Skyrim Romance Beta Testing in Progress!

Hello Everyone,

Skyrim Romance is finished!  It is now being tested by our beta testers to find all the mistakes and bugs!  Also, animations are being inputed by our friend DigitalVixen, her work should be done in a few weeks!  With Skyrim Romance so close to release I can barely contain my excitement for all of you guys!  The mod has so many new dialogue options for the player and most of Bishop lines have been rewritten to give our favorite Ranger a more realistic personality.  Rivers voice acting is just outstanding and his performance as Bishop shines in the new Skyrim Romance Mod. His dedication and talent has made Skyrim Romance a masterpiece!  Thank you River for all your hard work in voicing all those lines and making them sound amazing!  Also a huge thank you to my writers who came up with brilliant new scripts for Bishop and the player.  Also thank you to the beta testers who have been staying up all night and day testing the heck out of it! XD

Things you can expect from the new release of Skyrim Romance Mod…

Animations – Will be dependent on FNIS!  The new animations will have many different kissing animations, hug animation, male stripping animation, ballroom dancing animation and sex animation. Rated M.

85% of all dialogue has been rewritten.  New sassy and aggressive player dialogue options added for our players who just don’t want to put up with Bishops attitude.

Bishop – New voice actor River Kanoff

Darren – New voice actor Ivan Causey

Bugs Fixed

-Neeshka and Darren scene fixed from having Bishop being stuck.  Just speak to Bishop and scenes end immediatly after scene is played.

-All hugs removed from dialogue in Non-Animation version to prevent the dreaded “hug death move” or having Bishop freezing in middle of dialogue.

-If you lose Bishop going to Cael’s village.  Bishop will transport to you when his dialogue is triggered between him and Cael.

-Bishop is now made a standard follower and will now work with all multiple follower mods.

Stay Tuned!


Ps.  Because you guys are so awesome and patient, surprise photo gallery of Bishop below!

Amazing Featured Image

Troublesome trio by by e-soulu

Steam and Bubbles by Isbjorg


Honey autumn for Bishop by Isbjorg


Clash by TheWildGrape


Gold and bronze by Isbjorg


Midsummer by Isbjorg


Bishop, Isbjorg and Karnwyr by Isbjorg


Oops… by Isbjorg

Is: “Ca…Casavir?! What are you doing here?” :omg:
Bish: “Envious, paladin?” :devilish:


By |2017-01-15T03:50:08+00:00October 29th, 2015|45 Comments


  1. Wolffe November 11, 2015 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Can’t wait! I just started a new play through (it’s quite elaborate) and this mod will be the most amazing add on to my game! Hope it’ll be easy to install lol.

  2. Vianne November 5, 2015 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    This wait is sooooo painful. I have been having bad luck with my games lately so I really need this and now lol! I love you guys, thank you so much for working as fast as you can, I will wait and be super happy when it is finally released!

  3. AlassinSane November 4, 2015 at 10:43 am - Reply

    There are a couple of videos of Osushibri and I testing the beta incoming, so there’s that. Basically it’s just 2 lunatics who’ve never played the mod before laughing their heads off and rambling about…things.

  4. Ammie November 4, 2015 at 8:19 am - Reply

    can’t. wait. much. longer! Skyrim isn’t the same without Bishop….and Talia is looking at Farkas more and more and it’s hard to ignore her Hot Male Housecarls when they walk around the house half naked…

  5. Jcapulet November 3, 2015 at 8:55 am - Reply

    I can’t wait for the new release!! I’m so excited about all the new features 😀

  6. Lid November 2, 2015 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    Hi Mara! I must write how excited i am… i waited this so much, since i played with the first one! For this mod now i install again Skyrim!!! Thank u and ur team too!! ?

  7. ania November 2, 2015 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Hello, I’m french and I love Skyrim and its modders 🙂 I found your website and I’m very interested by this beautiful mod and this romance story,
    I have installed the mod with NMM but nothing happens
    I take a look on the mod guide and went to Riverwood..
    my character (female) dismiss all followers.. she meet beautiful guys (Darian & Thomas) in Riverwood they speak with “courtesy” but Bishop isn’t here 🙁 . A few days later, still no one 🙁
    Please, How the story begins ?

    • Xevnglee November 2, 2015 at 11:59 am - Reply

      He’s supposed to be leaning against the wall right by the entrance to The Sleeping Giant Inn. If he’s not there, try using the Summon Bishop spell the mod adds to your Conjuration spells.
      You might want to consider waiting a little longer for the new version to come out, though.

      • ania November 3, 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

        Thank you Xevnglee for your prompt answer, effectively the spell to summon Bishop works nicely..

        It’s a beautiful story, a beautiful writing in the feelings,

        Thank you Mara, I will be attentive to future updates on this website.

  8. hh199618 November 2, 2015 at 6:07 am - Reply

    So and finally finish the mod, this webside downloading? I am worried, because i thinking will be paid!Please, write back! 🙂

    • AlassinSane November 2, 2015 at 6:16 am - Reply

      Nothing will be paid and the English download will be on this website.

  9. AlassinSane November 1, 2015 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Okie Dokie here’s an update for this moment in time.
    Beta testing is not going to be over in a few days. For all those asking to be a part of it, thank you for your offers but Mara doesn’t need any more testers than the team she has right now. Your times will come when the full animated version is released in public beta, believe me.
    What is taking all of this time is the animations. To put so many custom ones in a mod as big as this requires time, experience and skill. It’s been hard to find someone like that so best of luck and many thanks to the modder lending us their spare time.
    Each of us are completely aware of how badly you all want this but don’t forget that we can’t go 24/7 as we would so love to, our personal daily lives forbid it! 😉

    • CJ November 1, 2015 at 6:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the update! Much appreciated! I will wait patiently. 🙂

    • Solora November 2, 2015 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you for updating! I know this will obviously require FNIS, but the last update said it was going to be dependent on the SexLab framework. Is this new version going to be dependent on SexLab, or can I run the animated version without it?

  10. Riley November 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    I hope the beta testing ends in a few days. I’ve been following this mod since its first release, and have loved the characters and concept.The Skyrim Community has practically no romance related mods so I am excited to see the revised version with all the enhancements. Please keep us updated.

  11. Fiona October 31, 2015 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    we got ocd and add in the house lol … but yeah definitely gonna make a new character for the new mods coming out 😀

  12. cakesicles October 31, 2015 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Best Halloween news I’ve gotten EVER

  13. Fiona October 31, 2015 at 10:14 am - Reply

    @ Xevnglee

    I’m exactly the same, tried starting a new character, couldnt continue, i have OCD quite bad and knowing that my game isn’t complete with all the mods i want … i just felt that by the time i get the few mods i’m waiting for, i’m only going to start over again, sounds crazy but i have issues so …

    Also completely get what you’re saying about new characters, it’s so hard to start over with zero perks but i do love building a new character up … my last built up character just hit level 111 so i’m going to just play around with her in the meantime!

    • CJ October 31, 2015 at 11:21 am - Reply

      Totally get what you’re saying! But seriously, 111? I can’t even get a character past 50!!! lol. I get bored. I usually have like 3-5 different characters at once. I think I’m ADD. lol.

      • AlassinSane October 31, 2015 at 12:05 pm - Reply

        I never got my main character past 50, forget any I’ve made since! xD

  14. Kalina October 31, 2015 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Aaah I am so excited! I can’t wait! You guys have done such an amazing job, I’m sure!

  15. Fiona October 31, 2015 at 4:17 am - Reply

    Well this proves i should go to bed earlier, you didn’t ask how to install whatsoever, just where to download, apologies.

  16. Fiona October 31, 2015 at 3:41 am - Reply

    @ Anonymous .. concerning the animations and the mod (FNIS) it is super easy to install … just download and put the data folder wherever your skyrim is installed, then go into your data folder and in there you will find a folder named “tools”, go into this folder and double click on “GenerateFNIS_for_users.

    Then a box will pop up and you just click “update” (might say update FNIS behavior) then just exit.

    I’m sure Mara will put a better description up but i will leave this here for reference!!

  17. K October 30, 2015 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Could we get some preview screenshots along the way? Excited to see what the new dialogue has in store! And the animations, as well! 🙂
    Thank you so much for all the hard work you guys are doing! It’s amazing!

  18. Fiona October 30, 2015 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    @CJ .. cool character name!! I always have trouble with names .. i always end up sitting there with a blank look on my face for 30 minutes then use the name i had originally thought of lol

    • Xevnglee October 31, 2015 at 3:36 am - Reply

      Coming up with a name always takes longer than making up the character’s appearance. I already know her name this time, but I’m worried that once I have her face made all up she’ll look like she needs a different name. I promised myself I wouldn’t create another character until there’s a definite release date, at least.. Meanwhile I keep playing my previous character to see how far I can actually push it. Level 124 and counting.. It’s going to be tough to switch to someone who has no perks, but I also love the early parts of the game and building up skills and learning spells and powers.

    • CJ October 31, 2015 at 11:17 am - Reply

      🙂 thanks! Yeah I know what you mean! I wanted this character to be a Nord and a full on warrior. I got her play-style idea from “Fudgemuppet” on youtube. They have a lot of great Skyrim builds and one they showed recently was titled “The Dragonborn”. yes, very classic, I know. But with theirs they utilized shouts a lot more and I realized I never used shouts hardly at all with any of my characters! So I wanted to do it. Then I thought, what sounds like a strong Nord name? I already thought of “Storm-heart” but I had a hard time coming up with a first name. So I was watching “Vampire Diaries” and Katherine’s real name is Katarina, so I tweaked it and with the right accent I think it sounds perfect! 🙂

  19. xShinku October 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    YES!! I’ve been waiting my whole life for this!! xD Lol
    Not really, but I am excited to see this! And the art works are amazing!
    I shall wait patiently~

  20. Anonymous October 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the update. I don’t if this was already talked about but when it is released will you have instructions on how to download the animation mod or a link that works with the Verizon of this mod with animation?

  21. Talia October 30, 2015 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Also it’d be REAAAALLYY nice for a Skyrim Romance for guys, but with guys ^^’ cause my male character is supposedly gay, and is in need for male company xD That’d be something lol

    • Anonymous October 31, 2015 at 11:10 am - Reply

      Amorous Adventures on Nexus has a romance option for Farkas and Vilkas (and a tryst with Orgnar) and is gender neutral

  22. Talia October 30, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Dear Mara,
    I am so effing happy and excited for this new Skyrim Romance :D! Im also excited to be sassy with Bishop xD (it’d be funny if you put a dialogue option to roast bishop like : (Roast Bishop) and it shows what disses you can say xD) Also I’m gonna audition for Wilson in Forbbiden Love so for now I’m just practicing my voice ^^

  23. CJ October 30, 2015 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for the update! I don’t mind waiting a little longer… I just don’t like not knowing “is it this month, is it not?” makes me antsy! lol. Keep up the good work! Looks like “Katrina Stormheart” will have to wait a bit longer. lol.

  24. Solora October 30, 2015 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Hi Mara! Do you need anymore beta testers? I literally have no work or anything to do for the next month, and I would love to help actually look for bugs and test the mod! Can’t wait till it’s released!

  25. risoa October 30, 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

    May I be a beta tester? Please??

  26. waiyan October 30, 2015 at 3:47 am - Reply

    I spent about 65 hours browsing mod websites to perfect my female character and improve game play experiance. Now my mod list is refined and ready to explore skyrim again with full of immersion. Just waiting three awesome mod update. Skyrim Romance ; Frostfall and Climate of Tamerial.

  27. jasminenoden October 30, 2015 at 1:12 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness… now I really cannot wait! I discovered this mod just before its original release date (25th December 2014), so to see the difference between the original and this new version is immense. Keep up the good work and I’m sure all of us Bishopers will be able to contain our fangirlish excitement for a few more weeks!

  28. Fiona October 30, 2015 at 12:08 am - Reply

    @Mara, thanks for the info!!

    I am going to keep my fingers crossed for a November release <3 🙂

  29. Xevnglee October 29, 2015 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    You wouldn’t happen to need one more beta tester? I’m not just saying that because I want to play NOW (of course I do, who doesn’t?), but I have a lot of time on my hands – during my peak obsession with the previous version, at one point my “game time past 2 weeks”-stat in Steam hit over 134 hours, which averages to just over nine and a half hours playing per day, and that was all Skyrim.
    Or I can be patient. That works too. Just know that I’m here and eager to do my part to make the mod better than it already is.

  30. Fiona October 29, 2015 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Are you still releasing 2 versions as stated in the previous update? one with and one without animation? And if so will they be released at the same time or no?

    Either way thanks for the update

    • Mara October 29, 2015 at 11:34 pm - Reply

      @Fiona I want to release them around the same time if not together 🙂

  31. DarkDrakonia October 29, 2015 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Yay! I can’t wait to get my grubby little mitts on this updated mod. I’ve noticed that most if not all of the fanart is of elf women. Is it weird that I play a “Lykaios” modded to look like a raccoon because that’s my fursona?

    I hope the beta goes great. 😀 Good luck everyone on the Beta team!

    • jasminenoden October 30, 2015 at 1:17 am - Reply

      Most Bishop artwork is based off of Neverwinter Nights.
      Personally I don’t like the look of Skyrims elves, but with the help of some mods I can make a Nord look like and elf and be pretty at the same time. I also have a Lykaios character, but she is more wild white wolf than puppy.

  32. SicklilMonkey:3 October 29, 2015 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    OMG! 🙂 so excited I love the fan art and the stories 🙂 🙂 :)When I saw the title I literally made the girliest squeal ever<3 <3 <3

  33. Anonymous October 29, 2015 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    So excited for this!!! River’s been doing such a great job voicing for Bishop! I just really am hoping a lot for an estimated release date. It’s gotten kind of hard with the estimated due date of “a few weeks” every three weeks lol. I do check up on this site every day just in case I miss something. Keep up the great work guys, I am so excited for this I can hardly contain myself!

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