Windows Vista , 64 bit Build 6002 Service Pack 2 (I don't know the Java, but not the latest)
I changed my render distance and then my game crashed. Whenever I got on a world, my game crashed, even if I changed my rendering back.
What I expected to happen was to load far and fast with the new 1.8 rendering
*What actually happened was my game crashed when I would look another way or go forward and I couldn't get on any worlds, even when I changed my rendering back. By the way, the error one is for one of the other types of the 2 crashes I talked about.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get on a world
2. Change your render distance (I went from 2 to 12)
3. You'll crash. Get on again, try to move, and you'll crash.