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Cubase v2.80 (May 1996) for Win3.1/Win95 [DL] 386+
« on: September 12, 2015, 03:29:40 PM »
(original install files said to be downloaded from the steinberg FTP back in the early 2000s or late 1990s - requires dongle - not cracked!)

originally for 486 computers!
the install files are dated MAY 1996

Steinberg Cubase 2.8
found from:

files inside the zip are dated from may 1996
originally intended for windows 3.1 & windows 95
minimum: a highend 386DX40
reccommended for use with ; 486 DX+ reccommended
running windows 3.1 or Windows 95
should also work on win98 but there were alot of programs that caused compatibility issues between versions of windows 95 and versions of windows 98
I think i tried XP but it didnt work
if u got it to work on XP please tell me exactly how to do it!
maybe even vista 32bit | win7 32bit could be hacked to work with it most likely
but i havent done this myself

System Requirements
Cubase 2.8 needs, as an absolute minimum, a 80386 DX33 processor
8 MB of RAM.
Requires a 386 or 486 processor
(286 standard mode is no longer supported)

it's reccommended to use a 486/586 cpu or a pentium II/III

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Re: Cubase For Windows v2.8 (Cubase 2.8) *DOWNLOAD* (May 1996)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 10:27:59 PM »
Running Cubase 2.8 under Windows 95

When the printed documentation and Help system for Cubase 2.8 was finalised, Windows 95 was still not shipping. Therefore, all the necessary information about using Cubase under Windows 95 has been gathered in this document.

Why should I read this document?
There are two reasons for reading this text:
You are already running Windows 95 on your computer. In this case you will learn about the differences from using Cubase under Windows 3.x (when we say 3.x, we refer to version 3.0, 3.1 and 3.11).
You are thinking about updating to Windows 95. In this case, this document will help you decide when to "make the jump".

What are the benefits of using Cubase under Windows 95?
Cubase 2.8 does not get any new functionality itself under Windows 95, the program is the same regardless of operating system versions. This is because this version of the program is designed to run both under Windows 95 and the older Windows 3.x. The benefits of using Cubase under Windows 95 are provided by the operating system itself in terms of a better desktop, which simplifies file handling etc.

In the future users can expect a Windows 95 dependant (32-bit) version of Cubase, which will explore more of the new technologies included in Windows 95.

What are the drawbacks of using Cubase under Windows 95?
There are no real drawbacks, only a few points to be aware of:

Computer Requirements
In reality, Windows 95 requires at least a 486, 33MHz with at least 8 MBytes of RAM, preferably an even faster machine and more memory. Hence, the above is our minimum recommendation for running Cubase under Windows 95.
MIDI Driver
As of this writing, not all MIDI Interface manufacturers have updated their drivers to work with Windows 95. Also, the multimedia environment of Windows 95 is still living in a world of 16 bits. At this point there is likely no increase of performance to be expected.

Installing MIDI Interfaces
If you have installed Windows 95 "over" your old version of Windows and DOS, your MIDI interface should already be installed properly. However, if you for some reason need to install a MIDI interface, you should note that this is done slightly different under Windows 95. The details should be provided with your interface, but below follows an outline of the necessary steps. The following text assumes you have not reconfigured your Windows 95 desktop from the basic configuration. If you have, some of the items mentioned might be found in different locations.

Click the Start button on the Taskbar.
From the menu that appears, select "Settings" and then "Control Panel".
In the Control Panel, double click on "Add New Hardware".
Click the "Next" button.
If your MIDI interface is "Plug and Play" compatible, click the "Yes (Recommended)" button. Otherwise, click "No".
If you have an interface driver that you used under Windows 3.x, it is most likely not "Plug and Play" compatible.
If you have chosen "Yes (Recommended)", simply click "Next" and follow the instructions on screen. Windows 95 will describe the rest of the procedure. The rest of this text does then not apply to you.
If you have chosen "No", click "Next".
In the list that appears, select "Sound, video and game controllers" and click "Next".
If your MIDI interface manufacturer is in the list to the left, click on it and check the list to the right. If your MIDI interface is there, click on it and click "Next". Follow the instructions on screen.
If your MIDI interface is not in the list (this case is the most likely), click "Have Disk".
Insert the floppy disk with the MIDI interface driver, into the disk drive, and click OK.
This floppy disk is supplied by the manufacturer of the MIDI interface.
In the Select Device window that appears, make sure the correct interface is selected in the list, and click OK.
Click Finish.
Close the Control Panel.

Making Base Address and IRQ Settings
If the Base Address and IRQ (or other) settings on the MIDI interface do not match the settings in Windows, your MIDI Interface will not function properly. Furthermore, if two MIDI interfaces in your computer use the same base address and/or IRQ, you might get other problems with your computer (it might not run properly at all!). Therefore it is very important to make sure that the settings on the MIDI interface are really in accordance with the setting in Windows and that the MIDI interface does not "conflict" with any other hardware in your computer.

Click the Start button on the Taskbar.
From the menu that appears, select "Settings" and then "Control Panel".
In the Control Panel, double click on "System".
Click the "Device Manager" tab at the top.
Click the "+" button just before the text "Sound, video and game controllers", in the list.
Select the MIDI interface in the indented list that appears and click "Properties".
Check the text in the section labelled "Device Status". It tells you whether the MIDI interface is conflicting with other hardware or not.
If you need to change settings in the driver for the MIDI interface, click the "Resources" tab on the top of the window.
Select the setting in the list , click "Change Setting" and follow the instructions on screen.
Base addresses are referred to as "Input/Output Range" in Windows 95 and IRQs are called "Interrupt Request". Be sure to check the Conflicting Device list at the bottom of this window to make sure the settings are valid.
Click OK and OK again in the next window that appears.
Close the Control Panel.

Installing Cubase
This is done slightly differently under Windows 95. Even though the general methods described in the printed manual apply, there's a special installation program in Windows 95 that you might want to use:

Insert the program disk in the disk drive.
Click the Start button on the Taskbar.
From the menu that appears, select "Settings" and then "Control Panel".
In the Control Panel, double click on "Add/Remove Programs".
Click Install and in the next window, click "Next".
Check the command line, it should say "A:\INSTALL.EXE" or "B:\INSTALL.EXE".
If it says something else, follow the instructions on screen for trying again.
Click "Finish".
Follow the instructions on screen.
When the installation is finished, the program is found among your other programs on the Start menu.

New Desktop Functions
Under Windows 95 you will find the following new functions, with relation to Cubase 2.8:

New Icons
Under Windows 95, Cubase documents will have icons, indicating that they are Cubase files, like this:
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Re: Cubase For Windows v2.8 (Cubase 2.8) *DOWNLOAD* (May 1996)
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 10:28:49 PM »
Version 2.8 - New Features and Update Information

Dear Cubase User,

Welcome to Cubase version 2.8. This document describes details of "last minute" changes and other information not included in the printed manual. Please also refer to "ANSWERS.WRI" for solutions to common problems.

We'd also like to take the opportunity to thank you for purchasing Cubase!
Many Happy Recordings!

The Steinberg Team

If you are updating from an earlier version
If you have used an earlier version of Cubase, please note the following:

System Requirements
Cubase 2.8 needs, as an absolute minimum, a 80386 DX33 processor and 8 MB of RAM.

Cubase requires that Windows is run in Enhanced mode. Standard mode is no longer supported.

New Key Combinations
All previous ALT-key combinations are now accessed with the ALT-GR key. Exceptions are when ALT key is used to modify mouse operations (e.g. duplicating a part with the Arrow tool, rather than moving it). These operations still use the ALT key.

The commands in the Menu Bar can now be selected directly with the ALT Key, as described in your Windows documentation.

Cubase and Fonts in the directory \CUBASE\FONTS\
All files with the extension *.FOT in the \FONTS\ directory of Cubase can be deleted.

WavePlayer included on CD-ROM
As you have noted, a CD-ROM disk is included in this package. This contains WavePlayer - a utility that lets you add digital audio to your MIDI songs! Documentation in several languages is included on the CD-ROM.

New Video Module
Cubase is now able to play back video in sync with the song position.

What is Video for Windows (AVI)?
Video for Windows is an extension to Windows that allows you to play back movie files in a window on your computer.

Cubase supports Video for Windows, which means that you can have video playing on your screen, synchronized with Cubase's playback.

Do I need to Install Video for Windows?
If you run Windows 3.1 and 3.11, you need to install the Video for Windows DLL, before you can play back video from your computer at all. Please contact your computer dealer for more information. If you are running Windows 95, video support is built in.

About AVI and Part Background
When the AVI monitor module is used, the colors required for the video always have priority over any other color displayed on the monitor. This might possibly affect the colors of other windows and the Part background.

Activating the Cubase AVI Monitor Module
The Cubase Module that adds video playback capabilities to Cubase, is called "AVI Monitor". This is loaded and activated just like any other module, see the printed documentation for details on how to activate Cubase modules.

Opening Movies
1.   Select Open Movie from the AVI Monitor menu on the Modules menu.
   The standard Open dialog appears.

2. Locate the movie file (it has the extension AVI), select it and click OK.
   The movie appears in a new window.

If you want a certain movie to be opened automatically on start-up, copy it to your Cubase directory and name it "DEF.AVI".

When you activate playback in Cubase, the movie plays back in sync.
To turn off synchronized playback, select "Options" from the AVI Monitor menu and deactivate the "On Line" function.

The audio in the movie is not played back when you play it from within Cubase.

The positions of Cubase and the movie are completely linked. This means that when you Fast Forward, Rewind, Locate etc, the movie will be positioned accordingly.

If you select "Options" from the AVI Monitor menu you will find an "Offset" setting. This can be used to set a start point for the movie in the Song. The value is in time code (SMPTE) format.

If you for example set this to 00:01:00:00:", the movie will start one minute in, from the beginning of the Song.

Other Options
There are a a few additional options in the AVI Monitor menu:

Close Movie: This allows you to close the movie file altogether.
Hide/Show Movie : This hides the movie windows without closing the file. To show the movie, select this item again.
Hide/Show Title Bar: This hides/shows the movie window's title bar.

Steinberg Screen Saver
Yes! It is finally here, the utility you've all been waiting for! A screen saver that tells the world you're a Steinberg user!

Open the Control Panel and select and set up this screen saver just like any other. See your Windows documentation for details.

Steinberg MPU and SMP-24 MME Drivers
Two MME drivers are included with this version of Cubase: Steinberg MPU-401 ("MME_MPU" directory) and Steinberg SMP 24/2 ("MME_SMP" directory).

The main purpose of the Steinberg MPU-401 MME driver is to allow you to use a second MPU interface alongside the one driven by for example the standard Microsoft MPU MME driver or Roland's MPU MME driver. See  \mme_mpu\mpu_info.wri  for instructions on how to install the driver.

The Steinberg SMP 24/2 driver should be used instead of the MR_SMP24.DLL non-MME device driver used with previous versions of Cubase. See \mme_smp\smp2info.wri for instructions on how to install this driver.

Activity Display
The Activity display in the Track Column can only be used in 16 or 256 color modes. Under Windows 95 it will be turned off for incompatibility reasons.

Part Background and other Cubase Colors
There are conditions where the Part, Pitch and Note volors can not be displayed properly. This will happen if the color palette in the background bitmap is "competing" with the other color palettes in the program. The background always has "top priority" in the system.
If you need accurate reproduction of Cubase's colors we recommend the following:
* Choose a background with a limited range of colors.
* Use a background with colors similar to the Cubase colors.
* I f all else fails, don't use a background bitmap.

The Cubase INI File(CUBASE.INI)
If you want to, you can make changes to the Cubase INI file to modify properties in Cubase:

Use: Controls the initial position and size of the Cubase Application Window.

Use: Controls the initial position of the Transport Bar.

PowerProc=<0 or 1>
Default: 0
Use:    1 Uses a smoother offscreen drawing technique
      0 Not as elegant, but faster direct redrawing
We recommend you to only use the "1" setting if you have a faster processor, such as a Pentium. In genereal, if you find the screen is redrawn too slowly, set the value to 0.

DarkRulers=<0 or 1>
Use:    1 Cubase Time Ruler displayed as white text on a dark background.
      0 Cubase Time Rulers displayed using the System MenuText and Menu Colour.
This switch can also be adjusted in the Cubase Preferences dialog.

FewerAlerts=<0 or 1>
Use:   1 No alert appears to confirm "destructive" commands, such as Delete Track.
      0 Alerts are used to confirm "destructive" commands.
This switch can also be adjusted in the Cubase Preferences dialog.

This entry is no longer used and can be deleted

LogoSpeed(3)=<0 - 63>
Use   :   0       No Logo animation
         1 - 63      Animation at different speeds (3 is a "normal" setting).

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Re: Cubase For Windows v2.8 (Cubase 2.8) *DOWNLOAD* (May 1996)
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 10:33:56 PM »
Cubase 2.8 - Answers to common Questions

This document contains answers to some common questions concerning Cubase. It contains the following subjects:

*  Cubase and Windows
*  Quick Fixes for common problems
*  Advice about memory management

Windows 95
Running  Cubase under Windows 95 is described in a separate document called "cubwin95.wri". The following text is mainly for Windows 3.1 and 3.11 users.

Cubase and Windows

Q: My new installed Cubase has no MIDI in or MIDI out activity. What could be wrong?
A: Open the 'Drivers' control panel within the 'Main' Program Group and install the MIDI or soundcard drivers that were supplied with the interface. If the interface is already installed, make absolutely sure the IRQ setting (interrupt request) and Base Address on the card match the settings in the driver software (information on how to do this should be supplied in the documentation that came with your interface ). It is also important that the IRQs and Base Address used by the MIDI interface are not in conflict with any other installed cards (not only MIDI interfaces) or other devices connected to the computer.

Another driver that is absolutely required by Cubase is the TIMER driver. This is normally installed automatically when Windows is initially installed. If not, please refer to your Windows documentation for information about how to install it.

Q: Is it possible to install two MPU type interfaces and use them together with Cubase? 
A: Yes it is possible, proceed as follows.
1.    Make absolutely sure that the interfaces are both set to different IRQs
    and Base Addresses (and also not in conflict with any other device! ).
   The settings are done either with miniature switches (DIP switches) or with
   linking connectors (jumpers) on the card. Please consult the interface
   documentation for details.

   Now install different drivers for each of the interface cards....

2.   For the first interface install the Roland MPU-401 Driver that was supplied with Windows. Adjust the values for the IRQ and Base Address in the Driver so that these match up with the first interface card. (eg. BaseAddress 330 and IRQ 2/9 ).   

3.   For the second interface card, install the Steinberg MPU-401 Driver, it can be found in the directory MME_MPU when you select the install new or updated driver option in the control panels. Set the IRQ and Base Address values in this driver to match the settings on the second card. Also read the file \mme_mpu\mpu_info.wri for more information.

4.   Now Start Cubase and open the Output menu in the Track list. It should have at least these two entries.   

Hint: All the Base Address and IRQ values listed above are only examples. Depending on what other hardware you have installed in your computer you may have to use other values.

Hint: The names of the outputs in Cubase come from the MME drivers installed in Windows. If you find the rather long MME names inconvenient you can use the Steinberg SetupMME program to edit the names (actually, this creates "aliases" of the real names, for use in Cubase).

Q: When I choose a Menu option that is supposed to open a dialog window, nothing happens. If then the Alt-Key is pressed, the dialog appears.
A: The reason for this is that the computer doesn't have enough processing power. Either the computer falls below the minimum requirements for Cubase 2.8 or there are too many other programs requiring some of the system resources (see next question as well).

Q: When I start Cubase it takes ages until the Arrangement Window appears.
Q: Cubase is very slow on my machine.
A: Cubase 2.8 places the following minimum requirements on the computer:

*  486 processor or better
*  8 Megabyte RAM or more

Cubase needs real physical RAM (not to be confused with virtual memory) for its MIDI data, for its real time capabilities.

The guidelines for running Cubase are:

*  Make as much free memory as possible available to Cubase.
*  Quit other unused applications.
*  Adjust the memory size of SmartDrive to sensible proportions.
*  Make sure there is enough free space on your hard drive.   

It is important to adjust the size of the "swap file" used by Windows for maintaining the system's virtual memory. Normally, the problem is that the swap file is too small, which will reduce system performance drastically. It it is, however, possible to make the file too big, which will also reduce the total performance of the computer.

A good recommendation is to set the size of your swap file to the same number of bytes as you have RAM installed in your computer (Windows tries to make a suggestion). Also, it is highly recommended to use a permanent swap file, created on a freshly defragmented drive.

Windows has a sophisticated dynamic relationship between RAM and the swap file, don't try to gain disk space by using NO swap file!

Q: Sometimes after I have started Cubase I cannot start other programs.
Windows reports:
Error when running program
Not enough memory for this application. Quit one or more other applications and try again.

A: There are two possible reasons for this situation:

1. The first case is rare and is connected to something called the "free system resources". When Windows tries to start an application, it checks that at least 10% of the system resources are available. When it is not, the program startup is interrupted.

2. The second case has to do with the amount of free memory under 1MB.  But isn't this an artifact of MS-DOS? Yes it is, but Windows hasn't quite broken away from its MS-DOS past. Relic or not, you must always make sure that there is enough free memory unter 1MB available. Even in these days with 32MB main memory or more; memory under 1MB is valuable, and should be allocated and used with care.

Quick Fixes for common problems

Cubase and wrong or faulty fonts on the screen
Cubase needs the following installed fonts: Arial, Small Fonts, Courier New &Times New Roman. Please make sure that the 'Use TrueType Fonts' option is activated in the TrueType... section Fonts Control Panel. If this option is deactivated during the Startup of Cubase the following error message will appear:
"..\..\CUBASE\FONTS\CUBANT.FOT not found" or "..\..\CUBASE\FONTS\CHORDS.FOT not found"

If the Score Editor is displayed with the wrong fonts, i.e brackets instead of noteheads, it could be that you system has a screen driver that is not fully Windows compatible. Install a stardard Windows screen driver (VGA, Super VGA) to fix this problem, or check with the card supplier if there's an update of the driver that fixes the problem.

Cubase and wrong or faulty fonts only on the printed page
If the score is printed out with the wrong fonts, ie brackets instead of note heads, the problem  is almost certainly an old or faulty printer driver. Ask your printer manufacturer or supplier for the latest version of their printer driver software.

'The copy protection key could not be found' #1
The copy protection key is a device that should be connected to a parallel printer port. Please make sure it is not accidentaly connected to a similar serial (modem) port.

'The copy protection key could not be found' #2
When a printer is also connected to the other side of the copy protection key, and the key cannot be found, please try turning on the printer and start Cubase once again. Some switched off printers hold the data-lines of the parallel port at zero, which prevents the key from operating properly.

'The copy protection key could not be found' #3
Some PCs have a so called bi-directional parallel interface. In the case of the copy protection key not being found when connected to such a port, try setting the port to its 'compatibility mode' or 'normal mode'.

Cubase and Problems with Windows
* Please make sure that you are using the latest driver versions for your screen, printer, sound card and MIDI interface.
* The MPU Driver included with Windows 3.1 is better than the MPU Driver that comes with Windows for Workgroups 3.11.
* Windows for Workgroups 3.11 could have problems with using 32 bit file and disk access. For test purposes use the 16 bit file and disk access modes.

Cubase for Windows and MROS
If you experience strange timing behaviour (i.e very low playback speed!) check for the existance of the following lines in the win.ini file.

Hint: This value can also be set in the Synchronization dialog, as the control System Granularity. The change is only active after restarting Cubase.

Cubase for Windows and Timing
Should you have problems with timing, please first check these factors.

 * Reducing the Length Correction in the MIDI Settings dialog. Change the value from the preset -2 to somewhere in the range between -10 to -20. The value -10 is satisfactory in most cases.

 * The Track list is calculated from top to bottom, therefore the timing of critical tracks such as drum and percussion should always be in the upper part of the Arrange window.

 Switch on Note On Priority in the MIDI Settings dialog.

 * Use a standard VGA or SVGA instead of a driver with higher resolution. You might also try reducing the number of colors, since this reduces the load on the system.

Cubase for Windows and Printing
If you experience problems when printing please check if some of the following solutions apply:

*  The printer driver version number may be manufacturer-dependant. It may be that a driver with a higher version number is NOT necessarily newer.
*  In the Control Panel, deactivate the option "Use print manager".
*  In the sub dialog "Connect", deactivate "Print directly to port".
*  Try to use the port "LPT!.DOS" instead of "LPT1" (or append the following line to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file: MODE LPT1:,,P
*  The SET TEMP statement in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file should not point to a RAM drive. Create a directory called TEMP and let the variable point to this instead.
*  No PC card should use a base address higher or equal than 350h. This may overwrite the LPT1 port, which is located at 378h.
*  A buggy display driver may influence printing. If in doubt, try the VGA standard display driver and see whether this makes any difference.

ATI Graphic Cards
If you have an ATI Graphic Card and experience problems with Cubase, please try checking the entries in the [MACH]  section of the  win.ini,to make sure they match those given below:

Colour Weight 16=565

Advice and hints about memory management

How do I maximize the available memory for Windows programs?
*   Remove all unnecessary memory resident programs from your  autoexec.bat and config.sys files.
*   Quit all applications that you don't actually need.
*   Let MS-DOS based programs run in full screen mode and not in a window.
*   Minimize other Windows applications to icons. Many applications use less memory in this mode.
*   Remove or save any possible data in the Windows system's clipboard.
*   If you use a background picture, set it to NONE. You can use a background pattern instead, if desired.
*   If you use MS-DOS applications, adjust their settings in the so called PIF Editor (eg.. Run in Background and Detect Idling Time ).
*   If multiple MS-DOS programs are used simultaneously, adjust the Multitasking options "Background and Foreground priorities" in the PIF Editor.
*   When possible, always use a permanent swap file

                        End of Document

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Re: Cubase v2.8 (May 1996) for Win3.1/Win95 *DOWNLOAD*
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 09:36:55 AM »
Welcome to the Installation of Cubase 2.8 for Windows!

While waiting for the program to get installed, fill out the
registration card and send it in. This entitles you to customer
support and ensures that you are informed about updates of
the program!

After installation you will find a directory next to your
new program, called README. This contains a number of Windows
Write files, describing changes to the program since the
manual was written, giving answers to common questions etc.
Please open these files and read them!

In the package you will find a CD-ROM disk containing
WavePlayer. See NEWSTUFF.WRI for more information.

If you run Windows 95, installation is slightly different from
that described in the manual, but the general procedure is the
same. Please refer to the document CUBWIN95.WRI after
installation for more info.

At the end of a successful installation a utility called Setup MME
will be launched. This allows to change the name and order of
your MIDI interfaces. If you like, Cancel this program, you can
always make those changes later. Also see the file SETUPMME.WRI.

The Cubase Installer can be run from a networked Windows system
(a system where Windows and application files are on a server).
Because the server contains all the shared files,
the SYSTEM directory is read-only. This prevents one user
from overwriting the system for all other users. This
presents a problem when you need to install files in the
system directory. On shared installations, these files
should go into the user's WINDOWS directory. To force Cubase
Installer to do that, you must use the /N parameter.
For example: INSTALL.EXE /N

A note for experienced users only!!!!
If you have difficulty installing due to damaged disks, you can
try using the EXTRACT.EXE program to install the files that are
still intact. This *might* allow you to use the program while waiting
for a proper disk set. However, you must ensure that all the
necessary files are actually installed and that they are organsied
correctly in the directory. When you run the EXTRACT.EXE
program you are able too see how the files are organised in the
installation. Please use the same structure.

Thanks for choosing Cubase!

The Steinberg Team

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Re: Cubase v2.8 (May 1996) for Win3.1/Win95 [DL]
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 12:50:26 PM »

dated dec 22nd 1995
might only work properly on the older 16bit or 32bit windows such as win3.1/win95/win98/98SE
installed fine on win7/32 ok but crack doesnt seem to work
installed fine on windows ME and working 100% except for that the zoom in/out menus go insanely fast which makes them
really unusable, i would say its best to stick to the original system requirements and use a pentium 1 or pentium 2 lower powered cpu instead of a pIII, or p4 or higher, like p2 266Mhz or lower..
in 1995 the fastest common cpu was the pentium 133mhz so maybe its best to use this on a pentium 166 or lower, maybe even a 486/386.

the other alternative is to find some type of software that slows down the cpu such as they do for retro DOS games

maybe the problem could be due to graphics accelleration?
perhaps its best to use an older graphics card from around the time of the program being written (1996 in this case?) such as a matrox mystique or ATI Mach64 Card
for more info on the graphics card connection to midi timing view the readme notes here:
the notes also mention the Matrox Millennium, Tseng ET6000, Hercules Dynamite 128
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Re: Cubase v2.80 (May 1996) for Win3.1/Win95 [DL] 386+
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2022, 07:07:12 AM »
i will test that tonight

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Re: Cubase v2.80 (May 1996) for Win3.1/Win95 [DL] 386+
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2022, 06:33:37 PM »
Just a info, maybe usefull, MR_MMWIN.DLL and MR_MMWIN.cfg/ini are almost interchangable in the case of Cubase 1.0, Cubase Lite, Cubase GS and 2.8.2, so if you expirience problems with recognizing midi ports on either of them(input/output not working), try copying those files from a Cubase version that does work.

In my case, Cubase GS had trouble not outputing midi, i copied 2.8.2 files and it worked like a charm.