Would it be better not to use an injector or just easier to install?
It was entirely about making the install process easier for users,
I dont think it makes a difference regarding whatever may be considered as "better",
the vanilla game runs smooth here on 18 year old business notebooks regardless whether bare or with injection,
while increased texture resolution and/or higher amount of faces for terrain/monsters certainly has an effect on performance,
probably not only related to old hardware, the engine also appears to have its limits.
Yes it may be quite some work to adapt an exe, especially since offsets for some stuff is missing, sorry about that,
fighter stamina regen and all class and race related spcls are missing,
and apparently not as easy to spot for me as the long regular patterns of attributes.
I have no idea who created the 1.24 exe, and 1.26 is also rather old,
1st mentioning I know of is this thread: https://kamrad.ru/showthread.php?s=7869686432fa6e25c7ab8d566a22bc7d&postid=969388
but there is no info about the author, however iirc in a thread on buka wiz8 forum (its its linked on VK ;)
user pokoinik was mentioned as the author of 1.26 exe.