Does anyone have the right settings for Tickstory to create the .bin file right away?
Stepping up to the podium...
I understand my response will come across as rude -- but it is not intended to be personal. It's just hard to repeatedly read posts like this.
Not only did Popov personally answer your question, he also gave you a strong clue. That is -- don't worry about using tick data because there is no advantage.
Yet -- you still choose to spend time trying to figure-out how to use tick data. I really don't get it. Forex is already difficult and challenging -- we all agree on that. But why is it that people will still choose to wrestle with the software when (a) it doesn't support a particular feature, and/or (b) the feature doesn't make any difference.
Your time is worth something, right? Why in the world would you voluntarily spend time on something like this instead of focusing on strategies and trading? Actually, I know the answer -- I apologize if this doesn't apply to you, but it does for many. By wrestling with the software and focusing on peripheral issues you get to avoid real trading. Real trading is scary because you could lose money. On the other hand, wrestling with peripheral issues is safe and, after a few hours, you feel a sense of accomplishment because you figured-out how to do something (even though it's irrelevant).
Of course, everyone is free to take their own path. I have no problem with that. But the only way to succeed is to learn the lessons that come from trading a real account. I'm hoping if only one person gets that message and opens their eyes to all the things we do to avoid trading -- which is to our detriment -- then it was worth the time to write this.
Again -- I apologize if this sounds offending, that's not my intention. I want people to succeed. I'm not good at expressing myself in "politically-correct" language.
Stepping down from the podium..