Device

View connected devices, change multiple device options and run maintenance tools including Erase Memory Slots and Factory Reset.

Device Options

DualShock 4 Light Bar brightness

Adjust the brightness of the DS4 Lightbar in real-time.

Open Device Monitor With Build And Run

Device Monitor will automatically open when you select Build and Run (F5) from the Compiler

Unload Script When Closing Device Monitor

Compiled scripts running using Build and Run (F5) will automatically unload when Device Monitor is closed.

Disable Screen Saver When Device Monitor Is Open

To prevent any interruptions while monitoring I/O while gaming, the Windows screensaver is disabled while Device Monitor is open.

Open GamePack Configuration After Drag And Drop

Automatically open the GamePack Configuration Interface when you drag and drop a pack into a memory slot.

Enable Autosave in Compiler

Auto saves your open files when in compiler. Protect your work in case of a crash or you just simply forgot to save.

PS4 Speciality

PS5 support requires a specific third-party licensed PS4 controller to act as a 'donor' which we call the PS4 Speciality Controller. This controller can be used for gaming (no PS5 Auth controller required like with the PS4), or as a security license donor so you are able to play PS5/PS4 games using your favorite controller, including the new DualSense Controller (DS5), the Sony DualShock 4 Controller (DS4) and most licensed Xbox Controllers 👉 click here for the current list of known 'Speciality Controllers'.

This will allow you to use all Cronus Zen functionality, including your favorite PS5/Xbox Series X|S/PS4/Xbox One controllers, GamePacks and Scripts with PS5/PS4 games without any timeouts or disconnections! (Note: Some PS5 Games do not support rumble at this time.)

Enable PS4 Speciality

Select "Enable PS4 Speciality". You will be prompted to power cycle your Zen for the setting to take effect (simply unplug all USB cables from the Zen then reconnect the Mini-USB cable to the PROG USB port).

If PS4 Speciality is not enabling after the power cycle, either the power cycle was not done correctly (when unplugging the mini-usb cable there must be no other cables connected) or Zen Studio temp folder is corrupted and needs restoring.

Emulator Output Protocol

Cronus Zen supports all six major output protocols: PLAYSTATION 4/5, XBOX ONE X|S, NINTENDO SWITCH, PS3, XBOX 360 and PC/MOBILE. Use the drop down menu to select the corresponding protocol to the console system you are using.

If you are having trouble getting your controller to work on a PC, try setting the Output Protocol manually to Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

For the most part you will only need to have Auto selected. This will usually detect which console you are using and will also emulate the output to match the controller if you are connected to a PC.

The 'Mirror' reflects the source controller connected to Zen's A1 USB Port. Any controller that is then connected to A2, A3 or Bluetooth will appear to the console whatever the mirror is reporting. This is how we're able to connect a PS4 controller to an Xbox One. An Xbox One controller is connected to A1, so the Mirror always reflects the Xbox One controller, even though you are gaming with a PS4 controller. Magic sauce!

Remote Slot Change

Change Cronus Zen memory slots remotely using your controller. The available buttons change depending on what controller you have connected.

Controller

Toggle #1

Toggle #2

Xbox One

XBOX + VIEW

XBOX + LS

Xbox 360

XBOX + BACK

XBOX + LS

PlayStation 4

PS + SHARE

PS + L3

PlayStation 3

PS + SELECT

PS + L3

Nintendo Switch

HOME + MINUS

HOME + L3

Factory Reset

Resets all options to factory default settings and erases memory slots.

Erase Memory Slots

Erases all memory slots without affecting any other options.

Device Monitor

The Device Monitor shows all real-time information about your Cronus Zen: I/O data, CPU Load, VM Speed, Battery Info, 3 x USB & 2 x Bluetooth Input display and VID/PID info, Memory Slot control, Controller Power access, Rumble data, LED data and more!

This is an essential tool for testing controllers and debugging GPC scripts

🔎 Find more detailed information about the Device Monitor 👉 here:

Connect Devices

Displays the manufacturers logo of any Console, Joypad, Mouse, Keyboard or Navcon that is correctly registered with the Cronus Zen.