Topic: Forex Strategy Trader v1.2 Final
Forex Strategy Trader v1.2.1 is an important update. A dangerous security issue was fixed as well as many GUI bugs.
Short overview of the changes:
- Logical Groups support;
- True Charts support;
- User can set the max number of logic slots from the Strategy menu;
- Trailing Stop that corresponds to the FSB backtest. (Need further testing.)
- Workaround .NET 2.0 bugs, which leaded to crashes of the FST charts;
- Important Windows Server security issue workaround. FST can work on VPS now without problems;
- Recognition of 64 bits Windows and hardware and proper installation;
- Fixed a bug with FST - MT4 connection when switching from multi-instance mode to single mode;
This release comes with a new MT4-FST Expert advisor v1.1 and a new MT4-FST Library.dll v1.1. In order for both files to be updated successfully, you have to close your MT4 terminal before the installation of FST v1.2.
New in the expert is the support of Trailing Stop in bar mode, which corresponds to the way FSB backtests it. However, be careful with that option. It needs further testing.
The connection protocol between FST and MT4 was changed in the new version of the MT dll file and FST. That was done in order to workaround extremely serious security issue of MS Windows, when more than one user work on a single computer or via VPS.
The new installer will try to detect your Windows version and the CPU. If it finds the system 64 bits compatible, the FST will be installed properly in "Program Files" folder, instead in "Program Files (x86)" as the old version. If that's your case, you have to first uninstall the old FST from its location.
We tried to fix all known bugs in this release of Forex Strategy Trader. We hope no more red crosses will appear on the charts (due to .NET issues). However, if you notice some bugs or strange behavior, please report them to us.
Now when both FSB and FST are released, we'll concentrate on improving the help system of both programs. As you know the website is a wiki, so your help with correcting and expanding the texts is highly appreciated.
Another of our main goals is to be sure that the live trading and the FSB backtests correspond to each other. We'll try to fix all issues that are in our competence. Unfortunately, we cannot improve the way MT4 communicates with the broker, but as you know, we made the trading much more reliable by using advance trading techniques in the expert. Anyway, we are going to improve it even further. And here your help and reports are extremely important. We'll try to fix every single issue that concerns the way FST executes the trades.
Thank you for reading this post and have fun and profit on the market,