Connecting to a PS4

Using a Wired DualShock 4 Controller

Using a Wired DualShock 4 Controller
The first important step is to unpair your DualShock 4 controller from the PS4 console as this will solve any disconnecting issues. Click Here for a detailed guide on how to do that.

This guide also has a couple of important steps to follow if you have a PS4 Pro console and a DS4v2 (CUH-ZCT2U) controller.

Set Output Protocol
Follow the instructions here to correctly connect your CronusMAX PLUS to a PC via the PC PROG port using the supplied Mini-USB Cable.
Load Cronus PRO and go to Tools > Options > Device
Set the Output Protocol to PS4.
These are also the recommended default Speed Up Settings for Wired DualShock 4 Controllers (including a DS4 Wireless Controller with a Micro USB Cable). Rumble Over Bluetooth is disabled as it's not being used.


Feedback so far from Pro Players Beta testing the new Tournament Mode firmware....

"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!"

Call of Duty World League Tournament Players are using the CronusMAX as it enables the DS4 to be used as a wired controller and bypasses the Bluetooth, which was causing major communication issues and almost caused a number of tournaments to be cancelled. CM's are being used at the CoD World League Tournaments to eliminate the Bluetooth issue. Note: All mods and scripts are 100% disabled when in Tournament Mode.

1. First make sure the CronusMAX PLUS firmware is updated to v1.22
2. Set the Cronus Operational Mode to Tournament Mode (it must be v1.22 TE)
3. The Device Options MUST be set as follows - pay close attention to the Speed Up Settings (Event organizers will pre-configure these too).
Naturally you should also be using a high quality, low latency Micro USB cable, for best results no more than 6ft/1.8m in length. You don't have to get anything crazy expensive, my personal favorite is from Amazon and made by Anker. It's a great quality braided cable with 24K gold plated connectors.
Check PS4 Partial Crossover Support is Disabled
Select the CMax Plus Tab and make sure the box to the left of 'Enable PS4 partial crossover support (auto reconnect every 10 min)' is NOT checked.
We also recommend you select the 'Mimic Controller Player LEDs' option if you have CronusMAX PLUS v3 device. This is especially useful if you plan on using our GamePacks.
You can now close the Options window and disconnect your CronusMAX PLUS from your PC.
Connect the CronusMAX PLUS to your PlayStation 4
Connect the CronusMAX PLUS into one of your PlayStation 4 USB ports via it's Output Port.
The CronusMAX PLUS LED Display will now show the Authentication 'AU' Animation.
Connect your DualShock 4 Controller to the CronusMAX
If it's a wireless controller, use a full data Micro-USB Cable to connect your DualShock 4 Controller into the Input Port of the CronusMAX PLUS.
Ready to Use
After a couple of seconds the display on the CronusMAX LED will go from the Authentication 'AU' Animation to 0 (or a number if slot recall is enabled and a script was previously loaded) - indicating that the controllers are authorized and you're ready to play. At this point you can use your controller through the CronusMAX PLUS and also load any scripts or GamePacks. It's that simple!
If the LED on the CronusMAX PLUS does not change from AU to a number then the authorization controller is not authenticating. 99% of the time we find that this means the Micro-USB cable to the controller is faulty or not full data or simply not compatible, you should try another one. Another issue that sometimes comes up is that the controller USB port has a loose data pin. It will charge fine, but won't transmit data. Also make sure the controller is powered on of course - that's a rookie mistake.

If you find that your DS4 controller disconnects at random times there are several things to check that should solve the problem.

1. Make sure you unpair the DS4 controller from the console correctly. Click here for detailed instructions.

2. The USB cable could be losing its connection between the controller and the CronusMAX. This can be caused by a poor quality USB cable, the USB socket on the controller itself is loose, or any USB extension cable you are using with the controller is poor quality or too long. Check all connections and replace any parts if necessary.

3. You powered on the console with the controller. Don't do that as the console will sync with the controller and the security ID will pass to the console and not the CronusMAX PLUS. Always power on the console with the consoles power button.

4. Go to Step 1 in this guide and make sure 'Inframe In' is disabled and also try disabling the '1ms Response' and 'Inframe Out' options too. This sometimes solves any disconnecting problems.