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File: 142806817269.gif (26.44 KB, 100x138, cadance-dance-right.gif)

Desktop Ponies Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 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:
http://desktop-pony-team.deviantart.com

Also check out the OC thread for more ponies, and information about creating your own OCs:
http://www.ponychan.net/chan/collab/res/43607.html

Your can find the program source code on github:
https://github.com/RoosterDragon/Desktop-Ponies
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3216

I just wanted to say thank you to the people in charge of this project. You guys are awesome. I love it so much!

DOWNLOAD Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3227

AWWW IDK whats wrong :( My PC works beautifully on every other occasion but whenever I wanna download this it acts up! :( Its slows down, tells me the file will fully download in 4 hours then after an hour my computer restarts the website, then something pops up saying "File Forbidden"
RN the file is at 0.1/42.0 MB downloaded and it's been 10 minutes...

Bot-chanCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3229

>>3227
Odd. Have you tried downloading it with a different browser?

Valley Glamour Trot Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3289

File: 1527313918310.gif (18.91 KB, 110x100, TrotLeft.gif)

Just finished the trot animation for Valley Glamour, download here:
https://sta.sh/01munwv1wsvy

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>>3289
Oh, very nice! :)

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3291

h-hi there guys long time no see. Uh. I saw someone who mentioned using ponies as a screensaver in a post somewhere in this thread, how is that done? I didn't see instructions on how to do it. Meanwhile I'm back to working on sprites, again, though given that every pony in the history of everything appears to have already been done I hope nobody minds me like redoing some of the pets so that the size matches the scale of all the ponies better.

Also a feature I'd really love to see an option for is the ability to set a 'ground' area where ponies can wander anywhere they want and then have the rest of the screen be a 'sky' area where only fliers can travel, but I don't know if that would be possible.

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3292

File: 1527404739406.png (2.92 KB, 12x17, first attempt.png)

related, here's the first attempt at angel bunny in non hd graphics for the people who want him to match the pony resolution and oh my gosh he is so small why am i trying to do this oh my gosh

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3293

File: 1527404972888.png (384 B, 24x34, full size.png)

THE SMALLEST RABBIT. If anybody has any notes (beyond, you know, "this rabbit is literally 17 pixels tall why are you even doing this") I'd welcome them. I think he looks pretty good, all considered.

Bot-chanCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3294

>>3293
I agree, that does look pretty good. And welcome back.

Also, for the screensaver, here's what I found in the readme:

The 'Desktop Ponies.scr' is a Windows screensaver file. You can preview it by double-clicking the icon.
To install it as a Windows screensaver, right-click and choose "Install" from the context menu.
If you create a profile named "screensaver", these characters will appear when the screensaver starts, otherwise you will get a random pony.

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3295

File: 1527406767175.gif (491 B, 24x34, first-attempt.gif)

>>3294
Thank you!

Added an ear wiggle because at this size there's next to nothing even to animate but imma keep working on it because I like things to match and am just crazy enough to attempt to make a 12x17 pixel rabbit in the name of that.

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3296

File: 1527442477103.gif (892 B, 24x34, idle.gif)

Okay, idle animaton is done, I managed to wrangle a blink out of all of that and a slight change in expression. Concrit welcome if anyone has any.

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3297

File: 1527442920319.gif (1.16 KB, 24x34, idle.gif)

never mind for some reason the background didn't turn off on all the frames when I turned it off on the first like it normally does so here is the actual finished version. Again, concrit welcome.

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3298

File: 1527450456232.gif (1.18 KB, 30x32, hop.gif)

And a running loop. I used the current Angel for reference on height and rough pose and such to speed things up a bit.

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3299

File: 1527458558952.gif (1022 B, 24x34, grumpy.gif)

separated into grumpy and neutral and added a whisker twitch to neutral. Sorry, I should probably stop spamming ha... haha....

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3300

File: 1527458577780.gif (1.5 KB, 24x34, idle2.gif)

and neutral.

AnonycatCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3301

>>3298
Very nice!

Bot-chanCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3302

All of them are super cute :)

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3303

>>3295
>>3296
>>3297
>>3298
>>3299
>>3300

Very good animations, all of these.

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3305

File: 1527658096104.gif (1.88 KB, 24x56, jump-loop.gif)

Went and did a little jump loop too for bouncing in place
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Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3306

I love ponies

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3307

File: 1527741906239.gif (1.59 KB, 80x124, tank-fly.gif)

Tank WIP! Because he's got a lovely animation already but it's a lot bigger in comparison to the ponies than he is in the show so I wanted to redo him too.

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>>3307
Neat :)

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3309

>>3308
I hope you don't mind! Like I said he does look awesome already and I don't want to come in and take over everybody's work.

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3310

File: 1527745818839.gif (5.27 KB, 56x62, tank-fly.gif)

I think he's done. Again, concrit welcome.

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3311

File: 1527745940732.gif (5.27 KB, 56x62, tank-fly.gif)

actually that looks a little fast, so here.

Bot-chanCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3312

>>3309
Nah, I don't mind at all :)

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3313

Angel's new animations all available sta.sh/0rfodu0d4in

Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3335

Wow.
I am at a loss of words to accurately express how awesome it is that, contrary to my belief, DP has not been abandoned.
I have kinda lost my courage for a while, hence no updates from my side. Shame on me T_T

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3336

>>3335
Eh, it's been pretty slow for a while. I myself dropped off the project for like 6 years - my last real contributions were Candace and Shining Armor before I popped back up with pets a bit ago - so I can hardly blame you for your hiatus lol. I'm sure nobody else would either :)

Bot-chanCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3337

I guess all of us need a little break every once in a while. :)

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3338

File: 1528784980910.gif (4.36 KB, 134x118, wip.gif)

>>3337
except of course you, who while the rest of us were taking a break animated every single pony in the program.

Meanwhile here's the next of the pets being redone, since Winona also looked a mite too big to me in comparison and I'm a glutton for punishment. This is the wip (wag in progress). Like Angel and Tank I based her off the current sprites to speed things up, but added a few extra frames to the tail so it's bending more the way that it should bend. Concrit welcome.

I did a hover for Tank and added a follow option to have him try to chase down Rainbow Dash, I'll zip that and upload it soon. I think I want to try animate a few new options for him first though - I keep toying with the idea of doing a slow spin for a sleep animation or other directions to face while flying, at least.

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3339

File: 1528788705323.gif (20.28 KB, 68x60, idle.gif)

added a blink and refined the tail a bit more

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File: 1528806072698.jpg (109.72 KB, 800x813, dash412.jpg)

>>3339
Very cute. Reminds me that we never see Winona on the show anymore.

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3344

File: 1528866565158.gif (18.16 KB, 106x96, pear-butter-trot-left.gif)

Threw together Pear Butter pretty quick because I was shocked to see that she wasn't already in the program (I am catching up with the show and just saw the episode today). Can anybody see anything that needs fixing before I finalize her?

Bot-chanCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3345

>>3344
Hmm, I could have sworn I've seen Pear Butter sprites before...

Oh, found them:
http://fav.me/dbqchkx
http://fav.me/dbqci6g

Their creator never submitted them here for inclusion in the project for some reason though, but well, just so you know...

emeralddarknessCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3346

File: 1528938535862.gif (18.72 KB, 106x96, pear-butter-trot-left.gif)

>>3345
... ah. Well, I guess there's two of them now. I think she's finished, her hair looked flat so I poofed it up a bit and made her cutie mark a bit bigger so I could do a little color variation with different levels of green - it's too small to do speckles, of course. I already did a stand and blink idle, though I haven't had time for anything fancier.

Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3347

Guys, how do you like the idea of character speech bubbles having the two most popular brightness-compatible colors of the characters producing them?
Would it suffice to collect color stats from corresponding main menu animations to do that?

Bot-chanCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3348

>>3347
Uhm, do you have an example of what that would look like?

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>>3348
Yep. For example, Pear Butter`s one should look like that:


The line is not hers, of course, but anyway.

Bot-chanCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3353

>>3351
Hmm. I like the effect, but I also find it hard to read (and this might be a problem for a lot of the other ponies' colors, too).
But yeah, if you can improve on that, I think this would be a fine addition.

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File: 1529094112296.png (2.44 KB, 132x124, 1529067125015.png)

>>3353
Is that better?
Here the algorithm adds 15% extra saturation to the foreground color and subtracts 15% from the background color.

Bot-chanCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3356

>>3355
Yes, that's much better.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3357

Ooo, I do like the colored speech bubbles, but if it's implimented then I'd suggest making sure it can be turned on and off for people who would rather have black and white

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>>3357
Will do. Luckily there is some space left for an extra checkbox: >>2721

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File: 1529569537617.png (29.77 KB, 495x366, Screenshot_2.png)

Yet another question: how does speech depth sorting work in DP (or does it work at all)? I`m officially confused; see the pic attached.

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File: 1529569762497.png (38.3 KB, 229x182, Screenshot_4.png)

BTW, black&white speech bubble design in dpe:

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>>3378
Doesn't look black to me. More like a light gray.

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>>3379
Yup. That`s #999999, not #000000. My logic for not using black is that speech bubbles rendered in actual black would attract more user attention than necessary, especially as the frame is 2 pixels thick.

Bot-chanCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3382

>>3380
Okay, let's talk logic:

1. If people think those speeches are a distraction, they could always just turn them off or lower their frequency (at least that's possible in the regular Desktop Ponies program).

2. For those people who do care about the speeches, the lack of contrast results in readability being diminished, ironically forcing people to spent more attention to the texts if they wanted to read them.

3. If, by your own admission, the frame being 2 pixels thick is part of the "problem", why don't you just reduce the thickness?

Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 3383

>>3382
Those are valid points, but I wanted the bubbles to mimic the blocky art style characteristic of DP, which prevents me from reducing the thickness.
Okay, seems like the colors just need to be configurable as well.


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