As a long admirer of the series I'd like to contribute to this thread. I've been struggling with crashes and poor performance with my Mid 2012 Macbook Pro since attempting to play DFC. I've set my graphics card to discrete using gfxCardStatus and cleared up as much memory as possible using Memory Diag. This didn't seem to help. Whenever I'd hit ESC my game would immediately crash to the desktop. I just tried setting SSAO to Medium (was previously turned off) and suddenly the game is no longer crashing. I have no idea why but I hope this information can help speed up the optimization of this great series! Thank you for continuing this series. It has been a part of my life since I was a kid.
MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB
I patched today, and used the SSAO setting Webby mentioned in this post. It worked for me, too -- was now able to pass through doors (Hand that Feeds, work, home) without provoking an "Application Not Responding" hang anymore.
Not sure what voodoo this was, but it definitely fixed the problem for me.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!