Improved support for the PS4. CronusMax is no longer required.

Firmware build 1799+: For basic Quadstick + PS4 applications, the CronusMax is no longer required for uninterrupted "full-crossover" type support.  Simply update the firmware in the Quadstick to build 1799 or later, plug the Dual Shock 4 (DS4) into the USB A port on the back of the Quadstick, and enable "Enable Boot in PS4 USB mode" in the Quadstick Manager Program miscellaneous settings tab and "Save Preference to Quadstick". 

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Direct PS4 support has been available since build 1242 that was similar to the CronusMax "partial-crossover" support, where the connection is interrupted periodically.  Some games react poorly to the interruption.  Because of this, a CronusMax Plus running in a "full-crossover" configuration was still recommended.  This firmware update eliminates that need.

If you are converting older PS4 configuration spreadsheets that employed the PS4 Crossover Essentials Gamepack on the CronusMax to access the touchpad, you can now use the following output names to directly address the touchpad outputs:

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The "touch" output presses the touchpad and is probably all that is normally needed.  The directional outputs allow the position of the touch to be controlled.  See the configuration spreadsheet PS4 Full Crossover Default for an example.

The user has the option of not connecting the DS4 to USB A and operating in partial-crossover if a second player needs to use the DS4.  The Quadstick will need to be unplugged and plugged back in to the PS4 again if the DS4 is removed after power is applied.  If the DS4 is plugged into the USB A port after power up, and the system is in partial-crossover mode, it will switch to full-crossover when the next interruption timeout occurs.

When the DS4 is being used with the USB A port, do not turn it on.  Use the front panel button to start the PS4.  The DS4 will appear to be off, but will be providing a stream of data to the Quadstick.

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