FAQ

This list of Frequently Asked Questions has been setup to give you quick access to the most asked questions about the CronusMAX product. It is provided as a companion to our website which offers a more detailed overview of what our product offers. 

General Questions

What is the CronusMAX?

The CronusMAX allows you to use your favorite console controller on PS4, XBOX ONE, PS3, XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION TV or PC! (So for example you can use a PS3 controller on an Xbox One, or a PS4 controller on an Xbox 360 and so on…)

It also converts your controller into a fully modded controller without installing any chips or wires with features such as rapidfire, jitter, quickscope, akimbo, drop shot, fast reload, auto breath and much more without spending hundreds of dollars.

You can also use a keyboard and mouse on your console, giving you the edge in popular FPS games such as Advanced Warfare, Destiny, Titanfall, Halo MCC, Call of Duty and many, many more.

The CronusMAX PLUS comes with it’s own software called Cronus PRO which includes a library full of feature-packed GamePacks for many of today’s popular titles which are updated by our team of professionals whenever new games are released.

There’s also a range of Plugins so you can create/record/use macros and remap any button or joystick on your controller.

What consoles or systems will the CronusMAX work with?

The CronusMAX is compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation TV, Windows PC and most android devices (requires OTG cable).

I’m new to CronusMAX, do you have a quickstart quide?

Yes, you can download our quickstart guide in PDF format here

The quickstart guide was very helpful, however is there a complete manual?

Sure, the full manual is available from the help menu in Cronus PRO or the latest online version can be found by clicking here

What is Cronus PRO?

Cronus Pro is the main software for programming, updating and configuring the CronusMAX. It gives you access to everything including CronusMAX Settings (including Bluetooth Configuration, PS4/PS3 Authentication, Xbox One/Xbox 360 Authentication, Firmware Updates, Tournament Mode etc) Exclusive GamePacks, Scripts, Button Remapping, Macro/Combo Capturing, Plugins and more!

Where can I download Cronus PRO?

You can download Cronus PRO from the downloads section by clicking here

What is CronusMAX PLUS?

CronusMAX PLUS is an upgrade to CronusMAX that provides a whole range of new features including PS4 Full Crossover Gaming Support, USB Hub Support, PS4 Wireless Support, PS4 Six-Axis Support, Tournament Edition Mode, PlayStation TV Support, Xbox One Trigger Rumble Support and much, much more including many bug fixes and optimizations. A full list of features can be found by clicking here.

Is CronusMAX PLUS Lag Free?

The short answer is YES.

It is impossible for the human eye to notice any lag caused by the CronusMAX PLUS, therefore in this context it is Lag Free.

Technically, like any electronics device, data processing and all tasks performed by the micro-processor are time consuming. However our firmware is highly optimized. We use a programming technique which is free of blocking instructions and entirely based on events. Thus we achieved an extremely low response time, within a couple of milliseconds.

I installed Cronus PRO and updated my firmware, now my CronusMAX flashes E2

A crucial step was missed during the installation of Cronus PRO.  Please follow the guide found here to resolve the issue.

How many controllers can I use?

You can use one controller per CronusMAX at any one time. The CronusMAX takes on the “identity” of a controller and converts its signals digitally to the controller you wish to use. For example if you have an Xbox One, the CronusMAX will take on the identity of your Xbox One controller through the process of “Authentication”. The Security ID of that Xbox One controller is then stored inside the CronusMAX so that the Xbox One thinks that the CronusMAX is in fact the Xbox One Controller. You can then connect any controller you wish to the CronusMAX and it will convert a controllers signals through the CronusMAX to the console. This allows you to use almost any controller on any console. Note: The controller that is used for “Authentication” cannot be used while the CronusMAX is in use as it has borrowed the security ID of that controller. A console only allows one unique security ID to be used at any one time.

What would I need a USB Bluetooth adapter for?

A USB bluetooth adapter is required if you wish to use a PS4, PS3 or Wii U Pro controller in wireless mode (any console). We recommend for optimal results you use a Bluetooth 4.0 standard however a 2.0+ EDR standard will work just fine. A bluetooth adapter is not required if you wish to use Xbox controllers.

Can I use Steering Wheels with a CronusMAX?

The short answer is yes but requires a more detailed explanation. Although some wheels work out of the box, most Racing Wheels such as Logitech G27 and most Fanatec brands take a lot more setting up due how advanced they are. In most cases they also require a Windows PC to be connected to the CronusMAX along with a special plugin (X-AIM, or MAX Input) and dedicated scripts that have been pre-made by our team of specialists.

Our support community has a large user base of racing wheels owners who all give each other support and advice on how to optimized their gaming rigs. There are also many videos and guides to help you get the best our of your CronusMAX and Racing Wheel enjoyment. Click here for more detailed information.

Can I use a headset and mic with CronusMAX?

Due to how the CronusMAX communicates with PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers, you will not be able to use a chatpad or any wired headsets that plug into the controller itself. However, any headset that can connect directly to the console either wired or wireless should fine work as long as it does not plug into the CronusMAX, or into a controller that is being utilized by the CronusMAX at that current time. Click Here for a list of compatible headsets.

Will Cronus PRO work on a MAC?

You can use Cronus PRO on a MAC using Windows 7 or 8 with VM Ware, Parallels, VirtualBox or Bootcamp.

Windows XP is not compatible with these MAC Tools.

Are there any video guides?

Yes indeed, we host a full range of video guides on the front page of our website (click here) and on our support forums (click here).

Where can I buy the CronusMAX?

We are partnered with many retailers around the world. You can find a list of them by clicking here.

Can I get banned from Xbox Live or PSN?

CronusMAX uses stealth technology and is 100% fully undetectable online. However as always, when using any kind of mods or scripts, you do so at your own risk.

Is CronusMAX detectable by other players while online?

The CronusMAX is undetectable to other players and is 100% stealth. You will not get banned for using it during game play.

Does the CronusMAX have a warranty?

Absolutely. We offer a 90 day warranty that covers all electronic or mechanical failures. The warranty does not cover physical damage.

Is there a tech support community that I can get involved with?

Absolutely! We are proud of our huge community of over 133,000 members. Here you will find a massive pool of resources with a dedicated team of professional ready to help you. Click here to get access – signing up for an account is free of course 🙂

I have a question not answered in these FAQs, can I ask it somewhere?

Certainly, our forum support staff are happy to answer your questions.  You can post them here.

GamePacks & Mods

What are GamePacks?

GamePacks are created by a team of expert gamers who spend hours playing each game and customize each script to work specifically for that game to give custom mod features that will enhance gameplay that will give you a competitive edge.

For a full list of GamePacks click here. You will be able to see which features are available for each GamePack. If you love any of these games – the mods within the GamePacks will blow your mind!

What are Classes & Mods in a GamePack?

A GamePack consists of Classes and Mods. The main category is a Class so for example you may have a RapidFire Class. Then that class will have a number of Mods which are variations of that RapidFire Class which will be optimized for that particular game.

For example, a GamePack may have a RapidFire Class with 3 Mods, so:

Class Name: RapidFire
When rapid fire is enabled, you can turn virtually any semi automatic weapon into a fully automatic weapon. This creates a very unique advantage for players using semi automatic weapons. While rapid fire will not usually make a fully automatic gun shoot any faster, it can have positive side effects on fully automatic guns such as reducing recoil, helping players conserve ammunition and achieve more headshots.

Mod 1: Optimized RapidFire – This rapid fire is optimized to be as fast as possible but at the same time ensure that every single shot will be correctly registered by the game.
Mod 2: Adjustable RapidFire – With adjustable rapid fire you can always get the optimum firepower for your favorite weapon. The rate of fire can be pre-set in Cronus PRO or on the fly using the in-game controller menu.
Mod 3: Pulse RapidFire – Pulse rapid fire can reach a faster rate of fire with burst type weapons.

What is Rapid Fire exactly?

In a nutshell Rapid Fire allows you to shoot your weapons at the maximum rate of fire the gun allows.

What is Drop Shot and how does it work?

Drop Shot allows you to quickly lay down while avoiding opponent fire and shooting at the same time. This feature will catch most of your opponents off guard.

What is Auto Burst and how does it work?

Auto Burst allows you to set any weapon to a burst weapon. Set your weapon to shoot 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 bursts with one tap of the trigger.

What is Quick Scope and how does it work?

Quick Scope automatically scopes in and shoots with the press of the designated trigger.

What is Sniper Breath and how does it work?

Sniper Breath automatically holds your breath when scoping with a sniper rifle.

What is Jitter and how does it work?

Jitter turns any 3 burst weapon into a fully automatic for ultimate firepower. Hugely popular mod!

What is Auto-Aim and how does it work?

Auto-Aim automatically head tracks your closest opponent.

What is Fast Reload and how does it work?

Fast Reload works off a glitch in the game which allows us to cut out the animation clip of your character reloading his weapon. This mod is ideal for heavy machine guns.

What is Active Reload and how does it work?

Active Reload works off preset timings that hit a perfect reload every time.

I love the GamePacks, however I use a custom controller due to disability and require a custom layout. Can I request my layout is added to a GamePack?

Certainly, our team of dedicated coders are happy to do everything they can to fulfill your request.  Simply post your requirements here.

I configured and programmed a GamePack to my CronusMAX, the device shows 0 on the display but the GamePack doesn’t work?

When programming a script or GamePack to the CronusMAX, you place it in to one of the 9 available memory slots using the Cronus PRO software. Once you have authenticated the CronusMAX with your console, simply press the large button below the LCD display on the CronusMAX until it displays the number of the slot you placed the script/gamepack in to.

Technical

My Xbox One controller is not authenticating

Simply remove the batteries from your Xbox One Controller before authenticating. For further information click here.

I am unable to connect my controller to Xbox One

Simply remove the batteries from your Xbox One Controller before authenticating. For further information click here.

I can’t see some of the options in Cronus Pro due to the Windows size being too big

You need to set your desktop text size to 100%

Will CronusMAX work with USB 3.0

Some computers with USB 3.0 may work with programming scripts and gamepacks, however we have found that many USB 3.0 chipsets are not compatible when updating the CronusMAX firmware. We recommend using USB 2.0 and cannot guarantee that USB 3.0 will work at all.

Cronus PRO says Device Disconnected – what do I do?

If you have an older v1/v2 device, unfortunately you cannot use your device with the new Cronus PRO system. It was not upgraded to CronusMAX PLUS during the 18th month period where a free upgrade was available. This ended on 23rd July 2016. These devices are no longer compatible and not supported. If you have a v3 device or you are sure that your device has the CronusMAX PLUS firmware, try another USB cable and/or USB port.

My CronusMAX LED flashes E2 – what do I do?

Your older version v1/v2 CronusMAX has become corrupted due to incorrectly trying to program it with incompatible CronusMAX PLUS firmware. Unfortunately the warranty has been voided and cannot be repaired.

My controller disconnects after 10 minutes on a PS4 – what do I do?

You need to Click Here and follow the instructions. Make sure you have upgraded to the latest CronusMAX PLUS 1.20+ firmware.

My serial number shows as invalid – what do I do?

Unfortunately you cannot use your device with our system. It is either a clone/copy or a very old version that was not upgraded to CronusMAX PLUS during the 18th month period where a free upgraded was available. This ended on 23rd July 2016. These devices are no longer compatible and not supported.

I am running Gtuner and it says I have a non genuine serial number – what do I do?

You are using the wrong version software that is no longer supported by us. CronusMAX and CronusMAX PLUS now uses the Cronus PRO Software Suite and Plugins which can be downloaded from here.

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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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    Amazing device

    If you're like me and love your PS4 controller but want to use an Xbox One GET THIS you won't be sorry.

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    Worth every penny

    The controller feels and performs as it does on the xbox right there on my ps3, awesome job guys, and worth every penny !!!

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    Amazing Macro combos

    tested Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. I was able to perform normal & FADC combos with some characters like Ryu and Ken with a single click. Amazing.

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    As good as a XIM

    If you are a pc gamer, that needs a pc solution for console, get yourself a ControllerMAX you will not regret it.

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    KB & Mouse RULES!

    All I can say playing 10 minutes with ControllerMAX properly configured it felt better then PC....YES I said it even better then PC, it's that smooth.

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    Six-Axis 360!

    WOW! I can finally get that six-axis awesomeness on my Xbox 360. The best money I ever spent.

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    Beats all rapidfire mods

    I've tried the Intensafire, Godfather even the new Wolf controller. The ControllerMAX beats them hands down and no wires or soldering too. 5 Stars!

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    Just perfect!

    I can't believe how much this can do for the price tag - it blew me away. Best controller upgrade ever.

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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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    Achievement Unlocked!

    Idle boosting Complete 150 Multiplayer games, James Cameron's Avatar. My friend said it would be hard, I laughed then linked him.

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    A++!

    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!