Getting to this point in the guide shows you have successfully completed the single most important step when starting your Cronus journey, by updating the firmware on your Cronus Zen to the latest version. This also demonstrates that your Zen hardware, USB cables, USB Ports and ability to follow technical instructions is on the money and not something you have to worry about. You have the latest version of Zen Studio installed, your controller is connected and working without any issues and everything is golden. So what next?
If this is your first time jumping into the world of gaming mods, it's probably a little daunting and overwhelming. Well, you're not wrong. It can be a bit much if you don't know what you are doing, and it's probably driving you crazy playing against other guys online only to get crushed over and over, you just want to get in there and game on the same level as they are. You have no idea what Scripts or GamePacks are and it's all a bit confusing, right?
Let's make it easy for you.
What's important to know is that MODs built with a Cronus is not hacking. There's no manipulation of the game's code and there's nothing that you can do that is not already allowed on a controller.
However......with specific button/stick/sensor outputs from your controller at a specific time, you are able to create a MOD, and that's exactly what Cronus Zen does. It takes complete command over every possible output from your controller - and that's what it manipulates in memory, not the game itself. By using the GPC scripting language it's then possible to achieve some pretty fun stuff that not only makes your gaming a little easier and probably less frustrating, but also a lot more enjoyable too.
A MOD can be a sequence of controller events that can really improve your gaming experience. It could be something as simple as Auto Sprint, where normally you have to push the left stick down and forward all the way and hold it there to be able to run at full speed - but with a MOD, you can simply touching your left stick forward, even just a little bit, and it will tell the game that you are pushing your stick down and forward all the way, and your character will permanently run. Or you may have a semi-auto weapon that you have to keep pressing the right trigger hard and fast to get any kind of action - but with a MOD you can set a hair trigger so that the weapon fires with just the absolute slightest amount of touch and then have it fire rounds at a much greater speed than you ever thought possible. Then it can get really complex with Anti-Recoil or Aim-Assist type MODs that use in-game rumble frequency to determine exactley how to adjust your weapon and its interaction with other players in real-time. That's when it gets really saucy and fun.
MODs can be delivered into two ways, by an actual script where you have the full source code at your disposal, ideal for those who have experience with scripts or some level of coding, or if you have absolutely no scripting experience, no coding knowledge and it all completely goes over your head, for you, we make GamePacks.
GamePacks are a handpicked selection of favorite pre-configured MODs, built by expert gamers from the awesome Cronus Community and also by members of the Collective Minds ModPass team (marked as [PRO]). They are available to download directly in the Zen Studio software, and include the GamePack Configuration Interface (or GCI as we call it), which gives easy access to each MOD and the ability to activate them with a simple click, along with multiple options that you will eventually be familiar with as you become comfortable with your MOD playing style.
Open Zen Studio, click on the Programmer tab, make sure the ZEN icon is highlighted in Blue, then select the GamePack you want from the list on the right and drag it to one of the eight available memory slots (see image above). The GamePack Configuration Interface (GCI) will then popup.
There are two methods to setup Mods in a GamePack, the first being the GamePack Configuration Interface (GCI) which is used for the initial setup, and the second is the Zen OLED Menu System, which can be used when the Zen is not connected to a computer.
The GCI either pops up up every time you program a GamePack to a memory slot, or when you click on the memory slot number in Zen Studio. This is a really quick way to setup all your preferred defaults from the get-go.
The Zen OLED Menu System is a new groundbreaking feature that allows the configuration and tuning of dozens of different Mod modes and combinations, on-the-fly and in seconds, all from an easy to read OLED interface. Once you have programmed this GamePack to a memory slot it must be enabled and active. This is done by pressing the Memory Slot Button (P1) until the logo of the GamePack you wish to use appears on the OLED screen.
When you see the logo of this GamePack displayed on the screen, simply hold LT/L2 & press MENU/OPTIONS to access the Mod Menu System.
The Zen OLED Menu System has built in screensaver protection to help protect against screen burn. It will kick in after 3 minutes of inactivity. Press any button to return to the Mod Menu screen.
Quick Toggle Examples
Hold LT/L2 & Press D-PAD UP
Active Fire Mod
Hold LT/L2 & Press D-PAD DOWN
Hold LT/L2 & Press D-PAD LEFT
Hold LT/L2 & Press D-PAD RIGHT
Active Shot Mod
Hold LT/L2 & Press VIEW/SHARE
Global Kill Switch
📺 Watch this video to see how easy it is to download & program a Cronus Zen GamePack 👉
If you require assistance with a GamePack, have a feature request, or have a bug to report, we have setup an individual support community for every single GamePack. The link is provided in each page of the instructions:
GPC Scripts are written and maintained by members of the community and can be downloaded for free from the GPC Library. Each will have their own instructions and methods of operation. All are different so we recommend you read any notes and instructions which are usually in the header of the script. If you need further help you can click on the Authors name and contact them directly through the Cronus Community.
🔎 Find advanced script instructions in the GPC User Guide 👉 here: gpc.cronusmax.com
You can also download GPC scripts from other sources and program the same way simply by loading it into the compiler (File👉 Open). This is particularly popular in the scripting sections of the Cronus Community and our incredibly active Cronus Discord Servers (CronusMAX Discord / Cronus Zen Discord)
📺 Watch this video to see how easy it is to download & program a script 👉