Okay. I'm going to be a little nicer to you than I normally would be because I like this forum and I'm new here and I would like to stick around for a bit longer. First of all, simply because my builds aren't posted here, doesn't mean they don't exist. I'm NEW here, buddy. I haven't posted much of anything here, yet. So you start off super condescending. I would like you to know that I've never had a project fail on me yet.
Look, buddy, just because I'm not building MY project the way YOU would want me to doesn't give you the right to berate me. How about you make YOUR projects to YOUR specifications and allow ME the privilege of doing the same with MINE. Do you see how that works? I don't have to justify my choices to you or anyone else but even so, I posted my thoughts on the Wii in the FIRST post and every other reply has been about what I had already answered. I am making a GameCube portable. Yes. It's because I want to. Do I need any other reason? Yes, I KNOW, as I have said four times now, about the advantages of the Wii board but I don't want Wii functionality in this particular project I am building. All I care about is GameCube. And, buddy, it's my money to spend how I want. It's my project to build how I want. I don't ever remember asking for your input into that portion of it. I merely asked for help finding a part I need. That's the topic at hand. Anything else is your opinion and I'd rather not hear it.
The amount of assumptions you make is infuriating to me. You're a rude and condescending person who should probably keep their comments to themselves. Especially when I have already answered the things you've said three times already and you didn't even add anything constructive to the topic of the thread at all.
And as to quality: if your GameCube portable was of low quality, I would say that speaks more to the builder than the build.
Yeah, well, I don't care about their thoughts on it. If I desired Wii functionality with this build, I would have gone for it, but all I really care about with this build is playing GameCube games and lower. I can't help it if overgrown children can't comprehend that fact.
Yeah, I'm really hoping to find a WODE because I'd love to load the full GC library to a SSD and play from that. As far as I know, the WODE is required for SSD loading.
Finally, on an unrelated side note, has anyone ever heard of someone water-cooling a GameCube portable before?
First I'd like to say that I personally believe that gamecube portables aren't without merit, and should not be entirely replaced by wii portables. I have mad love for gamecubes, and do plan on making at least one more gcp in the future (having made both a gcp and a wiip). So please consider my response here as being impartial in terms of what your project may be. I have no reason to be biased on what portable you should make.
That said, if you want a portable that plays GameCube games and below, with the ability to play games off of a larger capacity storage device, the wii is in fact your best bet.
-It's going to be extremely difficult to find three wiikeys and wodes, whereas the wii uses a regular usb port.
-A wii portable can play gamecube games and below, just like you want, BUT with the added bonus of better emulation and virtual console games (meaning access to the n64 library and others)
-You don't need to play wii games on it, you don't need a wii remote to use it, and you never need to see the wii menu if you don't want to. In fact if you leave Bluetooth off of it, it becomes a gamecube portable with better emulation.
-The heat generation in wiis is lower
-The power consumption in wiis is lower (better battery life)
-The wii is significantly smaller
-It won't randomly self destruct as others have pointed out.
-It's obviously cheaper due to the wiikey issue
If you want to make a gamecube portable, I say go for it. I would love to see three new gcps out in the world because I do believe they have an intrinsic value. However, if you believe them to be cheaper, easier, smaller, more capable, or more efficient than wii portables, you are mistaken and should read the above information again.
I'm not telling you what to make, I'm simply giving you the facts to do with what you want. I also have no way of knowing your level of skill since, as you mentioned, your builds aren't posted here. The reason everyone is saying wii wii wii is because we have to assume you're new to the scene, and many people (myself included) start out not knowing about the advantages of the wii.
That said, I genuinely hope that you're as good as you say you are, because burning your bridges by your fourth post doesn't speak well for you. Calling people "overgrown children" isn't exactly the right foot to start out on.