System Requirements

OpenMPT is rather modest when it comes to system requirements.The software runs on old 32-Bit machines as well as on modern 64-Bit systems.

Minimum specs

The following specifications are enough to run the version for legacy systems. The regular versions require a machine that matches the recommended specs.

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Pentium 4 or a better x86-compatible CPU with SSE2 support, or a device that supports Windows on ARM
  • Display resolution: 800x600
  • Some kind of sound device
  • 30 MB of free disk space

To fully enjoy OpenMPT, you will probably want at least a machine like this one:

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • An x86-compatible CPU with the SSE2 instruction set, 2+ GHz and two or more cores
  • A large display :-)
  • A sound device with native low-latency ASIO support
  • A big hard disk for storing many modules and samples

Bear in mind that VST plugins come with their own system requirements and that you will probably need a much more powerful rig to run some of them.


If you are running Linux or a similar Operating System, you can run OpenMPT through Wine 1.8 or newer. The software runs fairly well with the exception of a few little glitches.

Many Linux distributions ship with older versions of Wine. It is recommended to add the official Wine repository to your package manager in order to obtain the latest stable version of Wine. Instructions for Ubuntu Linux and derivatives are available.