CronusMAX PLUS v1.05 Firmware Update

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It’s a busy time in our lab right now, we have yet another firmware update for you – this time for those with Xbox 360 consoles.

As you know, (or in case you didn’t know….), an Xbox 360 wired controller is required to authenticate the CronusMAX PLUS to your Xbox 360 Console. This is so it can be done without any illegally cracked security IC’s, and why Cronus has been on the market for so long without being taken down by Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo.

The problem and limitation has always been that only a select few 360 controllers were compatible with this authentication process, so it made it a bit of a lucky dip if your controller was compatible or not – either that or you’d have to buy a full priced MS original controller at $60+ and that was even a challenge due to so many clones on eBay these days.

Well, those days are now over. CronusMAX has succeeded where all the devices before us have failed. As of Firmware v1.05, pretty much every Xbox 360 wired controller will now authenticate!

We can’t say we guarantee all of them as the current compiled list has become quite large over the last couple of years and we don’t have all the controllers, however between all the staff, every single controller that we had that didn’t AU before now works flawlessly.

The majority of the ones that were fixed were brands such as Power A, Afterglow, PDP and some budget GameStop controllers. We didn’t have any of the non-AU Fightsticks on hand to test so we will rely on you guys to give feedback on as many 360 controllers as possible so we can update the compatible controllers list.

Examples of some controllers that did not authenticate before, or some models would work and some wouldn’t – but all now work flawlessly with the new CronusMAX PLUS v1.05 firmware:

(0E6F:0113) PDP AFTERGLOW AX.1
(0E6F:0213) PDP AFTERGLOW WITH SMART TRACK (MODEL PL-3702 v2.0)
(0E6F:021F) PDP ROCK CANDY
(0E6F:011F) PDP ROCK CANDY
(0E6F:0301) GAMESTOP WIRED BLACK CONTROLLER (These are super cheap only £10.97)
(0E6F:0147) PDP MARVEL WITH SMART TRACK
(24C6:530A) POWER A STAR WARS
(24C6:530A) POWER A PRO EX
(24C6:530A) POWER A PRO EX REALTREE WALMART EXCLUSIVE

Please check the Compatible Controller list here – if you see a Xbox 360 controller listed there that you can confirm authenticates, or if you have a controller that is not listed there and authenticates, or if you have a 360 controller that does NOT authenticate – please let us know by replying in this thread so we can either update the list or investigate your controller if it needs further attention – thank you.

There’s so many more cool things going on, more exciting updates coming very soon

To update simply open Cronus Pro and go to Tools > Firmware Update. This option is ONLY available to those who have devices with CronusMAX PLUS Firmware v1.00 and above.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 GamePack Released !

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What many of our fans have been waiting for – The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 GamePack exclusive to CronusMAX PLUS has been released to coincide with the PlayStation 4 open public beta release on August 23rd 2015, and Xbox One/Windows PC open public beta release on August 26th 2015. The game will be officially released on November 6th where you can expect for this GamePack to be updated even further.

There are many features that have been fine tuned over its predecessors, and also new features which make this the best Call of Duty GamePack yet.

You will also notice the new Class 0 which is enabled by default when you are using a non-DS4 controller (automatically detected by the GamePack) which is the PS4 Authentication Timeout System that also includes the new CronusMAX PLUS LED Notification feature.

Another great new feature that has been implemented especially for Xbox One Controller users is the new Xbox One GamePack Menu System:

Also, be sure to update to the latest manual using the Cronus Pro Manual Updater Plugin (as of today the latest version is 3.55).

For complete instructions and step by step details of all GamePack details please visit this page of the CronusMAX PLUS Online Manual: http://cronusmax.com/manual/#blackops3.htm

New CronusMAX PLUS GamePack Class & Mod Notifications

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It is now easier than ever to navigate through the different GamePack Classes and Mods with your controller – especially if you have a CronusMAX PLUS as you can use the new Backlight LED Notification System.

However we have also added a new method for Xbox One controllers where the triggers will rumble – this is particularly great for those who have an older version of CronusMAX as there are no player LED’s on the controller. The rumble option is available on selected GamePacks.

PS4 Crossover Essentials GamePack Released!

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The CronusMAX PLUS PS4 Crossover Essentials GamePack is the perfect addition for those using a non native controller on a PS4. It will give you authentication timeout reset options, the ability to remap the back/view/select buttons to press the touchpad and also allow you to control the touchpad movement with the Right Analog Stick.

Also included in this GamePack are incredibly useful and popular mods such as Rapid Fire, Burst Fire, Anti-Recoil and Auto Sprint. All the mods are customizable so you can set them up for whichever game you require, or if you don’t require them at all, they can all be disabled on the fly.

One favorite feature is the new CronusMAX PLUS LED Notification System for PS4 Authentication Timeout.

Here’s a complete 10 minute video demonstration of the GamePack in action:

For complete instructions and step by step details of all GamePack details please visit this page of the CronusMAX PLUS Online Manual: http://cronusmax.com/manual/#ps4_crossover.html

Thanks to CronusMAX’s very own KittyDawn!

Forza 5 Pro Edition GamePack v1.4 Update

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The Forza 5: Pro Edition GamePack has been updated with a sensational new feature – Enhanced Deadzone Adjustment.

You can now set the initial output of your wheels axis and the wheel output will be converted based on a mathematical equation and ratio.

For example, if the Deadzone is set at 20, an output from the wheel of 1 will equal 20 and an output of 100 will equal 100, or if the Deadzone is set at 45, an output from their wheel of 1 will equal 45 and an output of 100 will equal 100

This new complex equation gives the user complete control over their wheels Deadzone and unlike other wheel calculations, doesn’t simply push the problematic Deadzone to the end of the scale, It actually removes it giving you unparalleled precision and control!

The new updated instructions can be found here: http://cronusmax.com/manual/manual.htm#forza_5.htm

Another fantastic feature from CronusMAX staffer, KittyDawn!

Forza Horizon 2 GamePack v1.3 Update

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The Forza Horizon GamePack has been updated with a sensational new feature – Enhanced Deadzone Adjustment.

You can now set the initial output of your wheels axis and the wheel output will be converted based on a mathematical equation and ratio.

For example, if the Deadzone is set at 20, an output from the wheel of 1 will equal 20 and an output of 100 will equal 100, or if the Deadzone is set at 45, an output from their wheel of 1 will equal 45 and an output of 100 will equal 100

This new complex equation gives the user complete control over their wheels Deadzone and unlike other wheel calculations, doesn’t simply push the problematic Deadzone to the end of the scale, It actually removes it giving you unparalleled precision and control!

The new updated instructions can be found here: http://cronusmax.com/manual/manual.htm#forza_horizon_2.htm

Another fantastic feature from CronusMAX staffer, KittyDawn!

MAX Input v0.63 Released

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We’re happy to announce a huge update to our MAX Input Plugin with an immense amount of new features making it the most powerful plugin in our entire suite. It truly helps take the CronusMAX PLUS to the next level in terms of complete end user control over the performance of their X-Input (Xbox) compatible controllers – and in particular controllers that are not directly compatible with the CronusMAX PLUS.

Another bonus is that you can also use PC HID controllers with MAX Input that are not Xbox controllers – which is great for steering wheels such as the Logitech G27 which are PS3/PC based controllers (Although this support is “unofficial” as you have to use x360ce and it can be a little unstable at times) – more details in the MAX Input Support Forums.

Big thanks to KittyDawn for all the hard work he’s put into this over the last few weeks!

MAX Input v0.63 Beta Changelog:

  • Added support for CronusMAX PLUS 1.03 Firmware
  • Added support for PS4 Touchpad support in passthrough mode
  • Added support for profiles
  • Added option to import profiles
  • Added option to export profiles
  • Added storage for GPC scripts in profiles
  • Added rename/delete options to profiles
  • Added support for CEMU extra slots
  • Added support to assign any of the 4 possible X-Input controllers connected to a pc to the extra slots
  • Added support to assign the CronusMAX PLUS controller to the extra slots
  • Added support to save extra slot assignments in profiles
  • Added warning when clearing a single slot assignment
  • Added profile selection recall on startup. The last used profile will be automatically loaded on boot
  • Added control + N shortcut to create a new profile
  • Added button images to display extra slot assignment
  • Added user option to disable X-Input rumble
  • Added user option to enable/disable frames stay on top behavior
  • Added support for Windows XP
  • Added additional support for X-Input on Windows Vista
  • Added support for 32bit operating systems
  • Added context menu support for Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 controllers
  • Added button images for Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 controllers
  • Optimizations to the steering wheel deadzone adjustment algorithm
  • Optimizations to the GPC interpreter and runtime
  • Optimizations to the Invert LY, Invert RY, Tigger/Bumper swap mods
  • CronusMAX PLUS controller assignment to extra slots now functional when passthrough mode is disabled.
  • Added option to load MAX Input help page within Cronus PRO’s CHM help file.
  • Extra Slot 7 is now automatically disabled when in PS4 mode
  • Improve Share button function
  • Numerous optimizations to the base code
  • Updated URL links in the Help Menu
  • Updated the About Box

Note: previous database files are now incompatible with the current version. Any old database files will be deleted and replaced with a new file on startup.

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    10 / 10 here !

    If you own a ps3 and prefer an xbox controller, or even use a keyboard and mouse, this is a must to remap your keyboard to a controller. Go buy it now you won't be disappointed !

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    Worth every penny

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    Amazing Macro combos

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    KB & Mouse RULES!

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    Six-Axis 360!

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    Beats all rapidfire mods

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    Hugh Thanks!

    Without your help I couldn't be playing Xbox, thanks guys.

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    Wow!

    I have to say after reading the forums for Destiny Mouse and Keyboard setup I was flying into getting it set up in 20 minutes. It works outstanding! I'm more then satisfied and its worth every penny!

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    Now this is a company you can count on and trust...keep up the great work guys!

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    What Disability?

    I would like to thank you for making the CronusMax. I have this problem hitting L3 and R3, and today that problem was fixed. I love the remap feature on the Cronus max. You made my life easier.

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    Awesome stuff guys!

    Playing Forza 5 with my original MS 360 wireless wheel makes the XB1 complete for me, thanks to the CronusMax. Thumbs up!