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 SP1 or newer
  • Pentium 4 or a better x86- or amd64-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 10 20H2 or newer
  • An x86- or amd64-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 is recommended if you plan to do low-latency live recording
  • 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.

OpenMPT works fine with the Wine version that ships with current Linux distributions.