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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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vitoriapie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  New Deviant
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  New Deviant
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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PrincessWaifu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any way that this can be used for a Mac? Sorry if I'm bothering you.
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Fluffomaru Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Shifting Swift by Zap97
this animation is yours correct?
they are claiming to have made it themselves.
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Aethon056 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
oh gosh, this looks like another fun way to waste my time. must... resist... making... ponehs...
BrightAsAPeso Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excuse me, I am on a hp laptop running on Windows 8. It's telling me that I need to extract certain files before I can continue. Do you happen to know which files I need to do this with?
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Jonfinetails Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Some of them dont work for me.
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Mario-Wolfe Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can someone tell me where I can g to find out how to permanently put desktop ponies on my tumblr page? I'm sorry if it was stated somewhere else, but I downloaded all the required things, and nothing will let me do it.
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TheArtAngel123 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It'd be cool if my persona was a desktop pony.
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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
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