A downloadable friend for Windows
Have you ever wanted a small bird friend for your desktop?
Of course you did. Here's the answer to your wishes !
He will bounces along your windows taskbar, minding his own business while you're working. Unlike a certain goose, this one actually respects your time and don't want to disrupt your workflow. Though, he sometimes get hungry, so he might peck around for a bit.
- A really cute bird
- Does nothing incredible
- He's really cute though
- Look at that fluffy belly
This bird was initially made for a Ludum Dare submission, that you can play for free right here !
Want to create your own desktop pet? Here's a tutorial.
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goose needs a friend
i needed a friend for my goose so i thought maybe this didnt download yet
he's a very cute birb
edit: he runs off my second screen and stays there for a while hiding :(
can you make it support linux?
I cannot start it!How can you start it?
awwww its so cute
btw he started vibing to my music haha so cute ^-^
i put up every desktop bird i have just to be a goof now i have a goose, birb and pigeon just wandering about haha
Thanks for your work and tutorial. The bird is very cute.
Could I use your code to make desktop pets for my friends and me?
I hope my poor English doesn't offend you🥺
Sure! You can do whatever you want with the tutorial code. I'm glad you found it useful. :)
Your English is actually very good.
why does my birb not fly
I would like to know this as well
how do I close the bird boi
i'm gonna pair this up with desktop goose
i paired it with desktop goose, desktop meadow, desktop crewmate, and desktop pets(customizable)
What a gorgeous bird!!
I was in the process of respriting the bird into my own version, the left and right gifs work fine but if I resprite the digging gif (either one) it doesn't work. Any idea as to why?
is this open source? if so, could i please get a link to it's source? thanks!
Hi! It's not open source right now, but I might open source it in the future when I decide on a license. My code has no comments though. I did write a tutorial that should get you set if you're looking to do something similar: here. It's a bit of a work-in-progress though. There's also another tutorial if you google "python desktop pet tutorial", but I found it a bit confusing. Hope that helps!
Yay i have birb in computer! :D
yay :) birdie yay it works :):)
how do i open it it says system error
it might require Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (see my reply to guilber below). otherwise it could be an antivirus issue
my app not open
only cmd open of 2 segonds
how do i disable it, not that I didn't like it anymore so I couldn't stay there
how to get off birb?
Will there be a version for the Mac?
Probably not, sadly. The code is windows-specific and I didn't manage to get it working on linux either
Mycket bra fågel. Jag ser att det är väldigt smol!
Bird customization would be nice. Though that could be a little complex. I see you used tkinter. Nice.
Thanks! I'll have to think about that in the future (planning on updating this). And I'll add a direct link to the source code later, for anyone interested.
+1 for some way to move the guy as well. Would be fun to be able to pick him up and move him
Fun guy! Thanks for making this, bought me some joy. Some things:
- He can walk over to my second monitor which is offset lower than my main monitor, and he will float in the middle of the second monitor (aligned to the taskbar of the first)
- Would also prefer tray icon
Super cute bird! I think there may be a typo in your description that you would want to fix. Do you mean "unlike" rather than "unless"?
it would be cool if you took the cmd out of the taskbars
what do I do? Windows presented this error, Windows cannot access the device path or file
That's a good idea! I'm planning on adding that in the future.
Thanks for the feedback, glad you like it :)
When I went to download this it was flagged as a virus
go into defender, select “allow on device”, and start actions to enable bird :) windows detects it as a virus because windows is cock and balls
pyinstaller causes a lot of antivirus false positives. I'm not sure it's possible to solve that. I could upload the source code, but that would require installing python and some modules
I switched from pyinstaller to cx_Freeze. Could you check if it still gets flagged for you?