Desktop Ponies

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As some of you may know, there's an adorable little program called 'Desktop Ponies' which gives you the ability to have ponies running all over your screen on your computer....Some even make sounds and interact with other ponies! You can even add your OCs to it as well! I've already added one of my OCs and it's so awesome seeing him interact and follow around the other ponies.

EDIT (5/11):: The site is back up and running! Download Desktop Ponies here: www.desktopponies.com/

EDIT (5/12):: I zipped my program files and uploaded them to Sendspace....so maybe you can try to see if these work for you until the other site gets back in working order. www.sendspace.com/file/m2jfic
I added Chrysalis and some voices for her, Fancy Pants, Rarity, Mrs. Cake, Fleur, Braeburn and more!
(You need to click on the Twilight Sparkle icon for the application to start. Let me know if this works for you!)

Here's a video of my Desktop with a few ponies on it...There are tons to choose from, I just picked my faves:  youtu.be/oMQEn6l766E

I wanted to start a list of some ponies that need trotters/flyers/etc icons for the program. They can be in the 50 x 50 size but they will need to be resized to 100x 100 if you add them, otherwise they're smaller than the fillies and colts.

I use this program to resize them: www.online-image-editor.com/
I also use that program to rotate them horizontally so you can have a left and right image when you add a new pony.

There are also other characters such as pets, Spike, Gilda, etc.

Please feel free to post characters that need icons for this little application below and I'll add them to the list. I'll strike through the name if I've found an animation. If you happen to find one or want to share an artist who has some amazing trotters, link it below please. I personally suck at trotters and flyers and other pixel ponies, but there are some amazing artists out there who might see this and help us out!

You can also do different animations of your favorite pony, other than walking, such as hopping or whatever you can think of. As you can see, some ponies do more than just trot or fly. Look at Vinyl Scratch, she throws a party with those beats she be droppin'!

Characters That Need Icons
Flitter
The Cake Babies (Pumpkin Cake and Carrot Cake)
Featherweight
Ponet
Shining Armor
Princess Candence
Queen Chrysalis fav.me/d4xlmnu
A Changeling
Barking Mad/Screw Loose
Roid Rage


If you have any questions, I can try to help as best as I can. Just comment below or Note me.

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DriftScale's avatar
DriftScaleHobbyist Digital Artist
I cant figure out how to get the ponies, the settings.ini, and the locations. can you make a video or can you explain to me why im stupid? like i dont feel like raging so im asking for some wisdom.

(idk how to describe them as anything else than desktop ponies for desktop ponies. because they are ponies on the desktop. but because of that all the videos i find are about how to get the application, not the ponies themselves. and all i had to go on was "put the settings.ini file in the root and put 
fullscreen=0
music=100
sound=100
altpause=1
dialog_keys=1
lowend=0
logging=1
ach_pop=1

in that file"

(ps idk where said root is)
MermaidNami's avatar
MermaidNamiStudent Digital Artist
How do I get the ponies? I downloaded the desktop ponies file, but I don't understand how to get them to appear on my desktop..
Lahirien's avatar
LahirienHobbyist General Artist
You should be able to run "C# Desktop Ponies.exe" or "Desktop Ponies.exe" in the folder.

Check their group for the latest information. Desktop-Pony-Team.
MermaidNami's avatar
MermaidNamiStudent Digital Artist
Okay, thank you~!
TwiScratch's avatar
I can't access the site.  Is is down?
Lahirien's avatar
LahirienHobbyist General Artist
Check their group for the latest information. Desktop-Pony-Team
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pEaRlSnNiGhTmArEsHobbyist Digital Artist
can you guys find a possible 1.3.9 version of this?
i have the current but i want the normal mane 6 and Celestia and Luna and pets.
Mochi-Neko's avatar
Mochi-NekoHobbyist General Artist
the website is gone! :< could somepony please redistrtibute a copy of the program so I can have ponies too?
Alecindas's avatar
AlecindasHobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a way of making custom ponies for ocs and such?
equinepalette's avatar
equinepaletteHobbyist General Artist
There's not really an easy way if you don't have programming skills. Alternatively you CAN make trot .gifs by downloading the base on :icondesktop-ponies: page! As far as I understand, you'll need photoshop to edit the base, though.
Alecindas's avatar
AlecindasHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
equinepalette's avatar
equinepaletteHobbyist General Artist
Wrong tag. 

:icondesktop-pony-team:

There we go.
JayaByte's avatar
JayaByteHobbyist Filmographer
Mac?
GreenDayPrinceness19's avatar
GreenDayPrinceness19Student Digital Artist
How can I make them interact with each other
Silverfang10001's avatar
Silverfang10001Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question.... I don't know what version i have ( I think it's the newest ) But how do I control the Ponies? I know I used to be able to but now I don't know how!
Please help!
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awesomelunaStudent General Artist
right click and select "Take Control - Player 1" then control with the arrow keys.
hope this helps!
Silverfang10001's avatar
Silverfang10001Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the older one I think but thanks!
awesomeluna's avatar
awesomelunaStudent General Artist
Which version are you using? I have v1.42 and it works fine
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Silverfang10001Hobbyist Digital Artist
idk but thanks for the help guys! I'll try downloading a different version!
eecoli's avatar
hm... it's been a while since I used that program, but I think if you right click them it'll give you a set of options, one of them being to take control of the pony?
Silverfang10001's avatar
Silverfang10001Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that's the Older version
raity10000's avatar
ya it work
but i did it on a nother site
lovelesswolfy's avatar
think you could make snowdrop?
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