Setting up an EA (Expert Advisor) on SLM (SmartLive Markets) using MetaTrader4

This is a discussion on Setting up an EA (Expert Advisor) on SLM (SmartLive Markets) using MetaTrader4 within the Forex Net Trap forums, part of the Specialists' Corner category; I thought I would add to this thread a comment about anybody using mac computers who would like to use ...

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Old Feb 7, 2011, 9:02pm   #9
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I thought I would add to this thread a comment about anybody using mac computers who would like to use MetaTrader4. It is possible. Here's my own experience. I'm using operating system 10.6. (Not sure how applicable this is on another version).

I've downloaded WineBottler, a beta application that runs Windows applications. When you download it you will find MetaTrader4 as one of the pre-installed prefixes (their word for applications). After you have installed this on your compute and you have downloaded your EA.ex4 file this is the path you follow (which is equivalent to no.6 in the instructions).

Go to Library - Application Support - Wine - Prefixes - MetaTrader4 - Drive C - Program Files - MetaTrader4 - Experts. (Copy the file into Experts).

From that point, follow the instructions that have already been posted.

I'm not an expert, I got this through trial and error. I know us mac users are a minority, but we can use EA's as well. Perhaps a more common way for Mac users is to use Parallels, but I prefer WineBottler, and this works for me.

RD
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 9:05pm   #10
 
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If it helps here is a quick summary I have just done for an AI trader new to MT4 telling him how to set up the AI .ex4 in Smart Live Markets.

Hi.

The AI EA is the .ex4 file. This is the autotrading program with my special AI coded into it.

You put this in the C:/program files/ smart live markets / experts.

The other .set files are settings files (hence .set) FOR the .ex4 program. you put these in C:/program files/ smart live markets / experts / presets . what each of these do is in each description.


Basically I have set these up for you all with an explanation of each. All you have to do is chose which .set file you wan to trade and put it in the presets folder.

Then you close down and relaunch MT4 , open an GBP/USD folder. Do ctrl + N , go to the experts folder and drag the FNTTraderAI_v002 onto the GU chart. It will then go straight to a settings screen with a "load" buttom botton right of the box. Click load and find the .set file you chose. load it.

Then go to the money management section and changes lots from 0.10 (10p) to whatever you trade per pip. So lots = 1 would be £1 pip. Once that is done click save and save this over the .set file.

So the set file you chose is now set up to trade and your £ / pip. Now if you go on the chart, right click and select templates, you can chose "save template" and call it something like "FNT INT30-30 AI RT".

You now can leave the PC running 24/7 or each time you start the PC to trade and launch MT4 just open a GU chart, right click, load template, select the FNT one and hey presto the chart design, EA, and .set files you all saved in the template will all appear in seconds already set to 15 min chart to ready to trade.

Obviously you need to set up the GU chart with candle and wick colours you like, and add the MA40 in blue and AI indicators in Pink for your visual reference. although they do not need to be on the chart for the EA to work as it calcualtes them from chart candle / price data.

Job done.

M
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 9:15pm   #11
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If it helps here is a quick summary I have just done for an AI trader new to MT4 telling him how to set up the AI .ex4 in Smart Live Markets.

Hi.

The AI EA is the .ex4 file. This is the autotrading program with my special AI coded into it.

You put this in the C:/program files/ smart live markets / experts.

The other .set files are settings files (hence .set) FOR the .ex4 program. you put these in C:/program files/ smart live markets / experts / presets . what each of these do is in each description.


Basically I have set these up for you all with an explanation of each. All you have to do is chose which .set file you wan to trade and put it in the presets folder.

Then you close down and relaunch MT4 , open an GBP/USD folder. Do ctrl + N , go to the experts folder and drag the FNTTraderAI_v002 onto the GU chart. It will then go straight to a settings screen with a "load" buttom botton right of the box. Click load and find the .set file you chose. load it.

Then go to the money management section and changes lots from 0.10 (10p) to whatever you trade per pip. So lots = 1 would be £1 pip. Once that is done click save and save this over the .set file.

So the set file you chose is now set up to trade and your £ / pip. Now if you go on the chart, right click and select templates, you can chose "save template" and call it something like "FNT INT30-30 AI RT".

You now can leave the PC running 24/7 or each time you start the PC to trade and launch MT4 just open a GU chart, right click, load template, select the FNT one and hey presto the chart design, EA, and .set files you all saved in the template will all appear in seconds already set to 15 min chart to ready to trade.

Obviously you need to set up the GU chart with candle and wick colours you like, and add the MA40 in blue and AI indicators in Pink for your visual reference. although they do not need to be on the chart for the EA to work as it calcualtes them from chart candle / price data.

Job done.

M
Many thanks for that. In my embarrassment, I hadn't quite figured out how to apply the .set files which is why I left it off my above post. Hopefully it will be the same when using a mac computer, and tomorrow when I try it I'll confirm that or if different hopefully of worked out the mac way.
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 10:50pm   #12
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5. Download the “FNTTrade EA.ex4” file from the “NetTrap Metatrader Expert Advisor” thread on the forum. Ensure you've got the latest version, there are several versions posted on the thread

Hi all , im still very stuck on how to down load this file !! nothing works!
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 11:30pm   #13
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Al, you seem quite new to the whole computer thing, never mind trading.

Firstly, you can't drag the file from the forum into MT4. As per step 4, the file must be placed in the following folder: C:\Program Files\Smart Live Spread Bet MT4\experts

For the avoidance of doubt, try the following link to download the file and save it to the destination I've given above. http://www.trade2win.com/boards/atta...rader_v006.ex4

Once you've done that, go back to goldfinger's guide and take it from step 7.
Thank you mate !!! finally installed it!!!!! another problem now !! The ' inputs' tab !
I cant find where it is to save the settings
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 11:39pm   #14
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Al, you seem quite new to the whole computer thing, never mind trading.

Firstly, you can't drag the file from the forum into MT4. As per step 4, the file must be placed in the following folder: C:\Program Files\Smart Live Spread Bet MT4\experts

For the avoidance of doubt, try the following link to download the file and save it to the destination I've given above. http://www.trade2win.com/boards/atta...rader_v006.ex4

Once you've done that, go back to goldfinger's guide and take it from step 7.
Ive found the input but cant get it to save!! lol
Think ill leave it on for ever!!!
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Old Feb 8, 2011, 1:15am   #15
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Ive found the input but cant get it to save!! lol
Think ill leave it on for ever!!!
Usually I can start MT4 up again with the same inputs/settings. But in the input screen for the EA, there is a save button where you can save the .set file, and reload them on demand.

Let me know how you get on.
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Old Feb 8, 2011, 4:32pm   #16
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I'd firstly like to say thank you for everyones input yesterday in getting me setup !!
I finally did it !
I didn't change any variables though ( should I ???) I just left it as it is !
It was file fnt06 I think !
Also when I come to live trading how to I open live account and is it like ig index where you just enter the amount per pip ? As on demo this morning it started with 10000 and a minus 30 was 201pounds !!
Thanks again guys !!
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