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

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Device Options

DualShock 4 Light Bar brightness

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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

Uses the 16bit compiler instead of the 32bit compiler.

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.

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 PS4 Speciality (For PS5 Console)
Enable PS4 Speciality (For PS5 Console)

Enable PS Remote Play

Select "Enable PS Remote Play". 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
Enable PS Remote Play

Important: If PS4 Speciality or PS Remote Play is not enabling after the resetting device, either the reset was not done correctly (when unplugging the Mini-USB Cable there must be no other cables connected) or the 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.

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.

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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!

Remote Slot Change

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

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Toggle #1

Toggle #2

Xbox One X|S



Xbox 360



PlayStation 4/5


PS + L3

PlayStation 3


PS + L3

Nintendo Switch



Factory Reset

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

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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

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

Device Monitor

Find Device

If the device does not show it Finds the Device

Reset Device

Resets the Device.

Connect Devices

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

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Updated 18 May 2022
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