Apologies if this has been solved but I have not been able to find it.
I currently reinstalled and updated the game after being afk for quite some time.
I have tried a few of the options mentioned such as ensuring the mods folder is empty, getting rid of the preferences.xml and attempting to run in safe mode. I have also done the check and repair but with nil joy. As soon as the loading screen comes up it sits for less than a minute before crashing with no error message.
If anyone could help it would be appreciated