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.
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.