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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

Cronus PRO v1.12 and CronusMAX PLUS v1.22 Firmware Update

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The Call of Duty® World League were presented with some challenges as their tournaments are exclusively PS4 and all controllers are Bluetooth. One huge room, a couple hundred controllers – as you can imagine, it wasn’t pretty.

We were approached to help solve this problem because one of the unique abilities of the CronusMAX PLUS, is that it can fully bypass the Bluetooth of a DualShock 4 and connect a stock wireless controller as wired, via a USB cable. As this feature was not currently available from Sony®, the CronusMAX PLUS was the perfect solution to make sure the events could still take place without any problems.

However, after the first couple of tournaments a number of Pro Players complained of minor to severe lag. We attributed this to the fact that many of the devices hadn’t been configured correctly for the PS4, that some were setup different than others. This would account for the variations in lag experience – however there really shouldn’t have been any lag at all. We’ve had Cronus in Pro Tournaments before (for example Comic Con 2015 in London had a great MKX event – all the Xbox One’s had a CronusMAX and the Pro’s loved it).  Given the amount of feedback we were receiving, and somewhat brutal pushback from various social media channels, we couldn’t ignore that there had to be a problem. So we have spent the last couple of weeks on the workbench, liaising with Activision® to make sure they knew that the Pro Players voices had been heard and we were doing everything in our power to first find the problem and then to solve it – before the Call of Duty® XP 2016 Championships started on September 2nd.

After a thousand cups of coffee, we discovered a remarkably obscure anomaly in the code that did indeed cause a very small but noticeable amount of lag, at random times and at random lengths. It’s testament to how good these Pro Players actually are that after all this time it went unnoticed, because the second they played it was spotted instantly.

The speed of the controller will now match the console 1:1. It’s been tested by many Pro Players via Activision® and they unanimously agree that the problem has been 100% solved. This really was a tough problem folks, however we do appreciate the good amount of constructive feedback that we received from the Pro Community (even though some of it was brutal!) We’re happy that we managed to nail this one in time for Champs – hopefully you guys are happy too as it will benefit ALL CronusMAX users. Some comments from the Pro Players who on the beta test program….

“This is 100% better, feels like there’s no CronusMax plugged in which is the main goal!”

“Definitely feels a lot better if any delay at all. Thank you.”

“Only used these settings in a FFA and feel much much Better”

“Feels a lot better good job”

“These settings definitely feel a lot better than before.”

“I wouldn’t even know the Cronus was being used – amazing difference!”

If the CronusMAX PLUS is good enough for the Pro Gamers at the World Championships, it’s good enough for all gamers.

We also rolled in a bunch of other new features and fixes into this release including adding Logitech Driving Force GT support to the PS4 Wheel Edition – with full Force Feedback Support.

I would also like to reiterate, after seeing some comments on social media channels, when in Tournament Mode, it is 100% impossible to use any mods or scripts to gain any kind of advantage. The CronusMAX PLUS is being provided and configured by the event organizers and will display the letter ‘t’ on the LCD screen to indicate that it is in Tournament Mode.
Click Here to download Cronus PRO v1.12

CronusMAX PLUS Firmware v1.22 Changes:

Cronus PRO v1.12 Changes:

  • Added Logitech Driving Force GT support to PS4 Wheel Edition Mode – includes Force Feedback and Pedals.
  • Added support for Logitech Driving Force GT labels in the Device Monitor/Compiler.
  • Added support for syntax highlighting for the Logitech wheels we support to the code editor.
  • Fixed a possible crash when attempting to view the instructions for a GamePack that didn’t actually have an instruction to view.
  • Direct Input Fixes in X-AIM for various controllers.
  • Logitech Racing Wheel Pedals fixed in X-AIM – no longer binded.
  • Fixed Remaps where Xbox 360 was set as the output.
  • Xbox One Elite Paddle labels now highlight in Device Monitor.
  • Filename no longer forces to “Cronus.exe”.
  • X-AIM is now forced to be the top most window which fixes focus drop out issues that some users were having, along with a full screen overlay which can be adjusted with a variable in X-Aim.cfg (OverlayOpacity=75) – 100 being Black.
  • Device Options Speed Up Settings Hover Descriptions updated (Inframe Out no longer Experimental and recommended for all controllers, as well as Inframe In and 1ms)
  • DS4 BT Boost is now solely for BlueTooth/Wireless. It can be disabled when using a USB cable.
  • All links and references to controllermax have now being changed to cronusmax

As an extra bonus, the Logitech G920 beta code was added too, however at this time there is no Force Feedback support and it’s not been tested a great deal – but feel free to have a play and post feedback to the forums.

Click Here to download Cronus PRO v1.12

Best of luck to everyone at Call of Duty®: COD XP 2016!

Call of Duty XP 2016

The Forum, Inglewood, CA – September 2nd – 4th 2016 – Buy Tickets From TicketMaster

Please Note: All attendees must be 18 years of age no later than Friday, September 2nd, 2016.


bbcWe also highly recommend the custom hardwired DualShock 4 controllers from Battle Beaver Customs – the premier leaders in custom controllers. They make an amazing DS4 that has the battery and usb sockets professionally removed and a high quality Micro USB cable that’s hardwired directly to the PCB of the mainboard. If you’re looking for that extra edge, this it it.

They’re currently being supplied by special order only to Pro Players in time for XP 2016, but I know they’ll be taking pre-orders very soon from the general public. Hit them up for more details.

Note: This is a non paid endorsement, we recommend these controllers from personal experience.


Cronus PRO v1.12 and CronusMAX PLUS v1.22 Firmware Update

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The Call of Duty® World League were presented with some challenges as their tournaments are exclusively PS4 and all controllers are Bluetooth. One huge room, a couple hundred controllers – as you can imagine, it wasn’t pretty.

We were approached to help solve this problem because one of the unique abilities of the CronusMAX PLUS, is that it can fully bypass the Bluetooth of a DualShock 4 and connect a stock wireless controller as wired, via a USB cable. As this feature was not currently available from Sony®, the CronusMAX PLUS was the perfect solution to make sure the events could still take place without any problems.

However, after the first couple of tournaments a number of Pro Players complained of minor to severe lag. We attributed this to the fact that many of the devices hadn’t been configured correctly for the PS4, that some were setup different than others. This would account for the variations in lag experience – however there really shouldn’t have been any lag at all. We’ve had Cronus in Pro Tournaments before (for example Comic Con 2015 in London had a great MKX event – all the Xbox One’s had a CronusMAX and the Pro’s loved it).  Given the amount of feedback we were receiving, and somewhat brutal pushback from various social media channels, we couldn’t ignore that there had to be a problem. So we have spent the last couple of weeks on the workbench, liaising with Activision® to make sure they knew that the Pro Players voices had been heard and we were doing everything in our power to first find the problem and then to solve it – before the Call of Duty® XP 2016 Championships started on September 2nd.

After a thousand cups of coffee, we discovered a remarkably obscure anomaly in the code that did indeed cause a very small but noticeable amount of lag, at random times and at random lengths. It’s testament to how good these Pro Players actually are that after all this time it went unnoticed, because the second they played it was spotted instantly.

The speed of the controller will now match the console 1:1. It’s been tested by many Pro Players via Activision® and they unanimously agree that the problem has been 100% solved. This really was a tough problem folks, however we do appreciate the good amount of constructive feedback that we received from the Pro Community (even though some of it was brutal!) We’re happy that we managed to nail this one in time for Champs – hopefully you guys are happy too as it will benefit ALL CronusMAX users. Some comments from the Pro Players who on the beta test program….

“This is 100% better, feels like there’s no CronusMax plugged in which is the main goal!”

“Definitely feels a lot better if any delay at all. Thank you.”

“Only used these settings in a FFA and feel much much Better”

“Feels a lot better good job”

“These settings definitely feel a lot better than before.”

“I wouldn’t even know the Cronus was being used – amazing difference!”

If the CronusMAX PLUS is good enough for the Pro Gamers at the World Championships, it’s good enough for all gamers.

We also rolled in a bunch of other new features and fixes into this release including adding Logitech Driving Force GT support to the PS4 Wheel Edition – with full Force Feedback Support.

I would also like to reiterate, after seeing some comments on social media channels, when in Tournament Mode, it is 100% impossible to use any mods or scripts to gain any kind of advantage. The CronusMAX PLUS is being provided and configured by the event organizers and will display the letter ‘t’ on the LCD screen to indicate that it is in Tournament Mode.
Click Here to download Cronus PRO v1.12

CronusMAX PLUS Firmware v1.22 Changes:

Cronus PRO v1.12 Changes:

  • Added Logitech Driving Force GT support to PS4 Wheel Edition Mode – includes Force Feedback and Pedals.
  • Added support for Logitech Driving Force GT labels in the Device Monitor/Compiler.
  • Added support for syntax highlighting for the Logitech wheels we support to the code editor.
  • Fixed a possible crash when attempting to view the instructions for a GamePack that didn’t actually have an instruction to view.
  • Direct Input Fixes in X-AIM for various controllers.
  • Logitech Racing Wheel Pedals fixed in X-AIM – no longer binded.
  • Fixed Remaps where Xbox 360 was set as the output.
  • Xbox One Elite Paddle labels now highlight in Device Monitor.
  • Filename no longer forces to “Cronus.exe”.
  • X-AIM is now forced to be the top most window which fixes focus drop out issues that some users were having, along with a full screen overlay which can be adjusted with a variable in X-Aim.cfg (OverlayOpacity=75) – 100 being Black.
  • Device Options Speed Up Settings Hover Descriptions updated (Inframe Out no longer Experimental and recommended for all controllers, as well as Inframe In and 1ms)
  • DS4 BT Boost is now solely for BlueTooth/Wireless. It can be disabled when using a USB cable.
  • All links and references to controllermax have now being changed to cronusmax

As an extra bonus, the Logitech G920 beta code was added, however at this time there is no Force Feedback support and it’s not been tested a great deal – but feel free to have a play and post feedback to the forums.

Click Here to download Cronus PRO v1.12

Best of luck to everyone at Call of Duty®: COD XP 2016!

Call of Duty XP 2016

The Forum, Inglewood, CA – September 2nd – 4th 2016 – Buy Tickets From TicketMaster

Please Note: All attendees must be 18 years of age no later than Friday, September 2nd, 2016.


bbcWe also highly recommend the custom hardwired DualShock 4 controllers from Battle Beaver Customs – the premier leaders in custom controllers. They make an amazing DS4 that has the battery and usb sockets professionally removed and a high quality Micro USB cable that’s hardwired directly to the PCB of the mainboard. If you’re looking for that extra edge, this it it.

They’re currently being supplied by special order only to Pro Players in time for XP 2016, but I know they’ll be taking pre-orders very soon from the general public. Hit them up for more details.

Note: This is a non paid endorsement, we recommend these controllers from personal experience.


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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.


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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.

New CronusMAX PLUS Firmware v1.03 – FULL PS4 TOUCHPAD SUPPORT & MORE!

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We are pleased to announced a brand new firmware update for the CronusMAX PLUS.

Finally, after much development and thanks in no small part to Hori, we have been able to add full PS4 Touchpad Support so that games such as Driveclub, Infamous, Metal Gear Solid V, Thief and many more are now fully compatible.

There are also many other fixes, tweaks and updates in this much anticipated release.

Changelog v1.03

  • Added Full Support for PS4 Touchpad
  • Improved USB Host Communication
  • Added Support for the New CronusMAX PLUS v3 Hardware
  • Improved Xbox One Controller Support
  • Increased DS4 Rumble Strength
  • General API Improvements

Please watch the video for instructions on how to upgrade plus a demonstration of the new PS4 Touchpad Feature.


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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!