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CronusMAX PLUS Firmware v1.23 Released

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CronusMAX brings you the third major update of 2016 – in case you missed them, here are the First and Second major updates of the year.

The main highlights for this release are support for the new PS4 Slim DualShock 4 Controller (Model: CUH-ZCT2U) that was released with the PS4 Slim console, Fanatec Racing Wheel Support, a huge update to our PS4 Wheel Edition Mode that adds a large list of Fanatec wheels, pedals, shifters rims and add-ons, all with full force feedback support without the need for any software plugins or a computer to be hooked up to the console, and finally the Xbox One Controller Battery Fix for all Xbox Controllers including the new Xbox One S Controller.

PS4 Slim DualShock 4 Controller

ps4slimCronusMAX is the first controller adapter in the world to add support for the new DualShock 4 Controller Model CUH-ZCT2U that was released with the new PS4 Slim consoles. You can use this awesome new controller to play on many compatible console or system such as the Xbox One S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation TV, Windows PC, and Android Devices (With OTG Cable). You can also use our Zero Lag Tournament Mode with this controller, as when the cable disconnects or becomes loose in USB mode without the CronusMAX it defaults back to Bluetooth – not so with the CronusMAX Tournament Mode, it stays in full, lag-free wired mode. Our Zero Lag Tournament Edition Mode feature was used by every team at this year’s Call of Duty XP 2016 World Championships – no other device compares!

Fanatec Racing Wheel Support

fanatecFor the first time ever, CronusMAX now offers support for a full range of Fanatec Racing wheels on the PlayStation 4 – as long as the wheel supports PS3 mode, they’re good to go. The amazing PS4 Wheel Edition Mode now gives the ability to connect Fanatec Wheels with Full Force Feedback Support, including support for pedals, shifters and other add-ons, all without the need for a computer to be connected to the console or any software plug-ins. This is what the Fanatec Racing Wheel community has been waiting for! So you have a CSW V2 and want to play F1 2016 or Assetto Corsa on the PS4? You got it!

Xbox One Controller Battery Fix

xboxonesXbox Controllers can now be authenticated for crossover controller use on an Xbox One console without needing to remove the batteries. This includes the new Xbox One S Controller!

 

 

 

As always in Cronus PRO go to Tools > Firmware Update

CronusMAX PLUS Standard Mode v1.23 Changes:
  • Added: Support for New DualShock 4 Controller CUH-ZCT2U (Released with PS4 Slim).
  • Added: Correct XB1 input report sequence numbering.
  • Added: XB1 controllers can now be used as authorization controller with batteries.
  • Tested with:
  • – Xbox One S Controller 3.1.1215.0
  • – Xbox One Controller with 3.5mm jack 2.3.2381.0
  • – Xbox One Controller 2.3.2381.0
CronusMAX PLUS Tournament Edition v1.23 Changes:
  • Added: Correct XB1 input report sequence numbering.
  • Added: XB1 controllers can now be used as authorization controller with batteries.
  • Tested with:
  • – Xbox One S Controller 3.1.1215.0
  • – Xbox One Controller with 3.5mm jack 2.3.2381.0
  • – Xbox One Controller 2.3.2381.0
CronusMAX PLUS PS4 Wheel Edition v1.23 Changes:
  • Updated: G25/G27 switch command to support Fanatec emulation modes (Wheel must be in PS3 Mode).
  • Updated: Moved the G27 PS Home button combo L2 & R2 –> PS to L3 & R3 –> PS.
  • Added: Support now added for Fanatec Wheels with PS3 Mode.
  • Full Force Feedback, Pedals, Shifters, XMB and In-Game Menu Navigation
  • Tested With:
  • – Fanatec CSR
  • – Fanatec CSR Elite
  • – Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • – Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2
  • – Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • – Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS v2
  • – Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base v1.5
  • – Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base v2
PS4 Games Tested Include:
  • Assetto Corsa
  • Project Cars
  • F1 2016
  • F1 2015
  • Drive Club
  • Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo
Many Add-ons Tested Including:
  • Clubsport V2 Pedals
  • Clubsport V3 Pedals
  • CSS V1.5 SQ Shifter
  • BMW GT2 Rim
  • CSL Steering Wheel P1 for Xbox One (CSL RP1X)
  • Formula Rim
  • Universal Hub Rim
  • Porsche 918 RSR wheel
  • Formula Carbon wheel

For instructions on how to setup racing Wheels with the PS4 Wheel Edition, go to this page in the manual.

We wish to thank the many beta testers who helped us these last 2 weeks to make this release as best as we possibly could. In no particular order:

MartyMcSpy, Stephen1300, Picklock, Ecstreme, jotavip, kntkatt, GL0ZZ3N, KittyDawn, jarmenti, AntinOz, Wolfpower11, Yabba, Elohims Wrath, wilbarron, Schattastic, enzo91 and geert.

Special Thanks to Kevin for providing the CUH-ZCT2U a week before it hit the stores. Sorry we didn’t get that update out sooner, but wanted to make sure this release was ready as a whole, we figured you wouldn’t mind waiting an extra couple of days.

IMPORTANT NOTES

#1 Make sure you correctly unpair your Wireless DS4 Controller from your PS4: Click Here
#2 Use the New PS4 Wheel Edition Forums For Support & Guidance: Click Here
#3 Here is the Logitech G27 Button layout that is mapped to the G29: Click Here – You can use this to easily map the buttons of your own supported wheel

CronusMAX PLUS Firmware v1.23 Released

Written by News on . Posted in CronusMAX News, News

CronusMAX brings you the third major update of 2016 – in case you missed them, here are the First and Second major updates of the year.

The main highlights for this release are support for the new PS4 Slim DualShock 4 Controller (Model: CUH-ZCT2U) that was released with the PS4 Slim console, Fanatec Racing Wheel Support, a huge update to our PS4 Wheel Edition Mode that adds a large list of Fanatec wheels, pedals, shifters rims and add-ons, all with full force feedback support without the need for any software plugins or a computer to be hooked up to the console, and finally the Xbox One Controller Battery Fix for all Xbox Controllers including the new Xbox One S Controller.

PS4 Slim DualShock 4 Controller

ps4slimCronusMAX is the first controller adapter in the world to add support for the new DualShock 4 Controller Model CUH-ZCT2U that was released with the new PS4 Slim consoles. You can use this awesome new controller to play on many compatible console or system such as the Xbox One S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation TV, Windows PC, and Android Devices (With OTG Cable). You can also use our Zero Lag Tournament Mode with this controller, as when the cable disconnects or becomes loose in USB mode without the CronusMAX it defaults back to Bluetooth – not so with the CronusMAX Tournament Mode, it stays in full, lag-free wired mode. Our Zero Lag Tournament Edition Mode feature was used by every team at this year’s Call of Duty XP 2016 World Championships – no other device compares!

Fanatec Racing Wheel Support

fanatecFor the first time ever, CronusMAX now offers support for a full range of Fanatec Racing wheels on the PlayStation 4 – as long as the wheel supports PS3 mode, they’re good to go. The amazing PS4 Wheel Edition Mode now gives the ability to connect Fanatec Wheels with Full Force Feedback Support, including support for pedals, shifters and other add-ons, all without the need for a computer to be connected to the console or any software plug-ins. This is what the Fanatec Racing Wheel community has been waiting for! So you have a CSW V2 and want to play F1 2016 or Assetto Corsa on the PS4? You got it!

Xbox One Controller Battery Fix

xboxonesXbox Controllers can now be authenticated for crossover controller use on an Xbox One console without needing to remove the batteries. This includes the new Xbox One S Controller!

 

 

 

As always in Cronus PRO go to Tools > Firmware Update

CronusMAX PLUS Standard Mode v1.23 Changes:
  • Added: Support for New DualShock 4 Controller CUH-ZCT2U (Released with PS4 Slim).
  • Added: Correct XB1 input report sequence numbering.
  • Added: XB1 controllers can now be used as authorization controller with batteries.
  • Tested with:
  • – Xbox One S Controller 3.1.1215.0
  • – Xbox One Controller with 3.5mm jack 2.3.2381.0
  • – Xbox One Controller 2.3.2381.0
CronusMAX PLUS Tournament Edition v1.23 Changes:
  • Added: Correct XB1 input report sequence numbering.
  • Added: XB1 controllers can now be used as authorization controller with batteries.
  • Tested with:
  • – Xbox One S Controller 3.1.1215.0
  • – Xbox One Controller with 3.5mm jack 2.3.2381.0
  • – Xbox One Controller 2.3.2381.0
CronusMAX PLUS PS4 Wheel Edition v1.23 Changes:
  • Updated: G25/G27 switch command to support Fanatec emulation modes (Wheel must be in PS3 Mode).
  • Updated: Moved the G27 PS Home button combo L2 & R2 –> PS to L3 & R3 –> PS.
  • Added: Support now added for Fanatec Wheels with PS3 Mode.
  • Full Force Feedback, Pedals, Shifters, XMB and In-Game Menu Navigation
  • Tested With:
  • – Fanatec CSR
  • – Fanatec CSR Elite
  • – Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • – Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2
  • – Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • – Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS v2
  • – Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base v1.5
  • – Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base v2
PS4 Games Tested Include:
  • Assetto Corsa
  • Project Cars
  • F1 2016
  • F1 2015
  • Drive Club
  • Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo
Many Add-ons Tested Including:
  • Clubsport V2 Pedals
  • Clubsport V3 Pedals
  • CSS V1.5 SQ Shifter
  • BMW GT2 Rim
  • CSL Steering Wheel P1 for Xbox One (CSL RP1X)
  • Formula Rim
  • Universal Hub Rim
  • Porsche 918 RSR wheel
  • Formula Carbon wheel

For instructions on how to setup racing Wheels with the PS4 Wheel Edition, go to this page in the manual.

We wish to thank the many beta testers who helped us these last 2 weeks to make this release as best as we possibly could. In no particular order:

MartyMcSpy, Stephen1300, Picklock, Ecstreme, jotavip, kntkatt, GL0ZZ3N, KittyDawn, jarmenti, AntinOz, Wolfpower11, Yabba, Elohims Wrath, wilbarron, Schattastic, enzo91 and geert.

Special Thanks to Kevin for providing the CUH-ZCT2U a week before it hit the stores. Sorry we didn’t get that update out sooner, but wanted to make sure this release was ready as a whole, we figured you wouldn’t mind waiting an extra couple of days.

IMPORTANT NOTES

#1 Make sure you correctly unpair your Wireless DS4 Controller from your PS4: Click Here
#2 Use the New PS4 Wheel Edition Forums For Support & Guidance: Click Here
#3 Here is the Logitech G27 Button layout that is mapped to the G29: Click Here – You can use this to easily map the buttons of your own supported wheel

CRONUSMAX PLUS ADDS PS4 SIX-AXIS SUPPORT – WORLD FIRST!

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It’s been a long time coming but finally, after many months of development and intense engineering, we are happy to announce that the CronusMAX PLUS is the world’s first cross-over controller adapter with full true PS4 CONTROLLER SIX-AXIS SUPPORT!

With other devices you can only read the accelerometer values on the input (and they are not even the correct values), this is no longer the case for the CronusMAX PLUS.

Games such as Blue Estate, The Last of US and Flower were either unplayable or required you to disconnect the CronusMAX for certain parts, are now completely playable!

For example you can now recharge your flashlight in the PS4 version of the Last of Us by shaking your controller, play the awesome rail shooter, Blue Estate with it’s full Gyro features and Rapid Fire, or use GTA SIX-AXIS features which are a lot more fun and easier to use than regular controls such as reloading a weapon, riding a motorbike, navigating a boat or piloting a helicopter.

Also, all Six Sensors (X,Y & Z Accelerometers and Pitch, Roll and Yaw Gyrometer sensors) input data can now be correctly and independently read and used for GPC scripting.

SIX-AXIS Explained

SIX-AXIS refers to the accelerometer/gyroscope in the PS4 controller.

The term “Six Degrees of Freedom” refers to the gyrometer’s X, Y, Z in-plane forces and the accelerometers X, Y, Z real-world plane forces.

The gyrometer works with “Pitch”, “Roll” and “Yaw” movements. The motions are illustrated below:

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Combined, these inputs allow for creating the amazing effects seen in PS4 games such as Drive Club, The Last of Us, Blue Estate, Flower and many, many others.

So how does this now work with CronusMAX PLUS? (Here comes the Technical stuff!)

The output report is now configured to pass correctly formatted SIX-AXIS data to the PS4 in such a way that the PS4 will recognize it.

The output feature data is sent with the correct data so the PS4 is calibrated to accept the data as it is originally intended.

The input report data is passed correctly to the CronusMAX’s VM and monitor. Previous versions didn’t pass gyro data and placed the accel data in the gyro location giving what we now know as inaccurate data.

Accel are the XYZ coordinates which point down with gravity, at rest on the desk the Z Axis accel shows 25, this represents the acceleration due to gravity, i.e 25 is 1G….the range is +/- 4G

Gyro represents angular velocity about the respective axes:

X – Pitch
Y – Roll
Z – Yaw

You can now use the following GPC commands correctly for input data:

PS4_ACCX
PS4_ACCY
PS4_ACCZ
PS4_GYROX
PS4_GYROY
PS4_GYROZ

Updating to Firmware v1.07 is easy, simply connect your CronusMAX PLUS to your PC using a mini-USB cable, open the Cronus Pro software and go to Tools > Firmware Update. That’s it!

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We have so much more ongoing development in the works – stay tuned 🙂


More News From CronusMAX…..

CRONUSMAX PLUS ADDS PS4 SIX-AXIS SUPPORT – WORLD FIRST!

Written by News on . Posted in CronusMAX News, News

ps4axisnew4

It’s been a long time coming but finally, after many months of development and intense engineering, we are happy to announce that the CronusMAX PLUS is the world’s first cross-over controller adapter with full true PS4 CONTROLLER SIX-AXIS SUPPORT!

With other devices you can only read the accelerometer values on the input (and they are not even the correct values), this is no longer the case for the CronusMAX PLUS.

Games such as Blue Estate, The Last of US and Flower were either unplayable or required you to disconnect the CronusMAX for certain parts, are now completely playable!

For example you can now recharge your flashlight in the PS4 version of the Last of Us by shaking your controller, play the awesome rail shooter, Blue Estate with it’s full Gyro features and Rapid Fire, or use GTA SIX-AXIS features which are a lot more fun and easier to use than regular controls such as reloading a weapon, riding a motorbike, navigating a boat or piloting a helicopter.

Also, all Six Sensors (X,Y & Z Accelerometers and Pitch, Roll and Yaw Gyrometer sensors) input data can now be correctly and independently read and used for GPC scripting.

SIX-AXIS Explained

SIX-AXIS refers to the accelerometer/gyroscope in the PS4 controller.

The term “Six Degrees of Freedom” refers to the gyrometer’s X, Y, Z in-plane forces and the accelerometers X, Y, Z real-world plane forces.

The gyrometer works with “Pitch”, “Roll” and “Yaw” movements. The motions are illustrated below:

pry

Combined, these inputs allow for creating the amazing effects seen in PS4 games such as Drive Club, The Last of Us, Blue Estate, Flower and many, many others.

So how does this now work with CronusMAX PLUS? (Here comes the Technical stuff!)

The output report is now configured to pass correctly formatted SIX-AXIS data to the PS4 in such a way that the PS4 will recognize it.

The output feature data is sent with the correct data so the PS4 is calibrated to accept the data as it is originally intended.

The input report data is passed correctly to the CronusMAX’s VM and monitor. Previous versions didn’t pass gyro data and placed the accel data in the gyro location giving what we now know as inaccurate data.

Accel are the XYZ coordinates which point down with gravity, at rest on the desk the Z Axis accel shows 25, this represents the acceleration due to gravity, i.e 25 is 1G….the range is +/- 4G

Gyro represents angular velocity about the respective axes:

X – Pitch
Y – Roll
Z – Yaw

You can now use the following GPC commands correctly for input data:

PS4_ACCX
PS4_ACCY
PS4_ACCZ
PS4_GYROX
PS4_GYROY
PS4_GYROZ

Updating to Firmware v1.07 is easy, simply connect your CronusMAX PLUS to your PC using a mini-USB cable, open the Cronus Pro software and go to Tools > Firmware Update. That’s it!

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We have so much more ongoing development in the works – stay tuned 🙂

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.


More News From CronusMAX…..

CronusMAX PLUS v1.05 Firmware Update

Written by News on . Posted in CronusMAX News, News

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.

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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!