Windows PC

Cronus Zen supports gaming on any Windows 10 or 11 PC. Connect your favorite Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo controller, including Mouse & Keyboard support, all with access to the famous Cronus GamePacks and GPC script engine.

👉 This page includes the following important information for Windows PC gaming:

👉 Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Controllers to PC Guides:

  • Connect by USB
  • Connect by Wireless Adapter
  • Connect by Bluetooth

SUPPORTED WINDOWS VERSIONS

Cronus Zen relies on the latest technologies so it can function at the highest level, so we do not officially support Windows 7 or 8.

Windows Version

Supported

Windows 7

NO

Windows 8

NO

Windows 10

YES

Windows 11

YES

SUPPORTED INPUT DEVICES

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All the controllers, mice, and keyboards that are supported by Cronus Zen will work on a Windows laptop or Desktop. That includes most licensed controllers for PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo by either USB, Wireless Adapter, or Bluetooth, as well as most Mice and Keyboards! All default button re-mapping is done automatically by the Zen 👍

PlayStation

  • PS5 Controllers
  • PS4 Controllers
  • PS3 Controllers

Xbox

  • Xbox X/S Controllers
  • Xbox One Controllers
  • Xbox 360 Controllers

Nintendo

  • Switch Controllers
  • Wii Controllers

Other

  • Mice & Keyboards
  • Mobile Devices
  • Zen Back Button

STEAM SUPPORT

Windows PC gaming has become incredibly popular, so we have made sure that Zen fully supports all the major controllers with Steam, including DUALSENSE, XBOX SERIES X/S, XBOX ELITE S2, DUALSHOCK 4, SWITCH WIRELESS PRO and more!

Here's a list of all major model controllers tested with Zen & Steam (Windows 11), along with the LED colors you can expect when everything is correctly synced.

Controller Model

LED Color

Zen RGBs

DUALSHOCK 4

Lightbar: CYAN

OFF

DUALSENSE

Touchpad: CYAN

CYAN

XBOX ONE

Xbox Button: WHITE

GREEN

XBOX ELITE S2

Xbox Button: CYAN

GREEN

XBOX SERIES X/S

Xbox Button: WHITE

GREEN

SWITCH PRO

Home Button: BLUE

OFF

PS5 DUALSENSE
PS5 DUALSENSE
XBOX SERIES X/S
XBOX SERIES X/S
XBOX ONE
XBOX ONE
PS4 DUALSHOCK 4
PS4 DUALSHOCK 4
XBOX ELITE S2
XBOX ELITE S2
SWITCH WIRELESS PRO
SWITCH WIRELESS PRO

DUALSHOCK 4 EMULATION

When gaming on a Windows PC with PS REMOTE PLAY enabled, it allows full PlayStation pass-thru on A1 for original DUALSENSE and DUALSHOCK 4 controllers. There's also a little magic sauce that gives ports A2 and A3 full DUALSHOCK 4 Emulation - so that ANY controller connected to A2 or A3 with PS Remote Play Enabled will output as an original Sony DUALSHOCK 4 controller (including all third-party PS4 controllers like the ASTRO 40, Nacon, Razer and Scuf).

So, for example, if you're playing CoD: Vanguard with a PS5 DUALSENSE Controller - yes, Adaptive Triggers are fully supported - and yes, they're awesome!

We've also added Bluetooth support, so ANY controller paired to the Zen (PS Remote enabled) by Bluetooth, will output as an original DUALSHOCK 4 (note: PC games will now correctly display PlayStation icons).

PlayStation Pass-thru is A1 USB ONLY. So even if you pair a DUALSENSE controller using Bluetooth, it will also output from the Zen as an original Sony DUALSHOCK 4, therefore you will lose DUALSENSE specific features such as Adaptive triggers.



If you don't mind losing those features, then you're good to go for wireless PC gaming with a PlayStation controller 😁

The example below demonstrates emulation working by connecting an Xbox Series X/S controller to A3, you can see it outputs from the Zen as a DS4. Test by opening Tools > Device Monitor (Shortcut: F3), or go to gamepad-tester.com

Device Panel - PS Remote Play Enabled
Device Panel - PS Remote Play Enabled
Device Monitor
Device Monitor
gamepad-tester.com
gamepad-tester.com

PC HEADSET AUDIO SUPPORT

When gaming on a PC and you wish to use a wired headset for game audio, it needs to connect directly to the PC's sound card.

Newer models use a single 4 pole TRRS 3.5mm jack that includes headset audio and mic in one single connection. Older headsets have 2 x TRS 3.5mm jacks - one for the microphone (red) and one for the headphones (green).

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Connect by USB

Connect by Wireless Adapter

Connect by Bluetooth



Updated 09 Jun 2022
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