Step 2: Setup Zen Studio

This page explains how to quickly download and install the Zen Studio software, how to connect your Zen to a computer, and how to link everything successfully to your Cronus Community account.
Current Zen Studio version: Version 1.0.8

1. Download Zen Studio Software

💾 Download and run the latest version of the Zen Studio Software 👉 from our website

Having trouble downloading or running Zen Studio? Temporarily disable any Anti-Virus software such as Norton or Windows Defender, as these sometimes trigger false positives with Zen's strong encryption algorithm. If that doesn't help, you may have a previous install that became corrupted. Click here for details on how to fix that.

2. Connect Cronus Zen to a PC

Connect a mini-USB cable from the PROG USB Port of the Cronus Zen to a computer with Windows installed (PC or MAC).

Windows 10 is fully supported on PC or MAC w/ Bootcamp or VMWare

Most onboard USB ports, found at the rear of a PC, carry more power (mA) than USB headers on the front, so we highly recommend that you connect your Zen directly to onboard USB ports (USB2.0, USB3.0 and USB3.1 are supported). Poor quality USB power will cause erratic behavior and unsatisfactory performance.

This applies to desktop PCs only - laptops and notebooks are fine.

3. Check Zen Device is Connected

Zen Studio's status bar should now display "Device Connected Zen FW...." if it doesn't try another USB port or USB cable.

Zen Studio Status Bar

If Zen Studio says 'Device Disconnected', click here for Troubleshooting steps.

4. Register Your Cronus Zen

Register the Cronus Zen with your Cronus Community account. This will integrate the Zen hardware & Zen Studio software with your account on the Cronus Forums, giving you access to private support areas and extra privileges such as the upcoming private Zen GPC Library, available only to Zen owners.

You may need to disable any pop-up blockers you have in your default web browser as this may interfere with the registration process.

🔎 If you require more detailed information about registering your Cronus Zen 👉 here:

🔎 Find more detailed information about the Cronus Community and its Forums 👉 here:

5. Refresh Stats

Click the 'REFRESH STATS' button and your Cronus Community account will now display along with your GPC Library and Community stats.

You're now ready to connect and setup your controller. Continue to Step 3.