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Pony Creator v3 by generalzoi
Pony Creator v3
The Pony Creator is availabe for Android in the Google Play Store. Click here!

Here's the Ponycode Compilation Post for this game. Post your ponycodes there to share!

Rules:

- Don't sell images from the game.

- Don't post the game to any other sites.

- Crediting me for your images is
not required, but remember that whether you credit me or not you can't sell them.
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Okay so I didn't intend for the Pony Creator to be down this long. I've been waiting on the dA staff to take care of some stuff on the back end, and they just aren't. So at this point I've given up waiting and I'll be reuploading v3 sometime this weekend. For those of you who have been patient and encouraging: You're awesome.
So it's been a bit over a week since I took down v3. Here's how the experience has been from my perspective.

Me two weeks ago: "Man, I just learned about yet another person who stole the Pony Creator so they could slap a bunch of ads over it. I'm just so angry and frustrated. I worked hard on the game and made it available for free without ads online, but greedy assholes keep stealing it so they can make money off my hard work. This is making me feel super terrible, and I'm tired of feeling terrible every time I think about the Pony Creator. It was a good game, and I should feel proud of it. I'm going to try to do something about it! Yeah!"

Most of the internet: "Where's v3???? Just put it back up!! Who cares about thieves? You're being selfish! Get over yourself!"

Me now: "...Wow."

A very large reason why I just gave up on improving the Pony Creator is because I really do have an instinctive stress response when I so much as think about it these days. Between the semi-constant demands people put on me for new features even though I was working as hard as I could, the regular threat of theft, the small contingent of people who love to tell me to this day that I singlehanded ruined the fandom with the game, and my own personal frustration over certain problems I couldn't figure out, I just burnt out. And that really does suck more than I can say. Your personal reaction to an awesome thing you made, the thing you're single best known for, shouldn't be instinctive fear and cringing because of all the stress involved. I hated feeling like that. So I decided to take some steps to make myself feel more empowered. To try and make myself feel better.

And for about 48 hours, it worked great! Some sketchy sites who were hosting the game without my permission took it down. I started looking into how to make the game file more secure. I was even inspired for the first time in ages on how to improve the existing game. Make it less buggy and more efficient. Maybe while I was working on it I could try and figure out how to add a new feature or two people had been requesting for years. I booted up Flash and started working again. I had trouble falling asleep at night because my mind was racing with ideas I wanted to program.

Then the comments started rolling in more heavily. I do have some wonderful commenters who understood the situation and were very supportive. Y'all are great, and I do appreciate you. I really have gotten some very nice messages. But a lot were angry, and at least very vehement in their despair that the game was unavailable. I got called some names a couple times. (Only a couple. It definitely wasn't a widespread thing. But it still stings.) Honestly, even the many, many comments that were just, "Where's v3????" upset me, because what that kind of comment means is, "I totally want to take advantage of the work you put in for years on this game, but I won't give you a few seconds of my time to read the explanation you specifically wrote out." Most of these comments are on the journal entry itself. And then are a lot are just, "Put v3 back up!" which I guess means, "I did read your explanation, but I don't care. My right to play your game and give you nothing in return trumps whatever you think about your own game."

Guys. I'm a human being. And a really sad, worn out one at this point. If I make the game for the fans, and this is how most of the fans behave, then...well, I can definitely say I'm not inspired or excited anymore.

At this point I don't know what the future of the Pony Creator is. I'm sure I'll calm down with a little more time. After all, this kind of stuff is literally built into my subconscious reaction to the Pony Creator at this point. I was trying to deal with that, and ended up just bringing even more down on myself. I guess that's just the way it is.

I'm going to try to keep working on the game today. Maybe it'll make me feel better to accomplish something. I'm also working with some sites that had been hosting the game without my permission to host legitimate versions of the game with less ads, because ads are something I never intended my users to deal with. But I'm going to be working a bit more slowly than intended, and probably won't accomplish everything I thought I might do just a few days ago. Please, I'm just asking for a little time and patience.
ETA: Please do read the journal entry below. But know that I'm looking into some options to try and make it harder for other sites to take the game, and if I can get that resolved I will restore v3. I just want it to be unavailable until I figure that out so other people can't grab it.

Logging in for the first time in a while. Just wanted to give a heads up that for legal reasons I'm going to be removing the Pony Creator v3 and the original Beta of the game from my gallery. The legal reasons don't have anything to do with Hasbro. The games just get stolen a lot, and I'm tired of sending out DCMA takedown requests about it.

However, the Full Version of the game will remain here and elsewhere for people to continue using as much as they want. I promise that one will always be available.

In other news, I plan on working on the very long delayed iOS version of the Pony Creator app, since that's still something people ask about and I have some better tools at my disposal now. I can't give a timeline yet, but I'm hopeful I'll be able to finish it this time.

Also, I remain a woman. People still seem a bit confused on that point.

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:iconpaulkdragonmaster:
ever thinking of making like a MLP baby/Teenage Dragon Creator?
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:iconlightningmoon-1:
lightningmoon-1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hey, Generalzoi! I love the pony creator. After days of using the first one, I stumbled over V3.  I love it!
One question I have is: Where are the mane/ tail designs for Pinky, Twilight etc? My OC used a tail design similar to Rainbow Dash, however I could not find it on V3.
Anyway, keep up the amazing work!
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:iconnitemarestarlite:
nitemarestarlite Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student Filmographer
Generalzoi is there a way to import ur cutie mark on Pony Creator v3?
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:icond3rpyz3us:
D3RPYZ3US Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
will you ever make a pony creator v4 or update v3 to v3.5
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:icongummytacos:
Gummytacos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
hey is Is it ok if I put the poney OCs I made up here my friend really wants to see them and I read on dolldvine that yiu need permission and als oi have made somr of my bst feinds ryangamins OS on there nad she said she wants t se them so ca I plz
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:iconjoeynigro:
joeynigro Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  New Deviant Student Filmographer
Please fix the errors in the Pony Creator
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:icongeneralzoi:
generalzoi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
That's not very specific.
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:iconjoeynigro:
joeynigro Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  New Deviant Student Filmographer
Make them Specific.
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:iconfruitcakefrenzy:
FruitcakeFrenzy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist
They mean to tell them WHAT the errors are XD
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:icontech4expmechacat:
Tech4ExpMECHACAT Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Hello there, General.
I've been using your Pony Creator for almost every PMV I made.
It never came to my mind that I should have thanked you, and that was a mistake.

That's why I gave you credit for your awesome work at the end of this PMV. Your tool is really useful.

If you want to take a look, here's a link : www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mah8uA…

You can see that when Pony Creator is first mentioned, I say "Using PonyCreator is simply not a thing", but that's sarcasm. I made fun of people despising Pony Creator avatar pictures on forums. You rock. And I was not even aware of all the fuss about Pony Creator 3 ! I'm really glad you put it back online. Have a nice day !
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