Minecraft 17w47a, Minecraft 17w48a
The capitalisation of the line lang:en_US in the file options.txt (as found in profiles created in MC 1.8) prevents any resource from being loaded, therefore even the start menu displays the pink-black "missing texture" texture only.
Symptons are described in bug
MC-122148, but the cause was misidentified (it has nothing to do with third-party resourcepacks being used) and the bug was not reopened, when Xavom pointed out the root cause (kudos to him/her). Hence this new report.
- Create a new profile for MC 1.8
- Start this profile and change an option, such that options.txt is being written to disk, then close game
- Verify, that the options.txt file contains a line lang:en_US or similar with uppercase country code
- Change profile to use an affected snapshot version, e.g. 17w48a
- Start the game
The parser of the options.txt file needs to be able to deal with the capitalisation as found in MC 1.8 profiles, especially the language codes which are e.g. en_US in the older and en_us in the new version of Minecraft profiles.