Xbox 360 Controllers

All supported Xbox 360 controller features, including a list of known compatible Xbox 360 controllers.

Cronus Zen supports most Xbox 360 original and licensed third-party controllers. They can be connected to all compatible gaming systems with full Mod & GPC scripting capabilities.

Be sure to read the following important information before you begin to setup your controller. Stick to the basics and everything will be gravy👍

Main Supported Features

Main Features

Notes

Supported

Authentication

Wired Only (A1 USB)

YES

Wireless Receiver

Official & Third-Party

YES

Headset Audio Direct

Direct to Controller

NO

Rumble

YES

Even though there is no headset support for Xbox 360 controllers, if you are gaming on an Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Xbox One or PS4 you can connect your headset directly to the Xbox or PlayStation Auth Controller.

Official Microsoft Controllers

All special editions and variations of the official Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller are compatible with Cronus Zen.

Controller

Connection

Auth

Xbox 360

Wired

YES

Xbox 360

Wireless

NO

Xbox 360 consoles require an original wired Xbox 360 controller, to Authenticate the Cronus Zen. This is called the 'Auth Controller' and can also be used as the primary gaming controller.

For Xbox 360 Wireless support, it is not possible to send Authentication data via an🛒Xbox 360 Wireless receiver, so a second wireless Xbox 360 controller can be paired to the Cronus Zen for full wireless gaming.

Important Note: The controller must be wired. Play and Charge adapters for wireless controllers do not work as they provide power but no data.

Wireless Receivers

Name

Model

Wireless Auth

Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver

Original & Third Party

No

Third-Party Licensed Controllers

Many licensed third-party Xbox 360 controllers support Authentication over USB. If you ever have an Xbox 360 controller that doesn't support Auth, simply connect any 360 Auth Controller to Zen's A1 USB port and game with your preferred controller connected to A2 or A3.