thanks for your assistance. The problem I have is that when the update happened all my original custom indicators remained in place and I can use them on the platform, but I am unable to add any new ones at all. So I installed an entirely new MT4 off Alpari and had the same issue, any new indicators, including the newly coded ones in this thread, I added to my MQL4>Indicators folder simply don't appear in the custom indicators folder at all when I open the MT4. So I've tried the shortcut link above and it has worked in the sense that the added indicators are appearing in the custom indicators folder but they are all grey and unable to attached to chart. These include the indicators supplied with the MT4 as standard. When following the 'modify' route they all, including your Angle of T3 & alerts indicator all give the error as follows in the picture below. Also below is a screen of what the custom indicators folder looks like. I've been battling to find a solution to this everywhere but to no avail. I think this may be a similar problem to jomatk in #50 and onwards in this thread.
Install the metatrader to any other folder but "Program files". The best would be that you install it to a different partition (I, for example, am having metatraders always on my E: partition, never on C:)
"Program files" folder in windows 7 have a special (it is a windows 7 protection mechanism) status and it prevents you from compiling sources that you have in that metatrader
Which version of windows are you using? If it is windows 7 or windows 8, your custom indicators are not stored in your metatrader\mql4\indicators folder but somewhere in c:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Metaquotes\...
Add /portable switch top your shortcut (as on the picture) and then you can use folders the same way as you are used to with current build 509 of metatrader
Apologies I've to bother you again. I'm not sure I know exactly how to go about this task. I searched through my metatrader platform , I don't seem to know where to get the 'beta test properties window'. If it won't be too much for you, could you please detail the steps involved for me. Many thanks.
When you installed metatrader a shortcut to it has been made. Right click on it and in the shortcut properties simply add that /potrable part to whatever is written in the target
It turned out that the ArrayCopyRates() does not work exactly the same way as in previous version of metatader 4 so the mq4 file has to be changed too. This is the correct code showing how it can be done. Guess that the change came with build 602 since tests in build 600 were working OK in cases when new bars were formed too (that is the case that must be taken into account now)
PS: the dll from this post https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/183798/page7 needed for this indicator to work correctly
sorry meant to attach a quote to post as below
Thanks Mladen, I have followed your instructions and now have a working MT4 build 600 in a new folder, still in C: as I unfortunately don't have any other partitions, but it is working. However, my base problem still remains...when I place new indicators in the MQL4>Indicators folder of my newly created MT4, when I open the charts none of them appear in the custom indicators folder. The standard supplied indicators are there and yellow in colour, but none of my added ones appear at all.
Did you add the /portable switch to the shortcut?
Otherwise you will have to copy the indicators to something like Documents and Settings\user nanme\AppData\Roaming\Metaquotes\Ter minal\....... some crazy name like DC23F91B23CA16\MQL4\Indicators
Some very good, in detail explanations how to set up the new metatrader 4 you can find here : https://www.forex-tsd.com/forum/commercial-talks/9092-fxcm/page46#comment_736746
Sorry about my english. I'm not too fluently in english.
I just wanna ask one thing.
What about backtesting Renko on new mt4 (upgraded MQL4)?
Is someone has a script for that?