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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 computer (Check and install).

  2. Download the latest version of Forex Simulator (Download) and save it somewhere on your disk.

    Remember that the file has EX4 extension, which is usually not recognized by any application. Do not try to open or start this file, because it will not work. It is perfectly normal.

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

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

Startup and Activation (versions 1.9 and above)

  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. Click OK.
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  3. Login window will appear.

    If you would like to try out the software in free demo mode, select Demo mode and click OK.

    If you would like to work in full mode, select Full mode and enter your license details (e-mail and activation code) in the input fields.

    Enabling Save credentials will tell the simulator to remember your credentials on this Metatrader platform.

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  4. Click OK. Forex Simulator will verify your license and start. If there are any problems with activating the simulator, a message will be shown.
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  5. Ready! You should now use Data Center to download historical tick data before starting a simulation.

  6. If you are working on a laptop, plug it in. Laptop working on battery may sometimes offer lower performance to save energy.

Startup and Activation (versions prior to 1.9)

  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 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 to a file and avoid typing errors in the future.

    Leaving these fields empty will make the simulator work in Demo mode.
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  4. Click OK. Forex Simulator will start and verify your license automatically. If there are any problems with activating or starting the simulator, it will be displayed on the chart.
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  5. Ready! You should now use Data Center to download historical tick data before starting a simulation.

  6. If you are working on a laptop, plug it in. Laptop working on battery may sometimes offer lower performance to save energy.

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 page or contact us.