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Forex Simulator - Installation

Requirements

Installation and startup - video tutorial

Installation

  1. Make sure that Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is installed on your system (Check and install).

  2. In your Metatrader 4 go to File -> Open Data Folder and locate MQL4 folder.
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  3. Copy the downloaded Soft4FX Forex Simulator.ex4 file into MQL4\Experts.

  4. Restart Metatrader.

  5. Make sure that Allow DLL imports is enabled in Tools -> Options -> Expert Advisors in Metatrader menu.
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  6. Soft4FX Forex Simulator should appear in the list of your Expert Advisors in the Navigator window (Ctrl+N). Installation

Startup and Activation

  1. Open any new chart and drag Soft4FX Forex Simulator onto this chart.

    Forex Simulator will clear the chart by removing all EAs, indicators and graphical objects, so it is always safer to use a new empty chart.
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  2. Configuration window will appear. Select Inputs tab.

  3. Enter e-mail address which was used to buy the program (the one you entered in PayPal) in the E_mail input field. Enter your activation code in the Activation_Code input field.

    E-mail and code have to be entered every time when starting the simulator. However, you can use Save and Load buttons to store them and avoid typing errors.

    Leaving the fields empty will make the simulator work in Demo mode.
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  4. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.

  5. Click OK. Forex Simulator will start and verify your activation automatically. If there are any problems with activating or starting the simulator, it will be displayed on the chart.
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  6. Ready! You should now use Data Center to download historical tick data before starting a simulation.

  7. If you are working on a laptop, plug it in. Laptop working on battery may sometimes offer lower performance to save energy. It is also advisable to use cable Internet connection instead of WiFi when downloading historical data. WiFi is usually much slower.

Where to get Metatrader 4

It is no longer possible to download MT4 from MetaQuotes official website. However, you can download it for free from any Forex broker of your choice. There are thousands of them. All you need to do is to open a demo account. Usually it requires registration on broker's website.

Problems

In case of any problems please refer to Troubleshooting section or contact us.