Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Little Pony 3D Open Source


My Little Pony 3D is a Three-Dimensional game created in blender. This game is currently open source, and editable by anyone. The songs featured in this game are AlwaysWhat is Love?Propane NightmaresLux Aeterna, and Bittersweet Symphony.

The readme (Includes the controls and lot more info) can be found HERE

Currently, the game is only an open world sandbox, where you can control a pony and walk around. There is nothing to interact with, and no actual point to this game. The 3D models have a very Nintendo 64 type feel, and they're not bad at all. The controls are your average WASD movement, Shift for running, and F for flying. Pressing the numbers 1-6 will spawn different ponies that you can control, and pressing 0 will spawn an NPC that moves around randomly (Applejack only at the moment). The VBNM keys will change the music, BUT BE WARNED, THIS WILL CRASH THE GAME IF YOU ARE ON A 32-BIT SYSTEM.



Holding shift while flying long enough will result in this

The game is very simplistic at it's current state, and the world is fairly boring, with a few buildings and trees scattered. It is possible to fly off the world, and past the sky bubble. There are many things that this game could use, more polished controls, borders, blinking, better models for everything (Though I kinda like the whole N64 Style).

The creator is currently open for suggestions of any type, and for people to help with the game. Whether it be art, programming, or even organization, send an email to CreatorOfPony [at] gmail [dot] com

The game is extremely well made for such an early release, and such a young developer (Age of 14). The controls feel a little sloppy, and the camera is a pain to control while flying. While the models could use a lot of work, they're still really good. This Open Source game is going to lead to a lot of amazing things.

122 comments:

  1. I would like to point out that you DO NOT, in fact, need Blender or Python to run the game. Also, the game has received some slight updates recently (faster moving speed and BOUNCING PINKIE PIE!)

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    1. Well I DID install all those and it still wont work, saying the "bundled python" is not found. Done that on 3 computers...

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    2. SAME i have the exact same error
      i start it up and it scrolls through that error
      i installed python AND Blender to no avail..
      looks like a fun game..
      it might be because im running Vista..

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    3. I KNOW! if there is such a thing as bundle phython, I NEED TO DOUNLOAD IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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    4. I got it to work, but wen i play it, everything is white and there is no sky, pony, or grownd, there are only a couple gray bildings and 2 colored ones, i also see all the trees are in color, but i wish there was a way i could see the ponies.

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    5. "I got it to work, but wen i play it, everything is white and there is no sky, pony, or grownd, there are only a couple gray bildings and 2 colored ones, i also see all the trees are in color, but i wish there was a way i could see the ponies"

      << to this guy, i had the same thing on an older pc and im pretty sure its to do with GSLS (so your graphics card) its just because of some of the ways textures were used in the game.

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    6. Same thing here

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  2. My Little Saxton HaleJune 2, 2011 at 7:23 AM

    I know, it's a fangame, but I think it needs more polygons. Did you see Team Fortress 2 with its coimmunity weapons? Community guys make models like professional designers.

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    1. I just emailed the guy, I can help with the models. Hopefully this project is still up and kicking.

      Seems like I may have gotten here a year and a half too late...

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    2. im only 10 and a half and i wanna play this i downloaded it on my mac but only got a folder and a bunch of stuff inside plzzzzz help!!!

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    3. a good thing that could be added to this a quest system, more characters, Custom character creator, interactive npc's, enemies, and bigger map.

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  3. Cut him some slack, he's 14. I can't model for crap and I've been doing this kind of stuff since I was 10.

    Also +++++++rep for Propane Nightmares.

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    1. wait... WHAT? 14? how does a 14 year old do something like this???

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  4. oh if only it didn't crash when trying to do music in a 32 bit environment, why should it matter what bit it is for that, I'd like to think enabling a media player wouldn't take all kinds of crazy, but I know not the skill required for such things so I won't complain uch, but instead hope it gets remedied in the future

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  5. +10 internets for making it open source

    I started programming when I was about 13 years old and I know for sure that I couldn't make a 3D game at age of 14 so I grant him more internets for that too.

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  6. Does anyone know how to smoothly land a pony? Twice my Rainbow Dash fell right past the ground and into blue nothingness. DX

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    1. Just fly above the ground so that you're almost touching it and hit the 'f' key

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  7. They added buildings!!!:D

    ... wait, do I have to redownload it to see buildings and day/night, and stuff?

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  8. Hi, since you leave it open source anyway, may I try to use your model for SC2? With ponies some awesome games cpoukd be made in SC2 and I need a pony model, Hope you don't mind and if this ever used I would make sure credits to be given to you fully. I have a hard time finding out how from blender to get a pony max with its Animations because OBJ only gets model and texture eventually.

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  9. I mean how to get in 3ds max with animation oh if someone wants to do it would be great. Cant export from Blender to OBJ witho animations since I need a pony! And evben if I remove the rest objects pony doesnt get animated, someone can do it?

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  10. Also the new version is very nice, you've made very nioce Houses and the interaction with them is also good

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  11. I spent half an hour doing nothing but sonic rainbooms.

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  12. HAHA, this is great!
    I just spawned a legion of twilights and went marching around ponyville LOL.
    So much win this is.
    It has some awesome potential

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  13. hey its not working for me please tell me how to download it thanks


    i just thought it looked awesome! i saw some of the vids on youtube and it looked pretty cool so please tell me how to download it?!
    thanks

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  14. Yeah I downloaded it and when I try to open it, it says windows needs to know what program made it to open it. I'm not really good at this kind of thing so could some one help me?? Pleeeaaasee??? I really want to use it :D

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  15. Ok one thing that is strange is that you can control any pony you ever spawned at once and make like an army of them. This should be prevented, but of course when i found out it was possible i could not resist doing this:
    http://oi56.tinypic.com/33fdwnd.jpg

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  16. Yeah I downloaded it and when I try to open it, it says windows needs to know what program made it to open it. I'm not really good at this kind of thing so could some one help me?? Pleeeaaasee??? I really want to use it :D


    Yeah, I'm getting the exact same problem as this user. Can somebody please help us?

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  17. Wow nice work dude

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  18. Hi Im trying to use blender as well but i'm still quite new to it ,and it seems somewhat complicated. Would you give me the basics so i can get to work?

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  19. Call me computer illiterate but I can't get the game to work. lol Downloaded it and opened the application but all I see are two buildings and background...what am I missing??

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  20. Posted yesterday and forgot to mention, I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 and can only open the 32-bit application in the download...???

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  21. Hello everypony!

    Thanks for all the feedback and support. Just to answer a few questions, if all you can see is a white screen except for a few objects, your graphics card doesn't support the GLSL graphics used in the game, and you would need a new graphics card for the game to run. As for people who can't run the exe, all I can really say is that the game should work on its own as long as the os is supported. Maybe re-downloading the game could work.

    Finally Abom, if you want to learn to use blender, the best place to go is Blender Cookie or Blender Guru.

    Thanks for your support!

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    1. Hello! I just downloaded this yesterday and I LOVE IT! Just add more ponies and for pegasi- The ability to walk on clouds.Yes add random clouds too.

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  22. all i need is this phython32 thingy so i can download my pony but when i click on phython32 this grey thing come up and i cant play

    HELP!!!!

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  23. I think one thing that should be done for the game is being able to turn yourself around while flying.

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  24. The flying could be improved. I'd make it so you can change your pitch and yaw, and the roll works automatically to bank your turns. Alternately, you control pitch and roll, and the yaw changes to whatever it would have to be to make that a banked turn.

    Also, I suggest giving it more realistic flight physics. Your speed should increase constantly downward, plus constantly forward, and should be slowed by air resistance. From what I can find, that's proportional to your speed at low velocities, and proportional to the square of your speed at high velocities. So make it something like a*v^2+b*v. I have no idea what to use for a and b, though.

    Naturally, you'd have to fly straight down if you want to make a sonic rainboom.

    Beyond that, in the later versions, try and make it so you can easily make a game in it. It would be interesting if someone managed to port Story of the Blanks to this.

    Anyway, great game.

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  25. I need some help. I'm trying to play this game on my computer, which is a 32-bit Mac. I've downloaded Blender and redownloaded the game at least thirty times (literally!) and the game will never open. A few times when I tried to open it it told me it had no default application, so I selected the only application it would go in, QuickTime Player. If I open the game in QuickTime Player, it won't open, telling me the file is not a movie (hurr durr). Only two game files can even come CLOSE to opening, meaning that the Blender logo appears in the little bar at the bottom at the screen and then vanishes two seconds later. And other times it appears as a .zip file which I can't do anything with. Please help me!

    (BTW, I love your pony models. I'm planning on making a game of my own and your models are a huge inspiration. They look adorable! :)

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  26. You could download blender and open it with that. Press P to play the game. Presumably there's some way to export it as something you can play on your computer, but I don't know how.

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    1. i finaly got it rd,aj,pinke pie,fluttershy,twilight,raeaty
      and it,s really fun

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  27. I know this is a very minor problem but... I managed to get on a cloud as Pinkie Pie. Everybody knows that only Pegasus ponies can walk on clouds!

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    1. That's not a problem, that's just Pinkie Pie.

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  28. I love this and I especially think it is amazing because you are only 14 AND you made it with blender which is pretty simple and has alot of limitations. But I just wanted to know if I can share the download link on the gmaetaze.net forums. Alot of the people are pretty serious brony's and I would love to share this with them. Please reply with a yes and if no, please give a reason.

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  29. Shit, I meant gametaze.net
    My bad

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  30. Oscar McGrill, I'm ok with you posting the link. I think it is a good chance to get some more feedback so I know what to work on.

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  31. Awesome thanks.

    And, of course, I will post your name, the site and give you complete credit for this.

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  32. when i try to play it says i couldnt detect phyton and all i see are two houses and when i click it it says its not responding. What is wrong with it?

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  33. YOU! You are wrong with it... I jks, I dunno

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  34. it wont work for me, all i get is blank ponies and i cant turn around fully without getting "blender has stopped working"

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  35. It won't work for me. The 64bit exe crashes and the 32bit one loads but gets stuck with a green field and two houses, and no matter what I press nothing happens. The only weird message in the console is "Warning! bundled python not found and is expected on this platform. (if you built with CMake: 'install' target may have not been built)". I already installed Python though, in case this is the reason. Can anypony help please?

    Otherwise, this seems to be the ONLY open source MLP game out there, sadly. It looks very good from the screenshots. I even used one of its meshes to make a player model for an open source FPS game, which I hope no one minds. In case anyone's curious: http://forums.xonotic.org/showthread.php?tid=2040

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  36. Never mind, I found out what was missing. You need to press a number key (1 to 6) in order to spawn a pony. You then control them with the W A S D keys. You can move the camera with the arrow keys, and press F to fly. Also, the > button cycles between day and night.

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  37. This game is nice, good start, creator can upgrade this in future, upgrade graphic, add functions, etc.
    He can make a great game, its nice ;)

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  38. You mind if I advertize this? Ill make it more famous.

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  39. @Izzydragoness

    Go ahead! I don't mind.

    @MircealKitsune

    I looked at the thread, and it was very interesting to see what you did with the models. It is very nice to see someone make some use out of them!

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  40. ummm... i have one question. HOW DO YOU MODIFY THE PONY MODEL'S TEXTURES?! i went looking through the thing that i had, it said somewhere site packages...something like that. so now i can actually give some packages out that i meant for my own copy. but. HOW DO I MODIFY TEXTURES?!

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  41. i think this is a great game! here are some reasons why:
    1) it's about the only pony game that has that n64 feel and classic feel to it
    2) it also has great graphics
    question: Does it need an internet connection to run?

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  42. It says "python32.dll missing" even when I have python installed.

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  43. @vladimirtod

    The same happens to me... What should I do?

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  44. @ CreatorOfPony: Glad you like! Sorry for not replying earlier... didn't know you were visiting this thread.

    I also sent you and the team an email at that time. No one replied though, so I wonder if it got there (maybe I got the wrong emails?). Like I said, I'm new to BGE, but I'd like to work on this game too perhaps. I also mentioned some small problems I found in the latest version. Did you read it, or should I try to re-send?

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  45. @MirceaKitsune

    I never did see an email from you. You could try to send the email again. If the email reaches me, I'll read it and then reply back. Thanks for taking the time to give some input!

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  46. @ CreatorOfPony: No problem! I'll try sending it again, if I can still find the email in my sent archives.

    BTW: I've been having another question. I know the game is open source, but what license is it specifically under? GPL, public domain, CC...? I'd rather know exactly, since I'm trying to make a BGE game with parts from it myself, and expand on some things :)

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  47. @MirceaKitsune

    The licence I'm using is the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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  48. I thought this might be of interest: I decided to try modding this game a week ago, and came up with a fork of my own. I added a lot to it, and am pretty happy with how it looks so far.

    I improved the pony meshes and added more detail to them, as well as creating a dynamic skybox, pony customization, sounds, and other features. If anyone is interested, you can find more info about my fork here:

    http://www.equestriaforums.com/index.php/topic,2636

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0BE4rIS6SU

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/ponyworld/

    Cheers again to CreatorOfPony for his great work, that also made it possible to create this version. I hope the original game evolves too and will wait to see what's new :)

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  49. Hey man, I downloaded the game and I have the same problem as a lot of people (white except for houses, trees etc.) I read the comments and saw you said I'd need a new graphics card. The only problem is, I'm running it on a netbook and I'm not allowed to do anything with it. I know it might be a bit much to ask, but could you please make a different version for people who run it on netbooks/laptops? You know, like with downgraded graphics or something? I'm not really that knowledgeable about this sorta stuff, but if it's possible, could you help me out? Thanks for reading, and thanks for helping me.

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  50. Wait, Equestria Daily is a blog?!?!?!

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  51. this is...ummm....good.

    but,i CAN'T CHANGE MY PONY COLOURS

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  52. What the heck? I open the game, and it just takes me to a blue screen and it doesn't do anything. And everytime I press a number, A weird ginormous square appears. I'm so confused.

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  53. how would you open this game if you have winrar?

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  54. can anyone help me get the 64-bit version running? every time i try to run the program, it gets an error and asks me to close the program. what do?

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  55. I've got the game running, but there's something a little...odd.
    Pressing escape brings up what I presume to be the menu, when it comes up it has two pink boxes on the far left of the screen. One of them seems to have a large, backwards S on it, while the other has nothing. Clicking the bottom one (with the S) returns to the game, clicking the top one quits the game.
    I'm guessing these are just quit and return buttons, but why are they so far on the left?

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  56. i would like to help with the model of ponyville and with the modeling in general, where can i contact with the creator of the game?

    BTW i'm spanish, and i may failed at spelling.

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  57. ok so i downloaded it opened it did everything created dint work , tryed the no sound dint work , created an over copy of every map (mostly games that dont work start working for me when i do that) dint work , i installed blender and python , dint work this is the message i get , (Warning! bundled python not found and is expected on this platform. (if you built with CMake: 'install' target may have not been built)) , sorry im no programmer and i have no idea what that means haha, can anypony help me?

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  58. I wish this was made for Macs too TT.TT

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    1. VinylsSocks: If you can run Blender on the MAC, you can run the game too. Apparently, this should be possible. http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

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  59. Rainbow Dash: Today my brothers, we FIGHT.
    RBD clones: YEAHHHH!
    Rainbow Dash: We will spawn 10000 Sonic Rainbooms across Equestria
    RBD clones: YEAHHHHHHH!
    Rainbow Dash: NOW LETS GO!!!
    Thats what I imagined in my head when I was playing and I spawned 109 Rainbow Dashes. Fluttershy came to watch.

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  60. Lol my littl fukin poni u

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  61. ok guys, as a respose to many people not being able to open the game,heres how:
    open the file you put the thing in then extract the 32 bit file. Then that one will work.
    Now will SOMEPONY tell me how to run and fly fast?

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  62. the game doesn't work for me, it says "shaders not supported"...whatever that means...

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  63. gonna download it now

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  64. hey, i downloaded the game and when i opened it i got a "press OK to terminate the application" error. how do i fix this????????

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  65. lo descarge pero no se como abrirlo me podrian decir la mia es una mac

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  66. Yo descrge el juego pero no se como abrirlo la mia es una mac me podrian decir como abrirla

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  67. how do you buy the game! is it free?

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  68. Maybe you can one day have a cloudsdale that pegusus ponies fly to?

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  69. Looks like a N64 game. :O

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  70. @anonymous buy it?? its free bro you have to dwnload it

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  71. Not bad. Not bad at all. A good engine demo. Needs more speed, but that's about it.

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  72. Mine's taking forever to load and it says I need "Python" Doesen't it come with the pack of compressed files?

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  73. Whenever I try to load the 64-bit version, it says "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application."
    Oddly enough, the 32-bit version will open the game...shortly afterwards it freezes.
    And yes, Windows 7 64-bit is my operating system.

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  74. where do you go to find this cause i want to play it

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  75. Are the download links down? It says that I need to reload the page because no data was sent. Help? 3:

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  76. Awesome-3-...Downland....c'mon 3 minutes ...I will write a comm after...playing...only 2 minutes...COME ON, FAST! This windows is very powerful and makes my computer- I mean laptop slow...

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  77. *singing* Ponies...Oh,POOONIes... THE GAME IS AWEsome...AND MY DREAMS...ARE NOW TRUUUUUUuuuue...*talking fast* Okay...My drea is to have my own world where I can do everything(PONIES! -3-), but Ya' kno' wha' I'm talkin' about...

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  78. Can these games work on a phone?

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  79. My computer is old and terrible and I got this to work mostly. Everything loads, I can walk fly and everything. I don't know how late I am but it is working and with things added, it could be an amazing game. I already have fun just flying around lol. Controls are quite annoying at first, but I got used to them. Mine also said something about "bundled python" but it is running just fine...

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  80. It's an interesting game...I waiting for the complete game...I usually have problems with demo games...I dunno why *shrug*
    /)-3-(\ But is so awesome...

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  81. O.e i download it, nothing happened. HOW DO I PLAY IT?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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    1. Maybe the standalone version doesn't work too well then. I suggest getting and installing Blender, then opening the source with that. Then in Blender press the P key to start the game engine. I mostly tested it like that.

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  82. I can't even open the game! I get the winzip version. Someone help...?

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    1. I tried Zipitfree and it worked

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  83. When I originally commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added" checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment.

    Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!
    My web site > online gaming

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  84. i cant play it when it loads it only loads up the Camera but no ponies D=

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  85. AWESOME
    My brother made this for fun and they turned it into this!

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  86. Which form of python do I need to install?

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  87. Funny enough, when I downloaded it it of course said "can be opened with 7zip" but I said forget that and used my B1 Archiver, usually works. Now hopefully my graphics card is compatible. I'm only doing this to hope for a new game to play.

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  88. Don't working x64 wersion for win 7 64 bit

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  89. i like this game!! i can dowload mlp friendhip is magic 3d open source

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  90. To make it a better game u can add pony creator,accounts,more maps,dimentions,items and multiplayer !! :) i havent played it yet so ill download it and try it :) it looks cool :)

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  91. YAY WORKS ON LINUX.................LLLIIIINNNUUUXXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  92. Can someone post the link to download the game?

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