Howdy folks! I just picked up my CE yesterday, and loving the game so far. I'm running it on a fairly low-end laptop (at least low-end as far as FFXI specs go). I've got basically all the special effects and graphics-enhancing options turned off, and the only setting I have left that can tweak performance is the "Buffer" size. When I set the buffer to Resolution size, the game looks great but every 3-4 minutes I get massive lag spikes for 1-2 minutes that basically prevent me from doing anything (the game gets very choppy and using menus to do anything becomes very very difficult). When I set the buffer to Three Quarters (the next size down from Resolution), the game looks kind of poopy, but runs fine.
I think I could probably bump it up to something like 85-90% of resolution and run fine and get a nicer looking game, but such an option doesn't exist in the config program. Does anybody know if there is another way to adjust this setting, perhaps through registry editing or something?