Westwood Studios

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Westwood Studios
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Founded 1985
Closed 2003
Headquarters Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Other Names Westwood Associates

Westwood Studios was an American game developer that began under the name Westwood Associates. Some of their more popular series included Eye of the Beholder, Command and Conquer, and Dune. The company was later bought out by Electronic Arts, but a few staff members formed Petroglyph Games and the company still continues to produce games to this day.


Music Development


Westwood's founders created an Amiga sound driver, and music was to be entered in assembly.


Music was composed in AdLib Visual Composer and converted to the ADL (Westwood) format. Sound effects were created in ALFX and converted to the SND (Westwood) format. Instruments were supplied by Paul Mudra.


Frank Klepacki composed his NES Amiga using Dr. T's KCS for the Commodore Amiga, and Paul Mudra composed his NES music using Deluxe Music Construction Set for the Commodore. Their music files were then converted to Westwood's NES sound driver.


Young Merlin uses Chip Level Designs variant of the Kankichi-kun driver. The Lion King uses SLICK/Audio from Bitmasters.


The composers at Westwood used GEMS.

File Formats

Audio Personnel

The following composers worked at Westwood Studios: