Step 2 - Setup Zen Studio
Zen Studio is the software that gives full control over your Zen hardware with multiple levels of configuration, as well as easy access to advanced scripts, and macros by way of a powerful and fully upgraded GPC script compiler, along with a huge range of pre-configured GamePacks with the latest mods for the latest games.
Zen Studio also has a comprehensive Mouse & Keyboard settings interface as well as various plugins for capturing inputs from your controller, and re-mapping buttons, analog sticks, and sensors without any scripting knowledge. This page will show you how to easily install Zen Studio, and guide you through the different Working Panels.
DOWNLOAD ZEN STUDIO
Make sure you have the latest version of Zen Studio 👉 DOWNLOAD
The minimum Zen firmware version required for this build of Zen Studio is 👉
Register Your Zen
Registering your Cronus Zen will guarantee a whole bunch of exclusive access, including private support forums and Discord servers with all the latest mods, scripts, macros and MK profiles - together with direct access to GamePack developers so you can tell them what you want in your favorite packs!
- First, click here to register a Cronus forums master account 👉 Cronus Support Forums Already have an account? Login Here Can't remember password? Lost Password Form
- Open Zen Studio
- Connect Zen to a PC from the PROG USB PORT(mini-USB cable - see image above)
- If your Zen has been detected correctly, you will see the firmware version in the taskbar (bottom left) and a welcome section on the right.
- Click REGISTER HERE in the welcome section and you will be taken to the Cronus forums where your Cronus Community Master Account will instantly link to Zen Studio (assuming you logged in at Step 1). This will also connect to your Cronus Discord server account (join and link your account). You can close the forums page and go back to Zen Studio. Click REFRESH STATS and your account stats will appear.
If successful, you will see your Community Account information display on the right side of the Library Panel 👍
The Cronus GPC Library includes thousands of free scripts exclusive only to registered Cronus Community Members, with special private access for Cronus Zen owners. Detailed instructions can be found here👉 Library
The Compiler is a fully loaded IDE, designed to edit & compile GPC source code files with full-text formatting, find/replace, and real-time syntax highlighting. Includes a full debugging output window. Detailed instructions can be found here👉 Compiler
Get easy access to all GamePacks, Library Scripts, Re-mapper Profiles, and GPC Files.
Detailed instructions can be found here👉 Programmer
If you see an error saying, "Unable to Download GamePacks", it means your ISP is blocking the Cloudflare DNS so you will need to use a VPN service. There are many free ones, we recommend ProtonVPN.
View connected devices, enable PS Remote Play or PS4 Speciality, a 16bit compiler for older scripts, change multiple device options, and access to various maintenance tools including Reset Device, Factory Reset, Erase Memory Slots, and Device Monitor. Detailed instructions can be found here 👉 Device
M&K Settings Panel
Take your gaming with Cronus to the next level with our brand-new Mouse & Keyboard Translator Engine.
We found that many Zen users would often use a third-party MK device to get better mouse & keyboard performance, while still using Zen for MODS and scripts. As you can imagine, this didn't jive with our dev team, so they went back to the drawing board, redesigning the Cronus Zen Mouse and Keyboard engine from the ground up.
Over a year in development, and after hundreds and hundreds of Mouse & Keyboard support tickets and months of community feedback during the open beta, we're excited to reveal what we now believe is the world's most powerful Mouse/Keyboard/Controller/Script all-in-one translator device. Detailed instructions can be found here👉 M&K Settings
The rest of the Zen Studio guide is split into sections that explain every panel, button and feature in extra detail.
- Main Interface
- File Management
- Edit, Search, Replace
- Working Panels
- Zen Studio Update
- Zen Operational Mode
- Device Monitor
However, at this point you are likely ready to start setting up a controller so you can skip ahead to Step 3 - Choose Your System
Xbox Series X/S
If Zen Studio is not opening, or if you are having trouble installing or using Zen Studio, check out the Zen Studio Problems 👈 page.