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Desktop Ponies 458[View All]

8 bit ponies on your desktop.

Full Download (v1.60 released 2016-07-15)

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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Bot-chan 2499

It could also mean that the subfolders weren't unpacked correctly and that's why the Ponies folder is missing, which seems to be a common problem with Macs. In this case, it's been suggested to use a program called "The Unarchiver", which you can find here: http://unarchiver.c3.cx/unarchiver
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Great! I`ll let you know when I finish fixing it.
Currently it works, but on exit, for reasons still unknown to me, OS X wants to free some objects for the second time, and that yields weird errors.
And, no, I don`t want you to update to 10.11 (if it`s okay with you, ofc.): there already is 1 tester with the preview build of 10.12 and 1 with 10.11 — which, coupled with your 10.10, enable a complete 10.1x test coverage.

*Sexy Wiggle* shrek m8 2515

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>>2503 Okie Dokie Lokie!

Pony Requests EpicKitty88 2527

After even MORE Parental Controls issues, I'm back. And now instead of Kitty I go by Minty. But the new name only coincides with the G3 pony name.
Anyway, I am hoping that somepony is working on Tantabus. I tried to do it myself but it kept looking awkward. Also, I'm still trying to get that animation of Pinkie Pie completed, but I'm busy at my new college so I'm taking the easy route for now, working on a simple character: the happy flowers from Dash's nightmare.
One more thing: I'm trying to animate my version of Rainbow Factory, only this one is called the Star Factory. The factory was created by a jealous demon who want Equestria for herself so she can destroy the sun, bring eternal evil to the island, and eventually invade Heaven. She actually disgraces the Light by making the factory inside an abandoned CHURCH! And instead of Rainbow Dash, the enemy is now Twilight Sparkle, who is brainwashed by the demon. More info soon, and look out for some Star Factory OCs when I complete them.
I might also change my screen name to Major Minty, but I'm not sure yet. But anyway, off to make some annoyingly cheerful flowers.

EpicKitty88 2528

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Yeah, it's not quite finished since it's not animated. I couldn't figure out a few things, but I just want to know if I'm on the right track. Can I have a little feedback before I start the next step? And do you want me to make different colors just for kicks?

Bot-chan 2530

Well, it's a good start, but since you asked for feedback...
The lower part of the stalk looks a bit too thick, the outlines of the eyes should be blue instead of black and there are too few petals.

Reference pic

Also, is the sprite being hi-res intentional? While it would certainly not be the first sprite like this in the program, it does clash somewhat with the pony sprites in my opinion.

Don't let this discourage you, though. Like I said, it's a good start.

And eh... maybe it's just me and I won't put too much effort into trying to dissuade you from it if everyone else is okay with it, but surely there must be a place better suited for you to plug your fanfic spinoff... thing.

EpicKitty88 2531

Thanks. And I'll post my movie info somewhere else. BTW, my OC Shadowstar is going to look different now. When will you start the new OC thread? I will be sharing some of the OC characters there as desktop ponies.

Mac Desktop ponies 2541

Is there a link which shows me how to use this on a macbook? I downloaded it but then it says that this is a windows program that does not run on a mac. Thanks!

Bot-chan 2542

Eh, I don't think there's enough activity/interest at the moment to justify creating a new OC thread, so if you have some downloads to show of, I'd say it's okay to do so here for the time being.

Gaia Everfree 2556

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Is anyone alive here? Have some SunLight for your time 😉

Bot-chan 2557

Some of us are still here. The lack of activity is hardly a reason to post random pictures.


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Also still alive.
The reason I don`t post is that I`m again busy relocating.

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 2562

is that desu glasses


Nope. These glasses are from Transmetropolitan.

MacGay [Colorado] !RevGiOKgRo 2567

...I may have to take a look at that.

Anonymous 2586

This also happens to me.
I got 2 Screens. Screen 1 is on the right, screen 2 is on the left side.
The Ponies are 80% of the time on the far right third of the right screen and rarely enter the left screen at all.
Even If I drag and drop them to the far left of Screen 2, they all end up in the far right third of Screen 1 after five Minutes.

But it is good to know that a fix is on the way. Thx for this aweseome program!

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 2589

That post was from awhile ago, I would hope that a solution came by now.

RoosterDragon WannurSyafiqah 2627

I have a question: Is there a way to delete a pony that you accidentally created in Desktop Ponies' Pony Editor, or is there no way so you'll have to add that to the next update? I tried pressing del on a test to see if I could delete ponies I create and it sadly does not delete it.

WannurSyafiqah 2628

Also the question above was for Bot-chan to answer too if he wants.

WannurSyafiqah 2629

Also, I meant the [DEL] button on my keyboard.

et23 2633

Hi There~!

Bot-chan 2637

Hmm. To my knowledge, there's currently no way to do that from within the program and I can't say wether or not this option will be added in the future as that's up to RoosterDragon.

Bot-chan WannurSyafiqah 2638


MLP 2639


MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 2643



Major Minty 2648

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EpicKitty88 here, under her updated name. I'm having some issues with finishing desktop pony artwork due to the fact that I'm studying for mid-term exams, but I'm just hoping to find more time.
I'm really hoping to finish the flower, but I'm working on an OC from the Star Factory movie and hope to post her soon. I might also update my Sephiroth pony to fit the new, fanmade depiction I will explain later. But otherwise, yeah, things are normal but still kinda slow.
I'll try to post more art soon. But with mid-terms and family in the way, you won't see me as often. I'm dying to see the next release of Desktop Ponies, but I guess I'll have to be patient. But for now, here is the new Shadowstar that will eventually become another Desktop Pony. It's going to be tough with the color pattern, but it's still worth a try.

MacGay !RevGiOKgRo 2650

Is this ironic?

Anonymous 2651

OC stuff do not belong here.


Muito legal demis

Anonymous 2657

Hey! This program is the best, really just my favourite, all the little behaviours and icons are very clever. Hoofball is crazy but it's fun to watch. Keep on truckin'!


Wheeeeee! Finally resolved that issue. The root cause was not quite where I expected it to be: turns out that discarding a subclass definition is only allowed after draining the release pool that holds objects of this subclass.

R34 optional Anonymous 2672

this is just a suggestion and I understand if it get removed

would u do a R34 version of
desktop ponies

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 2673

How on god's green earth would that even be arousing?


Believe me, there are much weirder things humans are able to sexualize than cute technicolor horses.
But yes, I presume Desktop Ponies ver. R34 isn`t going to happen. Not here, at least. Leaving aside the fact that even DP itself is currently in comatose state.

program contains virus 2689

I very much would enjoy having your program on my computer but my anti-virus software keeps informing me that the file contains malware, or that the site its downloading from is using malware and stops the file from downloading. I'm not sure what the cause may be but I thought that you should know cause I would greatly enjoy your program if I could download it.

Bot-chan 2690

Desktop Ponies does not contain a virus, at least if you download it from the official source (first post in this thread). There has however been a known issue with false positives from programs like Norton Antivirus in the past. You may have to put Desktop Ponies on your antivirus program's whitelist first.

Anonymous 2695

Just wanted to say this project is super awesome. Thank you guys for working on it!


Guys, I`ve got a question.

How many of you are using Vista or older versions of Windows, like XP? I`m adding a feature to update the animation base via Internet, which also can allow me to only distribute executables, without the base included.

The problem is that GitHub, the site from which animations are to be downloaded, uses TLSv1.2 encryption system — the one that the standard networking library in Windows prior to 7 simply does not support, and never will. This, of course, can be worked around by reimplementing it by hand (like in all XP-compatible web browsers), but I estimate the code size to be twice as large as the whole DPE codebase currently in existence. This is why I`m quite reluctant to bite the bullet unless there is a considerable percent of users on Vista or older.


[UPD:] no such problem on Linux and MacOS (≥10.6), where OpenSSL library is a de-facto standard, so it either comes pre-installed or can be declared a dependency.

DPE release 0.1a 2704

It`s time for a release.
This is NOT an official Desktop Ponies app, just a yet-incomplete reimplementation in C. Its only advantage is that it`s more cross-platform than DP and generally works faster.


Bot-chan 2705

Not a bad start. Of course, I'm just using plain old Windows 7, so there's not much else I can say about it.

Changelings (post-transformation) download Bot-chan 2710

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Love is in the air.
Bugponies everywhere.


They don't do a whole lot, but I thought you might like them anyway.

Bug Report Anonymous 2715

Options window is modal, but can be minimized. While it is minimized, any access to the main window is still blocked.
Solution: switch modality off or disable the [_] button.


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Guys, how do you like this configuration window? Are these controls clear and enough?
This is only the first tab of three, though. The second shall be solely devoted to defining parts of the screen that ponies are allowed to occupy, whereas the third shall supersede the tray menu.

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 2722

What are the bottom reload and reset buttons for? The settings themselves?


Yes. It`d be more obvious with everything else wrapped in a tab control.

Mac !RevGiOKgRo 2725

I mean, those two buttons are the only thing I found ambiguous.

hhiiiiiiiiiiiii 2726

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Macil!/5s/Techmk ## Admin 2727

This isn't a general discussion thread. You might want to go to >>>/oat/.

DPE release 0.1.1a 2728

Release #2, now with settings; see >>2721
5 of them (namely: Always on top, Enable interactions, Enable speech, React to cursor hover, Base scaling factor) aren`t working yet, due to the lack of respective features in the backend.
Message boxes shown anywhere except the main menu may become glitchy if left on the screen.

Translation files can be found here: https://github.com/hidefromkgb/DPengine/tree/master/exec/loc
If anyone wants to translate DPE into any language, feel free to send pull requests.

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