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About Desktop Ponies

Hello and welcome to the Desktop Ponies Team.

We make animations for the Desktop Ponies application which allow these cute little ponies to run all over your desktop. Feel free to watch us and if you know how to sprite, add some animations which can be submitted on our ponychan thread.

- Group membership -
This group is for members who have contributed to the project and created animations that were included in the program. Please don't ask us to let you join this group if you haven't contributed anything yet. Instead, go to our ponychan thread (linked below) and see how you can help out.
Or you could always just watch us instead. :)

- Requests -
This group does not accept requests. If you want us to make a pony for you or add a certain character to the program, you should visit the individual members' accounts and check if they are open for suggestions or requests.

- Desktop Ponies download -
You can always find the newest version of our program in our ponychan thread.
on right by 1m3Our Ponychan thread.

- Templates & Tutorials -
Please make sure to read our terms of use as detailed below.
Stable Arrow by CynpaiYou can download our templates pack here.
Stable Arrow by CynpaiDirect link to base pony download with tutorial video.

- Notable Links -
Our Ponychan thread. You can download the program here. This is also the place to go if you want to contribute, report bugs or have other questions about the program.

Our OC thread. Find or showcase desktop ponies not from the cartoon series.

All these sprites are fan made and fall under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0, therefore people cannot charge money or receive it (via donations or voluntary payment) at all.
Credit is to be given when these sprites and bases are used.

We are not affiliated with Hasbro in any way and characters remain property of their respective owners. Current base pony model along with several animations made by monkeyjay.

Gallery Folders

Steglad aka Humle aka the wizard









So it seems that there is a lot of confusion about what is and is not allowed to do with our sprites. Some are under the impression that anything goes with them while some are scared that because we asked a few people to stop doing some things with our sprites that all uses of them are banned. That is not the case.

Our sprites are free use for non commercial purposes.

This means you can
*Make trot cycle ponies for yourselves or friends, just do not try to get anything out of it like money or points or what have you even if it is through voluntary donations. Also, please credit us, don't say you created it out from nothing.

*You can use our sprites in non-profit games or videos. Please just put us in the credits somewhere and once again keep it free for the community. We love seeing our stuff being used and enjoyed by everyone.

*You can edit existing ponies to make new poses, ponies, interactions, etc, but please give credit to the original animator. We made the bases to be used so please use them, but don't repost them as your own. Plus if you work on a canon pony, if they are done well enough you can have them put in the program itself. We like having new members and enjoy seeing the creativity of everyone here.

The one thing we don't like seeing are others stealing from us or trying to profit off unsuspecting or unknowing individuals. Desktop Ponies was  made to be used freely by everyone so please keep it free and credit the individuals who work hard to make these like you should any other artist who's work you use or modify.
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Brotherbeam Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Where would i go to find out how to create an interaction.

Just a basic one with following and minimal speech.
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TheMlpVillains Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  New member
Mabye you could make some EG characters
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Vampirekittycat3172 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How do you download them?
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Combo89 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Only sprite animated? owo
Discute Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
I'm totally confused with the download
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SeaSwirl2001 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi! i just noticed, you don't have any SeaSwirl ponies...
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Veranael Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Let me just say to all the artists contributing to this group that the gallery is full of incredible works! Amazing job guys, I have to say I am absolutely in awe!
kingkid1995 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Wow these sprite bases are going to make the game my friends and I put together a whole lot easier. 

Thanks Desktop Ponies Team! ~ <3

Name is Blaze Wing whenever it gets put into a game credit screen!
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reaganl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
If I may ask how do the Houses and props from the House folder appear, are connect to the character sprites or are they their own thing?
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cutebunnies717 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
can i join
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Thewolftune Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
can i join?????
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Battlecaptin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
where is the download link?
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magicalflutter5 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I hope you don't mind, but could I please have the link to the latest version?
I rebooted my laptop and I can't find it anywhere. :c
kittens4mittens Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just have two things to say about your... Application? Yeah. Computer app.
1. This is amazing.
2. I had it when I was eight or nine or something, but deleted it - WHAT WAS I THINKING?!
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aliceygirl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I think these are stolen:…
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