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SuperOrca - MSI Editor

This editor is (currently?) free and doesn't lock the msi like "ORCA" does. It looks promising and its homepage is "http://www.pantaray.com/msi_super_orca.html".

It allows you to see numeric columns in decimal, hexadecimal as well as binary.

It has an msi compare function which in version 1.0.0.0 also shows 2 "pairs" of lines for many unchanged properties so take it with a grain of salt...

It doesn't handle transforms at all and has limited merge options.

It doesn't automatically detect "ORCA" ice validation suites but you can specify alternative suites.

A sample screenshot:


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