I downloaded Thrive today, and tried to play. I have read the wiki article about the cell editor (prokaryotic stage), and even though I haven’t found a screenshot, I am pretty sure something is wrong with my. No button works except the menu, the return back to game and if I click on a organelle, it just reads “selected”. All the other buttons are not working. The generation counter also seems to tick every time I open/close the editor. Also the background is yellow/black pixelated stripes making everything barely readable.
I mean i dont know if i showed off all the buttons in that, you can also rotate organelles, you can have different kinds of symmetry and you can undo and redo , delete organelles, and some other stuff.
(the one who spent 4 hours writing a single post)
The editor is not finished completely, however, you should be able to place organelles and even, as I learned recently, delete them by right-clicking. Is that working? I guess the buttons you are talking about are ‘Appearance’ and ‘Behavior’ tabs in the upper left corner. These are yet to be implemented, however, the ‘Appearance’ tab is being worked on and according to GitHub might be in the next version, which would be Release 0.4.1 . There you will be able to modify your membrane and a lot of other cool stuff!
Also, most organelles might be locked because they are eukaryotic, thus you need a nucleus to get them (You can get the nucleus in the editor), a few of others are locked because they are yet to be implemented (from top of my head that should be Cilli, Pilus and Bioluminescent organelle). Once you click on any unlocked organelle icon, you will select it and you should be able to mount it onto your cell.
The generation counter is based on how much you reproduce as of now (anytime you exit the editor, your cell splits in two).
The black and yellow background is an infamous bug, but it seems to be fixed in the latest indev update (you can access indev versions by becoming a patreon), however, the successful removal of this bug has not been fully confirmed yet.
I hope I helped you and you will enjoy Thrive as much as you can!