PS4 Wheel Mode

Breathe new life into your old racing wheel with Cronus Zen. Now supporting a range of awesome, but forgotten wheels from Logitech and Fanatec, fully functional on a PlayStation 4 with full Force Feedback, Pedals, and Shifter support.

👉 This page includes the following controller guides for PS4/Racing Wheel gaming:

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Cronus Zen USB Port/Button Labels
Cronus Zen USB Port/Button Labels

SETUP PS4 WHEEL MODE

All supported wheels are auto re-mapped and converted so they detect in-game as a Logitech G29 with Force Feedback (FFB) 👍 If you have pedals, brakes, shifter, clutch, etc. that came with your wheel, make sure they all connected. Be sure to use any provided external AC Power supplies.

If you have pedals, brakes, shifter, clutch, etc. that came with your wheel, make sure they all connected, and be sure to use any external AC/DC power supplies that came with your wheel or accessories.

You also need a PS4 license donor controller connected to A1, so that the wheel does not disconnect every 8 minutes. We recommend the DUALSHOCK 4 CUH-ZCT2 (DS4 v2) which is our preferred controller for all PS4 crossover setups. The table below speaks for itself 😁

DS4 Model

License Donor

Audio USB

Audio Bluetooth

DS4 Speaker

Switch Audio

CUH-ZCT1X

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

CUH-ZCT2X

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

X: U=USA, E=Europe, J=Japan

DUALSHOCK 4 CUH-ZCT2 Controller Sticker
DUALSHOCK 4 CUH-ZCT2 Controller Sticker

Setup Hardware: PlayStation 4 console, DUALSHOCK 4 v2 controller, Zen Studio and Zen Firmware .

  1. Connect the CRONUS ZEN to a PC from PROG (mini-USB).
  2. Open ZEN STUDIO > Tools > Zen Operational Mode > select Wheel Mode - click Finish.
  3. Go straight to Device Panel > Emulator Output Protocol > set to AUTO if it isn't already and make sure that PS4 Speciality and PS Remote Play are NOT enabled.
  4. Click the Reset Device button. The firmware version in the status bar should now read "Firmware version v WE. If it says Device Disconnected, unplug and reconnect the PROG (mini-USB) cable. NOTE: Unplug all USB cables from the Zen (no power).
  5. Connect the CRONUS ZEN to a PS4 CONSOLE from CONSOLE/PC (micro-USB). NOTE: If using a PS4 PRO, Zen must connect to the REAR USB PORT.
  6. Connect a DUALSHOCK 4 v2 controller to A1 and press the PS button to power it on.
  7. HAZARD WARNING: DO NOT touch the wheel while the Force Feedback initialization and auto calibration is in progress. It will avoid injuries and/or incorrect calibration.
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If successful, the Zen RGBs and DUALSHOCK 4 v2 lightbar will change to solid BLUE, and the wheel will begin calibrating itself (DO NOT TOUCH!) indicating that Zen, wheel, and console are now correctly paired. If not? make sure the controller is powered on by pressing the PS button, then press Zen's reset button a couple of times and that should re-sync everything.
Zen Operational Mode: PS4 Wheel Edition
Zen Operational Mode: PS4 Wheel Edition

AUDIO: You can connect a wired headset to the A1 DUALSHOCK 4 v2 donor controller. However, it is recommended that you use a wireless headset, or one that connects directly to the console and not the controller. For more details see the Wired Headset Users page.

SUPPORTED WHEELS

This is the complete list of Logitech and Fanatec Wheels that are supported by Cronus Zen's PS4 Wheel Mode, including full Force Feedback support!

If you require support for more wheels, accessories or Xbox Wheel Mode, you need the Drive Hub the world's #1 selling Racing Wheel conversion adapter - on sale now!

Supported Racing Wheels
Supported Racing Wheels

All Fanatec Wheels must be put into a special PS3 Mode so it is correctly detected by Zen. See the Fanatec PS3 Mode page for detailed instructions.

  • Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base v1
  • Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base v1.5
  • Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base v2
  • Fanatec CSR
  • Fanatec CSR Elite
  • Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2
  • Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3
  • Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 R
  • Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS v2
  • Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • Logitech Driving Force GT
  • Logitech G25
  • Logitech G27
  • Logitech G29

PS4 CONSOLE SETTINGS

If a controller is still paired to the PS4, you need to unpair it, or it will keep auto connecting to your console instead of the Zen. There are also a number of console settings that improve Zen's functionality and performance.

When connecting a DUALSHOCK 4 to your PS4 using a USB cable, it also pairs it to the console via Bluetooth. So, to correctly unpair a controller, simply do it using any controller to Zen- it then won't auto pair Bluetooth after you "Forget Device"👍

  • Settings > Devices > Controllers > Select Controller then press OPTIONS > Forget Device
  • Settings > Devices > Controllers > Communication Method: Use USB Cable
  • Settings > Power Save Settings > Set Time Until Controllers Turn Off: Do Not Turn Off
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TIPS & TRICKS

🚦LIVE MONITORING

If you wish to monitor controller outputs in real-time with Zen Studio, connect the PROG (mini-USB) cable from Zen to PC, and keep the Zen connected to your PS4 with the CONSOLE/PC (micro-USB) cable. Open Zen Studio and make sure the Zen is detected, then go to the Device panel and select Tools > Device Monitor (Shortcut: F3).

☢️TROUBLESHOOTING

If the Zen RGB LEDs do not light up, or if the wheel is not responding, unplug all USB cables from the Zen, reconnect, then press Zen's reset button and that should fix it. Make sure the controllers are powered on.



If your controller disconnects:

  • The controller connected to A1 does not work as a donor (e.g., DS4 v1).
  • The USB cable from the controller to the Zen is bad.
  • The USB port on the controller is damaged.
  • The DUALSHOCK 4 is paired to the console by Bluetooth.

For more detailed help, check out the extensive TROUBLESHOOTING 👈 guide.

Fanatec PS3 Mode

Logitech Shifter Overlay



Updated 07 Jun 2022
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