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Published on Wed Oct 16th, 2013

In fact, the Tick Data Suite is a commercial alternative for the free Birt's patch script, so every fault or deficiency in the latter are addressed in the Tick Data Suite with full technical support to its clients. Here is a brief table listing the differences between products:

Feature Birt's patch Tick Data Suite
Tick data backtesting yes yes
Variable spread backtesting yes yes
2 GB limitation removal for FXT files partial1 yes
Can use FXT files larger than 4 GB no yes
Compatibility with Metatrader 4 build 414 and above no yes
Optimization support no yes
Slippage simulation no yes
Variable spread autodetection (no configuration, no MT4 restart required) no yes
Avoids problems with regular backtesting no2 yes
no need to run a script after each MT4 restart no yes
Compatibility with 3rd party tools; as the Walk Forward Analyzer no yes
Technical support no yes
  • Only available for MT4 builds 405 and above if the MSVC++ 10 runtime is installed and available for builds 402 and below for select operating systems (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008).
  • A crash will occur if a regular backtest was performed before running the script then another backtest afterwards.

Latest Tick Data Suite News and Updates

Tick Data Suite Features and Details The Tick Data Suite is a Unique Product with which you can Download Tick Data, Do Backtesting and Optimization your Strategies using Variable Spread in Metatrader 4
Free Tick Data Download A lot of tick data sources are available online and this is an attempt to cover some of the most well and popular providers where tick data are free to download
Tick Data Suite Guide [OUTDATED] On arriving to this guide, it's assumed that you already downloaded the desired tick data and it was converted to an FXT file and several HST files, each of which is setting in its proper place. If the steps above were not done yet, you will need first to follow the How to download free tick data and the How to prepare the tick data for MetaTrader 4 guides
How to Download Dukascopy Tick Data and Purse it with Birt's PHP Scripts [Outdated] A Brief Guide On How To Download And Process The Free Forex Tick Data From Dukascopy Using Birt's PHP Scripts. The Available Data In Dukascopy Is Raw In The Form Of Files Spanning Only One Hour, So It's Obvious That Tools Will Be Needed To Download And Parse It
How to Download Dukascopy Tick Data with JForex Platform A Quick Guide on How to Download and Process the Free Forex Tick Data from Dukascopy using the JForex Platform
Download Birt's Free Tick Data Tools and Scripts [Outdated] Download Birt's Free Tool and Script Files Helping you to Acquire, Process and Use Free Tick Data in Metatrader 4 Backtesting
Problems with Conversion to FXT and Tick Data Usage in Tick Data Suite [Outdated] Problems and Issues with Strategy Backtesting in Metatrader 4 Using Tick Data Suite, from CVS Conversion to FXT to Tick Data Usage
Free Birt's Batch Script MT4 FXT Files 2GB Limit Removal [Outdated] Birt's Patch Script Removes the 2GB the Metatrader 4 Limitation with FXT Files and Disables Overwriting Existing FXT Files too, which Effectively Permits Pre-Created Tick Data FXT Files Usage.
Enabling and Verifying the Use of Prepared Tick Data by MT4 for Backtesting [OUTDATED] As the Latest Metatrader 4 Client Builds are Unable to use Custom FXT Files Anymore, a Special Software has to be Run to Enable it for that; Tick Data Suite, a Commercial (Paid) Software, or the Completely Free Birt's Patch Script with Some Limitations.
How to Prepare Tick Data FXT Files for MT4 Backtesting with CSV2FXT [OUTDATED] Native CSV File Containing Tick Data are Incompatible with Metatrader 4, so it Can't be Used in Backtesting. FXT is the Proprietary File Format that Contains Ticks and Can be Read by Metatrader 4, so Simply we Need to Convert CSV Files to FXT.
Tick Data Suite VS Free Birt's Batch [OUTDATED] In fact, the Tick Data Suite is a commercial alternative for the free Birt's patch script, so every fault or deficiency in the latter are addressed in the Tick Data Suite with full technical support to its clients

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