xml is under development, its features will become apparent later.
With hsi, make sure they are in the hash folder. In MESSUI, make sure the Hash directory says hash. Some easy systems to test with are gamecom carts and exidy snp's; in both cases the files are obtainable quite easily. Make sure the files show in the software picker. Now, at the bottom of the picker, there is a slide bar; push it to the right to see the extra info.