Help for 99.9% backtest in MT4

Jox90
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Jox90  

Hi, does someone know how to import tick data in MT4 to make a 99.9% backtest without using a commercial software? I tried with Tickstory free but it doesn't work with build above 545...I struggled all day to find a solution but without success, so I decided to open a topic, this could also help others...

Thank you.

William Roeder
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William Roeder  
Why did you post your MT4 question in the Root / MT5 General section instead of the MQL4 section, (bottom of the Root page?)
          General rules and best pratices of the Forum. - General - MQL5 programming forum
Next time post in the correct place. The moderators will likely move this thread there soon.
teset
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teset  
MT4 can use fxt files generated by Tickstory (with fixed spread), and there is no need to launch MT4 from Tickstory.
Jox90
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Jox90  

I finally was able to do the backtest with tickstory data. Some things:

I was not able to do the backtest with 8 years because, even if I have enough space on the hd, the file was probably too much big to work properly in mt4. I did the test with 6 months.

I set max number bars (in Option -> Chart) to 250000, it probably served to load all history data and make the backtest work properly.

Note: 99% number is not visible. The result shows n/a instead of 99,9%. But we can deduce that quality is 99% if error bar is totally green.


Attached the link of the tutorial for tickstory, it could be useful for someone who is trying to do this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=084k9fJCeCY