Looking for help please to download custom indicator for MT4 on Mac

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CongoJaz
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CongoJaz  

Hi everyone, I'm trying to download the Moving Averages crossover indicator and when I click 'download' the link it takes me to doesn't work for me, I think this is because I'm using MT4 on a Mac with Wine. The only custom indicators I have so far, I have downloaded as .ex4 files and manually put into the Data Folder in Metatrader to add them to my indicators list. So I might need to download the .ex4 file directly? I can't find a way to do this on this website, it only takes me to this link and I'm unsure what to do next with this: mql4buy://24331.MA%20Crossover%20Arrows/free


Many thanks in advance for any help.

Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev  

I found one small thread related to this issue - 

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How to download - Mac (solved) 
https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/271784

Impossible to download automatic equity manager for Mac
Impossible to download automatic equity manager for Mac
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Hi all, It seems it's not possible to download an application for Mac, is that correct...
CongoJaz
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CongoJaz  
Thank you very much. I'm not sure where Wine has even downloaded to so that these settings can be opened, can't find it in Applications, anywhere in my terminal, in Anaconda or using a search of my whole computer. All I know is it's there somewhere and that things work the way they are aside from the Market. I think it's not worth the risk of making MT4 not work by trying to reinstall Wine as there was some difficulty getting it working in the first place - and everything is nicely set up on MT4 so I wasn't planning to use MT5 at any point soon. Sadly, I'll hold off on these custom indicators for now. If anyone wouldn't mind PM'ing to send me the .ex4 file by email that'd be really appreciated and I can swap some custom indicators.
Randy Moffatt
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Randy Moffatt  

Hi there...

Here's what I do to add a custom indicator or template to your mt4 trading platform for Mac.

1-Find your mt4 platform (ie. FBS, XM, IC Markets.. etc. ) in the applications folder.

2-right click on that.

3-click on "contents - Resources - drive_c - Program Files"...

5-Then you should see your mt4 trading platform.

6-Click on that and you will see MQL4. Click on that and add your indicators to that file called "indicators".

7-Add templates to the "templates" folder.

8-Go to your platform and right click in the folders dropdown on the left side and press "refresh". Your indicators will show up there.

I like to use the refresh tab. It saves a lot of time by doing this than closing and reopening your mt4 charts.


I found this also.

https://youtu.be/fBgDRFlcuH4

Also type into Youtube - how to add indicators to you mt4 charts on a mac

Many different videos for the same end result.

Cheers!!

CongoJaz
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CongoJaz  

Thank you very much for your reply Randy. Just to clarify, I have a way to add custom indicators which I've already downloaded as ex4 files (and templates) to MT4 and have successfully added other custom indicators, the issue is trying to download custom indicators from Market. It tries to take you directly to MT4 which doesn't work when using it with Wine on a Mac. There were some ways to address this posted by Sergey but I'm a bit nervous about updating to MT5 so ideally am looking for a way to download custom indicators from Market whilst still using MT4 on mac.

Many thanks

Sergey Golubev
Moderator
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Sergey Golubev  
CongoJaz:

Thank you very much for your reply Randy. Just to clarify, I have a way to add custom indicators which I've already downloaded as ex4 files (and templates) to MT4 and have successfully added other custom indicators, the issue is trying to download custom indicators from Market. It tries to take you directly to MT4 which doesn't work when using it with Wine on a Mac. There were some ways to address this posted by Sergey but I'm a bit nervous about updating to MT5 so ideally am looking for a way to download custom indicators from Market whilst still using MT4 on mac.

Many thanks

The Market does not work for Mac sorry.

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