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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.

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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TheCrazyCatCow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How(where) do i download desktop ponies?
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TheLonePonyboy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Just wondering...
Which is harder? Making sprites, changing sprites, programming a desktop pony game, or programming a game with desktop ponies?

Also, is there a plan for more desktop pony games like dodge ball or something?
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CatsMusicGamingArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
have you considered adding bats? like the fruit bats from the flutterbat episode?
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JayheartScribble Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you use?
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MiMiVEVO Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
*Free Icon/Emote* Fluffershy Pusheen  Very very, fab. 
CatsMusicGamingArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Have you though about adding the grown up pie sisters now that hey have been canonized?
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EmeraldParrot Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure if I'm doing this right.. But I downloaded the latest version, and it gives me a folder called "Desktop" which contains all the files. I downloaded the mono application from their website and tried to open the "RunOnMac.command" file, but it's telling me "The ponies directory could not be found" no zip files came with the download, and I'm not sure what to do? I downloaded "The Unarchiver" program, but I don't know what to extract with it. 
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Ismalith Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Is there a way to set some Ponies directly in the Autostart Folder or a House at a given position, also The Ponies seem to tend to go more right then left, on my 1920 * 4400 resulution they end up on 1/3 of the right side after a short time and only come to the left via special actions, like a dash or something.
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vitoriapie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
SNlCKERS Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does the full download come with the updates?
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Rose73259 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
please could ya make more homes and props????? i'd like that very much :):happybounce: 
Scruta Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So like can Mane-iac fight the power ponies? Cuz that'd be pretty awesome
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22xander Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
I was considering using these animations to create an animated video in the style,and I was wondering if you would think that was alright. It's not something I plan on doing soon, mainly because I still have trouble conceptualizing the faces at the level, but I think I could do it once I figured out how to use giffs in some sort of animation program or use these frame by frame.
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Just-4-teh-lulz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
um, excuse me but I've downloaded the newest update, but when I touch a pony, they all disappear and the whole desktop ponies app uninstalls from my computer. I'm on a windows 8 laptop.
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