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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.
:bulletblue:You can download our templates pack here.
:bulletblue:Direct 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 (currently read-only). 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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AJCaliber Featured By Owner 1 day ago
hi, i dont understand any of the program but i want my oc's as a usable models, will you be willing to help make working files to send me please? these are the pics of my rough oc's.
the 1 above is FastBeat. the 1 below is KnightWish
KnightWish's cutie mark is a black five point star that is on fire. iwould be extreemly greatful if you can do this for me.
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BlueIceShards Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whats a desk top pony
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SweetTuney Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I downloaded Desktop Ponies but whenever they talk I hear absolutely nothing. I've downloaded again and again and I've even checked the options but still nothing! Could you please help me? Am I doing something wrong?
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Marblelight Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
Hello! I'm just here to say that one person at YouTube: "Starlight Glimmer"
steal trotting Starlight Glimmer pixel -…   and RD fast fly pixel -…   and it's claiming it as own creation, just for you to know.
neonthefox12310 Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
its sad how its not for windows or am i doing something wrong
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Imansattarzadeh Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
hey do i have to download the other new stuff you put in this app one by one from here?? or it will automaticly go to ur website??
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XxFlameFrost101xX Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I have just downloaded this and I wondered why I have to reload all my ponies every time I shut down my laptop 
TwiDash-FTW Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you create a profile? (Asking here because it's the only place I can ask)
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H-analea Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I was inspired by your program, and ended up creating my own with one of my OCs! (Just if you wanted to see cx)
 DP - Pearl by H-analea
She turns both ways, and has a small bubble trail follow her c:
CatsMusicGamingArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
oooooh! i know! you could make CRYSTAL PEGASUS GUARDS!!!
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Imansattarzadeh Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
OMG this is soooooo cute x3
i love this REALLY REALLY brings life to my PC :D
thank you so much
and will you guys like add sounds for the ponies that dont have??
like starlight?? or discord? and stuff like that?? oh and more effects?? like huggng? talking?? know
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