Not reading xml anymore?

Sorry if this is a repost, but it seems the game doesn’t read .xml (or automatically convert to .xmb – I forget how it used to go) since one of the patches. Has anyone found strategies to work around this? Or do we have to reconvert to xmb, playtest, tweak the xml, reconvert, playtest, tweak, reconvert ad nauseum? I really hope not, because so far doing it that way makes me want to tear my hair out.

So that’s why my WIP mods stopped working…

Yes, currently only “.xmb” is read