5:59 am - Reply

        That’s completely fine if the team decided to that, obviously I’m not controlling the mod lol BUT I do want to clarify that I didn’t say that “Force was romantic” I just said and OTHERS do agree that it suited his personality. I’m not saying you’re wrong, okay.

        Is it wrong for people disagree with our opinion, No. Is it wrong for us to say our piece, Nope. Understand that we’ve been supporting this Mod for years and we are not pissing on your decision. I’m still excited to play this mod and can’t wait to see what it holds. Afterall, its Bishop! ?? #YeahGrownAssMen (that was a tease don’t take it to heart lol)?

      • xXWolfxXxGirlXx September 15, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

        Just out of curiosity, why go through the effort to write those lines, then look over them, then PUT them in the mod/script if you are saying he’s “too aggressive” ? Because that seems contradicting if you respect the character originality and then say otherwise? I seriously want to understand.

        All in all I’ll still play and support this mod, thanks?

        • AlassinSane September 15, 2016 at 12:35 pm - Reply

          Iris and I are not from the original Skyrim Romance team, we had nothing to do with the writing of it.

          As for Mara? Well, opinions can change over a long space of time and when new perspectives are shown to you.

          • xXWolfxXxGirlXx September 15, 2016 at 12:40 pm - Reply

            Thank you, that could of been notified earlier,so that way I wouldn’t ask based on assumptions 🙂 Much respect?

  51. Alexia September 14, 2016 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    <3 <3 <3

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