MacOS Catalina was released to the general public yesterday, and it already has some users calling it the Windows Vista of Apple. Mostly due to the security permissions that you have to either grant or deny, well, pretty much everything.
I downloaded Catalina last night and finished installing it on my primary Mac (a late 2012 Mac Mini, 2.5 GHz i5 Processor, 16GB ram) this morning. As most people would do, after taking a quick look around the new features of the OS, I opened up the program that primarily gets used on that machine, that being Open Broadcast Software (OBS). It took only a couple seconds for me to learn that OBS and Catalina don’t quite get along just yet due to all the new security permissions that come with Catalina.
A quick Google search of the problem led to finding out that this has actually been an issue since June when Catalina was still in Beta.
I also discovered with that Google search that there is, in fact, a bit of a work around, albeit not a perfect one, but it will get OBS running. So if you are also a streamer, or some other type of OBS user, and you have found yourself in a similar predicament, here is your workaround; Open up your terminal and type the command /Applications/OBS.app/Contents/MacOS/OBS
A terminal script will quickly run and OBS should open up almost immediately, however you’ll find that if you want to do anything like capturing your display, you may end up with a bit of a headache.
It’s not a perfect workaround, but it will get the job done until there is a software update that fixes this issue.
Now excuse me while I finish my coffee and ponder whether or not I want to roll that Mac back to Mojave.