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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 FelisTipsyYou can download our templates pack here.
Stable Arrow by FelisTipsyDirect 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.

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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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TheArtAngel123 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
It'd be cool if my persona was a desktop pony.
Hey Desktop Ponies,i will use some of your sprites and some i will edit   :)

Can i use and edit the sprites of the Desktop Ponies ?  :(

Don't worry,i will give full credit     ;)
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TotallyCarbon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi guys, just letting you know that I think this project is awesome.
Also I looked at a collection of your sprites as references when making my own low resolution pony sprites, 32 by 32 pixels.…
I linked back to here and gave you guys thanks/credit for creating a bunch of sprites that were invaluable as references and I wouldn't have known where to begin without you guys.
Good luck for the future <3
Pyro1551 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  New Deviant
I can't find the thing for opening it on Windows, please help i don't know how to do this i am the dumbs
Flareon-10000Degrees Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
sounds work JUST FINE on ANY Desktop computer but NO SOUND works whatsoever on ANY laptop computer!! I googled the problem but it seems that, I, my sister, and my friend Chris is all alone with this problem because it returned NO hits. Is there a known issue with no sound on laptops with Desktop Ponies?
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Dusty21134 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It's ok if you don't but can you make my oc, neon pink? (i need the files cuz i want her on meh screen)
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GummyDasherMLP Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student General Artist
I love desktop ponies! As I'm typing this, Desktop ponies are roaming all over my screen :P
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corgicute Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2015
I've installed the latest version of Mono on my mac, however when running the RunOnMac.command file its giving me an error that the pony directory could not be found. I've looked online for a patch or solution but can't seem to find one.
Any solution to this problem?
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MetalBrony87 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
I search for nature wallpapers on Google Images as my desktop background for the pony sprites to roam around in like they're really there.
darksouledwolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haii ^^ so i has a quick question
i only have a few ponies and one of my ocs in desktop ponies um do you have a link or something that can help me find other ponies to add to my desktop ponies? and if so what do i do? how do i add them to the program? please and thank you very much
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snowflake20006 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
hello can i  join you plz? i have no team  i love the way u make ponies
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BerryPunchrules Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi guys. :meow: None of the links work in the description of this tutorial. Any way you can help? Thanks!
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PrincessWaifu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Trying to get this to run on an iMac is pretty hard...
Especially since they can't run .exe files.
Is there anyway around this?
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