Seeing mixed responses: Does the Chroma HDK/Synapse 3.0 work with older Chroma products?

Discussion in 'Razer Chroma' started by Enigmafoil, Dec 18, 2017.

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  1. Enigmafoil

    Enigmafoil New Member

    Hi all,

    Looking at buying the Razer Chroma HDK for some backlighting. As the title says I'm seeing mixed responses and some videos on YouTune.. does the Chroma HDK/Synapse 3.0 work with older Chroma products like the Blackwidow Chroma or Deathadder Chroma?

    Mainly playing Overwatch and looking to get the most out of my current products
     
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  2. njbmartin

    njbmartin Developer of Awesome

    Synapse 3 is still in Beta, but Razer are beginning to add support for their existing products. You can still use Synapse 2 to support older devices.
     
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  3. Enigmafoil

    Enigmafoil New Member

    Will Synapse 2 work with the Chroma HDK? Thanks for your response :D!
     
  4. Bitauren007

    Bitauren007 Active Member

    i have the hdk and it's only on synapse 3
     
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  5. Enigmafoil

    Enigmafoil New Member

    thanks, that's what I thought. Do you have any older chroma peripherals?
     
  6. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    You can view the older products supported on Synapse right now on the Synapse 3 page on the site. The only older products that have not been on Synapse 3 since release right now are the Blackwidow V2 and Firefly Mouse Pad from what I can tell, although there might be another item that I am not sure about. They are adding support for old products though, no one knows how far they will go back but they do need to re write all the code and such for those products going onto Synapse 3, so it is quite time consuming.
     
  7. Bitauren007

    Bitauren007 Active Member

    my tiamat and razer mug is still on synapse2

    everything else is on 3
     
  8. Enigmafoil

    Enigmafoil New Member

    according to the site it appears to support both those now, but I do not see the original Blackwidow Chroma : (
     
  9. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Yeah, They never added the original Blackwidow Chroma to the supported devices as of yet, although that might be coming in the future since many people want the new software and many people own that keyboard. It might not be out on the original V1 yet because since so many people have it, it could take down synapse servers with everyone downloading, and there are still many bugs that need to be fixed up.
     
  10. Enigmafoil

    Enigmafoil New Member

    I wonder if the Blackwidow Chroma (v1) would still run the Overwatch effects if Synapse 3 is installed to run the HDK/etc
    ah darn, serious bummer. I wonder if the Overwatch effects would still run on it
     
  11. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I think it would. I know Keyboard Visualizer still works with the firefly on Synapse 3 and my other products (Oranta etc..) on Synapse 2. They still have support for all the same chroma apps and such as before cross software.
     
  12. Enigmafoil

    Enigmafoil New Member

    Thanks for the response! If I end up purchasing it I'll make sure to provide an update here ASAP for those also wondering. Currently have a Chroma Blackwidow (v1) Deathstalker Chroma (recent, unsure version)
     
  13. RazerQuis

    RazerQuis Team Chroma Staff Member

    Just jumping in here! It will definitely work with Overwatch - it's one of my favorite effects. Mercy's and Lucio's effects are the best on it!
     
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  14. Enigmafoil

    Enigmafoil New Member

    Update - so I ordered the Chroma HDK - still tinkering around with everything - as of now my older Chroma peripherals don't sync given the Synapse 2.0 v 3.0 situation, but 2.0 and 3.0 can be run together so for my game-integration purposes I am happy.

    They look great, I ended up getting it after your response. I'll return the favor by popping into a few threads/YouTube vids that were inconclusive
     
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  15. RazerQuis

    RazerQuis Team Chroma Staff Member

    That's correct. The SDK is separate from Synapse, so game integrations will work seamlessly with older and newer devices.

    More devices will be added in time to Synapse 3, so keep a look out for that! It'll automatically update when it's available.
     
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  16. Enigmafoil

    Enigmafoil New Member

    I'll upload a video sometime, it's working great :D
     
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