Transferring WT Sim Hotkeys or Layouts to Live Account

Most traders create custom hotkeys in the simulator. When possible, it is more convenient to transfer hotkeys than to recreate them from scratch. Members who choose a Sterling Pro live platform will have the option to transfer their hotkey files from the WT Sim as long as the simulator is still installed on their computer.


Pro members can also find and download our default hotkeys and layouts through the Platform Demos & Layouts section of the course. Click this link to learn how to access that section.


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Compatibility 


The WT Sim platform is based on the Sterling Trader Pro platform, and the hotkeys are transferable to different Sterling-based platforms. However, the layouts in our WT Sim are not guaranteed to be compatible with live platforms such as Sterling Pro at CMEG or Lightspeed. We suggest testing all hotkeys settings and routing in the simulator account of any live platform first.


You may have the option to download either a 64-bit or 32-bit version of the Sterling software.

  • 64-bit versions are better suited for modern computers that have more than 16 GB of RAM.
  • The 32-bit versions can only use up to 4 GB of RAM. Unless you are trying to prioritize other processes on your computer, it is normally better for you to run a 64-bit version.


Helpful tips:

  • The 32-bit version of the software is always located in:
    • C > Program files (x86) 
  • The 64-bit version of the software is always located in
    • C > Program files

Transfer Hotkeys from your WT Simulator to Sterling Platform

If you'd like to transfer your WT Sim hotkeys to a live Sterling platform:


  1. Go to your simulator folder  C>Program files (x86)> Warrior > Warriortrading Sim and find the file called $StiHotKey.dat
  2. Determine if you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit version.
    • If you are using a 32-bit version, copy the hotkey file to :  C > Program files (x86) > CME, Lightspeed, or Sti (depending on your broker) > SterlingTraderPro
    • If you are using a 64-bit version, copy the hotkey file to :  C > Program files> CME, Lightspeed, or Sti (depending on your broker) > SterlingTraderPro
  3. If the previous steps have been completed successfully, you will see a pop-up asking you to overwrite the .dat hotkey file. 
  4. Click Accept. 
  5. Turn on your simulator to see the hotkey settings and test them.


If you cannot find or locate your install folder, please reach out directly to your broker.

If transferring layouts, you can follow the same guide, but put all your layout files in any place on your computer you want to load from, or in C > Program files>  Sti (or broker)> SterlingTraderPro> Layouts

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND testing the hotkeys on a test stock before using them live. We are not responsible for any malfunctioning hotkeys after the transfer.



Transfer Hotkeys between Sterling Versions 


If you have recently upgraded and it appears that you have lost your hotkeys, it may be that the hotkeys got left behind in the 32-bit version of the platform.


To transfer your hotkey files from a 32-bit version of Sterling to a 64-bit version of Sterling, please follow this guide: 


  1. Go to:  C > Program files (x86) > CME, Lightspeed, or Sti (depending on your broker) > SterlingTraderPro and find the file called $StiHotKey.dat
  2. Copy this file to your 64 bit version of the platform :  C > Program files> CME, Lightspeed, or Sti (depending on your broker) > SterlingTraderPro
  3. If you do this correctly, you should see a pop-up asking you to overwrite the .dat hotkey file.
  4. Click Accept. 
  5. Turn on your simulator to see and test the hotkey settings.


If you cannot find or locate your install folder or are having issues transferring your hotkey file, please contact your broker directly.

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND testing the hotkeys on a test stock before using them live. We are not responsible for any malfunctioning hotkeys after the transfer.

Transfer Hotkeys from WT simulator to New WT Simulator 

If you have recently updated your WT simulator to version 12.14.6, you are now on the 64-bit version and will have to follow a similar process to transfer your hotkeys and layouts. 


If you do not have any custom hotkeys or layout files, you should not have to follow this guide. 


To transfer your files, please follow the video or this guide below: 


  1. Turn off your simulator platform.
  2. Go to:  C > Program files (x86) > Warrior > WarriorTradingSIM and find the file called $StiHotKey.dat
  3. Copy this file to your 64 bit version of the platform in :  C > Program files> Warrior > WarriorTradingSIM 
  4. If you do this correctly, you should see a pop-up asking you to overwrite the .dat hotkey file.
  5. Click Accept
  6. For your layout files, go to  C > Program files (x86) > Warrior > WarriorTradingSIM and find the Layouts folder.
  7. Copy any custom layouts in this folder ( must select all that share the same name) and move them to the 64-bit. version of the platform in :  C > Program files> Warrior > WarriorTradingSIM> Layouts.
  8. Turn on your simulator to see and test the hotkey settings.


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