Nick Eastridge is a American computer programmer who founded Eastridge Technology, and provided sound engines to Mindscape and The Software Toolworks. However, it is unknown if each game he did for Mindscape was developed by his company, or if he only provided sound engineering. Though Nick received numerous music credits, he wasn't a composer and only knew how to arrange music, program music and sound, and make sound effects. His first known video game work was the NES conversion of Paperboy. He also did the whole conversion of M.U.L.E. for the NES. Shortly before retiring from working on video games, he worked for Majesco Games for a short time under the name "Ned Ludd", as verified by a composer who worked with him.
Nick programmed a sound driver using the Game Boy's modified Z80. He then programmed a program to convert MIDI files to the Game Boy. It is unknown what program he used to create his MIDI files.
For WWF King of the Ring, Nick reprogrammed his sound driver that he used at Gray Matter and Mindscape.
Nick programmed his own sound driver which utilized both the Genesis' Z80 and 68000 processor. He then created a program to convert MIDI files to his Genesis sound driver. The only Genesis game to use his sound driver was Wayne's World.
Nick programmed a sound driver in 6502 assembly language. Composers would then send Nick their MIDI files, in which Nick coded a tool that converted MIDI files to the NES.
Nick created a MIDI conversion tool. His instrument samples were taken from different keyboards, including a Korg M1 for the slap bass. The instruments may have been provided by Sony. Because of the way his music engine was programmed, SPC files for games using his sound engine are undumpable.
|1988-12-??||Paperboy (NES)|| |
|1990-06-??||The Last Starfighter (NES)|| |
|1990-07-??||Mad Max (NES)|| |
|1990-09-??||Gauntlet II (NES)|| |
|1990-09-??||M.U.L.E. (NES)|| |
|1990-10-??||Orb•3D (NES)||Sound Driver|
|1990-12-??||Dirty Harry (NES)||Sound Driver|
|1991-??-??||Paperboy 2 (DOS)||Sound Driver|
|1991-02-??||Conan (NES)||Sound Driver|
|1991-09-??||Captain Planet and the Planeteers (NES)||Sound Driver|
|1991-09-??||Gauntlet II (GB)||Sound Driver|
|1991-09-??||The Chessmaster (SNES)||Sound Driver|
|1991-11-??||Paperboy 2 (SNES)||Sound Driver|
|1992-??-??||Pit-Fighter (GB)||Sound Driver|
|1992-03-??||Pit-Fighter (SNES)||Sound Driver|
|1992-04-??||Paperboy 2 (GB)||Sound Driver|
|1992-04-??||Paperboy 2 (NES)||Sound Driver|
|1992-10-??||James Bond Jr. (SNES)||Sound Driver|
|1992-10-??||Miner 2049er (GB)|
|1993-??-??||The Incredible Crash Dummies (SNES) (クラッシュ・ダミー スリック坊やの大挑戦)||Sound Driver|
|1993-??-??||The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots! (GB)||Arranger?/Sound Driver|
|1993-02-18||Wayne's World (GEN)||Sound Driver|
|1993-04-??||The Terminator (SNES)||Sound Driver|
|1993-04-??||Wayne's World (SNES)||Sound Driver|
|1993-06-??||The Great Waldo Search (SNES)||Sound Driver|
|1993-09-??||Battleship (NES)||Sound Driver|
|1993-09-??||WWF King of the Ring (GB) (キングオブリング)|
|1993-11-??||Steel Talons (SNES)||Sound Driver|
|1993-11-??||WWF King of the Ring (NES)|
|1994-05-??||Relief Pitcher (SNES)||Sound Driver|
|1999-12-??||Pong: The Next Level (GBC)||Sound Driver|
|2000-09-23||Frogger II: Swampy's Revenge (GBC)||Sound Driver|
|2000-09-25||Galaga: Destination Earth (GBC)||Sound Driver|
|2001-06-10||Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (GBA)||1997-03-14|
(The link to the Eastridge Technology website has been removed. For more information, see the Discussion page.)