View connected devices, change multiple device options, and run maintenance tools including Erase Memory Slots and Factory Reset.
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 the compiler. Protect your work in case of a crash or you just simply forgot to save.
Use Legacy 16Bit Compiler
Zen will continue to support 16bit scripts, so be sure to select the 16bit compiler instead of the 32bit compiler for those scripts.
PS5 support requires a specific third-party licensed PS4 controller to act as a 'donor' which we call the PS4 Speciality Controller (third-party means NOT an original Sony controller).
This controller can be used as a license donor, so you are able to play PS5/PS4 games using the new DualSense Controller, the Sony DualShock 4 Controller (DS4) and most licensed Xbox Controllers 👉 click here for the current list of known 'Speciality Controllers.
Tip: 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 (For PS5 Console)
Select "Enable PS4 Speciality (For PS5 Console)". You will be prompted to "Please Wait. Resetting Device, If the device does not come back up please click FIND DEVICE".
Enable PS Remote Play
Select "Enable PS Remote Play". You will be prompted to "Please Wait. Resetting Device, If the device does not detect, click the FIND DEVICE button.
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.
Important: If you are having trouble getting your controller to work on a PC, try setting the Output Protocol manually to Xbox 360 or PC/Mobile.
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.
Info: 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 on 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!
Note: Not applicable to the PS5.
Remote Slot Change
Change Cronus Zen memory slots remotely using your controller. The available buttons change depending on what controller you have connected.
Xbox One X|S
XBOX + VIEW
XBOX + LS
XBOX + BACK
XBOX + LS
PS + SHARE
PS + L3
PS + SELECT
PS + L3
HOME + MINUS
HOME + L3
Resets all options to factory default settings and erases memory slots.
Erase Memory Slots
Erases all memory slots without affecting any other options.
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:
If the Zen does not detect in Zen Studio and the USB cables are good, this will help re-sync the discovery of the device.
Reset the Zen without manually power cycling.
Clear BT Devices
Bluetooth pairings can become corrupt causing controller disconnections. Especially if you have ever paired more than one device which can sometimes result in cross contamination. We have included a function to erase all BT pairing history from the Zen, however it requires a couple of steps:
- The device you wish to unpair? Turn it's power off (if it's a controller, hold down the XBOX/PS button for 5-15 seconds until the LED turns off).
- Open Zen Studio, click the Device Tab and press the Clear BT Devices button.
- You'll get a popup asking if you wish to clear Bluetooth Device. Click yes until the taskbar says "All registered Bluetooth devices have been cleared" (see image below).
- Now disconnect all USB cables from the Cronus Zen.
- It's now important to pair the device to something else other than the Zen, or it will continually try to pair to the Zen causing controller disconnections.
- Once that is done you can start using your Zen again 🙂
Displays the manufacturer's logo of any Console, Joypad, Mouse, Keyboard, or Navcon that is correctly registered with the Cronus Zen.
Displays the amount of flash memory used by the scripts or gamepacks loaded to the memory slots.
Zen Serial Number
Displays the unique serial number attached to your Zen. Once you have registered your Zen, the serial number is used to give you exclusive access to private areas of the Cronus Community.