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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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MAPSpony Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
do you accept icons too? (of canon sure)
I have some moving and standing I wanted to add ^^
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Jajan313 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 18, 2015  Professional General Artist

By Reitanna-Seishin !
MikeyAKABlueStringz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Desktop Ponies for Mac… have you considered natively coding it for OS X? Mono is glitchy….
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superfeet90 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is very cool and awesome! Keep up the good work!
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Kumorisan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I have a question.

Is there a way we can add our own sound clips for some of the characters?

For example, I'm wanting to make Sunset Shimmer say somethings... Am I able to make a sound clip of her from EG or RR and add it to her folder with some commands in her "pony.ini" file?

And, if I can do that, how would I go about "reverse engineering" the code in said ini files to use the .mp3 file/s?
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LtGIR Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just downloaded the newest version and I ran into a problem that I also had awhile ago with an older version. I've not used the program for quite some time (in fact never before with this pc) so I forget how I fixed it before, hopefully someone can answer this for me. When I use the screensaver and choose the color background option, the ponies are behind the color so I just get a blank screen.
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Aaron5015 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This application is awesome. only if there were more minigames.
MapleTheNerd Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I downloaded Desktop Ponies and I love it!! I usually have Derpy on there
DragonManipulator372 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hi, My brother's a big fan of your application, and he's satisfied with it, but he suggested to me that since I'm such a big fan of Discord that I check it out. I'm really happy that Discord is a part of it but...he doesn't have very many animations. I'd like to install it, but I'm just wondering if anyone on the team would be willing to add a little more to him? If you'd rather not, I understand completely. It's not that big a deal, just an idea.

Thanks in advance!
Brotherbeam Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
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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