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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

Svengallop, full Desktop Ponies pack. by Anonycat
Desktop Ponies - A Beginner's Guide by Botchan-MLP
Animated Tardis (FOR REAL) by Anonycat
Desktop Ponies Tutorial by Botchan-MLP
Mane Six
Twilight Sparkle (Equestria Girls) trotting by Botchan-MLP
Twilight Sparkle (Equestria Girls) idle by Botchan-MLP
Princess Twilight crystallized by Botchan-MLP
Pinkie Pie wedding dance by Botchan-MLP
Background Ponies
Changeling #6 flying by Botchan-MLP
Changeling #6 trotting by Botchan-MLP
Changeling #6 idle by Botchan-MLP
Changeling #5 trotting by Botchan-MLP
Equestria Girls - Sonata Dusk (siren) floating by Botchan-MLP
Equestria Girls - Aria Blaze (siren) floating by Botchan-MLP
Equestria Girls - Adagio Dazzle (siren) floating by Botchan-MLP
Aria Blaze trotting by Botchan-MLP
One Shots
Mr. Shy flying by Botchan-MLP
Mr. Shy trotting by Botchan-MLP
Mr. Shy idle by Botchan-MLP
Mrs. Shy flying by Botchan-MLP
Secondary Characters
King Thorax flying by Botchan-MLP
King Thorax trotting 2 by Botchan-MLP
King Thorax trotting by Botchan-MLP
King Thorax idle 2 by Botchan-MLP
Tank flying by Botchan-MLP
Owlowiscious flying by Botchan-MLP
Owlowiscious idle by Botchan-MLP
Opal gait by StarStepPony
G1,2,3,3.5 Ponies
Toola-Roola trotting by Botchan-MLP
Toola-Roola idle by Botchan-MLP
Zipzee by james539
Firefly loop-the-loop by Botchan-MLP
Homes and Props
Flax and Wheat Goops For Stuff stand by Anonycat
Rocky by Anonycat
Madame LaFlour by Anonycat
Sir Lints-a-lot by Anonycat
OCs, Tumblr, Fanon Ponies
John de Lancie trotting by Botchan-MLP
Fluffle Puff trotting by Botchan-MLP
Scruffy Walk Right by Anonycat
Scruffy Blink Right by Anonycat
Equestria Girls - Sonata Dusk (siren) floating by Botchan-MLP
Star Step
Applejack Sleeping by StarStepPony
Pinkie and Gummy by DeathPwny
Lily Longsocks, idling. by Anonycat
Rarity Gala Dress Right by The-Coop
Fiddelsticks by james539
Lesson Zero Twilight Sprite by supersaiyanmikito
Twinkleshine trotting right and blinking by fanofetcetera
Desktop Ponies S1 Luna Folded Wings by Starlyk
Unisonoflove by ponynoia
Filly Luna - Standing by RJ-P
Trotcycle Carrot Left by Auraion
Ms. Peachbottom Desktop Pony by Loaded--Dice
Steglad aka Humle aka the wizard
Cheerilee trotcycle by Steglad
mlp:fim Shining Armor Stand by emeralddarkness









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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CatsMusicGamingArt Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
are you planning on adding rainbow's parents?
AyumiFly Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Will there be an opportunity to add this program to android?:) (Smile) 
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Cathfordie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Where can you download desktop ponies?
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NavelColt Featured By Owner Edited Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Is there no way to add sprite gifs of new characters into the character folders and have the application add them to the list? In other words do we have to wait until one of you guys edits the app itself or is there a way anyone can add a sprite themselves, if they have all the relevant gif files?
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kkieth1265 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I have desktop ponies But i have a question. Can i mute them without muting my entire computer? or no?
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Mikachiku Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
Hello! Sorry to bother you with this, but, once I have a sheet of not moving pixel sprites on a colored background, which app should I use to make them transparent gifs?
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Marblelight Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Hello there! I was just going to ask.. are you going to add Vapor Trail and/or Sky Stinger? Since I really like these two, so thanks for the reply. :)
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PokeDamos Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Guys, You have forgot one very important character that holds this fandom together......Where is Tom?
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Mikachiku Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
hello guys, thanks for what you do! Just something
"- Templates & Tutorials -
Please make sure to read our terms of use as detailed below.
Bullet; BlueYou can download our templates pack here."

this link leads to a 404 error :/
That's all, bye!
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ScopyWithoutFarming Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry to bother but I've just downloaded and I don't even know what to do? I extracted the files and the app disappeared. I read over everything, and ?? I don't know if I'm missing something, this seems soo amazing and I really want to try it but could I get some help?

I know it says to open the app, but it's legit not even there anymore??
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pinkheartwolf123 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
the sound is not working on mine i need help
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awoc1234 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
How do I add my own custom audio? I would like to have Sonata Dusk say both "It's taco Tuesday!" and "Wha what did I say."
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awoc1234 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Can you please create an interactions.ini file for the newest version of Browser Ponies? The file I have from the old program isn't working with the new program.
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hidefromkgb Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
I`d like to join the group. May I?
I`m (unfortunately?) not a pixel artist, but rather a programmer developing a new, truly cross-platform engine for DP.
Source code, binaries
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Pupcorn93 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Would it be okay to use the desktop pony software to make a non-human character and also release it publically? 
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