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Desktop Ponies 458[View All]

8 bit ponies on your desktop.

Full Download (v1.63 released 2018-03-09)

Another year, another thread - and as always even more ponies than before (Old Thread >>45984).

Check out the deviantART community:

Also check out the OC thread for more ponies, and information about creating your own OCs:

Your can find the program source code on github:
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Interactions 2981

hi again, 2 requests that may or may be too much-
1.if you could create a page that explains the features and how-to for the pony editor that would be much appreciated! i want to try it but so much of it is confusing for me to understand, i attempted to create a custom interaction and it didn't work, even though i added it to both ponies. i did successfully add a new speech and sound to go with it.
2. a list of all the ponies that interact with each other. some have been obvious to find but i wonder how many there actually are.

Bot-chan 2982

Well, I once made a small tutorial if it's of any help to you. You can find it here: https://botchan-mlp.deviantart.com/art/Desktop-Ponies-A-Beginner-s-Guide-481607921

Also, if you go to the "Ponies" folder using (for example) Windows Explorer and search for "interaction", the program will list all of the pony.inis with interactions. Those are only the characters who start the interaction, though, so if you want to know who the characters are interacting with, you'll still have to open the files manually. But hey, at least it saves you the trouble of searching through all of the ponies.
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that is a perfect tutorial. now if i only were smart enough to create ny own animated sprite. i created an OC using https://generalzoi.deviantart.com/art/Pony-Creator-Full-Version-254295904 but i do not have the know-how to animate it

Bot-chan 2984

Well, here's another small tutorial for making a simple trot animation. Hope this helps: https://botchan-mlp.deviantart.com/art/Desktop-Ponies-Tutorial-411517429


success, thank you!!

Jake 2991

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I get error from Desktop Ponies when i try to load all ponies
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Jake 2992

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And I get this error.txt from the Desktop Ponies folder
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Jake 2993

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And this

Ponysay 3.0.3 2998

I released ponysay 3.0.3 (aka desktop-ponies for vt100 and kms-enabled tty terminals... mostly unix-like ones so far) with the latest desktop ponies.

as always credits are on every file... since you can open them with a plain text editor anyways or parse the specific ponyfile with "-i" option.

new bugs and (specially) patches are welcomed and happy movie.

sourcecodes and changelong: https://github.com/erkin/ponysay/releases/tag/3.0.3
README.md file contain more info (and even more in the infopages/pdf), but since i just updated it spect the new releases with days on your respectives distros... or poke the respective maintainer.

Bright Mac download Bot-chan 3003

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MLP 3017

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idk xd

MLP:The Movie Characters 3026

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hey,gonna add the MLP Movie characters (tempest shadow, songbird serenade and others) in the next update?
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Tempest Shadow download Bot-chan 3030

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Well, here's one movie pony for your desktop.



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Songbird Serenade download Bot-chan 3040

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Another movie pony.


bug report eric, i guess 3043

Hello, i found a bug on the program. I can't get sounds to work even if they're on. I set them to one at a time and still nothing. Any help?

Another glitch is that sometimes ponies can make effects stay on screen unless you return to menu or quit.
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Anonymous 3045

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jo 3046

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Bot-chan 3049

Any reason for you to post all this stuff here?

I have returned! Major Minty 3055

I'm back, I'm back! Sorry I ever disappointed you, just happened to see some MLP stuff at random and it all came back!
Also, I've become obsessed with Bendy and the Ink Machine lately... wonder what pony OC will come up next?
But about that later. I'm still working on redesigning some older DP animations, and maintaining my new DeviantArt. I've also resumed my old Pinkie animation, and I'm starting official Cupcakes animations even though that fanfic gives me the creeps. I honestly think we should get a new OC thread, if we haven't already. So I can share those.
I won't appear much since I've started college and have lots to do. But I'll come around every now and then to share what I've done.

Tea Shop Pony 3088

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Got the tea shop pon done finally! Including a small edit to the trot.


Bot-chan 3099

I know I'm late for this, but shouldn't she wear a neckerchief instead of a collar? Otherwise, I'd say she turned out pretty neat.


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Anonymous 3102

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Bot-chan 3103

And again, this is not the place to post random pictures or sprites you found on the internet. There are other threads for that kind of stuff.

help 3105

Hi it's been SO long since i've been on here but i was wondering where the download file with all the sprites you added is? I also have a mac so is the desktop ponies compatible with it?

Bot-chan 3106

Well, you can find the program in the very first post of this thread. It's a Windows program but it may run on a Mac using something called Mono from what little I know.
There's also the DPengine program. It's still an alpha but should be Mac compatible. You can find that one here: https://github.com/hidefromkgb/DPengine/releases


Yeah, that was my attempt at a neckerchief. I'll look into making it look a little better soon-ish, in that case.

Sitting Pon Template 3116

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I dunno if anyone wants a sitting pon, but I do, so I decided to tidy it up, make it into a template. I might change it at some stage, but whoever wants to use it can.
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Anonymous 3119


Ah, that's what I used to have on my old laptop. Was thinking it was the same program now that I ran across DesktopPonies, but it makes sense now why they behave a bit differently than I remember.

Thanks for digging up the file!

add my pony 3125

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can you please add my pony? only the pony



Billy 3127

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very nice op i liked very much

error after I added some characters and changed some houses 3132

Hi! sorry to be a noob, but I got this error when trying to open desktop pony and I don't get what I have to change (manually since I made some modifications) and what program I should use to open what to change it... I really am bad at reading errors reports.

Unhandled error in Desktop Ponies v1.62 occurred 2018-03-07 22:05:06Z

System.ArgumentNullException: La valeur ne peut pas être null.
Nom du paramètre : key
à System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2.FindEntry(TKey key)
à System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2.TryGetValue(TKey key, TValue& value)
à DesktopSprites.Collections.DictionaryExtensions.GetOrAdd[TKey,TValue](IDictionary`2 dictionary, TKey key, TValue value) dans _______________________________________________Desktop Ponies\Desktop Sprites\Collections\DictionaryExtensions.cs:ligne 30
à DesktopPonies.PonyCollection.ReuseStrings() dans _______________________________________________Desktop Ponies\Desktop Ponies\DesktopPonies\PonyCollection.vb:ligne 177
à DesktopPonies.PonyCollection..ctor(Boolean removeInvalidItems, Action`1 ponyCountCallback, Action`1 ponyLoadCallback, Action`1 houseCountCallback, Action`1 houseLoadCallback) dans _______________________________________________Desktop Ponies\Desktop Ponies\DesktopPonies\PonyCollection.vb:ligne 54
à DesktopPonies.MainForm.LoadTemplates() dans _______________________________________________Desktop Ponies\Desktop Ponies\DesktopPonies\MainForm.vb:ligne 191
à DesktopPonies.MainForm._Lambda$__R18-2(Object a0)
à System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.WaitCallback_Context(Object state)
à System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
à System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
à System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.System.Threading.IThreadPoolWorkItem.ExecuteWorkItem()
à System.Threading.ThreadPoolWorkQueue.Dispatch()
à System.Threading._ThreadPoolWaitCallback.PerformWaitCallback()

Release (v1.63) 3137

- Added Songbird Serenade by Bot-chan.
- Added Tempest Shadow by Bot-chan.
- Added Tea Shop Pony by Blaze5565.
- Fixed launching on Mac.

An updated download link can be found in the opening post.


I'm afraid I have no insight into this error. Try running again, hopefully it doesn't happen all the time.

It's hard to tell what change might have caused this. I suggest reverting your changes until it works again - sorry about that.

I found out, but... 3139

well now I can open DP, the problem was in one house I added. However when adding some custom filters (such as [royals], [(former) meanies] and [non-canon afaik]), I found out that some OC from the additional downloading made the pony editor crash when trying to open them (If you want I can make a list) and there were OC who gave a warning of speechs having the same name, so I changed them.
Now time to update :D ... manually... D:

btw, I'd like to ask. We know Discord doesn't walk much (clumsy! x) ) tough here he doesn't stop walking and shuffling. I don't really like that actually ^_^" can't we have him float more (not fly but float) and teleport, or even snap fingers? Since I'm not good at drawing especially on pixelized I don't even try...
And also, can we hope to see some comic books characters, such as an alternative Rarity and an alternative Sombra, if you know what I mean?

Major Minty 3140

I'm spending time here for now while I take a break from BATIM animations. Time to get back to the bronies.
It's weird, I think I'm back and then I get caught up in other things again.

New Shadowstar Major Minty 3141

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This is the new design for Shadowstar. I changed her cutie mark and her hair color. She also has a new role. Shadowstar, in the new fanfictions, is "a shout of justice in a world filled with evil". To be exact, she is a legendary alicorn who fights evil and spreads the good and Light across Equestria where it is needed more than ever. Her first task in Ponyville is to find what is possessing Pinkie and causing her bloody actions!

annoyed, help? 3143

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a while ago i was able to create an animated pony but now i can't find the website i used anymore. since i had a big computer problem i lost the one i created.
this website looks promising https://www.pixilart.com/draw but how do i import the pony template so that it will animate?

Sitting Template and Tea Shop Pone Update 3146

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Updated that sitting template to have eyelashes.

Also, tea shop pone is called Jasmine Leaf, as it turns out. Still need to change that neckerchief, though.

Animating a Desktop Pony Template 3147

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Well, you've got to copy each frame (pink box with pony inside) into its' own .gif file, remove the background, and then animate them with software like UnFREEz at a frame delay of 4 cs.

Edit: Oh, unless you mean import into that site. They have an Open Image feature in beta under the File tab. I'd recommend using software on your PC, though, like Paint.NET, but that might just be me.
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Bot-chan 3148

Oh, I almost missed this update. Neat.

Thanks for letting us know. I've just updated the OCs so they shouldn't crash the program anymore. I didn't add any categories to them, though (maybe I should do so one of these days).
Everything else largely depends on if there are still people out there willing to make the appropriate graphics.

Jasmine Leaf 3157

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Changed it to look more like a neckerchief!

Equestria Girls downloads Bot-chan 3163

Huh. Looks like it's been a while since I last mentioned my new or updated Equestria Girls here, so let me bore you once more with what's new since I last mentioned them:

First of all, Rainbow Dash has been updated (she runs faster now) and Frosty Orange (school uniform) has been renamed to "Frosty Orange (Crystal Prep)".

New additions are Alizarin Bubblegum, Canter Zoom, Chestnut Magnifico, Frosty Orange (casual clothes), Ginger Owlseye, Juniper Montage, Nurse Redheart and Starlight Glimmer.

As usual, you can find them here:

Bot-chan 3166

Oh, I just realized you didn't include my Prince Pharynx or my Bright Mac.

Sphinx download Bot-chan 3167

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Suddenly, a Sphinx.


Sum Curious Guy 3170

I was curious if the 3 fashion ponies Inky Rose, Lily Lace and Starstreak were ever added or if there were any plans for them to be added.
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Bot-chan 3172

I believe that, so far, nobody made them.

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