Tick charts allow traders to gather information about market activity. You can see when the market is most active, and you can see when the market is barely moving. Tick chart keeps constant number of ticks per bar and with the indicator Energy Tick Volume provide an easy way of determining market volatility. Increased price movement and sudden slowdown with high energy tick volume can indicate turning points. Movement with low energy can indicate trend continuation. Very low energy - keep away from the market.
Tick History Collector in Tester - the expert is collecting history ticks in Strategy Tester for indicator Tick Chart, which allows you trading on volume tick charts. On created charts you can trade as on standard charts of MetaTrader, candles have proper dates and time according to candle creation. Tick Chart respects daily and weekly gaps on a chart, so you can clearly see where session started and where was closed (with gap instead of huge candles). For proper operations indicator Tick Chart, expert Tick Collector in Tester and the Energy Tick Volume need using the same folder TickHist in folder Files. Because in MT4 are two folders Files, one in MQL4 folder and second in Tester, so you need create symbolic link to one of them. The common folder "Files" allows you to automate chart updates. If all works properly it is automated process that allows update a few tick charts of the same symbol at once. You don’t need copy files to their specific folders and initiate the indicators. How to easily create common folder TickHist with free program Symlink Creator you can learn from the video below. Tick History Collector in Tester is a free EA that works only with the indicator Tick Chart.
Video below shows successful updating of the three tick charts.