How to install an Expert Advisor (EA) on Mac

January 17, 2014

How do I install a MT4 Expert Advisor or Indicator on Mac?

An Expert Advisor (EA) is an automated trading solution that can quickly and easily be added to the user-friendly platform, MetaTrader 4 on PCs and Macs.

Vantage FX traders who have installed our MT4 for Mac will not require virtual private servers, or crossover for Mac options to install Expert Advisors unlike other MT4 for Mac platforms.

Expert Advisor Installation Instructions

Please note: The below will work on Vantage FX’s MT4 for Mac platform only. If you are not a Vantage FX client, you will need to access the platform via a free 30-day trial of the software.

  1. Download and save your EA (ex4 and mq4) file on your Mac. Please ensure you remember your download location.
  2. Click “Finder”
  3. Click “Applications”. Find the ‘Vantage FX MetaTrader for Mac’ or ‘MT4Mac’ program and right click on it.
  4. Select the “Show Package Contents” option
  5. Click “drive_c” > “Program Files” > “Vantage FX MT4” > “MQL4” > “Experts”
  6. Copy your downloaded ex4 and mq4 file to the experts directory
  7. Close your MT4 platform if it’s currently running, reopen it, and you should see your Expert Advisor in your Navigator menu.

Indicator Installation Instructions

Please note: The below will work on Vantage FX’s MT4 for Mac platform only. If you are not a Vantage FX client, you will need to access the platform via a free 30-day trial of the software.

  1. Download and save your indicator (ex4 and mq4) file on your Mac. Please ensure you remember your download location.
  2. Click “Finder”
  3. Click “Applications”. Find the ‘Vantage FX MetaTrader for Mac’ or ‘MT4Mac’ program and right click on it.
  4. Select the “Show Package Contents” option
  5. Click “drive_c” > “Program Files” > “Vantage FX MT4” > “MQL4” > “Indicators”
  6. Copy your downloaded ex4 and mq4 file to Indicators directory.
  7. Close your MT4 platform if it’s currently running, reopen it, and you should see your Indicator in your Navigator menu.

 About MT4 for Mac

Vantage FX’s MT4 for Mac has been built in-house using proprietary technology. Traders can trade with the same functionality as MetaQuotes’ MetaTrader 4 for PC. Please visit our information platform page to learn more about MetaTrader 4 for Mac.

 

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